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Plenty of thrills in Arlington

Plenty Of Thrills IN Arlington

Writer: JENNIFER BABISAK // Photos: Courtesy // May/June 2015 With friends jaunting off to Disney World at a steady clip, my three children became bitten by the jealousy bug. Disney isn’t on our radar, but I knew that we could ...

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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”

photo by Sarah A. Miller/Tyler Morning Telegraph

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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