‘Beautiful but fleeting’ cherry trees blooming

‘Beautiful but fleeting’ cherry trees blooming

By Terry Lendecker One of nature’s most beautiful presentations of color is starting to unfold now at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. A wave of delicate pink and white cherry blossoms on the Arboretum’s 150 cherry blossom trees are starting to unfold, announcing their annual arrival and ushering in springtime. The flowering cherry trees […]

State Fair foots bill for major improvements

State Fair foots bill for major improvements

The State Fair of Texas aims to preserve its historical Fair Park home by helping to fund necessary improvements to its buildings and facilities. In 2018, the Fair is giving the City of Dallas $4 million to help pay for major maintenance and improvements at Fair Park, with the decision on how to allocate these […]

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking

From Morning Edition NPR News There aren’t very many scientists who achieved rock star status. Stephen Hawking, who has died at the age of 76, family members told British media early Wednesday, was definitely a contender. “He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years,” […]

New show highlights LBJ’s ‘Great Society’

New show highlights LBJ’s ‘Great Society’

By Shari Goldstein Stern Brandon Potter’s convincing portrayal of Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ) in Dallas Theater Center’s (DTC) current production of “The Great Society” is reminiscent of his abrasive, in-your-face performance as LBJ in DTC’s “All the Way” in 2014. Pulitzer Prize-winning, Texas native, University of Texas alum and playwright Robert Schenkkan, who wrote the […]

World’s oldest street festival comes to Dallas

World’s oldest street festival comes to Dallas

By Becky Mayad For the first time, Ratha Yatra, the Festival of Chariots will be held in Downtown Dallas on Saturday, April 7, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Dallas Arts District, joining other global city centers like New York City’s Fifth Avenue and London’s Piccadilly Circus in celebrating this event. Described as […]

39th annual parade ready to blaze the Ave.

39th annual parade ready to blaze the Ave.

The 2018 Dallas Mavs St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival, presented by the Dallas Mavericks, is on Saturday, March 17, at 11 a.m. Dallas native Burton Gilliam, a character actor known for such films as “Paper Moon,” “Blazing Saddles” and “Back to the Future III,” is the 2018 Grand Marshal. The Dallas Mavs St. Patrick’s Parade […]

Cornyn pushes for action on background checks

Cornyn pushes for action on background checks

By Haley Samsel The Texas Tribune At a bipartisan White House meeting on gun violence Wednesday, President Donald Trump pressed Republican U.S. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas and other lawmakers to come together and create “one great piece of legislation” to address background checks on gun sales, in addition to other measures. The meeting was […]

Free clothes for a PROMise to stay drug free

Free clothes for a PROMise to stay drug free

By June Deibel The Alliance on Underage Drinking (ALOUD) and The Council on Alcohol & Drugs are pleased to open registration for the 17th Annual BuzzFree PROMises Dress & Suit Giveaway to be held on Saturday, March 24 at the Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Collegiate Academy, 1700 E. Camp Wisdom Road, Dallas, 75241. Check-in will begin […]

Volunteers needed for lake clean-up

Volunteers needed for lake clean-up

Join the dedicated volunteers of For the Love of the Lake (FTLOTL) for a special “after the rain” Shoreline Spruce Up. The group will be cleaning up the mess the recent storms left along the shoreline between Sunset Bay and Winfrey Point (marker WRT 181 and Sunset Bay) at White Rock Lake. Meet at the […]