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Abel is Able

Abel is Able

By • on January 2, 2015

WAXAHACHIE, TX — Brian and Heather Rose knew early on in the pregnancy that their little boy would come into the world with a birth defect. “At 14 weeks, I had my first sonogram,” Heather remembered. “They found fluid on his brain. I was sent to a specialist where I had a more detailed sonogram.” Heather carried him full term, giving

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Burleson

Sport of a Lifetime

Sport of a Lifetime

By • on January 26, 2015

BURLESON, TX — For those who love the sport of tennis, the pop of a ball against the pavement and the squeak of shoes moving across a court are

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Corsicana

A Team of One

A Team of One

By • on January 2, 2015

CORSICANA, TX —  Growing up in the state of the famed Friday Night Lights, most high school students, especially those attending small Texas schools,

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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

Spark in the Classroom

Spark in the Classroom

By • on January 26, 2015

GRANBURY, TX — Janel Morris has a reputation of going above and beyond for her physics students at Granbury High School. Physics is the study of

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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

To the Summit

To the Summit

By • on January 2, 2015

MIDLOTHIAN, TX — A cool breeze drifted through the craggy slabs of granite as father and son, Cliff and Matthew Hackler, stood where only a few

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North Ellis County

A Heart for the Game

A Heart for the Game

By • on January 2, 2015

RED OAK, TX — Colbe “CJ” Noland is 12 years old, and his favorite subject at Red Oak Intermediate School is math. In his free time, he enjoys

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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

By • on January 30, 2015

WAXAHACHIE, TX — Ralph Cooke has long been a hidden treasure in Waxahachie. His friend, Brown Street Church of Christ elder Glenn Perryman, believes

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Weatherford

On a Dare

On a Dare

By • on January 2, 2015

WEATHERFORD, TX — For Don Huddleston, building models began with a dare. At the time, he was working at Greene’s Florist. In 1992, the owner, Bobby

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Past Stories

Toy Time

BURLESON, TX — Will and Mary Smith love to play, whether with trains or words or both. This couple’s hobby — railroading — allows them to bounce their ideas off others who visit and enjoy

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Ms. Mac’s Yuletide Tales

CORSICANA, TX — Corsicana High School became an even better place for senior Kayza Mallet and junior Irvin Horn last year when “Ms. Mac,” otherwise known as Gloria McLuckie, became the school’s

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Inspired by Music

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, she saw her future. “I remember standing on the

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Beary Christmas

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 and a lifelong interest in holiday decorating.

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More Than Bricks and Mortar

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 same year, was traded to the Boston Red Sox. Wrigley

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Joyful Hands

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

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Flight Path

WEATHERFORD, TX — Ever since he could point at an airplane flying overhead, Dennis Akins has been fascinated with anything related to aviation. “I always wanted to be a pilot,” Dennis shared. He

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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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