Daily Archives: March 1, 2016

Tending to Others

  Whatever the need is for the senior citizens of Parker County, Ann Durant is there to fill it. At 72 years of age, she isn’t slowing down in her efforts to daily serve and care for the hundreds of seniors who pass through the doors of the Parker County Senior Center and even […]

More Than a Crossing Guard

  Some people have a knack for taking the ordinary, everyday routines of life and turning them into something extraordinary. Bonnie Lloyd is one of those people. She is a native of Waxahachie and a graduate of Waxahachie High School. Since 1995, she has worked for the Waxahachie Independent School District. After a few […]

Reason to Ride

There are a lot of ways people deal with grief. It can be paralyzing to lose a family member or a truly close friend who knows your heart better than anyone else. In one moment, they are standing alongside you, and in a second, they are gone. When such things happen, we don’t understand […]

Once in a Lifetime

The walkie-talkie conveyed the distressing news, “Mrs. Robertson, we need you at the big playground. There is a kindergartener loose.” Actually, there was no crisis, just part of a ploy to surprise Mt. Peak Elementary School’s kindergarten teacher Elisabeth Pearson. This surprise was months in the making, since the first month of school. After […]

A Smart Alternative

This coming July, while many students are getting bored with their long summer vacation, a group of students from Mansfield ISD’s Ben Barber Career Tech Academy will be competing to be the first to cross the finish line in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during the Solar Car Challenge. “We spend a lot of time designing, building […]

Life-size Dollhouse

Imagine a Victorian-style dollhouse, filled with dolls. Many little girls dream of receiving such an extravagant gift. Few ever consider making that dream life-size. Barbara Williams dreamed of filling a house with dolls. She joined forces with her sister, Jane Sharp, and Jane’s best friend, Kathy White, to realize their dream. Jane and Barbara […]

Steely Determination

Perched comfortably atop a high chair at the American Legion hall in Ennis, Joe Zhanel is in his element. With his wife, Samantha, beside him and near the felt-topped tables he loves, Joe chatted about playing pool since he was 5, winning a trip to Las Vegas with his cue stick and life in […]

Winning the Wally

Editor’s Note: While final preparations were underway for this article, CorsicanaNOW learned of the untimely passing of Roger “Pops” Tarvin, who will be deeply missed by the community in which he played such an integral role. In extending our heartfelt sympathy to his wife, Linda, their children and grandchildren, we trust the following story, […]

Making People Happy

This month, a lithe seventh-grader from Crowley’s H.F. Stephens Middle School will be in New York City. Jillian Key is hoping to visit Juilliard, the college she’s dreamed of since she was 7 years old. Her mission in The Big Apple is to perform in a musical called Look Up with a troupe of […]