Category: Community

SMU Smart Phone Game is Finalist in Xprize Competition

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Yolette Garcia, associate dean of SMU's Simmons School of Education and Human Development, and Corey Clark, deputy director of research at SMU's Guildhall graduate video game development program.

Designed by SMU and Dallas-based nonprofit adult literacy provider Literacy Instruction for Texas (LIFT), "Codex: The Lost Words of Atlantis," a smartphone game designed to teach low-literate adults to read, was named one of five finalists in the Barbara Bush Foundation's Adult Literacy XPRIZE competition.


Henry’s Majestic to Host Pet Adoption Event

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With the Dog Days of Summer officially in full swing, there’s nothing better than beating the heat by finding one’s forever furry friend

Henry's Majestic is teaming up with Operation Kindness to host the Dog Days of Summer pet adoption from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 21. The event will be hosted on Henry's Majestic dog-friendly patio, 4900 McKinney Ave.


Widow of Drowned SMU Officer Sues Highland Park, Dallas, Others

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Mark McCullers

The widow of Mark McCullers, the SMU police officer who drowned after being swept away by Turtle Creek floodwaters on July 5, 2016, is suing the town of Highland Park, the city of Dallas, and the companies responsible for the construction site where her husband was providing off-duty security.

In the wrongful death lawsuit, filed July 5, 2018, Tiffany McCullers claims the defendants knew, or should have known, the dangers Turtle Creek could pose during a rain to those at the site where her husband was working.


Equest Fundraiser Returns for Second Year

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Rally the troops and report to Equest at Texas Horse Park for a fun-filled, USO-style tribute fundraiser benefiting Equest's Hooves for Heroes.

Now in its second year, Boots & Salutes is back for a special evening of tributes to the men and women who have served our country to protect our freedom. Carolyn Anderson will return as chair.