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Running for Joy

Running for Joy

The ride is almost over for FHS senior Brady Tidwell. Serving as a captain on both the football and basketball teams, Tidwell has loved the opportunity to represent Farmersville in his senior season. With two weeks away until the start of district play in basketball,...

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City ramps up for holidays

City ramps up for holidays

What started as a celebratory event in 2020 following a difficult year impacted by the pandemic, continues this holiday season with Farmersville Lights and much more. For the past several weekends, the mayor, townspeople, and city workers have stepped up to help...

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Lady Farmers volleyball earn all-district awards

Lady Farmers volleyball earn all-district awards

The Farmersville volleyball team saw their hard work pay off for their successful 2021 with several teammates earning postseason honors. Finishing with a 40-3 record, the Lady Farmers won their fifth straight district title and reaching the state quarterfinals. Here...

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Farmers defeat Gunter

Farmers defeat Gunter

The Farmersville boys basketball team used a solid start to the third quarter to win their first game of the season 68-53 over Gunter Friday night.  The Farmers (1-2) started hot, scoring the game’s first seven points and leading by four at the end of the first....

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Girls basketball tips off season

Girls basketball tips off season

The Farmersville girls basketball season is ready to hit the court despite a compressed timeframe. They opened the season a week after the end of the volleyball season, traveling to Van Alstyne Tuesday, Nov. 16. The results were not available at our press print...

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Sports

Lady Farmers volleyball earn all-district awards

Lady Farmers volleyball earn all-district awards

The Farmersville volleyball team saw their hard work pay off for their successful 2021 with several teammates earning postseason honors. Finishing with a 40-3 record, the Lady Farmers won their fifth straight district title and reaching the state quarterfinals. Here...

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Lady Farmers lose to Van in regional quarterfinals

Lady Farmers lose to Van in regional quarterfinals

Emory – The Lady Farmers struggled in a back-and-forth battle against the Van Lady Vandals last night, ending their season. Despite a strong start, the Lady Farmers couldn’t close, losing to the Lady Vandals in five sets (25-13, 14-25, 25-17, 20-25, 8-15). The defeat...

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Farmers lose at Sunnyvale

Farmers lose at Sunnyvale

The Farmersville football team (1-4, 3-7) couldn’t close their season on a high note, losing their season finale to Sunnyvale 66-0 Friday, Nov. 5.Impact Stat: Raiders recover three onside kicksSunnyvale won in all three factors of the game. The Raiders were explosive...

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Three keys to victory: Farmersville vs. Sunnyvale

Three keys to victory: Farmersville vs. Sunnyvale

Farmersville is playing its final game of the season without a chance to make the playoffs They were mathematically eliminated after losing last week in double overtime to Community 43-35. The Farmers closes the season at Sunnyvale Friday, Nov. 5.  Here are three...

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Education

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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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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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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Life & Style

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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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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Opinion

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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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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