Allison Gillies paints large, so large that the usual run of canvases don’t provide enough space for her expansive ideas of color, shape and texture. She tried making her own canvases out of fabric from Wal-Mart, but that didn’t work either. An old tarp in her father’s garage reminded her of a sail, and her quest for something big enough to hold her ideas was over.Continue Reading →
Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine, just off US Hwy 26, is just seven miles from DFW Airport. Located on 52 acres the place has plenty of “wow factor.” Pulling into the parking area, a question came from the backseat, “Is that a space ship?” From seeing the pictures on the hotel’s website I knew that the “space ship” was just one of the four big water slides.Continue Reading →
Want to know how important bees are to the production of food? See for yourself in the Heard Museum’s Living Lab. Watch the busy bees come and go (they have access to the outside, but not to the visitor area) and make honey in a series of very active hives.Continue Reading →
Bob Lusk of Gordonville wears two hats. One hat transforms him into the publisher/editor of a successful little magazine called Pond Boss. When he puts on the other hat he really is a pond boss, traveling the country designing and overseeing the construction, stocking and management of private lakes and recreational ponds. No matter which hat is on his head, Lusk’s passion for fish has brought him national recognition.Continue Reading →
Want a tip? Work hard and remember what people like. With a cheery personality and a knack for customer service, Kim Blake has been raking in tips at the Sonic Drive-in at US 75 and FM 120 in Denison for eight years. But new technology is changing the way people tip, or can tip.Continue Reading →
The ice cream was too cold, and that got J. F. McCullough to thinking. Mc-Cullough and his son Alex had started the Homemade Ice Cream Company in Davenport, Iowa, in 1927, and they had done pretty well, eventually moving to a former cheese factory in Green River, Illinois, and converting it to make ice cream mix.Continue Reading →
Texoma is deep in the heart of the Red Dirt music scene. Taking their names from the iron- oxide-rich soil that colors the Red River, Red Dirt trailblazers such as Cross Canadian Ragweed and Stoney LaRue blurred the line between country and rock in Oklahoma and let the winds carry the grit south to Texas, where artists such as Texoma’s Spur 503 have put their own spin on the dirt.Continue Reading →
Did you know that pumpkin pie originated when early Americans scooped out thick-walled pumpkins, filled them with milk, spices and honey, and baked them slowly in the ashes of a fire? I don’t know when I fell in love with pumpkins, those colorful globes, bright and round as beach balls.Continue Reading →
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You can’t hail a cab with hand waving and a sharp whistle the way you can in the Big Apple, but finding a hack in Sherman and Denison is a lot easier than it was a few years ago. With the introduction of Cowboy Cab two years ago this June and Yellow Cab about eight months ago, consumers have transportation options.
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.
If you’re going to garden organically around here, you’ve got to be tough—at least as tough as my friend Nancy, who confesses that the greatest pleasure of her summertime morning is to roam her dewy garden, waking up sleepy grasshoppers and flicking their heads off with her thumbnail.
Looking for the Printed Version?You can find a complete set of Texoma Living! Magazine in the library at Austin College.
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By Margie Morris on December 1, 2006
After 38 years of marriage, the doctors P.T. and Sara Swamy had discussed most every subject—including death. Sara’s mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, as well as her aunt, lived well past 90, and Sam, as Sara affectionately called her husband, was sure he would precede her in death, but a automobile accident took Sara’s life on June 17, 2005, the day after her 62nd birthday.
By Joe Munoz on December 1, 2007
Three heads, the torsos nowhere nearby, lie lined up on a bed in a small silver traveling trailer in a North Texas parking lot. Noggins from a child, an adult, and a senior citizen stare glassy eyed and grinning at anyone who walks in. This might be unsettling to some folks. For Tim Cowles it is another day at work.
By Special to TLM on September 1, 2008
It doesn’t look like a medical office, outside or in. The building is set back off East Lamberth in a cluster of trees, and if given only a passing glance, it could be mistaken for a residence. Just inside the front door is the old waiting room. It looks like what it is, or perhaps “was,” as no one uses it much anymore.