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Championing the Veteran

Championing the Veteran

By • on November 3, 2014

CORSICANA, TX — While his position is part time, there is nothing part time about Billy Richards’ commitment to Navarro County military veterans who have been honorably discharged. As the county’s veterans’ service officer, Billy works all hours necessary to help the estimated 3,400-3,500 resident veterans and/or their dependents receive

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Burleson

Wings of Honor

Wings of Honor

By • on November 3, 2014

BURLESON, TX — Betty Shelton remembers her Burleson childhood, living with her grandmother. In those days, only 500-600 people called the small

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Corsicana

Lives Lived Long Ago

Lives Lived Long Ago

By • on September 1, 2014

CORSICANA, TX — A new, permanent exhibit is opening at the Cook Center. It has been the dream of several people who have worked tirelessly for the

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Ennis

Fright Flix

Fright Flix

By • on September 30, 2014

ENNIS, TX —  A childhood love of classic horror films brought an Ennis couple together to try their luck at making their own movies. Although they’re

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Granbury

Sharing Gifts

Sharing Gifts

By • on September 30, 2014

GRANBURY, TX — Ben and Margret Fields have never been hungry. Still, their hearts go out to people who are. So the Fields grow fields of fresh produce

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Mansfield

What If?

What If?

By • on November 3, 2014

MANSFIELD, TX — “The more experiences we can give kids in different ways, the better they are,” explained Monica Abrams, a science exploratory

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Midlothian

A Simpler Life

A Simpler Life

By • on November 3, 2014

MIDLOTHIAN, TX — Monte and Shawn Mechler began their life together living in the heart of Dallas, only to yield to the rural/suburban appeal of

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North Ellis County

Charitable Child

Charitable Child

By • on November 3, 2014

RED OAK, TX — Jada Mitchell carefully packs a box of food for delivery to one of several Red Oak shut-ins who look forward to the arrival of Meals

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Southwest

Making It Official

Making It Official

By • on November 3, 2014

DESOTO, TX — Slowly walking around the football field before each game, Christopher Alston takes in everything — the crowd, the noise and the energy. But

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Waxahachie

Orchestrated from Above

Orchestrated from Above

By • on November 3, 2014

WAXAHACHIE, TX — Brad Shotts enjoys spending quality time with his son, Blaine. As they do quite often, the duo went to the movies one Saturday

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Weatherford

Flight Path

Flight Path

By • on November 3, 2014

WEATHERFORD, TX — Ever since he could point at an airplane flying overhead, Dennis Akins has been fascinated with anything related to aviation.

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Past Stories

Entertaining Education

WAXAHACHIE, TX — October is Fire Prevention Month. Waxahachie Fire Rescue uses the month to teach elementary children about fire safety. In days gone by, you might see a fireman next to a fire truck

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Standing the Heat

RED OAK, TX — If you were a witness at the scene of a structure fire in Red Oak 10 years ago, chances are you would have spotted Eric Thompson working as an assistant chief on the scene. A lot has

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Castle with a Cause

MIDLOTHIAN, TX — Roger and Felest grew up in Grand Prairie, as friends and high school rivals. “I was a Gopher. He was a Warrior,” she explained. “We were best friends, but never dated in

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The Texas Music Scene

MANSFIELD, TX — For over 10 years, Tony Gates had a dream. The show Austin City Limits had always inspired Tony, because of his love for both television and music. So in 2009, when Tony met Ray

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The Need for Speed

WEATHERFORD, TX — The crowd waits anxiously for Seth Cooke to nod. He looks for just the right moment to spring the calf from its narrow chute. The timing has to be perfect, and the barrier cannot

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From the Ground Up

WAXAHACHIE, TX — James and Leanne Davis had it all figured out. Their two daughters, Tiffany and Alisha, were nearing adulthood. Tiffany had left for college at The University of Texas at Austin,

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Staying Safe

RED OAK, TX — Twenty-seven years ago, Nathan Bickerstaff made a drastic career change, leaving his role as a pastor to become a police officer. His interest in law enforcement began during an encounter

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A New York Finish

MIDLOTHIAN, TX — Not every couple celebrating their 10th anniversary takes the kids along. However, for Kasey Cheshier

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Remember the Time

MANSFIELD, TX — Brent Candler and Bryan Atkinson haven’t always been runners. They each had their own ways to stay in shape, but running wasn’t high on their fitness list. So, why are these

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The Big Picture

Granbury, TX — East Texas produced quite a few of Granbury’s movers and shakers, including Mark Weeks, theater arts teacher at Granbury High School. A nature-loving former Boy Scout, Mark grew

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