Community involvement has helped Hexter Elementary thrive, but some parents are still unsure about Hill Middle School: Hexter Elementary image screenshot courtesy dallasisd.org/hexter

Community involvement has helped Hexter Elementary thrive, but some parents are still unsure about Hill Middle School: Hexter Elementary image screenshot courtesy dallasisd.org/hexter

Dallas Morning News reports on the exodus away from Dallas ISD as many Old Lake Highlands families continue to move their children into charter, magnet and private schools once it’s time for middle school, despite new STEM classes, PTA involvement, and mentoring programs adopted by Dallas ISD’s Hill Middle School.

Zero lot line development may not be everybody’s first choice for home developments in Lake Highlands, but it’s undeniable that new development projects are providing jobs and stimulating the economy. David Weekley Homes, the developer building 85 single family homes at Plano and Northwest behind Kroger, was named by Fortune Magazine as the “13th Best Company to Work for” in the country, D Magazine reports.

Dallas Observer writes an amusing, albeit “not safe for work,” article regarding the city’s upcoming $946,000 renovation of White Rock Lake Dog Park.