‘Sylvia’ is a doggone good time

Doritos has offered people a chance to have their own a 30-second commercial aired during the Super Bowl for years, and I have often thought I could produce one of those. My spot would feature ­­– what else? – a dog. People love dogs in commercials, research shows. I won’t give away my wonderful concept for the commercial here. I wouldn’t want anyone to steal it, natch, but it would focus on a dog and its owner and whether dogs can empathize with humans. “Sylvia,” which continues its run at The Garage Door Theater this weekend, reminds us of the special bond humans and dogs have. But in the play, written by A.R. Gurney, Sylvia is a dog played by a human (Kate Avery), and she converses in eve

Can citizens stop apartments in Pilot Point?

Can citizens stop apartments in Pilot Point? A proposed apartment complex on U.S. 377 in Pilot Point received an icy response from several people who attended Monday’s city council meeting. Many attendees didn’t like the idea of a new, 200- plus unit apartment complex proposed for a location at Debbie Lane and U.S. 377 Around 50 people packed the city council chambers for the meeting, with the crowd overflow extending into the lobby. Many speakers cited the development size, crime, traffic problems and influx of new residents as their concerns with the community, which would be developed by Bonner Carrington, based in Austin. Some of the speakers did not live in Pilot Point or its city limit

Leaning on faith, friends: Hundreds turn out to support Moore

Gary Don Moore leans heavily on his faith these days, and hundreds of people showed him Saturday night that he can lean on them, too. Moore, the son of legendary former high school football coach G.A. Moore of Pilot Point, was recently diagnosed with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, a neurodegenerative disease for which there is no cure or known cause. A fundraiser at Celina High School raised $170,000 to help pay for medical expenses for Moore. Between 1,500 and 1,600 people attended the event, and more than 1,100 were served a barbecue dinner, event organizer Patti Dellenbaugh said. “I believe that God has a perfect plan for each of us; we all have a different challenge,” Moore told to the cr

19th Century Club planning new downtown garden

Crepe myrtle trees will soon be planted in a garden on The Square of Pilot Point, courtesy of work being done by the Nineteenth Century Club of Pilot Point and money from multiple sources. The Nineteenth Century Club initiated the Wes Miller Memorial Garden in cooperation with the current owner, Konrad Shields. The project began last spring and will be installed this spring on the west side of The Square along Washington Street. Miller, 69, was a local artist who died in 2015. Crepe myrtle trees feature pinkish-red flowers and grow in warmer climates. Three of them will be in the garden along with boulders, groundcover rosemary and lantanas. “Wes loved lantanas,” said Rebecca Millikin, presi

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Aubrey High School students revived the school’s newspaper with the release of Chap Chatter in early January. The school had a paper long ago that was discontinued. Journalism teacher Michelle Rasure was not sure when. The school, which has always had a yearbook, launched a web version of the paper last year. However, that did not pan out, as the paper lacked exposure and could not reach others like a printed product can. Students picked the name Chap Chatter, but it was the second choice, as they originally chose the Aubrey Post. Rasure, though, did not want there to be any confusion with The Pilot Point Post-Signal, so the second name stuck. Chap Chatter was inserted in the Jan. 5 issue of

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