Are you feeling flu-like? If so, you are not alone. North Texas is currently one of the worst areas for influenza in the country as hundreds of people are suffering from the flu or flu-like symptoms.

Dallas/Fort Worth residents define success not by monetary wealth or professional achievements, but by being able to provide for their families. This is one of the primary findings outlined in a report recently released by Merrill Edge that focuses on perceptions Americans have of what it me…

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.

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…

What do: genetically modified organism labels, endangered species, water rights and drones have in common? They are all part of the changing face of agriculture that covered by agricultural laws.

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…

North Texans are fortunate to have many hardy, flowering perennials that add color and grace to our landscapes. A few years ago, the Denton County Master Gardener Association asked members to choose their favorites. These five plants made the list because of their hardiness, lovely blooms an…

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…

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…

The College Board released the results of the recent SAT exam earlier this month. The results showed that the average score of the Class of 2015 on the math section of the SAT dropped nine points from last year to 486 and the critics once again wasted no time condemning our schools as failur…

I’ve had the pleasure of working as an electrical engineer at Raytheon Company for more than 15 years, and I have a message for young women considering their education and career paths: Please don’t forget about math and science.