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WITH LOVE FROM THE EASTS

JAN/FEB
2018

Make no mistake - every human being on this planet was created in the image of God and therefore has immense value. May we all come to understand His love more deeply, and in turn, love generously all those around us - no matter their color. - KEVIN EAST

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Hometown Guardian

November/December
2017

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.

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These Soles Were Made For Gawkin'

September/October
2017

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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85 Summer Road Trippin' Destinations

July/August
2017

You must be trippin’ this summer … road trippin’ that is!  Texas is so big that you don’t have to travel far this summer to experience the vacation of a lifetime. Pick one section of the state and get ready for a fun filled road trip.

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A Collaboration for Change: The Women's Fund of Smith County

May/June
2017

The Women’s Fund of Smith County was created in 2007 as a collective giving and grant-making circle, with a mission of leveraging the philanthropic capacity of women as a catalyst for positive change. Kristen Seeber began her role as President/CEO of The Women’s Fund in January of 2016.

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First Monday Second Chance

March/April
2017

Vendors and shoppers alike have been coming from all around to the First Monday Trade Days in Canton, Texas.  It all began, 150 years ago, as a result of a circuit court judge stopping in Canton to hold court, every first Monday of each month.

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True Measure of Success

January/February
2017

Tim Tebow is arguably a household name, and it's not difficult to understand why. The beloved athlete is a two-time national champion, first round NFL draft pick, Heisman Trophy winner and multi-sport athlete, but his credentials don't end there.

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TURKEY & PIGSKINS

November/December
2016

Some things just go together like peanut butter and jelly. For example, peas and carrots. Or how about Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie … oh wait, scratch that. At this time of the year, there is nothing  like pumpkin pie and cornbread dressing.

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A League of Our Own

September/October
2016

"Recognizing a need for organized volunteer service in a rapidly growing city with ever-changing needs, 13 civic-minded women met in February of 1950 to make preliminary plans for the organization of the Tyler Service League.

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IT'S NOT PERSONAL ... IT'S JUST BUSINESS

July/August
2016

If you know Jason Preston, you probably either love him or hate him. He’s a big dude with an even bigger personality. He sports a Mohawk. He physically takes up space. He also drives a jacked up Ford Excursion that floats above an extreme lift kit, which is perched on top of four gigantic tires.

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