Category: Community

Dallas Museum of Art Announces Art Ball 2018 Chair


Rebecca Enloe Fletcher

The Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) recently announced that local philanthropist Rebecca Enloe Fletcher will serve as chair of Art Ball 2018 and unveiled Horizon: Now. New. Next as the theme of the annual fundraiser, which will be held April 21 at DMA.

Flora Award 2017 Honors ‘Terrific Trio’


From left, Marilyn Waisanen, Bettye Slaven, and Janet Smith. Far right, Polish pianist Eva Brandys.

Nicknamed the ‘terrific trio,' Bettye Slaven, Janet Smith, and Marilyn Waisanen will be honored at the 2017 Flora Award Gala. The event benefits the Texas Discovery Gardens and Butterfly House in Fair Park.

Unplug For Vacation? No Way


“It would take the Amazon jungle instead of Santa Fe, New Mexico, to go unplugged.”

My goal this summer was to beat the heat, to unplug, and to have some refreshment and “re-creation” in New Mexico, but despite my best efforts to limit technology, it just can’t be done.

It would take the Amazon jungle instead of Santa Fe, New Mexico, to go unplugged.

Upon arrival in Santa Fe, I found myself at Target buying a new gizmo, the Tile, to hang on my keys so that my phone could ring my only pair, which I kept misplacing. Score one for technology.

Doolittle Raid Re-enactment Planned


The Commemorative Air Force keeps vintage planes in flying condition. (Photo: Kevin Hong)

See more than 80 World War II-era aircraft from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 6–8 during a Commemorative Air Force show at Dallas Executive Airport.

After drawing more than 19,000 visitors from 32 states in 2016, the CAF Wings Over Dallas WWII Airshow, presented by Frost Bank, returns with more flying demonstrations, battle re-enactments, WWII veteran appearances, living history encampments, hands-on family activities, aircraft rides, and cockpit tours.

TACA Announces 2017 Grant Recipients


TACA (The Arts Community Alliance) announced the 2017 recipients of the TACA Donna Wilhelm Family New Works Fund and the TACA Bowdon Family Foundation Artist Residency Fund. Six arts organizations will receive grants totaling $150,000 to create new works or to fund artist residencies.

Holmes Aquatic Center Goes to the Dogs

Dogs and their owners enjoy Doggie Splash Day at the Holmes Aquatic Center. (Photo by Dorothy Wood)

Patrons of University's Parks' Holmes Aquatic Center enjoyed one last pool day of the season and this one went to the dogs.

Doggie Splash Day brings pet owners and their pooches out each year for some fun in the sun and the water.

HPDPS Monitoring Fire South of Town

Dallas Fire Rescue is working an active structure fire at Glenwood and Fitzhugh avenues. (Photo by Pat Martin)

The Highland Park Department of Public Safety is monitoring a large structure fire south of the town, Lt. Lance Koppa announced.

"Dallas Fire Rescue (DFR) has an active structure fire at Glenwood and Fitzhugh, just southeast of [Highland Park]," Koppa said in an email. "The wind direction is carrying the smoke in a westward direction, which is causing the strong smoke odor in the area. Our officers are in the area and watching for any falling embers."

Lane Finds Joy in Serving Residents


University Park Mayor Olin Lane. (Courtesy photo)

When University Park Mayor Olin Lane moved to a house on Bryn Mawr Drive in 1936, he could watch traffic on Northwest Highway from his back porch.

The home was at the northern edge of development, with prairie stretching endlessly off to the horizon.

"It was a grassland, and I spent a lot of time in that," 84-year-old Lane said.