Family tradition lives on through King

Family tradition lives on through King

From Dallas ISD Staff Reports The winner of the 27th annual Dallas Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratory Competition is Jasira King, a fourth-grader at William Brown Miller Elementary School. Competitors write, memorize and deliver the speeches based on the theme. This year, students were asked to provide their takes on “What would Dr. Martin Luther King […]

How Texans can get help during shutdown

How Texans can get help during shutdown

From KERA News With many federal workers in Texas going without a paycheck as the partial government shutdown continues, local organizations and agencies have put the call out for donations to help employees during this difficult time. The North Texas Food Bank is working to identify and respond to the increased needs of residents. Those […]

CASA thanks leaders

CASA thanks leaders

The North Texas Coalition Against Human Trafficking presented the Champion of Freedom Award to the Dallas and Fort Worth police departments at Dallas CASA on January 17. The departments were honored for their work combatting human trafficking. Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall and the Dallas Police Department’s High Risk Trafficking Unit, and Fort Worth Police […]

Hairballs are not always harmless

Hairballs are not always harmless

By Dr. Beth Leermakers Aaaccckkk. If you’re a cat parent, you probably dread hearing that hacking, retching sound your cat makes before she throws up a hairball — usually at 2 am. Although they’re fairly common, hairballs that occur frequently are not normal for a healthy cat. Cats’ digestive systems are built to handle the […]

Students help others experience eclipse

Students help others experience eclipse

By Devon West It was a dark and chilly Sunday night. Minus a few weak flashlights, the cold, concrete overlook was illuminated by the full supermoon. The lake gave off a dim reflection of the moon. With the help of three Bishop Lynch High School students (Gregory Little, Jackson Reed and Devon West), visitors to […]

Lakehill students have a way with words

Lakehill students have a way with words

By Gigi Ekstrom Fifth grade student Cece Degeyter claimed the top spot in Lakehill Preparatory School’s Spelling Bee on January 9, correctly spelling lobelia.* She edged out fourth grader Rygel Farr, who claimed second, going out on proboscis.  Forty-five students in grades four through eight competed in the event. Henry Bennion was the last sixth […]

Best vs. Best face-off this year

Best vs. Best face-off this year

By David Mullen There is little doubt — after last week’s divisional playoff games — that the four best teams will compete for the chance to play in Super Bowl LIII on Sunday, Feb. 3 in Atlanta. The number one conference seed will play the number two seed. These are the four highest scoring offenses […]

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 […]

Get ready for Super Blood Wolf Moon

Get ready for Super Blood Wolf Moon

The moon will turn red over the United States on Sunday night during the last total lunar eclipse of the decade. A total lunar eclipse occurs during a full moon when the moon passes directly through the Earth’s shadow, causing it to turn rusty orange or dark red in color, hence the nickname, “Super Blood […]

‘Dream week’ includes unity walk

‘Dream week’ includes unity walk

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. By Stephen Fashoro In honor of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Southern Methodist University (SMU) will hold its annual campus Unity Walk at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, to commemorate King’s core values — faith, education, nonviolence, love, leadership, community and hope.  “Our annual Unity Walk has […]

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