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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 […]

Teaching Kids History

Teaching Kids History

Through Tractors and Hands-on Learning By Jennifer M. Aguilar What comes to mind when you hear the term, “museum?” Is it pristine white walls, or being hushed in the hall? What about priceless artifacts that shouldn’t be touched? Well, when it comes to the Farm […]

Bold Idea

Bold Idea

Connecting students with technology mentors By Joe Reavis Beginning from a desire to help others, Wylie native Robyn Brown founded the nonprofit Bold Idea three years ago to mentor students in computer coding, preparing them for an increasing technological workforce as well as nurturing their […]

4 reasons to travel more this year

4 reasons to travel more this year

By Sonia Duggan In addition to eating healthier, exercising more and getting more sleep, many people resolve to travel more at the dawn of a new year. Travel is much more than leaving one’s home. It’s about setting habits aside, escaping comfort zones and trying […]

Light the way to Holiday Cheer

Light the way to Holiday Cheer

By Carrie Dunlea There’s something magical about Christmas lights. The way they twinkle and seem to dance before our eyes. Colorful holiday displays can lighten the heart of even the biggest Grinch this time of year. How can one not be happy when there is […]

Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child

Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child

Blessings in a box delivered around the world By Sonia Duggan Since 1993 Christmas joy has been delivered around the world in a shoebox by an organization determined to show God’s love to children in need. Though small in size, these shoebox-sized gifts are packed […]

A festive meal to remember

A festive meal to remember

  Reverse-Seared Prime Rib Roast  Active time: 30 minutes | Total time: 4 days 4 pound Omaha Steaks Bone-In Frenched Prime Rib Roast any variety Omaha Steaks Rub Thaw roast completely in refrigerator before cooking; allow 48-72 hours. Season roast with rub 12-18 hours before […]

Tasteful traditions unite generations

Tasteful traditions unite generations

By Jennifer M. Aguilar It’s the most wonderful time of the year, right, the holiday season? Few would argue with such a sentiment, yet have you ever stopped to ponder why that is? Is it the twinkle lights? The holiday tunes? The stacks of neatly-wrapped […]