New supplies and haircuts and backpacks, oh, my!

New supplies and haircuts and backpacks, oh, my!

By Brynn Bagot Mayor Eric L. Johnson, Dallas Independent School District (Dallas ISD) Superintendent Dr. Stephanie S. Elizalde and Junior League of Dallas President Christina N. Eubanks welcomed thousands of students to the 27th Annual Dallas Mayor’s Back to School Fair on Friday, Aug. 4. The fair was located in Fair Park and featured more […]

Festival to promote literacy, creative arts

Festival to promote literacy, creative arts

Celebrating African American literacy and history, the 19th Tulisoma South Dallas Book Fair returns Saturday, Aug. 19, from noon-4 p.m. at the African American Museum, Dallas in historic Fair Park (3536 Grand Ave., Dallas, TX 75210). Free and open to the public, the event also features a books and brunch program for children from 10 […]

Congregation welcomes new pastor

Congregation welcomes new pastor

St. Mark Presbyterian Church welcomes Rev. Dr. Paul M. Burns (pictured) as its new pastor. Rev. Burns began his service at St. Mark on Tuesday, Aug. 1. His first Sunday in the pulpit is Sunday, Aug. 6.  St. Mark was a divine idea from the heart of God, carried out through willing and obedient servants […]

Effort encourages drivers to slow down

Effort encourages drivers to slow down

  Texas students are about to strap on their favorite backpacks filled with supplies and the hope of a new year, and TxDOT is calling on everyone to be extra cautious in school zones and around school buses to help keep kids safe. School zones can be a chaotic place with children possibly dashing in […]

Shoe drive helps students start off running

Shoe drive helps students start off running

By Kristi Bare Wilkinson Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming the lives of Dallas families by providing them pathways to self-sufficiency, announces the 37th annual Carlin Morris Back-to-School Drive.   There’s nothing like back-to-school season: the anticipation of new classes and teachers, the eagerness to see friends after the long summer break and brand-new […]

Players receive jerseys from hospital

Players receive jerseys from hospital

By Nicole Rosales The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas has welcomed a new local partnership with Scottish Rite for Children for its basketball teams during the 2023-2024 seasons. The hospital is No. 1 in the Southwest for pediatric orthopedics. The Y’s youth basketball league has no tryouts, and everyone is welcome. Players can participate in every […]

Meadows Museum names second Spotlight Artist

Meadows Museum names second Spotlight Artist

By Becky Mayad The Meadows Museum, in collaboration with Fundación ARCO, announced today that Teresa Lanceta will be the second artist to participate in the MAS: Meadows/ARCO Artist Spotlight program. This six-year initiative, announced in 2019, focuses on highlighting exceptional contemporary Spanish artists who have limited recognition in the U.S., and gives them a platform […]

A poet by any other name would smell as sweet

A poet by any other name would smell as sweet

Every two years, a local poet is honored with the title of Dallas Poet Laureate to recognize a career in writing exemplary poetry and their role in sharing poetry with the greater community. The search is now open for the second poet laureate, who will hold the office from April 2024-March 2026. Throughout the course […]

Natural world of city comes to life at expo

Natural world of city comes to life at expo

Experience natural Dallas! From wildlife and native plants to fossils and waterways, there’s much to explore. Learn more about nature in your city and your own backyard at the Natural Dallas Community Expo, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 15 at the Central Library. The expo will feature a gathering of community organizations and […]

Registration now open for free supplies

Registration now open for free supplies

MAYOR’S BACK TO SCHOOL FAIR From Dallas ISD Staff Reports Dallas ISD Superintendent Stephanie S. Elizalde, Mayor Eric L. Johnson and Junior League of Dallas President Christina N. Eubanks announced that the 27th Annual Dallas Mayor’s Back to School Fair will take place on Friday, August 4, inside the Automobile Building and Centennial Hall at […]

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