Enhancing Lives One Puppy at a Time

 Article Stephanie Hasbrouck | Photography Robert Ray Photography  For the past three years, Canine Companions for Independence at Baylor Scott and White Health Kinkeade Campus has been pairing individuals with service dogs and, in the process, changing lives throughout the state.  “Canine Companions provides highly trained assistance dogs to children, adults and veterans with physical, cognitive or developmental disabilities,” says…

Five Things I love with Abhijay Kodali

 Article Stephanie Hasbrouck | Photography Robert Ray  Though math may be his favorite subject, McKamy Middle School sixth-grader Abhijay Kodali truly has a way with words. The master speller placed third out of 515 in the Scripps National Spelling Bee this past May. He was one of five Dallas-area student to advance to the finals and was the youngest of the 16 finalists. …

Unconventional Healing

 Article Stephanie Hasbrouck | Photography Hannah Ratcliff  Just off Ft. Worth Drive in Denton sits a small, bright yellow house surrounded by animals. Passersby who don’t know otherwise may think it's only a charming farm. But those who have been there know it is so much more. It is a safe haven, a soft place to land for those who have…

Health Kick

 Article Stephanie Hasbrouck  Children will be heading back to school soon, and that means it’s time to dust off the lunch boxes and stock up on after-school snacks. This year, reach for snacks that provide sustainable energy with complex carbohydrates, protein and healthy fats. Whole Foods’ website offers many quick and easy kid-friendly recipes to take the guesswork out of…

Celebrating Family & Routine

August brings last minute sojourns to beat the Texas heat, but also a return to schedules and routines for many of us. This month we are celebrating our Kids + Pets issue by shining a light on some of our local families who have taken some wonderful pets into their homes to train for a … Continued

August 2018 Around Town

Donald Elementary Named STEM Campus Congratulations to Donald Elementary School, which recently was named as a nationally recognized STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) campus by the National Institute for STEM Education. The campus is the first elementary school in Texas, and fourth in the entire nation, to receive the honor. Donald also has the … Continued

Midwestern State University Flower Mound Celebrates Grand Opening

Midwestern State University Flower Mound celebrated its grand opening on June 5 in Parker Square. The two-story, 30,000-square-foot shared facility with NCTC includes classrooms, two science laboratories, study space, a bookstore and a conference room. The new campus includes programs in respiratory care, radiologic science, nursing, teacher education and a bachelor of applied arts and … Continued

Cross Timbers Rotary Installation Luncheon  (This description is a smidge over 50…hope that is ok)

The Cross Timbers Rotary held their 3rd annual Installation banquet on June 29th at Bridlewood Golf Club. 17 local non-profits were awarded grants totaling $25,000. President Lori Walker passed the gavel to incoming 2018-2019 President, Chuck Elsey and inducted the new Board of Directors. In addition, Will Carlton was named Rotarian of the year. Photos by Robert Ray … Continued

Flower Mound High school graduation

Flower Mound High school graduation was held Monday, June 11 at the  University of North Texas Coliseum.  The class of 2018 had 954 graduating Seniors. Valedictorian Gulan Nancy Xu and Salutatorian Michelle Jane Fang both have plans to attend Yale University. Congratulations FMHS Jaguars Class of 2018! Photos by Brian Maschino. 

Marcus High school graduation (title)

Marcus High school graduation was held Monday, June 11 at the  University of North Texas Coliseum.   The class of 2018 had 839 graduating Seniors. Valedictorian Michael Nicholas Garner plans to attend Texas A&M University. Salutatorian Brendan King plans to attend  Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Congratulations MHS Marauders Class of 2018! Photos by Brian Maschino.