‘Trash Pandas’ are suburban scavengers

‘Trash Pandas’ are suburban scavengers

By Dr. Beth Leermakers Raccoons are frequent visitors to my neighbors’ yards (but not mine, thanks to my dogs). While it may be tempting to feed the adorable critters, doing so is likely to keep them coming back for more — and that can cause problems. In February, Carrollton Animal Services warned people to be […]

Stars dealt bad hand by playing Vegas

Stars dealt bad hand by playing Vegas

By David Mullen If the Dallas Stars, the team with the best regular season record in the Western Conference and the second-best record in the entire NHL, don’t advance into the second round of the NHL Western Conference playoffs, they will have an unlikely team to blame. The Anaheim Ducks.  It was a miserable season […]

Educators rewarded for hard work

Educators rewarded for hard work

By Deborah Brown Each year, the Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce (GEDCC) recognizes the top educators in East Dallas schools, K-12, who are providing outstanding education for their respective students. Recipients of this award must have made significant contributions toward innovative, unique and progressive programs that are serving to improve and promote learning.  The […]

Lemon Chili Brussels Sprouts

Lemon Chili Brussels Sprouts

2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved 2 tablespoons vegetable oil Juice of 1/2 lemon 2 tablespoons chili crisp 1 1/2 teaspoons salt Heat oven to 425F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place prepared baking sheet in oven. In a large bowl, toss together Brussels sprouts, oil, lemon juice, chili crisp and salt […]

Dallas Symphony Orchestra musicians call East Dallas home

Dallas Symphony Orchestra musicians call East Dallas home

By Abby Boroski In the tranquil neighborhood of Lake Highlands, amid the winding streets and serene surroundings, reside not just ordinary neighbors, but extraordinary talents who grace the stage of the renowned Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO). It’s a testament to the vibrant cultural tapestry of the community that such exceptional musicians call Lake Highlands home. […]

Crime Watch — Vol. 15, No. 16

Crime Watch — Vol. 15, No. 16

April 9 — 10:07 a.m. 12200 Block Greenville Ave. (75243) Criminal Mischief: Suspect used a rock to break/cause damage to the complainant’s apartment door. April 9 — 11 p.m. 9200 Block Skillman St. (75243) Assault with Bodily Injury: The complainant told reporting police officers that the suspect struck her a number of times all over her body. April 10 […]

Perot family donates $1M to Forest Forward

Perot family donates $1M to Forest Forward

By Becky Mayad Taking a giant step toward growth and prosperity in South Dallas, leaders from the nonprofit Forest Forward and members of the community gathered this past week to break ground on the historic 75-year-old Forest Theater, marking the start of major renovations and an expansion to the iconic landmark.  A proud beacon of […]

Neighbors join forces to rescue the abandoned

Neighbors join forces to rescue the abandoned

By Rebecca Aguilar Linda Bess-Cade’s coworker noticed two dogs tied to a bench at a baseball field outside their office building at the Village Dallas apartment complex on Southwestern Boulevard in Dallas. The white Husky and a small grey and white Aussie were left there to fend for themselves. It was Good Friday.  “My coworker […]

Save the date

Save the date

The Dallas Arboretum will host the fourth annual Black Heritage Celebration on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19. The weekend celebration showcases the unique talents, art, fashion and businesses from the local Black community who have garnered national and international acclaim. Events include chef demonstrations, live entertainment and a curated Black-owned vendor market with […]

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