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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 have made their home there for several decades. Their backyard, however, is a natural habitat for humans, as well — landscaped with some of Barbara’s favorite flowering plants, including some tropical

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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

The Big Picture

The Big Picture

By • on September 1, 2014

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

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Mansfield

Remember the Time

Remember the Time

By • on September 2, 2014

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

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Midlothian

A New York Finish

A New York Finish

By • on September 2, 2014

MIDLOTHIAN, TX – Not every couple celebrating their 10th anniversary takes the kids along. However,

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North Ellis County

Staying Safe

Staying Safe

By • on September 2, 2014

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

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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

From the Ground Up

From the Ground Up

By • on September 2, 2014

WAXAHACHIE, TX – James and Leanne Davis had it all figured out. Their two daughters, Tiffany and Alisha, were nearing adulthood. Tiffany had left

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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

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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Born to Ride

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

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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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