Parker County Today April 2017 - Page 4

It’s Bluebonnet Season! Attend the Shaw-Kemp Open House to see the best! Founding Publisher : Stephen Markwardt Publisher / Editor In Chief Marsha Brown Managing Editor Misty Browning Writers Marsha Brown Mark Brown Misty Browning Kathy Jones Hannah Krier Melissa Moorman Scotlyn Ogle Mel Rhodes Creative Director Steven Schillio Director of Sales and Marketing Tristan Evans Advertising Representatives Darlene Green Anthony Salazar Office Manager Kathy Jones Special Projects Melissa Moorman Photographers Megan Parks Crystal Brown Tristan Evans Mel W Rhodes Matthew Sanchez Emma Moorman Steven Schillio Melissa Moorman Editorial Assistant Shannon Martindale Technology Director Jonathan Brown H ow T o C ontact U s 817-599-4664 • Metro 817-596-2727 marshabrown@parkercountytoday.com artwork@parkercountytoday.com www.parkercountytoday.com To subscribe to Parker County Today magazine call 817-599-4664 Parker County Today is published 12 times a year by Grand Monde Media Partners LLC Basic Subscription price: $29.95 Postmaster: Send address changes to Parker County Today 114 E. Church Street, Weatherford, Texas 76086 © 2017 Grand Monde Media Partners LLC. All Rights Reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from publisher. 6 Cover Story: Courageous Moms 18 Mode of Moms: Mom Fashion Show 30 Our Style: Home Design, Planning Your Dream Home For The Future 32 Our Art: Aubrey Caylor 36 Medical Section 43 Vet Rap: Dr. Ryan Cate 45 Our Pets: Pet-iquette 101, Lost and Found 46 Talk With The Business Titans: Terri Stokes 54 Our Business: Mike’s Westside Rentals 56 Our History: The Longhorm Man With The Dude Ranch Dream 70 Our Youth: Sports - Ryan Ellisor 73 David S. Irvin’s Positively Parker County 74 In The Comfort Zone: Your A/C And Your Allergies 76 Our Homes: Pool Trends 82 Our Traditions: Shaw-Kemp Open House 92 Our Youth: Ag Stars 96 Our Taste: Recipe 97 Our Taste: Bankhead Bistro & Coffee Bar 98 Our Travels: Going Places With Parker County Today 108 Cliques 112 Our Opinion: The Last Word – Curmudgeon Musings On the cover: Front: Jan Lynch, Brielynn Andress, Kaya Miller Back: Stacy Lynch-Evans, Lisa Lynch-Smith, Adyson Mitchell, Sammie Lynch-Mitchell, Hailey Ramirez, Amberly Andress, Dani Doak, Lauren Aaron Photo by Steve Schillio PARKERCOUNTYTODAY