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A Living Canvas Tattoo brings new ink to Wise County

Kory Walker, owner of A Living Canvas Tattoo, has been around the tattoo world for nearly his entire adult life. But before the tattoo artist took over the original shop in Old Downtown Lewisville and opened his newest store in Decatur, he was simply an enthusiast who was maintaining a career outside of the tattoo world. In 2007, Walker was […]

Hoop dreams

For those who know me well, they probably find out pretty early on that I’m a basketball fan. From countless hours of dribbling in my parents’ driveway as a kid, to crying when Dirk Nowitzki retired, the game has always had a special place in my life. Unfortunately, my athletic prowess peaked in eighth grade basketball, where I averaged 5 […]

Scout honors the flag

The idea of American flags finding their final resting place among other trash at the dump didn’t sit right with Alvord Boy Scout Patrick Redder. To help fix that, the member of Boy Scout Troop 121 put his reverence for Old Glory into action. For his Eagle Scout project, Redder crafted flag retirement boxes. People with flags that are beginning […]

Need for speed

FREE Paradise fourth-grader triumphs in automotive racing

In many ways, Kynzler Elmore is just like most 10-year-old girls. She’s a fanatic for shopping, enjoys dressing up, loves the color pink, and has discovered the world of makeup. But when she’s not with her friends on the softball diamond or at school, Kynzler can be found behind the wheel of her dragster, emblazoned with a pink bow on […]

The King’s legacy

FREE Decatur native shakes up the stage as Elvis Tribute Artist

Before Moses Snow began traveling the world as an Elvis Tribute Artist (ETA), singing Elvis tunes from Lynchburg to Luxembourg, the 20-year-old Decatur native never imagined life as a king. But Snow’s life changed when he heard the sound and soul of Elvis Presley. “I was a very shy kid growing up, and I never knew exactly what way I […]

Night at the Museum

The Wise County Heritage Museum is hosting its second Night at the Museum, bringing an evening of history combined with fun and adventure for all ages. The event is 5-8 p.m. March 25, and will feature live actors, crafts and a scavenger hunt. Museum employee Hannah Rainey said the event is targeted for families and children, with the goal to […]

Life on the ranch

Stephanie Cordova finds new inspiration in unique livestock

Before Stephanie Cordova and her husband, Luis, opened Harmony Ranch Alpacas, an alpaca ranch in Alvord, she and her family lived a “completely normal neighborhood life.” However, after only about six months in their newly built house in New Fairview, Cordova said she felt the need for an adjustment. “I was working as a nurse on the insurance side of […]

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