Daily Archives: July 31, 2014

A Game of Spirit

CORSICANA, TX — Winning games is the charge that coaches receive from schools — especially in Texas where sports are held dear, especially football. Navarro College has a history of success on the gridiron, but when Head Coach Brian Mayper came to Navarro College to lead the Bulldog football team two years ago, he brought […]

For the Love of Learning

ENNIS, TX — After 14 years of administrative experience, Dr. John E. Chapman III began his duties as superintendent of Ennis Independent School District last January. With awards like Superintendent of the Year, Citizen of the Year and Gifted and Talented Administrator of the Year, no one doubts he’s a great fit for the […]

Perfect Living

MIDLOTHIAN, TX — They say if you want something done right, do it yourself. Sometimes that even applies to building a home. Jeff and Shannon Thaxton have built several houses for themselves over the years, each time adding touches that give a unique style and feel. They have lived in the Coldwater Creek area for […]

Building a Family

FERRIS, TX — When Mike and Pam Bartis decided to make their home in Ferris, they didn’t just build a house — they built a family. For this Ferris couple, being close to extended kin in the city where Pam grew up was an important way to ensure their own children had a support system […]

Sewn Together with Love

WAXAHACHIE, TX — Don and Mariyln Locke made their way to Waxahachie in 1959, but they didn’t move into the home they still share today in the Chapman Addition until nearly 10 years later, in 1968. “The home took nine months to build, from start to finish,” Don remembered. “The builders promised we’d be in […]

Born to Ride

WEATHERFORD, TX — Lined up with as many as 40 others, heart pumping, Josh Lippard gears up to speed off from the starting gate on his dirt bike. Dirt flies off the back tire of his Kawasaki as Josh takes off, preparing for the first turn of the track. Jump after jump, he stays focused […]