These Soles Were Made For Gawkin'

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So a girl walks into a shoe shoppe on Michigan Avenue in Chicago. But this isn’t any regular shoe shoppe; it is a Christian Louboutin shoe boutique.  And this isn’t your regular gal; it is Michelle Manningham, a bubbly pink-haired Texan from Longview. 

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The Worthy Ones

HEALTH | FITNESS

The heat in Tyler can be brutal even in the fall, but especially in the scorching summer. While most are driving around with air conditioner and cold water on their way to and from work each day, there are still many in the area without the luxury of private transportation.

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For the Silent

HEALTH | FITNESS

For The Silent is changing the lives of girls and fighting sex trafficking with their belief that: hope is the only thing more powerful than fear. We must keep safe, and we must keep those around us safe.

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Back to School...The Modern Age

EAT | DRINK

While many parents are educated on how to stand up to a school bully; living in a virtually connected cyber world puts school bullies right in the child’s bedroom. Children no longer get the luxury of escaping the bullies when they come home from school. So how can parents keep their children safe this school year and prevent or intervene if they are being bullied – or bullying others?

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Illustrated Faith: The Art of Bible Journaling

STYLE | BEAUTY

I once heard that you could tell a book is well-loved by its dog-eared pages and notes in the margin. No book is more loved and revered than the Bible. Some of us have been taught to keep our Bibles in pristine condition as a form of respect but what if a verse pops off the page and grabs hold of you as if to say “Remember this!”?

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Tyler Texas Rocks

HOME | DESIGN

We all know Tyler, Texas rocks but April Roycroft has brought a new meaning to the word “rock” to East Texas. The Kindness Rocks Project has become a worldwide treasure hunt on Facebook. The basis is simple: paint a rock and leave it for someone else to find. In doing so, you spread kindness to unsuspecting recipients.

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Pets Fur People

HOME | DESIGN

The Humane Society was established in 1963 by concerned citizens after they visited our city’s animal pound.  At that time, animals were housed in one small building regardless of the health of the animals.  Control was turned over to the Humane Society in 1964 and the shelter opened its doors in 1968.  They housed animals from Animal Control agencies including Smith County, Tyler, Lindale, Bul

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Weird National Holidays

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When I was a kid, I remember sitting crisscross applesauce on my bed with a new planner, full of endless possibilities. I’ve always gotten excited about planning the future, but as I read the upcoming holidays listed on the calendar, I noticed one that puzzled me, made me laugh, and in later years made me question my sanity.

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Man About Town

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The Happy Mayor, The Happy Man, The Awesome Innovation Pipeline

The Mayor’s Tyler Innovation Pipeline (TIP) has been open for business about two months and a celebration was in order.  So, “the Man”, a TIP board member, threw’em a party.  The perfect place for a party is Happy’s Fish House where the motto is “Be Happy, Get Happy’s.” We did just that and got plum happy!

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Legends of the Call: 30 Years of the Tyler Cattle Barons’ Gala

HEALTH | FITNESS

On August 12, 2017, the Tyler area will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the American Cancer Society Cattle Barons’ Gala. Thirty years of past chairmen will be honored for their diligent service to the American Cancer Society in true East Texas style.

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Generation Zero

HEALTH | FITNESS

We are all fighting a battle; whether it is seen or unseen; a battle from the past or one to preserve the future. We fight for others, and amidst the war, sometimes, we find that the very thing we are fighting, has become a reality of our own. This reality is the story of Dr. Jim McAndrew, but it does not begin nor end with him. Dr.

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