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Posted By Gail Bennison on 2015 Aug 31 - 9:09am

| photography by Alex Lepe |

Almost six years ago, Natalie and Michael Gordon found themselves in a neonatal intensive care unit with their fragile twin babies. At 24 weeks and five days gestation, their daughter Lola and son Landry weighed less than two pounds each. They remained in the NICU for 130 days. At that time, there...

Posted By Gail Bennison on 2015 Jul 29 - 4:53pm

photography by Alex Lepe

Cameron Sanders’ mother and grandmother introduced him to the joy of cooking when he was 6 years old. His first culinary creation was a pan of noodles. Despite many obstacles, the 18-year-old recent graduate of Trimble Tech High School in Fort Worth was accepted at the prestigious Culinary...

Posted By Gail Bennison on 2015 Jun 17 - 10:01am

photography by Alex Lepe

Robin Akin, U.S. Army Brigadier General (Retired), was the only woman in her Master Parachutist class in 1986. She wanted to be part of the big boys’ network, she says. To her, that meant the elite airborne community. Akin says she didn’t know if she would survive her first week in the...

Posted By Gail Bennison on 2015 May 27 - 1:51pm

photography by Alex Lepe

When Red Steagall began writing poetry, he wrote about things that were important in his mind and heart. His mother was a school teacher. In addition to proper grammar, she taught him two things: “First, to ride for the brand,” Steagall says. “If you tell a man you’re going...

Posted By Gail Bennison on 2015 Apr 22 - 10:07am

photography by Alex Lepe

She catches your eye immediately with bright red hair, kindly blue eyes, bohemian attire and an energetic personality that demands exclamation marks—used liberally in all of her written communications. “I get excited! I can’t help it!” she says. Nancy Lamb, internationally...

Posted By Gail Bennison on 2015 Mar 23 - 3:39pm

| photography by Alex Lepe |

Known as a quiet doer, longtime Fort Worth businessman and civic leader Larry Anfin may not talk much, but when he does say something, people listen. Fully engaged in the community and always on the street, Anfin’s moniker is ‘Mr. Main Street.’ Anfin serves as chairman of the...

Posted By Gail Bennison on 2015 Feb 25 - 11:31am

| photography by Alex Lepe |

Those closest to Bob Jameson describe him as a creative and personable man, an even-keeled and level-headed leader — one who has a touch of sparkle and mischief. The hospitality business suits him perfectly, and he loves every minute of it. After working 35 years in the hospitality field,...

Posted By Gail Bennison on 2015 Jan 20 - 11:31am

| photography by Alex Lepe | Rodeo as a sport is not only a sport—it’s show business. Bob Tallman, the legendary voice of the Fort Worth Stock Show rodeo, is a consummate showman and possibly the finest professional rodeo announcer in the nation. For more than four decades, Tallman...

Posted By Gail Bennison on 2014 Dec 16 - 11:44am

| photography by Alex Lepe | The 119th Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo begins on Jan. 16 and ends on Feb. 7. Shanna Weaver, in her 14th year as the event’s publicity manager, is expecting a banner year for the Show, with a twist. She and husband, Mark Wandmacher, are expecting baby girl...

Posted By Gail Bennison on 2014 Nov 18 - 3:29pm

| photography by Alex Lepe |

Lani Stacy’s mother discovered her daughter’s singing talent when Lani was 5 years old. Three years later, she was singing at local Opry venues, including the legendary Grapevine Opry. At 13, Stacy started her own band. They performed at Cowboys, Billy Bob’s Texas, Six Flags Over...

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