Daily Archives: October 31, 2012

That’s How He Rolls

MANSFIELD, TX — Ice skating is not Cameron Rainey’s thing. He tried it when he was 5, even taking a few lessons, but it was too cold, and the ice was too hard when he fell. He told his parents he did not want to skate any more. Two years later, he tried roller skating […]

The Wilderness Is Here

MIDLOTHIAN, TX — It was a dark and spooky night — well maybe not really spooky, but when you have words like dark and night, spooky slips right in, particularly when some of the animals you might hear and see are night creatures such as owls, bats and coyotes. There is a way in Midlothian […]

Hangars of Fun

GRANBURY, TX — Some people have narrow alleys behind their house. Roe and Marcia Walker have a concrete taxiway behind theirs. They live in a fly-in airpark community near Granbury and have access to an airstrip directly across the street. The hangar in their backyard houses a red, white and blue Piper Comanche 250, which […]

Their Roots Run Deep

ENNIS, TX — The year was 1902. The three Czech provinces: Bohemia, Moravia and Slovakia were ruled by the Austrian Empire. The Czech people were subjects of the Austrian Regime — which meant working very hard, while having no freedoms. Alois and Anna Vaculka Marusak were proud Moravians living in Provodov, Moravia. But they desired […]

A Match of Faith

CORSICANA, TX — A one-time tennis star still lights up local courts and the lives of those who witness his prowess and personality. Cecil Easley, 44, has the same passion he had for the sport when he was in his 20s and won state and national championships. He has all the skills, energy and dedication […]

Seeing Double

BURLESON, TX — Veterans’ Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, marks the anniversary of the end of World War I. It is a day set aside by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson in 1919 to honor armed service veterans. Cameron and Camden Lewis, 13-year-old twins, have long known the significance of this day celebrated on […]