Life & Style

A Diamond in the Rough

Finding the perfect home often means seeing beyond the surface and straight to the potential. And sometimes, in looking for the potential, the perfect home might just find you. For Amber and Byron Stewart, what started as a financial investment has turned into an even better investment in family and friends.

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photo by Matt Cornelius
Watermelon Margarita

Nothing says summer like a big juicy watermelon. So why not add a little kick and take this summertime favorite to the next level?


… • Chamoy Sauce … • Tajin … • Silver Tequila … • Lime Juice … • Agave Nectar or Simple Syrup … • Fresh Watermelon … • Ice …


… • Take a rocks glass and press the rim into the Chamoy sauce. • Rotate the rim in Tajin until fully coated and set the glass aside. • In your cocktail shaker, add 1 ½ ounces of your favorite silver tequila.

The Monthly Mix

Sun Protection Style … I love to wear hats year round but you won’t catch me outside in the summer without one on. These gorgeous artesian palm hats will keep you covered on all sides and couldn’t be cuter! I love the fun colored bands on them. Hat available for $108 via Sunshine Tienda … Keep your skin covered with a UPF 50+ rash guard! This one even includes thumb holes as a fun detail. The rash guard is slightly cropped and can easily be paired with any high waisted bottoms! Rash Guard available for $78 via Mott50 … Keep it shady with a fun outdoor umbrella!

Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind.

Publisher's Letter

Remember when cruising State Line was the thing, making the turn arounds at Taco Bell and the Goodwill parking lots? We had music playing and our windows rolled down, cruising up and down the road to fill our summer nights. Obviously, these were the good ole days when gas prices did not stop you in your tracks. These are some great memories from my teenage years. It is how we met up with people. … We did not have cell phones, so, back then, you just had to guess where the crowd may be, but nine times out of ten, cruising State Line was a sure bet.

Dear Mrs. (Slightly) Sophisticated

Is there such a thing as elevator etiquette anymore? This is a topic that draws much debate, especially among different generations. … First, a brief history of the elevator might clarify why certain rules came to be. The first human-powered, counter-weighted, personal elevator was built in 1743 for King Louis XV of France. It connected his apartment in Versailles to that of his mistress, Madame de Chateauroux, who lived one floor above him. … Elevators were used in commercial and industrial settings over the next century, not so much for moving people, but for moving heavy items.

TASD Senior Perspective 2022

Some say high school was the best four years of their lives, and in a way, it was for me, too. Being the youngest of three siblings, I believed I had all the insight needed to begin my high school journey. I watched my brother and sister navigate their way through Arkansas High School. However, my high school experience was quite different.

TISD Senior Perspective 2022

No Regrets... Like the great Dr. Seuss says, “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” I have never been one to stop and dwell in a valley. When it’s time, it’s time. I never tried to rush to the end before I got to experience what phase I was in presently. Each phase had its own purpose and joy.

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