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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.…

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…

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…

For the love of fall gardening

For the love of fall gardening

By Carrie Dunlea Tending to backyard vegetable gardens can fill many hours of enjoyable downtime in the great outdoors. What’s more, the bounty produced by such gardens provides healthy, fresh foods to gardeners and their loved ones. Although spring and summer are widely seen as…

Give Loki some love

Give Loki some love

What kind of dog is that?” is the question we get asked the most! This handsome guy is Loki and he’s a 4-year-old Swiss Shepherd/Siberian Husky mix weighing 70 lbs. His fluffy white coat and blue and brown eyes are sure to make people stop…

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…