Free pre-K now offered in Dallas ISD

Free pre-K now offered in Dallas ISD

To mark his 40th year in education, Dallas ISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa (pictured in blue tie) personally greeted dozens of families to welcome them back to school. In addition to thanking the educators and community partners, he praised the parents who are invaluable to their students’ success. “Everyone in our community plays an important role […]

Local small businesses receive honors

Local small businesses receive honors

By Deborah Brown The Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce held its 2019 Chamber Awards this past Tuesday at the Lakewood Country Club. Eight area businesses were honored with the following recognitions: BUSINESS OF THE YEAR  This award is given to recognize the outstanding East Dallas business of the year. Highland Park Cafeteria CHAIRMAN’S AWARD […]

Teacher goes back in time to learn

Teacher goes back in time to learn

From Staff Reports Josh Ault, a seventh-grade teacher at Robert T. Hill Middle School in Dallas, recently completed an intense, week-long immersion in American history at the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute.  The Teacher Institute was created to encourage history education and make it engaging for students. Now in its 30th year, the Teacher Institute helps […]

New programs offer additional opportunities at Dallas ISD for 2019-2020

Dallas ISD Board of Trustees Dan Micciche, District 3 Teachers have been hired, schools have been spruced up, supplies and uniforms have been purchased, and everyone is ready for the start of a new school year on Monday, Aug. 19. To help your school year get off to the right start, the district’s Back To […]

Basil Roland Gentry

Basil Roland Gentry

  Basil “Big Money” Roland Gentry, 93, of Garland, Texas entered the Pearly Gates of Heaven surrounded by family on Aug. 6, 2019. Basil was born to parents Joseph Napoleon Gentry and Nora Cornelia Farmer Gentry on January 26, 1926 in Reinhardt, Texas. He was the last man living from Reinhardt, which is now East […]

Finalists ready to wow with Fair food

Finalists ready to wow with Fair food

By Karissa Condoianis The final countdown to three of the most coveted food titles in all of Texas begins. The State Fair of Texas is proud to partner with Metro by T-Mobile to present the 15th Annual Big Tex® Choice Awards.  On Sunday, Aug. 25, three winners will be crowned in the categories of “Best […]

Event offers vegetarian feast

By Anandini Plotkin On Friday, Aug. 23, The Radha Kalachandji Hare Krishna Temple will celebrate Janmastami. Janmastami — the Krishna’s birthday festival — begins at 6 p.m. and will continue until midnight, the exact moment of the anniversary of Krishna’s advent. The festival will feature live kirtan music (musical meditation), classical Indian dance (bharat-natyam) performances […]

Charletta Wayne Good Greene

Charletta Wayne Good Greene

Charletta Wayne Good Greene. What a woman! She was a career military wife, a teacher, a student, an historian, artist and adventurer.  Charletta took Girl Scouts rafting down the Colorado River and sat down with Margaret Thatcher at a luncheon. She taught kids to swim and Navy Seals water rescue. We wonder how many lives […]

Community support essential in saving lives

Community support essential in saving lives

By Dr. Beth Leermakers Yesterday, I drove 200 miles to save a dog. Three other volunteer drivers helped transport my new foster dog Louie, a sweet black lab, on his 300-mile journey from his south Texas shelter up to Dallas. Louie was supposed to fly here in a private plane flown by a Pilots ’N […]

Baby boomers celebrate season of love

Baby boomers celebrate season of love

WOODSTOCK — 50 years LATER By Shari Goldstein Stern Who doesn’t love ’60s music, and think it was the best decade of the art form? Most Baby Boomers won’t argue, and might actually be obsessed with the genre, having grown up against the background of Janis Joplin, Santana, Bob Dylan, Joe Cocker and Richie Havens. […]