Do you think that everyone who reads your magazine is rich? You print lots of articles about expensive things like the champagne and oysters. (Winter ‘07) Do you think people around here eat like that? The only tuxedos I have seen are at weddings. You people need to get real about how people really live in Grayson Co. and write more things for the average person.Continue Reading →
I’ve got a bone to pick with you. For all these years, I thought the ventriloquists were really singing and drinking water at the same time. Now I find out they use a trick glass! I will forgive you if you will invite my wife and me to the next big party you throw. We loved the piece on New Year’s Eve.Continue Reading →
Don’t print my name because I don’t want to have to listen to the guys at work give me a hard time about this, but I like the recipes! Yeah, I’m a rough tough refrigeration repairman who likes to hunt and fish and cook. Chef Cathy’s recipes are a blast to try out and I have made at least one from every issue of your magazine. Keep them coming.Continue Reading →
I made Ray Bledsoe’s Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe (Winter ‘07) and WOW! I made some serious brownie points when I brought these cookies in to work! They were gone before lunchtime. This is not the first recipe from your magazine that I’ve tried. I’ve made several—most were great, some were just OK. But that may have been just as much operator error than anything else.Continue Reading →
I recently moved south out of the Texoma area but I come back to visit family and friends as often as I can. My mother bought me a gift subscription to your magazine and I’m tickled to be getting it; it’s one more way to help me stay connected to my hometown. When I received the last issue, the anniversary issue, I was thrilled to read the article about Mr. Willie Riles.Continue Reading →
In 1921 Fred R. Barnard in the advertising journal Printer’s Ink first coined the phrase “One Look is Worth A Thousand Words.” He later rephrased the ad headline to read, “One Picture is Worth Ten Thousand Words,” and credited it to an ancient Chinese proverb. The only thing ancient about the line was that he had made it up six years earlier. Regardless, I get his meaning.Continue Reading →
I bought a book off the discount rack at a local bookstore not long ago entitled Quintessence: The Quality of Having IT. On the jacket fly, the author explained the book’s purpose. “This a book about the objects of this world that transcend their form and function, that offer more to us than we ask of them—that rise above themselves to assume iconic stature.”Continue Reading →
Bring color into your spring! Join Texoma Living!, the Denison Arts Council and the Denison Chamber of Commerce for the 11th Annual Spring Art Tour on Historic Main Street. One of the largest art events in north Texas, the Denison tour takes place twice annually in the fall and the spring.Continue Reading →
Walter E. Potts was born in Denison in 1892 and lived to be 105 years old. The son of William and Mollie Potts distinguished himself in World War I serving as one of thousands of “Buffalo Soldiers” assigned to the U.S. Army’s 92nd and 93rd Infantry Divisions. The 92nd was attached to France’s 4th Army.Continue Reading →
Like all good stories, musician Ruby Allmond’s career had three distinct parts. First was the struggle to gain recognition as a performer, then came three decades as a songwriter, with several Nashville hits, including one top-ten single. No less satisfying was the final phase of defining a legacy.Continue Reading →
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The little green pumpkin was really cute, and if her five-year-old son preferred it to the hundreds of bright orange ones lying in the pumpkin patch, that was okay with Deborah Reece. “It will soon turn orange,” she told Matthew, “and then you can decorate it for Halloween.”
There is a wire-mesh business-card holder on Brad Underwood’s desk in his office at the TAPS headquarters in Sherman. The cards in the holder face Underwood’s chair. “Most of the people who come in here already know who I am,” he said. The real purpose of the holder is to support a button attached to the back, facing the visitor. It reads, “But we’ve always done it this way,” in the middle of a circle with a slash, the international shorthand for “don’t.”
One. It’s the number of stars in the Texas flag. It’s the number of U.S. Presidents who have conducted the OU-Texas pre-game coin toss. And it’s the number of shirts lost by Texas Laundry in the last six months. For a business that handles upwards of 1,000 garments per day, the statistic is unbelievable.
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By Gary Carter on August 3, 2010
“The problem with many restauranteurs today, is that people get into the business to make money,” said Charlie Watson. “Well, we got in it to make good food. Some think they can work 8 to 5 and make $200,000 a year in the restaurant business. Well, that ain’t gonna happen.”
By Special to TLM on September 1, 2008
John Frair knows the role that luck plays in the career of a news photographer. In the summer of 1966, when Charles Whitman started shooting from behind the thick walls atop the Tower on the campus of the University of Texas in Austin, Frair was the only professional photographer on the scene.
By Edward Southerland on October 1, 2009
“There is a passage in the Talmud that I think about a lot,” said Marjorie Hass. “It says that you should have a piece of paper that on one side says ‘I am but dust and ashes,’ and on the other side it says, ‘The whole world was created for my sake.’ The trick in life is to know when to turn the piece of paper over and look at the other side. Anytime you have a position that has this much responsibility and this much privilege, you have to live like that.”