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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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? […]

Crafting a business

Crafting a business

From Etsy to Amazon… Couples Plan for the Future By Sonia Duggan From bedroom startups to booming online businesses, two Wylie couples have found harmony, and sales, working together and building a future. In just four years, Carrie Lindsey’s creativity, combined with her husband Charles’ […]

All American Pie

All American Pie

Bakers dish up about creating a tasty business By Jennifer M. Aguilar Is there any dessert that rides that fine line between total decadence and old-timey comfort food quite like the humble pie? Sure, cake has long been the go-to treat for birthdays, weddings, retirements […]

Growing with the times

Growing with the times

Nortex Wholesale Nursery still prospering after 46 years By Sonia Duggan Long before Wylie became a sea of suburban growth, land was plentiful, and so were opportunities. It was 1972 when Jon Pinkus took a chance and purchased land to start a growing center. Since […]

Local ‘Momtrepreneurs’ live their dreams

Local ‘Momtrepreneurs’ live their dreams

By Jennifer M. Aguilar These days, Iselda Wagner, who goes by Izzy, is busier than ever. As a business owner, wife, and mom to three, with one on the way, her hands and heart are certainly full. But just a few years ago her life […]

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 […]