Early spring: Get a jump on East Texas Giving Day this year

As the azaleas in my yard attest, spring came a little early this year. There are still beautiful flowers and trees in abundance around town (as my allergies faithfully remind me), but the brief annual burst of azaleas was just slightly ahead of the festivities that are carefully planned to celebrate them. Some varieties of azaleas have blooms…

As Tax Day Approaches, Get Your Benefit Statement Online

Social Security is with you through life’s journey, putting you in control of your finances and future. With this in mind, we have made getting a replacement Social Security Benefit Statement even easier. Now you can instantly print or save a replacement any time you want. That’s control! The Benefit Statement, also known as the SSA-1099 or

Columnist John Moore remembers Chuck Berry

I had no idea how much one man had impacted my life until Chuck Berry died. When I was 8 years old, I knew that I wanted to play rock and roll music. What I didn’t know was that Chuck almost single handedly gave rock and roll the roots of its sound and paved the road to success for all rock acts who would follow, including The Beatles and The

Eat healthy when dining out

It would be great if we knew the exact amount of nutrients, fats and calories we were consuming every day, but that’s not always possible. When dining out, we don’t always know the exact ingredients and amounts, but we can ask questions and make healthy selections. Here are some tips for eating out more healthfully: - Don’t be shy about

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How much efficiency can we really take?

A visit with my son Cal, during his drive home from work, recently revealed something that caught my attention. He was extolling the virtues of his fingernail clippers. He was clipping and driving. Not at the same time, I’m sure.…

25 March 2017 [04:42 PM]
Eat healthy when dining out

It would be great if we knew the exact amount of nutrients, fats and calories we were consuming every day, but that’s…

24 March 2017 [03:33 PM]
Best donor responses to charity alarms

The alarm, blinking lights and a voice loudly announcing we should vacate the building immediately interrupted what had, up until that moment, been a productive morning. The unwelcome interruption to my workflow caused all manner of mental acrobatics. My…

22 March 2017 [10:10 AM]
Young girl needs loving home

Dallas (KYTX) For a young girl, playing with a doll can be fun. But for a foster child it can mean much…

17 March 2017 [11:37 PM]
Family Matters: How will you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

Folks all across the U.S. will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this week by wearing green, drinking beer, parading in the streets, and proudly proclaiming, “Kiss me, I’m Irish” - whether they’re really Irish or not. They’ll do all…

16 March 2017 [12:35 AM]
Tomato-planting time is here

I’m embarrassed to admit that I’m not a rabid tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) eater. Sure, I eat them on hamburgers and in spaghetti…

16 March 2017 [12:26 AM]
How to grow the “lucky” Shamrock

Friday is Saint Patrick’s Day. We Americans traditionally celebrate with two symbols of this special day - the wearing of the color…

15 March 2017 [05:08 PM]
10 guidelines for effective discipline

One of the most challenging aspects of being a parent is deciding upon a style of discipline that’s appropriate, effective and in…

10 March 2017 [12:25 PM]
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