September 15, 2014

  • Get a Massage for a Cause

    Enjoying a one-hour massage or facial at Massage Envy on Sept. 17 — including its location at Preston Forest — will help raise funds to prevent, control, and cure arthritis.

    This is Massage Envy’s fourth annual Healing Hands for Arthritis event in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and it will donate $10 per spa service to the Arthritis Foundation.

    The one-day event has raised more than $2 million in its previous years to aid the 50 million Americans suffering with arthritis.

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  • September 13, 2014

  • TCA Falls to Denison in Offensive Showcase

    TCA's Nahshon Ellerbe

    TCA’s Nahshon Ellerbe rushed for 142 yards and two touchdowns against Denison. (Photo: Jane Hutzler)

    Despite another week of offensive fireworks, Trinity Christian couldn’t slow down the big-play attack of Denison on Friday in a 49-38 loss at Tom Landry Stadium.

    In a seesaw affair during which both teams moved the ball consistently all night, Nahshon Ellerbe was a standout. The TCA running back finished with 142 yards on 31 carries and two touchdowns, and also caught eight passes out of the backfield for 125 yards and a score.

    Christian Hutzler had another standout game as well before exiting in the second half. He was 26-of-35 passing for 277 yards and three touchdowns.

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  • September 12, 2014

  • Public Schools Meet State’s Standards

    Public schools across the state recently received their results on the Texas Education Agency’s accountability standards. The area’s leading high schools received the “met standards” rating.

    Beyond that, schools were rated on a number of distinctions in various subjects. “There is a lot of positive in formation in this report about individual campuses,” Dallas ISD superintendent Mike Miles said in a statement. “The state’s performance standards are becoming more rigorous year after year and the vast majority of our campuses are rising to the challenge.”

    In Highland Park, the high school received six out of six distinctions, while the younger campuses had varied results.

    In DISD, W.T. White received distinction in five out of six cat- egories. All 12 schools in the W.T. White feeder pattern met standards, and many received multiple distinctions as well.

    “Parents will now have yet another snapshot to help determine the performance of their child’s school,” Miles said.

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  • September 11, 2014

  • Here’s the Scoop on This Week’s Games

    Trinity Christian reached the TAPPS state championship game as recently as 2012. (File photo: Chris McGathey)

    Trinity Christian reached the TAPPS state championship game as recently as 2012. (File photo: Chris McGathey)

    The Trinity Christian offense was already in midseason form for its season opener last week against Fort Worth All Saints.

    So the task for the Trojans (1-0) becomes simple heading into a stretch of two nondistrict games against public-school competition — keep the momentum going. TCA will host Denison on Friday at Tom Landry Stadium before visiting Ferris next week.

    The Trojans erupted for 679 total yards last week in a 65-38 victory over All Saints, which won an SPC championship a year ago. Christian Hutzler threw for 428 yards and six touchdowns, with Parker Oliver catches seven passes for 252 yards and four scores.

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  • Parish Students Learn in Worldwide Classrooms

    Parish Students Learn in Worldwide Classrooms

    “Doctors in training” as young as 8 years old get some hands-on experience at Parish. (Photo Courtesy Of Parish Episcopal School)

    This fall, global “doctors in training” will wield their own scalpels and learning about viruses by swabbing their own hands and growing bacteria.

    These doctors-in-training play a humanitarian role as well — every class they take purchases a class for a student in a developing country.

    Together, they share findings and discuss current global issues. Dallas students communicate and Skype with students in Haiti, India, and Pakistan to gain real-world experience. Read More…

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  • September 10, 2014

  • Boardroom Celebrates 10 Years of Grooming

    Get your haircut, watch other guys shoot pool, and then you can shoot pool while they get a cut.

    We’re still looking for a way to shoot pool and get a haircut simultaneously. This comes pretty close.

    The Boardroom Salon is celebrating a decade in business this month, and the company has some contests for freebies on its Facebook page through Sept. 24 as a result.

    The company launched its first location at Southlake Town Square in 2004 and has since grown to include 17 locations throughout Texas, including at Inwood Village. Next year, it will expand outside the state with a location in Nashville.

    As a token of customer appreciation, the company is offering 10 percent off annual memberships purchased in September. Memberships entitle customers to unlimited haircuts and discounts on other services and grooming products.

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  • Assistance League to Hold Bunco Fundraiser

    The annual charity event for the Assistance League of Dallas requires a roll of the dice, but it’s for a good cause.

    The nonprofit group will hold its 12th annual Bunco fundraiser on Sept. 20 at Southfork Ranch, benefiting charities including Cheers for Children, Operation School Bell, and the ASD’s Assault Survivor Kit program.

    The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Ewing Ballroom. Cost is $50 per ticket, which includes lunch and a Southfork tour. There also will be door prizes, a silent auction, and other goodies. But you need to RSVP by Sept. 12. For more information, call 972-437-1239.

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  • Nathan Adams Elementary Welcomes New Principal

    Dr. Dora Renaud is the new principal at Nathan Adams Elementary School.

    Dr. Dora Renaud is the new principal at Nathan Adams Elementary School.

    Dr. Dora Renaud started her tenure this fall as the new principal of Nathan Adams Elementary School.

    Renaud graduated from the University of Texas’ education administration doctoral program. She speaks multiple languages and has many experiences working with international students.

    Among her goals are preparing students to compete in the global workforce and increasing the digital literacy of the students at Nathan Adams.

    By Sep. 10, 2014 | 2:30 pm | 2 Comments | Comments RSS
  • Transwestern Abandons Apartment Plans

    Real-estate development firm Transwestern has abandoned its plans to build a luxury apartment complex at the northeast corner of Northwest Highway and Preston Road.

    The company had been under contract to purchase about three acres at the site and build a six-story multifamily complex to replace an aging collection of condos and townhomes.

    The decision marks another victory for a group of influential local homeowners, including former Dallas Mayor Laura Miller, who peppered Transwestern with concerns about the proposed height and density of the project on a congested street.

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    By Sep. 10, 2014 | 2:16 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

    Congratulations to the semifinalists of the National Merit Scholarship Program. The list of semifinalists was released on Wednesday and represents less than the top 1 percent of high school seniors. They were selected from their PSAT scores, and their SAT scores combined with an application will determine the finalists.

    There are 16,000 semifinalists nationwide competing for 7,600 National Merit Scholarships.

    2015 National Merit Scholarship Program: Semifinalists

    Gahm, Andrew T.

    Boyea, Karina
    Cheniae, Joseph L.
    Eggers, Alexander P.
    Radford, Christina R.
    Rooney, Joseph H.
    Siu, Victoria J.

    Anand, Avita
    Banks, Kathryn E.
    Berger, Alyssa G.
    Billig, Isabel A.
    Colliton, Bridget R.
    Das, Shriya D.
    Espinosa, Alexis S.
    Gu, Jane
    Hwang, Anne-Marie
    Le, Courtney D.
    Mukherjee, Ahona
    Uppalapati, Lakshmipriya
    Whitaker, Margaret M.
    Zhong, Mary
    Zhou, Sarah Y.

    Baird, Marshall H.
    Blais, Caleb J.
    Case, Michael A.
    Clark, Chandler T.
    Iannelli, Richard D.
    Lanham, Michael A.
    Miller, Matthew R.
    Schutze, Zachary A.
    Su, Jacob C.

    ST. MARK’S
    Babu, Vignesh
    Buckenham, Nicholas W.
    Carter, Christopher A.
    Castilla, Connor E.
    Chen, Raymond Y.
    Chernick, Jacob K.
    Co, Matthew B.
    Cummings-Taylor, Forest
    Dixit, Kunal J.
    Garza, Richard B.
    Guo, Raymond C.
    Jelsma, Nicholas G.
    Jelsma, William G.
    Kshatriya, Rishi
    Kumar, Shourya
    Kyle, James C.
    Lin, George T.
    McIntosh, Elton E.
    Montgomery, Stuart
    Pattabi, Aakash L.
    Pattabi, Vikram A.
    Rawot, Eric M.
    Smith, Mason P.
    Su, William
    Sydney, William G.
    Wechsler, Daniel
    Woodberry, Matthew
    Yang, Darwin D.
    Zhang, James

    Buskmiller, Clairemarie T.
    Camisa, Mackenzie G.
    Schoeberl, Madison

    By Sep. 10, 2014 | 12:31 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
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