Farewell to the day

“Get outside. Watch the sunrise. Watch the sunset. How does that make you feel? Does it make you feel big or tiny? Because there’s something good about feeling both.” Amy Grant   I don’t know the girl, but I liked her a lot. She too was swept up by the brilliant panorama of that Tucson sunset. Marti and I were enjoy…

Tylerite faces fear, now leads Arboretum's speaker's bureau

David Gary used to work in the darkroom of his family’s photo business as a way to avoid greeting customers. Now, he’s on the speaker’s bureau for the Dallas Arboretum and happily drives almost 200 miles round trip to give tours at the facility.

My Passion - The Glory Days

PALESTINE — 1964 was a memorable year for the United States. Texan Lyndon B.

‘The Dogs Were Rescued’ is perfect book for dog lovers

Throughout your life, it’s nice to know who’s got your back. First came your family, a cheering section eventually bolstered by accumulated friends.

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Farewell to the day

“Get outside. Watch the sunrise. Watch the sunset. How does that make you feel? Does it make you feel big or tiny?…

21 October 2014 [09:25 PM]
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My Passion - The Glory Days

PALESTINE — 1964 was a memorable year for the United States. Texan Lyndon B. Johnson is elected president, the Civic Rights Act…

14 October 2014 [10:00 PM]
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Students make good guinea pigs

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” —Albert Einstein Students make good guinea pigs. Maybe…

07 October 2014 [09:50 PM]
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My story: An education for all

It was spring of 1958. Bucky, my husband of six years, and I were enjoying the special Saturday morning cup of coffee.…

07 October 2014 [09:45 PM]
My Generation calendar of events

FRIDAY: Tyler Senior Center: 7 p.m., dance with Hoss Huggins & the Ponderosa Band. Doors open at 6 p.m. Security provided. 1915 Garden Valley Road. Information: 903-597-0781. WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY: TASCA: 9:30 a.m., fitness exercise with certified instructor for older…

23 September 2014 [08:28 PM]
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Mugs, Kilts and Route 66

“Coffee is a language in itself.” — Jackie Chan The nominations are in, the votes are counted. And your favorite mug is……

16 September 2014 [08:29 PM]
September 11, 2001

What were you doing before 8 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001? Most of us vividly remember that day and time and recall it each year. Some of us may have had friends or relatives who were among the nearly 3,000…

10 September 2014 [12:19 AM]
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Focal Point: Sunday, Five Days After

EDITOR’S NOTE: Thursday is the 13th anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks on America. The following column was written Sept. 16, 2001,…

10 September 2014 [12:11 AM]
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Producing Success

MINEOLA — After more than four decades in the grocery business, Carroll Sandifer has a simple work philosophy. “You show up every…

03 September 2014 [02:57 AM]
The War Is Over!

Art Elchek, Guest Columnist THE WAR IS OVER … finally the war is over, and the fortunate ones will return home. No more “Four on and eight off” watches to stand. No more “General Quarters” alerts a half hour before…

03 September 2014 [02:55 AM]
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Route 66 and the lost bridge

“There is nothing in machinery, there is nothing in embankments and railways and iron bridges and engineering devices to oblige…

27 August 2014 [01:33 AM]
Making of the pie

After being married for over two months, I knew it was time for me to learn how to bake a pie. What brought this decision on was when my husband casually said after our dinner the night before, “What kind…

27 August 2014 [01:26 AM]
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Jigsaw puzzles are like family

“So now it is time to disassemble the parts of the jigsaw puzzle or to piece another one together, for I find…

22 August 2014 [01:48 PM]
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The Scarf

Of all the school pictures, ironic Mom kept that one! I found it when I was getting her house ready for sale.…

06 August 2014 [12:07 AM]