Monthly Archives: March 2012

Surreal Beauty

MIDLOTHIAN, TX — Some of the photographic images were dark in color with an ethereal, dreamlike quality to them. Others looked as though they were under a shroud of fog. All shared an element of mystery, as the photographs were definitely not your everyday modern photos. Rebecca Rury, the creator of the images, is […]


MANSFIELD, TX —  Mansfield SWAT team scouts, seen only as subtle flickers of movement among the trees, quietly surrounded a cul-de-sac home. The Special Weapons and Tactics officers positioned themselves to watch every inch of the property. According to their dispatch orders, a disturbance in the home could become a hostage situation. As a black, armored […]

A Father’s Lessons

ENNIS, TX — Growing up, Michael Aguilar Sr. did not have the opportunity to play sports. Determined not to let his children experience a similar situation, Michael Sr. did everything he could, from learning a game he knew nothing about to coaching every sport his son wanted to play. At 2 years old, Michael Jr. was throwing […]

Embrace the Grade

CORSICANA, TX —  “One of the beautiful things about baseball is that every once in a while you come into a situation where you want to, and where you have to, reach down and prove something,” Nolan Ryan, former major league baseball pitcher and current principal owner, president and CEO of the Texas Rangers, said. […]

When Clowns Show Up

BURLESON, TX — When Sprinkles the clown arrives, there is no missing him. The joy emanating from him quickly fills his surroundings and captures the attention of everyone in sight. People of all ages are captivated by his playful antics, which is exactly why Mattie Foster invited him and his fellow clowns to help […]

Preserving Parker County

WEATHERFORD, TX — Preserving the history of Parker County is Amberley Parker’s top priority at the Weatherford Public Library. She has worked part time as the library’s digitization clerk since September, when the library received a $75,000 one-year grant for its new PEACH program. Amberley hopes the Preserving and Expanding Access to Culture and History project […]

Building on a Firm Foundation

WAXAHACHIE, TX — Sarah Farmer isn’t scared to get her hands dirty, especially when it comes to creating things in the kitchen. “I’ve always mashed up the bread with my hands,” Sarah said, remembering all the dressing she’s helped her mom prepare for Thanksgiving dinners. “Mom didn’t believe in cleaning as you go, so we […]