Local author’s new novel explores small town America
In her debut novel, “The Tysen Hotel,” author Donna Gormly weaves together the tale of life in a small town in Missouri during the 1950s where the railroad tracks run through the center of the town, holding the town together, and the Annual Pie Supper, held in the grade school auditorium, brings the “wonderfully idiosyncratic people” of Tysen together. Perhaps the reason Gormly can create such great characters is because she herself is a great...
Arboretum to host National Geographic photographer
The Dallas Arboretum’s 2013 Adult Education classes kick off this weekend and continue through June.
The Arboretum has announced a new Signature Series with three very special guests. The series will begin on Saturday, Feb. 16 with a lecture from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. by renowned landscape architect Billy Goodnick. Jimmy Turner, senior director of Gardens at the Arboretum, will join Goodnick for the morning lecture to discuss his favorite and...
Dallas Institute inspires teachers to do ‘real work’
In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Sue Rose Summer Institute for Teachers, the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture’s Louise and Donald Cowan Center for Education will proclaim 2013 to be the “Year of the Teacher” on Saturday, Feb. 9, in an evening that will highlight the Cowans’ enduring vision of teaching and learning that continues to deepen and transform teachers, principals and superintendents today.
The Cowan Center for ...
Hensarling needs Valentine’s volunteers
Congressman Jeb Hensarling (TX-5) is asking students across the 5th Congressional District to help him honor the service and sacrifice of veterans by participating in the annual Valentines for Vets program.
Each year, Congressman Hensarling’s office collects hand-made Valentine’s Day cards from 5th District students and delivers them to hospitalized veterans at the Dallas Veterans Administration Medical Center, local VFW and American Legion ...
Lakehill students become part of nation’s history
This past weekend, 22 Lakehill juniors and seniors had the amazing opportunity to attend President Barack Obama’s second inauguration in Washington, D.C.
The group left bright and early Saturday morning and were met by a Worldstrides tour leader. While in D.C, the students took full advantage of the many historical monuments there. Favorite sights included the Arlington National Cemetery and the changing of the guards, Capitol Hill, the Linco...
Doctors Hospital offers free screenings
As a woman, do you know what your risk is for developing heart disease? You might be surprised. Heart disease is not just for men. In fact, it is the leading cause of death for American women. Want to learn about how to prevent and treat heart disease?
Attend the free Healthy Heart Event, hosted by Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 8 to 10 a.m. in the hospital’s Rehabilitation Center in the West Tower, 9330 Poppy Dr...
Historical Society offers tours
Native Dallasites and newcomers alike will learn little known facts about their hometown and see parts of the city they may have never visited by participating in the Dallas Historical Society’s City Tours.
“Our city tours are a fun way to get acquainted or re-acquainted, as the case may be, with Dallas,” explained Jack Bunning, executive director. “Local historians have created each excursion and share the ‘back story’ about particular ne...
Team members win in Robotics
St. John’s students Bennett Carley (sixth grade), Reed Parks (seventh grade) and Jonathan Randall (seventh grade) won first place in Texas Computer Education Association’s Area 10 Robotics Competition Jan. 12 at Bessie Coleman Middle School in Cedar Hill, advancing to the state competition.
The team competed in the Intermediate Inventions category and was tasked with developing a unique robotic invention that will solve a problem.
Three winners selected for TASO’s 2012 Juanita Miller Concerto Competition
On Saturday, Jan. 12 in the Owens Arts Center at Southern Methodist University, a panel of three judges selected Violinist Christine Wu, from Plano, as Grand Prize Winner for the 2012 Juanita Miller Concerto Competition. Earlier in the daylong competition, Wu won First Place in the Strings Division, performing Glazunov Concerto. In the Piano Division, J.T. Hassell, from Amarillo, won First Place performing List Totentanz, and in the Winds an...
Okamoto wins third geo bee
Miles Okamoto, an eighth grader at St. John’s Episcopal School, won the school-level competition of the 2013 National Geographic Bee, his third consecutive win. Miles edged out Parker Allen (eighth grade) in the championship tie-breaker round. Other finalists were Clay Walters (eighth grade), William Turner (sixth grade), Carter Elliott (seventh grade) and Elise Welch (sixth grade).
Each year, thousands of schools in the United States particip...