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Hometown Guardian

November/December
2017

There is a story about a flower that once grew in an open field. As time went by, a town was built around the flower and the open field became a sea of concrete.

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These Soles Were Made For Gawkin'

September/October
2017

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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85 Summer Road Trippin' Destinations

July/August
2017

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.

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A Collaboration for Change: The Women's Fund of Smith County

May/June
2017

The Women’s Fund of Smith County was created in 2007 as a collective giving and grant-making circle, with a mission of leveraging the philanthropic capacity of women as a catalyst for positive change. Kristen Seeber began her role as President/CEO of The Women’s Fund in January of 2016.

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First Monday Second Chance

March/April
2017

Vendors and shoppers alike have been coming from all around to the First Monday Trade Days in Canton, Texas.  It all began, 150 years ago, as a result of a circuit court judge stopping in Canton to hold court, every first Monday of each month.

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True Measure of Success

January/February
2017

Tim Tebow is arguably a household name, and it's not difficult to understand why. The beloved athlete is a two-time national champion, first round NFL draft pick, Heisman Trophy winner and multi-sport athlete, but his credentials don't end there.

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TURKEY & PIGSKINS

November/December
2016

Some things just go together like peanut butter and jelly. For example, peas and carrots. Or how about Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie … oh wait, scratch that. At this time of the year, there is nothing  like pumpkin pie and cornbread dressing.

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A League of Our Own

September/October
2016

"Recognizing a need for organized volunteer service in a rapidly growing city with ever-changing needs, 13 civic-minded women met in February of 1950 to make preliminary plans for the organization of the Tyler Service League.

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IT'S NOT PERSONAL ... IT'S JUST BUSINESS

July/August
2016

If you know Jason Preston, you probably either love him or hate him. He’s a big dude with an even bigger personality. He sports a Mohawk. He physically takes up space. He also drives a jacked up Ford Excursion that floats above an extreme lift kit, which is perched on top of four gigantic tires.

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BOXED GOURMET: THE NEW FOODIE WAY

May/June
2016

Dinner prepared nightly at home, from peak-fresh ingredients with exotic spices, and served piping hot by 7 p.m., has become a modern day fantasy land populated by human beings whose lives must be unrecognizable to the most of us. WHO HAS THE TIME?

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