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Web extra: Making prom dreams come true

Writer: JAN STATMAN // March/April 2015 Cinderella never would have made it to the ball had her magical fairy godmother not provided a pumpkin coach, those sparkling glass slippers and a fabulous gown. While the Longview Zonta Club understandably is short on ...

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Melrose plantation

Melrose Plantation

Writer: JAN STATMAN // March/April 2015 Phtographers: DON CUMMINS (donairphotography.com), Association for Preservation of Historic Natchitoches, DEAUNA E. FREY Clementine Hunter painted on every possible surface: walls and wood panels, old ironing boards and discarded lampshades. Her paintings are rough, ...

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How Palestine became a huge art gallery

Aquarium Leaves, Lottie Minick

Writer: DANNY MOGLE // Photographer VICTOR TEXCUCANO // March/April 2015 If you do not appreciate interesting public art, do not – I repeat do not – venture into Palestine, Texas. Just about everywhere you look downtown, an outdoor sculpture (or ...

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Is this America’s next great chef?

Top Chef - Season 12

Writer: DANNY MOGLE  //  Photos: Courtesy Bravo  // March/April 2015 It’s easy to make the case that former East Texan Doug Adams is on the fast track to becoming one of America’s new celebrity chefs. Check out his impressive resume. ...

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Renewal Factory  

Holly Holland: Renewal Factory

Writer: JACQUE HILBURN-SIMMONS // Photographer: SARAH A. MILLER  Restoration artist Holly Holland doesn’t mind when people ask her about the random bullet hole in the front door of her business. She finds character in the heavy metal doors and thick ...

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The preacher’s wife

The Preacher's Wife

Writer and Photographer: TAMRA BOLTON // Jan.Feb. 2015 Cindy Dykes makes sure I’m comfortable as I settle into a chair in the living room of their Tyler home. When I met Cindy a few weeks earlier, she was puzzled that ...

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Coming Together for a good cause

Come Together trading

Writer: BETH LYTLE // Photos: Courtesy and SARAH MILLER // Nov/Dec 2014 Terry and Tammy Marshall had sold RVs in Canton for 17 years when in 2004 they began feeling burned out and that their lives were missing something meaningful. ...

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Bright lights

Bright Lights

  Writer: DANNY MOGLE // Photos: Courtesy // Nov/Dec 2014  Do you love looking at beautiful holiday light displays? Here are a few favorites sure to make your holidays cheerful and bright. Lights illuminate the downtown district and Cane River ...

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Night at the Opry

texas oprey

Writer: KELLY BELL // Photographer: HERB NYGREN JR. // Nov/Dec 2014 The Gladewater Saturday Night Opry looks like something straight out of the old TV show “Hee Haw.” There’s even a huge red barn painted as the backdrop of the stage. ...

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