HOUSTON (AP) – A sea of yellow wildflowers recently cast a magical glow upon the flat pastureland just east of the Brazos River at Highway 290, but a dose of reality awaited on the west side of the bridge, under the “Welcome to Washington County” sign that usually draws a crowd this time of year: no hill of bluebonnets.
CHAPPELL, Neb. (AP) — One of the Nebraska panhandle’s best-kept secrets isn’t a secret at all. It’s hanging in plain sight on the walls of the Chappell Memorial Library and Art Gallery. The red brick building is unassuming but it is no ordinary public library.
PARIS (AP) — Luxury travel meets murder.
Aboard the original Orient Express for the first time, Agatha Christie’s great-grandson James Prichard reminisced on how the Queen of Crime became enchanted with the fabled locomotive, and how its legendary route to the exotic east not only inspired one of her most famous novels, Murder on the Orient Express, but it defined her.
BOSTON (AP) — Gloria Stoll Karn nearly trashed her high school artwork back in the 1940s, figuring her art career was over before it even started. But thanks to a janitor with an artistic eye, she ended up smashing gender barriers instead.
NEW YORK – Holiday decorating season is long over, yet spring is still far off. It’s cold in much of the country, and still getting dark early. A lot of us could use some kind of visual pick-me-up.
DEERFIELD, Wis. (AP) – The grain trucks, school buses, cranes, trailers and semi-tractors are the first priority at the Truckstar Collision Center near this village’s downtown. But between the repair of dents, dings and gashes on the commercial vehicles that are the wheelhouse of this 20-year-old business, the work is focused on one of the most recognizable vehicles to ever cruise the country’s highways, byways and Interstate system.
KNOXVILLE, Ill. (AP) – Jackie Wagher has a man cave. Better yet, call it a fan cave.
The man’s name is Elvis. As in, Elvis Presley. And Wagher is one of the King’s biggest fans.
POMFRET, Vt. (AP) – A week after signing the store away, Chuck Gundersen sat in his blue apron at the butcher block near the dry goods shelves, describing how others viewed him during his 30-year tenure as proprietor of the Teago General Store.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – When he was a child growing near Ottumwa, Harold Canny began collecting baseball cards.