WIB looking for summer mentors/interns for 2013
Veritex Community Bank’s “Future Women In Business” Summer Internship Program, now in its sixth year, is a community outreach program that is an extension of Lakewood-area Women In Business (LWIB) and Park Cities/North Dallas Women In Business (PC/ND WIB) programs for female business owners and executives. The Summer Internship Program, founded by Darlene Ellison, Veritex vice president of business development, partners young women from these...
'Soup's On' luncheon huge success for Stewpot
The fifth annual Stewpot Alliance Soup’s On! Luncheon and Art Sale was held Tuesday, Jan. 29 at the beautiful Omni Convention Hotel in downtown Dallas. Co-chaired by Kay Lunceford and Trish Weigand under the encouragement and guidance of honorary chairs, Joan and Elvis Mason, the annual luncheon, which raises money for the services and programs offered by The Stewpot and soon-to-open 508 Park, had a record attendance and moved total donations ...
Trial team advances to quarter finals
Woodrow Wilson’s Mock Trial team placed in the top eight of 20 Dallas ISD schools on Jan. 26 in the regional Texas High School Mock Trial Competition.
The Wildcats will advance to the regional quarterfinals to be held at the George S. Allen Courthouse at 6 p.m. The Wildcats are coached by Mike Buchanan who is the parent of two Woodrow grads.
Other coaches are Adam Greenfield and Ed Cloutman, both Woodrow alumni.
The team sponsor is Catherin...
Shelter to benefit from new Casa Linda consignment store
Hockaday students Amy Tao and Emma Winson help dress a model at the new Hope’s Clothing and Consignment Store opening this week in Casa Linda Plaza. The girls were part of a team of fashionistas who selected the items and dressed them for display. Hope offers “upscale re-sale” clothing and home furnishings and benefits the Austin Street Shelter for the homeless. It now occupies the space used by The Maddox Shop, which has moved just a few door...
Writer’s Tea presents mother- daughter writing duo
Juliette Turner is not your typical 15-year-old girl. Ever since her mother, actress Janine Turner, read the Constitution to her at age 11, Juliette has been interested in how it affects the future of America. She loves historical documents such as the Constitution and the Federalist Papers and has even published the newly released book, “Our Constitution Rocks!”
The mother-daughter duo will appear together at “A Writer’s Garden Winter Tea – ...
Residents urge Governor Perry to support clean energy
Responding to a proposed repeal of Texas’ landmark renewable energy law, DFW-area citizens gathered in Dallas to rally in support of clean energy.
The rally, organized by Environment Texas, brought citizens together in Downtown Dallas to urge Governor Perry to support clean energy.
Last week, the Public Utility Commission (PUC) proposed repealing Texas’ renewable electricity standard, which is credited with making Texas the national leader i...
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 ...