Small town life topic for Dallas Institute talk
The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture will present “BERNIE: Inside the Life of Small-Town Texas” an evening with Skip Hollandsworth on Friday, Nov. 2. Sharing inside stories about the film “Bernie,” Hollandsworth will lead guests in a discussion about Texas from a writer’s viewpoint. Texas country music, Shiner beer and pots of homemade chili will add to the flavor of the full Texas celebration.
Skip Hollandsworth and Richard Linklat...
Young survivor inspires
Seven days after the birth of their daughter Katherine, the Pearsons were told that she had PKU, a rare genetic disorder that is characterized by the body’s inability to break down the essential amino acid phenylalanine. The diagnosis was difficult for the Pearsons to deal with, but they weren’t alone. In 2008, the Pearsons started The PKU Foundation in an effort to raise community awareness and funding for medical research. The team’s motto o...
Human rights focus of talk
“FilmMatters,” a film and lecture symposium, will be returning to Dallas on Nov. 3 to raise awareness of facilitating social change through film. EMMY-nominated filmmakers, PBS executives, national media and key leadership for several extraordinary non-profit organizations will come together for a three-part discussion that will explore the common challenges filmmakers, activists and non-profits often face in the long journey to make “a movie ...
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...