Exhibit explores dark history of Fair Park

Exhibit explores dark history of Fair Park

The history of Fair Park comes with a troubling narrative of racism, segregation and government neglect. Artstillery, a local arts-based nonprofit, heard the stories of the neighborhood residents and are providing a platform for them to be told. Through hundreds of hours of interviews, Artstillery has created a brand-new, free of charge immersive experience titled, […]

Artist shows the better, faster way

Artist shows the better, faster way

Nadia Nesich, a seventh-grade student at Pegasus School of Liberal Arts & Sciences in Dallas, is this year’s Best of Show winner in Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s (DART) annual Student Art Contest. Nadia’s artwork is based on this year’s theme, “DART’s New Bus Network: Simpler. Better. Faster. Easier!,” which asked young artists where they would […]

Tennis event raises money to help women

Tennis event raises money to help women

By Katie Mudd The Magdalen House, a nonprofit organization helping women achieve sobriety and sustain recovery from alcoholism at no cost and based on 12-Step spiritual principles, recently held its second annual Game, Set, Match tennis event at Lakewood Country Club. In celebration of The Magdalen House’s 35th Anniversary, this year’s Game, Set, Match event […]

Elizalde named district’s new leader

Elizalde named district’s new leader

During this week’s called board meeting, the Dallas ISD Board of Trustees formally named Stephanie Elizalde (pictured) as the district’s next superintendent. The vote followed a 21-day state-mandated waiting period after trustees named Elizalde as the lone finalist. Elizalde most recently served as the superintendent of the Austin Independent School District, serving more than 80,000 […]

Amazing teacher honored

Amazing teacher honored

From Dallas ISD Staff Reports Akash Patel, Spanish teacher at Ignite Middle School and founder of Happy World Foundation Inc., is part of the elite class of honorees named to TIME’s first-ever list of Innovative Teachers. This program highlights teachers from across the U.S. who are improving their field or making a difference for their students […]

Educator places value on culture

Educator places value on culture

By Dallas ISD Staff Reports Born in Fiji, Lily Maminabulewa was five years old when she moved with her family to Northern California. Leaving at such a young age, she remembers little about that time except saying goodbye to her grandmother, who was “very emotional” for reasons young Lily did not yet understand. The eldest of […]

Pioneering civic, arts leader honored

Pioneering civic, arts leader honored

By Nancy George SMU presented the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree to longtime Dallas leader Anita N. Martinez at SMU’s May 14 commencement ceremonies, honoring her dedication to enriching the civic and cultural life of the city. “Receiving this honor was a crowning achievement for her and our family,” said Martinez’ son, Al Martinez. […]

Dallas ISD Board of Trustees Dan Micciche, District 3

Dallas ISD Board of Trustees  Dan Micciche, District 3

The end of the school year is almost here, but nothing can slow our community down. Before I recognize some incredible accomplishments from our students and staff, I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who came out to provide input in the superintendent search. Every voice matters in District 3!  Reaching new heights […]

Ball raises critical funds for education

Ball raises critical funds for education

This year’s Junior Symphony Ball (JSB) at Gilley’s was a huge success, carefully executed by more than 300 committee members. More than 2400 students from 35 schools attended a celebratory evening with dinner, dancing and music. The total dollars were tallied, and a tremendous sum has been raised by the students. At a recent private […]

Educators awarded for contributions

Educators awarded for contributions

By Deborah Brown The Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce named six Teacher of the Year recipients at their annual education luncheon held at St. John’s Episcopal School on Thursday, April 14.  The awards recognized local educators K-12 who are providing outstanding education for their respective students. Recipients of this award must have made significant […]