Instead of more MREs, soldiers treated to BBQ
When the news came that the troops of the National Guard Bravo Company 2-149 stationed at the Grand Prairie reserve base were being deployed to Afghanistan, the Dallas County Council of Republican Women (DCCRW) realized they had a unique opportunity to support these soldiers and their families.
Partnering with the Family Readiness Group, led by Lorie Hanna, wife of Bravo Company Commander Major Chris Hanna, three projects were quickly identif...
WOODROW WILSON HIGH SCHOOL MUSICALS Fond memories keep fans coming back for more
The first Woodrow musical I saw was “The Wizard of Oz” in 1968. I had just turned 10 years old and was a choir student of Anna Woodruff and Florence Simons at Lakewood Elementary and of Bill James at Wilshire Baptist Church.
The reason I was there is that students from the Wilshire School of Dance were enlisted to play munchkins. My sister, Jana Rains Stillwagon, was a 7-and-a-half-year-old ballet student in the show. The director of the danc...
Police start mobile loud music program
On April 1, the Northeast Division started a 311 Vehicle Mobile Noise Violation pilot program. Calls involving vehicles that are in motion on any Dallas public street in the Northeast Division and emitting a loud noise can be reported to 311 and a service request will be generated. The registered vehicle owner will then be contacted by the NPO officers at the NE Division. After six months, the data from the program will be analyzed and determi...
DALLAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Students treated like stars on the red carpet
For the first time in the Dallas International Film Festival’s history, Opening Day 2013 celebrated film for everyone: not only for the film-loving adults in Dallas, but also for 100-plus elementary and middle school children as they escaped school for an afternoon and enhanced their learning through film.
On Thursday, April 4, the Arthur E. Benjamin Foundation joined forces with the Dallas Film Society, the Larry Hagman Foundation and Frazi...
Annual service day set
If you see a sea of orange shirts this coming Sunday morning, it’s not another race. Those shirts will be worn by more than 1,000 members of Fellowship Bible Church Dallas who are fanning out into the community for a special day of service.
'Should’ve been a perfect day'
When two bombs ripped through the crowds at the Boston Marathon finish line Monday afternoon, Lakewood resident Jim Weber and his family had just left the area and returned to their hotel a block away.
Weber traveled east to run in his second Boston Marathon. This time he added a 5K the day before that he ran with his 10-year-old daughter, Lauren. His wife, Adele, and their younger daughter, Claire, came to cheer them on.
“We both ran in the 5...
Bishop Lynch gearing up for 2013 Spring Market
Spring has arrived, and so has the Bishop Lynch Spring Market!
On Saturday, April 27, more than 50 crafters and artisans will come from all over Texas to participate in the Brigade Spring Market tradition.
Shoppers can enjoy a variety of decorative wares on display, including skin care, house wares, jewelry, kitchen items, ladies and children’s accessories, bags, candles, towel wraps, religious articles, homemade goodies, wood working, bath i...
Local Market cooking up 3rd Annual Chili contest
Calling all chili aficionados! The third annual White Rock Local Market (WRLM) Chili Showdown will take place Saturday, April 27 at The Green Spot on North Buckner Boulevard. Twenty teams will provide tastings to the public for $7 per person from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Celebrity guests including Corby Davidson, co-host of “Hardline” (1310 The Ticket), Josh Yingling, co-owner of Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House, and “BBQ Snob” Daniel Vaug...
LAKEHILL PREPARATORY SCHOOL YMCA program helps students create model UN
The Lakehill Middle School Warrior Forensic Team and the Upper School Debate Team joined more than 700 students from across the United States and Canada in Minneapolis during Spring Break to participate in the 27th Annual YMCA Model United Nations Conference.
The trip was sponsored by White Rock YMCA Youth and Government, a program that increases political awareness and understanding through participation in governmental processes. The progra...
Young chefs ready to hypnotize with new donut
Bishop Lynch students Elise Horsak, Lindsey Phillips, and Bruckner Prewitt, and Hypnotic Donut specialist Ashley Patterson display the newest, limited-edition donut: the Friar Frappe. Available for $3 only until April 17, this mocha amazingness helps raise money for BL. The cake donut is topped with a custom mocha icing, crushed white chocolate-covered espresso beans and drizzled with caramel. The best part about making your own donut? “Defini...