Fracking’s Possible Radioactive Impact

Grassroots Environmental Education, based in New York state, where extensive underground hydraulic fracturing—known as fracking—is proposed for tapping pockets of natural gas, has issued a report exposing major radioactive impacts of the practice that’s underway in several states and planned for many more.

The Northeast’s Marcellus Shale region is coveted for its rich gas deposits

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Grapevine Toasts to 27 Years of GrapeFest

The 27th annual GrapeFest – A Wine Experience, will be held from September 12 through 15, along Main Street in historic downtown Grapevine.  Considered the largest wine festival in the Southwest, GrapeFest is four days of family-friendly fun and unique events.

Guests may sample more than 125 Texas wines from 35 Texas wineries,along with other top-rated wines from U.S. and international wineries. Events include a culinary pavilion with chefs from

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Dental Arts of Plano; Passionately Caring for Patients

Dr. Nevein Amer can’t recall ever wanting to be anything other than a dentist. She began her journey by working at a dental practice in high school and then went on to attend the University of Texas, in Arlington, where she received a bachelor’s degree in biology. Amer later graduated from the Baylor College of Dentistry, in Dallas.

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Historic McKinney Hosts Oktoberfest in September

Commemorating the popular tradition which began in Germany over 200 years ago, North Texas meets Bavaria at McKinney Oktoberfest 2013, September 27 and 28, in McKinney. This year’s festival has been expanded from a 4- to 14-block area of the downtown historic district. With a backdrop of more than 100 unique shops, the family-friendly event showcases authentic German music, cuisine, traditional costumes, entertainment and dancing.

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The Value of a Comprehensive Energy Audit: Savings, Comfort and Safety

A professional energy auditor acts like a detective, poring over past utility bills and examining a homeowner’s “scene of the crime” in detail, looking for clues. The auditor takes note of problems such as condensation and uncomfortable or drafty rooms, excessive energy usage (electric, water and gas) and safety issues with

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Blighted Icon; Chestnut Tree Comeback on the Horizon

The American chestnut tree once dominated the American landscape from Georgia to Maine, providing the raw materials that fueled our young nation’s westward expansion and inspiring writings by Longfellow and Thoreau. But by the 1950s, the trees, stricken by blight, were all but extinct.

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The Neurology of Autism & Asperger Syndrome

The quantitative EEG (computerized brain wave analysis) has shown that the limited social interactions, impaired communication, narrow interests and repetitive behaviors of autism and Asperger syndrome are related to multiple areas of brain dysfunction. Neurofeedback and other neurological training techniques can then remediate what is

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GM-Oh-Oh; GMOs Threaten Wheat Exports

America lags behind the world in limiting, banning or even labeling genetically modified (GE, GM or GMO) crops, and now Japan has suspended some imports from the United States because of the discovery of unapproved GM wheat in Oregon. The European Union is weighing similar action. Serious economic

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Skincare Treatments Now Available at Massage Space

Massage Space, in Plano, is providing a new line of skincare treatments that includes microdermabrasion, custom facial treatments, alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) facial peels and waxing services. A licensed esthetician on staff consults with customers and offers recommendations based on individual skin needs and the number of treatments

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