Pho-sure, it won!

Pho-sure, it won!

  The tastiest time of the year is here! The culmination of hard work, sweat and oil in creating the most appetizing Fair foods. The 19th Annual Big Tex Choice Awards was one to be remembered. After tasting all 10 foods and evaluating each one, the all-star panel of judges tallied their scores and made […]

Old cemetery provides new learning experiences

Old cemetery provides new learning experiences

HIDDEN GEMS OF WHITE ROCK By Natalie Merrill Nestled in the Forest Hills area of East Dallas, the Warren Ferris Cemetery serves as a historic landmark that honors early settlers and individuals in the indigenous community. The cemetery was established in the mid-1800s on the Ferris family’s 640-acre property and was used not only by […]

Group needs help with vet, training bills

Group needs help with vet, training bills

By Lilia Hollis  White Rock Dog Rescue (WRDR) is dedicated to saving stray dogs by providing lodging, veterinary care, training and then placing them in permanent homes. This effort is fulfilled through a home-based foster network. The group started out by helping dogs found at White Rock Lake but quickly expanded to helping animals in […]

Volunteers helping to start men’s program

Volunteers helping to start men’s program

NORTH TEXAS GIVING DAY By Alice Nalepka September is National Recovery Month, a time to celebrate those in recovery and the organizations making a difference in the recovery community. In D/FW, The Magdalen House services stand out for alcoholics in every stage of recovery and for their dedication to shattering the stigmas associated with alcohol […]

MAVS looking for 100 entrepreneurs

MAVS looking for 100 entrepreneurs

By Collin Kim The Dallas Mavericks are now accepting applications for the Mavs Business Assist (MBA) program, an initiative to empower 100 diverse entrepreneurs with the access to knowledge, tools and support they need to succeed and grow their business. In the MBA’s second year, the Dallas Mavericks announce a new multi-year sponsorship with ZenBusiness […]

Know before you go

Know before you go

The State Fair of Texas is proud to be a family-friendly environment for visitors of all ages to celebrate all things Texan. As an added safety measure, the State Fair is implementing an After 5 p.m. minors’ policy. During the 2023 State Fair of Texas, starting at 5 p.m. daily, all minors, age 17 and […]

Goats help control vegetation, wild fires

Goats help control vegetation, wild fires

From City of Dallas Staff Reports This summer, Dallas Water Utilities implemented a lower environmental impact alternative for vegetation management through a targeted goat grazing pilot program to help clear areas of woody, invasive understory vegetation.  Targeted grazing (typically using goats, but also sheep) controls problem vegetation without erosion, chemicals or the disruption and burning […]

Día de Muertos exhibit to feature love letters

Día de Muertos exhibit to feature love letters

The Bath House Cultural Center is seeking entries for its 37th annual Day of the Dead exhibition. For 2023, the show is titled Día de Muertos: A Love Letter for the Departed. The exhibition will include art in a variety of media and altar installations by local, regional and national artists. The tradition of the […]

Friends raising funds for shooting victim

Friends raising funds for shooting victim

By Nancy Black Air conditioning repairman Jesse Simmons’ work truck is his livelihood. So, when he got an alert from his security cameras of movement coming from outside his house in the early morning hours of August 3, he grabbed his gun and went out to investigate.  “Can I help you?” Jesse Simmons asked twice […]

Uber for dogs? Dallas Pets Alive! says ‘yes’

Uber for dogs? Dallas Pets Alive! says ‘yes’

By Pat Robbins Are you ready to take on fostering pets in a new way? Dallas Pets Alive has received grant funding to allow it to trial a new program called “Foster +”. All of the pets are housed by dedicated foster families throughout North Texas. At Dallas Pets Alive, they are finding ways to […]

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