On Friday, May 1, 1953, Oak Cliff Chapter 32 of the Disabled American Veterans opened its doors at 1408 Ferndale Ave. The 8pm dedication ceremony installed new officers and celebrated the completion of the 30'x50' building, which contains a meeting room, office, kitchen and dressing room.
Just after New Year's Day this year, Waxahachie resident Larry Burns shared the following story about Dallas-based BeautiControl Inc. on the Facebook group Dallas History Guild. We were surprised to learn that one of our own buildings played a role in the early development of this iconic company, which was purchased by Tupperware Corp. in 2000 and by Youngevity International in 2017.
This weekend 'Matachines' Dancers from El Buen Pastor Catholic Church, honored Our Lady of Guadalupe in Downtown Elmwood.
Los matachines denotes a traditional religious dance and the dancers, musicians, and elders who participate in it. Its roots go back to a type of widespread medieval sword dance called a morisca. The Spanish brought the ritual with them to the New World, where over time it incorporated Mexican, Indian, and American religious and social symbols.*
*Texas State Historical Association, https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/lmm01