Ready for a road trip? The 56th annual Azalea & Spring Flower Trail began March 20 and continues through April 5. Just head up to Tyler, Texas, and enjoy.

The Azalea & Spring Flower Trail features more than 10 miles of beautiful azaleas, dogwoods, spring flowers and, of course, the ambassadors of the trail, the Azalea Belles.

Azalea Belles are area high school girls who greet guests along the trail while wearing antebellum costumes.

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LifeShare Blood Centers is asking the public – particularly blood type O negative donors – to give blood, as they are in unusually short supply for this time of year.

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Brenda Sullivan (right), the March Golden Apple Educator Award recipient, and Sh
Keith Brenek, executive vice-president of Education First Federal Credit Union,

Education First Federal Credit Union has named Brenda Sullivan of Hamshire-Fannett High School the recipient of The Golden Apple Educator Award for the month of March.

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Several weeks ago, Dr. Syed Anwar, SETMA’s medical director, saw a 62-year-old lady with a history of hypertension, elevated cholesterol and rheumatoid arthritis. She had a strong family history of cerebrovascular disease. Dr. Anwar did a complete workup, which included the usual evidenced-based tests. The patient was very concerned about “having a stroke.” Because of her concern, Dr.

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Over the past several years, I have written columns praising Google for its Herculean efforts in digitizing and compiling massive amounts of historical data, digitizing and archiving millions of pages of old newspapers, creating an outstanding historical resource that could be searched as easily as today’s Web pages. In more than one column, I documented the enormous library of millions of old books and magazines that had been digitally preserved by Google, making them freely available to the public.

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