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  • Gallery owner helps children with art WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) — On the sidewalk in front of her Brook Village art gallery, Rachel Liles scribbled a line from Picasso in bright yellow chalk.

    May 28, 2009

  • Couple turns to green power for their home HOUSTON (AP) — A Bach fugue spills into the high-ceilinged home of Dan and Adele Hedges. Crisp but welcoming, it's the perfect aural counterpoint to a place that softens sharp angles with warm woods and sunshine.

    May 13, 2009

  • Inmates learn art, companionship DALLAS (AP) — Tiny paper patches of red, lavender and turquoise were the only flashes of color in the locked room except for the gray and green outfits mandated by the state.

    May 11, 2009

  • Artist spearheads Texas border fort restoration SAN YGNACIO, Texas (AP) — Legends differ on the origins of the sundial over the arched gateway of the 1830s Trevino Fort, a cluster of timeworn buildings on the banks of the Rio Grande.

    April 30, 2009

  • North Texas botanical gardens a walk to enjoy WEATHERFORD, Texas (AP) — While Clark Gardens Botanical Park receives wide acclaim in its ninth public year, you might be surprised to find its co-founder, Max Clark, digging in the dirt on any given day.

    April 21, 2009

  • Teen learns how to deal with bees TYLER, Texas (AP) — Sixteen-year-old Kellie Lenamond pulls on her white bee suit and dons long leather gloves and a gauzy veil.

    April 13, 2009

  • Painting a picture of hard times SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) — Treasures?

    Lelia Pate finds them everywhere: estate sales, auctions, antique shops.

    April 7, 2009

  • Texans comfort each other in bouts with cancer JACKSONVILLE, Texas (AP) — By looking at them you wouldn't think Drew Durrett and Helen Davis have much in common — other than working at Southern Multifoods Inc. together for about a decade.

    April 2, 2009

  • Students build racer with difference HOUSTON (AP) — Off campus, she's just another driver in an anonymous Toyota Corolla.

    April 1, 2009

  • Truckers chapel helps spread the Lord’s message. LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — On a recent Sunday, inside what may be Lubbock’s smallest church, the Yamaha keyboard was set to demo like always. It was playing itself softly. There was a preacher there, a deacon, the preacher’s wife, and a reporter and a journalism student following the reporter for a class assignment.

    March 28, 2009

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