As we are passing the middle of January, we know we are in the middle of the winter dearth.
QUESTION: Several days ago, I had a small kitten that came to my yard for a few days. I called the animal control line. It was off duty when I called, and the lady assured me she would try to find someone to get that cat that day. I called the day it was open and asked them about it. They to…
If it crawls, slithers, hisses or jumps, chances are it will be at the H.E.R.P.S. East Texas Exotic Reptile and Pet Show this weekend at the Longview Exhibit Building.
Thanks to a proliferating number of streaming networks, TV shows aren't exactly in short supply these days. But amid the flashy new thrillers and slow-burn sagas, it can be comforting to return to the old stalwarts: network sitcoms and dramas.
Be kind. Just be kind. Did you get that? BE KIND! Mr. Rogers said it, your kindergarten teacher said it, your mother and father said it (as you were in the middle of a sibling squabble).
To braise or not to braise, that is the question. Whether ‘tis nobler in the kitchen to prepare vegetables with low heat and little moisture, or to use another technique from one’s culinary bag of tricks, and, with a scorching pan or rapid boil, cook them?
One of my key life-hacks is to cook extra of whatever I am having for dinner so I have the makings of a quick meal the following day. It takes no real effort to add another fish fillet or two to a sheet pan to roast, double a stew or soup recipe, or bake an additional couple of sweet potatoe…
Roast chicken smells like home. It is the smell of a communal meal, of care and love that goes into thinking ahead and dry-brining a chicken, and of showing someone you’re willing to put in a little effort on a sleepy Sunday.
Blood donors needed: The Carter BloodCare Donor Center, 3080 N. Eastman Road, Suite 112, in Longview, has been remodeled to better serve donors’ social distancing needs. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and Friday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday; and 9:30 a.m. to …
Director Doug Liman was on a call with screenwriter Steven Knight and producer PJ van Sandwijk in July when they started wondering what it would be like to make a movie about the current moment IN the current moment.
Silver Paws, a nonprofit agency that provides healing through animal-assisted activity and therapy programs, is seeking volunteers to help at our facility as a greeter, program assistants and fundraisers and event assistance. We are always looking for new therapy animal teams who are ready t…
Kaylin Portillo Chavez and her boyfriend, Cameron Ervin, started planning in June of 2019 for the occasion that would follow a year later: their college graduations and five-year anniversary.
PEORIA, Ill. — No matter how intricate the art or meaningful the message, Andrew Hattermann says his studio’s work comes down to one simple thing: Beauty.
Times of economic and political turmoil have the predictable effect of turning people to the garden plot, principally to generate food but also to remain grounded in uncertain periods.
Dear Neil: I need help preparing my raised bed gardens’ soil. Each January when I rototill I have to break it open with a pick, then rent a mid-sized tiller to loosen it enough to mix in a purchased blend of composted topsoil, manure compost, red sand and aged sawdust. I also add a yard of m…
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. — A story and a handwoven coverlet are all that bear witness to the life of an unnamed woman who lived as a slave on a Montgomery County plantation sometime about 1850.
ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Sometimes, the consolation needed during someone’s most difficult time — the death of a loved one — can come simply from petting a dog.
Six days a week, the members of Team Lioness rise at 5 a.m. and head off to work near Amboseli National Park in Kenya. In the dry and dusty savannah, the women are rarer than the elephants, zebra, giraffes and lions that roam the land.
If you’ve ever received news of the death of a loved one, you know the feeling: full-body grief that hits you from the inside out. You may breathe more rapidly or feel nauseous; your blood pressure may rise.
QUESTION: A friend of mine whose son works for Lindale ISD said the school district received COVID vaccines and he was vaccinated. Does this fall into the guidelines of the people who are supposed to be receiving vaccines in the first tier? I thought it was just first responders and people o…
PITTSBURGH — Before Jerry Falwell, Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, Joel Osteen, Archbishop Fulton Sheen and famous radio evangelists such as Father Charles Coughlin and Aimee Semple McPherson, there was Edwin Van Etten.
ROME — Pope Francis changed church law Monday to explicitly allow women to do more things during Mass, granting them access to the most sacred place on the altar, while continuing to affirm that they cannot be priests.
LYNCHBURG, Va. — Lindsay Terwilliger said animals have a tendency to “choose” their owners, which she believes all of her animals have done with her.
The new Esquire Players theater group had to learn their new play “The Voice of the Prairie” faster than director Michael Powell likes in order to perform it later this week.
"Bridgerton," Netflix's saucy new Shondaland period drama, is a fun and popular escape - one that you might binge your way through in a few days or even hours.
Just as everything is somewhere (when I lose my keys, phone, glasses), I try to remind myself that probably none of these has vanished into thin air, so are we all somewhere in our journeys.
I am not crazy for soup like some people. They could eat it every day, long for it and rave about the latest soup recipe they’ve discovered. For me, other than gumbo, which I’ll eat any day, any time, soup is a seasonal thing, an occasional dish, and the occasion is usually because it’s cold…
When you think about traveling somewhere in the United States, you go prepared knowing the sports team, the signature dishes, and the cultural and historical landmarks. If you’re really thorough, you toss in a regional slang word or two. But the distinct charms of cities and entire states ca…
Count me among the people who pat themselves on the back when they carefully pack away food in the freezer, knowing there’s something to cook and eat in the future. That, my friends, is only half the battle. Of course, there’s the whole issue of remembering what’s actually in there (I’ve bee…
How exciting to think of a full-size tree locked up within each seed still clinging to the branches of sugar maples, hornbeams, oaks, sycamores and other trees at the end of summer.