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FRESH Ideas for Weeknight Dinners

This week on FRESH Ideas I am starting a new series called “5 Nights of 5 Ingredient Entrees.” Each recipe is easy to assemble and contains only five ingredients. They are designed to make cooking during the week an easy,…

19 August 2014 [11:10 PM]
Chill Out: Stay cool through summer heat

Cool beverages and desserts are some of the best ways to make summer’s hottest days somewhat bearable. From iced tea to lemonade,…

19 August 2014 [11:06 PM]
Sickle Cell Youth Scholarship 5K Sept. 20

he African-American Cultural Events Committee in Tyler is sponsoring the Sickle Cell Youth Scholarship 5K Walk/Run to increase awareness about the disease…

16 August 2014 [10:02 PM]
Pet Of The Week, August 17, 2014

Paisley is a 1-year-old female Mastiff mix available for adoption at Pets Fur People in Tyler. Paisley is a big girl and…

16 August 2014 [10:02 PM]
An only child finally fits in

Some were tall, others short. Some skinny, others chubby. Many freckled and blue-eyed. But we were all family. It was the Williams’ reunion, and I loved it. I was related to all these nice people I’d never met before. They…

15 August 2014 [11:11 PM]
Diocese of Tyler hires first communications director

After 11 years with The University of Texas at Tyler, Peyton Low, the assistant athletic director of public relations and operations, has resigned to become the first director of communications with the Diocese of Tyler, the University announced on Friday.…

15 August 2014 [11:06 PM]
Shrine circus to perform in 6 ETexas cities

The Sharon Shrine/Jordan World Circus will perform in six East Texas cities through Sept. 1. “This year’s circus will definitely surprise you,” according to a statement from circus representative Esteban Fassio. “Witness a human shoot out of a cannon, camels,…

14 August 2014 [09:58 PM]
Palestine Civic Center - Jamboree headliners: The Hall Brothers

The Hall Brothers, a country music act from Houston, will headline the Dogwood Jamboree at 7 p.m. Saturday in Palestine Civic Center. “This quartet of instrumentalists and singers from Houston will charm the audience with their ability to entertain those…

14 August 2014 [09:56 PM]
HCPAC celebrates 50 years

About two hours are left until a dress rehearsal for Henderson County Performing Arts Center’s youth production of “Once Upon a Mattress,” a musical based on “The Princess and the Pea.” “It gets pretty crazy around here this close to…

14 August 2014 [09:47 PM]
APEX comedy with Chekhovian twist opens

“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” is an irreverent tale of the insecurities and regrets that begin to catch up with people later in life. The most recent play from Actor’s Preparatory Exchange debuted off Broadway in 2012. Interwoven…

14 August 2014 [09:36 PM]
Longview: A guide to the Ink Life Tour

The Ink Life Tour, set today through Sunday in Longview, is a showcase of music and tattoo arts presented by House Of Pain Tattoo Studio in El Paso. Top tattoo artists demonstrate their skills and compete for prizes. East Texas…

14 August 2014 [09:34 PM]
VIDEO: Fresh Ideas for Thai spice

Some of my favorite spicy dishes come from Asian cuisine, specifically Thai food. A restaruant in Houston named Kanomwan was a place…

13 August 2014 [03:08 PM]