The Collin County Home and Garden Show Will Fill the Allen Event Center With More Than 250 Vendors, September 12, 2014 to September 14, 2014.


(ALLEN, Texas) August 6, 2014 – The Collin County Home and Garden Show today announced its second annual fall event, which will host Animal Planet TV stars Wayde King and Brett Raymer. The Allen Event Center will be packed with more than 250 home improvement vendors plus over 1500 square feet of outdoor exhibits and gourmet food.


The event center will be transformed into an extravagant home and garden showroom featuring the latest trends, products and techniques in interior design, landscaping, appliances, kitchen & bath, solar energy, windows & doors and much more. The show will also include a chance to meet Wayde King and Brett Raymer, aquarium manufacturers and stars of Animal Planet's hit TV show Tanked. King and Raymer will discuss their family-owned business, Acrylic Tank Manufacturing (ATM), in insightful, tip-driven seminars and will answer attendees’ project-specific questions.  


The Collin County Fall Home and Garden Show is a one-stop shop for consumers who want to comparatively shop while supporting their local businesses. Many vendors will also be featuring show-only discounts, making a visit to the show well worth it.

This show is great for the whole family! Guests will be able to indulge at the Gourmet Food Truck Roundup featuring Thai fusion, shaved ice, Cuban flare and traditional Indian comfort food; the trucks will be located in the parking lot at the show entrance all weekend. Also near the entrance of the show there will be pet adoptions, no house is a home without a pet! Guests can also sample the tastes and textures of Texas at the show’s Go Texan booths. Then, shop the onsite tree, plant and organic product sale. And don’t forget the kiddos, they can design & color ceramic tiles at the Home Depot Kid’s Workshop!


Show Hours:

Friday, September 12 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday, September 13 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sunday, September 14 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Ticket Information:

Tickets may be purchased at the door with cash only. Tickets are valid for admission over the entire weekend. A $1.00 off admission coupon may be redeemed at Home Depot or online at and

Tickets Prices:

  • Children 16 and under       Free
  • Adults 17+                             $8.50
  • Seniors 65+                          $6.00
  • Active Duty Military               Free (w/ ID)


Location Information:

The Allen Event Center is located at 200 E. Stacy Rd. in Allen, TX. Parking for the show is complimentary. For more information, visit




Aimee M. Pingenot, P. Lindley Bain, and Clint Westhoff Promoted to

Firm Partnership


(Dallas) August 5, 2014 – GoransonBain, a family law leader in Texas for nearly 30 years, announced Aimee M. Pingenot, P. Lindley Bain, and Clint Westhoff as newly appointed partners to the firm. 

Since 1987, GoransonBain has prioritized growing stronger, not just bigger. The firm has attracted bright, talented attorneys who have consistently reinforced the firm’s depth of expertise and quality of client representation. Aimee Pingenot, P. Lindley Bain, and Clint Westhoff have been invaluable members of the firm thus far, and will continue upholding and enhancing GoransonBain’s reputation in the law community in their new roles.

Aimee M. Pingenot earned her Masters of Science in social work from the University of Texas at Austin, where she also graduated with honors in psychology. After serving as an elementary school teacher with Teach for America, Pingenot earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Texas School of Law in Austin. She was included in the Thomson Reuters Texas list of Rising Stars from 2006 through 2013, an honor based solely upon peer nomination.

Pingenot is board certified in family law. With a strong focus in both same-sex custody and contractual property agreements, Pingenot leverages a creative and personalized approach to achieve positive outcomes in Texas courts where same-sex relationships are not recognized.

P. Lindley Bain is the head of GoransonBain’s Austin, Texas office where she concentrates on financially complex divorces and high conflict custody matters. Bain earned her Bachelor’s degree from Austin College and her Juris Doctor and M.B.A. in finance from Southern Methodist University.

Bain was selected for inclusion in Thomson Reuters Texas Rising Stars from 2010-2014 and is board certified in family law. Her strong financial background and Spanish fluency qualify her as a top-tier strategist and solution builder for a broad range of clients.

Clint Westhoff earned his bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University and graduated with dean’s honors from the Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kan. He established courtroom experience working for Kansas Legal Services, where he represented disabled children in the foster care program, the elderly, and clients with incomes below the poverty line.

Westhoff has devoted his legal expertise to family law in Texas for more than a decade. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, member of the family law section of the Dallas Bar Association, and associate member of the Annette Stewart American Inn of Court. He was listed in the Thompson Reuters Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars from 2004-2010 and chosen as a Texas Super Lawyer in 2013. Westhoff is an aggressive advocate who objectively helps clients pursue wise, sustainable outcomes in a broad spectrum of family law situations.

Aimee Pingenot, P. Lindley Bain, and Clint Westhoff have devoted years of service to Texas family law and the GoransonBain law firm. Their unique backgrounds and expertise serve to enhance GoransonBain’s reputation as one of the most respected family law firms in Texas. GoransonBain is proud to welcome Pingenot, Bain and Westhoff as partners on their dynamic and trusted team.

About GoransonBain

GoransonBain is a Texas family law firm founded in 1987. Since its inception, GoransonBain has fostered a constructive atmosphere and positive dialogue to provide a better approach to family law. The firm’s team of attorneys, including three former family court judges, offers clients comprehensive experience and perspectives to work towards swift resolution in complex situations. Services encompass virtually every facet of family law, including divorce, asset identification and valuation, collaborative law, pre and post-marital, child custody and visitation, property division, child support, adoption, paternity, and same-sex legal issues. In 2013, U.S. News & World Report named GoransonBain a “Best Law Firm” in its U.S. News - Best Lawyers® for family law and family law mediation, an achievement that involved a rigorous independent evaluation process.

The firm maintains three Texas offices in Dallas, Plano, and Austin. To learn more, visit




DALLAS — Dallas-based PointBurst, a social media communication and engagement company, and Paradigm Talent Agency, a leading global entertainment talent agency headquartered in Beverly Hills, today announced the launch of PointBurst’s Fan Access platform.

“Paradigm’s global footprint in entertainment is extremely exciting for us,” said Phil Elias, Co-Founder of PointBurst. “With a roster of nearly 2,000 music artists including Krewella, Coldplay, Dave Mathews Band and Imagine Dragons, in addition to their Hollywood film and TV relationships, Paradigm has opened a door for us that very few have the chance to enter. We truly appreciate their support and belief in what we all feel is something groundbreaking for the intersection of technology and entertainment.”

The Fan Access platform provides entertainment brands, celebrities, sports teams and musicians the engagement, amplification and measurement tools they need to truly grow and maintain an engaged and loyal fan base.

Brands can easily generate engaging and informative social media conversations and leverage the extensive reach of their fans social media networks to deliver important content. Powerful reporting and analytics tools effectively measure the success of efforts with key indicators.

“Success in the entertainment industry is built on the loyalty and passion of fans,” said Elias.  “Whether it’s music, sports, film or TV, our Fan Access platform is the perfect way to leverage that passion to create community, engagement and conversation to grow the brand with measureable results. There’s nothing quite like it in the industry.”

“We are incredibly excited to work with such a great company and the technology they’ve created, which focuses so well on so many of the critical aspects of social media engagement and amplification, and which can be tailored uniquely for each of our numerous and diverse clients.” said Lawrence Antoine, Executive VP Business Development, Paradigm Talent Agency.

About Paradigm
Paradigm is one of the entertainment industry’s leading agencies, guiding the careers of an elite roster of clients in motion pictures, television, music, theatre, comedy, publishing, digital technologies film finance and distribution, commercials and voice-overs.  Paradigm prides itself on a cohesive team oriented approach to representation, with 150 agents in 8 offices internationally.

About PointBurst
Founded in March 2011, PointBurst is a leading social communication and engagement company focused on providing enterprise solutions across various verticals. The core platform transforms casual fans into brand advocates by making it easy for them receive and share their favorite brand’s messages. With PointBurst, brands can easily generate engaging and informative social media conversations that leverage the extended reach of their fans and strengthen their brand.

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BarnLight Eatery, a modern southern restaurant rich in Texas tradition, today announced the opening of its doors to the Frisco community. The unique family-owned concept offers elevated comfort cuisine in a laid back environment.

BarnLight Eatery is located on the corner of Eldorado Parkway and Custer Road at 15922 Eldorado Parkway Suite 700, Frisco, Texas 75035. Owners Philip and Christina Doyal are sixth generation Texans with a passion to carry on the tradition of preparing hearty and wholesome food.

“We want to give guests a place where they can stop and take a moment to enjoy what we call ‘elevated comfort cuisine’,” said Executive Chef and Co-Owner Philip Doyal. “We focus on using high-quality, wholesome ingredients to create all of our dishes. The American palate has become accustomed to bold manufactured flavors, and at BarnLight we believe that well-prepared food does not require over seasoning. We want our customers to experience the simplicity of natural, flavorful ingredients.”

A few of the signature menu items include the Chipotle Bacon Burger served on a toasted artisan bun, the Blackened Salmon served with smoked corn relish and the Steak and Egg Open-Faced Sandwich topped with arugula and white truffle vinaigrette.

Guests can enjoy a variety of local beers, wines and house-crafted cocktails. Bottled beers are brought in from Rahr and Sons Brewing Company, a microbrewery in Fort Worth. Among the draft beers served, award-winning Southern Pecan is a favorite. Popular wines come right out of Texas Hill Country from Fall Creek Vineyards. House-crafted cocktails include the Lavender Martini, spiked lemonades, the Black Berry Citrus and the signature BarnLight Cocktail crafted with house-made brown sugar bacon syrup.

Fresh handmade desserts are baked in-house daily by Pastry Chef and Co-Owner Christina Doyal. Favorites include Key Lime Pie served with berry sauce and the Vanilla Bean Crème Brûléetopped with raspberries and a butter spritz cookie.

BarnLight is open for a brunch buffet every Sunday. The menu will change weekly to allow the chefs to use their creativity and experiment with new dishes. A few of the brunch items that have been served include chicken and mushroom crepes, shrimp creole, eggs benedict and fluffy home-style pancakes. Guests can pair their meal with a refreshing Mimosa or a rich Bloody Mary prepared with house-made Bloody Mary mix.

“At BarnLight, we want our guests to relax and step away from the daily hustle and bustle,” said Christina Doyal. “Our friendly staff encourages our guests to get comfortable, take their time and enjoy their dining experience.”

BarnLight Eatery is open Tuesday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

About BarnLight Eatery

BarnLight Eatery is a modern southern restaurant rich in Texas tradition. The unique family-owned concept offers elevated comfort cuisine in a laid back environment.

Executive Chef Philip Doyal and Pastry Chef Christina Doyal are sixth generation Texans. The passionate duo has been cooking since they could reach the stove and continue to carry on the tradition of sharing hearty, wholesome food with family and friends.

Philip Doyal follows in the footsteps of his grandmother, who is remembered for the hot meals she served to the cowboys on the ranch where Philip’s grandfather was foreman. He uses high-quality ingredients in all of the dishes he creates.

Christina bakes the decadent desserts in-house each morning. From rich and velvety key lime pie to custom cakes, her sweet treats are the perfect final touch to any meal or special occasion.

At BarnLight Eatery guests are encouraged to relax, take their time and enjoy the experience.

For more information, visit

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Pollo Campero presented Big Brothers Big Sisters with a check for $1,000 to its Irving restaurant located at 1812 N. Story Road, Irving, Texas 75601 on Tuesday, June 17. Pollo Campero celebrated the launch of its famous fried chicken's little brothers the Camperitos by partnering with the organization. From March 31 through April 13, 10 percent of all Camperitos sales were donated to support Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mission. 

Pictured left to right: Daneshe Bethune, Dallas County executive director for Big Brothers Big Sisters; Federico Valiente, national marketing manager for Pollo Campero; Diana Aguirre, associate vice president of development for Big Brothers Big Sisters and Jennifer Woods, director of program training and events. 


“Moo Crew” Membership Offered to Promised Land Superfans

(DALLAS) June 25, 2014 – From driving more than 500 miles to stock up on fresh bottles of Promised Land milk, to spreading love for the brand across the web, Promised Land Dairy’s fans are truly one-of-a-kind. Now, the premium line of all-natural dairy products is offering VIP access to its most dedicated fans. Beginning June 25, the “Moo Crew” program will provide members with insider updates, coupons, contests and rewards for demonstrating outstanding brand loyalty. 

Fans can sign up for Moo Crew membership by visiting the Promised Land Facebook page or and filling out a special survey. The survey asks fans a series of questions such as “What’s the craziest thing you would do to get a bottle of Promised Land milk?” and “What’s your favorite Promised Land product?” The sign-up process also gives fans the option to sign up for VIP “Moo-Mails” from Promised Land, in addition to exclusive insider emails. Upon joining the Moo Crew, members receive a VIP welcome package that includes a membership card and limited edition Moo Crew t-shirt, among other surprises. 

“Just like our special Jersey cows, our fans are one-of-a-kind, and we’ve created the Moo Crew program to satisfy their thirst for knowledge and insider scoop. Think of it as a backstage pass for our Promised Land fans,” said Allen Spence of Promised Land Dairy. “We want to reward our fans for supporting Promised Land over the years and sharing our excitement for new flavors and developments. With the launch of the Moo Crew, we are now able to connect with our fans more than ever."

Promised Land’s array of products comprises white milks, creams and its highly desirable variety of flavored milks. White milks include Homogenized Whole, Reduced Fat 2% and Fat Free. Promised Land’s core flavored milks include Midnight Chocolate, Very Berry Strawberry and Cookies N’ Cream. Promised Land also offers seasonal flavors such as Marvelous Mocha, Cotton Candy, Southern Pralines N’ Cream, Double Cream White Chocolate, Peaches N’ Cream, Cinnamon Vanilla and Egg Nog.

All Promised Land products come from pampered, “cream of the crop” Jersey cows that naturally produce creamier, nutrient rich milk. Promised Land products are completely free of artificial hormones, artificial flavors and antibiotics.

About Promised Land Dairy

The secret to Promised Land’s decadent, delicious dairy products begins with a cherished herd of Jersey cows. Promised Land’s founders believed that better milk comes from better cows, and Promised Land Jerseys are the cream of the crop. These divine bovines have delighted customers with naturally creamier, nutrient-rich milk for more than 25 years. Since its founding on a small, family-owned farm in Floresville, Texas, Promised Land has continued the tradition of sustainable sourcing, providing only the highest quality care for its beloved Jerseys. You won’t find any artificial hormones, artificial flavors or antibiotics in Promised Land products. Just premium, all-natural ingredients that combine to create an unforgettable flavor experience. From unique notes of Cotton Candy, Pralines N’ Cream and Cookies N’ Cream to classic favorites like Midnight Chocolate and Very Berry Strawberry, Promised Land’s array of products please every palate. For a map of store locations that carry Promised Land products and more information, visit or  


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DALLAS - May 7, 2014 –  Candlewick Press and Borden Dairy today announced Judy Moody and Stink’s “Mooo-dy Summer Mania” summer reading campaign. From June 9 through July 31, 2014, Candlewick Press will provide Borden Dairy customers with a selection of Judy Moody and Stink downloads including an original, exclusive Judy Moody short story by Megan McDonald.

During the “Mooo-dy Summer Mania” reading campaign, over 1.5 million cartons of Borden® milk will feature Judy Moody and Stink on the labels alongside the iconic Elsie the Cow. Customers will be able to purchase half gallons of Borden® milk at more than 1000 stores throughout Borden’s distribution area, including Texas, Louisiana, Florida, and more. Throughout the campaign, which was crafted by bloomfield knoble, inc., Borden customers will use codes found on the peel-away milk label of specially marked half gallon containers to download Judy Moody and Stink short stories – including an exclusive new story – as well as sample chapters and activities at At the website, fans can also enter the Way-Cool Sweepstakes for a chance to win the entire Judy Moody and Stink hardcover collection – more than 20 books(!) – signed by author Megan McDonald and illustrator Peter H. Reynolds, and other prizes.

“When I was a kid, every Saturday morning, a real milkman came to our door and delivered milk in glass bottles,” says author Megan McDonald. “I still remember peeling back the tin foil lid and drinking that first glass of cold milk, complete with cookie dunking. Soon, quiet descended over the usually talkative McDonald sisters as we read books and sipped that first glass of milk. Reading is what made me a writer. Thank you, Borden, for joining with me, and Judy Moody and Stink, in helping to make readers.”

“We are thrilled to partner with Candlewick Press to share the imaginative and always entertaining world of Judy Moody and Stink with Borden customers,” said Jenica Oliver, director of marketing at Borden. “By providing the calcium, protein and Vitamin D that growing kids need, Borden supports healthy minds and healthy bodies. With the launch of MOOO-dy Summer Mania, our customers will have the opportunity to encourage their children to read and grow with the purchase of each Borden half gallon.” 


Judy Moody is a third-grader, avid collector, Saver of the Planet, and future doctor . . . but most of all, she is famous for her many moods. She and her pesky little “bother,” Stink, star in the wildly popular and award-winning Judy Moody and Stink series for middle-grade readers written by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds, and published by Candlewick Press; including the new full-color adventure, Judy Moody and Stink: The Big Bad Blackout. In addition to three novels featuring the brother-sister duo together, there are twelve books in the New York Times bestselling Judy Moody series, including the upcoming Judy Moody, Mood Martian, which comes out in August. The ninth book in the Stink series, Stink and the Shark Sleepover, released in Feb. 2014. Also new for 2014 was the launch of the Judy Moody & Friends series for newly independent readers.

There are 25.8 million Judy Moody and Stink books in print worldwide. They have been translated into 26 languages worldwide, including  Basque, Slovene and Icelandic. In the US, the books have garnered 35 awards and honors, including the first-ever Beverly Cleary Children’s Choice Award, a Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book of the Year Award, two American Library Association Notable Children’s Book awards, two American Library Association Great Early Elementary Reads, and two Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Awards and were named three times as Children’s Choices from the International Reading Association and the Children’s Book Council. For more information about the books please visit or

Candlewick Press is an independent, employee-owned publisher based in Somerville, Massachusetts. For over twenty years, Candlewick has published outstanding children’s books for readers of all ages, including books by award-winning authors and illustrators such as the National Ambassador for Children's Literature, Kate DiCamillo, M. T. Anderson, Jon Klassen, and Laura Amy Schlitz; the widely acclaimed Judy Moody, Mercy Watson, and ’Ology series; and favorites such as Guess How Much I Love You, Where’s Waldo?, and Maisy. Candlewick is part of the Walker Books Group, together with Walker Books UK in London and Walker Books Australia, based in Sydney and Auckland. Visit Candlewick online at 

Borden Dairy Company, headquartered in Dallas, employs approximately 3,900 people throughout the United States who support the processing, distribution and sale of milk in local markets. The Company produces best-in-class milk products for foodservice and retail customers.

Borden Dairy Company carries on the legacy of Gail Borden, Jr., who brought stability and structure to dairy farming methods, milk distribution and business practices. Today, Borden strives for the highest quality and nutrition standards just as its founder Mr. Borden did. For more information, visit


Ladies, grab your girlfriends and leave the men behind for an empowering, fun and inspirational time at Elevate Life Church’s annual women’s conference! ELC wants to invite all women to the Cathedral of Frisco for a powerful weekend on May 15th and 16th for She Conference. This year’s theme is “Journey” and will feature an inspirational line-up of speakers.

ELC is expected to host thousands of women at this year’s event. Hosted by Lead Pastors Keith and Sheila Craft, the conference is about celebrating all things women and empowering them to discover their value and potential. Through their line-up of inspirational speakers, ELC hopes to help women enjoy and appreciate their journey and influence the world with their God-given one percent.

Speakers this year include Priscilla Shirer, Wendy Treat, Natalie Cameron, Lead Pastors of Elevate Life Church Keith and Sheila Craft and Pastor Keela Craft. Speakers will share their unique life journeys and how they have elevated and empowered them to where they are today. One empowering story shared during the conference will be from Natalie Cameron, a victim of human trafficking after her orphanage released her. Cameron was rescued by Stella’s Voice, an organization that takes in older orphans in an effort to protect them from human trafficking rings. She now speaks internationally on behalf of Stella’s Voice to increase awareness of human trafficking and to expand their reach to help more children around the world. Cameron’s encouraging message will be about survival and creating a positive experience for others through your own personal journey.

“We are so excited to welcome women of all ages and walks of life join us in leading and empowering women,” says Lead Pastor Sheila Craft. “Our She Conference is one of my favorite times of the year, because I know that God is going to transform the lives of so many women through this event. Last year we had several women who visited from all over the U.S. for this inspirational weekend, and we can’t wait to see this year’s turnout!”

To end the conference with a big bang on Friday night, ELC will host a girlfriend party with music, dancing and lots of sweet treats. Additionally, there will be time set aside for shopping through a specially purchased assortment of trendy jewelry and bags, including the annually branded She Conference totes. Watch the She Conference 2014 promo video to learn more about this exciting event:

You can join ELC at their annual She Conference at 8500 Teel Parkway in Frisco, Texas. The cost of the conference is $50 for general admission or $25 for students, ages 12 – 20. Childcare will be available for each session and the cost is $7 per child, per session. Women can register for this event and learn more at For more information about ELC and special events, please visit, follow ELC on Facebook and Twitter or call 214.387.9833.

Events Timeline:

Thursday, May 15th at 7 p.m.: Session One

Friday, May 16th:

9 a.m.: Session Two

10:30 a.m.: Session Three

7 p.m.: Session Four

9 p.m.: Girlfriend Party