Bond set for sexual assault suspect
With the Lake Highlands community on high alert after three sexual assaults in the span of a month, Dallas police arrested a suspect Tuesday they say confessed to the crimes.
Based on an anonymous tip, officers found and arrested a man identified as 30-year-old Cesar Benitez, police said in a release Tuesday night. Benitez was charged with one count of felony aggravated sexual assault in the Feb. 22 incident and another count of felony sexual ...
Doctors Hospital on 'healthiest employers' list
Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake was again named one of the Healthiest Employers in North Texas by the Dallas Business Journal.
Companies earning the award have taken proactive measures to help shape the health of their employees and have committed to making a positive impact on the health of their workplace. Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake earned the No. 12 ranking in the large company category, which is for organizations with more th...
SMU presents spring concert
The world premiere of a new interpretation of “The Rite of Spring” by noted Dutch choreographer Joost Vrouenraets highlights the Spring Dance Concert at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, April 12-14. The Meadows Dance Ensemble will showcase the work, created in honor of “The Rite’s” 100th anniversary, as well as Balanchine’s “Valse Fantaisie,” a pas de deux by Visiting Artist-in-Residence Adam Hougland, and the premiere of “In the City,” an ex...
Auction raises funds for Lake Highlands
Last Saturday, March 23, the Exchange Club of Lake Highlands held its annual Casino Night and Auction at Park Lane Ranch.
This event is a key fundraiser for the club, enabling it to benefit the Lake Highlands community. Among other causes, the funds raised are used toward the club’s annual scholarship program for seniors at Lake Highlands High School, as well as for the club’s grants to several non-profit organizations benefiting the Lake High...
Award-winning chef to speak at Audelia Rd. Library
Audelia Road Library Friends begin their Spring Speaker Series on Thursday, April 11 with Beth Sonnier, award-winning chef/instructor with the Food and Hospitality Institute from El Centro College, speaking on “The Making of a Chef – Training, Tools, Resources.”
A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, with additional degrees in culinary arts and hotel/restaurant management from the University of North Texas and Texas Women’s Universit...
Kohl's honors Lakehill students
Five Lakehill Preparatory School students have been selected as nominees in the Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program. Middle School students Kate Langley, sixth grade and Steven Murff, seventh grade, along with Lower School students Katie Rich, second grade, Alexander Dondis, third grade, and Abby Dondis, first grade, were selected based on their volunteer actions, leadership roles and the benefits of their service to others.
Every year, Kohl’s ...
New report shifts water focus to conservation, not reservoirs
With Texas reeling from drought in two consecutive summers, an environmental research group says the state should focus on saving to secure the state’s water supply. And by saving, it’s not just taking shorter showers.
A report released by Environment Texas Research and Policy Center last week says the state should make significant investments in water conservation greater, the group says, than those planned by a state board and being discusse...
Dallas men unite to help end domestic violence
Call it serendipity, or something like it. In downtown Dallas, of all places, a rainy Saturday morning threatened to put a damper on Mayor Mike Rawlings’ Rally Against Domestic Violence at City Hall. Ponchos and umbrellas dotted the crowd, as some used “rally towels” to dry off rather than their intended purpose.
The morning drizzle turned to sprinkles, stopping by the time Rawlings took the stage to kick off one of his biggest mayoral initiat...
Pooches prepare for annual Dog Bowl
Let your four-legged fur ball romp and run unleashed on the grassy field of Fair Park’s Cotton Bowl at the free, seventh-annual Dog Bowl from 1 - 5 p.m. Sunday, April 7. From splash pools and affordable vaccines to adoptable pets and pooch apparel, Dog Bowl will serve up plenty of puppy-pleasing pastimes on Dallas’ most historic football field.
Activities will include a pet/owner look-alike contest (4:20 p.m.), live music by local jazz favori...
Annual festival ready to recreate
Scarborough Renaissance Festival unveils the mysteries of sirens of the seas with the opening of its newest attraction – “Mermaid Lagoon.” Mermaid Lagoon will feature the Captain of the seas and lovely mermaids who will captivate the young and old with their enchanting song.
The 33rd Annual Scarborough Renaissance Festival opens April 6 and will run eight consecutive weekends (and Memorial Day Monday) through May 27.