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Folks given to dreaming some 500 years ago could never have imagined the many dozens of major historical occurrences linked to Galveston Island from then until now. Keep in mind that many historians believe the island was discovered in 1519, so it’s time to begin planning celebrations for the coastal playground with the 500th anniversary at hand. more
In the classroom for 34 years, Sarah Ward is ready to expand her garden, grow day lilies and enjoy life at her own pace. She is retiring from Whitehouse High School after teaching Spanish and a little French there for 20 years. more
“Wake the neighbors! Get the word out! Come on, crank up the music, climb a mountain and shout! This is life we’ve been given, made to be lived out … so live out loud.” more
Many years ago when I first began perusing the internet, I had a baby girl who was less than a year old and a lot of time on my hands. My husband worked nights and slept days back then, so many a night was spent staring at the glowing screen of our new computer, trying to navigate the paths of the information superhighway, after I put her to bed. I didn’t have much else to do. I was a stay at home mom in those days and when baby slept more
Horse sense--my 104-year-old Uncle Mort maintains--is much more than stable thinking. As a charter member of the “spit and whittle club” at the general store in the thicket, they weigh the world’s weightiest problems, often with wild abandon. more
When Christy (Sanders) Copeland was at Troup High School, basketball filled a lot of her free time. Today you’d find her helping others through difficult times, offering encouragement and inspiration. Sometimes that might come through her work as a counselor and sometimes it comes from the words she writes. The homecoming queen is now a writer. more
“Wake the neighbors! Get the word out! Come on, crank up the music, climb a mountain and shout! This is life we’ve been given, made to be lived out … so live out loud.” +++ more
This weekend, Whitehouse high’s young ladies and gentlemen held their annual Junior-Senior Prom at The Cascades in Tyler. My son was one of those students in attendance. For nearly twenty-four hours before the event, I watched the weather radar with close eyes, concerned whether or not it would affect the festivities. While we did get some rain and wind, the devastation of tornadoes and major storms skipped over us. We were fortunate that our kids could enjoy a night of celebration and fun, but it was heavy on everyone’s minds how close and how serious the storms were. more
It’s an opinion embraced by the masses and argued by few. There are only two kinds of people in the world. One is smaller--folks who have egos and admit it. Members of the much larger crowd likewise have egos, but argue “to the mat” that they don’t. more
Melissa Young knows a lot about Troup and Troup ISD. As a product of the school system and then a leader for the next generation, it has certainly been a learning experience. Young is retiring from her seat on the TISD Board of Trustees this month after 15 years of service. “I’ve lived in Troup all but 10 years of my life,” Young said. “When we moved away for work, we always knew we’d be back.” more
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