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Bethany Erickson

Bethany Erickson lives in a 1950s Midway Hollow bungalow with a husband, a preschooler and a dog. If she didn't live in the Hollow, she would probably live in Eastwood or Lochwood, and would buy a Fay Jones home if she won the lottery.

02/18/18 9:55am

 California midcentury modern with views for days, tucked into an 11-acre property studded with pine, in the heart of a newly-designated AVA (American Viticultural area) designated area sounds like an amazing second shelter — especially when you see all the room it has for entertaining.

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02/18/18 9:00am

This week, we got an email telling us we absolutely needed to look at a new home on the market — one that everyone can go look at during an open house from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. today.

However, we got an early sneak peek of this home at 9317 Midway Road, and can tell you it’s worth every bit — and possibly more — of its $1,999,999 price tag, mostly because it’s just so darn smart. (more…)

02/15/18 11:30am

(Photo courtesy Dallas County Schools)

As the committee charged with unspooling and winding down operations for Dallas County Schools continues to churn along, Dallas Independent School District is also getting its ducks — or rather, buses — in a row.

At last week’s board briefing, trustees were introduced to the district’s new executive director of transportation, Dr. Kayne Smith, who arrives in Dallas from a stint at Beaumont ISD. (more…)

02/15/18 11:30am

Oak CliffFor the second week in a row, we’ve been able to find a home for less than $100,000 in Dallas that isn’t, you know, euphemistically cozy.

This week’s offering is in Oak Cliff. At 1,609 square feet, three bedrooms, and two baths, this home at 6828 Shadymeadow Dr. is newly listed — as in, hasn’t even been up for more than 24 hours, fresh-on-the-market. (more…)

02/15/18 9:30am

Lincoln High students and area women were all smiles at an event designed to connect young women with mentors (Photo by Bethany Erickson)

The hugs I got on Tuesday are still giving me an endorphin high.

Earlier this week, I wrote about a mentoring event being held at Lincoln High school — one that organizers hoped would help young women meet lifelong mentors that would give them valuable advice, feedback, and encouragement. (more…)

02/14/18 9:47am

dirtyToday’s dirty Wednesday WTF prompted my mind to roll back to a time when — true story — I broke up with a guy because he didn’t own sheets. (more…)

02/12/18 8:22am

(Photo Courtesy MaxPixel)

After the rousing success at Dade Middle School with a similar event for young men, education advocates are again seeking mentors for Dallas Independent School District students — this time at Lincoln High School.

The Breakfast With a Bunch of Beauties breakfast, which will be held tomorrow at the high school, will match about 300 young women with what organizers Meka Donell and Nikisha Handy hope will be lifelong mentor relationships with local women. (more…)

02/11/18 9:00am

fixer upperIf you’re a fan of the farmhouse aesthetic of Chip and Joanna Gaines and historical homes, a 1910 home minutes from downtown Waco and the popular Silos has come on the market this week.

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