Two seniors receive Lee Scholarships
Melinda Ann Lee Scholarship Awards of $2,000 each were presented to two Lake Highlands High School seniors.
Laura Oualline (on the left) received the Melinda Lee Texas Tech Endowed Scholarship. An honor graduate, she has been a member of the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society. She was in the Highlandettes Drill Team and the A Cappella Choir.
Oualline has been active in numerous volunteer organizations and is a recipi...
'Penny Wars' raise funds for West
Dallas Lutheran School students held a “penny wars” April 29 – May 3 to raise funds to assist the families in West, Texas. Lincolns (pennies and $5 bills) boosted your team’s score and everything else sabotaged your opponents’. The first place team was the ninth and tenth grades with 6,839 points, the second place team was the seventh and twelfth grades with +4,572 points, and coming in third place was the eighth and eleventh grades with -5,02...
Plant sale part of annual Garden Tour
The weather is great, so join in on the 12th Annual White Rock East Garden Tour and Artisans on Sunday, May 19 in the neighborhoods of Forest Hills, Little Forest Hills and Casa Linda Estates.
It’s officially confirmed — the Dancing with the Forest Hills Frogs competition is booked for the Garden Tour. The competition will be held at the plant sale on the 1500 block of San Saba. Makeup, hair, croaking and the plant sale begin at 10 a.m. Don’t ...
Dallasites do Derby the polo way
The Ladies Polo Auxiliary presented the 12th annual Polo on the Lawn on May 8 benefitting Project Transformation. This year’s cooler weather was a respite from the heat at Prestonwood Polo Club. Close to 300 people enjoyed the day’s festivities, which included a children’s area, adult lawn games, silent auction, Best Dressed contests, picnic and tailgate contests, Kentucky Derby viewing, champagne divot stomp, the Henry S. Miller Cup and Youth...
Threat forces SMU to lockdown
SMU was locked down briefly Friday morning in response to a potential threat.
After learning at approximately 8:35 a.m. about a potentially armed man in the vicinity, near Greenville and SMU Boulevard, the SMU campus began emergency actions. As the suspect's location was being tracked via cellphone signal, SMU began locking exterior doors to campus facilities and notifying building managers of the possible threat.
At 9:06 a.m., the campus lock...
City Council race sends District 14 into runoff
After Saturday’s election, Hispanic representation on the Dallas City Council could take a step back at a time when the Latino population is growing. And, there will also be fewer women on the council.
In District 1, north and central Oak Cliff, redistricting pitted incumbents Scott Griggs and Delia Jasso against each other. Griggs says his message of strong neighborhoods, quality of life and transparency in government resonated with voters. ...
Garza, Flores recognized
Reinhardt Elementary is proud to announce their 2012-2013 teacher and teacher assistant of the year. Mrs. Maria Garza was named Teacher of the year. A 21-year employee of both Reinhardt Elementary and Dallas ISD, Garza has taught grades K-5th. She is currently a first grade teacher. Mr. Jovin Flores, who was named Teacher Assistant of the Year, is new to Reinhardt and DISD. As a teacher assistant, he works side-by-side with students, teachers ...
DFW Festival welcomes world to Dallas
The Dallas International Festival, originally scheduled for May 25, on Flora Street in the Dallas Arts District, has moved to the Centennial Building in Fair Park. This free family event will now have extended hours, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Children and adults can enjoy three stages of music and dance from around the world, more than a hundred booths in the International Bazaar, a Global Cuisines Pavilion, a Parade of Nations, a Passport to Ad...
TEXAS FRIGHTMARE WEEKEND Crowds enjoy horror stars, good scares
“One, two, three… ” a fan recited, as he got ready to snap a smart phone photo of actor Gary Busey.
“Don't count,” Busey said. “It’s not honest if you count… ” causing the line of fans assembled around his autograph table to break into laughter. That moment of mild, real-life lunacy was but a small component of the larger circus that made up the Texas Frightmare Weekend (TFW).
Billed as “The Southwest’s Premiere Horror Convention,” the TFW br...
Urban Relics invites all to celebrate
Urban Relics… Resale with a Purpose invites you to help celebrate its Second Anniversary! On Saturday, May 18, Urban Relics will celebrate this milestone event with Customer Appreciation Day. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Urban will be saying “thanks” by serving grilled hot dogs and soda, plus balloons for the kids. All items in the store will be 25 percent off.
Urban Relics actually celebrated its second anniversary on March 15, despite the drastic ...