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Exploring Little D

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  Writer: JENNIFER BABISAK // Courtesy Photos // March/April 2015 Although Denton sits just 40 miles north of Dallas, the Little D marches to a beat of its own. Eschewing Dallas’s cosmopolitan persona, Denton evokes more of a Bohemian vibe, ...

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Local food: “Flavors From Our Gardens”

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The Master Gardener program in Smith County is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a cookbook, “Flavors from our Gardens: Smith County Master Gardeners.” The recipes are from some of the volunteers who have been trained by the Texas A&M Agrilife ...

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Saving the music

photo by Sarah A. Miller/Tyler Morning Telegraph

Writer: JACQUE HILBURN-SIMMONS  // Photographer: SARAH A. MILLER  //  March/April 2015  When it comes to crafting a savvy business plan, Kelly Barber, 58, is a rock star. No, he’s not a Harvard grad in a suit and tie, but a ...

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Orchestrating success

Orchestrating Success: East Texas Youth Orchestra

Writer: CORY MCCOY // Photographer: VICTOR TEXCUCANO // Jan./Feb. 2015 The hum of violins fills the air. Flutes softly chime in. A bass cello is being strummed by a musician less than half the size of the instrument. The sound ...

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Web Extra: Mama Mia! Americans in Italy

Writer: DANNY MOGLE Stephanie Chance, owner of the Decorate Ornate home décor shop in Gladewater, has for 14 years led groups on tours of Italy. She is the author of “Mama Mia, Americans Invade Italy!” “The book contains hilarious, hair-raising ...

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How to master First Monday

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Writer: JENNIFER BABISAK // Photos: Courtesy // Jan./Feb. 2014 After admiring the unique finds that my friends have snatched up on excursions to Canton’s First Monday Trade Days, I decided that I needed to check out the treasure hunt myself. Even ...

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Grapevine: Christmas Capital of Texas

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Writer: JENNIFER BABISAK // Photography: Courtesy // Nov/Dec 2014  Each time the Christmas season rolls around, I just want to slow down, forgo the hectic pace and take time to truly enjoy the season, bake cookies, build snowmen and sing ...

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They put the Dubya in BBQ

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  Writer:  JACQUE HILBURN-SIMMONS // Photographer: SARAH A. MILLER // Nov/Dec 2014  At face value, Gilmer natives Wes Wilson and Chris Ault couldn’t be more different. One is a family guy and product of a four-year university; the other is ...

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TJC’s No. 1 fan

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Writer: MAYA GOLDEN // Photographer: SARAH A. MILLER // Nov/Dec 2014 Emma Lou Prater has a heart of gold. It also is a little black. And that’s just fine with her. Many Texas collegiate fans bleed maroon or burnt orange. ...

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