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Backroads of Texas

Backroads of Texas

San Jacinto to San Bernard refuge By Gary Clark and Kathy Adams Clark From San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, follow Park Road 186 until it turns onto US Highway 225 or Pasadena Freeway east until it merges with Texas Highway 146. Drive south 28 […]

Navy men of WWII

Navy men of WWII

By Sonia Duggan They have been called members of the ‘Greatest Generation’ because of their service and sacrifice during World War II. They signed up as teenagers and returned home as men, having seen and experienced war and hardship. As the number of these veterans […]

Keeping it Fresh from the Garden to the Table

Keeping it Fresh from the Garden to the Table

By Melinda Myers You spent the summer weeding, watering and tending to your vegetable garden. Now all your effort has paid off with a bountiful harvest.  Maximize the flavor and nutritional value of your homegrown vegetables with proper harvesting and storage. For the freshest flavor, […]

Meet Gage Hurricane Harvey Rescue

Meet Gage Hurricane Harvey Rescue

Hi, I’m Gage! I am one of ten dogs who were lucky enough to be rescued from Hurricane Harvey by Paws in the City volunteers on Friday, September 1. I had been in a shelter in South Texas when suddenly a big storm rolled through […]

Exercising after breast cancer

Exercising after breast cancer

By Sonia Duggan Many survivors wonder if it’s safe to return to the exercise regimens they followed prior to being diagnosed. Depending on the exercise, and the type of cancer, most often the answer is yes. The American Cancer Society recommends women exercise after surgery […]

Cast Iron Gourmet

Cast Iron Gourmet

For centuries, cast iron has been a cook’s go-to with its even heating, great heat retention, natural non-stick surface, and its flexibility to go outdoors and cook over an open fire. In Cast Iron Gourmet, Megan Keno, creator of the blog Country Cleaver, goes beyond the basics […]

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 […]

Sail through history in historic Salem

Sail through history in historic Salem

By Rhonda Briggs Have you ever noticed how a place can make a season feel more enchanting? A tropical island during the summer. A snow covered mountain in winter. A trip to Salem, Massachusetts in October. This small town in northern Massachusetts, with a name […]

Beating Breast Cancer

Beating Breast Cancer

Three Survivors Share Their Inspiring Success Stories By Jennifer M. Aguilar How One Blonde Kicked Cancer’s Butt It was just about a year ago that Jennifer Bowser was getting ready for another day at the office, not knowing that her life was about to change […]

Guns & Hoses

Guns & Hoses

Dedicated to assisting families of fallen first responders who lost their lives in the line of duty and supporting local police and fire children’s charities By Sonia Duggan In one week 19 amateur boxers will step into the ring for the first time before an […]