Monthly Archives: March 2013

Drumming to His Own Beat

WEATHERFORD, TX — Immersed in the music scene most of his life, Hunter Robinson has envisioned a future in the industry. He has great plans for himself and the drive and determination to follow through with them. He wants to make music his career. “I want to be in a band. I want to produce. […]

Elusive Goal, Persistent Gal

WAXAHACHIE, TX —  Ordinarily, one would not expect to see a petite, 70-year-old grandma among the graduating students of a college commencement ceremony. But Wanda Bolgiano is not an ordinary woman. Growing up in Louisiana, she knew from an early age she wanted to pursue a higher education. After graduating from Anacoco High School […]

The Making of His Music

DUNCANVILLE, TX — “Never judge a book by its cover” is how the saying goes. For anyone who happens to encounter Josh Townsend, judging a book by its cover would be a big mistake. Josh, a 15-year-old Duncanville resident, looks like your typical teenager, and in many ways, he is. However, most typical teenagers have […]

Creating Opportunity

RED OAK, TX —  When you think of a 15-year-old, you don’t generally think of him or her starting a nonprofit organization. Some teenagers are focused on stereotypical things, like getting their license or making weekend plans, but 16-year-old Sky Holman has a different outlook. His focus is on music and fine arts. “I […]

Celebrate Midlothian

MIDLOTHIAN, TX — On April 27, a grand old lady celebrates her 125th birthday, and everyone is invited! Midlothian is having a birthday and throwing one wingding of a party. Get ready for a full day of celebrating, beginning with an invigorating 5K run before breakfast. The annual Spring Fling Arts and Crafts Festival will […]

Making a Desirable Outcome

MANSFIELD, TX — Sustainable living, maintaining links to the past, and setting a foundation for the future are important to Eddie and Mary Phillips. They live in a recycled home on a large plot of land in Rendon, and they are working to restore downtown Mansfield to its former beauty with a combination of art […]

An Ambitious Teen

GRANBURY, TX — Drive and determination are very apparent in Mariah Rendeiro’s personality. The Granbury High School senior has a schedule full of activities: from serving as captain of the Color Guard to winning awards for her science projects. Mariah excels at most everything she attempts and enjoys the challenge. With a 4.7 grade point […]

When Ennis Turns Blue

ENNIS, TX — This month the Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival enters its 62nd year, and although the event is sponsored by the Ennis Garden Club, it is Gina Rokas and Paula Campo of the Ennis Convention and Visitors Bureau who actively promote the event, providing tourists information, maps and directions to the trails. “We are […]

Survival Training

CORSICANA, TX — On the popular television game show, Jeopardy, contestants compete by picking squares under which are answers that require them to respond with the correct question. An example of such an answer that might be found on the show is: “The purpose of this organization is to stop drunk driving, support the victims […]

Hidden University

BURLESON, TX — Jessica Walls always wanted to teach. As a child, she pretended to be a teacher, but wasn’t sure she could do it. “I was one of those nerds who got overly excited about shopping for school supplies when school was about to start,” she said. “I loved that part more than buying […]