The third annual Texoma Living! Art Issue introduces our readers to a group of local artists whom, if you haven’t heard about already, you soon will. At least, that’s the consensus of our panel of experts, who selected them all as talents to watch.
William Wallace is a name that rings throughout Scottish history and now, thanks to Hollywood, the world. From Dehli to San Francisco people could tell you about this national hero of Scotland and his exploits against the English. But who was the real William Wallace?
Grant Chapman, 27, is Bonham’s Johnny Appleseed, and he slices and dices and fixes Apple computers at his family’s store on Bonham’s Center Street. Grant, dad Bill and mom Margie, have been in Bonham just over a year, and they have built a good business around fixing PCs and Macs by mail order.
There’s a great story behind the grand prize in a fundraiser to benefit the Child & Family Guidance Center of Texoma. Gerald Knox bought a rare 2003 Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle Road King motorcycle. He kept it preserved as a collectible with just 18 miles on the odometer. When Knox decided this summer to relocate out of the area he donated the bike to the Guidance Center to raffle for charity.
Slaid Cleaves is often referred to as a “songwriter’s songwriter,” which is code for the fact that his voice isn’t exactly melodious.
Chuck Allen Floyd has been on the road for what he says seems like forever, crisscrossing Texas and Oklahoma promoting “Livin’ Like a Rock Star (in a Honky Tonk Band)” the first single from his debut full-length album.
Three hundred-plus guests and sponsors gathered at Austin College’s Wright Center to show what can be done when a group of committed women put their heads together. Janet Ventura and her committee organized and put on a mid-week luncheon and silent auction that was spectacular by any standard.
Julie Ellis Starr and Dr. Rebecca Bryant hosted a reception for Norman Bennett at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Sherman. Bennett, long a Sherman teacher and one of the stalwarts of the Sherman Community Players, is moving to West Texas to be closer to family. Starr, Bryant, and members of the Sherman High School Classes of 1966 and several others were on hand to say good-bye to their long-time friend and mentor.
The 12th Annual Denison Art & Wine Renaissance: Passport to Cognac at the Old Katy Depot signaled a resurgence of this “must attend” event. With the change of venue, back to an indoor event, more than 500 Texomans attended, dressed to the nines and ready to enjoy the evening.
The 53rd Annual Sherman Service League Charity Ball was held in March, at Tanglewood Resort. This year’s theme was Casino Royale, and guests were treated to Vegasstyle décor, a lavish buffet, professional gaming tables and music by Groove Academy. The proceeds went to benefit the Service League’s 17 sponsored organizations, including the Children’s Advocacy Center, […]