81-year-old Allen man celebrates 60 years with same company

Good People: Jack McGrael Financial representative services more than 350 active clients at Northwestern Mutual In this age when people seem to have little loyalty to the company for which they work, and companies seem more focused on the bottom line than building relationships, it is extremely rare to find someone who has worked for […]

Celebration of Life: Mark Fowler of Plano

Mark Fowler had seizures as long as I’ve known him, which is more than 10 years. I guess I knew they could be harmful to him. But mostly I thought he might get hurt if he collapsed in the wrong place or hit his head on the way down. I honestly never thought they would […]

Celebration of Life: Christine Meeks, 102, of Royse City

Royse City’s oldest citizen, Christine Meeks, passed away Saturday, April 21 at the age of 102. She was born on February 3, 1910 in Caddo Mills, Texas. In 1926, she married Benny Meeks and they had nine children. When asked to recount how many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grand children she has – well, no one […]

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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