The Dallas String Quartet
The Dallas String Quartet, led by award winning violist Ion Zanca, takes you on a journey to the nexus of classical music and modern pop where artists like Beethoven and Bono collide. Accompanied by cellist Gaston Colloca and violinists Melissa Priller and Tatiana Glava, DSQ performs as both a traditional and electrical quartet enabling them to reach audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
This eclectic group feels right at home in a wide variety of genres. They have opened for artists such as Air Supply and Kenny G, and have played alongside Josh Groban, Chicago, and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
Phone Scam Alert
Perhaps you have received a call from Area Code 206, with the person on the other end of the line claiming to be with Microsoft. They are telling you that your computer is in danger of crashing if you do not take the steps necessary to stop it. If you are agreeable, they will then tell you a series of steps to do on your computer. What they are doing is enabling themselves to have access to your ersonal nformation.
The Second Cold War Has Started
I am fearful, that with the current attitudes of the leadership in Russia, and the events ongoing in Ukraine, and the events which have taken place over the last couple of years, a new state of political and military tension has existed between the West and Russia for several years. What really scares me, I am not sure our Government realizes it! Mys friends, the Second Cold War has started!
From information and news Items I have read, Mr. Putin mislead both Presidents Bush and Obama as to what his real agenda was. Our government may not realized this, but I can tell you I firmly believe Mr. Putin does! And I believe it is an intentional calculated direction taken by Russia to resurrect the old Soviet Union with all its infamous glory into a new Czarist Russia with Putin as Czar! And I believe that he believes that his energy trump card is going to split Europe and NATO!
The Waxahachie Community Theater Presents, “"The Poisoned
Waxahachie Community Theatre announces performances of "The Poisoned Apple," by Dave Barton. This comedy play is a quirky retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The show features young actors ages 8-13, is produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, and is directed by Stacee Johnson and Brian Caudell.
Local talent includes principals Maven Navarro as Queen Drunella, Zula Spencer as Snow White, Carson Almand as Prince Roenel, River Porter as "Prince" Bundy, and Annalynne Johnson as the Magic Mirror.
SpaceX chooses Texas for its futuristic launch complex
SpaceX founder Elon Musk hasn’t yet formally announced South Texas as the site of his company’s private launch facility, but officials in Florida are conceding that Texas is going to land the coveted project.
Dale Ketcham is director of strategic alliances for Space Florida, a state-run agency focused on bringing promoting aerospace-related economic development in Florida. Ketcham told reporters in Florida that he expects SpaceX to announce as soon as this week that a site on the Texas coast, near Brownsville, is the choice to build the new commercial launch complex.
Midlothian Farmers Market
A Pleasant Surprise!
This past Saturday, the 12th, my morning excursion was to visit the Midlothian Farmers Market located in the Log Cabin Park in the center of downtown Midlothian. The Farmers Market has been operating for several years, and while not one of the largest in our area, it is certainly one of the most pleasant to visit.
The United States and Foreign Aid
Have you ever wondered which countries are the recipients of your tax dollars, and how much is going to them?
Mexico is still holding an American service man in their jail, yet is requesting, from the United States $136,910.000.00 of federal aid for the year of 2015! Iraq has requested foreign aid in the amount $308,760.000.00. Pakistan is expecting foreign aid from the U.S. in the amount $881,300.000.00.
A Nice Place to Shop
The other day I was having breakfast at one of my favorite restaurants, Kim and Jenny's, in downtown Midlothian, and noticed a few new businesses nearby. Being a reporter, I decided to explore all the new businesses.
Along North 8th Street there is quaint little park with lots of shade, important to all Texans, as well as a historic cabin. This is the area where the farmers market sets up shop on Saturdays during the summer. There is plenty of parking with all businesses easily accessible on foot. The downtown area, while not as large as some of the other towns here in Ellis County, does have a good number of shops and restaurants offering a nice variety of wares and services.
They have a passion for simplicity
Pursuing a simpler life, Kevin and LaDonne Wenzel moved to the Texas Hill country to start a small gourmet chocolate company in 1996. Their business plan? Simple ingredients: real chocolate, fresh fruit and nuts, authentic liqueurs and quality you can taste.