Daily Archives: July 29, 2009

The Eye of the Beholder

“I’m really just an amateur,” protested Laura Hallmark as she shared her all but amateur photos. While some define an amateur as one lacking experience or competence, an amateur is actually one who pursues something for the pure love, joy and fun of it. In Laura’s case, her love of photography is evidenced in […]

No Ordinary Garden

First United Methodist Church in Red Oak has been in its location for more than 22 years, and in this time has become a place where believers have gathered to worship, Boys and Girls Scout troops have met and those seeking peace and comfort could find it. Yet as visitors and members approached the […]

A Better Way

One of the most horrific things that could happen to a community happened here. The words “something must be done” no doubt ran through thousands of minds in Midlothian back in October 1987. Two drug-using teenagers discovered the identity of an undercover police officer and murdered him. This story made international news and spurred […]

Get the 2-1-1

Bill Russell is a big fan of 2-1-1. “As a police officer, I fell short of helping people solve their problems,” Bill said. “At the time I was an officer, there was no such thing as 2-1-1. Now that I know the value of a 2-1-1 card, it hurts me to think I spent […]