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The gathering of the cranes


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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A passion for plants

Greg Grant - SFA Gardens

Writer: TAMRA BOLTON // Photos: Courtesy of SFA Greg Grant eats, sleeps and breathes his life’s calling. A nationally recognized expert on developing and using plants that thrive in Texas and The South,  Greg is the author of “Texas Fruit ...

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Taking a better course

photo by Sarah A. Miller/Tyler Morning Telegraph

Writer: DANNY MOGLE // Photographer:  SARAH A. MILLER // March/April 2015 It’s just minutes into a group’s session at the ETMC Behavioral Health Center’s Changing Courses Ropes program and orchestrated chaos has broken out. The participants have formed a circle ...

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Mardi Gras Texas style

Mardi Gras: Texas Style

Writer: DANNY MOGLE // Photography: SARAH A. MILLER and courtesy Laissez les bon temps rouler! Sounds good to me. Thankfully New Orleans doesn’t have a monopoly on all the Mardi Gras fun and festivities. Over the years, Texas cities from Galveston ...

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The Packers, Green Bay and Matt Flynn

Green Bay, Packers & Matt Flynn

Writer: TAMRA BOLTON // Photographer: TAMRA BOLTON and courtesy To understand the popularity of the storied Green Bay Packers, you have to understand its unique ties to the citizens of Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers remain the heart and soul ...

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Winter in Wisconsin


Writer and Photographer: TAMRA BOLTON // Nov/Dec 2014 Instead of taking a skiing trip to Colorado, consider giving Death’s Door a try?  No, I’m not referring to the old adage, but to Door County, Wisconsin, which got its nickname from ...

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Mysterious Caddo Lake


Writer: ANTHONY McCULLOUGH // Photos: Chase Fountain of Texas Parks & Wildlife // Nov/Dec 2014 I lie and listen through the darkness to the sounds of the night that surround me. The serenade of crickets and locusts that fills the ...

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Daddy-daughter outing at Daingerfield State Park


Writer: SEAN CHAFFIN // Photographer: BRIAN FRAZIER, Texas Parks & Wildlife // Nov/Dec 2014 It’s a father-daughter weekend and my friend, Christopher, and I, along with my 5-year-old daughter, Marie, and his daughter, 7-year-old Alex, are paddling across Lake Daingerfield. ...

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Grinders and flippers


Click image to view gallery  Writer: GRACE MALONE  // Photographer: VICTOR TEXCUCANO   //  Sept-Oct 2014  A skateboarder roughly grinds across a metal rail and down a concrete ramp. He then goes airborne and returns on the board to the pavement ...

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