Focus is in the kitchen at Pho Hanabi

By Sara Newberry Tucked in a busy strip mall, Pho Hanabi is easy to miss. But next time you find yourself hungry and near the intersection of Northwest Highway and Lake Highlands Drive, treat yourself to a delicious Vietnamese meal. You’ll be glad you did. Walking in, the space feels somewhat cavernous, especially during off […]

Even stealing from ‘Jaws’ can’t save ‘The Meg’

Even stealing from ‘Jaws’ can’t save ‘The Meg’

By Chic DiCiccio There is a one-minute span in “The Meg” that is a shot-for-shot recreation (Ripoff? Tribute?) of a sequence on Quint’s boat in “Jaws.” It’s easily the best part of the entire movie. The other 112 minutes are crammed full of plot, horrendous dialogue delivered by stiff actors, shoddy CGI, and about 45 […]

Vol. 10, No. 10

July 30 – 2:22 a.m. 10900 Block, Lochmond Cir. (75218) Aggravated Robbery of an Individual: Unknown suspects pointed a gun at the complainant and demanded her property. July 30 – 9:20 a.m. 3500 Block, N. Buckner Blvd. (75228) Burglary of a Motor Vehicle: An unknown suspect broke into the complainant’s vehicle and stole a parking […]

Nature has the Rx

By Nancy Black It looked like a little baboon’s bottom sticking up in the air, all red and raw. What was a human mother to do? My own mother suggested cod liver oil. What? Cod liver oil? It turns out it is the main ingredient in Desitin, the diaper rash cream. How in the world […]

Fighting for justice!

By Judge John Creuzot During the course of my legal career as a practicing attorney and as a judge, I have come to understand that justice is both hard work, and heart work. In other words, in order to create a truly just society we must work diligently at the pursuit of justice, and we […]

Is your cat smarter than a fifth grader?

Is your cat smarter than a fifth grader?

By Dr. Beth Leermakers In my last column I wrote about a few indoor activities to entertain your dog when it’s too hot to spend time outside. Cat parents face this challenge year-round. Bored cats can become stressed and destructive. What can you do to stimulate your cat, mentally and physically? Enrichment activities allow cats […]

Vietnam pilot recalls memories of war

Vietnam pilot recalls memories of war

Author and Vietnam War veteran Bob Ford will be speaking at the Honoring our Nation’s Heroes event at the Frontiers of Flight Museum on Aug. 18. Ford flew more than one thousand missions in Vietnam as a Huey aircraft commander between 1967-1968. Ford pays tribute to the valiant men he served with and to those […]

Pride part of local actor’s performances

Pride part of local actor’s performances

By Shari Goldstein Stern “Hey Mikey, he likes it,” theater directors say when working with Texas native Mikey Abrams. Some people are just meant to take the stage, and such is the case with this triple-threat. You might call him a comedic actor, dramatic leading man, dancer, singer or drama queen. He is all of […]

Day of Peace event set for Sept. 21

Day of Peace event set for Sept. 21

Peacemakers Inc. is hosting its 10th and final luncheon on Sept. 21 in celebration of the United Nations International Day of Peace. On this special occasion the organization will be honoring Peacemakers Friends, Members and Supporters. The event includes two guest speakers: Dr. T. David Mason, the director of the University of North Texas’ Peace […]

Women conductors ready to wow crowds

Women conductors ready to wow crowds

By Suzanne Calvin The Dallas Opera announced the names of the six conductors selected to participate in the fourth annual residency of the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera taking place Oct. 28 – Nov. 10 in Dallas. • Sonia Ben-Santamaria (France) • Priscila Bomfim (Brazil) • Sarah Penicka-Smith […]