The other day I noticed what looked like little piles of sand on the windowsill above my bathtub. I cleaned them up, but the next day they were back, along with some little worker bugs moving around them. I knew in an instant I had termites. I wasn’t pleased, but I wasn’t apoplectic either.
What a long and dreary winter we had here in the Tri-Lakes Area! Thankfully, the days are getting longer and warmer, the birds are chirping and things are finally starting to bloom; Spring, or “selling season,” as I like to call it, is once again upon us!
Readers might have noticed something new in the paper recently.
FORSYTH — Eastern Commissioner Danny Strahan was looking for icing on the cake after a lengthy Thursday morning budget session working on the 2016 Taney County budget.
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Fifteen years is a long time to do anything. But it’s not that long if you enjoy it.
Now we are in that time between Veterans Day and Thanksgiving Day. A few days ago, we spent time offering thanks to those who served, or are serving, our country, and we here at the Branson Tri-Lakes News were honored to cover those events and stories. Now we turn to a more introspective…
As the Monty Python comedy troop would say, “…and now for something completely different.”
Recent reminiscing with entertainment reporter Joshua Clark about the prolific years when Hank Williams Jr. produced multiple albums every year took me back to 1987.
I often hear “because of the non-profits giving away free stuff, homeless people are flocking to Branson.” You don't know how ridiculous of a statement this is. We actually have very little in the way of sustainable resources in Branson for someone to come here based on the services of n…
“She hated that feedsack dress with a purple hatred,” said my grandmother explaining my mom’s embarrassment as a young girl for having to wear such a garment to school.
The city of Branson, unfortunately, lost one of its most interesting treasures last month.
Who Dat and happy opening week of NFL football!
The term “redneck” is a very divisive one. While some wear it like a badge of honor, others get cold chills mixed with disgust whenever someone assumes we’re rednecks just because we speak with a southern accent. Last week my Managing Editor Cliff Sain sent me a humorous story from the w…
When people say, “I’m from St. Louis,” usually they mean one of the many St. Louis counties.
In my opinion, having the new Table Rock Campus of Ozarks Technical Community College available for everyone in the Tri-Lakes Area is one the best things to ever happen in our community.
Life is filled with new experiences coming in many shapes, sizes and costumes, and this weekend was no exception.
Something happened to me recently that I thought would never happen.
The winter weather this week sparked my interest in travel safety during the colder months and it dawned on me I should probably share my favorite winter travel safety tool with readers who don’t know about the MoDOT Traveler Information Map.
It’s not fun to get caught in the middle of a dispute. It gets even worse when one party decides to run to the media with exaggerated claims of discrimination.
There are always going to be thankless jobs. The areas of work that go unnoticed, under-appreciated and even misrepresented are often invisible to most in communities.
Your local newspaper is more than a source to find out what’s going on in the community; it is also a place to have your voice heard.