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Holiday at the Arboretum, Presented by Reliant, Features Expanded Christmas Village with New 23-Foot-Tall German Christmas Pyramid and New Shops
Holiday at the Arboretum, Presented by Reliant, Features Expanded Christmas Village with New 23-Foot-Tall German Christmas Pyramid and New Shops
Holiday at the Arboretum, Presented by Reliant, Features Expanded Christmas Village with New 23-Foot-Tall German Christmas Pyramid and New Shops

Holiday at the Arboretum, Presented by Reliant, Features Expanded Christmas Village with New 23-Foot-Tall German Christmas Pyramid and New Shops

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden invites visitors to experience one of the most magical traditions in the Southwest-Holiday at the Arboretum, presented by Reliant, which runs from November

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Up on the Housetop

Images of Santa Claus excite children across the globe each holiday season. Some such images appear on television, in stores or in the front yards of homes decked out for the holidays, while others are elicited through songs like “Up on the Housetop.” Hollywood legend Gene Autry’s mid-20th century version of “Up on the Housetop” might be the most widely recognized version of the song, but the tune actually dates back to 1864, making it the second oldest secular Christmas song (“Jingle Bells” was written in 1857).

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TPWD Wildlife Biologists Confirm Rare Mountain Lion Sighting Near Rowlett

Despite the rarity of mountain lion sightings near urban areas, a recent mountain lion sighting on private property in Rowlett has been verified by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) biologists. Biologists suspect that this mountain lion is most likely a transient juvenile male that is just passing through the area as it searches for a home range.

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Right There by SMU—The Fragrance was Tantalizing!

“We are going to tour the Mrs. Baird’s Bread Bakery on Central Expressway next Tuesday and are going to be allowed to leave school a little early to get there while the full crew is on duty,” said Mrs. Stark and Mrs. Themer to the seven Cub Scouts of our Den in Forney, Texas, as we sat in the Community Center and waited for parents to “pick up” their boys at the conclusion of the biweekly Tuesday meeting. Our Den took more “field trips” than any other, and we were fortunate.

Help Families Struggling this Christmas Due to COVID-19

Nearly half of low-income Americans reported that they or someone in their household experienced some type of income loss during the pandemic, according to information published by Pew Research Center. Because more people are facing hardship this year due to the impacts of COVID-19, more families in your community will likely be in need of assistance this holiday season and into 2021.

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The Senate floor during the 2019 legislative session. Credit: Miguel Gutierrez Jr. / The Texas Tribune

On Election Day, Republicans Lost a Critical Advantage in the State Senate. Will Dan Patrick Push to Change the rules?

Nine months before the November election, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick made headlines by suggesting that if Republicans lost their supermajority in the Senate, he would pursue a bold procedural move: further lowering the threshold that is required to bring legislation to the floor.

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