In Partnership with the Southern Weekend

Our favorite stories from 2018

Since June we've brought you nearly 100 stories about food, travel, and lifestyle in the Ark-La-Tex. As 2018 fades into memory, we present our favorite stories.

Robert Streeter

Robert Streeter - Managing Editor

“Ghost Cake”

I’ve known this recipe since junior high. Lighting up the eyes always gets people’s attention. Plus, I got to use a black light at then end. Overall, it was fun to create the video, cook the cake, and make it vanish (tasty!) See how to make the cake here.

ghost cake

“Remembering and celebrating a legacy”

Down in Sabine County, I discovered a small yet incredible museum. The Patricia Huffman Smith NASA “Remembering Columbia” Museum commemorates the long serving Space Shuttle Columbia. Many of the technological advances can be linked to the shuttle that crashed over East Texas in 2003. If you get a chance, go check it out. See the story here.

Space Shuttle Columbia

Matthew Banks

Matthew Banks - Content Producer

“Songs of the Season”

It represents the birth of Christ and I loved the energy of the people we interviewed!

Relive the story here.

Jeff Dillard

Jeff Dillard - Content Producer

“50 Mile Trail of Treasure”

I had so much fun driving all over DeSoto to shoot this! Can’t wait to “shop the Trail” again next year!

Discover the trail here.

Trail of Treasure

Dominique O'Neill

Dominique O'Neill - Content Producer

“Deals for Veteran’s Day”

To honor those who served, we presented a list of local businesses offering special deals during the Veteran’s Day weekend.

Check out the story here.

deals for Veterans


Check out The Southern Weekend’s list of the best cultural moments of 2018.