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A Year of Champions

A Year of Champions

By Sonia Duggan The 2021 In & Around Champions are an amazing group of North Texans with a heart for serving and bringing awareness to multiple causes: missing teens, preserving wildlife habitats, honoring veterans, genealogical research, food insecurity and so much more. Whatever the nonprofit, 

Gold Medal Getaways

Gold Medal Getaways

Celebrate the games, travel like an Olympian this year  By Carrie Dunlea Celebrate the annual Winter Olympics this year by taking a trip to any one of three former host cities in the United States. No athleticism is required unless you want to strap on 

Breaking Bread

Breaking Bread

Everything Bagel Bread  | 1½ Pound Loaf Bread Machine Setting: Basic/White program  This easy, savory bubble bread has layers of melted butter and everything bagel seasoning sprinkled throughout. It bakes into a solid, sliceable loaf for serving once completely cooled.  ¾ cup milk3 tbsp butter, 

Pick Clover

Pick Clover

If you’re looking to add a 4-legged member to your family, Clover could be your lucky charm. She is a super sweet five-year-old Pittie mix that will give you lots of kisses in return for giving her love and affection. Clover is looking for an 

Boost Your Confidence

Boost Your Confidence

Self-esteem is something to which we all aspire, but every now and then, we all feel rather low and need a bit of a boost.  Whether one of your relationships has you down or you are having a tough time at work, consider doing one 

Wreaths across America honors veterans

Wreaths across America honors veterans

By Sonia Duggan One of the world’s largest veterans’ parades will commence on December 11 this year as Patriot Guard Riders accompany a convoy of tractor trailer trucks for its annual pilgrimage from Columbia Falls, Maine down the east coast. The trucks, packed with boxes 

Cozy Christmassy towns

Cozy Christmassy towns

By Sydni Ellis There’s a reason so many big-city characters travel to small towns in Hallmark movies. The charming town squares, twinkling lights, friendly neighbors, festive parades, sweet Christmas tree farms, romantic horse-drawn carriage rides, and snow everywhere — what’s not to love? If you’ve 

Light the way to Holiday Cheer

Light the way to Holiday Cheer

By Carrie Dunlea There’s something magical about Christmas lights. The way they twinkle and seem to dance before our eyes. Colorful holiday displays can lighten the heart of even the biggest Grinch this time of year. How can one not be happy when there is 

Eat, drink and be merry!

Eat, drink and be merry!

Tasting menus, bite-sized treats and finger foods are always a hit at holiday functions — and this recipe for “Mini Merry Meatballs,” courtesy of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, is sure to please. Paired with a cranberry barbecue sauce, these savory 

Winter plants brighten spaces

Winter plants brighten spaces

By Carrie Dunlea Spring and summer have the colorful blooms and rich greenery that make the great outdoors so lush and inviting. Autumn is awash in vibrant colors that beckon people outdoors to explore. But winter has a poor reputation with regard to natural beauty.