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Joyful Hands

Joyful Hands

By • on December 1, 2014

WEATHERFORD, TX — Less than two years ago, Toby and Baily Mize hopped on a plane for Haiti to help children living in poverty. The couple had been supporting the cause financially through Back to Life Ministries for about six months when the opportunity arose for them to make the trip in March 2013. “We have a joke between us that neither one

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Burleson

Toy Time

Toy Time

By • on December 1, 2014

BURLESON, TX — Will and Mary Smith love to play, whether with trains or words or both. This couple’s hobby — railroading — allows them to

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Corsicana

Ms. Mac’s Yuletide Tales

Ms. Mac’s Yuletide Tales

By • on December 1, 2014

CORSICANA, TX — Corsicana High School became an even better place for senior Kayza Mallet and junior Irvin Horn last year when “Ms. Mac,” otherwise

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Ennis

A Unified City

A Unified City

By • on December 1, 2014

ENNIS, TX — Cathie Morales is a born and reared Ennisite. After graduating from Ennis High in 1975, she and her sweetheart, Trent, married, and he

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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

Jubilate Sounds

Jubilate Sounds

By • on December 1, 2014

MANSFIELD, TX —  Even though Gail Baker is a retired teacher, she is far from finished teaching. Most Tuesday nights, you’ll find her surrounded

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Midlothian

Inspired by Music

Inspired by Music

By • on December 1, 2014

MIDLOTHIAN, TX — Some people singing at Carnegie Hall may find themselves nervous and trembling at the enormity of it all. But for one little girl,

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North Ellis County

Beary Christmas

Beary Christmas

By • on December 1, 2014

OAK LEAF, TX — Once upon a Christmas, Kimberly Dufour filled a giant stocking with Teddy bears as a gift. The action sparked her own bear collection

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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

More Than Bricks and Mortar

More Than Bricks and Mortar

By • on December 1, 2014

WAXAHACHIE, TX — The year 1914 was a very good year. Babe Ruth signed his first contract with the minor league Baltimore Orioles and, later that

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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

Orchestrated from Above

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 afternoon shortly after Lone Survivor premiered in

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Charitable Child

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 on Wheels each week. She handles the items with

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A Simpler Life

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 Midlothian as their journey unfolded. Monte grew up

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What If?

MANSFIELD, TX — “The more experiences we can give kids in different ways, the better they are,” explained Monica Abrams, a science exploratory teacher and robotics coach at Mary Orr Intermediate

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Championing the Veteran

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

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Wings of Honor

BURLESON, TX — Betty Shelton remembers her Burleson childhood, living with her grandmother. In those days, only 500-600 people called the small town home. During WWII, several families sent sons

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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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