Category: Features

My Auntie Linda, a Katherine Hepburn

My Auntie Linda: singer, model, flight attendant

Amy Beth Kretsinger When I think of Auntie Linda, I am reminded of Katherine Hepburn. Linda was free-spirited, independent, glamorous, adventurous, marching to her own beat, as her sister Penny Davis would say. She was a tomboy in elementary school, she loved being outdoors and horseback riding. She would jump off a bridge with my…

September Yard of the Month

September's Yard of the Month was the home of Bill and Avanell Patton

Theresa Peoples September’s Yard of the Month was the home of Bill and Avanell Patton, 9601 Cypress St. Avie is a gardener extraordinaire! You can drive by any time of the year and see a beautiful array of her handiwork.

Word of the Month: Groovy

David Zapatka The 59th Street Bridge Song, known by many as the “Feelin’ Groovy” song by Simon and Garfunkel, came on the radio. I was asked if I knew the history behind the word “groovy” which led to this month’s WOTM, “groovy.” Groovy: ˈgrü-vē  Adjective 1. marvelous, wonderful, excellent 2. hip, trendy Origin and Etymology: “pertaining to a…

Zoom Gloom? Give a Book a Look!

Medical conditions prevent Robson resident, Doris Lashlee, from visiting the library, so RR library board member, Sally Ryerson, regularly delivers books to her.

Sally Ryerson In April, Zoom was a saving grace. Now you notice what it does to a face! The Game Show Network has become so dull. Lunch with friends is on a lull. Your garden is free of every weed. Election ads have brought fatigue. You’re tired of wearing and washing a mask, What’s there…

Designing at Carols: Life Is Gourd

Abby McIntyre Oh my gourdness, friend! It’s November! Welcome to the peak of autumn where warmth emanates from our kitchen tables instead of the blazing sun outside. It’s the hot apple ciders and fall décor that really gets me excited about this season. This year, it seems as though we are anticipating the holiday season…

Dallas Baptist Women’s Classic Tournament

Cindy Sterling, Robson Ranch Tournament Chair When faced with this year’s COVID-19 pandemic, we didn’t think we would be able to hold the Dallas Baptist University’s (DBU) Classic Tournament. When the DBU coach called and said the NCAA is considering letting them hold the tournament here at Robson Ranch, with some COVID-19 restrictions, we were…

Let’s Give ‘em Pumpkin to Talk About!

Janet Laminack, County Extension Agent-Horticulture One of the cruel aspects of gardening is that things don’t grow when you think they should. For example, pumpkins are for the fall! Let’s plant pumpkins in the fall or late summer for harvest now! Nope, pumpkins are cold sensitive, they don’t even like cool-ish soil. They are so…