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A Baker’s Dozen

A Baker’s Dozen

By • on March 12, 2015

WAXAHACHIE, TX — The wonderfully delicious smells permeate the hallways of Waxahachie High School even before patrons reach the door. Once the door is opened, they realize they have entered another dimension. They’ve entered The Reservation, the on-campus restaurant where Joel Skipper, executive chef, and his baker’s dozen take center stage.

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Burleson

Helping Them Soar

Helping Them Soar

By • on February 5, 2015

BURLESON, TX — In this city of character, Molly C. Denson operates in full-spectrum generosity. Teaching her students at Kerr Middle School with

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Corsicana

Ready for Change

Ready for Change

By • on March 2, 2015

CORSICANA, TX — Even though he grew up and was educated in the big city, Eldon Franco loves the smaller setting a town like Corsicana provides.

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Ennis

Revving Up

Revving Up

By • on March 2, 2015

ENNIS, TX — `They say the best things in life are free. At the end of this school year, one lucky Ennis High School student will know for sure. The

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Granbury

Gettin’ R Done

Gettin’ R Done

By • on March 3, 2015

GRANBURY, TX — Born to help, Melvin Robinson can’t remember not working. The son of a Cleburne sharecropper, Melvin helped his mother wash peaches

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Mansfield

Just Tooling Around

Just Tooling Around

By • on March 10, 2015

MANSFIELD, TX — At the ripe old age of 13, Dave Smith lifetime filled with leather crafting. Now at unknowingly began a hobby that the age of 67,

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Midlothian

Soaring High and Free

Soaring High and Free

By • on February 2, 2015

MIDLOTHIAN, TX — Flying high and solo is as close to true freedom as a pilot can get. Omri Kalinsky, a member of Texas Soaring Association, has

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North Ellis County

Running for a Better Life

Running for a Better Life

By • on February 2, 2015

OVILLA, TX — B.J. Tucker lives in Ovilla with his wife of 27 years, Amy, and their five children: Chris, Amber, Brandon, Alyssa and Kyle. He also

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Southwest

Painting Large

Painting Large

By • on March 2, 2015

CEDAR HILL, TX — The parks and recreation building in Waxahachie has a new face — or rather several new faces. A welcome addition to the building,

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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

Kiss the Cook

Kiss the Cook

By • on February 5, 2015

WEATHERFORD, TEXAS — Romance can be discovered in many ways. Some may find it in simple gestures of love with a quick embrace or a stolen kiss.

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Past Stories

Performing for Change

BURLESON, TX — Christians observe many traditions around Easter. Some start 40 days before Easter Sunday with a time of reflection, fasting and penance that represents the 40 days Jesus spent alone

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Shooting from the Sky

ENNIS, TX — Craig Meier, a born and reared Ennisite, works as a full-time auctioneer in Dallas and Ellis County. However, these days he might be more recognizable as one of the stars of the hit

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Love in Action

CORSICANA, TX — She’s never left Corsicana, because she loves it here. However, today’s Corsicana is very different from what she remembers from her childhood. “We didn’t have a car, so

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In the Present

The journey called life is filled with joys, complications, lessons and experiences. Based on their personal interests, aptitudes, desires and dreams, every person has the power to experience life on their

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Dots, Bams and Cracks

GRANBURY, TEXAS — Early in 1963, Betty Smallin found herself in California, a young mother and housewife who didn’t know anyone in the area. Fortunately, the family next door moved in about the

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Sport of a Lifetime

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 exhilarating sounds. Nothing compares to the intensity

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Spark in the Classroom

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 interactions between matter and energy in the universe.

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Abel is Able

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.

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A Heart for the Game

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 his Playstation 3 or going outside to play sports.

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To the Summit

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 have dared. The 32 F temperature hardly made a difference

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