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Fine Tuning

Fine Tuning

By • on July 2, 2014

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 on stage, because I was so heavy,” he shared. “But when I sang, I felt like people listened to my voice instead of paying attention to my body. I

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Burleson

Hometown Missionary

Hometown Missionary

By • on February 1, 2014

BURLESON, TX — Serving up love wherever she goes, Marzie Bartee cooks a mean King Ranch Chicken. And everybody just loves to help her. She coordinates

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Corsicana

Promoting Positives

Promoting Positives

By • on June 30, 2014

CORSICANA, TX — Born in Germany and reared as a U.S. Army “brat,” Bill never lived close to Texas as a child, but visited family members in the

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Ennis

Passion Perfect

Passion Perfect

By • on June 30, 2014

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

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Granbury

Learning Forever

Learning Forever

By • on December 31, 2013

GRANBURY, TX —  Our teachers juggle many tasks, from classroom instruction to tracking attendance. When Coach Leta Andrews’ students are absent

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Mansfield

A Mental Game

A Mental Game

By • on December 31, 2013

MANSFIELD, TX —  “I practically live in a bowling alley,” E.B. Holschuh laughed. As the bowling coach of the Frontier High School Bowling Club

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Midlothian

A Blessing Given

A Blessing Given

By • on December 31, 2013

MIDLOTHIAN, TX – That cold grey morning, thousands stood in the drizzling rain waiting for a national hero to be driven by — Midlothian’s own

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North Ellis County

Just for Kicks

Just for Kicks

By • on July 1, 2014

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

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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

Keeping Up the Pace

Keeping Up the Pace

By • on July 1, 2014

WAXAHACHIE, TX – A fifth-grader at Felty Elementary, Alyson Moore enjoys playing soccer year-round and basketball in the winter. However, every

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Weatherford

Cycling’s Perfect Storm

Cycling’s Perfect Storm

By • on June 24, 2014

WEATHERFORD, TX — Feet pump pedals faster, harder. Wind whips past your face while you pick up speed taking the lead among your friends. Your bike

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Past Stories

Honoring Heroes

ENNIS, TX — American Legion Post 361 Commander Dan Cook enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1967. He finished basic training and, two years later, was transferred to Little Creek Amphibious Base. From there,

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Never Too Late

WAXAHACHIE, TX – Jennifer Pope’s love of running began early in life. Starting as a fifth-grader and continuing through high school, she competed in what she refers to as fast stuff. “I always

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Military Mom

CORSICANA, TX — As a mother, grandmother and a 20-year veteran of the United States Air Force, Marge Oslick has good reason to look forward to the month of May each year when Mother’s Day and Memorial

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Life’s Playing Field

ENNIS, TX — Some people just look like football players. We’ve all seen them. They’re hard to miss. These giants of the gridiron are blessed with a dominance that’s both physical and mental.

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Mother Knows Best

CORSICANA, TX – A mother/daughter relationship goes through many changes, with the mother being — at one time or another — a rule maker, teacher, friend, manager, her mom, Annett Chapple,

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Allemende Left and Dosado

CORSICANA, TX —  When Charlie and Debbie Ray retired and moved to the Lake Richland Chambers area, they were anxious to meet people and get involved in their newly adopted community, so they joined

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The Man in the Mirror

ENNIS, TX —  There’s something different about Martin Torres. At first glance, it’s difficult to see exactly what that difference might be. Perhaps it’s his dark, deep eyes that put those

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You Are Their Voice

WAXAHACHIE, TX —  Rhodie Rawls has lived in Waxahachie for the past 30 years with her family. She and her husband spent 12 of those years as foster parents for children in need in Ellis County.

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Little Blessings

BURLESON, TX — Stories of blind people achieving more than anyone expects inspire and encourage others to do great things. For most, such tales are little more than great stories. For Tonya Harden,

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Redirected Life

WEATHERFORD, TX – “I have not retired,” Jim Morrow said. “I’ve redirected.” As Bob Buford stated in his book, Halftime, Jim spent the first half of his life on success; the second is for

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