‘Steaks on the Lake’ now ‘The Hope Party’

‘Steaks on the Lake’ now ‘The Hope Party’

By Jef Tingley On Friday, Nov. 22, a crowd of more than 400 guests filled The Bomb Factory in Deep Ellum for an evening of food, fun and fundraising for Grant Halliburton Foundation. Celebrating its 10th year, Steaks on the Lake (named after its humble beginnings with views of White Rock Lake) is an annual […]

Riders share need for speed

Riders share need for speed

By David Mullen Local cyclocross riders Tyler Cloutier, 31, and Abigail Yates, 16, share a passion for hitting the road, even if they are miles apart in life experiences.  Both competed in the Resolution Cross Cup on Dec. 7 and Dec. 8 at Winters Park Amphitheater in Garland, home to the North Texas Cyclocross group. […]

Team builds robots, relationships

Team builds robots, relationships

By Gigi Ekstrom On Nov. 23, Lakehill Preparatory School’s Robotics team had its initial qualifier for FIRST Tech Challenge at the Allen STEM Center in Allen, Texas. The FIRST Robotics Competition is an international high school robotics competition that gives students real-world engineering experience. The Lakehill Bionicles (Team #14904, pictured) and their robot, Mata Nui, […]

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 […]

Book pages become art at library event

Book pages become art at library event

From Staff Reports Create a fun, festive wreath for the holidays using old books on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Forest Green Branch Library. All materials will be provided! This event is free, but due to limited seats, registration is required. To register, visit dallaslibrary.librarymarket.com/events/book-page-wreaths. The Forest Green Branch Library is […]

Shaping lives earns teachers awards

Shaping lives earns teachers awards

Six East Dallas teachers received Teacher of the Year awards by the Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce at a luncheon on Nov. 19 at Lakehill Preparatory’s Alice and Erle Nye Family Environmental Science Center. The event was sponsored by Oncor and Comerica. The winners are: Jennifer Edoghotu, L. L. Hotchkiss Elementary School; Michael Jones, […]

Firefighter goes above, beyond call of duty

Firefighter goes above, beyond call of duty

By Jason L. Evans Dallas Fire-Rescue formally recognized firefighter Peter “Pete” Hartnett, and the crew riding DFR Engine 28, for his life-saving actions on the morning of Monday, May 21, 2018, while responding to an “Aggravated Assault” call. Upon arrival, Engine 28 found a woman, who had been doused with kerosene and set on fire, […]

Group of the Year named

Group of the Year named

From Staff Reports For more than 20 years, volunteer groups have gathered monthly to pick up trash at White Rock Lake. The Adopt-A-Shoreline program is a Dallas Park and Recreation Department initiative administered by For the Love of the Lake. Fifty local organizations have pledged their commitment by signing on as Adopt-a-Shoreline groups, agreeing to […]

Arts District prepares to dazzle crowds

Arts District prepares to dazzle crowds

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center announced that its annual free holiday event, Reliant Lights Your Holidays, will take place Saturday, Dec. 7. The event is held on the AT&T Performing Arts Center campus from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with a concert and fireworks show. On the same day, Klyde Warren Park’s Tree Lighting […]

Teacher wins $25K

Teacher wins $25K

Doubling down on dual language learning is a smart bet for students in Susan Moreno’s classroom at J.L. Long Middle School in Dallas, where Spanish and English are used interchangeably. Yet Moreno (pictured above) was momentarily speechless in two languages this past week at a surprise school assembly where she was presented with a Milken […]

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