Comerica becomes Fairy Godmother

Comerica becomes Fairy Godmother

Comerica Bank is hosting its fifth annual Prom Dress Drive, benefitting Dallas CASA and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas, during the month of February. Five Dallas-area Comerica banking centers will serve as drop-off locations for new or gently-used, cleaned formal dresses and accessories. Donations will benefit local teen girls, who otherwise may […]

Love birds really do mate for life

Love birds really do mate for life

By Dr. Beth Leermakers “Love is in the air.” Swans, doves and lovebirds are popular décor themes at weddings, where the newlyweds may be described as “lovebirds.” The earliest association between St. Valentine’s Day and romantic love comes from a 14th century poem by Chaucer about birds. The poem, called the “Parliament of Fowls,” describes […]

Blooms ready to burst at Botanical Garden

Blooms ready to burst at Botanical Garden

By Krista Gabbert With the greatest views of the downtown Dallas skyline and White Rock Lake, the Dallas Arboretum is hailed as one of the best picnic spots in North Texas, so Dallas Blooms celebrates with the theme, “Life’s a Picnic.” Presented by IBERIABANK, the festival runs from Feb. 23 to April 7 and features […]

‘White Ghost’ takes the win!

‘White Ghost’ takes the win!

By Shelia Huffman Central Christian Church looked a bit like a cowboy watering hole Sunday afternoon with boots, bandanas and pots full of chili decorating the fellowship hall, but it was just the annual “John Shinn Chili Cook-Off.” Michael Raines and Pastor Ken Crawford brought home the blues with “Sweet Red Pepper,” Michael’s winner in […]

Perot Museum reveals polished up Gem Hall

Perot Museum reveals polished up Gem Hall

By Taylor Mayad Continuing its commitment to keep content relevant and exciting, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science unveiled a refreshed Lyda Hill Gems and Minerals Hall this week.  Enhancements to the Lyda Hill Gems and Minerals Hall include a redesigned floor plan and new opportunities to educate and engage guests while highlighting one-of-a-kind […]

Students’ dedication honored

Students’ dedication honored

By Gigi Ekstrom Lakehill has a long tradition of community service with students who give generously of their time and talents to make an impact on their communities. Three Upper School students, juniors Anders Ekstrom and Lindsey Evans, and senior Kate Langley were recently selected as honorees in the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program […]

Family tradition lives on through King

Family tradition lives on through King

From Dallas ISD Staff Reports The winner of the 27th annual Dallas Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratory Competition is Jasira King, a fourth-grader at William Brown Miller Elementary School. Competitors write, memorize and deliver the speeches based on the theme. This year, students were asked to provide their takes on “What would Dr. Martin Luther King […]

How Texans can get help during shutdown

How Texans can get help during shutdown

From KERA News With many federal workers in Texas going without a paycheck as the partial government shutdown continues, local organizations and agencies have put the call out for donations to help employees during this difficult time. The North Texas Food Bank is working to identify and respond to the increased needs of residents. Those […]

CASA thanks leaders

CASA thanks leaders

The North Texas Coalition Against Human Trafficking presented the Champion of Freedom Award to the Dallas and Fort Worth police departments at Dallas CASA on January 17. The departments were honored for their work combatting human trafficking. Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall and the Dallas Police Department’s High Risk Trafficking Unit, and Fort Worth Police […]

Hairballs are not always harmless

Hairballs are not always harmless

By Dr. Beth Leermakers Aaaccckkk. If you’re a cat parent, you probably dread hearing that hacking, retching sound your cat makes before she throws up a hairball — usually at 2 am. Although they’re fairly common, hairballs that occur frequently are not normal for a healthy cat. Cats’ digestive systems are built to handle the […]

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