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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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Take a hike at Lake Lewisville Environmental Learning Area

If a quieter day at the lake spent connecting to nature is your idea of a grand summer day, look no further than Lake Lewisville Environmental Learning Area. This nature preserve offers a ...
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Throw a line at Lake Texoma

Anglers in North Texas don’t have to travel far for some of the best fishing in the Lone Star State. Lake Texoma, one of the largest reservoirs in the United States, sits at the confluence of the ...
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Lake Bridgeport alive with adventure for water sport enthusiasts

As one of the newest lakes in the area, Lake Bridgeport boasts pristine clear waters that has made this lake a haven for water enthusiasts. Located in Wise and Jack counties, this man-made, ...
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Enjoy the show at Possum Kingdom Lake

The United States of America will turn 242 years old this Fourth of July, and there’s no better way to celebrate than with the Hell’s Gate Fireworks Show at Possum Kingdom Lake taking place on ...
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Food Truck Championship: Battle of the Best

An aroma of smoked meats and sweet treats will fill the largest downtown square in America on June 2 as almost 50 food trucks roll into Graham for the fourth annual “Food Truck Championship of ...
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Finding inspiration at Clark Gardens

In today’s busy life we can get caught up in a whirlwind and often seek a place to take a breath while finding inspiration in the wander and beauty nature has to offer. There’s no better ...
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Escape to the Fort Worth Botanic Garden

In the center of one of the busiest cities in America lies a beautiful oasis known as the Fort Worth Botanic Garden.  The gardens were created around the natural Rock Springs, believed to have ...
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Connecting people to nature

The River Bend Nature Center is fulfilling its mission of creating greater awareness and appreciation for the environment by connecting people to nature. Located at 2200 3rd St., the center ...
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Tip-toe through the Texas Tulips

Experience a getaway to the tulip fields of the Netherlands right in the middle of horse country at the only “pick your own” tulip farm in the Lone Star State. Pieter Koeman brought his ...
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Flags Around Town – The True Meaning of Memorial Day

by Courtney McEwen, Editor   For many, Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer. Family barbecues, lake outings on the boat and taking in a blockbuster movie have become ...
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Yarn Bombing – The Art of Granny Graffiti

By Courtney McEwen   Click...click...click...go the knitting needles. The sound is a nostalgic one, bringing back memories of Grandma in her rocking chair. A captivated child sitting ...
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Mean, Green, Efficiency Machine

Our journey to improving our home's overall health   By Courtney McEwen   One short year ago, home energy assessments seemed as familiar to me as the surface of the moon – a ...
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