Angels to those in need

When Luther Slay became founding director of the Shepherd’s Storehouse 30 years ago, he couldn’t help but remember the golden advice his father had given him as a child. “I was a young boy growing up in Mississippi,” Slay said. “My dad died when I was 14 years old. I can remember him teaching me one thing that stuck with me all these years, and that is: Always give more than what is expected of you. Life will be sweeter.” Slay used that advice to develop the Shepherd’s Storehouse, a home-found ministry completely volunteer operated. He’s been director of the operation since 1989, and the goal back then was the same as it is today: Love and help your fellow man. The Shepherd’s Storehouse prov

Store owners transform Square into mythical town

Somewhere in the imaginary snow-capped mountains of Pilot Point, the grumpy old Grinch is stomping his feet in disapproval of the town’s sudden display of Christmas spirit. Over the weekend, several store owners transformed their storefronts into colorful depictions of Whoville, the famously Christmassy town from Dr. Seuss’s beloved children’s classic “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” Nicole and Tracey Lane came up with the idea over a month ago. The sisters-in-law own and operate Notoriously Yours on The Square, and for the past eight years their building has changed consistently with the seasons. From spooky black cats and witch’s brooms to shimmering tinseled garland, they’ve got seasonal

Gas leak at Monaco forces evacuation

A gas leak prompted the evacuation of students from Monaco Elementary School in Providence Village early Tuesday morning. Staff members led students out of the school and escorted them across Cape Cod Boulevard into the Providence Homeowners Association Community Center. They were then bused to Aubrey High School, 6.6 miles away. “[We were able to smell the gas] in the yellow hallway, and it was coming through the building,” said Shannon Houck, the Monaco Elementary receptionist. Fourth grade teacher Kyle Wilbert told Shannon Saylor, the assistant superintendent of human resources and student services, that he smelled the gas soon after the leak started. Saylor told Wilbert, who had a megaph

Honoring service, sacrifice

Veterans and Pilot Point residents will gather on The Square Saturday for the reveal of a long-awaited World War I monument. ​ The memorial project began four years and was spearheaded by Bob Albrecht, owner of Lowbrows Beer and Wine Garden, who died in June. Albrecht’s wife, Cheri, and daughter Gretchen Vasquez will do the actual unveiling, said Tori Wells, project organizer and chairwoman of the Pilot Point Historic Review Board. ​The event begins at 11 a.m. Wells said this is the only WWI memorial in Texas and Oklahoma honoring those who served and died from both states with hand-stamped replica dog tags; Texans and Oklahomans served together. Saturday is the 100th anniversary of the end

The billion dollar question

Future residents in developments along FM 2931 in Aubrey’s extraterritorial jurisdiction, including Silverado, will have roughly $1 billion in water district debt to pay back. Five people voted on four propositions about debt The Lakes Fresh Water Supply District is approved to take on. Three of them participated in early voting: Caden Kirk Ainsworth, Damon Kirk Ainsworth and Sarah Katheleen Freeman. DR Horton did not respond to a request for comment. A Damon Ainsworth is listed on LinkedIn as a land development project manager at DR Horton, the builder developing the land. Silverado is a new housing development just north of Providence Village on FM 2931, the first phase of which is under c

Building a better future

Lindsey True took sibling rivalry to a new level – one that has helped her and other students at Pilot Point High School. Lindsey is part of the Pilot Point High School robotics team advancing to the Boosting Engineering Science and Technology Robotics state competition Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at Dr Pepper Arena in Frisco after finishing second in a regional competition in October in Denton. Lindsey explained what motivated her to join the robotics team. “I kind of joined because my brother [Garrett] is real big into it, and I was like why not try to outdo him,” she said, laughing and adding that she likes being able to “create and build stuff.” The PPHS team has 15 students on the roster. The st

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