Six Oak Cliff students traveled to Washington D.C. this summer for the Texas Leader Forum along with 11 other DISD students. Jasmin Escalara, Glenn Vargas, Ristine Reyes and Dominik Reyes of Sunset High School, as well as Dulce Perez and Ivan Salazar of Moises E. Molina High School, participated int he week-long forum hosted by U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions. They attended meetings at the White House and the Pentagon, learning the inner working of U.S. government.


BECKLEY BREWHOUSE at Zang and Beckley is being sold as the current owners, Ron and Corinna Wills, prepare to move to the West Coast. The couple has owned and operated the restaurant/bar since 2006.

OIL AND COTTON CREATIVE EXCHANGE, a crafting business, will open a store this month in the Tyler-Davis Art District, offering classes on things like basket weaving, gardening and paper marbling. For details visit


SOUR GRAPES GRAFFITI GROUP painted its signature ice pops on the wall outside the Oak Cliff Bicycle Co. on Seventh Street in July. The group of high school friends formed in the neighborhood about eight years ago, spreading their love for graffiti art.


THE OAK CLIFF CHAMBER OF COMMERCE will host its annual Golf Chamber Tournament at 10 a.m. Sept. 27 at the Golf Club of Dallas, 2200 W. Red Bird. Sponsorships start at the individual level at $250 and go up to $10,000. For details visit

THE FRIENDS OF OAK CLIFF PARKS will host its quarterly meeting on Saturday, Sept. 25 at 1 p.m. at the Grand Bank of Texas, 305 E. Colorado. For details visit

LA REUNION is calling for four female artists for its Art Chicas program, a collaboration among La Reunion, Dallas Art Dealers Association, Deaf Action Center and Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas. Artists will be given a stipend, materials budget and high school apprentices. All media are considered. The deadline is Sept. 3. For details, visit