This recipe is kind of like “buy one and get one free.” It is a combination of pound cake and a coffee cake….so I guess you could say it would be “make one and get one free.” Coffee Cake Pound Cake   Pecan Streusel: prepare first   1/2 cup flour 1 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/4 ...

SANDRA POULAND Wesley McClain (Diboll class of 2009) and the University of Houston golf team received their Conference USA golf championship rings at a ceremony during the UH vs. Brigham Young football game at Reliant Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 19. The 2012-13 golf team placed first in the CUSA golf tournament in Texarkana last April. ...

Now is the when our players need support On Sunday a young man got injured in a football game and a bunch of jerks cheered. This just sucks. Our Houston Texans are having a tough year. Our Diboll Lumberjacks are having a tough year, also. We are young, very young, and these kids and their ...

TRENT ASHBY State Representative With early voting beginning October 21, our office has been getting a lot of questions about the proposed constitutional amendments, especially Proposition 6.  For those who are not familiar, Proposition 6 is the proposal that will be on the November 5th ballot that creates a constitutionally dedicated account to fund the ...

SHEILA’S POTPOURRI Sheila Scogin Frances Gesford Johnson of Irving and her daughters Patsy and Wanda came through after attending a reunion and stopped by to see us. I was so disappointed to find a note at the door especially when Beamon and I hardly go anywhere. Sorry we missed you girls and stop by again! ...

Janice Ann Rowe The long awaited baby girl has arrived! Analeigh Grace Watkins was born Oct. 12, weighing 6 pounds 14 ounces. Her proud parents are Tara and Brent Watkins. Analeigh was 19 inches long.  Grandmother is Ann Watson. * * * Nancy Winston, daughter of Callie and Randy Winston, is engaged to Kirk Henson, ...

Judicious & Delicious With Judge Esther Barger We have really learned to appreciate homemade soup when the weather turns cooler.  It makes a great supper when you serve it with some bread and a salad.   Here is a recipe for a hearty one. Cheeseburger Soup 1/2 lb. ground beef 3/4 c. chopped onion 1/2 cup ...

Sandra Pouland Louise (Stanland) Ellison is still excited about seeing six of her grandchildren on a recent trip to Alabama. Her daughter, Stacy Kilgore, and her niece, Shirley Ivey, did most of the driving on the 12-plus-hour trip. Lois Ellison also went along on the trip. They let Lois out in Birmingham to stay and ...

Judicious& Delicious With Judge Esther Barger Nothing says fall liked baked apples…..here is a great recipe that I guarantee will have your house smelling wonderful! Honey-Spice Baked Apples 6 large Golden Delicious, Ida Red or Rome apples ¼ cup chopped walnuts ¼ cup packed light brown sugar 2 TBSP. butter, softened ½ teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 ...

Beamon and I were in Dr. Terry Well’s office to get our flu and pneumonia shots and were lucky enough to visit with everybody who works there. Joyce Edwards, Casey Kennidy, Cheryl Wells, Valli Jones, Frances Felts and Lulla Adams were getting us prepared to ward off unwanted germs during the winter. * * * ...