Dallas Women’s Foundation has named Caren K. Lock as its 2017-19 board chair. She succeeds 2015-17 chair Ellenore Knight Baker.
SMU physics professors will use mirrors to project total eclipse of the sun on Monday into the rotunda of the historic Dallas Hall.
In addition, weather permitting, physics professor Steven Sekula will host for students and visitors a viewing tunnel attached to a telescope on the lawn of Dallas Hall.
DCHHS confirmed a positive mosquito sample for WNV from a mosquito trap located on the east side of Highland Park. Per the town’s Mosquito Control Policy, the parks department will conduct ground spraying measures from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night from Thursday to Saturday on the east side of town (Preston Road east to the town limits.)
In the event of rain or wind speeds in excess of 10 m.p.h., the spraying will be rescheduled.
Retired Col. Miguel D. Howe has been named as the inaugural April and Jay Graham Fellow of the Military Service Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute, a non-partisan policy institute focused on developing leaders, advancing policy, and taking action to address today’s pressing challenges.
As an endowed fellow, Howe will represent the Bush Institute's work to improve the transition of post-9/11 veterans to civilian life, and to foster veteran leadership roles. He will also amplify his advocacy for veterans and build awareness for the issues that affect their transitions, such as employment, education, health, and well-being. In addition, he will travel the country to speak, write, and serve as a resource for veteran-serving organizations, corporate, academic, nonprofit, and policymakers.
Dallas Pets Alive! was recently awarded $5,000 as a runner-up of Petco Foundation and Jackson Galaxy Foundation’s first-ever Innovation Showdown contest. The nonprofit was one of 200 proposals designed to reshape the landscape of animal welfare and save animal lives.
The funds will be used for the development of an innovative adoption center in hopes of elevating adoption as the leading method of finding a new furry family member in Dallas.
Read more about Dallas Pets Alive! here.
Whether it's your work commute or a leisure trip away from the city, the Dallas North Tollway (DNT) is one of the most traveled roadways in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
The North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) announced that several portions of the DNT will be closed from Friday to Monday. These closures are part of the ongoing DNT Improvement Projects.
According to the NTTA website, "All closures are subject to weather conditions and will be postponed, if necessary. Delays are expected, and motorists are urged to use caution in the construction area."
Listed below are the scheduled weekend road closures.
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden will soon offer A Tasteful Place, an edible display garden complete with a newly developed lagoon and meandering walkways.
The 3.5-acre garden will also include a pavilion with event space and teaching kitchen, an orchard, beds of ornamental display vegetables, herbs and flowers, as well as shaded porches and walkways.
Three Highland Park High School graduating seniors each received a scholarship of $4,000 from the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society (PCHPS). The scholarships are funded through the society’s endowment managed by the Highland Park Education Foundation.
SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: STEALING BEAUTY
Between 3:10 and 3:25 p.m. Aug. 12, shoplifters fled with more than $220 in cosmetics from CVS Pharmacy at Snider Plaza.
Between 12:50 and 12:57 p.m., a 30-something-year-old man “reeking of marijuana” asked to see men’s bags at Saint Laurent in Highland Park Village. While an employee went to retrieve a plain black bag on top shelf to show him, the shoplifter grabbed two other bags he had been shown, a $1,390 Saint Laurent City bag and a $995 black Flamingo print bag, and fled in a black four-door Dodge. He left behind a handprint on the glass door.