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The Empty Nest

Is now the right time to make that big purchase? by Alicia Wanek Listen… is it quiet around your house? If you’re an empty nester, you have survived the days of sibling rivalry, carpools, and the chaos of getting the

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Summer + Study = Better Scores

Scoring Higher on College Entrance Exams Is All About the Early Prep College entrance exams. The mere thought can evoke terror in the heart of the most confident student. Fear not, but get a jump on your studies, advises Varun

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Richland College Unveils Innovative ‘Technology, Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing Center’ On Campus

The Richland College Technology, Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing (TEAM) Center had its grand opening on April 21st, advancing the college’s mission of teaching, learning and community building. The new TEAM Center also addresses the need to contribute to the growth

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Remembering Josiah

  Recently, our Plano community suffered an inconceivable tragedy – the murder of a mom, Stacy Fawcett, her 17-year-old son, Josiah, a strapping, lovable friend to all who knew him, and the suicide of her other son, McCann, 19, who

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What Are Your Kids Doing This Summer?

What your kids do in the summer can impact their future in tremendous ways.  So how do you choose from among the thousands of overnight programs, camps and trips out there? Ask Helene Abrams. by Karyn Brodsky In 1953, Hodding Carter,

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Summer Programs and Camps Preview

Summer 2016 will be here before you know it. What will your kids be doing during that long stretch between June and August? Will they be expanding their minds, learning a new skill or improving on an existing one, making

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6 Great Reasons to Loosen the Leash

Summer camp and teen/tween programs can be one of the most rewarding, unforgettable experiences. Tips on Trips and Camps offers the following reasons to give your child their wings and let them explore: 1. It offers a community of caring mentors who

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Cancer: A Word Full of Hope

My brother was 24, a recent graduate of Texas A&M, living in a bachelor pad in Dallas with three of his best buddies, when a friend’s mother, a nurse, noticed the enlarged lymph nodes in his neck, giving him a

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Special Siblings

Four teens share their heartwarming lessons in protectiveness, patience, acceptance, and love for their special siblings We often hear from the parents how much of their day-to-day attention is justifiably spent on their child with special needs. But, we wondered, what

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