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Survivor of the Texas Tower Sniper shares his story 54 years later

The University of Texas at Austin’s clock tower remains an iconic landmark for the college.
December 4, 2020

The morning of Aug. 1, 1966 was supposed to be a normal morning. David Bayless Jr., an incoming freshman studying dentistry at the University of Texas at Austin at the time, was preparing for freshman...

College entrepreneur turns social media into a thriving business

Michaela Ervin learned from the minor setbacks of her first business venture, and has now signed four clients in the first two months of opening her new marketing business.
December 3, 2020

Michaela Rule Ervin started her first business in high school, but it wasn’t as successful as she had hoped. She learned from her mistakes and recently started her second business, Michaela Ervin Marketing,...

Shop local and make a difference

Durant Main Street promoting Small Business Saturday in downtown Durant on Nov. 30, 2019. This year, be sure to shop small as often as you can.
December 1, 2020

Christmas is fast approaching and shopping local is more important than ever before. Small business owners have struggled this year with COVID-19 and a country-wide lockdown cutting deep. Luckily, downtown...

Happiness and success during dark times

The newly wedded Ervins walk together to lead a Christ-centered life.
September 21, 2020

Simply put, 2020 has not been the best year. COVID-19, the passing of celebrity icons, wildfires, shootings, sex trafficking, politics and so many other negative aspects have put a dark cloud over many...

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