For my money, Cackle & Oink on Texoma Parkway in Sherman is the best sit-down BBQ place in the area. My opinion is that for BBQ at its best you can’t beat a top notch stand, joint, or shack. But when it comes to a comfortable place to sit and enjoy a plate of ribs or pulled pork, Cackle & Oink is the place.Continue Reading →
“When I was 12, I began studying under Silvio Scionti, and he taught me how to make music come alive,” said John Sutton Shelton in an interview in 2003. Shelton was a child prodigy at the piano. During his senior year at Sherman High School, Shelton won a music contest that earned him a chance to play with the Houston Symphony.Continue Reading →
Question: What’s the difference between a “bowl” of soup and a “cup” of soup? Answer: About two dollars. Twenty-plus years ago I was joking with a waitress and asked that question. The older woman with dozens of years waiting tables and dealing with table clowns like me left the table and returned with two empty bowls: A typical soup cup, and a standard low profile soup bowl.Continue Reading →
The filets are breaded rather than battered, and the result is catfish that is flaky inside and out. A full order is four pieces so there is no going away hungry, and the filets are sweet and pure white. If you like your catfish crunchier and drier, tell ‘em to “burn it.” The tartar sauce and cocktail sauce that are made in Huck’s kitchen are as fresh as the hush puppies and coleslaw, and you can’t have catfish without hush puppies and coleslaw. It’s probably a law or something.Continue Reading →
– The odds of a successful, long-term romantic relationship increase by the square of the level of initial hostility between the two parties involved.- Once you think you have killed a monster, you would best be advised to do it again; otherwise it will come back to life.Continue Reading →
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.”Continue Reading →
When Patti and Mike Morgan built a home on the lake, they decided to rely on their own experience and creativity rather than on outside help. Mike has been in the construction business for forty-six years and is a real estate developer, so the experience was a given.Continue Reading →
Snow peas can be found easily during the summer months and are delicious in salads or as a side dish.Continue Reading →
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The wars on opposite sides of the world fought by Charles Baum of Whitesboro and Leonard Riley of Denison were very different, but both were extraordinary examples of courage, steadfastness, and faith. Theirs are two of those sixteen million stories, and they bear remembering.
Gina Vicars’ consignment shop has been marking down high priced-items for 18 years. All garments are brand name and are newer rather than older. If it’s out of style, it’s out of here.
By Dan Acree
Why do radio stations have commercials?
Same reason cars have license plates: revenue. Some people think radio stations get paid for the music they play. I wish. In fact, we have to pay an annual fee to the writer and the publisher of each song. Advertising makes the record go’round.
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 Joe Munoz on December 1, 2008
The rattle of the alarm echoed across the area, signaling a chlorine leak from a storage tank at the large industrial plant in Grayson County. As the men encased in the special gear that gives them the look of moon-walking astronauts went about the very serious job of dealing with the problem, a company representative standing a safe distance from the scene remarked.
By Edward Southerland on August 28, 2009
Bill Douglass, whose fifteen-store Lone Star chain has been the cutting edge of the convenience business for more than a decade, making Sherman, Texas a world leader in mini-mart innovation.