Spring brings many gifts, especially here in the south. The temps begin to warm. Everything gets a dose of Mother Nature’s balayage, rapidly morphing from brown to emerald green. The world is suddenly full of babies. From ducklings to kittens to calves, the spring birthing process is truly a miracle to behold. And, for those of us deeply steeped in this mom life (or, in my case, this grandma life) it’s time to get busy. Sure, we’ll be mowing and pulling weeds and planting everything from tomatoes to periwinkles, but we also need to focus on the task at hand. There are so many eggs to dye, so much change to scotch tape into little plastic orbs, so many baskets to fill. After all, what would spring be without millions of pieces of green plastic grass to haunt us for the next 364 days? It’s Easter prep time! And, like all the other religious based holidays, this one being my favorite because the reason for this season takes us from the depths of despair to divine elation, Easter is truly a people soup of cultures and beliefs. Take the German influence, for instance. What is it about Germany and little furry creatures? First, they gave us the groundhogs, via the absence of hedgehogs in Pennsylvania. Now, you’re telling me they gave us the Easter bunny? That I am. But, before we talk all things das kaninchen, we must address the age-old quandary. When is Easter and why is it freezing cold on some years and steaming hot on others?
The increased time spent at home during the pandemic has resulted in many people deciding to tackle home renovation projects. From creating a new office space or virtual learning area, to larger projects like bathroom renovations, many homeowners are rolling up their sleeves to do the improvements themselves.
Summer camps are returning to the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, with registration opening on March 1st. New this year, the Dallas Arboretum offers a blended format featuring on-site, at-home and virtual engagement opportunities for children to learn about science. In addition to summer camps, the garden has created DIY Explorers, a spring learning kit designed to help children engage with the garden from home.
San Antonian and proven leader Kate Rogers has been selected to lead the Alamo as the Executive Director of the Alamo Trust, Inc (ATI). A proud Texan, Kate comes to ATI with over 20 years of exemplary leadership experience.
Everyone age 16 and older, regardless of occupation or health status, is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Texas as of March 29, state health officials said last Tuesday.
Easter is the most important day of the year on the Christian calendar. A celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, Easter commemorates the very core of the Christian faith. So it comes as no surprise that such an important day is steeped in tradition.
For nearly two decades, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis, BEA, has ranked Texas as the No. 1 exporter among U.S. states.
For many Christians, modern Easter celebrations would not be complete without bonnets, bunnies and colored eggs. As fun as those components can be, Christianity is at the heart of Easter, which is the most important date on the Christian religious calendar. Easter Sunday marks the culmination of events that shaped the beliefs and teachings of an entire faith.
Easter is one of the most important days of the year for Christians. Easter Sunday is filled with symbolism and tradition, some of which harken back to early Christianity, while others trace their origins to paganism.
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If you’re planning to retire in just a few years, you may be getting excited about this next phase of your life. However, your ability to enjoy retirement fully will depend, at least partially, on the resources you can draw from your investment portfolio. So, while you still have time to act, ask yourself if you’re comfortable with your portfolio’s risk level.
Sugar Ray Robinson was, for a long time, my favorite boxer, merely because I sat on Dad’s lap as a little boy and watched him ”reign in the ring” during the 1950s decade. Dad said he was a “true boxer” and not “just a fighter.”
Kim Goggans Britton has been promoted to STAR Transit’s Deputy Executive Director position responsible for the Marketing Department’s day-to-day operation. She also oversees the Mobility Management Department, Asset Management Department, Transportation Department and Call Center as well as serves as Project Manager for special assignments.
“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” Jane Goodall