The most recent book to praise the hamburger, “Hamburger Heaven: The Illustrated History of the Hamburger,” by Jeffrey Tennyson, hamburger is the “hands-down all-time favorite food.” “Lauded for its convenience and versatility as either snack or entree and labeled as both a cultural icon and a cliche, the hamburger—this omnipresent beef-between-bun creation— is a meaty, multifaceted phenomenon,” Tennyson wrote.Continue Reading →
Just over half a century ago the Jet Age dawned, but it’s been just 25 years since the rich and famous decided that private aircraft was the only way to fly. Today, there are some 219,000 non-commercial airline, non-military airplanes in the U.S., according to the General Aviation Manufacturer’s Association (GAMA), a trade organization that trades those things.Continue Reading →
We took a vote here at the Texoma Living! editorial office and the majority agreed that in Texoma, eating is a major social event. It’s not just the fact that at the time we were eating cold, two-day-old Hawaiian-style pizza at 3:00 a.m. while working on this section of the magazine.Continue Reading →
Sherman is located directly in the path of the rapid northward expansion of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Sherman’s outstanding infrastructure is already in place and prepared for growth both in business and industry, but also community. We want to provide a healthy climate for companies and the families they support.Continue Reading →
If you want a home on Lake Texoma, you see Lezlie Rube. It’s just that simple. There are other realtors of course, but there is only one Queen of Lake Texoma Real Estate. She works under the umbrella of Century21 Dean Gilbert, Realtors, and Gilbert says that she is, “a high energy person with an enthusiastic positive outlook on life.”Continue Reading →
The Sherman Chamber of Commerce has been serving business in the Sherman area since 1915. Today, the Chamber strives to provide the best services to the Sherman community just as they have for over 90 years. So, what exactly does the Sherman Chamber of Commerce do?Continue Reading →
Jeff, Tiny, and Kevin like to build models of spacecraft. Really, really, expensive models.Continue Reading →
It is not too far a stretch to say that everybody who plays the electric guitar owes something to Charlie Christian. He was born in Bonham in 1916, but when his father, a waiter, suddenly became blind in 1918, the family moved to Oklahoma City. Christian began his musical career on the cornet, but soon gave it up for his father’s favorite instrument, the guitar.Continue Reading →
It seems appropriate that one of the voices behind the Doo-Wop classic “Cherry Pie,” Emory Perry, grew up on Music Street in Sherman. “Everybody on Music Street played an instrument,” he said. His mother took in extra work to make the $45 to buy him an alto saxophone.Continue Reading →
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.Continue Reading →
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If you Google “Texas tourist attractions” you will discover advertisements for major cities, theme parks, outlet malls and more. However, the tourism tides are changing, and your common tourist attraction has new competition called agritourism. While they may not feature roller coasters, the fully loaded you-pick farms of Texoma, Bailey’s Berry Patch, […]
By Kathy Floyd
The creativity in Janet Karam’s paintings is undeniable. Her contemporary, colorful takes on saxophones, jazz musicians, buildings, blues singers and ballerinas vibrate with life. “I think I had a spark from a young age,” Karam said about her creative streak. “It was lying dormant, but my mother helped light it, and now in my older years she nurtures it.”
Martha Hovers has been operating Arfhouse in Sadler for twenty years, ever since she transformed her grandfather’s farm into a “no-kill” animal shelter. “No-kill” means just that. No dogs are ever put down at the shelter. At last count, the facility has 314 dogs that patrol the property and greet newcomers to the gate with an array of barks, howls and wagging tails.
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Dorothy Hayes’ home is a one-woman doll factory. Hayes shares her house with grandchildren, great-grandchildren and at least 250 dolls.
By Carol Davis on November 18, 2009
When I was asked to create a spectacular room for the cover of Texoma Living!’s first Christmas issue, I wanted to design and share with the readers something entirely unexpected. Keeping my eye on the trends in elegant décor, I noticed that the home furnishings trends were flowing over into Christmas décor’ with clearer color, namely shades of blue and silver.
By Special to TLM on December 1, 2007
Some people may think having a shoeshine is simply about improving or restoring the appearance of their shoes, but don’t you believe it. If Willie Riles, who has been bringing up the shine at Kelly Square in Sherman for 18 years, has ministered to their needs, they know that it is about something more, including a smile and an entertaining conversation.