President Dan Micciche, District 3: It’s all about students

By Dan Micciche Student achievement depends on a number of factors that include academics, extracurricular involvement, and social and emotional well-being, to name a few. Student life in Dallas ISD is filled to the brim with vibrant opportunities in all of these areas. That’s the power of a great public school system, one that is […]

Bath House brings more love to the lake

The opening reception for the 24th Annual El Corazón Exhibition is on Saturday, Feb. 3 from 7-9 p.m. at the Bath House Cultural Center. Curated by Jose Vargas, El Corazón is a passionate and eclectic art exhibition that features a variety of ideas, styles and concepts inspired by the human heart (El Corazón), an important […]

Troop 68 welcomes seven new Eagle Scouts

Highland Park United Methodist Church chartered BSA Troop 68 graduated seven scouts to their Eagle rank Dec. 10, 2017. Reaching Eagle rank usually takes between five to nine years in a scout’s journey. The Eagle scouts at this Court of Honor were: William Houston Hall, the son of Kristi and Wallace Hall, attends St. Mark’s […]

Mesquite Tree becomes The Big Easy

Mesquite Tree becomes The Big Easy

By Shari Goldstein Stern It will be Fat Tuesday in the French Quarter when residents of Mesquite Tree Nursing Center (MTNC) pull out the beads and masks to bring Mardi Gras to town. That’s Tuesday, Feb. 13 at the Big Easy — or the Center at 434 Plaza Drive in Mesquite. From 8 to 10 […]

Strict bike rules will result in less rubbish

By Naïma Hill I have been avoiding the subject. Many have asked me, but I have skated around answers. I was waiting for it to play itself out before I had more to say. This weekend, I hit the breaking point. Let’s talk about bike shares. Yes, there are a ridiculous amount of bike share […]

Little Forest Hills becomes director’s lair

By Sujata Dand It’s Monday and Xandy Smith is back in his studio in his Little Forest Hills home in East Dallas. The curtains are drawn protecting his computer screens from any glare. It has to be perfect — this is where movie magic happens. “‘Solver’ is being released today on Amazon and iTunes,” Smith […]

Pastor wins chili ‘throw-down’

By Shelia Huffman The winners of the 2018 John Shinn Memorial Chili Cook-off were awarded Sunday afternoon at Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) during the church’s annual chili throw-down. About 15 crockpots of “red” were entered in the contest this year, but taking home the blue in the two categories judged (Traditional and Creative) […]

Students earn chance to study acting abroad

Students earn chance to study acting abroad

By Gigi Ekstrom Members of Lakehill Preparatory School’s Shakespeare and Friends Club competed in the school’s third English-Speaking Union (ESU) National Shakespeare Competition on Jan. 24. Seniors Reese Brown and Warren Lester, junior Justin Reed, sophomores Elizabeth Blanchard and Jonah Shaw, and freshmen Asher Chamoy and Keegan Clendenin each performed a 20-line monologue from a […]

Prof. Cullins wins honor for second time

Prof. Cullins wins honor for second time

From DallasISD Staff Reports The National Society of High School Scholars has named Thelvie Cullins, Jr., an Advanced Placement Calculus teacher at the School for the Talented and Gifted, as a Top Ten 2017 Claes Nobel Educator of the Year. This is the second year in a row that Cullins has received this honor. According […]

Spirited ladies acting like fairy godmothers

Spirited ladies acting like fairy godmothers

By Elizabeth Lenart St. Andrew United Methodist Church is hosting the 10th Annual Prom Closet, Feb. 27, 28 and March 1 (Tues.-Thurs.) 4 – 8 p.m. and Saturday, March 3, 9 a.m. – noon, in the Smith Worship Center at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 1401 Mira Vista Blvd. Girls from ANYWHERE in need of […]