His late father, Norm Bowman, signed papers for Dana to join the military. Dana’s uncle, Command Sergeant Major Donny Bowman, had served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam and gave Dana guidance. Dana joined the U.S. Army after graduating North Ridgeville High School in Ohio in 1981. “I had […]


The art of movie making can spellbind, educate and entertain, as storytellers weave magic lands of mystery, comedy, adventure, science fiction and more, affecting the hearts and minds of viewers. The art of documentary making takes even more dedication and passion. For students at Waxahachie Global High School, this has […]

Documentary Dedication

Jan Bailey is a kind and gentle spirit who’s always had a passion for learning new things. For 17 years, she’d been a stay-at-home mom where cooking, gardening, taking care of her family and homeschooling her children were the focus of her world. “I’ve always loved to learn new things,” […]

A Brand New Start

On your mark, get set, go! And off go the Rowdy Runners as they heed the call for another marathon. This elementary school-based running group was one of the recipients of a grant funded by the Midlothian Education Foundation. It is just one of the jewels in the crown of […]

Ten Years of Innovation

Growing up in Japan and around the country, multifaceted artist Suzanne Moncuse has translated her real-life experiences into art. She is fascinated with history, culture and people. As a watercolor artist, she thrives when given paint and brush to bring real life to the page. Suzanne’s background in a multicultural […]

Artful Experiences

Rudy and Jan Krajca Ozymy didn’t meet until they both had finished school. “We met at a dance in Elm Mott, a small town outside Waco, near West,” Jan remembered, stating that was the place to be on Saturday night. “I went that particular evening with one of my girlfriends.” […]

Czech Celebration

A familiar face has been running and biking along the byways of Navarro County and swimming in the Corsicana YMCA pool for many years. That face belongs to Nathan Bugg, who not only trains locally but has also won and placed well in area races. His biggest accomplishment came when […]

The Ultimate Physical Challenge

Modeling the fact that the family that works together stays together are, left to right: Terry and Beth Burgess, Brandi Burgess and Linda and Randy Pearce. “I hope you’ll never feel the weight of this gold star,” Terry Burgess said, fingering his lapel pin with his left hand while, with […]

Gold Star Family

WEATHERFORD, TX — Family has been referred to as the nucleus of society. Family is what binds us together and plants roots for the tree of life. For Kristin Watson, family is what she was born into and what she has accepted into her heart along the way. Kristin and her […]

Family Bond

OVILLA, TX — Many people say they refuse to be defined by their past, but Tonyeka Drake would not be one of those people. As a young child, she experienced domestic turmoil and lacked the guidance of a supportive family structure. But rather than allow her past to write her story, […]

Serving Those Who Need Her Most