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My main fear, other than those two hillbillies from “Deliverance,” has always been heights– otherwise known as splattaphobia.  Somehow, though, on a recent vacation to Orange … more
East Texas is vibrant with life, character and rich in history and it takes just the least mention of something that sets the wheels in motion to prevent any loss of history. Who could have guessed … more
“It was the most fun I have ever had on a cruise,” said Sue Clements. “And I have been on a lot of them. It was a good bunch of Christians and it was just flat fun,” she … more
My father passed away this year. It wasn’t completely unexpected. He had for the last few years been enduring the long-term effects of Parkinson’s and congestive heart failure. Then, last … more
“Stats are for losers.” Everybody from Vince Lombardi to Wilt Chamberlain, Paul “Bear” Bryant to Scotty Bowman, and Dizzy Dean to Yogi Berra is rumored to have made that quote. New England … more
When you use the name Hedrick in this area a smile usually crosses the face of those familiar with the family, their community projects and remembrance of some of their antics. Following thoughts … more
Before my family’s most recent beach vacation, my wife suggested, under the guise of promoting some father-daughter bonding, that I go with my daughters to get a pedicure. This was actually her … more
It is on the right as you travel down U.S. Highway 259 toward Henderson, the horse on the pole that is. Everybody in this town and beyond has traveled that highway more than once over the years and … more
I’ve always loved turtles. When I was a little boy, I had turtle figurines, turtle posters, turtle toys, and even a turtle ashtray. (I have since quit smoking.) Every spring, my dad would take me … more
East Texas had its share of cowboys and cowgirls rising in the ranks through the years and in Kilgore there still remain a few who through hard work and endurance will leave legends. Those few have … more
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