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Volume 9 Issue 8

Wylie, Texas

Thursday, March 14, 2013

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Candidates tout skills for trustee position By Patty Montagno Staff Writer

pmontagno@sachsenews.com In a few months voters will be going to the polls to vote for school board seats. Because Sachse is in two counties, the city is serviced by the Garland and Wylie school districts. For Garland ISD, on the ballot this year will be the Place 1 (incumbent Larry

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Animal shelter has friends who need homes

Sachse Animal Shelter lists all animals available for adoption on petfinder.com. Families may call the shelter at 972-495-2271 or stop by the shelter located at 6436 Sachse Rd.

City schedules egg hunts, cleanup

The Easter Bunny, eggs, candy and prizes will take center stage when the city of Sachse holds its annual Easter events at Heritage Park March 23. At 10 a.m. the city will sponsor the annual Easter Egg Scramble. Children will be divided into three age groups and scramble to gather eggs in hopes of finding a prize egg. If it rains, the event will be held at 2 p.m. the following day. 2A

Representative authors drug-testing, college bills

Rep. Jodie Laubenberg, who represents District 89 in the Texas House of Representatives, has authored or co-authored several bills during the 83rd Legislature. March 5, she and Jeff Leach, a Republican representative from Plano, co-authored HB 2364, referred to as the Pre-Born Pain bill. 3A

Floral fragrance, color abundant in Maui

The Sachse library is full of wonderful books on every subject imaginable, so it’s no surprise that there are many books that cover all aspects of horticulture and gardening. 8A

Lake Lavon Levels Normal 492

483.92 ft. as of 03/12/13

Lake Jim Chapman Normal 440

432.59 ft. Source: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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Glick), Place 2 (vacant) and Place 3 (incumbent Linda Griffin). All places are for three-year terms. Griffin and Glick have filed for another term. They are both unchallenged. Charles Axe and Dwight Davis have filed for the Place 3 seat. Axe is a consultant for the Texas State Teachers Association. Davis is a senior program manager for Hewlett-Packard.

Charles Axe Axe graduated from Garland High School and received a Bachelor of Arts from Southern Methodist University and a master’s from Stephen F. Austin State University. He is scheduled to complete his doctoral dissertation from the University of North Texas. He is active in the Orchard Hills Neighborhood Association, the Garland High School Class of ’65 and the Gar-

land Education Association. He is a Lay Leader for Northaven United Methodist Church. “I believe that I have qualifications for school board that are unique among those serving currently on the board or running for a position on the board,” he said. “I have taught in GISD for 30 years and then spent the last 10 years visiting in See GARLAND page 3A

Charles Axe

Dwight Davis

“Her passion to sing country music and entertain gives her a great deal of confidence. For just a tiny little thing, she lights up every stage with her Texas-size voice and personality.” ~ Jessica Thornton

Sachse teen lil’bit country By Patty Montagno Staff Writer

pmontagno@sachsenews.com Shelby Celeste Thornton spent her childhood years singing country songs around the house. The Sachse resident loved music and sang for her own enjoyment. “The family loved to hear Shelby sing,” her mom Jessica said. “When she was younger, she would make up silly songs about her dogs, cows and if her friends spent the night, it was almost guaranteed a music video would be made.” As her voice grew stronger, Shelby told her parents that she wanted to pursue a career in music. Mrs. Thornton said when Shelby told her she wanted to sing and entertain thousands of people, she was a little skeptical at first but soon realized that Shelby had loads of talent. The family agreed that Shelby was developing the talent needed to have a successful musical career. Mrs. Thornton, who lovingly referrers to herself as “momanager.” began researching and entering Shelby in local and state singing competi-

Shelby Thornton, a senior at Naaman Forest, rocks the crowd at a recent concert.

tions. “Shelby’s first competition was at The John Ritter Showcase held at The Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in 2011 she placed in the top 25. “After she did so well in her very first competition we all knew there was no stopping her,” Mrs

Thornton said.   Shelby, who is 17 years old, attends Naaman Forest High School. She was recently named as a Top 5 finalist for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Rockstar contest. She will compete in the second phase of that contest in mid-March. She was selected as the second runner-up for the Tarrant County Denim and Diamonds Showcase See TEEN page 8A

Live – it’s Sachse City Council By Patty Montagno Staff Writer

pmontagno@sachsenews.com Coming to a TV near you. Workshops and meetings of the Sachse City Council are now available online through the city’s website and media center. The meetings are also broadcast on the city’s cable public educational and government access channels. Verizon customers can watch the meetings on Channel 46, and Time-Warner subscribers can tune into Channel 15.1. “Having your governing body’s decision-making process visible to the entire community has a lot of advantages,” Mayor Mike Felix said. “I believe that televising our council meetings has been a positive decision for our community and our staff.” City Manager Billy George said some of the reasoning for broadcasting the meetings were transparency and accountability. He noted that the meetings are public meetings, and the public has a right to view them. “Televising meetings lets the public follow the work of their city government,” he said. “Many citizens have

scheduling conflicts or are home bound and can not attend the meetings. Broadcasting the meetings allows everyone to keep up with their local government.” Mayor pro tem Jared Patterson said increasing transparency has been a priority for the Sachse council. “About a year ago, we hit a major milestone by publishing our city council meeting materials online for public viewing,” he said. “Video streaming and live broadcasts of city council meetings on our website and PEG channel create an even greater opportunity for Sachse residents to engage in the process.  We want the public to know what is going on, to be educated about the issues, and hopefully, to provide feedback about the direction of our city.” George said the broadcasts provide a more in-depth record than traditional minutes, including discussions, board actions, and presentations. The broadcasts are available on the PEG channels Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m. and at 7:30 p.m. during the weeks of the first and third Mondays of the month. The broadcasts can be available for viewing anytime on the city website.

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City Manager Billy George adjusts one of the cameras in the Sachse council chambers.

City officials, staff discuss library equipment use fee

By Patty Montagno Staff Writer

pmontagno@sachsenews.com Members of the Sachse City Council are discussing charging a deposit for library equipment use for public groups using the library’s meeting room.

During the March 4 regular meeting, Library Manager Mignon Morse told the council the current library facility use policy that does not address library equipment usage for public groups using the library’s meeting room. “The library has an audiovi-

sual projector and screen that are often used for library programs and by other city departments. A television and DVD player are also available, but they are rarely requested by outside organizations or city departments,” Morse said. “There have been minimal requests,

no more than two a month, for the audiovisual projector and screen from groups that use the room. When the equipment is requested, the staff provides setup for them.    The current facility use policy does not address library equipment use.” Morse told the council that

library equipment include an audiovisual projector, screen, DVD player and a television. “Potential issues with loaning equipment include damage and replacement costs that could be a significant loss See LIBRARY page 4A


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Habitat seeking vets in need of assistance

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AREA BRIEFS

Area Briefs

Habitat for Humanity of South Collin County is looking for veterans who may be in need of assistance. Habitat’s Repair Corps, developed in partnership with The Home Depot Foundation, assists those who have served in the military with repairs including roofing, electrical, cauking and weather stripping, and installation of wheelchair ramps or remodeling bathrooms to be easily used by veterans with disabilitites. Applications are being accepted through May 1. Those who would like to apply or nominate someone should contact Erin Johnson, Habitat family services manager, at 972-398-0634, ext. 100, or ejohnson@habitat-scc.org.

Historical society meeting March 19

The Wylie Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 19. The group meets in the Rita and Truett Smith Public Library, located in the Wylie Municipal Complex, 300 Country Club Rd.; anyone who is interested in area history is invited to attend. For more information, contact Carole Lowe at cslowe@verizon.net.

Equest fundraising breakfast slated

Equest Therapeutic Horsemanship will host a breakfast March 23 in honor of Mrs. Butterworth, a quarter horse who is being inducted into the EQUUS Foundation Horse Stars Hall of Fame. The breakfast will be from 8 to 10 a.m. at Applebee’s, 687 E. I-30. Tickets can be purchased for $8 in advance and will include an all-youcan-eat pancake and sausage breakfast. Applebee’s will donate half of the proceeds to Equest Therapeutic Horsemanship in Wylie.For more information visit equest.org.

Boy Scouts raising funds, flags Members of Boy Scout Troop 78 are raising funds to support their projects by posting flags for local residents. For $40 a year, the boys will set up, take down and maintain a 3-by-5-foot American flag. They’ll fly the colors on Memorial Day, Flag Day (June 14), Independence Day and Veterans Day (Nov. 11). For subscriptions, visit troop78wylie.org/node/3415. For questions or to pay by check or cash, email name, address, phone, installation notes and email address to troop78flag@ hotmail.com. Organizers said the fundraiser has been approved by the Woodbridge, Maxwell Creek and Bozeman Farms HOAs.

Movie complex scheduling interviews

Theatres, which will open the Wylie 12 at Woodbridge Centre movie complex in April, is hosting a job fair March 20 and 21. The 12-screen theater is located on FM 544 adjacent to Wylie High School. To register for an interview time, visit regonline.wyliejobs. Organizers suggests signing up soon as spots will go quickly.

Lions making birthday bags

Beginning at 7 p.m. March 21, members of the Wylie Evening Lions Club will be assembling birthday bags for patients who visit the Wylie branch of the Plano Children’s Clinic around their birthday. The Lions will be putting together bags containing a cake mix, frosting, a disposable cake pan, party favors, plates, juice boxes, a book and a small toy. They have enough ingredients for 20 bags, but would like to make more; those willing to donate are asked to contact Lion Ronni Fetzer, at rfetzer2@verizon.net. The Lions will be meeting in the American National Bank Community Room; those interested in learning more about the Lions are invited to join in the bag-stuffing project.

Second Run for Heroes slated The second annual Run for Our Heroes Race will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 6, in downtown Wylie. The event is planned to raise funds for an AFROTC student, this year at Wylie East; last year, $10,000 was raised for a student from Wylie HS. A complimentary smoked barbecue lunch will be provided to veterans, active military, police and firefighters and their families; those wishing to have lunch are asked to notify the event’s founder, Becky Welch, who set up the scholarship fund in honor of her husband, 1Lt. Robert F. Welch III, a local soldier who was killed in Afghanistan. For more information or to RSVP, contact Mrs. Welch at princessbecky03@yahoo.com. There is no charge to race, but donations will be accepted that day or before the event by contacting Jordan Adams with the Wylie Education Foundation at Jordan.Adams@wylieisd.net. Submit your brief to news@sachsenews.com for consideration.

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History of Sachse program at the library

From left, Diana Smith, Sachse Public Library Manager Mignon Morse, Mayor Mike Felix, Councilman Brett Franks, Lloyd Henderson, Eileen McConnell, Janis Tillerson and Kathy Cobb pose after the History of Sachse program was presented.

City schedules egg hunts, cleanup By Patty Montagno Staff Writer

pmontagno@sachsenews.com The Easter Bunny, eggs, candy and prizes will take center stage when the city of Sachse holds its annual Easter events at Heritage Park March 23. At 10 a.m. the city will sponsor the annual Easter Egg Scramble. Children will be divided into three age groups and scramble to gather eggs in hopes of finding a prize egg. If it rains, the event will be held at 2 p.m. the following day. At 7:30 p.m. that evening residents can bring their dogs to the park for the annual Doggie Bone Hunt. “Dogs will be divided based on weight and will be required to be on a leash at all times,” Parks Coordinator Cynthia Wiseman said. “Enter your doggie into some of the contests, Best Dressed and Cutest. Bring your camera and take a picture of your pet with the Easter Bunny to remember the occasion.” About 8:15 p.m. all the community is invited to participate in Hunting for Eggs in the Dark. “Bring your flashlight and come join the fun in the dark,” Wiseman said. “Search for eggs stuffed with candy and find the golden egg and win a special prize.” The city is asking the community to participate in the annual beautifi-

cation and community improvement program, the Great American Cleanup, April 13. “Last year we had over 260 volunteers cleaning up and planting trees and flowers all over Sachse,” Parks Activities Coordinator Cynthia Wiseman said. “We’re excited about having another great year.” The city is also scheduling a citywide trash collection event April 12 and 13. Large dumpsters will be located in front of the Sachse Animal Shelter and will be available for Sachse residents to drop off trash, wood fencing, appliances and brush. “Join other volunteers throughout Sachse to help out and give back to our community,” Parks and Recreation Director Lance Whitworth said. Prior to the start of the cleanup campaign, Mayor Mike Felix will read several proclamations at Sachse City Hall. Crews will go out and gather garbage until 11:30 a.m. then return to the seniors’ activity center for a hot dog lunch and entertainment. This is the fourth year the city has participated in the cleanup event, which is designed to bring together millions of Americans in local efforts to clean up, beautify and improve their communities. “I am continually encouraged by the spirit of volunteerism and public

service which exists in our community,” Mayor pro tem Jared Patterson said. “The Great American Cleanup has proven to be a showcase for the selfless leaders and organizations who want to give back and make our community stronger. I look forward to this event every year.” Groups and individuals can sign up to participate through the parks and recreation office. A list of projects is currently being developed. Each group of volunteers will be given a project and supplies. It is expected that more than two million volunteers will participate in the Great American Cleanup nationwide. “I am proud to be part of the city of Sachse’s participation in the upcoming Great American Cleanup,” said Parks and Recreation Commission President Jeff Bickerstaff. “The parks and recreation board always strives to find ways to make our community better. With the foresight of the Keep America Beautiful organization, the Great American Cleanup is one of those great programs that will make Sachse an even better place to work, live and play. We are hoping for a great turnout.” All registered groups will be provided with trash bags and other tools for litter collection. To register call the Sachse Parks and Recreation Department at 469-429-0275.

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Representative authors drug-testing, college bills By Judy Truesdell Staff Writer

news@csmediatexas.com Rep. Jodie Laubenberg, who represents District 89 in the Texas House of Representatives, has authored or co-authored several bills during the 83rd Legislature. March 5, she and Jeff Leach, a Republican representative from Plano, co-authored HB 2364, referred to as the Pre-Born Pain bill. This bill would prohibit women from having abortions later than 20 weeks after fertilization, due to, the bill notes,

“substantial medical evidence” that an unborn child is capable of feeling pain that early in its development. Laubenberg’s Chief of Staff Suzanne Bowers said that, according to online sources, over 52 percent of Texans support the bill. Another bill co-authored by Laubenberg, HB 249, calls for a screening and drug-testing program for applicants seeking aid through the Temporary Aid for Needy Families, a federal assistance program. According to Bowers, those applying for financial assistance

who are suspected of abuse of non-prescribed controlled substances will undergo a drug test. Bowers stressed that this would not be an across-the-board drug test, but one administered to those suspected of drug abuse. If the person is making application for aid on behalf of a child and fails the test, another family member may be appointed to apply; however, he or she is also subject to the same drug testing. This bill was sent to the House Committee on Human Services in early February. HB 565 deals with the menin-

gitis vaccine required for college admission. Laubenberg authored this bill, suggesting that the age of the requirement be lowered to 22. Bowers explained that the current law mandates that students up to the age of 30 have the vaccine; however, many adults returning to school in their late 20s are not aware of the requirement and are enrolling in courses, thinking everything was in order only to find out they have been dropped due to not having the vaccination. In some cases the students are unable to enroll in their first-

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schools and classrooms all over the state. I have talked personally with several thousand educators about the challenges, problems and success they have encountered. My experience combines a deep understanding of GISD and knowledge of policies, programs, strategies and systems that have met varying degrees of success in schools all over Texas.” Axe said the most important issues facing GISD over the next five years would be the impact of financial policies coming from Austin and the integration of the new superintendent into the district. “Dr. Culwell and the GISD board have done their best to limit the damage to students and programs cause by the cuts, but these policies have caused damage that may increase,” he said. “Property taxes are too high, but this is a result of the decrease in state funding over the last two decades. Twenty years ago, the state paid about 60 percent of the cost of educating a child. Today that has decreased to about 30 percent. The burden of these cuts has been placed on local school districts. Dr. Morrison brings a wealth of talent and knowledge to the position of superintendent. I believe that my years of experience in GISD and knowledge of the district and its personnel

can be of value and save valuable time and effort.” Axe said he wants the community to know that he is proud of the successes of GISD and feels the district can do even better for the students in the future. Public schools are the cornerstone of our democracy. “All children, given a quality public education, can aspire to anything they can imagine,” he said. “Take away that education, and only the rich can reach their dreams. All the knowledge, skills and qualifications in the world can’t take the place of a school trustee who sincerely cares about the kids.” Axe said the best thing about GISD is the group of people who are its students, parents, leaders, employees and patrons. “These folks work together to make it an outstanding success,” he said. “The best thing about Sachse is the strong sense of community and concern for the well-being of the children who reside there.”

Dwight Davis Davis earned a master’s from Grace College. He is a member of Texas House Representative Angie Chen Button’s Education Committee and served on the Walnut Glen Academy Campus Improvement Team. He formerly served as a board member for the Dallas Chap-

ter of the Project Management Institute. Davis currently serves as the chief judge for the voter elections in his precinct and is actively involved in his community Neighborhood Association and the Grace Fellowship International Board. “My decades of experience in Fortune 500 organizations involving government contracts, technical programs and finance management, provide me strong business knowledge and capabilities required for many of the GISD Board decisions,” he said. “I have been attending the GISD board meetings on a regular basis over the last six years and asking questions of educators; that has provided me a clear insight of the needs and requirements of GISD.” Davis said his interest is in quality education for all children in order to develop future leaders that contribute to the needs of our society. “I desire to be an active participant on the GISD board team to help set policy and make decisions for the best solutions to achieve and keep GISD as a top-rated district,” he said. Fiscal responsibility is a major concern. Funding requirements are crucial, especially with state funding losses in 2011. The board must also plan for changing demographics, growth and diversity in various areas of the community. Changing and up-

dating technology, as well as school facility upgrades, are important to best meet student needs and requirements. Additional school security and safety upgrades are also being considered.” Davis said he is a professional and knowledgeable leader with a servant spirit and passion for excellence to serve his community in the best possible way by making decisions and solutions to achieve the maximum results. “The most important part of serving on the school board is to be sure that you maintain a full commitment of time and quality decisions that will best represent Garland, Rowlett and Sachse to improve student education, with quality teachers and curriculum, with all the required tools and facilities,” he said. “Garland ISD has a family feel to it with many of the educators coming from the families that live in the area for generations. This sense of family strength and pride has made GISD a wonderful place to educate out next generation. GISD is committed to maintaining excellence in education throughout the district, including the specific needs of Sachse. We need to make sure that our children have a safe nurturing environment that encourages them to learn and be their best in order to become successful and contributing members of our society.”

choice courses that had filled by the time they could have the vaccine and return. Bowers said lowering the age requirement is in line with the Centers for Disease Control’s recommendation. The bill was referred to the Public Health Committee Feb. 13. Bowers said that, following a request by Collin College President Dr. Cary Israel, Laubenberg co-authored HB 1484, which would allow Collin College to offer four-year degrees in nursing and respiratory therapy. This bill was referred to the Higher Edu-

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Laubenberg co-authored HB 1484, which would allow Collin College to offer four-year degrees in nursing and respiratory therapy.

Jodie Laubenberg

cation Committee on Feb. 25. For up-to-date information about these or any other bills with which Laubenberg is associated, visit house.state.tx.us/members/ member-page/?district=89 . The deadline for submitting bills this session was March 8.

Tour gives historical glance at area churches Six historical sites on agenda

By Judy Truesdell Staff Writer

news@csmediataexas.com It won’t be a DeLorean like the famous flux capacitor-powered vehicle in the “Back to the Future” movies, but those interested in local history are invited to have a time travel experience – on a bus. Time Travel by Bus, Collin County Historical Cruises, is being revived by the Collin County Historical Commission and the Collin County Commissioners Court. According to Carole Lowe of the Wylie Historical Society, the “cruises” were held throughout the county several years ago and were very popular. “The commission is making an effort to revive this activity, and the first one will be historic churches in the southeast part of the county.” The event begins at 8:45 a.m. on Saturday, March 16, and will depart from parking lot of First Methodist Church, McKinney; the lot is on the corner of Church and Lamar. The tour, which goes until 4:30 p.m., will include visits to First Baptist Church, Farmersville; St. Anthony Catholic Church, Wylie; and First Baptist Church, Murphy. After a brief stop for lunch at the restored school in Murphy (along with the dedication of a Texas Historical Marker), the

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bus will head for Corinth Presbyterian Church in Parker – and then to a surprise site. “The Wylie Historical Society has been involved recently with the CCHC Coalition of Historic Groups and is very proud to have a Wylie site included on the tour,” Lowe said. Cost for the whole cruise is $25 for a single or $40 for a couple and may be paid at the door. As space is limited, preregistration is advised at collincountydaytrips@aolcom. Those who may be interested in just the St. Anthony portion of the tour may gather there – organizers estimate the group may arrive about 10:30 a.m. St. Anthony is located at 404 N. Ballard Ave. Karla Warborg, a member of the Wylie Historical Society, has prepared a history that will be presented when the bus stops at St. Anthony. She will have a tent outside with photos of the former interior of the church as well as historical information about the merging of St. Paul Parish with St. Anthony Parish, the early Irish settlers who made their way to the area in 1856 and the impact of the railroad, among other historical data. There is no charge for this portion of the day’s activities. For more information about the trip back in time, contact Lowe at cslowe@verizon.net or call 214-914-6297.


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OBITUARIES • LOCAL Obituaries

Wally Sparks

Wally Sparks, 73, of Sachse, passed away Feb. 10, 2013, in Sachse. He was born June 9, 1939, in Fort Worth. Wally served our country and retired from the United States Navy. He was a volunteer ombudsman for area nursing homes, and Wally was a big part of the city of Sachse where he served on the Planning and Zoning Committee for many years. He was preceded in death by his son, Keith James Sparks; father, Norman Sparks; and brother, Jerry Sparks. Wally is survived by his wife of 54 years, Ola Sparks; two sons, Donald G. Sparks and his wife, Ingrid and Michael Sparks and his wife, Meagen; four grandchildren, Donald G. Sparks II, Heidi Sparks, Dominic Sparks, Daniel Sparks; and a granddaughter, Ella Grace Sparks “on the way”; one great-grandson, Maddox Sparks; his mother, Dorothy Edwards; sister, Normagene Bartholomew and her husband, Bruce Gavin; brother, Kenneth J. Edwards and his wife, Natasha; niece, Marie Edwards; and numerous other family members. Services were held Feb. 13, 2013, at Park Lake Church in Sachse. Reverend Max Kennedy officiated. Interment followed in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Fort Worth.

Homer Rollins

Homer Rollins, age 86, was born to Jasper Rollins and Zelda Faye Rollins (Buckley) in Lavon on Nov. 21, 1926, and passed away on March 5, 2013, in Wylie. Homer proudly served in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his loving wife, Ruby Lee Rollins (Hendricks); his children, Linda White of Nevada; Judith Rollins of Sherman; two brothers, Roy Lee Rollins of Edgewood and his wife Lynda, Jackie Ray Rollins of Wylie and his wife Wanda; three sisters, Zelda Faye Quimby, Marie Espinosa and Thelma Ann Davis; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Homer is preceded in death by three sons, Troy Lee Rollins, Baby Boy Rollins and Jimmie Ray Rollins; one brother, Julius Rollins; two sisters, Perlie Mae Ellis and Irene Fry; one son-in-law, Jerry Michael White. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at Allen Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at First Baptist Church of Lavon at 10 a.m. on Wednesday March 13, 2013, with Bro. Clint Bratcher officiating. Interment is scheduled for 2 p.m. at the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas. Arrangements were under the direction of Allen Funeral Home of Wylie.

Worship in the church of your choice!

CHURCH DIRECTORY Assemblies of God n First Assembly of God

n

207 College St. • Wylie 972-442-2548 Kerry Sampson Pastor Sunday Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. Children’s Church 10 :30 a.m. Sunday Evening Evangelistic 6 p.m. Wednesday Night Worship 7:30 p.m. agwylietx.org

Baptist n First Baptist Church n

100 N. First St. • Wylie 972-442-2261 Dr. Kris Segrest, Senior Pastor Classic (sanctuary) 8 a.m. Mainstream (Sanctuary) 9 a.m., 10:20 a.m., and 11:40 a.m. Modern Expression (Event Center) 10:20 a.m. (Live Worship and Simulcast Sermon) Growth Group Schedule 8 a.m. (Adult) 9 a.m., 10:20 a.m., and 11:40 a.m. Wednesday Services: Activities for all ages 6:30 p.m. fbcwylie.org

n Catholic n St. Anthony Catholic Church

972-853-0759 Roy Cummings, Pastor email: pastor@newdaywylie.com Sunday Evening Worship - 5 - 7 p.m. Crafts available for children newdaywylie.com

Christian n First Christian Church

1100 W Brown • Wylie 972-429-0868 Sunday Morning Service 9:30 & 11 a.m. Children’s Church and Nursery provided Home Teams and Youth Group Wednesdays 7 p.m. newhopechristian.org

Saint Anthony Catholic Church affirms that all life has value and dignity from conception to natural death. n

701 E. Stone Road • Wylie 972-442-5721 Harold Hembree, Pastor Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. Sunday Youth Meetings 5:30 p.m. Adult Choir Practice Wednesday 6 p.m. First Wednesday Potluck Dinner 7 p.m. n Church of Christ n Cottonwood Church of Christ

2201 Country Club Rd. (FM 1378) • Wylie 972-429-8530 Dr. Blake Switzer, Pastor SUNDAYS AT 9:30 & 11 A.M. “A Fun Place to Get Serious about GOD!” gatewayonline.org

Murphy Road Baptist Church

Wylie Church of Christ

411 S. Murphy Rd. • Murphy 972-424-6026 Lash Banks, Senior Pastor Sunday Morning Worship 8:30 & 11 a.m. Sunday Bible Fellowship 9:45 a.m. Wednesday Family Meal 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Wednesday AWANA’s 6:30 p.m. murphychurch.com

North Garland Baptist Fellowship

901 S. Ballard • Wylie 972-442-5513 Alvis Nichols, Minister Ron Coleman Missionary Bible School 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m. Wednesday Evening 7 p.m. www.wcoc.org

Lutheran n Faith Lutheran Church n

5840 North Garland Avenue 1 block north of 190 in Garland 972-414-1494 Dr. Tony Mathews, Sr. Pastor Saturday Service 6 p.m. Bible Study Classes 5 p.m. Sunday Services 8 & 11 a.m. Bible Study classes 9:45 a.m.

615 Parker Road • Wylie 972-461-2777 Rev. Mark Preus cell 214-490-6942 email: markpreus@gmail.com Divine Service: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School & Bible Class10:45 a.m. faithwylie.org

Southfork Baptist Church

n Methodist n First United Methodist Church Sachse

6605 McWhirter 972-442-1282 David LeFlore, Pastor Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Worship Service (blended) 10:30 a.m. Prayer Meeting, Wed. 7 p.m. Loving God, Loving Others, Serving the World southforkbc.org

Trinity Friendship Baptist Church

840 E. Brown St. • Wylie 214-597-0455 Wednesday 7 p.m. Sunday 10:30 a.m. Raymond Perry, Pastor n Bible Church n Wylie Bible Church

Jackson @ Jefferson • Wylie 214-893-4164 Tom Houston, Pastor Sunday School 10 a.m. Morning Worship 11 a.m. Awana, Wednesday 6:30 p.m. wyliebiblechurch.org

2011 N. Hwy 78 • Wylie

404 N. Ballard • Wylie 972-442-2765 Rev. Andrew Semler, Pastor Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. Saturday (Vigil) 5 p.m. Sunday 7:30 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday 12:30 p.m. (Spanish) Confessions (on Sat.) 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Nursery Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Mass

2633 Elm Grove Rd. • Wylie 972-475-2189 Eric Hogue, Minister Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. Evening Worship 5 p.m. Wednesday Evening Services 7 p.m. cottonwoodchurchofchrist.net

Gateway Community Church

New Day Fellowship

1520 Blackburn Road • Sachse 972-530-1005 Loving God, Embracing People Seeking the Kingdom, Serving the World Communion Worship 8:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship 9:45 a.m. Casual Traditional 11 a.m. sachsefirst.net

Wylie United Methodist Church

1401 Country Club (FM 1378) • Wylie 972-442-5835 Open Minds, Open Hearts, Open Doors Traditional Worship 9:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship 10:45 a.m. Adult Sunday School 8:30 a.m. Sunday School (all ages) 9:30 a.m. Children, Adult Sunday School 10:45 a.m. wylieumc.org n

Non-Denominational n Heaven’s Journey Fellowship Church

A Church of New Beginnings 701 N. Hwy 78, Ste. H • Wylie 972-442-3939 Spencer Lewis Hughes, Pastor srpastor@heavensjourneyfellowship.org Sundays - 11 a.m. Wednesdays - 6:45 p.m. heavensjourneyfellowship.org

(across from Wal Mart, currently meeting in Banquet room of Wylie Inn & Suites)

New Hope Church

the Story Church

Meeting At Wally Watkins Elementary 1301 Elm Drive • Wylie In our culture most don’t believe God is awesome, the church is worthwhile and that their lives can really change the world. We want to be a solution to this problem. Sundays 10-11 a.m. thestorychurch.org

Victory Church

6301 Parker Rd. • Parker 972-429-7000 Dr. Paul Freeman, Senior Pastor Sunday Morning Worship - 10 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study - 7 p.m. Wednesday Youth/ Children - 7 p.m. Fuel 2nd Sunday - 6:30 p.m. victoryintl.org n

United Pentecostal n The Refuge Church of the lake cities

1380 Parker Road • Wylie Admin & Pastoral Suites 972-442-5096 Sun.10 am sun morn connection (classes for all ages) Sun. 11 am sun morn celebration service (all ages worship together in sanctuary) Wed. 7:30 p.m. mid-week worship, student classes & kidz church L. Chancy & Cynthia Gore, senior pastor & wife myRefugeChurch.org Our Vision? To be an Acts 2 church & place of refuge, strength, victory, & fire to Wylie, her lake cities & beyond! Our Mission? Reaching People, Building People, Reaching People

Presbyterian n Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church n

3901 North Star Road • Richardson 972-238-8103 Family-oriented. Focus on mission. Professional child care Vibrant music program Large youth group. Outstanding children’s ministry. Join us for Sunday worship! Sunday School for all 10 a.m. Worship 9 & 11 a.m. canyoncreekpres.org

Christ Covenant Reformed Presbyterian Church

702 Business Way • Wylie 214-799-1647 Rev. Todd Ruddell Morning Worship 10 a.m. Fellowship Meal 12:30 p.m. Afternoon Worship Service 2 p.m. Standing in the stream of the Protestant Reformation, we confess the Bible alone as the inerrant, infallible, and inspired Word of God. christcovenantreformedpc.org

Brian Evans Johnson

A memorial service and a reception in honor of Brian Evans Johnson, 55, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2013, at New Hope Christian Church, 1100 Brown St., Wylie, TX 75098, 972-429-0868. He was born Aug. 23, 1957, and passed away March 8, 2013. Survivors include his wife, Tanya; and stepchildren, Madison and Logan. He will be deeply missed by numerous colleagues, family and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lenor Busby. Brian’s passion was his automobile business. To Martha, Rocky, Roy, Chip, Bob, J.D., Chris, Chuck, Keith, Danny and Mark, thank you! Brian was truly one of God’s most gracious HELPERS. Memorial arrangements are under the direction of Allen Funeral Home, 508 Masters Ave., Wylie, TX 75098.

Jacklyn Lee Brown

Jacklyn Lee Brown, age 63, was born July 13, 1949, and passed away on March 8, 2013. She is survived by her children, Dani Womack and her husband Chad of Wylie, Beau Brown of Dallas, Chay Brown and his wife Jill of Wylie, and Andi O’Neall and her husband Brandon of Allen; one sister, Carole Wulterin and her husband Larry of Huntington Beach, Calif.; five grandchildren, Skyler, Brekin and Brinley O’Neall and Conner and Caitlyn Womack; and her ex-husband, Chris Brown.   A memorial service was held at the First Baptist Church of Wylie in the main sanctuary at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 12, 2013. Dr. A.L. Draper officiated. Arrangements were under the direction of Allen Funeral Home of Wylie.

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to library services,” she said. “Loaning equipment after hours could result in a potential theft or damage.” Morse estimated that replacement costs for all the available equipment could total several thousand dollars. She explained that small- to medium-sized libraries do not loan out equipment. Larger libraries like Garland, Plano and Wylie have equipment mounted to the ceiling in their meeting rooms. According to facility use policy reservations must be made by telephone or in person with the parks and recreation department for use of the Old

City Hall, Senior Activity Center meeting room, and Sachse Library meeting room. Reservations can only be made by Sachse residents who are over 18 years of age. Proof of residency is required. City staff has the final approval in granting facility use for activities and reserves the right, after review, to refuse future use to any group, organization or individual exhibiting a lack of regard for the policies stated within this agreement. After discussion, staff was directed to explore charging a refundable deposit fee of $50 to $100 as well as the cost of mounting the equipment. The item will be addressed at a future council meeting.

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‘Patsy Cline,’ potluck, pinocle at senior center

What an exciting week at the center. I was here Monday and Tuesday then I was gone moving into our “new-to-us home,” still here in Sachse, but a much more mature and older neighborhood and much closer to work. Believe it or not, the center survived without me just fine. The week was well planned, and everything went according to plans. We always start the week off with chair exercises and free bakery products from Kroger and Panera bakeries. It is a fantastic game day with every table out and different games being played.

By Dixie Dickson, Senior Center program manager

Tuesday is the busiest with the Taxaide here with six accountants working to prepare tax returns as a first-come, first-served basis. The line dancers are here to entertain some of the taxpayers and of course there are game tables out everywhere. Wednesday we did our chair exercises and Baylor-Garland was here to tell how important advance directives are as we enter the hospital. They served a delightful spring luncheon. Thursday was when Senior Care-Beltline sponsors bingo with Janelle calling and providing the prizes. It is also our monthly

At the Library By Mignon Morse, Sachse Public Library manager

Avoid library fines, renew online

Do you know how you can avoid fines at the library? You can avoid fines by returning your materials on time, renewing online, returning materials in the book drop, or giving us a call during library hours to renew your items! You can renew books and audio books twice if there is not a reserve on the item. DVDs are first come, first served due to the high volume of usage. They cannot be renewed. Library fines are only 10 cents a day for books and audiovisual materials. They are $1 a day for DVDs. The maximum fine you can have per item is $5. When your overdue materials are returned to the library, this will allow another citizen the opportunity to check those materials out. Materials are the property of the city and intended for citizen use. We appreciate your library usage and hope that fine enforcement will encourage you to return materials in a timely manner. The library has recently installed an automated call system that calls patrons with overdues. Materials that are not on reserve can be renewed by phone, in person or online. If you want to receive a reminder that your materials will be due soon, please give the library a call during regular library hours and staff will add you to the email reminder list. You have access to your library’s collection 24/7 through the online catalog. You can search for library materials by author, title or subject or you can do a visual search. There is a list of new titles in the online catalog as well. All items with the exception of DVDs can be placed on reserve if they are

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Upcoming Library Events

Mad Hatter Tea Party

Saturday, May 4 Noon - 2 p.m. Volunteers Needed The Friends of the Sachse Public Library are recruiting volunteers and donations for the Mad Hatter Tea Party fundraiser. To volunteer, please email the Friends or call 972-530-8966. checked out. You can check your own record by accessing the Sachse Public Library website and logging in with your PIN number or by calling the library at 972-530-8966. If you do not have a PIN, the library staff can create one for you to use. The Friends of the Library are planning a Mad Hatter Tea fundraiser from noon to 2 p.m. on May 4. Tickets are $35 for a couple. If you are interested in volunteering to help with the tea preparations and/or attending the tea, please contact the friends group at info@ sachselibraryfriends.org. The mayor will be playing the part of the Mad Hatter. Come join the fun and support your library. All proceeds from the event will go to support Summer Reading Club. Thank you for using your library!

birthday party sponsored by the Clark Financial Group. Pinochle and many other games are always played on Thursday. Soup, veggie relishes and crackers kept everyone warm and happy for the day. Birthday cake and ice cream made the celebrations complete. Thursday evening we gathered and dined at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit and then motored to the Northlake Baptist Church and enjoyed the united voices of the Singing Men of North Central Texas. Friday we completed the week with our chair exercise, played games and had an extra special

event when Texas Plus sponsored bingo and prizes just before lunch. This was a first and most enjoyable event. I hope everyone changed their clocks last weekend and got to church one time. Now let’s look at next week. Exercises and bakery products will greet us on Monday. Games will be played, and the day will be filled with fun and laughter. Tuesday the metal detectors will meet and venture out to find that buried treasure. The 42 fellows will be here to enjoy another day together. Garnet Hill will provide lunch and jewelry

class will meet in the afternoon. The Taxaide accountants will be here to do tax returns and the line dancers will entertain us. Wednesday we will enjoy our monthly potluck and be entertained by “Patsy Cline,” alias Linda Freeland. She has been here before and does a wonderful program. If you missed her last year, you might want to bring a dish of salad or veggies and come see her perform. She is well worth the trip. Rowlett Health and Rehab is sponsoring the entrée this month. Thursday we will play pinochle and then enjoy lunch sponsored

by Insured Wealth Management and also play Remember When. This has become so very popular and fun to play. This lets you know exactly how well you really remember the past. Come help us relive our lifetimes. Friday the county nurse will be here to do blood pressure and blood sugar screenings. Winters Park will sponsor a pool tournament in the afternoon with prizes. Dust off your pool cue and join the guys as them match wits and eight balls. Live your life and forget your age. Until our next visit I’ll keep the door open.


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Achievements Southern Methodist University has released the names of those students earning degrees at its December 2012 commencement ceremonies. From Sachse, Megan Fournier received a Master of Arts in psychology and Flavia VlasaFlorea received a Master of Education in education. SMU is located in Dallas. Two undergraduate students from Sachse have received honors at Southern Methodist University. Tien Dang, a freshman, was named to the honor roll, which includes students in the top 15 percent. Corinne Matthews, a senior, was named to the honor roll with high distinction; students who receive this honor are in the top 5 percentile. SMU is located in Dallas.

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WEHS film entry accepted to festival

By Judy Truesdell Staff Writer

news@csmediatexas.com For the third year, a film created by Wylie East students has been accepted to the Dallas Film Festival High School Showcase. The film, “The Inseparables,” was directed by Mian Wilson. He said it’s the story of a troubled boy with no family, who joins a gang in order to feel a sense of belonging. “He is told in order to join that he must rob a corner store for at least $150,” Mian said. As he is about to commit the robbery, he runs into an old friend, one from whom he has been virtually

“inseparable” until the end of high school. “She changes his outlook on life, and he wants nothing to do with the gang,” Mian said. “But the gang isn’t going to let him off that easy.” Also involved in the project were Dillon Kline, main cameraman, who was “there every step of the way,” he said. Actors were Hakim Norman, Regina Moslener, Tony Santos, Jason Etchieson and Mian; he was also sound engineer, co-cameraman and scriptwriter. Co-cameraman was Hayden Scroggins. A tentative date has been set for a public screening of “The Inseparables.” It will be April 7 at NorthPark

AMC; visit dallasfilm.org/explore/ for updates. Other schools whose films were selected include Allen, Coppell, Garland, Greenhill School, Highland Park, Lincoln Magnet and Richardson. Renee Contreras with the Dallas Film Society said she is very excited about the showcase and the ones chosen are the “best of the best.” Mian said he can use support from the community. “I need more traffic through my YouTube channel, youtube.com/ ActionGrindFilms, to get recognized for some of my work,” she said. He also said he would like to

“Video is my love and passion! I will learn how to create every type of video that is asked of me to be done.” ~ Mian Wilson make videos for people in the community “for only a small fee” that he would use to pay for more camera equipment. “Video is my love and passion! I will learn how to create every type of video that is asked of me to be done.”

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Shining on the community, events and people of Sachse Editor & Publisher Chad B. Engbrock Associate Publisher Sonia A. Duggan

Where our money goes

Over the last few weeks, as the deadline for the congressionally mandated budget cuts known as the “sequester” came and went, we got a taste of how difficult cutting federal spending actually turns out to be. The news is disconcerting: thousands fewer food safety inspections, some 70,000 fewer kids in early education programs, people with mental illness losing access to treatment, ships and aircraft going without maintenance ... it’s a long and dispiriting list. Yet as painful as the sequester might be, most policy-makers know it’s not the main event when it comes to our fiscal challenges. If you think of federal spending as a pie, by far the biggest slices go to Social Security and unemployment support, Medicare, Medicaid, and other health programs, which altogether make up well over half. Military spending accounts for about another quarter, while the next biggest slice, about 7 percent, is for interest on the federal debt. Far and away the biggest drivers of growth in the budget are Medicare and Medicaid. We cannot get control of federal spending without reining them in.

So if Congress and the White House are serious about tackling federal spending, then the piece they left out of the sequester — entitlement reform — must be on the table. But it’s been hard to tell from their actions that they’re really serious. Members of Congress have been taking to the airwaves for weeks to decry the sequester’s meat-cleaver approach to budget cutting, yet most of them voted for it. That’s because they find it easy to demand cuts in federal spending in the abstract, but painfully difficult to cut specific programs. This is why it takes extraordinary leadership to address our fiscal issues. Americans may bear some responsibility, but our leaders have not leveled with us about what it takes to get a sensible budget and put the economy on a path to recovery. I am hard pressed to think of an example of government failure to match our political leaders’ inability to lead us to a solution. Their prolonged fighting is causing businesses to hesitate, workers to remain in limbo, and an economy that needs a boost to continue to stutter. They are denying us the ability to invest in our future, promote economic growth, and deal with the many other challenges our nation faces. Let’s stop the blame game and get to work. Lee Hamilton is Director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for 34 years.

The Sachse News welcomes letters from its readers on topics of local public interest. All letters are subject to editing for space, grammar and legal concerns. Letters should be no longer 400 words. We limit contributors to one letter per calendar month; however, letters from the same writer will not run in consecutive weeks regardless of calendar date. Letters must be signed and include an address and telephone number for verification purposes. Unsigned

letters will not run and names will not be withheld. Letters may be sent to P.O. Box 369 Wylie TX 75098, faxed to 972-442-4318, dropped by the office at 110 N. Ballard Ave. in historic downtown Wylie or emailed to news@sachsenews.com. Emailed letters must also contain an address and telephone number for verification purposes. Deadline is 9 a.m. Friday for publication in the coming week’s issue. We look forward to hearing from you!

By Lee H. Hamilton

Thursday, March 14, 2013

OPINION & COMMENTARY

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Keep Texas notified ... period

Keep Texas Notified is a nonpartisan, broad-based coalition with a common goal of protecting the public’s right to know how government activities affect their lives and pocketbooks. Our members include industry organizations, newspaper publishers, environmental groups, consumer advocates, government transparency interests, and press associations. Our mission is to raise awareness about the importance of a well-informed populace and to educate policymakers about the value of maintaining meaningful public notice, particularly with respect to procurement, environmental, and spending and taxation matters. Protecting government transparency and oversight Transparency and open government are the cornerstones of our democracy. There is an ongoing effort to take published public notice out of newspapers and give control over the notice publication to local governments. These changes to the public notice laws will result in reduced transparency, open government protections and oversight. Oversight Public notices are not simply about getting information to vendors – they create an informed public concerning government expenditures and taxa-

tion, environmental issues and public meetings. Public notices enable citizens to keep watch on their government and tax dollars. A lack of access to information about government spending can lead to corruption. They also help raise awareness about governmental and corporate projects and activities that impact the environment, the air we breathe, our water supply, and the kind of world we leave to future generations. Disenfranchisement Removing procurementrelated public notice from newspapers will disenfranchise minorities, the disabled, the elderly and those in rural communities and will make it harder to reach HUB goals for large contracts. Minorities, the elderly, and disabled Texans – all of whom have statistically lower Internet access – have a right to information about their government. Ease of access/archivability Government websites impose a variety of obstacles to accessing public notices, including registration requirements, forcing the public to download one notice at a time, software incompatibility issues, and disclaimers for the content they provide. None of the proposals to move public notice to govern-

ment websites have included details about standards for placement, archive requirements or a plan to provide independent verification. Newspapers maintain extensive archives with the ability to reproduce notices after publication, as well as the ability to supply an affidavit of publication. The proposed changes to current law do not require a similar commitment to access to published notices after the fact – a critical protection for local governments to be able to demonstrate compliance with the law. Affordability Public Notices published in newspapers are an affordable and efficient method to keep the public notified, are a tiny fraction of local governments’ budgets, and are a small price to pay to provide transparency. Newspapers are required by law to charge the lowest classified rate and typically post notices on their websites for no extra charge and on a central industry website. Nothing in current law prevents governments from posting notices on their websites in addition to publishing them in newspapers. For many rural communities, the cost would be greater to put the information on the Web (due to costs associated with archiving, ensuring compliance with pub-

lication guidelines, and publication verifications). This article courtesy Keep Texas Notified, a non-partisan, broad-based coalition with a common goal of protecting the public’s right to know how government activities affect their lives and pocketbooks. Our members include industry organizations, newspaper publishers, environmental groups, consumer advocates, government transparency interests, and press associations. Our mission is to raise awareness about the importance of a well-informed populace and to educate policymakers about the value of maintaining meaningful public notice, particularly with respect to procurement, environmental, and spending and taxation matters. Our members include: AARP, Americans for Prosperity Texas, ACLU of Texas, Associated General Contractors, Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas, League of Women Voters of Texas, Public Citizen, LULAC, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, Student Press Law Center, Texas Campaign for the Environment, Texas League of Conservation Voters, Texas NAACP, Texas Press Association and the Texas Society of Architects. For more information visit KeepTexasNotified.com.

Letter to The Editor Policy

Work of state budget writers continues

By Ed Sterling

also looked at “major ecoMovement toward passnomic developing a state budget for the ment programs” 2014-2015 fiscal biennium such as the continued in committees of Texas Enterprise both chambers of the Texas Fund, the Texas Legislature last week. Emerging TechAfter two months of nology Fund, Ed Sterling hearings, the Senate Finance the Moving Committee on March 7 apImage Industry proved workshop recommenIncentive Program and the dations for a two-year budget Major Events Trust Fund. of about $90 billion, paving the way to a final committee Justice speech is given vote before moving to the full In his State of the Judiciary Senate for consideration. address to the Texas LegislaOn March 8, the House ture on March 6, the Honorable Committee on Appropriations Wallace Jefferson, chief justice absorbed information on Medof the Texas Supreme Court, icaid expansion pursuant to the said, “The question is not ‘How federal Affordable Care Act, in- is the judiciary?’ We must ask cluding a presentation showing instead whether our system of the rise in Medicaid as percent justice is working for the peoof state resources, including ple it has promised to serve.” during dry periods of slow or Nearly six million Texans negative revenue growth, and qualify for legal aid and many briefs on similar issues in the are “forced to go it alone in states of Arizona and Maine. our courts,” he said, adding Appropriations Committee that Texas ranks 48th in the members also viewed slides nation in per capita funding from the state comptrolfor indigent defense and sugler’s office about the Major gesting the Legislature can Events Trust Fund as a way to do more to increase access stimulate the economy through to legal services and attorney sports playoffs and other representation for poor and high-profile events. Members middle-class citizens. Jefferson

encouraged use of the rulemaking process to reduce the expense and delay of litigation. At the Legislature’s direction, he said, the Supreme Court recently adopted rules to simplify proceedings in cases involving claims for monetary relief of less than $100,000. “Discovery is limited; the cases are expedited. Now, a case that is vital to the success of a small business owner can actually be tried, to a verdict. A remedy for a legal injury, even for a litigant who cannot afford to pay a lawyer $500 an hour.” Jefferson noted that Texas courts are making progress in overturning wrongful convictions with DNA or other means and exonerating innocent people. He praised legislation offered by Sen. Rodney Ellis, D-Houston, and Rep. Ruth Jones McClendon, D-San Antonio, to create an exoneration commission. Jefferson also praised increases in electronic filing of court papers; efforts to keep youths out of court and in school; and guardianship of elders who are at risk of abuse. Revenue remains healthy State Comptroller Susan

Combs on reported March 8. TEXAS PRESS ASSOCIATION March 6 reportAfter declining State Capital ed state sales for six consecutive tax revenue in months, the unemFebruary was ployment rate in $2.08 billion, Texas rose slightly in up 3.7 percent January to 6.3 percent compared to and was down nineFebruary 2012. tenths of a percentage HIGHLIGHTS “Sales tax point over the year. By Ed Sterling revenues The nation’s January continue to grow, but at a more unemployment rate, according moderate pace compared to to the U.S. Bureau of Labor recent months,” Combs said Statistics, stood at 7.9 percent. in an agency news release. “The Texas economy “The latest increase was led by continues to add jobs and receipts from the construction create opportunity, with and restaurant sectors. Collecgrowth in all 11 major industions from other major sectors tries over the last year,” said such as oil and natural gas-reTexas Workforce Commission lated businesses and manufacChairman Andres Alcantar. turing remain at high levels.” Combs’ office will send Bill filing deadline passes cities, counties, transit systems March 8, the 60th day of and special purpose taxing the 140-day regular session districts their March local of the Texas Legislature, was sales tax allocations totaling the deadline for lawmakers to $531.3 million, up 12.2 percent file bills and proposed amendcompared to March 2012. ments to the state constituState jobs report arrives tion, but local and emergency Texas employers continbills still may be filed. ued to expand their payrolls in January with the addiEd Sterling is the member tion of 10,400 total nonfarm services director for the Texas jobs for a total of 310,900 Press Association. His column jobs added over the year, the is a weekly aggregation of news Texas Workforce Commission about the state’s government.

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IN MY GARDEN

Floral fragrance, color abundant in Hawaii By Jackie Eichelberger

The Sachse library is full of wonderful books on every subject imaginable, so it’s no surprise that there are many books that cover all aspects of horticulture and gardening.  At our February meeting, Sachse librarian Mignon Morse introduced us to newly acquired books the library has on gardening. She went over the process on how to look for and locate a particular book on a gardening subject and where it will be located on the shelves.  Mignon compiled a list of the 22 books on gardening that the library has to offer including many pertaining specifically to Texas. There are books on every aspect for garden lovers from “Landscaping for Dummies” to square-foot and organic gardening subjects.  All these books have beautiful illustrations of flowers to enjoy yet they can never compare to seeing them in person. Over the Christmas holidays, I had the pleasure of seeing many of the real living

flowers of Hawaii growing in their native habitat. Some of these flowers can only be seen in floral arrangements here on the mainland, yet they grow in gardens and in the wild in the tropical climate of the Hawaiian Islands.  The long-lasting Protea flower with its otherworldly look grows on shrubs in residential gardens in upcountry Maui and on Protea farms on Maui and in parts of the Big Island.  There are several varieties with different shapes and colors.  The blooms will last for months and even longer when dried.        Plumeria are everywhere in the islands and a popular small landscape tree.  The flowers are about 2 inches in diameter and grow in loose clusters in colors of white, yellow or red. Their fragrance perfumes the air where they grow, and the blossoms are used to make leis.  Having a Plumeria tree outside a bedroom window ensures that even before you open your eyes, you experience the smell of those won-

derful flowers. Another wonderfully fragrant flower is White Ginger, often used in leis for that reason. Several other varieties of Ginger also grow in Hawaii, Red Ginger, Torch Ginger, Kahili and Shell Ginger.  Anthurium and the Bird of Paradise are exotic and beautiful.  They can be seen growing in gardens all over the Islands and their blooms last for weeks.  Hibiscus bushes with blooms in a variety of colors are everywhere in hedges or planted individually. Everybody seems to know someone who has a mango, avocado, papaya, banana or citrus tree growing in their yard, so there is a constant swap of fruit back and forth throughout a neighborhood all year round. And there is nothing more fun than going into the backyard in the morning and picking a ripe papaya for breakfast.  So much of the flora of Hawaii blooms or bears fruit. It’s as if plants, shrubs and trees burst

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forth in color and bounty in response to the perfect weather there. All are a delight to the eyes, nose and pallet.  I expect the Garden of Eden was a place very much like Hawaii. Next month, the Fleur de Lis Garden Club will hold its annual fundraiser auction of gently used items. It’s a fun chance to share objects we have enjoyed but no longer need and a chance to perhaps go home with new and interesting treasures. Our meeting will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 25, in the library meeting room. 

Protea bloomimg in Maui

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Shelby Thornton’s family says she’s at home on stage.

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Masie Wheat, Gretchen England and Jan Lehmann share stories at a Garden Club meeting.

and named as a top 25 contestant for the John Ritter Showcase held at the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. She has performed at Six Flags Over Texas, Fort Worth Parade of Lights, Henderson Civic Center, DeSoto Corner Theatre, Rodeo City Music Hall, The Wylie Opry and

Denison Rialto Theatre and is currently scheduled to perform at the Oaklawn Opry in Texarkana. Shelby plays the acoustic guitar and is currently studying the fiddle. She performed in and was a crowd favorite in the Naaman Forest High School talent show every year. Shelby’s career highlight was performing at The Reba McEntire Tribute held at the Rialto Theatre and working with Linda Davis.  “Shelby also works with special needs students at Naaman Forest High School in the Partners in P.E. program,” Mrs. Thornton said. “She is also very active in the Rainbow Days organization, which

feeds and mentors at risk children in the Metroplex.” Mrs. Thornton said the family recently purchased equipment and created a home studio for Shelby.  She is working on her songwriting skills and is currently writing her first original song.  “My husband Randy and I believe that, as parents, you try and expose your child to football, soccer, cheer, dance, whatever,” she said. “For the first time, Shelby made a decision about what she wanted to do.  How can you not be proud of your child for making a grown-up decision and then putting forth the hours and dedication toward her journey?”

Shelby will attend Collin College in the fall to obtain an associate degree while taking advantage of the commercial music production courses. “The flexibility of Collin College will allow Shelby to continue to perform and travel while in college,” Mrs. Thornton said. “A good education is a priority. After obtaining her degree, she plans on pursuing a vocal performance degree at another college known for music. Her passion to sing country music and entertain gives her a great deal of confidence. For just a tiny little thing, she lights up every stage with her Texas-size voice and personality. I am very, very proud.”

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Athletic schedules

Lady Mustangs 8-2 in 11-5A after wins over Rowlett, GHS

Baseball

March 14: Rowlett at Sachse varsity, 1 p.m.. March 14: Sachse JV at Rowlett, 1 p.m. March 16: Wylie at Sachse JV2, noon March 19: Garland at Sachse JV, 4:30 p.m. March 19: Sachse varsity at Garland, 4:30 p.m.

By Greg Ford

Golf

Sports Editor

March 20: Junior varsity boys in a tournament at Rockwall Golf/Athletics, hosted by Rockwall.

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Boys Soccer

March 20: Sachse JV vs. South Garland at Homer B. Johnson Stadium, 4 p.m. March 22: Sachse varsity vs. South Garland at Williams Stadium, 8 p.m.

Girls Soccer

March 20: Sachse JV vs. South Garland at Williams Stadium, 6:30 p.m. March 22: Sachse varsity vs. South Garland at Homer B. Johnson Stadium, 4 p.m. March 14-16: Sachse varsity in the GISD Tournament at Winters Park. March 19: Garland at Sachse varsity, 4 p.m. March 19: Garland at Sachse JV, 5:30 p.m.

Track and Field

March 22: Sachse in the Allen Invitational at Allen High School.

Soccer

Girls ride high, boys stumble

Sachse High School

Softball

March 14, 2013

Photo by Joe Diehl

It was a case of good news, bad news for Sachse soccer last week. First, the Lady Mustangs won two huge games, dropping Rowlett 1-0 on March 5 and then coming back Friday with a 3-0 victory over Garland. Those wins improved the girls’ record to 8-2 in 11-5A

with two games remaining on the schedule. Sachse’s boys were not as fortunate, losing 1-0 to Rowlett on March 5 and then falling 5-0 Friday. The Mustangs were 6-4 in 11-5A, putting them in third place heading into next week’s action. Both teams will be off until Friday, March 22, when they each face South Garland. They’ll each finish the regular season Tuesday, March 26, against Naaman Forest. “That was a really important week for us,” Lady Mustang head coach Kristen Campbell. “My kids played great. They

really came together, moved the ball well and put it in the back of the net.” Natalie Calhoun scored the game-winner against Rowlett. Chelsea Followwell, Kayla McKeon and Julia McLeod each scored in Friday’s win. Campbell isn’t looking forward to her team having what amounts to a week and a half off, even though the Lady Mustangs the time off allows them to rest up from two hard victories. Meanwhile, boys’ head coach Jacob Bruehl said his team will use the spring break to regroup and get ready for the final stretch of the season.

The Mustang has landed

Israel Rodriguez tries to drible around an opponent.

Wylie High School Baseball

March 15: Greenville at Wylie JV, 4:45 p.m. March 15: Greenville at Wylie varsity, 7:30 p.m. March 19: Wylie JV at McKinney North, 4:30 p.m. March 19: Wylie varsity at McKinney North, 7:30 p.m.

Golf

March 19: Varsity boys, girls at in a tournament at Heritage Ranch.

Powerlifting

March 15-16: State meet in Corpus Christi.

Boys Soccer

March 18: Lovejoy at Wylie JV, 5:30 p.m. March 18: Lovejoy at Wylie varsity, 7 p.m.

Girls Soccer

March 19: Royse City at Wylie JV, 5:30 p.m. March 19: Royse City at Wylie varsity (Senior Night), 7:15 p.m.

Softball

March 15: Wylie JV at McKinney North, 5:30 p.m. March 19: Denison at Wylie JV, 5:30 p.m. March 19: Denison at Wylie varsity, 7 p.m.

Tennis

March 19: Vines at Wylie, 4:15 p.m.

Track and Field

March 14: Wylie Invite at Wylie High School.

Wylie East High School Baseball

March 15: Wylie East JV at Sherman, 4:45 p.m. March 15: Wylie East varsity at Sherman, 7:30 p.m. March 19: Greenville at Wylie East JV, 4:45 p.m. March 19: Greenville at Wylie East varsity, 7:30 p.m.

Golf

March 19: Varsity boys, girls in a tournament at the Heritahe Ranch Golf Course in Fairview.

Powerlifting

March 15-16: State meet in Corpus Christi.

Boys Soccer

March 18: Royse City at Wylie East JV, 7:30 p.m. March 19: Royse City at Wylie East varsity, 5:30 p.m.

Girls Soccer

March 19: Quinlan Ford at Wylie East varsity, (Senior Night) 7:15 p.m.

Softball

March 14: Greenville at Wylie East JV, 5:30 p.m. March 14: Greenville at Wylie East varsity, 7 p.m. March 19: Wylie East JV at Sherman, 5:30 p.m. March 19: Wylie East varsity at Royse City, 7 p.m.

Tennis

March 22: Wylie East varsity at the Fairoaks Tournament in Dallas.

Track and Field

March 23: Qualified varsity boys in a meet at Jesuit High School, 8 a.m. March 23: Varsity girls in a meet Highland Park, 7 a.m.

Whitman golf tourney set for March 30

The McKinney and Wylie school districts will host the Billy Whitman Memorial Golf Tournament, which will take place March 30 at the Woodbridge Golf Club, located off Hwy 78 in Wylie. For more information about the tournament, contact Shawn Pratt at 469-302-4166.

Photo by Greg Ford

Sachse’s Austin Williams lands in the long jump pit during the March 7 Reliable Chevrolet Relays at Richardson’ Eagle-Mustang Stadium. (More photos and meet stats, page 2B)

Softball

Sachse slams South Garland, 12-0 Latest victory leaves team 3-0 in district play Sports Editor

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See COACH page 6B

Mustangs finish 4-1 at HP Tournament

NG also taken down in 2013 11-5A opener

By Greg Ford

The Lady Mustangs finished off the first quarter of district play Monday with a home game against South Garland. The good news is they defeated the Lady Colonels 12-0, and even better is that they were 3-0 in 11-5A following the victory. That record included a 15-5 thrashing of North Garland on March 5. Sachse is scheduled to play in the Garland ISD Tournament today through Saturday at Winters Park. They’ll resume district action Tuesday, March 19, at home against Garland. “I think we’re sitting in a

Baseball

By Greg Ford Sports Editor

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Photo by Greg Ford

Winning pitcher Bailey Parker goes into her windup during Monday’s district clash with the Lady Colonels.

Sachse had some good fortune on the diamond last week, beating North Garland 15-3 in the March 5 district opener and then getting four wins at last weekend’s Highland Park Classic. Over that three-day period, the Mustangs defeated Richland 10-5, Belton 9-8, Plano East 6-5 and Denton Guyer 2-1. They resumed action Tuesday at 11-5A foe Lakeview Centennial and will host Rowlett 1 p.m. today. The season continues Tues-

day, March 19, at Garland. “We’re doing better hitting the baseball and coming up with clutch hits when we need them, with guys in scoring position,” head coach Chris Burrow said. “We’re playing pretty good defense right now, and the pitching is coming along.” Jeremy Hadley had a double and a homer against Richland, while Eric Williams added a round-tripper of his own. Hadley, Blake Dean and Austin Dean each doubled against Belton, with Blake Dean and Kyle Weatherly each getting a two-bagger in the come-frombehind win over Plano East. “I think it’ll prepare us,” Burrow said of the tournament. “We saw a lot of tough teams, and that’ll get us ready trying to play at a higher level and get ready for these tough games in district.”


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Photos by Greg Ford

Clockwise from the top, James Mayden took sixth in the men’s triple jump. Justin Hermann participates in the men’s shot put, while Jasvir Trujillo (Sachse jersey) battles for position with an Allen runner in the women’s 3,200 meters. Alex Ellis launches a throw during the shot put and Michelle Chukwujekwu was second in the women’s triple jump.

Track and Field Reliable Chevrolet Relays March 7, 2013 at Eagle-Mustang Stadium Standings - Women 1) Allen - 159.50 2) Berkner - 105 3) Highland Park - 104.50 4) McKinney North - 71.50 5) Rockwall Heath - 53 6) Sachse - 45 7) McKinney - 35 8) Hockaday - 16 9) Shelton School - 16 10) J.J. Pearce - 15 Standings - Men

1) Allen -156 2) Highland Park -103.66 3) McKinney North - 91 4) Sachse - 79.33 5) Berkner - 74 6) McKinney - 45 7) J.J. Pearce - 18 8) Rockwall Heath - 10.50 9) Shelton School - 7.5 10) Omega - 5

Women’s 400 relay 1) Berkner - 48.67 2) Rockwall Heath - 49.40 3) Highland Park - 50.14 4) Sachse - 50.17 5) Allen - 51.24 6) McKinney North - 51.47 Women’s 1,600 relay 1) Highland Park - 4:01.03 2) Allen - 4:02.84 3) McKinney North - 4:06.64 4) Berkner - 4:10.32 5) Sachse - 4:21.44 6) McKinney - 4:24.39 Women’s Long Jump 1) Ndidramaka Obi - Berkner - 16-10.00 2) Hannah Driks - Allen - 16-07.50 3) Jasmine Meyers - Sachse - 15-11.00 4) Yorlynn Engman - Rockwall Heath - 15-09.75 5) Lauren Noorlag - McKinney - 15-09.25 6) Kirsten Pruitt - Rockwall Heath - 15-08.00 Women’s Triple Jump 1) Kiyana Dixon - Allen - 38-06.50

2) Michelle Chukwuhekwu - Sachse - 36-02.50 3) Alexis Drake - Berkner - 36-01.00 4) Hannah Driks - Allen - 33-06.00 5) Andrea Foster - Sachse - 32-10.50 6) Emily Greim - McKinney North - 32-08.00 Women’s Shot Put 1) Ijeoma Ugwunze - McKinney North - 39-07.00 2) A’Jenae Hardwell - Berkner - 39-04.00 3) Sabrina Ozigbo - Sachse - 32-01.00 4) Ashley Hearn - Sachse - 31-11.00 5) Mariah Willenberg - Allen - 30-09.00 6) Antonesha Grogen - McKinney North - 3002.00 Women’s Discus 1) Ijeoma Ugwunze - McKinney North - 13210.25 2) Stephanie Onyeka - Berkner - 106-02 3) Madison Wood - Sachse - 89-11.50 4) Alma Sosa - Berkner - 86-01 5) Mikayla Johnson - Allen - 82-06.50 6) Ashley Hearn - Sachse - 82-06.25 Men’s 100 meters 1) Chad Adams - Allen - 10.78 2) Devin Duvernay - Sachse - 11.00

3) Kionte Sheffield - Sachse - 11.05 4) Brandon Austin - Omega TC - 11.07 5) Tanner Owens - Shelton - 11.08 6) Justin Webber - Rockwall Heath - 11.08 Men’s 400 relay 1) Sachse - 43.02 2) Allen - 43.19 3) Berkner - 43.20 4) McKinney - 43.57 5) McKinney North - 43.72 6) Highland Park - 44.22 Men’s 800 relay 1) Allen - 1:30.11 2) Berkner - 1:30.75 3) Sachse - 1:31.12 4) McKinney - 1:31.31 5) McKinney North - 1:31.85 6) Rockwall Heath - 1:32.06 Men’s 1,600 relay 1) Allen - 3:23.13 2) McKinney North - 3:25.38 3) Highland Park - 3:29.16 4) Sachse - 3:34.17 5) Berkner - 3:37.75

6) J.J. Pearce - 3:38.81 Men’s High Jump 1) Joe Miller - Allen - 6-2 2) Grany Finney - Allen - 6-0 3) Tanner Owens - Shelton - 6-0 4) Bruce Brookins - Sachse - 6-0 5) Eric Ford - McKinney North - 5-10 6) Austin Williams - Sachse - 5-8 Men’s Long Jump 1) Devin Duvernay - Sachse - 22-00.00 2) Yedidiah Louis - Berkner - 21-10 3) Hank Howard - Highland Park - 21-05.00 4) Austin Williams -Sachse -21-04.00 5) Pearson Feagins - Highland Park - 21-00 6) Lawrence Johnson - Rockwall Heath - 20-07.00 Men’s Triple Jump 1) Austin Ludwig - McKinney - 41-00.75 2) James Triplett - McKinney North - 41-00.00 3) Austin Williams - Sachse - 41-00.00 4) Cory Miller - Allen - 40-10.00 5) Pearson Feagins - Highland Park - 39-07.00 6) James Mayden - Sachse - 39-03.00


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of Wal-Mart Corporation for an amendment to the Planned Development 19 (PD-19), Ordinance No. 1916 specifically to create a new commercial Tract C-3 from existing commercial Tract C-2; to reduce the parking requirements for a Retail Stores and Shops use in excess of 100,000 square feet located on Tract C-3; and to adopt a Development Plan reflecting the proposed site layout for Tract C-3.

HENSIVE ZONING ORDINANCE AND MAP, CHAPTER 86 OF THE CITY OF MURPHY CODE OF ORDINANCES BY APPROVING A SPECIFIC USE PERMIT FOR OFFICE, FINANCIAL SERVICES (ADVISE/INVEST) FOR DAULT LYTLE FINANCIAL ON PROPERTY ZONED PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT NO. 1210-923 FOR RETAIL USES ON PROPERTY LOCATED AT 305 E. FM 544, SUITE 909 LOCATED IN THE CITY OF MURPHY, COLLIN COUNTY, TEXAS AND INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE FOR ALL PURPOSES, APPROVING SPECIFIC USE PERMIT STANDARDS HERETO AS EXHIBIT “B”; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE, PROVIDING A PENATLY CLAUSE, AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

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INVITATION FOR BIDS Sealed bids will be received at the Administrative Offices of The North Texas Municipal Water District, 505 East Brown Street, Wylie, Texas until 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 for the construction of the following project: Forney Parallel Interceptor Line A At this time and place the proposals will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids received after closing time will be returned unopened. Contract Documents may be examined or purchased at the offices of Freeman-Millican, Inc., 12160 N. Abrams Road, Suite 508, Dallas, Texas 75243; Phone: (214) 503-0555. Direct questions regarding the design of the project to Michael Stacey, Freeman-Millican, Inc. email: mstacey@fmi-dallas. com in writing only. Contract Documents may be examined at the following locations: McGraw Hill Construction Dodge and North Texas Construction Reports. This project includes construction of approximately 6,345 linear feet of 30, 24 and 21inch PVC gravity sanitary sewer line, manholes, encased borings, and other appurtenances. Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, including without limitation the rights to reject any or all nonconforming, nonresponsive, unbalanced, or conditional Bids, and to reject the Bid

If the Contract is to be awarded, Owner will give the Successful Bidder a Notice of Award within 60 days. NORTH TEXAS MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT Charles McKissick President, Board of Directors 43-3t-103-235 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING A public hearing will be held by the City Council of the City of Sachse, Texas at 7:30 P.M., Monday, April 1, 2013 at City Hall, 3815 Sachse Road, Building B, to consider the application of Mr. James E. Becker for a Special Use Permit for a Preschool or Childcare Center use. The 2.751-acre subject property is generally located on the north side of Bunker Hill Road, approximately 625 feet south of State Highway 78, City of Sachse, Dallas County, Texas. The public is invited to attend and make comments. Please contact the Community Development Department at (469) 429-4781 for additional information. 44-1t-38-3591 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING A public hearing will be held by the City Council of the City of Sachse, Texas at 7:30 P.M., Monday, April 1, 2013 at City Hall, 3815 Sachse Road, Building B, to consider the application

The subject property is generally located northwest side of SH78/KCRC Railroad, and on the south side of future Woodbridge Parkway adjacent to the SH78/KCRC Railroad rights-of-way. The public is invited to attend and make comments. Please contact the Community Development Department at (469) 429-4781 for additional information. 44-1t-55-3591 Competitive Sealed Bids will be opened at the City of Wylie Purchasing Department at 3 pm CDT on Tuesday, 4/9/13 Bid No.: W201343-B CITY OF WYLIE SENIOR CENTER INTERIOR RENOVATION Documents may be obtained from the City of Wylie Purchasing web site at http://www.wylietexas.gov/departments/ finance/purchasing. php, through email at (glenna.hayes@ wylietexas.gov), or by calling 972516-6140. 44-2t-26-339 ORDINANCE NO. 13-03-948 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MURPHY, COLLIN COUNTY, TEXAS, AMENDING ITS COMPRE-

PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Murphy, Texas, this the 5th day of March, 2013. /s/ Bernard Grant, Mayor Pro Tem /s/Kristi Gilbert, City Secretary 44-1t-67-952 North Texas Municipal Water District INVITATION FOR BIDS Sealed bids will be received at the Administrative Offices of The North Texas Municipal Water District, 505 East Brown Street, Wylie, Texas until 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 for the construction of the following project: South Mesquite Creek RWWTP Solids Building

At this time and place the proposals will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids received after closing time will be returned unopened. Contract Documents may be examined or purchased at the offices of Perkins Engineering Consultants, Inc., 6001 Interstate 20 West, Suite 219, Arlington, Texas 76017; Phone: (817) 719-0372. Direct questions regarding the design of the project to James McMillen, Perkins Engineering Consultants, Inc. email: jmcmillen@ perkinsconsultants. com in writing only. Contract Documents may be examined at the following locations: McGraw Hill Construction Dodge and North Texas Construction Reports. A non-mandatory prebid conference for the project will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the South Mesquite Creek RWWTP, 3500 Lawson Road, Mesquite, Texas 75181. This project includes, but is not limited to, construction of one packed bed chemical scrubber odor control facility with duct, one make up air unit with duct, two bulk chemical storage tanks, and associated civil, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and controls work. Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, including without limitation the rights to reject any or all nonconforming, nonresponsive, unbalanced, or conditional Bids, and to reject the Bid of any Bidder if Owner believes that it would not be in the best interest of Owner to make an award to that

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Real Estate Guide

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Farmersville, Murphy, Princeton, Sachse & Wylie

RE/MAX Country Northeast named the Best Real Estate Company in Farmersville

#1 Realtors in Farmersville

COUNTRY NORTHEAST Call

Lonnie McCloud 214-497-6584

Tonya Mercer 972-832-5588

June West 972-989-6025

June

Patti Eisenhauer 214-893-8291

Call

5694CR 1122 Farmersville $48,000

Patti

4224 CR 1151 Greenville $79,900

Located in a country setting with room for the children to Lovely 3B, 2B home in country setting with covered play. Plenty of windows for a view of the countryside from parking. This home features a bay window, decorative every room. Bonus room connected to the Master bedroom lighting or ceiling fans thru out, custom built cabinets, that could be an office or perfect baby room. A security system wainscoting, wood blinds, garden tub, walkin closets and installed, ready to be reconnected and activated. WBFP in much more. Great kitchen with laundry room right off it, the Living Area is perfect for a Cold Winter night. Bland large dining area and good size bedrooms with plenty of School bus run in front of the home. 1680 Sq Ft is storage. This is a must see! deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.

RE/MAX Country Northeast team from left to right, Tonya Mercer, Patti Photo by Angie Brumley Eisenhauer, Lonnie McCloud, Melita James and June West.

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ach year readers of The Farmersville Times select their favorite real estate company in the Best of Farmersville. This year, RE/MAX Country Northeast named the best real estate company in this area. Owners Lonnie McCloud and Tonya Mercer have been an integral part of the success of this RE/MAX Country Northeast office over the past years and “are honored to have been selected” as Best of. Located in downtown Farmersville at 108 McKinney St, RE/MAX Country Northeast is a full-service office with strong ties to the community. Over the years, the office has done well, in spite of a slow economy, said McCloud. “We’ve been fortunate to have been able to continue to provide outstanding service,” said McCloud. “Thanks to our loyal clients, we

have been able to build a business that will be here for years to come.” “We are dedicated to each customer we serve,” he added. “We feel integrity and honesty is the best approach in this business. One client, one property at a time.” RE/MAX Country Northeast ensures customer loyalty by putting clients first. Like McCloud’s personal mantra from author Jim Rohn; “Success is doing ordinary things, extraordinarily well,” RE/MAX Country Northeast strives to provide the same detailed service. In addition to traditional marketing, the firm includes Twitter, Yelp and Facebook to keep current and future customers connected. For more information about RE/MAX Country Northeast, stop by their office, give them a call at 972-784-7800 or go to www.farmersvilleproperties.com.

NEW BUILD JOB! SECLUDED 1 ACRE! NEAR LAVON!

ROCKWALL COUNTY!

CLEAN & NEAT 3-2.5-2-GAMEROOM FORMAL AREAS-FIREPLACE EXCEPTIONAL PLAN! CLOSE TO I-30 $162,500 “WE TRADE” 214-460-5905

FARM YOU BEEN WAITING FOR!

145 ACRES! FENCED-ROAD FRONTAGE

CUSTOM NEW WRAP PORCH! 3-2-2-DEN-FPADDITIONAL ACRE AVAILABLE! $159,900 ‘WE TRADE’ 214-460-5905

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If the Contract is to be awarded, Owner will give the Successful Bidder a Notice of Award within 60 days. NORTH TEXAS MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT Charles McKissick President, Board of Directors 44-3t-125-235 City of Lavon Notice to Bidders The City Secretary of the City of Lavon will be accepting sealed bids for the construction of a City Hall Park pavilion and concrete walking trails. Proposals shall be delivered to the City Hall, 120 School Rd., Lavon, TX 75166 or mailed to PO Box 340, La-

von, TX 75166. Proposals will be accepted until April 11, 2013 at 2:00pm. Any proposals received after the closing time of 2:00 PM will be returned unopened. Bids will then be publicly read at said place and time for the following project: 1) Construction of the City Hall Park pavilion and concrete walking trails to be located at 120 School Road, Lavon Texas. Proposals will be based upon design furnished to bidder by the City of Lavon. Proposals of $25,000.00 or more must be submitted with a bid security in the amount of (5%) of the greatest amount proposed. This amount payable, without recourse, to the City

Lonnie

Call

County Rd 1147 Celeste $7,998,266

This property is a great place to build a great home with alot of space to grow or it could be used for agriculture or livestock. 33 + Acres. Maybe you are wanting a place to ride your 4-wheelers or camp out. Come and see what you are missing! For information on these properties call

of Lavon or a Proposal Bond in the same amount from a reliable Surety Company as guarantee that the Offerors will enter into a contract and execute bond and guarantee forms provided within five (5) days after receipt of notice of award. Offerors are expected to inspect the site of the work and to inform themselves regarding local conditions under which the work is to be done. All Offerors will be required to comply with provisions of V.T.C.A. Texas Government Code CH. 2258 of the State of Texas with respect to the payment of prevailing wage rates, applicable city ordinances and equal employment practices. The prevailing wage rate will be as established by the

City of Lavon for this project. Evidence of worker’s compensation insurance coverage for the person’s or entity’s employees providing services on the project may be required for the duration of the work. A Pre-Bid Conference is scheduled for March 27, 2013 at 2:00pm in the Commuity Center at the City Hall Building, which is located at 120 School Rd. Lavon, TX 75166. Offerors are required to attend this meeting to discuss the project. An inspection of the site will be conducted at this meeting. All questions, requests for information, or clarification requests are to be submitted in writing or by facsimile prior to 4:00P.M., March 19, 2013 to the

Tonya

CR 4778 Sulphur Springs $288,200

What a spectacular piece of land, if you love living in the country and hunting, this would be the property for you, it has deer, wild hog, fishing and much more. It is fenced and cross fenced with many acres of trees and an awesome home site over looking the neighbors lake. This property is also income producing from hay production. Come see this property has it all.

972-784-7800 108 McKinney St., Farmersville

The Shinn Team Real Estate North Collin County

The numbers are in again. #1 in Transactions closed for 2012

#1 Sales Volume

FIRST OFFERING! 13 ACRES!

2400 SQ FT STEEL BUILDING/CONCRETE FLOORS, WATER, ELEC, SEPTIC, 10X18 SLIDING DOORS BOTH ENDS $126,000 ‘WE TRADE’ 214-460-5905

TANK-SOME WOODS-RUNNING CATTLE OWNER CONSIDER CARRYING $1,900 PER ACRE! RED RIVER COUNTY! “WE TRADE” 214-460-5905

Bidder. Owner also reserves the right to waive informalities.

Call

closed for 2012

The Shinn Team is growing! Brad McKissick, team leader of the Keller William’s office in McKinney, announced that “Keller Williams North Collin County finished #1 in North Collin County and Farmersville with a record year for 2012. The Shinn Team also outperformed its competition in 2012.” Randal Shinn believes the Shinn Team’s success can Ashley Pippett, Randal Shinn, Jennifer Rodgers be contributed to his father’s, Bob Shinn, philosophy of putting the client first. The Shinn Team utilizes maximum exposure by using cutting edge technology. The use of technology, internet marketing, and good old fashioned hard work sets us apart from the competition. Having been born in Farmersville and being raised in the real estate business has made a difference. “We believe we have a distinct advantage over our competition in terms of knowledge, experience, and customer service. We are excited about 2013 and the future of the entire area. If you are in need of real estate services the Shinn Team is your best choice.” Come and visit us in our new office at Independent Bank in Farmersville.

“Bringing You to the Country is our Family Tradition”

Randal Shinn Realtor, GRI, Broker Associate 223 McKinney St Farmersville, TX 75442 972-784-6115 www.ShinnTeam.com

Information from CCAR Pulse and the North Texas Real Estate Information Service.

city offices located at 120 School Rd., Lavon, TX 75166, fax 972843-0945, Attn: Kevin Dudley or email to kdudley@ cityoflavon.org. The right is reserved by the City of Lavon, as the interest of the City may require, to reject any and all bids and to waive any informality in bids received and reserves the right to consider the most advantageous construction thereof. 44-2t-150-391

Notice of Public Sale Luther Davis, Auctioneer, #TX8325 AA Assured Storage, Pursuant to Chapter 59 of the Texas Property Code, will conduct a public sale of the contents of the units listed below to satisfy the landlord’s lien. The sale will be conducted at 440 N. Ballard Ave. , Wylie , TX 75098 on March 29, 2013 and will begin at 10:00 AM. All sales are final. AA Assured Storage reserves the right to refuse any

and all bids. Payment in the form of CASH ONLY to the highest bidder. Deposit of $40.00 per space is required until move out is complete. Buyers must remove all the contents and leave the unit by 10:00 AM Saturday, March 30, 2013. Content may be removed during business hours only from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM. Viewing is done from the entrance only. Persons age 16 and under are not permitted on the grounds. No animals permit-

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property.

J-2, Kenneth Charles—Furniture H-1, Stephanie Johnston—Furniture, Treadmill, Fridge D-13, Nelda Groff— Furniture, Boxes J-23, Ronald Bennett— Desk, Piano, TV D-6, Antoinette Rand—Furniture, Mattresses, Boxes F-16, Amy Haygood—Household Items, Furniture K-1, Joe McNeal— Boxes, Bicycle, Furniture 44-2t-68-3086


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Congratulations to Sachse basketball Boys — Class 5A bi-district participant Girls — Class 5A bi-district participant

Photos by Greg Ford

The 2012-’13 Mustang varsity members are, front row from left, A.J. Goss, Tyrique Edwards, Michael Olivares, Christian Brooks, Marlo Johnson and Marcus Hubbard. In the back are Malori Mabra, Kyla Jones, Josh Robertson, Jake Gross, Michael Douglas, Chance Bailey and Will Burgess. The Sachse varsity consists of, front row from left, Monica Dorsey and Lorian Benjamin. In the second row are head coach Donna McCullough, Cynthia Matthews, Moriah Reed, Leah Crouse, Makyla Isler, coach Alexis Hill and Erica Hamilton. In the third row are coach Ashlee Wilkerson, Marissa Hernandez, Casey James, Lexi René, Nekiya Jackson, Courtney Blankenship, Alyssa Dillard, Auna Clemons and coach Rory Barcheski.

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President George Bush Brings Golfers to Woodbridge Golf Club Woodbridge is Closer than you think ...

President George Bush Turnpike, that is!

Turnpike location and approximate minutes

Coach praises team’s base running

25 minutes from

I-35 & PGB Turnpike

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20 minutes from

Tollway & PGB Turnpike

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10 minutes from

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From left, Kacie Rogers snares a high throw at first base, while Mikayla Douglas safely rounds second. Rachel Rogers scores one of the eight Sachse runs that crossed the plate in the bottom of the fourth inning.

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good spot,” head coach Casey Nelson said after Monday’s win. He added, “It’s going to be a big week when we get back from spring break (this week). We’ve got some games between now and (next week), but when we get back we’ve got Garland and (Lakeview Centennial on March 22). Garland is a huge game for us. We need to come out and play well at home.” Sachse broke open Monday’s contest with an eight-run fourth inning, which turned a 4-0 lead into a 12-0 margin and allowed them to win the contest via the run rule after four and a half in-

nings. They did that by combining some timely hitting and taking advantage of South Garland mistakes. Bailey Parker struck out seven in a completegame performance, while Mikayla Douglas had three hits and one RBI. “I like that we have been able to be aggressive when we are on the bases,” Nelson said. “I like that we have been able to put pressure on defenses to make plays to get us out. Sometimes they have and sometimes they haven’t.” He added, “The things we need to improve on are our consistency at bats … We need to be consistent at the bat and do better on the bases, even though that has been a (strength).”

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