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7 things to do in East Dallas this September

Sept. 19-30 ‘Othello’ Shakespeare Dallas presents the tragic story of Othello the Moor and his secret marriage Desdemona, a daughter of the senator Brabantio….

When your doorbell is a piano

What is 4 feet tall, bright red, has 88 keys and alerts you to visitors?   Your doorbell, of course.  But only if you’re…

Meals on Wheels but for dogs

Lula Gifford has lived in her East Dallas home for decades, but when the 84-year-old was hospitalized for a torn aorta, she says doctors…

A barber academy veterans can call home

Can’t clip her wings Lilly Benitez remembers her father shaving and combing his hair each morning, taking time to look and smell his best….

Blind beagle? No problem

See Keegan run It’s a warm Thursday afternoon, and Keegen the Beagle is enjoying his puppycino at a Casa Linda coffee shop. He sports…

Dallas’ cat lady

At an undisclosed parking lot in East Dallas, a feral cat colony is built against the back fence. It looks like a miniature tent…

Schools shouldn’t be a commodity

School is back in session, along with all the promises and perils that go with it. The news last month rightly trumpeted the generosity…

What about Bob (Iden)?

After 11 years leading Lake Highlands High School, former principal Bob Iden thought he’d reinvent himself as a real estate agent in 2008. But…

Ale on the trail

Bringing beer back  White Rock Alehouse owners Greg Nixon and Dave Kirk’s first batch of home brew tasted so bad they decided it would…