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The Black History Month Programs at KISD have been remarkable. These programs have showcased some of our amazingly talented students and the speakers have been very inspirational. Our community … more
As spring approaches and my nightmares turn to yard work, I’m reminded of the time when my wife and I would start dusting off the birdfeeders so that we could enjoy a few of God’s creatures that don’t poop on our floor when... more
FOURTH OF JULY weekend means cold watermelon, fireworks and hotdogs! It represents the celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 and the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation. more
Have you ever questioned a name to find out it makes perfectly good sense? Well, The Purple Hulls (aka Penny and Katy Clark) get their share of questions. Growing up in Kilgore they were known as the … more
To those who relied upon animals for their livelihood, the mule had a far greater value than a horse, was considered a dozer of their time, and played an important part in the development of the East … more
Recently, I had the opportunity to take a grant-funded trip to an educator’s conference in San Francisco, California. Usually when I attend a teacher’s conference, I’m lucky if I make it to a … more
It’s a different way of life, one filled with hard work and strong values – values passed on to each generation to use rope, horse, cattle, tack or feed as part of a lifestyle. It's a … more
People often ask me whether, as a copy editor, I’m driven to distraction by errors I see in others’ writing. The short answer is: not in informal writing. If you write “it’s” in place … more
It’s a perfectly logical thing to do: You need an answer to a grammar question, so you fire off an email to your friendly neighborhood grammar columnist. After all, you may not have anywhere else … more
REAL INDIANS laugh at being called Native Americans and prefer instead to be called by what they really are whether it is Choctaw, Creek, Caddo, Cherokee, Comanche, etc. and if you don’t know the … more
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