Letting Fido check his pee-mail is part of the fun

Letting Fido check his pee-mail is part of the fun

By Dr. Beth Leermakers Is “improve fitness” one of your new year’s resolutions? If so, you’re not alone. It was the second most popular resolution, endorsed by 39 percent of respondents to a recent Forbes Health survey. This year, why not enlist your dog as your walking/running partner?  Walking has many benefit for dogs, including […]

Sports world loses players of epic impact in 2023

Sports world loses players of epic impact in 2023

By David Mullens The sports world lost some of the most noted professional and amateur athletes, coaches and personalities of the last 100 years in 2023. Gone are arguably pro football’s greatest player and best middle linebacker ever. College basketball said farewell to its most volatile coach. Baseball lost a pair of beloved third basemen, […]

Backdoor’s NYE traditions continue

Backdoor’s NYE traditions continue

Start the New Year with a laugh at “Backdoor Comedy’s New Year’s Eve Comedy Bash with Paul Varghese & Friends,” Sunday, Dec. 31. The club’s annual comedy event, now in it’s 17th year, has become a DFW tradition and is still the hot ticket for North Texas New Year’s Eve celebrations. The Backdoor will present […]

Sweet Potato-Chipotle Soup

Sweet Potato-Chipotle Soup

Soup: 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced  1 teaspoon Mexican oregano 2 large sweet potatoes (about 2 pounds), peeled and cubed 4 chipotle chiles plus 2 tablespoons adobo from 1 can of chipotles en adobo 6 cups chicken or vegetable broth 1 cup heavy cream (or coconut cream to make […]

Birds represent more than gifts during holidays

Birds represent more than gifts during holidays

By Dr. Beth Leermakers “On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me a partridge in a pear tree.” As the popular Christmas carol continues, five other birds join the list of gifts. To demonstrate love and caring, the gifts include food (the birds) and entertainment (the pipers and dancing ladies). The […]

Event huge success

Event huge success

The highly anticipated 9th Annual Light Up the Highlands event was once again hosted by the Lake Highlands Junior Women’s League on November 26. Thousands of Lake Highlands’ residents showed up for the event for hours of family fun. This completely free event included kid’s crafts, multiple bounce houses, hot chocolate, a snow luge, a […]

Santa in giving mood to local teams

Santa in giving mood to local teams

By David Mullens The local sports teams have submitted their Christmas gift lists to Santa through their players unions and representatives. With input from his committee of elves, Santa is vetting the list to see who has been nice and worthy of a package under the tree and those that have been naughty and will […]

Green Beans with Mushrooms and Boursin

Green Beans with Mushrooms and Boursin

8 ounces cremini  mushrooms, sliced 1 pound green beans, ends trimmed 1 shallot, thinly sliced 1/2 round garlic and fine herbs boursin Vegetable oil Kosher salt and black pepper In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil until hot. Add mushrooms and cook until soft, about 6 minutes.  Meanwhile, steam green beans either in […]

Santa takes peek into important city history

Santa takes peek into important city history

By Taylor Mayad The Dallas Firefighter’s Museum is hosting “Santa at the Station” on Saturday, Dec. 16, from 1-5 p.m. Santa will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.  “Santa at the Station” provides a special opportunity to bring families into the Dallas Firefighter’s Museum to visit with Santa and take in the historic and […]

Book conveys story of painful triumph

Book conveys story of painful triumph

By David Mullens Noted NFL insider and former The Dallas Morning News sportswriter Gary Myers has just released Once a Giant: A Story of Victory, Tragedy, and Life After Football. Using the 1986 Super Bowl Champion New York Giants as a case study on and off the field, Myers relies on former head coach Bill […]

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