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.

If you’ve ever bought, sold or leased property using a Texas realtor, you know that we are always watching out for your best interests. But Texas realtors don’t just advocate for you during transactions – we also advocate for you at all levels of government to ensure lawmakers support public…

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.

With over 3 million senior citizens currently residing in Texas and the large baby boomer population aging into retirement, many of us have taken on the responsibility of caring for our elderly parents or relatives. This not only includes making certain they have proper housing, healthcare, …

During this Fourth of July holiday, I wish to express gratitude for the many blessings given to us by our Founding Fathers and to the brave soldiers who have sacrificed for our nation’s ability to uphold the foundational values of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. 

As I write this let me start by saying that I am not a native Texan. I grew up in a blue collar Midwestern town just outside of Cincinnati, Ohio. However with a wife, two children, and a mortgage, I have, like many others, come to call Lewisville home.

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.

At the beginning of the 85th Legislative Session, Gov. Greg Abbott gave his State of the State address, a standing tradition whereby the governor provides the state legislature with his priorities for us to achieve during our 140 days together.

On May 29, your Texas Legislature will adjourn sine die, meaning we will conclude the regular 85th Legislative Session.  Before we approach the closing day, the Texas House has much work ahead to address key priorities for Texas.

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…

As 2017 enters its third month, your Texas legislature is well underway for the 85th Legislative Session. The governor has given his State of the State Address, committees have been assigned, and we are moving forward to do the people’s work at the Capitol. 

The 85th Texas Legislative Session is officially underway. It is remarkable how quickly your legislature has established a steady rhythm of working its way through the short 140 days we will be at the State Capitol until we adjourn from the regular session and the members go home to our resp…

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.  

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…

The signs can be hard to see but they are all around us. One of your child’s friends asks to stay the night at your home more frequently than others. You notice a teenager alone in a car packed with duffel bags, blankets, and pillows in the parking lot of a supermarket. And there are those s…

There is no better time than the start of school!  Very soon the sights and sounds of another school year will be upon us, and our will welcome more than 53,000 students through their doors on Aug 22. From the rumbling of the big yellow school buses rolling down the road to the buzzing of th…

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.

So another Law Enforcement Memorial Week is upon us. This is the week that we as a profession reflect on those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. While we certainly honor the memory of those who have gone before us, I would much prefer we not lose a single officer, period. …

Each May the National Association of Letter Carriers, Denton Community Food Center, local residents and United Way of Denton County come together to raise food for families in need. According to Feeding America’s most recent “Map the Meal Gap” data, 115,480 people are “food insecure” in Dent…

There are so many facets to a police officer that even if you spent years around one of them, you probably still wouldn’t see every side.

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…