Sewage closes lake!

Sewage closes lake!

Dallas Park and Recreation officials are suspending water-related activities at White Rock Lake Park. This decision comes as the City of Plano experiences a sanitary sewage overflow that has affected White Rock Creek and White Rock Lake. To protect public health, park officials advise residents and park visitors not to fish or enter the water […]

Partnership with YMCA benefits children

Partnership with YMCA benefits children

By Nicole Rosales  The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas is once again partnering with Scottish Rite for Children to support Y youth sports through education and exclusive, branded sports apparel. Previously, the collaboration focused on basketball teams only, but the YMCA and Scottish Rite are excited to grow this program by including soccer teams for the […]

Project-based learning helps students succeed

Project-based learning helps students succeed

From Dallas ISD Staff Reports Jason Hamilton graduated from Justin F. Kimball High School in 2002 and has now come back to Dallas ISD to put his 24 years of culinary experience and 18 years as an executive chef to use in the district’s newest career and technical education initiative. Hamilton, a career and technical […]

Fair Park readies for solar eclipse

Fair Park readies for solar eclipse

The “Sun, Moon, and You Total Solar Eclipse Viewing” is coming to Cotton Bowl Stadium at Fair Park on Monday, April 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. CST. This one-of-a-kind free, public event will provide opportunities to learn about solar eclipses, the Sun, and solar-monitoring efforts at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), […]

Celebration Tree Grove vandalized

Celebration Tree Grove vandalized

By Elizabeth Sullivan For the Love of the Lake, a nonprofit foundation focused on maintaining the beautification of White Rock Lake Park, is reeling from an unfortunate act of vandalism at Celebration Tree Grove that has left the organization in urgent need of financial support. Located at the northeast edge of White Rock Lake Park, […]

Knock, knock! Whooo’s there?

Knock, knock! Whooo’s there?

PHOTO OF THE WEEK This terrific photograph of one of White Rock Lake’s horned owls nesting near the lake was taken by local photographer Mark Fletcher. Congratulations, Mark! You just won a gift certificate to a favorite local restaurant. Submit your favorite original photograph of the lake or its surrounding areas to [email protected]. You could […]

Biomedical school inspiring future healers

Biomedical school inspiring future healers

From Staff Reports While the term “amygdala” may not bear much significance for the average person, elementary students attending Biomedical Preparatory at UT Southwestern (UTSW) understand it as the small structure inside the brain that processes emotions. Through experiential learning and the school’s partnership with the UTSW Medical Center, students easily grasp complex concepts like […]

Local bald eagles nesting for spring

Local bald eagles nesting for spring

This breathtaking photograph of one of White Rock Lake’s bald eagles gathering nesting materials was taken by local photographer Renate Grupp. Congratulations, Renate! You just won a gift certificate to a favorite local restaurant. Submit your favorite original photograph of the lake or its surrounding areas to [email protected]. You could be our next winner!

Rec center approved for bond program

Rec center approved for bond program

By Vikki Martin The Dallas City Council voted this past week to place the $1.25 billion bond program on the May 4 ballot. The bond program includes nearly $345 million in the parks and trails proposition. This package includes the White Rock Hills Recreation Center that the Ferguson Road Initiative (FRI) has been advocating for […]

Breweries create signature beers for Race Day

Breweries create signature beers for Race Day

By Jennifer Hoesterey Mark your calendars for April 4. In honor of the White Rock Lake Conservancy’s 10th annual Celebration! White Rock, a fundraiser benefitting improvements in White Rock Lake Park, Lakewood Brewing, Oak Highlands Brewery, Vector Brewing and White Rock Alehouse are collaborating on a special Race Day beer.  The breweries have been long […]