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“You’re going to be the best homeschool mom who ever lived,” I whispered to myself in my mirror as I prepared for the first day of school at home with my 9-year-old, 3-year-old, and 1-year-old. I had sharpened all the pencils, organized all the supplies, and prepped all the curriculum. I had bought learning tools and had an adorable art station set up. All books were lined perfectly on the shelf, ready to be scoured by inquisitive little minds. I had the entire day planned for our first day.

CASA Colorful 5K & Family Fun Run

The 7th CASA Colorful 5K & Family Fun Run was help on Saturday, April 24 at Trinity Baptist Church in Texarkana, Arkansas. The race began with each participant releasing a bag of color into the air creating a beautiful burst of color. Stations were located throughout the race route and showered with brightly colored powder, turning the race into a color explosion.

Finding Their Way to You

Adoption. Some people will hear this word and immediately correlate it to infertility-a last resort for those who have struggled for years to conceive. Often the two go hand-in-hand, and the vast majority of birth mothers prefer to place their babies with families who have no children, or at the very most, one child. A lot of adoption agencies throughout the country will even specify that they will not accept a potential adoptive family who already has several kids.

Walking for Williams

The 2nd Annual Walking for Williams was held on Sunday, April 25 at Williams Memorial United Methodist Church and benefited the Williams School. This family focused event took place outdoors on the church grounds with fun for all.

From the Country to the Courtroom

photo by Brian Jones
When COVID-19 shut down America in 2020, the Honorable John Tidwell, Texas 202nd District Court Judge, adapted and continued to administer justice in his court. First elected in 2016, he knew the need to press forward. … “The way we are set up in Bowie County for the District level, I have half of all the criminal, civil and family law cases,” explained Judge Tidwell. In 2020, he received 800 cases. Despite the pandemic, he continued to work. The Bowie County District Judges tried more cases March through November 2020 than any county in the State of Texas.

May 2021

(L-R) Shannon Reardon, Kara Humphrey, Kelli Phillips, Cassy Meisenheimer,  Mindi Pruett,  Amber  Lawrence. photo by Matt Cornelius
As I get older, I have realized something about friendship; it is not just about the time we spend together. It takes a village to keep our people and ourselves in order, and I’m fortunate to have a village of friends that love me and my family, no matter what kind of mom I am that day. We are there for each other, taking up each other’s slack when things are hard and celebrating each other’s accomplishments when things are going well. We are all doing the best we can and each of us brings something special to the table.

Transfer of Power

photo by Matt Cornelius
Family is the foundation each identity is built upon. Beginning at birth and unwavering through age, it is a bond that supports personal growth and aspirations, while helping navigate the future. For the McCulloch family, their kindred tale first took root in Texarkana’s past, and today its legacy is shown in their thriving company, Wholesale Electric Supply. … Buddy McCulloch is the President of Wholesale Electric Supply Company, Inc. (WES), which was founded by his father, Amos McCulloch, in 1947. Buddy’s son, Chris, joined the family operation in the early 2000s.

Lest We Forget

photo by Matt Cornelius
At the intersection of politics and culture, where our finances and reality connect, we find the shifting landscape of the past two years. Our circumstances and prospects for the future continue to be as unpredictable as the stock market and as unreliable as the recent, randomly forced mandates. Many Americans desire a return to their pre-2019 lives which were untainted by the coronavirus. Today is the tomorrow we feared yesterday, but hoped would never come.

Batter Up

photo by Matt Cornelius
As Billy Beane questioned in the movie Moneyball, “How can you not be romantic about baseball?” We love going to the games. We love the atmosphere. … People go crazy over the players, the rules, the stadium and the food. But only a few pay attention to the mechanics that go into making the sport what it really is. Baseball is not all about natural talent; it is about the techniques perfected by the players after countless swings and after running plays repetitively over many years.

Good Evening TXK

photo by Matt Cornelius
Six things to do in May! … Each year as the month of May once again rears its head, I reminisce about the good old days when scratching the contacts right out of my itchy, painfully bloodshot, watery eyes was just another Monday at school for me.

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