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Nearly 30 years ago, Bryan and Kim Rogers met in church and became high school sweethearts. In 1998, they began their lives together — lives that would exceed all of their expectations. After they both graduated from Texas Tech University, Kim began her career as a teacher, a role she […]

Passionate Sacrifices


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True altruism comes in a shining moment, demonstrated in lives that are changed for the better. A young soldier who served valiantly in Iraq returned home with post-traumatic stress disorder and a traumatic brain injury. He had periodic suicidal ideation and treatment was illusive. He tried going to school and […]

Boots of Honor



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A resolution passed by the Continental Congress on October 13, 1775, authorized the U.S. Navy into existence: “Resolved, that a swift sailing vessel, to carry ten carriage guns, and a proportionable number of swivels, with 80 men, be fitted, with all possible despatch, for a cruise of three months, and […]

Duty and Honor


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Carol Welch remembers her grandfather fondly working in his garden in Cleburne. He planted roses and flowers that beautifully bloomed in spring and vegetables that were tasty come summer. He instilled in her a love of nature and gardening. In 2011, Carol enrolled in the Parker County Master Gardener Association […]

Gardening for Monarchs



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The horse is a majestic creature that has been used over several millennia for many purposes. The animal has provided man with a rapid form of transportation, a simpler approach to farm work and years of companionship. Many horses have become athletes, showing their competitive spirit in contests, while others […]

It Started in the Stables


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Jo Timberman Adams purchased her first home five years ago. “My Realtor and I probably looked at 23 houses,” she smiled. The moment they stepped inside a charming, two-bedroom bungalow, they knew the search was over. “The house was move-in ready and the style, floor plan and colors perfectly matched […]

Art and Hearth



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In 1994, Tim and Kimberly Harris worked in the betting industry, but the “odds” of them making a love connection weren’t favorable. If they were ever going to have a shot at happily ever after, Lady Luck was going to have to intervene. “Tim first saw me on June 7, […]

Lucky in Love


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In some of the more beautiful neighborhoods around Midlothian, it is sometimes hard for an individual house to be notable. From developments still being built like Shiloh Forest Estates to older neighborhoods like Park Place, appealing facades and massive arched front porches can start to blend into one another. By […]

Countless Memories



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The scene is a daily event — moms and dads dropping off children at the Corsicana YMCA Child Watch room, a convenience for parents while they are working out at the Y. Increasingly, it’s dads who are very capably balancing a child, backpack and diaper bag, while opening doors and […]

Parenting Partnerships


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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 […]

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