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Happy October, my bookish ghouls and goblins! For this month's book review, I picked a thriller from a popular author who is new to me. It is just the book to usher us into the spooky season. What is not to love about a thriller? The pages practically turn themselves, and a clever author can keep you guessing until the end. There is nothing quite like the gasp at the end of the book when it unexpectedly comes together. We need to think of a word for that. "Ending gasp" seems too long. Help a sister out!

Running Toward the Competition

(L-R) Kassidy Arnold, Tonijiah Nard, Eric Winkler, Derek Coleman, Zephaniah Black, Zechariah Black, Ja’Traven Keener, Rhyan Rigsby, El’Lanah Black, Meisha Johnson. photo by Chelsey Gillion & Tyrone Dodson
Endurance… Strength… Agility… Teamwork... These are not just words. They define the aspirations of some of Texarkana’s most talented young athletes. Coach Henry Black established the Black Mambas track team three years ago to teach Texarkana’s youth to run toward competition and to never shy away from it. Coach Black aspires to provide kids the opportunity to see a bigger world, and he is using this age-old sport to open the door. … The Black Mambas team works on leadership, discipline, and integrity through strenuous practices and accountability.

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I remember exactly where I was the day I got a text from my friend, Sarah Cooper, that Heritage Home Health & Hospice had created a new job position, the first of its kind. She thought I would be perfect for the job. You rock, Sarah! She told me I should apply for the job as soon as possible, but I was nervous. Up until this point, I had only worked retail jobs. What the heck did I know about home health or hospice? It was 2020, and I felt pretty lost at the time, just wandering aimlessly through life. I was trying to find some solid footing.

National Read a Book Day: What Are You Reading?

Happy National Read A Book Day! … One of my favorite questions to ask anyone I encounter is, "what are you reading?" Alternatively, it is one of my favorite questions to answer as well. Most of the time, I have an audiobook going and a book in hand. Currently: listening to Present Over Perfect by Shauna Neiquist and reading The Summer of Broken Rules by K.L.Walther. … It is no secret that I listen to most of the books I read. I heard an episode of the Armchair Expert podcast hosted by Dax Shepard and Monica Padman that completely shifted my mindset.

Peace, Love, and Pickleball

photo by Matt Cornelius

With the popularity of pickleball on the rise, this homeowner could not help but combine her family’s love for tennis with the recent pickleball craze to build a pickleball court in their backyard. According to USA Pickleball, 4.8 million Americans play pickleball, and the sport has gained double-digit growth every year for the past five years. With this in mind, the homeowners added the pickleball amenity to their already eclectic and adventurous backyard.


Good Evening TXK

photo by Matt Cornelius
September could not be a better time for me to write this article because exactly one year ago this month, I finally faced my fear of moving out for the first time on my own. I faced the fear of failing, of making a mistake, and of not being able to manage my money, and I finally moved into my own apartment! Update: I still cannot manage my money, but I made it a solid year on my own and enjoyed every second of it. … I want to let you in on a little secret.

My Game for Life

August marks National Golf Month. Local golf pro Sam Wacha developed a love for the game at an early age with her father. With experience in playing Division I college golf and taking a journey with the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), Sam shares her experience and passion for golf. … What a dream job it might be to play a sport for a living. Better yet, what a dream to play GOLF for a living! While this is completely true, the road to accomplishing it is an incredibly challenging and rewarding process.

Hawk Hunters: Lady Tigers Bounce Back in Rivalry Matchup

Story courtesy of Texas High School Tiger Times Sports Editor Kaylin Williams. Photos by Braylen Garren.The Lady Tigers defeated the Pleasant Grove Lady Hawks 3-1 Aug 23, 2022. … The Tigers got off to a very slow start in the beginning of the first set, not gaining any momentum through the duration of the set. … Texas had multiple missed serves, hitting errors and miscommunication errors, ultimately beating themselves. … Pleasant Grove stayed disciplined on defense and came up with a few big kills.

Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow

When a book comes into my orbit multiple times, I embrace it as a sign of destiny. My choice for the August book review was like that. It popped up in a few Instagram stories from fellow book lovers and then directly in a text from a good friend who knows my taste. Doesn't it feel good to be known? In an effort to keep things fresh, I posted on my social media that I would be reviewing this book and invited my friends to read along. … The book is Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin, and it turned out to be exactly the book I had been searching for all summer.

There's Always Something Too Good To Read

I write this article from my hotel room overlooking midtown Manhattan with Grand Central Station and the Chrysler Building an arm's length away. The juxtaposition to Carrie Bradshaw fuels my creativity and spurs nostalgia deep in my soul. What a 2004 pipe dream. "You can't leave New York! You're the Chrysler Building!" —Carrie Bradshaw … Some months, I crank a book review piece out effortlessly and early. Other times, I wait for inspiration to arrive, and it did in the form of a spontaneous trip to New York City. Do you know when the stars align and everything falls into place perfectly?

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