Life & Style
Waste in the water

Waste in the water

Pictures of trash on beaches, a whale found with a belly full of garbage and turtles with plastic straws up their nose are no laugh­ing matter. They are all just a tiny snapshot of reality today. The impact of the world’s overuse of plastic is causing hav­oc on the...

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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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Online baking challenge yields tasty results

Online baking challenge yields tasty results

Hundreds of locals are whipping up entertainment and learning that quarantine can sometimes be sweet. Emily Guynes, a culinary teacher at Wylie High School, has found it easy to transfer her classes online since most people have kitchens. Although she had planned to...

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How to stay healthy while social distancing

How to stay healthy while social distancing

COVID-19 has the public rethinking how they stay healthy -- both physically and mentally. Even those in good health can start to feel anxious and fearful when the words ‘pandemic’ and ‘social distancing’ are mentioned. But can you stay active and mentally healthy...

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Now’s the time to teach at-home nutrition

Now’s the time to teach at-home nutrition

With a lot of parents facing the challenge of keeping housebound kids happy and healthy, this is the perfect time to teach kids the basics of nutrition and eating right. Consider these simple suggestions from Melanie Marcus, MA, RD, health and nutrition communications...

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