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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 […]

Charming Chattanooga

Charming Chattanooga

By Carrie Dunlea After the blistering heat of Texas’ summer and the deluge of rain in early fall, planning a getaway to enjoy beautiful vistas and an abundance of outdoor activities might be just what the doctor ordered. Pack your bags and drive or fly […]

Veterans Center of North Texas

Veterans Center of North Texas

Helping veterans and their families get the services they need By Sonia Duggan Navigating the waters of veteran benefits can be confusing for many individuals, but for the staff at the Veterans Center of North Texas, it’s all just in a day’s work. For four […]

Claim Clover as your new BFF!

Claim Clover as your new BFF!

My name is Clover, I’m a playful, affectionate and entertaining pup who is active and full of life! I can get along with dogs of similar size and energy level. Or I can totally be the only pup in your life too. I’m also housebroken […]

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 […]

Discover the Beauty of Double Tulips

Discover the Beauty of Double Tulips

By Melinda Myers Celebrate the National Garden Bureau’s Year of the Tulip in a big way by planting double flowered tulip varieties this fall for a showy display next spring. Flower arrangers love the big bold blossoms that resemble peonies and you’ll love their impressive […]

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, […]