Woman adopts dog of lost Van tornado victims

Many families’ lives were turned upside down by the tornado that hit the Van area on Mother’s Day. The trauma wasn’t restricted to human lives. Many animals also found themselves homeless that day, including Emma, an 8-year-old Great Pyrenees. Emma survived a direct hit from the EF3 tornado that ravaged the community. …

Team visiting Texas to restore historic markers

LINDALE — Patterns of tiny pockmarks — that conservator Robert Marshall attributes to heavy load No. 7 bird shot — littered the granite surface of a Centennial marker identifying a point on a path the first two Europeans in East Texas travelled in 1788.

Make Memorial Day on the lake safe, enjoyable with these boating tips

The kickoff to the summer season this weekend, and Texas Game Wardens are encouraging boaters to practice safety on area waterways. Game Warden Chris Swift said recent rains have caused lake waters to rise, increasing certain water dangers.

Church uses cowboy culture to draw community to Christ

Jacksonville – With the facade of an Old West town behind him, Benjamin McAnally started singing the hymn, “I come to the garden alone, while the dew is still on the roses.” His twang reminiscent of country singers, McAnally, 19, appeared every bit the part of a country artist in his black cowboy hat, black button down shirt and jeans.

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