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Cowgirl Martha Josey

Cowgirl Martha Josey

click image to view gallery Writer:   AIMEE ROBINSON Starting with only a lot of heart, dedication and a $5 rented horse trailer, a cowgirl from East Texas made history. Martha Josey began her barrel-racing career in 1964. More than ...

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The Re-Do Lady

The Re-Do Lady

click image to view gallery By AMANDA MAIN  An East Texas woman quit her job to turn her creative hobby into income and to be available to her family. Whitney Fate started Odds and Ends, a furniture-refurbishing business, in 2011 ...

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Patti Foster: The Survivor

Patti Foster: The Survivor

In a split second my world went black and life as I knew it ended. By DANNY MOGLE June 18, 2002, could not have started better for 34-year-old Patti Foster. She received a call asking her to deliver the keynote ...

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Love at first sight

Love at first sight

click image to view gallery Writer:  HUGH NEELD   //   Photographer: VICTOR TEXCUCANO One of the first things you see traveling south on Highway 69 nearing Jacksonville is an old watchtower perched high on a hill at Love’s Lookout. Painted a ...

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Martha Berry: Preserving the art of Cherokee beading

Martha Berry: Preserving the art of Cherokee beading

click image to view gallery Writer: JACQUE HILBURN-SIMMONS   //    Photographer: HERB NYGREN JR. Outside of Tyler, narrow country roads bridge the hurried pace of urban society with quiet country settings – places where the whisper of wind in the pines ...

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There’s much to do before saying ‘I Do’

There’s much to do before saying ‘I Do’

click image to view gallery Writer: GRACE MALONE  // Photographer:  ANGEL SONNENTAG Six months ago, Jonathan Barker kneeled in the gym at Tyler’s Robert E. Lee High School, the place where he met Sarah Riley, and in front of friends ...

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Pretty in pink: Caldwell Zoo’s flamingos

Pretty in pink: Caldwell Zoo’s flamingos

click image to view gallery Writer: DANNY MOGLE   //  Photojournalist: HERB NYGREN JR. AUG. 26, 2013 The Chilean flamingos at Caldwell Zoo are, to put it politely, in a feisty mood. It is breeding season and the birds are ...

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Horses run free at pegasus

Horses run free at pegasus

Writer: DAYNA WORCHEL   //  Photo journalist:  VICTOR TEXCUCANO Allyson DeCanio and her husband, Mike, feel great affection for the horses that call their Edom-area ranch their home. The love is evident as they tell how the majestic animals came to ...

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5 greatest ET high school football playoff games

5 greatest ET high school football playoff games

click image to view gallery Writers:  PHIL HICKS  And SHANE STARK What would the holidays be without football? In Texas, Thanksgiving, Christmas and high school playoffs go hand-in-hand. Playoff games are as much a part of East Texas holiday traditions ...

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The amazing designs of Winn Morton

The amazing designs of Winn Morton

click image to view gallery Writer:  STEWART SMITH Winn Morton just loves to draw. He’s spent a lifetime watching his costume designs for stage and screen come to life in brilliant fashion, be it in “The King & I,” “West ...

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