Crime Watch: February 16 – 22, 2018

Feb. 5 – 6:35 a.m. 9500 Block, Forest Ln. (75243) Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle: The suspect stole the complainant’s vehicle. Feb. 5 – 4:34 p.m. 9800 Block, McCree Rd. (75238) Burglary of a Motor Vehicle: An unknown suspect broke into the complainant’s vehicle and stole property. Feb. 6 – 8:14 a.m. 9000 Block, […]

Could your dog be a canine blood hero?

By Dr. Beth Leermakers Although I’m a blood donor myself, I never thought about dogs donating blood until I saw a Facebook post for a new canine blood bank in Grapevine. As the proud mama of an American Staffordshire Terrier (a bully breed), I loved reading that pit bulls make good blood donors. Perhaps my […]

Cullum to moderate Perkins lecture at SMU

Women’s health advocate Judy Norsigian, author of Our Bodies Ourselves, will speak at SMU, Thursday, Feb. 22 at a free lecture open to the public. Our Bodies Ourselves, first published in 1970, prompted dramatic changes in the treatment of women’s health issues. Journalist Lee Cullum will moderate a discussion of the book’s long history and […]

Local teacher brings global learning home

By Sujata Dand There’s no way to avoid learning some Spanish in Akash Patel’s class at Rusk Middle School in Dallas. “In my school, I want to inspire my kids on a daily basis and be like — hey look, I’m not Hispanic. My family is from India and I moved to the United States […]

Community invited to ‘go all out’ on bridge

Community invited to ‘go all out’ on bridge

By Judy Schmidt With one of a kind events, including the 14th annual Trinity River Levee Run, the largest outdoor yoga class in Texas (Yoga on the Bridge), and one of the largest urban gravel bike rides in the U.S., All Out Trinity attracts a broad group of participants and spectators, from elite athletes to […]

In Memoriam: Charles ‘Chuck’ Joseph Connor, Jr

In Memoriam: Charles ‘Chuck’ Joseph Connor, Jr

Beloved husband, father, brother and friend, Charles “Chuck” Joseph Connor Jr., passed away Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. He was born on Sept. 25, 1950, in Dallas, Texas. He attended St. Thomas Aquinas and Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas. Following graduation, he attended East Texas State University in Commerce, Texas, where he […]

Crime Watch: Jan. 23 – 30

Jan. 23 – 7:07 a.m. 5500 Block, Willis Ave. (75206) Burglary of a Motor Vehicle: The suspect broke out the window on the complainant’s vehicle, entered and stole his laptop.   Jan. 23 – 12:24 p.m. 9600 Block, Wickersham Rd. (75238) Home Invasion: The arrested person forced his way into the complainant’s residence, demanded money […]

Troop 68 welcomes seven new Eagle Scouts

Highland Park United Methodist Church chartered BSA Troop 68 graduated seven scouts to their Eagle rank Dec. 10, 2017. Reaching Eagle rank usually takes between five to nine years in a scout’s journey. The Eagle scouts at this Court of Honor were: William Houston Hall, the son of Kristi and Wallace Hall, attends St. Mark’s […]

Mesquite Tree becomes The Big Easy

Mesquite Tree becomes The Big Easy

By Shari Goldstein Stern It will be Fat Tuesday in the French Quarter when residents of Mesquite Tree Nursing Center (MTNC) pull out the beads and masks to bring Mardi Gras to town. That’s Tuesday, Feb. 13 at the Big Easy — or the Center at 434 Plaza Drive in Mesquite. From 8 to 10 […]

Pastor wins chili ‘throw-down’

By Shelia Huffman The winners of the 2018 John Shinn Memorial Chili Cook-off were awarded Sunday afternoon at Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) during the church’s annual chili throw-down. About 15 crockpots of “red” were entered in the contest this year, but taking home the blue in the two categories judged (Traditional and Creative) […]