The Rock takes on a ‘Skyscraper’ and wins over audiences

The Rock takes on a ‘Skyscraper’ and wins over audiences

By Chic DiCiccio Based on all the marketing, you could jokingly imply that Dwayne Johnson fights a building in “Skyscraper.” Once you see the film, you’ll quickly realize that’s no joke. Johnson/Guy Who Sometimes is Called The Rock pretty much spends three-quarters of this insane, preposterous action movie, well, actually fighting a building. While it […]


Fri 7/13 Father Flanagan, b. 1886 Patrick Stewart, b. 1940 Harrison Ford, b. 1942 Cheech Marin, b. 1946 Cameron Crowe, b. 1957 1930 – 1st ever World Cup soccer championship, played in Uruguay. Sat 7/14 For the Love of the Lake – Shoreline Spruce-Up Woody Guthrie, b. 1912 Ingmar Bergman, b. 1918 Esther Dyson, b. […]

Troop 68 welcomes four Eagle Scouts

The Court of Honor for Boy Scouts of America Troop 68 was held May 14 at Highland Park United Methodist Church. Four young men earned the distinction of Eagle Scout. Harrison C. Wilkes lives in Highland Park, and is currently finishing his junior year at Highland Park High School. Outside of the classroom he has […]

All-Star Game still worth watching

By David Mullen On Tuesday, July 17, the best baseball players in the world will hit the field at Nationals Park in the Navy Yard district of Washington, D.C. for the 89th annual All-Star Game. The game was created in 1933 to coincide with the World’s Fair in Chicago. The first game was played at […]

Vol. 10, No. 6

July 3 – 4:54 a.m. 5900 Block, Melody Ln. (75231) Aggravated Robbery of an Individual: The suspect assaulted the complainant and stole her property. July 3 – 9:53 a.m. 7200 Block, Fair Oaks Ave. (75231) Fraud: The arrested person possessed 10 credit cards not belonging to him. July 3 – 1:35 p.m. 11000 Block, Switzer […]

The Island of Misfit Plants

By Nancy Black I kill succulents. Yes, the plants dubbed as “perfect for the North Texas climate” don’t last a week in my house or yard. I’ve tried everything: letting them dry out completely, letting them soak up water from the bottom, watering from the top, direct sunlight, indirect sunlight, inside, outside. It’s no use. […]

Ben E. Keith supports Maggie’s mission

By Rachel Zadnick The Magdalen House announced Ben E. Keith Foundation Trust as the presenting sponsor of the Leave a Legacy Dinner: An Evening with Elizabeth Vargas, on the evening of Oct. 11. The Leave a Legacy gala, now in its second year, is an annual event to raise funds for The Magdalen House — […]

Texas snakes say: Don’t tread on me!

Texas snakes say: Don’t tread on me!

By Dr. Beth Leermakers Years ago my dog Snowie was bitten on his face by a snake. Snowie was rooting around in the bushes when he disturbed a snake (probably a copperhead), which bit him several times. His face quickly became extremely swollen. In a panic, I immediately called my vet. The vet recommended I […]

Exchange Club installs new slate of leaders

The Exchange Club of Lake Highlands installed new officers and directors at its annual dinner on June 14. The new slate will serve from July 1, 2018 until June 30, 2019. The club has 158 members and was founded in 1961. Pictured above are: from left to right, front row, Chris Halpin (secretary), Gale Lewis […]

Sisters have singing, acting, dancing in DNA

Sisters have singing, acting, dancing in DNA

By Shari Goldstein Stern What “The Sound of Music’s” Von Trapp Family Singers did for Austria, so the Anderson family does for Dallas. The late Ray and Joan Anderson made a name for themselves and their family in the area’s live theater, ingraining in their two daughters a solid performance legacy. Sisters Linda Anderson Frank […]