Community service is sowing seeds of success in Bullard

In a small, family oriented community, local service clubs and organized groups have an opportunity to make a big impact. The Rotary Club of Bullard has taken advantage of that opportunity time after time since their inception. The club is motivated to improve the quality of life for Bullard residents, and its members are responsible for complet…

Foster care students receive prom to remember

A group of students in foster care will be treated to their own special prom, but they need a few fairy godmothers to make the magical transformation a reality. The local branch of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services throws Prom Makeover each year for their students and need donations of mens and women’s formal wear, sho

East Texas restaurateur places smiles over business

HAWKINS – Sometimes a dead giveaway to a good restaurant is a crowded parking lot. At Richie’s Restaurant in Hawkins, there may be several reasons his parking area is showing signs of wear: made-from-scratch homemade pies, chicken fried chicken, pepper-flavored queso.

Brothers to compete in 2015 Pokémon World Championship

WHITEHOUSE - Sitting around a large table in their Whitehouse home, the three Cunningham brothers practice their skills and develop strategies they hope will prepare them to win the title of world's best Pokémon player. The brothers will travel to Boston, Massachusetts this summer for the the 2015 Pokémon World Championships.

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