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 […]

‘Sheroes’ topic of talk

‘Sheroes’ topic of talk

Dr. Rose-Mary Rumbley, author, actress, storyteller and 50-year honorary member of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), will sing the praises of unsung “Sheroes” of Texas at the AAUW meeting Nov. 3. She will narrate stories illustrating how these women made their cities proud. Rumbley (pictured above) is often referred to as the best […]

Members get sneak peek at book sale titles

Members get sneak peek at book sale titles

Lochwood Branch Library Friends’ Book Sale Fundraiser is on Oct. 30- Nov. 5 at the Dallas Public Library’s Lochwood Branch.  A “Members Only Preview Sale” is on Tuesday, Oct.30 from 3-7p.m. There will be memberships available at the door, so bring your friends! Support the library and get first choice on thousands of books, CDs, […]

Dallas ISD Board of Trustees Dan Micciche, District 3

Dallas ISD Board of Trustees  Dan Micciche, District 3

I have now served as a Trustee on the Dallas ISD school board representing East Dallas and Vickery Meadow for six years. Rather than talk about upcoming events or current news items this month, I would like to use this column to reflect on the state of the district. When I talk with people about […]

New playground ready to enrich lives

New playground ready to enrich lives

WEE CAN ACADEMY — ROSS AVENUE   By Abbie Bauguess Molina Healthcare learned about the Ross Avenue Wee Can’s need for some help, and jumped right in. They donated new equipment and almost 30 volunteers to install and spruce up the preschool playground at Wee Can Academy — Ross Avenue.   The mission of Wee Can […]

School receives historic book

School receives historic book

ROBERT T. HILL MIDDLE SCHOOL   By Josh Ault It was back in 1986 when Ken Lampton, of Monterey, Calif., purchased a book at an antique store. He realized quickly that this book, written in 1900 about Texas geography, was special and the man who gathered the information, Robert T. Hill, sounded familiar. “When I […]

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 […]

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