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CASA for the Highland Lakes

Hometown Highlight: CASA for the Highland Lakes Area

About CASA for the Highland Lakes Area Established in 1991 as the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Burnet County, the organization started with one volunteer and two children that were in foster care. Judge Clayton Evans knew there was a growing need within the community for this type of organization and his courts. The […]

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Lubbock Area United Way

Hometown Highlight: Lubbock Area United Way

History of Lubbock Area United Way Founded in 1946, the Lubbock Area United Way was originally formed by five community partners to combat root issues and challenges within the South Plains communities. Working together as a community has allowed the Lubbock Area United Way to create lasting positive change within the groups they serve and […]

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Hometown Highlight: Museum of the Southwest

About the Museum of the Southwest The Museum of the Southwest combines history, science, and culture to serve as a resource for cultural enrichment to those within the Midland community. The museum was established Sept. 25, 1965, after the Junior League of Midland voted to establish an art and science museum and supported the museum […]

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Highland Lakes Crisis Network

Hometown Highlight: Highland Lakes Crisis Network

History of Highland Lakes Crisis Network The Highland Lakes Crisis Network (HLCN) was established due to a major flood in 2018 that affected many families in the Highland Lakes area. Local churches came together to support and help more than 680 cases of residents devastated by the flood. The natural disaster ultimately resulted in the […]

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Cultural Foundation of the Texas Panhandle

Hometown Highlight: Cultural Foundation of the Texas Panhandle

Beginning in 1960, Margaret Harper was inspired when she read an article in Reader’s Digest about a playwright and author named Paul Green. Harper reached out to Green because of her interest in learning more about the play and the two eventually formed an idea of starting a local outdoor theater within Palo Duro Canyon […]

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SPFB

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

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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Fish

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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medical center

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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