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One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, or so the secular proverb usually goes, but apparently the reverse is also true: one person’s treasure is another person’s trash, or so my mother … more
A weekly article that will offer information concerning the Kilgore Fire Department and provide safety tips for home and family.Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death among those aged … more
I’d been wondering what happened to my youth. Last week Jessica unpacked a box that must have been sealed the day we emptied mom’s attic. And there lay my childhood. A scrapbook from my Cub Scout days – plywood cover secured with leather laces, my name permanently scorched across the cover with a long-gone wood-burner – page after page of pictures, scissored from magazines, of really old cars: Duesenbergs, Cords, Packards, Studebakers, Excelsiors and the like, cars that were already old when I wasn’t. more
One need not be a fan of the New Orleans Saints in particular, or the NFL in general, to have taken notice of the most-controversial “no call” in the January 20 NFC Championship Game between the Saints and the Los Angeles Rams. As the replay showed, Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman not only interfered with Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis’s catching a pass but also made forbidden helmet-to-helmet contact. more
When leaving my mom’s home recently, I drove by a church in her community whose sign listed both “traditional” and “casual” worship services. Struck by what I thought an unusual contrast (“casual” instead of “contemporary”, for example), as I drove home I reflected on the words’ etymologies. more
As 2019 begins, the federal government remains partially shut down. Proposals are still surfacing and meetings are still being arranged, but as I write this it looks like it could go on for a while (by the time this is printed, it could all be over). One of the central points of disagreement is funding for the border wall, which is a highly controversial sticking point. It will be difficult to reach an agreement, and the longer the shutdown goes on, the more the economic costs will mount. more
THOSE Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer are supposed to be upon us but with the whirlwind of back-to-school activities and last minute vacations, the atmosphere in this community is far from lazy. At … more
Awe. The flags waving along with the red, white and blue banners stretched across downtown Kilgore are awe inspiring. It is enough to take the breath away even without seeing the fireworks bursting … more
In the scorching summer weather, which lasts roughly from Easter to Thanksgiving in East Texas, if you want to avoid morphing into an extra-greasy (and slightly hairy) strip of bacon, escaping the … more
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 68-year-old female. I’m in good health, take no medications and work at a desk job all day. I urinate at 5:30 a.m., once at lunch and once before bed, and I do not drink any … more
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