Matt Meinke http://ketr.org en History and family fun in central Louisiana http://ketr.org/post/history-and-family-fun-central-louisiana <p>When seeking a nearby destination with activities for the kids and the adults, look no further than Alexandria, Louisiana. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Mary Walker Clark & Matt Meinke 55523 at http://ketr.org History and family fun in central Louisiana Making the best of a 'hostel' environment http://ketr.org/post/making-best-hostel-environment <p>Far from the glitz and tourist traps, lies a more intimate, up-close and personal means of accommodation - hostels.&nbsp; Mary Clark and her family roughed it during a trip to Chile, staying in tiny rooms with bunk beds, and sharing space with strangers. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Mary Walker Clark & Matt Meinke 55241 at http://ketr.org Making the best of a 'hostel' environment The House Harkonnen keep the Spice flowing http://ketr.org/post/house-harkonnen-keep-spice-flowing <p>Riding rock n' roll like a "<a href="http://th08.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2010/240/c/0/dune___ride_the_sandworm_by_leywad-d1z1vt4.jpg" target="_blank">Sandworm</a>," Arlington's The House Harkonnen turn the notion of traditional Texas music on its head.</p><p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 23:33:30 +0000 Matt Meinke 55401 at http://ketr.org The House Harkonnen keep the Spice flowing Arts alive and well in Edom and Ben Wheeler http://ketr.org/post/arts-alive-and-well-edom-and-ben-wheeler <p>Nestled between Canton and Tyler are a pair of small East Texas towns in which culture and the arts are thriving. Edom and Ben Wheeler make up for their small populations with big time charm and culture. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Mary Walker Clark & Matt Meinke 55136 at http://ketr.org Arts alive and well in Edom and Ben Wheeler Penguins-a-poppin' on Magellan Island http://ketr.org/post/penguins-poppin-magellan-island <p>Scores of penguins choose Magellan Island on the Magellan Straits of South America for their summer getaway, despite the crowded conditions and human onlookers. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Mary Walker Clark & Matt Meinke 54505 at http://ketr.org Penguins-a-poppin' on Magellan Island Vince Lujan and band carve their own musical path http://ketr.org/post/vince-lujan-and-band-carve-their-own-musical-path <p>Vince Lujan has led his group, The Vince Lujan Project, through more than 12 years of recording and gigging around Texas, which is no small feat for a self-sustaining band. Fri, 30 May 2014 23:10:00 +0000 Matt Meinke 54301 at http://ketr.org Vince Lujan and band carve their own musical path Willie and Kinky push for legal pot in Texas http://ketr.org/post/willie-and-kinky-push-legal-pot-texas <p>Icons Willie Nelson and Kinky Friedman recently conducted a Texas Herbal Radio Network tour live from Willie's bus, chatting about a passionate topic for the two Texans - Pot.</p><p>The legalization of marijuana, the cultivation of hemp, and the potential benefits to Texas' small farmers were the main topics of discussion.</p><p>As the host of Notably Texan,&nbsp; I jumped at the opportunity to speak briefly with these two legends about their favorite green, leafy subject.</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 22:15:30 +0000 Matt Meinke 53979 at http://ketr.org Willie and Kinky push for legal pot in Texas Quickly 'rising' Northeast Texas singer/songwriter http://ketr.org/post/quickly-rising-northeast-texas-singersongwriter <p>Greenville native Cole Risner has been sharing his original songs with bigger crowds lately, and he and his band recently appeared at the 30 East Music Festival in Sulphur Springs. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 23:17:24 +0000 Matt Meinke 51470 at http://ketr.org Quickly 'rising' Northeast Texas singer/songwriter Elbert 'grateful for public media' http://ketr.org/post/elbert-grateful-public-media <p>Independent artist Emily Elbert released her 4th album last year, and she maintains a steady touring schedule all over the country to support her music. Emily joined Notably Texan before her performance in Sulphur Springs on Thursday night.</p><p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:51:28 +0000 Matt Meinke 51317 at http://ketr.org Elbert 'grateful for public media' An unlikely place for an enlightened Hindu master http://ketr.org/post/unlikely-place-enlightened-hindu-master <p>One expects to find livestock, sprawling country vistas, and quaint little towns in Northeast Texas, but not a Hindu refuge! Mary found just that at <a href="http://siddhayatan.org/" target="_blank">Siddhayatan Tirth &amp; Spiritual Retreat</a> in Windom. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Mary Walker Clark & Matt Meinke 50862 at http://ketr.org An unlikely place for an enlightened Hindu master