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Posts by: Leslie J Cummins

Horror House

On October 1, 2010 By

Tucked away off Taylor Street in Sherman is a hidden house of horror. Next door to a snow cone stand, and within sight of Fairview Park, the old Anderson Slaughterhouse has been gutted and transformed into its own spookier, creepier twin.

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Talk to the Horses

On September 4, 2010 By

“What you’re looking for is a partnership when you train them,” he said. “The horse responds to what you ask freely and without resentment, willingly. When you break horses, you’re breaking their will. They do the job but they don’t do it willingly. He [the horse] needs to be part of it. You need to be able to express what you want in a way the horse understands.”

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Alaskan Adventure

On August 26, 2010 By

Texoma Living! Monthly will be following the exploits and adventures of Charles and Jody Allen of Denison, owners and operators of the Alaska Expedition Company, and three Texoma area young men who are working as guides at the Driftwood Lodge. Patrick Erwin and Justin Maresh join veteran guide Brent Eubanks as they host visitors to the lodge in the Alaskan wilderness along the Tsui River.

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Digging U.S. 75

On August 8, 2010 By

Solitary squares cut out of the pavement one by one have prompted rumors that TXDOT was frittering away stimulus money by repairing twelve foot sections of highway one at a time, or even that the soil under the Grayson County roadbed was unusually unsupportive and was being studied by scientists. A grain of truth sprouts most rumors, but this time the collective wisdom is way off the mark.

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Alan and Sheila Hardin left Grayson County when Alan’s job evaporated. Now the pair is back in town. This time as owners of Palio’s Pizza Café, which opened in July at Sherman Town Center. Back in the eighties Alan worked for T.A. Reynolds, a hotel management company in Sherman.

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Lifeguard

On August 4, 2010 By

A lifeguard’s work is never done. What does it take to keep your cool at the pool? TLM caught up with two local lifeguards, a rookie and an eight-year veteran, to find the ins and outs of this traditional summer job. Sara Bilyeu, the rookie, is sixteen and a Sherman High School junior. She is a member of the SHS varsity swim team.

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Meals on Wheels

On August 4, 2010 By

Senior hunger is on the rise, with the number of at-risk citizens expected to increase 75 percent by 2025. Texas ranks fourth highest in the nation for number of elderly citizens at risk of hunger, with rural areas being slightly more affected than urban. Meals on Wheels confronts these trends that affect the elderly citizens of Texoma.

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Lightning Bugs

On August 4, 2010 By

Running through the dusk with an empty jar, trying to catch a fleck of living light has long been a part of summer memories for children enchanted by the light show that goes on in the countryside at twilight. Called lightning bugs in the South, fireflies in the North, luciérnagas in Spanish, and mouches à feu in Cajun, the beetles of the lamprydae family are complex creatures worthy of investigation.

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