Families invited to celebrate at Day 1 Dallas

Families invited to celebrate at Day 1 Dallas

VOGEL ALCOVE Day 1 Dallas is a free family fair and firework show on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, 2019. The event is held in the Centennial building at Fair Park. From 3-7 p.m. children and families can enjoy games, arts & crafts, live music and magic performances, bounce houses, rock climbing, a reptile exhibit, […]

Out-of-state judges pick top finalists for Aynesworth Awards

Out-of-state judges pick top finalists for Aynesworth Awards

By Martha Tiller The Press Club of Dallas honored 17 winners and an additional 10 finalists from throughout Texas Dec. 1 at the 2018 Hugh Aynesworth Awards for Texas Journalism. The dinner and awards presentation was held at the Irving Convention Center. It was hosted by longtime WFAA TV investigative reporter Byron Harris. Named for […]

School explores new take on old adventure

School explores new take on old adventure

By Gigi Ekstrom Seventh and eighth grade drama students at Lakehill Preparatory School presented Alice @ Wonderland by Jonathan Yukich on Nov. 30 in the Wyly Auditorium.  What would happen if a 21st century Alice (Megan Blomquist) collided with Lewis Carroll’s legendary Wonderland? This modern retelling of the classic children’s story has all of the […]

Marinara Pot Roast

Marinara Pot Roast

1 (3-pound) beef chuck roast 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 cup dry red wine or beef broth 2 onions, cut into wedges 12 ounces baby carrots  10 ounces sliced white or cremini mushrooms 1 (24-ounce) jar marinara sauce Salt and pepper Flour, for dredging Egg noodles, for serving Season roast with salt and pepper, then […]

‘Mowgli’ too frightening, and depressing, to survive for long

‘Mowgli’ too frightening, and depressing, to survive for long

By Chic DiCiccio Here’s a word you wouldn’t expect to see regarding a movie based on a Rudyard Kipling book: traumatizing. That word isn’t being used from a child’s perspective either. “Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle” will not only make you quite sleepy, it will leave your retinas permanently scarred with a shockingly depressing image.  […]

Schools’ wish lists flash-funded; new equipment on the way

Schools’ wish lists flash-funded; new equipment on the way

By Carrie Dyer Just in time for the holidays, an anonymous donor who believes deeply in the power of educators joined Best in Class coalition in making wishes come true for kids and teachers on 361 campuses across 19 North Texas cities by flash-funding all teachers’ DonorsChoose.org projects.  The teacher projects total more than $600,000 […]

‘All I want for Christmas … is who?’

By David Mullen The Christmas tree is trimmed and lit. Baseball players are trying to get trim and not get lit in the offseason. There will be no steak dinners at Al Biernat’s or Bob’s Steak and Chop House for the Texas Rangers or the rest of Major League Baseball players getting ready for next […]

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