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A Reflection of Peace

“I dream my paintings and then I paint my dreams,” a quote by Vincent Van Gogh, a 19th century painter, was gently spoken by Allison Ingels. Allison works at Paws for Reflection, a ranch owned by Melode Seremet. The ranch uses horses and other animals to heal the mind, body and spirit of people […]


The word laodicean holds three different meanings. For the 2009 Scripps National Spelling Bee champion, Kavya Shivashanker, it can be a native or inhabitant of Laodicea or, it can mean to be indifferent or lukewarm especially in matters of religion. But for Timberview High School freshman, Liz Adetiba, it holds a special meaning. That […]

A Corsicana Tradition

There is a long-standing tradition in Corsicana of neighbors looking out for one another. What began with individual generosity continues today with those who work with organizations such as the Family Service Association. Back in 1905, Augusta Helms graduated from college in Sherman and returned to her home in Corsicana intending to do something […]

Happy Haunting

It is haunting time and quite a few Ennis families have already discovered the house that has caused many a little ghost, princess, super hero and pirate to run screaming for their parents in delighted fright. Kelly Ludwig, originally from West Texas, has lived in her haunted Halloween house for 10 years now, and […]

Their Dream House

The sprawling stone and brick Mediterranean-style home of Bruce and Lynn Basden is the third house they have built, and the one they plan on calling home permanently — quite a claim for a family, which has moved about a dozen times. With its beautiful landscaping, inner courtyard, guest house and pool, this 4,000-square-foot […]

The Changing Face of Education

According to the U.S. Charter Schools organization, nearly 3,000 new schools have been launched since state legislatures began passing charter legislation in the 1990s. Chartering is at the center of a growing movement to challenge traditional notions of what public education means. Charter schools run independently of the traditional public school system, and they […]

Keeping a Good Head

Upon reaching the end of eighth grade, playing football was the last thing Eddie Johnson wanted to do. However, with a little nudging from the coach, he acquiesced to the request long enough to try out for the team. “I don’t regret it at all,” Eddie recalled. “When we moved to Midlothian at the […]

Lucky Charms

Whether changing your hair color or adding baubles to apparel to reflect your sense of style and taste, the art of self-expression can be accomplished in many ways. Local resident Stephanie Welch’s interest in artistic self-expression began at a very early age. Many of Stephanie’s earliest memories of creating art involve her grandmother, Nana. […]