For those amongst us who have taken the time to visit Terrell’s new Buc-ee’s travel center who thought the initial crowds were crazy — you haven’t seen anything yet, according to Josh Smith.
It was a little more than three years ago when I walked through the doors of The Terrell Tribune to meet with managing editor Don Johnson for an interview.
Sports have always been a part of my life, whether it be taking part in them or watching in person or catching a game on television.
What’s going on in Terrell?
We, as a country, are always quick to attack other nations about their human rights issues.
During the past two years, Terrell has lost two people deeply committed to making the city a better place to live, as well as a destination for tourists.
If I were to think about starting a business in Terrell a sure-fire moneymaker would likely be the front end alignment business.
(EDITOR'S NOTE: This commentary originally was published April 26, 2015)
You might not think of Terrell as a mecca of the arts. Regardless, the city and surrounding community have a healthy base of artistic types and many of them will be showing off their creativity from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 2 when the spring 2015 edition of Terrell ArtWalk is held.
The Terrell Heritage Jubilee is a photographer’s paradise in which a variety of shooting scenes — night and day — present fun-filled challenges and opportunities for creativity.
Michael Brown, better known as M. Legend Brown in the independent film industry, is a strong man of faith.
They came from as far away as Lancaster and Ennis, girded for battle on turf belonging to the Tigers of Terrell Independent School District.
WANTED: A few good volunteers.
Hats off to Kaufman County Precinct 2 Commissioner Skeet Phillips for being a voice of reason at Tuesday’s special Kaufman County Commissioners Court meeting.
You play in the dark, and keep people in the dark, you most likely will be burned or suffer some other unsavory fate — such as a smack down by the state auditor.
Unless something drastic happens to Kaufman County, North Texas and the nation’s economy in general over the next 35 years, the terrain around Terrell will look much differently, according to state population predictions.
My Father grew up in Terrell during the 1950’s and 60’s. He told me the stories of staying on the side of town that was predominantly black, the stories of him picking cotton and the kind of work he did just to live a decent life right up to his adult years.
I will never know how Wilbur and Orville Wright felt when they were able to get their first powered airplane off the ground on Dec. 17, 1903.
He is the backbone of the Terrell Lions Club
Racism continues to spew forth its ugly head in our society.
(EDITOR'S NOTE: This guest commentary originally appeared in the March-April edition of the Terrell Chamber of Commerce Spotlight inserted in The Terrell Tribune in early March.)
I’m putting my number’s nerd hat on to share some facts and figures I found interesting about Terrell and how it has grown over the years.
(EDITOR'S NOTE: This commentary was originally published on Sunday, March 1 after Terrell ISD had cancelled school two days the previous week due to icy weather.)
A gem that forever links the new country with the old is slated to become a world-class destination — if proponents are able to muster support as well as financial backing.
(NOTE: This commentary originally appeared in the Feb. 22 edition of The Terrell Tribune when a vote on equipping the Kaufman County emergency operations center was scheduled the next Monday. The vote has been delayed with discussion of the issue scheduled for the March 9 Commissioners' Court meeting.)
I don’t know if you’ve noticed or not, but educators with Terrell Independent School District are recognizing positive character traits on a monthly basis.
There’s a person amongst us who has a passion for improving the quality of life of Terrell’s youth.
Kudos to many for what they do
April starts Terrell off with a whirlwind of activities that provide an abundance of family fun and entertainment.
Unfortunately, Jack Stoffregen put himself and his 12-member team of regional public defenders in Texas into a bit of a bind.
It’s a new year with new opportunities to grow and renew. But it’s also a time to look at expenses and re-evaluate where we’re spending our resources of time and money.
Michael Brown has a strong sense of self, as well as an enormous amount of faith.
I got hooked and stayed hooked.
During the 2012 race for Kaufman County Precinct 3 commissioner, both incumbent — and Democrat — J.C. Jackson, and the man he defeated in 2008, Republican Kenneth Schoen, said the roads were the main concern.
One of the big mysteries of the whole privatization push the executive commissioner of the Texas Department of Health and Human Services for putting operations of Terrell State Hospital in the hands of a private operator has been his sense of urgency.
Eric Williams has achieved something he was not able to do before or during his capital murder trial — get a judge to sign an order to have him transported to a medical facility.
When shots rang out at about 8:40 a.m. Jan. 31, 2013, it was the beginning of four months of terror and fear in Kaufman County.
Big brother is watching – or could be.
Growing up in a small rural Upstate New York community, families were pretty close — although they were not close geographically.
Governmental bodies throughout the country, day in and day out, violate their respective state’s open meetings and open records laws.
Stacey Browning’s op-ed in the Nov. 2, 2014, issue of The Terrell Tribune was indeed interesting.
It has been a year since a Terrell resident allegedly went on a murder spree, allegedly killing five of his fellow community members.
When word got out that state officials were once again shopping Terrell State Hospital, it raised the ire of community leaders, city officials and TSH employees.
Our highways in Texas are in sad shape.
The year was 1977 and I was looking forward to seeing one of my favorite bands — Lynyrd Skynyrd in concert.
If I were Enos and Brenda Hatley, I would be puzzled if not super miffed by Tuesday night’s action by The Terrell City Council — approving a new city comprehensive zoning ordinance which provides a mechanism that would allow B&Bs into residential neighborhoods.
It can make or break the economic vitality of Kaufman County and Terrell in the future.
An untimely death is always heart wrenching.
When organizers of the annual Flights of Our Fathers Fly-In were told earlier this year that hiring an air boss was being considered, I was pretty skeptical.
What does Terrell need to improve quality of life for its youngest residents?
What a difference, no, what an enormous difference a year makes.
Reports of the death of newspapers are greatly exaggerated.
Terrell offers workers, residents and those just passing through the city what Mayor Hal Richards refers to as an “intact community.”