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Travel on the water

Travel on the water

Paddling trails offer adventure, fitness By Sydni Ellis Hazy orange and pink light spreads like fire across the early morning sky, as the sun slowly rises above the clouds. A late-summer sunrise is such a beautiful experience. Especially since 6:30 a.m. is practically the only…

In-Sync Exotics

In-Sync Exotics

Supporting rescued exotic cats for 20 years By Sonia Duggan There’s a hidden gem in Collin County. A haven for the neglected, abused and the unwanted. It’s a place where lions roar, tigers play, cheetahs run, servals play and lemurs climb. To some, it might…

Sweet Success

Sweet Success

Beekeeping business spans generations By Joseph Honescko North Texas beekeepers function much like the hives they care for. The honeybees build community within their colonies to create sustainable systems that outlives each individual. Beekeepers across Collin County and beyond are doing the exact same thing…

Dinner Uncomplicated

Dinner Uncomplicated

I have to warn you: These sesame noodles are addictive. I discovered them on a trip to New York City, where they are a mainstay on every Chinese restaurant menu. The sauce is creamy and rich but also quite spicy, which makes for a delicious…

Enjoy whole grains, even on a  gluten-free diet

Enjoy whole grains, even on a gluten-free diet

People adhere to gluten-free diets for various reasons. Individuals with Celiac disease have to avoid gluten because they have a form of gluten intolerance that results in severe gastrointestinal distress if they consume it. However, others avoid gluten, which is a protein found in all…

Welcome Webster to your home

Welcome Webster to your home

Hi there! Webster here, and I’m looking for my perfect match. I’m around two years old and I tip the scales at about 15 lbs. – give or take a few. It’s time for me to find my forever home, but in the spirit of…

Foodie Road Trippin’

Foodie Road Trippin’

By Sydni Ellis Sweet, sticky peach juice dribbled down my arm. The sun was beating down on my family and me on this nearly triple-digit summer day, but nobody noticed—we were too busy feasting on soft, Southern peaches that we had driven nearly an hour…

Shiloh Place

Shiloh Place

By Joseph Honescko Collin County has a reputation of affluence and prosperity, but not all residents share in this experience.  A 2019 report from the Collin County Homeless Coalition recorded 558 homeless individuals across Collin County, a 31% increase from the 427 documented in 2018.…

Past & Present

Past & Present

Raymond Cooper talks about early years, business  By Sonia Duggan Not many people have witnessed progress in eastern Dallas and Collin Counties the way Raymond Cooper has. Land he once farmed in his youth is now populated with a network of roads, homes and businesses.…

20-Minute Italian

20-Minute Italian

10-Minute Seafood Couscous to Feed a Crowd  Serves 4 to 8 | Dairy-Free  Need a fast, tasty meal to feed a large crowd? This couscous appetizer feeds up to eight people, and it’s just perfect to share.  Inspired by a traditional Sicilian recipe—Couscous alla Trapanese—this…