Monument Valley Sunrise

“I get up in the morning looking for an adventure.” — George Foreman   We had been on the road all day, driving east along the Grand Canyon’s South Rim, through Tuba City and on to Kayenta, where we headed north up the scenic drive to where Arizona borders with Utah. We had used up the sun,…

The 'Wedding' chapter in a book of life Video

  Although she is 72 years and 1,700 miles away from what she sees in the picture, Margaret Woods, 101, still smiles as she holds the framed photograph of herself and her departed husband Ivan on their wedding day in Cambridge, Mass. in 1943. “I met him at an Elks Club dinner in Boston,” she said. “He was a wonderful dancer. He wasn’t a

Cookout condiments that create sparks

  Holidays are all about tradition, so there’s little surprise that July Fourth remains the most popular day of the year for grilling. Close to 70 percent of us will be cooking our beloved beef, chicken and fish over gas, charcoal or an open fire on Independence Day, cementing the cookout’s reputation as America’s favorite — and perhaps

Basil is the king of herbs

Basil and tomatoes are among those flavors that always go well together, like strawberries and cream, like chocolate and banana, like cinnamon and toast. A bit of basil always brightens tomato, whether it is sprinkled with vinaigrette over sliced tomato and mozzarella cheese or added in the last minute of cooking to

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Monument Valley Sunrise

“I get up in the morning looking for an adventure.” — George Foreman We had been on the road all…

30 June 2015 [10:29 PM]
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Cookout condiments that create sparks

Holidays are all about tradition, so there’s little surprise that July Fourth remains the most popular day of the year for grilling.…

30 June 2015 [09:10 PM]
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Basil is the king of herbs

Basil and tomatoes are among those flavors that always go well together, like strawberries and cream, like chocolate and banana, like cinnamon…

30 June 2015 [08:55 PM]
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Apple Music app goes live today Video

You'll be able to access the new Apple Music app beginning at around 10 a.m. Central Time today. Our Dawn Rhodes has…

30 June 2015 [09:42 AM]
Collisions of light, love define philanthropy's impact

Impact — the force of two things colliding — is strikingly illustrated in the solar system. Any star might be involved in a “stellar collision” which occurs when the force of gravity pulls two stars together into one larger unit.…

27 June 2015 [11:37 PM]
Fundraiser for Baptist church trip set for Whitehouse today

First Baptist Church of Whitehouse will conduct a fundraiser today to raise money for an upcoming trip to Moldova. The volunteer mission team members will participate in “Suffering Under the Stars” starting at 8 p.m. today at Whitehouse City Park…

27 June 2015 [02:18 AM]
Southern Raised Band performs today in Athens

The groups Southern Raised Band and Grounded Quartet will perform at 6:30 p.m. today at the Texas Gospel Music Hall, 6513 Texas Highway 19 South, in Athens. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. General admission tickets can be purchased at First…

27 June 2015 [02:03 AM]
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Lessons from Africa

“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the…

27 June 2015 [02:01 AM]
Tyler Jewish congregation declares 'Shabbat of Solidarity'

As an expression of solidarity with the African-American community, the Jewish community of Congregation Ahavath Achim in Tyler has declared this coming Shabbat, the Jewish Sabbath, as a “Shabbat of Solidarity.” The Jewish Sabbath begins on Friday evening and ends…

27 June 2015 [01:59 AM]
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'Ted 2' opens Friday at Tyler theaters Video

NEW YORK (AP) — "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane dismisses the notion that comedy has become more politically correct these days. Instead,…

25 June 2015 [10:42 AM]
Rusk street renamed to honor city leader Walter Session

RUSK —For the past 30-something years, Walter Session has served the citizens of Rusk as the District 2 representative on the local city council, and has been chosen by his fellow council members as the city’s Mayor Pro Tem for…

23 June 2015 [10:40 PM]
Should you adhere to ‘sell-by’ dates on food?

How often has this happened to you? You’re digging through the refrigerator looking for something to eat when suddenly you notice the “sell-by” date on the package. It’s several days past, so you toss the food out. Americans throw away…

23 June 2015 [08:12 PM]
Father's gift to sons is lesson in generosity

Father’s Day is an opportune time to reflect on good times we have had with our fathers. While thinking about the influence of fathers on this special day, I remembered a story told by Tim Brookshire about his fath-er. Tim…

20 June 2015 [08:22 PM]
Around East Texas

SHADY GROVE BAPTIST TO HOLD ANNUAL REVIVAL THROUGH WEEK The Shady Grove Baptist Church, 12480 Farm-to-Market Road 14, in Tyler will have its Annual Revival at 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Rev. Gary Walker, pastor of New Jerusalem Baptist…

19 June 2015 [10:46 PM]
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My Hero

“Honor your father and mother (which is the first commandment with a promise), that it may be well with you, and that…

19 June 2015 [10:44 PM]
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