Marches rally for solidarity

Community organizer Ambra Phillips broke into tears as a lone angry voice interrupted her speech on T.B. Butler Fountain Plaza on Thursday. Ms. Phillips, 23, was expressing her thanks and encouragement to about 200 attendees representing various races and religions in the community and explaining why she felt the need to organize the demonstration.…

Kitchen heat intensifies as East Texan becomes a front runner

Fans of Bravo network’s “Top Chef” know that one of the leading competitors this season is Doug Adams, a chef based in Portland, Oregon. What many may not know is that Adams grew up in Bullard and is a graduate of All Saints Episcopal School in Tyler, where his mother, Jane Adams, teaches art.

Scouts honor civic leader

East Texas Area Council of Boy Scouts presented its Distinguished Citizen Good Turn Award to businessman and civic leader Bob Garrett, president and CEO of Fair Oil Company, on Thursday at Green Acres Baptist Church Crosswalk Conference Center. About 400 people in attendance gave Garrett a standing ovation as Dewayne Stephens, scout executive, h

Caring for the homeless Video

As a school girl in Winnsboro, Pat Mallory took home a hobo with a stick and cooked him supper. When her parents came home from work, her mother walked in and said “O my gosh!” Her father got in the man’s face, ready to cuss him out, but then he stopped, realizing he recognized the man.

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