Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Lance & Amy Federick

Having moved to Ft. Worth just seven years ago, Lance and Amy proudly call Cowtown their home. While Lance is a founding partner of Seven Oil & Gas; Amy formerly a Labor & Delivery nurse, is now busy raising their two loving girls, Landry (9) and Leyton (6). Both Lance and Amy are active in the community: Lance serves on the board of The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and Amy is involved in the PTO of All Saints Episcopal School, where their two daughters attend. The Federicks are active members of Holy Family Catholic Church. Additionally, they are members of Ridglea Country Club and The Fort Worth Club. They currently reside in Berkeley.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Rob & Azilee Stephenson

Rob and Azilee Stephenson are pictured here with their daughters Jane and Charlotte. Rob is a general surgeon with Texas Health Care, PLLC specializing in the surgery of the liver and pancreas. In addition to his private practice, he also teaches surgical residents and students and does trauma surgery several days each month at John Peter Smith Hospital. He is an active member of the Board of Trustees of the Fort Worth Opera. Azilee is active with the Junior League of Fort Worth. She serves on numerous committees and boards in the community and is co-chair of Leadership Fort Worth Opera.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Kurt & Jill Jaegar

Kurt and Jill Jaeger with daughters Mallory (Texas Christian University alum and school counselor for White Settlement I.S.D.) and Megan (Texas Tech alum and graduate student at Texas Woman's University). Kurt is the owner of City Market and has been in the grocery business for over 30 years.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Jim & Helen Atkins

Jim and Helen Atkins,believers in Fort Worth. Jim is retired President and CEO of Bell Helicopter. Helen is a long time community volunteer,beginning with blue birds and camp fire girls and cub scouts of boy scouts. Then other civic and nonprofit organizations over the years. Now on the board of the Learning Center of north Texas having been on the task force ten years ago. The learning center is now successfully treating and caring for children and adults with learning differences in north texas.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Brian & Patti Tejes

Pictured is the Tejes Family from Collin County. Brian and Patti Tejes celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary. Son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Victoria, celebrate their 1st anniversary. 17 year old Cristelle Tejes proudly celebrates representing the United States on the “Stars and Stripes” Texas Football Club (TFC) soccer team at the Gothia Cup in Sweden and Cup Denmark where her age group took the championship. Brian has been with AT&T for 30 years while Patti Tejes is a top producer with The Jan Richey Team, Keller Williams, where she focuses on the Dallas/Collin County areas.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Alan & Meg Miller

Alan and Meg Miller are pictured with their three children, Hayley 17, Lindsey 13, and Jeremy 9. Both Alan and Meg are Ft. Worth natives and high school sweethearts having graduated from Haltom High School and then ultimately the University of Texas at Austin (“Go Horns!”). All three of their children attend Prestonwood Christian Academy and the family remains very active in various sporting, ministry and civic endeavors.”

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Jan & Mike Flynn

Jan and Mike Flynn are pictured with their children, McKinzie, Kendall, Brenna, Delaine and “Sir Peter.” Mike is president of Southland Property Tax Consultants, Inc. and serves on the Board of Directors for The Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, Legatus, Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County, Stephen Breen Memorial Foundation and The TCU Frog Club.

Monday, November 9, 2009

David & Sherri Jones

David Jones is a retired attorney and business owner. He retired in 2001 after practicing law for 25 years and founding and selling Hawk Electronics. Pictured is his wife Sherri and niece Marley Beasley. Marley has been with David and Sherri for twenty years and recently graduated from Franklin University in Switzerland. Sherri oversees their home at Soldier Creek Ranch where they raise a few Brangus cattle and maintain a vineyard. David has been a director in a number of local charities and the Better Business Bureau. He is currently active in the Texas Chapter of the Speedway Childrens Charities and the Tarrant County Historical Society

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Clemons Family

Pictured are Heywood Clemons, founder of Clemons Tractor Company, Heywood's son, Leland Clemons, Executive Director of the Westworth Redevelopment Authority, Heywood's grandson, Stockton Clemons, an associate at the law firm of Cantey and Hanger LLP and Heywood's great grandson Stockton Clemons. Residents of Fort Worth for over half a century, the Clemons family have actively supported the community in healthcare, the arts, business and education.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Mark & Pam Presswood

Pictured are Mark and Pam Presswood with their oldest son Trey, recent business graduate of Texas State, daughter Aly, a softball player at Ole Miss studying Political Science, and son Bret, a junior at Keller High. Mark is a Vice President for Innovative Developers, Inc in Fort Worth. Pam manages the IT infrastructure for Luther King Capital Management. Both are involved in numerous community causes including Board membership of the Downtown YMCA, North Area Council of the Fort Worth Chamber, Keller High School Athletic Booster Club, and the Tarrant County A&M Club. Mark is also known as the local baseball historian and authored two books and two articles in the Texas Almanac.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Grady & Jennifer Spears

Featured is the Spears family: Grady, Jennifer and Gage. Grady is the chef/owner of Grady’s Restaurant in Fort Worth, Texas, which he opened in January of 2009 and is the consulting chef at the Circle T Arena in Hamilton, Texas. His wife, Jennifer, is a Registered Dietitian specializing in long term care and geriatrics. Both Grady and Jennifer are 3rd generation Fort Worth natives and both are active in the community through volunteer work and charitable contributions. Grady will release his 6th cookbook this fall titled “Cooking the Cowboy Way."

Monday, October 5, 2009

David Minor

Featured here at their home is David Minor and sons Bradley and Matthew. David is the William M. Dickey Entrepreneur in Residence in The Neeley School of Business at TCU. Bradley is a second-year medical student at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Matthew is a student at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre and a professional actor in New York City.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Greg & Kasi Williamson

Greg and Kasi Williamson are featured here with their children Gregory and Elle. Greg is a partial owner of Fort Worth based Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co. along with being an oil and gas investor. Kasi enjoys volunteering at Starpoint School and All Saints’. Greg and Kasi’s love for trophy hunting allows them to travel all over the world. They also like to spend time on their family ranches in Texas and Colorado.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Dean Family

Pictured here is Beale Dean, Margo Dean & Webster Dean. Celebrating 60 years Attorney Beale Dean with the law firm of Brown Dean Wiseman and the recipient of the prestigious Blackstone Award for outstanding lawyer is celebrating 60 years of practicing law in Fort Worth. Margo Dean, founder/teacher/director of Margo Dean School of Ballet is celebrating 60 years of teaching ballet in Fort Worth. Their son Webster Dean dancer/teacher/administrator who has had a distinguished career in dance, having performed with Ballet West at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC and at the New York City Center in New York has settled in Fort Worth to manage both the ballet school and Ballet Concerto and has been instrumental in making it all happen! Ballet Concerto, is a non profit ballet company that just finished performances of 2009 SUMMER DANCE CONCERT. This was a celebration of 40 years. It was held at the Trinity Park Pavilion June 25 through 28 presenting guest choreographers of national and international recognition and dancers returning throughout the United States to perform.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Mike & Pat Brown

The Brown family, entrepreneurs for four generations have owned and operated various businesses in their native city of Fort Worth Texas. Their family business Childrens Lighthouse Learning Centers boast both corporate centers and a franchise division that sells childcare franchises across the United States. The company was voted one of the Top 10 corporations to work for in the DFW metroplex in 2008. Supporting the community thru Ronald McDonald House, Special Olympics, Fort Worth Zoological Association & The Fort Worth Sportsman’s Club, Mike Brown Sr., Pat Brown, Michael Brown Jr., Hunter Brown, and Charlie Brown are committed to the spirit of Fort Worth.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Peter & Theresa Ripa

Peter and Theresa are pictured with their son and daughter. Peter is the Tournament Director of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, recently named the Most Improved Charity by the PGA TOUR for the 2nd year in a row for generating over $6.6 million in charity for Tarrant County charities. The family attends St. Andrews Catholic Church and enjoys time on the Trinity Trails.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Nina & Edwin Petty

Nina Petty is pictured with her husband of 25 years, Edwin, and their children, Samantha (18), who is attending Saint Edward’s University, Savannah (16), an outstanding flute player with the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra, and Max (11), a member of the Texas Boys Choir. Nina is VP of Strategic Real Estate Services for Innovative Developers, Inc. a solution based real estate company and recently stepped into the Chairman position of the Greater Fort Worth Real Estate Council. Edwin owns a residential real estate company, Stillwater Development Inc., and in his spare time restores wooden boats.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Bob & Marie Lansford

Pictured are Bob & Marie Lansford and their family at the XTO Energy building in the Fort Worth Stockyards. Bob retired recently from JPMorgan after 44 years of service. Bob is currently Chair of the Fort Worth Museum of Science and history. Bob also serves on the Davey O’Brien Foundation board, All Saints Hospital Foundation Board and the SW Exposition and Livestock Board. Bob & Marie’s children are Mike & Cindi Lansford, and daughters Katie and Becca; Mark & Michelle Lansford and daughters Meagan and Molly; and Matt & Ashley Lansford and sons Luke and Parker.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Bobby & JJ Norris

Featured here is The Norris Family: Bobby, JJ, Gates and Rhett.
Bobby is owner of Bobby Norris Farm & Ranch Realty LLC. serving all of North Central Texas. Founder of "The Roundup for Autism" (with an Autistic daughter in the family) founded 21 years ago. Scheduled for September 18-19 this year detailes can be found @ "Roundup for Autism.com". Bobby was past president of the American Junior Quarter Horse Association, he served three terms as president of the American Cutting Horse Association, and is on the board of the Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City. This image was taken at their ranch near Alvarado.

Monday, August 10, 2009

The Renfro Family

George and Arthurine Renfro started Renfro Foods company in 1940 based out of their North Fort Worth garage. Almost 70 years later, the Mrs. Renfro's brand is distributed in all 50 states, all Canadian provinces and throughout the Caribbean. Among the company's many accomplishments, they are very proud of their Pink Lid campaign that supports breast cancer awareness and research and their representation on several community Boards. Its present board of directors is pictured with their spouses.

Bill Renfro and wife Angela, Jack Renfro and wife Connie, Doug Renfro and wife Julie, Linda Renfro (seated), Becky Renfro Borbolla and husband Henry and James Renfro

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Chuck & Theresa Berend

Chuck and Theresa Berend are pictured with their three children, Luke (5), Evie (3), and George (5 months). Chuck is the Director of Portfolio Management Strategy at Triad Financial. Theresa is an attorney and practices civil litigation at Harris, Finley & Bogle, P.C. in downtown Fort Worth. Theresa is President of Fort Worth-Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association, a director on the Board of the Tarrant County Bar Association, the Immediate Past President of the UT Arlington Alumni Association, an Associate Member of the Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court, and participates in Junior Women's Club of Fort Worth.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Darrin D'Agostino

In September 2008, Darrin D'Agostino, DO, MPH took a position as Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine and Associate Professor at the University of North Texas Health Science Center and the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. When the D'Agostino family moved to Fort Worth from the Northeast, they weren't sure what to expect but what they found was a warm and welcoming community. Darrin and his wife Timmie are looking forward to a long and happy stay here in the area with their sons Leo and Cameron.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Richard & Tera Garvey

Richard Garvey operates JaGee Holdings, his family’s business
based in Fort Worth for 50 years and currently developing Museum Place.
Richard and his wife, Tera, are active community volunteers through
their service to local non profit organizations. They are pictured here
with their children Chad, Richard, Bryan, Kathryn, Mark and Kurt.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Luther & Dena Davis

Pictured is the Davis Family from Burleson, TX. Last year, Luther was named the 2008
State Champion Auctioneer by the Texas Auctioneers Association. Along with their
auction company, Davis Auctioneers, Luther and his wife Dena are Realtors at Top
Producers Real Estate. Their son, J.D., is a recent graduate of McMurry University.
Caleb, their younger son, is currently a sophomore at Burleson High School. The entire family is active in the First United Methodist Church of Burleson as well as community events throughout the Fort Worth area.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Carla & Brian Luig

Brian and Carla Luig with their children. They own First Choice Transport, Inc in Fort Worth and The Havens Spa in Weatherford. Residents of Aledo, the Luigs support and are engaged in various causes in both Tarrant and Parker Counties; including, The Center of Hope, The Careity Foundation and the American Cancer Society. Brian is a member of Los Charros and the NFBA. Carla is a member of the Bush Legacy Republican Women’s Group, is on the underwriting committee for the Cowtown Ball and is a charter member of the Parker County Women’s Leadership Group.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Caroline & Wayne Harrison

Caroline Harrison, pictured with her husband Wayne and their daughter Eva, is an attorney with the law firm of Cantey Hanger, LLP. Caroline currently serves as a Director for the Tarrant County Bar Association and is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Texas Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities, an organization dedicated to caring for children in educational, financial, social and medical need.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Jim & Kitty Loveless

Fort Worth natives, Kitty and Jim Loveless, are pictured with their two sons, daughters-in-law, and granddaughter. Jim, an attorney, named as one of the top 100 lawyers in Texas, recently served as president of the Family Law Council of the State Bar of Texas representing 4000 Texas Family Lawyers. Kitty and Jim give their time to TCU, University Christian Church, and various other community and professional service organizations.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Diego & Crystal Marra

Crystal Marra is private banker for JP Morgan. She serves on the board of Fort Worth Opera, Arts Council and the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and chairs the Chamber’s Annual Gala. Diego Marra is a Harvard trained Mohs micrographic and reconstructive surgeon. He has offices in Fort Worth and Weatherford, and has been recognized as a Fort Worth “Top Doc” by his physician peers. The couple live in Fort Worth with their dog, Lucy

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Curtis & Neely Fortinberry

Pictured are Neely and Curtis Fortinberry with their daughter. Curtis is an attorney in private practice in Fort Worth. His focus is primarily Criminal Defense and Personal Injury. Neely is a trial attorney with the law firm of Amis & Farish in Arlington. Both Neely and Curtis are graduates of TCU and both serve on the Board of Directors for HALO Society benefitting CASA of Tarrant County. Neely is the 2009 Co-Chair for the American Cancer Society's Cowtown Ball.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Randy & Michelle Meador

Former marketing firm owner Randy Meador, now a full time watercolor artist and novelist, is pictured with his wife Michele and children Laura, Mac, Hudson, Emily, and Lucy.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

J.B. & Sherry Morgan

J.B. Morgan, member of the advisory board of Compass Bank-Ft. Worth, is pictured here with his wife of 45 years, Sherry. J.B., a partner in the law firm of Handy & Morgan, has been actively involved in the community, serving on the boards of the Education Service Center for Region XI and New Horizons Ranch & Center, a treatment facility for abused and troubled children. He has served on the Hurst-Euless-Bedford school board and the Northeast YMCA board of directors. J.B. and Sherry have two sons and six grandchildren. all living in Tarrant County.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Brandon & Marie Chase

Pictured is the Chase Family in their Fort Worth home. Brandon is a Certified Financial Planner with Edward Jones and Marie is a Registered Nurse. Brandon is active on the Boards of local non-profit organizations Gill Children's Services, Camp Fire USA, and the Business Assistance Center. The Chase's are also active volunteers and supporters of The Fort Worth Opera.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Bill & Reba Harvey

W.Y. “Bill” and Reba Harvey, with Bill’s four children and 11 grandchildren. Bill’s children are daughter, Tave Leifeste, Bourke, William, Jr. and Holman, with their spouses. Not pictured are Reba’s three children, Dr. Tom Moore, Carol Anderson and Dr. Michael Moore, whose two boys, Taylor and Collin are in college.
Bill, originally from Georgia, has been in land development here since the 60’s, after enjoying three years in the Air Force.
Brad Corbett and Bill quickly put together a group to buy the Texas Rangers Baseball team back in 1974, which kept the club from being moved to New Orleans.
Harvey was instrumental in locating the U.S. Currency Plant in north Fort Worth, which now employees some 650 people.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Kristin & Victor Vandergriff

Kristin and Victor Vandergriff with their children. Victor is with the Vandergriff Auto Group, Vice-Chairman of North Texas Tollway Authority Board, Chairman of Arlington Planning & Zoning. Kristin serves as a trustee for Tarrant County College District, United Way Board member, Chairman of the Levitt Pavilion Arlington.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Maurizio & Deborah Corrao

Featured here is Maurizio (Mo) & Deborah (Debbie) Corrao...Maurizio is Director of IT & Marketing at Southwest Petroleum Company in Dallas and a Trustee of the Texas Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities at Texas Motor Speedway for over 10 years. SCC raised $1,000,000 to help local children in 2008 and $5.7 Million since its inception. Debbie is a Sonographer at Radiology Associates in Fort Worth and volunteers her skills by performing ultrasound exams at the Fort Worth Pregnancy Center. They love living Downtown Fort Worth!

Monday, April 20, 2009

David & Amy Kramer

David is Senior Vice President of Republic Title of Fort Worth and an avid hunter and fly fisherman. Outside of spending as much time as he can with his wife, Amy and his son. David spends most of his spare time trying to convince the public that buying more title insurance is the best way to boost the ailing economy. David is also widely known as Mr. Amy Kramer throughout the West side of Fort Worth and River Crest Country Club, where Amy helps him in business development through tennis, jewelry designs and her numerous social contacts.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

David & Andrea Rotman

Featured here are David and Andrea Rotman with their daughter at their Fort Worth home. David is owner of Cafe Aspen - a Fort Worth staple for 20 years as of this week. David has been active in numerous non profit organizations both personally and on behalf of Cafe Aspen. Thank You Fort Worth for 20 Great Years!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Lucille & Bill Helton

Lucille and Bill Helton were photographed in one of their favorite roles - grand parenting. Lucille recently retired after 25 years of service as an advocate for those with learning differences, most recently as the founding Executive Director of The Learning Center of North Texas (8 years) and prior to that as Head of Hill School (17 years). Bill has been in private practice as a psychologist in Arlington for 35 years. In addition to time with their grandchildren, he enjoys landscaping projects and is a portrait artist.

Randall & Rita McCauley

Featured here are Randall & Rita McCauley of Southlake with their children & grandchildren. Randall is Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer of Providence Bank of Texas in Southlake. Randall is past Chairman of the Southlake Chamber of Commerce. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation, Southlake Kiwanis Club and Southlake Rotary Club. He is a member of the World Affairs Council DFW, Southlake Leadership Forum, Northeast Leadership Forum and Texas A&M Association of Former Students. He previously served on the board of Safehaven of Tarrant County. Randall is a proud Texas Wesleyan University Alumni.

Buck & Goldie Taylor

Featured here is Buck & Goldie Taylor. Buck is a actor & artist. He has acted in such films as Gunsmoke, Walker, Texas Ranger, Tombstone, The Alamo, Grand Champion & many more. You can find some of Buck’s art at Buck Taylor Art Show at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, Festival of the West, & many other locations in 2009. Buck has lent his name and financial support to numerous charities including the John Wayne Cancer Foundation, the Walt Garrison MS Foundation, the FFA Scholarship Fund, the Screen Actors Retirement Home, the Ben Johnson Children’s Hospital and the Frontier Texas Museum.

Megan Topham

Megan Topham is dedicated to enhancing the lives of others through her work as Director of Operations at UT Arlington’s Fort Worth Center and through the myriad of community service organizations in which she serves. Topham's community service endeavors include Leadership Fort Worth, Rotary STARS program, Council for Advancement and Support of Education, and the International Aikido Association."

Mark & Lisa Wood

Mark Wood is co-founder and Partner of Howe/Wood & Company, a commercial real estate brokerage and development firm celebrating their 20th year doing business in Tarrant County. Featured here are Mark, his wife Lisa, their dog Brady, their daughters Maegan Eason, Alden Johnson and her husband Scott, Ashley Dane, her husband Randy and their daughter Kendall.

June Garrison

June Garrison, former Tax Assessor-Collector for Tarrant County, her husband Dr. B. W. Garrison, Jr. and Grandaughter, Katie Carruth Fish, her husband Dr. Mark Fish and their family. Dr. Fish, a marketing consultant and Ms Carruth recently relocated to Fort Worth and volunteer with Texas Ballet Theater.

Donna & Kyle Van Ness

Donna VanNess, pictured together with her husband Kyle Dubben and son Dax, is the Executive Director of Tarrant County Housing Partnership, a
non- profit organization whose mission is to revitalize distressed neighborhoods, increase the amount of quality, affordable housing and to provide credit and foreclosure prevention counseling services to low and moderate income families."

Allison & Michael Evans

Featured are Allison and Michael Evans along with their twins. Michael is a Managing Director of Ancor Capital Partners. Ancor purchases and grows middle market businesses. Allison and Michael are both from Fort Worth and graduates of Texas Christian University.

Pam Minick & John Merrill

Pam Minick 2009 Fort Worth Cowtown Legend Award and John Merrill is the 2009 Western Heritage Trail Boss Award presented by Score A Goal in the Classroom.

Russell Webb

Featured here is the Russell Webb family. Russell is Vice President of Stream Realty of Tarrant, NE Tarrant and Denton Counties. He is affiliated with Leadership Flower Mound, Economic Development Advisory Committee of Flower Mound, Smart Growth - Capitol Growth of Flower Mound, Metroplex Red Raider Club, Rawls College of Business Scholarship Breakfest Advisory Committee DFW, President of 2 W Diamond Ranches family ranch in Throckmorton, TX NE Tarrant County Ducks Unlimited, Texas Tech Ex Students Association, Flowermound Chamber of Commerce and a member of Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church.

Tray & Julie Moncrief

Featured here are Tray & Julie Moncrief & children. Trey is President of Sendera Title. They are supporters of Speedway Childrens Charities, Beretta Sporting Clay Shoot, Ian Suratt Memorial Fishing Tournament and The Youth Sports Council of Fort Worth.

Nelson Mitchell

Featured here is Nelson Mitchell, President of History Maker Homes, pictured with his wife and three sons. History Maker Homes is a 59 year Tarrant County based home builder.

D.R. & Vivian Newton

Featured here are Doug and Vivian Newton and grandchildren. They are owners of Newton's Rocky Top Ranch which hosts Rocky Top Therapy Center in Keller. They are very active in the community. Members of The Chamber of Commerce. Twice selected "Citizens of the Year". Doug is a member of the Rotary Club of Keller having been sellected twice as "Rotarian of the Year". Their four children are very active in the American Paint Horse Association. Three of their girls served as Junior AJPAA Presidents. All were in the "Top Twenty of AJPAA" and numerous youth championships and versility awards.