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Micki Collins

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Micki Collins was born and raised on a farm in Iowa. There, she worked with the animals and enjoyed living her life as a small town girl. However, Micki had big dreams and she chased them all the way to LSU, where she went to school to earn her ... Read full article

Beaumont, Texas

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The great state of Texas has a huge round-up of top-notch towns where you’ll experience a stampede of different activities to fill your day. Set your sights during this trip on Southeast Texas and head to Beaumont, located 85 miles east of Houston on... Read full article

Mobile, Alabama

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Roberto Ramirez

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Roberto Ramirez comes from a family of educators, however, it wasn’t until he moved to the states that he decided to pursue a career in education as well. He quickly fell in love with it, and three years ago, BASIS asked him to open the first BASIS r... Read full article

Relearning the Lost Art of Listening

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I’m a counselor; it’s a job requirement to be a good listener. Sometimes I wonder how I landed this gig because I haven’t always been a good listener.... Read full article



Dad Next Door: Stephen Etheredge

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Growing up, Stephen Etheredge always had a passion for science, all things medical, and athletics. It was through this brilliant combination that helped bring Stephen to where he is today. Stephen has worked hard for years, and it’s easy to see that ... Read full article

The Lowdown on Shots, Soaps, and Sports

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Just when you think you’ve got this parenting thing figured out, new research comes along that refutes everything you’ve been doing since day one. If you’ve been debating the merits of flu mists, antibacterial soaps, and whether or not your kids shou... Read full article

Biloxi, Mississippi

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Smile or Else! A Friendly Guide to Taking Family Photos and Keeping Your Sanity

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Despite the effort you put forward, it is easy to wonder if it is worth the hassle and if there is any way to make it through without feeling like you’re family is enduring cruel and unusual punishment. I am here to assure you that indeed, there is. ... Read full article

Cinemark to Celebrate Everyone’s Favorite Cinematic Snack with Popcorn Fest

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Popcorn lovers can savor discounts at open Cinemark theatres and enter for the chance to win free popcorn for a year.... Read full article

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