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AMARILLO

Favorite Grocery Stores:

Sam’s Club

Favorite Restaurants/Local Eatery

Georgia Street Taphouse

Rain

Jorges

Sumo

Raegans Brick Oven Pizzeria

Golden light cafe

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Facebook private pages! Mama tribe

Favorite Shopping

Target

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Hillside Christian

Popular Kids Resources

Amp’d, little bees playhouse, discovery center, skate plex, Cinergy

Preschool Recommendations

 

Doctor/Dentist Recommendations

Pedi/ Carmen Werner Children’s Healthcare Associates

Pediatric Dentist/Randall Browning

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ATT FIBER

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ATHENS

Favorite Grocery Stores:

Brookshire’s

Favorite Restaurants/Local Eatery

Jalapeno Tree (Mexican)

Ochoa’s (Mexican)

WaWa’s (seafood)

The Boathouse (seafood)

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Favorite Shopping

Local Downtown boutiques

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RockHill (in Chandler, Tx), First Baptist Athens

Popular Kids Resources

Coal Mine Ranch RV/water park

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Suddenlink

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Treehouse is the place to go for your sweet tooth! (Cupcakes, macaroons, fro-yo, rolled ice cream, and breakfast)

The Common Area-live music on the weekends, picnic tables, outdoor games, and fire pits

COPPELL / DALLAS COUNTY

Favorite Grocery Stores:

Sam’s Club

Favorite Restaurants/Local Eatery

Thai E San

Eno’s pizza

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Favorite Shopping

Target

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RockHill (in Chandler, Tx), First Baptist Athens

Popular Kids Resources

Coal Mine Ranch RV/water park

Preschool Recommendations

Doctor/Dentist Recommendations

Valley Ranch Family Dentist

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Spectrum

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The Sound is the best place to go on a weekend evening. Outdoor games and play areas for kids, patio seating with a bunch of different restaurants and live music!

FORNEY

Favorite Grocery Stores:

Brookshire’s

Kroger

Favorite Restaurants/Local Eatery

Rio Lerma 

Latham’s 

Mama’s Daughters Diner

Crumbzz

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We Are Forney (FB; take with grain of salt) inforney.com Forney ISD FB Page

Favorite Shopping

Have to go to Rockwall or Mesquite

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Lake Pointe Church Forney; C Life; Freelife;

Popular Kids Resources

BoxingFiit; Rise in Terrell; Lake Pointe Church youth sports

Preschool Recommendations

Doctor/Dentist Recommendations

Dr. Lindsey Merchant – Dentist

Dr. Casey Drake or Dr. Benson with Pecan Tree Pediatrics

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You don’t really have a choice – ATT for most

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We have a giant jackrabbit in downtown Forney; You have to drive to Rockwall, Mesquite, or Terrell for any big shopping; HWY 80 is a parking lot during rush hours

GEORGE WEST

Favorite Grocery Stores:

Lowe’s

Favorite Restaurants/Local Eatery

Las Tres Hermanas

Agave Jalisco

George West Steakhouse

Georgio’s Pizza all in GW

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GWISD Facebook page

Favorite Shopping

Will need to drive to Beeville for Walmart/H‑E‑B (20 min), Corpus or San Antonio for a mall (over an hour)

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Popular Kids Resources

Flipping by Faith for gymnastics, Jeannie Schnieder in Three Rivers for dance, Ratters for little league football and baseball, a splash pad in the city park

Preschool Recommendations

Bullfrogs and Butterflies

Doctor/Dentist Recommendations

Jennifer Patton at George West Medical Clinic

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Rockport beach is only an hour away and perfect for kids. The TX State Aquarium in Corpus is fun too. If you’re looking for a great place to raise kids, George West is your spot. Great schools and the best community involvement.

GRAYSON COUNTY

Favorite Grocery Stores:

Neighborhood Walmart

Favorite Restaurants/Local Eatery

903 Brewers

Downtown Grilled Cheese Company

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Favorite Shopping

Hobby Lobby

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Community Bible Fellowship in Howe, Sherman Bible in Sherman

Popular Kids Resources

Heard Museum in McKinney, Urban Air in Denison

Preschool Recommendations

Wee School Learning Center

Doctor/Dentist Recommendations

Dr. Ahmed, Texomacare – Denison

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HOLLIDAY / ARCHER

Favorite Grocery Stores:

United Market Street

Favorite Restaurants/Local Eatery

El Tapatio/RTs

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Events and News in Holliday Texas Facebook page

Favorite Shopping

Target

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Heard Museum in McKinney, Urban Air in Denison

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The gas station in Holliday has the BEST food and is the local go-to place. Strange to say, but it is a staple!

FORNEY

Favorite Grocery Stores:

HEB

Favorite Restaurants/Local Eatery

Hays City Store

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Moms of Kyle/Buda fb page

Favorite Shopping

Target

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Popular Kids Resources

 

Preschool Recommendations

Hays CISD if employed by the district

Doctor/Dentist Recommendations

Kids Tooth Team in Buda

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Spectrum is your only option in Kyle

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Check out 5 mile dam with your kids! Best summer hang out if you’re a River rat like us!

LOCKHART

Favorite Grocery Stores:

HEB

Favorite Restaurants/Local Eatery

Smittys or Riley’s

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Lockhart ISD social media

Favorite Shopping

Target in San Marcos 

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Popular Kids Resources

Wonder World Cave & Adventure Park (SanMarcos)

Preschool Recommendations

Doctor/Dentist Recommendations

Dr. Kirtley

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Att or Spectrum

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Blacks is overpriced

LUBBOCK

Favorite Grocery Stores:

HEB

United Market Street

Favorite Restaurants/Local Eatery

Evie Mae’s

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Lubbock in the Loop on Facebook

Favorite Shopping

Target

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Hillside

Popular Kids Resources

Science Spectrum

Preschool Recommendations

Doctor/Dentist Recommendations

West Texas Pediatrics

Dentist Dr Colton Street

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Att or Spectrum

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Blacks is overpriced

You can get anywhere in town in about 15 minutes!

MCLENNAN COUNTY

Favorite Grocery Stores:

HEB

Favorite Restaurants/Local Eatery

George’s

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LocalsLoveUs.com; FB Group- Buying and Selling in Waco

Favorite Shopping

Central Texas Marketplace

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Popular Kids Resources

Mayborn Museum

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Not AT&T!

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Visit the town of West! It’s a great atmosphere. They have delicious Czech kolaches and a yearly festival called WestFest.

MONT BELVIEU

Favorite Grocery Stores:

HEB

Favorite Restaurants/Local Eatery

Lercy’s

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Moms of Mont Belvieu

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Target

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Second Baptist

Popular Kids Resources

Mayborn Museum

Preschool Recommendations

Memorial Baptist Church Explorers Program

Doctor/Dentist Recommendations

Dr. Thomas Friedt

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NACOGDOCHES

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Favorite Restaurants/Local Eatery

Napoli’s

Jalapeño Tree

NacBurger

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“Nacogdoches Talk” FB group, Nac Chamber of Commerce

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First Baptist

Popular Kids Resources

Public Library, don’t let people talk you out of splash kingdom season passes, especially if you have kids under 10. It’s a smaller water park, but the perfect size for this town and younger kids.

Preschool Recommendations

SFA lab (waiting list though, and a bit pricy)

Doctor/Dentist Recommendations

Kyle McMorries-OBGYN

Matt Larson-Dentist

Hinckley-Orthodontist

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Don’t miss out on the farmer’s market Saturday mornings. We’re a college town so don’t try and grocery shop or eat out the weekends before semesters start or weekends of special events (homecoming, parents weekend)

PITTSBURG

Favorite Grocery Stores:

Brookshires

Favorite Restaurants/Local Eatery

The Anvil

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Facebook and Instagram

Favorite Shopping

Boutiques

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Popular Kids Resources

Broach Park and Fair Park

Preschool Recommendations

First Kids Academy Daycare Or Headstart

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Suddenlink

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Lots of downtown festivals!

ROCKWALL

Favorite Grocery Stores:

Tom Thumb (North Rockwall)

Favorite Restaurants/Local Eatery

Zanata

Fatted Calf

Bin 303

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MOPS, Rockwall Women’s league, National Charity League

Favorite Shopping

Downtown square!

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FUMC Rockwall

Lakepointe Church

Popular Kids Resources

Preschool Recommendations

The Ark at FUMC

Doctor/Dentist Recommendations

Lake Ray Hubbard Pediatrics

Dr. David McGaffin (dentist)

Dr. Bart Miller (orthodontist)

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AT&T

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ROSEBUD-LOTT / FALLS COUNTY

Favorite Grocery Stores:

Brookshire Brothers

Favorite Restaurants/Local Eatery

Miller’s Country Market in Lott, TX

Treno’s Pizza in Temple

Artisan Alley in Rosebud

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Favorite Shopping

Will have to drive to Temple or Waco for any shopping. 25 minutes away is the nearest shopping

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Popular Kids Resources

Whistle Stop Park in Belton, Cameron Park Zoo in Waco

Preschool Recommendations

Bright Futures Daycare in Westphalia

Doctor/Dentist Recommendations

Dr. Crowson in Belton (dentist)

Erin Holland in Rosebud (family medicine)

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Center Web Access

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We are in the middle of nowhere, but within driving distance of anything you could need in Temple or Waco.

SAN ANTONIO

Favorite Grocery Stores:

HEB

Favorite Restaurants/Local Eatery

Los Barrios

El Jarro

Southerleigh

La Gloria

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Alamo City Moms

Favorite Shopping

La Cantera, The Quarry or The Rim

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Heights Community Church.

There are several mega churches if that is more for you — CBC being one.

Popular Kids Resources

 

Preschool Recommendations

If you work or coach in NEISD, the Ready Set Go program for three and four-year-olds is fantastic. Your children are on an elementary school campus.

Doctor/Dentist Recommendations

Heritage Pediatrics

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AT&T or Spectrum

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La Hacienda is not a substitute for Los Barrios. (Run by the same families but go to the original Los Barrios). North Star Mall is ok. The Quarry and The Rim are much better and easier to navigate.

La Cantera is the best mall as it is an outdoor-type feel. Taco Cabana to-go margaritas are as good as a $2 margarita can be — but don’t order the crazy flavors. Stick to lime or strawberry or a chamoy mango flavor. We are a small big city. Everyone has a connection to someone — especially in the coaching family.

SAN DIEGO

Favorite Grocery Stores:

There is nothing. You must travel to Alice (11 miles away)

Favorite Restaurants/Local Eatery

Texas Brick Oven (in Alice)

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Favorite Shopping

Walmart

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Popular Kids Resources

ACE after school program (San Diego ISD)

Preschool Recommendations

Doctor/Dentist Recommendations

Alice Dental

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AT&T 

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Adams Kitchen is only open on Thursdays and Fridays and not every week

SMITH COUNTY / TYLER / WHITEHOUSE

Favorite Grocery Stores:

Super Walmart

Fresh Market (Tyler)

Favorite Restaurants/Local Eatery

Stanley’s

Sola Bread

Go Fish

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Favorite Shopping

Target

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Grace Community Church

Bethel Bible

South Spring Baptist

Popular Kids Resources

Fresh Playground by Brookshire’s (grocery store with restaurants and playground)

Discovery Science Place

Tyler Library

Whitehouse Library

Bullard Park

Preschool Recommendations

Leadership Academy (Tyler)

Doctor/Dentist Recommendations

Dr. Mark Barrett

Philley Dentistry

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Caldwell Zoo is great.

Rose Redmond Park is our favorite for walks and the playground.

WACO

Favorite Grocery Stores:

HEB

Favorite Restaurants/Local Eatery

George’s

Casa Ole

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Yelp, Nextdoor, Local FB Groups

Favorite Shopping

Kirkland’s, Maurice’s, Belk, etc.

“Central Texas Marketplace”

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Preschool Recommendations

Doctor/Dentist Recommendations

Acre Wood Dentistry

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Grande, Spectrum

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WAXAHACHIE

Favorite Grocery Stores:

HEB, Kroger

Favorite Restaurants/Local Eatery

Farm Luck

El Mexicano

The Vault

Tomatoes

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Google

Favorite Shopping

Downtown boutiques

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The Avenue

Popular Kids Resources

DFW is 20 minutes away. Soooo much to do!

Preschool Recommendations

Little Chiefs Academy

Doctor/Dentist Recommendations

Dentist-Dr. Singleton

Doctor – Dr. Brown

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AT&T 

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College Street Pub, Cork and Keg. Downtown is beautiful with so many shops and places to eat.

 

WEST

Favorite Grocery Stores:

Community & Food Mart

Favorite Restaurants/Local Eatery

Two Amigos

Czech American

Best local resource to learn about area (Apps, websites, private social media groups)

FB- West Garage Sale Buy/Sell/Trade

Favorite Shopping

Local Boutiques

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St. Mary’s Catholic Church

St. Martin’s Catholic Church

First Baptist Church

Popular Kids Resources

 

Preschool Recommendations

St. Mary’s Catholic School

Doctor/Dentist Recommendations

Dr. Larry Sparks, DDS

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Visit WestFest!