Horticulture expert honored by alma mater

Horticulture expert honored by alma mater

By Juliette Coulter Jenny Wegley has loved to watch her personal garden grow, as well as the garden she tends to in her job as vice president of horticulture at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Her work has now been acknowledged with another recognition from her alma mater, Stephen F. Austin State University, where […]

You can lead a horse to DART but you can’t …

You can lead a horse to DART but you can’t …

Officer Smokey, from the Dallas Police Mounted Patrol Unit (DPDMU), along with his four-legged and two-legged colleagues, participated in a student safety event with Dallas Area Rapid Transit this week. The DPDMU was established in 1982. The police horse is mostly used as a “patrol vehicle” that can be deployed on back streets, alleys, apartment […]

Pilot heads to North Pole for cold, hard cash

Pilot heads to North Pole for cold, hard cash

By Shelia Huffman The mission of Angel Flight South Central (AFSC) is to help people in need by providing free air transportation for medical and humanitarian purposes. The organization arranges travel through a network of volunteer pilots for people who require specialized medical treatment not available to them locally. Every year, Angel Flight pilots fly […]

Ramadan dinner perfect place for in-depth conversation between faiths

By Shelia Huffman Wednesday evening, June 6, Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) hosted iftar, the evening meal following a day of fasting during Ramadan. Ramadan is the holiest month of the Islamic calendar. It is observed by fasting and self-discipline. The fast is from dawn to sunset, with a pre-dawn meal known as suhur […]


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Ketelsen wins 2018 Maria Callas Award

By Suzanne Calvin   The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the winner of the 2018 “Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year” Award: the supremely gifted American bass-baritone Kyle Ketelsen (pictured at right) for his portrayal of Leporello in the critically-acclaimed spring production of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni.” This prestigious award, named after one of […]

Summer meals now available at area libraries

From Staff Reports This summer, 19 Dallas Public Library branches are providing free lunches and snacks to children and teens under age 18, in partnership with the nonprofit hunger organization Equal Heart. Free lunches and snacks are available at these branch libraries: Audelia Road, Monday-Friday, noon to 12:45 p.m. Bachman Lake, Monday-Friday, noon to 12:45 […]

‘Tag’ catches audience’s hearts, and funny bones

By Chic DiCiccio The trailers for “Tag” are a bit deceiving. Sure, it’s based on a true story about grown men playing a game of tag for 30 years. They wear disguises, infiltrate the other player’s workplace, and risk bodily harm in order to simply lay a hand on another guy. It’s silly, hilarious and […]

Team finishes fourth in country

By Lisa Miller Not many other U.S. cities can lay claim to sending 31 athletes that represent 11 area high schools to the USRowing Youth National Championships. This is quite remarkable for a city not previously known for the sport of rowing like the dominant coastal teams in the Northeast and the West. This past […]

The world is having a party without America

By David Mullen The world’s biggest party is underway, and the U.S. is not invited. Iran is invited. Morocco is invited. Nigeria is invited. Tunisia is invited. Senegal is invited. Uruguay is invited. But the U.S. never made it past the velvet ropes, through the bouncer and onto the red carpet. Despite the rise in […]