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A couple of years ago when I got the awesome opportunity to be a judge for the Big Tex Choice Awards, I was amazed at the crowd that showed up to not only be the first to taste all the fried food finalists…but buy those tickets to be there, knowing what a great cause it was contributing to.  Every year the State Fair raises money to fund their scholarship program for Texas students…and this is just one of the (more delicious) events!

Remember, the State Fair selects one person in attendance every year to JOIN the judge’s panel from all the attendees for the event, so if you’re holding tickets to the sold-out event, the last judge could be YOU!

~Lisa Taylor

The 15th Annual Big Tex® Choice Awards will take place on Sunday, August 25 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the historic Tower Building at Fair Park. The 2019 Big Tex Choice Awards is presented by Metro by T-Mobile and will once again give Fair fans the chance to taste the top 10 finalists, with five savory and five sweet dishes making the cut this year. This annual competition doubles as a fundraising event for the Big Tex Scholarship Program, which provides college scholarships for students throughout the Lone Star State.

Each year, State Fair concessionaires cook up tasty and unique foods for a chance to become one of the finalists in the annual Big Tex Choice Awards food competition. On Sunday, August 25, the finalists will compete for the titles of “Best Taste – Savory,” “Best Taste – Sweet,” and “Most Creative” at this year’s State Fair of Texas.

Doors will open at 1:30 p.m.

The event takes place at the Tower Building in Fair Park: 3809 Grand Avenue. Parking will be at Gate 3, off Parry Avenue and Washington Street. Drive down to the parking lot across from the Hall of State (where the Chevrolet Main Stage will sit during the Fair).

All 10 finalists, the event emcees, and celebrity judges will be on-hand following the announcement, along with representatives from the State Fair of Texas.

All proceeds from the Big Tex Choice Awards ceremony will be donated to the Big Tex Scholarship Program. In 2019, the Fair awarded nearly $1.25 million in new college scholarships to students throughout the Lone Star State. Eligible recipients include graduating high school seniors from around the state of Texas who have competed in State Fair livestock events, graduating seniors from six Fair Park area DISD schools, and eligible State Fair of Texas seasonal employees or their dependents.


See the Cowboys practice at the Star for free!

Nothing like a 9-5 to keep you from heading to Oxnard to watch our Cowboys practice at training camp. For those of you who didn’t schedule your vacation around it…you can see ’em practice right here on home turf for free, first-come, first-served.

Here’s the scoop!

(Let us know if you spot Zeke!)

Lisa and Nathan

Nathan Fast and The Wake Up With the Wolf Show

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Ready to adopt a furball? Great- no adoption fees this weekend!

it’s the annual Clear the Shelter event across the country, hoping to find forever homes for animals that are at capacity and over at most shelters this time of year.  Hard to believe pet parents drop off their pets at shelters as they head off on vacation and just don’t take them back. That’s only one of the many reasons shelters reach capacity this time of year…but you can bet you’re going to find a loving Fido or feline just waiting for you to take them home…forever!

Click here for more info before you adopt, after you adopt…

Here’s a list of the participating shelters in our area…be sure to tag us in your pics you post of your new fur-baby! We’d love to see them!

This is my precious pup we adopted from the Doberman Rescue of North Texas back in January, her name is Katya and she is a great sister to our Weimaraner, Kaiser, and lives for love and treats!




~Lisa Taylor


It happens this Saturday, August 17th from 9:30 to 5:00 pm at these shelters:


Town of Addison Animal Control
4970 Addison Circle
Addison, TX, 75001


Allen Animal Shelter
770 S Allen Heights Dr
Allen, TX, 75002


Alvarado Animal Shelter
602 South Parkway
Alvardo, TX, 76009


Ardmore Animal Care, Inc.
321 Carol Brown Blvd
Ardmore, OX, 73041


Azle Animal Shelter
724 Park Street
Azle, TX, 76020


City of Bedford Animal Shelter
1809 Reliance Pkwy
Bedford, TX, 76201


Humane Society of North Texas Benbrook Waggin’ Tails
9009 Benbrook Blvd
Benbrook, TX, 76126


Bowie Animal Shelter
1504 E Wise St
Bowie, TX, 76230


Bridgeport Texas Animal Shelter
171 PR 3402
Bridgeport, TX, 76426


Burleson Animal Services
775 SE John Jones
Burleson, TX, 76028


Carrollton Animal Services and Adoption Center
2247 Sandy Lake Roan
Carrollton, TX, 75006
(972) 466-3420


Tri-City Animal Shelter and Adoption Center
1150 E Pleasant Run
Cedar Hill, TX, 75104


Cleburne Animal Services
2375 Service Dr.
Cleburne, TX, 76033


City of Coppell Animal Services
821 S Coppell Rd
Coppell, TX, 75019


Crowley Animal Services
101 E. Hampton Road
Crowley, TX, 76036


Dallas Animal Services
1818 N. Westmoreland Rd
Dallas, TX, 75212

Heart & Bones Animal Rescue
1311 S Ervay St
Dallas, TX, 75206

SPCA of Texas
2400 Lone Star Drive
Dallas, TX 75212


Linda McNatt Animal Care & Adoption Center (City of Denton Shelter)
3717 N Elm St
Denton, TX, 76207


City of Euless Animal Services
1517 Westpark Way
Euless, TX, 76040


City of Farmers Branch Animal Adoption Center
3727 Valley View Ln
Farmers Branch, TX, 75244


Flower Mound Animal Adoption Center
3950 Justin Road
Flower Mound, TX, 75077

Animal Rescue Foundation of Texas
6060 Long Prairie Rd
Flower Mound, TX, 75028


Fort Worth Animal Care and Control
4900 Martin St
Fort Worth, TX, 76119

Fort Worth Animal Care and Control
2901 Texas Sage Trail
Fort Worth, TX, 76177

Fort Worth Animal Care and Control
4800 SW Loop 820
Fort Worth, TX, 76109

Humane Society of North Texas
1840 E Lancaster Ave.
Fort Worth, TX, 76103


Noah’s Ark SPCA
2501 N Weaver Street
Gainesville, TX 76240


Garland Animal Services
600 Tower St
Garland, TX, 75040


Grand Prairie Animal Services
2222 W Warrior Trail
Grand Prairie, TX, 75052


Grapevine Animal Services
500 Shady Brook Dr
Grapevine, TX, 76051


City of Hurst Animal Services
891 Cannon Drive
Hurst, TX, 76054


DFW Humane Society
4140 Valley View Lane
Irving, TX, 75038

Irving Animal Services
4140 Valley View Lane
Irving, TX, 75038


Joshua Animal Control
100 Santa Fe St.
Joshua, TX, 76058


Keller Regional Animal Shelter – Humane Society of North Texas
330 Rufe Snow Drive
Keller, TX 76248


Wings of Heaven Gate No Kill Rescue
14239 FM 635
Kerens, TX, 75144


Lewisville Animal Services
995 E Valley Ridge Boulevard
Lewisville, TX 75057


Little Elm Animal Services
1605 Mark Tree Lane
Little Elm, TX 75068


Sadie’s Place Animal Shelter
2821 FM 2737
Lone Oak, TX 75453


Madisonville Animal Control Division
210 W Cottonwood Street
Madisonville, TX 77864


Mansfield Animal Care & Control
407 Industrial Boulevard
Mansfield, TX 76063


Collin County Animal Services
4750 Community
McKinney, TX, 75071

SPCA of Texas
8411 Stacy Road/FM 720
McKinney, TX, 75070


Mesquite Animal Services
1650 Gross Road
Mesquite, TX 75149


LARAS House (Limestone Animal Rescue and Adoption Shelter)
1517 Highway 171 North
Mexia, TX 76667

City of Mexia Animal Shelter
211 N Sherman Street
Mexia, TX 76667


City of Murphy Animal Shelter
203 N Murphy Road
Murphy, TX 75094


North Richland Hills Animal Adoption & Rescue Center
7301 Iron Horse Boulevard
North Richland Hills, TX 76180


Plano Animal Shelter
4028 W Plano Parkway
Plano, TX 75093

6121 W Park Blvd
Plano, TX 75124


Red Oak Animal Care and Control
411 W Read Oak Road
Red Oak, TX 75154


Richardson Animal Shelter
1330 Columbia Drive
Richardson, TX 75081


Richland Hills Animal Services Center
7049 Baker Boulevard
Richland Hills, TX 76118


Royse City Animal Adoptions
1101 N Josephine Street
Royse City, TX 75189


Sachse Animal Shelter
6436 Sachse Rd
Sachse, TX, 75048


City of Saginaw Animal Services
205 Brenda Ln
Saginaw, TX, 76179


Seagoville Animal Shelter
1330 E Malloy Bridge Road
Seagoville, TX 75159


Denison Animal Welfare Group (DAWG)
3913 N US Hwy 75
Sherman, TX 75090


Sunnyvale Animal Shelter
371 Long Creek Road
Sunnyvale, TX 75182


Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
10200 CR 2403
Tool, TX, 75143


Watauga Animal Services
5203 Watauga Rd
Watauga, TX, 76137


Ellis County Society for the Prevention of Animals
2570 FM 878
Waxahachie, TX, 76165

Waxahachie Animal Shelter
191 Lions Park Rd
Waxahachie, TX, 75165


Weatherford Parker County Animal Shelter
403 Hickory Lane
Weatherford, TX 76086


Wichita Falls Animal Service Center
1207 Hatton Road
Wichita Falls, TX 76032


Wilbarger Humane Society
2801 Sullivan Street
Vernon, TX 76834


City of Wyle Animal Shelter
949 Hensley Lane Building 100
Wylie, TX 75098



Top 10 Finalists for the Big Tex Awards are here!

Get a napkin, you’re about to drool…and maybe add a few steps each day to your count as we wait for the opening of the Great State Fair of Texas…it’s about to get REAL this year with the top 10 Fried Food Finalists for the Big Tex Award this year…and it doesn’t even matter who wins, because ALL the finalists will be available to devour starting opening day…September 27th.

The State Fair of Texas is proud to partner with Metro by T-Mobile to present the 15th Annual Big Tex® Choice Awards.

On Sunday, August 25, three winners will be crowned in the categories of: “Best Taste – Sweet,” “Best Taste – Savory,” and “Most Creative.” The competition began in early July with an impressive 49 entries represented by 30 concessionaires. Of those entries, 33 were selected as semi-finalists. Each entry was evaluated on four Fair-food elements: uniqueness, creativity, presentation, and taste. After some tasty tests and delicious dishes, votes were cast and the results are finally in! Now, the top ten finalists must present themselves to a prestigious panel of celebrity judges in hopes of securing one of the top spots. If your favorite entry did not make the final cut, fret not, concessionaires may still choose to introduce their creation at their stand as a new food during this year’s Fair.

Without delay, the State Fair of Texas is happy to announce the 10 finalists that will be competing for the titles of “Best Taste – Savory,” “Best Taste – Sweet,” and “Most Creative” in the 2019 Big Tex Choice Awards competition.

Calypso Island Shrimp Bowl by Stephen Alade (SAVORY)

Tasty and colorful tropical cabbage stir fry with fresh carrots, kale, scallions, ginger, and sweet red bell peppers, served on a yellow tropical rice topped with herbaceous grilled Caribbean (marinated) shrimp and a sweet and spicy tropical glaze. Not only does it look like the tropics, but it offers tremendous flavor as well. The veggies are cooked just right on a high heat to provide a slight crunch. The shrimp offers a succulent herbaceous note and the sweet and spicy chili glaze kicks it up a notch, providing a tantalizing finish.

Fernie’s Fried Burnt End Burrito by Winter Family Concessions (SAVORY)

The pinnacle of barbecue combined with everyone’s favorite spicy appetizer! Starts with a large flour tortilla slathered with a jalapeno popper spread of cream cheese, savory bacon, Mexican blend cheese, and mildly spicy diced jalapenos. Next we add a layer of pepper jack and finish with a generous helping of smoky nuggets of pure barbecue gold burnt ends! It is folded burrito style and quick fried lightly golden brown with a crispy, flaky crust. Our Texas sized burrito is cut in half and served in a basket with a side of panko crusted crunchy onion rings dusted with a special blend of barbeque seasoning, a sweet tangy, spicy barbecue sauce, and a cherry pepper to top it off! The succulent, charred crispy bits of beefy parts with the creamy, spicy jalapeno popper spread and melty cheeses are the definitive Texas feast!

Ruth’s Stuffed Fried Mexi-Cone by Ruth Hauntz (SAVORY)

Tender, savory, marinated, slow-cooked barbacoa served in an ice cream cone-shaped tortilla shell with black beans and cilantro lime rice. It is topped with pico de gallo, queso fresco, and homemade salsa verde. The perfect handheld treat to enjoy while strolling through the State Fair of Texas.

Southern Fried Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo Ball by Greg Parish (SAVORY)

A golden fried ball, filled with fettuccine alfredo, Southern fried chicken bites, and fresh mozzarella cheese. The ball is garnished with our house made alfredo sauce, grated parmesan cheese, Italian parsley, fresh basil, and cracked black pepper. Served with a side of flash fried lemon pepper asparagus spears, and a toasted garlic parmesan baguette. A beautiful fusion where rustic Italian flavors are treated to our Southern hospitality. Gustare!

Texas Cream Corn Casserole Fritters by Clint Probst (SAVORY)

Grandma’s traditional Cream Corn Casserole with a Texas twist! Cream corn, kernel corn, sour cream, cheddar cheese, and cornbread mix are combined into a batter, just like the classic recipe! To make our dish uniquely Texan, we add chopped bacon and freshly diced jalapenos. Instead of baking, we fry (duh!) the Corn Casserole into crispy, lightly browned fluffy pillows of frittery goodness! Four to an order are arranged around our signature Cream Corn Queso Blanco for dipping and sharing!

Big Red® Chicken Bread by Brent & Juan Reaves (SWEET)

This new Fair favorite starts with a homemade, light, fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth, Big Red® -flavored frosting, and served with a savory fried chicken wing resting in the middle of the doughnut. So long chicken and waffles, hello Big Red® Chicken Bread!

Deep Fried Bayou Fruit Bites by Terrence & Lisa Henderson (SWEET)

This delectable dessert is produced using fresh fruit wedges that are battered, deep fried, and sensuously coated in a secret sweet confection. It is finished with creamy whipped topping and drizzled with warm caramel sauce. For those with an extreme sweet tooth, we offer these additional toppings: candy, chocolate chips, walnuts, pecans, and assorted berries. These Bayou fruit bites are deliriously delicious!

Fla’Mango Tango by The Garza Family (SWEET)

Mango like you’ve never tango’d before! Treat yourself with a refreshingly creamy mango twist, fried and drizzled with a kicky citrus glaze. Topped with whipped topping and served with a side of strawberry mango sorbet. Presto’ Chango, that tangy explosion’s a Mango Tango!

Peanut Butter Cup Snookie by Michelle Edwards (SWEET)

Warm, fresh baked peanut butter cup cookie with vanilla ice cream adorned with caramel and chocolate drizzle, whipped cream, and a cherry.

Quick Fried “Black Gold” Truffles by Glen & Sherri Kusak (SWEET)

This little decadent treat is made from thin chocolate cookies crushed into crumbs. We then add deliciously rich cream cheese and mix until creamy. Super sweet mini white chocolate chips are added to make this truffle an unforgettable piece of gold. We hand-roll into balls and coat them in a golden breading consisting of vanilla wafers, corn flakes, cinnamon, and nutmeg, then fry to a delicate crunch on the outside and creamy sweetness on the inside. The Quick Fried “Black Gold” Truffles are topped off with fresh whipped cream and then drizzled with chocolate syrup and a juicy cherry.

Mark your calendar for the 15th Annual Big Tex Choice Awards on Sunday, August 25 at 2:00 p.m. in the historic Tower Building at Fair Park. Get your ticket today to be one of the first people to taste the 2019 winning foods along with the other finalists. Tickets are available online at for $125, with a limited number of seats available. Don’t miss out on the fun – tickets are almost sold out, so buy yours now before they’re gone!

All proceeds from the Big Tex Choice Awards ceremony will be donated to the Big Tex Scholarship Program. Over its 27-year history, the Big Tex Scholarship Program has awarded scholarships to more than 2,400 students for a total of more than $12.5 million. Eligible recipients include graduating high school seniors around the state of Texas who have participated in competitive youth livestock events held at the State Fair, as well as graduating seniors from six Dallas ISD high schools in the Fair Park-area, State Fair of Texas seasonal employees who have worked three or more Fairs, or their dependents. With event proceeds going to a cause, a portion of each ticket is tax-deductible.


Best Band in the Land 2019

Celebrate #WolfFridayNightLights brought to you by Dunkin’ this fall by nominating your favorite High School Marching Band for the title of “Best Band in the Land”.

During football season, the Wake Up With the Wolf Show will highlight one high school band every Friday morning at 7:08. You’ll hear their school song, band directors and supporters will be highlighted on the air…AND they’ll receive a $100 Dunkin’ Gift Card!

Show your school band support by voting below to nominate YOUR favorite high school band and tune in every Friday morning from 7:00 am to 8:00 am to see if YOUR high school has the BEST BAND IN THE LAND!

Vote Your High School for Best Band In The Land!

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More artists added to the free concert lineup at the State Fair of Texas!

State Fair of Texas Adds 98 Degrees, Jacquees, and More Performers to the 2019 Free Concert Lineup


DALLAS, TEXAS – August 13, 2019 – The State Fair of Texas is right around the corner which usually means cooler weather, but on October 19 prepare for a heat wave as 98 Degrees takes on the Chevrolet Main Stage. Fairgoers can also look forward to more entertainment from the newly added headliner, Jacquees. In addition to the two, the Fair adds 24 regional performers to the 2019 free concert lineup. From Texas natives to polka and smooth jazz, this year’s lineup has something for everyone to enjoy.

Joining the list of headliners is the Grammy-nominated, pop and R&B vocal group, 98 Degrees, taking the stageSaturday, October 19 at 8:30 p.m. The quartet, led by Nick Lachey, became a pop sensation upon arrival to the music scene in 1997, landing eight Billboard Top 40 singles including “Give Me Just One Night” and “Because Of You.” The boy band also gained popularity after their feature in Disney’s movie Mulan, singing “True to Your Heart,” a duet with Stevie Wonder. 98 Degrees also appeared on NBC’s The Sing-OffThe Today Show, and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Also joining the list of headliners is R&B singer and songwriter, Jacquees, performing Saturday, September 28 at 2 p.m. Jacquees has worked with numerous other artists in the genre, including Trey Songz, Young Thug, and many more. His 2016 single, “B.E.D.” spent seven weeks on the Billboard charts, peaking at number 69. Fairgoers can come out early to enjoy his performance before the State Fair Classic matchup between Grambling State and Prairie View A&M.

The regional lineup kicks off opening weekend with high-energy DJ, Black Rhino Sound Production on Saturday, September 28.

La Reserva Nortea takes over the Chevrolet Main Stage on September 29. Guests will be blown away by the quintet’s rich vocals and captivating Tejano rhythms. For more Tejano music, catch the family band, Raulito Navaira y Remedio, on stage Thursday, October 3.

Our lineup of country acts is top-notch, including Dave Alexander, who brings his unique western swing to the Chevrolet Main Stage Tuesday, October 15 at 4 p.m., 5:45 p.m., and 8:30 p.m. For some good ol’ southern twang, check out the Ryan Ross Band on Monday, October 7 at 4 p.m., 5:45 p.m., and 8:30 p.m. And don’t miss country trio The Powell Brothers on Saturday, October 12. These country artists are sure to keep your toes tapping and fingers snapping.

Don’t miss the opportunity to slip on your psychedelic patterns and Lennon glasses and sing along to your favorite Beatles songs performed by Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band on Wednesday, October 9. The tribute band serves up Beatle’s greatest hits with a twist of bluegrass and jazz tones. The Ron Lawrence and Sazerac Jazz band will keep up the smooth jazz vibes on Wednesday, October 16. The group’s swagger and traditional style combined with its unique musical arrangements is a must-see.

Local Dallas band and Grammy Award-winner, Brave Combo, brings their 35-year catalog of rock, polka, blues, and more to the stage Wednesday, October 2 at 4 p.m., 5:45 p.m., and 8:30 p.m.  The group has aimed to expand the musical tastes of their listeners, all while simultaneously becoming a prominent fixture in North Dallas. For more homegrown Texas music, catch Taylor Young Band’s new wave country sounds on Friday, October 11, performing at 5:30 p.m.

This is just a sneak peek at the lineup of amazing artists awaiting you at the 2019 State Fair of Texas. Mark your calendars for this year’s event, running Friday, September 27 through Sunday, October 20 in Fair Park. For more information and tickets visit

Dates Artist Time(s)
Friday, Sept. 27 RICK SPRINGFIELD 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 28 Black Rhino Sound Production 1-2 p.m., 3:30-4 p.m.,6-7 p.m. & 7:30-8 p.m.
  JACQUEES 2 p.m.
CAMEO 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 29 La Reserva Nortena 1-2:15p.m. & 3:30-4:45pm
Monday, Sept. 30 Chris Watson 4-5 p.m., 5:45-7 p.m. & 8:30-9:15 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 1 Michael Hix 4-5 p.m., 5:45-7 p.m. & 8:30-9:15 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 2 Brave Combo 4-5 p.m., 5:45-7 p.m. & 8:30-9:15 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 3 Raulito Navaira y Remedio 4-5 p.m., 5:45-7 p.m. & 8:30-9:15 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 4 HOTEL CALIFORNIA- A SALUTE TO THE EAGLES 5:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 5 No Rehearsal 1-2 p.m. & 3-4 p.m.
Clay Melton 5:30-6:45 p.m. & 7:20-8 p.m.
DAUGHTRY 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 6 A Day Of Gospel And Inspiration 3 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 7 Ryan Ross Band 4-5 p.m., 5:45-7 p.m. & 8:30-9:15 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 8 Signature Band 4-5 p.m., 5:45-7 p.m. & 8:30-9:15 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 9 Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band 4-5 p.m., 5:45-7 p.m. & 8:30-9:15 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 10 Jorge Moreno 4-5 p.m., 5:45-7 p.m. & 8:30-9:15 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 11 The Taylor Young Band 5:30-7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 12 Hannah Kirby 12-1 p.m. & 1:30-2:30 p.m.
The Powell Brothers 4-5 p.m. & 6-7 p.m.
BIG & RICH ft. Cowboy Troy 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 13 Rathmore 12-1 p.m. & 2-3 p.m.
Imaj 5:30-6:45 p.m. & 7:20-8 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 14 Oaks Worship 12-1:15 p.m. & 2:45-4 p.m.
SHANE & SHANE 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 15 Dave Alexander 4-5 p.m., 5:45-7 p.m. & 8:30-9:15 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 16 Ron Lawrence and Sazerac Jazz 4-5 p.m., 5:45-7 p.m. & 8:30-9:15 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 17 Joe B Project IV 4-5 p.m., 5:45-7 p.m. & 8:30-9:15 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 18 SHINING STAR A TRIBUTE TO EARTH, WIND, and FIRE 5:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct.19 Trevor Douglas 1-1:40 p.m. & 2-2:40 p.m.
Peterson Brothers 4-5 p.m. & 6-7 p.m.
98 DEGREES 8:30 p.m.
Sunday,  Oct. 20 Rob Roy Parnell 12-1 p.m. & 1:30-2:30 p.m.
GARY P. NUNN 3 p.m.


Some Apps your kids might be using you should know about

If your kiddo is heading back to school this year with a smartphone, the Frisco Police Department has scoured some apps that could be a cause for concern for the safety of your child.  If you’re not familiar with them, we’ve got a quick run-down below.

According to Officer Grant Cottingham with Frisco Police,  many of these apps have location services, miking it easier for predators to find the exact location of your child. Now’s a good time to start the conversation about the use of these apps, or consider whether or not they’re old enough to use any of them responsibly.

Ask.FM – This app encourages a user to allow people to ask them questions anonymously, increasing the risk of cyberbullying.

Baddo – A dating and social networking app where users can connect based on location. Like similar apps, minors create fake accounts by falsifying their age.

Bumble – A popular dating app that requires women to make initial contact. Like other dating apps, minors create fake accounts by falsifying their age.

GRINDR – A dating app geared towards the LGBTQ community. It gives users the options to chat, share photos and meet up based on a phones GPS.

Holla – A video chat app that allowed users to meet people all over the world in seconds. Reviewers say they’ve been exposed to racial slurs, explicit content and more.

Hot or Not – An app that encourages users to rate your profile, check our people in their area and chat with strangers.

Kik – A messaging app that bypasses traditional texting features. It allows users unlimited access to anyone, anywhere, anytime. – A live-streaming app that uses geolocation to share videos so that users can find out a broadcaster’s exact location. Users can earn ‘coins’ as a way to ‘pay’ minors for their photos.

MeetMe – A dating social media app that allows people to connect based on geographic proximity. Users are encouraged to meet in person.

Secret Calc – One of several apps disguised as calculators used to hide photos, videos, files and browser history.

Skout – A location-based dating app and website. Like similar apps, minors create fake accounts by falsifying their age.

Snapchat – One of the most popular messaging apps with minors, chats are designed to disappear. “Story” feature allows certain content to be viewed for up to 24 hours. It also reveals a users location.

TikTok –  used for creating and sharing short videos. Popular with kids, it has very limited privacy controls and users are vulnerable to cyberbullying and explicit content.

WhatsApp –  allows users to send texts, photos, voicemails, place calls, and video chats.

Whisper –  anonymous social network that promotes sharing secrets with strangers. It also reveals a users location.


Carter Blood Care helping the people affected by the shootings in El Paso…

Carter BloodCare will be hosting blood drives to help the people affected in El Paso. The locations below, are where they could really use donations of blood, TODAY!

Carter says our community is in a BLOOD CRISIS. The blood supply for patients is critically low in our community and across the US. We are asking you to donate blood at a Carter BloodCare center today. Help those who have been affected by the tragic events in El Paso and Dayton.


6850 North Shiloh Rd, Suite V, Garland, TX 75044

(972) 437-4483

Hours: 8a – 8p



4701 W. Parker Rd, Plano, TX 75093

(972) 612-2098

Hours: 8a – 8p



1515 N. Town East Blvd, Suite 151, Mesquite, TX 75150

(972) 270-2185

Hours: 8a – 8p



4350 W. Main Street, Suite #105, Frisco, TX 75033

(214) 217-5690

Hours: 10a – 7:30p


Thank you for giving life!

Lisa and Nathan

Nathan Fast and The Wake Up With the Wolf Show


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A couple of years ago when I got the awesome opportunity to be a judge for the Big Tex Choice Awards, I was amazed at the crowd that showed up to not only be the first to taste all the fried food finalists…but buy those tickets to be there, knowing what a great cause it…

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