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

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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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How Palestine became a huge art gallery

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Writer: DANNY MOGLE // Photographer VICTOR TEXCUCANO // March/April 2015 If you do not appreciate interesting public art, do not – I repeat do not – venture into Palestine, Texas. Just about everywhere you look downtown, an outdoor sculpture (or ...

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What We’re Reading: March/April 2015

Writer:  TINA BAUSINGER  // Book Reviews “Yes Please” by Amy Poehler This autobiography by Amy Poehler, one of the most established comedy performers of this generation, is, as you would expect, hilarious. She traces her rise to fame from humble ...

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A passion for plants

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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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Mansion on the hill  

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Writer: DANNY MOGLE // Photographer: ROBERT DODD // March/April 2015 In our Showcase House, every room – no, make that every object – tells a fascinating story. The owner is a longtime collector of historical memorabilia and antiques from around ...

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