Lakehill students have a way with words

Lakehill students have a way with words

By Gigi Ekstrom Fifth grade student Cece Degeyter claimed the top spot in Lakehill Preparatory School’s Spelling Bee on January 9, correctly spelling lobelia.* She edged out fourth grader Rygel Farr, who claimed second, going out on proboscis.  Forty-five students in grades four through eight competed in the event. Henry Bennion was the last sixth […]

‘Glass’ shatters the illusion that Shyamalan has purpose

‘Glass’ shatters the illusion that Shyamalan has purpose

By Chic DiCiccio The very idea of pitting David Dunn (Bruce Willis) from “Unbreakable” and Kevin Wendell Crumb (James McAvoy) from “Split” against each other is exceptionally tasty. Title it “Glass,” add in criminal mastermind Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson, also from “Unbreakable”) cackling on the sidelines, and you’ve got the recipe for a unique […]

Chocolate biscuits? Jack’s says: Yes!

Chocolate biscuits? Jack’s says: Yes!

By Sara Newberry Jack’s Kitchen is a cheery little spot that serves southern-inspired dishes at brunch, lunch and dinner. On the face of it, the dishes are pure comfort food — you’ll find meatloaf, pot roast, and mac & cheese — but the elements of the dishes are more sophisticated. The mac & cheese is […]

Best vs. Best face-off this year

Best vs. Best face-off this year

By David Mullen There is little doubt — after last week’s divisional playoff games — that the four best teams will compete for the chance to play in Super Bowl LIII on Sunday, Feb. 3 in Atlanta. The number one conference seed will play the number two seed. These are the four highest scoring offenses […]

‘Hey’ is for horses

By Nancy Black I’ve spent the last 21 years teaching my children not to holler out at me by saying, “Hey, Mom!” Artificial Intelligence (AI) has destroyed my life’s work in one fell swoop.  “Hay is for horses,” I would tell them. “When you need my attention, you politely say, ‘Mom, will you please …’” […]

Pets depending on kind-hearted people

Pets depending on kind-hearted people

By Dr. Beth Leermakers He followed me home. Can we keep him? Unfortunately, loose dogs and cats are all too common in Dallas. Thirteen-hundred sixty-one dogs and 88 cats were impounded from the field by Dallas Animal Services (DAS) in November 2018.  On December 26, a big, long-haired dog followed me and my foster dogs […]

BA alum lives dream after 30-year hiatus

BA alum lives dream after 30-year hiatus

  By Shari Goldstein Stern When you travel east on Walnut Hill Ln. in Lake Highlands, a block west of Plano Rd., a splashy, colorful, breath-of-nature mural on a fence to your left will probably captivate your attention. Be careful driving. The depictions of a field of bluebonnets, butterflies painted like the Texas flag and […]

Get ready for Super Blood Wolf Moon

Get ready for Super Blood Wolf Moon

The moon will turn red over the United States on Sunday night during the last total lunar eclipse of the decade. A total lunar eclipse occurs during a full moon when the moon passes directly through the Earth’s shadow, causing it to turn rusty orange or dark red in color, hence the nickname, “Super Blood […]

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