One-on-one tutoring proves successful

One-on-one tutoring proves successful

By Lisa Bracken In celebration of its 20th anniversary, Reading Partners is doubling down on its mission by having all staff and AmeriCorps members across the country take part in an organization-wide day of tutoring to help ensure that students receive as many individualized tutoring sessions as possible. The 2018-19 school year marks the 20th […]

‘Living’ wax museum helps students learn history

‘Living’ wax museum helps students learn history

By Gigi Ekstrom On February 12, Lakehill’s third grade students stepped into a museum, not as visitors, but, this time, as the exhibits themselves.  To culminate a unit on influential figures in Texas history, students had the unique opportunity to bring the person they had researched to life, complete with authentic costumes, backdrops and props. […]

All the Oscar buzz is about who’s missing from the show

All the Oscar buzz is about who’s missing from the show

By Chic DiCiccio The 2019 Academy Awards are this Sunday night so that means it’s time for the obligatory Oscar predictions, complete with what movies, actors and actresses were ripped off.  Quick preview: there will be many mentions of “Hereditary” in this column. The fact that anyone could prefer anything about the train wreck that […]

Swimmers headed to State

Swimmers headed to State

The Woodrow Wilson Girls swim team recently competed in the Region 5A swim meet in Lewisville and walked away with an overall second place team finish. Seven members of the Woodrow team finished 1st or 2nd in their events to qualify for the State meet in Austin this month. Qualifying team members included Irina Starostin […]

NBA down to final stretch

By David Mullen We are at the unofficial halfway point of the NBA season with the All-Star weekend just completed. So what do we know now? We know that the Western and Eastern Conference All-Stars can score 342 points in one game. We know that the Golden State Warriors are still the best team in […]

One-Pan Bratwurst and Vegetables with Gravy

One-Pan Bratwurst and Vegetables with Gravy

1 head green cabbage, cored and chopped 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped 2 onions, peeled and sliced 1 pound bratwurst 1 cup chicken broth 2 tablespoons flour Olive oil Salt and pepper Heat oven to 400F. In a large bowl, toss the cabbage with oil to coat. Season with salt and pepper and spread […]

Allyne Frances (Ford) Cheek

Allyne Frances (Ford) Cheek

  Allyne Frances (Ford) Cheek passed away on February 19 at the age of 92. She was born in Galena, Kansas in 1926 to parents Alfred “Red” Hob Ford and Iva Keyes Ford. She was preceded in death by her parents; by brother Jack Richard Ford; by sisters Marjorie Merrill Watkins, Fern Morey and Rayma […]

Pets say: Take care of our teeth, too!

Pets say: Take care of our teeth, too!

By Dr. Beth Leermakers February is Pet Dental Care month. Many pet parents (including myself, I’m embarrassed to admit) don’t pay enough attention to their pets’ teeth, and that oversight can have serious consequences. Periodontal (gum) disease is the most common clinical condition in adult cats and dogs. Eighty percent of dogs and 70 percent […]

Brit crosses pond for Dallas’ vibrant art scene

Brit crosses pond for Dallas’ vibrant art scene

By Shari Goldstein Stern From Shakespeare to film to TV, Alan Brent has done it all during his 40-year acting career. Brent relocated from York, U.K. to East Dallas in 2004 after hearing from colleagues in his British acting community about their wealth of experience with Dallas’ performing arts. “There are so many brilliant opportunities […]

New ‘celebration wall’ honors past rowers

New ‘celebration wall’ honors past rowers

White Rock Rowing (WRR) partnered with the Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon cutting on Jan. 31 to launch the spring season at WRR. Along with food and drink, White Rock executives spoke about the upcoming season, as well as touched on the community roots of the established club. The event featured […]

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