Parker County Today January 2018 - Page 4

6 Cover Story: Founding Publisher : Stephen Markwardt Publisher / Editor In Chief Marsha Brown Managing Editor Misty Browning Writers Marsha Brown Ethan Evans Stephanie Aldridge Kathy Jones Mark Brown Melissa Moorman Misty Browning Mel Rhodes Creative Director Steven Schillio Director of Sales and Marketing Tristan Evans Advertising Representatives Darlene Green Holly Hazlett Office Manager Kathy Jones Special Projects Melissa Moorman Pat Fallon One of the 100 Most Interesting Parker County People You Should Meet Before You Die 6 Our Cover: 100 Most Interesting Parker County People You Should Meet Before You Die - Part 1 30 Our History: Places of Parker County Past - From Cool to Hightower Valley 36 Medical Section 44 David S. Irvin - Positively Parker County 54 Our Specialists: Insurance Experts 70 Our Businesses: Pulliam Pools - Jumping Into The Deep End 82 Talk With The Business Titans: Photographers Denise Brown Megan Parks Mel W Rhodes Steven Schillio Judy White, Texas Butane 84 Our Pastimes: Adventures In Glamping 86 Our Business: The Springs Event Center Editorial Assistant Shannon Martindale Technology Director Jonathan Brown 89 Our Youth: Ag Stars 94 Our Pets: What A Difference A Day Makes 96 Going Places With Parker County 100 Our Taste: Creamy Ham n’ Broccoli 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 101 Our Taste: Restaurant Review - The Switch Cafe 111 In Memorium: Dr. Gary Grote 112 Our Opinion: The Last Word 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. Cover Photo: Pat Fallon and family. Courtesy photo PARKERCOUNTYTODAY