Movies and meatballs? Vetted Well says, ‘Yes!’

By Sara Newberry Alamo Drafthouse started in Austin in 1997 and has since expanded to 29 locations nationwide. The first Dallas-Fort Worth theatre opened in 2013, in Richardson, fo llowed by The Cedars in 2016 and now, Lake Highlands. The movie-going experience is the best I’ve had; they are serious about the no talking/texting rule, […]


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Local young artist carries on tradition started 20 years ago

By Morgan Lyons Doreen Chen, a student at Jasper High School in Plano, is this year’s best of show winner in Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s (DART) annual student art contest. Chen’s work, based on the theme “Oh, the places DART goes” was selected from 1,157 entries from students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The 10th […]

Keynote speaker breaks down barriers

By Juliette Coulter Dallas Women’s Foundation has announced a blockbuster speaker for its Oct. 30 luncheon: Ava DuVernay, writer, producer, director and distributor of independent films. The first African American female director to helm a $100 million budget feature film, DuVernay is breaking down barriers through films, such as her award-winning “Selma” and “13th,” that […]

Volunteers make meals possible

By Shelia Huffman The Visiting Nurse’s Association (VNA) Meals on Wheels provides hot, nutritious, freshly prepared meals five days a week to Dallas County residents who can’t provide for themselves due to illness, advanced age or disability. These meals contribute to the overall health and well-being of participating seniors, including those with chronic illnesses that […]

Vol. 9, No. 46

April 24 – 7:45 a.m. 11600 Block, N. Central Expy. (75243) Burglary of a Motor Vehicle: An unknown suspect cut the cloth top to the complainant’s vehicle, entered and stole spare change and the car battery. April 24 – 2:35 p.m. 8500 Block, Breakers Pt. (75243) Theft of Property: The suspect stole packages belonging to […]

Voters can elect to protect the climate

By Pat Sanchez As Americans were watching Obama’s legacy of environmental protection laws being dismantled, not just one by one, but in broad swathes. Sweden took one giant leap forward earlier this year. Sweden’s Climate Minister (there is actually a position with this responsibility in that country) signed into law a climate referral. In essence, […]

Locals, restaurants benefit from ‘Meetups’

Locals, restaurants benefit from ‘Meetups’

By Shari Goldstein Stern It’s not a professional networking, support or singles groups, nor is it a matchmaker service, social network or advocacy organization. It is not about self-empowerment or Ethiopian cooking. It is all of the above, and a lot more. Meetup seems to have some of everything for everybody. One would be hard […]

Ready, set, spit? Yes!

Ready, set, spit? Yes!

Marking the debut weekend for its newly transformed Being Human Hall, the Perot Museum will attempt a world record and host an array of “being human” activities as part of a daylong “All About You Celebration” on Saturday, May 12. The morning kicks off at 10 a.m. with a mouth-watering attempt (literally) to set the […]

Dog park rules keep it from getting ruff

Dog park rules keep it from getting ruff

By Dr. Beth Leermakers Are dog parks a blessing or a curse? Depends whom you ask. Dog park devotees appreciate the opportunity to exercise and socialize their dogs, while some dog trainers recommend avoiding dog parks at all costs, citing the risk of fights, injury and infectious diseases. Dog parks can be terrific or terrifying […]