Santa Visits Alliance Bank
Dec15

Santa Visits Alliance Bank

The annual photo opportunity and reception was today, December 15th, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. There was lots of smiles as kids excitedly met Santa. Families were able to get free photos with Santa Clause taken by Kylie Littlefield-Smith, Alliance Bank HR Assistant. While families waited for them to print, there were cookies, brownies, candy canes and punch provided by Alliance Bank for everyone to enjoy! One kid even tried to share his...

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Guaranty Bank Sponsors Dinner Bell
Dec13

Guaranty Bank Sponsors Dinner Bell

Guaranty Bank and Trust sponsored and served this week’s community meal at the First United Methodist Church. The meal included meat loaf, Mexican hominy, garlic green beans, garden salad, French bread as well as peach cobbler crisp and a sugar-free chocolate dessert.  If you or your business would like to participate in Dinner Bell, call FUMC at (903)...

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Sister Babyz Fashion Show: The Perfect Combination of Fun and Fashion
Dec10

Sister Babyz Fashion Show: The Perfect Combination of Fun and Fashion

Sister Babyz Fashion Show was held Saturday Dec. 9th and was a huge success. The popular Venue 219 was packed with standing room only. Local members from the community modeled creatively paired outfits. Plaids and velvet  trends as well as sparkly ideas for the holidays were highlights of the show. These new trends were matched with Sister Babyz staples of  sassy sweaters, distressed jeans, and miles of various boots and booties. It...

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Second Annual Christmas Market: Major Success
Dec09

Second Annual Christmas Market: Major Success

By Savannah OwensThe Second Annual Christmas Market was a huge success! There were many vendors out on Main Street, selling all sorts of Christmas gift items and cute home decor items. There were creative painted signs, wooden crosses, delicious smelling roasted Christmas nuts, coffee mugs, Dog biscuits, Stockings, Knit scarves, hand warmers, and hats!  There was even kids clothing, and  customizable earrings and jewelry. Not to...

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How To Save Money On Christmas Shopping This Year
Dec01

How To Save Money On Christmas Shopping This Year

Finding the perfect gift for one person is hard enough, but your family and all of your friends? Christmas shopping is difficult for many reasons, but the one that rises highest in most people’s mind this time of year is the financial cost. Save money this year with these helpful tips! 1. Download coupon apps and browser add-ons like honey. It scours the internet for cheat codes, discounts, and coupons, then applies them at...

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Dinner Bell Sponsored by Mother’s Culture Club
Nov29

Dinner Bell Sponsored by Mother’s Culture Club

The Dinner Bell’s return meal after Thanksgiving break was sponsored and served by the Mother’s Culture Club. The meal served was a  Mexican stackup, including tortillas and butter, sopapilla cheesecake, and a sugar-free butterscotch pudding. Dinner Bell is a free meal served at 11:45 on Wednesdays at the First United Methodist Church, and open to the whole community. If you or your business would like to be a part of the...

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Christmas in the Park: A Must See For All
Nov26

Christmas in the Park: A Must See For All

Christmas in the Park is at Heritage Park, 416 N. Jackson street. If you haven’t ventured out to check out Heritage Park mark your calendar for December 2nd. History, Snacks, Music, and Christmas combine to bring you a holiday experience like no other. Learn about printing presses, old fire engines, black smithing, and more. There are talented carolers, and in the old church building you can find amazing architecture and...

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Local Retailers Enjoy Brisk Business In Preparation for “Small Business Saturday”
Nov24

Local Retailers Enjoy Brisk Business In Preparation for “Small Business Saturday”

Many local retailers reported brisk business on Black Friday around Sulphur Springs, as they prepare for small business Saturday on November 25th.   Gourmet Kitchen & Co, at 213 Main Street, was bustling with folks Friday afternoon, as there was increased foot traffic around the downtown area.   Lou Nell’s Fashions, at 122 Lee Street, was also reporting increased activity on Friday.   Both stores were hoping for an increase...

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A Brief History of Black Friday
Nov24

A Brief History of Black Friday

By Savannah Owens The day after Thanksgiving, commonly called Black Friday and regarded as the first day for many people’s Christmas shopping.  The term was first used to describe a stockmarket crash in September of 1869. The first instances of the term “Black Friday” being used to describe the day after thanksgiving was in 1950’s Phillidelphia. Police officers worked non-stop to try and regulate the massive...

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Symphony League Auction: Huge Success
Nov20

Symphony League Auction: Huge Success

By Savannah Owens The Symphony League Auction was held on Saturday November 18th from 5:00-9:00 pm. There were a bunch of unique home items, great Christmas gifts, gift-certificates, tasty looking food items, and much more. Phones rang all night long as people called in to bid for items. Bill Owens, dressed as Uncle Sam, was one of the six people manning the phones and enjoying every minute the action.   A quilt was in high...

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