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Living the American Dream

Living the American Dream

By Sonia Duggan The United States is a nation built by immigrants. Some of the earliest settlers came in search of religious freedoms, while the majority of immigrants came to America seeking economic opportunities that would provide them hope for a better life. Today, not…

St. Vincent de Paul of North Texas

St. Vincent de Paul of North Texas

Neighbors helping Neighbors By Sonia Duggan A Catholic priest’s ministry to the poor, and his ability to organize groups of volunteers at the turn of 17th century to do the same, set the tone for what would later become the Society of St. Vincent de…

Fire Up your Fourth

Fire Up your Fourth

with Tasty Backyard Recipes White Barbecue Sauce with Smoky Chicken  Prep: 15 minutes | Cook: 45 minutes | Servings: 6 White Barbecue Sauce: 1 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup cider vinegar 2 tablespoons Zatarain’s Creole Mustard 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish 1/2 teaspoon McCormick Coarse Ground Black…

Make miles of memories this summer

Make miles of memories this summer

By Sydni Ellis Summertime is sipping an ice-cold strawberry margarita. It’s wearing a brand-new swimsuit and a perfectly floppy straw hat. It’s relaxing in cold water while the hot Texas sun beats down on you. It’s making memories that will last all year! But this…

Meet Winnie the  wonder dog!

Meet Winnie the wonder dog!

Meet Winnie! She’s a sweet girl who is bound to have your whole heart in no time! Winnie is a beautiful blonde Carolina Dog/Lab mix with expressive ears that stand straight up, sometimes! You can’t miss them or her unique blue and brown eyes. She…

Attracting pollinators to your garden

Attracting pollinators to your garden

By Carrie Dunlea  A thriving backyard garden requires homeowners to take steps to ensure the garden has the best environment in which to grow and thrive. The right tools and components, including trowels, rakes, soil, amendments, and fertilizer, can help gardeners create beautiful spaces. It’s…

Keep your immune system strong

Keep your immune system strong

By Carrie Dunlea The immune system is a powerful component of the human body. It recognizes when viruses, bacteria and other foreign invaders enter or compromise the body, and then takes action to prevent illnesses from taking over. The average person can help his or…

Texas Therapeutic Riding Center

Texas Therapeutic Riding Center

A community where horses heal By Sonia Duggan In a network of barns located on 50 acres on Country Club Road in far north Wylie, horses and humans have been symbiotic for 35 years.  Under the direction of owner and head trainer Kai Handt, North…

Calling All Campers

Calling All Campers

By Sydni Ellis Dazzling stars dance in the sky. Chirping insects create a soft melody in the dark. The sweet aroma of sugary marshmallows over a crackling firepit fills the warm night air and tickles the back of your throat. Welcome to camping season—one of…

Anniversary of an Ax Murder

Anniversary of an Ax Murder

By Sonia Duggan Forty years ago, Friday, June 13, 1980, a Fairview housewife killed a Wylie middle school teacher in such a horrific way that some will never forget. Candace Montgomery, 30, wielded a 3-foot-long ax she found in the garage at the home of…