DUC finds silver in Heart of Texas

DUC finds silver in Heart of Texas

By Lisa W. Miller Dallas United Crew (DUC) novices returned to the shores of Festival Beach Park to race in the Heart of Texas Regatta on February 29 and March 1. At half the standard sprint distance, unrelenting intensity is the hallmark of races on the Heart of Texas’ seven-lane 1,000-meter course. Crews from Oklahoma […]

Local teacher prepares to launch futures

Local teacher prepares to launch futures

From Dallas ISD Staff Reports Karla Smith’s passion for STEM led her to the otherworldly experience of attending a Space Camp for teachers at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Alabama. As one of the 10 percent of applicants chosen for the opportunity, Smith, a science teacher at Benjamin Franklin International Exploratory Academy, engaged in […]

Coronavirus: Stay informed, be prepared

Coronavirus: Stay informed, be prepared

COVID-19 By Rebecca Aguilar Lucy Bocanegra was surprised to see a clerk wearing a respiratory mask when she was shopping at a Dallas upholstery supply store. He told her he was afraid he would get infected with the coronavirus. That was enough to convince Bocanegra to start buying disposable masks just in case the coronavirus […]

Couple volunteers more than 5,100 hours

Couple volunteers more than 5,100 hours

By Krista Gabbert When international visitors come to the Dallas Arboretum, they are often greeted by Marjorie and Trevor Hylton. Originally from Jamaica, this couple has lived in Canada, England, New York and Texas, which fuels their passion to engage and visit with guests, especially those from overseas. Last year, the Arboretum had more than […]

Cotillion Park neighbors spark creativity

Cotillion Park neighbors spark creativity

By William Warner The Grand Opening of the Cotillion Park Little Free Library was Sunday, Jan. 26. This is the only the second Dallas park-based Little Free Library. Among the guests were Paula Blackmon (Dallas City Councilmember), Paul and Lis Bennett (Braeburn Glen Neighborhood Assoc.), Eric and Sharon Linberg (Friends of Cotillion Park) and about […]

Teach for America comes to St. John’s

By Karla K. Wigley St. John’s Episcopal School and Teach for America DFW will host an in-depth conversation about cultivating young leaders, colloquially known as Gen Z, on March 5. This invitation-only event will include independent school thought leaders, respected community influencers and TFA alumni from throughout the DFW area. Gen Z, the largest, most […]

Students in top 20 percent receive honors

Students in top 20 percent receive honors

The Exchange Club of Lake Highlands presented its monthly student awards to four Lake Highlands High School (LHHS) students at its February 14 meeting. Character counts awards are presented each month to two students who display outstanding character traits at school and in the community. Youth of the Month awards go to students who excel […]

Musical traditions live on

Musical traditions live on

By Tina Meazell Woodrow Wilson High School Performing Arts Department presents its 63rd consecutive musical theater production, “Mamma Mia!,” on April 23-26. You’ll dance, you’ll jive, and you’ll have the time of your life when the Woodrow Wilson Performing Arts Department brings the magic of “Mamma Mia!” to the stage.   Sophie’s big wedding day […]

Teachers to get more money

Teachers to get more money

From Dallas ISD Staff Reports A new report shows that Dallas ISD continues to retain a higher number of effective teachers, which in turn is improving student performance under the Teacher Excellence Initiative (TEI). Meanwhile, TEI is expected to bring Dallas ISD an additional $28 million in funds from the state under House Bill 3. While […]

Renovation begins

Renovation begins

The Bath House Cultural Center was awarded monies in the 2017 Bond Election to do much needed renovations. In order to complete the upgrades to the building, the Bath House must temporarily close to the public. “We are excited for the construction to begin, but we won’t see you there for the next few months,” […]