Friday, May 21

Drowning in Debt for the Wall Street Journal

Cynthia Mason of Volente, Texas, reduced her mortgage payments through the federal Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) but is still underwater with debt payments. The 49-year-old former school secretary is battling cancer and has legal expenses, credit card debt, and a car loan in addition to the mortgage. "This was supposed to be our dream home, but it's turned into a nightmare," said Mason.

You can read more of Mason's story here.

UIL State Golf for the Dallas Morning News

Frisco Wakeland's Megan Pasternick reacts to a missed putt on the 18th hole during the Girls' 4A State finals at Jimmy Clay golf course on Austin on May 11, 2010, in Austin, Texas.

Medina Valley's Curtis Reed expresses frustration after missing a putt on hole #18 during the UIL 4A State Championships in Austin on May 11, 2010, in Austin, Texas. Reed thought the stroke might cost him the championship, but he prevailed with +1 for the day and a two day score of 143. At right, Reed is embraced by mother Laura Reed. "It was the last hole of his high school career. I've been on every green in every tournament," said Laura Reed.

Frisco Wakeland's Taylor Newlan smiles after officially being declared the Girls' UIL 4A State Champion. Newlan won the title with a two day total score of 144.

around the neighborhood


VFW Wedding in Leander, Texas.