Morning Hope: Bonton Farms changes South Dallas community

 SOUTH DALLAS – Dallas’ first urban farm started in a vacant lot and grew into far more than the small garden that started it all. A quote on a garden wall says, “I will be everything they say I could not be.” That’s just one of the many messages behind the mission at Bonton Farms in South Dallas. When founder Daron Babcock was first introduced to the south Dallas neighborhood of Bonton, he discovered a community that didn’t have access to food; it […]

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Widower of ‘Marry My Husband’ author speaks out one year after her death

It’s been more than a year since author Amy Krouse Rosenthal died of ovarian cancer shortly after writing a viral essay in which she encouraged readers to consider marrying husband Jason after her passing. Now Jason Rosenthal is speaking out, in a TED talk he gave at the TED 2018 conference as well as an interview with Today. Asked whether he’ll remarry, he said, “I have no idea. I don’t know.” But he says several women did reach out after reading his late wife’s column. “A group […]

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Woman battling cancer wins $77,777 from lottery

INDIANAPOLIS — Marilyn Dunlap never saw herself as lucky – that is until last week when she found out she and her husband had won the lottery. The Kokomo resident and her husband both enjoy playing Hoosier Lottery games, according to WXIN. Her husband bought a $5 “7 Scratch-off” on June 7. After scratching the ticket, he handed the $77,777 winner to his wife and said it was all hers. Why? Because, she said, “He loves me.” “So I looked […]

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Plano senior with autism gives graduation speech

PLANO – Video recorded at a high school graduation in North Texas is captivating the internet. It shows a student with autism doing something he has struggled with his entire life — speaking! And Sef Scott didn’t just speak, he did it with a microphone in front of his entire graduating class at Plano Senior High School. “Unexpected. That is what I want you to remember. The seniors that know who I am, it is unexpected that I would be here […]

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Baseball player consoles friend after striking him out to advance to state championship

In a heartwarming display of sportsmanship, a Minnesota high school baseball player skipped celebrating with his teammates to console the batter he had just struck out to move on to the state championship. The batter, Jack Kocon, just happens to be an old friend of the pitcher, Ty Koehn, according to Jim Moberg, who shared a video of the sweet moment. Koehn told Bring Me The News that he and Kocon have known each other since they were 13 and […]

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Morning Hope: Chance encounter inspires North Texas man to bring showers to homeless

McKINNEY – Lance Olinski is the man behind Streetside Showers, a mobile shower unit in the DFW area that helps wash away shame and restore dignity for  homeless people living in the Metroplex. “What our mission is, is to bring mobile hot showers and personal hygiene care to those who need it most,” Olinsiki says. “Once we commit to an area, we’re committed — so we’re just like a bus stop. We’ll be at a certain place at a certain time […]

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Woman ‘astonished’ by kindness of stranger, who turns out to be NFL’s Jermaine Gresham

LOS ANGELES – A woman shared her airport encounter with “an angel,” who she later found out was NFL player Jermaine Gresham, and the story has gone viral. On May 30, Delilah Cassidy was about to miss her flight at Los Angeles International Airport when “the most amazing thing” happened to her. She said it all started when she learned about American Airlines’ new policy of passengers having to pay to take carry-on luggage onto planes. Cassidy said she put all of […]

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102-year-old woman still volunteers at children’s hospital

AKRON, Ohio – A great-grandmother of 18 is the oldest volunteer at Akron Children’s Hospital. Rose Carlson is 102 years young. She was 95 when she joined her daughter as a volunteer at the hospital. She said she didn’t want to sit around and watch bad TV after her husband’s death. From folding and checking blankets for kids to preparing packets for families coming to the hospital, Rose is quite busy on the days she works, according to WJW. “That’s […]

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After technical problems, crowd sings along to national anthem at high school graduation

LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – The community of Limestone County, Alabama showed their patriotism last week when the sound went out during Marti McCrary’s rendition of the national anthem at East Limestone High’s graduation. McCrary, who has sung the national anthem many times and performs throughout the community, loves singing. She said it’s one of her biggest passions, and she only gets nervous to sing that particular song. “When it’s one of my songs, or when it’s songs that others have written, […]

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Baseball fan stands in rain to hold umbrella over JROTC member

ATLANTA, Ga. – As fans at the Atlanta Braves game stopped to recognize the POW-MIA Chair of Honor, a powerful image emerged on Memorial Day. A JROTC member stood at attention next to the chair as a fan dressed in a red raincoat held an umbrella over him to shield him from the rain. The image quickly spread on social media after the Atlanta Braves posted it on Twitter with a one-word caption, “Respect.” Respect. pic.twitter.com/wRe9T5bwYU — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) […]

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