Lakewood resident Nathan T. Anderson was named partner in the practice formerly known as The May Firm. The firm, which was founded by Michelle May O’Neil, has changed its name to O’Neil Anderson. Anderson graduated cum laude from SMU Dedman School of Law in 2007. Prior to joining this firm, which specializes in family law and appeals, he worked in the litigation department for a national firm in Houston.


The Westlake Republican Women’s annual luncheon is Dec. 12 at 11:30 a.m. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet the Dallas County Republican primary candidates. For information and directions, contact Susie Lowry at 214.638.7000 or


The Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce recently hosted its Teacher of the Year awards luncheon to recognize teachers who are providing outstanding education for their respective students in the East Dallas area. The chamber gave awards to one public and one private school teacher at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Winners at the elementary level were Israel Rivera, Mount Auburn Elementary School and Heather Hopper, Lakehill Preparatory School; at the middle school level were Joseph Selvog, W.H. Gaston Middle School and Linda Booth, Lakehill Preparatory School; and at the high school level were Mike Moran, Woodrow Wilson High School, and David Stepp, Bishop Lynch High School.


Woodrow Wilson High School senior Justin Alexander Bailey obtained the Eagle Scout rank in Boy Scouts of America. He installed irrigation systems for the flowerbeds at transitional housing residences of the Interfaith Housing Coalition. Bailey is a National Honor Society member who has participated in his high school musical production all four years and plays football.

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