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Bob Derryberry has long been interested in where food comes from.

When he retired after 25 years with an insurance company, Bob embarked on a second career as an agribusiness appraiser.

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Highland Springs recently rolled out its newest floor plan, the Westbrook, with over 1,900 square feet of first floor living space. The spacious corner retreat is the latest in a portfolio of floor plans that range from one bedroom, one bath apartment homes to the expansive single-level apartment home that rivals a single-family residence.

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Four years ago the Highland Springs Chorus was a small band of friends who loved to gather around the piano and make music through song. We didn t have a leader or any particular direction, says Noni Meaney, one of the chorus founders. Several of us had been friends for years, even before we moved to Highland Springs, and we just loved to sing.

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Ricardo Cortes is the sort of employee any company would be glad to have hardworking, reliable, and courteous. The Mexico City native has been a part of the Highland Springs maintenance team since the community opened in September 2006.

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Mary Buehler knew she had a rich history to share, but the task of putting pen to paper was daunting. My son encouraged me to write something down; he was so interested in our family stories, she says, but I didn t know where to start.

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The folks at Highland Springs are making time to play again. Recreational sports clubs at the north Dallas community are on the uptick. Wii bowling, bocce ball, and golf clubs have all experienced soaring popularity since they were introduced on campus.

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To the delight of history buffs and the devout alike, the Hillcrest Clubhouse at Highland Springs was recently transformed into an exhibit hall, housing ancient manuscripts and rare archeological treasures relating to the world s most influential book. [caption id="attachment_12847" align="alignright" wid

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When Carl and Jo Shannon moved to Eagle s Trace in Houston from their home in Wharton three years ago, they left behind a Texas-sized yard. [caption id="attachment_12842" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Senior Grower Bill Smartt offers advice about container gardening to Jim and Norma Pickett.

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Think of it as a men s locker room without the sweat. The Men s Breakfast Club at Highland Springs meets all the other requirements necessary for manly bonding slaps on the back, tales of heroics past and present, and of course, a few jokes.