After resigning from his position on the District 11 Dallas Park Board in December, Lee Kleinman announced he is running for the District 11 Dallas City Council seat of Linda Koop when her term expires in May. It was Koop who initially appointed Kleinman to the Park Board. If he wins the seat, he says his priorities will include crime prevention, cleanliness, well-maintained roads and support for neighborhood associations.


Elizabeth Crowling of Hillcrest High School, and Anna Hansell of the Episcopal School of Dallas, are each finalists for a $30,000 Davey O’Brien High School Scholarship Award. The scholarship is presented each year to an exceptional senior/student athlete in the area. The remaining four finalists will still receive $2,500.


Marsh Middle School received the Counselors Reinforcing Excellence for Students in Texas award by the Texas School Counselor Association. Marsh is one of 41 schools across the state to receive the award for using school guidance and counseling to improve achievements of its students.


Jamey Newberg and readers of his Newberg Report, a free subscription website focused on news about the Texas Rangers baseball team, raised $16,600 for victims of the Newtown, Conn., massacre. Newberg raised the money through a raffle and live auction. His website is newbergreport.com.