Daily Archives: October 1, 2011

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 […]

Learning to Lead by Example

WAXAHACHIE, TX —  Do you remember playing cops and robbers as a child? If so, you will also recall that the good guys were always chasing the bad guys. Tyler Bonner, now 17 and a senior at Waxahachie High School, no longer has to wonder about his childhood game. Thanks to the Explorer programs […]

Town Clown

DUNCANVILLE, TX —  In 1975, at age 49, the late-blooming creative soul finally put her talents to good use, first as an artist specializing in portraits of clowns, and then as an entertainer herself, appearing across North Texas as “Honey the Clown.” Eventually proclaimed Duncanville’s Town Clown, Lou enjoyed a long run as the city’s favorite […]

Modern Day Drs. Dolittle

ENNIS, TX — Life for Norman and Sandra Williams is anything but dull. If they aren’t busying themselves doing something for others, they don’t feel as if they are really living. While some individuals are adopting children in need or opening their homes to foster children, Norman and Sandra are offering a “forever home” for stray […]

Ancestral Voices

CORSICANA, TX — For more than 30 years, local residents researching their family trees have been a hop, skip and historical jump away from the support of the Navarro County Genealogical Society (NCGS), a 150-member body, whose officers and volunteers maintain an archival treasure trove housed at the Corsicana Public Library. “People can call us […]

The Bird Man of Burleson

BURLESON, TX — When he was a student at Polytechnic High School in Fort Worth, Terry Ford enjoyed the times he spent in woodshop. After retiring from 31 years as an educator, he has reconnected with those high school memories, merged them with his lifelong love for birds and discovered a remarkable talent. He […]