Daily Archives: July 1, 2015

Passionate Sacrifices

Nearly 30 years ago, Bryan and Kim Rogers met in church and became high school sweethearts. In 1998, they began their lives together — lives that would exceed all of their expectations. After they both graduated from Texas Tech University, Kim began her career as a teacher, a role she had always wanted. Although […]

Boots of Honor

True altruism comes in a shining moment, demonstrated in lives that are changed for the better. A young soldier who served valiantly in Iraq returned home with post-traumatic stress disorder and a traumatic brain injury. He had periodic suicidal ideation and treatment was illusive. He tried going to school and to hold a job […]

Duty and Honor

A resolution passed by the Continental Congress on October 13, 1775, authorized the U.S. Navy into existence: “Resolved, that a swift sailing vessel, to carry ten carriage guns, and a proportionable number of swivels, with 80 men, be fitted, with all possible despatch, for a cruise of three months, and that the commander be […]

Gardening for Monarchs

Carol Welch remembers her grandfather fondly working in his garden in Cleburne. He planted roses and flowers that beautifully bloomed in spring and vegetables that were tasty come summer. He instilled in her a love of nature and gardening. In 2011, Carol enrolled in the Parker County Master Gardener Association to foster that love. […]