When former Arlington High School student Kris Hawbaker was named one of the Texas Rangers Richard Greene scholars in 2003, he didn’t yet envision flying the U. S. Navy’s slickest new warplane designed to fight the global war on terror. And he definitely had not even dreamed about being named the Pilot of the Year for the U.S. Navy’s Maritime Patrol Reconnaissance.
Ever since the Arlington Life Shelter opened the doors of their facility at 325 W. Division St. in 1989 to provide homeless people with food and shelter, it is the faith communities in town that have provided the first half of that equation: food. And they do it 365 days a year to the tune of a half-million dollars in money saved for the agency annually.
Guests arriving at the annual Arts League gala on Feb. 10 will be transported to the New Orleans French Quarter as they step inside for the Marti Gras Ball. The venerable all-volunteer organization has gone all out to ensure a festive evening of special music, cocktails, a delectable catered dinner, auctions and dancing.
When it comes to hosting parties, local charity Mansfield Cares has a reputation that beckons fun seekers like no other. The elite force of community volunteers that run the charity will make their annual splash on the party scene with a swanky soiree that promises to “Paint the Town Red” on Saturday, Feb. 17 at Walnut Creek Country Club.
What if you found a hundred dollar bill when you were out doing your fitness run? Would you just count yourself lucky and enjoy spending it? Or would you give it away to help someone else? Could you imagine using it in a way that raised more than $170,000 over the next dozen or so years for a good cause?
Johnson County Emergency Management's Jamie Moore shows the damage caused by high winds or a tornado, and explains how the service will be working to investigate what happened and help the citizens affected.
Courtesy of Johnson County Emergency Management
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