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Hometown Highlight: Momentous Institute

Posted by Hazel Morrison

Since 1920, the Momentous Institute has made it its mission to transform the lives of children. Owned and operated by the Salesmanship Club of Dallas, the Momentous Institute’s vision is “social emotional health for all children so they can achieve their full potential.” Through interconnecting mental health and education, they are able to help more[…]  Read more

 
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Hometown Highlight: Playgrounds Etc

Posted by Hazel Morrison

Josh Bartlett can recall growing up when his parents, Frank and Kay Bartlett decided to start their own residential playground business. It started as a side-job to help support their growing family, but in 2006 they realized there was an even greater need in the area than what they had thought – that’s when Playgrounds[…]  Read more

 
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Hometown Highlight: Outback Patio Furnishings & Outback Party Rental

Posted by Hazel Morrison

          Whether you are looking to host a grand event or celebrate with a simple barbecue in the backyard, entrepreneurial couple Judy and Robert Miller in Marble Falls, Texas can help you with all your entertaining needs. Outdoor living is part of the Hill Country culture; however, before Judy and Robert[…]  Read more

 
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Hometown Highlight: Faith City Mission

Posted by Hazel Morrison

It started as a small mission in 1951 to help offer food and a safe place to sleep for the homeless; however, nearly 70 years later, the Faith City Mission organization in Amarillo has expanded its services to provide so much more. Faith City Mission offers seven separate programs including its Emergency Shelter, Food and[…]  Read more

 
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Hometown Highlight: The Children’s Home of Lubbock

Posted by Hazel Morrison

Opening its door for the first time in 1954, The Children’s Home of Lubbock started as a vision and dream of Norvel and Helen Young and Fred and Roma Pinkston. Now more than 65 years later, the  dream of this faith-based organization has helped thousands of children in need and continues each year to grow[…]  Read more

 
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Hometown Highlight – Occasions Fine Jewelry

Posted by Hazel Morrison

Whether it’s for Christmas, a birthday or just because, Occasions Fine Jewelry in Midland has the perfect gift for anyone and, for any occasion. Occasions’ current location at 2308 W. Loop 250 N. in Midland opened its door for the first time in 2008, but their story began 19 years earlier in 1989 when Mike[…]  Read more

 
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Hometown Highlight – Museum of the Southwest

Posted by Hazel Morrison

American philosopher Maxine Green once said, “The arts, it has been said, cannot change the world, but they may change human beings who might change the world.” This statement could not ring any truer for the Museum of the Southwest, located in Midland, Texas. Since opening its doors in 1966, the Museum of the Southwest[…]  Read more

 
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Hometown Highlight: Fredericksburg Music Academy

Posted by Hazel Morrison

The hills are alive with the sound of music – in the Texas Hill Country! Since 2007, the Fredericksburg Music Academy (FMA) has enriched the lives of children in the local community through music. Offering free music education to students from kindergarten through fifth grade, the FMA is a program that helps children develop lifelong[…]  Read more

 
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Hometown Highlight: Julie’s Cocina

Posted by Hazel Morrison

Located in Cottonwood Shores, Texas, sits a local restaurant favorite – Julie’s Cocina. Known for its Mexican cuisine, Julie’s Cocina has been feeding hungry guests since 2009, when it opened its doors for the very first time. Family-owned and managed by Johnson City-native Julie Briceno, it was a dream of hers to open a restaurant[…]  Read more

 
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Hometown Highlight: Amarillo Habitat for Humanity

Posted by Hazel Morrison

On a mission to “bring people together to build homes, communities and hope,” the Amarillo Habitat for Humanity has been making a difference in the Amarillo community since 1981. Amarillo Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bridging the gap in affordable housing. With the help of volunteers and the support of local[…]  Read more

 
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