Bricklive To Launch First Ever U.S. Event At The Star In Frisco, Tx

Bricklive To Launch First Ever U.S. Event At The Star In Frisco, Tx

BRICKLIVE will launch its first ever event in the United States at The Star in Frisco, Texas in January 2019. Produced by Live Nation, the international LEGO® brick event will feature over 99,000 square feet of astonishing interactive exhibits, hands-on building activities, amazing live performances and incredible demonstrations for builders of all ages inside Ford Center. This will be the largest brick event in the U.S., giving visitors access to more than ten million bricks as well as exclusive digital content, professional LEGO® built statues and unique experiences.  The interactive experiences will include LEGO® master builders’ workshops, endless free build activities, live stage challenges and a fully immersive educational brick experience, just to name a few.   

BRICKLIVE at The Star will include new and exciting features, as well as global family favorites, including:

  • Expert builder sessions from World Famous Master Builder, Duncan Titmarsh
  • Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of all things LEGO® Star Wars, including models and exclusive artworks
  • Explore Animal Paradise, the world of endangered species with life-sized brick-built statues
  • Test your ninja skills in the NEW tournament temple – build, play and spin your way to victory
  • Develop and explore your own Minecraft world through the wonders of virtual reality
  • Get involved as the educational experts ‘Immersive Minds’ help you bring your creation to life through physical bricks and digital technologies

BRICKLIVE will give fans a one-of-a-kind platform to celebrate the popularity and creativity of the beloved brick, embracing fans of all ages to learn, build and play together.

We are proudly partnering with Kids ‘R’ Kids to bring BrickLive to The Star in Frisco. Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies provide a secure, nurturing, and educational environment for children, giving them the opportunity to grow physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually in a fun, safe, and healthy environment. As a family-owned and operated organization, “hug first, then teach” defines every aspect of who they are at Kids ‘R’ Kids.


Where: Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas


  • Saturday, January 26: Session 1, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 26: Session 2, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 27: Session 1, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 27: Session 2, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are on-sale now at

General Tickets: $34

VIP Tickets: A limited number of VIP tickets will be available to purchase through  Fans who purchase a VIP ticket will have access to both sessions on the day that they purchase, as well as receive a gift bag.

For additional information on BRICKLIVE, please visit

“Unicorn Ball” Theme for Tenth Daddy Daughter Dance

“Unicorn Ball” Theme for Tenth Daddy Daughter Dance

Unicorns are coming to the Northeast Texas Children’s Museum for the tenth annual Daddy Daughter Dance.  A “Unicorn Ball” will feature unicorn decorations throughout the Children’s Museum.  An archway of flowers will welcome each girl and her dad to the land of unicorns.  The event will be at the Children’s Museum in Commerce on February 2 from 6:30 to 9:00.

In addition to the dance, crafts will include a unicorn theme.  Face painting will include rainbows and unicorns.   Local businesses and individuals will sponsor a variety of crafts.  Girls and dads, granddads, uncles, or brothers can feast on unicorn food.  Brenda Estes, food chairperson for the event, said, “There are many wonderful ideas for unicorn food on Pinterest, and I love to prepare food that looks exciting and interesting for the young girls.”  Thalian Culture Club will again be a sponsor for the food. 

A highlight of the evening will be the appearance of Annabella, a miniature unicorn horse.  Owned by Deborah Daffron of Lil Texas Stars, Annabella will make an appearance from 7:00 to 8:00.

NTCM Daddy Daughter Dance

A friendly Unicorn looks on as plans are made for the tenth annual Daddy Daughter Dance at the Northeast Texas Children’s Museum.

Photographer David Hambrick will be available for special photos for the evening.  These will be available for purchase.    With decorations by Beckey Thompson, Lonnie Plunkett, and Elana Barton, these experienced ladies will transofrm the museum to Unicorn Land.  Jim Ayres will serve as disc jokey As a newcomer to the Daddy Daughter Dance, he will relay on his experience from being the emcee for the Mummy and Me Event at the Children’s Museum in the fall.

“As we begin plans for the tenth Daddy Daughter Dance, it is fun to look back over past dances.  Our most popular Daddy Daughter Dance had a theme from the movie, “Frozen”.  So many people have volunteered at the past events.  We have watched as many young girls have become young ladies. We are excited to still be able to offer an event that is such a special time for young girls”, said  Sharline Freeman, Executive Director

 Discounted tickets are now on sell at the Northeast Texas Children’s Museum and can be purchased by calling 903-886-6055. Tickets purchased before January 19th are $30 for each girl and her escort; tickets purchased between January 19 and February 2 are $35. On February 2, the day of the event, tickets will be $40 for each couple. Additional young girls will be $10 each.  

Lake Texoma Fishing Report December 2018

Lake Texoma Fishing Report December 2018

by Capt. Steve Barnes Lake Texoma Fishing Guide

Fishing with Captain Steve Barnes December 2018Winter is here on Lake Texoma. Fishing has been good with the recent warm spell but larger fish have been a little scarce. The colder winter temperatures with chances of rain (or even snow) turn the big fish on so fish the Winter season on Texoma.

My cast nets are stored away till spring so we are fully committed to artificial baits for the next few months. Funny thing is I have more confidence in artificial baits over live bait during the colder months. My preferred method right now is deadsticking. Deadsticking is just what it sounds like. You drop a lure down to the fish and hold it still, only movement is the boat drifting wich should be about a half a mile per hour and not more than 1 mile per hour. Best lure is soft plastic fluke style bait on a 1 ounce jighead. Color can make some difference but as usual white, silver and chartreuse work best for me. I think the fish see contrast in color better than baits that are one color so if I have a chartreuse jighead I use a white or light colored fluke. White jighead I use chartreuse fluke.

Look for birds working to point you to the active fish. If no birds are working sometimes you can drift a area where fish have been feeding and get them to gather up under you by splashing the water or beating on the side of the boat. Some days the open water fish just will not cooperate and you gotta get out the swimbaits or just cast the flukes on the rocky shorelines till you find some active fish. Good luck and if your interested in a deadsticking book a trip with me and I’ll teach you.

With winter weather setting in, arms are sore from reeling them in, lots of good box fish and over 20″ fish. Caught a few deadsticking but tore them up casting swimbaits. Big fish are on the move. Either way I’m busting out the full winter gear and going fishing with or without customers, yes it’s that good.