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

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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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85 Summer Road Trippin' Destinations

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You must be trippin’ this summer … road trippin’ that is!  Texas is so big that you don’t have to travel far this summer to experience the vacation of a lifetime. Pick one section of the state and get ready for a fun filled road trip. With help from reader feedback, we’ve broken down the 85 best spots to stop while cruising under the big, open Texas sky.

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Save the Mayfair

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Location is everything. The Art Deco Mayfair Building nestled in Tyler, Texas was set up for greatness.  Built in the late 1920’s by local Sam R. Hill Construction Company, to serve as a multipurpose building. Often referred to as the “Opera House,” the Mayfair was a midpoint from Shreveport and Dallas providing various opportunities for entertainment in Tyler.

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10 Budget-Friendly Ways to Spruce Up Your Front Porch for Summer

HOME | DESIGN

Summer is finally here, and that means more time spent outside, with family, waiting for the sun to finally go down. Long days spent relaxing on the front porch, drinking sweet iced tea and watching passers-by are not just summer activities – they’re a southern tradition.

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The Fragrance of Freedom

STYLE | BEAUTY

“Did I hear someone say, Liberty?”

What does FREEDOM mean to you?  And Liberty? Freedom is personal.  So is our liberty.  It is civil.  Isn't that liberty?  It is political.  Yes, liberty reigns.  It is religious.  Yes, liberty to worship.

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