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They make us proud. Our youth strive to succeed whether school is in session or not and in East Texas the names are surfacing of those who have spent their summer making sure they have a strong … more
This summer my wife and I travelled to Cincinnati, Ohio, to collect my second leg lamp for humor writing from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists at the annual conference. The conference … more
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, or so the secular proverb usually goes, but apparently the reverse is also true: one person’s treasure is another person’s trash, or so my mother … more
Awe. The flags waving along with the red, white and blue banners stretched across downtown Kilgore are awe inspiring. It is enough to take the breath away even without seeing the fireworks bursting … more
The Fourth of July can mean family fun, including food and fireworks, but the more I study history, political science, and theology, the less comfortable I am with the events of July 4, 1776. Now, … more
Oh, it was all there. The traditional fare of fried chicken, banana pudding, baked beans, cold watermelon and so much more could be found this week at the Danville Cemetery Memorial Picnic. While the … more
THE sun will surely shine upon the faces of the women at Son Shine Lighthouse as the Billy Moore Correctional Center is hosting an on-site fundraiser and making a cash donation to the women’s … more
In Psalm 13, David cries out, asking how long God would forget him. This reminds me of Jesus’ words on the cross: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Jesus experienced a … more
Fourteen-year-old Karthik Nemmani of McKinney, Texas, last month won the 91st Scripps National Spelling Bee by correctly spelling the word “koinonia.” With high-tech voice-to-text, auto-correct, … more
More and more people are making their homes in woodland settings - in or near forests, rural areas, or remote mountain sites. There homeowners can enjoy the beauty of the environment but they also … more
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