Life & Style
Make Mother’s Day bloom

Make Mother’s Day bloom

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and if you’re fortunate enough to still have your mom or grandmother in your life why not plan a special trip to honor them this year? We all know flowers and lunch are nice but how about escaping town to visit a place where...

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Dad-approved gifts for Father’s Day

Dad-approved gifts for Father’s Day

An entire day dedicated to dear ol’ dad may not be enough to show the depths of your appreciation, but a hug, a heart­felt thanks and some quality time (even from afar) are great places to start. When it comes to giving gifts for Father’s Day, practical and...

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Anniversary of an ax murder

Anniversary of an ax murder

Forty years ago, Friday, June 13, 1980, a Fairview housewife killed a Wylie middle school teacher in such a horrific way that some will never forget. Candace Montgomery, 30, wielded a 3-foot-long ax she found in the garage at the home of Betty and Allan Gore on 410...

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Cook Comfort Food Once, Enjoy it Twice

Cook Comfort Food Once, Enjoy it Twice

Cook once, eat twice. It’s a kitchen practice as simple as it sounds. Cook a base dish that can be enjoyed today and used for an entirely different meal tomorrow. For example, bake some fish for tonight’s dinner, and enjoy fish tacos for tomorrow’s lunch. With so many...

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Chaparral Rail Trail

Chaparral Rail Trail

A Hidden North Texas Gem Today, the world is much dif­ferent than what we had become accustomed to in our day-to-day life. The hustle and bustle of daily life came to halt because of a bug named COVID-19. The abrupt change and forced seclusion have brought us back to...

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Bloom of the century

Bloom of the century

Wylie gardener’s cactus captures attention While a century is a long time, it’s not always accurate when it comes to the infa­mous Agave Americana, also known as the century plant. In less than 10 years, Candy Watson’s century plant, located in a berm 150 ft from the...

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Unleash your inner home chef

Unleash your inner home chef

With many Americans stay­ing home, the pressure is on to maintain fun and variety in the kitchen, so family meals don’t get boring. However, cranking out three meals a day can be a burden. In fact, the average Ameri­can can only prepare five meals without a recipe,...

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Library open with limited hours, services

Library open with limited hours, services

The hours won’t be as long, and not all parts of the library will be available, but we are still ex­cited to be open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. We’re working hard to comply with the 25% ca­pacity mandate by Governor Abbott, so we’re asking that our...

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‘The Show Must Go On’

‘The Show Must Go On’

GSM announces 2020 season, new audition process In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, area theaters, along with theaters all over the world, are being forced to postpone or cancel auditions, rehearsals and productions. Because “The Show Must Go On,” the Garland Summer...

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