Quitman man to walk across Texas to highlight ministry Video

About 20 years ago, Bill Smart began to think about walking across Texas. At the time his employer, Texas Parks and Wildlife, had an exercise program that encouraged participants to accrue enough mileage walking or running to equal a trip across the state. …

Disabled children get a chance to hit the ranch

GOLDEN — Special needs students from all over East Texas enjoyed a day on the ranch Friday, regardless of limitations posed by their individual disabilities.

Recalling the day when Saigon fell

Editor’s note: As we near the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, some of the most poignant words about the final day of the Vietnam War come not from April 30, 1975, but from decades later. The following letter was sent by President Gerald Ford to a veteran in 2000.    

Honoring their sacrifice

The wall is up, the remembrance wreath laid. Now, it’s a time for reflection and tribute Saturday as hundreds are expected to turn out for the Vietnam 40 Years Later Commemoration event at the American Freedom Museum in Bullard.

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Veterans, others share memories of Vietnam War

The Tyler Morning Telegraph is recognizing the 40-year anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War with a living history series, highlighting how some remember the era. People were asked to share their memories in writing to help educate younger…

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Junior League announces award recipients

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Quitman man to walk across Texas to highlight ministry Video

About 20 years ago, Bill Smart began to think about walking across Texas. At the time his employer, Texas Parks and Wildlife, had an exercise program that encouraged participants to accrue enough mileage walking or running to equal a trip…

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GOLDEN — Special needs students from all over East Texas enjoyed a day on the ranch Friday, regardless of limitations posed by their individual disabilities. The 16th annual Golden Special Kids Farm and Ranch Day in Golden drew more than…

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Honoring their sacrifice

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Recalling the day when Saigon fell

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