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I don’t think I ever thanked Mrs. Costa or Mrs. Casey for all those lunches and dinners. I’m sure I said “thanks” but I still owe both of them a big THANK YOU for so many meals.

The human mind is mysterious and amazing, allowing people to perform the simplest tasks to imagining the great scale of the universe and possibilities yet unheard. But the heartbreak of when things go wrong with the mind can destroy lives if …

In Texas, we value community. And right now, community looks a lot different than what we’re used to. No large weddings or birthday parties. No band or orchestra recitals or spring plays. No Little League or youth soccer. The Summer Olympics …

The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly tested all of us. We have seen historic challenges to every aspect of our lives, but in the midst of this crisis, I am continually reminded this virus is no match for Texans! 

I found myself building a car model last weekend. It was raining and I found a half-built ’68 Dodge Dart Revell model in my closet. It was started about 15 years ago on a rainy day by my daughter and me. It stopped raining, she lost interest …

When it comes to addressing the current health crisis, citizens are hearing terms like social distancing, staying in place and self-quarantining. Apparently, in a twist of fate, children are now demanding that their elderly parents stay home.  

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Estate planning is a difficult process for families. There are a multitude of factors for families to consider. Many times this process can be overwhelming. Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, agricultural law specialist in Amarillo, recently provided some clarity to program attendees at the Southwest B…

Sexual assault is a devastating crime that is happening far too often throughout our society.  What makes this even more difficult to understand is the victims of this heinous act and the justice that they should receive is all too often non-existent. Why? Because sexual assault victims ofte…

During the Tuesday December 17th Denton County Commissioner meeting, Denton County Commissioners unanimously adopted a resolution declaring Denton County a Bill of Rights-Protected County. Introduced by Sheriff Tracy Murphree, the resolution opposes the confiscation of guns even from individ…

Halloween is this country’s second most popular holiday, yet most people on the street have no idea what it’s all about.

Denton County is rightfully known for our residents’ generosity of time, talent and treasure due to our caring hearts. In September, we will have the opportunity to easily support any number of area nonprofits who serve those less fortunate in our communities.

It’s hard to believe, but the summer break is ending and a new school year is upon us.  Soon we will see the familiar sights of flashing yellow school zone lights and buses stopping throughout our communities. Our long days of summer will be …

At first glance, the little 12-by-20 building nestled in the trees behind the house might look just like something used to house lawn equipment and stuff that will eventually wind up donated to a resale store.

As a county extension agent, I am tasked with providing research-based education to the citizens of Texas. Sometimes this means that I have an unpopular answer for people. It has been interesting throughout my career to see the shift in publi…

I am continually amazed at what I don’t know about the outdoors. Oh, I’ve spent a very active life in the woods and on the water, learning about the patterns of fish and wildlife.

I have been your parks director for nearly two years now and I absolutely love working in Highland Village. The parks and trail system here is beautiful. It is very satisfying to see and interact with you as you and your families use our park…

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