Janice Ann Rowe I heard the interview over Danny and Sean’s morning radio show with Dave Fenley about his making the second round in America’s Got Talent.  I visited with his mom, Theta Fenley, and found out that she and Elton had gone to Oklahoma to hear him in the show with Miranda Lambert and ...

BETTY HENDRICK Guest Columnist I have a good friend who is a professional oral story-teller. If the story is untrue, Glenda begins with “Once upon a time…”.  If, however, the story is factual, she begins by saying, “Let me share a memory with you.” At least two newspapers headlined the final sale of Temple-Inland to ...

GARY GORES One year has passed since the Design 4 Diboll (D4D) Committee was approved. The original charge: The committee would collect information, refine it and present opportunities for the City Council to adopt or amend. The committee would then help the Council with information on what other resources should be authorized, most likely: Economic ...

Carolyn (Sue) Hendrick Last week I shared the story of how we came to have five calves on our new farm.  I had bought them for $10.00 each and hauled them twenty miles in the trunk of my car.  They were tied and bagged in burlap.  After carefully laying each one down with their heads ...

Spending a week at Crystal Beach were Leslie and Patrick Richards, Brandi, Blaire, Carly and Jackson Lankford and Pat Garrett of Lufkin; Brad Reid of College Station; and Carole and Jim Giles and Kameron Conway of Longview. Jim and Patrick got a few “keepers” when they tried their hand at fishing while the others rode ...

Natalie Chambers, a high school senior who was home schooled and the daughter of Les and Merideth Chambers and granddaughter of Lois and Bob Chambers, has been accepted to the Lady Flames Swimming team at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.  Natalie is a Lufkin native who was on the Lufkin swim team at the Boys ...

This sounded really good so we are going to try it and see if it gets Bob’s thumbs up.  Pan-fried chicken breasts with a fresh cream dill spread and tomatoes and lettuce on toasty French bread.  So good with a glass of lemonade.   You can also grill your chicken breasts for extra flavor. Summertime Chicken ...

On July 4th, John Ralph and I took one of our scenic drives and drove to Mexia to visit former Dibollians, Jack and Gayle Beene. We found them in downtown Mexia at an antique tractor show. Out of a dozen tractors on display three of them were Jack’s that he had rebuilt. Jack is president ...

HAPPY THOUGHTS & PET PEEVES Carolyn (Sue) Hendrick There are many beautiful poems that are written about nature.  None of them hold a candle to the writer of the Book of Genesis as the Creation story is told.  It begins, “In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a ...

Did you know that this week was National Flag Week? Flag Day is celebrated each year on June 14 and commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on that day in 1777 by a resolution of the Second Continental Congress. I enjoy observing this holiday, and hope you do as ...