Local artist transforms home into mosaic wonderland

Local artist transforms home into mosaic wonderland

MCLENDON-CHISHOLM, TX (June 23, 2021) On a plot of sprawling acreage out in rural McLendon-Chisholm sits a home that simply has to be seen to be believed. Local artist Barbara Dybala has spent the past decade transforming her home/studio into an artistic wonderland full of her beautifully crafted mosaics covering just about every surface. The studio […]

Patti Richter, On Faith: Life Lessons on a Mother’s Love

Patti Richter, On Faith: Life Lessons on a Mother’s Love

ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX (May 6, 2021) Saturday mornings were the worst. My usual routine of dusting each room and dry-mopping the floors grew tedious in the weeks after losing my mother. For over a decade I’d held a phone in one hand and cleaning items in the other while my weekly conversation with Mom made the Saturday […]

Cooking with Ease by Melissa Tate: Easy Chocolate Pudding for Mother’s Day

Cooking with Ease by Melissa Tate: Easy Chocolate Pudding for Mother’s Day

ROCKWALL, TX (May 5, 2021) As Mother’s Day approaches, I always think of my mom’s favorite things. What can I get her? What can I make her? How can I show her that I have been paying attention to what she likes all these years? As children, no matter how old we are, our natural […]

Panthers, Pumas & Pancakes for Mother’s Day at In-Sync Exotics

Panthers, Pumas & Pancakes for Mother’s Day at In-Sync Exotics

WYLIE, TX – April 16, 2021 – In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue & Education Center, located at 3430 Skyview Drive in Wylie, TX, will host a Mother’s Day Pancake Breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, May 8. Come enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes, fruit, yogurt coffee and juice. Afterwards, enjoy an early morning stroll to see the cats. […]

Mother’s Day Brunch, Live Music at Dodie’s at the Rockwall Harbor

Mother’s Day Brunch, Live Music at Dodie’s at the Rockwall Harbor

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 3, 2019) Dodie’s at The Harbor will treat Mom to a breathtaking waterfront view and live music this Mother’s Day. Brunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 12. Toast to Mom with $3 Mimosas, Bloody Marys and Tequila Sunrises until 2 p.m. The Harbor’s landmark lighthouse, walking […]

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

(ROCKWALL, TX — May 14, 2018) My Mother doesn’t really know it’s Mother’s Day.  I visited her today after lunch.  I helped her brush her teeth and opened a card from a dear friend who used to sit with her while we attended church each Sunday.  Mother doesn’t remember her either.  She does remember how […]

Waterfront Brunch at Dodie’s at The Harbor this Mother’s Day

Waterfront Brunch at Dodie’s at The Harbor this Mother’s Day

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 3, 2018) Dodie’s at The Harbor offers the perfect setting for Mom to enjoy live music and lakeside dining this Mother’s Day. Brunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 13, with drink specials including $3 Mimosas, Bloody Marys and Tequila Sunrises. The Harbor’s landmark lighthouse, walking trails, […]

Working Boys

Working Boys

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 6, 2016) Brennen, our 17 year old, scrambles through the house gathering cleaning supplies. “Can I borrow a vehicle? I have a boat to scrub.” He’s only got a small window of time before lacrosse practice. A traffic ticket looms and he doesn’t want to miss practice again to work up […]

Uptown Downtown Art Gallery celebrates one-year anniversary April 16

Uptown Downtown Art Gallery celebrates one-year anniversary April 16

(ROCKWALL, TX — April 4, 2016) The Uptown Downtown Art Gallery (301 N. San Jacinto) invites all to come celebrate its one-year anniversary in conjunction with the Celebrate Rockwall festivities on Saturday, April 16. The gallery will hold a reception from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. spotlighting the Small Works exhibit, the art of Stacie Latreille, […]

Eight fun factoids about Moms

(ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – May 8, 2015)  As a teacher for over 33-years, I have seen my share of incredible mothers who always put their children first. I have spent years watching tears flow when my kindergarten students handed their mom a clay pot with a flower in it, a sentimental poem about them being so […]