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Small Town Tour
‘The Kitchenette’ Adds a Homemaker’s Touch to an Atlanta Tradition
What happens when one woman’s dreams unite with a decades old tradition? In Atlanta, Texas, a new brand of hardware store is born.
Savor Downtown Atlanta’s Newest Culinary Sensation at Luigi’s Italian Cafe
Without a doubt, food brings people together. Locally owned eateries are the center of activity in Atlanta’s historic downtown district, and Luigi’s Italian Café is quickly becoming the destination of choice.
Discover East Texas Wine Country Just Minutes From Downtown Atlanta
Almost since the beginning of time, wine has been closely linked with mankind’s history. Whether bound in myth to Bacchus in Rome, used by the church in communion, or simply poured during celebrations of life like weddings or anniversaries, many of us enjoy a smooth glass of wine tim…
Who Is the Most (In)Famous Family in Texas?
As we’ve visited various communities on our small town tour, we’ve introduced you to some of the founding fathers who first settled the region. Cities and towns have been named after many of them, and yet these people have been largely unknown to many despite the fact that their family members’ hist…
Volunteer Firefighters Brave the Fire in Parker, Texas
The ranch is eerily quiet and horridly hot, even if it is after midnight on an August night. Suddenly the silence is shattered by the sounds of nervous livestock, fighting to get free from the restraints of the barn walls. Looking out the window, your heart stops as flames leap in the distance, gain…
Tales from the Grave – Unraveling Mysteries of the Dead at Dalby Springs Cemetery
Like many of the towns we’ve visited on our Small Town Tour, Dalby Springs is rich in history. But some of its story is related by an unexpected source.
Faith Runs Deep at Dalby Springs
As I’ve traveled across the Ark-La-Tex, it is increasingly evident how important religion and God are in the lives of local residents. This is also true in a little community called Dalby Springs, just 11 miles south of Dekalb on the western side of Bowie County.
7 Things You Never Knew About the Hooks Family Tree
Historical facts frequently get lost over time. But thanks to the extensive records kept at the genealogy section of the Hooks Public Library, I discovered some fascinating facts about the Hooks family tree and the small town’s humble beginnings.