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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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Allen business briefs: bike parade and blood

The Fairview Town Center will be hosting its annual Fourth of July Bike Parade event at its fountain court on Monday. The parade will take a lap around the fountain from 9-11 a.m. More information can be found online at Watters Creek blood drive. A blood drive will take...

Melissa gears up for Independence Day fireworks

Fireworks return to Melissa this weekend as Sparks & Spanks lights up the sky Saturday night. The festivities will begin around 6 p.m. with a special patriotic broadcast on radio station 97.5 KLAK. It will feature Independence Day-themed music along with special messages from city council members. The fireworks are...

Advanced Esthetics of Richardson offers skin care for wide array of patients

Beverly Blair is the owner of Advanced Esthetics of Richardson. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper) Beverly Blair said her road to owning Advanced Esthetics of Richardson was anything but ordinary. After graduating from The University of Texas at Dallas with a degree in business management, Blair became certified through the National Association of Legal Assistance to work as a paralegal. In 2010, she left the law career field to own a tow-trucking company. The business had 10 trucks and 25 employees when she sold it in February 2020.

Jai Meals to open vegan restaurant in Richardson

Jai Meals will offer plant-based foods at 1930 N. Coit Road, Ste. 140, Richardson. (Courtesy Jai Meals) Jai Meals is coming soon to Richardson at the corner of Coit and Campbell roads. Ownership said the vegan restaurant plans to open in July at 1930 N. Coit Road, Ste. 140, Richardson, after previously being located in The Shops at Willow Bend food court in Plano. No official grand opening date has been announced. Jai Meals offers a variety of plant-based foods, including pasta and other dishes. 972-905-4595.

If You See A Bobcat Or Coyote, Here’s What To Do

What should North Texas residents do if they encounter a bobcat or a coyote? The city of Plano has some advice. “Bobcat and coyote sightings are not unusual,” says Steve Stoler, Plano’s media relations director, in a recent video tweet. “While seeing one can be a little startling, it’s important to know that those animals have never attacked a single person in Plano’s history.”

Thirsty Lion Opens First Two-Story Location in Grandscape, Texas

Thirsty Lion Gastropub, a restaurant concept known for its from-scratch cooking and seasonal menus with fresh and local ingredients and extensive craft cocktails & beer menu, has opened its latest North Texas location—its first two-story restaurant & bar at Grandscape, Texas, in The Colony, Texas, in late April 2022.

McKinney restaurant owners announce new chief operating officer, 2023 growth plans

From left, Preston Lancaster, Chef Brian Luscher and Kristin Wisniewski are the team leading 33 Restaurant Group, which has several restaurants throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including two in McKinney. (Courtesy 33 Restaurant Group) 33 Restaurant Group, which owns and operates several McKinney restaurants, including Cadillac Pizza Pub and The...

Yet another trip!

Have you noticed that our year is very close to being half over? I was looking at a calendar the other day and all of a sudden it dawned on me…2022 is already half over, where has it gone…I know we can’t get it back…guess we just have to live with it! At least, it was lot’s better than two years ago!

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.
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It is a spectacular day in McKinney and Pet Sitter Leah is looking forward to her walk with Fournette, a black Lab mix named after Leonard Fournette, a running back from LSU. Fournette’s harness is on, he is leashed up, and off the duo goes. They don’t make it very far down the block before an unleashed pup darts out of a garage and heads straight for Fournette. A fight begins. Both dogs are standing on their hind legs, paws up, “going for each other.”

Firehouse Subs slated to open new restaurant in Plano

A new Firehouse Subs restaurant is being built at 901 Central Expressway, Ste. 300, Plano. Work on the 1,150-square-foot restaurant is slated to be complete in July, according to a listing with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. The restaurant offers hot and cold sandwiches as well as salads and more. A phone number is not yet available, and an opening date has not been announced.

At Bap Doduk, the Generous Bento Box Is Just the Beginning

Bap Doduk is a great place to get lunch, but it is not really a restaurant. This small strip-mall space in Carrollton’s biggest Korean shopping center has, last I checked, just one table. It is often used for storage. Almost all of its offerings are grab-and-go prepared foods. And yet it’s also home to one of the Dallas area’s ultimate lunch boxes.

Hot cars and dogs don’t mix

Hot cars are no place for kids, let alone dogs in this Texas heat. Our furry friends such as dogs and cats can’t regulate their internal temperature as easily as humans can. With fewer mechanisms to cool off, pets, especially dogs, have an increased risk of heatstroke during the summer months.