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Pick Daisy as your new pet!

Pick Daisy as your new pet!

Hi, I’m Daisy, a beautiful 4-year-old Lab mix girl weighing 54 lbs. I’m good-natured, affectionate, sweet and very trainable. I’m very smart too. I already know how to come and sit. I’m also potty-trained and have excellent leash manners.  I am dog and cat-friendly, but […]

Design pro tips for homeowners

Design pro tips for homeowners

By Carrie Dunlea Photo spreads in home design magazines can be awe-inspiring. Quite often homeowners wish they could lift the looks right off the pages of magazines and transform their own homes into picture-perfect retreats.  It takes an eye for design to pull a room […]

The spice of life

The spice of life

Local company mixes up tasty dips, soups By April Towery Everyone thinks their mama’s home cooking is the best – but the children and grandchildren of Carmela Randack may have an advantage in that competition.  Carmie was born in Pittsburgh, and her family moved to […]

Sensational Salads

Sensational Salads

Add fruits, veggies to meals for plant-forward nutrition Family Features Tangy Kale Slaw with Cilantro & Honey | Serves 6 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon light mayonnaise  1 tablespoon honey 1 1/2 teaspoons cilantro leaves, washed and chopped 1 teaspoon lime juice 1/4 […]

Profit for a purpose

Profit for a purpose

Hope’s Gate opens new doors for orphans, at-risk youth By Sonia Duggan Away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Wylie on the “other” side of Ballard Avenue is a store where profits earned are used to give hope to orphans and break the cycle […]

The truth about roads

The truth about roads

Funding, costs, repairs create confusion in Collin County  By Wyndi Veigel Roads are the topic of discussion on social media, restaurants, downtown events and even at the local Dairy Queen. How roads are funded, who is responsible for costs associated with byways and how road […]

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 […]