Retired Chief Warrant Officer shares experiences with Noon Exchange Club

(Garland) Nancy Ghirla was the guest speaker at the Oct. 5 meeting of the Noon Exchange Club of Garland. Members were anticipating hearing about The Garland Messenger, the news publication she founded four years ago to enlighten citizens about the good things happening in Garland. To their surprise Nancy brought with her a special friend […]

Mohler family recognized by Noon Exchange Club

Mohler family recognized by Noon Exchange Club

(Garland) The Mohler Family exemplifies the “You Make a Difference” reorganization which they received from the Noon Exchange Club of Garland at its Oct 5 meeting.  The father, Jay Mohler and his two sons, Jason and Jeremy are all members of the Garland Police Department. Jay was hired by the Garland Police Department in July […]

Explore Fiji: from snorkeling and rafting to touring gardens and hot springs

Although the island paradise known as Fiji covers a wide 75,000-aquare-mile area swath in the South Pacific, only 10 percent of is actually land. But, that land is exactly what you might imagine the South Pacific to be: lush, mountainous islands surrounded by clear blue water and edged with sandy beaches that are fringed with […]

Waco breaks ground on Central Texas’ First Hawaiian Falls

Total waterpark value to exceed $10 million. New park to open Spring 2012. Heralding a new era of economic revitalization and a new approach to tourism and family entertainment, business and community leaders joined Hawaiian Falls president David Busch, Waco Mayor Jim Bush and city officials today to celebrate the ground breaking for the new […]

Join candidates, elected officials at Pachyderm Club lunch

Join the Lake Ray Hubbard Pachyderm Club, an official allied organization of the Republican party, for a luncheon meeting at noon Thursday, Oct. 20 at Texas Land and Cattle Steakhouse. Special guests will include State Representative Cindy Burkett, other elected officials and candidates. The cost is $16.50, which includes your choice of 5 entrees, two […]

Celebrate Discovery Center’s anniversary with local artists, musicians, singers, dancers

(Frisco) The Frisco Discovery Center’s One Year Anniversary  Celebration happens 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14 and from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15.  Admission and parking are free all weekend for visitors. Friday night’s complimentary reception takes place in the Gallery, along with live performances by the Frisco Jazz Band, Collin County […]

One town: one team

(Wylie) The Roaring Raiders look to continue their dominance on the field when they host the mighty Pirates, as the two teams clash for the towns bragging rights on Friday, Oct.14. The Raiders (2-1) will look to crush the Pirates defensive line with monster running back duo Jabari Anderson and Kevon Mack, who together have […]

Chamber welcomes Dane Pence, New York Life

(Rowlett) The Rowlett Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed New York Life Insurance Agent Dane Pence with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Oct. 5. New York Life offers a wide range of life insurance products to choose from, including term life insurance, whole life insurance, and universal life insurance. Dane Pence offices at 414 Pebblecreek Drive […]

Outstanding seniors at Wylie East

(Wylie East High School) Seniors Emily Gardner and Mark Pollard have been named Commended Students for the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program. Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who took the PSAT. Seniors Alexander Rosales and Justin Waganhauser have been named as Scholar students for the 2011-12 […]