Yes, your coworkers will manage just fine if you take a vacation

James R. Bailey, Special To The Washington Post Making plans for summer vacation? You're probably wondering whether you're too busy to take a week off from work. Maybe you're thinking that you can, but only if you're headed to a resort that has WiFi. The prospect of being away from the office likely makes you a bit jittery. After all, how will…

Natural fiber for interior decorating isn't just a fad

The word "wicker" might bring on flashbacks of the dusty rattan seating sets of the '70s and '80s or the last wicker crush in the '90s, but today's wicker - the technique of weaving reeds and other natural fibers into furniture and accessories - is worth reconsidering.

Fourth of July events set throughout East Texas

The city of Tyler’s Fourth of July celebration is set for Monday in Lindsey Park. The annual celebration will start at 4 p.m., but attendees are encouraged to arrive early for parking. Stanley’s Bar-B-Q will sponsor entertainment, including performances by The Mansion Family, Paul Shafer, The Haggertys,

For my autistic son, learning to ride a bike means freedom on two wheels

At 12 years old, he's too big for his little brother's hand-me-down bicycle, but neither of us cares much about that. These small, joyful moments are how I measure my days with my oldest son - the boy who can't talk, the boy who understands more than I know, the boy who was a mystery to me from the day he was born. All week long, I ran alongside

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Events mark Texas State Railroad’s 135th anniversary

The Texas State Railroad will mark its 135th anniversary with events Friday through Monday at its Rusk Depot. Inmates built the railroad to haul timber to fuel the foundry at the State Penitentiary in Rusk. It is now maintained as…

30 June 2016 [03:00 PM]

Tyler State Park’s trails offer escape into nature DANNY MOGLE, Only a few steps after getting on a section of the Lakeshore Trail near the swimming beach at Tyler State Park, Ranger Boyd Sanders…

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