District Judge Deborah Oakes Evans either doesn’t understand the constitutional right of the press to publish or she inadvertently granted a defense attorney motion for a sweeping prior restraint on news coverage of the Tennessee Colony mass murder case.
Politicians—and would be politicians—rant and rave about immigrant labor in the U.S. Some want all illegal immigrants without papers deported immediately. Others want to give the immigrants a chance to achieve permanent residence in our nation. Thank goodness we have a large number of immigrants—documented and otherwise—who are working to keep our economy moving. From working on highways, to home construction, to farm labor, those willing-worker immigrants are on the job. All this while many U.S. citizens sit home and exist on food stamps and subsidized housing and free medical care.
We are creatures of habit. We love routine. Why? When an action creates a desired response such as “That was easy” or “That felt good”, our brain tells us that is good so we do it again. It is not necessarily something that is good for us or those around us but the conditioning of our brain will store that thought or feeling so that we will do it again. Eventually, if repeated, we will do it without even thinking about it. We call this “routine or “habit”. If you are not aware that what you are doing is not going to create the long term results that you want then you get trapped in your unawareness and will eventually ask yourself how you got yourself in this position.
This is a public service announcement, of sorts. Unfortunately, people in Palestine are being scammed—these criminals are scamming rental listings, renters, agents and landlords. This is something to be aware of for both renters and landlords, as it is getting more common. The internet is a great way to find your next rental, but always be cautious of scams when searching online. Always remember that anyone, anywhere can post anything online with the click of a mouse—whether it is with malicious intent or not. Use some of these tips to avoid a rental scam:
Last week in Cooking with Simon we talked about types of lettuce, a variety of salads and the great dressings that makes all of it delicious. If you missed any of those recipes, you can always find them at palestineherald.com.
March 29, began the Christian observance of Holy Week. I wonder, maybe sometimes we forget the true events of this week. Has it become just a holiday? Communion or Lord’s Supper just another church ritual?
Easter Sunday is the day we Christians celebrate the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. But did he really rise again? If he didn't, then he was a liar – or a madman. If he didn't rise again, then our faith is useless and there is no life after death. The whole Bible is a lie, in fact, if Jesus didn't rise again. So, is there any real evidence that the resurrection of Jesus actually happened – or is it just a myth? I want to share some of the solid evidence that Jesus’ resurrection really did happen:
Spring is fixin’ to be sprung! The grass and forbs are sprouting and trees are budding and kids are being born and all sorts of flora and fauna are bustin’ loose! With the beneficial rains have come a rebirth of our Earth!
After last week’s rain showers I am looking forward to a sunny weekend, lots of spring flowers and plenty of Dogwood festivities. Being cooped up on a rainy day is always good for trying out a few new recipes. The test kitchen was open and a few rainy days yielded some new creative dishes for upcoming dinners, cooking classes and bed & breakfast guests.
It’s time to spring into action! And I don’t mean flowers, spring-cleaning, or outdoor activities. I am talking about soufflés – these beautiful culinary creations that rise to the occasion and spring up like daffodils or tulips from the garden.
The past few months have come, and gone, like one of those Texas whirlwinds I used to hear about in Indiana. I have enjoyed my time in Palestine so far, and my family is now experiencing how great Anderson County and the state of Texas has been to me.
At this very moment someone, somewhere is experiencing a crisis in their life. I certainly have had my share of them. Many face hardship, losses and hurt. In the Old Testament we can learn much from Joseph. I think from a very young age he knew that something was wrong. Later, I am sure he came to the conclusion that the hate and resentment ran deep as a river. He was Jacob’s favorite son. Jacob, loved him I don’t think more than his other sons but sibling rivalry developed within the family.
I am writing this story on a cold, wet and dreary Texas winter day. We seem to be getting a lot of these lately. But maybe, if were lucky, by the time you are reading this it will warm up and the sun will come out.
You’ve heard the saying, “Be careful what you wish for it might come true.” Well that seems to be happening at Sabor a Pasion. The new bed & breakfast cabins have been keeping me busy and I’ve started to cook breakfast for people as often as I cook dinner.
Last week I had the chance to appear on KLTV in Tyler. They asked if I could create a special recipe for Valentine’s Day. Of course, the first thing that came to mind is that it needed to be something chocolate.
Flowers. Check. Chocolates. Check. Valentine’s Day Card. Check. Dinner Reservations. Sorry, too late! You might have experienced this if you’ve tried to get a dinner reservation this week. This year Valentine’s Day is on a Saturday so most restaurants have been sold out for several weeks.
God’s call comes in many ways. For some it is to be a dedicated Bible Study teacher, work in the Church nursery or minister to young people. For Palestine residents Wade and Judy Hobbs, it is to step out in faith and leave Palestine, to be a part of a missions mobilization for Crossover Communications International.
Food fads come and go and I have seen many of them rise and fall in my 40 years of cooking in a professional kitchen. It’s a bit like the clothing industry. Things change by the season and also from new generations that discover things forgotten.
We’ve all had a long December filled with shopping, festive lights, parties and, finally, presents wrapped and under the tree. I hope you had a few days to relax with family and friends and enjoy some nice food and special moments around the table.
There are superstitions everywhere. Lucky numbers, unlucky numbers, salt over your shoulder, black cats…there are so many superstitions, I am sure I don’t even know most of them. I am not one to believe in most of them, but at the same time, I don’t purposefully go around breaking mirrors and running under ladders, either! (Hey, better safe than sorry, right!?) Believe it or not, there are many superstitions in Real Estate!
At some point, whether you have a business in operation or are planning to open one, there has been this term that you have come across called, the mission statement. There are a lot of definitions and explanations of what a mission statement should be. They are not wrong but many times the “Mission Statement” is written by some anonymous person and you adopt it into your business plan. The problem with it is that no one knows what it should mean, including you.
When guests come to Sabor a Pasion they love to sit on the deck and Tuscan table that faces the vineyard. As the evening begins to cool and the sun sets over the vines, our furry friends in the woods begin to come alive for a show.
With the recent cold weather you may be thinking that it feels a bit more like Christmas than Thanksgiving. But wait, we still have to tackle turkey day before we can start hanging the stockings and decking the halls.
As you browse the supermarket this time of year, there are a lot of squash, pumpkins and gourds on display. They’re all very colorful and beautiful. Some are just for decoration, while others are grown for cooking and eating.
It’s beginning to look a lot like fall and hopefully the temperatures will begin to drop soon. But at the first sign of turning leaves, thoughts of warm, rich soup becomes a craving that starts deep in your soul. But don’t reach for a can when you get that craving – make your own.
The 2015 college football season is heating up, and now is your chance to get in on the action with the other members of the College Football Experts Club game. No drafts, rosters or trades. Simply pick the winners of each game and earn points. Play to win great prizes and a chance to reign as the champ!