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Life After Retirement

By Dani Blackburn Retirees dream of days spent sleeping past sunrise, reading that book they have been meaning to grab and sunset strolls with their spouse.However, many find themselves ...
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Parting shot: The storm rolls in…

By Jon Nunneley One of the most exciting things to photograph is a storm. A large supercell develops, bringing strong winds, and tons of lightning along with other threats. This one was taken ...
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The Beauty Issue

“Looking beautiful isn’t as important as feeling beautiful.”-Julia Quinn Too often in today’s society we allow the media and others’ point of view dictate how we feel about ourselves. We are ...
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Parting Shot: Spring Rain

This is the effect of heavy spring rains in north Texas. Nocona Lake spillway turns into an amazing waterfall. (Photo and description by Jon Nunneley)
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The Green of Spring

The blue salvia with the green of spring at sunset is hard to pass up. Located just south of 82 in between Saint Jo and Nocona at my old homestead. (Photo and description by Jon Nunneley)
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Shiloh Field Community Garden

By Dani Blackburn In the middle of the hustle and bustle of Denton, Texas, lies a quiet 14 1/2 acres at the corner of Nottingham Drive and Mingo Road. At first glance, theland might seem ...
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Matters of the Heart

As you find yourself wrapped up in your loved ones this Valentine’s Day, take a moment to consider caring for your own heart. Matters of the heart can become quite serious if you are not ...
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Parting Shot: “The Time of Your Life”

This shot was taken at the Wise County Old Settler’s Reunion. The event draws thousands of people to the Decatur area each year. My sole reason for going was to get this photo. You see, I ...
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Great Gifts for Beloved Seniors

By Metro Creative By the time they reach senior status, many adults have amassed a ton of stuff along with their irreplaceable knowledge. Come their golden years, grandparents and other aging ...
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Alzheimer’s Association: Supporting Caregivers

If you happen to be sitting in a crowd, take a look at the person sitting next to you. It may be a loved one, an acquaintance or a complete stranger. If the two of you were to live to the age ...
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Pros and cons of early retirement

By Metro Creative A lifetime of working compels many people to look forward to their retirement. Some people even work to retire early, but what are the advantages of early retirement beyond ...
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Potential long-term expenses to account for in retirement

By Metro Creative Retirement planning involves more than just investing in a 401(k) and/or IRA. Individuals who hope to live comfortably in retirement must account for various expenses, ...
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Parting Shot: “Slow Down”

On a hot summer evening, I often go on drives with my family to look for new subjects to shoot. This evening was no different. I saw a field of wild sunflowers that contrasted beautifully with ...
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Lindsay, Texas: Maintaining its German Heritage

The small town of Lindsay, Texas, sits alongside U.S. Highway 82 near the center of Cooke County and is rich in German history. Unlike some places along the map, the town of Lindsay has managed ...
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North Texas Courthouses: A View into our Past

The courthouses adorning each county seat are a representation of the past, a portrait of the history of the great area we call North Texas. Each were constructed to signify a time of growth ...
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Everything Great About Small-Town Texas

By Dani Blackburn Graham, Texas, sits just 90 minutes west of Fort Worth in the Western Cross Timbers area of North Texas and is everything one desires from a small Texas town. The ...
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Lake Bridgeport Sailing Charters: Adventure for a Good Cause

Lake Bridgeport Sailing Charters offers an opportunity to connect with nature through water and wind. (Photos courtesy Hadd Miller) There is no need for North Texans to venture to the seas to ...
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Hometown Spotlight: Bridgeport

Photo by Kaleb Elledge With a unique history tied to New York and California and with a present assortment of attractions and welcome smiles from its citizens, the North Texas town of ...
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Market Days at Liberty Crossing

Shop. Eat. Drink. Enjoy live entertainment. Play outdoor games. There’s something for everyone to enjoy at one of Gainesville’s newest attractions, Market Days at Liberty Crossing, located ...
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Hometown Spotlight: Gainesville, Texas

The Fried Pie Co. in Gainesville, Texas, is a local favorite and a must stop for visitors. (Photo by Kaleb Elledge) Gainesville’s location just seven miles south of the Oklahoma border has ...
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Finding the Beautiful

By Trudy Samsill “We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.” Edith ...
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Changing What I Allow to Follow Me

By Trudy Samsill One of my favorite times of the year accompanied by one of mymost enjoyable pastimes, was deeply marked by something new. Something I hated. Something I couldn’t ...
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MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights dazzles with holiday cheer

One of the longest running holiday traditions in North Texas all started with a small Christmas tree and a single, blue bulb. It was the tree of Mr. and Mrs. L.T. Burns, who set the tree ...
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A Fork in the Road: My Journey Intersected by Breast Cancer

By Trudy Samsill I have a story to tell you. Some of you already know most of it. It’s all about God-whispers, forks in the road, and breast cancer. It’s about me…. Most days I awaken with ...
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Texoma Gives: Let Your Love Flow

“Each one of us can make a difference. Together we can make a change” – Barbara Mikulski Texoma Gives allows everyone to make an immense difference in a small amount of time by bringing ...
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Growing with tradition

Location is everything, and never has that rang truer than when it comes to the North Texas town of Weatherford. Sitting at the intersection of U.S. Highway 180 and 80, Weatherford is only ...
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Dip your toes in the sand at Lake Ray Roberts

When the warm temperatures roll in to North Texas, it’s not uncommon for a serious case of wanderlust to settle in. However, in North Texas, dreams of days spent idling on a beach are accompanied ...
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