Archive for the ‘Community News’ Category

Elizabeth Pierce — Courtesy Photo

Community Contribution

Corgan, one of the largest U.S.-based architectural and interior design firms, hired Lake Highlands resident Elizabeth Pierce as its marketing manager.

Her main focus will be business development, including support for project proposals, client relations, and creating firm promotional materials. Continue Reading »


By Bruce Felps

The monthly Second Saturday Shoreline Spruce-up at White Rock Lake, organized by For the Love of the Lake, fans out to clean up this weekend.

The volunteer service organization takes it upon itself to clean up trash and litter — seemingly redundant, yes, but subtly different — along the banks and wherever else individuals can reach at the lake. Continue Reading »

Welcome to Lake Highlands Oktoberfest — All photos courtesy of the Exchange Club of Lake Highlands

Community Contribution

Lake Highlands was treated to the first community Oktoberfest Oct. 1 sponsored by the Exchange Club of Lake Highlands.

The festival took place at the Lake Highlands Town Center site. The weather was beautiful the entire day and it is estimated that more than 4,500 people attended. Continue Reading »

Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake — Courtesy Photo

Community Contribution

Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake recently received the Get With The Guidelines: Heart Failure Gold Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association.

The recognition signifies that Doctors Hospital has reached an aggressive goal of treating heart failure patients with 85 percent compliance for at least 24 months to core standard levels of care as outlined by the AHA-American College of Cardiology secondary prevention guidelines for heart failure patients. Continue Reading »

Denise Krajewski — Courtesy Photo

Community Contribution

Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake named Denise Krajewski, RN, MSN, FACHE, as its new chief nursing officer.

Krajewski’s career in health care spans several decades. She has worked numerous leadership roles and most recently served in a dual role as chief nursing officer for Metropolitan Methodist Hospital and division chief nurse executive in San Antonio. In that position, she was responsible for facility and division clinical operations, including staff development, performance improvement, and program development. Continue Reading »

Eric Boon — Courtesy Photo

Community Contribution

Eric Boon has been named the new director of business development and associate administrator at Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake.

“We are delighted to announce Eric’s addition to our team,” said Doctors Hospital CEO Scott Manis. “His in-depth knowledge of our service area, coupled with his outstanding business-development skills, makes him an excellent fit for this role.” Continue Reading »

By Brue Felps

There will be no adult libations, either sold by or brought into, Garden Café.

According to a piece in today’s newsprint version of Dallas Morning News, Dale Wootton and his Junius Heights establishment lost an appeal to Dallas City Council to override the City Plan Commission’s denial of a special use permit to allow beer and wine sales.

The permit, said city officials, couldn’t stop with allowing beer and wine sales. It would also include liquor. Opposition among neighborhood residents cited potential liquor sales by future owners should Garden Café ever shut down or move. Continue Reading »

Courtesy Photo

Community Contribution

Chef and owner Brian C. Luscher and his wife, Courtney, of The Grape recently presented the Stewpot Alliance with a check from the proceeds of the recent Feast of St. Martha.

The Stewpot Alliance was formed to support and promote The Stewpot in downtown Dallas, which offers a safe haven for homeless and at-risk individuals of Dallas, providing resources for basic survival needs as well as opportunities to start a new life.  Continue Reading »

By Bruce Felps

The day’s mail delivery brought a postcard from the Texas Department of Public Safety.

According to the agency, Brian Christopher Rogerson, a registered sex offender, recently moved to East Dallas, an apartment complex in the 5900 block of Lewis Street. Continue Reading »

Ted Thompson and his trusty steed — Photo by Lilia Estrada

By Bruce Felps

Ted Thompson, president of the Greenland Hills Neighborhood Association, has friends in Bastrop County, Texas. Bastrop County has wildfires and needs for displaced residents, hundreds of families.

Put the three together and they equal an East Dallas neighbor’s determination to help. Continue Reading »

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