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Lady Farmers defeat Caddo Mills

Lady Farmers defeat Caddo Mills

Against the second best team in the district, the Lady Farmers defeated Caddo Mills in four sets: 15-25, 25-21, 25-15, 25-21. Thoughts from Coach Harold Davis: "I can't be any happier for my girls right now," Davis said. "They got dominated the first set, yet they...

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Three keys to victory: Farmersville vs Ferris

Three keys to victory: Farmersville vs Ferris

After losing at  Krum, the Farmers hope to get back on track Friday, hosting Ferris. Here are three keys to a Farmersville victory over Ferris: Recapture the pass under Gray Farmersville faces a big offensive challenge against Ferris. Relying on their rushing...

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Farmers run in Canton

Farmers run in Canton

The Farmersville cross country team returned to action on Saturday, Sept. 11, running in Canton. As a team, the varsity Farmers finished seventh out of nine schools with 203 total points. Junior Mikey Klemiuk had the best finish, ending up 26th overall out of 70...

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Farmers fall on road against Krum

Farmers fall on road against Krum

After falling behind in the first quarter, the Farmers couldn’t find the end zone en route to a 48-15 road loss to Krum Key Play of the Game: Krum recovers fumble near endzone Near the end of the second quarter, Farmersville was driving in opposing territory, trailing...

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Remembering 9/11

Remembering 9/11

September 11, 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. On September 11, 2001, 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al Queda hijacked four airliners and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States. Two...

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Sports

Lady Farmers defeat Caddo Mills

Lady Farmers defeat Caddo Mills

Against the second best team in the district, the Lady Farmers defeated Caddo Mills in four sets: 15-25, 25-21, 25-15, 25-21. Thoughts from Coach Harold Davis: "I can't be any happier for my girls right now," Davis said. "They got dominated the first set, yet they...

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Farmers run in Canton

Farmers run in Canton

The Farmersville cross country team returned to action on Saturday, Sept. 11, running in Canton. As a team, the varsity Farmers finished seventh out of nine schools with 203 total points. Junior Mikey Klemiuk had the best finish, ending up 26th overall out of 70...

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Farmers fall on road against Krum

Farmers fall on road against Krum

After falling behind in the first quarter, the Farmers couldn’t find the end zone en route to a 48-15 road loss to Krum Key Play of the Game: Krum recovers fumble near endzone Near the end of the second quarter, Farmersville was driving in opposing territory, trailing...

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Farmersville runs at Mineola

Farmersville runs at Mineola

Originally scheduled to attend North Hopkins, the Farmersville cross country teams instead traveled to Mineola to compete Friday, Sept. 3. For the second consecutive week, Aubrey Varner was the top finisher, ending up 8th overall (14:34). Varner improved her time from...

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Lady Farmers win road matchups

Lady Farmers win road matchups

With one week left until district play, the Lady Farmers have established themselves as a top-tier program. Through the first 24 games, Farmersville has one of its best starts to any season. Since losing to Royse City in the first tournament of the year, the Lady...

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Education

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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School board approves submission for grant funds

School board approves submission for grant funds

The Farmersville ISD board had a short meeting Monday eve­ning - 11 minutes - with just a few items in a light agenda. No one spoke during open fo­rum, and trustees approved the consent agenda before moving on to the business session, which had just three items. The...

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Show of support at FISD meeting

Show of support at FISD meeting

Farmersville Independent School District trustees on Monday received a show of support along with an en­dorsement of the condition of the school system. It came from a group of about 25 parents and teach­ers who attended a brief FISD Board of Trustees meeting in the...

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Students succeed at UIL competition

Students succeed at UIL competition

Select Farmersville High School band stu­dents participated in the UIL Region 25 Solo and Ensemble contests February 27 at Anna High School. The band, under the direction of Scott Cross, had 24 students perform a solo in the competi­tion and 20 scored a first...

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Life & Style

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 exercise a lifestyle choice

Make exercise a lifestyle choice

There are many reasons to get in shape. Weight loss is a prime motivator, as is revers­ing a negative health effect, such as high cholesterol or in­creased diabetes risk. Routine exercise also can improve life expectancy. WebMD says exercise keeps the body and brain...

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Best of balloting now open

Best of balloting now open

Shop local. Eat local. Drink local. Now cast your ballot and Vote local. Voting for the annual Best of Farmersville contest is now open and will continue through the end of the month. Whether you’ve lived in the Sachse area one year or 10 years, we know you’ve...

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When to use soap and water, or use hand sanitizer

When to use soap and water, or use hand sanitizer

In the wake of the global COVID-19 outbreak in ear­ly 2020, millions of people across the globe found them­selves scrambling for hand sanitizer. While the Centers for Disease Control and Pre­vention note that cleaning hands at key times is one of the most important...

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Try a new way to travel

Try a new way to travel

Despite the COVID-19 pan­demic, families are still finding ways to make the most of un­usual schedules to plan a get­away. With more flexible work and school arrangements, many families are embracing the idea of a “flexcation,” an emerging travel trend where families...

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Opinion

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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Texans’ right to know should be front and center

Texans’ right to know should be front and center

With state lawmak­ers immersed in the COVID-19 pandemic response and Texas’ electricity failures, the public’s access to information must be at the forefront of the Legis­lature’s actions. Information allows citizens to watch over their government, to speak out and to...

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Legislators can help prevent trafficking

Legislators can help prevent trafficking

The COVID-19 pan­demic has produced too many tragedies to tally, but here is one that does not get talked about enough: It has worsened conditions that leave children and youth especially vulnerable to com­mercial sexual exploitation, a human trafficking crime. Human...

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Texans urged to roll up their sleeves

Texans urged to roll up their sleeves

Gov. Greg Abbott and other Texas leaders are rolling up their sleeves to get the COVID-19 vaccine and to encourage the public to follow suit. “I will never ask any Texan to do something that I’m not willing to do myself,” Abbott said before getting vaccinated at a...

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