New playground meets children’s needs

FLAG POLE HILL Drawing on the energy of a friendly 9-foot tall rubber ducky, as well as the genius of a landscape architect known for creating fun greenery at Texas Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital, For the Love of The Lake (FTLOTL) has built the community an exciting new, fully accessible playground at Flag Pole Hill.  […]

Dedicated students take charge of solution

Dedicated students take charge of solution

GIRL SCOUT GOLD AWARD By Lauren Smith-Morris Many White Rock Lake Weekly readers are likely recyclers. They have big blue bins in their alleys and driveways and take them to the curb for hassle-free pickup once a week. But what they might not know is that their neighborhood schools sometimes struggle to meet even this […]

Our justice system fails women

Our justice system fails women

By Judge John Creuzot We cannot afford to continue to sit idly by and remain silent as the number of female inmates in Texas jails and prisons grows higher and higher. Between 1980 and 2018, the percentage of women held in state penal institutions has grown by approximately 861 percent. This is wrong, and we […]

Special Olympics headed to lake

Special Olympics headed to lake

By Brooke Tinch For the ninth year in a row, White Rock Rowing Club is hosting the Texas Special Olympics kayaking competition. White Rock Rowing contributes coaches to the cause and dedicates the day to making this event a success.  The mission of the Texas Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic […]

Exhibit shows ‘the other side’ of American history

Exhibit shows ‘the other side’ of American history

By Becky Mayad   A groundbreaking and widely acclaimed exhibition with a powerful message, Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty is now open at the African American Museum in Fair Park (3536 Grand Ave. in Dallas) and continues through Dec. 31.  Dallas is the first city to host the updated traveling exhibition, which brings […]

St. Andrew’s welcomes home musician

St. Andrew’s welcomes home musician

By Suzanne M. Anderson Italian Cellist Francesco Mastromatteo will bring a solo cello concert to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 3204 Skillman St. in Dallas, on Sunday, Sept. 30 beginning at 5 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public, and a reception will follow in the fellowship hall.  The concert “Legend and Surprise” […]

Art returns to old home with new name

Art returns to old home with new name

By Becky Mayad The 2018 fall season for the Crow Museum of Asian Art (CMAA) kicks off this week with an array of popular events along with new programming to accompany the museum’s new name, expanded facility, street-side art studio and a new Center for Contemplative Leadership (CCL) focused on wellness.  Free and open to […]

Trains ready to load up 2018 sponsors

Trains ready to load up 2018 sponsors

By Lindsey Lyons Celebrating more than 30 years benefiting the Ronald McDonald House (RHMD), 20 years at NorthPark Center and 10 years with presenting sponsor, Bank of Texas, The Trains at NorthPark is launching its 2018 season with its limited-edition railcars now for sale. All railcars purchased will be on display during the Trains exhibit […]

Andrea’s needs some local sourcing

Andrea’s needs some local sourcing

By Sara Newberry   I only ate at La Parrillada, the previous tenant in the space on Gaston that now houses Andrea’s, once. It was fine, average, nothing really memorable good or bad. Andrea’s has changed up the interior slightly and, obviously, has a completely different menu, but the feel is the same in that […]

Dispite challenges, vet competes — and wins!

By Kristi Etheredge Born Oct. 5, 1948 in the sleepy hamlet of Carlisle, Iowa, John Powell overcame unbelievable odds as a child. Stricken with dreaded polio at the age of four, and spending two years of his young life in an iron lung, he was fortunate enough to eventually recover with no apparent serious after […]

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