Young engineers build bridges at Perot

Young engineers build bridges at Perot

In the bridge-building “battle of the junior engineers” held at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science this week, it was the “Excellent Engineers” team — with students from The Hockaday School and St. Philip’s School and Community Center — who came out on top. Female engineer Dr. Menzer Pehlivan, star of the “Dream Big […]

Abbott vows to ‘keep our students safe’

Abbott vows to ‘keep our students safe’

Superintendent threatens to suspend students who demonstrate against gun violence during school hours By Rishika Dugyala The Texas Tribune Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday ordered the Texas Education Agency to take action to ensure the safety of the state’s students following last week’s school shooting in Parkland, Fla., which left 17 people dead. In […]

Dallas City Hall moving

Dallas City Hall is leaving downtown and coming to a neighborhood near you. On Friday, Feb. 16 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dallas City Hall on the Go! will be in the Lakewood Library parking lot. The program provides select city services at locations throughout the city in a convenient mobile unit. Information and assistance with […]

Crime Watch: February 16 – 22, 2018

Feb. 5 – 6:35 a.m. 9500 Block, Forest Ln. (75243) Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle: The suspect stole the complainant’s vehicle. Feb. 5 – 4:34 p.m. 9800 Block, McCree Rd. (75238) Burglary of a Motor Vehicle: An unknown suspect broke into the complainant’s vehicle and stole property. Feb. 6 – 8:14 a.m. 9000 Block, […]

Could your dog be a canine blood hero?

By Dr. Beth Leermakers Although I’m a blood donor myself, I never thought about dogs donating blood until I saw a Facebook post for a new canine blood bank in Grapevine. As the proud mama of an American Staffordshire Terrier (a bully breed), I loved reading that pit bulls make good blood donors. Perhaps my […]

Cullum to moderate Perkins lecture at SMU

Women’s health advocate Judy Norsigian, author of Our Bodies Ourselves, will speak at SMU, Thursday, Feb. 22 at a free lecture open to the public. Our Bodies Ourselves, first published in 1970, prompted dramatic changes in the treatment of women’s health issues. Journalist Lee Cullum will moderate a discussion of the book’s long history and […]

Local teacher brings global learning home

By Sujata Dand There’s no way to avoid learning some Spanish in Akash Patel’s class at Rusk Middle School in Dallas. “In my school, I want to inspire my kids on a daily basis and be like — hey look, I’m not Hispanic. My family is from India and I moved to the United States […]

Community invited to ‘go all out’ on bridge

Community invited to ‘go all out’ on bridge

By Judy Schmidt With one of a kind events, including the 14th annual Trinity River Levee Run, the largest outdoor yoga class in Texas (Yoga on the Bridge), and one of the largest urban gravel bike rides in the U.S., All Out Trinity attracts a broad group of participants and spectators, from elite athletes to […]

In Memoriam: Charles ‘Chuck’ Joseph Connor, Jr

In Memoriam: Charles ‘Chuck’ Joseph Connor, Jr

Beloved husband, father, brother and friend, Charles “Chuck” Joseph Connor Jr., passed away Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. He was born on Sept. 25, 1950, in Dallas, Texas. He attended St. Thomas Aquinas and Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas. Following graduation, he attended East Texas State University in Commerce, Texas, where he […]

Crime Watch: Jan. 23 – 30

Jan. 23 – 7:07 a.m. 5500 Block, Willis Ave. (75206) Burglary of a Motor Vehicle: The suspect broke out the window on the complainant’s vehicle, entered and stole his laptop.   Jan. 23 – 12:24 p.m. 9600 Block, Wickersham Rd. (75238) Home Invasion: The arrested person forced his way into the complainant’s residence, demanded money […]