Champions

A Year of Champions

A Year of Champions

By Sonia Duggan The 2018 In & Around Champions are a varied bunch. They include a charismatic mechanic, a teddy bear maker, the local retired teachers association, a search and rescue group and many more. They all have made an impact in some way in […]

The Coventry Reserve

The Coventry Reserve

A Community of Discovery for Adults with Special Needs By Sonia Duggan Christmas comes just once a year, but for the students at Coventry Reserve their workshop is a Creative Skills Center where they have been busy creating one-of-a-kind pieces for months in anticipation of […]

Veterans Center of North Texas

Veterans Center of North Texas

Helping veterans and their families get the services they need By Sonia Duggan Navigating the waters of veteran benefits can be confusing for many individuals, but for the staff at the Veterans Center of North Texas, it’s all just in a day’s work. For four […]

Lone Star Search and Rescue

Lone Star Search and Rescue

By Sonia Duggan When Lucas resident Diane Leigh went missing last May, the Collin County Sheriff’s Department and Lucas Fire Department conducted a search for hours with no luck. The 71-year-old woman was last seen helping her husband with yardwork, and when he went inside, […]

Poiema Foundation

Poiema Foundation

Raising awareness of human trafficking through prevention education and helping victims heal By Sonia Duggan A journey of self-discovery and faith empowered a Rockwall mom of four to educate the public and raise awareness about the second largest and fasting growing criminal industry in the […]

Wylie Retired School Employees Association

Wylie Retired School Employees Association

Championing the way for retired public school employees By Sonia Duggan For six years the educated minds and many talents of the Wylie Retired School Employees Association have been making a difference in Wylie and area communities. The nonprofit not only serves its members by offering […]

Honor Flight DFW

Honor Flight DFW

Honoring our heroes one flight at a time By Sonia Duggan On a warm June Saturday night, friends, family members, and even some strangers, arrive at Love Field to wait for a very special flight returning to Dallas from Washington, D.C. with some incredibly special […]

Lake Lavon Clean-up

Lake Lavon Clean-up

Local group tackles trash, and much more, at the lake By Sonia Duggan A passion for fishing turned a local man into an activist last year when trash, not fish, caught his eye. David Grote, an avid fisherman and freelance photographer, used to find secret, […]

5 Loaves Food Pantry

5 Loaves Food Pantry

By Mariam Ayad It’s 9:45 on a Tuesday morning and there’s already a line forming behind the 5 Loaves Food Pantry in Sachse. The pantry doesn’t open until 10 a.m., but those in need of its services are eager to begin choosing this week’s groceries. […]

Mechanic on a Mission

Mechanic on a Mission

Faith and compassion are his tools of the trade By Sonia Duggan Enter the door of Affordable Auto Services on Parker Road in Wylie on any given day and you’ll get much more than you bargained for. You’ll not only get your car repaired at […]