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PRESTIGIOUS HOCKADAY SCHOOL TURNS 100

PRESTIGIOUS HOCKADAY SCHOOL TURNS 100

by Alexa Malevitis The private, all-girls school in Dallas celebrates its’ 100th anniversary this year. With the launch of a centennial campaign, alumnae, faculty and students reflect on the legacy and future of Hockaday. By the fourth grade, Alison Ku recalls doing experiments in The Hockaday School’s science lab. She was also, at that young [...]

For the Love of Jane: Austen Fans Keep Her Memory Alive

For the Love of Jane: Austen Fans Keep Her Memory Alive

by Patricia Villacin The Jane Austen Society of North America is dedicated to the enjoyment of Jane Austen and her writing. Its North Texas chapter meets several times a year, inviting scholars and experts on Austen’s works, organizing conferences and balls, and participating in Regency activities. It is a truth universally acknowledged: for more than [...]

State Library and Archives Displays Unique Items from Texas’ Investigation into President Kennedy’s Assassination

State Library and Archives Displays Unique Items from Texas’ Investigation into President Kennedy’s Assassination

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) will join the nation in observing the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination with a special exhibit that revisits the unforgettable events in Dallas, November 22-24, 1963. Texas Investigates: the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy and Wounding of Governor John B. Connally opens to [...]

JFK assassination: SMU programs examine history, media, Warren Commission

JFK assassination: SMU programs examine history, media, Warren Commission

DSN Newswire SMU is sponsoring a series of programs associated with the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy in Dallas’s Dealey Plaza. These events are free and open to the public. Oct. 11: “The Work of the Warren Commission, Half a Century On: Its Methods, Successes & Questions” Time: 12:30 to 4:30 [...]

Parkland employees and their families get the first glimpse of the new hospital

Parkland employees and their families get the first glimpse of the new hospital

by Parminder Deo  Sporadic showers on Saturday didn’t stop Parkland employees from getting a tour of the new Parkland Memorial Hospital. Employees and their families were able to see the interior of the new facility, which is set to open in May 2015. “It’s exciting, our Parkland family is amazing,” said Parkland IT administration assistant [...]

dSLR Cameras No Longer in High Demand

dSLR Cameras No Longer in High Demand

by Willow Blythe In a constantly shifting world of technology, the pressure is on as these specially equipped cameras lose popularity within the photography industry.  It would be the last time he would carry the exquisite piece of glass used to capture the world from a unique perspective. Monthly bills had begun to pile up [...]

Hanging On

Hanging On

by Caleb Wossen Practitioners of suspension say the method is therapeutic. It’s a recent night in Reno’s Chop Shop. Two shirtless men walk on to the stage. Across their backs are hooks driven clean through the skin. The men hook themselves up to swinging apparatuses and hang there to cheers. Their stretched skin reddens under [...]

Non-Profit Bridge Lacrosse Brings Sport to New Audiences

Non-Profit Bridge Lacrosse Brings Sport to New Audiences

by Meredith Carey As the Texas Star looms in the background, the seventh and eighth grade girls of Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School practice on the barely grassy sports field across from their school. The girls aren’t playing soccer or doing drills in P.E.; they’re learning to play lacrosse, with help from local [...]

Texting and driving ban could become state law in Texas

Texting and driving ban could become state law in Texas

by Tashika Varma The Texas House of Representatives approved a statewide ban on texting while driving on. But the Senate, including Gov. Rick Perry, voted against the ban and Texans will not join 39 other states and ban texting and driving SMU freshman Charlie Weber said he watched in horror as his friend snuck in [...]

Fair Park plans to offer more than just The State Fair to Dallas

Fair Park plans to offer more than just The State Fair to Dallas

by Maggie Jones For a little longer than one month each year, The Texas State Fair brings Texas natives and tourists alike flooding into Fair Park. However, for 11 out of the 12 months of the year, civic leaders and City Hall have grappled with ways to promote the park on a more regular basis. [...]

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