Inspiring

Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Jul 24 - 4:43pm

Philanthropists and football fans come together yearly at the Dallas Cowboys Kickoff Luncheon to raise funds to meet the needs of local children. The event, held at Cowboys Stadium, benefits the Dallas Cowboys Courage House located at Happy Hill Farm. On Aug. 28, thousands of people will come...

Posted By Paul Harral on 2013 Jul 24 - 4:33pm

What started as a private monthly dinner for a bunch of high school friends morphs into a full-blown effort to raise money for wounded warriors and others in need.

That Jason Cox and his buddies have a regular guys’ night out is not unusual. Lots of guys (and girls) do that. What’s unusual is what happened as a result. “I wanted to meet with my friends once a month for dinner,” he says. “Something nice and not just sitting in a...

Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Jul 22 - 9:32am

Beginning in April 2013, the Presbyterian Night Shelter has been working diligently to see its off the mat campaign come to fruition.

The campaign’s purpose is to provide a bed for each of the shelter’s nightly clients. According to Executive Director Toby Owen, moving people from the floor and placing them in beds impacts the shelter’s ability to provide care with dignity. It humanizes the individuals and gives...

Posted By Christy Dunaway Smith on 2013 Jul 7 - 4:22pm

Did you all have a wonderful extra long holiday weekend?  We sure did!  Ours was filled with relaxation, hanging by the pool, and spending our Fourth with close friends, burger grilling and watching fireworks...the professional ones and our own driveway friendly versions. And it's...

Posted By Christy Dunaway Smith on 2013 Jul 1 - 1:52pm

As you know, I absolutely LOVE to entertain, and no better time than the Fourth of July to gather a group of friends for some casual fun and camaraderie.  A couple of years ago Jason and I hosted some good friends of ours for the perfect July Fourth dinner at our family's lake house on...

Posted By Paul Harral on 2013 Jun 26 - 1:19pm

The Parenting Center focuses on creating and fostering healthy home environments so that families can succeed.

Alone with two young children in a foreign country and an unfamiliar language is stressful for anyone, even if she is focused on establishing residency so her husband can join her. Add in a pregnancy, and it is enough to test any marriage. That was the situation for Nada Abbas when she arrived in...

Posted By Paul Harral on 2013 Jun 26 - 1:12pm

The Child Study Center brings to light the potential in children with multi-dimensional developmental challenges through expert diagnosis and treatment.

Craig and Mandy Barngrover were desperate. Parents often find themselves in disputes with strong-willed children over issues like food or what to wear. But the situation the Barngovers faced with their autistic son, Caleb, was different. “He had stopped eating,” said Mandy Barngrover...

Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Jun 26 - 10:58am

A gig waiting tables at Woodshed Smokehouse landed Kenson Short the opportunity of a lifetime when Boo Weekley recruited him to caddie the Pro-Am preceding the 67th annual Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial Country Club.

The pro golfer was seated in Kenson’s section of the restaurant on May 19. After only a brief conversation and a fortuitously scheduled day off, Boo invited Kenson to caddie for him the very next day. Kenson traded a lunch menu for a golf bag and again served Boo to the best of his abilities...

Posted By Christy Dunaway Smith on 2013 Jun 19 - 2:29pm

"You save an animal once, and they save you a hundred times over." - Kit Moncrief, co-founder of Saving Hope Foundation Come out and join Kit Moncrief and Mayor Betsy Price SATURDAY, JUNE 29 Animal Awareness and Adoption Fair highlighted by the dedication of our...

Posted By james.verheyen on 2013 Jun 14 - 3:14pm

From 1938 to today, the March of Dimes has given babies facing an uncertain future the chance to grow healthy and strong. The organization contiues to be a powerful friend and advocate for America's moms and babies.

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