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Letters from Audie

Letters from Audie

In the summer of 1942, at the age of 18, Hunt County resident Audie Leon Murphy left home to serve his country. In 1945, he returned home a hero, and the most decorated soldier of World War II, after courageously stopping a German attack near 

Windy City Wonderland

Windy City Wonderland

A Chicago Christmas is Unlike Any Other By Sydni Ellis Stepping out of Chicago’s Midway Airport in 2016, I was greeted by soft snowflakes tickling my nose and covering my hair in white. It was the first time my husband and I had returned to 

Racing to educate youth

Racing to educate youth

Wylie’s assistant police chief encourages others to ‘Beat the Heat’ By Joe Reavis Generally, one would associate fast cars and the police with speeding tickets, but a national organization, Beat the Heat, Inc., matches race cars with an educational outreach effort. The nonprofit organization is 

Southern Style

Southern Style

Bacon, Apple, and Cheddar Waffles | 12 waffles  Cheddar cheese on top of a Granny Smith apple pie is a common southern combo. That little bit of cinnamon with the hot pastry and cheese really is delicious. It wasn’t until I was dipping a bacon, apple, 

Give your home a farmhouse feel

Give your home a farmhouse feel

By Carrie Dunlea The famous HGTV Fixer Upper couple might have brought it back to our attention years ago, but Farmhouse style — big sinks, beams, sliding barn doors, natural fibers, harvest tables and much more — are nothing new.  Maybe it’s the coziness and 

Keep pets occupied while you’re at work

Keep pets occupied while you’re at work

If one had to find a silver lining during the global pandemic that kept people close to home for an extended period of time, the chance to spend more time with pets is worthy of consideration. Cats, dogs, birds, and other animals reaped the rewards 

Fall camping favorites

Fall camping favorites

Ride horses, hike trails, and connect with nature By Sydni Ellis Golden light illuminates the sky, as deep red, orange, and yellow-tinted leaves are crunched underfoot. A comforting chill fills the air, as we spot pumpkins in the grocery store and smell apple pies baking 

Embrace

Embrace

A loving, stable home for every child By Sonia Duggan Every night throughout Texas, there are foster children who will lay their heads down to sleep in a place that offers them no comfort at all, further escalating their fears and feelings of hopelessness, loss 

Texas-sized talent

Texas-sized talent

Local residents win ribbons at State Fair By Sonia Duggan For Texans, the iconic State Fair of Texas is synonymous with fall, football, corny dogs, midway rides, live music and much more. But for anyone interested in creative arts, the State Fair offers a unique 

Braised Star Anise Short Ribs

Braised Star Anise Short Ribs

4–6 Servings Making delicious, tender short ribs is deceivingly easy and requires little from the cook. For this low and slow comfort meal, a quick sear and browning is the only requirement to lay the foundation for a standout—albeit simple—entrée. The braise in the oven