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THEY ARE BACK! Marti and Pat Monk have returned from a two-week trip to Alaska and, though teased about his minute-by-minute agenda Pat took pleasure in tweaking before leaving, the couple had a … more
A light rain had begun falling. From our anchorage in the bay, I could sit on the deck of the sailboat and watch the activity on the island just a few hundred yards away. A town with brightly painted … more
It’s time for another installment in the series “I don’t like to pick on mistakes in published writing, but look at this mistake I found in published writing,” in which my disclaimer is … more
OUR LOCAL ASTRONOMER, Tommy Robinson is opening the hatch to his observatory in preparation of the Great American Eclipse August 21. The solar eclipse will be darkening a 71-mile-wide path of … more
For my 47th birthday this year, my wife proposed that we get tickets for the 2017 U2 “Joshua Tree” concert in Arlington, Texas. Apparently, Bono needed to purchase another Irish castle for his … more
I don’t like to complain about typos. Mistakes happen. Even the best writers and editors can let them slip by. And lord knows I’ve made my share.  Nor do I like to point to typos and say, … more
IT came and it went, but not without leaving a lasting impression at least with especially with one Kilgore couple. “We were having breakfast and heard a whoosh and looked at each other … more
The innocent look cats give us when they misbehave may melt our hearts, but like any pet, cats need to be properly trained. For both the first-time cat owner and a “kitty veteran,” Dr. Sarah … more
With the garden season upon us there has been an increase in food preservation questions at the Rusk County Extension Office. Many callers have expressed their hesitance about using a pressure canner … more
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
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