Brandt ready to lead Travis Academy to more success

Brandt ready to lead Travis Academy to more success

William B. Travis Vanguard and Academy announced its new principal this week. Tom Brandt comes to Travis from Preston Hollow Elementary, where he had served as principal since 2014. While at Preston Hollow, Brandt led the campus through the four-year process to become an International Baccalaureate World school. The school also earned both a letter […]

Play presents strong women breaking boundaries

Play presents strong women breaking boundaries

By Shari Goldstein Stern Since 1997, Wingspan Theatre Company has been bringing theater to the community with an emphasis on plays written by and about women. Founded by Dallas actor/writer/director Susan Sargeant, “WingSpan is also dedicated to nurturing new work and supporting the development of local playwrights,” according to the theatre’s mission statement. WingSpan will […]

Always go to the funeral

By Nancy Black Am I the only one who gets mad at funerals? Forgive my honesty, but it really ticks me off when a priest, minister or holy leader starts off a funeral or memorial service by saying, “I didn’t know [name of dead person] personally, but I read in his obituary that he was […]

Our justice system fails women

Our justice system fails women

By Judge John Creuzot We cannot afford to continue to sit idly by and remain silent as the number of female inmates in Texas jails and prisons grows higher and higher. Between 1980 and 2018, the percentage of women held in state penal institutions has grown by approximately 861 percent. This is wrong, and we […]

Special Olympics headed to lake

Special Olympics headed to lake

By Brooke Tinch For the ninth year in a row, White Rock Rowing Club is hosting the Texas Special Olympics kayaking competition. White Rock Rowing contributes coaches to the cause and dedicates the day to making this event a success.  The mission of the Texas Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic […]

Exhibit shows ‘the other side’ of American history

Exhibit shows ‘the other side’ of American history

By Becky Mayad   A groundbreaking and widely acclaimed exhibition with a powerful message, Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty is now open at the African American Museum in Fair Park (3536 Grand Ave. in Dallas) and continues through Dec. 31.  Dallas is the first city to host the updated traveling exhibition, which brings […]

Summer Squash Galette

Summer Squash Galette

Recipe and photograph by Sara Newberry 1 pie crust, either homemade or packaged 4 ounces goat cheese, divided 1/3 cup olive oil 2 garlic cloves, chopped 1/4 cup shredded parmesan 1 yellow squash, sliced paper thin 1 zucchini, sliced paper thin 2 links Italian sausage, casings removed, browned and crumbled 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes […]

Trains ready to load up 2018 sponsors

Trains ready to load up 2018 sponsors

By Lindsey Lyons Celebrating more than 30 years benefiting the Ronald McDonald House (RHMD), 20 years at NorthPark Center and 10 years with presenting sponsor, Bank of Texas, The Trains at NorthPark is launching its 2018 season with its limited-edition railcars now for sale. All railcars purchased will be on display during the Trains exhibit […]

Andrea’s needs some local sourcing

Andrea’s needs some local sourcing

By Sara Newberry   I only ate at La Parrillada, the previous tenant in the space on Gaston that now houses Andrea’s, once. It was fine, average, nothing really memorable good or bad. Andrea’s has changed up the interior slightly and, obviously, has a completely different menu, but the feel is the same in that […]