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Wylie man sentenced for role in Capitol riot

Wylie man sentenced for role in Capitol riot

A Wylie man was sentenced Monday, Aug. 1 for his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Guy Reffitt was sentenced to 87 months — just over 7 years — in prison by a federal judge after being convicted of bringing a handgun to the Capitol, among other charges, in the attack....

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Red Flag Warning in effect for North Texas

Red Flag Warning in effect for North Texas

A Red Flag Warning is in effect from 10 a.m until midnight Tuesday, July 19 for North and Central Texas. * WINDS…Southwest near 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY…As low as 14 percent. * TEMPERATURES…103 to 112 degrees. * IMPACTS…Wildfires will have...

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NTMWD calls for reduced outdoor water use

NTMWD calls for reduced outdoor water use

The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) requests customers to reduce their water use immediately, especially outdoor water use. The Wylie Water Treatment Plant Complex had to cease producing water at one of its four water treatment plants unexpectedly on...

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What’s in store?

What’s in store?

Malls were the beginning of the end. Although, in the 1970s when Texarkana welcomed its mall, those of us who lived in the area were all too busy being excited about having a mall to see that by shopping there we were hurting our neighbors. “What could be better?” we...

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Dry conditions, excessive heat prompt burn ban approval

Dry conditions, excessive heat prompt burn ban approval

Collin County residents living in unincorporated areas could face punishment if they elect to burn outdoors over the next three months. The Collin County Commissioner’s Court considered the issuance of an outdoor burn ban, effective immediately, during its Monday,...

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ERCOT urges energy conservation

ERCOT urges energy conservation

Texans are being asked to conserve energy use as the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) estimates power demand will exceed supply. With a heatwave driving energy usage up across the state, ERCOT urges conservation today, from 2 until 8 p.m. ERCOT suggests...

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Three dead after incident on Lake Lavon

Three dead after incident on Lake Lavon

Collin County deputies responded to a distress call Saturday, June 18, after a boat overturned on Lake Lavon near Brockdale Park.  A strong storm crossed over the lake around 8:45 p.m. Saturday night, which caused the boat with four people to capsize, according...

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