Monthly Archives: August 2013

Racing Ahead

ENNIS, TX — One of childhood’s rites of passage is learning to ride a bicycle, usually starting out with mom or dad running alongside and a pair of training wheels firmly attached to the back wheel. After the training wheels come off, the next stage begins — riding a few feet then falling, which, thankfully, […]

Volunteer Lifesavers

CORSICANA, TX — Established in 1939 by an act of Congress, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary has over 32,000 members serving in all 50 states as well as Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa and Guam. Here in Texas, the auxiliary includes the 21 members of Flotilla 5-16 of Lake Richland Chambers “Our mission […]

For Children To See

BURLESON, TX —  The day Harold Moore moved to Burleson was a good day. The year was 1971, and he arrived as the new Burleson Independent School District assistant superintendent. He served in that position for 11 years and, then as principal of what is now known as Academy at Nola Dunn for 14 […]

I Can

DESOTO, TX — The world of today is widely characterized by drive-through dining and convenient culinary devices. Instant, if not immediate, satisfaction is commonplace. Very rarely do we stumble across those who enjoy the laborious tasks related to home cooking, which marked the days of old. And even more rarely do we cross paths […]

Falling for Miles

WAXAHACHIE, TX — One smart comment to one of his high school teachers helped Ivan Brigman discover a death-defying hobby he is still passionate about over 20 years later. In 1992, Ivan jumped out of a plane for the first time in his life after promising his physics teacher he would as soon as he […]

A Familiar Face

WEATHERFORD, TX — Each morning at McCall Elementary School in Aledo, Principal Jason Beaty greets students with a smile. Mornings are his favorite part of the day. Mr. Beaty is either out front opening car doors or greeting students in the main hallway. He is always visible to the students. “A lot of times, I […]