Lee Ann Womack is back. Not with a vengeance but with what may be her best collection of songs ever. The Jacksonville native took six years to make and finally release an album it seems like she always wanted to make: The Way I’m Livin’.
November 13 marks the 40th anniversary of the suspicious death of Longview native and nuclear safety whistleblower Karen Silkwood. Portrayed by Meryl Streep in a 1983 award-winning motion picture, Silkwood gained national attention after voicing concerns of health and safety issues at the Kerr-McGee nuclear facility in Crescent, Oklahoma.
Alice Lon was born November 23, 1926, in Cooper, Delta County, between Paris and Sulphur Springs. Through the guidance of her musical parents, she began singing when she was six and by the time she was 10 she was a regular on the radio.
The need to get away is essential to most hard working East Texans in this day and age, but finding an inexpensive retreat that offers true serenity is rare. Pittsburg, Texas is the home to just this kind of oasis.
Rolling hills lined with climbing grapevines in perfect rows surround a historic Victorian-style white two-story mansion with wraparound porches. In the shadows sits a massive wine works restaurant and event center rising from the hill. It’s a scene one might imagine in Europe, but it’s right here in the Upper East Side of Texas in the form of Tara Vineyard & Winery near Athens.
When we lose someone dear, it is common to wish for just five more minutes with them. I am not a betting woman, but I have five bucks on the fact that if our wishes were granted we would not spend those precious minutes with our smartphones.
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.
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.
Back in the mid 1990s, the East Texas band Perfect Stranger seemed to be on its way to country music stardom, or at least something close to that. Then reality happened.
The three principals – lead singer Steve Murray, lead guitarist Richard Raines, and bass player Shayne Morrison – began playing together in 1986 in Carthage and paid dues in the bars, honky-tonks, rodeos, and wherever else it could play. The sound was a little bit different, and the songs and the gigs kept coming.