Cullum to moderate Perkins lecture at SMU

Women’s health advocate Judy Norsigian, author of Our Bodies Ourselves, will speak at SMU, Thursday, Feb. 22 at a free lecture open to the public. Our Bodies Ourselves, first published in 1970, prompted dramatic changes in the treatment of women’s health issues. Journalist Lee Cullum will moderate a discussion of the book’s long history and […]

Local teacher brings global learning home

By Sujata Dand There’s no way to avoid learning some Spanish in Akash Patel’s class at Rusk Middle School in Dallas. “In my school, I want to inspire my kids on a daily basis and be like — hey look, I’m not Hispanic. My family is from India and I moved to the United States […]

Community invited to ‘go all out’ on bridge

Community invited to ‘go all out’ on bridge

By Judy Schmidt With one of a kind events, including the 14th annual Trinity River Levee Run, the largest outdoor yoga class in Texas (Yoga on the Bridge), and one of the largest urban gravel bike rides in the U.S., All Out Trinity attracts a broad group of participants and spectators, from elite athletes to […]

In Memoriam: Charles ‘Chuck’ Joseph Connor, Jr

In Memoriam: Charles ‘Chuck’ Joseph Connor, Jr

Beloved husband, father, brother and friend, Charles “Chuck” Joseph Connor Jr., passed away Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. He was born on Sept. 25, 1950, in Dallas, Texas. He attended St. Thomas Aquinas and Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas. Following graduation, he attended East Texas State University in Commerce, Texas, where he […]

Crime Watch: Jan. 23 – 30

Jan. 23 – 7:07 a.m. 5500 Block, Willis Ave. (75206) Burglary of a Motor Vehicle: The suspect broke out the window on the complainant’s vehicle, entered and stole his laptop.   Jan. 23 – 12:24 p.m. 9600 Block, Wickersham Rd. (75238) Home Invasion: The arrested person forced his way into the complainant’s residence, demanded money […]

Troop 68 welcomes seven new Eagle Scouts

Highland Park United Methodist Church chartered BSA Troop 68 graduated seven scouts to their Eagle rank Dec. 10, 2017. Reaching Eagle rank usually takes between five to nine years in a scout’s journey. The Eagle scouts at this Court of Honor were: William Houston Hall, the son of Kristi and Wallace Hall, attends St. Mark’s […]

Mesquite Tree becomes The Big Easy

Mesquite Tree becomes The Big Easy

By Shari Goldstein Stern It will be Fat Tuesday in the French Quarter when residents of Mesquite Tree Nursing Center (MTNC) pull out the beads and masks to bring Mardi Gras to town. That’s Tuesday, Feb. 13 at the Big Easy — or the Center at 434 Plaza Drive in Mesquite. From 8 to 10 […]

Pastor wins chili ‘throw-down’

By Shelia Huffman The winners of the 2018 John Shinn Memorial Chili Cook-off were awarded Sunday afternoon at Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) during the church’s annual chili throw-down. About 15 crockpots of “red” were entered in the contest this year, but taking home the blue in the two categories judged (Traditional and Creative) […]

Students earn chance to study acting abroad

Students earn chance to study acting abroad

By Gigi Ekstrom Members of Lakehill Preparatory School’s Shakespeare and Friends Club competed in the school’s third English-Speaking Union (ESU) National Shakespeare Competition on Jan. 24. Seniors Reese Brown and Warren Lester, junior Justin Reed, sophomores Elizabeth Blanchard and Jonah Shaw, and freshmen Asher Chamoy and Keegan Clendenin each performed a 20-line monologue from a […]

Prof. Cullins wins honor for second time

Prof. Cullins wins honor for second time

From DallasISD Staff Reports The National Society of High School Scholars has named Thelvie Cullins, Jr., an Advanced Placement Calculus teacher at the School for the Talented and Gifted, as a Top Ten 2017 Claes Nobel Educator of the Year. This is the second year in a row that Cullins has received this honor. According […]