Cowboys’ season becoming interesting

By David Mullen After a frustrating opening to the 2018 NFL season for the Dallas Cowboys, who would have thought two of the most interesting — and often abrasive — personalities in professional football would have gotten together to help immediately improve the Cowboys and make them playoff contenders?  In October, Jerry Jones and Jon […]

Career-topping performances make ‘The Favourite’ just that

Career-topping performances make ‘The Favourite’ just that

By Chic DiCiccio “The Favourite” is a zany, highly clever period piece that can best be described as a Monty Python movie that was directed by Stanley Kubrick. It’s directed to technical perfection by Yorgos Lanthimos (and future Best Director Oscar winner) and everything from the costuming to classical music score is as gorgeous as […]

Maya’s makes new foods accessible

Maya’s makes new foods accessible

By Sara Newberry Maya’s Modern Mediterranean is the newest eatery in the Casa Linda shopping center, located in the space that was formerly occupied by Alligator Cafe. It’s exciting to have a Middle Eastern place so close by.  I approached Maya’s Modern Mediterranean like this: the menu is kind of a gateway to more authentic […]

Teachers known for dedication to students

Teachers known for dedication to students

Photo courtesy of Gigi Ekstrom Each year, the Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce recognizes teachers who have made significant contributions in the classroom and in the community. They are selected based on professional practice, community engagement, leadership in professional development and attention to diversity. Head of Middle School and English and Social Studies teacher […]

Does Alexa do windows?

Does Alexa do windows?

By Nancy Black It’s really not their fault. They are a product of their upbringing. But it was a harsh reality shocker in my life this past week when I found out my youngest child did not know how to use a vacuum cleaner. Granted, said teenager grew up in my elderly mother’s home, which […]

New director ready to share her passion

New director ready to share her passion

Autumn Leaves, the senior living community on the shores of White Rock Lake in East Dallas, has hired a new executive director, Linda Carcano.  Carcano (pictured) is a licensed nursing facility administrator with more than 18 years of executive operations management experience in both short-term rehabilitation and long-term care settings. Additionally, she brings more than […]

Local artist captured a piece of history

Local artist captured a piece of history

By Nancy Black Throughout her life, Dallas-based artist Bronson Charles was the most sought-after oil portrait artist in the South. She was known for painting remarkable portraits of members from prominent Texas families, including the Hunt, Crow and Murchison dynasties, as well as judges, generals and numerous other prominent citizens.  But during the 1980s, Bronson […]

Legends Juniors tour honors Adams

Legends Juniors tour honors Adams

Connor Adams (pictured), a sophomore at Dallas Christian, was presented with the James A. Ragan Sportsmanship Award by the Legends Junior Golf Tour in a ceremony at the Jackie Burke Cup in Galveston. “He was nominated by his peers because of his great attitude and respect he shows for his competitors and other around him,” […]

Cowboys great proves that ‘Frazier Cares’

Cowboys great proves that ‘Frazier Cares’

ROBERT T. HILL MIDDLE SCHOOL By Josh Ault Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for everything we have, but for some families, just having a turkey on the table is tough. Dallas Cowboy safety Kavon Frazier stopped by Hill Middle School on Nov. 16. Photo courtesy of Robert T. Hill Middle School Shelly Thibodaux, […]

Uptown Players ring in holidays with Judy

Uptown Players ring in holidays with Judy

By Shari Goldstein Stern Janelle Lutz (in red) channels Judy Garland in “A Very Judy Christmas” at Uptown Players through December 16. “A Very Judy Christmas” at Uptown Players (UP) opens on a set of Judy Garland’s “holiday home,” mimicking her 1963 TV Christmas special. Powerhouse Janelle Lutz as Judy does an immediate rendition of […]

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