Let the renovations begin!

Let the renovations begin!

By Nancy Black The Friends of the Bath House Cultural Center (FOTBHCC) held a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, May 26 to welcome the beginning of interior and exterior renovations. With a projected budget of $1.5 million, design consultants ArchiTexas, and contractors from Nedderman and Associates will update and improve Dallas’ very first cultural center. Dallas […]

#BRAVETHEMOMENT with DSM

#BRAVETHEMOMENT with DSM

By Haley Harrington Carter BloodCare and Dallas Summer Musicals open the theater for a second run of a three-day blood drive from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, May 26 to Thursday, May 28, 2020, at the Music Hall at Fair Park. After receiving a generous response to their first, social distanced blood drive in […]

Heroes for Children riding virtually

Heroes for Children riding virtually

By Michael Martin For the eighth consecutive year, The General’s Guard is holding its non-stop 24-hour bicycle relay rally to raise money for Heroes For Children (HFC), a remarkable Texas non-profit that provides vital financial and social assistance to families with children fighting cancer. HFC needs funds more urgently than ever now because COVID-19 has forced cancellation of some of their largest fundraising events and, because of the economic downturn, they are […]

Library fund to support furloughed workers

Library fund to support furloughed workers

By Mary Wilonsky Friends of the Dallas Public Library has established a fund to provide support to library staff furloughed in May as a result of the pandemic that has shut library doors and strained municipal budgets. HALO-Dallas, which stands for Help A Library Worker Out, is modeled after a national program to assist library […]

Skerbetz to head Dallas Academy

Skerbetz to head Dallas Academy

Dear Dallas Academy Community, It is my great pleasure to announce that Dr. Mandi Skerbetz has been selected as the new Dallas Academy Assistant Head of School, effective June 1, 2020.  Dr. Skerbetz was chosen from a national pool of impressive candidates after a very thorough search process. In selecting Dr. Skerbetz as our new […]

District recognizes responsibility to public health

From Dallas ISD Staff Reports Dallas ISD’s decision to honor our 2020 graduating seniors with virtual rather than in-person commencement ceremonies is based on one overriding concern: the safety of our students, their families and district staff. District leaders made this decision after much discussion and in-depth consultation with trustees, government officials and the area […]

Hillcrest student finds unexpected calling

Hillcrest student finds unexpected calling

From Dallas ISD Staff Reports Luke Mock’s brother and sister were always big into acting, but when he started at Hillcrest High School as a freshman, he was a sports fan who joined the basketball team.But he didn’t enjoy playing basketball as much as he expected. And his junior year, he decided to follow his […]

Historian draws lessons from medieval plague

Historian draws lessons from medieval plague

“The plague created great catastrophe, but it also created cohesion” By Nancy George The last time SMU historian Bianca Lopez met with her “Medieval Family” class in person, the students were discussing the “Black Death,” the bubonic plague that struck Europe and Asia in the mid-1300s. Thanks to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, they are now experiencing […]

Critical funding being distributed

Critical funding being distributed

By Dena L. Craig Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson just announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded more than $500 thousand in federal grants to Dallas community health centers to expand capacity for Coronavirus testing. ▪ Parkland Health & Hospital System (Dallas County): $230,209 ▪ Mission East Dallas: $143,344 ▪ Foremost […]

Mayor’s statement on City of Dallas furloughs

By Tristan Hallman Please see the following statement from Mayor Eric Johnson about the furloughs of City employees. “The city manager notified the City Council of his decision on the furloughs this morning. Although I knew such measures were likely, my heart continues to break at the news of more economic pain for people in […]