Learning to Live with a Broken Heart: Lou and Dave Seideman

40 years ago, Lou moved into a triplex off of Riverside Drive in Austin. Soon after moving in, Lou’s daughter, Shae, introduced her to Dave Seideman. After playing with his dog, the rest became history. Lou and Dave got married not long after and have been together ever since.  Together, they had three children: two […]

Heart Connections: You May Live with Sorrow, But You Don't Have to Live Sorrowfully

By Benny Jasso, Sr. – as told to Terri Schexnayder The Charreada (Mexican rodeo) was an event for our whole family.  My sons, Benny Jr. and Dennis, whom I began to train when they were young, would participate in the rodeo’s nine events. My wife Alice cooked and raised funds for many events. I loved […]

Heart Connections: When A Simple Hug Sparks a Chain Reaction of Love

When University of Texas sophomore Dina Ragow called The Christi Center, she had no idea how much it would change everything – both then and in the future. Dina had just lost her mother to colon cancer, right on the heels of losing her only sibling, Dana, to leukemia just two years prior. She could […]


For the love of Sean

By Theresa Seibold Nothing in this world can prepare you for this moment in time. And unless someone has been down this fork of the road themselves they will not understand. The most cruel and hurtful comments from those you expect loving support from are bound to happen. Some relationships will be severed. But some […]

Laura, with her brother Brian

My Life, After Brian

By Laura Habedank My life changed forever on Wednesday, October 13, 2010. No one had heard from Brian in days. After a lot of discussion and many frantic, unreturned phone calls, texts and emails, we made the decision to send the police over to his place to do a welfare check. It wasn’t until about […]

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