Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas Eve at our home


Fayrouz Hancock prepares a Christmas Eve feast for our family at our home in Plano on Friday, Dec. 24, 2010.


photos by Mark M. Hancock / © NewsEagles


Michelle Moe and William Hancock unwrap gifts from relatives.


Fayrouz talks to her in-laws Suellen and John Moline on Christmas Eve.


Deviled eggs made by Cindy Hancock, tiger shrimp and other appetizers await the family on Christmas Eve in Plano.




Mark's handmade guacamole and tiger shrimp await Santa (if he shows up quickly).




The Hancock family of Richardson poses for a portrait.




The Moline family of Plano poses for a portrait.




William Hancock and Michelle Moe try to sneak a kiss when they think nobody is looking.


The deserts were a big hit with our family. It included Suellen's Harvest Pie, Fayrouz's pineapple upside down cake, several flavors of Richard's fudge, a fruit tart, pecan tart, a seven-rum fruitcake from Wisconsin, and more.




A fruit tart, and a seven-rum fruitcake from Wisconsin await anyone with some room left in their belly after Christmas Eve dinner at our home in Plano on Christmas Eve.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Highland Park vs. J.J. Pearce volleyball


J.J. Pearce senior Katie O'Brien (16) spikes the ball against Highland Park during a 4A volleyball game at J.J. Pearce High School on Sept. 21, 2010 in Richardson.


photos &copy Mark M. Hancock and The Dallas Morning News


Highland Park junior Malia Williams (7) bats the ball down as junior Elizabeth Lee (14) watches during a volleyball game at J.J. Pearce High School.



J.J. Pearce sophomore Lauren English (5) fires a ball at Highland Park junior Logan Vanderslice (12) during a volleyball game in Richardson.



Highland Park senior Caroline Culwell (1) makes a dig as senior Margeaux Mendenhall (13) watches during a volleyball game at J.J. Pearce High School.


J.J. Pearce senior Sophie Orlich (17) fires the ball through the hands of Highland Park senior Brittany Fersing (5) during a game in Richardson.


J.J. Pearce sophomore Lauren English (5) makes a dig as coach Jason Nicholson and senior Katie O'Brien (16) watch during a 4A volleyball game against Highland Park at J.J. Pearce High School in Richardson.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

McKinney Boyd vs. Garland Lakeview football


McKinney Boyd senior Wrangler Anson Wilson talks on the phone before a homecoming high school football game against Garland Lakeview at Ron Poe Stadium on Sept. 17, 2010 in McKinney.


photos &copy Mark M. Hancock and The Dallas Morning News


McKinney Boyd players take the field before a football game against Garland Lakeview at Ron Poe Stadium.


McKinney Boyd junior Allison Brusa makes noise before the high school homecoming football game in McKinney.




Garland Lakeview senior Ceasar Brown Jr. (22) turns for yards after receiving a pass during a game against McKinney Boyd in McKinney.




McKinney Boyd senior James Driskell (1) catches a touchdown pass over the head of Garland Lakeview senior Robert Charles (3) during a football game at Ron Poe Stadium.


Garland Lakeview senior Davonta Black (1) scrambles away from McKinney Boyd senior Michael Ricchi (33) during a football game at Ron Poe Stadium.


McKinney Boyd senior quarterback Jonovan Griffin (3) passes the ball to sophomore Bryan Driskell (5) during a high school football game against Garland Lakeview at Ron Poe Stadium in McKinney.


Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Lake Lewisville boat wreck


© Mark M. Hancock and The Dallas Morning News

A Texas game warden leaves the Lakeview Marina Gas Dock after air ambulances evacuated injured boaters on Lake Lewisville in Lake Dallas on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010. Eight children and four adults were injured in the two-boat accident.

The game warden refused to talk at the time. Much was/is strange and unresolved about this story...

Please read, "Lewisville Lake crash under investigation" by Kerry Solan / The Dallas Morning News.


Monday, December 06, 2010

St. Ann Community Carnival


photos &copy Mark M. Hancock for The Texas Catholic

Visitors partake in the food and rides during the St. Ann Community Carnival at St. Ann Catholic Parish in Coppell on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010.


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Visitors partake in the food and rides during the St. Ann Community Carnival at St. Ann Catholic Parish in Coppell.

Named in this slideshow are: &nbsp Alison Major, Audrey Major, Abigail Major, Ashlynn Jones, Karl Vanzant, Eileen Littel, Faith Ayres, Frank Rusch III, Radu Cernat and Matt Cook.


Sunday, December 05, 2010

Plano West vs. South Garland football


South Garland senior John Lacour gains yards against Plano West's defense during a high school football game at Homer B. Johnson Stadium in Garland on Sept. 10, 2010.


photos © Mark M. Hancock and The Dallas Morning News


Plano West sophomore Tim Okposin struggles for additional yards agains South Garland during a high school football game at Homer B. Johnson Stadium.



Plano West senior quarterback Nick Glogau scrambles out of the pocket against South Garland's defense during a high school football game in Garland.


South Garland senior quarterback Stephan Turner (1) runs against Plano West during a high school football game.


Plano West junior Carlos Wiggins (12) pulls down a pass and avoids South Garland junior defender Brice Brooks (24) during a high school football game.



Plano West junior Carlos Wiggins (12) gets hit near the goal line by South Garland junior Dequincy Anderson (23) during a high school football game.



Plano West senior Kameron Haddock (48) is buried under a pile of South Garland defenders during a high school football game at Homer B. Johnson Stadium in Garland.


Friday, December 03, 2010

FC Dallas vs. Toronto soccer


photos © Mark M. Hancock and The Dallas Morning News

FC Dallas' George John (14) and Zach Loyd (19) go up against Toronto's Maksim Usanov (33) and Josopeh Nane (15) during a Major League Soccer match at Pizza Hut Park on Sept. 4, 2010 in Frisco.


FC Dallas' David Ferreira (10) takes a shot at the Toronto goal during a Major League Soccer match in Frisco.



FC Dallas' Jeff Cunningham (9) takes a pass as Toronto's Adrian Cann (12) reacts during a Major League Soccer game at Pizza Hut Park.