It’s a Gusher!!!

It’s a Gusher! By Verlie Edwards Have you ever experienced something that stuck in your mind forever? I bet the answer is a big YES! I know that’s how it is for me. I don’t remember how old I was, maybe between 6- and 8-years-old when I witnessed something few have...

Lagniappe

By Shelley Anne Friend Lagniappe (pronounced LAHNYAP) means giving a little something extra. In business, it is sometimes “a small gift given a customer by a merchant at the time of a purchase.” For example, when you order a dozen baked goods and the baker gives...

Happy Spring

Spring begins Another year as life supposes Where seeds emerge from depth and shallow Breaking open to come alive The nurtured ones surely crest the soils embrace Taking happy breathes as life renews its pace For you and for me new creatures sure as we Continue to...

Love Is In The Air

By Kathy Strain This weekend was special for our son Kenneth because he proposed to his sweetheart, McKenna, the love of his life.  He lives in Idaho and is attending college there. While we’re all missing him here in Texas, I’m still glad he went to Idaho. He loves...

#butterflykisses

We are starting a periodic feature called #butterflykisses that recognizes someone who is making a difference in the lives of others. April 2, 2018 Our first #butterflykisses goes to Caitie Whelan‘s Lightning Notes. The purpose is to “help us move the...

SXSW: More than Entertainment

SXSW is more than entertainment  By Kathy Strain Austin, Texas is still in the recovery mode from the annual South By Southwest (SXSW) invasion. People came from all over the world to enjoy music, movies, technology, and gaming. I was one of the estimated 300,000...

I Vote Early

When I was young, my (Shelley’s) father was a big advocate for early voting.  He helped people get their absentee ballots if they were sick, frail or didn’t have transportation to the polling places in our county.  And, he worked hard to push to change the...