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In 1858 tinsmith John Landis Mason of Vineland, New Jersey, designed and patented a screw-threaded glass jar now known as the Mason jar. The airtight containers soon gained widespread use for safely canning and storing garden produce long after harvest. Homemakers now use them to store pickl…

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Henderson’s Main Street historic district dresses up for a magical time of holiday shopping early this year with Hallmark movie-style decorations from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, November 5. The open house continues through the weekend 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 12 to 5 p.m. Sunday along the tow…

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On November 22, 1868, John Nance Garner was born the eldest of 13 children in a humble log cabin in Detroit, Texas, Red River County. He later became U.S. Vice President under Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s first two terms (1933-41) and contributed to many New Deal policies as a seasoned member…

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The Hopkins County 11th annual Turkey Trot begins at 7:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25, at Celebration Plaza in Sulphur Springs, Texas. Adults and kids are invited to participate in three races: a Kids Fun Run, an Adult 5K, and an Adult 10K. Participants who register early…

Carrying a 45-pound rucksack and walking 20 miles a day, John Mumby is fighting a different kind of battle than the one he fought in Iraq 30 years ago. The Persian Gulf War Veteran is fighting to raise awareness of Gulf War Syndrome in a 300-mile trek from his home near Winnsboro, Texas, to Austin.

The Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art in San Angelo features the works and influence of Palestine artist Ancel Nunn in a recent video. The Great Texas Curatorial Wanderer video series is creating awareness of early Texas art and promoting its preservation and appreciation.

Ben King Green of Cumby, Texas, had a sly cowboy sense of humor and with a golden gift of gab told tales of his days with horses and cattle. Despite his need for an audience from time to time, the call for wide open spaces during his earthly trek ran deep, even into his grave.

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Lance Armstrong was born September 18, 1971, and raised in Collin County near Dallas. He stands out from many former athletes as a world-famous cyclist and cancer survivor. Armstrong’s story of overcoming cancer and rapid return to professional cycling inspired millions worldwide to defeat t…

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Bear Creek Smokehouse in Marshall, Texas, started out more than 70 years ago as a family farm where nearby residents bought fresh turkeys. Today, it is a premium smoked meats mail-order enterprise and on-site family fun experience. Visitors shop for smoked meats and cheeses and unique gift i…

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Just south of Cedar Creek Lake’s marinas, lakeside villas, and aquatic wildlife lies an upscale winery oasis known as Triple N Ranch & Winery. The 12-acre winery is home to a herd of longhorn cattle, a vineyard, and Triple N wines. It’s also part of a destination experience that offers a…

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I strongly believe in using regenerative agricultural practices which focus on working with, rather than against, nature. Scientific data show these practices can do much to heal our current environmental and social issues.

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Along the shores of Lake Cypress Springs near Winnsboro, Texas, 19-year-old singer-songwriter Alex McArtor spent much of 2020 enjoying relaxing walks by the water, campfires, and the good feelings that come with escaping to life in the country.

Country and rockabilly singer Helen (Minnhinnette) Hall was born October 20, 1927, in Navarro County, Texas. She learned how to play guitar and sing at an early age and developed a powerful voice.

Inventor Robert H. Dennard was born September 5, 1932, in Terrell, Texas. 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 …

One of the authors of this long-awaited book, Marianne Odom, was one of my college journalism instructors. I can tell you from first-hand knowledge how thorough she is and you can bet she and Gaylon Finklea Hecker left no stone unturned as they researched information for Growing Up in the Lo…

Actress Holland Roden was born October 7, 1986, in Dallas where she attended the private all-girls Hockaday School and graduated in 2005. She later attended the University of California at Los Angeles.