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#TXVoices: Jeremy and Lila Stewart, Hari Mari Owners

by Lisa Davis on May 7, 2020

Hari Mari was created by a husband and wife who wanted to wear comfortable and colorful sandals. So, they went out and created their own flip-flop company.   Living in Indonesia provided Jeremy and Lila Stewart...

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Five Minutes With Trevor Romain, Best-Selling Children’s Author

by Lisa Davis on April 2, 2020

Trevor Romain’s life-long mission is infused within the pages of his children’s books that empower and impart fearlessness in the youngest of readers. Romain is an award-winning author and illustrator, podcaster, motivational speaker and philanthropist....

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Texas Essentials: Sarah Ford, Owner, Ranch Road Boots

by Lisa Davis on March 19, 2020

What do the University of Texas, Harvard Business School, the Marine Corp and Western boots have in common? The answer is one very fierce, super creative and entirely Texas-raised woman.  Sarah Ford proudly sports the...

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Five Minutes With Bob Williams, Ranch Hands Rescue

by Lisa Davis on March 11, 2020

Bob Williams is a rescuer of broken animals and broken people, with a heart as big as Texas. In 2008, Williams began Ranch Hands Rescue, located in Denton, Texas, with a mission to bring together...

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Texas Essentials: Jaylon Smith, Dallas Cowboys Linebacker

by Lisa Davis on February 27, 2020

Jaylon Smith is living the American dream.  Smith played college football for Notre Dame, where just last year during the off-season, he completed his degree after signing a five-year contract extension with America’s Team, the...

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Five Minutes With Tammy Shaklee, the LGBTQ Matchmaker

by Lisa Davis on February 13, 2020

Valentine’s Day has historically focused on love between a man and woman, so how does a straight, married matchmaker create a successful business pairing up professional LGBTQ singles? The answer is simple---with objectivity, compassion, optimism...

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Five Minutes With Amy Arnold and Jessica Stanley, Co-Founders Card My Yard

by Lisa Davis on February 5, 2020

Amy Arnold and Jessica Stanley created their successful Card My Yard business to help others create moments of surprise and to celebrate their special moments.  Arnold and Stanley, both native Texans and moms to three...

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Texas Essentials: Carly Brasseux, Author “How To Hunt Like A Girl”

by Lisa Davis on January 27, 2020

Carly Brasseux’s hunting journey began because she fell in love with a true outdoorsman. This love fueled her desire to connect more deeply with him but, during the process, she discovered herself.  [caption id="attachment_26023" align="aligncenter"...

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#TXVoices: Sue Foley, Blues Musician

by Lisa Davis on January 22, 2020

“When I meet another great player, it doesn't matter whether they're black, brown, yellow, male, female, or whatever---music is about transcending all that anyhow,” says Sue Foley. The Canadian grew up mesmerized by her father’s...