Learning to live a simple life is not always the easiest skill to learn, especially when it comes to our finances and our habits.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, there has not been much to do other than watch television to occupy time during the shutdown of the country. Television has allowed some escape from the stress of the outbreak hitting our nation and has helped us pass...Read more
How do you check on your loved ones? Do you text them, or perhaps write them a note and mail it? The “old way” of writing a letter, some might say, is a longer process, of course. We write a letter, mail it, and wait a week or more to receive and respond to the letter. By no means is it what we now consider a norm.Read more
The Vindicator is celebrating Black History Month by highlighting some of the hardworking and dedicated people who are making a difference in our community. One such person is The Vindicator’s very own Club News Editor, Bonita Davis....Read more
We all know that one person who is overly dramatic about everything. The one who acts like everything is the end of the world, and they act childish if things do not go their way. They seem to drain our energy every time we are around them or dealing with them. They cause us headaches...Read more
Just how many cleaning products do you need to make sure to keep on hand for each cleaning situation that will occur within your home? There are all kinds of dirt and grime throughout our house that gives us a struggle to clean. Like removing grease splatters in our kitchen, hard water stains...Read more
(1)On April 17, 2021, the Angelina County Genealogical Society will launch its first Angelina County Genealogy Conference. We have kept the cost minimal at $12 for a whole day of genealogical instruction--including breakfast snacks and pizza for lunch. From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. speakers will discuss the following topics:Read more
Imagine Rivon’s Arena packed from fence to fence with just a bit of walking space. Horse trailers, trucks and other vehicles were lined up down FM160. Children running about eating treats, riding horses, and climbing the rodeo arena fence to get a better view. Adults of every age cheered for contestants and family and friends greeted one another with hugs. Trucks were backed up to the arena so families could sit in the beds and enjoy the rodeo while others sat under the covered bleachers. The smell of boudin, etouffee, and a smorgasbord of Cajun and soul food treats clung to the air, wafting from the vendor’s booths. Zydeco and country music played as folks swayed and two-stepped. Since Covid-19 reared its ugly head, so many events have been postponed or cancelled. Unfortunately, one very well attended local event was Our Mother of Mercy Easter Rodeo which has made history during its more than eight decades as the oldest black rodeo in the USA. Last year’s rodeo was cancelled, and none was planned for this year. The folks at the historic catholic church in Ames do an outstanding job, and the community wishes them a full recovery from the blast of Corona. But, the bright spot in this story has a name. His name is Tyler Redmon, Rodeo Promoter and he is only 25 years old.Read more