Horses build rider’s confidence, stamina

Horses build rider’s confidence, stamina

By Dr. Beth Leermakers Horse kisses: the best medicine in the world. Horses are wonderful stress relievers. Brushing a horse’s tail or bathing him (while getting dirty in the process) has always been a calming, grounding experience for me. Horses are also powerful healers for children and adults with physical, cognitive and emotional needs.  Therapeutic […]

Scouts cook up win

Scouts cook up win

From Staff Reports In a remarkable feat of camaraderie and culinary prowess, St. Thomas Aquinas’ Boy Scouts Troop 43 emerged victorious, securing the coveted “Best in Show” Trophy at the annual STA Knights of Columbus Fall Food Festival held this past Saturday. Troop 43 braved “chili” temperatures, as they competed against dozens of “well-seasoned” competitors […]

Dallas ISD does esports

Dallas ISD does esports

More than just a pastime, esports can be a promising career path for students with the potential to earn a living. Dallas ISD’s aspiring young gamers will get their chance to turn passion into profession at the district’s first “Careers in Gaming Expo” at 5:30 p.m., Nov. 29 at New Tech High School at B.F. […]

Dallas County leads state with highest number of homeless families

Dallas County leads state with highest number of homeless families

By Stephanie Quinn The number of Dallas ISD students who experience homelessness or housing instability each year could fill all the available beds nationwide (4,117, according to Elevate North Texas Youth Shelter).  Both numbers are horrifying and unacceptable. That’s why Impact Communities-Dallas County supports National Homeless Youth Awareness Month and urges everyone to become familiar […]

Wong wows crowd

Wong wows crowd

The International Society had its fall event at the Park City Club on Friday, Oct. 27. A presentation was given by Dean Sam Holland of the Meadows School of the Arts, and a piano concerto was played by Claudia Wong, the International Society 2023 scholarship winner. The long and historic mission of the Society is […]

New swing sets standard for future fun

New swing sets standard for future fun

By Shannon McCracken After two years of dedicated fundraising efforts, on Saturday, Oct. 21, the Lake Highlands Junior Women’s League (LHJWL) proudly unveiled a remarkable addition to the Flag Pole Hill playground — a We Go Non-transfer wheelchair swing. This initiative was first conceived during Mallory Mullen’s presidency at LHJWL, with the aim of promoting […]

Dallas ISD Board of Trustees Dan Micciche, District 3

Dallas ISD Board of Trustees Dan Micciche, District 3

Fall is in the air, the weather is cooling down and District 3 is thriving. I am proud to call this district home and to recognize a few of the many accomplishments that our teachers, students and team members have already brought about this school year.   Earning grants for innovation Congratulations to the eight […]

Mentor offers free coding

Mentor offers free coding

From Staff Reports Vanshika Prasad is a junior at the School for the Talented and Gifted at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center in Dallas. For the last six years, she has been engaged in various voluntary activities and programs, from fundraising for animal shelters, collecting food for Dallas Food banks to offering free online art […]

Munson, Sr. to be honored

Munson, Sr. to be honored

Lynda Rutledge, a journalist and photographer for 25 years and currently a best-selling author, will be the featured guest at the Friends of the Dallas Public Library Annual Gala on Thursday, Oct. 26. The “Novel Night Out” dinner and program, hosted by WFAA meteorologist Mariel Ruiz, will be held at the J. Erik Jonsson Central […]

Event’s focus is heritage

Event’s focus is heritage

The Dallas Arboretum celebrates its sixth annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 9 and 10 to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month. Highlights include its signature Quinceañera Fashion Show, live musical performances and Hispanic-owned vendors. For more information about the event, visit dallasarboretum.org. — Juliette Coulter

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