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 […]

Soup’s On! set for Feb. 5

Soup’s On! set for Feb. 5

By Amity Thomas The 16th annual Stewpot Alliance Soup’s On Luncheon and Art Show will be held on Monday, Feb. 5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Thompson Dallas. Co-chairing the annual fundraising event benefitting The Stewpot are community leaders Leah Jordan and Eric Swindle, along with Michelle and Rudy Segura. Vaughn and […]

Patients now styling with ‘help couture’

Patients now styling with ‘help couture’

By Juliette Coulter Fashion design students at Texas Woman’s University (TWU) have created yet another line of  “help couture” to address the specific needs of different people — in this case, patients at Scottish Rite for Children who are being treated for scoliosis, an abnormal curvature of the spine. TWU’s Mass Production Techniques class designed […]

SMU has 411 on NYE

SMU has 411 on NYE

By Nancy George New Year’s in the United States hasn’t always been celebrated with fireworks and champagne toasts. SMU cultural historian Alexis McCrossen’s forthcoming book, Time’s Touchstone: The New Year in American Life, reveals what New Year’s has meant to Americans since George Washington was president. Who knew the U.S. president once invited all Americans to a New Year’s […]

New equipment increases ability to serve

New equipment increases ability to serve

By Jeff Smith White Rock Center of Hope (WRCH) announced this week that it received a $63,000 grant from the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) for capacity building through improved Food Pantry infrastructure. NTFB is the primary source of food for WRCH’s Food Pantry and around 500 others across a 13-county region. “Over the last […]

Trail design template for other green spaces

Trail design template for other green spaces

From City Staff Reports As daylight wanes, the excitement for outdoor exploration hasn’t faded — the leaves have turned and are falling to the ground along the Trinity Forest Spine Trail and new Creekside Park. This is a great time of year to enjoy the parks and trails.  As neighbors walk or ride through the […]

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