Daily Archives: December 3, 2013


Redirected Life

WEATHERFORD, TX — “I have not retired,” Jim Morrow said. “I’ve redirected.” As Bob Buford stated in his book, Halftime, Jim spent the first half of his life on success; the second is for significance. Ironically, his passion includes encouraging people, redirecting them to achieve a higher level than they ever dreamed possible. Jim volunteers […]


Always an Eagle

WAXAHACHIE, TX — A Scout is helpful. A Scout is friendly. And of course, a Scout is courteous. These are the first three points to the Boy Scout oath. Anyone who has earned their Eagle Scout Award has repeated this oath until it’s etched permanently in their brain. For many, it becomes a compass they […]


Carving Time

The age of retirement was several years away for Bob McCommas, a high school business teacher, when the desire to fulfill his creative talents began creeping in. Like many retirees, Bob knew he would like to travel, but that would not always be feasible. A trip to a local woodcarving store inspired Bob to […]


Twenty Seconds of Courage

RED OAK, TX —  Brian Caudell has found his niche in theater and acting, and he loves sharing it with others. “The biggest passion I have is theater,” he said. “It’s what I’ve done year after year.” Brian has lived in the Red Oak area for 11 years and graduated from Ferris High School […]


A Hoedown Christmas

MIDLOTHIAN, TX — Uh, oh. Santa is in trouble. His entire operation is busted, and he is now broke. If Santa has no money, then where will the supplies come from to make the toys and presents? If there are no toys or presents, then there will be no Christmas! Oh dear, who can help […]


A Mountain of Toys

MANSFIELD, TX — In December 2012, Flo Torres just wanted 2,000 toys for their Christmas Toys for Tots drive. With the organization adding an extra drop-off date to accommodate the Mansfield ISD Center for the Performing Arts, director Flo Torres wanted to ensure a big turnout, but she never anticipated this. “I kept saying, ‘I’m […]