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Gourds, part of the squash and pumpkin family, are popular as crafts and gifts. They add a natural touch to decor and offer a range of possibilities. Some gourds become bowls, vases, or planters, while others make birdhouses or even jewelry.

Monty Stratton died September 29, 1982, at the age of 70. Born in Greenville, Texas, he pitched five years for the Chicago White Sox. His career was shortened when he lost his right leg in a hunting accident in 1938. His comeback attempt was the subject of the 1949 movie “The Stratton Story”…

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Concerts, movies, theatre, and other events are now taking place all over the country in a drive-in format as shown at right. This one specifically is the plan for Parktober Fest, McKinney’s creative way of holding their annual Oktoberfest with social distancing guidelines. Check it out Sept…

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constituti…

As soon as the weather starts to cool, the number of opportunities to get out and enjoy the Upper East Side of Texas increases significantly. It’s like that every year, but in this “pandemic pause” of 2020 it seems more important than ever.

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When Barnum and Bailey’s talent scouts spotted the four strapping Shields Brothers in 1883, they invited the young men from Hunt County, Texas, to join the circus for $100 a week. Billed as “The Texas Giants,” the circus claimed their heights to be 7 feet, 8 inches and above. Barnum boasted …

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Sometimes it’s good to get away — without the hassle of airports, look-a-like hotel accommodations, or exorbitant prices. Weary traveller or city dweller, meet The Emma Grace, an inviting and elegant bed and breakfast with modern amenities where couples, families, groups and individuals enjo…

Girls being fearless. Girls being silly. Girls being wild, stubborn, and proud. Girls whose faces are smeared with dirt and lit up with joy.

Exhibition curator Álvaro Santana-Acuña, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Whitman College, provides a deeper understanding of the life and creative process of Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel García Márquez in a talk held earlier this year, at the Ransom Center in Austin, Texas. This talk…

Saint Mary’s College of Notre Dame, Indiana, presents “An Evening with Tara Westover” at 4 p.m. CST Wednesday, September 16. Set in conversation with Saint Mary’s president Katie Conboy, Westover discuses her memoir, Educated, and answers some of the most asked questions about her journey.

Former President George Bush’s next book features portraits he’s painted of 43 immigrants, from Dallas Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki to Gilbert Tuhabonye, a legendary runner from Burundi, and golf great Annika Sorenstam.

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People from all around the Upper East Side of Texas enjoy the vibe at Art Foster’s first restaurant, Foster’s Place Restaurant & Pub in Pickton, Texas, since it opened in 2010. With good food, live music, and its middle-of-nowhere “getaway” location, it’s a popular dining destination for many.

Built more than 100 years ago as part of The Redlands Hotel, the Queen St Grille offers an elegance and historic character that celebrates Palestine’s railroad heritage with sophistication and flair.

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On September 3, 1934, celebrated blues musician Freddie King was born in Gilmer, Texas. He moved to Chicago when he was 16 and developed his guitar style under the influence of Lightnin’ Hopkins, T-Bone Walker, B.B. King (not a relative), and others.

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Inventor Robert H. Dennard was Born September 5, 1932, in Terrell. An engineer, Dennard invented the one-transistor cell for dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) and developed scaling principles that led to improvements in the performance of mini integrated circuits. These innovations spurred…