Pooch Plunge at Wet Zone to help homeless pets

(Rowlett) The City of Rowlett Animal Shelter and Friends of Rowlett Animals will host the third annual Pooch Plunge from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21 at Wet Zone Family Waterpark, 5304 Main Street in Rowlett. The cost is $5 per dog; humans get in free. Each dog need rabies tags or proof of […]

Crowds expected for ‘Oklahoma!’ in Rockwall

(Rockwall) A talented cast of more than 40 local performers will take the stage this weekend as Rockwall Summer Musicals’ presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!”   The show is expected to draw an even larger crowd than the Rockwall Summer Musicals’ recent production of “The Sound of Music,” which is estimated to have been seen by […]

Frisco Jazz Band to perform at senior dance

(Frisco) Whether you boogie down on the dance floor or prefer to watch others cut the rug, the Senior Center at Frisco Square is the place to be on the second Saturday of every month. The newly expanded 17,000 square foot facility brings in live entertainment for a dance event designed especially for Frisco’s senior […]

OK for a man to play golf during biz hours?

How about a woman going to a spa with business partners or colleagues? See what focus groups had to say, and learn more about the joint project between the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce and the Texas Woman University’s Small Business Institute, in collaboration with the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber and the Metropolitan Black Chamber, that aims […]

Wylie ISD introduces ‘MyWyFi’ program

(Wylie) Beginning the first day of school, Monday, Aug. 22, Wylie ISD students will be allowed to bring their own Internet-enabled devices to school. This includes laptops, netbooks, smartphones, iPod Touches and any device that meets minimum system requirements.   The implementation of the MyWyFi program includes all students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12. Students who […]

Chicks keep cool during Dallas heatwave

In Wylie, these chicks sought relief in the swimming pool.   Thanks to a forum post at backyardchickens.com, we also tried this tip for helping backyard chickens survive the heat: create a make-shift air conditioner for the coop.   Construct the A/C unit out of a light-colored, rectangular, plastic trash can. Lay the trash can on its side, preferably […]

Register now for ESL, GED, citizenship preparation

Reading For Adults changes the world, one word at a time…(Rockwall) Registration is underway throughout August for the Rockwall County Library Reading For Adult program. With an anticipated student body of nearly 300 adults, the RFA is planning for another exciting year of community education. The Rockwall County Library RFA program provides free educational support […]

Wonderful learning experience, taught by unbelievable community

This weekend, my 11-year-old granddaughter, Molly Kate, and I took advantage of some of the tremendous opportunities offered in Rockwall.  On Friday night, we were welcomed by The First United Methodist Church to enjoy  “The Music Man” – produced, directed, costumed, decorated and acted by their talented youth and adult membership. I was pleased that […]

Hispanic Expo at Dallas Market Hall

(Dallas) More than 30,000 Latino/Hispanic consumers and 250 exhibitors are expected to take part in Viva Dallas! Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 6 and 7, at Dallas Market Hall. Presented by the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Viva Dallas!is a business, entertainment and health expo designed for the whole family. There will be a Health and Wellness Pavilion […]

Wylie Wal-Mart takes dramatic steps to conserve energy

With Dallas under an excessive heat warning through 9 p.m. Thursday, Wal-Mart on Highway 78 in Wylie took extraordinary measures this evening to help conserve energy and keep refrigerated foods cold. At first shoppers weren’t sure what to make of the blue,  polyethylene tarps that hung in make-shift fashion over the refrigerated shelves of milk, eggs […]