World’s oldest street festival comes to Dallas

World’s oldest street festival comes to Dallas

By Becky Mayad For the first time, Ratha Yatra, the Festival of Chariots will be held in Downtown Dallas on Saturday, April 7, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Dallas Arts District, joining other global city centers like New York City’s Fifth Avenue and London’s Piccadilly Circus in celebrating this event. Described as […]

39th annual parade ready to blaze the Ave.

39th annual parade ready to blaze the Ave.

The 2018 Dallas Mavs St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival, presented by the Dallas Mavericks, is on Saturday, March 17, at 11 a.m. Dallas native Burton Gilliam, a character actor known for such films as “Paper Moon,” “Blazing Saddles” and “Back to the Future III,” is the 2018 Grand Marshal. The Dallas Mavs St. Patrick’s Parade […]

Cornyn pushes for action on background checks

Cornyn pushes for action on background checks

By Haley Samsel The Texas Tribune At a bipartisan White House meeting on gun violence Wednesday, President Donald Trump pressed Republican U.S. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas and other lawmakers to come together and create “one great piece of legislation” to address background checks on gun sales, in addition to other measures. The meeting was […]

Free clothes for a PROMise to stay drug free

Free clothes for a PROMise to stay drug free

By June Deibel The Alliance on Underage Drinking (ALOUD) and The Council on Alcohol & Drugs are pleased to open registration for the 17th Annual BuzzFree PROMises Dress & Suit Giveaway to be held on Saturday, March 24 at the Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Collegiate Academy, 1700 E. Camp Wisdom Road, Dallas, 75241. Check-in will begin […]

Party of the Year set for April 5 at Winfrey Point

Party of the Year set for April 5 at Winfrey Point

By Jennifer Hoesterey White Rock Lake Conservancy has partnered with the City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department to bring Celebration! White Rock, the fifth annual 5k/10k race and festival to be held on April 5 from 6 to 8:30 p.m at Winfrey Point on the east side of White Rock Lake. This is an […]

Volunteers needed for lake clean-up

Volunteers needed for lake clean-up

Join the dedicated volunteers of For the Love of the Lake (FTLOTL) for a special “after the rain” Shoreline Spruce Up. The group will be cleaning up the mess the recent storms left along the shoreline between Sunset Bay and Winfrey Point (marker WRT 181 and Sunset Bay) at White Rock Lake. Meet at the […]

American impressionist to visit Dutch Art

American impressionist to visit Dutch Art

March brings landscape artist Layne Johnson to Dutch Art Gallery with his solo show, “Chasing The Light.” The artist will be painting landscapes live on Saturday, March 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Inspired by the painters of the Hudson River School, Layne’s work is described as a blend of Luminism, Classical Realism with […]

Young engineers build bridges at Perot

Young engineers build bridges at Perot

In the bridge-building “battle of the junior engineers” held at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science this week, it was the “Excellent Engineers” team — with students from The Hockaday School and St. Philip’s School and Community Center — who came out on top. Female engineer Dr. Menzer Pehlivan, star of the “Dream Big […]

Animals deserve second opinions, too!

Animals deserve second opinions, too!

By Beth Leermakers One of the rescue vets who treats my foster dogs has no bedside manner. He gives short, cryptic answers to my medical questions. Beth: “Since my foster dog is heartworm negative, what else could be causing him to be so thin? Could he have worms?” Vet: “Maybe. Or it could be something […]