3 years ago

By Traci McMinn Katie Peterson Green isn’t just the girl next door, she is the epitome of strength and courage. Katie was diagnosed with breast cancer in June 2008. She felt a lump and thought nothing of it. After a routine checkup with her OB/GYN, she was told “there’s nothing to worry about.” The lump […]

3 years ago

He may be new to Panhandle, but he isn’t new to what makes small town living so special. He understands and has an intimate knowledge of the warmth of a close-knit community where families raise their children knowing their neighbors and where school is the heart of the town. Dane Ashley and his family moved […]

3 years ago

Meet Kim McCrea, Panhandle’s newest employee of the United States Post Office. Her official title is Postal Support Employee (PSE). Kim began working at the local Post Office just earlier this month on April 6. She has replaced long-time employee Darla Lemon, who is now working at the Skellytown Post Office. Kim and her husband, […]

4 years ago

One of the most beloved Veterans in Panhandle didn’t make it to Tuesday’s Veterans Day Program, but we believe he’s receiving his ultimate reward for the sacrifices he made during his lifetime. He touched many lives along his earthly journey. This veteran neighbor met and fell in love with his future bride while they were […]

4 years ago

Since we honor our veterans during the month of November, we decided we’d write a couple of Meet Your Neighbor articles this month and feature some really nice U.S. Veterans living here in Panhandle. In our little community, we have several veterans we could highlight, and we appreciate every one of them and the sacrifices […]

4 years ago

We tracked this sweet lady down after hours. She was sitting in a local business, waiting for service, with her cell phone in hand. She said, “I’m deleting pictures of feet that my granddaughter took!” She said there were a lot of those in her phone. Any of you with little ones can relate. She […]

4 years ago

Hey, Panhandle! Here’s a guy you can’t miss! You may not know a lot about him, but we’re about to remedy that! You can’t miss him because of his infectious smile. He says, in fact, “I just like for everybody to smile and be happy!” And holding to this “life motto,” he does just what […]

4 years ago

Hello neighbors! This week we’re going to introduce you to another shy guy, who you’re not likely to ever find out “in front,” unless it’s his yard. He’s a quiet fellow, I suppose, until you get to know him. He grew up in McLean, but his grandmother lives here in Panhandle, and he moved his […]

4 years ago

“Would one of you be available around 2:30 to witness a signing of some legal papers for us?” was the sweet plea from this pretty green-eyed neighbor as she poked her head into our office. And, often, this is our typical encounter with her. But, occasionally, she will linger to visit, which is always a […]

4 years ago

This 15-year-old neighbor has lived his whole life in Panhandle. His roots go deep here, as most of his mother’s family have been a part of the community for many years. He enjoys visiting with his grandparents who live right across the street from him. He is classified as a sophomore. He and his brother […]