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Mayor files for re-election

Mayor files for re-election

Bryon Wiebold has decided to run for re-election to a second term as Farmersville mayor, calling it “an honor to serve the people of this city.” The mayor picked up his campaign forms from City Hall on Jan. 12 but had to wait until Wednesday to submit them. He is one...

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New electoral maps take effect

New electoral maps take effect

Following the 2020 Census, the Texas Legislature completed the important task of redrawing the electoral maps to be used over the next decade. Three new laws are set to take effect Jan. 18 following their approval during the 87th Legislature. House Bill 1, which sets...

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City, schools continue to monitor as case counts rise

City, schools continue to monitor as case counts rise

Health officials reported the highest single day COVID-19 case count in the U.S. early last week with more than one million infections. A total of 1,082,549 new COVID-19 cases were reported Monday, Jan. 3, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. While...

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Lady Farmers lose third-straight district game

Lady Farmers lose third-straight district game

The Farmersville girls basketball team lost to Terrell 57-43 Tuesday night. The Lady Farmers (2-3, 7-13) lost their third-straight game against the District 13-4A competition. They'll look to bounce back against Kaufman this Friday, with the winner gaining sole...

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Sports

Lady Farmers lose third-straight district game

Lady Farmers lose third-straight district game

The Farmersville girls basketball team lost to Terrell 57-43 Tuesday night. The Lady Farmers (2-3, 7-13) lost their third-straight game against the District 13-4A competition. They'll look to bounce back against Kaufman this Friday, with the winner gaining sole...

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Second half sinks Farmersville in loss to Terrell

Second half sinks Farmersville in loss to Terrell

Trying to turn around their early district woes, the Farmersville boys basketball team couldn't keep up with Terrell in the 59-33 loss Tuesday night.The Farmers (0-3, 11-12) lost their third straight district game to start the new year. It was a close game early, with...

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Farmersville 2021 sports year in review

Farmersville 2021 sports year in review

Farmersville High School experienced highs and lows during the 2021 sports season. FHS teams recorded several district titles, postseason awards, state medalists and long playoff runs despite a year peppered with cancellations due to the pandemic and unforeseen...

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Farmers defeat North Hopkins

Farmers defeat North Hopkins

Farmersville won their final game before the holiday break against North Hopkins 52-47. They lead by one-point at the end of the first quarter and 24-20 by halftime. Logan Lane scored nine points in the first half, while Kael Matthews and Tre Brewer both scored six...

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Farmers soccer ready for new start

Farmers soccer ready for new start

An experienced roster and an eager, first-time head coach may be the winning combination for the boys soccer team’s fourth season. Coach Wade McCroan says he is excited for the opportunity to lead a team. “Being the coach of the soccer team has been a pretty cool...

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Education

Send a letter to Santa this Christmas!

Send a letter to Santa this Christmas!

If you’re the parents/guardians of elementary school-age children, the News is collecting Letters to Santa again this year. The letters will be printed in the December 23 edition of The Farmersville Times. Please print out the attached document/image, have your child...

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FISD scores high marks for financial management

FISD scores high marks for financial management

The Texas Education Agency has given the Farmersville Independent School District a “superior” financial rating, the FISD board of trustees learned Monday night. The board conducted a 15-minute public hearing prior to the start of its regular board meeting. It heard...

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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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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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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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