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Life after breast cancer

Life after breast cancer

By Carrie Dunlea The moment a person receives a breast cancer diagnosis, life changes immeasurably. The roller coaster of emotions begins, and suddenly a once “healthy” individual is thrust into a schedule of doctor’s appointments, treatments and inquiries from friends and family. The World Cancer […]

Trick-or-Treat

Trick-or-Treat

Green Halloween Zombies 2 ½ quarts popped popcorn 6 tablespoons butter or margarine 3 cups mini marshmallows 4 tablespoons lime gelatin powder Red gum balls, candy corn, flat green candy strips (or fruit leather), green sugar sprinkles Place popcorn in a large bowl; set aside. […]

Historic Hotel Haunts

Historic Hotel Haunts

By Carrie Dunlea Do you have a penchant for the peculiar and perhaps haunted happenings? If so, plan a special trip this fall and visit some spooky hotels in Texas towns to get you in the Halloween spirit. Let’s jump-start the trip in Jefferson, supposedly […]

A Passion for Popcorn Gourmet

A Passion for Popcorn Gourmet

Business spans generations By Joe Reavis  From colonels to kernels” is one of the slogans family members use to describe Deanan Gourmet Popcorn, a Wylie-based business supplying pre-packaged flavored popcorn for fundraising use throughout the continental United States. Deanan originated with Lt. Col. Dean Alexander […]

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, […]

The Weeknight Mediterranean Kitchen

The Weeknight Mediterranean Kitchen

Pomegranate-Glazed Lamb Chops | 4 servings This dish is the ultimate showstopper, not only for looks, but for flavor as well. The marinade base is pomegranate molasses, a thick syrupy sauce made from reduced pomegranate juice with sugar and lemon. It’s potent and tangy and […]

Wedding Trends & Timeless Traditions

Wedding Trends & Timeless Traditions

By Jennifer M. Aguilar For years and years June was thought to be the month for getting married. Yet, the last few years fall has really been giving it a run for all its wedding money. And what’s not to love about a fall wedding? […]

Georgia is a peach!

Georgia is a peach!

My name is Georgia and I hope I’ll be on your mind after you read my story! I’m a good-natured, affectionate, and sweet Shepherd mix girl who is smart, extremely trainable, and cuddly! I am good on a leash and at 1-year-old I am also […]

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 […]

Ember is everything you…. ever wanted

Ember is everything you…. ever wanted

Hi, my name is Ember, and I am a beautiful, sweet and loving 3-year-old Shepherd mix girl. I might be a tad shy when we first meet, but with some gentle petting and yummy treats (Milk Bones are my favorite, just FYI), I will be […]