The popular White Rock-area road race, the DRC Half Marathon, happens Nov. 1. You can register to run or volunteer now. The festivities at last year’s race were overshadowed by a life-threatening car accident. One victim of that accident plans to return and run this year — her fan club will be manning the water station at mile 9.
 
Every Thursday, look for the weekly Wildcat Sports Report video
, sponsored by Picasso’s Pizza, on the Back Talk Lake Highlands sports blog. You’ll find daily updates about LH athletes and links to a live blog to follow during each football game (in case you can’t make the game or even if you’re there) so you can join other Wildcat football fans and comment right along with the game.
 
Advocate video: Watch Dallas Police play for fallen officer; U2 concert; and cheerleaders at the LHHS Pep Rally.
 
Every Friday, Advocate Back Talk brings you “Restaurant Talk”
. Check out a couple of our latest dishes here and here, and here’s some news about the neighborhood’s new bar and grill.
 
Know of a “best” in our neighborhood? We’re looking for spots in the area that offer unique perks—an extra nice public bathroom, for instance. When you need to see the dentist, get your oil changed, or wait to be seated at a restaurant — where is the best waiting spot? When you’re shopping, dining out or getting a haircut, where do you hear the best background music? Where are the best neighborhood places to take care of life’s little necessities such as airing up a tire, vacuuming your muddy floorboards, or buying last-minute goodies for your child’s school Halloween party? We are seeking out all the little niceties that make neighborhood spots special, so send your best-kept secret to chughes@advocatemag.com — be sure to include your contact information, and if we use your tip in the magazine, we’ll send you an Advocate T-shirt.