Champions

Lake Lavon Clean-up

Lake Lavon Clean-up

Local group tackles trash, and much more, at the lake By Sonia Duggan A passion for fishing turned a local man into an activist last year when trash, not fish, caught his eye. David Grote, an avid fisherman and freelance photographer, used to find secret, […]

5 Loaves Food Pantry

5 Loaves Food Pantry

By Mariam Ayad It’s 9:45 on a Tuesday morning and there’s already a line forming behind the 5 Loaves Food Pantry in Sachse. The pantry doesn’t open until 10 a.m., but those in need of its services are eager to begin choosing this week’s groceries. […]

Mechanic on a Mission

Mechanic on a Mission

Faith and compassion are his tools of the trade By Sonia Duggan Enter the door of Affordable Auto Services on Parker Road in Wylie on any given day and you’ll get much more than you bargained for. You’ll not only get your car repaired at […]

A Legacy of Love

A Legacy of Love

Custom created bears hold memories for many By Sonia Duggan Comforting others at a time of need is something former pediatric nurse Toni Reese knows how to do very well. So well, in fact, after leaving the nursing profession years ago, today she has clients […]

An Education in Service

An Education in Service

WISD administrator looks for ways to serve students, community By Sonia Duggan When Elizabeth “Liz” Garrett started student teaching at Northeast ISD in San Antonio 48 years ago, little did she know she would culminate her career making a difference for the underserved students at […]

Bold Idea

Bold Idea

Connecting students with technology mentors By Joe Reavis Beginning from a desire to help others, Wylie native Robyn Brown founded the nonprofit Bold Idea three years ago to mentor students in computer coding, preparing them for an increasing technological workforce as well as nurturing their […]

Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child

Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child

Blessings in a box delivered around the world By Sonia Duggan Since 1993 Christmas joy has been delivered around the world in a shoebox by an organization determined to show God’s love to children in need. Though small in size, these shoebox-sized gifts are packed […]

Navy men of WWII

Navy men of WWII

By Sonia Duggan They have been called members of the ‘Greatest Generation’ because of their service and sacrifice during World War II. They signed up as teenagers and returned home as men, having seen and experienced war and hardship. As the number of these veterans […]

Beating Breast Cancer

Beating Breast Cancer

Three Survivors Share Their Inspiring Success Stories By Jennifer M. Aguilar How One Blonde Kicked Cancer’s Butt It was just about a year ago that Jennifer Bowser was getting ready for another day at the office, not knowing that her life was about to change […]

Guns & Hoses

Guns & Hoses

Dedicated to assisting families of fallen first responders who lost their lives in the line of duty and supporting local police and fire children’s charities By Sonia Duggan In one week 19 amateur boxers will step into the ring for the first time before an […]