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Travel the Turquoise Trail

Travel the Turquoise Trail

By Carrie Dunlea New Mexico is the Land of Enchantment with its diverse terrain encompassing five different mountain ranges, caverns, plateaus, rivers, lakes and reservoirs. If you’re visiting the state, and a bit of a New Mexico novice, plan a little detour one day and […]

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 […]

Cooking under Pressure

Cooking under Pressure

Chipotle Cheese Potato Soup with Fresh Summer Corn | 6 to 8 servings COOK TIME (UNDER PRESSURE) 15 minutes Potato soup is on our dinner table often due to its ease of preparation, low cost and the fact that everyone in my family loves it. […]

Homegrown Goodness

Homegrown Goodness

Local farming families bring fresh food to Collin County By Jennifer M. Aguilar If you’ve watched many cooking shows, or like to frequent the finest restaurants you can afford, then you likely already know what a difference truly fresh food can make. Not only is […]

The write stuff

The write stuff

Local authors prove they have what it takes By Jennifer M. Aguilar Have you ever read a book that changed your life? Most people could probably note at least one book that greatly impacted their lives, whether it be a fairytale or fable from their […]

A Legacy of Love

A Legacy of Love

Custom created bears hold memories for many By Sonia Duggan Comforting others at a time of need is something former pediatric nurse Toni Reese knows how to do very well. So well, in fact, after leaving the nursing profession years ago, today she has clients […]

EcoAdventures await in Costa Rica

EcoAdventures await in Costa Rica

By Carrie Dunlea Are you the type of person who loves to travel but at the same time you think about ways to reduce your carbon footprint? Do you have disdain for places where rows of condominiums litter the coastline and masses of tourists throng […]

Rustic bouquets, greenery add natural flair to weddings

Rustic bouquets, greenery add natural flair to weddings

By Sonia Duggan Couples who choose to streamline their nuptials and create more intimate and less superficial affairs often gravitate toward more rustic style celebrations to showcase their ideals. Rustic weddings often appeal to millennials who often want to be as eco-friendly as possible. These […]

Gold Medal Getaways

Gold Medal Getaways

Celebrate the games, travel like an Olympian this year By Carrie Dunlea Celebrate the annual Winter Olympics this year by taking a trip to one of three former host cities in the United States. No athleticism is required for this trip unless you want to […]

An Education in Service

An Education in Service

WISD administrator looks for ways to serve students, community By Sonia Duggan When Elizabeth “Liz” Garrett started student teaching at Northeast ISD in San Antonio 48 years ago, little did she know she would culminate her career making a difference for the underserved students at […]