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My first ever trip to Nashville, Tennessee, began with a connecting flight aboard a small commuter plane designed to comfortably transport exactly 44 Lego Minifigures. My seat and its proximity to … more
There is a tendency to think most bad things happen in large cities when, in reality, many rural towns are shrouded with mystery or a particular incident that stays virtually alive through many … more
Snow in East Texas is only slightly less rare than a parade of CNN reporters wearing red “Make America Great Again” caps while singing “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” in downtown … more
Since my last column, America on January 22nd marked the sad 45th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion and resulted in the slaughter of more than … more
“YOU can take the boy out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the boy” is a phrase most of us are familiar with. If you have ever lived and worked in Kilgore the saying could … more
On Wednesday, February 14, two holidays will vie for people’s attention: Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday. While people can purchase greeting cards for both holidays, there’s no doubt which … more
THEY call themselves “The Cruisers.” The Cole family loves to travel and so it was of no surprise to others that a trip to Kentucky through the week of Thanksgiving was planned. “We are … more
Growing up, I was often warned of the dangers of talking to myself. Actually, it was answering myself that was jokingly said to be the problem. However, as it turns out, talking to yourself is quite … more
Several years ago, my family was presented with a gift that, since then, has become a national Christmas holiday phenomenon, namely, The Elf on the Shelf. When I first saw it, I had the same reaction … more
Pope Francis made headlines last December for wanting to change words of the Lord’s Prayer from “lead us not into temptation” to “do not let us enter temptation.” At the time, some Roman … more
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