March Madness slams workplace

March Madness slams workplace

By David Mullen If you are still nursing a St. Patrick’s Day weekend hangover, your boss is not going to be pleased to hear that March Madness has begun. Call it the “Lost Week.” According to CBS, approximately 97 million people watched March Madness games last year. But how can that be? Many early round […]

Students use power of poetry to win

Students use power of poetry to win

From Dallas ISD Staff Reports The inaugural Dallas ISD poetry slam was nothing short of a memorable night at the Edison Learning Center as infectious energy filled the auditorium with excited students, proud parents and supportive peers. Participating students competed for $10,000 in scholarship awards through a generous donation from business entrepreneur Roland Parrish. His charitable […]

’Till death do us part

By Nancy Black My oldest brother Randy had a massive stroke while sitting in his barber’s chair on a Tuesday morning. The doctors said there was a 97 percent mortality rate for his type of stroke. That meant he had a three percent chance of surviving. That was three years ago this month. My brother […]

3/27 WOKC day at Mike’s

3/27 WOKC day at Mike’s

More than 15,000 children are diagnosed with pediatric cancer each year. Cancer is the leading disease killer of children in the United States. Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer (WOKC) is a Dallas-based nonprofit organization founded in 1980 dedicated to raising awareness and funding for childhood cancer research. WOKC has raised more than $4 million in the […]

Garden’s Sakura reflect delicate beauty

Garden’s Sakura reflect delicate beauty

A wave of delicate pink and white cherry blossoms on the Arboretum’s 150 cherry blossom trees are starting to unfold, announcing their annual arrival and ushering in springtime. The flowering Japanese cherry trees are expected to be in full bloom within the next week. In Japan, cherry blossom time is known as hanami, with parties […]

Restoration projects to benefit from run

Restoration projects to benefit from run

By Jennifer Hoesterey White Rock Lake Conservancy has partnered with the City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department to bring Celebration! White Rock, the 6th annual 5k/10k race and festival to be held on April 4 from 6-8:30 p.m. at Winfrey Point on the east side of White Rock Lake.  This will be an opportunity […]

Sinise to discuss ‘Grateful American’

Sinise to discuss ‘Grateful American’

By Katie Ballard On March 31, the George W. Bush Presidential Center will present “Grateful American: A Conversation with Gary Sinise,” part of the “Engage at the Bush Center, Presented by Highland Capital Management” series. Auditorium seating for this event is sold out, but overflow seating remains available. The event will also be livestreamed at […]

Cultural exhibition part of annual event

Cultural exhibition part of annual event

By Becky Mayad Promising an even bigger and more vibrant celebration of Indian culture and spirituality, Kalachandji’s and the Crow Museum of Asian Art of the University of Texas at Dallas will present the second annual Festival of Joy on Saturday, March 30, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at Klyde Warren Park, located at 2012 Woodall […]

Wellness center to open in unused space

Wellness center to open in unused space

By Shelia Huffman Construction is underway for a state-of the-art wellness center to open at Central Christian Church in Dallas. Renovations are taking place to turn the light-filled, upstairs space that looks out onto mature live oak trees and the one-acre dog park into a wellness center named Westside Wellness. The project is headed up […]

Go high-tech or go out

Go high-tech or go out

By Stephan Sardone Ideally, you will be receiving a tax refund or some other windfall to allow you to make some home improvements in your home entertainment room. The NCAA tournament is about to begin, Major League Baseball starts soon, and the NBA and NHL playoffs are right around the corner.  A friend of mine […]

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