Books in bulk go on sale Aug. 24

From FODPL Staff Reports Just in time for the start of the school year, the Dallas Public Library is hosting a huge sale. The Friends of the Dallas Public Library (FODPL) is hosting the twice-yearly sale Friday, Aug. 24, through Saturday, Aug. 26, at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library in downtown Dallas. All proceeds […]

Audrey Jewel (Covey) Secrest

Audrey Jewel (Covey) Secrest

April 5, 1920 — Aug. 11, 2018 Audrey Jewel (Covey) Secrest passed Saturday morning August 11, 2018, at the age of 98 in Carrollton, Dallas County, TX. She is reunited with her beloved husband, Jesse Athol Secrest, who predeceased her in 2013. From their first meeting in Corpus Christi, they shared a joy for life […]

Help is just a house away for women in need

Help is just a house away for women in need

By Meredith Jones North Texas Giving Day is turning 10 years old and there is a lot to celebrate, including many White Rock Lake-area nonprofits. One of these nonprofits, The Magdalen House, is participating for its ninth year: Located in Dallas for more than 31 years, The Magdalen House moved to Little Forest Hills 22 […]

Men of CASA mix BBQ with beer, bravery

Men of CASA mix BBQ with beer, bravery

Dallas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) needs more male volunteers to be champions for abused children. Join Dallas CASA for Men of CASA, a barbecue and beer reception followed by an information session for men to learn about standing up for child victims of abuse and neglect by becoming a Dallas CASA volunteer advocate. Dallas […]

Trinity trash should be Dallas’ wake up call

Trinity trash should be Dallas’ wake up call

By Naïma Hill As we walked the edge of the levee overlooking the Dallas skyline, I looked out at the Trinity River and thought, oh, are those ducks? Quickly, I realized the objects floating by on the river was consistent and crowding every inch of the water, impossible to be any life form. It was […]

Lake Highlands site of pooch pool party

Lake Highlands site of pooch pool party

Lake Highlands North Pool is going to the dogs for the last swim of the summer on Sunday, Aug. 26 from 2-5 p.m. Bring your four-legged friend for some fun in the sun, including a swimsuit competition and a distance “splash” competition. The cost is $5 per dog; people are free! Be sure to bring […]

Focus is in the kitchen at Pho Hanabi

By Sara Newberry Tucked in a busy strip mall, Pho Hanabi is easy to miss. But next time you find yourself hungry and near the intersection of Northwest Highway and Lake Highlands Drive, treat yourself to a delicious Vietnamese meal. You’ll be glad you did. Walking in, the space feels somewhat cavernous, especially during off […]

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Even stealing from ‘Jaws’ can’t save ‘The Meg’

Even stealing from ‘Jaws’ can’t save ‘The Meg’

By Chic DiCiccio There is a one-minute span in “The Meg” that is a shot-for-shot recreation (Ripoff? Tribute?) of a sequence on Quint’s boat in “Jaws.” It’s easily the best part of the entire movie. The other 112 minutes are crammed full of plot, horrendous dialogue delivered by stiff actors, shoddy CGI, and about 45 […]

Longhorn Ballroom site of Aug. 12 benefit

By Jo Ann Holt A benefit concert and auction for Buddy magazine will be hosted by the Dallas International Guitar Festival from noon to 10 p.m. August 12. The Buddy magazine benefit will be held at the legendary Longhorn Ballroom, and celebrate the original Texas music magazine’s 45th anniversary. Tickets are $10 each, available at […]

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