Daily Archives: February 1, 2011


Iron Sharpening Iron

ENNIS, TX — Ravi Dubose and Curtis Tekell, Ennis High School seniors, have been friends since attending Austin Elementary School. They have run track and played football together, and hope it will not all end next year when they attend college. “We would really like to go to the same school, but we’re keeping […]


The Art of Safety

RED OAK, TX — Kelby Wood did something many fourth-graders do; he entered an art contest at school. You probably remember entering one or two of those during your school years, even though nothing much ever came of them. Well, Kelby’s story is not quite like that. One day at school, Kelby’s art and […]


Replenishing Hopes and Dreams

DESOTO, TX — Making a difference by pushing issues that can improve the community is Lee Merryman’s job and daily goal. “I am always looking for grants that serve the community,” Lee said. “This is something needed for the community.” Lee moved to the DeSoto Independent School District (ISD) to manage a grant. Two […]


At Home with Larry and Glena Bagley

BURLESON, TX — On the sill of a tall window near the Bagleys’ breakfast table rests an elegant orchid in shades of fuchsia. It was a birthday gift from Larry to Glena last year and an example of how this couple, married 41 years, continues to make their experiences special. “Last year, Glena received […]


February is Rose Time

Think of Valentine’s Day, and getting roses for a special friend comes to mind. Roses are a sentimental favorite as well as a beautiful flower. A garden full of roses is truly a thing of beauty. You can have a rose garden that will grow, bloom and possibly outlive you, if you plan a […]


Educating with a Smile

WEATHERFORD, TX — Dr. Deborah Cron approaches her day with the energy of a 6-year-old, or more accurately, a classroom of 6-year-olds. “I left the house this morning at 5:30,” she smiled, “for a 7:00 a.m. meeting in Dallas and was back in Weatherford in time for a meeting with our school principals.” After […]