Exchange Club awards students
At its regular meeting on Oct. 12, 2012, the Exchange Club of Lake Highlands presented its monthly “Character Counts” and “Youth of the Month Awards.” The Exchange Club presents these awards to deserving Lake Highlands High School seniors each month during the school year. Ronda Moreland, Vice President--Youth for the Exchange Club presented the Character Counts awards to Laura Leigh Oualline and Austin Newberry and the Youth of the Month awa...
Junior Historians transform Worth Hotel
Built in 1902, the historic Worth Hotel is officially back open for business; however, no overnight guests are allowed. The Worth Hotel is one of many historic structures at Dallas Heritage Village (DHV), a nationally accredited history museum depicting life in Dallas from 1840-1910. A group of DHV Junior Historians recently completed their research and work on re-vitalizing the hotel exhibit, cutting the ribbon to re-open the historic structu...
THE STATE FAIR OF TEXAS Fair competitions bring out the best of the best
For many fairgoers, the State Fair of Texas offers opportunities that are far more significant to them than riding the Texas Star and seeing how many fried delicacies they can scarf down in a day.
First and foremost, there are the solid-as-steel employees who work 12-to-15 hour days and longer, sometimes in grueling conditions such as 106-degree temperatures, tumultuous rainstorms or surprising but welcome 58-degree days. They do it to entert...
'Pup Crawl' to benefit GALT
In honor of Greyhound Awareness Month, The Greyhound Adoption League of Texas (GALT) will host the third annual Deep Ellum Pup Crawl and Poker Run on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Registration begins 12:30 p.m. at Reno’s Chop Shop Saloon in Deep Ellum (210 North Crowdus St., 75226).
Cost is $25 per person and includes poker, an event t-shirt, complimentary food and drink specials, a tour of Deep Ellum Brewing Company and a doggie bag...
Big Tex goes up in flames
At 10:15 a.m. Oct. 19, reports came in that the iconic cowboy who welcomes fairgoers had caught on fire. The fire came on the last weekend of the 2012 fair and Texas Storm Chasers has posted audio of the call on YouTube. Dallas Fire-Rescue units had a some fun reporting updates. "Got a rather tall cowboy with all his clothes burned off," one responder said. "Howdy folks, it's hot," said another.
Norman sets school record
Lakehill traveled to San Antonio to take on Hawkins High School Friday, Oct. 12. In a wild back-and-forth game, the Warriors fell short 53-51 when the Wolfpack stopped Keith Mitchell short of the goal-line on a potential game-tying 2-point conversion attempt.
Mitchell made an electrifying 70-yard punt return with 17 seconds left to pull Lakehill within two. Drew Norman set a school record with 397 yards passing, including touchdowns to Josh W...
Día de los Muertos show opens to huge crowds
Mayor Mike Rawlings joined the skeletons, ghosties and long-leggety beasties who roamed the halls of the Bath House Cultural Center last Sunday night, Oct. 14, for the opening reception of the 26th Annual Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Exhibition. He viewed art and talked with artists, including student artists of the Thriving Minds After-School Program. He also met with Marty Van Kleeck, manager of the Center, and Susan Lecky, president...
McCaa to give Sammons 2012 media ethics lecture
Award-winning journalist John McCaa, longtime news anchor of WFAA-TV in Dallas, will give the thirteenth annual Rosine Smith Sammons Lecture in Media Ethics at SMU.
The lecture is at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24, in Caruth Auditorium, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus. The event is free; however, tickets are required and must be reserved in advance by calling the Meadows Ticket Office at 214-768-2787.
The ticket office is open noon-5 p.m. ...
New sculptures show 'Women of Importance'
Pure Sculpture hosted the début of Jessica Jesse’s sculpture series, Women of Importance, on October 12. The reception with the artist, in the Gene and Jerry Jones Great Hall at the Meadows Museum at SMU, featured Jesse’s 10 life-size sculptures, which together form an awe-inspiring installation of color, texture and form.
Described as a “collection of floral grand dames,” these individual pieces draw the eye and imagination to the most minut...
HPC to help raise fund for mission trip
Highland Park Cafeteria is opening their recipe vault Sun., Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. to bring back some great old favorites and support Living Water International, a non-profit organization working to help communities acquire clean water.
Think Deviled Crab, Salisbury Steak, Baked Turkey Wings, Rhubarb Pie, Argentine, Perfection and more at a seated dinner served family style. Cast your vote for which classic HPC recipes you want offered regularly at...