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The Dallas Park and Recreation Department, Volunteers Plant 150 Trees at Kiest Park

The Dallas Park and Recreation Department, Volunteers Plant 150 Trees at Kiest Park

DSN Newswire The Dallas Park and Recreation Department  hopes to increase citizen awareness of volunteer opportunities while encouraging community involvement on Dallas Parks and Trails. On a brisk Saturday in November Kiest Park hosted Arbor Day in the southern sector of Dallas. Over 200 volunteers participated in this community tree-planting event.  One hundred and fifty trees [...]

Flora Award 2013 Jan Pickens Honored

Flora Award 2013 Jan Pickens Honored

Texas Discovery Gardens honored Jan Pickens with the prestigious 2013 Flora Award on November 7. More than 150 prominent guests graced the elegantly decorated Grand Hall on this crisp evening including Ebby Halliday Acers, Caroline Rose Hunt, Dee Wyly, Peggy Sewell, Nancy Dedman and Billie Leigh Rippey. The four course meal by Cassandra Fine Catering [...]

Dallas Police Department CHIEF ON THE BEAT

Dallas Police Department CHIEF ON THE BEAT

DSN Newswire DALLAS POLICE DEPARTMENT NORTHEAST DIVISION The Dallas Police Department’s Office of Community Affairs along with the Northeast Patrol Division will host a “Chief on the Beat” Health and Safety Fair. This event will take place at Harry Stone Recreation Center, 2403 Millmar Drive, Dallas, TX 75228 on Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 10:00am [...]

Austin Street Shelter Celebrity Event

Austin Street Shelter Celebrity Event

Recently the Lamar Street Festival had it’s first annual event and just under 10,000 people showed up. It was such a great event to see people walking, eating, and having fun south of the Trinity. I might add, there was no trouble at all and I am already looking forward to next year’s event. The [...]

Big Thought Stokes Creative Learning in Dallas Schools

Big Thought Stokes Creative Learning in Dallas Schools

by Avery Stefan Big Thought, a non-profit organization, has numerous programs that address academic achievement and youth development for students around Dallas. Through projects like the lantern art display for the Arts District’s annual Aurora event, Big Thought strives to encourage students’ creativity and imagination to enable them to attain a brighter future. Colorful papier-mâché [...]

DAYL to Host Concert in Support of Mayor Rawlings’ GrowSouth Initiative and Benefiting South Dallas Education

DAYL to Host Concert in Support of Mayor Rawlings’ GrowSouth Initiative and Benefiting South Dallas Education

DSN Newswire The Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL) invites locals to Oak Cliff-based entertainment hotspot, The Kessler Theater, for an energetic night of live music; showcasing the best in DFW talent to benefit South Dallas education on Thursday, October 17th The 2012 DAYL Leadership Class is proud to announce GrowSouth Jams, a concert benefiting [...]

Wehmeyer Joins Dallas Parks Foundation

Wehmeyer Joins Dallas Parks Foundation

DSN Newswire The Dallas Parks Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of Mr. Bobby Wehmeyer to the Board of Directors.  Mr. Wehmeyer is currently the Vice President, Supply Chain for Reddy Ice, a leader in the packaged ice industry. Joanne Fay, Vice President of the Dallas Parks Foundation noted, “Bobby is a wonderful addition [...]

Upcoming Events Provide Breast Cancer Awareness and Mammograms for the Uninsured Proceeds Benefit Women’s Imaging at Methodist Charlton Medical Center

Upcoming Events Provide Breast Cancer Awareness and Mammograms for the Uninsured  Proceeds Benefit Women’s Imaging at Methodist Charlton Medical Center

DSN Newswire Women’s Imaging at Methodist Charlton Medical Center will benefit from the proceeds of several upcoming events in October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The funds will help provide mammograms for the uninsured and under insured through the Methodist Health System Foundation. On Thursday, various businesses in the Bishop Arts District participated [...]

By Willis Johnson I’ve recently lost three friends to death. John Kelly of the Black Contractors Association, former Dallas City Councilman Leo Chaney and pharmacist, Kenny “Yogi” Patterson. All three have been a part of my journey in Dallas for the last 40 years. Yogi was Texas Southern grad that ran a local pharmacy for [...]

As the “Blues” Fades

As the “Blues” Fades

The recent death of Bobby “Blue” Bland is the loss of a legend in a music culture created in America. My fear is that it is a dying era. Bobby Bland came through Memphis and connected with WDIA radio station in the early days of black radio. WDIA set the standard for the way communication [...]

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