Autumn Leaves’ residents bring Hope

Autumn Leaves’ residents bring Hope

“Work hard, be kind and amazing things will happen.” The mission statement for Autumn Leaves Senior Living facility is in full swing, but especially this time of year. The residents of Autumn Leaves are holding a food drive to help those less fortunate. The proceeds benefit White Rock Center of Hope. The Center Hope (WRCH), […]

Church celebrates 115th with party for community

Church celebrates 115th with party for community

By Shelia Huffman Steeped in local history and firmly embedded in the community, East Dallas Christian Church (EDCC) often referred to as an urban oasis, plays a vital role in the lives of the people who make up the fascinating and diverse neighborhoods east of the city. The church is home to The Housing Crisis […]

Vol. 10, No. 24

Nov. 6 – 9:31 a.m. 3100 Block, Peavy Rd. (75228) Aggravated Assault w/ a Deadly Weapon: An unknown suspect swung a pocket knife at the complainant. Nov. 6 – 7:33 p.m. 9000 Block, Maple Glen Dr. (75231) Burglary of a Residence: Unknown suspects broke into the complainant’s home and stole property. Nov. 7 – 7:01 […]

Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

The story of Thanksgiving usually starts with the 3-day celebration of harvest by the Pilgrims and native Americans in the fall of 1621 in the Plymouth colony of Massachusetts. It was not a holiday, it was a gathering. George Washington issued his Thanksgiving Proclamation in 1789 at the close of the Revolutionary War and other […]

Educators help create transformative schools

Educators help create transformative schools

By Sujata Dand Two-year old Rosa Ramirez quietly sets the table for her classmates at the Lumin Bachman Lake Community School. First, she puts down the placemats, next — the cups for water, and finally — the spoons. “Cuchara,” she says. “Spoon.” “She is getting ready for lunch,” her teacher says with a smile. There […]

Rev. Law makes history

Rev. Law makes history

By Jacque Forsher Northway Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has announced the calling of the Rev. Virzola Jo-Nan Law (pictured) as its new senior minister, making her the first woman and the first black minister to serve in this capacity. Rev. Law will be only the fourth senior minister since 1934 for the 112-year-old congregation, […]

Vol. 10, No. 23

Oct. 30 – 6:43 a.m. 2100 Block, Montalba Ave. (75228) Burglary of a Residence: An unknown suspect broke into the complainant’s residence and stole property. Oct. 30 – 9:29 a.m. 7200 Block, Holly Hill Dr. (75231) Criminal Mischief: An unknown suspect pulled the complainant’s plants out of the ground. Oct. 30 – 12:04 p.m. 2200 […]

East Dallas celebrates five new Eagle Scouts

East Dallas celebrates five new Eagle Scouts

By Luke Bunting U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) recently honored new Eagle Scouts in his district with a special recognition reception at his district office in Dallas. Parents and invited guests attended the reception along with the Eagle Scouts. “Today’s Eagle Scouts are the leaders of tomorrow,” Congressman Hensarling said. “The values, ethics and morality […]

Library asking for backpack donations

Library asking for backpack donations

Join friends and coworkers to help insure all our neighbors stay warm this winter. Bring a gender-neutral backpack to any Dallas Public Library location. Fill the backpack with items that can be hard for our homeless neighbors to get but crucial to staying healthy as the winter gets colder. Please collect or fill adult backpacks […]

Building alliances transcends politics

Building alliances transcends politics

By Sujata Dand “A man was fished out of this creek,” Vikki Martin remembers as she drives her red pick-up truck down Peavy Road. “It was 3 o’clock and all of the school kids watched. That’s wrong. I have a problem living in a neighborhood like that.” Things like that don’t really happen anymore in […]

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