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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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Hometown Highlight: White Building Materials

Posted by Hazel Morrison

When Jerry White picked up a yard job at the local Lubbock lumberyard in 1967, he didn’t know it would change his life forever. Now, 51 years later, he owns his own building materials company, White Building Materials in Lubbock, and is celebrating 47 years of marriage to his former boss’ daughter. Originally from Levelland,[…]  Read more

 
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Hometown Highlight: Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop

Posted by Hazel Morrison

In a world of hustle and bustle, sometimes you wish you could transport back in time. Back to a simpler time, when the days went by slower and life was sweeter. Maybe you dream of going back and sitting on your grandma’s front porch with a slice of apple pie. That’s exactly what Dwayne and[…]  Read more

 
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Hometown Highlight: United Way

Posted by Hazel Morrison

As a nonprofit organization located in nearly 1,800 communities throughout the world, the United Way’s focus has remained the same for more than 125 years: “creating community-based and community-led solutions that strengthen the cornerstones for a good quality of life, education, financial stability and health.” For 70 of those years, the United Way of Midland[…]  Read more

 
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Hometown Highlight: High Plains Food Bank

Posted by Hazel Morrison

In an age of convenience and abundance, it’s often hard to imagine going without food. However, in reality, there are 4,320,050 Texans that find themselves “food insecure,” according to FeedingAmerica.org. In the Texas Panhandle, one in seven struggle with food insecurity – including one in four children. This is why the High Plains Food Bank[…]  Read more

 
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