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Grinders and flippers

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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65 years of plastic worms

65 years of plastic worms

click image to view gallery Writer: STEVE KNIGHT // Photographer:  HERB NYGREN JR. // Sept.-Oct. 2014 Longevity is not synonymous with fishing tackle. What’s new today usually is old news tomorrow. One exception is the soft plastic fishing worm.  The ...

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Retro rides

Retro rides

Click image to view gallery Writer and Photographer: SARAH A. MILLER // Sept.-Oct. 2014 The streets, parking lots and body shops of East Texas are filled with cars and trucks – classics, customs, hot rods, low riders, art cars and ...

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Horses Rule at Texas Rose Park  

Horses Rule at Texas Rose Park  

  click image to view gallery Writer: AIMEE ROBINSON // Photographer: SARAH A. MILLER  Some of the country’s top equestrians and show horses frequent the Texas Rose Horse Park near Tyler, a riding and jumping facility that hosts world-class events. ...

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Is Lacrosse the Next Big Sport in East Texas?

Is Lacrosse the Next Big Sport in East Texas?

click image to view gallery Writer: DANNY MOGLE  //  Photographer: HERB NYGREN JR.  // July/Aug. 2014 It is just minutes into the Tyler Spartans’ lacrosse game against Keller. The team is looking good. After a few crisp passes, a player ...

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Dude Ranch Adventure

Dude Ranch Adventure

click image to view gallery May/June 2014 Writer and photographer:   TAMRA BOLTON Grey ropes of clouds snake toward the setting sun as my husband and I pull into Rancho Cortez, a dude ranch 60 miles northwest of San Antonio ...

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Coming to blows: Jousting at Four Winds

Coming to blows: Jousting at Four Winds

click image to view gallery Writer:  CORY MCCOY  //  Photographer: HERB NYGREN JR.  “Charge on!” yells the master of ceremonies as the opposing knights lower their 12-foot lances and spur their steeds forward. Dirt flies, hoofs thunder and armor shines ...

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Rugby Anyone?

Rugby Anyone?

May/June 2014 Writer:  NATHAN WRIGHT   //   Photos: Courtesy Listen to Lane Westbrook talk about rugby for just a few minutes and you can feel the passion he has for the sport. “It changed my life,” says Westbrook, a ...

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The RV life

The RV life

Writer:  DANNY MOGLE Linda Welch doesn’t want anything to do with hotels. She hates having to drag luggage in and out, checking in, unpacking and then leaving the room to go eat. Her idea of a hassle-free time on the ...

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Web Extra: Keepers of the Game – Athletes as leaders

Web Extra: Keepers of the Game – Athletes as leaders

March/April 2013 Writer: JARAH WRIGHT   //   Photographer: VICTOR TEXCUCANO Dozens of young East Texas baseball players came to a camp in Tyler to improve their fielding, hitting and pitching skills. Before it was over, they also learned the importance of ...

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