Free rides means you can Freeze the Keys!

Free rides means you can Freeze the Keys!

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) and Coors Light are delivering a safe alternative to driving on New Year’s Eve with free DART rides on all buses, trains, Paratransit Services and the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) between Union Station and CentrePort/DFW Airport Station. Customers are encouraged to FREEZE THE KEYS and let DART be their designated […]

Obama encourages learning through art

Obama encourages learning through art

Former First Lady Michelle Obama stopped by the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House to welcome students and help kick off the first annual Young Women’s Leadership Conference: Leadership Lessons Learned through the Arts. The program, produced by the nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center, included 150 young women from nine North Texas high schools and […]

Watch for signs your feline may be in pain

Watch for signs your feline may be in pain

By Dr. Beth Leermakers Cats are stoic creatures who hide their pain and discomfort. This tendency is adaptive for wild cats that don’t want to reveal weakness to predators. However, domestic cats may suffer if their caregivers don’t realize they’re hurting. Dental disease, arthritis, urinary tract disease, bone disease and cancer are just a few […]

‘Old soul’ creates businesses to help others

‘Old soul’ creates businesses to help others

By Sujata Dand “The trick is in the wick,” Christopher Row explains as he fills up a tin container with soy wax. The 12-year-old St. John’s Episcopal student is in his candle making office, a converted closet on the second floor of his East Dallas home. His pet bird Wheatley watches quietly from his cage. […]

Families invited to celebrate at Day 1 Dallas

Families invited to celebrate at Day 1 Dallas

VOGEL ALCOVE Day 1 Dallas is a free family fair and firework show on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, 2019. The event is held in the Centennial building at Fair Park. From 3-7 p.m. children and families can enjoy games, arts & crafts, live music and magic performances, bounce houses, rock climbing, a reptile exhibit, […]

Shelter dogs are grateful to new owners

Shelter dogs are grateful to new owners

By Dr. Beth Leermakers Choosing the Right Shelter Dog, Part 2 – Meeting Potential Dogs at the Shelter  In my last column I stressed the importance of choosing a shelter dog that’s a good match for your lifestyle. A potential adopter recently applied to adopt Oliver, my high-energy, slightly neurotic foster dog. Although he’s a […]

‘Solstice’ celebrates with sparkling ensemble

‘Solstice’ celebrates with sparkling ensemble

By Shari Goldstein Stern Take a cozy little picnic in the middle of a forest in the dark of night and then within moments go on a shopping binge at NorthPark Center, and you’ll get a surprising little Christmas present tied with a bow of TV sound bites.  The unique holiday gift is “Solstice,” and […]

Perseverance proves dreams can come true

Perseverance proves dreams can come true

By Lisa Miller A dream, six years in the making, has finally come to fruition for Dallas United Crew (DUC). The 501(c)3 non-profit rowing and dragon boating organization recently celebrated its boathouse dedication at White Rock Lake. City dignitaries and community leaders were in attendance to help with the ribbon cutting and to acknowledge the […]

State Fair releases coveted recipes

State Fair releases coveted recipes

Cookies and the holiday season go together like Big Tex and corny dogs — one just enhances the other. Holiday cookies can be traditional, but that doesn’t mean you should make the same batch year after year. If you’re looking to venture out into new culinary territory this season, look no further than the State […]

Chamber recognizes outstanding Teachers of the Year

Chamber recognizes outstanding Teachers of the Year

By Deborah Brown The Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce recognized outstanding teachers who have made significant contributions to the classrooms and the community. The 2018 Teacher of the Year Award Winners are: Maria Pacheco, Martha Turner Reilly Elementary; Susan Moreno, J. L. Long Middle School; Megan Johnson, Skyline High School; Sarah Lewis, Dallas Academy; […]