Lion King Production Generates Estimated $28 Million To Local Economy

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During a four-week run at the Music Hall at Fair Park, Disney’s The Lion King grossed over $7.7 million at the box office and entertained more than 100,000 theatergoers.

It is estimated that the Dallas engagement of The Lion King generated an economic benefit of more than $28 million to the city from travel, hotels, restaurants, parking and other businesses patronized by both theatergoers and production staff.


KidneyTexas Announces Beneficiaries and Chairs for 2018 Luncheon

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Anna Bland "AB" Aston, Luncheon Co-Chair; Annalee Aston, Luncheon Chair; Mary Lee Cox, President, KidneyTexas, Inc.; Therese Rourk, Advisory Board Chair and Underwriting Chair.
(File photo by Dana Driensky.)

KidneyTexas, Inc. has announced their beneficiaries and honorary chairs for their Transforming Lives
2018 Luncheon and Fashion Show.

Since its founding in 1999, KidneyTexas has provided more than $3.5 million in local funding to help in the search for a cure, promote research, enhance treatment and support quality renal care.


Stephan Courseau Secures a Space For Third Knox-Henderson Restaurant

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Le Bilboquet

It doesn’t have a name yet, but the latest restaurant by Stephan Courseau (Le Bilboquet, Up On Knox) and his new partner, Chef Junior Borges, has officially found a home at 4514 Travis St., right next door to Le Bilboquet, in the former Villa-O space.

Set to open early 2019 (by March at the latest, hopes Courseau), the restaurant is still in its developmental stages, but the duo already has some exciting details to share.


Highland Park STEAM Program Excels in First Year

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James Jenkins, left, an art instructor at Highland Park Middle School, began teaching electronic screen printing to his students. (Photo: Timothy Glaze)

The Highland Park ISD STEAM program has already inspired upwards of 50 students in only its first year within the district.

Imagine then, executive director Geoffrey Orsak said, what participation will look like in future years with more funding.

Funding for the program came from the Moody Innovation Institute, with which Orsak is heavily involved.