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Ringing up a collection

Ringing up a collection

By Joe Reavis Deep in the recesses of a building in downtown Wylie in an old bank vault, rest nine functional works of art representing a portion of the antique cash register collection of Bob Heath. The cash registers date back to the late 1800s […]

Salute to Crescent City

Salute to Crescent City

Jambalaya is one of the more beloved dishes in Louisiana, where locals know there’s a difference between Cajun jambalaya and Creole jambalaya. Creole jambalaya, such as the following recipe from Neal Corman and Chris Peterson’s “Virgil’s Barbecue Road Trip Cookbook” (St. Martin’s Press) includes tomatoes […]

COPE: Cost of Poverty Experience

COPE: Cost of Poverty Experience

connects churches, communities By Sonia Duggan For 2 ½ hours on a cold, blustery February day I experienced poverty. I was a 65-year old woman married to a 67-year-old man living on a very restricted income. We lived in an apartment on income from my […]

Ember is eager for a family

Ember is eager for a family

Meet Ember! A sweet Shepherd mix girl who will certainly light a fire in your heart. She loves affection whether it’s being petted or getting an ear rub. In turn, Ember is a loving and affectionate dog who loves to be by your side. She […]

On-Trend Home Design

On-Trend Home Design

6 design approaches to explore in 2019 The influence of global cultures is increasingly visible in home decor as technology expands homeowners’ world views. Acting on the inspiration of global trends can be as simple as shifting your outlook to bringing eye-catching features and everyday […]

Garden Getaways

Garden Getaways

By Sydni Ellis Blame it on my lack of a green thumb, spring allergies or just being too busy (OK, or maybe too lazy), but for some reason, I have never been able to maintain a garden – or even start one. Don’t get me […]

Sweet temptations

Sweet temptations

 Minty Chocolate Cheesecake This cheesecake reminds me of Christmas — chocolate and mint! Two great flavors to savor next to a warm fire. Preheat oven to 350°F . 9-inch cheesecake pan, ungreased, or springform pan with 3-inch sides, greased Crust 11⁄2 cups chocolate sandwich cookie […]

Romantic Retreats

Romantic Retreats

By Carrie Dunlea Whether you are a romantic at heart or someone who is game for holiday specific travel opportunities, February in Texas can be a fun time. Take the time and plan a day trip or take off for a long weekend and celebrate […]

The Gift of Life

The Gift of Life

By Sonia Duggan In the game of life some win and some lose, but Gynovel Henry didn’t think he’d win by the time Fall 2017 arrived. It had been a tough year and the former teacher/coach was running out of options. He didn’t think he’d […]

Girls Scouts of Northeast Texas

Girls Scouts of Northeast Texas

By Sonia Duggan A future generation of female entrepreneurs officially hit the streets throughout Northeast Texas January 11 to sell a product that will help fund educational activities, community projects, leadership programs and travel opportunities. Sales of Girl Scout cookies -Samoas, Thin Mints, Tagalongs, Do-Si-Dos, […]