This article appeared in the Summer 2008 issue of Texoma Living!.
Saturday, May 3, The Katy Depot, Denison
The 12th Annual Denison Art & Wine Renaissance: Passport to Cognac at the Old Katy Depot signaled a resurgence of this “must attend” event. With the change of venue, back to an indoor event, more than 500 Texomans attended, dressed to the nines and ready to enjoy the evening. Ten Texas wineries offered samples of their wares, and more than 50 local artists displayed their works at the Fresh Light Gallery, located at the Depot. A silent auction raised additional funds to add facilities to Heritage Park. Amy Lay, Main Street manager, stated, “This gives us a good start towards reaching our goal.” Nine representatives from Cognac, France, attended the event. Emily Limbacher, coordinator for Denison Sister Cities, Inc., organized the visit. “We have had a friendship with the people of Cognac since the 1800s. T. D. Munson helped rescue the French vineyards from total destruction by a root virus and saved the wines of that region from vanishing.” The distinctive title of Sister City became official in 1993, and this year marks the 15th Anniversary of Denison’s association with Cognac.
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By Carol Davis
Filling the gap between desire and reality is just a matter of planning. Making every space do its part—living areas, kitchen, bedrooms, event storage areas—requires thinking how to make every inch count.
The weekly Tuesday evening gathering at Four Rivers Outreach is a combination camp meeting, pep rally, Alcoholics Anonymous session, gospel song fest, and tent revival—sans the tent—with a leavening of motivational self-help positive thinking thrown in for measure. It starts with introductions. “Who’s here for the first time?” says the woman with the microphone. “Stand up and tell us who you are and how you got here.”
L A (that’s all, just L and A, the letters don’t stand for anything else) Hudson’s father was a successful merchant in Colgate, Oklahoma, who longed to be a show business impresario. “He was a public speaker, and he promoted entertainment to advertise the store,” said Hudson.
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By Dan Acree on March 1, 2009
“I never intended to become a beekeeper, amateur or otherwise,” said Olner. “Helping a friend clear some property we cut down a good-sized tree and when it was on its side we noticed a bunch of bees swarming around a hole.” A chainsaw cut revealed at least 10 feet of bees and their honey.
By Dan Acree on December 1, 2006
More and more, we need to head south less and less. As a market, we are a community of 100,000-plus people. We have a larger and more diverse group of medical professionals per capita than in many cities. When it comes to real estate agents, lawyers, investment counselors and other professionals, you needed go no farther than right here in your own backyard.
By Ginger Mynatt on April 17, 2010
For Colleen Barnes, who hosts Enchanted Dress-Up Tea Parties and Glamour Girl parties at Simply Puzzled, her boutique at 2010 Loy Lake Road, “it’s a girl thing. When these little girls are all dressed up, they feel good, they feel beautiful, and their personalities come out. Some are silly, some are shy, but it’s a good thing—it builds confidence,” she said.