Aggie Spirit

As a new school year rolls around and A&M University prepares to welcome its largest freshman class ever — with 8,200 new students — former A&M students in the Ennis area like to gather to wish Aggie students well. “In July or August, before the kids go back to school, we have a big ‘hamburger cook,’” said Robert “Bob” Erisman Jr., charter member of the Ennis A&M Club. “We give them all a little care package to take back to school.” The hamburger cook is just one of several yearly events the Ennis A&M Club plans. “We have chartered buses […]

Two Sides to Every Story

As young children, most of us probably thought our teachers lived at school, slept at school and that teaching was their life — essentially they had no outside life. We never fathomed the possibility that they had a family, children or a home, let alone hobbies and interests other than teaching! Well Fred Lagomarsino, the incredibly dedicated and effective fourth-grade teacher at Collins Catholic School, most certainly does have an alter ego when it comes to his hobbies outside the walls of his classroom. “I love to teach; I feel that I am building [the] basic necessities of their lives,” […]

Church Goes Casual

For members of First Baptist Church in Burleson, church has gotten a lot more casual. That’s because home-based gatherings, known by church members as Life Groups, have been growing in popularity among the congregation. Consisting of anywhere from six to 15 members each, Life Groups meet at church members homes on just about any day of the week and enjoy food, fellowship, prayer and discussion about Bible topics. The intimate settings of the meetings is a departure from the traditional, on-campus Sunday school. And First Baptist Adult Minister Josh Rose considers Life Groups a good way for members to grow […]