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  • Charla Corn and The Trainwrecks take the stage at 3:00 p.m. as live bands perform throughout the day. Thousands of guests are certain to enjoy Sundance Square’s four 32’ Umbrellas, fountains, wavepool, and new restaurants and shops. photo by Allen Rich
  • Plano's Historic Cemeteries was authored by Jeffrey Campbell of McKinney, Candace Fountoulakis (left) of Plano and Kirby Stokes of Allen for The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation, Inc. The book was published by Arcadia Publishing. The final resting places of Plano’s pioneers still exist because of the hard work of cemetery associations, civic groups, concerned citizens, the City of Plano Parks Department, and the Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation.
  • As Texas marks the end of Daylight Savings Time for 2014 by setting clocks back by one hour on Sunday, November 2, the McKinney Fire Department (MFD) reminds residents to change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms.
  • Kyle is a member of the Creative Arts Center and South Plains Wood turning club of Lubbock, Texas. He moved to Bonham, Texas in July, 2010 to be closer to family. Kyle 's love of wood has given him great pleasure in the working of the wood and even greater pleasure in sharing his finished work.
  • When he was 9 years old, watching the space shuttle Columbia (STS-93) take off from Kennedy Space Center in 1999, Trey began to dream of becoming a pilot. On September 12th, 2014, LTJG Trey Wheeler (USN) received his Wings of Gold, designating him as a Naval Aviator. This was a momentous occasion, as it was the realization of a dream 15 years in the making.
  • Halloween (Ireland, Canada, United Kingdom, United States and other places). Halloween or Hallowe'en (a contraction of "All Hallows' Evening"), also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows' Eve, or All Saints' Eve, is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day. It initiates the triduum of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed believers. Within Allhallowtide, the traditional focus of All Hallows' Eve revolves around the theme of using "humor and ridicule to confront the power of death." According to many scholars, All Hallows' Eve is a Christianized feast initially influenced by Celtic harvest festivals, with possible pagan roots, particularly the Gaelic Samhain. Other scholars maintain that it originated independently of Samhain and has solely Christian roots. Typical festive Halloween activities include trick-or-treating (or the related "guising"), attending costume parties, decorating, carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted house attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories, and watching horror films. In many parts of the world, the Christian religious observances of All Hallows' Eve, including attending church services and lighting candles on the graves of the dead, remain popular, although in other locations, these solemn customs are less pronounced in favor of a more commercialized and secularized celebration.