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.
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Math can be one of the toughest subjects to conquer, even in a typical school year. In today’s unusual learning environment, new challenges are presenting themselves to teachers and students alike. Here is how you can help your child make the grade in math, no matter where their learning is taking place:
Steak and Ale, Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour, ShowBiz Pizza Place, Sambo’s, Highland Park Cafeteria, Nickerson Farms, Wyatt’s Cafeteria, Ranch Hand Bar-B-Q, Furr’s Cafeteria, City Café, Underwood’s Barbecue, Split Rail, Shotgun Sam’s Pizza, Zuider Zee, Bonanza Steakhouse, Captain Cook’s, and I could go on and on!
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.
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.
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.
Every great hunter knows that success throughout the season is more likely when not left to luck alone. Making sure to develop a game plan early will pay off in the late-autumn rut.
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.
Those who have lived a long time have done a lot, seen a lot – and can teach us a lot. And that’s certainly true when it comes to investing.
A vehicle expert I am not, but I was a great fan of the Ford Bronco (1965-1996) and the Chevy Blazer of the 1970s!
While spending more time at home, you may have noticed the little things that need to be fixed, and small ways you can improve the appearance and functionality of your home. So why not use this time to test your skills with a few DIY projects?
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?
This fall semester is unlike any experienced in recent history, with some students learning at home, and teachers facing new challenges to keep students engaged.
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.
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.