Always go to the funeral

By Nancy Black Am I the only one who gets mad at funerals? Forgive my honesty, but it really ticks me off when a priest, minister or holy leader starts off a funeral or memorial service by saying, “I didn’t know [name of dead person] personally, but I read in his obituary that he was […]

Our justice system fails women

Our justice system fails women

By Judge John Creuzot We cannot afford to continue to sit idly by and remain silent as the number of female inmates in Texas jails and prisons grows higher and higher. Between 1980 and 2018, the percentage of women held in state penal institutions has grown by approximately 861 percent. This is wrong, and we […]

Local sports lacking leadership

By David Mullen What has happened to the leadership in this area? I am not talking about politics. I am talking about sports. It has become so much of the same old thing that fans are getting restless at the best or giving up at the worst. The Dallas Stars give local sports fans the […]

Special Olympics headed to lake

Special Olympics headed to lake

By Brooke Tinch For the ninth year in a row, White Rock Rowing Club is hosting the Texas Special Olympics kayaking competition. White Rock Rowing contributes coaches to the cause and dedicates the day to making this event a success.  The mission of the Texas Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic […]

Exhibit shows ‘the other side’ of American history

Exhibit shows ‘the other side’ of American history

By Becky Mayad   A groundbreaking and widely acclaimed exhibition with a powerful message, Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty is now open at the African American Museum in Fair Park (3536 Grand Ave. in Dallas) and continues through Dec. 31.  Dallas is the first city to host the updated traveling exhibition, which brings […]

‘Night School’ misses opportunity to learn from past mistakes

‘Night School’ misses opportunity to learn from past mistakes

By Chic DiCiccio Kevin Hart is critic-proof. Nearly every movie he stars in gets ripped to shreds, but they go on to turn huge profits. It’s a testament to his huge fan base and Hart’s tireless work ethic. Like him or not, Hart isn’t leaving the pop culture landscape anytime soon.  That being said, his […]

St. Andrew’s welcomes home musician

St. Andrew’s welcomes home musician

By Suzanne M. Anderson Italian Cellist Francesco Mastromatteo will bring a solo cello concert to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 3204 Skillman St. in Dallas, on Sunday, Sept. 30 beginning at 5 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public, and a reception will follow in the fellowship hall.  The concert “Legend and Surprise” […]

Art returns to old home with new name

Art returns to old home with new name

By Becky Mayad The 2018 fall season for the Crow Museum of Asian Art (CMAA) kicks off this week with an array of popular events along with new programming to accompany the museum’s new name, expanded facility, street-side art studio and a new Center for Contemplative Leadership (CCL) focused on wellness.  Free and open to […]

Summer Squash Galette

Summer Squash Galette

Recipe and photograph by Sara Newberry 1 pie crust, either homemade or packaged 4 ounces goat cheese, divided 1/3 cup olive oil 2 garlic cloves, chopped 1/4 cup shredded parmesan 1 yellow squash, sliced paper thin 1 zucchini, sliced paper thin 2 links Italian sausage, casings removed, browned and crumbled 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes […]

Trains ready to load up 2018 sponsors

Trains ready to load up 2018 sponsors

By Lindsey Lyons Celebrating more than 30 years benefiting the Ronald McDonald House (RHMD), 20 years at NorthPark Center and 10 years with presenting sponsor, Bank of Texas, The Trains at NorthPark is launching its 2018 season with its limited-edition railcars now for sale. All railcars purchased will be on display during the Trains exhibit […]

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