Creating Community

Creating Community

Social media group unites ASD moms By Sonia Duggan Raising a child with autism without a strong support network can be very isolating for many parents. The symptoms, much like the spectrum of the disorder, can vary widely leaving some parents frustrated as they attempt 

One year later:  School nurses navigate pandemic

One year later: School nurses navigate pandemic

By Don Munsch Kara Geller has experienced the COVID-19 pandemic firsthand, and she has seen how young people have reacted to the virus over the last year. Geller has been a nurse for 21 years and is in her 13th year with Wylie ISD. She 

70-year duet

70-year duet

Couple shares love of church and music By Sonia Duggan After seven decades of marriage, three children, nine grandchildren and one great grandchild, J.B. and Beryl Featherston, 92 and 89 respectively, know a thing or two about having a successful marriage.  While they both agree 

Hobbies for life

Hobbies for life

By Sonia Duggan The pandemic may have tempered our social lives and forced us to spend much more time at home than we wanted, but for many of us, hobbies have been a lifeline. Not only do they provide a creative outlet, they give us 

Crazy for Cars

Crazy for Cars

Local custom shops build dreams By Joe Reavis Over the past several years, several area businesses have set up shop in the area to cater to the automotive enthusiast, providing whatever level of car project help is needed, from a little assistance to a complete, 

Turning women into girls

Turning women into girls

Sisters on the Fly celebrates over 20 years of adventure  By Sonia Duggan Imagine being part of a group where only women are allowed. No kids, no husband, no pets. Your only responsibility is for yourself – and making sure you have fun! Sure, there’s 

Sweet Success

Sweet Success

Beekeeping business spans generations By Joseph Honescko North Texas beekeepers function much like the hives they care for. The honeybees build community within their colonies to create sustainable systems that outlives each individual. Beekeepers across Collin County and beyond are doing the exact same thing 

Past & Present

Past & Present

Raymond Cooper talks about early years, business  By Sonia Duggan Not many people have witnessed progress in eastern Dallas and Collin Counties the way Raymond Cooper has. Land he once farmed in his youth is now populated with a network of roads, homes and businesses. 

Living the American Dream

Living the American Dream

By Sonia Duggan The United States is a nation built by immigrants. Some of the earliest settlers came in search of religious freedoms, while the majority of immigrants came to America seeking economic opportunities that would provide them hope for a better life. Today, not 

Anniversary of an Ax Murder

Anniversary of an Ax Murder

By Sonia Duggan Forty years ago, Friday, June 13, 1980, a Fairview housewife killed a Wylie middle school teacher in such a horrific way that some will never forget. Candace Montgomery, 30, wielded a 3-foot-long ax she found in the garage at the home of