Monthly Archives: August 2011

Dancing Shoes and Dosadoes

Charles Billy, known as CB, and Threta Clarice Davis are partners in every sense of the word. They met, married, had a family, built a home in Parker County and have shared adventures around the world. They became husband and wife 60 years ago. The date was December 23. Today their wedding portrait — of a […]

After the Storm

WAXAHACHIE, TX —  As the Dallas division of the American Red Cross celebrates its centenary in 2011, the Waxahachie affiliate’s busy staff and volunteers pause to reflect on their own contributions to providing disaster relief to communities near and far. Locally, the Red Cross aided victims of the January fire that destroyed three historic downtown […]

Golden Oldies

CEDAR HILL, TX — While called the Silver Serenaders, many members of this senior adult choir are well into their golden years. A concert at Dallas’ Meyerson Symphony Center September 18, in fact, marks the 30th anniversary of performances by the group whose members’ average age is 74. “We will perform a marvelous new work […]

The Gene Pool

RED OAK, TX — Siblings Hunter and Hannah Gnoza are lapping up honors through swimming, a sport they have enjoyed their entire lives. Hunter heads to college waters this fall, while Hannah pursues pool perfection at Red Oak High School (ROHS). “I became interested in swimming when I was 3 years old and my older […]

When Mom Teaches

MIDLOTHIAN, TX —  Just like most moms, Linda Hachat maintains a home, loves and cares for her children, prepares meals, completes chauffeur duties and is chief budget maintainer, as well as many other chores. However, unlike most moms, when it is time to send Caleb, 11, Lindsay, 8, Rachel, 7, and Joel, 5, off to school, she […]

Dedicated to Helping Others

MANSFIELD, TX — Frank and Cathy Luna moved here from Washington State 10 years ago. Both were managers extraordinaire, used to collaborating on everything at work, home, and in their community. Once settled in Mansfield, they needed a way to connect with their new community. They found Walnut Creek Country Club four years ago and […]

Menu Madness

ENNIS, TX — What started as a dare in the fall of 1999 quickly turned into something Ennis Lions fans look forward to year after year. Gary Macalik and his dad, Joe Ben, found a unique way to support the Ennis Lions during football season. They don’t use poster board and crepe paper streamers to cheer […]

Acting Out

CORSICANA, TX — With a cast and crew of 20, the Warehouse Living Arts Center began in 1971, housed at Navarro College’s Arena Theatre. The award-winning community playhouse, now a fixture of downtown Corsicana, is celebrating its 40th anniversary, a history rich in local culture and an influence that has extended to Broadway, Vegas, TV […]

A Circle of Friends

BURLESON, TX — It was a wintery day in 2008 when Mary Slaney and Peggy Harkins invited eight women to join them for lunch. The date was February 14, Valentine’s Day, and everyone arrived at Peggy’s home eager to sample her chicken enchilada soup and share the dishes they brought. “After lunch, we gathered […]

Main Street Matters

Downtown Corsicana saw a number of new business openings this spring and summer. Chickadee’s Embroidery Shop moved from their previous location on Second Ave. to 314 N. Beaton. They embroider for all occasions, including baby showers, horse shows and rodeos, corporate recognitions and golf tournaments. Cowgirl Click at 101 S. Beaton offers contemporary women’s clothing and costume jewelry, plus a […]