To protect and serve, at any age

It appears you're never too old to learn new tricks. A 70-year-old man from Jasper has completed more than half of an 18-week police officer training course. At 5, Francesca Washington finds out why his desire is so strong and he just won't quit.

More than 150 immigrant students are prepping for end-of-course exams at Nacogdoches High School. At 10, Maegan Prejean explains how a new resource is helping with their progress of learning English.

And at 6, meet Jack, our latest induction into BFF: Best Furry Friends. Leigha Hughes will tell you what kind of home this talented dog needs.

And at 10, Michelle Reed introduces you to a lovely group of ladies who take time every week to make clothes for charities all over East Texas.

Jeff Awtrey

Assignments editor