Student learning boosted by new team

Student learning boosted by new team

COVID-19 drove educators to look at things differently after accepting the fact e-learning would be a necessary component to instruction for the foreseeable future. Much like the students they lead, Dallas Academy teachers stepped up to face the challenges and embraced the opportunity to find a new and exciting way to teach during the global […]

Big Tex says: Fire up your creativity

Big Tex says: Fire up your creativity

By Karissa Condoianis The State Fair of Texas is excited to announce the 2021 Virtual Creative Arts Contests, kicking off with Texas Theme Cookie Decorating. In addition, the 2021 Virtual Creative Arts Contest Handbook is now available online.  With four brand-new virtual contests, Texans can celebrate their creativity year-round. Whether participants are showing off their […]

High demand leads Dallas ISD to launch new Montessori school

High demand leads Dallas ISD to launch new Montessori school

From Dallas ISD Staff Reports Dallas ISD has seen a huge demand for Montessori schools, with there being three times as many applications as there are available seats. With that in mind, Dallas ISD is launching a new Montessori Dual Language school in North Dallas to provide additional choices to Dallas area families. The school, which […]

Crime Watch — Vol. 12, No. 4

Crime Watch — Vol. 12, No. 4

Jan. 12 – 9:46 a.m. 9400 Block, Beck Ave. (75206) Aggravated Assault w/ a Deadly Weapon: An unknown suspect pointed a handgun at the complainant’s head. Jan. 13 – 3:15 p.m. 1900 Block, Greenville Ave. (75206) Aggravated Assault w/ a Deadly Weapon: The suspect struck both of the complainants in the face with a rock. […]

110 volunteers show up to help lake

110 volunteers show up to help lake

The Funky East Dallas Democrats, aka The FEDDs, came out in numbers for the Second Saturday Clean-up, hosted by For the Love of the Lake. More than 110 volunteers removed trash and debris from the shores of White Rock Lake. Positive turnouts like this make a great difference. To volunteer for next month’s clean-up, visit […]

Dallas participates in national memorial

Dallas participates in national memorial

From City Staff Reports The City of Dallas participated in the national Memorial to Lives Lost to COVID-19, synchronizing the ringing of bells in conjunction with the same memorial, which took place in Washington D.C. on January 19, also occurring that day in cities and towns across  the country. The memorial featured the lighting of […]

‘HISTORY HAS ITS EYES ON US’

‘HISTORY HAS ITS EYES ON US’

Poet Amanda Gorman calls for better America By Camila Domonoske KERA/NPR News When Amanda Gorman, a 22-year-old poet from Los Angeles, took to the stage on Wednesday, it was immediately clear why the new president had chosen her as his inaugural poet. Gorman echoed, in dynamic and propulsive verse, the same themes that Biden has […]

Sailing club prepares for reopening

Sailing club prepares for reopening

WHITE ROCK BOAT CLUB White Rock Boat Club reopens on Friday, June 5. Organized events are now permitted at the club with social distance guidelines recommended. It is advised that lake lovers use common sense when in the general area of others, wear a face covering, gloves, stay six feet apart, and whatever other protection […]

Crime Watch — January 15 -21, 2021

Crime Watch — January 15 -21, 2021

Jan. 5 – 12:40 a.m. 9000 Block, Vantage Point Dr. (75243) Arson: The suspect set the complainant’s vehicle on fire.  Jan. 5 – 1 a.m. 9600 Block, Forest Ln. (75243) Deadly Conduct: An unknown suspect pointed a gun at a security officer. Jan. 5 – 2:17 p.m. 10700 Block, Ruth Ann Dr. (75228) Aggravated Robbery […]

Writer’s legacy leads to wish list

Writer’s legacy leads to wish list

By Mary Wilonsky Karen Blumenthal, the acclaimed writer and a fierce advocate for libraries, loved her nearby Forest Green library, but knew that her Northeast Dallas neighborhood deserved better. Her years of lobbying for the Dallas Public Library system included an emphasis on the need to replace the small, inadequate Forest Green branch, and her […]