Preston Trails Homes offers 1-acre modern farmhouse

The Dallas Builders Association’s Home of the Week, from Preston Trail Homes, is a modern farmhouse design located at 43 O’Hanlon Drive in Van Alstyne. Situated on a 1-acre site in Chapel Creek Farms, this single-story home has four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Residents have use of concrete trails that meander along creeks, a pavilion and gathering lawn and an athletic field.

For those working from home, gigabit internet is available to every home, as is Atmos natural gas. Van Alstyne schools are about a mile away.

The residence will have front and rear porches. The open plan family room, dining space and kitchen features a cathedral ceiling. Another space can be a formal dining room or a study.

The kitchen will provide 42-inch cabinetry, stainless-steel appliances, a large island with double undermount sinks and a corner walk-in pantry. Just off the kitchen are a mudroom, the laundry room and

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Homeward Trails Comes To The Rescue Of Homeless Dogs And Cats

FAIRFAX STATION, VA — Since Sue Bell founded Homeward Trails Animal Rescue in 2002, it has grown to become the largest private shelter in Northern Virginia. Last year, it took in 3,116 animals, making it 11th among the more than 400 shelters and rescues in Virginia.

“Our mission mostly is just to provide temporary and permanent homes for homeless dogs and cats in the D.C. region,” she said. “However, in the last five or six years we have also expanded our mission to do work and advocacy and legislation to promote more humane animal welfare policies and laws locally and throughout the state of Virginia.”

Unlike publicly run shelters in places like Fairfax County and Arlington, HTAR is completely financed by private funding. About half of its revenue comes from its adoptions, with the remaining support coming from donations by individuals, corporations and events.

“The public shelters usually have a

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