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Petapalooza Back in Tyler For Adoptions, Information

East Texas’ largest pet adoption event is back in Tyler once again. Texas Petapalooza will host more than 20 animal rescue groups along with their furry foster critters at Bergfeld Park from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7.
August 29, 2013

Canton Adds New Facility For Assisted Living Home

The Country Place Senior Living facility recently picked Canton to begin its expansion into Texas, which should eventually include 70 planned residences.
August 29, 2013

For NFL MVP Peterson, Helping Is What It’s About

National Football League MVP Adrian Peterson returned to his native Palestine this summer for the annual day named in his honor, and once again the focus was on helping improve the lives of children.
August 29, 2013

Volunteer Helps Canton Earn Texas Walk TItle

Canton is now the official walking capital of Texas after the Texas House of Representatives passed a non-contested bill creating that designation.
June 26, 2013

Debunking the Low Fat Myth

Remember when “low fat” started popping up on labels in the 90s? Suddenly you could buy all your guilty pleasures like cupcakes and potato chips with reduced, low, or no fat. Many people mentally made the connection: “Fat free equals good for me.”
June 26, 2013

First BBB Certification Goes to East Texas CASA

CASA for Kids of East Texas is the first East Texas nonprofit to have met all 20 standards for charity accountability as identified by the Better Business Bureau Serving Central East Texas.
June 26, 2013

Youth May Reclaim Lost Dreams Through Workforce Agency

Imagine a young woman who says she doesn’t have any dreams for her life anymore. She’s 18, and is described as “a sweet girl who’s been through some rough times.”
June 26, 2013

Volunteers Make Positive Changes

A small toddler is found living is squalor after a parent is arrested on drug charges. The child has not be bathed, fed or looked in on for several days.
June 26, 2013

Talk. Text. Crash. Effort Aims to Cut Distractions

With technology at their fingertips, drivers are constantly faced with distractions, such as talking or texting, which places their safety and that of others at serious risk. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has launched the Talk. Text. Crash. campaign to raise awareness of the dangers associated with distracted driving and to encourage Texans to put down their cell phones while driving.
April 25, 2013

5K Freedom Run Planned at Black Beauty Ranch

The second annual 5K Freedom Run is scheduled May 11 at the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch near Murchison.
April 25, 2013

Monthly Meetings Planned For Silver Seniors Society

The new Silver Seniors Society plans to hold monthly breakfast meetings for Tyler-area seniors the first Wednesday of every month at Traditions Restaurant & Catering, 6205 Broadway.
April 25, 2013

Clearing Land and Psychological Thickets

These nice spring days, my wife and I often go back to the thicket near our house before supper for an hour or so of clearing. Our place is thick with oaks, pines, sassafras, cedars, the occasional hickory and maple and lots and lots of vines.
March 28, 2013