Bluebonnets, bands, beer ring in spring

Bluebonnets, bands, beer ring in spring

From Staff Reports The City of Ennis invites all Texans to the 69th annual Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival, providing festival guests a safe environment to enjoy all of the activities they missed so much in 2020.  The festival kicks off at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 16. Throughout the weekend, there will be unique shopping […]

Letting nature run its course best practice

Letting nature run its course best practice

By Dr. Beth Leermakers Spring has arrived, and so have the baby animals. If you find a baby bird, possum or squirrel on its own, should you rescue it? Probably not. In many cases, it’s normal for wildlife babies to be on their own temporarily. Rescuing a wild animal that doesn’t need help decreases its […]

Ribbon cutting reveals new possibilities

Ribbon cutting reveals new possibilities

By Teresa L. Bond The Friends of the Bath House Cultural Center and the Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on April 5 celebrating the completion of construction of the $1.5 M Bond Project on the Bath House. The new construction on the Bath House Cultural Center started in May […]

Pulled Pork Hash

Pulled Pork Hash

4 small Yukon Gold potatoes, quartered and sliced thin 1 red onion, diced 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved 2 cups chard, thinly sliced 2 cups leftover pulled pork or shredded brisket 4 eggs Vegetable oil Salt and pepper Place potatoes in a microwave safe container and steam until just tender, about 3 minutes. Meanwhile, heat […]

School alumni, public invited to auction

School alumni, public invited to auction

By Laura Pratt To commemorate 50 years of remarkable achievements, the Montessori Children’s House and School (MCHS) will host a free online Art Auction from April 9-17, with proceeds benefiting The Next50 Fund, the school’s sustainability fund. The week-long auction features internationally and regionally renowned artists Pamela Nelson, Nishiki Sugawara and Ann S. Adams. Additional […]

Bionicles win coveted Inspire Award for robotics

Bionicles win coveted Inspire Award for robotics

By Jacqui Nickell On Saturday, March 6, the Lakehill Bionicles Robotics team competed virtually in their first qualifying match of the year, hosted by Aledo High School. The day was spent completing the judged portion of the competition. The team submitted a 15-page Engineering Portfolio that contains an overview of their design process.  They also […]

Former NBA star helps companies rebound

Former NBA star helps companies rebound

By David Mullen The biggest rebound in the life of former NBA forward Charles Smith came after his basketball career was over. “I had some issues on career change, but the biggest obstacle was not what I was going to do, but it was the execution and how I was going to be able to […]

Crime Watch — Vol. 12, No. 13 — April 2 – 8, 2021

Crime Watch — Vol. 12, No. 13 — April 2 – 8, 2021

March 23 – 3 p.m. 3300 Block, Live Oak St. (75204) Aggravated Assault: An unknown suspect assaulted the complainant. March 24 – 4 a.m. 2500 Block, Highland Rd. (75228) Aggravated Assault: The suspect threatened to shoot the complainant.  March 24 – 12:55 p.m. 100 Block, N. Garrett Ave. (75214) Aggravated Assault w/ a Deadly Weapon: […]

HERitage fund ‘force for good’

HERitage fund ‘force for good’

By Juliette Coulter HERitage Giving Fund at Texas Women’s Foundation awarded more than $56,000 in grants to seven North Texas nonprofit organizations that are led by Black women serving Black women and girls.  The grants were determined after a process of rigorous evaluation based on a variety of criteria, including the needs of Black communities […]