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  • Proud of East Texas: Duane Allen

    Proud of East Texas: Duane Allen

    Monday, August 18 2014 12:11 AM EDT2014-08-18 04:11:40 GMT

    A string of top hits over the years has established the Oak Ridge Boys as one of the most famous and accomplished groups in the history of country music. One of the primary reasons for the group's longevity is lead singer Duane Allen, who has just been inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame.

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    A string of top hits over the years has established the Oak Ridge Boys as one of the most famous and accomplished groups in the history of country music. One of the primary reasons for the group's longevity is lead singer Duane Allen, who has just been inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame.

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  • Proud of East Texas: Brians Family Music

    Proud of East Texas: Brians Family Music

    Sunday, August 10 2014 8:34 PM EDT2014-08-11 00:34:12 GMT
    Michelle's album "This Is My Day" has been five years in the making, but generations of musical talent and experience made it all possible.More >>
    Michelle's album "This Is My Day" has been five years in the making, but generations of musical talent and experience made it all possible.More >>
  • Proud of East Texas: Franklin Roosevelt Perkins

    Proud of East Texas: Franklin Roosevelt Perkins

    Monday, August 4 2014 12:18 AM EDT2014-08-04 04:18:15 GMT
    Franklin Roosevelt Perkins is a true quarter horse legend. In love with horses since he was a baby, Perkins has created a pure bloodline from the famous quarter horse of the 1960's "Poco Bueno." More >>
    Franklin Roosevelt Perkins is a true quarter horse legend. In love with horses since he was a baby, Perkins has created a pure bloodline from the famous quarter horse of the 1960's "Poco Bueno." More >>
  • Proud of East Texas: Shellie O'Neal

    Proud of East Texas: Shellie O'Neal

    Saturday, July 19 2014 11:13 PM EDT2014-07-20 03:13:10 GMT
    Shellie O'Neal never met the remarkable Fanny Crosby, who lived from 1820 to 1915, but she becomes the blind songwriter in her one-woman show "This is My Story, This is my Song."As theater director at Navarro College, O'Neal has written, directed and acted in many plays, but "This is My Story", which she has performed 55 times in Texas, Washington D.C. and New York City, is her first one-woman show.Copyright 2014 KLTV. All rights reserved.More >>
    Shellie O'Neal never met the remarkable Fanny Crosby, who lived from 1820 to 1915, but she becomes the blind songwriter in her one-woman show "This is My Story, This is my Song."As theater director at Navarro College, O'Neal has written, directed and acted in many plays, but "This is My Story", which she has performed 55 times in Texas, Washington D.C. and New York City, is her first one-woman show.Copyright 2014 KLTV. All rights reserved.More >>
  • Proud of East Texas: Glenda Mae's Daylily Farm

    Proud of East Texas: Glenda Mae's Daylily Farm

    Saturday, July 12 2014 8:20 PM EDT2014-07-13 00:20:35 GMT
    Thousands and thousands of daylily blooms color the landscape as far as you can see at Glenda Mae's Daylily Farm, located between Edom and Calendar Lake.More >>
    Thousands and thousands of daylily blooms color the landscape as far as you can see at Glenda Mae's Daylily Farm, located between Edom and Calendar Lake.More >>
  • Proud of East Texas: McPeak Orchards

    Proud of East Texas: McPeak Orchards

    Saturday, July 5 2014 11:27 PM EDT2014-07-06 03:27:21 GMT
    McPeak Orchards is now a three generation family affair with three generations of customers as well. More >>
    McPeak Orchards is now a three generation family affair with three generations of customers as well. More >>
  • Proud of East Texas: Candles by Victoria

    Proud of East Texas: Candles by Victoria

    Monday, June 16 2014 12:21 AM EDT2014-06-16 04:21:18 GMT
    Victoria Elliott started making candles fifteen years ago simply because she loved them and couldn't find any that suited her.More >>
    Victoria Elliott started making candles fifteen years ago simply because she loved them and couldn't find any that suited her.More >>
  • Proud of East Texas: Grand Saline Salt Festival

    Proud of East Texas: Grand Saline Salt Festival

    Monday, June 9 2014 12:06 AM EDT2014-06-09 04:06:09 GMT
    The East Texas town of Grand Saline celebrates its salt heritage June 12th through the 14th at their annual Salt Festival.More >>
    The East Texas town of Grand Saline celebrates its salt heritage June 12th through the 14th at their annual Salt Festival.More >>
  • Proud of East Texas: Waldo Way

    Proud of East Texas: Waldo Way

    Monday, June 2 2014 12:18 AM EDT2014-06-02 04:18:03 GMT
    Just a short drive down County Road 2482 in Mineola will take you to the beautiful Waldo Way Dairy Farm. More >>
    Just a short drive down County Road 2482 in Mineola will take you to the beautiful Waldo Way Dairy Farm. More >>
  • Proud of East Texas: Mercedes Boots

    Proud of East Texas: Mercedes Boots

    Monday, May 26 2014 12:32 AM EDT2014-05-26 04:32:10 GMT
    Boot lovers throughout the.country flock to the little town of Ben Wheeler to get custom boots made by the iconic Mercedes Custom Boot Makers. More >>
    Boot lovers throughout the.country flock to the little town of Ben Wheeler to get custom boots made by the iconic Mercedes Custom Boot Makers. More >>
  • Proud of East Texas: Gaston Museum

    Proud of East Texas: Gaston Museum

    Saturday, April 26 2014 11:46 PM EDT2014-04-27 03:46:34 GMT
    When the Daisy Bradford #3 oil well blew in on October 3, 1930, East Texas, and in some ways the world, was changed forever .Keeping that legacy alive is the goal of the Gaston Museum. More >>
    When the Daisy Bradford #3 oil well blew in on October 3, 1930, East Texas, and in some ways the world, was changed forever .Keeping that legacy alive is the goal of the Gaston Museum. More >>
  • Proud of East Texas: Bill Williamson

    Proud of East Texas: Bill Williamson

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:52 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:52:14 GMT
    Bill Williamson describes himself as "one of the most prolific unknown artists ever to come out of East Texas".More >>
    Bill Williamson describes himself as "one of the most prolific unknown artists ever to come out of East Texas".
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  • Proud of East Texas: Rangerette Showcase Museum

    Proud of East Texas: Rangerette Showcase Museum

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-04-21 21:15:52 GMT
    Almost three quarters of a century of Rangerette history is on display at the Rangerette Showcase Museum on the Kilgore College Campus.More >>
    Almost three quarters of a century of Rangerette history is on display at the Rangerette Showcase Museum on the Kilgore College Campus.More >>
  • Proud of East Texas: Bruno's

    Proud of East Texas: Bruno's

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-04-21 21:07:04 GMT
     Bruno's Restaurant in Tyler has been satisfying East Texan's taste for great homestyle Italian food since 1976.More >>
     Bruno's Restaurant in Tyler has been satisfying East Texan's taste for great homestyle Italian food since 1976.More >>
  • Proud of East texas: Running the River

    Proud of East texas: Running the River

    Proud of East texas: Running the River

    Monday, March 24 2014 12:00 AM EDT2014-03-24 04:00:15 GMT
    "Running the River: Secrets of the Sabine" by journalist Wes Ferguson and photographer Jacob Botter explores the river some have described as "dangerous, mysterious and even evil."The two first published their experiences in a series of newspaper articles in the Longview News journal. An editor at Texas AM Press asked Ferguson and Botter to expand their writings and photos into a book."Running the River": Secrets of the Sabine" is the first book of its kind to explore the people, history and ...More >>
    "Running the River: Secrets of the Sabine" by journalist Wes Ferguson and photographer Jacob Botter explores the river some have described as "dangerous, mysterious and even evil."The two first published their experiences in a series of newspaper articles in the Longview News journal. An editor at Texas AM Press asked Ferguson and Botter to expand their writings and photos into a book."Running the River": Secrets of the Sabine" is the first book of its kind to explore the people, history and ...More >>
  • Proud of East Texas: Ann and Isidor Saslav

    Proud of East Texas: Ann and Isidor Saslav

    Tuesday, February 18 2014 6:39 PM EST2014-02-18 23:39:28 GMT
    World renown violinist Isidor Saslav and pianist Ann Saslav mad beautiful music together for over half a century.More >>
    World renown violinist Isidor Saslav and pianist Ann Saslav mad beautiful music together for over half a century.More >>
  • Proud of East Texas: Game Face Update

    Proud of East Texas: Game Face Update

    Sunday, January 26 2014 11:51 PM EST2014-01-27 04:51:42 GMT
    By Joan Hallmark joanhallmark@kltv.com In January of 1013, Doug Marshall appeared on ABC's "Shark Tank." The appearance was to change his life. During the past year, the Game Face Company has grown fromMore >>
    During the past year, the Game Face Company has grown from a small company in an East Texan's garage to a big company with new offices and international distribution.More >>
  • Proud of East Texas: Literacy Book

    Proud of East Texas: Literacy Book

    Sunday, January 19 2014 11:53 PM EST2014-01-20 04:53:27 GMT
    By Joan Hallmark joanhallmark@kltv.com The newly published book Back in the Day: a collection of Holiday Stories, was written by students in one of the Literacy Council of Tyler's classes. The book wasMore >>
    The newly published book Back in the Day: a collection of Holiday Stories, was written by students in one of the Literacy Council of Tyler's classes.More >>
  • Proud of East Texas: The Ezekiel Airship

    Proud of East Texas: The Ezekiel Airship

    Sunday, January 12 2014 11:54 PM EST2014-01-13 04:54:38 GMT
    By Joan Hallmark joanhallmark@kltv.com Even though you won't find The Ezekiel Airship in history books, it did make history in a powered flight in September of 1902, more than a year before the WrightMore >>
    Even though you won't find The Ezekiel Airship in history books, it did make history in a powered flight in September of 1902, more than a year before the Wright Brothers flew at Kitty Hawk.More >>
  • Proud of East Texas: Chinn Guitar Project

    Proud of East Texas: Chinn Guitar Project

    Friday, January 10 2014 12:14 PM EST2014-01-10 17:14:00 GMT
    By Joan Hallmark joanhallmark@kltv.com Tara Chinn is the inspiration for "the Chinn Guitar Project," which has given away hundreds of guitars to hospitals, schools and individuals. The project beganMore >>
    Tara Chinn is the inspiration for "the Chinn Guitar Project," which has given away hundreds of guitars to hospitals, schools and individuals.More >>
  • Proud of East Texas: Merritt's "Tater House"

    Proud of East Texas: Merritt's "Tater House"

    Sunday, December 29 2013 11:47 PM EST2013-12-30 04:47:57 GMT
    By Joan Hallmark joanhallmark@kltv.com A.P. And Susie Merritt have turned a 1903 "Tater House," originally built to store sweet potatoes, into a rustic, unique mansion. When the Merritts bought the propertyMore >>

    A.P. And Susie Merritt have turned a 1903 "Tater House," originally built to store sweet potatoes, into a rustic, unique mansion.More >>

  • Proud of East Texas: Jordan's Plant Farm

    Proud of East Texas: Jordan's Plant Farm

    Sunday, December 22 2013 11:40 PM EST2013-12-23 04:40:17 GMT
    By Joan Hallmark joanhallmark@kltv.com 37 years ago, the Jordan family began selling plants out of the back of the family truck. That enterprise has grown to encompass over 200 greenhouses, an old fashionedMore >>
    37 years ago, the Jordan family began selling plants out of the back of the family truck.More >>
  • Proud of East Texas: Lindale Candy Company

    Proud of East Texas: Lindale Candy Company

    Sunday, December 15 2013 11:48 PM EST2013-12-16 04:48:56 GMT
    By Joan Hallmark joanhallmark@kltv.com When Terry Cochran and his sister Tracee McCaslin bought Lindale Candy Company earlier this year, they were buying the store, founder Jim Witherow's recipes andMore >>
    When Terry Cochran and his sister Tracee McCaslin bought Lindale Candy Company earlier this year, they were buying the store, founder Jim Witherow's recipes and an East Texas tradition.More >>
  • Proud of East Texas: Kerry Dugger

    Proud of East Texas: Kerry Dugger

    Sunday, December 8 2013 11:55 PM EST2013-12-09 04:55:06 GMT
    By Joan Hallmark joanhallmark@kltv.com Master Craftsman Kerry Dugger just loves working with wood, whether it's hand making new pieces or making something old new again. While hand crafting may seem aMore >>
    Master Craftsman Kerry Dugger just loves working with wood, whether it's hand making new pieces or making something old new again.More >>
  • Proud of East Texas: Sitton Ducks

    Proud of East Texas: Sitton Ducks

    Sunday, December 1 2013 11:40 PM EST2013-12-02 04:40:07 GMT
    By Joan Hallmark joanhallmark@kltv.com For the past 39 years, Bob Sitton, Director Emeritus of the SFA Alumni Association has been hand crafting "Sitton Ducks." His water fowl decoys are owned by peopleMore >>

    For the past 39 years, Bob Sitton, Director Emeritus of the SFA Alumni Association has been hand crafting "Sitton Ducks."More >>

  • Proud of East Texas: Taylor Heard Update

    Proud of East Texas: Taylor Heard Update

    Sunday, September 22 2013 11:49 PM EDT2013-09-23 03:49:50 GMT
    By Joan Hallmark joannhallmark@kltv.comIt's been a busy year for Taylor Heard since she won last year's John Ritter Tribute Showcase" in Carthage.  As the winner of the Showcase, she's represented theMore >>
    It's been a busy year for Taylor Heard since she won last year's John Ritter Tribute Showcase" in Carthage.More >>
  • Proud of East Texas: The Stand

    Proud of East Texas: The Stand

    Sunday, September 15 2013 11:46 PM EDT2013-09-16 03:46:50 GMT
    By Joan Hallmark joanhallmark@kltv.comStephan Du Toit was only ten when he immigrated to the U.S. From South Africa in 1995. The son of dairy farmers, he developed a strong work ethic early on and heldMore >>
    Stephan Du Toit was only ten when he immigrated to the U.S. From South Africa in 1995. He held down a variety of jobs before opening "The Stand" in Gresham.More >>
  • Proud of East Texas: East Texas Arboretum

    Proud of East Texas: East Texas Arboretum

    Sunday, September 8 2013 11:47 PM EDT2013-09-09 03:47:49 GMT
    By Joan Hallmark joanhallmark@kltv.comThe East Texas Arboretum, located just outside of Athens, was an old trashed out truck farm when it was purchased in 1993. Thanks to vision and hard work, the 100More >>
    The East Texas Arboretum, located just outside of Athens, was an old trashed out truck farm when it was purchased in 1993.More >>
  • Proud of East Texas: Chief Bowles

    Proud of East Texas: Chief Bowles

    Sunday, September 1 2013 10:36 PM EDT2013-09-02 02:36:51 GMT
    By Joan Hallmark joanhallmark@kltv.comThe Battle of the Neches, the last battle between Cherokees and Texans was fought in Van Zandt County in 1839.  It was a tragic battle that most historians believeMore >>
    The Battle of the Neches, the last battle between Cherokees and Texans was fought in Van Zandt County in 1839.More >>
  • Proud of East Texas: Tommie Ritter Smith

    Proud of East Texas: Tommie Ritter Smith

    Sunday, August 25 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-08-26 03:58:04 GMT
    By Joan Hallmark joanhallmark@kltv.comWhen Tommie Ritter Smith moved back to her native Carthage to head up the Chamber of Commerce, she began looking for a unique, one of a kind tourist attraction. SheMore >>
    When Tommie Ritter Smith moved back to her native Carthage to head up the Chamber of Commerce, she began looking for a unique, one of a kind tourist attraction.More >>
  • Proud of East Texas: Tom Perryman: Pioneer of the Year Award

    Proud of East Texas: Tom Perryman: Pioneer of the Year Award

    Sunday, August 18 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-08-19 03:45:24 GMT
    By Joan Hallmark joanhallmark@kltv.comFor 66 years, award-winning broadcaster and legendary DJ Tom Perryman, has been playing country music and connecting with his fans. Young unknowns like Elvis Presley,More >>
    For 66 years, award-winning broadcaster and legendary DJ Tom Perryman, has been playing country music and connecting with his fans.More >>
  • Proud of East Texas: Texas Courthouse

    Proud of East Texas: Texas Courthouse

    Sunday, August 11 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-08-12 03:42:39 GMT
    By Joan Hallmark joanhallmark@kltv.comBilly Smith and his wife have traveled over ten thousand miles throughout Texas visiting and photographing Texas Courthouses. A love for the courthouses' history andMore >>
    Billy Smith and his wife have traveled over ten thousand miles throughout Texas visiting and photographing Texas Courthouses.More >>
  • Proud of East Texas: Mineola Documentary

    Proud of East Texas: Mineola Documentary

    Monday, August 5 2013 12:07 AM EDT2013-08-05 04:07:17 GMT
    By Joan Hallmark joanhallmark@kltv.comAt the age of 93, Mineola's Select Theater is the oldest continuously operating theater in Texas. The theater, which has shown thosands of movies over the years, nowMore >>
    At the age of 93, Mineola's Select Theater is the oldest continuously operating theater in Texas.More >>
  • Proud of East Texas: Cupit Brothers

    Proud of East Texas: Cupit Brothers

    Sunday, July 28 2013 11:57 PM EDT2013-07-29 03:57:05 GMT
    By Joan Hallmark joanhallmark@kltv.comBuster and Jacky Cupit are golf legends featured  in the "Sports Legends of Gregg County" display at the Gregg County Historical Museum through August 17th.  The LongviewMore >>
    Buster and Jacky Cupit are golf legends featured  in the "Sports Legends of Gregg County" display at the Gregg County Historical Museum through August 17th.More >>
  • Proud of East Texas: Tom Mallory

    Proud of East Texas: Tom Mallory

    Sunday, June 16 2013 11:48 PM EDT2013-06-17 03:48:29 GMT
    By Joan Hallmark joanhallmark@kltv.com At the age of 89, Tom Mallory is still performing, as he has for over three quarters of a century. This pioneer of Western Swing has played with some of the top musicians in the country and now has been inducted into the Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame. Mallory's career in music began early, with radio, live performances,and recordings. But when others like his friend Johnny Gimble went on to become famous, Mallory chose his family over fame. For over 2...More >>
    By Joan Hallmark joanhallmark@kltv.com At the age of 89, Tom Mallory is still performing, as he has for over three quarters of a century. This pioneer of Western Swing has played with some of the top musicians in the country and now has been inducted into the Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame. Mallory's career in music began early, with radio, live performances,and recordings. But when others like his friend Johnny Gimble went on to become famous, Mallory chose his family over fame. For over 2...More >>
  • Proud of East Texas: Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

    Proud of East Texas: Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

    Sunday, June 2 2013 11:52 PM EDT2013-06-03 03:52:47 GMT
    By Joan Hallmark joanhallmark@kltv.com The Texas Freshwater Fisheries in Athens is a place to "catch some memories." There's a big pond for free fishing and in the visitor center you'll discover life under the water of Texas streams, ponds and lakes. Feeding the giant catfish and watching the diving show are among favorite activities for the more than 60,000 visitors who come here each year. Of course the gators and pre-historic species alligator gars get plenty of attention to. The Fisheries...More >>
    By Joan Hallmark joanhallmark@kltv.com The Texas Freshwater Fisheries in Athens is a place to "catch some memories." There's a big pond for free fishing and in the visitor center you'll discover life under the water of Texas streams, ponds and lakes. Feeding the giant catfish and watching the diving show are among favorite activities for the more than 60,000 visitors who come here each year. Of course the gators and pre-historic species alligator gars get plenty of attention to. The Fisheries...More >>
  • Proud of East Texas: Dalton's Thunderbirds

    Proud of East Texas: Dalton's Thunderbirds

    Sunday, May 26 2013 11:54 PM EDT2013-05-27 03:54:17 GMT
    By Joan Hallmark joanhallmark@kltv.com1957 was the year John Dalton graduated from High school and began dreaming of someday owning a fabulous American-made Ford Thunderbird. But it wasn't until he was nearing retirement from the Air Force that he was able to indulge his boyhood dreamsNow, Dalton owns over three thousand T-Birds. Granted, most are small models that range from intricate scale models to Hot Cars and Avon bottles shaped like T-Birds.. Dalton is a member of the Arkla-Tex Bayou Bi...More >>
    By Joan Hallmark joanhallmark@kltv.com1957 was the year John Dalton graduated from High school and began dreaming of someday owning a fabulous American-made Ford Thunderbird. But it wasn't until he was nearing retirement from the Air Force that he was able to indulge his boyhood dreamsNow, Dalton owns over three thousand T-Birds. Granted, most are small models that range from intricate scale models to Hot Cars and Avon bottles shaped like T-Birds.. Dalton is a member of the Arkla-Tex Bayou Bi...More >>
  • Proud of East Texas: Tours of Tyler

    Proud of East Texas: Tours of Tyler

    Saturday, May 18 2013 11:55 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:55:43 GMT
    George Jones loves to show people around the wonders of East Texas.  So it seems he was the perfect person to found Tyler's first tour company "Jerico's Tours of Tyler."  While Jones offers a variety ofMore >>
    George Jones loves to show people around the wonders of East Texas.  So it seems he was the perfect person to found Tyler's first tour company "Jerico's Tours of Tyler."  While Jones offers a variety ofMore >>
  • Proud of East Texas: Tye Sheridan

    Proud of East Texas: Tye Sheridan

    Saturday, May 11 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-12 03:43:59 GMT
    Elkhart High School sophomore Tye Sheridan has acted with some of the most famous "A-Listers" in film. Tye was only 11 when he beat out ten thousand other Texas kids to play Jessica Chastain and Brad Pitt'sMore >>
    Elkhart High School sophomore Tye Sheridan has acted with some of the most famous "A-Listers" in film. Tye was only 11 when he beat out ten thousand other Texas kids to play Jessica Chastain and Brad Pitt'sMore >>
  • Proud of East Texas: Hatfield Restorations

    Proud of East Texas: Hatfield Restorations

    Saturday, April 27 2013 11:47 PM EDT2013-04-28 03:47:57 GMT
    Proud of East Texas: Hatfield RestorationsBy Joan Hallmark     At Hatfield Restorations in Canton you'll find everything from old junkers to cars driven by royalty. Gary Hatfield, who bought his firstMore >>
    At Hatfield Restorations in Canton you'll find everything from old junkers to cars driven by royalty.More >>
  • Proud of East Texas: Deborah Burkett

    Proud of East Texas: Deborah Burkett

    Monday, April 8 2013 10:23 AM EDT2013-04-08 14:23:54 GMT
    By Joan Hallmark,Quilting is a centuries old art that has long brought families and friends together.      Many east Texans still remember quilting frames hanging from the ceilings of our grandparentsMore >>
    By Joan Hallmark,Quilting is a centuries old art that has long brought families and friends together.      Many east Texans still remember quilting frames hanging from the ceilings of our grandparentsMore >>
  • Proud of East Texas: Sammie Barney Home

    Proud of East Texas: Sammie Barney Home

    Monday, April 1 2013 5:34 PM EDT2013-04-01 21:34:50 GMT
    By Joan Hallmark joanhallmark@kltv.com The very first time Sammie Barney drove through the little town of Golden, it felt like a homecoming. When she stepped into a century old building housing an artMore >>
    The very first time Sammie Barney drove through the little town of Golden, it felt like a homecoming.More >>
  • Proud of East Texas: Lago Del Pino

    Proud of East Texas: Lago Del Pino

    Monday, April 1 2013 5:34 PM EDT2013-04-01 21:34:50 GMT
    By Joan Hallmark joanhallmark@kltv.com Mix a little history and a bit of mystery with a family's dream and the result is Tyler's newest gourmet restaurant, the beautiful Lago Del Pino", located on CRMore >>
    Mix a little history and a bit of mystery with a family's dream and the result is Tyler's newest gourmet restaurant, the beautiful Lago Del Pino.More >>
  • Proud of East Texas: Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders

    Proud of East Texas: Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders

    Monday, April 1 2013 5:34 PM EDT2013-04-01 21:34:49 GMT
    By Joan Hallmark joanhallmark@kltv.com The year 1960 saw the birth of the Dallas Cowboy Football Franchise and the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders. Two women, both from East Texas, have developed the cheerleadersMore >>
    Two women, both from East Texas, have developed the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders into the cultural icons they are today.More >>
  • Proud of East Texas; "the Kings of Gettin' Em"

    Proud of East Texas; "the Kings of Gettin' Em"

    Monday, April 1 2013 5:34 PM EDT2013-04-01 21:34:49 GMT
    By Joan Hallmark joanhallmark@kltv.com "The Kings of Getting 'Em" airs on the Sports Channel, available in 35 million homes across America. The "Kings" are oral and maxillifacial surgeon Dr. Andy MackMore >>
    "The Kings of Getting 'Em" airs on the Sports Channel, available in 35 million homes across America.More >>
  • Proud of East Texas: Wayne Collins

    Proud of East Texas: Wayne Collins

    Sunday, March 17 2013 11:39 PM EDT2013-03-18 03:39:19 GMT
    By Joan Hallmark joanhallmark@kltv.com Wayne Collins is a member of UFO, which stands for "United Flying Octogenarians." At the age of 88, Collins has set several world flying records, been a member ofMore >>
    Wayne Collins is a member of UFO, which stands for "United Flying Octogenarians."More >>
  • Proud Of East Texas: The Hat Doctor

    Proud Of East Texas: The Hat Doctor

    Monday, March 11 2013 12:07 AM EDT2013-03-11 04:07:18 GMT
    By Joan Hallmark joanhallmark@kltv.com Working out of his shop, The Hat Doctor, in downtown Ben Wheeler, Rex Fleming is one of only a handful of custom hat makers still left in he entire country. AfterMore >>
    Working out of his shop, The Hat Doctor, in downtown Ben Wheeler, Rex Fleming is one of only a handful of custom hat makers still left in he entire country.More >>
  • Proud of East Texas: Monty Graham

    Proud of East Texas: Monty Graham

    Sunday, March 3 2013 11:59 PM EST2013-03-04 04:59:37 GMT
    By Joan Hallmark joanhallmark@kltv.com Monty Graham describes himself as a "Cowboy Artist." That's a good description since he's been breaking, training, riding and drawing horses all his life. AlthoughMore >>
    Monty Graham describes himself as a "Cowboy Artist."More >>
  • Proud of East Texas: Leesburg General Store & Cafe

    Proud of East Texas: Leesburg General Store & Cafe

    Sunday, January 20 2013 11:42 PM EST2013-01-21 04:42:08 GMT
    By Joan Hallmark joanhallmark@kltv.com The population of Leesburg keeps getting smaller an smaller and yet, the town has a spirit that refuses to die. The Leesburg Community has been around for over aMore >>
    The population of Leesburg keeps getting smaller an smaller and yet, the town has a spirit that refuses to die.More >>
  • Proud of East Texas: John DeFoore

    Proud of East Texas: John DeFoore

    Sunday, January 6 2013 11:48 PM EST2013-01-07 04:48:51 GMT
    By Joan Hallmark joanhallmark@kltv.com To describe John DeFoore as a "guitar teacher" is a vast understatement. His famous students, which include such stars as Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, CaseyMore >>
    To describe John DeFoore as a "guitar teacher" is a vast understatement.More >>
  • Proud of East Texas: Windridge

    Proud of East Texas: Windridge

    Tuesday, November 27 2012 10:27 AM EST2012-11-27 15:27:45 GMT
    Former horse trainer and jockey Margo Dewkett opened Windridge Therapeutic Equestrian Center in 1988. During its 24 year existence, over a hundred thousand children with disabilities have been helpedMore >>
    Former horse trainer and jockey Margo Dewkett opened Windridge Therapeutic Equestrian Center in 1988.More >>
  • Proud of East Texas: C.J. Russell

    Proud of East Texas: C.J. Russell

    Friday, October 5 2012 10:37 AM EDT2012-10-05 14:37:40 GMT
    At Trinity Valley Community College's Homecoming in Athens October 12th and 13th, 65 years of Cardinal Cheerleading will be celebrated.More >>
    At Trinity Valley Community College's Homecoming in Athens October 12th and 13th, 65 years of Cardinal Cheerleading will be celebrated.More >>
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