Turning an eyesore into beauty, that's the goal of operation blackjack. It was started by this man, Napoleon Elvord who says he was actually part of a similar program when he was 16-years-old called operation fresh start. His goal is to hire 16-18 year-olds and even veterans to work on the projects and pay them for their help. All the while, learning a trade that in two years could mean they would become an apprentice. As for the homes he picks to remodel? He says he looks for homes near schools for families with children. If you'd like to sign up to be a part of operation blackjack, you can call 361-548-1001.