LOS ANGELES — The Will Smith romantic caper “Focus” opened at No. 1, kicking “Fifty Shades of Grey” out of the top spot over the weekend but still falling short of box office projections.
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BONHAM — It’s time for the annual kids art contest sponsored by the Children’s Center. Kids ages 18 and under are invited to enter their work of art for a chance to win prizes and help other children.
They say if you don’t like the weather in Texas, you should just wait a few minutes. They are right.
BALTIMORE — Amara Majeed founded a website called “The Hijab Project,” aimed at combating discrimination against Muslim girls and women who wear head-scarves in public. She self-published a book of short biographies of 17 peace-loving, law-abiding Muslims from around the world. She provides online commentary for CNN and, starting earlier in February, for the Huffington Post.
NORTH BETHESDA, Md. — On a busy street in a well-to-do Washington suburb is an unlikely piece of African-American history.
Less than a year has passed since May 28, 2014, but much has changed for Sherman native Julie Judd Prater since then. An early morning check-up on her infant son soon became a check-in to the emergency room at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Plano.
Words are tricky for those with dyslexia. They fly off the page. They spiral in on themselves and get jumbled up on top of one another.
POTTSBORO – Those who suffered from cabin fever during this week’s snow days will have an opportunity Saturday to break free and head to the Pottsboro Area Public Library. The library will be open to host an afternoon of retro gaming, featuring and original Atari 2600, Nintendo entertainment systems, Sega Genesis and more.
The conventional wisdom going into the 87th Academy Awards was that it would be a horse race between two quirky, experimental films: “Boyhood,” Richard Linklater’s coming-of-age drama that took 12 years to film, and “Birdman or (the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance”), a backstage show-business satire that director Alejandro González Iñárritu constructed to resemble one continuous take.
LOS ANGELES — “Fifty Shades of Grey” saw ticket sales drop 73 percent from its opening, but an estimated $23.2 million second-weekend gross was good enough to win the box office race and push the movie’s domestic haul so far to $130.1 million.