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Escaping the 9 to 5 – How Women Working at Home Create Their Own...

  A quiet revolution is taking shape among American women. Unlike in the 1970s, when women left the home and entered the workforce in droves, many of today’s women are...
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Tennis in McKinney: Serving Up An Ace

A hushed quiet settled on the court as the tennis players readied themselves for the final game. The eerie calm was punctuated only by the murmur of the coaches....
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Life’s Better at The Beach … at Craig Ranch

This is it – game point. The young girl gives her father (and teammate) an encouraging nod and as he readies his serve. The smack of hand on leather...
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Vital Signs: 20 Years Strong Painting the Town in McKinney

Clear and crisp nights amidst the smell of wood crackling in the fireplace, warm spiced gingerbread drifting from the oven and Christmas music playing softly in the background all...
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Considering a Career Change? Some Who Have Made the Switch

My dad worked his entire career at the same company. For 40-plus years, he labored away, and during his retirement party, he was subsequently rewarded with a gold-plated watch...
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Stoked to Skate at McKinney’s Gabe Nesbitt Community Park

Fixing his eyes on the large expanse of cement, Lane Jariz planted his feet on his skateboard and launched himself, sailing through the air, arms outstretched and board tilted...
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Make Memorable Kids’ Birthday Bashes in McKinney

Life as a parent can be challenging. Planning a child’s birthday party, however, can be even more stressful. The process of deciding on a theme, coordinating schedules, booking venues,...
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Community Lifeline Center: A Light at the End of the Tunnel

“Jane” is a young woman with a preteen son who escaped a violent relationship in 2011. She found work in a McKinney restaurant and was living off of a...
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Tech-Savvy Weddings in McKinney: Tying the Knot & Technology

Photos courtesy of tomK Photography Years ago, when brides-to-be wanted to plan their weddings, they consulted their mothers and Emily Post. While moms and manners experts continue to be both...
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High Flying: The McKinney Skies

Have you ever wished you could fly? For centuries, humans have been fascinated with flight; creating mythological beings that could soar through the air and inventing birdlike flying contraptions....
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The Language of Roses

What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet. — William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare asks, “What’s in a name?” After...
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Shear Success: McKinney Barbershops

With its swirling spirals of red and white, the barbershop pole is one of the most recognizable symbols in American history. No matter where you travel, you are likely...
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McKinney Fire Department Blazes Trail to Educate

Few careers take you as close to danger or require such intensive training as that of firefighting. Fewer still offer the satisfaction of saving and protecting priceless human lives. Being...
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Yeager Properties’ Office Suites: Business Savvy Meets Über Cool

When it comes to business, image is everything. Just ask Aimee Woolverton, a professional photographer who had been searching for a retail office and studio space reflecting her creative...
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Sports Reaches Out to Include Everyone

When 19-year-old Elizabeth O’Connell prepares for a 50-yard dash, her typically smiling face becomes serious and determined. The starter yells “Go!” and Elizabeth begins pumping her arms, propelling herself faster...
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Preventing Children’s Sports Injuries

We North Texans love our sports, and around these parts, boundless sporting opportunities exist for kids of all ages. While sports offer kids opportunities for fun, exercise and teamwork, they...
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McKinney Families Enjoy Back-to-School Traditions

Starting a new school year and gearing up for rigorous studies and hectic schedules can be anxiety-inducing for children and the entire family. To ease the transition from summertime to...
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Adoption: Opening Hearts and Homes

When John and Jackie Foster of McKinney first saw a photo of their son Joshua, they felt the emotion many adoptive parents describe. “We saw his photograph, and we just...
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Baylor Medical Center at McKinney to Open

The much-anticipated Baylor Medical Center at McKinney will open its doors July 6, giving area residents new health care options and services. Baylor Health Care System has served the North...
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Wicked Cool Medical Technology

If you thought Star Trek’s Dr. McCoy had inventive medical tricks up his sleeve as he cured his crew mates, it may surprise you to know how close today’s...
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Texas Youth Orchestra & Choir Take the Trip of a Lifetime

Leave it to an orchestra director to compose a harmonious summer trip for her students. A group of McKinney-area music students will enjoy the opportunity of a lifetime – performing...
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