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The Front Porch

  • S2, E13: Fire Chief Carl Nix - All in the Family

    22 MAG 2024 · Season 2, Episode 13: Melissa's Fire Chief does not live in the community that he serves, but his love and passion for Melissa, Texas, runs deep. That love and passion - along with his heart for his fire family - is what inspires Carl Nix to spend two and half hours a day commuting from Sulphur Springs, Texas. On this episode of The Front Porch, we get the chance to hear Chief Nix story, discuss his leadership philosophy and find out where his servent heart comes from.  #frontporch Links: City of Melissa: https://www.cityofmelissa.com/ Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
    30 min. 59 sec.
  • S2, E12: Don Dykstra - Homeward Bound

    1 MAG 2024 · Season 2, Episode 12: On this podcast, we tell the story of Melissa, Texas, by sharing the stories of the people who live and work here. This episode of The Front Porch is a little different. Our featured guest, Don Dykstra - owner of Bloomfield Homes, doesn't live in Melissa or have an office in Melissa. But his company is building high-end houses in this community, and he does have a huge heart for Melissa, Texas. Along with his story, Don Dykstra shares his affection for Melissa. He also talks about starting Bloomfield Homes and his thoughts on this community's tremendous growth.  #frontporch Links: Bloomfield Homes: https://www.googleadservices.com/pagead/aclk?sa=L&ai=CllVGubAyZtH4L5b10L4Pj7iImAGeucWzd9iziNjwEr_AoAUIABABILlUYMmmkY3kpMAToAH6j4jXA8gBAcgD2CCqBFpP0D2JQPn2E0wx3TtsPGuR3t-ImcI09F-gX09vvXJFbPDZxIS4Ky2Bf5HOfinxouMccpyNaZouUpGbUw-dI4pFDCEhfHk92UhY2QSWLdbhGU-tLTr3cNcXbi_ABLaL46_ZBIAFkE6IBYDxxelOoAZmgAfu7_coiAcBkAcBqAfruLECqAemvhuoB7masQKoB_PRG6gH7tIbqAf_nLECqAfK3BuoB5KvsQKoB7uksQKoB5KmsQKoB9imsQKoB961sQKoB9uqsQKoB9CqsQKoB9ywsQKoB7-5sQKoB-qxsQKoB5S4sQKoB-y4sQKoB763sQKoB7K7sQKoB7O7sQKoB8O9sQKoB8S9sQKoB-S9sQKgCNPWPrAIAdIIKhACMgSD4IAOOg3C4YCAgIAEgsCAwIUgQgEESNHs8ypQCViRufvIr-2FA5oJIGh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LmJsb29tZmllbGRob21lcy5jb20vsQlthH-xcMMj6rkJjpEaRmnbUJL4CQGYCwGqDAIIAegMBqoNAlVTyA0BghQUCAESEGJsb29tZmllbGQgaG9tZXOIFAPIFKyOyfX0zdGtJtAVAfgWAYAXAZIXCRIHCAEQAxi5AboXBDgBSAHgFwLQGAHYGAE&gclid=Cj0KCQjw0MexBhD3ARIsAEI3WHJp6GYHT5Xdoy75rFyyUXmFvlPP960gm3zOS3_jtah8mT7wCWqAP-0aAt09EALw_wcB&ved=2ahUKEwid7_XIr-2FAxUzL9AFHXWADUAQ0Qx6BAgGEAE&nis=8&cid=CAASFeRoPbBoL2U_hwJe_ZhvcLMQRhvoYA&dblrd=1&sival=AF15MEADoj3ZjDSVLDQFxG5d_kgmIwUkwA_0jqO-I15VH3k_a1SnqirTZaZdQni3tqnZXubR6lt7Z84FO_U-dfx5LuKoVGpmWxjkPMmL5ogXn38tU-qR_lWJnrTEiRaobw49TVGTnMc_IwrUPP3-WKVHeVvTUvG27hm1yW9LKgj1IeiRwHXPx88&sig=AOD64_1tVPSbC4tJA_yNkUsXHD_pG0h8_Q&adurl=https://www.bloomfieldhomes.com/%3Futm_source%3Dgoogle%26utm_medium%3Dcpc%26utm_campaign%3Dbrand%26gad_source%3D1 City of Melissa: https://www.cityofmelissa.com/ Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
    30 min. 12 sec.
  • S2, E11: Tyler Brewer - 'Providing a Place for People to Simply Be'

    17 APR 2024 · Season 2, Episode 11: Coming out grad school, Tyler Brewer's first "real" job was with the City of Melissa. Ten years later, he's never left. On this episode of The Front Porch, the executive director of development explains what he loves about Melissa, Texas, and why he's so proud to work here. Since he's also oversite for some many different departments within the community, he has some profound insight on how Melissa is growing. #frontporch Links: City Manager Jason Little Podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/episode-21-city-manager-jason-little--44065182 City of Melissa: https://www.cityofmelissa.com/ Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
    28 min. 54 sec.
  • S2, E10: Joseph Armstrong - Forward Thinking & Raising the Bar

    3 APR 2024 · Season 2, Episode 10: Before jumping into commercial construction and owning/operating a local restaruant, Joseph Armstrong was a former youth pastor. During that season of his life, he learned the importance of focusing on other people. That life lesson continues to have ripple effects across his life, including with his role on Melissa's City Council. On this episode of The Front Porch, we hear Joseph's story, we talk about why he wanted to serve his community and he shares his hopes for Melissa, Texas. #frontporch Links: Mayor Northcut Podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/s2-e6-mayor-jay-northcut-city-s-growth-leader--58586626 City of Melissa: https://www.cityofmelissa.com/ Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
    23 min. 58 sec.
  • S2, E9: Tammy Davis – Ripple Effects of a Servant Heart

    20 MAR 2024 · Season 2, Episode 9: Tammy Davis is a longtime resident of Melissa, Texas. She also has a huge heart for giving back. It’s safe to say that Tammy Davis is selfless, and you’ll quickly find out in our conversation where her kind heart comes from. On this episode of The Front Porch, we'll get to know this Godly woman who has a heart for serving others and positively impacting her community. #frontporch Links: 25 Project: https://25project.org Direction 613: https://direction613.org Kent Jones Davis Podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/episode-27-kent-jones-davis-the-25-project--46151275 Mayor Northcut Podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/s2-e6-mayor-jay-northcut-city-s-growth-leader--58586626 City of Melissa: https://www.cityofmelissa.com/ Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
    28 min. 28 sec.
  • S2, E8: Bridget Saxton - Talking Up the Heart of Melissa

    5 MAR 2024 · Season 2, Episode 8: It didn't take Bridget Saxton long to fall in love with Melissa, Texas. As the new communications manager for the city, Bridget has grown fond of this community in a very short amount of time. On this episode of The Front Porch, we'll discuss Bridget's passion for Melissa, and we'll discover how she ended up here. She also discusses some of the challenges facing Melissa, and she talks about her support staff in the industry. #frontporch Melissa Communications Department: https://www.cityofmelissa.com/463/Communications City of Melissa: https://www.cityofmelissa.com/ Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
    27 min. 49 sec.
  • S2, E7: Dana Conklin - Creating Ripple Effects

    21 FEB 2024 · Season 2, Episode 7: Dana Conklin will be quick to tell you that she is a "victim of her raisin'. " She is definitely a servant leader, and she points to her upbringing for establishing that foundation of giving back. From serving on the Melissa City Council to her involvment with Rotary, Dana is creating ripple effects throughout her community. On this episode of The Front Porch, we get to know this amazing woman with a giving heart. We talk about her love for Melissa, challenges facing this community and the heart of the people who call Melissa home. Melissa Rotary Club: https://melissa-rotary.org City of Melissa: https://www.cityofmelissa.com/ Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
    25 min. 51 sec.
  • S2, E6: Mayor Jay Northcut – City's Growth Leader

    6 FEB 2024 · Season 2, Episode 6: I bet you didn't know that Mayor Jay Northcut has run 20 marathons. I bet you also didn't know that he loves comic books. On this episode of The Front Porch, we pull back the curtain and really get to know the elected leader of Melissa, Texas. Besides revealing his hobbies on this episode, Mayor Northcut also shares his story, and he talks about how much Melissa has changed since he moved here almost 23 years ago. His heart for this community really comes out on this episode, too. It was his love for this community that sparked a desire to get involved and start giving back - and ultimately inspired him to run for mayor. #thefrontporch Mayor Reed Greer: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/episode-7-mayor-reed-greer--40298681 Deric Salser Podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/s2-e3-deric-salser-gateway-to-progress--58059099 Jason Little Podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/episode-21-city-manager-jason-little--44065182 City of Melissa: https://www.cityofmelissa.com/ Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
    34 min. 30 sec.
  • S2, E5: Courtney Willis - 'It Feels Good to Help People'

    23 GEN 2024 · Season 2, Episode 5: There is nothing like a good comeback story - a story highlighted by resilience, love and selflessness. This is one of those stories! Our featured guest on this episode of The Front Porch is Courtney Willis. Courtney and her husband founded Mission Regan after the blessing-riddled adoption of their youngest son. They were barreling towards rock bottom, but their faith forced them to surrender and their lives have not been the same since. Courtney Willis and Mission Regan are creating ripple effects across the world, and it's all starting in Melissa, Texas. #thefrontporch Mission Regan: https://www.missionregan.org City of Melissa: https://www.cityofmelissa.com/ Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
    43 min. 23 sec.
  • S2, E4: Preston Taylor - Plan Accordingly

    9 GEN 2024 · Season 2, Episode 4: Preston Taylor and his young family now call Melissa, Texas, home. When he's not blazing a trail in commercial real estate, he is the chairman of Melissa's Planning and Zoning Comission. On this episode of The Front Porch, we will share Preston's impressive story. Spoiler Alert: This guy is an all-star - a real go-getter. But the coolest part of his story revolves around the love he’s already established for Melissa, Texas. #thefrontporch Planning & Zoning: https://www.cityofmelissa.com/193/Planning-Zoning-Commission City of Melissa: https://www.cityofmelissa.com/ Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
    28 min. 22 sec.

The American front porch represents the ideal of community in America. Just like on this community podcast, it’s where stories are celebrated. Welcome to The Front Porch – the official...

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The American front porch represents the ideal of community in America. Just like on this community podcast, it’s where stories are celebrated. Welcome to The Front Porch – the official community podcast of Melissa, Texas. On every episode, we share the stories of the people who live and work in this community. We also capture the heart of Melissa, Texas. This is The Front Porch.
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