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What can you do about human trafficking?

January 20, 2022 Linda Brendle 0

January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month. During the month, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services makes fighting against human trafficking a priority, and strives to improve awareness, services and prevention efforts to help eradicate trafficking in Texas. […]

Kindness, Part 2

January 13, 2022 Linda Brendle 0

Several weeks ago I wrote a column about a friend who had been on the receiving end of a very unkind attitude and some very unkind words. These words came from an erroneous assumption based on her appearance after surgery and extensive chemo and radiation treatments. […]

Plans vs. Resolutions

January 6, 2022 Linda Brendle 0

On New Year’s Eve, David asked me the big question of the day: Have you made any resolutions this year? I was already prepared with my answer based on a memory that had popped up on Facebook earlier that day. […]


December 16, 2021 Linda Brendle 0

Warning! This is not a typical light-hearted, feel-good column that will leave you with a smile. It is a full on rant against cruel and insensitive people whose words leave wounds that may never heal. […]

A week of country life

December 9, 2021 Linda Brendle 0

In the late 18th or early 19th century one of two newsmen coined a phrase about the newsworthiness of a certain event. Both are given credit, but whoever said it was probably right: “When a dog bites a man, that is not news, because it happens so often. But if a man bites a dog, that is news.” […]

Christmas Around the Square

December 2, 2021 Linda Brendle 0

After a COVID cancellation last year, Christmas around the Square is returning to downtown Emory this Saturday from 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. I had participated in this annual tradition twice as a vendor, and Christmas 2021 didn’t seem complete without it. […]

Being thankful for 2021

November 25, 2021 Linda Brendle 0

In preparing to write this week, I read last year’s Thanksgiving column called “How Thanksgiving Grows.” The gist of the story was that, because of residual fears about COVID, none of our usual family gatherings occurred, so I planned to fix a small but special meal for David and me. […]


November 18, 2021 Linda Brendle 0

Those of you who have been raised around cattle all your lives and know everything there is to know about these four-footed critters might want to pass on reading this column. […]

MHS Class of 1965

November 11, 2021 Linda Brendle 0

David and I, along with my cousin Penny, attended the 55th reunion of Mesquite High School class of 1965 last weekend. The reunion was planned for 2020, but COVID had other ideas. […]

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