Exchange Club honors local heroes

Exchange Club honors local heroes

In 2006, John Dean and Rhonda Russell conceived a neighborhood poster to honor members of the Lake Highlands area who were serving in the military. Both served as presidents of the Exchange Club of Lake Highlands and Rhonda was the founder and president of The Lake Highlands Military Moms. These posters were sponsored by the […]

Giving Circle awards nonprofits

Giving Circle awards nonprofits

By Juliette Coulter At a celebration at Mary Kay’s headquarters earlier this month, The Village Giving Circle at Texas Women’s Foundation awarded $175,000 in grants to 14 nonprofit organizations that support the African American community. Grants included the following:  • Advocates for Community Transformation (Act): Expansion of Act’s Resident Empowerment & Legal Advocacy Program to […]

Equest’s goal? Empower veterans

Equest’s goal? Empower veterans

By Susan Friedman Equest’s Hooves for Heroes veterans’ program is hosting a day of Horsemanship 101 (H101) for veterans, active duty military members and their families for free on Sunday, Dec. 8 from 1 p.m.- 4 p.m. at Equest at Texas Horse Park (811 Pemberton Hill Road, #4, Dallas, 75217). Registration is required through equest.org/events/free-h101-for-veterans-active-duty-military-their-families.  […]

Shaping lives earns teachers awards

Shaping lives earns teachers awards

Six East Dallas teachers received Teacher of the Year awards by the Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce at a luncheon on Nov. 19 at Lakehill Preparatory’s Alice and Erle Nye Family Environmental Science Center. The event was sponsored by Oncor and Comerica. The winners are: Jennifer Edoghotu, L. L. Hotchkiss Elementary School; Michael Jones, […]

Firefighter goes above, beyond call of duty

Firefighter goes above, beyond call of duty

By Jason L. Evans Dallas Fire-Rescue formally recognized firefighter Peter “Pete” Hartnett, and the crew riding DFR Engine 28, for his life-saving actions on the morning of Monday, May 21, 2018, while responding to an “Aggravated Assault” call. Upon arrival, Engine 28 found a woman, who had been doused with kerosene and set on fire, […]

Eagle Scout connects senior citizens to nature

Eagle Scout connects senior citizens to nature

By Gigi Ekstrom Lakehill senior Koby Watkins (pictured below) has earned the Boy Scouts of America’s highest advancement award, the Eagle Scout Award. He is the 155th member of Troop 259 to attain the rank of Eagle. Only around six percent of all Boy Scouts achieve this honor. Each candidate must earn 21 merit badges […]

Baroque Christmas concert to reveal uncovered music

Baroque Christmas concert to reveal uncovered music

By Christine Finnegan The Orchestra of New Spain (ONS) will perform its annual Baroque Christmas concert at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 7611 Park Ln. in Dallas, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. and Jan. 4 at 6 p.m. at St. Philip The Apostle Catholic Church, 8131 Military Parkway. Admission is complimentary; donations are appreciated. This unique […]

Teacher wins $25K

Teacher wins $25K

Doubling down on dual language learning is a smart bet for students in Susan Moreno’s classroom at J.L. Long Middle School in Dallas, where Spanish and English are used interchangeably. Yet Moreno (pictured above) was momentarily speechless in two languages this past week at a surprise school assembly where she was presented with a Milken […]

Resident helps improve special education

Resident helps improve special education

By Sujata Dand Lakewood resident Courtney Mathews sets a giant three ring binder on her dining room table.  “This is the binder of Jackson,” Mathews explains. Jackson is Mathew’s 13-year-old son. He’s currently a student at the Travis Vanguard School for the Academically Gifted. “He’s twice exceptional,” Mathews says with a smile. “He has special […]

Holidays transform lagoon

Holidays transform lagoon

By Julian Bowman Free programming and activities return to Fair Park this holiday season!  Fair Park First, a non-profit organization created to oversee the management and stewardship of Fair Park, will host Fair Park Pop-Ups, a series of park days and movie nights on Fridays and Saturdays in November and December.  The first park day […]

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