The Sachse News (Sachse, Tex.), Vol. 5, No. 12, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 16, 2009 Page: 1 of 16
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Baseball Mustangs tied for second in District 10-5A - see page IB
Shining on the community, events and people of Sachse
Thursday, April 16, 2009 * C&S Media Publications • 3 Sections, 18 pages 50 cents
Vehicle taken in home invasion recovered
Wylie gas station
car thefts unrelated
By Judy Truesdell
news @ csmediatexas.com
Police are still looking for the two
black males who broke into homes in
Wylie and Sachse and assaulted a cou-
ple in Lavon Monday, April 6.
Sachse Police Chief Dennis Veach
said his department is working with
other area agencies and are following
"We were contacted a few days ago
that the stolen white 2(XH) Jaguar S-
Type was found. Veach said. "The vehi-
cle was abandoned in Richardson."
Wylie Det. Venece Perepiczka said
there are no composite drawings of the
suspects; in all instances they covered
the lower portion of their faces with
bandannas. Although the two black
male suspects have not yet been identi-
fied, one of them was called "Rock"
during one of the incidents, police said.
"The homes still appear to be select-
ed at random." she said. "The only wit-
nesses were the victims, and we are
investigating the leads we have."
Although there were reports that
Piano and Richardson have had similar
crimes, Perepiczka said WPD cannot
confirm that information. "We are using
various investigative channels to deter-
mine if other agencies in the area have
had similar crimes occur," she said.
In addition to the residence invasions,
the Fina Food Mart at 201 N. Hwy. 78
in Wylie was burglarized between the
hours of 11 p.m. that same Monday,
April 6, and 6:29 a.m. Tuesday.
Perepiczka said the suspects forced their
way into the back of the store and stole
lottery tickets. The employee who
opened the store Tuesday morning noti-
fied the police to report the incident.
Police do not believe the home inva-
sions and the Fina robbery are related.
In Muiphy at 4:20 p.m. April 9, a sil-
ver Cadillac Escalade was stolen from
the Neighborhood Walmart parking lot.
The victim observed a Hispanic male
subject inside the vehicle as it was driv-
en away at a high rate of speed. A white
Chevrolet Tahoe with Texas plates
020JNT was possibly involved in the
incident. About 5:30 p.m. April II, a
black Toyota 4Runner was burglarized
at the Murphy Marketplace Center.
At Ihis time, there is no reason to
believe that the home invasions are
related to the two incidents in Murphy,
By Patty Montagno
With $37.9 million in bond funds
approved in 2006, the city is making
major improvements to streets, infra-
structure, parks and various public
City officials agree it's a huge task
spread over the next five years, but one
for which they've been preparing. City
Manager Allen Barnes said the city
staff worked with an advisory panel of
community leaders to develop a list of
projects to address the city's most
The bond allocated SI6.65 million
for street and road improvements;
$870,000 for parks and recreation;
$10.2 million for city hall facility;
$920,000 senior center facility;
$615,000 for library improvements;
and $8.67 million for a new public
safety facility that will house Fire
Station No. 1 and the police depart-
During the last City Council meet-
ing, Barnes gave a presentation regard-
ing the status of the programs.
Ron Hobbs Architects was hired to
design the city hall project, Barnes
"City staff and Hobbs' associates
and Council have been working on the
project for about a year and a half," he
said. "Staff is determined to keep proj-
ects moving at a rapid pace."'
See 2006 page HA
Photo bx Shiclu K Haxnes
Kesney Nichols drives the hall down the fairway during last week's district tournament, which
was won by the Lady Mustangs. They'll play in the April 21-22 regional tournament in Waco.
(Story, page IB)
By Patty Montagno
Sachse City Council Place 2 candi-
dates Hal Hinckley, Jared Patterson
and Scott Whitfield have filed their
first required financial reports for the
May 9 election.
Each has spent more than $1,000 on
the quest for the Place 2 seat being
vacated by Councilman Chris Lamm.
Hinckley, a businessman and pastor
of Sachse Christian Church, lists
expenditures of $1,566 detailed as
$1,051 to Civic Strategies for graphic
design, printed materials and signs.
$168 to Pack and Mail for postage
stamps. $166 to Wylie Printing and
Office Supply for printing, flyers and
envelopes. $15 to Ribbons and Awards
for name badges and $173 to Mr. G's
Tees for shirts and signs.
Hinckley said he has received
$1,275 in campaign contribution -
$320 in increments of $50 or less.
Reportable contributions were from
himself ($200); Scott Smith ($100),
Janet Doleh ($50), Robert Baker
($25), Jeff Mills ($50). Douglas
Cochran ($25). Michael Model ($50),
Deborah Keenan ($100), Thomas
Vedrenne ($50) and Rona Phaffle
($30), all of Sachse; Kibbie Hipp of
Houston ($100), Dorothy Hinckley of
Dallas ($100) and Annie Houston of
Patterson, an energy manager for
Rapid Power Management in Dallas,
lists expenditures of $1,761 detailed as
$128 to Jeff Patterson for Web design,
$325 to Trinity Mills Printing for post
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GISD BEST enrich education
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By Patty Montagno
Officials in the Garland Independent
School District say it is critical that all
children have a chance to succeed.
To that end. the Business Education
Scholastic Team Foundation was
established in the early 1980s.
GISD BEST Program Specialist
Keith Reimer said the foundation gen-
erates and distributes resources to sup-
port and enrich education for all stu-
dents in the GISD.
"The foundation supports educa-
tional excellence by providing funds
for enrichment purposes in program
areas not otherwise funded by Garland
ISD." Reimer said
"School district budgets get tighter
each year, and districts struggle with
many of the same challenges facing the
business community. The fixed costs
make it harder and harder for schools
to provide the extras that can make a
difference in a young person's educa-
Reimer said he hopes everyone
shares the belief that a community's
youth represents its future and
"We always appreciate being con-
sidered as a beneficiary of charitable
dollars, and we pledge to use those
dollars wisely," he said. "This founda-
tion was established to support the stu-
dents and staff of the Garland
Independent School District, which
encompasses the communities of
Garland. Rowlett and Sachse."
The foundation is overseen by a 17-
member board of directors, comprised
of a cross-section of the communities
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GISD BEST Program Specialist
a CilSI) fundraising event.
Photo bx Patty Montagno
Keith Reimer works the phones for
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Fisher, Donnita Nesbit. The Sachse News (Sachse, Tex.), Vol. 5, No. 12, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 16, 2009, newspaper, April 16, 2009; Wylie, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth353245/m1/1/: accessed November 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Smith Public Library.