TeamConnor awards $50,000 grant for childhood cancer research

September 9, 2012 – TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation has awarded Dr. Ernesto Flores with the University of California San Francisco San Benioff Children’s Hospital $50,000. This grant will continue funding research focused on integrated genetic and biochemical characterization of hypodiploid acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). According to a ranking by U.S. News & World Report, UCSF […]

Meet Jack, Blue Ribbon News Pet of the Week

Meet Jack, Blue Ribbon News Pet of the Week

September 9, 2012 – Do you dream of being a star? Experience the next best thing when Jack is in the house. This outgoing dog will make you feel like you’re the most important person on the planet. You’ll be the star of your neighborhood when you walk down the street with this handsome dog at […]

TeamConnor kicks off National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

TeamConnor kicks off National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September 7, 2012 – TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation kicked off National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month September 1 with a prayer vigil and concert at Watters Creek in Allen. The popular country band Rhythm-n-Roses performed a free concert. Shauna George, an 18-year-old cancer survivor who lives in Little Elm, spoke to the crowd about what it […]

Royse City shelter pets benefit from photo contest

Royse City shelter pets benefit from photo contest

September 5, 2012 – Winning with the most votes in the history of the competition, the photo of foster dog Niko by Rockwall resident Anne Haddox won the August Dog of the Month contest sponsored by Kuranda Dog Beds. But the pets at the Royse City animal shelter were the real winners. Thanks to the victory […]

City teams with DAR for Constitution Week

(Rockwall) September 5, 2012 – Council proclaims Sept. 17 to Sept. 23 as Constitution Week Rockwall Mayor David Sweet joined with the Rock Wall chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution to celebrate Constitution Week in September. The tradition of celebrating the Constitution was started 57 years ago by the Daughters of the American Revolution. […]

In-Sync Exotics welcomes baby bobcat

In-Sync Exotics welcomes baby bobcat

(Wylie) September 1, 2012 – A baby bobcat was found sitting on the side of a busy road by a couple in Royce City. After keeping it as a pet for about two weeks, the couple decided it was time to re-home him. On August 1, 2012, the couple brought the young bobcat to us. […]

Noon Rotary sends RHS seniors, Interact Club to Rangers game

Noon Rotary sends RHS seniors, Interact Club to Rangers game

(Rockwall) September 1, 2012 – Rockwall High School seniors and members of the Interact Club recently attended the Rangers baseball game as guests of the Rockwall Noon Rotary Club. Rotary District 5810 bought more than 1,100 tickets for area youth, with the net proceeds helping to fund Rotary’s International project, “End Polio Now.” Pictured from […]

Wags & Waves pool party for people, pets Sept. 15

Wags & Waves pool party for people, pets Sept. 15

August 29, 2012 – Wags & Waves, the ultimate pool party for people and their pets, takes place Saturday, September 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at NRH20 Family Water Park, 9001 Boulevard 26, in North Richland Hills. At the day-long event, presented by the Metroplex Animal Coalition (MAC), pet owners can say so […]

Rockwall MusicFest, Greater Rockwall Philharmonic Orchestra celebrate ten years

Rockwall MusicFest, Greater Rockwall Philharmonic Orchestra celebrate ten years

Free anniversary concert, new Entertainment Series to mark decade of cultural growth (Rockwall) August 24, 2012 – Labor Day weekend is just around the corner, and the Rockwall community has an opportunity to celebrate the holiday in a ‘noteworthy’ way.  It’s the 10th anniversary of Rockwall MusicFest and the Greater Rockwall Philharmonic Orchestra. Free 10th […]

Leadership Frisco announces Class XVI 2012-13

Participants journey into volunteerism (Frisco) August 24, 2012 – The Leadership Frisco Advisory Council is proud to announce the participants for the 2012-13 year, the 16th class for the program. Leadership Frisco, a nine-month community leadership program sponsored by the Frisco Chamber of Commerce, develops a pool of qualified, well-informed individuals set to assume leadership […]