Doomed cruise brought out best in humanity Three local women 'Triumph' over adversities
As their disabled cruise ship began to roll, Vicki White, Karen Peeler and Kim Hext prepared for the worst.
The trio, best friends of 25 years from Dallas, had already seen their journey on the now-infamous Carnival Triumph take a distressing turn. An early morning fire in the engine room on Feb. 10 knocked out the ship's navigational capabilities and much of its electrical grid. The women decided to make the best of it, laying out in the sun...
Church offers 'financial peace' university
Did any of your New Year’s Resolutions involve getting out of debt? How’s that working out?
If you need a little advice or support in that endeavor, Lake Highlands Baptist Church is hosting Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU).
Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive, small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you̓ve dreamed you could be.
This plan will show ...
LHHS students honored for hard work
Continuing through the 2012-2013 school year, the Exchange Club of Lake Highlands is honoring outstanding students in the senior class at Lake Highlands High School with its monthly Youth of the Month award and Character Counts awards.
The February awardees were introduced at the Club’s regular meeting on Feb. 8. The recipients of the Youth of the Month Awards were Hannah Willard and Patrick Mahurin and the recipients of the Character Counts A...
St. John's goes Red for women
Fifty-six St. John’s faculty members showed their spirit by wearing red to school Feb. 1. But they weren’t endorsing a favorite sports team; they were supporting the fight against heart disease in women.
Spearheaded each year by assistant athletic director Janet Kelly, St. John’s Go Red Day raises money for the American Heart Association to create an awareness of heart disease in women and fund research to develop new medications.
Business pirouettes into White Rock
The School and Company of Contemporary Ballet Dallas has relocated its studio to the Mockingbird/Central Plaza Shopping Center at 5400 East Mockingbird Ln. The school will join neighbors Pocket Sandwich Theater, Whole Earth Provision and others at the location.
After eight years in the Lakewood Shopping Center, the business has grown and required more space. Before Lakewood, the company and school were at the White Rock YMCA for three years. ...
DALLAS COUNTY MASTER GARDENER Rose pruning is a must
Rose pruning is essential to good rose maintenance, health and flowering, and stimulates new growth. Neglected roses can become a tangle of old and new canes all competing for air and light. Good air circulation around and through plants helps prevent fungal diseases from taking hold. Be aware that every rose needs at least some pruning, because to neglect them will, at the worst, reduce flower performance and appearance for years to come. The...
Audubon has new partner
Bolsa Mercado Catering will now be the exclusive caterer for the Trinity River Audubon Center (TRAC). Ben Jones, TRAC director, explained, “As a conservation organization, we sought a partner as focused on sustainability as we are. We were thrilled to find Bolsa Mercado, a group renowned for a commitment to community, organic practices and excellence. The Bolsa team creates unforgettable events with delicious food made from the highest qualit...
Woodrow debate headed to State
Woodrow Wilson High School students Javier Gonzalez, Mac Murchison, Barrett Blaker, and Caleb Gorham recently swept UIL District 12-4A competition to qualify to enter in the UIL State Debate Tournament. The 103rd Annual Cross-Examination Debate State Meet will feature debate teams from across the state, showcasing a variety of debating styles and strategies on The University of Texas at Austin campus.
“I am proud that these students have cont...
Lit Fest welcomes Zusak
Markus Zusak, author of several novels, including “The Book Thief,” will be the keynote speaker at the 17th annual Highland Park Literary Festival. Zusack will speak Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. at Highland Park High School, 4200 Emerson Ave, Dallas 75205.
Books by Zusak and other festival authors will be for sale beginning at 6:30 p.m., and Zusak will be available for a book signing following his lecture. This event is free and open to the pu...