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Archive for: September, 2012

Allen High School Proves Everything Really is Bigger in Texas

Allen High School Proves Everything Really is Bigger in Texas

By Courtney Schellin With 848 members, Allen High School’s Escadrille band is the largest high school marching band in the country. Allen, Texas is a town known for its football. So it may have come as a surprise to many when the homecoming ballot revealed that not a single football player made the list this [...]

Deep Fried Jambalaya Wins at Texas State Fair

Deep Fried Jambalaya Wins at Texas State Fair

By Mia Castillo Deep Fried Jambalaya wins The State Fair of Texas’s Big Tex Choice Awards and gives the fried food king, Abel Gonzales, his fifth trophy. Fried! That’s how state fair goers like their food. And Abel Gonzales aims to please ‘em. Abel Gonzales Jr., 42, just took home his fifth Big Tex Choice [...]

Fall fashions take off on the runway at Mockingbird Station

Fall fashions take off on the runway at Mockingbird Station

By Paz Beatty With the new fashion season strolling in, Dallas has once again transformed into a hot spot for fall line unveilings and runway shows. Mockingbird Station hosted “Catwalk into Cooler Weather” Thursday night to show aspiring fashionistas “what to wear” this fall. Producer and owner of RSC Show Productions Rhonda Chambers believes the [...]

Dallas Remembers Jeff West

Dallas Remembers Jeff West

Hundreds gather at the dedication of the West Building at South Side Studios in South Dallas to honor the late Jeff West By Eric Sheffield Before Jeff West, there was no Dallas International Film Festival.  Before Jeff West, Dealey Plaza was not a national landmark.   Before Jeff West, Dallas had not returned to Dallas. Before [...]

“Pay to Play” Stunts Economic Development in South Dallas/Fair Park

“Pay to Play” Stunts Economic Development in  South Dallas/Fair Park

By Michael Hubbard For years South Dallas/Fair Park has longed for community revitalization and economic development.  Both have been absent in this part of the city for a very long time. Contrary to popular belief, there were once businesses that flourished in the neighborhoods surrounding Fair Park that were not associated with fast food or [...]

Sign up now for free college readiness/access program at 22 Dallas ISD high schools and middle schools

Sign up now for free college readiness/access program at 22 Dallas ISD high schools and middle schools

With less than 5 percent of Dallas freshmen earning a college degree by their mid-20s,
nonprofit Education is Freedom aims to bridge the gap with its comprehensive college-readiness program  By Becky Mayad   Parents, do you want your child to go to college?  Believing that every young person deserves the opportunity for a higher education, Education [...]

Women inspire women to stay fit

Women inspire women to stay fit

Hundreds of Dallas area women attended The Women’s Health and Fitness Expo aimed at helping them stay healthy By Tauni Hopkins Today it is rare to turn on the television and not watch a commercial that features a fad diet promising to improve one’s overall wellness. America’s obsession with dropping those last few pounds and [...]

Dallas Struts its Stuff at Fashion’s Night Out

Dallas Struts its Stuff at Fashion’s Night Out

 Runway shows, makeovers, and one-night-only discounts helped make Fashion’s Night Out a success. By Mia Castillo More than 40 models strutted across a fashion runway at NorthPark Center Thursday, as onlookers from every angle “oohed and aahed” at the glamorous presentation of Fall’s latest trends. Live music and DJs amped the fashion-fanatic crowd, and the [...]

Making Sense of Your Life Insurance Quotes – Tips for Choosing the Best Provider

Making Sense of Your Life Insurance Quotes – Tips for Choosing the Best Provider

Life insurance quotes are easy to get, but once you have them you need to be able to analyze the quotes you have received and determine what insurance will work best for you. When it comes to life insurance, there are two general categories: term policies and pure coverage. Term policies have specific timeframes, while [...]

The Power of Presentation over Propaganda: Day 2 at the DNC

The Power of Presentation over Propaganda: Day 2 at the DNC

Matt Houston gives his second installment of “The Next Generation’s View” of the DNC

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