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Focus on Texas: Family Ties

Celebrating the special bonds that transcend distance and generations

Related by blood, marriage, adoption or friendship, the families in our lives shape us and the state of Texas in ways big and small. Family shows up when it counts, and above all, family ties us together.

Jennifer Storm Nuckels, Pedernales EC: Landon Nuckels, 9, took this photo of his great-grandmother, Sylba Lee Adams Storm, 95, creating family ties over a game of Connect 4.

Gina Huck,United Cooperative Services: “Our grandson was born overseas, so my husband had to wait 3½ months for this joy-filled first meeting in Houston.”

Paul Garcia, Medina EC: “This is part of my Canary Islands descendant family. The Canary Islanders first came to San Antonio on March 9, 1731. We are celebrating the feast day of Our Lady of Candelaria at Mission Concepción in San Antonio.”

M.J. Tykoski, Farmers EC: “There is a special bond between a little sister and the big brother she adores.”

Web Extra: Emery Black, Navasota Valley EC: “My dad helps me get started on my bottle calves. He is such a loving and supportive father, and I’m so happy to call him Daddy.”

Web Extra: Tawn Brown, Trinity Valley EC: “Our granddaughters adopted an orphan calf they named Gracie. She looks for them every day when they come home from school.”

Web Extra: Carolyn Bossert, Central Texas EC: Scott Bossert teaches his 2-year-old grandson, Jay, how to fish.

Web Extra: Donna Burns, Trinity Valley EC: “Big brother fishing with his sissy.”

Web Extra: Judy Truesdell, Farmers EC: Wylie Mayor Eric Hogue and his grandson, Asher, take in the festivities at the December tree lighting in Olde City Park.

Web Extra: Nancy Courser, Magic Valley EC: Horseback riding on South Padre Island.

Web Extra: Patricia Roberts, South Plains EC: The Haddock family from Lubbock. Roberts’ grandparents are seated in front, and her dad, Pete, is the tall young man in back.

Web Extra: Kayla Spencer, Bluebonnet EC: “Parents Toby and Christy with their youngest son, Jude, at City Park in San Marcos.”

Web Extra: Suzanne Storey, Wise EC: Tommy Yowell and son Wyatt enjoy an afternoon at Daddy Sam’s Saloon in Nocona.

Web Extra: Bill Williamson, Bandera EC: “Missing our son, Cole, for a Fourth of July celebration in Leakey.”