White Rock Rotary sends kids to camp

By Harriet P. Gross Every year, Rotary Clubs from our part of Texas sponsor high school students’ attendance at RYLA, a special week-long camping experience. This year, White Rock Rotary is making it possible for three students to attend, one each from Bryan Adams, Lake Highlands and Conrad High Schools. RYLA stands for Rotary Youth […]

‘Spider-Man: Far from Home’ a great road trip comedy

‘Spider-Man: Far from Home’ a great road trip comedy

By Chic DiCiccio At the time of this writing, “Avengers: Endgame” has made almost $850 million in the United States alone. If you haven’t seen it by now, it’s highly likely that you aren’t into the whole “comic book movie” thing. That being said, this review of “Spider-Man: Far from Home” is going to have […]

Historic magazine covers exhibit extended

Historic magazine covers exhibit extended

By Laurie Ivy The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza will extend its popular temporary exhibit 55 Years to remain on display for an additional 10 weeks. The exhibit of five decades of magazine covers featuring President John F. Kennedy opened November 13, 2018 and was originally scheduled to end August 4, 2019. The new […]

‘Honor Chair’ presented to DART

‘Honor Chair’ presented to DART

By Mark Ball A San Antonio nonprofit organization that honors fallen first responders by building special wooden chairs in their honor has presented a chair to the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Police Department.   The organization, Saving a Hero’s Place, presented the honor chair Friday, July 5, at DART Police Headquarters with Thompson’s family in […]

Women’s sports take center stage

By David Mullen To the average fan, women’s sports are a low priority. Few could tell you that Dallas has a Woman’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) team called the Dallas Wings. They don’t play in Dallas; they actually play at the University of Texas-Arlington. Then there is the Dallas Charge, the local entry into the […]

It’s hard work to make fleas flee

It’s hard work to make fleas flee

By Dr. Beth Leermakers Fleas can be the bane of a pet parent’s existence. In addition to irritating your pets, fleas can cause skin allergies and infections. They are the most common external parasites found on North American cats. Fleas can transmit bacterial infections, including cat scratch fever and the plague, to your cat and […]

Run benefits blood cancer research

Run benefits blood cancer research

Join the Too Hot to Handle run for extreme fun in the summer sun on Saturday, July 13 in Norbuck Park. With three different distances — a flat 10K or Half Marathon and a fiery fun 5k — there are choices for everyone. The event benefits DKMS, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the fight […]

BA alum captured community memories

BA alum captured community memories

By Shari Goldstein Stern Before cell phones, there were cameras. And photographers. Flashbulbs and negatives. Before Facebook, your photos were your photos. Since Facebook, your photos are up for grabs. And professional photographers are becoming an endangered species. Likewise, before White Rock Lake Weekly there was The White Rocker, circa 1945.  Robert Starkey, who was […]

Roller skating rink part of Fiesta! fun

Roller skating rink part of Fiesta! fun

Fair Park Fiesta!, a Latin-themed market, is coming to the Esplanade and the Automobile Building at Fair Park on Saturday, July 20 from 5 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. This free community event will feature a night market with local goods, live music and dance performances, lawn games, art making and a roller rink inside the […]

Neighbor finds spot for perfect shot

Neighbor finds spot for perfect shot

This spectacular shot of the Fourth of July fireworks at Lakewood Country Club was taken by White Rock Lake Weekly reader Lloyd Tokerud. Congratulations, Lloyd! You just won a $25 gift card to a favorite area restaurant. Submit your favorite original photo to editor@whiterocklakeweekly.com. You could be our next winner!