Mathnasium/Facebook

Mathnasium/Facebook

A few Lake Highlands places and people that made headlines this week:

Findings from a new study, conducted by a UT Austin professor Keith Robinson and a professor at Duke, suggest that parent involvement in a student’s education does not necessarily correlate to improvement in the student’s academic performance. Amy Caron Halstead, the owner of Mathnasium, a tutoring center in Lake Highlands, weighed in on the research findings, telling Fox News that even though some students feel criticized when parents step in for homework help, at least “that child knows their parent cares.”

Conjoined twin boys born at nearby Medical City Hospital nine months ago were able to return home on Wednesday, NBC DFW reports. Watch online as parents Jenni and Dave Ezell describe their positive recovery experience at the hospital, and what’s to come, to reporter Meredith Land.

Earlier this week in a Rick Perry-esque maneuver, state Rep. Jason Villalba (whose represents North Dallas, Preston Hollow and Lake Highlands) attempted once again to woo Sriracha makers Huy Fong Foods to move their production plant from California to Texas. On Facebook Villalba wrote, “I implore the Trans Family: just meet with us. Let us tell you what is possible by moving your operations to Texas. You will not be disappointed.” As of yesterday, we know that the Trans family has invited Villalba to do just that, and that come early May, we’ll learn if Texas could be the new home of Sriracha.