First maternity fashion line ‘born’ in Dallas

First maternity fashion line ‘born’ in Dallas

STATE FAIR OF TEXAS By Shari Goldstein Stern   Elizabeth Taylor and Princess Grace each spent more than one nine-month period of their lives sharing their bodies with another human in the making. As high-profile women, each had the challenge of looking beautiful during those precious times.  Debbie Reynolds, Lucille Ball and Judy Garland had […]

Community celebrates Reed’s academic win

Community celebrates Reed’s academic win

NATIONAL MERIT SEMIFINALIST By Gigi Ekstrom Lakehill Preparatory School is proud to announce that senior Justin Reed (pictured at right) has been awarded the distinguished honor of National Merit Semifinalist for the Class of 2019. Only 13 schools in all of Dallas, both public and private, can claim a National Merit Semifinalist this year. Reed […]

Banquet benefits friends of Dallas public libraries

Banquet benefits friends of Dallas public libraries

Lawrence Wright, the Pulitzer Prize winning author whose latest book explains Texas to the world, will be the featured speaker at the Friends of the Dallas Public Library annual gala on Thursday, Oct. 25. The annual banquet benefits FODPL, the nonprofit organization that raises financial support and advocates for the city’s 29 libraries. The gala […]

Alumna captures essence of Booker T.

Alumna captures essence of Booker T.

FULFILLING THE VISION By Shari Goldstein Stern In 1998, a senior music conservatory student walked across the Morton Myerson Symphony Center stage to receive her diploma from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing Arts and Visual Arts (Booker T.). She was Erykah Badu, and that crescendo following four years of work changed the […]

Perot reduces prices for school children, vets

Perot reduces prices for school children, vets

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science leaders announced this week that Margot and Ross Perot have donated $5 million to expand access to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) experiences for North Texans, including first responders, active duty and veteran members of the military, and underserved families and schoolchildren. The grant also provides financial […]

New playground meets children’s needs

FLAG POLE HILL Drawing on the energy of a friendly 9-foot tall rubber ducky, as well as the genius of a landscape architect known for creating fun greenery at Texas Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital, For the Love of The Lake (FTLOTL) has built the community an exciting new, fully accessible playground at Flag Pole Hill.  […]

Dedicated students take charge of solution

Dedicated students take charge of solution

GIRL SCOUT GOLD AWARD By Lauren Smith-Morris Many White Rock Lake Weekly readers are likely recyclers. They have big blue bins in their alleys and driveways and take them to the curb for hassle-free pickup once a week. But what they might not know is that their neighborhood schools sometimes struggle to meet even this […]

Brandt ready to lead Travis Academy to more success

Brandt ready to lead Travis Academy to more success

William B. Travis Vanguard and Academy announced its new principal this week. Tom Brandt comes to Travis from Preston Hollow Elementary, where he had served as principal since 2014. While at Preston Hollow, Brandt led the campus through the four-year process to become an International Baccalaureate World school. The school also earned both a letter […]

Special Olympics headed to lake

Special Olympics headed to lake

By Brooke Tinch For the ninth year in a row, White Rock Rowing Club is hosting the Texas Special Olympics kayaking competition. White Rock Rowing contributes coaches to the cause and dedicates the day to making this event a success.  The mission of the Texas Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic […]

Exhibit shows ‘the other side’ of American history

Exhibit shows ‘the other side’ of American history

By Becky Mayad   A groundbreaking and widely acclaimed exhibition with a powerful message, Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty is now open at the African American Museum in Fair Park (3536 Grand Ave. in Dallas) and continues through Dec. 31.  Dallas is the first city to host the updated traveling exhibition, which brings […]