Talk Tuesday

The Light Through the Leaves Book Review

In this day and age, it’s not easy to get six people to come together and agree on a good book or many other things for that matter, but when my book club met in August, we all agreed that The Light Through The Leaves by Glendy Venderah was a club favorite. We had a hard time putting this one down and could not wait to discuss it.

Gayble Moss Memorial Golf and Tennis Tournament 2023

On June 11, 2010, my world came crashing down. … The unexpected happened to my family, along with several other families in the surrounding area. I had always heard of horrible things happening to others, but I never imagined that my family would be a part of such a story. On that day, we lost Gayble, our seven-year-old spunky, fun, loving daughter, in an unexpected, horrific flood at Camp Albert Pike. The first year after this devastating event occurred was a blur for me. I recall just trying to survive one day at a time.

More Than a Game

Sports Teach Lifelong Lessons … This is an exciting time of year filled with hope and promise as students begin a new school year. It’s also a season that brings people together to cheer on their favorite football team. There is something unique about the enthusiasm for the sport that shapes the identity of schools, communities and fans. Like many Arkansans, I know firsthand how athletics builds character and teaches lifelong lessons that extend beyond the field. … Growing up in Fort Smith, I looked up to Razorback players and coaches and watched games on Saturdays.

Football Fashion

Dressing up for gamedays can have a significant impact. Though others may disagree, Friday night lights showcase your style perfectly. Preparing for these events is thrilling. … It's no secret that women of all ages eagerly anticipate gamedays on Fridays or Saturdays for college games. It's a time when we carefully consider our outfits for the occasion. … Football enthusiasts have a well-established practice of adorning themselves in distinctive attire during games to display their adoration for the sport and their team.

Bougie Grubs Apple Pie Chicken Salad

Apple Pie Chicken Salad is a delicious and creative salad that combines the flavors of a classic apple pie with the heartiness of chicken salad. This unique salad combines the savory flavors of chicken salad with the sweet, spiced apples reminiscent of apple pie. It's a perfect blend of textures and tastes, making it a delightful and satisfying dish for lunch or dinner.

TISD and TAMUT Partner to Establish Eagle’s Teach Teacher Pipeline

In a significant step towards tackling the teacher shortage in East Texas, Texarkana ISD is partnering with Texas A&M-Texarkana in a collaborative effort by establishing the Eagles Teach teacher pipeline, a transformative initiative aimed at alleviating the shortage of educators in the region. … Eagles Teach is poised to amplify secondary and post-secondary educational attainment.

Two Cultures One Heart

Most people live their lives knowing the name of the street they grew up on. Others have grown up with a certainty about where they come from. I grew up with a blend of two cultures: the one I was raised in and the one I was born into. … I was born in San Luis de la Paz, Guanajuato, Mexico, but I was raised in various cities in Texas. I received my citizenship at birth because my father was a citizen before I was born. From the beginning, life was divided in two: where I was born and where I grew up. My whole life has been a series of driving or taking the bus from here to Mexico and back.

Haven Homes Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Haven Homes Texarkana is a shining example of the power of community to nurture and grow a vision that addresses a critical need. Through the faith and generosity of the TXK community as well as loyal friends of the Haven Homes ministry, this faith-based and community-driven recovery program has evolved into a pillar for addiction recovery in NE Texas. Since its launch in 2013, the ministry has grown from one modest transition home for women into a comprehensive program for both men & women, with four facilities serving dozens who seek freedom from alcoholism and addiction.

Urogynecology at Christus Trinity Clinic

Doctor Russell Stanley is a Gynecologist and Urogynecologist at Christus Trinity Clinic with a heart for helping and healing. Dr. Stanley grew up in Abilene, Texas, and spent most of his life in Texas. He attended Baylor University, where he earned a B.A. Degree in Religion. Subsequently, Dr. Stanley returned to Abilene and earned a Master of Divinity degree from Hardin-Simmons University while serving as a Baptist Pastor in a rural church. He and his wife, Lauren, were high school sweethearts and married when they were at Baylor.

Newk’s Cares—Lori’s Story

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. … As an active mother of three, Lori Newcomb, co-founder of Newk’s Cares and wife of Chris Newcomb, founder of Newk’s Eatery, had always put her family’s priorities before her own, even when she felt something was wrong. After months of discomfort, Lori finally talked to her doctor during her annual gynecological exam. She outlined her symptoms and went in for special tests. Stage IIIC ovarian cancer was confirmed.

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