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Ski your way to savings

Ski your way to savings

By Carrie Dunlea Do you love the idea of escaping the traffic and dreary Texas winter weather for a few days? How about spending time skiing (or snowboarding) through fresh powder then falling into bed at night completely exhausted from the exercise and fresh air? […]

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 […]

Sweet Selena

Sweet Selena

Are you looking for a fun-loving pup who adores their people? I may be just the girl you’ve been looking for! My name is Selena and I’m the sweetest, prettiest girl in Dallas. I’m a former shelter pup but was lucky enough that Paws in […]

Traditions and Togetherness

Traditions and Togetherness

By Jennifer M. Aguilar This time of year most families enjoy gathering together to deck the halls, so that when Christmas Day rolls around they can celebrate the holiday in style. But few matriarchs put as much care into their decorating as Karen Marshall, who […]

Parties around a Punch Bowl

Parties around a Punch Bowl

Lifestyle and entertaining expert Kimberly Whitman introduces the lively, rich history of the punch bowl, from India to England & Europe to the American South and beyond. She creates a dozen festive party ideas organized around a punch bowl: an Easter Egg Hunt, a classic […]

Finding Christmas cheer

Finding Christmas cheer

By Carrie Dunlea Do you need a boost of holiday cheer this year? Sleigh bells ringing, carolers singing, glistening snow and yuletide glow? If that sounds like what you need, there are always opportunities to bring new traditions into the mix. One way is to […]

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 […]

Lucky loves to play!

Lucky loves to play!

Hello! My name is Lucky. I’m a good-natured, affectionate, charming, playful guy who hopes to be your lucky star, or rather your lucky dog! Got time to play? I love playing fetch with just about any toy you can throw and I can retrieve! I’m […]

Uncomplicated Home Cooking

Uncomplicated Home Cooking

Gingerbread Bundt Cake with Lemon Glaze Serves 12 | Prep 15 minutes | Ready In about 1½ hours Bundt cakes are especially simple since they don’t need to be frosted to look gorgeous; in fact, frosting them would be a nightmare! This glazed beauty was […]

Water Warrior

Water Warrior

Veteran paddles 2,000 miles for cause By Joe Reavis A veteran of the U.S. Navy who suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, new Wylie resident Joseph Mullin recently paddled a kayak from Maine to Key West, Fla. to raise awareness of the high rate of […]