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Bougie Grubs Pecan Crusted Chicken Wings

INGREDIENTS … Wings … 1/2 cup of pecans … 2 cups of flour … 3 Tbsp of dried Italian seasoning … Season salt to taste … DIRECTIONS … 1. Place wings in a bowl and season with seasoning salt. Add 2 tbsp of flour and toss to lightly coat the chicken. 2. Chop pecans in a food chopper or food processor fine. 3. Mix pecans, remaining flour, and Italian seasoning together. 4. Coat wings with flour mixture and place on a plate.

Back to School: Tips & Tricks for Packing School Lunches

It is that time of year. Back to the grind of lunch-making! I will admit, it is not my favorite thing ever. I have found that organization and packing lunch the night before instead of in the morning helps it to be less stressful! Having the right accessories to get it packed certainly helps as well. I am sharing some of my favorite products to help you get a nutritious lunch packed for you and your child. … These bento boxes with the frozen insert are perfect for kid lunches since they stay cold for hours. I use these for my son, and they have held up so well.


Crock Pot Pork Chops

With three very busy kids, we often rely on crock pot meals. School is starting this week, and I am pulling out my go-to recipes to make our lives a little easier. After a long day of school and multiple practices, it is nice to come home to a dinner that is ready to serve. This is one of our favorites. Even my pickiest eater enjoys this meal.

First Day Jitters

Excited, exhausted, anxious, stressed, overwhelmed, and nervous… these are a few of the many feelings teachers feel the night before school starts. Some of these emotions may come across as negative, but I want to create a safe, perfect, and inviting classroom (home away from home) for my students. I spend countless hours preparing and planning for the big day! This will be our "happy place" together for the next nine months. I am beginning the 26th year of my teaching career. I have taught kindergarten through fourth grade, including all subjects.

There's Always Something Too Good To Read

I write this article from my hotel room overlooking midtown Manhattan with Grand Central Station and the Chrysler Building an arm's length away. The juxtaposition to Carrie Bradshaw fuels my creativity and spurs nostalgia deep in my soul. What a 2004 pipe dream. "You can't leave New York! You're the Chrysler Building!" —Carrie Bradshaw … Some months, I crank a book review piece out effortlessly and early. Other times, I wait for inspiration to arrive, and it did in the form of a spontaneous trip to New York City. Do you know when the stars align and everything falls into place perfectly?

2022 Total Medical Supply Hero Scholarship Recipient Rashad Thrower

Total Medical is located locally in Texarkana and services the medical supply needs of thousands of patients nationwide. This year, Total Medical awarded two $10,000 Hero Scholarships to high school seniors for their college careers. Arkansas High graduates Keonnie Strickland and Rashad Thrower were the first recipients of the Hero Scholarship. Recipients of the Hero Scholarships are also awarded internships at Total Medical. Interns are given the opportunity to work in a progressive and friendly environment and are trained in various aspects of the business.

Friday Night Lights 2022

Beaming stadium lights, the consistent beating of drums, and the smell of fall fills the air. Students dawn painted faces and spirit gear, still feeling the enthusiasm from the pep rally earlier in the day. Parents hold signs of support, and cheerleaders line the field to welcome the football team to the electrifying atmosphere. Half-time brings new entertainment as the band and drill team take the field to wow the crowd. Hours of practice from the week come down to just minutes. The scoreboard beams as our Texarkana athletes take the field to fight for a win.

The Difference One Day Can Make

Five Bowie County and area school districts will implement a four-day week for the 2022-2023 school year. Fridays will be considered student holidays, and some Fridays will be used by staff for professional development and planning time. The districts implementing the four-day week view the new schedule as a potential solution to many issues public education is facing. The districts used the input of the community, parents, and staff before approving the four-day week.


Jonathan Jones

Jonathan Jones spent his early years in Texarkana but has gone on to give life and personality to some of the most well-loved characters in sports. Currently, he is the community relations director for Indy Eleven Soccer and lives in Indianapolis, Indiana. He has been the mascot for teams across the nation and has performed internationally. Jonathan is also a photographer.

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