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Monthly Archives: December 2011

Post-Christmas Worry: Kids’ Motor Scooters an Adult-Sized Concern


Santa Claus has come and gone, leaving motor scooters behind for some children. Santa probably did not do any research about motor assisted scooters within the city and state. There are state and city laws concerning motor assisted wheely things. Article x11, section 62-653 on the city ordnance website states that they may only be ridden on specially designated trails. ...

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Momma Drama: Resolved!

Well, folks, it’s that time of year again: New Year’s Eve is upon us. Every other commercial on television is for Weight Watchers, Reeboks, or Chantix. I am preparing for the January-to-Valentine’s-Day crowd to surge in at the gym, resplendent in their shiny fresh spandex and blindingly white, brand new running shoes, asking me how to set the bicep curl ...

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McKinney Area Alumnae Panhellenic Forum Scheduled


Attention all area high school ladies: Tuesday, February 7 at 7p.m., Mckinney Area Alumnae Panhellenic will hold its 39th annual forum for high school junior and senior girls who are interested in learning more about the college sorority rush process. It will be held at Stonebridge United Methodist Church: 1800 S. Stonebridge Drive in the Upper Alley Room. Feel free ...

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Ribbon Cutting: Wonderland Montessori


Wonderland Montessori Academy of McKinney is an unparalleled educational facility with a focus on building a foundation for a lifetime of learning. Serving families with children ages six weeks to twelve years. Wonderland Montessori Academy of McKinney 3132 Hudson Crossing McKinney, TX 75070 972-540-1516 Primary company representative(s): Rachel DeBlanc, Director; Sandya George, Owner

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Happy New Year!


As we ring in the new year, for many, it’s a time to resolve to make changes, a time for forgiveness, for new beginnings. Whether those resolutions be financial, diet and health, or relational, it’s a goodtime to start fresh. For 2012, I’ve decided to try something new. I’m going to learn how to play the guitar – if I’m ...

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Basketball Teams Ending ’11, Gearing Up for 2012


Holiday Tournaments are winding up as the MHS and North girls sweep through their brackets undefeated. Area varsity high school basketball teams have a few days of rest before the January portion of their schedule hits. Here is a recap of recent and upcoming events. McKinney High Boys The Lions play host to McKinney North on Tuesday, Jan. 3. They ...

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Electric Blanket Fire Results in $500,000 Loss


A message from the McKinney Fire Department: For most McKinney residents, flipping a light switch, plugging in a coffeemaker, charging a laptop computer, or turning on a small electrical appliance for warmth such as a space heater or electric blanket, is second nature. Electricity makes our lives easier and more comfortable. But, the McKinney Fire Department warns: Keep Safety in ...

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The Numbers Game: Week Three – What’s Up Mavs?


1. Welcome to Week 3 of the Numbers Game. I hope everyone had an outstanding Christmas weekend with his or her family and friends. I certainly enjoyed seeing everyone’s reactions to the gifts they received, and playing board games late Sunday night was a memory I will have forever. On top of that, Christmas provided us with a little Opening ...

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USDA Rural Development No Money Down Loan Program FAQs

The USDA Rural Development Home Loan program is the best kept secret in the real estate world.  Many consumers are not aware of the USDA RD home loans because many Realtors aren’t either.  I was just pleasantly surprised my my preferred mortgage broker when he promised me that my buyers would come to the table with NO MONEY DOWN.  It’s ...

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Save Water with WaterSense


Less than one percent of the earth’s water is available for human consumption. With the ongoing drought, it makes sense to do all we can to conserve our water. A partnership program, WaterSense, sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency makes it easy for Americans to save water and protect the environment. Since the program began in 2006, WaterSense has ...

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