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 […]

Cowboys great proves that ‘Frazier Cares’

Cowboys great proves that ‘Frazier Cares’

ROBERT T. HILL MIDDLE SCHOOL By Josh Ault Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for everything we have, but for some families, just having a turkey on the table is tough. Dallas Cowboy safety Kavon Frazier stopped by Hill Middle School on Nov. 16. Photo courtesy of Robert T. Hill Middle School Shelly Thibodaux, […]

Educators help create transformative schools

Educators help create transformative schools

By Sujata Dand Two-year old Rosa Ramirez quietly sets the table for her classmates at the Lumin Bachman Lake Community School. First, she puts down the placemats, next — the cups for water, and finally — the spoons. “Cuchara,” she says. “Spoon.” “She is getting ready for lunch,” her teacher says with a smile. There […]

East Dallas celebrates five new Eagle Scouts

East Dallas celebrates five new Eagle Scouts

By Luke Bunting U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05) recently honored new Eagle Scouts in his district with a special recognition reception at his district office in Dallas. Parents and invited guests attended the reception along with the Eagle Scouts. “Today’s Eagle Scouts are the leaders of tomorrow,” Congressman Hensarling said. “The values, ethics and morality […]

Library asking for backpack donations

Library asking for backpack donations

Join friends and coworkers to help insure all our neighbors stay warm this winter. Bring a gender-neutral backpack to any Dallas Public Library location. Fill the backpack with items that can be hard for our homeless neighbors to get but crucial to staying healthy as the winter gets colder. Please collect or fill adult backpacks […]

Students to bring kooky family to life

Students to bring kooky family to life

By Kate Langley Lakehill’s musical theater students will bring the “The Addams Family” to the Lakehill stage on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m. A preview of the musical will be performed for students on Nov. 9 at 8:45 a.m. “The Addams Family” is a musical comedy with […]

Local women help ‘the vision of life’ change

Local women help ‘the vision of life’ change

By Sujata Dand As the sun begins to set in East Dallas, the unexpected sound of African drumbeats echoes through the Lakewood neighborhood. The music and the aroma of authentic Congolese cuisine guide you to a celebration commemorating the 10-year anniversary of Congo Restoration, a non-profit organization lovingly supported by many of these East Dallas […]

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