Rotary

Rotary

Supporting communities in District 5810 By Sonia Duggan Whether they’re meeting at sunrise, noon or mid-day, Rotarians across the country — and throughout the world — continue to find ways to serve others while keeping true to their founder’s vision: “So professionals of diverse backgrounds 

LifePath Systems

LifePath Systems

Building stronger communities…person by person By Sonia Duggan The mental health crisis in America exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic prompted over 12,452 Collin County residents to call LifePath Systems crisis hotline for help last year.  As the county’s MHMR center, CEO Tammy Mahan wants residents 

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

Bringing nature and people together By Sonia Duggan Just a short drive away, every day is Earth Day at the Heard Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary in eastern McKinney where 289 acres of flora and fauna are dedicated to conservation, education and preservation efforts.  In the 

Collin County Genealogical Society

Collin County Genealogical Society

Promoting, preserving, supporting genealogical research  By Sonia Duggan For 50 years the Collin County Genealogical Society has been committed to helping members discover their roots while raising funds to champion projects dedicated to support genealogical research. Started by a group of six local residents in 

Scarlett needs some love

Scarlett needs some love

Scarlett is a darling 1-year-old Australian Cattle Dog mix who’s the perfect size at just 30 pounds. She’s a little shy to start, but after a few treats she’ll be your best gal! Scarlett is a gentle pup with darling ears who likes to play 

Legacy of Love

Legacy of Love

By Sonia Duggan She was known as a leader, a gifted athlete, a true friend and an old soul who had an unwavering faith in God. In an instant, Ally Hooten’s short, light-filled life was taken when she died tragically in an ATV accident January 

4theONE

4theONE

Dedicated to finding each ONE Missing. Exploited. Trafficked By Sonia Duggan Every minute counts when you’re trying to find a missing teen.  For the last six years, a DFW private investigator and his team have been on mission to help families and law enforcement officials 

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity

Bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope By Sonia Duggan Christmas 2020 will be a new experience this year for six Collin County families – three in Wylie, one in Plano and two in McKinney – who moved into new homes thanks to 

Called to Serve

Called to Serve

American Legion Hale-Combest Post 315 Wylie, Texas By Sonia Duggan The American Legion has been long known as an organization where local veterans get together and serve other veterans, patriotic causes and people within a community.  Originally chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as 

Child Advocacy Center: providing light in the darkness

Child Advocacy Center: providing light in the darkness

By Wyndi Veigel Imagine being a teacher and one of your students makes a claim of abuse by a family member. Unsure of where to turn, you report the incident to local law enforcement. As a mandatory reporter you have no choice but to speak