Funds needed to help

Funds needed to help

By Juliette Coulter A truly terrible week in Texas has ended, but for many, including many of you, there’s no end in sight. We’re a long way from “getting back to normal,” given the continuing issues with lack of power, unsafe water supplies, food and water shortages, and too many folks unable to be in […]

Mini Fried Apple Pies

Mini Fried Apple Pies

Crust: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 cup shortening  ½ cup milk Filling: 1/4 cup butter  1 cup dark brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 3 tart apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/4-inch dice 1 teaspoon cornstarch stirred into 1 teaspoon cold water.  Vegetable oil for frying Crust: […]

Is Dallas a literary city?

Is Dallas a literary city?

By Nancy George SMU will present the Dallas Literary Festival March 26-28 with a theme appropriate for the times — turbulence. Find the full schedule and register dallasliteraryfestival.org for the free, virtual program.  The event begins at 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 26, with Alice Johnson, author of “After Life: My Journey from Incarceration to Freedom” […]

Rangers playing name game

Rangers playing name game

By David Mullen For the first time since moving to Oracle Park (nee Pacific Bell Park, SBC Park and AT&T Park) in San Francisco in 2000, the Giants will be wearing names on the back of their jerseys. Giants President Larry Baer, whom I knew in college, said the change was necessary primarily because of […]

Grid guilt

By Nancy Black Frozen ink. That is why we didn’t print an edition of White Rock Lake Weekly last week. The ink at our printer was frozen, literally. ERCOT didn’t just stop the presses; they froze them. While our printer and so many other hundreds of thousands of people went without electricity last week, I […]

Foundation commits to special education

Foundation commits to special education

Dallas Academy is a widely-recognized leader in private school education for bright students with a range of learning differences. As such, the school always strives to grow and innovate in order to meet the diverse needs of the student population. When COVID-19 disrupted learning, instructors quickly realized a more advanced e-learning program would be a […]

Calling all engineers!

Calling all engineers!

Recognizing the importance of training the STEM leaders of tomorrow, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science will kick off Engineers Week with several days of buildable, makerspace fun, including engineering-themed activities, experiments, challenges, crafts and more now through Sunday, Feb. 28. From the gadgets and gizmos behind the world’s greatest innovations to robotics, games […]

Catnip bubbles? Who knew?

Catnip bubbles? Who knew?

By Dr. Beth Leermakers Your cat races around wildly before rolling onto her back, drooling, licking the catnip-filled toy and rubbing it on her face. She may look like she’s high after sniffing catnip, but is she really? Yes, according to a recent study.  Catnip (Nepeta cataria) is a common herb that belongs to the […]

Fund created to help fallen officer’s family

Fund created to help fallen officer’s family

From DPD Staff Reports Officer Mitchell Penton of the Dallas Police Department was struck by a drunk driver and killed during the early morning hours of February 13. Penton was on duty, providing security for an accident scene when his patrol vehicle was struck. The impact of the crash caused Officer Penton’s vehicle to hit […]

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