Traveling partners pen murder mysteries

Traveling partners pen murder mysteries

From Staff Reports Two elderly East Dallas friends have the recipe for fun after retirement. It’s murder. Actually, it’s writing a series of murder mysteries under the name JoBeth Jones. The two, Julie Offord Owen and Mary Kay Jackman, have been writing mysteries and children’s books about half a dozen years. They accidentally found a […]

Donations to Undermain directly impact art in Dallas

Donations to Undermain directly impact art in Dallas

By Blair Crane Undermain Theatre was founded in 1984 by a group of artists who transformed a warehouse basement under Main Street in Dallas into a performance space and began producing experimental plays. Under the guidance of Founding Artistic Director Katherine Owens and Executive Producer Bruce DuBose, the company’s reputation grew in Dallas and beyond.  […]

Cooper encourages making DUC location ‘lighthouse of community’

Cooper encourages making DUC location ‘lighthouse of community’

By Katrina Craycroft Who has your back? Who, through devotion, honor and example, has earned the right to serve you a heaping helping of tough love? Most would answer “family,” but what if you’re a kid, and instead of loving you, one parent abandons you, and the other lays you on the altar of their […]

Ponies, painting part of fall carnival

Ponies, painting part of fall carnival

Mockingbird Elementary’s annual Fall Carnival is set for Sept. 28 this year. It’s a festive community event held to kick off the new school year. The day will be filled with fairground rides, pony rides, face painting, games and more. There will be music to enjoy and food for purchase from Chick Fil-A, Piggie Pies […]

Helping moms survive means helping children

Helping moms survive means helping children

By Debbie Jordan  North Texas Giving Day is an online “giving extravaganza” hosted by Communities Foundation of Texas that focuses on community-wide giving. This year, Mommies In Need (MIN) is excited to announce they are hosting an “After School Fun Fest” sponsored by Comerica Bank. On Sept. 19 from 2-6 p.m. at the Comerica Bank […]

Big Tex winners ready to wow with food

Big Tex winners ready to wow with food

It’s finally here, the moment everyone has been waiting for — the highly anticipated decision that denotes the ultimate achievement in Fair food. The 15th Annual Big Tex Choice Awards provided guests with an ample assortment of tasty treats. This year’s finalists proved that there is no shortage of creativity when it comes to this […]

Chefs hope to raise addiction awareness

Chefs hope to raise addiction awareness

On Sunday, Oct. 13 a team of top chefs will come together to battle addiction at the 6th Annual Dallas All Star Chef Classic benefitting Dallas 24 Hour Club. The event, which will take place at Sixty Five Hundred, will feature cuisine prepared by 25 top chefs as well as live music by the Georgia […]

Program’s growth depends on more resources

Program’s growth depends on more resources

NORTH TEXAS GIVING DAY By Lisa Miller North Texas Giving Day is back this year on September 19! Leading up to the big day, we will be profiling select White Rock Lake-area participating nonprofits. One of these nonprofits, Dallas United Crew is participating for its fifth year. When you look out onto to White Rock […]

Labor Day goes prehistoric at Perot

Labor Day goes prehistoric at Perot

Back for its second year, Dino Fest, a paleontological party and celebration of all things dinosaur, will return to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science Aug. 31-Sept. 1. All five levels of the Museum will be teeming with dinosaur activities, including hands-on fossil digs, music and treats on the plaza, trivia, live interactions with […]

Writers get on track with city’s diversity

Writers get on track with city’s diversity

The Central Track Writer’s Project is presenting an evening of brand-new chapbooks — poetic works — made available for the first time by three of the most talented, important and innovative writers in the Dallas literary community. On Aug. 30 at 7 p.m., they will be celebrated and showcased via a collaborative reading and discussion. […]

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