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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 no longer married, the pair is still one when it comes to the pastime they share. Tommy Slama, former owner of a local video and comic book shop, has nurtured a near lifelong interest in filmmaking.

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Burleson

Victory after Victory

Victory after Victory

By • on September 1, 2014

BURLESON, TX — Call Rick Eubanks a product of prayer, and he’ll glow with gratitude. Now a 63-year-old youth minister at Oak Grove Baptist Church,

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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

Getting the Word Out

Getting the Word Out

By • on September 1, 2014

ENNIS, TX — When Darryl and Terri Willis moved to Ennis 17 years ago, Darryl had just accepted a position as senior minister of the local Church

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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

The Texas Music Scene

The Texas Music Scene

By • on September 30, 2014

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

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Midlothian

Castle with a Cause

Castle with a Cause

By • on September 30, 2014

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.

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North Ellis County

Standing the Heat

Standing the Heat

By • on October 1, 2014

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

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Southwest

Tortoise and Whale Tales

Tortoise and Whale Tales

By • on September 1, 2014

DUNCANVILLE, TX — Not many people have a natural habitat in their backyard, but John and Barbara Detmore do, complete with several tortoises that

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Waxahachie

Entertaining Education

Entertaining Education

By • on October 1, 2014

WAXAHACHIE, TX — October is Fire Prevention Month. Waxahachie Fire Rescue uses the month to teach elementary children about fire safety. In days

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Weatherford

The Need for Speed

The Need for Speed

By • on September 2, 2014

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

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Past Stories

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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A Game of Spirit

CORSICANA, TX — Winning games is the charge that coaches receive from schools — especially in Texas where sports are held dear, especially football. Navarro College has a history of success on

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For the Love of Learning

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

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Perfect Living

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 have built several houses for themselves over

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Building a Family

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 couple, being close to extended kin in the city

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Sewn Together with Love

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 Chapman Addition until nearly 10 years later, in 1968.

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