The Sachse News (Sachse, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 13, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 27, 2006 Page: 1 of 29
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Shining on the community, events and people of Sachse
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Volume 2: Issue 11
Sachss, Taxes • Thursday, April 27, 2006 • C&S Media Publications 3 Sections, 28 pegea 50 Centa
Call us at 972-442-5515
The Sachse Animal Shelter
. Advisory Committee scheduled
| for Thursday, April 27, at 7:(X)
p.m. has been cancelled. The
Committee will re-schedule for
mixer set May 4
Join the Sachse and Garland
Chambers of Commerce for a
joint networking mixer from 4 to 6
p.m. May 4 at the Outback
Steakhouse located at 4902 N.
Pres. George Bush Turnpike
The chamber suggests bringing
lots of business cards.
Refreshments will be served
Monday and Tuesday Sachse
Road will be closed to all through
traffic from Bailey to Merritt
Roads so the city can replace a
storm drain culvert.
Citizens living in the immedi-
ate area will be notified by mail.
starts May 1
Early voting for the May 13
election will run from May I to
May 9. Early voting will take
place at Sachse City Hall, 5560
Voters may cast their ballots
for candidates running for Place
1 and Place 2 on the City Council
and 24 propositions to amend the
Early voting times are Monday
through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5
p.m., Sunday, from 1 to 6 p.m.,
and Monday and Tuesday (May 8
and 9), 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The reg-
ular election on May 13. Polls
will be open on election day from
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Swingster drill team
plans 'Picture This"
r At 7 p.m. April 28 and 29, the
Sachse High School Swingster
Drill Team will host their Spring
Show "Picture This" in the SHS
Auditorium. Tickets are $8 in
advance and $10 at the door.
Honor society asking
for prom dresses
Until May 8, the Wylie High
School National A
Honor Society will
accept used and
slightly worn prom •
dresses of all sizes. / jj
be dropped off at
Wylie High School in room 245
during school hours. For informa-
tion, contact Susan Fajardo at 972-
WHS senior collecting
care items for troops
Wylie High School Senior
Karly Rhodes is collecting items
for care packages for American
soldiers as part of a National
Honor Society project.
"Any items that people think
the soldiers would need or want,
we're collecting," Karly said.
Monetary donations can also be
made to help with mailing expens-
es, she said.
To make a donation or for more
information, call 214-288-3976.
Police aim to 'round up' offenders
Officers pool efforts to collect thousands in outstanding warrants
By Patty Montagno
This week, in an effort to clear
thousands of collectively outstand-
ing warrants totaling millions of dol-
lars, Sachse police officers will join
jurisdictions throughout the North
Texas area in conducting a region-
wide warrant roundup.
"During this time period, law
enforcement officers law enforce-
ment officers from the North Texas
Region will fan out throughout the
area to arrest individuals with out-
standing warrants pending before
their respective municipal courts,"
Police Chief Richard Benedict said.
"Officers from more than 40
municipalities in Collin, Dallas,
Denton, Johnson, Rockwall, and
Tarrant counties are expected to par-
Benedict said persons with out-
standing warrants can avoid arrest
during the roundup by contacting
the municipal court where the war-
rant was issued and making appro-
"Cities conduct roundups at dif-
ferent times throughout the year,
focusing on violators with outstand-
ing Class C misdemeanor warrants
as most of which are traffic-related,"
"However, this is the first warrant
roundup that has been this wide-
spread, involving such a large num-
ber of jurisdictions in the region."
According to Benedict, violators
who are arrested will be taken
before the municipal court judge for
arraignment and disposition of their
"This will be a good opportunity
for people with outstanding tickets
to take care of them and avoid the
embarrassment of arrest," Benedict
said. "Anyone requesting informa-
tion on how to pay citations and
avoid arrest during the warrant
roundup, should contact the Sachse
According to Benedict, when a
See GALA page 14A
'A good, strong education is paramount for our
children to survive in the world today.'
Wylie Education Foundation president.
Stephen Stanley, left, and Don Flatt
enjoy a tour of the grounds of the
Swingin I) ranch during the Boots N
Gala raises funds
for ed foundation
By Patty Montagno
You could hear the cheers clear across the
county as Wylie ISD Education Foundation
officials announced in unison, "We've just
raised over $22,000 tonight for our kids!"
Clad in cowboy couture, a sold out crowd of
more than 450 gathered at the Swingin' D
Ranch in Parker Saturday for the WISD
Education Foundation's second fundraising
Boots 'N' Barbecue Gala.
"Our goal was to raise some money for our
kids and that's what we did," said J.C. Worley,
president of the education foundation. "This
fundraising effort will have a very positive impact
because a good, strong education is paramount
for our children to survive in the world today,"
WEF Executive Director Jenna Lawson said.
See (JALA page 12A
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Photos by Hilli Gray
Maria Arita, a Dallas television news anchor and honorary chairman of the Wylie
Education Foundation's Boots 'N' Barbecue Gala, cuddles 'Pappy," a puppy donated
for the auction to benefit the educatioh foundation.
By Ceca Repasky
As Wylie ISD moves to 5A,
Superintendent Dr. John Fuller is
proposing a teacher salary increase
Increases would range from 5.9
percent to 10.63 percent according
to information from the district.
First-year teachers would be hired at
$38,000. A teacher with 15 years
experience would make $44,300, a
$3,155 increase over Ihe 2005-06
Fuller also said he would like to
give all ISD employees a 4 percent
The increases would keep Wylie
competitive with other 5A districts
in the area, Fuller said, bul would
require about "$300 dollars per stu-
dent of state money."
Fuller said he had spoken to
Senator Craig Estes and State Rep.
Jodie Laubenberg about the need to
shift the responsibility of school
funding from the taxpayer to the leg-
islature. He urged parents and tax-
payers to contact their legislators
and ask for state funds for education
and teacher raises.
"I do not believe that $300 per
student is an unreasonable or extrav-
agant amount from the state to main-
tain the quality that we have in our
district." Fuller said later in the dis-
trict's weekly email, Wylie
Community News. "We want to
keep our staff members in the WISD
and in the education profession."
In other business, the board of
trustees named Mike Williams prin-
cipal of Wylie East High School,
See TF.ACHKRS page 3A
Global Youth Service Day celebrated
Teens work to preserve history
By Patty Montagno
Jim Foster watched with pride
while about 20 teens all clad in
orange shirts started working on
their maintenance duties in the
Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
It was also Global Youth Service
Day and several Sachse city officials
joined Foster and the group to cele-
brate Foster's outreach efforts.
The work detail was Foster's
brainchild and he said he was very
proud of the project.
"The idea was use some of our
juvenile offenders doing community
service in our pioneer cemeteries,"
"I pitched the idea to Youth
Probation Officer, Dan Fauver, and
he ran with it."
Fauver is also the director of
North Texas Cemetery Preservation,
and works with the youth during his
"The NTCP was created as a mix-
ture of two passions ihe desire to
make a difference in the lives of our
'at-risk youth' and the desire to pre-
serve our history," Fauver said.
"These two desires result in our
tag-line. Preserving the past, while
investing in the future."
According to Fauver. the NTCP
started with the informational help
of Francis James, when he inquired
about the care and possible commu-
nity service project at the Garvin
Cemetery, in 2001.
"After loosing multiple personal
lawn mowers with no state funding,
and when no one would fund a pro-
ject, the incorporation of the 501c3
charity was created in 2003." he
"We have been clearing brush and
reclaiming cemeteries, Jim Foster
showed us how to repair and level
headstone and he is a reference for
Fauver said although there is no
official partnership with Foster, the
two groups share a common interest
in preserving history.
"This project teaches the youth's
See LOCALS page I4A
Photos by Patty Montagno
City officials and members of the North Texas Cemetery
Preservation, Dallas County Pioneers and Texas Youth
Commissioin gathered to honor National Youth Service Day.
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