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Farmers defeat Wills Point

Farmers defeat Wills Point

The Farmersville football team (1-2, 3-5) scored 30 unanswered points, defeating Wills Point 44-14 to win their first district game Friday, Oct. 22. Play(s) of the Game: Jacob Tull blocks back-to-back punts Midway through the second quarter, the Farmers held an...

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Fall events on tap

Fall events on tap

It’s that time of year when fall and Halloween events fill up the calendar, and many are back after a year-long hiatus due to the pandemic. Saturday, Oct. 23, cyclists from all over the Metroplex will converge on Farmersville as they hit the Chapparral Trail for 20,...

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Recent burglaries of vehicles under investigation

Recent burglaries of vehicles under investigation

Lock your vehicle’s doors and shut your garage door so you’ll be a step ahead of thieves. That’s the message local police officers want you to remember. Last week, in the early hours of Oct. 12, a number of unlocked vehicles, including some in partially open garages,...

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Christmas Angels are ready to be adopted

Christmas Angels are ready to be adopted

Farmersville residents can make the holidays a little brighter for less fortunate children by adopting a Christmas Angel and filling their wish list with age-appropriate needed and wanted items. Spokesperson Judy Brandon said adoptions started Oct. 17 and will...

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Three keys to victory: Farmersville vs. Wills Point

Three keys to victory: Farmersville vs. Wills Point

Farmersville lost their home district game against Caddo Mills 50-24. The Farmers travel to winless Wills Point Friday. Here are three keys to a Farmers victory over the Tigers. Establish the running game One area where Farmersville struggled against Caddo Mills is...

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Sports

Farmers defeat Wills Point

Farmers defeat Wills Point

The Farmersville football team (1-2, 3-5) scored 30 unanswered points, defeating Wills Point 44-14 to win their first district game Friday, Oct. 22. Play(s) of the Game: Jacob Tull blocks back-to-back punts Midway through the second quarter, the Farmers held an...

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Three keys to victory: Farmersville vs. Wills Point

Three keys to victory: Farmersville vs. Wills Point

Farmersville lost their home district game against Caddo Mills 50-24. The Farmers travel to winless Wills Point Friday. Here are three keys to a Farmers victory over the Tigers. Establish the running game One area where Farmersville struggled against Caddo Mills is...

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Farmersville loses to Caddo Mills

Farmersville loses to Caddo Mills

The Farmers (0-2, 2-5) allowed 43 unanswered, losing to Caddo Mills at home 50-24. Play of the Game: Caden Lemmon scores 80-yard touchdown run Midway through the second quarter, the Farmers trailed Caddo Mills (1-1, 5-2) by six points. After scoring on a 25-yard catch...

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Three keys to victory: Farmersville vs. Caddo Mills

Three keys to victory: Farmersville vs. Caddo Mills

Farmersville lost their district opener at Ford 67-27 last week. The Farmers host Caddo Mills Friday, Oct. 15. Here are three keys to a Farmers victory over the Panthers. Let Tidwell run The best player for Farmersville against Ford was senior tailback Brady Tidwell....

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Farmersville football loses to Ford

Farmersville football loses to Ford

The Farmers (0-1, 2-4) allowed 49 unanswered points in their district opener against Ford, losing to the Panthers in Quinlan (1-0, 6-0) 67-27. Play of the Game: Rowdy Rowan scores two first-quarter touchdowns This season, the Panthers have capitalized on a balanced...

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Education

Farmersville ISD schools start Aug. 17

Farmersville ISD schools start Aug. 17

Standing in the midday sun, Farmersville High School band director Scott Cross is not only sweating, he’s breathing a sigh of relief. Leading the Farmers through their early morning marching drills, Cross is glad that heat is their biggest obstacle. Less than a month...

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FISD meeting Thursday to issue bonds

FISD meeting Thursday to issue bonds

The Farmersville Indepen­dent School District has sched­uled a special meeting Thurs­day at the high school to issue bonds approved in May in a districtwide bond issue elec­tion that will dramatically ex­pand and improve all four cam­puses within the district. The...

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New principal at Tatum Elementary

New principal at Tatum Elementary

Farmersville ISD announced the appointment of Nicole Hicks as the new principal of Tatum Elementary. Hicks, who replaces longtime Tatum principal Ginger Ketch­er, served as the assistant princi­pal of Farmersville Intermediate School since 2017. For the full story,...

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STAAR scores trend downward for state, FISD

STAAR scores trend downward for state, FISD

The Texas Education Agency indicated that with no STAAR tests being administered in 2020, schools’ performance this year seems to have been affect­ed statewide by the complica­tions produced by the pandem­ic, including students shifting to remote learning. STAAR...

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Academic calendars approved

Academic calendars approved

It took only 11 minutes for the Farmersville Independent School District Board of Trust­ees to conduct its business Monday night, but one item the board approved is likely to put smiles on the faces of doz­ens of high school students. The FISD board approved a request...

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Life & Style

Homeowner goes on a gardening adventure

Homeowner goes on a gardening adventure

After a few years of growing the typical Texas flowers; pan­sies in the winter, impatiens in the summer in the normal front flowerbeds, homeowner Kori Hendrix realized she wanted more variety and more gardens at her Wylie home. There was ample opportuni­ty to make...

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Artisan, inventor fuse marriage, creativity

Artisan, inventor fuse marriage, creativity

Sue Darte blames her daugh­ter and a jewelry making class she took nine years ago for ig­niting a passion for the art of fusing glass. “A retail glass company had a Groupon coupon and I brought my daughter-in-law with me to make two pieces of jewelry,” Sue said. In...

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Make Mother’s Day bloom

Make Mother’s Day bloom

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and if you’re fortunate enough to still have your mom or grandmother in your life why not plan a special trip to honor them this year? We all know flowers and lunch are nice but how about escaping town to visit a place where...

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Waste in the water

Waste in the water

Pictures of trash on beaches, a whale found with a belly full of garbage and turtles with plastic straws up their nose are no laugh­ing matter. They are all just a tiny snapshot of reality today. The impact of the world’s overuse of plastic is causing hav­oc on the...

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The Heard Museum brings nature, people together

The Heard Museum brings nature, people together

Just a short drive away, every day is Earth Day at the Heard Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary in eastern McKinney where 289 acres of flora and fauna are ded­icated to conservation, education and preservation efforts. In the 54 years since the Heard opened, this natural...

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Opinion

Why we need a community forum

Why we need a community forum

I am not sure what I expected our country to look like in 2021, but I certainly did not expect it to be so fractured and so bogged down in hate. My oldest son was a year old on September 11, 2001. The wave of patriotism following that day gave me hope for the America...

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Rural America needs sound, predictable tax policy

Rural America needs sound, predictable tax policy

They say that nothing is certain in life ex­cept death and taxes. While those two certainties are undeniable, we need to make sure that family-owned busi­nesses, including farms and ranches, aren’t taxed to death. Texas boasts more than 248,000 farming and ranch­ing...

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Supporting local journalism supports this community

Supporting local journalism supports this community

The Local Journalism Sustainability Act (LJSA) was recently introduced in the House and has now been introduced in the Senate – and will benefit every member of this community! Unlike many issues in Wash­ington, this legislation has bi­partisan support and is focused...

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We’re global now

We’re global now

No matter how hard we try, we really can’t avoid one another. We live in a world where what takes place some­where else on the globe has a very good chance of affecting us, along with many others. The pandemic, of course, is a useful – if sobering – ex­ample. A virus...

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