Pets depending on kind-hearted people

Pets depending on kind-hearted people

By Dr. Beth Leermakers He followed me home. Can we keep him? Unfortunately, loose dogs and cats are all too common in Dallas. Thirteen-hundred sixty-one dogs and 88 cats were impounded from the field by Dallas Animal Services (DAS) in November 2018.  On December 26, a big, long-haired dog followed me and my foster dogs […]

School ‘humbled’ by generous donation

School ‘humbled’ by generous donation

Wee Can Academy — Ross Avenue was chosen as one of three finalists to receive a check in the amount of $500 from Molina Healthcare as part of a company-wide challenge. The organization awarded the school with an extra donation to purchase any needed items in the classrooms or for the playground. A check presentation […]

Gifted athletes headed to the big time

Gifted athletes headed to the big time

By Brooke Tinch It’s no surprise that White Rock Rowing, a premiere rowing destination located in East Dallas on White Rock Lake, is training and grooming athletes that are getting attention. With world-class coaches and an elite training schedule, young athletes are prepared for success. Two high school seniors have caught the attention of top […]

Player tells kids: ‘have good hearts’

Player tells kids: ‘have good hearts’

By Shelly Thibodaux, Athletic Coordinator, Robert T. Hill MS The holiday season is a time of the year fill with excitement for those of us who are on the receiving end of gifts and family time. For those who are less fortunate, the season can be somewhat less merry. Thanks to Dallas Cowboys Kavon Frazier […]

Student’s project benefits pets

Student’s project benefits pets

By Gigi Ekstrom Seventh grader Lily Bracken has always loved animals. Her family has two rescue dogs and, some day, she would like to have her own animal shelter. She wants to be a veterinarian when she is older, and specifically to work with animal prosthetics. When Lily signed up for a Maker Space elective […]

Obama encourages learning through art

Obama encourages learning through art

Former First Lady Michelle Obama stopped by the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House to welcome students and help kick off the first annual Young Women’s Leadership Conference: Leadership Lessons Learned through the Arts. The program, produced by the nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center, included 150 young women from nine North Texas high schools and […]

Watch for signs your feline may be in pain

Watch for signs your feline may be in pain

By Dr. Beth Leermakers Cats are stoic creatures who hide their pain and discomfort. This tendency is adaptive for wild cats that don’t want to reveal weakness to predators. However, domestic cats may suffer if their caregivers don’t realize they’re hurting. Dental disease, arthritis, urinary tract disease, bone disease and cancer are just a few […]

School explores new take on old adventure

School explores new take on old adventure

By Gigi Ekstrom Seventh and eighth grade drama students at Lakehill Preparatory School presented Alice @ Wonderland by Jonathan Yukich on Nov. 30 in the Wyly Auditorium.  What would happen if a 21st century Alice (Megan Blomquist) collided with Lewis Carroll’s legendary Wonderland? This modern retelling of the classic children’s story has all of the […]

Shelter dogs are grateful to new owners

Shelter dogs are grateful to new owners

By Dr. Beth Leermakers Choosing the Right Shelter Dog, Part 2 – Meeting Potential Dogs at the Shelter  In my last column I stressed the importance of choosing a shelter dog that’s a good match for your lifestyle. A potential adopter recently applied to adopt Oliver, my high-energy, slightly neurotic foster dog. Although he’s a […]

Teachers known for dedication to students

Teachers known for dedication to students

Each year, the Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce recognizes teachers who have made significant contributions in the classroom and in the community. They are selected based on professional practice, community engagement, leadership in professional development and attention to diversity. Head of Middle School and English and Social Studies teacher Kaye Hauschild was recognized as […]