Does the 18th-century French barometer work? It’s a reasonable question to put to John Bobbitt, longtime Dallas interior designer, antiques dealer, Maple Terrace resident and collector of superb curiosities. Well, it could work, Bobbitt says, but first he’d have to replace the original glass tubes with new ones custom-made by the one man in the country who restores old barometers, in Maine. Then he’d have to figure out how to safely buy and install the
Doors will open across North Texas this Sunday, making it easy to see outstanding homes for every phase of life. Thinking of moving to a great school district? Considering downsizing now that the kids have left the nest? Looking for a smart investment in a growing neighborhood? Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty agents will be on-hand at open houses to discuss the best options and opportunities across D-FW.
Last year, some homes had as many as 50 prospective buyers stop by during the Fall Open House Tour – and many made offers. Don’t miss your chance to find the perfect place to call home.
Sure, it’s nice to travel during summer break … but, sometimes, you just want to enjoy what you can find close to home. So we’ve compiled a list a great things to do in North Texas that’ll take only a short car ride. (Or even a short walk!) When you live in a state as great as Texas, there’s no need to go far for a great vacation! – By Susan Haney Continue Reading…
The men of Bill Fant’s Sunday School class serve 1,000 children and their parents at the Brother Bill’s Helping Hand annual Christmas Celebration.
For the past 12 years, the men from Bryan Fant’s Sunday school class at Park Cities Baptist Church have spent the second Saturday of December in West Dallas helping to decorate for the Brother Bill’s Helping Hand annual Children’s Christmas Celebration. The crew wraps presents, blows up soccer balls, puts together bikes, decorates the tree, hangs garland and wreaths—whatever needs to get done before the main event.
Only two more days till the Fourth of July fireworks displays light up the night skies across North Texas. Do you know where you’re going to oohh and ahhh Thursday and Friday night? No worries. We compiled a list for you. Continue Reading…
HPHS sophomore Stephen Dieb won the individual state championship in the 145-pound division at the UIL 4A wrestling championship meet Feb. 14-15 in Garland.
HPHS junior Connor Creek was the division champion at 160 pounds. The Scots took second place as a team at the state meet.
Junior Kate Boyer claimed the UIL 4A championship title in both the 50- and 100-freestyle events at the state swimming and diving meet Feb. 21-22 in Austin. Boyer also set a new 4A state record in the 100-freestyle with a time of 50.85 seconds.
Senior Natalie Rathjen won the UIL 4A girls cross country individual state title Nov. 9 in Round Rock. Rathjen posted a time of 17:41.78, 46 seconds faster than the second-place finisher. The girls team finished in second place.
The HPHS tennis team won its sixth consecutive 4A state title and broke its own state record with its 15th title overall. Despite rain delays and relocations, the Scots defeated San Antonio Alamo Heights 10-3 in the semifinals and Montgomery High School 10-1 in the finals to win the championship Nov. 6 in Waco.
Those hoping for a title next year should note that the HPHS trainers will sponsor athletic physicals for all incoming seventh- through 12th-grade athletes and prospective athletes May 17 at Highlander Stadium. Students must have physicals on file before tryouts, practices or competitions in middle school or high school athletics. Local doctors and nurses will conduct the exams, assisted by the trainers. The cost is $20, and payment by cash or by check payable to HP Sports Medicine will be accepted at the event. Go to HPISD.org to schedule.
Looking for an Easter Event or an Egg Hunt in Dallas or surrounding areas? See what’s hopping this year in the metroplex!
Going on an Egg Hunt
Taking the kiddos on an Easter egg hunt is always a joy. The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden features members-only egg hunts. Surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of tulips and spring blooms, participants are divided into age-appropriate groups, so everyone has a fair shake at egg-gathering. (We hear tickets are going fast, so reserve your spots today.)
You know the Easter season is officially upon us when you see Dallas pooches flaunting their Sunday best! The annual Easter in Lee Park and Pooch Parade is a must-attend event. In addition to the pup parade, participants enjoy music, food and vendors.
Some of your favorite neighborhoods sponsor egg hunts — and you need only show up with enthusiasm and an egg-collecting basket. One of our favorites is the University Park Eggstravaganza, which takes place this weekend in Goar Park. Additional activities at this annual event include photos with the Easter Bunny, face painting, bounce houses, snacks and music.