Motivating children: Instead of ‘doing to’, try ‘working with’

A fishbowl full of candy sat on the third grade teacher’s desk. “When you’ve finished your math assignment you can choose a piece of candy,” Ms. Marsh said as she handed out worksheets. All but two of the students went to work.  Tamika and Jennifer looked out the window, math sheets untouched.  Tamika began her […]

First Baptist to host Candy Land: Trunk or Treat, a safe alternative

(Rockwall) First Baptist Church-Rockwall, located at 610 S. Goliad St. in Rockwall, will host Candy Land: Trunk or Treat, a fun and safe alternative for the whole family, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26.  Donations of candy are being accepted; place individually wrapped treats in the orange bins located throughout the church. For […]

Spector’s Gun Collection set for free Oct. 11 concert at MCL Grand

(Lewisville) The popular “Sounds of Lewisville” concert series, a free family favorite since 1991, will present Spector’s Gun Collection on Tuesday, Oct. 11, in the courtyard of the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street in the heart of historic Old Town Lewisville. Spector’s Gun Collection (and Naked Lunch on Oct. 18) […]

Register now for Raider Nation Homecoming Parade

(Wylie) The Wylie East High School Student Council will host the Second Annual Raider Roundup Community parade and pep-rally at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24 in downtown Wylie.  Any group, team, or organization interested in participating in the parade must complete the WEHS Raider Roundup Parade Registration 2011 form and return it to Angela Arp at angela.arp@wylieisd.net or […]

World Habitat Day marks milestone 500,000th home

World Habitat Day marks milestone 500,000th home

Rockwall Habitat for Humanity joins worldwide celebration  Habitat for Humanity marked a major milestone Monday, Oct. 3 when it dedicated its 500,000th house in Maai Mahiu, Kenya, and began construction on its 500,001st house in Paterson, N.J. Volunteers and homeowners from Rockwall Habitat for Humanity joined in celebrating the milestones as part of events held […]

Retired teachers enjoy ‘Cuba in Photographic Splendor’

(Rockwall) The September meeting of the Rockwall Area Retired Teachers Association started the year with an outstanding program by local photographer, Nell Welborn, entitled “Cuba in Photographic Splendor.”The spectacular photos showed the people, towns and scenery rarely seen since the 1960s.  The hostesses for the meeting were Mary Harrison, Billie Stevenson, Sherry Wimpee, Monte Huffaker […]

Putting for Paws: play golf, feed the tigers

(Wylie) In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Education Center will host its 11th annual Putting for Paws golf tournament on Monday, Oct. 10 at Woodbridge Golf Course in Wylie. Players, sponors and donors are encouraged to come for fun, food, and golf  while helping the nonprofit agency achieve its goal of raising enough money to feed its rescued cats for six months. To […]

‘Le Ballet de Dracula’ offers thrills, chills, chance to dance and don costumes

‘Le Ballet de Dracula’ offers thrills, chills, chance to dance and don costumes

LakeCities Ballet Theatre will present its 6th annual performance of “Le Ballet de Dracula” with three shows on Oct. 14-15 at the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater. This original ballet, written by Tom Rutherford and beautifully choreographed by LakeCities Ballet Artistic Director Kelly Lannin, is fast becoming a seasonal classic for North Texas. This year’s cast […]

Wilson family earns Royse City’s ‘Yard of the Month’

Congratulations to Roy and Nora Wilson at 300 Rowdy Drive in Royse City on being chosen as the Royse City Chamber of Commerce Yard of the Month winner! The purpose of the program is to recognize Royse City’s citizens who demonstrate above-average efforts in maintaining their property, thereby contributing to the overall appearance of the […]

Meet Kuma, Blue Ribbon News Pet of the Week

Meet Kuma, Blue Ribbon News Pet of the Week

This little guy is a lot of fun! Kuma is young, so he still likes to enjoy his playtime. But he’s also very outgoing and very friendly. And it goes without saying that he’s as handsome as can be.   If you want to have some fun, come out to meet this happy kitty today. […]