Help for higher education

Six students from the Dallas area will begin their collegiate careers this month with a little extra funding, thanks to the scholarship program at Highland Springs. Mekia Curry, Adrienne Landry, Morgan Landry, David Nguyen, Colton Payne, and Diana Rodriguez are recent high school graduates employed in the dining services department at the North Dallas Erickson Living community.

Persistence pays off

As far as first impressions go, Highland Springs, situated at the corner of Coit Road and Frankford Road in north Dallas, is both warm and welcoming. But the road leading into the community is another story. Frankford Road has been a mess ever since my wife and I moved here four and a half years ago, says Oscar Burchard, president of the Highland Springs Resident Advisory Council. It s only two lanes and it s full of potholes.