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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 […]

A lifeline for those battling addictions

A lifeline for those battling addictions

Collin County Substance Abuse Program By Sonia Duggan Nationwide drug abuse poses major challenges for addicts and their families and friends. For those in Collin County battling addictions, the Collin County Substance Abuse Program provides a wealth of information and referrals. The county-wide program was […]

Clownin’ Around at the Rodeo

Clownin’ Around at the Rodeo

By Jennifer M. Aguilar Most people visit the rodeo for the high-octane excitement. From barrel racing to bull riding, there is surely plenty of suspense that happens in the ring. But it’s hard to imagine those death-defying acts being much fun to watch if it […]