Lee inspires next generation of leaders

Lee inspires next generation of leaders

By Lowry Manders “Courage, Confidence, Character … a Girl Scout has it all in her!”  This was the chant of dozens of excited Girl Scout troops of all ages gathered from around Lake Highlands, East Dallas and the larger community on a Sunday afternoon at Lake Highlands Presbyterian Church to meet one special woman. The […]

One-man musical celebrates life of bluesman

One-man musical celebrates life of bluesman

DEEP ELLUM’S 150TH ANNIVERSARY By Becky Mayad The musical “Lonesome Blues” pays tribute to one of Deep Ellum’s most famous and influential songsters, Blind Lemon Jefferson. Produced by Documentary Arts in association with Central Track Productions, the show opens Sunday, Feb. 25, and continues with weekend matinees through Sunday, April 7, at Club Dada in […]

Palmer’s invites community to celebrate

Palmer’s invites community to celebrate

By Meagan Byrne  Dallas family-run restaurant Palmer’s Hot Chicken and its sister restaurant in St. Simons, Ga., Porch, are making their debut on television screens across the country with a feature on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” hosted by Guy Fieri. Filmed onsite at Porch and airing on Friday, Feb. 2 at 8 p.m. […]

Students begin immersive learning week

Students begin immersive learning week

Students at Mockingbird Elementary School welcomed unique visitors this past week as part of an immersive-like learning experience where teachers and staff members transformed their school into an engaging Egyptian oasis. A camel, fox and crocodile were brought to the campus to expose students to the diverse fauna of Egypt, providing an up-close encounter with […]

‘Affair’ set for Feb. 2

‘Affair’ set for Feb. 2

The Dallas CASA Young Professionals will host the annual CASAblanca casino party “A Red-Carpet Affair” February 2. Named one of the top spring events every philanthropic young professional in Dallas should attend, CASAblanca will feature casino games, dancing, cocktails, appetizers, prizes and fun. The Special Edition Band will perform all night while guests hit the […]

Texas’ first student food truck unveiled

Texas’ first student food truck unveiled

From Staff Reports Dallas ISD, in partnership with Intuit, a financial software company, unveiled a student designed and operated food truck, a first-of-its-kind program in Texas. “Students in multiple career pathways will gain hands-on learning experience as they develop and apply technical, financial and entrepreneurship skills,” Oswaldo Alvarenga, deputy chief of Dallas ISD Strategic Initiatives, […]

Fourth grader wins!

Fourth grader wins!

Dallas ISD is proud to announce that Aiden B., a fourth-grade student from Thomas L. Marsalis Elementary STEAM Academy, won first place in the annual MLK Jr. Oratory Competition, which celebrated the 60th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Aiden delivered an empowering message envisioning how Dr. King might […]

Transit authority partners with Grammy winner

Transit authority partners with Grammy winner

By Gordon Shattles Coming off the celebration of its 40th anniversary in 2023, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has announced a new partnership with one of North Texas’ most iconic community members — and one of DART’s biggest fans — Ms. Erykah Badu.  The new partnership will take place throughout 2024, and it will kick […]

Warm mist rises from chilly lake water

Warm mist rises from chilly lake water

Local photographer David McGhee captured this mesmerizing photo of the fog lifting off White Rock Lake after this week’s freezing temperatures. Congratulations, David! You just won a gift certificate to a favorite local restaurant. Submit your favorite original photograph of the White Rock Lake or its surrounding areas to [email protected]. You could be our next […]

Local nonprofits benefit from donations

Local nonprofits benefit from donations

From Staff Reports On January 4, members of East Dallas Networking (EDN) donated $6,000 to five local nonprofits that are working hard to make East Dallas a better place to live, work and play. Among this year’s recipients are: Well Grounded Coffee Community ($2,000), White Rock Center of Hope ($1,650), For the Love of the […]