Longhorn Love Endures for Fogles
Dr. Whitney and Nick Fogle met in the mid 1980s at a pre-school in Cedar Hill, and they were Kindergarten classmates at Bray Elementary School in 1986.
“I don’t remember much about her in elementary school, except that she wore big red glasses – they were like adult classes,” Nick said.
Whitney just remembered a “freckle faced” classmate, until about a decade later when, as Cedar Hill High School juniors, they began hanging out in the same friend group.
“I do remember the first time I got butterflies around him,” Whitney said. “We were at a get together at a friend’s house and he walked in. I made eye contact and knew he had to be my boyfriend. We had known each other the majority of our lives but never hung out in the same crowds. We fell in love when we were 16.”
In 1997, as CHHS juniors, they went on their first date – they saw “Good Will Hunting” at the movie theatre.
And the rest is history. They graduated from Cedar Hill High School in 1999 and both graduated from Texas Tech University.
In August, the Fogles will celebrate 17 years of marriage. They reside in Midlothian with their daughter.
“Because we’re best friends, we both get it, and that’s what makes it work,” Nick said.
Whitney works as a chiropractor in Arlington, and Nick is the co-owner of a Cedar Hill-based battery company. He also coaches club level soccer.
“I loved growing up in Cedar Hill – I received a great education here,” said Whitney, whose mother was an academic counselor at CHHS and Permenter Middle School. “When I went to Texas Tech, I thought I would become a nurse, but I switched to pre-med and got a degree in Biology.”
While Whitney was in college, her younger sister, who was a cheerleader and gymnast, suffered a “really bad back injury.” The experience of helping her sister interested in Whitney in the chiropractic field.
She returned to the Metroplex to attend Parker University in Dallas. After initially working in Waxahachie, she joined Meyer Chiropractic Center in Arlington, with a total of 15 years of experience as a chiropractor.
“I enjoy being a chiropractor because I get people back to functioning, feeling well and sleeping well,” said Whitney, who was involved in numerous high school activities including National Honor Society, Student Council, Tennis and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Nick graduated with a Marketing/Management Degree from Texas Tech and initially worked in litigation support services in downtown Dallas.
While it was a good job, he wanted something closer to home, and upon meeting fellow CHISD graduate, Jeff Bachelor, at a local gym, he joined the Battery Exchange.
“We sell batteries for vehicles, boats and more,” Nick said. “I drive all day, and I deal with good people.”
Nick also became a club level soccer coach, initially to coach his nephew, but the coaching bug has stayed with him. He was a soccer player at Cedar Hill, not long after the program started.
While at Cedar Hill, he also joined “The Rustler Club,” a group of student football fans who dressed up in western garb at CHHS Football Games.
“The only reason he did it was to be with Whitney,” Nick said.