Blue Ridge, TX

Melissa offers home watch program for vacationing residents

In an effort to help families vacation worry-free, the City of Melissa recently unveiled a vacation house watch program. If registered, Melissa Police will regularly check on residents’ homes while they are away. Upon physical inspection, police will contact their designated key holder, if they feel the residence may need attention.
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Surging LAFC take down FC Dallas

Los Angeles FC, undefeated in its past five matches after a 3-1 win over visiting FC Dallas on Wednesday night, keeps rolling as the top team in Major League Soccer. LAFC remained atop the Western Conference at 11-3-3, its 36 points the highest total in the league. Danny Musovski, Cristian "Chicho" Arango and Kwadwo Opoku scored goals in the win, enough to offset a goal by U.S. national team forward Jesus Ferreira in the first half.

Some old stores to go with slow fishing

I’m going back in my time of growing up. Now some of my new readers will not have any idea of what I’m talking about; those in the over 70-plus group might if they will give it a little thought. We will start this story off for everyone...

Melvin Jerome Jackson Sr.

Melvin Jerome Jackson Sr. passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at Christus Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler Texas. Officer Jackson was born on June 29, 1973, in Greenville, Texas, to the parentage of Melvin Smith Sr. and Cheryl Ann Jackson. He was a graduate of Greenville High School in1991.

Al Biernat’s Launches New Menu

It’s not every day that a restaurant as beloved and iconic as Al Biernat’s announces significant changes to its menu, but that day has arrived. Open and thriving for 23 years, Al Biernat’s has gained a very loyal following of diners who come there for their favorite steaks and seafood. But, as the popularity of the restaurant continues to grow, General Manager Brad Fuller mentioned that 2021 was its best sales year ever, and the time was right to make some adjustments to the restaurant. Loyal guests can rest assured all their favorites are still on the menu.

Nominate Your Favorite Teacher to Receive $1,000 for School Supplies

Four Peaks Brewing Company Hosts "Four Peaks For Teachers" Award: Last Call for Nominations. PHOENIX, June 30, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- When it comes to supporting teachers, Phoenix-based Four Peaks Brewing Co. doesn't care about state lines or boundaries. It's a key reason why, after 12 years, the Tempe, Arizona brewery's "Four Peaks For Teachers" campaign has grown to support teachers in five states. And now, during a national teacher shortage, Four Peaks is more committed than ever to providing K-12 educators with the supplies they need to succeed in the classroom.

Black Rifle Coffee Co. plans to open shop in Colleyville

Black Rifle Coffee Co. opened this shop at 901 N. Central Expressway in Plano on Dec. 31, 2021. (Erick Pirayesh/Community Impact Newspaper) Black Rifle Coffee Co. is planning to open a new shop at 5659 Colleyville Blvd. in Colleyville, according to a filing with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. The shop will have a dining space, a merchandise display area and a coffee bar, the filing stated. Construction is expected to start in August and finish by December, according to the filing. The veteran-founded company offers premium roasts and supports veterans, active-duty military and first responders, according to a news release. A company representative did not have an estimated opening date.
Dallas Observer

First Look: A Trip to the Mediterranean at Darna in Plano

With inflation, most of us can only dream of traveling to the Mediterranean this summer. The good news is that a new exotic destination has just landed in Plano, and for those looking to experience an international smorgasbord, Darna Mediterranean Market should be on the list of places to visit soon.

Panera's corn chowder recalled from supermarkets due to an undisclosed allergen

Exterior of Panera Bread restaurant on November 09, 2021 in San Rafael, California (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) On Friday, Blount Fine Foods, a prepared foods and soup manufacturer based in McKinney, Texas, voluntarily recalled a limited amount of Panera at Home Southwest Corn Chowder over an undeclared wheat allergen, according to a company announcement posted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

American comfort food eatery Ford's Garage now open in Plano

American comfort food eatery Ford's Garage opened its new Plano location June 13. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper) Ford’s Garage opened June 13 at 3904 Dallas Parkway, Plano. Styled like a 1920s service station with vintage Ford vehicles, gas pumps and fixtures, Ford’s Garage offers gourmet burgers and American comfort food entrees, such as meatloaf, chili, and macaroni and cheese, according to the eatery’s website. It also offers a variety American craft beers, wine and cocktails. The restaurant is in the building formerly occupied by Razzoo’s Cajun Cafe, which closed in December 2019 after 20 years of service at that location. According to a listing on the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation’s website, Ford’s Garage did an estimated $1 million in renovation work on the building. 469-940-3673.

Greenville Farmer's Market

From juicy red tomatoes to Halloween pumpkins you’ll find fresh farm-to-you produce and seasonal products at the Farmers Market on Market Square (East Lee Street at Bois d'Arc in downtown Greenville). Farmers Market vendors offer the best from local and regional harvests. Fruits, vegetables, local honey, fresh eggs –...
DFW Community News

Maker Mondays

Maker Monday is an in-person craft program for adults every 2nd and 4th Monday. Come learn something new, share with others, seek crafting advice, and meet other makers. Materials are provided free of charge. Ages 14 and up welcome. This month we will cover Watercolor Beach Scene (6/13) and 3D Pens (6/27)

Legacy West Juneteenth Fashion Show Makes History As Largest Outdoor Fashion Show in DFW

The first annual Juneteenth Fashion Show was hosted by Legacy West and Legacy Hall on June 19th in Plano, Texas, to a record crowd of over 1,500 guests. The high energy, vibrant and soulfully joyful extravaganza was presented and produced by Think Three Media -- a Dallas-based creative communications and media agency that specializes in the unique messaging and amplification of DFW black-owned businesses and its Founders.