Catnip bubbles? Who knew?

Catnip bubbles? Who knew?

By Dr. Beth Leermakers Your cat races around wildly before rolling onto her back, drooling, licking the catnip-filled toy and rubbing it on her face. She may look like she’s high after sniffing catnip, but is she really? Yes, according to a recent study.  Catnip (Nepeta cataria) is a common herb that belongs to the […]

Fund created to help fallen officer’s family

Fund created to help fallen officer’s family

From DPD Staff Reports Officer Mitchell Penton of the Dallas Police Department was struck by a drunk driver and killed during the early morning hours of February 13. Penton was on duty, providing security for an accident scene when his patrol vehicle was struck. The impact of the crash caused Officer Penton’s vehicle to hit […]

Mother Nature delays opening of Blooms

Mother Nature delays opening of Blooms

Named by Southern Living as one of “The Best Places to See Stunning Spring Blooms Across the South,” the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden presents Dallas Blooms, the largest annual floral festival in the Southwest. Presented by IBERIABANK/First Horizon, the festival runs now to April 11. With the theme “America the Beautiful,” the spring festival […]

‘Out of Africa’ hats to take over botanical garden

‘Out of Africa’ hats to take over botanical garden

By Sharon Adams Jolie Humphrey, chair of Mad Hatter’s Tea Out of Africa Into the Garden announces the Hat Categories for judging at the event happening on Thursday, April 15 at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. This is Mad Hatter’s Tea 33rd year benefiting the Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden […]

‘Tosca’ live-stream set for Feb. 26

‘Tosca’ live-stream set for Feb. 26

By Suzanne Calvin The Dallas Opera will make the company’s gripping 2015 production of Giacomo Puccini’s immortal Tosca available free of charge for home viewing. This passionate, star-studded production was originally simulcast live in high definition to a North Texas audience at Klyde Warren Park. TDO’s Tosca stream will premiere online Friday, Feb. 26 at […]

Arctic blast brings memories from past

Arctic blast brings memories from past

As an arctic freeze envelopes Dallas this week, we thought we’d take a trip back to the past by publishing this picture from the wintery weather of 2015. As much as 7 inches of snow fell in Grapevine that March, while most areas saw at least 2 inches. The seagulls at White Rock Lake enjoyed […]

Buffalo Soldiers come to life at state park

Buffalo Soldiers come to life at state park

BLACK HISTORY MONTH By Therese Powell Join the Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Buffalo Soldiers Program this Saturday, Feb. 6, at Cedar Hill State Park as they kick off the first weekend of Black History Month with a program that includes stories, artifacts and soldiers in period 1870s uniforms. Buffalo Soldiers were African American soldiers who […]

Child Poverty Action Lab receives $750K

Child Poverty Action Lab receives $750K

By Emily Walsh The Dallas Foundation, the first community foundation in Texas, has granted Dallas-based Child Poverty Action Lab (CPAL) $750K to support CPAL’s mission of reducing childhood poverty in Dallas by 50 percent within a single generation. The Dallas Foundation’s grant to CPAL is the organization’s largest grant issued to date, and is strategically […]

Bath House reopening with true love

Bath House reopening with true love

By Enrique Fernández After months of renovations and closures due to the pandemic, the Bath House Cultural Center will begin a gradual reopening of its gallery programs with limited days and hours of operation. In February, the center will host one of its most popular exhibitions, the 26th annual El Corazón show.   As in […]

Comedians ready to laugh about love

Comedians ready to laugh about love

By Jan Norton Give the gift of laughter to your special someone this year! Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Backdoor Comedy Club located at 940 E. Belt Line Rd. in Richardson, inside The Line Public House. And if you don’t have a date that evening, don’t cry about it; laugh it off at Dallas’ longest running […]

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