Cleburne Times-Review, Cleburne, TX

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  • DSC_0145.JPG Tractor Pull a hit in Godley

    In case you didn’t know it Godley is tractor country, as evidenced by the big turn out of one of Godley’s most popular annual events, the fourth annual HWH Godley Truck & Tractor Pull. 

    May 18, 2014 2 Photos

  • IMG_5309.JPG A close-knit unit

    It’s a common saying that Cleburne is built on tradition; it’s also common to see families that have been here for generations. For Mother’s Day, a family with five generation of daughters still living will be attending church and eating out at one of their favorite eateries in town.

    May 11, 2014 3 Photos

  • PHOTO.tif Larue Barnes: Threads of Love

    Mother’s Day. I remember dreading it. There were years of wanting a baby and attending baby showers for friends ... I was ashamed of the envy I felt inside. I cried during Johnson’s Baby products commercials. I only pretended to enjoy the typical conversations of hearing about another’s labor or what their baby had learned that week.

    May 11, 2014 5 Photos

  • photo.tif Valerie Ryals’ fiddling family affair

    What’s the difference in a fiddle and a violin? The kind of music you play with it.

    Valerie Ryals can play all kinds of music, on all kinds of instruments. But it’s the fiddle and fiddle music, especially Texas fiddle music, that are nearest and dearest to her heart. And she has been sharing her talents as a performer since her childhood and as a teacher since the mid-1980s.

    April 27, 2014 3 Photos

  • photo.tif On a roll

    For most of us, Corvettes are something we see rolling past in the fast lane. 

    But April 27, there’ll be a chance to get up close and personal when Burleson’s Lost Oak Winery hosts its annual Vines and Vettes show. 

    April 20, 2014 4 Photos

  • PHOTO1.tif The story of Leonard J. “Big Bear” Beal

    This article first appeared in the Sept. 10, 2006, edition of the Times-Review. The late Leonard J. “Big Bear” Beal of Grandview will be remembered with a museum under construction at the Chisholm Trail Outdoor Museum on U.S. 67.

    Bear, who lives near Grandview, 83, showed me around his place. Everything he had in storage was once a part of an old-time cabin museum, stagecoach depot, trading post and Indian village he built and operated in Torrance, Calif.

    April 13, 2014 3 Photos

  • C1.jpg That '70s Marriage

    Τwenty years ago they celebrated in Hawaii. But this go around Cleburne couple Gregory and Lorene DeGroat marked March 11’s momentous milestone in their relationship in a low-key manner.

    March 30, 2014 4 Photos

  • B1.jpg Improving the quality of life through art

    Walking into the main entrance of the old J.N. Long Elementary School, the walls of the main hallway are lined with tables filled with different pieces of art ranging from photographs to watercolor paintings.

    March 23, 2014 5 Photos

  • IMG_4401.JPG Improving the quality of life through art

    Walking into the main entrance of the old J.N. Long Elementary School, the walls of the main hallway are lined with tables filled with different pieces of art ranging from photographs to watercolor paintings.

    March 23, 2014 5 Photos

  • PHOTO.tif Jellystone formula for fun: Just add water

    North Texas Jellystone Camp-Resort in Burleson is hoping to make a splash this spring, when workers complete a $1 million water park expansion to its Pirate’s Cove.

    March 9, 2014 5 Photos

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