Southwest NOW

Fundraiser for Fun

Have you or your children ever ridden a horse, a bike, traveled down a zip line, gone fishing or climbed a rock wall? Well, there are children from Duncanville and the surrounding areas, who are physically challenged that would never have the opportunity to do any of these things except for the sponsorship of […]

A Season of Change

When Jason and Laurie Ruiz graduated from high school, they both attended Southwestern Assemblies of God University, a Christian university in Waxahachie. The school offered a strong music program and music ministry, both of which were passions for Jason. “Laurie and I knew each other, but we didn’t actually hit it off until several […]

No Fear, All Cheer

In many ways, Kennedy Hutchins is a typical 17-year-old teenager. She’s a high school student who enjoys shopping, movie nights, hanging out with friends, snap chatting and tweeting with her friends. But Kennedy, super competitive as an athlete, is also full of enthusiasm and dedication for her sport and has the medals and honors […]

Painting Large

CEDAR HILL, TX — The parks and recreation building in Waxahachie has a new face — or rather several new faces. A welcome addition to the building, lead painter Aryn Dalton transformed the brick and stucco wall into a larger-than-life depiction of sports figures and symbols. Within the painting, sub-scenes create a unique design sure […]

In the Present

The journey called life is filled with joys, complications, lessons and experiences. Based on their personal interests, aptitudes, desires and dreams, every person has the power to experience life on their terms and find their footing through trial and error. Essentially, this is the definition of self-discovery, and it’s exactly how Angela Madison leads […]

Making It Official

DESOTO, TX — Slowly walking around the football field before each game, Christopher Alston takes in everything — the crowd, the noise and the energy. But once the whistle blows, it all slips away except for the players and the game. As an official for the Big 12 football conference, Christopher takes his job […]