1910 East Texas massacre at Slocum a story that 'needed to be told'

An East Texas massacre could be formally acknowledged with a historical marker, if descendants of the victims can convince the Anderson County Historical Commission to pursue the project. Slocum, an unincorporated community about 18 miles southeast of Palestine, was the site of what has been referred to as the Slocum Massacre. In late July 1910, …

Tylerite faces fear, now leads Arboretum's speaker's bureau

David Gary used to work in the darkroom of his family’s photo business as a way to avoid greeting customers. Now, he’s on the speaker’s bureau for the Dallas Arboretum and happily drives almost 200 miles round trip to give tours at the facility.

Wine industry 'vibrant, growing' in Texas

Ten years ago the idea of Texas becoming a major player in the wine industry would have garnered a few laughs, but since 2001 the Texas wine industry has grown from a mere 46 to more than 250 wineries, and a multi-billion dollar industry that ranks fifth in the nation in wine production. The wine industry also brings in more than $500 million in to

VIDEO: FRESH ideas: Seared Scallops with Rosé Beurre Blanc

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