Firearms play a large part in our East Texas culture-- some for protection, others for hunting.
Studies show that the popularity of "sport shooting" has gained a lot of traction in the past four years.
Most shoppers have experienced it first-hand. Something fits at one store, and the same size at the next store is either too big or too small, sometimes creating a psychological impact on the consumer.
Although private schools have been an alternative to public schools for years, home schooling has caught on in the last 20 years. Why are some East Texans going this route instead of the more traditional way?
East Texas is like the pine tree's that sprawl across it's fertile land. It's always expanding, but never losing it's roots. What started as a slow, agrarian lifestyle, has gone full speed ahead into industry.
Meriam Eakin has been battling Lymphocytosis for the last 40 years, and will continue fighting the disease the rest of her life. A form of blood cancer, the treatment for this diagnosis, can cost $100,000 every year.
Richard Gipson says, "I don't care what they've done. There is a human need for compassion and we are to deliver that compassion because we are representatives of Jesus Christ."
They know how they got there.
Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends to come together, be thankful, and enjoy a good meal. However, for some it's just not that simple, which is why many hunters are lending a helping hand, year round.
East Texans love their sports. Most kids are involved in numerous after school activities. What about the kids who do not fit into traditional athletics? One gym is helping every child follow their dreams.