Spieth Claims Third Major

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Jordan Spieth hits a shot during the AT&T Byron Nelson in May. He earned his third major title by winning the 2017 British Open. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

Jesuit alum Jordan Spieth has won the British Open, holding off fellow American Matt Kuchar to earn his third major championship. He and Jack Nicklaus are the only golfers to accomplish that feat by the age of 23.

Spieth, who was leading coming into the final round, briefly lost the lead after hitting five bogeys over his first 13 holes. He rallied with a birdie, an eagle, and two more birdies on holes 14- 17, before taking a par on 18 to claim the title.


Run, Hide, or Fight

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Officer Dave Wilson teaches active shooter survival. (Courtesy Fisher Phillips)

The news alerts came in shortly after 10 a.m. An active shooter was in an office building near Central Expressway. In a scene that has become all too familiar, police surrounded the area as workers who could evacuated to the safety of a parking lot.

Officials would later confirm that 60-year-old Matthew Kempf had shot and killed his boss, 48-year-old Lana Canada, before turning the gun on himself. Canada had gotten married only weeks before. She left seven children behind.

According to Dallas Police Officer Dave Wilson, the incident was fairly typical of many workplace violence incidents.


Sisters Better Than Best of Friends

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“Our main objective is to just be together.”I’m one of 13 children, number nine to be exact. I have seven brothers and five sisters. We all have a lot of pride in our family, and relish opportunities to tell someone about it. In response to being asked, “What? 12 brothers and sisters?” I’ll usually casually say, “yep, a baker’s dozen.”

My mother has 27 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. We make an effort to stay connected, holding family reunions every three or four years, which gives us the opportunity to meet new arrivals — spouses, significant others, and especially babies. One of the best family events I participate in is an annual gathering with my four (living) sisters. We’ve made it a tradition to spend a long weekend together. We call it Sista Palooza.


Kramer Expected to Name New Principal by Early August

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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

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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

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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.”