Soil prep is topic at Jan. 12 gardening class

(Irving) Denton County Master Gardener Mary Karish will present “Soil Prep: The First Step to a Great Garden,” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12 at the West Irving Library. Students will learn what steps to take to determine soil type and how to create and maintain a healthy, nutrient-rich environment for plants. Karish owns “The Three […]

Volunteers needed for Teen Court

The Irving Teen Court is seeking volunteers to serve as prosecutors, defense attorneys, jurors, bailiffs or clerks for Class C misdemeanor cases. Volunteers must be between the ages of 14 and 17 (or older if enrolled in high school). Adults who are interested in working with youth also are invited to participate in the program. […]

MLK observance at Irving Arts Center

(Irving) The City of Irving will host a Martin Luther King Jr. observance at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16 at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd. Admission is free. For more information, call 972-721-2501. To submit your news and events, email

Free 2012 Eco-Calendar for Irving residents

(Irving) Free copies of the city of Irving’s 2012 Eco-Calendar are available to residents at City Hall and at all public library locations. It also can be found on the city website. The calendar features a different environmental topic each month—providing readers with tips on how to be better stewards of the planet. The publication includes […]

Angel tree benefits Heart for the Kids, Children’s Advocacy Center

Angel tree benefits Heart for the Kids, Children’s Advocacy Center

Six SUVs filled with donated toys, bikes at Honda of Burleson Honda of Burleson hosted an Adopt-an-Angel tree at the dealership off Interstate 35. More than 320 toys and several new bikes were donated to benefit Heart for the Kids and the Children’s Advocacy Center of Johnson County. “It was heart-warming to see the community’s response […]

Hawaiian Falls regional manager promoted to VP of parent company

Hawaiian Falls regional manager promoted to VP of parent company

Hawaiian Falls Regional Manager Evan Barnett was recently promoted to Vice President of Harvest Family Entertainment, Hawaiian Falls’ parent company. Barnett started with the company as a 16-year-old lifeguard in California. He moved to Dallas/Fort Worth in 2003 to head up the first Hawaiian Falls waterpark in Garland. He has since opened each of the […]

Accordian player entertains Rockwall Area Retired Teachers

Accordian player entertains Rockwall Area Retired Teachers

Next up: ‘Texas Shorty’   The Rockwall Area Retired Teachers Association got into the Christmas spirit with accordionist Matt Tolentino playing songs of the season at RARTA’s December meeting.   Hostesses for the meeting were (pictured, from left) Mary Jackson, Georgia Lee, Nora Myres and Deanna Parks. Not pictured: Patsy Fleetwood.   There will be […]

Friday Study Club meets for gift exchange

The monthly meeting of the Friday Study Club was held at the home of Jinksie Patton, with Carolyn Duckworth and Martha Baker serving as co-hostesses. The meeting featured the club’s annual gift exchange.  The Friday Study Club, founded in 1919, is the oldest organization in Rockwall and actively supports Terrell State Hospital and the county library. From left […]

Laziness: fact or fiction?

“Idleness, indifference, irresponsibility are healthy responses to absurd work.”—Frederick Herzberg “Marjorie is lazy.  That’s all.  You need to push her to get things done,” said Ms. Busch. We were in a parent/teacher conference and I felt uncomfortable with the word “lazy” as a descriptor for five-year-old Marjorie.  Lazy seemed derogatory. Marjorie’s teacher, Ms. Busch, had […]

Discover seven new wonders of nature

After announcing the “New 7 Wonders of the World” in 2007, the New 7 Wonders Foundation began worldwide voting to select the “New 7 Wonders of Nature,” a list of the seven most incredible natural wonders of the modern world. Voting ended on Nov. 11, when the following preliminary winners were announced: Amazon Rainforest (South […]