Student’s project benefits pets

Student’s project benefits pets

By Gigi Ekstrom Seventh grader Lily Bracken has always loved animals. Her family has two rescue dogs and, some day, she would like to have her own animal shelter. She wants to be a veterinarian when she is older, and specifically to work with animal prosthetics. When Lily signed up for a Maker Space elective […]

Free rides means you can Freeze the Keys!

Free rides means you can Freeze the Keys!

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) and Coors Light are delivering a safe alternative to driving on New Year’s Eve with free DART rides on all buses, trains, Paratransit Services and the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) between Union Station and CentrePort/DFW Airport Station. Customers are encouraged to FREEZE THE KEYS and let DART be their designated […]

Obama encourages learning through art

Obama encourages learning through art

Former First Lady Michelle Obama stopped by the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House to welcome students and help kick off the first annual Young Women’s Leadership Conference: Leadership Lessons Learned through the Arts. The program, produced by the nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center, included 150 young women from nine North Texas high schools and […]

Watch for signs your feline may be in pain

Watch for signs your feline may be in pain

By Dr. Beth Leermakers Cats are stoic creatures who hide their pain and discomfort. This tendency is adaptive for wild cats that don’t want to reveal weakness to predators. However, domestic cats may suffer if their caregivers don’t realize they’re hurting. Dental disease, arthritis, urinary tract disease, bone disease and cancer are just a few […]

‘Old soul’ creates businesses to help others

‘Old soul’ creates businesses to help others

By Sujata Dand “The trick is in the wick,” Christopher Row explains as he fills up a tin container with soy wax. The 12-year-old St. John’s Episcopal student is in his candle making office, a converted closet on the second floor of his East Dallas home. His pet bird Wheatley watches quietly from his cage. […]

Out-of-state judges pick top finalists for Aynesworth Awards

Out-of-state judges pick top finalists for Aynesworth Awards

By Martha Tiller The Press Club of Dallas honored 17 winners and an additional 10 finalists from throughout Texas Dec. 1 at the 2018 Hugh Aynesworth Awards for Texas Journalism. The dinner and awards presentation was held at the Irving Convention Center. It was hosted by longtime WFAA TV investigative reporter Byron Harris. Named for […]

School explores new take on old adventure

School explores new take on old adventure

By Gigi Ekstrom Seventh and eighth grade drama students at Lakehill Preparatory School presented Alice @ Wonderland by Jonathan Yukich on Nov. 30 in the Wyly Auditorium.  What would happen if a 21st century Alice (Megan Blomquist) collided with Lewis Carroll’s legendary Wonderland? This modern retelling of the classic children’s story has all of the […]

Shelter dogs are grateful to new owners

Shelter dogs are grateful to new owners

By Dr. Beth Leermakers Choosing the Right Shelter Dog, Part 2 – Meeting Potential Dogs at the Shelter  In my last column I stressed the importance of choosing a shelter dog that’s a good match for your lifestyle. A potential adopter recently applied to adopt Oliver, my high-energy, slightly neurotic foster dog. Although he’s a […]

Great, great grandma ready to ring in 2019

Great, great grandma ready to ring in 2019

Bernice P. Hooks Nicklas was born Dec. 23, 1917 in Adrian, Pa., the last child born in a family of 12 children. Her parents were 45 and 50 years old and by the time she was born she was already an aunt! Bernice (pictured) wasn’t a very healthy child, but prayers and a lot of […]

Vol. 11, No. 38

Feb. 25 – 12:18 a.m. 9400 Block, Skillman St. (75243) Aggravated Assault w/ a Deadly Weapon: The suspect pointed a gun at the complainant. Feb. 25 – 6:43 a.m. 8000 Block, Ferguson Rd. (75228) Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle: An unknown suspect stole the complainant’s car.  Feb. 25 – 12:46 p.m. 5300 Block, Ross […]

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