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Look No Further – We Found Shangri-La In Texas

When you live in a place as big and as busy as Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex, it can be hard to step away from all the rushing around to find a quiet retreat. That retreat, Shangri-La, isn’t a mystical, harmonious earthly paradise from literature. It exists in Texas. You just have to look for […]

New Year. New You. New Pet?

Now that the new year has begun and the resolutions have been made (and maybe some of them have been kept), it’s time change from the past year and begin something new.. But, one thing hasn’t changed. There are so many loving animals that need care and shelter this winter. And they all need a […]

Batton Down The Hatches

It seems like we just cleaned up from the last storm. And, now we’re preparing for the next one. But, for some of us, we don’t exactly know what to do if those storms produce tornadoes. The Dallas Morning News tells us what to do. What to do during a tornado warning if you’re in […]

Get Out The Tissues, DFW

It’s that time of year when the storms start rolling in and everything is filtered through a yellow haze of plant pollen. But, this year it might be getting worse. If you’re an allergy sufferer, you’ll want to read an article in the Dallas Morning News explaining why and what you can do about it. […]

We’re Making A Comeback, Dallas

In Texas, we have learned to expect the unexpected, especially when it comes to the weather. We get thunderstorms, ice storms, flooding, high winds, lightning, and the list goes on. One of the most extreme and destructive events are tornadoes. The most recent tornado destroyed one of our older established neighborhoods. Some of those business […]

Holiday Fun

It’s that time of year when the holiday spirit is everywhere. But, sometimes, it seems like we end up going to the same holiday events as last year. Looking for something new to do with the family this holiday season? The Dallas Morning News has some ideas to change up our holiday plans. The top […]

How to Prevent Your Pipes From Freezing

The weather outside it getting frightful. The overnight temperatures are dipping below freezing and soon, we may have our first icy blast, If, you aren’t careful, you may wake up to frozen pipes and water leaks. However, with a little planning, frozen pipes can be prevented. Consumer Reports has some tips for us.  How to Prevent […]

Fall Time Reminder

It’s that time of year to… Check the operation of your smoke detectors, and change the batteries. Install additional detectors if needed. Inspect and ready your heating system. Empty the ashes, and clean the soot from your fireplace. Check the weather-stripping around doors and windows, and replace those that are worn. …and remember to set […]

You Can Help North Texas Recover

When you live in Texas, you expect extreme weather. Ice storms, scorching afternoons, heavy rain, and the list goes on. Last night was one of those extreme weather events. A tornado severely damaged our neighborhoods and businesses. Those of us that didn’t receive damage are the lucky ones. But, as always, the DFW community is […]