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Honor of a Lifetime

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From sire to sire, It’s born in the blood … The fire from a mare and the strength of a stud … It’s breeding and it’s training and it’s something unknown … That drives you and carries you home … And it’s run for the roses as fast as you can … Your fate is delivered, your moment’s at hand … It’s the chance of a lifetime in a lifetime of chance … And it’s high time you joined in the dance … —“Run for the Roses” by Dan Fogelberg … … The Kentucky Derby, also known as the Run for the Roses, has been labeled the most exciting two minutes in sports.

Good Evening TXK

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I had an epiphany one day while watching an Oprah interview on YouTube. Maybe this sounds odd to some but growing up in a household with a mother who dished out Oprah and Dr. Phil quotes like they were pieces of Halloween candy, this was hardly anything out of the ordinary for me. In a 2011 interview, Rihanna tearfully told Oprah that the only way she could allow herself to be vulnerable enough to let a man romantically pursue her was by first “repairing her relationship with her dad.” After she forgave her father, she could finally work on trusting men again.

Good Evening TXK

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If you’ve never had the pleasure of hearing Kacey Musgraves’ music, I highly recommend you grab your phone immediately, open up the music streaming service of your choice, and hit play on her 2018 Grammy-award-winning album, Golden Hour. It was the soundtrack to my life the entire year after it dropped, and apparently, the mark it made was significant enough for it to be the catalyst for this article I’m writing today, six years after its release. … I’ve probably heard Golden Hour’s opening track, “Slow Burn,” over a thousand times by this point.

Back to the Nest

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They say there’s no place like home. But for several of the Texas A&M University-Texarkana athletic teams, “home” has been a somewhat relative term. The Eagles tennis, baseball, and softball teams have held their home competitions at other venues across Texarkana, which by default lack much of the excitement and energy of the game day experience on a college campus. The facilities are well-kept and taken care of and have provided a much-needed home location during the early years of the athletic program.

Good Evening TXK

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On my very first day of middle school, I was silently washing my hands with my head down, when, out of the corner of my eye, I noticed a girl who was scanning me up and down. She looked a little taken aback by me before she asked if I was gay. I didn’t know there was a “gay” way to wash your hands, but apparently, I had mastered it. No, I wasn’t wearing anything flashy or attention-grabbing, just some flip-flops and an Aeropostale tee, looking overly plain.

Good Evening TXK

photo by Matt Cornelius
Having those people in our lives who see something special in us when we really don’t even see it in ourselves can be life changing. I have written a handful of articles about those who have yanked the best out of me in my personal life: my mom, Ali Deal, and other family members. But I haven’t really written about those who have mentored, fostered, and nurtured my strengths in my professional life. … While I’d hardly consider myself some highly successful businessman, I have found myself in professional positions I never could have imagined I would be in five years ago.

A Peak into the Cage

photo by Daisy Murray
Over the past few decades, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) has quickly risen in popularity, drawing audiences from diverse backgrounds and cultures worldwide with its combination of striking and grappling techniques. Blending disciplines such as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, wrestling, and boxing, MMA has created a sporting phenomenon that has demolished traditional boundaries. … As fighters showcase their skills in the cage, the appeal of MMA continues to grow, making a place for itself in Texarkana through Peak Fighting Championship (PFC), a locally owned and managed MMA promotion.

Good Evening TXK

photos by Matt Cornelius
As if there are not already enough questions I ask myself daily about why I am the way I am, I’ve started asking myself a new one. Why in the Sam Hill am I suddenly wide awake the very second my head hits the pillow, when I should be absolutely exhausted at the end of a long, hard day? I get overstimulated, feeling a deep desire to watch every show on Hulu, Google answers to every existential question I have, and stress about the household tasks I’ve had all afternoon to complete.

The Benefits of Yoga

photos by Matt Cornelius
Yoga, an ancient practice originating in India, has transcended cultural boundaries and evolved into a global phenomenon. … Yoga offers a myriad of physical benefits that contribute to overall well-being. From increased flexibility to enhanced muscular strength, the physical aspects of yoga play a crucial role in promoting a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Discover eight benefits of practicing yoga for enhanced health and well-being in 2024. … Improved Flexibility … One of the most noticeable physical benefits of yoga is the remarkable improvement in flexibility.

Good Evening TXK

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Once upon a time, I was a carefree little boy, running around my backyard and making explosion noises with my mouth, pretending I was the star in an action movie—much like millions of other kids often do. I spent three-fourths of my childhood laying on the floor, intently staring at whatever movie my mom had popped into the VHS player for me. … Somewhere along my way, the lines began blurring between film and reality, and I started wondering why my life wasn’t playing out quite like those movies I obsessively watched. … In the movies, a peppy

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