The Family Place Plans Day to Play


Family Gateway wants to highlight the importance of play and community service.

The downtown shelter for children and families affected by homelessness is set to host its first family fundraiser, DAY to PLAY, this April.

32nd Annual Presentation Ball Introductions

2018 Debutantes and Honor Guard. (Photos: James French)

33 Symphony Debutantes took their bows at the 32nd Annual Dallas Symphony Orchestra League Presentation Ball on Feb. 17 at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. The spotlight was on the debs, their families, and dapper members of the Honor Guard with over 1100 in attendance.

The Honorary Chairs were Lisa and Kenny Troutt who were also there with their Honor Guard son Grant.

Lori Routh served as Ball Chair and Mari Epperson is President of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra League. Committee Chairs were Melissa Lewis, Kay Weeks, Sandy Secor, Eleanor Bond, Rene’ Edwards, Nancy Labadie, and Kim Brannon. 

Pastors To Swap Pulpits on Sunday


Pastors from Park Cities Baptist Church and Concord Church in southern Oak Cliff will swap pulpits this Sunday as part of their ongoing joint efforts to bring racial reconciliation to the city of Dallas.

Bryan Carter, senior pastor of Concord Church, will preach at 10:45 a.m. at Park Cities Baptist, bringing a message titled "Peace Maker."

Second Tuesday Luncheon Featuring Clarice Tinsley

Clarice Tinsley and Jennifer Sampson. (Photo: Don Clausen)

Fox 4 news reporter Clarice Tinsley took a walk down memory lane at the February Second Tuesday luncheon with the United Way Dallas.

Tinsley, who is celebrating 40 years as a broadcaster, showcased a personal presentation about her life in journalism, from covering international news to affecting local change through her reporting in Dallas

"It was a pleasure to hear from such a familiar presence who has been in the middle of so many stories about our city and our nation," United Way Dallas wrote about the Feb. 13 event.

Held at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, the organization also honored past recipients of the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas J. Erik Jonsson Volunteer Award. The award was created in 1978 by the board of directors in honor of the four-term mayor.

Lady Scots Stumble to Start District


Highland Park is trying to hold its own against some of the top teams in the Dallas area in District 15-5A. (Photo: Rob Graham)

Highland Park is off to a rough start in District 15-5A play after dropping three of four games during a six-day span.

The Lady Scots (2-8-1, 1-3) fell to Lovejoy 15-5 in the district opener, when the Lady Leopards plated 10 runs in the first inning. HP then fell to North Forney 7-1 despite two hits by Ava Sims.

After blanking West Mesquite 15-0 — thanks to an abbreviated no-hitter from Amanda Reenan — the Lady Scots dropped a 9-5 decision against Mesquite Poteet on Monday. In that game, HP rallied after falling behind 7-0 early, but it wasn’t enough. Makayla Morgan drove in three runs.