Web extra: Spring – a fresh start

Writer: BRITTANY MAYS // Go-To-Girl // March/April 2015 They say the first sentence is the hardest when starting to write a book. It’s a matter of figuring out the first scene, the character plots and then the way the paragraphs ...

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The art of David Dunham

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Writer: JAMIE L. BRIDGES // Photographer: SARAH A. MILLER  As an artist, David Dunham works with both paint on canvas and ink on skin. His art captures the bright neon colors and the shapes of animated characters that have stuck ...

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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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Exercising outdoors

Writer: CRYSTAL BREAUX // Life Coaching // March April Taking advantage of exercising outdoors and in the process staying closer to home may be just what you need to create a healthier lifestyle. One of the many benefits of exercising ...

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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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Web extra: Making prom dreams come true

Writer: JAN STATMAN // March/April 2015 Cinderella never would have made it to the ball had her magical fairy godmother not provided a pumpkin coach, those sparkling glass slippers and a fabulous gown. While the Longview Zonta Club understandably is short on ...

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Family time

Family Time

Writer: LESLIE HARRISON // Raising Children // March/April 2015 “Are we having Family Dinner tonight?” inquires my middle child, raising his expressive eyebrows in fearful anticipation of the answer. My kids know that I want the whole family gathered around ...

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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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Rankin Twins: ‘Good Vibes’

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Writer: DANNY MOGLE // March/April 2015 To appreciate The Rankin Twins, there are a few things you need to know right away. No. 1: Amy and April are identical from their wavy blonde hair to their infectious “life is good” ...

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Melrose plantation

Melrose Plantation

Writer: JAN STATMAN // March/April 2015 Phtographers: DON CUMMINS (donairphotography.com), Association for Preservation of Historic Natchitoches, DEAUNA E. FREY Clementine Hunter painted on every possible surface: walls and wood panels, old ironing boards and discarded lampshades. Her paintings are rough, ...

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