Hometown Guardian

Cover Story

There is a story about a flower that once grew in an open field. As time went by, a town was built around the flower and the open field became a sea of concrete. People arriving in the new town did not know about the flower’s existence, but those who remembered the flower’s beauty delighted in sharing its location so that the flower could be enjoyed by all once more. 

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Clothespin Ornament

The Twelve DIYs of Christmas

HOME | DESIGN

Believe it or not, it's that time of the year again ... Christmas time! It’s a time to transform your house into a winter wonderland. With bright Christmas trees, stockings above a warm and kindled fireplace, and twinkling lights lining the rooftops, it’s the most magical time of the year.

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Bounti-Fall Winter Boots

STYLE | BEAUTY

Boot season has finally arrived!

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Photo by Sawyer Trombley

Not So Silent Night

EAT | DRINK

No other season has a more lengthy “to do” list than Christmastime. Rightfully so, Christmas is a time of tradition: Pottery Barn inspired trees ornately decorated and flocked,  gifts wrapped with neatly tied bows, freshly baked cookies for Santa (made from scratch, of course), Christmas cards with the family in matching outfits and perfect smiles.

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Bell Ringer

The Red Kettle: A Christmas Icon

HEALTH | FITNESS

Growing up, Christmas was a special time for me. It was the one day a year that our entire family, no matter how far apart, would come together to celebrate the holiday. I have a lot of nostalgic Christmas memories, but some of my favorites were during the times I volunteered in the community.

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Photo By Avah Bass

Soul Sisters

HEALTH | FITNESS

It is ten o’clock in the morning in downtown Tyler and I feel as if we are in sitting in a Norman Rockwell painting. The bright blue sky blankets us overhead with popcorn-like clouds.  The city is alive with people as they go about their day; crossing over the century-old brick roads to say “good morning” to us as we sit in the center of it all, preparing to begin our interview.

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Hometown Guardian

Cover Story

There is a story about a flower that once grew in an open field. As time went by, a town was built around the flower and the open field became a sea of concrete. People arriving in the new town did not know about the flower’s existence, but those who remembered the flower’s beauty delighted in sharing its location so that the flower could be enjoyed by all once more. 

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These Soles Were Made For Gawkin'

Cover Story

So a girl walks into a shoe shoppe on Michigan Avenue in Chicago. But this isn’t any regular shoe shoppe; it is a Christian Louboutin shoe boutique.  And this isn’t your regular gal; it is Michelle Manningham, a bubbly pink-haired Texan from Longview. 

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The Worthy Ones

HEALTH | FITNESS

The heat in Tyler can be brutal even in the fall, but especially in the scorching summer. While most are driving around with air conditioner and cold water on their way to and from work each day, there are still many in the area without the luxury of private transportation.

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For the Silent

HEALTH | FITNESS

For The Silent is changing the lives of girls and fighting sex trafficking with their belief that: hope is the only thing more powerful than fear. We must keep safe, and we must keep those around us safe.

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Back to School...The Modern Age

EAT | DRINK

While many parents are educated on how to stand up to a school bully; living in a virtually connected cyber world puts school bullies right in the child’s bedroom. Children no longer get the luxury of escaping the bullies when they come home from school. So how can parents keep their children safe this school year and prevent or intervene if they are being bullied – or bullying others?

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