Every day we have a choice. We can support an up and coming podcaster, try a new family-run restaurant, join a boutique gym started by a local fitness champ or we could keep giving away our money to the handful of giants who already control so much of our commerce. Our daily decisions impact the kind world we live in; if we want a world where small businesses are growing and artists and creatives are thriving then we should support them with our time, money and attention. We’re proud to highlight inspiring creatives and entrepreneurs each week in Hidden Gems series. Check out some of Far West Dallas’s gems below.
Roy Williams Jr.
Honorable Roy Williams, Jr. is the former elected Constable of Precinct 4 in Dallas County. First elected in November 2010, he assumed office in January 2011, completing his second term in office December 2018. In lieu of running uncontested for a third term, he chose to seek a higher office, running for Dallas County Sheriff. Unsuccessful in this pursuit, he went to work with the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office. Read more>>
Kira Woodfield Leeper
I have always loved adventure! When my son was born, we lived in Michigan where there were always places to explore and cultural venues to visit. A few days a week we’d assign to be adventure days and find something fun to do. We enjoyed kayaking on all of Michigan’s beautiful lakes. Read more>>
Hannah and Ryan Schwanbeck
Our House Your Home has been quite a “little engine that could” story. From setting up shop in our dining room selling curated rooms and home decor items by appointment only, to working with clients locally with our In-Home Design service and over long distances with our eDesign service. Read more>>
At a very young age, I came to realize the impact that beautiful flowers could have on a person’s outlook with any sort of circumstance. The first experience that comes to mind involved my aunt. She unexpectedly was admitted into the hospital for a serious health condition. Read more>>
Ernestina “Ernie” Flores
I would spend my Saturdays glued to the TV and then would try to remake the recipes in my mom’s kitchen. Sometimes recipes would turn out good and other times it would be a total flop. Read more>>
With a background in design and architecture, I was first drawn to the character and aesthetics of historic buildings. Their stories intrigued me, considering the date they were built, the designer/builder, their initial use and/or significance they hold in history. I started gravitating toward Fort Worth’s history when I began diving into my own family. Read more>>
I walked into Years To Your Health just under 26 years ago. As soon as I came in, I was in love. It smelled amazing, and there were probably 1000 jars of herbs lining the walls of the “Herb Room.” I thought to myself, “This is what I want to do with my life.” And that was it. I saw that they had a hiring sign up, so I told the lady behind the register to throw away the rest of the applications because they were going to hire me. Read more>>