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My real-life Dennis the Menace keeps me hopping

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My oldest son is a real-life Dennis the Menace. He is sweet and caring about others with a deep yearning for adventure that tends to be a tad mischievous.

Gaming Day provides multiple options for gamers

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The montlhy Gaming Day event at Copperas Cove Public Library will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and library Director Kevin Marsh said there should be several different types of games available for people to play if they come out.

Celebrate your spouse on Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. The store shelves are lined with chocolates and stuffed animals. There’s a wide array of cards to choose from in the card aisle. Year after year, we tend to purchase the same things.

AARP offers free tax prep help Wednesday at library

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Tax season is going strong right now, which means the Copperas Cove Public Library is seeing a steady influx of residents hoping to get free tax help from the AARP.

Famous people I’ve met include Bob Hope

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You’re going to think this is a quirky column, and I honestly agree, but I thought it would be interesting to share with you some of the famous people I’ve been privileged to meet, shaken hands with and interviewed while I was a radio station news director — or came in fairly close contact with them at an event.

Library hosting free tax clinic for residents every Wednesday

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Unfortunately, the most hated time of the year is upon us once again: tax season.

Heights winner of 'Cake Wars' latest Central Texans to experience fame

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We’ve all had our brushes with future famous folks.

New year goal: Clean up my sewing studio

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Happy New Year! Thank goodness the holidays are over and we can settle into our daily routines.

Can kindness start a chain reaction?

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One Sunday after church, we went a different way home. The day was wet and cold, the kind of cold that chills you to the bone, as Texas weather can do.

Writing club heading across the street for open mic night at Lil-Tex

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One group that has been meeting monthly at the Copperas Cove Public Library for the past several months is planning to take its members outside the building tonight to expand their audience.

Library offers returning programs, new books for the new year

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Sadly, the holidays are officially over, and that means winter break is at an end.

Resolutions should include improving your marriage

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A new year frequently ushers in New Year’s resolutions. We resolve to lose weight or pay off debt, but how many of our resolutions are geared toward one of the most important relationships in our lives — our marriage?

Library offers warm place to enjoy a good book

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An arctic cold front is expected to hit the area later this afternoon, so while the weather outside may be frightful, the Copperas Cove Public Library offers the warmth of friendship and good books with many of the upcoming events in January.

When is 'right' time to move on from pet's death?

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When is the appropriate time to move on from a pet’s death? Is there ever a “right” time?

Another new year isn't so exciting after six decades

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Don’t look now, but here comes another new year.