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Born to Ride

Born to Ride

By • on July 31, 2014

WEATHERFORD, TX – Lined up with as many as 40 others, heart pumping, Josh Lippard gears up to speed off from the starting gate on his dirt bike. Dirt flies off the back tire of his Kawasaki as Josh takes off, preparing for the first turn of the track. Jump after jump, he stays focused on the race and in control of the machine, ready for what

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Burleson

Hometown Missionary

Hometown Missionary

By • on February 1, 2014

BURLESON, TX — Serving up love wherever she goes, Marzie Bartee cooks a mean King Ranch Chicken. And everybody just loves to help her. She coordinates

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Corsicana

A Game of Spirit

A Game of Spirit

By • on July 31, 2014

CORSICANA, TX – Winning games is the charge that coaches receive from schools — especially in Texas where sports are held dear, especially football. Navarro

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Ennis

For the Love of Learning

For the Love of Learning

By • on July 31, 2014

ENNIS, TX — After 14 years of administrative experience, Dr. John E. Chapman III began his duties as superintendent of Ennis Independent School District

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Granbury

Learning Forever

Learning Forever

By • on December 31, 2013

GRANBURY, TX —  Our teachers juggle many tasks, from classroom instruction to tracking attendance. When Coach Leta Andrews’ students are absent

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Mansfield

A Mental Game

A Mental Game

By • on December 31, 2013

MANSFIELD, TX —  “I practically live in a bowling alley,” E.B. Holschuh laughed. As the bowling coach of the Frontier High School Bowling Club

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Midlothian

Perfect Living

Perfect Living

By • on July 31, 2014

MIDLOTHIAN, TX – They say if you want something done right, do it yourself. Sometimes that even applies to building a home. Jeff and Shannon Thaxton

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North Ellis County

Building a Family

Building a Family

By • on July 31, 2014

FERRIS, TX – When Mike and Pam Bartis decided to make their home in Ferris, they didn’t just build a house — they built a family. For this Ferris

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Southwest

Ride of Respect

Ride of Respect

By • on December 31, 2013

DESOTO, TX —  Jerry and Janice Hall and Dorothy and Tommy Brock ride with the Patriot Guard Riders out of respect for soldiers who made the ultimate

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Waxahachie

Sewn Together with Love

Sewn Together with Love

By • on July 31, 2014

WAXAHACHIE, TX – Don and Mariyln Locke made their way to Waxahachie in 1959, but they didn’t move into the home they still share today in the

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Weatherford

Cycling’s Perfect Storm

Cycling’s Perfect Storm

By • on June 24, 2014

WEATHERFORD, TX — Feet pump pedals faster, harder. Wind whips past your face while you pick up speed taking the lead among your friends. Your bike

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Past Stories

Fine Tuning

MIDLOTHIAN, TX – Trapped in a body that weighed him down with 300 pounds, Chad Austin didn’t want anyone to look at him. Yet he yearned to sing. Only then was he free. “I didn’t want to be

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Keeping Up the Pace

WAXAHACHIE, TX – A fifth-grader at Felty Elementary, Alyson Moore enjoys playing soccer year-round and basketball in the winter. However, every year from January through August, 5K races, summer

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Just for Kicks

RED OAK, TX – Sarah Stallings, a fifth-grader at Red Oak Intermediate School, loves ice skating, Legos and playing with her dog, Brutus. At first glance, her bedroom could belong to any 10-year-old

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Passion Perfect

ENNIS, TX – Artsy-crafty is one word that describes Terri Bowling to a tee. When it comes to art, she loves to create anything from works on canvas and custom-made crosses to reclaimed wood signs.

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Promoting Positives

CORSICANA, TX — Born in Germany and reared as a U.S. Army “brat,” Bill never lived close to Texas as a child, but visited family members in the Lone Star State. Attending 10 schools in 14 years,

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Honoring Heroes

ENNIS, TX — American Legion Post 361 Commander Dan Cook enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1967. He finished basic training and, two years later, was transferred to Little Creek Amphibious Base. From there,

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Never Too Late

WAXAHACHIE, TX – Jennifer Pope’s love of running began early in life. Starting as a fifth-grader and continuing through high school, she competed in what she refers to as fast stuff. “I always

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Military Mom

CORSICANA, TX — As a mother, grandmother and a 20-year veteran of the United States Air Force, Marge Oslick has good reason to look forward to the month of May each year when Mother’s Day and Memorial

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Life’s Playing Field

ENNIS, TX — Some people just look like football players. We’ve all seen them. They’re hard to miss. These giants of the gridiron are blessed with a dominance that’s both physical and mental.

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Mother Knows Best

CORSICANA, TX – A mother/daughter relationship goes through many changes, with the mother being — at one time or another — a rule maker, teacher, friend, manager, her mom, Annett Chapple,

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