Oct 23, 2019
Author : When the Men Were Gone


Marjorie Herrera Lewis

Trailblazer! That term apply describes the professional career and accomplishments of Marjorie Herrera Lewis. Four years after she began her long sports journalism career in the 1980s, she was hired on by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and assigned to cover college football, basketball and professional tennis. Five years later, Marjorie’s journalism career took her from the Star-Telegram to The Dallas Morning News. Along the way, she covered the Dallas Cowboys (NFL), Texas Rangers (MLB), Dallas Mavericks (NBA), the Super Bowl, Wimbledon, the U. S. Open, Davis Cup tennis as well as many other events.

Marjorie is author of When the Men Were Gone (Morrow/HarperCollins), a novel based on the true story of a woman who coached football in Brownwood, Texas during World War II. She is also co-editor of SportsDay Bound (second edition, Abilene Christian University Press, 2018), a collection of sports stories published by The Dallas Morning News.

She checked off one of her sports bucket list items when she answered an advertisement to be an assistant football coach. In 2017, Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, Texas, brought back football for the first time since the 1941 season, and Marjorie was hired to assist with linebackers and defensive backs. She is was an extra set of coaching eyes from the press box on game days.

When she wasn’t attending 6 a.m. football practices, riding team buses on 10-hour football game road trips, or writing, Marjorie was teaching Media Ethics and Digital Media Writing classes at the University of North Texas, which she continues to serve in that capacity. She has also taught at The University of Tulsa, The University of Texas-Arlington, and the Dallas County Community College District.


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Network of Community Ministries Clothes Closet 741 S. Sherman
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3rd Annual Picnic for the Park
In beautiful weather Saturday 6/15 we hosted the 3rd annual Picnic for the Playground. As the playground is completed this was a very special event. We served hot dogs, snacks, ice cream and drinks, all very well received by the playground visitors.Thanks to all our volunteers and foremost to all the visitors to the awesome Ann Eisemann Inclusive playground!
Mary Worthington inducted
Mary Worthington has been inducted to the Richardson East Rotary Club. Mary is the Community Relations Manager for RISD. Mary is a charter member of the Cross Timbers Rotary in Flower Mound and has been Secretary and Sergeant-at-arms.
Sensory Garden workday
In spite of some serious rain last Wednesday, this hardy crew dodged raindrops and spruced up the Ann Eisemann Inclusive Playground and the Sensory Garden! Thanks, David Blanchard, Tom Hummel, Juan Lechuga, Karen Marx and Joe Allinder!
Scholarship recipient Safwaan Chaudhry
Meet Safwaan Chaudhry one of our scholarship recipients in 2019.
I am Safwaan Chaudhry, a 2019 graduate from Richardson High School.  I am going to be attending the University of Texas at Dallas as a Terry Foundation Scholar.  I am going to majoring in biomedical engineering, and pursuing a triple minor in philosophy, theology, and business management.  During my time at Richardson High School I was the Student Council President, Interact/Key Club Chief Financial Officer, Muslim Student Association Historian, and served as a Peer Helper.  Outside of school I am a Boy Scout and have served in a number of different leadership positions such as Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Troop Guide, Patrol Leader, and Quartermaster.  Furthermore, under the Boy Scouts of America I have served as senior staff in a number of leadership trainings.  I can’t wait to see what comes next and am grateful to RERC for providing me with a scholarship.
Scholarship recipient Jasmine Tran
Meet Jasmine Tran, one of our scholarship recipients in 2019.
My name is Jasmine Tran and I am Berkner High School's Valedictorian for the Class of 2019! At Berkner, I truly wanted to make an impact in my community through my commitments to many organizations. In school, I was National Honor Society President, AP Ambassadors President, Key Club Vice-President, and Mu Alpha Theta Secretary. Additionally, my commitment to music has led me to be the principal violinist in the Symphony Orchestra, as well as a concert pianist outside of school. The joy music brings me is not without the joy it brings others. During high school, I invested my heart and time in organizing and performing in a string quartet for patients in rehabilitation centers and nursing homes all around Richardson to share the universal language of music to those who needed it.
In the fall, I will be attending Texas A&M University at College Station and majoring in Statistics with a minor in Bioinformatics and on the pre-medicine track towards medical school! Ever since I could remember, the medical field had always sparked an interest in me, but it was not until my battle with chronic pain and two reconstruction surgeries that Orthopedic Surgery came to be my career goal! My passion for medicine has granted me the opportunity to observe surgeons in the clinic and the operating room as well as earning a position as a Clinical Research Intern this Summer at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital. My dedication, perseverance, and enthusiasm towards becoming an Orthopedic Surgeon are for one primary goal: To emulate the very surgeons that gave me back my life. After my battle, I could only focus on being that piece of hope for my patients just as my surgeons were that piece of hope for me.
Duties on 6/26/19
Greeters - Steve Brown, Kenn Smith
Prayer & Pledge - Bill Walker
Duties on 7/3/19
Greeters - Craig Overstreet, Mary Bedosky
Prayer & Pledge - Karen Marx
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