It’s storm season in North Texas, and undoubtedly there will be wind/hail/lightning/flooding, frequently all at the same time. Particularly during wind or hail storms, many trees suffer damage ranging from slight to total destruction.

I was in fifth grade the first time I was prescribed opioid pain relievers after a sports injury. Growing up as a competitive volleyball player in the suburbs of Houston, getting injured was a normal part of the routine. This time, at the age of 10, I broke six bones in my foot and was presc…

February is American Heart Month, a time of year devoted to educating Americans on ways to lower their risk of developing heart disease. In the United States, heart disease is the number one cause of death in both women and men, with about 2,300 heart-related deaths occurring each day. Heart…

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.

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.

When you marry, you agree to share a financial future, too. Although successfully managing finances in marriage is essential to your happiness together, talking about it may not come naturally. Here are six tips on how keeping an open dialogue could help you save, invest and plan together, a…

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…

Word of the Month: watershed – a geographic area or drainage basin, where all the water, sediments, all liquids are collected and drained into one common body of water.

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…

As the temperatures continue to rise and the summer sets in, we see more and more media coverage of accidents associated with hot cars. Like many of you, I have seen multiple news articles and clips on parents or guardians leaving young children in vehicles as temperatures soared into the hi…

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.

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…

My inspiration started with my grandson, Isaac. During his birth in January, 2011, I was stuck in the hospital bathroom changing clothes, trying to squeeze into my size 36 jeans (the largest size sold in store).

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…

Last week the Texas House passed House Bill 2804, which claims to simplify for parents and the community  the ratings for our schools and our school districts  into an A-F rating system.  It is likely to pass the  Senate and be signed into law by  Gov. Abbott.

Kevin Rogers, Lewisville ISD superintendent, and other administrators recently met with legislators in Austin to discuss a variety of topics. Below is a letter Rogers wrote about the experience:

If you were looking for me outside of my position at Presbyterian Flower Mound Hospital, more than likely you will find me in a place I find to be my center point.