Daily Archives: October 3, 2010

Air Scrubbers for the Home

October is a great time to open doors and windows, at least for a while. When the weather does not permit open windows, try a few houseplants to freshen things up. In addition to adding beauty, they can even out humidity and add oxygen to a home. Recent studies by NASA have shown that […]

Breast Cancer Awareness

The list no one wants to be on is endless. You cannot be rich enough or famous enough to escape it if you have it. Christina Applegate, Elizabeth Edwards, Amy Mickelson and Sandra Day O’Connor can attest to that. Their names are only a fraction of the numbers of people with breast cancer. Thankfully, […]

A Date with a Horse

MIDLOTHIAN, TX — Picnic basket stuffed with food? Check! Ice chest brimming with cold drinks? Check! Folding chairs and blankets for a long day? Check and double check! Horse? A horse is not usually one of the items you take with you when leaving for a whole day of family fun. However, if you […]

Creative Cowgirls, Kindred Spirits

WAXAHACHIE, TX — Nearly four years ago, Cindy Mayfield and the late Tina Wright had a wild idea that came from their desire to attend the Silver Bella Art Retreat held annually in Nebraska. “Honestly, we couldn’t afford to go,” Cindy said, explaining that the weekend event brought “crafty” women from all over the […]

Recovering Hope

ENNIS, TX — Reading is the foundation for all the learning we do in school. Have you ever wondered what happens to children who have trouble learning to read? Do they fall hopelessly behind? Do they ever catch up? Are they doomed? If they are in the Ennis Independent School District (EISD), they go […]

At Home With George and Sherry McGraw

CORSICANA, TX — Lake breezes gently rock the backyard bird feeders and Ski-Doo’s are parked in the boathouse. Cooled by those same breezes and ceiling fans, the screened-in porch of George and Sherry McGraw’s retirement dream home offers a restful reading and wildlife watching spot. “This is my favorite spot when it’s not too […]

A Man and His Truck

BURLESON, TX — Don Grayson did not grow up around here, but folks are starting to recognize his face and the big, blue Chevrolet pickup truck he uses to make monthly deliveries of nearly 1,000 pounds of food to the food pantries at Harvest House in Burleson and Operation Blessing in Cleburne. When Don […]