Local child raises awareness and gets honors in return Video

Caroline Wells, an 11-year-old All Saints Episcopal School student has a passion for giving that started at a young age. Susan Wells, Caroline’s mother, serves on the Salvation Army Advisory board and said Caroline has aspirations of becoming a lawyer in her later years. But for now her focus is on those…

Gifting comfort, one donation at a time

  HAWKINS — Retired executives Sharon Brown and Sherry Detwiler decided a few years ago to swap high pressure careers in the big city for something a tad more creative: running a fashion resale shop in East Texas. The longtime friends opened The Fashion and Gossip Parlor, 2438 S. Farm-to-Market 2869, a few months ago to sell consigned clothes

Navy corpsman spends leave from Guam volunteering in Van

Ethan Barbarick, a U.S. Navy corpsman, said he was with his base in Guam preparing to evacuate from an incoming typhoon when he received news of a storm that had hit closer to home. Barbarick heard from social media that a tornado had touched down in Van, TX, and upon further research

Students get a hands-on history lesson at Confederate camp

  Eyes of Hogg Middle School seventh-graders widened when they saw Confederate soldiers fire Confederate weapons and glimpsed what life was like at the Camp Ford Confederate prisoner of war camp for Yankees on the north edge of Tyler the last couple of days. The soldiers were re-enactors from Sons of the Confederate Veterans, dressed in

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