Brookshire to lead Lakewood Elementary
Kaye Brookshire is taking over in her first principal position at Lakewood Elementary, replacing Michelle Thompson, who is now the principal of W.T. White High School.
Brookshire comes from Arturo Salazar Elementary in Oak Cliff, where she was assistant principal from 2010 to 2012. Previously, she taught second, third and fifth grade at Lorenzo De Zavala in West Dallas. While there, she also taught the gifted and talented classes for kinderga...
Libraryfest to feature music, fun and... books!
On Saturday, Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the public is invited to the 12th Libraryfest and Annual Book Sale at the Lakewood Branch Library, 6121 Worth St., Dallas, 75214. The event includes free musical entertainment for all ages, free activities for children, and outstanding raffle prizes from local vendors. More than 6,500 books and other media items can be found at the Lakewood Library Friends (LLF) Annual Book Sale. Snacks provided by ...
Dallas girl from Highland Park wins Grand Champion title at annual fishing event
The Ladies Kingfish Tournament was held the weekend of Aug. 11-12 in South Padre Island. A total of 244 boats were entered in the tournament and more than 7,416 inches of fish were brought into the dock. First through fourth place for each species were awarded a trophy, and there was a grand champion in both bay and offshore fishing.
Emily Weisfeld, 14, entering the 9th grade at Highland Park High School, was the Offshore Grand Champion, netti...
Tax free weekend brings breaks to back-to-school
Shoppers took to the malls and stores to take advantage of the 14th Tax-free weekend and back-to-school sales Aug. 17-19, saving about $8 for every $100 spent.
According to a survey from the National Retail Federation and BIGinsight that tracks back-to-school and back-to-college spending, the amount spent grew from last year. This year, people with children grades K-12 spent an estimated $682.62, about $85 more than last year. Combined K-12 a...
̔Going, going... gone!̓
The vacant space in Old Town Shopping Center is switching from books to bodies. According to Doug Howell, senior property manager for Westwood Financial Corp., LA Fitness has leased the space and is currently demolishing the former Borders Bookstore and Wheels in Motion space to make room for a new structure for the athletic facility. Current designs call for a one-story building that includes all the usual fitness center amenities with a swim...
Woodrow prays for A&M shooting victim
A Woodrow Wilson High School alumna is off life support and recovering from gunshots she sustained from a gunman who killed two people when he opened fire in College Station near Texas A&M University on Aug. 13.
Barbara Holdsworth was in College Station helping her daughter move from a house off campus into a sorority house when Thomas Alton Caffall III fired 65 rounds on Brazos County constable Brian Bachmann, who was serving him an eviction ...
Chamberlains named Business of the Year
The Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce presented the 2012 Annual Business Awards with keynote speaker Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R) at the Dallas Arboretum on Aug. 21.
More than 90 people attended the awards luncheon where Hensarling gave the keynote address, which touched on his opinions on the economy, U.S. Debt and taxes. State Representative Kenneth Sheets (R) gave the invocation.
This year’s Hensarling Award for Business of the Year...
Vegan 'pop-up' set for Aug. 24
Chef Ryan Barnett will host a Vegan Pop-Up dinner Friday, Aug. 24 at My Private Chef in Deep Ellum. The final dinner in a series of four, themed Sea, Air, Land and Earth, the 4-course menu will include Chilled Melon Soup, Texas Pea Cassoulet, Paquet of Courgettes (trio of squashes with handmade pasta) and Financier with summer fruits. Guests are encouraged to BYOB (cork service provided). Ingredients will be sourced both from Ryan’s personal g...
Inmates work to succeed
Jeremy Gregg, chief development officer of the Prison Entrepreneurship Program, spoke to the Exchange Club of Lake Highlands at its regular Friday morning meeting. The Prison Entrepreneurship Program, established in 2004, is a Houston-based non-profit organization whose mission is to stimulate a positive life transformation for inmates in the prison system and executives, uniting them through entrepreneurial passion, education and mentoring. G...
Carlson replaces Simmons at DART
Dallas attorney Scott Carlson is the new general counsel for Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART). Carlson, a former member of the DART Board of Directors, was selected by the board to succeed Hyattye Simmons as the agency’s top attorney. Simmons retired earlier this year.
Carlson was named to the DART Board in 2003 by the Dallas City Council. He served on a number of board committees and chaired the planning committee during his tenure. He was al...