Kramer Expected to Name New Principal by Early August


Katie Wanserski Eska

UPDATE: July 21

Dallas ISD has narrowed its search for a new Kramer Elementary principal to approximately a dozen candidates. District officials are already working on an initial round of interviews. Upon their completion, the finalists will meet with a selection committee comprised of parents and staff from both Kramer and other schools within its feeder pattern.

Katy Trail, Mockingbird Station Connection Bridge Causes Traffic Delays


Photo: Lorelei Day

Construction continues to progress on the pedestrian bridge in the 5300 block of Mockingbird Lane. The bridge will connect the Katy Trail with Mockingbird Station.

Drivers in the area may experience periodic delays as crews put the finishing touches on the mid-section of the cantilever cable bridge.

Construction updates will be provided regularly.

Cambridge School Finds Permanent Home


The Cambridge School will eventually move to the site of Walnut Hill Lutheran Church. (Photo: Joshua Barthge)

Moving time is looming again for students and staff at The Cambridge School of Dallas.

The small Christian college preparatory school has called four different buildings home since it’s 2001 founding. School officials hope that this move will be their last.

“A permanent campus will enable us to enhance every aspect of our school,” head of school B. Paul Wolfe said. “This is crucial as we continue to model the pursuit of excellence toward noble ends, toward truth and goodness and beauty in all that we do.”

Former Crystal Charity Ball Chairman joins Young Women’s Preparatory Network


Christie Carter. (Photo: Jeanne Prejean, My Sweet Charity)

Christie Carter, seasoned Dallas philanthropist, has been hired as the director of external affairs at Young Women’s Preparatory Network.

Carter will be in charge of developing key relationships with individuals in the community while strengthening visibility and engagement among constituents. Born and raised in Dallas, she is a graduate of Texas A&M with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Along with her many philanthropic endeavors throughout the Dallas community, she currently serves on many boards, including Dallas CASA, Community Partners Auxiliary, and the Dallas Chamber Symphony.

Chill Out and Hit the Refresh Button

Set tables in cool pastels and blue and whites for a refreshing look. (Courtesy Christy Rost)

As summer moves into its unofficial final month, the thrill of carefree days and a less structured schedule can start to wear a bit thin when the outdoor thermometer promises a long stretch of hot days ahead.

To be honest, I’ve never been a fan of hot Texas summers. My family moved every few years while I was growing up, but the one constant in our lives was a modest, gray shingled house with white trim and forest-green wood shutters, perched on a hillside overlooking Old Silver Beach on Cape Cod. The summer weather was moderate there, and my three sisters and I spent nearly every sunny, mild summer day on the beach with our mom. When it rained, we shopped in the nearby quaint town of Falmouth, or stopped by the Cape Cod Candle Shop to sniff each candle and select a week’s supply of striped candy sticks.

U. Renee Hall Named Dallas Police Chief


U. Renee Hall

Dallas City Manager T.C. Broadnax today announced that U. Renee Hall will become the first female police chief in the city’s history.

Hall comes to Dallas as the former deputy chief of the Detroit Police Department, where she directed the city’s Neighborhood Policing Bureau.

“I am honored to be chosen to lead the Dallas Police Department at this critical time in its history,” Hall said. “I look forward to building on the successes of the past, preserving community trust, and ensuring the safety of our officers and the entire Dallas community.”