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McKinney Skating Center To Expand

McKinney StarCenter

McKinney’s Dr. Pepper StarCenter is about to expand. The city has given the go ahead for funding the ice skating complex to add a third ice rink and 1,800 more seats. The StarCenter opened in 2009 as a partnership between the Dallas Stars, the City of McKinney, the McKinney Community ...

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Bad News For Artificial Sweeteners

Bad News for artificial sweeteners

By Dr. Gabe Mirkin Several recent papers raise new concerns about the long-term health effects of artificial sweeteners. In one study, researchers showed that a sweeter-tasting, lower-calorie drink caused people to eat more food, to have higher blood sugar levels and to be more likely to gain weight and become ...

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Austin Bats Take Flight

Austin Bats

Every evening in the summer and fall millions of Mexican free-tail bats  take flight from the Congress Avenue bridge in Austin. They have become a tourism magnet, drawing hundreds of people to witness the nightly event. Many watch from the bridge. Others watch from party boats floating in the Colorado River. ...

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Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

Many zoos today are building animal habitats that do their best to mimic natural environments for their animals. None can really compare to the 1,500-acre Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Glen Rose. Located off U.S. Highway 67 on County Road 2008, south of town, the Center is home to over ...

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