Frisco resident, Army veteran on mission to bless one million lives

(Frisco – November 10, 2012) When Army veteran Stephanie King of Frisco left the military, she thought she would work her way up the Federal government career chain and retire at 65. But, as she says it, “The Lord had bigger plans for me than I could ever imagine.” Stephanie did work for the Federal […]

Middle school math prodigy outscores high school students

(Garland ISD) October 22, 2012 – An eighth grader at Garland ISD’s Austin Academy for Excellence, Linh Nguyen, is still a year away from high school. But she’s already getting a preview of what her future holds as a member of the Garland High School Math Team. John Hobbs, GHS teacher and Math Team coach, […]

GISD superintendent among new inductees into Garland Sports Hall of Fame

(Garland ISD) October 22, 2012 – Since 1986, the Garland Sports Hall of Fame has been honoring individuals who have contributed to athletics in Garland and have helped cultivate a continued interest in sports participation. Four new members were inducted into this elite group Sept. 29, at the organization’s annual Hall of Fame Banquet. The […]

Teacher Tracy Harmon shares her passion for our nations’ heroes

Blue Ribbon News shines the spotlight on GOOD PEOPLE doing GOOD THINGS, like Cullins-Lake Pointe teacher Tracy Harmon, a true angel (Rockwall ISD) October 12, 2012 – Cullins-Lake Pointe teacher Tracy Harmon volunteers with an organization called Soldiers’ Angels. It is a non-profit organization that supports deployed service members, their families and our veterans. If a […]

Frisco Aquatics coach competes for second Olympic Trial experience

Frisco Aquatics coach competes for second Olympic Trial experience

Blue Ribbon News shines the spotlight on GOOD PEOPLE doing GOOD THINGS, like Frisco Aquatics coach Katy Motsinger, striving make US Olympic Trial cuts (Frisco) June 8, 2012 – Katy Motsinger, 23, will race the 100-meter backstroke event on Sunday, June 10, in the Texas Senior Circuit Series at the Mansfield Aquatic Club.  She competed […]

Wylie’s ‘Super Coupon Woman’ inspires others to cut hunger, one coupon at a time

GOOD PEOPLE: Tina Klein of Wylie, aka ‘Super Coupon Woman’  (Wylie) April 27, 2012 – Tina Klein, a single mother of three teenage daughters, has found a way to turn coupons into significant savings – not only for her own family, but for struggling families in her community and across the country. When the Wylie waitress is […]

At home, at work, at play – it’s all about the animals

At home, at work, at play – it’s all about the animals

Good People: Roberta Kirby Home is where the heart is. For Roberta Kirby, it’s also where her work is. But as the 69-year-old canine massage therapist will tell you, it’s not really work when you’re doing what you love, with the ones you love. Roberta shares several acres of farmland with her daughter and son-in-law, […]

Mike McWay: McCarthy president, TEXO Association Chairman

Blue Ribbon News ‘Good People’ series shines the spotlight on Mike McWay, construction firm president who builds character, too (Dallas) The TEXO Association, the largest commercial contractors association in Texas, has appointed Mike McWay, Texas Division President of Dallas-based McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., as chairman of this year’s directorial board. McWay will manage a 26-member, volunteer board […]

Carolyn Duckworth: promoting historic preservation, patriotism

Blue Ribbon News ‘Good People’ shines spotlight on local leader Meet Carolyn Cooksey Duckworth, a Rockwall resident since 1972, who serves as Regent of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Rock Wall Chapter. Carolyn is third generation member of NSDAR, a member since 1967.  Her continued leadership helps to promote DAR’s mission of […]

Meet Donald Frederick, Day by Day comic strip creator

Meet Donald Frederick, Day by Day comic strip creator

GOOD PEOPLE: The artist behind the Blue Ribbon News Friday Funny When Donald Frederick is not busy receiving shipments at the Home Depot in Rockwall, the 42-year-old Forney resident puts his talent and good humor to work by creating a comic strip he calls “Day by Day.” Each week, the artist’s handiwork is featured at Blue […]

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