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City of Mesquite Seeking Art

City of Mesquite Seeking Art Submissions For Downtown Mesquite

The City of Mesquite is excited to announce a call for art submissions for their new Front Street Station project in Downtown Mesquite. Artists have until Oct. 24 to submit their artwork for consideration for the public art opportunity. The artists whose work is selected will each receive honoraria of $500. Learn more at www.cityofmesquite.com/ CallforArtists.

Mesquite Announces New Smith’s of Mesquite Restaurant to Open in Downtown Mesquite
Mesquite Announces New Smith’s of Mesquite Restaurant to Open in Downtown Mesquite
Mesquite Announces New Smith’s of Mesquite Restaurant to Open in Downtown Mesquite
Mesquite Announces New Smith’s of Mesquite Restaurant to Open in Downtown Mesquite

Mesquite Announces New Smith’s of Mesquite Restaurant to Open in Downtown Mesquite

The Mesquite City Council has approved an agreement for Smith’s of Mesquite to open a 6,000 square-foot full-service restaurant and entertainment venue in the historic McWhorter Greenhaw building in Downtown Mesquite. Plans include a renovation of the iconic midcentury modern facade and neon, along with extensive interior updates.

FHS Varsity Golf Debut

FHS Varsity Golf Debut

The boys/girls varsity teams played at Waterview Golf Club in Rowlett on Tuesday September 22nd. This was the Varsity group’s debut event of the fall, and the cool rainy conditions didn’t stop them from competing.

The Lost Art of Board Games

The Lost Art of Board Games

I can’t tell you how many of my “young” friends will hear someone in my family talk about a favorite board game only to say, “I’ve never heard of that!” The first few times this happened, I thought they were joking or that they must have grown up somewhere other than here. But what I’ve come to find out is that many families don’t play board games together often, or ever.

HUNTING STANDS I HAVE KNOWN

My friend Jeff Rice recently set up this lightweight but strong Snap Lock Hunting Blind on his property. This blind is a far cry from some of the earlier stands Luke hunted from in his younger days. Photo courtesy Jeff Rice

HUNTING STANDS I HAVE KNOWN

I was recently recording “Campfire Talk”, the weekly radio segment that Larry Weishuhn aka ”Mr. Whitetail” and I have produced for the past 11 years. The topic of hunting blinds, aka ‘deer stands’ came up and we reflected upon just how much ‘deer stands’ have changed since the sixties when we both began hunting deer.

Not the Time to Gamble

Not the Time to Gamble

It has been said, “Life’s a gamble,” however; we can take actions in life that tip the odds in our favor. Our children’s education has been in turmoil since Spring. Many parents are betting that school returns to normal by the end of the year. Here’s a question for all parents: Is waiting to see what happens a gamble you are willing to take with your children’s education?

Did You Know?

According to Food Allergy Research & Education, more than 170 foods have been reported to cause allergic reactions. However, many of the serious allergic reactions to food can be traced to eight allergens in particular. These allergens include crustacean shellfish, eggs, fish, milk, peanuts, soy, tree nuts, and wheat. If it seems as though food allergies in children have increased in recent years, they have. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention report that, between 1997 and 2011, the prevalence of food allergies in children increased by 50 percent. Though some people may only experience an itchy mouth or a few hives after eating food they’re allergic to, symptoms of allergic reactions to food can be severe and may include anaphylaxis, which occurs suddenly and can cause death. Anaphylaxis can produce a host of frightening symptoms, such as rapid heartbeat, dizziness, difficulty breathing, and weak pulse. Food allergies often resolve during childhood, though FARE® notes that today’s youngsters appear to be outgrowing their food allergies more slowly than kids did in the past.

Grants Are Open!

Grants Are Open!

Life is short or long depending on how the day is unfolding. Many fleeting moments linger longer in memories then some weeks or months of activities which for students can look like a glorious smile when they receive a test back with the hoped-for grade or the shy look a new student gives his or her classmates.

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