Crime Watch: Jan. 23 – 30

Jan. 23 – 7:07 a.m. 5500 Block, Willis Ave. (75206) Burglary of a Motor Vehicle: The suspect broke out the window on the complainant’s vehicle, entered and stole his laptop.   Jan. 23 – 12:24 p.m. 9600 Block, Wickersham Rd. (75238) Home Invasion: The arrested person forced his way into the complainant’s residence, demanded money […]

The State of the Lake

By Nancy Black “A persuasive speech is a specific type of speech in which the speaker has a goal of convincing the audience to accept his or her point of view. The speech is arranged in such a way as to hopefully cause the audience to accept all or part of the expressed view.” — […]

President Dan Micciche, District 3: It’s all about students

By Dan Micciche Student achievement depends on a number of factors that include academics, extracurricular involvement, and social and emotional well-being, to name a few. Student life in Dallas ISD is filled to the brim with vibrant opportunities in all of these areas. That’s the power of a great public school system, one that is […]

Bath House brings more love to the lake

The opening reception for the 24th Annual El Corazón Exhibition is on Saturday, Feb. 3 from 7-9 p.m. at the Bath House Cultural Center. Curated by Jose Vargas, El Corazón is a passionate and eclectic art exhibition that features a variety of ideas, styles and concepts inspired by the human heart (El Corazón), an important […]

Troop 68 welcomes seven new Eagle Scouts

Highland Park United Methodist Church chartered BSA Troop 68 graduated seven scouts to their Eagle rank Dec. 10, 2017. Reaching Eagle rank usually takes between five to nine years in a scout’s journey. The Eagle scouts at this Court of Honor were: William Houston Hall, the son of Kristi and Wallace Hall, attends St. Mark’s […]

Mesquite Tree becomes The Big Easy

Mesquite Tree becomes The Big Easy

By Shari Goldstein Stern It will be Fat Tuesday in the French Quarter when residents of Mesquite Tree Nursing Center (MTNC) pull out the beads and masks to bring Mardi Gras to town. That’s Tuesday, Feb. 13 at the Big Easy — or the Center at 434 Plaza Drive in Mesquite. From 8 to 10 […]

Strict bike rules will result in less rubbish

By Naïma Hill I have been avoiding the subject. Many have asked me, but I have skated around answers. I was waiting for it to play itself out before I had more to say. This weekend, I hit the breaking point. Let’s talk about bike shares. Yes, there are a ridiculous amount of bike share […]

Little Forest Hills becomes director’s lair

By Sujata Dand It’s Monday and Xandy Smith is back in his studio in his Little Forest Hills home in East Dallas. The curtains are drawn protecting his computer screens from any glare. It has to be perfect — this is where movie magic happens. “‘Solver’ is being released today on Amazon and iTunes,” Smith […]

Pastor wins chili ‘throw-down’

By Shelia Huffman The winners of the 2018 John Shinn Memorial Chili Cook-off were awarded Sunday afternoon at Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) during the church’s annual chili throw-down. About 15 crockpots of “red” were entered in the contest this year, but taking home the blue in the two categories judged (Traditional and Creative) […]

Students earn chance to study acting abroad

Students earn chance to study acting abroad

By Gigi Ekstrom Members of Lakehill Preparatory School’s Shakespeare and Friends Club competed in the school’s third English-Speaking Union (ESU) National Shakespeare Competition on Jan. 24. Seniors Reese Brown and Warren Lester, junior Justin Reed, sophomores Elizabeth Blanchard and Jonah Shaw, and freshmen Asher Chamoy and Keegan Clendenin each performed a 20-line monologue from a […]