Marisa Salatinoof Preston Hollow is one of five honorees at the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas’ Real Girls Real Women Luncheon set for Nov. 18. Salatino, a Hockaday sophomore, received the Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouts. She led a project to renovate and expand a garden at a low-income government subsidized apartment complex for Chinese immigrants.


Kramer Elementary hosts a technology recycling fundraiser to properly dispose of electronics while raising money for school programs. Take items such as old computers, ink jet cartridges, MP3 players, cell phones and GPS devices during two collections dates, Dec. 2 and April 20, at the school, 7131 Midbury. For more details, call 972.794.8300 or visit

Project Linus meetings will now be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. every first Saturday beginning Nov. 5 at Midway Hills Christian Church, 11001 Midway. Project Linus is a nonprofit organization that makes and donates blankets for needy children up to age 18. To get involved, call 214.352.4841.


TexPreps Basketball, a leading publication on high school basketball, celebrated Hillcrest High School’s contributions to the sport during an event at SMU’s Barnes & Noble bookstore. Magazine publisher RV Baugus interviewed head boys basketball coach Von Harris, girls coach Rachelle Leonard and several players.

Judge and Betty Coker donated $10,000 to the Marsh Middle School Leadership Cadet Corps, which is working to construct a military museum on campus. The building would house war memorabilia from neighborhood veterans, and cadets would conduct tours for elementary students. To learn more, contact David Bates at

For the second year in a row, Preston Hollow Elementary made the Texas Business and Education Coalition Honor Roll for academic excellence. The award represents less than 4 percent of Texas public schools. The schools are recognized based on commended TAKS performance sustained over the past three years. Sixteen other Dallas ISD schools received the honor and will be recognized at a ceremony Dec. 2 at the Fairmont Hotel.

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