What the heck is 

The hometown newspaper is going out of business, but it does not have to die. leverages modern technology to revive the spirit and success of the small-town paper. With news, reviews, editorials, and  comments from readers, captures the essence of neighbors and community, providing a free and timely resource for finding information about local folks, businesses, and events. 

Mission Statement: To support and enhance community in Grapevine, Southlake, Roanoke, and Trophy Club by providing a fresh, timely online resource for residents. To bring people and businesses together with the primary goal of building a thriving, model community. 

Business Philosophy: When people come first, community – and – thrives. 

The Faces Behind the Scenes 

Shauna Smith Duty – Roanoke, Tx
Owner, Editor-in-Chief 

Main Street, Grapevine


As a longstanding member of our community and a mother to two teenagers in the Northwest ISD, I  have seen our area grow and change over the past three decades. With all the change, one thing remains the same – community is about people, and I love our community. 

Professionally, I have worked as a freelance writer, web editor, and copy department director for a rapidly growing website company. I am the sole writer for, an Internet publication that sees an average of 50-thousand visitors per month (webstat) and is supported by regular social networking on forums such as Facebook and Twitter. I also have experience in sales, small business management, and I founded and sustained the Roanoke Homeschool Group for two years. As a freelance writer, I wrote for Alliance Newspapers, Texas Family Magazine, and numerous regional publications across the United States. 

I have a passion for making people happy and living life to the fullest – which seems cliche, but holds so much richness! will always be about you – and me – and the kids playing football in the street – and that nosy neighbor – and the guy who rides that funny three-wheeled bike thing with the flag. It’s about us. So enjoy.