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Prehistoric discovery

Prehistoric discovery

By Wyndi Veigel If you’re a fan of fishing, boating or swimming in Lake Lavon, you might be surprised to discover the area now covered by the lake has a bit of a prehistoric past. A Wylie family with an affinity for combing the shores […]

A Declaration of Desserts

A Declaration of Desserts

Blueberry Pie Bars | Makes 9    These bars are a cross between pie, muffins and bars! They have all the delicious tasty flavors of each rolled into one handheld treat! This is perfect for the morning, afternoon or night! CRUST 1½ cups all-purpose flour […]

Parks and Recreation the Texas way

Parks and Recreation the Texas way

By Sydni Ellis Texas summers as a kid could be summed up with the three P’s: popsicles, pools and parks! Basically, if my siblings and I weren’t outside – running, splashing, laughing, enjoying every last second of freedom – then we were inside, sleeping for […]

Friends for life

Friends for life

Patriot Paws offers service dogs to disabled veterans By April Towery Adisabled veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder is unable to go to his son’s ball games. He can’t leave the house and endure the crowds and the noise.  He wakes in the middle of […]

Roxy Rocks!

Roxy Rocks!

Hello, my name is Roxy. I’m a 5-month-old Lab/Heeler mix girl who is just as adorable as I am sweet! I’m about 32 lbs. right now, but I still have some growing to do. I will likely be around 60 lbs as an adult. I’m […]

Dylan digs a new home

Dylan digs a new home

Hi, my name is Dylan. I’m a sweet, charming, handsome lab mix boy looking for his furever home. I’m good natured, polite, and affectionate. I can be entertaining and quite silly at times, but I am very smart and trainable. I’m potty-trained and love other […]

Picnic sides for Summer

Picnic sides for Summer

Potato Salad with Bacon and Parsley | Serves 6 From “Real Simple: Easy, Delicious Home Cooking (Time Home Entertainment). 1 1⁄2 pounds new potatoes (about 15) Kosher salt and black pepper 4 slices bacon 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 2 teaspoons […]

A ghost town named Eureka

A ghost town named Eureka

On the far eastern edge of Wylie lies a significant parcel of land, rich in history: The lost ghost town of Eureka.  This small community played an important part in the Wylie development before the first railways rolled into Wylie on October 13, 1886. Originally […]

When cotton was king

When cotton was king

Residents remember good old days on the farm By April Towery For many, cotton brings to mind images of a fluffy white ball that removes polish from a fingernail or applies ointment to a wound. For another generation, however, it’s a commodity they and their […]

Theme Park thrills

Theme Park thrills

By Sydni Ellis Click, click, click. Your heart beats faster with each passing second. Click, click. Your stomach is clenching-the cotton candy you ate earlier is threatening to reappear. Click. You’re holding your breath at the top. Whoosh! You’re hurtling full speed ahead with your […]