The Farmstead at Midlothian will be a first-of-its-kind, 31 acre, mixed-use destination development where commercial businesses operate in harmony with non-profit organizations to bring folks together from near and far to enjoy shopping, dining, events, entertainment, and the arts at more than 50 specialty shops, restaurants, and community service organizations.
Dallas-based developer John Weber has closed on nearly 53 acres of land in Midlothian near State Highway 287, which will make way for a $55 million Kroger-anchored regional shopping center.
The shopping center, named Midlothian Towne Center, is expected to bring some other big box retailers to the North Texas city, Renzo Cella, vice president with Dallas-based Novus Realty Advisors LLC, told the Dallas Business Journal.
Would you like a blinding smile? You may be settling for just going blind instead if you routinely whiten your teeth with UV light treatments.
The same ultraviolet light that causes sunburn and skin cancer can damage your gums, lips and eyes during a light-assisted teeth bleaching, a new study finds. The procedure can be dangerous in a dentist office or even in the practiced hands of a mall kiosk worker operating one of these radiation-yielding machines, despite her hour-plus training and her crisp, white lab coat.
Numerous studies from the past five years have questioned the practice of any form of light-activated teeth whitening, which is usually a combination of hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide with lights or lasers of various wavelengths. The light is thought to act as a catalyst, quickening the breakdown of the peroxide to create free radicals and accelerating the whitening process.
Source: Live Science
The Waxahachie Journal is introducing a new blog; following a friend's experiences taking an epic road trip to reground and rediscover. Read along as our friend travels up north and out west, hitting some of the typical sightseeing locales as well as seeking out some of the lesser known fun and interesting people and places along the way. In keeping with the trip, the blog will be unregimented. Entries will be made as seen fit so check back often to stay up-to-date as our friend moves on down the road.
HI! Don't know how this Blog will turn out. But the best way to find out is to start. A little about me. I'm older than 61 but less than 99. I remember the Viet Nam War and President Kennedy being shot. Born in the best state and have lived in a couple more. Wonderful parents, a hero for an older sibling and one child. I didn't have a Beaver Cleaver childhood; my Mother didn't own pearls.
Our area is home to so many talented individuals with all sorts of gifts and artistic ability that I get excited when I discover one. Dixie Dodd, of Midlothian, is one of those talented people. Her medium is wood, and she is a custom furniture designer and builder of the first order! She not only designs her creations but she actually builds them.
She is a petite young mother of 5 children and looking at her you would never imagine that this young lady is a powerhouse furniture designer and builder. This reporter has seen her furniture creations and designs and they are unique. Her studio and work area are located in her garage where she creates some amazing pieces of custom furniture and millwork. From dining tables, cabinets, to doors, she seems to come up with unique designs that are marvelous. How she juggles this artistic energy and talent and at the same time take care of her family is just amazing.
The Catastrophe that Brought the US to a Standstill
Most people would agree that failure of or loss of electricity, gasoline,or the computer network that keeps America running would be catastrophic. Something akin to that happened in 1872 - The Great Epizootic. The Great What?
Before the automobile was invented and before electricity was commonly used, most people and businesses depended heavily on horsepower.
Horses were not used just to pull a buggy or wagon. Horses pulled trolleys, fire wagons, construction equipment, and pulled loaded barges along canals such as the Erie Canal in New York State. Horses were essential for carrying loads away from ships docked in our harbors, carrying produce to market, carrying coal to the train yards, and delivering goods to merchants and homes. Horses were used in just about every aspect of American life. Without horses to move raw materials to manufacturers, goods were not being made or delivered to market.
The Great Epizootic, or equine influenza, entered the United States through Canada and spread in a matter of days to infect thousands of horses, causing cities and farms to come to a standstill. Even the military cavalry came to a halt as their horses were severely affected by the disease.
Filmed on location in Waxahachie, May Pearl and surrounding area the movie is set in 1935 Waxahachie, Texas, PLACES IN THE HEART tells a story -- not unlike the familiar story told by the film "It's A Wonderful Life" -- of the delicate balance one life can exert upon so many others.
When Sheriff Royce Spalding is accidentally killed by a drunken gunman, his wife, Edna, is suddenly thrust into the role of provider for her two small children, Frank and Possum. Then "Mose," an out-of-work black man begging for every meal in the racist South of the Depression era, happens along with a scheme to plant cotton on her forty acres. It is the only chance Edna has to keep her family together.
Meanwhile, Mr. Denby, of the bank which owns the mortgage on the farm, is quick to extend a "hand of charity" to Mrs. Spalding by depositing his blind brother-in-law (Mr. Will) with her for safekeeping. Margaret, Edna's sister and a local "beauty operator," is unable to provide much help; her beauty shop is all that stands between herself, her philandering husband, and a small daughter on one side and poverty on the other. A tornado offers their first challenge. Emerging from the storm cellar, blind Mr. Will asks "How bad is it?" "Well," Mose responds, "everything's a little bent, but it's still here."