News roundup: Basketball standout, giving church, gardening tips


Sunset High School basketball player Mercy Blanco received a scholarship offer from the University of Arkansas Pine-Bluff. Mercy, who averages 24 points, 13 rebounds and six assists per game, is the first female Hispanic basketball player from Sunset to receive a scholarship to a Division I school.

Centro Church in Oak Cliff brightens lives by handing out cash to deserving people in the neighborhood.

Here is some nice coverage from WFAA of the free Thanksgiving meals at Norma’s Cafe.

This profile of Oak Cliff gardening whiz Van Johnson includes some tips.

Joe Holley of the Houston Chronicle wrote a feature story about Oak Cliff artist Frank Reaugh.

Police charged a 23-year-old with murder in the abduction and death of Jamal Lewis, 25, whose body was found in West Dallas.

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