Miles makes surprise visit
DISD Superintendent Mike Miles paid a surprise visit to parents, administrators and faculty attending the February Woodrow Wilson PTA meeting held on Feb. 11 in the school library. The superintendent was present at the school for an “Open Mike Live” community meeting held earlier in the school auditorium. Although Superintendent Miles did not stay at the PTA meeting for very long, he did give an overview of his vision for DISD and some changes...
LAKEHILL PREPARATORY SCHOOL Lower School inspires with creative projects
Lakehill's Lower School teachers are well known for their creative projects and programs that bring learning to life for their students. In the past week alone, Lower School students have become explorers, served as delegates to the Constitutional Convention, and celebrated milestones by brightening the lives of other children. Who knew learning could be so much fun?
One Hundred Days
Lakehill's youngest students celebrated the 100th day of sch...
Lakewood welcomes Jerry's
The Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce came together for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Jerry's Dogs hotdog and burger restaurant on Gaston at Abrams in Lakewood. In attendance were (from left to right): Dick Phelps, Micah Lawson, Michael Alcantor, Jesse Simmons, Karen Brown, Mark Weber, Cheryl Spain, Joe Corcoran (with scissors), Roger Perry, Richard Dawson, Tom Corcoran, Darlene Ellison and (back row) Rick Wamre, Steve Kercho, Vic...
Griffith to celebrate 100th!
Clarence Griffith has nearly worn out his driver's license, proving to doctors at Baylor Medical Center, where he works as a volunteer one day a week in the heart and vascular unit, that he really is 100 years old. A number of events are planned to celebrate his official 100th birthday, which will be on Tuesday, March 5.
Griffith was born in Granbury, Texas to Margie and Howard Griffith, the third child in a family of six boys. When Griffith ...
Veterans invited to Iwo Jima anniversary
Daughters of World War II will present a program on Saturday, Feb. 23 to celebrate the 68th anniversary of the most famous “shot” seen around the world.
The shot refers to the photograph of the flag being raised on February 23, 1945 on the island of Iwo Jima, a battle marked by some of the fiercest fighting of World War II. The photograph was extremely popular and was reprinted in countless publications.
It won the Pulitzer Prize for Photogr...
Library hosts Tuskegee Airman
Tuskegee Airman Lt. Calvin J. Spann tells the youth in the audience at the White Rock Hills Branch Library last Saturday that studying math and science in high school were key to his acceptance into the Army Air Corps. In this first talk, sponsored by the branch library's Friends group, Lt.. Spann recounted his adventures and losses in central Europe during World War II while flying P-47 fighters, and told of some of the racial injustice again...
BULLYING Two DISD students create ‘The High School Survival Guide’
Bullying has become a persistent issue in schools throughout the globe. In American high schools, statistics show that approximately 25 percent of students experience some form of harassment on a regular basis. Classmates Gladys Barbosa and Mary Elaine Barclay, from the School for the Talented and Gifted at Townview, have embarked on an ambitious senior thesis project that will focus on making the transition into to high school easier for midd...
Winkler to speak about journalism/social media
Matt Winkler, co-founder and editor-in-chief of Bloomberg News, will give the William J. O’Neil Lecture in Business Journalism at SMU at 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26. Winkler’s topic will be “Truth in the age of Twitter,” a discussion of the intersection of journalism and social media. The lecture takes place in Room 241 of the Umphrey Lee Center, 3300 Dyer St. on the SMU campus. Admission is free, and tickets are not required. For further in...
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 ...