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Honor for Service

official portrait courtesy of Senator Boozman’s office
We recently marked the 77th anniversary of D-Day, the start of Operation Overlord that helped turn the tide of World War II. Like those who came before them and their successors, the men and women of the Greatest Generation were heroic yet ordinary people who were asked to do extraordinary things—and they did. … My dad was a waist gunner on B-17s during the war, and he continued his career serving our country in uniform for years afterward.

Good Evening TXK

photo by Matt Cornelius
Anyone who knows me knows how much I love taking baths! And when I say I love taking baths, I mean that 95% of my life is spent in the bathtub. There’s no way I could do justice to the euphoric feeling I get when I’m soaking my worries away in the bathtub through simply words alone, so I won’t even try.

A Sarine Thought… or Two

photo by Matt Cornelius
Even Then: A Reminder to My Teenage ChildWell, here we are at the stage of your life I have simultaneously anticipated with excitement but also feared to the Nth degree. I think I have had these feelings because I can still so vividly remember what it was like to be a teenager. Your infancy, toddler and small childhood consisted of your father and me shooting from the hip when relating to you because we had little to no memory of what it was like to be a baby.

If These Walls Could Talk

photo by Matt Cornelius
Coffee Pots, Baby Gates… and GrandparentsYou know those coffee pots that have a timer you can set the night before? We have one and it brings me such joy. I make the coffee each night before I go to bed and set a timer for it to brew at 6:30 every morning. It’s as if I have a little gift greeting me each morning, smelling lovely in its carafe fullness, saying, “Good morning, Liz. I hope you slept well. Here, I made this for you. Pour yourself a cup and let’s do this thing.” I don’t realize how much I love it until it’s broken, or I fail to set the timer and wake up to an empty pot.

The Monthly Mix

Tailgate Style

Whether it’s right outside the stadium or from the comfort of your own home, it’s time to cheer on your favorite team! Half of the fun of football season is tailgating. Your set up can be as simple or as elaborate as you like! I’ve gathered a few items that will get your tailgate party off to great start.


Sliding Into Home

photos by Matt Cornelius
When Kim and Randall Glass built their current home, their oldest son, James, was merely a toddler, and they were anxiously awaiting the arrival of their youngest son, Will. They knew planning for the future would be important for their growing family, so they designed a house that could grow and change over the years as the needs of their boys changed. … Situated on a ridge overlooking farmland, the Glass’ Tuscan home is both grand and welcoming. “We wanted to be in the city limits, and after looking at lots, the ridge’s view sold it,” Kim said.

Givenchy & Me

A former international top model, an esteemed vocalist of jazz and classical music, a Texarkana native, though well versed in world travels, Carol Miles, is soon to release a five-song album titled Givenchy & Me. … Her song, “Texarkana Cutie,” which she composed on her own, will be featured as well as her cover of “On a Little Street in Singapore.” A bonus song, “Christmas in Paris,” will also be included and both “Texarkana Cutie” and “Christmas in Paris” are written in English and French.

Lemonade Icebox Pie

INGREDIENTS … • 1 - 8 ounce cream cheese, softened … • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk … • 3/4 cup thawed lemonade concentrate … • 1 - 8 ounce container whipped cream … • yellow food coloring (optional) … • 1 graham cracker crust (recipe available at allrecipes.com) … In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and milk until smooth. Beat in lemonade concentrate. Fold in whipped cream and, if desired, food coloring. Pour into prepared crust. Cover and refrigerate until set. … As the summer months wind down, a great dessert can keep them cool and sweet.

Our family has embarked on a new and exciting journey. We have welcomed a new member to our crew! In early August, a 15-year-old German boy flew across the globe to join our family and live in Texarkana for the next eleven months as an exchange student! … People have asked me, “How in the world did this all come about?” I credit my friend Lacey McCulloch for helping to make it all fall into place. While spending the day together, Lacey mentioned she had received a text from Jayme English about hosting an exchange student.

Special Advertising Section Sponsored by Farmer's Bank & TrustA home is so much more than a place to stay. … If we are lucky, our homes are a place of safety and refuge from a world that can sometimes be stressful. It’s a place where the people who mean the most to us gather and share our life’s greatest moments. … For a time, a global pandemic transitioned us from busy lives filled with activities and destinations, back into the confines of our four walls.

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