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What’s in a Name?

College athletics has essentially been unchanged since the beginning of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in 1906. … A scholarship was awarded to an athlete to cover their education.

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Just last month, I was honored to sing a song I wrote for my close friends, Abby and Joe, on their wedding day. It was a simple, beautiful day in New Boston, Texas, at Four Fifteen Estates, one of the most gorgeous, awe-inspiring wedding venues I have ever seen! While I enjoyed myself that day, and I will never forget the moment I looked down, singing above my dear friends, strumming my guitar during their first dance, something just felt off for me.

Running Toward the Competition

(L-R) Kassidy Arnold, Tonijiah Nard, Eric Winkler, Derek Coleman, Zephaniah Black, Zechariah Black, Ja’Traven Keener, Rhyan Rigsby, El’Lanah Black, Meisha Johnson. photo by Chelsey Gillion & Tyrone Dodson
Endurance… Strength… Agility… Teamwork... These are not just words. They define the aspirations of some of Texarkana’s most talented young athletes. Coach Henry Black established the Black Mambas track team three years ago to teach Texarkana’s youth to run toward competition and to never shy away from it. Coach Black aspires to provide kids the opportunity to see a bigger world, and he is using this age-old sport to open the door. … The Black Mambas team works on leadership, discipline, and integrity through strenuous practices and accountability.

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I remember exactly where I was the day I got a text from my friend, Sarah Cooper, that Heritage Home Health & Hospice had created a new job position, the first of its kind. She thought I would be perfect for the job. You rock, Sarah! She told me I should apply for the job as soon as possible, but I was nervous. Up until this point, I had only worked retail jobs. What the heck did I know about home health or hospice? It was 2020, and I felt pretty lost at the time, just wandering aimlessly through life. I was trying to find some solid footing.

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