Daily Archives: February 1, 2010


Truth, Transparency and Transformation

A few years ago, Jasper Hughes was sleeping under bridges, addicted to and dealing drugs. He had separated from his wife, Linda — who was at the time working for the Dallas Independent School District — and their three young boys. He lived alone, surrounded by prostitutes, drug dealers and gang activity in a […]


Brooke’s Books

Every now and then, you meet someone truly special who touches your heart in such a way that you know this is someone you will always remember. Brooke Ashton Cambron, former Midlothian High School senior was that type of person. Although she died in the spring of 2007, Brooke left her mark on many […]


Changing His Tune

Randal Sanden Jr. was destined to become a music man of sorts. “When I was little my dad played the drums, so I guess you could say I was born into it,” Randal said. Growing up as an only child meant Randal did not have any siblings to play with. “So, I grew up […]


Romancing the Rails

An old-fashioned railroad station brings to mind vividly human scenes: tearful farewells, joyous reunions, exciting new adventures. David and Paula Hudgins captured that romantic atmosphere when they designed their extraordinary redbrick home to resemble a vintage train station. Outside, carefully authentic details include regulation five-foot eaves all around and a pair of decorative “freight […]


Get Smart About Your Heart

Since February is American Heart Month, it’s a great time to share some important information about heart disease. Often, people think of heart disease as a man’s problem. However, the statistics on women and heart disease are sobering. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. Each year, cardiovascular diseases claim the lives […]


Time to Cut Back

How many times have you told yourself, “It’s time to cut back”? Be it food, computer/game time or whatever, everything has its season. This is the season to prune, prune, prune. The roses, grasses, liriope (monkey grass), shrubs and even trees will all benefit from a few clips here and there. Most roses need […]


Falling in Love with B-ball

Mason Smart’s favorite color is purple, so that is what she wore to prom this year. But when she is on the basketball court, Mason wears Joshua High School’s royal blue, black and white uniform with pleasure. She gets a kick out of the game, you see. And when she wins, she gets pretty […]