Hometown Highlight: South Plains Food Bank

The South Plains Food Bank (SPFB), located in Lubbock, Texas, serves communities throughout West Texas by providing a helping hand to those experiencing food insecurity.  This community-based organization was formed 38 years ago by Carolyn Lanier and Lodie Kemper who saw an opportunity to help others and make a difference in their community. Since then, […]

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Hometown Highlight: Mission Marble Falls

Mission Marble Falls is a local non-profit committed to lending a hand to those who need it most and serving its community to fight hunger. Mission Marble Falls was established in 2014 by three friends who had a dream to help others in their community by serving any person in need of a hot, home-cooked […]

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Hometown Highlight: Murray’s Deli

Murray’s Deli – originally opened in 1984 by Bart and Sharla Hotchkiss – is a deli-staple, serving Midland, Texas, that keeps the locals coming back for more. The Hotchkisses sold the family restaurant who owned it for 20 years and grew the business into what it is now. Recently Murray’s Deli changed hands again when […]

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Hometown Highlight: Amarillo Medical Center League House

When a family member becomes terminally ill, it can be a difficult process for those involved. Hospital bills can quickly increase and night after night families, not able to afford the cost of a hotel, often sleep-in hospital waiting rooms to be near their loved ones. That is where the Medical Center League House of […]

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Hometown Highlight: Advocates for Community Transformation

Advocates for Community Transformation (Act) in Dallas, Texas is dedicated to making neighborhood safety for their community its top priority. Act is a justice non-profit that was originally formed in 2009 by Reid Porter. Porter spent six years practicing law before starting Act. His experience in the legal field provided him the opportunity to learn […]

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Hometown Highlight: Ronald McDonald House of the Southwest

When a child becomes seriously ill, oftentimes parents struggle to cope with their child’s illness, finding the correct treatment and traveling long distances to seek medical care. It can be an overwhelming and daunting experience for any family to undergo. In 1973, that’s what happened to Philadelphia Eagles football player Fred Hill and his wife, […]

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Hometown Highlight: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Fredericksburg

The Habitat for Humanity of Greater Fredericksburg is a nonprofit organization that enhances neighborhoods and communities by providing high-quality affordable housing for deserving families in Fredericksburg, Texas. Habitat was originally established in 1995 to serve the residents of Gillespie County and has completed construction on 18 affordable homes in the Fredericksburg area. The charity is […]

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Hometown Highlight: Buffalo Bur’s Bike Shop

Buffalo Bur’s Bike Shop, a local boutique full-service bike shop serving the Midland, Odessa and surrounding communities, formed in 2016 with a goal to provide exceptional service and bicycles from premium brands to serve its clients in the West Texas community. Founder and co-owner of Buffalo Bur’s Bike Shop, Stephanie Ledford, found a passion for […]

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Hometown Highlight: Alden Short Property Management Inc.

Alden Short, Inc. is a Dallas based property management company founded in 1976 on the belief that affordable housing should be easily accessible. Currently, the company manages 1,000 houses in the Dallas metropolitan area. They specialize in single-family homes and serve people in the Dallas community by providing affordable housing and properties that are well-managed […]

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