Books in bulk go on sale Aug. 24

From FODPL Staff Reports Just in time for the start of the school year, the Dallas Public Library is hosting a huge sale. The Friends of the Dallas Public Library (FODPL) is hosting the twice-yearly sale Friday, Aug. 24, through Saturday, Aug. 26, at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library in downtown Dallas. All proceeds […]

Donations needed for at risk students

By Kristina Uresti Texans Can Academies, a non-profit organization giving young Texans a second chance at life through education, announced that they are sponsoring a back-to-school fund drive, Countdown to Class, for their students who need assistance getting ready for the approaching school year. As summertime comes to an end, students across the state of […]

Tietze Park transforms into learning zone

Tietze Park transforms into learning zone

Lakewood’s Tietze Park is becoming a Tinkergarten during the month of August. At Tinkergarten, families meet outdoors to connect and learn through play. In this free event, Tinkergarten Leader Emmaline Rosenthal will facilitate an expert-designed play scenario, allowing children of various ages and needs to explore, problem solve, communicate, collaborate and create together. Registration is […]

Free, back-to-school health fair set for 8/18

Free, back-to-school health fair set for 8/18

  Church of the Incarnation Episcopal is hosting a free Back to School Immunization Clinic. The event is on Saturday, Aug. 18 from 1-3 p.m. at 3966 McKinney Avenue, just north of Blackburn Street. The event is free to the public and is an easy way to bring your child’s shots up to date. Free […]

Stroke survivor explores cold wax ‘unpainting’

Stroke survivor explores cold wax ‘unpainting’

By Pam Massar July brings artist Lis Adams Reed to Dutch Art Gallery with her solo show “Magical Mystery Tour” of cold wax SoulScapes. Cold wax is a clear medium with the consistency of “canned frosting.” Painting in layers, Reed essentially covers up one finished painting after another, then decides when it’s time to “unpaint” […]

Dallas mayor wants more local businesses to help students

By Becky Mayad Ever watched the coverage of the annual Mayor’s Back to School Fair and wanted to get involved? Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings is now recruiting businesses, organizations and individuals to help Dallas public school children by conducting a “Fill the Backpack” drive. Deadline to sign up is June 15, and participants have the […]

Exchange Club of Lake Highlands exceeds $2.4 million in awards

By Don Lee The Exchange Club of Lake Highlands presented its annual scholarship awards to graduating seniors at Lake Highlands High School (LHHS). They were presented at a breakfast at Lake Highlands United Methodist Church on May 18. Fifty-three awards totaling $153,000 were presented. Since the inception of this program in 1971, more than $2,400,000 […]

Giving Circles pledge to honor, sustain, expand

By Juliette Coulter The Village Giving Circle at Dallas Women’s Foundation has officially debuted and joins two other giving circles hosted at Dallas Women’s Foundation: HERitage Giving Circle and Orchid Giving Circle. On April 29, The Village Giving Circle launch reception was held at the home of Shonn Brown, and raised more than $106,000, from […]

Abbott announces school safety plan

Abbott announces school safety plan

By Brandon Formby and Emma Platoff The Texas Tribune Less than two weeks after 10 people were killed in a southeast Texas school shooting, Gov. Greg Abbott laid out a 40-page, 40-strategy plan for preventing future school shootings, and left the door open to calling lawmakers back to Austin to pass some of those priorities. […]

Local young artist carries on tradition started 20 years ago

By Morgan Lyons Doreen Chen, a student at Jasper High School in Plano, is this year’s best of show winner in Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s (DART) annual student art contest. Chen’s work, based on the theme “Oh, the places DART goes” was selected from 1,157 entries from students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The 10th […]