Midlothian NOW

In the Kitchen With Brianna Carter

These recipes were contributed by Brianna Carter, a Midlothian resident, and originally appeared in the MidlothianNOW May 2015 issue.   Oreo Truffles 1 8-oz. pkg. chocolate sandwich cookies with white filling, finely crushed 1 8-oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened 1 lb. baking chocolate, melted In a large bowl, combine crushed cookies and cream cheese. Beat with a mixer on […]

A Noble Calling

“Our good works are like stones cast into the pool of time; though the stones themselves may disappear, their ripples extend to eternity.” The author of this quote is unknown. However, the sentiments are familiar and in abundant supply in Midlothian. All over this community there are volunteers ready, waiting to make life better […]

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 […]

Redneck Barbecue

When entering the home of Raymond and Dotti Holman, the tantalizing aroma of barbecue beckons the taste buds to indulge in meat so tender it brings new meaning to the words “melt in your mouth.” Entering about seven competitions a year, the Holmans have mastered the art of barbecuing. It all started when Raymond’s […]

Getting Better with Age

Trent Berryman is not a typical young man. He wants to put his name next to those like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, and the fact is, he very well may do it. Trent has lived in Midlothian since he was a kid with his parents, Martin and Chantilly, and his brother, Preston. He […]

Holiday Cheer

The night before Christmas, all through many homes, there are in fact many creatures stirring. Whether the sounds are parents wrapping gifts, people singing and socializing or children’s feet scampering about the halls with giddy excitement, Christmas is a bustling time full of fun and energy. Once the young ones have moved away, some […]

A Public Servant

During his younger years when acting was his first love, Officer Ray Hall, loaded with charm and charisma, dreamed of the day he would be a movie star. But, the Hollywood dream became a vapor as life landed him homeless in his car time and time again. Ray can hardly remember a time when […]