Bill Boyd was born near Ladonia, in Fannin County, in 1910. He learned to play guitar with cowboys around the campfire and broke into radio in Greenville in 1926. When the family moved to Dallas in 1929, Boyd took his guitar and singing style first to WFAA and then to WRR where first records of Bill Boyd and His Cowboy Ramblers were heard.
In 1934 he moved the band to San Antonio and had hits with “Under the Double Eagle” and “Going Back to My Texas Home.”
Bill Boyd and His Cowboy Ramblers grew to 10 musicians in the 30s, and eventually, as it must to all singing cowboys, Hollywood called. Boyd made six “B” oaters during the 1940s, including Raiders of the West and Prairie Pals.
Bill Boyd more or less gave up performing in the 1950s and became a popular DJ on WRR. He is in the Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame.
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By Dan Acree
On the third floor of a nondescript office building on the square in downtown Sherman, two brothers are doing their part to make sure you find Oreos on the shelf at Albertson’s.
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.
Anxiety and nervousness sometimes play a role in a dog’s behavior while it’s at the groomers, but Lamb’s persistence and consistency help ease new clients. “No muzzles here. Love, patience, and patience work 98 percent of the time. We like for a groomer to have the same dog each time, which helps them get comfortable and easier to handle. Biting is an occupational hazard, but we don’t keep aggressive dogs here.”
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By Edward Southerland on March 1, 2007
Bruce Graham doesn’t remember why he called the nursery he started almost 30 years ago “Twin Oaks.” As best he can recall there weren’t any trees on the property that inspired the name.
By Dan Acree on March 13, 2010
Young people don’t know to be fearful of things, so they tend to be bigger risk takers. Take texting and driving—simultaneously—for example.
By Jared Tredway on July 12, 2009
But the Hot Summer Nights events, like others in Texoma, remind us that we are part of a society. I for one am proud to be part of a community that celebrates itself with awesome programs like this. If you haven’t been, come down and take a look, grab a hot dog, and join in the fun. Its bound to be better than Thursday night TV. But even if its not, just TiVo it!