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Editor’s Corner: NASA veteran shares stories about his 40+ years at the agency

By Stacey Doud On September 17, 2019, retired NASA employee Herb Baker gave a talk at University of Texas at Arlington about his 42-year career at the space agency. Most of his work was performed at Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, … Continue reading

Editor’s Corner – When unconditional love is suddenly gone: Coping with the loss of a beloved pet

I’m sure I don’t have to point out that there have been many publicized deaths in the United States lately. From mass shootings to one-on-one occurrences, they all seem senseless to me. It may seem odd for a journalist to … Continue reading

Editor’s Corner: Toyota Music Factory brings big city entertainment to Irving, TX

By Stacey Doud I was fortunate enough to score free tickets to see G. Love, Blues Traveler and moe. on August 10, 2019 at the Toyota Music Factory in Irving/Las Colinas. I had never been to this particular venue, so I was very curious about how such a … Continue reading

Editor’s Corner: So, I witnessed a robbery…

By Stacey Doud I was driving to the store this afternoon and passed two cars parked next to a curb, one behind the other. I thought nothing of it until the front car sped off, tires screeching, passing me up … Continue reading

Editor’s Corner: Peace Officers’ Angels Foundation assists injured Texas law enforcement

By Stacey Doud The Police Officers’ Angels Foundation (POAF) is a non -profit organization that “provides emotional support and short-term financial assistance to any Texas Law Enforcement officer following a serious or life changing line-of-duty injury. POAF’s success relies on … Continue reading

Editor’s Corner: Grapevine Cruise Night ‘makes Main Street fun again’

By Stacey Doud I got to go to “Cruise Night” in Grapevine on July 19, 2019. It’s an antique (and sometimes not so antique) car display in downtown every Friday night at 604 S. Main Street in the Blagg Goodyear … Continue reading

Editor’s Corner: 81-year-old car brings new purpose to its owner and invigorates interest in law enforcement

By Stacey Doud Richard Borisenko, the owner of a 1937 Dodge D-7 police car, lives in Cleburne, Texas and has interesting stories to tell about the vehicle. He has made appearances all over the state with the antique car. The … Continue reading

Editor’s Corner: The Grapevine Escape provides opportunities to exercise the brain, encourages teamwork

By Stacey Doud My stepdaughter and I recently visited The Grapevine Escape, located at 160 N. Main Street in Grapevine. We had a terrific time! Escape Rooms are a relatively new form of entertainment in which the participants are “locked” … Continue reading

Editor’s Corner: Why my dad loved this farm

By Stacey Doud My dad and stepmom came up from Houston to visit me this weekend. My dad’s birthday is always right around Father’s Day, which is partly handy and partly yucky. It’s like a person having a birthday around … Continue reading

Editor’s Corner: Officer’s death is another blow to kindness and compassion for others

By Stacey Doud A Grand Prairie police officer, AJ Castaneda, age 38, was killed around 10:30am on June 7 while checking radar speeds on the shoulder of the George Bush Turnpike. A 17-year-old driver hit the officer’s vehicle and the … Continue reading