Fans missing summer movies should find ‘Mindhunter’

Fans missing summer movies should find ‘Mindhunter’

By Chic DiCiccio R.I.P. summer movie season. It officially ended on August 29. Sure, September has a few big releases (“It Chapter Two” and “Ad Astra”), but for the most part, it’s kaput. So where do movie junkies go to spend their valuable screen gazing time? Netflix, that’s where. If you can keep your eyeballs […]

Flying Scots Nationals come to Dallas

Flying Scots Nationals come to Dallas

White Rock Lake holds one of Dallas’ best-kept secrets. Corinthian Sailing Club, a volunteer-run organization, is one of several clubs at White Rock Lake. This hidden gem celebrates its 80th anniversary this year, and it has an impressive list of national champions. The club will host the Flying Scot Wife-Husband National Championship on Sept. 13-15 […]

Expert food critic recaps favorites

Expert food critic recaps favorites

By Sara Newberry It’s been nearly eight years since Nancy Black, the editor of the White Rock Lake Weekly, called me to ask if I’d be interested in writing restaurant reviews for the paper. (I’m forever grateful to the late Cheryl Collett, who recommended me to Nancy; I will always think fondly of her and […]

Watermelon Gazpacho Salad

Watermelon Gazpacho Salad

4 1/2-inch thick slices baguette 4 cups watermelon, seeds removed and cubed  1 cup chopped tomatoes 2 cucumbers, seeded and diced 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced 6 baby sweet peppers, thinly sliced 1/2 jalapeno, diced (or to taste) 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for bread 1/3 cup red wine vinegar 1/4 teaspoon smoked […]

Nolte gives ‘Angel Has Fallen’ heart, humor

Nolte gives ‘Angel Has Fallen’  heart, humor

By Chic DiCiccio For those that are wondering, you can go into “Angel Has Fallen” without seeing the previous “Fallen” films “Olympus Has Fallen” and “London Has Fallen.” Let’s just be nice and say the storylines aren’t exactly deep.  That being said, “Angel” is kind of a blast. Literally. From the opening kinetic sequence to […]

Lakewood man started Texas music festival

Lakewood man started Texas music festival

Texas International Pop Festival 1969   By Shari Goldstein Stern Who knew that a peace and love fest was right under our noses here in Texas just after Woodstock? You might call the summer of 1969 an explosion of rock music across the country. The historic period that turned rock music on its ear was […]

‘Good Boys’ destined to become cult classic

‘Good Boys’ destined to become cult classic

By Chic DiCiccio Some of the easiest movie jokes involve making young kids curse. Even “Avengers Endgame” did it with a cleverly placed s-bomb. For 90-minutes, that gag is the main thrust of “Good Boys.” However, the movie lives up to its title as nearly all the debauchery is done by three 11-year old boys […]

First Watch sails in Lake Highlands

First Watch sails in Lake Highlands

By Sara Newberry The name First Watch is inspired by the first shift of the day on a ship, and the goal of the Florida-based chain is to help their customers start their day off right with a delicious and reasonably healthy breakfast. Since the early 80s, First Watch was built on a “customer-first” philosophy, […]

Rangers need to flip the page

By David Mullen The Texas Rangers are a long way from making the cover of Sports Illustrated like the in-state rival Houston Astros did five years ago. The Rangers zig when they should zag, should be getting younger but get older and have a bleak future living in the vicinity of the spry American League […]

From concert to Casa View, it’s all about love

From concert to Casa View, it’s all about love

WOODSTOCK — 50 years LATER By Shari Goldstein Stern Boomers are likely to remember the summer of 1969, when an estimated half a million 1960s music enthusiasts descended on 600-acre farm grounds in Bethel, New York to enjoy the music of some of their favorite artists. A few of those were Joan Baez, Chicago, Three […]