Dallas’ homeless students to benefit from prize

Dallas’ homeless students to benefit from prize

By Kurt Watkins Catastrophic. That’s the term used by school officials to describe the level of homelessness in the Dallas Independent School District. The second largest urban school district in Texas, Dallas ISD serves approximately 160,000 students. Last spring, it reported that more than 3,500 of its students were homeless. According to After8toEducate, these students […]

Family Gateway out to show helping can be fun

Family Gateway out to show helping can be fun

Family Gateway will host its first family fundraiser, DAY to PLAY, on Saturday, April 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. at AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Annette Strauss Artist Square, honoring the late founder of Family Gateway, former Dallas Mayor Annette Strauss. The simple purpose of the event is to give children a day to just […]

‘Beautiful but fleeting’ cherry trees blooming

‘Beautiful but fleeting’ cherry trees blooming

By Terry Lendecker One of nature’s most beautiful presentations of color is starting to unfold now at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. A wave of delicate pink and white cherry blossoms on the Arboretum’s 150 cherry blossom trees are starting to unfold, announcing their annual arrival and ushering in springtime. The flowering cherry trees […]

State Fair foots bill for major improvements

State Fair foots bill for major improvements

The State Fair of Texas aims to preserve its historical Fair Park home by helping to fund necessary improvements to its buildings and facilities. In 2018, the Fair is giving the City of Dallas $4 million to help pay for major maintenance and improvements at Fair Park, with the decision on how to allocate these […]

Living history ETA at LOVE? March 28 at 13:30

Living history ETA at LOVE? March 28 at 13:30

The Wings of Freedom Tour, presented by the Frontiers of Flight Museum, will bring extremely rare bomber and fighter aircraft to North Texas for a local living history exhibit as part of 110-city nationwide tour. Visitors at the Frontiers of Flight Museum will not only get a chance to view the interactive display, they will […]

Library calling all artists

Library calling all artists

From Staff Reports Members of the Lakewood Library Friends will be in the Lakewood Library auditorium on Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to take in works of art for the 54th Annual Lakewood Library Art Show in May. Members of the Lakewood Library Friends can submit two pieces for free; all […]

Bluebonnets are blooming at the Bush

Bluebonnets are blooming at the Bush

By Bobbi Grunner The George W. Bush Presidential Center again offers its tremendously popular, docent-guided Bluebonnet Tours on Saturdays through June 2. Along with the stunning bluebonnets, the Native Texas Park on the grounds of the Bush Center features other seasonal wildflowers, native Texas grasses, tree-shaded lawns, and clearings providing habitats for butterflies, birds and […]

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking

From Morning Edition NPR News There aren’t very many scientists who achieved rock star status. Stephen Hawking, who has died at the age of 76, family members told British media early Wednesday, was definitely a contender. “He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years,” […]

Senior pen pals teach students cursive

Senior pen pals teach students cursive

By Lauren Witt During this school year, 19 seniors living at Presbyterian Village North (PVN), a Dallas senior living community, are serving as an inspiration to third grade students in Karen Gunter’s class at Good Shepherd Episcopal School. Each senior is paired up with a student, and the pair is writing cursive letters back and […]

New show highlights LBJ’s ‘Great Society’

New show highlights LBJ’s ‘Great Society’

By Shari Goldstein Stern Brandon Potter’s convincing portrayal of Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ) in Dallas Theater Center’s (DTC) current production of “The Great Society” is reminiscent of his abrasive, in-your-face performance as LBJ in DTC’s “All the Way” in 2014. Pulitzer Prize-winning, Texas native, University of Texas alum and playwright Robert Schenkkan, who wrote the […]

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