Lakehill students have a way with words

Lakehill students have a way with words

By Gigi Ekstrom Fifth grade student Cece Degeyter claimed the top spot in Lakehill Preparatory School’s Spelling Bee on January 9, correctly spelling lobelia.* She edged out fourth grader Rygel Farr, who claimed second, going out on proboscis.  Forty-five students in grades four through eight competed in the event. Henry Bennion was the last sixth […]

Best vs. Best face-off this year

Best vs. Best face-off this year

By David Mullen There is little doubt — after last week’s divisional playoff games — that the four best teams will compete for the chance to play in Super Bowl LIII on Sunday, Feb. 3 in Atlanta. The number one conference seed will play the number two seed. These are the four highest scoring offenses […]

Pets depending on kind-hearted people

Pets depending on kind-hearted people

By Dr. Beth Leermakers He followed me home. Can we keep him? Unfortunately, loose dogs and cats are all too common in Dallas. Thirteen-hundred sixty-one dogs and 88 cats were impounded from the field by Dallas Animal Services (DAS) in November 2018.  On December 26, a big, long-haired dog followed me and my foster dogs […]

Get ready for Super Blood Wolf Moon

Get ready for Super Blood Wolf Moon

The moon will turn red over the United States on Sunday night during the last total lunar eclipse of the decade. A total lunar eclipse occurs during a full moon when the moon passes directly through the Earth’s shadow, causing it to turn rusty orange or dark red in color, hence the nickname, “Super Blood […]

‘Dream week’ includes unity walk

‘Dream week’ includes unity walk

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. By Stephen Fashoro In honor of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Southern Methodist University (SMU) will hold its annual campus Unity Walk at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, to commemorate King’s core values — faith, education, nonviolence, love, leadership, community and hope.  “Our annual Unity Walk has […]

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 […]

School ‘humbled’ by generous donation

School ‘humbled’ by generous donation

Wee Can Academy — Ross Avenue was chosen as one of three finalists to receive a check in the amount of $500 from Molina Healthcare as part of a company-wide challenge. The organization awarded the school with an extra donation to purchase any needed items in the classrooms or for the playground. A check presentation […]

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 […]

Creative spirits nourished through Soups On!

Creative spirits nourished through Soups On!

By Amity Thomas The 11th annual Stewpot Alliance Soup’s On! Luncheon and Art Sale is on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 11 a.m. in The Hilton Anatole Hotel. Proceeds benefit The Stewpot, which has served homeless and at-risk neighbors for more than 40 years, providing meals, medical and dental services, counseling and case management, youth and […]

Player tells kids: ‘have good hearts’

Player tells kids: ‘have good hearts’

By Shelly Thibodaux, Athletic Coordinator, Robert T. Hill MS The holiday season is a time of the year fill with excitement for those of us who are on the receiving end of gifts and family time. For those who are less fortunate, the season can be somewhat less merry. Thanks to Dallas Cowboys Kavon Frazier […]

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