May 11

How to Plan for Desserts for Memorial Day

Planning a cook out can be tough but, bringing dessert can be simple. However, you want the food to remain fresh and sweet for your guest.

You can start with these simple steps.

For a sweet and juicy treat, choose from seasonal fruits. You can skewer chunks of ripe mango, papaya, pineapple, or bananas after dipping them in sugar and cinnamon. Brush the skewer with coconut milk and cook on a hot grill for about 4 minutes.

Make some homemade ice cream and keep  it in the container  on ice. Another great idea is to scoop the inside of a watermelon out with a melon ball. You can refill the watermelon bowl with balls of cantaloupe, watermelon, and honeydew melon for a cool and colorful dessert.

You can also roast some marshmallows.  Place a small square of dark chocolate on a shortbread cookie. Sit on a large roasted marshmallow on top of the chocolate an top it with another cookie.

Note: Lincoln Trinity Bluff will be closed for Memorial Day.

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May 11

Getting Your Kids to Listen

Getting your kids attention may be one of the hardest things you could do. However, there are ways you can grab their attention.

According to KDFW news, getting your kids to listen takes a time commitment on your part, both in terms of changing your behavior and getting your message across.

Here are a few steps:

  1. Do not ask, tell-Kids should not feel like they are doing you a favor, so do not turn your statements into questions.
  2. Lower your voice- Lowering your voice will catch your child’s attention. When they are in trouble they are not use to you lowering your tone.
  3. Be brief and clear- There is no need to have a long conversation. Keep it to 10 seconds. If you spend more time, than your child can tune you out.
  4. Make sure they have heard you-You should have your kids repeat back what you have said.

It is never too late to get your kids to listen.

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May 11

Richards Group #4 Company to Work for in DFW

“Let’s go have fun” are the words you see when you go to the Richards Group website. The company was voted one of the best places to work for in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

It ranked number 4 out of 25 companies, beating out Park Place Dealerships, Frito-Lay North America, Cook Children’s Health Care System, and Medical Center of Lewisville.

The Richards Group has 650 happy employees. The company is a branding and advertising company with headquarters right here in Dallas-Fort Worth.

Fun Facts:They have around $1 billion in revenue. The company base their platform on telling the truth. The company is one of America’s largest independent agencies. They are also consistently ranked among the nations most creative agencies as well.

Some of their clients include: The Home Depot, Motel 6, Bridgestone, Firestone, Zales, Game Stop, Quik Trip, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Metro PCS, Chick-Fil-A, Fruit of the Loom, Red Lobster, Advance Auto Parts, Amstel Light, Stainmaster and Ram Trucks.

With happy employees, this company will continue to grow with much success.

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May 11

DFW Airport Renovation

Dallas News website states that the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport’s Terminal A is undergoing a costly renovation. Contractors have placed a wall up just north of A17 baggage claim. This wall is said to be part of the launch of major terminal renovations at the Dallas Fort Worth Airport. Workers will rip out walls, ceilings, and floors and replace them with new concessions, gate areas, and other facilities.

The airport has already closed gates in the A terminal.  The renovation is said to  take at least 14 to 15 months to rebuild. Employees will have to move to the central part of the terminal,  then the southern end as each section is shut down and renovated.

The renovation is said to be an estimated  cost of 1.9 billion.  To help guide travelers,Volunteers and Dallas Fort Worth Ambassadors will also be stationed in the airport.

For more information about this renovation please visit You can also see a digital animation at

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May 11

Lincoln Trinity Bluff Pet Talent Contest

Lincoln Trinity Bluff will be hosting their first ever Pet Talent Contest. If you think your furry buddy has what it takes to wow the crowd than come on out.

All talents are welcomed at this event. This talent show will be a great way for you and your pet to get out of the house and bond. All skills are encouraged. Your pet could do anything to win, from shaking hands, rolling over, to sporting a really cute outfit.

The event will be sponsored by Your Pet Staff and Don’t Forget to Feed Me, a non profit organization that recognizes the challenge facing families in today’s economy. With more pets being abandoned and left in shelters, this non profit organization vision is to keep families and pets together.

Don’t Forget to Feed Me Food Bank will also be accepting donations.

The event takes place Saturday, May 14th from 11am to 2pm.

For more information please call 1-888-318-9702

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May 11

The 2011 Southeast Dallas Cinco de Mayo Parade

Gather the family together for a fun filled Cinco de Mayo event.  The Southeast Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Southeast Dallas Chamber of Commerce are presenting The 2011 Southeast Dallas Cinco de Mayo Parade & Festival. This colorful event will take place on May 7, 2011 at the Corner of Bruton Road and South Buckner Blvd. Cinco de Mayo is known for celebrating the best Mexican foods, music, and cuisine. It is one of the oldest holidays. 

Come out and enjoy all the fun filled events and festivities. There will be horse riding parades, music, dancing, vendors and more! This is a great event to bring the entire family.

The parade starts at 10am on Saturday. The entire festival runs from 11am to 5pm at Eastfield College Pleasant Grove (802 S. Buckner Blvd.)

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, vendor, or participating in the parade, please visit

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