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A little laughter goes a long way: Frisco 7-year-old contributes to charity joke book

An eye-patch. The creative mind behind this knee-slapper is 7-year-old Max Nelson of Frisco, who submitted the joke for "Cool Jokes for Summer," a joke book released by the UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation. The foundation has collected family-friendly jokes for three new joke books that not on

STARLOCALMEDIA.COM - 2017-09-23 13:00:00

Theatre Frisco to produce Pulitzer-winning 'Crimes of the Heart'

Theatre Frisco will be producing SMU graduate Beth Henley's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, "Crimes of the Heart," at the Black Box Theater in Frisco's Discovery Center, 8004 Dallas Parkway #200. The story takes place in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await ne

STARLOCALMEDIA.COM - 2017-09-22 21:30:00

UNT TAMS students from Frisco named National Merit Semifinalists

Ten students from Frisco schools who are now attending the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science have been named semifinalists in the 2017-18 National Merit Scholarship Competition. The Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, or TAMS, is a two-year residential program at the University of North

STARLOCALMEDIA.COM - 2017-09-22 18:28:00

Frisco Family Services aiding families affected by Hurricane Harvey

The ravaging winds and damaging floods from Hurricane Harvey forced thousands of residents of Houston, Galveston and the surrounding area to evacuate their homes. Evacuees had to leave behind their homes, food, clothes and way of life. To seek shelter, many found their way to North Texas. Katie Carn

STARLOCALMEDIA.COM - 2017-09-22 17:27:00

Little Elm independent filmmaker finds his way 'Beyond the Bridge'

Ramon L. Malpica is actually doing something about his dream to become a filmmaker. He made a film. Not just him. The Little Elm resident and two of his friends, Matthew Thomas of Garland and Lindsey Cummings of Chicago, who also have dreams of being filmmakers, formed Free Lane Films. Together they

STARLOCALMEDIA.COM - 2017-09-24 16:30:00

Jeremi Suri, Doug Stanton, Pamela Salzman and other authors on tour Sept. 24-30 in D-FW

Lawrence E. Hodges will discuss and sign Raised From the Dead at noon Sunday, Sept. 24, at SMU Barnes & Noble, 3060 Mockingbird Lane, Dallas. Soman Chainani will sign Quests for Glory at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, at Barnes & Noble, 2601 Preston Road, Frisco. Pamela Salzman will discuss Kitchen Matter

DALLAS NEWS - 2017-09-23 16:00:00

Generations come together for gardening

Many people might not know that gardening provides a number of physical and mental benefits, especially for older adults. Experts say that it can improve flexibility and mobility in seniors and can also decrease stress and improve someone's mood. For children, gardening is a tool to teach responsib

STARLOCALMEDIA.COM - 2017-09-22 20:00:00

Have y'all heard about these kids taking homecoming photos in Ikea?

The homecoming photos of a group of dolled-up teenagers in front of somebody's fireplace are so last season. This year, a group of Frisco high school students took their homecoming photos instead at IKEA. The kids posted the photos, taken ahead of Frisco Heritage High School's annual do, to Twitter,

DALLAS NEWS - 2017-09-22 14:46:38

Volunteers help promote library's future, bring back book sale

The Little Elm Friends of the Library is getting ready to help you fill those long autumn evening hours while you wait for it to get cool enough to build a fire in the fireplace. Romance, mystery, biography, how-to, children's books - the library will have it all during the first book sale the Frien

STARLOCALMEDIA.COM - 2017-09-23 19:30:00

Deion Sanders' former estate ready for next 'Prime Time'

PROSPER - Chateau Montclair was once the estate of Deion Sanders former NFL cornerback and now Hall of Famer. The previously 112-acre property has been parceled out into multiple subdivisions. The Montclair subdivision consists of 25 lots with Sanders' former residence being the largest, now sitting

HERALD DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-23 06:01:00

JC Penney to Hire 40,000 Season Holiday Workers, the Same as Last Year

J.C. Penney says it plans to hire more than 40,000 people during the holiday season, the same number as last year. The Plano, Texas-based department store operator said Friday it is looking for cashiers, workers to restock its stores and beauty consultants to work at in-store Sephora makeup shops. R

NBC DALLAS-FORT WORTH - 2017-09-23 10:06:46

2 ex-girlfriends of convicted murderer Jason Lowe say he would have killed them, too

McKINNEY - Hayley McDaniel and Christine Chambers have a special - albeit macabre - bond. They both dated the same murderer and lived to tell about it. At different times they fell for the charms of Jason Lowe, getting a glimpse of the Richardson man whom one Collin County prosecutor called a mons

DALLAS NEWS - 2017-09-22 18:32:18

Injured Dog to Receive First Ever 'Bone' to the City of Plano

Daisy Mae The dog who disappeared after a horrible car crash on the the President George Bush Turnpike will be honored by Plano city officials. Daisy Mae ran off after she and her family were rear-ended by an 18-wheeler back in July. Family Dog Found Alive Five Days After Car Crash Five days after

NBC DALLAS-FORT WORTH - 2017-09-22 02:12:50

Watters Creek in Allen one of several Trademark properties to launch hurricane fundraiser

Watters Creek - one of five Trademark properties based in the DFW Metroplex - are donating via United Way to help their employees, tenants and others who work at Trademark properties in southeast Texas. Donations can be made online or by text. Photo courtesy of Watters Creek In the wake of the deva

STARLOCALMEDIA.COM - 2017-09-23 11:00:00

Allen High students earn semifinals spots in National Merit Scholarship Competition

Twenty Allen High School students have been named semifinalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Competition. About 1.6 million juniors took the 2016 PSAT, which is the test that qualified students for the 2018 scholarship competition. Approximately 16,000 students, or about 1 percent, are rec

STARLOCALMEDIA.COM - 2017-09-22 22:00:00

Sights and sounds: McKinney Oktoberfest 2017 is underway

McKinney's Oktoberfest has transformed Historic Downtown McKinney into Munich and runs through Sunday. For hours and information, visit mckinneyoktoberfest.com. McKinney's Oktoberfest has transformed Historic Downtown McKinney into Munich and runs through Sunday. For hours and information, visit mck

STARLOCALMEDIA.COM - 2017-09-23 23:14:00

100 Favorite Dishes, No. 12: The Sujuk Sandwich at Milano Pizza

100 Favorite Dishes, No. 12: The Sujuk Sandwich at Milano Pizza Leading up to next week's Best of Dallas 2017 issue, we're sharing (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes, the Dallas entrees, appetizers and desserts that really stuck with us this year. Nestled in a strip mall in Richardson,

DALLAS OBSERVER - 2017-09-23 09:00:00

Lewisville calendar of events: Sept. 24-30

The Village Shops and Plaza, 2540 King Arthur Boulevard Classic car and truck show The event hosted by Time Machine Car Shows is free for spectators. Those who wish to display a car or truck pay a $10 entry fee. Possible awards are: Castle Hills Pick, '79 and older car and truck, '80s and newer car

STARLOCALMEDIA.COM - 2017-09-23 13:00:00

Never mind bankruptcy; Toys R Us is hiring for the holidays

Irving--By now you've heard: Toys R Us filed for bankruptcy. So is now the time to get a job there? A judge approved the company getting a loan so it could buy enough merchandise for the holiday season. That means they plan to be open through the holidays. "Toys R Us is doing a significant amount of

CW33 NEWSFIX - 2017-09-23 18:33:23

Lamplighter Opens STEM-based Innovation Lab

Programs in the Innovation Lab will emphasize project-based learning. (Photo: Imani Chet Lytle) The Lamplighter School on Inwood Road has opened its Innovation Lab, a building addition which brings state-of-the-art enhancements that will contribute to the school's science, technology, engineering, a

PRESTONHOLLOWPEOPLE.COM - 2017-09-24 07:00:00