Pack of BA Cougars flock to White Rock
On June 3, 1967, more than 1,000 of White Rock's young citizens were turned loose to face the world.
If you’re a Facebook groupie, you may have noticed that a big pack of Bryan Adams High School (BA) alumni settled in Dallas and many of those Cougars are in the White Rock area.
Cougars ’67 will convene Oct. 27 for the class’ 45th reunion, thanks to the handiwork of Beverly Parson White, Brenda Wallace Palmore, Julie Bowling, Jennifer Hicks O’H...
It’s no trick to safely carve your Halloween pumpkin
Boo! Yes, it’s Halloween again. And you know what that means. Children (and some adults) dressing up as the latest super hero, scary ghost or fairy-tale princess, lots and lots of candy, and the all-important carved pumpkin.
It just wouldn’t be a festive Halloween without these gourd-like fruits cut into ghoulish faces or fanciful designs, and lit by candles. But it won’t be a fun occasion either if you don’t take the proper precautions to av...
HPC to help local family build wells in Honduras
Highland Park Cafeteria is opening their recipe vault Sunday, Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. to bring back some great old favorites and support Living Water International, a non-profit organization working to help communities acquire clean water.
Think Deviled Crab, Salisbury Steak, Baked Turkey Wings, Rhubarb Pie, Argentine, Perfection and more at a seated dinner served family style. Cast your vote for which classic HPC recipes you want offered regularly ...
State Fair vows to rebuild Big Tex
To the shock and dismay of State Fairgoers last Friday, Big Tex died in a furious fire that consumed him in only a matter of minutes.
Around 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 19, smoke was first seen billowing from his neck, then the first flames emerged and began to creep up his 60-year-old fiberglass face and into his 75-gallon hat.
Before long, flames appeared from his boots, causing his cloth britches to combust instantaneously.
According to Joel Lavenda...
Pack 862 wins FTLOTL top spot
Cub Scout Pack 862 was awarded the Volunteer of the Year award by For The Love of the Lake (FTLOTL), an organization devoted to maintaining beautiful White Rock Lake.
Members of Pack 862, along with their parents and siblings, come out to Second Saturday Shoreline Spruce-up every month, sometimes numbering as many as 90 participants at once. Pack 862 cleans an area on the west side of the Lake in between the old Pump House and the Boat House.
Exchange Club awards students
At its regular meeting on Oct. 12, 2012, the Exchange Club of Lake Highlands presented its monthly “Character Counts” and “Youth of the Month Awards.” The Exchange Club presents these awards to deserving Lake Highlands High School seniors each month during the school year. Ronda Moreland, Vice President--Youth for the Exchange Club presented the Character Counts awards to Laura Leigh Oualline and Austin Newberry and the Youth of the Month awa...
Junior Historians transform Worth Hotel
Built in 1902, the historic Worth Hotel is officially back open for business; however, no overnight guests are allowed. The Worth Hotel is one of many historic structures at Dallas Heritage Village (DHV), a nationally accredited history museum depicting life in Dallas from 1840-1910. A group of DHV Junior Historians recently completed their research and work on re-vitalizing the hotel exhibit, cutting the ribbon to re-open the historic structu...
THE STATE FAIR OF TEXAS Fair competitions bring out the best of the best
For many fairgoers, the State Fair of Texas offers opportunities that are far more significant to them than riding the Texas Star and seeing how many fried delicacies they can scarf down in a day.
First and foremost, there are the solid-as-steel employees who work 12-to-15 hour days and longer, sometimes in grueling conditions such as 106-degree temperatures, tumultuous rainstorms or surprising but welcome 58-degree days. They do it to entert...
'Pup Crawl' to benefit GALT
In honor of Greyhound Awareness Month, The Greyhound Adoption League of Texas (GALT) will host the third annual Deep Ellum Pup Crawl and Poker Run on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Registration begins 12:30 p.m. at Reno’s Chop Shop Saloon in Deep Ellum (210 North Crowdus St., 75226).
Cost is $25 per person and includes poker, an event t-shirt, complimentary food and drink specials, a tour of Deep Ellum Brewing Company and a doggie bag...
Big Tex goes up in flames
At 10:15 a.m. Oct. 19, reports came in that the iconic cowboy who welcomes fairgoers had caught on fire. The fire came on the last weekend of the 2012 fair and Texas Storm Chasers has posted audio of the call on YouTube. Dallas Fire-Rescue units had a some fun reporting updates. "Got a rather tall cowboy with all his clothes burned off," one responder said. "Howdy folks, it's hot," said another.