Monthly Archives: October 2011

Brotherly Love

RED OAK, TX —  Members of a recently reorganized service group are embracing the adage “What’s old is new again,” as they revisit the success of their former charter. Red Oak Masonic Lodge No. 461 A.F. & A.M. may have been dormant for over 70 years, but since 2008, new life has been breathed into […]

Caring on Wheels

MIDLOTHIAN, TX —  The day held every promise of becoming blistering hot. Sitting in his open garage with a box fan catching the last cool breezes of the morning, Clarence waited patiently for his daily meal. It was not easy for him to get around in his wheelchair, but he managed. He did not […]

A Texas Woman Through and Through

MANSFIELD, TX —  As with any true Texas woman, Brooke Jeter is proud of her morals, loyal to her friends, fun-loving, hot-tempered and unafraid to stand up for what she believes. As she embarks on a career as a barrel racer on the professional rodeo circuit, she hopes those attributes and her dedication to the […]

Home of the Brave

ENNIS, TX — Veterans Memorial Park of Ennis has been open to the public since August, and many are enjoying its recreational amenities. The central feature of the property, a salute in brick and mortar to the men and women of America’s Armed Forces, remains under construction. “Hopefully we can finish it by Memorial Day […]

Building Winners in Life

CORSICANA, TX — Josh Anding, tight end for the Navarro College football team, started his football career in the eighth grade with the dream of one day playing for a Division I school and the National Football League. Josh’s dream is not the exception. It is the rule. Ask just about any of the […]

Main Street Matters – October 2011

By Steve Dieterichs, Director Forget the thermometer…fall is upon us! And, that means the busy holiday shopping season is right around the corner. Keep reading for information on how your business can cash in on one man’s 35 years of retail experience in helping retail, restaurant and tourism-related small businesses refine and promote their concepts to […]

Check Her Out

RED OAK, TX — It’s her favorite time of year and a great time to settle down with a good book, according to Red Oak Library Director Theresa McNutt. When not busy with library programming, Theresa loves to read, completing 125 titles last year. “I’m very cliché. I was a huge bookworm as a kid […]

Honored to Serve

MIDLOTHIAN, TX — The life of a firefighter is perhaps one of the most exciting yet misunderstood, dangerous though methodical, funny but frustrating professions a person could ever hope to have. In one day, in one moment, a firefighter can save a life and lose one. The timing, the ability and willingness of a firefighter can […]

Beautifully Unique

MANSFIELD, TX —  Two days before the Miss Mansfield pageant, Jacque Hughes, Mallory McCarter’s boss at the hair salon where she is a stylist, asked her to step in when someone dropped out of the competition. Her employers were one of the sponsors of the first-ever event. “I had never done a pageant in my life,” […]

Like Mother Like Daughter

WEATHEFORD, TX — Every roadside historical marker beckons Loree Ellis to stop and read it. Because she wants to know about what happened there, her husband and her daughters have caught the bug. A self-professed “weird history nut,” Loree loves the way things used to be, from the Antebellum South to Medieval Europe. This summer, she […]