Farming for gold

*State AP Wire GRAND SALINE – Dust from Tony Phillips’ sweet potato fields fills the leather creases across the toe of his workboots. Along the soles, salt from his second job cakes the rubber bottoms. During harvest season, he easily puts in 20 hours a day – a full night at the Morton Salt Mine andContinue reading “Farming for gold”

Saint Nick look-a-likes enjoy Christmas-time attention

With his white beard and hefty size, Tom Sorrels often is mistaken for Santa Claus. This summer, he was leaving a Mexican restaurant when a little girl told him he looked like Santa. The remark left an impression, and that led to him dressing the part and helping the big guy from the North Pole during theContinue reading “Saint Nick look-a-likes enjoy Christmas-time attention”

East Texan Nurtures Big Volkswagen Bug Collection

ATHENS – Old, rusty, broken-down Volkswagens are as good as gold to Don Carter. After more than 30 years in business, The Bug Barn is reaching an international market through online sales that’s keeping business bustling. Dustin Carter, the second-generation behind the Volkswagen lot, has taken a vested interest in the company and his father’sContinue reading “East Texan Nurtures Big Volkswagen Bug Collection”