Collin McKinney: pioneer, patriot, namesake of Collin County

Collin McKinney: pioneer, patriot, namesake of Collin County

Collin McKinney, Home, McKinney Texas Collin McKinney, a significant figure in Texas history, is a name synonymous with the spirit of independence and the pioneering drive that shaped the state.  Born on April 17, 1766, in New Jersey, McKinney’s journey to becoming a key player 

History takes the stand

History takes the stand

Take a trip, explore Texas Courthouses  By Sydni Ellis In Texas, admiring courthouses is a tradition — like eating cornbread and chili (with no beans!) and dressing up for high school football games. Europe has its cathedrals, and we have courthouses.  In fact, Texas has 

Pictures of the Past 

Pictures of the Past 

By Sonia Duggan In the heart of downtown Farmersville, the post office stands as a testament to the past, its interior meticulously preserved as it was in 1939.  Walking through its doors, visitors are greeted by a nostalgic ambiance, complete with original fixtures and a 

Recipes with a twist

Recipes with a twist

I love sharing recipes that I have learned from family members and put my own twist on. My mom makes an incredible pasta salad for almost every cookout or get-together, and this is my fusion take on the recipe I learned from her many years 

Meet Marigold!

Meet Marigold!

Marigold is a 2-year-old heeler mix that came in as a stray to the Collin County Animal Shelter in March. She arrived with her grown puppies who have all since been adopted. This gentle flower is a little timid with all the noises and commotion at the 

Floral Odyssey: Exploring the Blooms of Texas

Floral Odyssey: Exploring the Blooms of Texas

By Carrie Dunlea In the heart of Texas, where the spirit of the wild meets the tranquility of the countryside, lies a tapestry of blooms waiting to be discovered. From the rolling hills of Marble Falls to the fields of lavender near Blanco, each farm 

Memories of Mom

Memories of Mom

By Sonia Duggan As Mother’s Day approaches, we gather to honor the enduring spirit of maternal love and the profound impact it leaves behind. In this collection of ‘Memories of Mom’ submitted by readers, we pay tribute to the cherished women who have passed on, 

Real Food Weeknights

Real Food Weeknights

Greek Turkey Meatballs Servings: 4 | Prep: 10 minutes | Cook: 10 minutes Low Carb, Nut-Free Option, Paleo Option Meatballs 1 lb ground turkey 1 large egg 1 cup finely chopped fresh spinach 2 cloves garlic, minced ¼ cup finely diced red onion 1/3 cup 

Amora needs some ‘amore’ 

Amora needs some ‘amore’ 

Meet Amora, a 3 year old pit“opotamus” who needs some amore — that’s Italian for love — and a home. This big, friendly girl has lots of love to give back. You may notice she looks like she’s had pups, and while that is true, 

Igniting a new beginning

Igniting a new beginning

CCSO program offers educational opportunities, certifications to inmates By Sonia Duggan One year ago, Collin County Sheriff Jim Skinner announced plans to reduce recidivism rates among inmates by offering a program where they can learn better life skills, improve their education and learn a trade.