'Is There Life After Football?' good read for prospective parents

Your favorite player was out for most of the season. Last fall, he took a hit mid-pass and went down like a sack of rocks. They checked him over, took him off the field, and that was that. He hasn’t been back since. Every now and then, someone mentions him and you wonder how he’s doing, whether he’ll ever play again. In the …

Texas Retro Racing Association invites new racers to join

Miniature cars that look like real race cars careen around a four-lane track in a converted garage at 8220 Baylor Drive in Tyler, often moving so fast they are a blur and can hardly be seen. In command of the cars are guys from East Texas who have raced slot cars since childhood, but as the years went by, they became preoccupied with career and

A hand written love story from WWII

Ilene and Doug Brown’s love story can be traced through decades-old handwritten letters. Canton native Ilene Brown said it was love at first sight when a mutual friend introduced her to Doug, but she was 14 and he was 15, and they were too young to date — especially for her protective father.

A Slovak Christmas Eve

My cousins Margie, Bea and I were raised by our grandparents who had immigrated to the United States from Europe before the turn of the 20th century. As children, we looked forward to the Christmas holidays.

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A hand written love story from WWII

Ilene and Doug Brown’s love story can be traced through decades-old handwritten letters. Canton native Ilene Brown said it was love at…

06 January 2015 [09:10 PM]
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A Slovak Christmas Eve

My cousins Margie, Bea and I were raised by our grandparents who had immigrated to the United States from Europe before the…

23 December 2014 [08:21 PM]
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Better than I deserve

Strolling my 86-year-old grandmother in her wheelchair down the hallway of Providence Park Nursing Home led to an inspiring afternoon of reflection.…

16 December 2014 [10:39 PM]
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A million tiny moments

You really don’t need another candle. Or a Miracle Chopper. Or a pair of Jeaneeze that promise to hug one’s ample assets…

16 December 2014 [10:00 PM]
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Dad's POW journal

(Editor’s Note: Carlton Josephson was a waist gunner on the Mission Belle, a B-17 Flying Fortress. The plane was shot down Dec.…

02 December 2014 [09:47 PM]
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Little farm in L.A.

Los Angeles, California, was a “big city” when I was born there in 1931, but not today’s monster metropolis. Home was a…

25 November 2014 [09:22 PM]
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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]