Born in Norway in 1815, Elise Tvede lived a comfortable, pastoral life as an upper-class clergyman’s daughter. After the death of her parents, she married Sven Foyn, a whaling magnate, and continued a life of ease until the suffering of others caught her attention.
In an effort to live a happier existence, modern man has a variety of means to relax and refocus. From gadgetry and apps with meditative melodies to opulent vacations and cars, people often look to consumerism for contentment and to technology for peace of mind — but with little relief.
The Center for Earth & Space Science Education and Discovery Science Place proudly present “Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion,” an interactive exhibition with 40 operational, actual-size working machines, continuing through September 7.
The Texas Trails Network honored the Tyler Parks and Recreation Department, the Tyler Bicycle Club, Smith County Court-at-Law No. 3, and All Saints School with the “Great Texas Two Step Award” at its recent state conference in Fort Worth.
A recent visit to Texarkana made me wonder why I hadn’t made this staycation trip before and it certainly sealed the deal for a return trip soon. It was also the perfect mid-way spot to meet friends from Little Rock.
Make plans this fall to step back in time, to slow down the fast pace and simply enjoy the pure romantic magic of Jefferson, Texas. This lovely little town has kept its rich history and beautiful antebellum and turn-of-the-century homes, many of which are now bed and breakfast inns.
It is the birthright of every child to be loved, protected and nurtured. It is also a child’s right to grow up healthy and with their boundaries intact.It is the birthright of every child to be loved, protected and nurtured. It is also a child’s right to grow up healthy and with their boundaries intact.
Choosing the right lakefront property involves many factors. Family-run BG Development Group searched every possibility near Dallas to find exactly the right situation for families in need of a peaceful lakefront retreat.
One would be hard-pressed to find a more unlikely setting for a top-level golf course than off a pasture-laden, one-lane country road in Yantis, Texas. Yet its quaint, if inauspicious, surroundings are a distinct part of the charm that makes The Links at Land’s End easily one of the most unique golf courses in the Upper East Side of Texas.
Just about the only thing Brooks Gremmels has failed at, it seems, is retirement. The Tyler native, now 64 years old but looking 20 years younger, ran a successful natural gas development and production company, raced motorcycles, and created and partnered in several other companies. He retired nearly five years ago, but couldn’t sit still.
By Tom Geddie
Betty Soo Live at the Bowery Stage in Winnsboro - August 2