The 2018 tax season is underway.
Flu season can be unpredictable. To prevent it, education is key. Fortunately, for North Texans who haven’t received their vaccination, it’s not too late. Since the vaccination can take up to two weeks to build up full immunity, now is an ideal time to protect yourself ahead of the holidays.
November is National Caregivers Month, and according to a recent Merrill Lynch age wave study, eight in 10 Americans say caregiving is the “new normal” for American families.
Clean drinking water is critical to public health and safety. We can’t live without this essential resource that is delivered to north Texas homes and businesses for about a penny per gallon.
This monthly column is to continue to maintain open communication with the residents in Precinct 1 by sharing updates on events and issues in Denton County. Watch for regular columns and stay informed on your area. Should you have any concerns you would like to share with my office, our cont…
While the can do Texas spirit of independence is something we all love about the Lone Star State, in reality we can’t operate successfully without strong national and global economies.
I’m sitting here on my front porch at a little after 2 in the morning drinking a steaming cup of coffee. I have a pretty decent cigar glowing hot. The sky is so clear I am seeing which star formations I can find. A coyote just walked past my house but no humans to be seen, no cars passing th…
There was a time in Collin County if you saw a tent going up in a vacant field it meant one of three things … a revival was in the works, a traveling roller skating rink was opening or a circus was in town.
John Adams, the nation’s second president, once wrote, “I must study war and diplomacy so that my children may study math and science and that their children may study art and philosophy.” Thus is the story of Lawrence Sullivan “Sul” Ross, a man who beat the proverbial sword into a plowshare…
In Lewisville ISD, our vision is for all of our students to enjoy thriving, productive lives in a future they create, and our mission is for students, staff and community to design and implement a learning organization that provides engaging, innovative experiences every day.
Recently, four Member Cities of the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) announced they are requesting the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC) to review the wholesale water rates charged by NTMWD.
Writing is the painting of a picture in another person’s mind using only words. The magnificent scenery of Texas has inspired many artists and writers through the years, and the backdrop of overwhelming beauty and sometimes larger-than-life characters has often been the spark needed for a gr…
Imagine a day without water. That appeal is part of a nationwide effort this month to increase awareness about the crucial need for water infrastructure funding.
If your child’s school had a performance rating of B on their marquee, would you assume that at least a part of that rating included the A-F grades your child is receiving daily in class? If you do, that assumption would be wrong.
May is National Stroke Awareness Month and it’s a good time to remind the community that during a stroke, every second counts.
A nonpartisan coalition of public- and private-sector stakeholders has chosen “Infrastructure Week,” May 16-23, to promote the need for government to invest in improvements to “roads, bridges, rails, ports, airports, pipes, the power grid, [and] broadband.”
This month marked the 250th anniversary of Collin McKinney’s birth. The namesake of our county and county seat was a great man who accomplished much in his lifetime. He and his family and friends have left their mark throughout Collin County.
With the busy spring travel season upon us – and the summer season right around the corner – many homeowners and renters around the Metroplex may be thinking about cashing in on the short-term rental craze.
Hello, I am a fourth-grade student in North Carolina. In fourth grade, we do state reports and I have chosen your state. I am very excited to learn more about the great state of Texas as I work on my report.
EASTER SUNDAY – the day around the world Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, The Risen Savior, the shedding of whose blood paved a crimson path to salvation and redemption – the eternal forgiveness of sins.
Every 34 seconds, someone in the United States has a heart attack, and 22,200 of those people die because they didn’t recognize the signs of what was happening to them.
Last week, the Donaldson Adoption Institute (DAI) was excited to be in Dallas to hold our second Let’s Adopt Reform town hall meeting, an initiative that aims to strengthen all families by igniting a national conversation about adoption and foster care adoption in the 21st century. We were j…
We appreciate the hard work on the part of all involved in this several months-long process of developing zoning proposals, taking and reviewing feedback and in bringing forward final recommendations with modifications where possible.
Each and every person is a “Menorah” a shining light that can inspire and bring joy to the people and the world around us. Light your Menorah, be a source of warmth and light for your family and people that surround you. Stand tall and bright, doing your part toward creating a brighter and more peaceful world.
The Texas Education Agency’s Commissioner of Education serves as the educational leader of the state. The commissioner creates rules and policies governing the state's approximately 1,200 school districts, oversees the TEA and its $21 billion annual budget, and works closely with the state l…
Playing sports is a great way to get exercise and build friendships, but getting injured during a game can keep you sidelined for weeks or even months.