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Posted By Jennifer Casseday-Blair on 2017 Jun 21 - 5:02pm

Wearing many hats, including those of Westlake town manager and superintendent of Westlake Academy, means every day is different for Tom Brymer. “The variety of my responsibilities is one of the things that makes my job both challenging and fun. Some days I’m dealing with development...

Posted By Brittany Ryan on 2017 May 17 - 11:30am

When Opal Lee’s grandparents relocated from Louisiana to Texas, they did so in two covered wagons. When they finally arrived, her grandfather – “Poppa,” as she still calls him – settled down to farming. He had 160 acres to tend and no way to hire the help he needed,...

Posted By Jennifer Casseday-Blair on 2017 Apr 20 - 9:13am

Drake Milligan

At the tender and impressionable age of 7, while grabbing some burgers with his family in Arlington, Drake Milligan had his first encounter with Elvis Presley – or at least, an Elvis Presley tribute artist. “I don’t know what it was that drew me to him. It may have been the...

Posted By Samantha Calimbahin on 2017 Mar 28 - 10:55am

Jenna Kinard
Jenna Kinard: Executive chef at MAX’s Wine Dive | by Samantha Calimbahin | photography by Alex Lepe | MAX’s Wine Dive executive chef Jenna Kinard walked around her empty restaurant one Monday afternoon, dressed casually in a t-shirt and sneakers, wrapped in a fluffy red...

Posted By Jennifer Casseday-Blair on 2017 Feb 22 - 2:05pm

Jerry Durant's upbringing taught him a lot about running an auto dealership empire. “I was raised in a small town. If people weren’t satisfied, they’d tell the neighbors, and pretty soon you wouldn’t have any business at all. I try to find the best people in the industry...

Posted By Jennifer Casseday-Blair on 2017 Jan 23 - 4:40pm

Eugene Giovannini, Ed.D.

| photography by Alex Lepe | Dr. Eugene Giovannini understands the complexities involved with growing up in a large family. Married for 33 years, he has three children in their 20s. “My mother grew up with seven brothers and sisters, and my father had 17. They lived across the street from...

Posted By Samantha Calimbahin on 2016 Dec 21 - 11:06am

Janitor-turned-TCU football player, and now Rhodes Scholar

Caylin Moore
Caylin Moore has a list of 20 goals he wants to accomplish. Last fall, he achieved one of them – to become a Rhodes Scholar. That means Moore, a senior at TCU and safety on the football team, will receive a scholarship to study at Oxford University in the fall. There, he’ll work on two...

Posted By Gail Bennison on 2016 Nov 29 - 2:03pm

Carlo Capua

| photography by Alex Lepe | Carlo Capua got his humanitarian side from his mother, who tirelessly helps people, he said. His work ethic and business sense came from watching his dad work hard in the car business. Fort Worth’s Z’s Café, a social enterprise partnership with local...

Posted By Gail Bennison on 2016 Oct 18 - 9:42am

| photography by Alex Lepe | Her father was a talented set designer and prop master for films, television and theme parks. She grew up around the film industry and developed an ingrained passion for creative arts and creative people. Today, the instantly likable and focused Jessica Christopherson...

Posted By Gail Bennison on 2016 Sep 28 - 3:26pm

A Visionary Leader for an Urban Flagship

| photography by Alex Lepe | “Why would anyone not want to come to The University of Texas at Arlington? It is a remarkable university. It’s known for its innovation. It’s known for its dedicated faculty, and it’s known for its tremendous students. It is the urban flagship...

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