Before daylight recently, my two Yorkshire terriers awakened me needing to go outside. Our yard is fenced with corral boards covered with welded wire and since there isn’t any food or water to attract wandering animals, I thought it would be safe to let them out in the dark.
Food. It used to be so simple. Our grandparents and great-grandparents grew most of their own food and only needed a few rudimentary staples from the “store” to make everything they needed to feed their family.
The 100-degree days appear to be over for this year. Soon it will be getting cold, and I have heard several weather forecasters call for a winter that is colder and wetter than normal. That doesn’t bode too well for pools if preparations aren’t made, especially in the Denton area.
This a busy time of year for everyone, and that is a great thing. Everyone is back to school, and the football season is starting to reveal how hard work before the season starts is paying off. Our 4-H year is starting as well, and our hard work throughout the previous year is starting to show its fruits as well.
“The first week of school has passed without any major incidents,” said Officer Steven Wallace of the Argyle Police Department.
The University of North Texas Student Athlete Advisory Council recently went on a retreat at the Argyle home of Jerry Thomas, dean of the College of Education, and his wife, Katherine Thomas, UNT kinesiology professor.
Trying to have an attractive landscape in North Texas can often feel like a losing battle. There are droughts, heat waves, cold snaps, insects, disease and weeds, just to name a few challenges we face.
This has been a relatively mild summer thus far — especially compared to the last few summers we’ve experienced. But one concern we’ve had to deal with for the last few years is limited rainfall. The current drought, combined with the continued influx of new residents to North Texas
Although big red sage, Salvia pentstemonoides, was thought to be extinct in the 1950s, it was rediscovered growing in the Texas Hill Country in the 1980s and you can grow it in North Texas today.
Independence Day weekend is traditionally the biggest weekend of the year for swimming pool use. If you are the pool owner, hopefully by now your plans are in place for this weekend — the yard is mowed, the food is planned, the guests are invited and the pool is ready.
Most area schools let out for the summer this week. As a matter of fact, all three Denton high schools — Denton High, Ryan High and Guyer High — are holding their graduation ceremonies today. Congratulations to all students on what I hope was a great year, but a special congratulation to this year’s graduates.
As we begin this new year, we are given a fresh start and many times a fresh outlook on what we want to accomplish in the future. Oftentimes this includes looking to the past to determine if there are things that we would change if we were able to do so.
Hello! So, the last article I wrote discussed the effects of diabetes and the effects that an unhealthy weight has on your blood sugar. (It’s interesting writing this article a day after Halloween considering that this holiday is all about candy, but I digress.) I think the key in all of these discussions is moderation.
Although this summer appears that it will be much milder than the last two summers, it is still hot this time of year. Traditionally one of the solutions to dealing with the summer heat is the cool enjoyment that a swimming pool can provide. That is not always possible in August — as pool water tends to heat up, oftentimes past the point of being refreshing.
The July Fourth weekend is traditionally the biggest weekend of the year for pool use. If you are the pool owner, hopefully by now your July Fourth plans are in place (or are least close to being in place) for your guests. If you are anything like me, you prefer to follow a list to be sure that everything gets done. Following is a checklist to assure that your July Fourth pool party will be one to be remembered.
School is out for the summer. That means kids get to enjoy the breathtaking feeling of freedom unlike any other. There is nothing in adulthood that can compare with the feeling of freedom that kids have when walking (or running) out of school on the last day.
In recognition of the popularity of swimming and other water-related recreational activities in the United States and the resulting need for ongoing public education on safe water practices, May has been designated as National Water Safety Month.
Berlandier’s sundrops (Calylophus berlandieri) is native to Texas and surrounding states. It is a deciduous perennial that usually grows 4 to 20 inches tall, 1 to 2 feet wide, and may develop a woody base.
What will the weather be for the next few months? Pete Delkus, chief meteorologist at ABC affiliate WFAA-TV in Dallas, showed a weather pattern map on March 28 that provides some insight on what to expect. The map indicated that the Dallas-Fort Worth area forecast for the months of April, May and June would be normal rainfall and above-average temperatures.
As a periodontist, I am constantly being bombarded daily with the new best thing — the thing that will cure gum disease, the machine that will make my life easier and more productive, the device that will make all of my dreams come true.
With the Fourth of July falling on a Wednesday this year, you may see a wide range of dates for Independence Day pool parties. Some people are selecting this weekend to celebrate, some prefer the actual holiday in the middle of the week, while others are opting for the weekend after.
Zexmenia (Wedelia texana, formerly Zexmenia hispida) is dependable for summer color and is easy to maintain. Also called orange zexmenia, it has 1- to 1.5-inch yellow-orange composite flowers from late April though November. The seeds are similar to sunflower seeds, but much smaller. It is a perennial native to Central and West Texas south to Mexico.