Serene evenings make lake life better

Serene evenings make lake life better

White Rock Lake Weekly reader Mark Dann submitted this hauntingly beautiful photograph of sailboats resting on the lake as the sun sets. Congratulations, Mark! You just won a $25 gift card to a favorite local restaurant. Submit your original photo of the lake or its surrounding areas to editor@whiterocklakeweekly.com. You could be our next winner!

Moms to be serenaded

Moms to be serenaded

The Dallas Opera will perform a free Mother’s Day program at NorthPark Center. The half-hour event begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 11 in the South Court (between Neiman-Marcus and Dillard’s). Sopranos Courtney Stancil and Gabrielle Gilliam, accompanied by Mary Dibbern, will serenade shoppers with a selection of popular love songs and arias made […]

Jr. Fire Marshals learn to ‘go low in smoke’

Jr. Fire Marshals learn to ‘go low in smoke’

From Dallas ISD  Staff Reports More than 200 students at Frederick Douglass Elementary School were deputized as Junior Fire Marshals and got a hands-on fire safety lesson exploring a mobile fire simulation house. Texas Rangers baseball legend Michael Young joined The Hartford and the Dallas Fire-Rescue to help educate children about the importance of fire […]

Early morning perfect time for lake photos

Early morning perfect time for lake photos

Goodnight, Moon! White Rock Lake Weekly reader Blake Wyne submitted this beautiful photograph of the moon setting. It was taken on the east side of the lake at Sunset Circle around 6:15 a.m. Blake has the privilege of working at White Rock Lake. Congratulations, Blake! You just won a $25 gift card to a favorite […]

Kipling’s poetry helps ignite artistic expressions

Kipling’s poetry helps ignite artistic expressions

By Liz Hamilton It’s not every day that students get to engage with a deep question across all of their core classes. But at St. John’s Episcopal School, it has been a common sight as sixth grade students embarked on a cross-curricular PBL (problem-based learning) to investigate the question: “How do we use the arts […]

Community celebrates new season on lake

Community celebrates new season on lake

WELCOME, SPRING! White Rock Lake Weekly reader Mark Becker took this beautiful photograph of rowers passing the sailing club. Congratulations, Mark! You just won a $25 gift card to a favorite local restaurant! Submit your original photo of the lake or its surrounding areas to editor@whiterocklakeweekly.com. You could be our next winner!

Paper lays off 20 newsroom employees

Paper lays off 20 newsroom employees

  By Tom Jones Senior Media Writer The Poynter Institute The newspaper industry took another hit Monday as one of the country’s biggest and most-respected publications underwent major cuts. The Dallas Morning News eliminated 43 jobs, with nearly half coming in the newsroom. Its leaders say it was necessary to lay the groundwork for aggressive […]

Gifted athletes headed to the big time

Gifted athletes headed to the big time

By Brooke Tinch It’s no surprise that White Rock Rowing, a premiere rowing destination located in East Dallas on White Rock Lake, is training and grooming athletes that are getting attention. With world-class coaches and an elite training schedule, young athletes are prepared for success. Two high school seniors have caught the attention of top […]

Perseverance proves dreams can come true

Perseverance proves dreams can come true

By Lisa Miller A dream, six years in the making, has finally come to fruition for Dallas United Crew (DUC). The 501(c)3 non-profit rowing and dragon boating organization recently celebrated its boathouse dedication at White Rock Lake. City dignitaries and community leaders were in attendance to help with the ribbon cutting and to acknowledge the […]

Teachers known for dedication to students

Teachers known for dedication to students

Each year, the Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce recognizes teachers who have made significant contributions in the classroom and in the community. They are selected based on professional practice, community engagement, leadership in professional development and attention to diversity. Head of Middle School and English and Social Studies teacher Kaye Hauschild was recognized as […]