Dallas

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Dallas is a major American metropolis located in the state of Texas. The city is also the largest urban center of the fourth most populous metropolitan area in the United States of America. The city proper ranks ninth in the U.S. and third in Texas after Houston and San Antonio. The city's prominence arose from […]

After School Program

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River Oaks is now hosting an after school program for the community children in the clubroom. The program is sponsor by Little Hands Big Heart. Children will enjoy fun and games while they snack on nutritional snacks, salads and even enjoy a hot meal. Contact us in the office for more information. Volunteers are also […]

Healthy Pet

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This is the time of year when we focus on shedding bad habits and starting anew. It’s also the time when plenty of newly adopted pets are settling into their new homes. After years of watching and being a part-time dog walker, also reading about a few strategies to keep those new and old additions […]

Jelly Beans: A Delicious Political History

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Ronald Reagan, America’s 40th president loved several things deeply. His country, his faith, his family particularly his cherished Nancy and one other thing: jelly beans.Specifically, licorice jelly beans his favorite flavor. Reagan started eating jelly beans in 1967 to help him quit a pipe-smoking habit, according to the Constitution Center. He always ate jelly beans […]

How to Prevent Identity Fraud at Tax Time

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Calculating your tax bill is an unpleasant and sometimes complicated process for many Americans. But even more frustrating is paying your taxes to what you think is the IRS, only to discover later that you've been a victim of fraud. One of the biggest scams right now, for instance, involves criminals posing as the IRS […]

Keeping Raccoons Out of Your Garbage Cans

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The best solution is to keep the garbage cans in a garage or closed shed until the morning of trash pickup or until you take them to your dump. If that’s not possible, buy heavy metal garbage cans with tight-fitting lids. Raccoons (and other animals) can chew through the lids of plastic garbage cans. But […]

First Snow

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Wow, just look outside it is Wilmer, TX first snow (Jan.6,2017). Isn't it beautiful? Please remember to have those pipes dripping to avoid freezing, protect your steps and sidewalk to avoid slippery falls and dress in layers to stay warm… now go outside and enjoy the beauty.

Comfort Food – Coconut-Curry Chicken Noodle Soup

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1 whole chicken (rinsed well & cut in usual pieces) 2 (14 ounce) cans coconut milk 1⁄4-1⁄2 cup Thai curry paste (may use red or green, may sub curry powder as needed) 4 carrots (scraped or peeled & cut in 1/4 inch coins) 4 white onions (coarsely cut in bite-size pieces) 4 ounces snow peas […]

Baby It’s Cold Outside

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The temperature is slowly dropping here in Wilmer, TX and baby it's cold outside. Please remember to wear layer clothing to keep body temperature warm, and please bring pets inside if you do not have a dog house with straw to keep them warm to. Also, please, please, please, please (as James Brown would sing), […]

Holidays Attractions

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It may not always be bright, but it's always bright lights in Big D– where the city goes all out for the holidays. And for a perfect example, look no further than Prairie Lights, a drive-through holiday park that showcases one the most impressive holiday light displays in North Texas. Want to see the city’s […]

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