Carts on Parade

The residents at Meadow Lake Senior Living in Tyler started the long Fourth of July weekend off Thursday with a parade through their community. The residents and staff circled the complex on golf carts, bicycles and trailers that were decorated with streamers and festive materials to celebrate the upcoming holiday. …

Bumper crop for blueberries at Echo Springs

BROWNSBORO — Echo Springs Blueberry Farm began as a wholesale operation. But it’s the U-pick and retail side that has drawn Phyllis Vaselenuick. “I love it,” says Mrs. Vaselenuick, who bought the farm with her husband about 15 years ago as a wholesale-only operation. “I love the people. You build up your clientele over the years.

Kilgore College president announces retirement

Dr. William M. “Bill” Holda announced Thursday that he will step down as president of Kilgore College, effective Jan. 31. The KC Board of Trustees selected Holda as the eighth president of KC on July 2, 1996. Holda is finishing his 19th year as president and beginning his 20th year. He cited many reasons why he believes this is the best time for him, his family and the college for him to retire.

Group plans, commits vandalism of Georgia Walmart Video

Led by a teenage boy making gang sign gestures, a mob of vandals descended on a Walmart store in Georgia early Sunday and trashed the business in a reported attempt to “see how much damage they could cause,” police say. A Walmart surveillance camera recorded the vandals racing through Macon, Georgia store aisles at around 1:45 a.m.

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