Parkland launches daycare for patients

Parkland launches daycare for patients

Center for Innovation By Sujata Dand What happens when a parent gets sick — and doesn’t have childcare lined up during treatment? When researchers study women’s health, they often overlook that critical need. But Dallas’s Parkland Hospital is trying to change that. Just a few weeks before Lakesha Bunch’s 10-month old son, Josiah, was born, […]

Solar members sought

Solar members sought

By Lisa Rimmert Homeowners and business owners in Dallas County have the opportunity to join a solar co-op launched by nonprofit Solar United Neighbors, in partnership with 350 Dallas and Green Careers Dallas. The group is seeking members and will host the first of several information meetings on Tuesday, Jan. 7, at Texas New Era […]

District 3 principal wins national award

District 3 principal wins national award

Dallas ISD Board of Trustees Dan Micciche, District 3 It takes a team — teachers, support staff, parents and students — for a school to be successful, but it can’t happen without leadership and vision. That is what Jack Lowe Sr. Elementary School Principal Sandra Barrios (pictured below) has brought to the school, and it has […]

Senior brings joy of music to children

Senior brings joy of music to children

After visiting the orphanage she was adopted from as a child, Sanaya, a senior at the Booker T. Washington High School for the Visual and Performing Arts, was inspired to make a positive impact with her life. With her friend who attends Hockaday, Sanaya started Songbirds of Service, which spreads a love of music and […]

4word to welcome Laura Bush

4word to welcome Laura Bush

By Deborah Brown Former First Lady Laura W. Bush will be the keynote speaker for the Fifth Annual 4word Gala, which will be held on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Dallas Renaissance Hotel, 2222 North Stemmons Freeway. The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with a reception, and the gala will start at 7 p.m. Proceeds […]

Local woodworkers build 400 toys

Local woodworkers build 400 toys

By Jef Tingley While many altruistic people wait until the holiday season approaches to start purchasing gifts for children in need, a local group of seniors started constructing their contributions to the Hobby Crafters toy drive earlier this summer. Hobby Crafters is a foundation of volunteers that strives to provide free handmade wooden toys for […]

Nicklas celebrates 102 years!

Nicklas celebrates 102 years!

By Carolyn Johnson Bernice Nicklas was born Bernice Pearl Hooks on Dec. 23, 1917, just a few months before the end of WWI. She is the 12th child in her family of six boys and six girls. When she was born, she was already an aunt twice. She went to school in a one-room school […]

Quick-thinking freshman saves toddler

Quick-thinking freshman saves toddler

From Dallas ISD Staff Reports Bryan Adams High School freshman Kaveion Morris was walking from his home to the bus stop when he heard a toddler crying near the pool of an apartment complex.  When he got a closer look, he saw the crying toddler was pointing to a young girl drowning in the pool.  Morris […]

THE POWER OF YOUTH

THE POWER OF YOUTH

16-year-old named ‘Person of the Year’ By Bill Chappell KERA/NPR News Greta Thunberg, the activist who has quickly become a leading voice on climate change, is Time’s Person of the Year for 2019. At 16, she is the youngest person to earn the title in the magazine’s 92-year history.  Thunberg burst onto the world stage […]

Exchange Club honors local heroes

Exchange Club honors local heroes

In 2006, John Dean and Rhonda Russell conceived a neighborhood poster to honor members of the Lake Highlands area who were serving in the military. Both served as presidents of the Exchange Club of Lake Highlands and Rhonda was the founder and president of The Lake Highlands Military Moms. These posters were sponsored by the […]