As it embraced member in Dallas’ Ebola crisis, church found redemption 

Originally published in The Dallas Morning News on April 26, 2015. Recently, between Palm Sunday services, Pastor George Mason weaved confidently and quickly through the halls of Wilshire Baptist Church. He greeted everyone with his trademark smile, passing some with a handshake, others with a pat on the shoulder. “Good morning!” “What’s your good news […]

Saving Worthless Tom 

Originally published in The Dallas Morning News on April 21, 2015. I also created the interactive presentation for the web. The beats poured out of his bulky Sony headphones as dark melodies and loops replaced the hum of machines pushing to keep Tommy Collier alive. The pump next to his bed forced toxins into his […]

Treasure of the heart: WWI dog tag returned to soldier’s Kaufman County family 

Originally published in The Dallas Morning News on April 19, 2015. The round hunk of aluminum was forgotten, left to rust and gather dirt nearly a foot underground in Murchison. Nearly a century after it was abandoned, George Middleton, an amateur treasure hunter, found it with a metal detector under a shade tree. That discovery […]