Amaretto Cream Pie

Dreamy chocolate cream

Not everyone is a chronic planner like me but for those of us who know how quickly the days between Ash Wednesday and Easter will pass, it pays to be prepared for that glorious post-Lenten Sunday dinner. For many, the first thing to attend to is the dessert menu. It would be easy enough to…

Basketball playoff pairings

 Here are the area’s latest playoff pairings for girls this weekend and guys starting next week. GIRLS RESULTS/PAIRINGS Region I-4A Bi-District Rider 51, Saginaw 41 Area Rider (26-6) vs. Granbury (19-12), 1 p.m. Saturday, Jacksboro Region I-3A Bi-District Burkburnett 57, Lake Worth 25 Hirschi 57, Mineral Wells 42 Springtown 45, Graham 34 Kennedale 90, Vernon…

Area football signings

Here are the area football athletes signing on National Signing Day. If anyone else is signing for football or another sport, please let the Times Record News know. Rider Davon Allison – Midwestern State (Div. II) WFHS Steffen Thomas – Hardin-Simmons (Div. III) Burkburnett Bobby Ingram – Oklahoma Baptist (NAIA) Vernon Orlando Haymon – Midwestern…

Thoughts after UIL realignment

Here are some thoughts and winners/losers from another fun UIL realignment day. We get to do the same thing in two more years. WINNERS WFHS and Rider – While not a walk in the park, you take out Guyer, Nelson and Lake Dallas and replace them with three Saginaw schools and it’s definitely an easier…

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Bruno Mars at the Super Bowl halftime show.

Super Bowl, Super Bruno Mars Performance

Bruno Mars smashed it. I remember when Super Bowl officials announced a few months ago that Bruno Mars would be the featured entertainer at the halftime show, Bruno Mars detractors started doing what they do, which is detracting. “Bruno Mars?” “Does he have enough hits to carry a whole Super Bowl halftime show? He’s not…

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Philip Seymour Hoffman (left) stars in "Capote" with Catherine Keener. His role as Truman Capote won him a Best Actor Oscar in 2006.

Philip Seymour Hoffman gone too soon

Plutarch Heavensbee gone to heaven? In between watching the “Super Bowl,” doing my taxes, dealing with an unexpected snowfall (we’re may get an inch of snow, they said, maybe 2 inches, but it probably won’t be bad; it was bad), in between being forced to cook dinner because pizza delivery on the busiest pizza delivery…

Some realignment thoughts

Tomorrow morning, the UIL will announce realignment for the next couple years. Here are some of my thoughts regarding area teams: 5A Our teams: Rider, WFHS Potential district mates in region: Saginaw Boswell, Saginaw, Saginaw Chisholm Trail, Denton, Lake Dallas, Azle, Brewer, Grapevine. My thoughts: It seems really likely that WFHS and Rider are with…

Girls hoops playoff scenarios

The girls high school basketball regular season has two games left. Here is what’s on the line in every area district as the season draws to a close: Note: Corrects 10-A Div. II where there was forfeit I’d not heard about: 5-4A Teams in: Rider, Denton Guyer, Byron Nelson, Azle. What’s up: All four playoff…