Monument Valley Sunrise

“I get up in the morning looking for an adventure.” — George Foreman   We had been on the road all day, driving east along the Grand Canyon’s South Rim, through Tuba City and on to Kayenta, where we headed north up the scenic drive to where Arizona borders with Utah. We had used up the sun,…

The 'Wedding' chapter in a book of life Video

  Although she is 72 years and 1,700 miles away from what she sees in the picture, Margaret Woods, 101, still smiles as she holds the framed photograph of herself and her departed husband Ivan on their wedding day in Cambridge, Mass. in 1943. “I met him at an Elks Club dinner in Boston,” she said. “He was a wonderful dancer. He wasn’t a

Couple closes 32 years in local ministry

When the Rev. Bruce Wells first arrived in Liberty City at age 32, he did not think he would stay very long. A symmetrical 32 years later, he is making First Baptist Church of Liberty City his last church to lead.

A Mother's Wit and Wisdom

“When I was young, I learned very early on that I could make my mother laugh. And that was one of the greatest sounds I ever heard.” — Kevin Spacey   My wife called it my “Moment of Zen,” a few hours spent on the riding lawn mower, trimming the long-stemmed Bermuda that shot up during my time

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Monument Valley Sunrise

“I get up in the morning looking for an adventure.” — George Foreman We had been on the road all…

30 June 2015 [10:29 PM]
Rusk street renamed to honor city leader Walter Session

RUSK —For the past 30-something years, Walter Session has served the citizens of Rusk as the District 2 representative on the local city council, and has been chosen by his fellow council members as the city’s Mayor Pro Tem for…

23 June 2015 [10:40 PM]
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A Mother's Wit and Wisdom

“When I was young, I learned very early on that I could make my mother laugh. And that was one of the…

16 June 2015 [10:03 PM]
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Chased by the Storm

“… and please don’t tell me I can’t do it. I’ll simply smile and thank you for your comments if…

02 June 2015 [11:08 PM]
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A week of perfect days

“Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.” — Joseph…

26 May 2015 [10:27 PM]
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10th Heroes Flight leaves on Monday

Brookshire Grocery Co. is gearing up to escort a group of 30 World War II and Korean War veterans to Washington, D.C.,…

19 May 2015 [10:25 PM]
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No ordinary hero

Nearly every veteran arriving by bus at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., hopes to see one familiar face. Most…

19 May 2015 [10:22 PM]
Unflinching in fighting fraud

If you’re like most people, you protect what’s valuable to you. To protect your family financially, you buy health and life insurance. To protect your home, you get homeowner’s insurance, a security alarm or perhaps a large dog. To protect…

12 May 2015 [10:37 PM]
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Treasures from the Buick

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” — Ernest Hemingway The…

12 May 2015 [10:36 PM]
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Good friends and rainy nights

When the night has come And the land is dark And the moon is the only light we’ll see No I won’t…

05 May 2015 [10:14 PM]
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Making peace with Vietnam

Saturday, I spoke to a great group of Vietnam veterans during the Vietnam 40 Years Later Commemoration at the American Freedom Museum…

28 April 2015 [11:00 PM]
A greener way to do business on Earth Day

Wednesday is Earth Day, a great time to recommit to going green. More than one billion people will celebrate Earth Day this year. Saving energy, conserving water and using less gas are just a few ways to go green (and…

22 April 2015 [12:06 AM]
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Just off the wire

“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” — Maya Angelou I’ll…

22 April 2015 [12:04 AM]
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Taxes, ex-spouse benefits and you

Tuesday was both Ex-Spouse Day and the eve of tax day. These two observances are doubly important if you are an ex-spouse,…

14 April 2015 [10:28 PM]
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It was just a library card

“Libraries are reservoirs of strength, grace and wit, reminders of order, calm and continuity, lakes of mental energy, neither warm nor cold,…

14 April 2015 [10:21 PM]
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Walking among giants

“Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and…

07 April 2015 [11:18 PM]
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