Our common ground needs our help

By Nancy Black One hundred ten. That’s how many volunteers from one local group showed up to help clean White Rock Lake this past weekend. That’s a lot of people — all masked and gloved up — united for a common cause. I wish that could be our community’s collective theme moving forward in 2021 […]

Will you be ready?

By Nancy Black Fifteen. That’s how many people I know who died last year. Remarkably, only one was from COVID-19, the coronavirus, which disrupted all of our lives in the year 2020 and has killed more than 300,000 of our fellow Americans so far.  A few of my friends were old, and some might say […]

2020 needs its own dictionary

By Nancy Black Twenty-twenty. Two little words that have changed all of our lives forever. There have been so many words or phrases in 2020, which we had never heard before, or whose use has taken on a new significance, that now eerily represent the year we’ve just experienced with just their mention.  These are […]

Shop the Rock!

By Nancy Black Community Counts! Keep it Local! That’s our motto here at White Rock Lake Weekly. We’re all about living, eating and shopping in our fabulous East Dallas communities. Ignore all those slick Black Friday advertising deals from the big box stores. Stay home that day, kick back and watch an old holiday movie. […]

Please wear a mask!

By Nancy Black Covidiot. There, I wrote it. For all those people out there who are still refusing to wear a mask in public, you’re a Covidiot. For all those who still believe an entire global pandemic is just a political hoax, you’re a Covidiot. For all those who think they can’t have the coronavirus […]

Christmas, here I come!

By Nancy Black Families are encouraged not to gather together this Thanksgiving because of the threat of spreading COVID-19. My family is on board, as we all hope to live to see the year 2020 end. Therefore, I’m not going to wait. I used to wait until the day after Thanksgiving — Black Friday, my […]

Vote! Vote! Vote!

By Nancy Black When I was in elementary school, I had the coolest sweatshirt ever. It had the word VOTE across the chest and a big hand making a peace sign below. The red, white and blue colors of the peace sign, similar to our nation’s flag, really made it special to me. I couldn’t […]

Halloween not as scary as 2020

By Nancy Black “Pretzels?!?” my children exclaimed with disgust. “What kind of kid wants pretzels for Halloween?!?” They were furious with me for buying a big box of individually wrapped, Halloween decorated, pretzel bags. I thought the cute, little pumpkin pretzels were a healthy alternative to the pounds and pounds of rich chocolate and pure […]

Purple, like a black eye

By Nancy Black “Purple,” my teenager announced as they went into my closet. “I need something purple to wear tomorrow to school.” I asked why and was told it was to honor one of their teachers who had been killed in a domestic violence attack. “We’re all wearing purple tomorrow to bring awareness to domestic […]

Do it today; see tomorrow

Do it today; see tomorrow

By Nancy Black Mine was on Friday. Hers was on Wednesday. Mine was normal. Hers was not. We’d both gone in for our yearly mammograms. My friend is now facing surgery, a mastectomy, and months of chemotherapy and radiation. She has breast cancer. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I would like to remind […]

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