Farm Fresh

Farm Fresh

Local farmers feed their communities By Sonia Duggan The farms that once dotted the countryside in Collin County and across the U.S. have given way to progress as developers snapped up land once farmed for generations. While progress is inevitable, especially for those of us 

Behind the scenes

Behind the scenes

Reporters find joy in working in their home market  By Don Munsch Allie Spillyards especially loved writing when she was growing up. Diana Zoga loved reading in her formative years. Their love of those life skills only helped them when they became storytellers. The kind 

Flight  Museums soar in North Texas

Flight Museums soar in North Texas

By Sydni Ellis Falling in love is a wild adventure. Connecting with another person feels like flying, filled with excitement and wonder and butterflies in your stomach. That’s why a wedding I attended at the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas felt so fitting. The 

Community of Cowgirls

Community of Cowgirls

By Sonia Duggan A love of horses and a community of seasoned “40-something women” who may, or may not, want to get back in the saddle again are participating in unique cowgirl groups in Texas and across the U.S.  In Farmersville, Wylie, Decatur and 13 

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