A Beacon of Hope Luncheon Introduced Faces Of Hope And Had Glennon Doyle Melton Mix Humor And Honesty About Mental Health

As final preparations were underway on the second floor of the Renaissance Hotel for “A Beacon Of Hope” silent auction and luncheon benefiting the Grant Halliburton Foundation, a VIP reception was taking place on the fourth floor’s City View room on Thursday, February 23. Foundation President/Founder Vanita Halliburton was surrounded by people whose had been touched by … [Read more...]

Triumph For Teens Luncheon To Honor Former State District Judge John C. Creuzot

Before State District Judge John Creuzot announced his retirement back in March, the Phoenix House folks had already slated its May 10th Triumph for Teens luncheon at Brook Hollow Golf Club to honor him. . . and with very good reason. For 21 years the SMU Law School graduate has garnered quite a national reputation “as an expert in drug courts.” In fact he created the first … [Read more...]

Floyd Dakil's Death is a Reminder

Mention Floyd Dakil's name and old timers will recall Dance, Franny, Dance or days of Irving Harrigan (aka Ron Chapman) reigning supreme at KLIF. Unfortunately, Floyd's name will now be associated with the word, "suicide." It was learned that he committed suicide Saturday. Yes, times are tough. No, make that "really tough." For this reason, please be observant of others. Don't … [Read more...]

Eating Crow Really Isn't Enjoyable, but it is Necessary

Attending Paul Baker's memorial service last December at the Rosewood Center for Family Arts, I had just come from the funeral of a dear friend's husband, who had committed suicide. Yes, as you guessed, it was not a happy day and I was not cheery. Upon arriving at the center, I ran into Yvonne Crum, who is always bubbly and happy. Surely, this encounter would change the bitter … [Read more...]