Tammy Faye proof second act of life can be sweetest

By Freedom Newspapers For someone like Tammy Faye Messner, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s assertion that there are no second acts in American lives falls flat. The public first came to know her as the wife of Jim Bakker, a televangelist who eventually had a rendezvous with disgrace. In later years, however, this woman proved she was […]

Tammy Reid

Tammy Reid, 43, of Lubbock, died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, at University Medical Center after a short illness. She was born Aug. 19, 1962, in Oshkosh, Neb., to Sonny and Bonnie (Olson) Stanley. She graduated from Clovis High School and Odessa College, where she received licensed vocational nurse’s degree. She worked in Andrews, Texas, and […]

War hero mother lost legs, not courage

Tom Philpott “You are a hero,’’ says a man, standing on a curb outside Walter Reed Army Medical Center, as Army National Guard Maj. Ladda “Tammy” Duckworth walks slowly by, on artificial legs, a cane in each hand. “I’m just trying to survive, man,’’ she laughs. “You’re a hero, a survivor, you’re … “That’s right,” […]

Show about one of country music’s first female stars on national tour

Stewart said that when she does concert-like performances during the play, people often shout out like they are actually at a Tammy Wynette concert. (Courtesy photo: Encore Attractions) By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Kristen Stewart knew little about Tammy Wynette when she auditioned for a musical based on the tragic life of the country […]