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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 […]

Triumph car collection a labor of love

Triumph car collection a labor of love

By Joe Reavis Murphy resident Mike Sabelhaus can’t point to a particular “gotcha” moment explaining his fondness for Triumph sports cars, but over the years he has accumulated a collection of five of the automobiles and actively participates in Triumph car club events. “I have […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Restored Life

A Restored Life

By Sonia Duggan LaTonya McCormick knows a thing or two about transformation. As an artist she creates works of art using her God-given talent. As an art teacher for 25 years, she has taught students how to appreciate all mediums and to create something out […]