Daily Archives: September 1, 2014

The Big Picture

Granbury, TX — East Texas produced quite a few of Granbury’s movers and shakers, including Mark Weeks, theater arts teacher at Granbury High School. A nature-loving former Boy Scout, Mark grew up fishing and waterskiing in the alligator-ridden Neches River. He roamed Big Thicket Natural Preserve near Beaumont, digging caves in the sides of Boggy […]

Getting the Word Out

ENNIS, TX — When Darryl and Terri Willis moved to Ennis 17 years ago, Darryl had just accepted a position as senior minister of the local Church of Christ. He never imagined life would lead him to Eastern European Mission, a Dallas-based agency committed to the distribution of Bibles. Now, he serves as vice president, […]

Lives Lived Long Ago

CORSICANA, TX — A new, permanent exhibit is opening at the Cook Center. It has been the dream of several people who have worked tirelessly for the last four years to make the Robert S. Reading Collection: The Hunters and Gatherers of the Blackland Prairie a reality. A unique feature of this exhibit is the […]

Victory after Victory

BURLESON, TX — Call Rick Eubanks a product of prayer, and he’ll glow with gratitude. Now a 63-year-old youth minister at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Rick once was a 16-year-old rock-n-roll musician in Fort Worth, known in his community as “Sandra’s wayward brother.” But a new fellowship in Burleson called Crestmont Baptist Church was praying […]

Tortoise and Whale Tales

DUNCANVILLE, TX — Not many people have a natural habitat in their backyard, but John and Barbara Detmore do, complete with several tortoises that have made their home there for several decades. Their backyard, however, is a natural habitat for humans, as well — landscaped with some of Barbara’s favorite flowering plants, including some […]