Perot reduces prices for school children, vets

Perot reduces prices for school children, vets

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science leaders announced this week that Margot and Ross Perot have donated $5 million to expand access to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) experiences for North Texans, including first responders, active duty and veteran members of the military, and underserved families and schoolchildren. The grant also provides financial […]

New playground meets children’s needs

FLAG POLE HILL Drawing on the energy of a friendly 9-foot tall rubber ducky, as well as the genius of a landscape architect known for creating fun greenery at Texas Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital, For the Love of The Lake (FTLOTL) has built the community an exciting new, fully accessible playground at Flag Pole Hill.  […]

Dedicated students take charge of solution

Dedicated students take charge of solution

GIRL SCOUT GOLD AWARD By Lauren Smith-Morris Many White Rock Lake Weekly readers are likely recyclers. They have big blue bins in their alleys and driveways and take them to the curb for hassle-free pickup once a week. But what they might not know is that their neighborhood schools sometimes struggle to meet even this […]

Brandt ready to lead Travis Academy to more success

Brandt ready to lead Travis Academy to more success

William B. Travis Vanguard and Academy announced its new principal this week. Tom Brandt comes to Travis from Preston Hollow Elementary, where he had served as principal since 2014. While at Preston Hollow, Brandt led the campus through the four-year process to become an International Baccalaureate World school. The school also earned both a letter […]

Play presents strong women breaking boundaries

Play presents strong women breaking boundaries

By Shari Goldstein Stern Since 1997, Wingspan Theatre Company has been bringing theater to the community with an emphasis on plays written by and about women. Founded by Dallas actor/writer/director Susan Sargeant, “WingSpan is also dedicated to nurturing new work and supporting the development of local playwrights,” according to the theatre’s mission statement. WingSpan will […]

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 […]

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