Gliders are described in the dictionary as "aircraft similiar to an airplane but without an engine". However, to Jack Welborn of Tyler, gliders are the silent heroes of the sky. During World War Two, Welborn was in charge of assembling gliders at Crookham Commons, England, for the invasion of Europe. Eisenhower ordered 600 gliders for the Normandy invasion. Hundreds more were assembled for the invasions of Holland and Germany. Although the glider missions were successful, mortality among the pilots were high and the majority of gliders were lost. Welborn has written about the gliders assembled at Crookham Commons in his book "A Legend Whispers In The Wind: The Fighting Falcon". The Fighting Falcon glider, featured in the book was purchased with funds raised by Greenville, Michigan school children. Welborn has been able to locate the frame of a World War Two glider and is restoring it. He belierves that even today there is a need for this silent aircrafts of the skies and that someday they will fly again in the service of our country.
Saturday, May 25 2013 12:07 PM EDT2013-05-25 16:07:33 GMT
Saturday the Garden of Memories was filled with veterans and members of the community paying tribute to our country's heroes. "If it wasn't for our fallen comrades we wouldn't be free today," said JudyMore >>
Saturday the Garden of Memories was filled with veterans and members of the community paying tribute to our country's heroes.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:44 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:44:23 GMT
Stephanie Olford spent Friday afternoon organizing one of the pantries at the North Lufkin Hope Center. "We don't want to leave nobody out of food of any kind and turn nobody away," said Stephanie Olford. EveryMore >>
Every first Tuesday and Thursday the Hope Center passes out groceries to low income families.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:47 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:47:43 GMT
A Tennessee woman died Thursday afternoon, 17 days after a three-vehicle accident involving a FedEx truck.Jo Ann Jacobson, 75, of Savannah, Tenn., died at 1:30 p.m. at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.Jacobson'sMore >>
A Tennessee woman died Thursday afternoon, 17 days after a three-vehicle accident involving a FedEx truck.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:33 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:33:37 GMT
Authorities in Houston County are searching Salmon Lake in Grapeland for a 20-year-old man who is believed to have drowned Friday afternoon.Houston County Sheriff's Office deputies and Grapeland PoliceMore >>
An Orange man died after drowning in a Grapeland lake Friday afternoon.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 6:39 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:39:34 GMT
Blogs, Pinterest, salvage yards, and decorating magazines are just some of the places where you learn "vintage" is in. East Texas News met an Alto couple who believes the trend is much more than a passingMore >>
Blogs, Pinterest, salvage yards, and decorating magazines are just some of the places where you learn "vintage" is in. East Texas News met an Alto couple who believes the trend is much more than a passing craze Friday. The couple, which owns a company called "Living Vintage," was working in a Jacksonville home that is more than 100 years old.