‘Count Her In’ aims to influence women

‘Count Her In’ aims to influence women

By Juliette Coulter The year 2020 marks the 100 year anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave women the right to vote. To mark this milestone, Texas Women’s Foundation is launching “Count Her In,” a social media campaign celebrating 100 people, organizations and milestones that have advanced voting rights for Texas […]

City asks corporations to help plant trees

City asks corporations to help plant trees

By Andrea Hawkins In the aftermath of recent storms that roared across the metroplex, leaving mass tree devastation in numerous Dallas parks, city officials are reaching out to area Fortune 500 companies and businesses to encourage their support of citywide reforestation initiatives. “The weather has brutally impacted the landscape and environment of Dallas’ parks and […]

Historic magazine covers exhibit extended

Historic magazine covers exhibit extended

By Laurie Ivy The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza will extend its popular temporary exhibit 55 Years to remain on display for an additional 10 weeks. The exhibit of five decades of magazine covers featuring President John F. Kennedy opened November 13, 2018 and was originally scheduled to end August 4, 2019. The new […]

Cale’s goals reflect culture of community

Cale’s goals reflect culture of community

By Shari Goldstein Stern When the expressive actress Kateri Cale talks about Dallas’ Echo Theatre (Echo) and its origins, her big brown eyes puddle up. The actress/vocalist/director/producer carries her passion for Echo on her costume’s sleeve. Her sentiment for the now-dark-but-not-for-long Echo’s mission is apparent. Echo is dedicated to, in short, producing plays written by […]

Big Tex needs help!

Big Tex needs help!

The 2019 State Fair of Texas is a little more than 90 days away, and Big Tex is officially looking for job applicants. Seasonal job applications are now available online for a variety of departments and positions. The State Fair is a beloved Texas tradition, so it’s easy to see why working at the Fair […]

Plant trials proved successful

Plant trials proved successful

By Juliette Coulter Known internationally as one of the premier places to test plants for extreme weather conditions, especially high heat and humidity, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden held its annual Plant Trials Field Day on June 26, where more than 300 industry professionals attended.  Thousands of plants are tested annually, including bulbs, perennials, […]

Blythe wins Callas Award

Blythe wins Callas Award

By Suzanne Calvin The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the winner of the 2019 “Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year” Award: the incredible, one-of-a-kind American mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe (pictured at right), for her saucy, scene-stealing portrayal of Mistress Quickly in the critically-acclaimed spring production of Verdi’s “Falstaff.”  This prestigious award, named after one […]

Contestants reach ‘age of elegance’

Contestants reach ‘age of elegance’

By Shelia Huffman Contestants from all throughout the state vying for the title “Ms. Texas Senior America” gathered in the beautiful Overlook Tower of CC Young Retirement Community recently to enjoy a tea in their honor. The Ms. Senior America Pageant is the world’s first and foremost pageant to emphasize and give honor to women […]

Local children need African American advocates

Local children need African American advocates

By Rosanne Lewis Dallas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) needs more African American volunteers to serve our community’s abused and neglected children living in foster care. More than 40 percent of the children served by Dallas CASA are African American.  However, only 18 percent of CASA’s volunteer advocates are African American. A CASA volunteer is […]

Group putting the park back in Fair Park

Group putting the park back in Fair Park

Fair Park First, the non-profit organization created to oversee the management and stewardship of Fair Park, in partnership with Spectra and Biederman Redevelopment Ventures, has announced that it will offer free community programming each Saturday in June and July, beginning June 8. All programs and activities will take place around Leonhardt Lagoon at historic Fair […]

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