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, 

Plastic Predicament: America’s Battle with Waste

Plastic Predicament: America’s Battle with Waste

By Carrie Dunlea In the bustling urban landscape of modern America lies a problem that’s as pervasive as it is pernicious: plastic waste. And despite the concerted efforts to recycle paper, cardboard and metals, plastic continues to permeate our landfills, oceans and even infiltrate our 

An event for the ages

An event for the ages

By Bob Wieland It won’t be just the stars at night that are big and bright on April 8. If it is not cloudy, stars will be visible at midday as the shadow of a total solar eclipse sweeps across Texas.  The umbra is 120 

That’s Entertainment!

That’s Entertainment!

Award-winning author, screenwriter, filmmaker, and actor reflects on career By Jeremy Hallock Book signings, school and library visits are just a few ways a Garland-raised entertainer connects with his audience when visiting family and friends over the holidays. Now living in New Jersey, Gregory G. 

Bourbon with a Texas flavor

Bourbon with a Texas flavor

Collin County distillery accumulates awards By Bob Wieland A Collin County distillery proudly commemorates the year its location was granted to early settlers in the Republic of Texas. The 1845 Distilling Company is a family-owned and operated artisan bourbon distillery located in Lowry Crossing. It 

Gold Star memories

Gold Star memories

By Sonia Duggan In communities throughout the U.S., there are families who have paid the highest price in the cause of freedom.  These families, known as Gold Star families, experienced the loss of an immediate family member while serving their country. The designation is meant 

Country Style

Country Style

Clay Cooper: 2023 Texas Country Music Hall of Famer By Jeremy Hallock Clay Cooper started his career at the Wylie Opry. Now he is in the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame alongside legends like Willie Nelson, Gene Autry, Waylon Jennings, and Bob Wills.  Cooper, 

Revolutionary history

Revolutionary history

By Sonia Duggan For 134 years, men throughout Texas, the United States, and internationally, make up one of the largest nonprofit, nonpartisan societies dedicated to “promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and promoting education to future generations.” Today, over 40,000 members belong to the National Society 

Railroad brings innovation in early days

Railroad brings innovation in early days

By Tracy Lawson In her 1990 book Wylie Area Heritage, historian Beb Fulkerson wrote that the coming of the Gulf, Colorado, and Santa Fe Railway in 1886 “changed the face of several sleepy hamlets.” Indeed, a favorable location near a railroad depot would bring growth 

League of Women Voters® of Collin County

League of Women Voters® of Collin County

A league of their own  By Sonia Duggan Long before Collin County residents headed to the polls for early voting in the Primary Election last month, volunteers belonging to a decades-old association logged many hours behind the scenes to ensure voters were registered and informed.