Going Green, But Beware of Garlic Goot

Going Green, But Beware of Garlic Goot

By Nikki Pelezo / Dirt Roads

Well, the time has come for me to step up and be counted by those persnickety eco-people as a member of the Going Green crowd.  I’ve been at it now for about three weeks and am close … Read More

Mr. Fix It

Mr. Fix It

Nikki Pelezo / Dirt Roads

Charlie and I have been married 30 + years.  As we are getting older we are starting to look alike and we sound alike over the phone, but that’s where it ends.  Our minds still chug along at different speeds.… Read More

Fine Dining in Upshur County

Fine Dining in Upshur County   

By Nikki Pelezo / Dirt Roads  

Charlie, being the romantic that he is, decided to take me out for a Valentine’s Day dinner, especially since he forgot to buy chocolate.  Upshur County doesn’t have what I call a five star restaurant.  We have eateries.  Which … Read More

East Texas Know How

East Texas Know How 

By Nikki Pelezo / Dirt Roads

The other day my husband, Charlie, went to all three auto parts stores here in the Gilmer area looking for a doomaflotchy for his gizmo.  Please bare with me, I don’t know auto/motorcycle speak.  He wasn’t making any headway because … Read More

February, the New Texas Spring

February, the New Texas Spring

By Courtney Terry / Courtney’s Thumb

A couple weekends ago I decided that since the weather was cooperating and warm, I would break ground on my garden for 2012.  Rumor is that exercise is great for stress and the body in general, so I figured … Read More