It’s easy to see that Margaret Dennis-Wade and Richard Wade are in love with the combined home and office they built at Judson Road and Yates Drive — even though not everyone believed in Margaret’s vision when she first floated the idea.

Truth: I am closing out the last edition of Charm and View magazines for 2020 with a giant sigh of relief. I’ve never been so happy to see a year drawing to a close. (I need all the good Baptists in the back to give me a loud “Amen.”)

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Imagine driving to a much anticipated event in downtown Longview, maybe Downtown Live or the Christmas parade. You stop for a red light. Your foot’s on the accelerator because you can’t wait to get there. Minutes go by and the light’s still red. Minutes turn to hours, then days and months. T…

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Miki Dougherty grew up watching her father help East Texas families whose children face a serious or life-threatening illness. Those experiences motivated her to pursue a degree in special education, and to dedicate her life to helping others.

To my daughter on the eve of your 4th birthday,

If there’s one thing Jay Jay Jao would want you to know, it’s that ramen isn’t just a shrink-wrapped package of dried noodles for money-strapped college students.

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Ripped from their African homelands to toil and die under horrific conditions in the United States, the enslaved ancestors of most Black Americans had few places where they could find consolation, encouragement, support and at least temporary relief from their woes.

There was a time when nine people lived in Leisha Kidd-Brooks’ small three-bedroom, one bath home in Longview. The mother of three not only cared for her own children, she took in other children to provide them with a safe, happy home — even when it meant not knowing how she was going to pay…

The writer’s heart in Patty Wiseman was born in first grade when she learned to read. Career, family and other factors delayed its bloom for decades, but now it’s flourishing even as she navigates new challenges.

This serial story is an alternative view of actual Texas history. Created with fiction, this six-installment series will reveal an imagined view of the early days in East Texas and the grit and vision of Longview’s founding family, Margaret and O.H. Methvin.

As the world endures the COVID-19 pandemic, medical staff at hospitals, clinics and public health departments have become the selfless superheroes of our day.

Family nurse practitioner Debbie Mahoney is one of those superheroes, though she’s been fighting death and disease at home and abroad for more than 20 years.

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This serial story is an alternative view of actual Texas history. Created with fiction, this six-installment series will reveal an imagined view of the early days in East Texas and the grit and vision of Longview’s founding family, Margaret and O.H. Methvin.

For 78 years, “Rural East Texas” has been telling a bigger story than just the scenes it depicts from its spot above an office door in the downtown Longview post office lobby.

Robert (Bob) Holloway Sr. remembers playing dominoes with his grandmother, Lizzie Methvin, in the three-story house that once sat on Rock Hill on what is now Center Street in Longview.

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Shanna Spence had a dream.

Not only a dream of someday being a published author, but also, quite literally, she had a dream that became the inspiration for her first book.

Educators. Business owners. Mothers. Women who were first. Women who shaped churches and started organizations that still benefit Longview.

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Millions of people across the globe deal with conditions that affect the skin and hair. Acne is a skin and hair ailment that, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, is the most common skin condition in the United States.

When I was a kid, my dad, Clarence Hammer, told me and my siblings that he joined the Army during the Vietnam war to avoid the draft. He had started college in Missouri but couldn’t afford the books so dropped out of school. Knowing the draft was next, he beat Uncle Sam to the punch.

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Chances are you’ve heard of the keto diet. Its popularity has soared in recent years, adding it to the list of diets many people try, especially in the New Year. The keto diet is founded on the belief that when your body is in a state of nutritional ketosis -- a metabolic state in which fat …

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Gingerbread cookies and houses are one of the many symbols of the holiday season, alongside Christmas trees and twinkling lights. In fact, few confections symbolize the holidays more so than gingerbread.

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Cookies and other baked treats are everywhere come the holiday season. It's not uncommon to give cookies as gifts or arrive at holiday gatherings with cakes and other decadent desserts.

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If you are like many people, your winter wardrobe requires a bit of extra care. Between fine cashmere sweaters, favorite woolen outerwear and your snazziest cocktail attire, your special care garments should look as crisp at the end of the season as they do today.

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During the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it's all too easy to let self-care slip off your radar. However, it's important for your health that you prioritize your well-being, so you can enjoy the season with family and friends. If you burn yourself out with all the cooking, shoppin…

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Each year, the holiday season brings a flurry of entertaining. From hosting a houseful of out-of-town relatives to formal sit-down dinners to impromptu get-togethers, chances are your schedule - and your home - is brimming with activity.

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Wow your friends and family by using a wood pellet grill and smoker to create every dish on your holiday party menu this season.

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When Inga Lam of BuzzFeed's Tasty, the world's largest social food network, gets going in the kitchen, she makes sure to consider all aspects of her baking process when creating the perfect treat. As a Tasty Creator, Inga is known for showing budding chefs how to sharpen their skills and liv…

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Before you know it, you're knee-deep in preparing for holiday celebrations and family visits. If you're hosting guests with allergies - and you have pets - you have a few more things to consider when getting your home guest-ready. No problem! Here are eight cleaning tips to help allergy-proo…

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Holiday hosts toil for hours to create lavish meals everyone will enjoy. It's not uncommon for Thanksgiving tables to be covered with more food than guests can conceivably (and comfortably) consume. Leftovers are the norm, but without a plan for what to do with leftovers, food can spoil or e…