Shelby Skrhak

Shelby is Associate Editor of CandysDirt.com.
She's a journalist and podcaster turned full-time freelance writer based in Plano. She comes to CandysDirt.com after 12 years with SUCCESS magazine as digital content director. After hosting two top-rated iTunes Top 200 podcasts, she launched her own podcast called the Secret to My Success. She's a Lake Highlands native and graduate of UT-Dallas.

Daughter of McKinney Mayor Tests Positive with COVID-19

By Shelby Skrhak / March 30, 2020 / 6 Comments

The 19-year-old daughter of McKinney Mayor George Fuller, who is being sued by local real estate agent Derek Baker, has tested positive for COVID-19. KRLD’s Chris Sommer broke the story Monday morning and Fuller confirmed in an interview with CandysDirt.com. Layla, a freshman at the Art Institute of Dallas, started feeling ill two weeks ago […]

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Find Beauty Inside and Out in These 3 Suburban Homes

By Shelby Skrhak / March 29, 2020 / 2 Comments

Wood, interior brick walls, soft contemporary style, and lots and lots of windows. These beautifully-unique homes are everything that’s right with 1980s architecture. Check out these three homes ranging from $459,000 to $795,000 in Rockwall and Arlington, two of them. No cookie cutters here. Spanish Modern in Arlington Address: 2310 Newforest Court, Arlington 4 bedrooms, […]

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McKinney Real Estate Agent Sues Mayor As Citizen Petition for Shelter-in-Place Orders Grows Quickly

By Shelby Skrhak / March 28, 2020 / 29 Comments

Is the city of McKinney’s shelter-in-place order unconstitutional? That’s what a McKinney real estate agent alleges in his lawsuit against the mayor. Meanwhile, Collin County residents have begun a Change.org petition, asking County Judge Chris Hill to make his order consistent with surrounding counties who’ve asked citizens to stay home.

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Take In This Frank Lloyd Wright-Inspired Stunner on Strait Lane

By Shelby Skrhak / March 25, 2020 / 0 Comments

Escape for a few blissful minutes to this stunning architectural creation by Douglas Guiling AIA on Strait Lane, brought to you by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans as the featured High Caliber Home of the Week. “The home’s architecture unfolds in a sequence that lets the suspense build,” explains listing agent Janelle Alcantara of […]

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Collin County Residents Mixed on New Shelter in Place Order That Says ‘All Businesses Are Essential’

By Shelby Skrhak / March 24, 2020 / 4 Comments

Collin County residents may have more questions than answers after officials issued a modified shelter in place order March 24, asking residents to stay home but urging businesses to stay open. It largely leaves decisions whether to stay home up to businesses and city mayors to enact stricter guidelines. “I’m announcing new ‘stay home, work […]

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Long Cove Is An Hour-ish From Dallas and a World Away

By Shelby Skrhak / March 24, 2020 / 0 Comments

Long Cove just might be the antidote to kids growing up too quickly. We all know that life goes by too fast to not make lasting memories together. Barefoot golf. Magenta sunsets. Days spent bass fishing, tubing, and wakeboarding. Torch-lit evenings on the deck with a Malbec or two. And 1,200 acres to call your […]

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