Alumna captures essence of Booker T.

Alumna captures essence of Booker T.

FULFILLING THE VISION By Shari Goldstein Stern In 1998, a senior music conservatory student walked across the Morton Myerson Symphony Center stage to receive her diploma from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing Arts and Visual Arts (Booker T.). She was Erykah Badu, and that crescendo following four years of work changed the […]

CRIME WATCH

Vol. 10, No. 18 Sept. 25 – 12:01 a.m. 10800 Block, Ferguson Rd. (75228) Aggravated Assault of a Public Servant: The arrested person struck an officer in the head, causing him to lose his vision and require stitches.  Sept. 25 – 12:18 p.m. 11600 Block, Ferguson Rd. (75228) Criminal Mischief: An unknown suspect shot the […]

Perot reduces prices for school children, vets

Perot reduces prices for school children, vets

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science leaders announced this week that Margot and Ross Perot have donated $5 million to expand access to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) experiences for North Texans, including first responders, active duty and veteran members of the military, and underserved families and schoolchildren. The grant also provides financial […]

New playground meets children’s needs

FLAG POLE HILL Drawing on the energy of a friendly 9-foot tall rubber ducky, as well as the genius of a landscape architect known for creating fun greenery at Texas Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital, For the Love of The Lake (FTLOTL) has built the community an exciting new, fully accessible playground at Flag Pole Hill.  […]

Dedicated students take charge of solution

Dedicated students take charge of solution

GIRL SCOUT GOLD AWARD By Lauren Smith-Morris Many White Rock Lake Weekly readers are likely recyclers. They have big blue bins in their alleys and driveways and take them to the curb for hassle-free pickup once a week. But what they might not know is that their neighborhood schools sometimes struggle to meet even this […]

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 […]