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All Aboard the Texas State Railroad

All Aboard the Texas State Railroad

click image to view gallery Writer:  HUGH NEELD  //  Photographer: HERB NYGREN JR. and Courtesy Steam hangs in the air as smoke rolls skyward from the smokestack. A cast iron bell clangs loudly and a shrill whistle pierces the air. ...

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How the Pulpwood Queen Got Her Mojo Back

How the Pulpwood Queen Got Her Mojo Back

 Writer and photographer: TAMRA BOLTON  //  July/Aug. 2014 Several months ago, Kathy Murphy, aka The Pulpwood Queen, fell down the proverbial rabbit hole. And just like Alice in “Alice in Wonderland,” she went through scary and unexpected adventures. She has emerged ...

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East Texas Oil Boom

East Texas Oil Boom

click image to view gallery Two Men are Saving Kilgore’s Vanishing Oil-Gusher Heritage Introduction by DANNY MOGLE // Story by TERRY STEMBRIDGE and CALEB PIRTLE III  // July/Aug. 2014 Photos Courtesy Kilgore Historical Preservation Foundation Intoduction …. It’s been said that ...

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Lights, Camera, Shreveport

Lights, Camera, Shreveport

May/June 2013 Writer:   DANNY MOGLE   //    Photographs: Courtesy In one of the heart-pounding moments of last year’s action thriller “Olympus Has Fallen,” evil North Korean terrorists storm the White House. In the battle-to-the-death showdown with federal agents, ...

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Poker Sharks

Poker Sharks

Writer:   SEAN CHAFFIN   //     Photography: Courtesy Slot machines chirp as drowsy-eyed poker players at the World Series of Poker-Circuit tournament riffle chips and scan their cards. On this night in Choctaw Casino (Durant, Oklahoma) Tyler Morris is battling ...

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Here Comes the Bard: The Texas Shakespeare Festival

Here Comes the Bard: The Texas Shakespeare Festival

click image to view gallery Writer:  DANNY MOGLE   //   Photographer:  HERB NYGREN JR. and Courtesy The most amazing things have been happening in Kilgore each summer. Star-crossed lovers have sacrificed all, cackling witches have hexed a warrior king ...

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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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