Brown wins coveted title

Brown wins coveted title

By Shelia Huffman Joyce Brown of Flower Mound won the 2019 title of “Ms. Texas Senior America” Saturday afternoon at the Doubletree Galleria in Addison, Texas. Joyce has been a church volunteer for more than 25 years and volunteers at the Homeless Shelter, serving meals and offering words of encouragement to those in need. She […]

Gooey Butter Bars

Gooey Butter Bars

Crust:   1 box French Vanilla cake mix 1/2 cup melted butter 1 egg, beaten Filling: 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, at room temperature 1/2 cup melted butter 2 eggs, beaten 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 teaspoon kosher salt 2 cups powdered sugar Heat oven to 350F. Line a 9×13-inch baking pan with foil and […]

‘The Art of Racing in the Rain’ movie as great as the book

‘The Art of Racing in the Rain’ movie as great as the book

By Chic DiCiccio In case you were wondering if “The Art of Racing in the Rain” was going to be an all-out tearjerker, just know that the story begins with a senior golden retriever knowingly nearing the end of his life. The dog, Enzo (voiced by Kevin Costner), explains how he feels about the situation […]

Festival promises every genre, every style

Festival promises every genre, every style

WOMEN TEXAS FILM FESTIVAL By John Wildman Women Texas Film Festival (WTxFF), presented by Methodist Dallas Medical Center, today announced the official selections for the fourth year of the critically-acclaimed Dallas-based film festival, which focuses solely on the work of female filmmakers from Aug. 15-18. Returning to the historic Texas Theatre at 231 W. Jefferson […]

‘Hobbs & Shaw’ perfect goofy action-comedy for summer

‘Hobbs & Shaw’ perfect goofy action-comedy for summer

By Chic DiCiccio Look, after eight “Fast and Furious” movies, you know what you’re going to get. There’s going to be unapologetic action, one-liners and a teensy tiny bit of story. It’s the ultimate switch-off-your-brain franchise and peak movie escapism.  “Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” is no different. Except it kind of is. […]

FCT brings new flavor to Lakewood

FCT brings new flavor to Lakewood

By Sara Newberry Full Circle Tavern (FCT) has been open in the Cedars neighborhood since 2013 and has become a neighborhood favorite. I have a feeling they’re looking at the same outcome for their new location in Lakewood Village. Occupying the space once home to the beloved Angelo’s (pour a Chianti out for Angelo’s) and, […]

Artists have common thread

Artists have common thread

By Rebecca Aguilar Rarely do you see an art show highlighting work exclusively by Latinas, but walk into the Latino Cultural Center, and you’re surrounded by large paintings, pottery, mixed media and photography. The art being showcased for the next several weeks is part of “Diez Latinas: One Common Thread.”  Opening night on Friday drew […]

Baseball story has Jesus on deck

Baseball story has Jesus on deck

By David Mullen You see it all of time in baseball. A hitter knocks a double into the gap, arrives at second base and points to the heavens. A player scores a run and extends two fingers skyward. Prior to an at bat, many hitters perform the “sign of the cross” before stepping into the […]

Mental health studies help actor relate

Mental health studies help actor relate

By Shari Goldstein Stern When Lake Highlands actress Mindy Bell isn’t appearing in a show, at rehearsal, sharing music and movement with 3-year-olds, working on a master’s degree in mental health counseling, or taking care of her 90-year-old grandmother, she’s getting very little sleep. When she does sleep, though, she dreams about some of the […]

Shishito-Cucumber Salad

Shishito-Cucumber Salad

1 pound shishito peppers, halved lengthwise and seeded 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar or coconut vinegar 1/3 cup grapeseed or avocado oil, plus more for the pan 1 seedless cucumber (or 2 Persian cucumbers), thinly sliced 2 avocados, peeled, seeded and diced 1/2 cup grape tomatoes, quartered Salt and pepper Heat oil in a skillet […]