Monthly Archives: May 2015


His late father, Norm Bowman, signed papers for Dana to join the military. Dana’s uncle, Command Sergeant Major Donny Bowman, had served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam and gave Dana guidance. Dana joined the U.S. Army after graduating North Ridgeville High School in Ohio in 1981. “I had the opportunity to see […]

Documentary Dedication

The art of movie making can spellbind, educate and entertain, as storytellers weave magic lands of mystery, comedy, adventure, science fiction and more, affecting the hearts and minds of viewers. The art of documentary making takes even more dedication and passion. For students at Waxahachie Global High School, this has become both an educational […]

A Brand New Start

Jan Bailey is a kind and gentle spirit who’s always had a passion for learning new things. For 17 years, she’d been a stay-at-home mom where cooking, gardening, taking care of her family and homeschooling her children were the focus of her world. “I’ve always loved to learn new things,” Jan stated. “I guess […]

Ten Years of Innovation

On your mark, get set, go! And off go the Rowdy Runners as they heed the call for another marathon. This elementary school-based running group was one of the recipients of a grant funded by the Midlothian Education Foundation. It is just one of the jewels in the crown of this organization. As MEF […]

Artful Experiences

Growing up in Japan and around the country, multifaceted artist Suzanne Moncuse has translated her real-life experiences into art. She is fascinated with history, culture and people. As a watercolor artist, she thrives when given paint and brush to bring real life to the page. Suzanne’s background in a multicultural family strongly encouraged her […]

Czech Celebration

Rudy and Jan Krajca Ozymy didn’t meet until they both had finished school. “We met at a dance in Elm Mott, a small town outside Waco, near West,” Jan remembered, stating that was the place to be on Saturday night. “I went that particular evening with one of my girlfriends.” They grinned, agreeing that […]

The Ultimate Physical Challenge

A familiar face has been running and biking along the byways of Navarro County and swimming in the Corsicana YMCA pool for many years. That face belongs to Nathan Bugg, who not only trains locally but has also won and placed well in area races. His biggest accomplishment came when he earned the right […]

Gold Star Family

Modeling the fact that the family that works together stays together are, left to right: Terry and Beth Burgess, Brandi Burgess and Linda and Randy Pearce. “I hope you’ll never feel the weight of this gold star,” Terry Burgess said, fingering his lapel pin with his left hand while, with his right, he shakes […]