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California is for couples

California is for couples

By Sydni Ellis If the popular travel quote  “Love is the food of life, travel is the dessert” by Amanda Jane Sturges is to be believed, then taking a vacation with your significant other is an even sweeter gift than chocolates this Valentine’s Day. Who […]

Psalm68five

Psalm68five

Ministry offers “camperships” to fatherless children By April Towery About 43 percent – or almost half – of American children grew up without a father in their home. That figure represents kids with deceased, absent or incarcerated fathers, as well as those separated by divorce.  […]

Living the sweet life

Living the sweet life

Say it with Sugar owners dish on love, life, work By Sonia Duggan Monica and Treg Whitaker’s love and respect for each other is even sweeter than the frosting they make or the cakes they bake. Their marriage of 17 years is truly a partnership. […]

Untraditional with a Twist

Untraditional with a Twist

Brides and grooms once felt compelled to conform to the trappings of traditional weddings. From uber-romantic vows to pastel colors to the penultimate white tiered cake, various wedding components were long considered must-haves. But modern couples are increasingly expressing their individuality, and even embracing more […]

Red Velvet Waffles

Red Velvet Waffles

Makes 4 large waffles INGREDIENTS  2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup white sugar 2 tablespoons cocoa powder 3 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 2 eggs 1 3/4 cups buttermilk 2 teaspoons vanilla 2 ounces red food coloring 4 tablespoons shortening […]

Keep houseplants healthy  & pets safe

Keep houseplants healthy & pets safe

By Melinda Myers You love them both – your pets and houseplants – but it can be challenging to safely raise them together in the same house.  Reduce the risk by selecting pet-safe plants and safely managing houseplant pest problems. Avoid problems by selecting plants […]

Heart attack signs in women

Heart attack signs in women

Many people are familiar with the image of a heart attack sufferer clutching his or her chest or feeling surprising, tingling sensations in his or her left arm. While those symptoms are common, heart attacks can produce a wide array of symptoms, and some of […]

Annie is Awesome!

Annie is Awesome!

Annie is a happy-go-lucky girl who would make a great companion for someone who enjoys the outdoors. She is alert and attentive to people and very interested in playing tug-of-war with her toys.A She looks forward to romping and playing with humans and with a […]

Amazing Libraries around the World

Amazing Libraries around the World

By Sydni Ellis Libraries are magical places. As a little girl, I remember roaming the shelves, looking for pictures of characters I loved on the covers because I couldn’t read yet. A few years later, I was stacking books so high in my arms that […]

Charting new territory

Charting new territory

Quest for learning transforms local residents By April Towery As a new year and a new decade begins, the resolutions are big – and many have been years in the making.  We talked to Collin County residents who have made major life changes to better […]