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Ham radio operators demonstrate emergency communications
Despite the Internet, cell phones, email and modern communications, every year North Central Texans find themselves in the dark. Tornadoes, fires, storms, ice and even the occasional cutting of cables leave people without the means to communicate. In these cases, the one consistent service that has never failed has been Amateur Radio.
Visiting older adults enriches a life
I have been visiting the elderly in their homes, apartments or nursing homes for decades and in almost all cases, find these 80-plus-year-old individuals alone in the world and thirsting for human interaction.
Plano's inaugural New Home and Remodeling Show premiers with HGTV headliner Jennifer Bertrand
(Plano, TX) -- E&M Management, in partnership with the Dallas Builders Association, is proud to announce the inaugural Plano New Home and Remodeling Show (NHRS) June 22-23 at the Plano Centre. The NHRS features hundreds of exhibitors showcasing the latest in new construction trends as well as the finest in remodeling techniques for any upcoming home improvement project.
More than 130 Fossil employees volunteered to improve Head Start centers in Garland and Carrollton
Dallas, TX (June 14, 2013) - This week, more than 130 employees from Fossil Inc. volunteered their time at three Head Start of Greater Dallas centers in Garland and in Carrollton. The volunteers worked to improve the centers’ appearances through mural painting and a complete center painting project. The impact of the volunteer projects is approximated to be $14,000 worth of volunteer time that is counted toward the agency’s required nonfederal match of $9 million each year.
Matthews Southwest awards $500 scholarship to Little Elm Top Ten seniors
(Little Elm, TX) Matthews Southwest, the developer behind The Tribute lakeside golf and resort community located within Little Elm ISD, announced its second-annual scholarship awards to Little Elm High School’s Top Ten seniors at a recent awards banquet. Each senior was awarded with a $500 scholarship for their higher education.
Anna Martinez wins second place in technology olympics for the visually impaired
Brenda Szymkowiak, a teacher of the visually impaired for Plano ISD in Texas, is beaming with pride over the accomplishments of her eighth-grade student, Anna Martinez. Anna just won second place in the Digital Media Access event at the 2013 Region 10 Technology Olympics.
Autumn Leaves of Denton is hosting a Lunch & Learn
Join us at Autumn Leaves of Dento for an informative Lunch and Learn presentation by Dr. Asad Islam.
Eighth grade grads earn scholarships
As the school year came to a close at Mary Immaculate Catholic School in Farmers Branch, seven graduating students had cause for extra celebration as they received scholarships in tribute to their work during junior high.
Birmingham-Southern College announces Dean's List for Spring 2013 term
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Birmingham-Southern is proud to announce the students who were named to its Dean’s List for the 2013 Spring Term. To be considered for the Dean’s List, a student must have been enrolled full-time, received a letter grade for each of the courses in which he or she was enrolled, and earned at least a 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale.
Lewisville ATA school wins district titles
United States Naval Academy graduate Erik Dahl
U.S. Navy Ensign Erik McCoy Dahl, Marcus HS graduate and son of Jeff and Sonya Dahl of Highland Village, Texas, graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, on May 24, 2013, and was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Navy.
Saturday, June 15, is pet adoption day at Collin Creek Mall
Summer is the perfect season to adopt a new pet into the household and the Richardson Humane Society has the perfect animal for you. On Saturday, June 15, from 1 to 4 p.m., the organization will be at Collin Creek Mall showcasing homeless animals that are available for adoption by qualified individuals. Interested individuals can see the animals in Center Court and start the adoption process.
CISD announces Class of 2013 valedictorian, salutatorian
North Lake College says goodbye to late registration
Another successful Mesquite Rotary Bike Ride held on June 1
Rotary Club members and volunteers hosted another successful Mesquite Rotary Bike Ride, presented by Agape Home Healthcare, at Rodeo Center on Saturday, June 1.
Frisco Improv Players on Friday, June 21
Frisco Community Theatre presents Frisco Improv Players' Evening of Laughter with CLEAN, Interactive Improv on Friday, June 21, at 8 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre, Frisco Discovery Center, 8004 N. Dallas Parkway, Frisco, TX.
MHS Royal Pride Band announces 2013-2014 drum majors, band captain, Student Leadership Team
The McKinney High Royal Pride Band is proud to announce the upcoming 2013-2014 Drum Majors, Band Captain, and Student Leadership Team (SLT). Drum Majors Lorenzo Harris, Ben Johnson, and Alex Warren are in-coming seniors and will be leading the Royal Pride Band on the field. Band Captain in-coming senior Austin Prince will also be leading the Royal Pride Band.
LegacyTexas Bank hosting 4th annual Shelby Car Show
Rare and vintage Shelby Cobras and Mustangs will be on display when LegacyTexas Bank in Plano presents the fourth annual Shelby Car Show on Saturday, June 22. The family-friendly event is free of charge and open to the public. The show is co-hosted by the bank and the Shelby Cobra Association of Texas and sponsored by Dallas Mustang.
The Visual Art League of Lewisville invites artists to share their talents for Fresh Ideas 2013
The Visual Art of Lewisville, Texas, is pleased to announce a call for entries for the Fresh Ideas Juried Members Show to be held at the MCL Grand Theater Art Gallery in Lewisville, Texas, June 29 through Aug. 10, 2013.
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