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First Telegraph in Texas Was Established in Marshall

A landmark in downtown Marshall, Texas, pays tribute to a form of communication that predated the telephone and helped lead to the growth of the new state of Texas.
December 21, 2019

Ellen DeGeneres To Receive the Carol Burnett Award

Atlanta, Texas, high school graduate (1976) Ellen DeGeneres is being honored by the legacy of another funny woman when she receives the Carol Burnett Award at this year’s Golden Globe Awards. The 77th Golden Globes take place Sunday, January 5 on NBC, recognizing excellence in film and television.
December 21, 2019

Remembering Elvis on His 85th Birthday

American icon Elvis Presley would have turned 85 this year on his January 8 (1935) birthday. His ties to the Upper East Side of Texas are numerous.
December 21, 2019

Brandon Maxwell Returns to Longview

Fashion designer and Longview native Brandon Maxwell is the keynote speaker at “Stars Over Longview” at 11:30 a.m. January 9 at Maude Cobb Convention Center. The annual awards ceremony and luncheon is presented by Longview Regional Medical Center to honor women for their compassion and dedication to the Longview community.
December 21, 2019

Butterfly Snuggles

My mother, Lucille Matthews Geddie, is an inspiration to me and so many others. At 94 years old, she lives her life so beautifully — with purpose, passion, and compassion for others.
December 21, 2019

A Night at the Zoo

​Imagine strolling along a path on a star-filled evening with a few friends and family surrounded by the sights and sounds of elephants, lions, zebra, bears, monkeys, lemurs, deer, giraffes, and a plethora of reptiles and feathered friends. This lively parade of animals at the Caldwell Zoo in Tyler brings a whole new perspective when visiting at night.
October 25, 2019

Eat, Play, Watch At Schulman’s Movie Bowl Grille

​“All-in-One Family Fun” is the motto for Schulman’s Movie Bowl Grille with locations in Corsicana, Sherman, Bay City, and coming soon to Waco. These unique multiplex facilities feature restaurants, bars, arcades, and the latest big screen movies.
October 25, 2019

Water Workouts Are Good For All Ages

Water aerobics is not just an easy way for grandma and her gal pals to get in their daily cardio. While that generation often graces the waters of the Olympic swimming pool at Tyler Junior College’s fitness center, there’s another generation that discovered the power of the water too.
October 24, 2019

Renewing a City One Neighbor at a Time

A retired Methodist minister, Rev. Willhite takes to heart the commandment of Jesus to love our neighbors as ourselves. But is he really talking about that new family across the street with all those young children or the dour elderly man on the corner? Absolutely, she says.
October 24, 2019

Mineola Museum Captures History and More

Walking through the front doors of the Mineola Historical Museum guests get an immediate sense of the town’s history and the ghosts of a thriving post office that operated there for more than 60 years. The building was constructed in 1937 and illustrates an example of the simple, symmetrical Depression-era postal facilities designed during that time.
October 24, 2019

Remembering Author Bill Owens’ Rise from Stubborn Soil

William A. (Bill) Owens, folklorist, author, and professor, was born November 2, 1905, in Pin Hook, about 20 miles northeast of Paris, Texas.
October 24, 2019

Out of This World Treasure Gets New Start

Residents traveling regularly on State Highway 276 in Royse City, Texas, grew used to seeing an old spaceship-looking structure standing alone in an overgrown field. To many it fired imaginations, bringing to mind a forgotten alien crash site and for others it was a magnet for graffiti and trash.
August 20, 2019