Bees can ease taxes

Bees can ease taxes

Property taxes on small acreages can now be lowered by keeping bees on the property. Texas law allows bees and bee hives to qualify for reducing property taxes similar to livestock or raising hay on plots ranging from five to 20 acres. Dennis Herbert drafted the original legislation for the current bee law that allows […]

Church distances itself from decision

Church distances itself from decision

GREENLAND HILLS UNITED By Sujata Dand Kristin Mallory walks her 4-year-old twins into preschool at Greenland Hills United Methodist Church.  “Can you open the door for me?” she says to her son August as they approach the entrance. Mallory’s hands are full carrying two backpacks and a cup of coffee.  “You are so strong!” August […]

Chamber presents an ‘UnSilent’ film score

Chamber presents an ‘UnSilent’ film score

By Anna Davis An entertaining evening awaits on Saturday, March 23 at 8 p.m., as Artistic Director and Conductor Richard McKay leads the Dallas Chamber Symphony with Copland’s original Pulitzer Prize-winning “Appalachian Spring Suite,” commissioned by choreographer and dancer Martha Graham in 1944.  The work’s Shaker influence and wide-open harmonies have made it a beloved […]

Dallas ISD Board of Trustees Dan Micciche, District 3

Dallas ISD Board of Trustees  Dan Micciche, District 3

Major Facilities Improvements Coming to  Bryan Adams High School I am proud and pleased to tell everyone that Bryan Adams High School received the Texas Education Agency’s highest rating by earning seven out of a possible seven academic distinctions. The Cougars are back on top and roaring with pride!  I am also excited to share […]

Festival includes region’s top chefs

Festival includes region’s top chefs

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden has announced an amazing lineup of chefs for the third annual Food and Wine Festival, which expands to a three-day celebration from March 21 to 23 during the popular springtime festival Dallas Blooms. Tickets are now available to purchase for this springtime foodie extravaganza. A sellout the last two […]

‘A Baker Weekend’ to honor Dallas legend

‘A Baker Weekend’ to honor Dallas legend

By Alayna Chabot Dallas Children’s Theater and the Baker Idea Institute convene local and national artists and residents for a new documentary, conversations, presentations and art exhibit on the legacy of Dr. Paul Baker on March 29 and 30 at Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman St., 75231, and Booker T. Washington High School for the […]

‘Living’ wax museum helps students learn history

‘Living’ wax museum helps students learn history

By Gigi Ekstrom On February 12, Lakehill’s third grade students stepped into a museum, not as visitors, but, this time, as the exhibits themselves.  To culminate a unit on influential figures in Texas history, students had the unique opportunity to bring the person they had researched to life, complete with authentic costumes, backdrops and props. […]

Swimmers headed to State

Swimmers headed to State

The Woodrow Wilson Girls swim team recently competed in the Region 5A swim meet in Lewisville and walked away with an overall second place team finish. Seven members of the Woodrow team finished 1st or 2nd in their events to qualify for the State meet in Austin this month. Qualifying team members included Irina Starostin […]

Allyne Frances (Ford) Cheek

Allyne Frances (Ford) Cheek

  Allyne Frances (Ford) Cheek passed away on February 19 at the age of 92. She was born in Galena, Kansas in 1926 to parents Alfred “Red” Hob Ford and Iva Keyes Ford. She was preceded in death by her parents; by brother Jack Richard Ford; by sisters Marjorie Merrill Watkins, Fern Morey and Rayma […]

Pets say: Take care of our teeth, too!

Pets say: Take care of our teeth, too!

By Dr. Beth Leermakers February is Pet Dental Care month. Many pet parents (including myself, I’m embarrassed to admit) don’t pay enough attention to their pets’ teeth, and that oversight can have serious consequences. Periodontal (gum) disease is the most common clinical condition in adult cats and dogs. Eighty percent of dogs and 70 percent […]

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