Daily Archives: January 3, 2011


A Dog’s Best Friend

BURLESON, TX — Blake Ovard knows how it feels to win. Competing with his dogs in agility, rally, obedience and conformation, training dogs part time and heavily involved in dog rescue, Blake works with the Border Collie Rescue of Texas, Bull Terrier Rescue and Second Time Around Aussie Rescue. Before moving to Burleson two-and-a-half […]


A New Start in January

WAXAHACHIE, TX — Tired of the same old gardens? Try your hand at different looking beds. They are called theme gardens and can be as large or small as you want, but they all need planning. This month, let’s talk about an herb garden. Some herbs do well in North Texas and others do […]


A Few More Reasons to Save

WAXAHACHIE, TX — Many people set goals to save more money to support a comfortable retirement. Even if your retirement seems well into the future, there can be some instant gratification. By opening an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) before April 18, 2011, you may be able to take advantage of some potential tax benefits […]


Going After It!

MANSFIELD, TX — Art historians laud muralists for bringing art into the public sphere. Modern muralist, John Stephenson, transports public experiences into the privacy of homes, businesses and churches in Mansfield and the Metroplex. Scenes of well-known heroes — from football players to Walt Disney characters to people straight out of Bible history — […]


Coincidences and Contentment

ENNIS, TX — Her mother said it best, “I took my daughter to the first grade at Austin Elementary School, and she’s still there!” Indeed, Ennis teacher, Donna Monreal, attended the elementary school as a little girl and now has been teaching at that same school for 30 years. It even gets better. Donna […]


Through an Artist’s Eyes

CORSICANA, TX — Modern architecture and a location on a quiet cul-de-sac belie the magical world that lies within Fred and Jane Gordon’s home. Jane, who grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has not only collected art from southwestern-style artists from several different mediums, but she is also an artist with great talent. With […]