43 students get exclusive visit with 43
I was given the opportunity of a lifetime on May 1. I was chosen to represent my school on opening day of the George W. Bush Presidential Library. We had to get there very early because President Bush wanted students to be the first people to see the museum on opening day. There were 43 of us because President Bush was the 43rd president.
We had to go through very thorough security to get in. The first thing we did was see an educational video...
Dallas Arboretum Calls on Area Students to Grow Garden Awareness
2013 National Public Gardens Day features essay contest for 1st-8th graders
The Dallas Arboretum is planting a seed and asking North Texas youth to spread the message of National Public Gardens Day. Together with Rain Bird, the leading manufacturer and provider of irrigation products and services, and the American Public Gardens Association (APGA), the Arboretum is sponsoring an essay contest for local first through eighth graders aimed at e...
Doctors trains workers through grant
During the past year, 518 health care workers have been trained at Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake through a consortium grant with Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinic and Vibra Specialty Hospital, in partnership with El Centro College using a $1 million plus Skills Development Fund grant. The hospital provided 14,175 hours of training to employees as well as members of the community. Medical personnel who were trained included registered ...
Outstanding students honored by club
Each month during the 2012-2013 school year the Exchange Club of Lake Highlands has honored outstanding LHHS students with its Youth of the Month and Character Counts Awards. At its regular meeting on April 19, Ronda Moreland, director of youth for the club, presented the Youth of the Month awards to Chris Wilder and Isabel Pask, and the Character Counts awards to Rachel McGaughey and Bhupendra Karki.
The Youth of the Month award is designed ...
Biology trip leads to marine discoveries
On April 17 – 19, Lakehill Preparatory School’s ninth grade class traveled to Galveston for the annual Ninth Grade Biology Trip. Following is a blog post detailing their adventures.
The Galveston marine biology trip was a big success, despite the unusually high spring tide and a cold front that knocked 30 degrees off the thermometer in just a few hours. Students spotted a number of dolphins while aboard the Seagull II, and got an up-close look...
Judges, crowds choose spicy!
The third annual White Rock Local Market Chili Cook-off raised more than $1,500 for White Rock Local Garden in East Dallas. Judged by Corby Davidson, Daniel Vaughn and Matt Tobin (pictured above from left to right), winners in each category took home a WRLM Ribbon and gift cards from the newly opened Gecko Hardware and White Rock Local Market. White Rock Local Garden is a project scheduled to open this summer.
The following is a list of the w...
First Arab film fest proves a success
The history of the Lone Star State is filled with firsts, accomplishments and successes. Yet another triumph can be added to that proud inventory with the Angelika Theater’s hosting of the first annual Arab Film Festival Texas (AFFT) April 19-21.
The AFFT was presented by The Contemporary Arab and Muslim Cultural Studies Institute (CAMCSI), an organization of faculty members from The University of North Texas. Their aim is to coordinate and s...
Foundation gives $1.8 million to STEM
W.W. Caruth, Jr., Foundation at Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) has announced a $1.8 million grant to the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) Foundation to train the best and brightest students in the DCCCD STEM Institute.
The STEM Institute helps high-achieving students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) earn degrees and prepare for careers in their respective fields. Caruth Foundation’s grant will ...
A home a Hobbit could love Mysterious 'underground house' for sale
The Underground House. The Bunker. The Cave. A Teletubby home. If you have driven past 2001 N. Buckner Blvd., you know the house. Now, after 22 years since it was built, it is for sale.
Owner Bill Coleman and his wife are downsizing after two decades of sequestered, eco-friendly living.
“Oh yes, I will miss it,” he said. “It’s been a wonderful home, just a tranquil place to live. But we need to prepare for the next season of our lives, and we ...
Fans rave about guitar show
Recently, The Dallas International Guitar Festival celebrated 34 years of bringing people from all walks of the music world together. Vendors showcased the latest in guitars and guitar paraphernalia while dozens of bands performed on multiple stages, entertaining the huge crowds throughout the three-day festival. Local favorites Somebody’s Darling helped close the show Sunday on the Ernie Ball Outdoor Stage at Dallas Market Hall.