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The Miss America 2023 competition is less than a month away and Carrollton’s very own Miss Texas Averie Bishop is prepared, representing her state as the first Asian-American woman crowned as Miss Texas. Read MoreMiss Texas breaks barriers, becoming the first Asian-American woman to represent the Lone Star State in the Miss America competition

Chuck Hendrickson has been involved with the Visual Art League of Lewisville since the 1990s and when he first joined, he was inspired by the community of artists in VAL. He is also recently retired from working for the Environmental Protection Agency and has interests in traveling, painting… Read MoreMeet Chuck Hendrickson, Visual Art League of Lewisville President and retiree from the EPA

121 Media, LLC, which owns and operates the digital media assets and nine weekly publications of Star Local Media serving the north Dallas suburban area, announced today the acquisition of Check Out DFW and, a first-of-its-kind real estate and local recommendations product th… Read More121 Media acquires Check Out DFW website, adding its content marketing solution to its digital services portfolio

October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog month and the Gene Carey Animal Shelter and Adoption Center is waiving adoption fees for dogs over 20 pounds and all cats, through Saturday, Oct. 15. To see some of the animals up for adoption and for the adoption process visit… Read MoreThe Leader news roundup: adoption fees waived, Carrollton top 20 market, marketing team awarded

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ROUND ROCK – When Pearland senior Caden Ferraro stepped into the batter’s box with two outs in the top of the seventh inning in Saturday’s Class 6A state baseball championship game, Flower Mound senior first baseman Cole Ridenour mumbled a few words to himself. Read MoreSTATE CHAMPS!: Flower Mound holds off late Pearland rally to win second state title, 1st since 2014

Cypress Woods has sat atop the Class 6A state baseball rankings for most of the season and didn’t have to deal with much adversity, especially later in the season. The Wildcats had won 22 of their previous 24 games coming into Friday’s state semifinal against Flower Mound. Read MoreFlower Mound stuns No. 1 Cypress Woods: Fast start propels Jaguars into first state championship game since 2014

SOUTHLAKE – Nine years ago, Flower Mound junior Garrett Wallace was the bat boy for the Jaguars baseball team. He vividly recalls being in the dogpile after Flower Mound defeated San Antonio Reagan 10-0 to capture the Class 5A state title in 2014. Read MoreDate with state: Flower Mound completes sweep of Denton Guyer, advances to state tournament for 1st time since 2014

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