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 […]

Local artist captured a piece of history

Local artist captured a piece of history

By Nancy Black Throughout her life, Dallas-based artist Bronson Charles was the most sought-after oil portrait artist in the South. She was known for painting remarkable portraits of members from prominent Texas families, including the Hunt, Crow and Murchison dynasties, as well as judges, generals and numerous other prominent citizens.  But during the 1980s, Bronson […]

Cowboys great proves that ‘Frazier Cares’

Cowboys great proves that ‘Frazier Cares’

ROBERT T. HILL MIDDLE SCHOOL By Josh Ault Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for everything we have, but for some families, just having a turkey on the table is tough. Dallas Cowboy safety Kavon Frazier stopped by Hill Middle School on Nov. 16. Photo courtesy of Robert T. Hill Middle School Shelly Thibodaux, […]