Evening 5K to benefit police officers' families
In three years, the White Rock 5K has raised nearly $30,000 for families of Dallas police and firefighters in desperate times of need. Its founders, preparing for this year’s race on April 18, see it as something more.
The race is as it sounds – participants run or walk on a five-kilometer course around White Rock Lake, in a prime time of year for short-distance runners in Dallas. Proceeds go toward Assist the Officer, a non-profit established...
MUSIC Thousands expected for annual Deep Ellum festival
The organizers of the Deep Ellum Arts Festival began their press release for this year’s event by claiming that the festival is “the most anticipated event of the year.” I have to admit that I concur. I look forward to this magical weekend – where six blocks of one of my favorite neighborhoods is transformed into a wonderland of artists, food, music and street performers – the way most people look forward to Christmas or even their birthday. ...
Free aging lecture series offered
Older adults are more likely to stay healthy, live on their own, and incur fewer health care expenses if they follow healthy behaviors, stay engaged with family and friends, and take steps to prevent chronic diseases. To help today’s 55-plus age group be proactive in maintaining good health, Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake is offering a free monthly lecture series so baby boomers can share memories for many years to come. The free, informa...
National Geo travel writer to recall rhinos
Boyd Matson will present “The Adventure Begins When Things Go Wrong” at the Dallas Arboretum on Thursday, April 4 at 7 p.m. in the Rosine Hall. The explorer is host of “National Geographic Weekend,” a weekly radio show in which he interviews explorers and adventurers who span the globe or research their own home turf.
Matson was born in Midland, Texas. His family later moved to Fort Worth, where he attended Cleburne High School. After college...
Bond set for sexual assault suspect
With the Lake Highlands community on high alert after three sexual assaults in the span of a month, Dallas police arrested a suspect Tuesday they say confessed to the crimes.
Based on an anonymous tip, officers found and arrested a man identified as 30-year-old Cesar Benitez, police said in a release Tuesday night. Benitez was charged with one count of felony aggravated sexual assault in the Feb. 22 incident and another count of felony sexual ...
Doctors Hospital on 'healthiest employers' list
Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake was again named one of the Healthiest Employers in North Texas by the Dallas Business Journal.
Companies earning the award have taken proactive measures to help shape the health of their employees and have committed to making a positive impact on the health of their workplace. Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake earned the No. 12 ranking in the large company category, which is for organizations with more th...
SMU presents spring concert
The world premiere of a new interpretation of “The Rite of Spring” by noted Dutch choreographer Joost Vrouenraets highlights the Spring Dance Concert at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, April 12-14. The Meadows Dance Ensemble will showcase the work, created in honor of “The Rite’s” 100th anniversary, as well as Balanchine’s “Valse Fantaisie,” a pas de deux by Visiting Artist-in-Residence Adam Hougland, and the premiere of “In the City,” an ex...
Auction raises funds for Lake Highlands
Last Saturday, March 23, the Exchange Club of Lake Highlands held its annual Casino Night and Auction at Park Lane Ranch.
This event is a key fundraiser for the club, enabling it to benefit the Lake Highlands community. Among other causes, the funds raised are used toward the club’s annual scholarship program for seniors at Lake Highlands High School, as well as for the club’s grants to several non-profit organizations benefiting the Lake High...
Award-winning chef to speak at Audelia Rd. Library
Audelia Road Library Friends begin their Spring Speaker Series on Thursday, April 11 with Beth Sonnier, award-winning chef/instructor with the Food and Hospitality Institute from El Centro College, speaking on “The Making of a Chef – Training, Tools, Resources.”
A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, with additional degrees in culinary arts and hotel/restaurant management from the University of North Texas and Texas Women’s Universit...
Kohl's honors Lakehill students
Five Lakehill Preparatory School students have been selected as nominees in the Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program. Middle School students Kate Langley, sixth grade and Steven Murff, seventh grade, along with Lower School students Katie Rich, second grade, Alexander Dondis, third grade, and Abby Dondis, first grade, were selected based on their volunteer actions, leadership roles and the benefits of their service to others.
Every year, Kohl’s ...