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.

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 is the hardest thing I have had to write in my almost 10-year tenure at Star Local Media. This will be my final week with the company. I have chosen to pursue another career path, which will allow me to fulfill one of my life goals – helping people in need.

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…

While searching through my mother’s scrapbooks a while back, I was struck by the amount of newspaper clippings she had pasted to the pages of her “albums,” as she called them. There among the old Valentine’s cards, dried flowers and faded photographs were yellowed ribbons of newsprint.

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.

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If you haven't made a New Year's resolution just yet, perhaps you should go ahead and do so. Research shows that people who make resolutions are 10 times more likely to achieve their goals compared to those who don't make a resolution.


The holidays may not seem like the best time to start a diet, but by making a few simple changes, it is possible to maintain your weight without depriving yourself. If you do end up indulging in that decadent slice of turtle cheesecake or warm pecan pie, schedule an extra walk for the next day or reduce calories elsewhere in your diet. Find that balance, and enjoy your holidays guilt-free.