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From the monthly archives: March 2009

Tamale Man: Nabor Quiroz

On March 20, 2009 By

Nabor Quiroz is a celebrity in the world of handmade homemade tamales. His wife and daughters are in charge of production and he is the company’s primary distribution channel. Known also as “Tamale Man,” Quiroz has been peddling tamales in Texoma from the back of his SUV for more than a decade. Now the family is opening a permanent business in Van Alstyneat the site of the Elmont Farmers Market.

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More Productive?

On March 13, 2009 By

Some pundit on radio had the nerve to say that American workers must be more productive if we are going to get this nation back on its feet. Exactly what does that mean? I’m obviously clueless as to how much can actually be done in a typical 10-12 hour day. By the time I head home in the evening my mind is ready to explode. How about you?

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Red Velvet Cake

On March 1, 2009 By

Gay Hilbert and her husband of forty-seven years, Charles, retired to Tanglewood in 1996 after living in the Metroplex. The Hilberts are members of St. John the Apostle Episcopal Church in Pottsboro and deliver Meals on Wheels. “I love to bake cakes for special occasions, especially for church functions,” she said. She’ll bake you a cake if you wish, for a fee, a $30 donation to the church building fund.

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Odds Are

On March 1, 2009 By

The odds of winning reveal FOB has only a 1-in-100,000 chance to win a cool prize. More encouraging was the claim that we had a 99,997-in-100,000 chance to win $2. Not even FOB will drive 45 minutes to get $2—not with the price of gas what it is.

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Justice of the Peach?

On March 1, 2009 By

It was meant to be a simple gesture of New Year greetings to his constituents. But someone forgot to proof the ad (hum..sounds familiar). The substitution of an “h” for an “e” made for a humorous moment of Dogberryism.

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Steve’s Bees

On March 1, 2009 By

“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.

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We Get Letters

On March 1, 2009 By

There seems to be quite a following for Texoma Living! in Fannin County, as we received many positive comments about your coverage.

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While Marie Antoinette gets credit for the “Let them eat cake” line, it is doubtful that she ever said it. And if she did say it, it is doubtful that she was referring to what we call cake. (That “she didn’t, but if she did” construction is called pleading in the alternative for you fans of arcane legal practices.) But I digress.

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Wolfman Jack Back Story

On March 1, 2009 By

Dan Acree’s story about living in Oklahoma and listening to distant radio signals brought back a flood of memories—all good—of growing up in Tulsa. I also discovered the Wolfman on XERF-AM and tuned in Larry Lujack (WLS-AM), William “Hoss” Allen (WLAC-AM) and many others. Was there a better time for radio? I don’t think so. Nothing can replace the DJ talking to you and spinning the 45s.

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Sunday School

On March 1, 2009 By

Sunday School has a rich tradition in my denomination, The United Methodist Church. Even before the Sunday School movement started, our founder, John Wesley, formed spiritual accountability groups called Holy Clubs, which practiced spiritual disciplines of prayer, study, and mutual care for one another, When Methodism came to America, the Sunday School movement was taking hold in a number of denominations, and it became an essential part of the ministry of the Methodist church.

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