49ers’ Solomon heads up Dad2Dad event

49ers’ Solomon heads up Dad2Dad event

By Juliette Coulter Fresh off the field from Super Bowl LIV, San Francisco 49ers defensive end Solomon Thomas will speak at the March 3 Dad2Dad Breakfast Speaker Series presented by Grant Halliburton Foundation.  This talk is geared for fathers or male caretakers who are on the journey with a teen or young adult with a […]

Washburnes pave way for new stadium

Washburnes pave way for new stadium

By Kim Cobb A $5 million commitment from Heather and Ray W. Washburne ’84 and family will enhance the student experience and elevate SMU’s competitiveness by establishing the Washburne Soccer and Track Stadium. The Washburne family and its investment in the new campus resource was celebrated during halftime at the SMU vs. Memphis men’s basketball […]

Kelly gets nod from Irish

Kelly gets nod from Irish

By Juliette Coulter The Ireland Funds has named Gary Kelly (pictured), chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Southwest Airlines, as the recipient of its 2020 Philanthropic Leadership Award.  In addition, Enda Kenny, former prime minister of Ireland, was named the recipient of the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Both awards will be presented […]

Hotter Than July begins in April

Hotter Than July begins in April

The “Cool Thursdays Concert Series” at the Dallas Arboretum returns Thursday, April 2 for its spring/summer series featuring Hotter Than July. Single tickets are on sale now. Don’t miss the chance to attend Dallas’ favorite concert series overlooking the picturesque White Rock Lake on the award-winning Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn. Hotter Than July […]

First responders awarded for service

First responders awarded for service

Every three months, the Exchange Club of Lake Highlands presents awards to deserving first responders in the Lake Highlands area. Awards are made to police officers assigned to the Northeast Substation and to fire and rescue personnel at an area fire station. The recipients are nominated by commanding officers and are based on work ethic, […]

Old school classics join ‘mocktails’ on new menu

Old school classics join ‘mocktails’ on new menu

By Amity Thomas The highly anticipated Lochland’s Food and Spirits, owned and operated by restaurant veterans and Irish Pub owners Cheryl and Peter Kenny, opens on Thursday, Feb. 6 in Lake Highlands. The Kennys purchased the former veterinary clinic in 2019 and have been hands-on in the renovation of the 3,000-square-foot space. Cozy and casual, […]

New neighbors join service club

New neighbors join service club

The Exchange Club of Lake Highlands installed nine new members on January 10. Shown on the front, from left to right, are: John Petteway, Steve Combest, Darren Wickham, Philip Kindall and Club Membership Director Nathan Trifone. On the back row, from left to right, are: Noah Nadler, William Wolff, Brian Haines and Mark McMullen (not […]

Suicide & Crisis Center to benefit from Feb. 25 show

Suicide & Crisis Center to benefit from Feb. 25 show

By Martha Tiller Singer Steve Grand comes to Dallas one night only for the benefit of the Suicide & Crisis Center. Appearing at SMU’s Bob Hope Theater, Grand brings the influences of The Beatles, Rolling Stones and Elton John to entertain. The evening of music is sponsored by Arnold and Joe Pacetti.  Grand (pictured) is […]

Power of storytelling can drive change

Power of storytelling can drive change

By Karen Fleig EarthX was honored with the Championship of Freedom Award by the North Texas Coalition Against Human Trafficking (NTCAHT) for its work through EarthxFilm in support of Dallas CASA, a member of the NTCAHT, as well as its membership work for the organization.  The NTCAHT brings partner agencies from across North Texas together […]

Barrera awarded for contributions

Barrera awarded for contributions

By Deborah Brown René Barrera was honored with the Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce 2020 “Chairman’s Award” at a luncheon on Jan. 21 at Lakewood Country Club. The award is given annually to an individual for their significant contributions to the Chamber through their professional experience, community engagement and leadership.  Barrera is the manager […]