Hometown Heroes: The Wish List

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children puts on two shopping bazaars each year: the four-day Hearts and Holiday Bazaar in early November and the three-day Summer Bazaar in June.

Hometown Heroes: Roz and Rusty

Seven years ago, Roz Henwood took in a stray dog. Over the years, she felt he had the potential to be a certified therapy dog. She had him undergo the training, and he now helps her.

Hometown Hero: Steve Ledbetter

Steve Ledbetter has been at the State Fair of Texas since 1973. At that time, he was a Dallas police officer. Now, the retired officer is the manager of the gates department at the State Fair of Texas.

Hometown Hero: Glenn Nixon

In 1984, Glenn Nixon graduated from O.D. Wyatt High School in Fort Worth.  He's a self-taught musician with a full-time job who is working on his doctoral degree

Hometown Hero: Linda Laughlin

Linda Laughlin started The Giving Garden at the T. Boone Pickens Hospice Center by Faith Presbyterian Hospice in Dallas nearly three years ago.

Hometown Hero: Chaplain Alan Wright

This is the ninth year Alan Wright will be team captain for the Swim Across America team in North Texas. He's a chaplain at the Sammons Cancer Center in Dallas. He knows a great deal about hope.

Hometown Hero: Riya Reddy

16-year-old Riya Reddy loves The Perot Museum. She was 10 years old the first time she went there. The trains and the dinosaurs were fantastic and turned her on to science.

Hometown Hero: Glenn Lacy

Native Texan Glenn Lacy is 99 years young.  For 16 years, he's volunteered at Baylor Scott & White Health in Grapevine.  Once a week, he's behind the desk at Tower 2 greeting visitors and giving them information. He also escorts them to patients’ rooms and delivers flowers. 

Hometown Hero: Gerry Dalton

Gerry Dalton loves helping to keep North Texans safe. He's not a police officer or a firefighter. He's a R.A.C.E.S. operator: a trained storm spotter with the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service.

Hometown Hero: Miss Mary

Mary Hinton lives in Cedar Hill with her husband, Tony. They'll celebrate 30 years of marriage in March.

Hometown Hero: Emma Ann

When Emma Ann Guillen was 8 years old, her grandfather, Mikel Long, died of a heart attack.

Hometown Hero: Keun Smith

Keun Smith is 2007 graduate of Red Oak High School. The 28-year-old has volunteered for almost five years at Methodist Charlton Hospital. 

Hometown Heroes: Nancy Love

Nancy Love has been a teacher in the Fort Worth ISD for 30 years. She loves what she does but had to leave the classroom in 2014 for treatment for ovarian cancer at Texas Oncology.  After chemo she's in remission and this survivor is giving back.