WHOLESOME FOODS BAKERY, a mother-daughter start-up offering gluten-free baked goods, opened a permanent storefront at 718 N. Buckner, Suite 154. Patrons can place orders by phone at 214.414.2414 or online at

WHITE ROCK PADDLE COMPANY, 315 E. Lawther, offers canoe and kayak rentals at White Rock Lake, and has begun hosting classes by instructors certified by the American Canoe Association.


GLORIA PEREZ is the new deputy chief of the Dallas Police Department’s Northeast Patrol Division. Perez is a 27-year DPD veteran with a master’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Texas at Arlington.

The LAKE HIGHLANDS HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND is selling coupon books to raise money for activities this year. The $25 books include discounts to businesses in and around the neighborhood. To order, email

The LAKE HIGHLANDS LADY WILDCAT VOLLEYBALL TEAM is selling T-shirts for its Cats for the Cure campaign to raise cancer awareness. The shirts cost $10, and all sizes are available. To order, email

BAYLOR UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER AT DALLAS will host a free, informational seminar on weight loss surgery options 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 13, 9101 N. Central, Suite 370. The seminar includes a Q&A session with a surgeon. To register, call 1-800-4BAYLOR or visit

JOHN SLATE, local historian and author, will present a program on the history of Dallas parks at 10 a.m. Oct. 4 at the Community Life Center of Casa Linda United Methodist Church, 1800 Barnes Bridge Road. The event is part of the Casa Linda AARP Chapter 3880 meeting. For details, call 214.321.1705.


LAKE HIGHLANDS ELEMENTARY is on the 2010 Texas Business and Education Coalition (TBEC) Honor Roll. This is the second year that LHE has been named to the honor roll. Of more than 8,000 Texas public schools, fewer than 4 percent are honored with this award. The honor roll is awarded to those schools with diverse student populations who have shown consistent high performance in all subject areas compared with schools of similar demographics.


Lake Highlands resident ED CHRONISTER was honored by the Better Business Bureau for his 20 years of volunteer work. He has also been an active member of the Lake Highlands Exchange Club and the board of the Child and Family Guidance Center.

MS. PATTI’S DANCE CLASSES are relocating from the Ridgewood Belcher Recreation Center, where Lake Highlands resident Patti Steinke has held them for the past 30 years, to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 3204 Skillman Street in the Lakewood area. Patti Steinke has resided in Lake Highlands since 1990. For class information please visit or call 214.341.1023.


The LAKE HIGHLANDS HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL team won six straight matches at the 2010 Pearland Volleyball Classic in August, beating Jersey Village in the final match. The team finished with a 10-3 record.

The LAKE HIGHLANDS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL team was one of three District 9-5A schools that won its first game of the season — a 49-38 win over Mesquite.