Tietze Park transforms into learning zone

Tietze Park transforms into learning zone

Lakewood’s Tietze Park is becoming a Tinkergarten during the month of August. At Tinkergarten, families meet outdoors to connect and learn through play. In this free event, Tinkergarten Leader Emmaline Rosenthal will facilitate an expert-designed play scenario, allowing children of various ages and needs to explore, problem solve, communicate, collaborate and create together. Registration is […]

Big Tex ready for People’s Choice Awards

Big Tex ready for People’s Choice Awards

By Karissa Condoianis Calling all Fair-food fanatics out there — the time is finally here! Tickets are now available for purchase to the 14th Annual Big Tex Choice Awards. Fans will soon have the chance to serve as taste-testers for the 10 finalists in the Fair’s coveted culinary competition. This will also give guests a […]

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Tortas flying under the radar

Tortas flying under the radar

By Sara Newberry During the past couple of years, taquerias have popped up all over town. From the traditional like La Banqueta to the more upscale like Revolver Taco Lounge, there is a taco for everyone. But there are two other Latin dishes that get overlooked sometimes, which are just as satisfying as tacos that […]

Vol. 10, No. 8

July 17 – 12:29 a.m. 6300 Block, Melody Ln. (75231) Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle: The suspect stole the complainant’s 2001 GMC Yukon. July 17 – 2:34 a.m. 2800 Block, Peavy Rd. (75228) Aggravated Robbery of an Individual: The suspect held the complainant at gunpoint and stole his property. July 17 – 7:41 a.m. […]

Murder, she wrote!

By Nancy Black I followed the directions exactly as written. I shook the can vigorously. I cleared all our pets from the yard. And then I moved my outstretched arm in a big, sweeping motion from left to right, as instructed. Less than two minutes later, they were dead. No, not the mosquitoes I was […]

Dog days of summer can be fun and comfortable

Dog days of summer can be fun and comfortable

By Dr. Beth Leermakers   Entertaining my young foster on days with 109° afternoons is challenging. In cooler weather, we’d go for a second walk or play fetch in the backyard. However, when the mercury hits triple digits, playing outside isn’t safe. Left to their own devices, 55-pounders Oliver and Jacquie turn my couch into […]

Dollar Days are back

Dollar Days are back

The drawn-out, sun-drenched days of summer bring in August Dollar Days at the Dallas Arboretum. Named “One of the World’s 15 Most Breathtaking Gardens” by Architectural Digest, the garden is offering $2 general garden admission, $5 for parking, and $2 admission into the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden for the month of August. Dollar Days […]

Cancer survivor crafts new life in East Dallas

Cancer survivor crafts new life in East Dallas

By Shari Goldstein Stern When faced with adversity, some shrink. Others drink. Many go dark. But precious few become energized. Deanna Zuniga is one of the latter. According to the two-time cancer survivor: “I think one emerges from something like cancer one of two ways; either bitter or thankful. Personally, I refuse to be a […]