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“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
When our children were born, I don’t remember looking at any of them and thinking “Wow, you’re so beautiful. I wonder how old you’ll be when you move out!” No sir, I was admiring their … 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
“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
Had his life been a song, it would have been Big John. If a folk tale, Paul Bunyan. If a military hero, pick your favorite, and he’d have a lot of Joaquin Jackson in him. And this veteran lawman charged with peace-keeping over a vast West Texas expanse bigger than some states was perhaps as colorful as Judge Roy Bean. (Bean, a Justice of the Peace with a courtroom in his saloon, is remembered for law “west of the Pecos.”) more
I really don’t know if old dogs can be taught new tricks. A more pertinent question is whether a couple of canines can--or choose to--remember old tricks. Early on, they understood the … more
Over the years, I have learned that I am at my best when I can find time and a quiet place to think, reflect and listen periodically. I have mentioned in this column before that I love the … more
This week First Baptist Church of Whitehouse had what they called the Bethlehem drive through. Basically you drive your vehicle into the drive from the high school entrance and the experience starts … more
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