My Best Summer

Summer seemed longer when we were young. It stretched from the end of May into the far distant September, and the prospect of using up that apparently endless collection of days seemed almost impossible. Each week seemed like a month, each month like a year.

Touring Texas Gardens

Texoma Living! Magzine senior editor, Master Gardener, author and newspaper columnist Jessie Gunn Stephens has organized a new guidebook to the gardens in Texas into her new book Touring Texas Gardens. At 270 pages, it is a handy reference book showing the reader how to discover the “best kept secret in Texas.” Texas has lots to offer, whether it is the elaborate Japanese Gardens in Fort Worth or San Antonio, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, or the cacti gardens in Alamo or Hale Center.

Lake Texoma Is Back

From a satellite’s point of view, Lake Texoma resembles a rough-around-the-edges dragon. Last summer the dragon escaped the shoreline that held it captive for 64 years. But raging whitewater didn’t pour over Denison Dam, it was a creeping, relentless flow.

Top Down

When the newly restyled Chevrolet Bel Air arrived in showrooms it was an instant success. More than 1.5 million 1956 Bel Airs were produced, making it a remarkable success and one of the most recognizable American cars of all time. Denison’s Milton McAllister was 13 years old, but in his memory the Bel Air’s graceful front and rear wheel openings, […]

That’s Home Entertainment

Just before our deadline for this issue, one of the most important trade shows of the year was wrapping up in San Francisco, CA. The Pacific Coast Builders Conference is where custom designers go to see the very latest tech gear for the home. Spread out over more than three city blocks, 700-plus exhibitors show their stuff—lots and lots of very cool stuff.

Remembering Dr. Sara

After 38 years of marriage, the doctors P.T. and Sara Swamy had discussed most every subject—including death. Sara’s mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, as well as her aunt, lived well past 90, and Sam, as Sara affectionately called her husband, was sure he would precede her in death, but a automobile accident took Sara’s life on June 17, 2005, the day after her 62nd birthday.