Covenant Can’t Slow Down Mustangs

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Cole Sellers hauled in a long pass during Covenant’s loss to McKinney Christian in its home opener on Saturday. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

In its third year as an 11-man program, Covenant is still enduring some growing pains. Those were evident again on Saturday.

The Knights were overmatched during a 62-7 loss to McKinney Christian in their home opener and their TAPPS district opener at Miller Field.

The Mustangs (3-2, 1-0) racked up 516 yards of total offense and raced to a 48-0 halftime lead behind several big scoring plays. The Knights (1-5, 0-1) committed five turnovers.

The only highlight for Covenant came on the opening drive of the second half, which ended with a 31-yard touchdown pass from Alec Scully to Graham Hill.


Skin Needs a Fall Break

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Now that summer’s over and we have tanned our hides — and as cooler, dryer temperatures tease us — thankfully, the fall allows a reprieve from extreme temperatures that can wreak havoc on our largest organ.

What should you be using during the fall to rehydrate skin from summer sun damage and prepare for winter’s crispness? Body lotion.

There are so many on the market now. Lotions drew approximately $3.49 billion in sales in 2016, with Private Label leading the pack with a 7.1 percent share. However, for 2017, Private Label comes in second, according to statista.com.


Say It With Me, ‘Co-Co-Nut’

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Dr. Bronner’s coconut oil.

Over the summer, I brought up coconut oil in one of my columns, mentioning that it has a teeny amount of SPF (about 4), which makes it a good moisturizer for arms, face, and neck for everyday protection if your sun exposure is mostly driving and walking to and from the car.

At the time, I had to stop myself from elaborating on the many other uses of the stuff, knowing that I could fill a whole column with that info.

Well, hi, hello … that whole column is upon us. Boom — keep reading.


SPCA of Texas 2017 Fur Ball

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SPCA of Texas Fur Ball guest dance the night away. (Photo: Bret Redman)

Animal lovers gathered for the SPCA of Texas’ annual Fur Ball on Sept. 30 at the Omni Hotel Dallas. Appropriately themed “Reigning Cats and Dogs,” elegantly clad guests embraced the opportunity to sit on a throne and cuddle one of the adoptable puppies from the SPCA.

Dinner, dancing, and live and silent auctions for over 900 guests. Chair Cindy Lindsley announced that thanks to the generosity of sponsors, patrons and guests, Fur Ball 2017 raised more than $500,000 to help the SPCA of Texas serve 75,000 animals and their people in 2017 and beyond.


Downward Dog with the Dogs

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Isabelle Calzaba, left, and Ariel Tolfree enjoy Puppy Yoga. (Photo: Lorelei Day)

Yoga isn’t just for humans anymore.

Maybe it stemmed from the many poses named after animals, such as the Downward-Facing Dog, Cow pose, or the One-Legged King Pigeon, but bringing live animals into the mix is proving to be a popular trend.

According to an article in yoga.com, combining the healing effects of yoga with the stress-relieving addition of animal interaction can work wonders on overall well-being.


Crime Reports: Oct. 2 – 8

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SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: EARLY TRICK OR TREAT?

Autumn decorations adorning a home in the 11800 block of Hampstead Lane were stolen sometime between 9 and 9:10 p.m. Oct. 7.