On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day the joy of the season, the magic of the season, the decorations, the trees, the family, and the gifts of the season will come to a high point for most families. There will be food, reunions, music, and presents. Afterward, children will ride new bikes, play new video games, […]
Texarkana, USA – December is a month full of fun holiday celebrations and traditions for loved ones to enjoy together. However, there are many children in the foster care system across northeast Texas and southwest Arkansas who do not have the same opportunities to experience a joyful holiday season. Due to circumstances that are no […]
LITTLE ROCK – Nearly a million people a year stop at one of Arkansas’ 13 welcome centers. The staffs answer a lot of questions about our state and work hard to see that our visitors feel welcome. Travelers often share personal stories with members of the staff. Once in a while, employees hear a story that […]
TEXARKANA, TX– The Texarkana, Texas Farmers’ Market will host its Fourth Annual Christmas Market from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Monday, December 4 in downtown Texarkana. The market will be held in conjunction with Main Street Texarkana’s Christmas Parade. The Christmas Market, located at 305 Texas Boulevard, will feature local vendors from the Ark-La-Tex region. […]
On books, Winston Churchill wrote “Let them be your friends; let them, at any rate, be your acquaintances.” And so it came to pass on the 25th of December, 2004, that I was introduced, at least in book form, to my good friend, the 37th President of the United States, Richard M. Nixon. Age […]
It’s hard to believe that within the next few hours Santa Clause will begin to make his rounds. He’ll start off with the countries in the dark first and work his way around the world. He will end his flight path somewhere in the islands around Hawaii. It is a magical time of the year […]
The holidays are often a time to rejoice, but some do not share the joyful feelings of the season. The shorter days of winter can bring a gloomy mood and the hype of the holidays can set unrealistic expectations, especially for youngsters. Children may feel sad or anxious around December for many reasons, including added […]
The greatest gift you can give others is a peaceful you. Everything else is secondary.
Loss can quickly change Christmas in the hearts of those who suffer its sting, from merry and bright to dark and dreary.
To all those who were there for me during these trying times and to all my brothers and sisters in arms, I reaffirm my loyalty and love for you.