christmas

Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Mon December 30, 2013

Carol Taylor: "Shooting the anvil" for Christmas

Carol Taylor
Hunt County Historical Commission

One more tip of the cap to Christmas, as we discuss how Christmas was celebrated in Hunt County in the late 19th Century, after the Civil War and Reconstruction.  Hunt County Historical Commission chairman Carol Taylor says one highlight of the community Christmas Day celebration was "shooting the anvil," which definitely would not meet safety standards today.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Sat December 28, 2013

Rev. Johnson: Santa Claus is real

Dr. Jeff Johnson
First Baptist Church, Commerce

First Baptist Church pastor Dr. Jeff Johnson describes how he used the historical figure of Saint Nicholas to talk to his young daughters about Santa Claus.  This program originally aired on KETR Monday, Dec. 23.

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Texas Traditions
8:28 am
Fri December 20, 2013

The 16 rules for the Christmas family tamaleada

NPR

Texas Public Radio contributor Yvette Benavides of San Antonio describes the joys and tribulations of the Christmas tamaleada. It's a labor of love and female bonding, but like any family event, there are unwritten rules.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Carol Taylor: Christmas used to be a community event

Carol Taylor
Hunt County Historical Commission

Hunt County Historical Commission chairman Carol Taylor says in the years after the Civil War, people in Hunt County used to celebrate Christmas as a community, with a large Christmas tree in the county seat of Greenville.  Christmas trees in homes were rare or non-existent.  A large crowd of people would gather  on Christmas Day to observe the holiday, and children would receive modest gifts.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Englert: Commercialization of Christmas is not new

Valarie Englert
First United Methodist Church-Commerce

First United Methodist Church of Commerce senior pastor Valarie Englert says we've heard complaints about the commercialization of Christmas for a very long time, and it's up to each of us to change our ways of observing Christmas if we want it to be different.  Other holiday topics: Santa Claus and the "war on Christmas."

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Kearns: A busy Christmas weekend in Greenville

Pud Kearns
Housewarmers of Greenville

Pud Kearns of Housewarmers of Greenville says newcomers and long-time citizens alike will find plenty of Christmas activities this weekend in Greenville, including the annual Christmas Parade tonight at 7, a Jazzy Classic Christmas at the Central Christian Church in downtown Greenville at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, and the Park Street Candlelight Tour of Homes Sunday from 3-7 p.m.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Rev. Valarie Englert: Focus on what's most important for Christmas

Valarie Englert
First United Methodist Church, Commerce

First United Methodist Church of Commerce senior pastor Valarie Englert says a sermon from the Old Testmament on the "refiner's fire" helped her learn to focus on the essence of Christmas.  She recommends a book called "Unplug the Christmas Machine."

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News
9:10 am
Fri November 23, 2012

Holiday Train Coming to Greenville

Credit Amazing News Update / amazing-newsupdate.blogspot.com

Greenville is going to be one of the destinations on the 12th Annual Kansas City Southern Holiday Express.

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News
5:00 am
Fri December 30, 2011

More Details Emerging on Grapevine Shooting

A family friend of the man who killed six family members and then turned the gun on himself says that he didn’t like that his estranged wife was doing well.

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News
5:00 am
Thu December 29, 2011

More Details on Christmas Shooting

Recordings of a 911 call from a Grapevine apartment have been released by police.

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