Exchange Club parade pops with patriotism

Every summer on July 4th, the Exchange Club of Lake Highlands salutes the community by hosting a patriotic parade and carnival. The parade includes children with decorated bikes and trikes, local neighborhoods, organizations and businesses with floats, Dallas Fire Rescue trucks, and the whole shebang is led by the Grand Marshall. The carnival is immediately […]

Music therapy wins grant for Alzheimer’s help

Music therapy wins grant for Alzheimer’s help

By Sharon Adams AWARE president Sharon Ballew has announced the grant recipients for the 2018-2019 year. Applications were submitted from nonprofit organizations located in Dallas and Collin County that are working on the front lines in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. The final selections have been made and the recipients are: • Texas Winds Musical […]

A bird? Plane? No! It’s Captain Compliance!

A bird? Plane? No!  It’s Captain Compliance!

If you’ve ever reported a public nuisance, you’ve very likely wondered: “What happens next?” Thanks to an innovative Code Compliance executive team, Dallas Code Compliance is connecting customers directly with Code Compliance Services (CCS) on social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Nextdoor. By visiting or, customers can file code complaints immediately, including […]

Business pledges allegiance to flags

Business pledges allegiance to flags

By Shari Goldstein Stern A show of patriotism comes in varying degrees, from the family who flies the American flag at their home on Federal holidays to those residents who never do. Then there’s the hard-core patriot who proudly flies the flag year-round. Jack Calvin Lewis, a U.S. Air Force veteran raises two flags in […]

Blueberry-Basil Granita

3 cups blueberries 3 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves Juice of 1 lime Pinch of salt In a food processor, combine all of the ingredients and process to a smooth puree. Pour into an 8 x 8 baking pan and freeze for 30 minutes. Scrape with a fork to break up the […]


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Lack of intelligent thought leads to a ‘Fallen Kingdom’

Lack of intelligent thought leads to a ‘Fallen Kingdom’

By Chic DiCiccio After about 10 seconds of screen time, it’s apparent that Jeff Goldblum is wondering, “What the hell am I doing here?” Unfortunately, it takes longer than 10 seconds of “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” for audiences to reach that same moment. This sequel to a reboot of a franchise with several sequels (the […]

Vol. 10, No. 3

June 12 – 6:24 a.m. 14400 Block, Garland Rd. (75218) Terroristic Threat: An unknown suspect threatened the complainant with a knife, placing the complainant in fear of his life. June 12 – 10:52 a.m. 7500 Block, Fair Oaks Ave. (75231) Aggravated Robbery of an Individual: The suspects held the complainant at gunpoint and stole his […]

Benjamin Milam Norwood

OCTOBER 3, 1959 – JUNE 15, 2018 Benjamin Milam Norwood, 58, passed away on June 15, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Carol Douglass Norwood, and his daughter, Morgan Elizabeth Norwood. A memorial service will be held on June 23 at Highland Park United Methodist Church, 3300 Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, Texas […]