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Hunting families

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Writer: DANNY MOGLE  //  Photographer: ANDREW D. BROSIG and Courtesy Susan Bergfeld got the not-so-subtle hint that she should take up deer hunting when her husband, Julius, gave her a shotgun as a wedding gift. After learning hunting rules and ...

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Teenager summons her inner Katniss

Archery Champion Bailey Hall

Writer: DANNY MOGLE  // Photographer: ANDREW D. BROSIG  //  Sept./Oct. 2015 Baleigh Hall’s first attempt at archery was, to put it kindly, a disaster. The arrow not only missed the bullseye, it missed the entire target and even the big ...

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The tornado chaser

Storm Chaser Sean Casey

Writer:  DANNY MOGLE  //  Photographer: ANDREW D. BROSIG and Courtesy  //  Sept./Oct. 2015 Sean Casey looks a little weathered. But he has a good excuse. He’s been busy. For months, he’s been living out of hotel rooms and racing non-stop across tornado-breeding ...

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Take me out to the ballgame

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Writer:  VICTORIA WHITWELL  //  Photographer: SARAH A. MILLER // July/August 2015 “Pump Jacks!” “Pump Jacks!” “Pump Jacks!” It’s the summer chant of East Texas. With colorful mascots, lots of prizes and crazy competitions involving fans, a night at a Pump Jacks ...

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Golf carts re-imagined

Big Dog Custom Carts(photo by Sarah A. Miller/Tyler Morning Telegraph)

 Writer: DANNY MOGLE // Photographer SARAH A. MILLER  // July/August 2015  When Mike Gilley sees a plain ol’, run-of-the-mill golf cart, his imagination shifts into high gear. He knows how cool that cart would look if it had a fancy ...

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Fishing in Mexico

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Writer: SHANNON DORSEY  //  Photographers: SHANNON DORSEY, KELLY FRENCH  //  July/August 2015 As a child growing up in East Texas, I spent time fishing with my Mimi, PaPa and dad on Lake Palestine and Big Lake. We often caught catfish, ...

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Adventure seekers

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Writer:  NATHAN WRIGHT //  Photographer: VICTOR TEXCUCANO // May/June 2015 Kayla McDaniel had never even been in an airplane the first time she went skydiving as part of a group of fellow University of Texas at Tyler students. She experienced the ...

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The Ghostriders

The Ghostriders

Writer: JACQUELINE FOWLER //  Photos: Courtesy // May/June 2015 Snorts, flying dust, jingling bridles. You can feel it in the air. Something great is about to happen. The lights dim and the official equestrian rodeo drill team of Texas moves ...

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At home with Josh Tomlin

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Writer: MAYA GOLDEN // Photographer: SCHUYLER WICK // May/June 2015 I open my car door only slightly but it is enough for two eager dogs to stick their heads onto my lap. Fumbling for my briefcase and to steady myself ...

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The gathering of the cranes

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Writer & Photographer:  TAMRA BOLTON // March/April 2015 East Texas is fortunate to be located where two of North America’s major bird migration routes, the Central and Mississippi Flyways, overlap. Because of this unique geographical position, many bird lovers in ...

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