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Never Too Late

WAXAHACHIE, TX — Jennifer Pope’s love of running began early in life. Starting as a fifth-grader and continuing through high school, she competed in what she refers to as fast stuff. “I always found myself on the 400- and 800-meter relays,” Jennifer recalled. “I ran in college for the exercise of it.” As an adult, […]

Life’s Playing Field

ENNIS, TX — Some people just look like football players. We’ve all seen them. They’re hard to miss. These giants of the gridiron are blessed with a dominance that’s both physical and mental. Coach Kerry Jenkins is one of these gentle giants. Towering above his peers, it doesn’t havoc on the opposition. Fellow coach Dondre Johnson shares […]

Red Dirt Rhythym

BURLESON, TX — Phillip Baker played six-string and electric guitar as a teenager. It was in the early ’80s and, not surprisingly, he and his friends lived only to play rock ’n’ roll. “We practiced in the corner of my garage every night and, around 10:00 p.m., my dad would come in to tell […]