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Family Matters: 8 tips for savvy garage sale shopping

JENNIFER FLANERS, Family Matters I love garage sales. Yard sales. Tag sales. Estate sales. Call them what you may, the chance to rummage through another person’s junk in search of treasure has always been a thrill for me. As…

12 July 2017 [12:25 PM]
The nose knows smell

NELSON CLYDE, Is It Just Me? Do you have memories linked to aromas? People? Places? It is unquestionable for me. Some are good and some maybe not. My great grandmother smelled like the powder she used. One year I…

08 July 2017 [04:02 PM]
Healthy nonprofits have strong executive directors

Henry sits patiently at the back door every night. He parks in the middle of the metal threshold, so it’s hard to avoid stepping on him in the dim porch lights. He’s consistent, every night, from dark ’til, well, whenever…

04 July 2017 [12:49 PM]
Columnist John Moore: Our political path

Political shootings. People happy about political shootings. People outraged about political shootings. Political violence. People happy about political violence. People outraged about…

01 July 2017 [11:31 PM]
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For the love of Tomatoes

NELSON CLYDE, Is It Just Me? It’s tomato season. Somewhere in the middle of this blessed time there should be…

01 July 2017 [03:16 PM]
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Festival fraud is no fun

Summer is in full swing, and that means it’s festival season. But be on the lookout for offers that seem too good…

30 June 2017 [10:04 PM]
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Patriotism inspires giving

Our boys loved “The Patriot,” a film starring Mel Gibson and Heath Ledger. They were captivated by the stirring battle scenes and…

27 June 2017 [01:15 PM]
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Smith County hay show entries sought

Hay is the most common source of stored feed used in livestock operations. Surveys show that 86 percent of the harvested hay…

24 June 2017 [07:15 PM]
Man’s search for the best taco

NELSON CLYDE, Is It Just Me? At a recent gathering of friends, the topic of post-modern business came up. No one called it post-modern but that was the nature of the beast. We were discussing the recent purchase by…

24 June 2017 [03:38 PM]
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Give Well: The Summer Giving Slump

Summertime has arrived in East Texas. The cool evenings and enjoyable 80 degree days of late spring have begun to yield to…

20 June 2017 [07:51 PM]
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Greg Grant: Mulching Time Is Here

GREG GRANT, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension One of the best methods of growing healthy plants and conserving water at the same…

20 June 2017 [07:20 PM]
Give Well: The Summer Giving Slump

Give Well: The Summer Giving Slump Summertime has arrived in East Texas. The cool evenings and enjoyable 80 degree days of late spring have begun to yield to the uncomfortably warm southerly winds ushering in what I like to…

20 June 2017 [11:23 AM]
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