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Go Get ’Em, Dragons Back-to-school season is a whirlwind of pencils, backpacks, lunchboxes, and for me, the wife of a Carroll coach, it’s a distinct reduction of quality time with my beloved. The season also means trading beach bags for backpacks and poolside lounging for after-school study sessions. Most students want to go back to school about as much as they want to visit the dentist. But Dragons aren’t like most students. And Carroll ISD isn’t like most districts. For Dragon Nation, heading back to the classroom is an opportunity to boost a GPA, join a club, make a team, shatter a record. It’s an opportunity to protect the tradition. Just take a look at the incoming seniors profiled in our annual “Five Ones to Watch” feature. They are some of Carroll’s best and brightest. These students are dancers, artists, Green Jackets, actors, singers and musicians, but first and foremost, they’re Dragons. There’s no harm in restating the obvious: When you’re a Dragon, it’s something special. We examine what it means to be a Dragon in our feature on page 51. No matter who you ask, one response remains constant: Being a Dragon means you’re part of a family. One giant, devoted family united by the bond of the green and white. I can vouch for this personally— often from the energy-packed stands, cheering on our team (and my favorite coach). As we kick off the new school year, we also celebrate a decade with Superintendent Dr. David Faltys. In most districts, the average superintendent tenure is just over three years. But Southlake is far from average. Under Dr. Faltys’ leadership, Carroll ISD has achieved countless awards and honors. We caught up with his assistant, Barbara Yelton, for the inside scoop on what it’s like working with Dr. Faltys and keeping all things Dragon running smoothly. See our Q&A on page 64. As summer winds down and stores fill up with school-supply swag, just imagine all the possibilities of the school year ahead. August 22 will be another great day to be a Dragon!

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A Prince’s Legacy The musical career of Prince spanned more than 40 years, during which he sold more than 100 million records worldwide. Over the past four decades, Prince performed in numerous concerts and festivals (too many to count!). The Brazilian music festival, Rock in Rio 2, took place in January 1991 and marked Prince’s first appearance at the event. This month, a recording of his Rock in Rio 2 performance will be released as a two-disc set featuring 14 tracks. The world may have lost an incredible musician in April, but his legacy will live on through his work.


Help Your Child Thrive Child psychologist and New York Times bestselling author Ross. W Greene explores the often-delicate, everchanging parent-child relationship. In “Raising Human Beings: Creating a Collaborative Partnership with Your Child,” Greene writes that parents must help their child figure out his or her skills, preferences, values and goals, and become comfortable with these defining characteristics. It is then up to the parents to help their child live a life that falls in line with these traits: by influencing them, as well as giving their child space to grow on his or her own. Good advice at any age!



Can’t See the Forest for the…Dragon? Another Disney animated classic turned live-action film, “Pete’s Dragon” is the story of orphan boy Pete and his imaginary—or is he?—friend Elliott, a giant green dragon. An old woodcarver, Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford) has told many a tale about a fierce dragon living in the woods. But the skeptic grownups, including Redford’s on-screen daughter Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard, “Jurassic World”), don’t know what to make of Pete’s dragon, a creature that fits the description of the mystical being in Mr. Meacham’s tales. Local connection: Dallas-native Tony Halbrooks co-wrote the screenplay for the movie.

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A World United Athletes from all over the world will be representing each of their countries in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during the 2016 Summer Olympics. These men and women will compete in a total of 306 events over the course of the games. The 2016 U.S. Olympic Team—comprised of more than 500 athletes—is ready to bring home the gold. There are 42 Olympic sports in which to participate, including fan favorites: swimming and diving, track and field, beach volleyball and gymnastics. Returning this year after a 112-year absence: men’s and women’s golf.

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KIDSWING TOURNAMENT BROUGHT FUN, PHILANTHROPY TO TROPHY CLUB Kids helping kids is the unofficial motto of KidSwing, a series of golf tournaments started by a 10-year-old who wanted to give back to the hospital that cared for him. KidSwing is a chance for children to play golf while learning about giving back. Last month, kids ages five to 15 took to the greens at the Trophy Club Country Club for Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Since the first tournament in 2003, KidSwing has raised more than $1.8 million. COMMUNITY MOURNS ELISE CERAMI The Dragon family lost a young swimmer over the summer. Thirteen-year-old Elise Cerami died in June at Carroll ISD’s Aquatics Center. Elise would have attended Carroll High School this month as a varsity member of the swim team. The Cerami family has asked that donations in memory of Elise go toward a future scholarship. Checks may be made to Carroll ISD with “Elise Cerami Memorial” in the subject line. A recovery fund has been established for Coach Bill Christiansen, who suffered a cardiac event after giving Elise CPR. Funds raised will go directly to Christiansen and his family as he recovers. Visit to contribute.

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KIDS MATTER INTERNATIONAL CELEBRATES 10 YEARS WITH INAUGURAL 5K Care for a jaunt around Bicentennial Park? Join in the inaugural Lend a Hand 5K Run/Walk on August 27 at 7:30 a.m. The chip-timed event is a celebration of a decade of Kids Matter International and includes music, food trucks and a special “Kids Mile” for little ones to raise awareness for children in need. Funds raised through the event will benefit Kids Matter’s largest programs including Around the Block, which provides new clothes, shoes and more for disadvantaged children in the community, as well as Ramp-Up Reading, which supports literacy education.

SGSA 10U TEAM CLINCHED VICTORY IN KELLER TOURNAMENT The Southlake Girls Softball Association (SGSA) 10U AllStar team pulled off an impressive victory in June. In the last All-Star tournament of the season, the team surged out of the losers bracket to win six games in a row. The first game began at 9:30 a.m., and by 10 p.m., the girls were holding the championship trophy. Congrats to the team for this outstanding accomplishment! SOUTHLAKE SWIMMER RACED IN U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS Former Dragon and current Longhorn swimmer Jonathan Roberts competed in the U.S. Olympic Trials in June. Roberts swam a 1:49.50 in the Men’s 200M Freestyle Finals, but wasn’t one of the final six swimmers to compete in Rio this month. Roberts was a member of the North Texas Nadadores as well as the 2013-14 USA Swimming Junior National Team. He also competed in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials. LACE UP YOUR SHOES FOR THE 8TH ANNUAL HOT HATCH CHILE RUN Looking to add some sizzle to your summer? Join the Neuro Assistance Foundation in its 8th Annual Hot Hatch Chile Run, Walk & Roll August 20 at the Central Market in Southlake. The event starts with a one-mile run/walk/roll, followed by a 5K handcycle and 5K. The event raises money for community members with spinal cord injuries and disabilities. Entry fees include a full, hot breakfast from Central Market Café. At the end of the race, enjoy live music while sipping beer samples from Martin House Brewery.


DON YOUR GREEN AND WHITE FOR THE DRAGONS RALLY When does Feedstore BBQ taste even better? When it benefits Dragon Football. On August 19 at 6 p.m., the community is invited to Dragons Rally, a pep rally and fundraiser benefitting Dragon Football. Come meet the 2016 Dragon Football team and enjoy some great Feedstore BBQ and good old-fashioned community fun. The evening includes music and dancing, a live auction, a bounce house, Mr. Softee, and activities and giveaways from the Emerald Belles and Dragon Cheerleaders. And don’t forget to get a poster or football autographed by a Dragon football player! DISABLED VETERAN STOPPED IN GRAPEVINE ON ACROSS-COUNTRY JOURNEY Larry Hinkle, a Southlake native and disabled veteran, stopped in Grapevine in June on his journey across the country to bring awareness to the nation’s veterans and first responders. Hinkle started his journey called “The Hump,” on April 3 from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and will complete his mission when he steps onto Camp Pendleton, California, where he was stationed as a United States Marine from 2000-2004. Hinkle will walk more than 2,600 miles across America to bring attention to the nation’s veterans and first responders. Visit to keep up with the journey or make a donation.

GET YOUR SHOPPING LISTS READY: TEXAS’ SALES TAX HOLIDAY IS HERE If you haven’t started your back-to-school shopping, you’re in luck. Texas’ sales tax holiday is August 5 -7. As in previous years, the law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100 from sales and use taxes, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend. All sales of qualifying items made during the holiday period qualify for the exemption, including items sold online, or by telephone or mail. Layaway plans can be used again this year to take advantage of the sales tax holiday.

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REGISTRATION OPEN FOR MIRACLE LEAGUE OF SOUTHLAKE It’s shaping up to be another exciting season for the Miracle League of Southlake. Nearly 200 players and 16 teams are anticipated for the fall season. Know someone who’d like to play ball? Registration is open now and closes September 10. Opening Day festivities are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. September 24. The last game of the season is scheduled for October 29 with November 5 as a rain day. Additionally, Miracle League of Southlake is kicking off a new venture: The organization is working with Cooperstown Dreams Park to bring the magic of baseball to Southlake. And, the organization also wants to send players to play on the beautiful fields in Cooperstown, New York. Register a player and stay updated on all the latest at TOWN OF WESTLAKE HONORED FOR TRANSPARENCY The Town of Westlake was one of the first four cities to earn the prestigious 2016 Texas Comptroller’s Transparency Star for Traditional Finances. Opening financial books to the public, providing clear and consistent pictures of spending and sharing information with taxpayers in a userAG - April 2016.pdf 1 3/23/16 1:26 PM friendly format are some of the reasons the town was commended.

CARROLL GRAD NAMED BACK-TO-BACK NATIONAL CHAMPION Former Dragon and Lady Bear, Kelci Ortiz, has a big reason to jump for joy: She’s a back-to-back national champion in acrobatics and tumbling (A&T), and she’s a recent Baylor University grad to boot. Over the course of a season, Baylor competes in 10 meets over the country. The top teams go to nationals, and over the course of four days, compete in quarterfinals and semifinals. The last two teams compete for the title of National Champions. Event finals also take place where individual events are held at nationals. Ortiz competed in two of the event finals this year and won both for a total of four national titles. MEDIANS, EXPANSION UNDERWAY ON STATE HIGHWAY 26 Over the summer, TxDOT continued the reconstruction of State Highway 26 in Colleyville into a six-lane road with curbed medians from John McCain Road to Brown Trail. Slated for completion in 2018, it’s the city’s largest construction project to date. James Hubbard serves as the SH26 project coordinator for the City of Colleyville, providing support for citizens, business owners and property owners throughout the project. Colleyville hosts monthly informational meetings to provide updates and gather feedback.












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MATHNASIUM PARTNERED WITH NATIONAL PTA ON STEM INITIATIVE This summer, Mathnasium Learning Centers joined forces with National PTA as a partner in PTA’s nationwide science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and family engagement initiative. Through this collaboration, Mathnasium will support National PTA in the development of resources, activities and events that engage students and families in STEM/math experiences. “The Mathnasium method has helped transform the way children understand and appreciate math. Through its personalized programs, Mathnasium seeks to make math fun and to make math make sense for every child,” said Laura Bay, president of National PTA. “We are thrilled to have Mathnasium join our STEM initiative and collaborate to engage families and inspire children’s love of math.”

GIGI’S CUPCAKES DELIGHTED CROWDS WITH TREATS, SURPRISES AT GRAND OPENING Last month, Gigi’s Cupcakes hosted a grand opening celebration complete with giveaways, a meet-and-greet with Founder Gigi Butler and appearances by the Dragon cheerleaders and Emerald Belles. The Park Village bakery also developed a one-of-a-kind Team Bailey Cupcake designed by Bailey Koewing, a local customer and leukemia survivor. Proceeds from each of these special cupcakes went toward Bailey’s fundraising goal of $5,000 for the Relay For Life walk.

HUNDREDS OF HOTEL ROOMS COMING TO SOUTHLAKE Economic development continues throughout Southlake, as two new hotel projects are underway. Southlake’s City Council approved the almost seven-acre Westin project, a six-story, 253-room hotel with a conference center, fitness center and retail. It is set to sit at 1200 E. State Highway 114. In addition,  a 121-room boutique hotel is planned  at the Carillon development at State Highway 114 and White Chapel Boulevard. The five-story Indigo hotel will be built in a French provincial style.

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SOUTHLAKE’S SUNTREE SQUARE ACQUIRED Phillips Edison & Company’s real estate investment trust has acquired Suntree Square in Southlake. It also acquired five other grocery-anchored shopping centers, including Market Street in McKinney, according to reports. Built in 2000,  Suntree Square is anchored by Tom Thumb and has additional national and regional tenants including Massage Heights, Brain Balance and Earthwise Pet Supply. The deal brings the company’s portfolio to 69 shopping centers in the U.S. with 8.5 million square feet of retail space.

LAUREN JAMES BRINGS TIMELESS STYLE TO SOUTHLAKE Lauren James, the preppy, feminine lifestyle brand with a cult following, brought its classic looks to Southlake Town Square last month. The brand opened its first Texas location in Plano in June. “Lauren James was looking for more than a great storefront,” said Jason Kasal, vice president, senior leasing director - western division. “The brand really needed the right place to easily connect with their fans and followers. Southlake and Legacy are the perfect entry points for Texas.”


MALAI KITCHEN BEERS COMMENDED FOR UNIQUE FLAVORS Looking for unique brews? Malai Kitchen has them. The restaurant was recognized for its creative beer selection at the Best Little Brewfest in Texas Professional Brewers Competition in June. Malai received a gold medal for its Thai PA in the seasonal beer category, and in the Belgian beer category, Malai took home a silver medal for its Golden Triangle Saison. Earlier this year, Malai’s owners Braden and Yasmin Wages hired a brew master to oversee production and make sure Malai’s program remains on the forefront.

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EMMITT SMITH JOINED EXECUTIVE LINEUP AT THE GENTS PLACE The Gents Place, an ultra-premium men’s grooming and lifestyle club, launched a national franchise program. Emmitt Smith, an established entrepreneur, Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee and long-time member of The Gents Place, joined the team as a co-owner alongside founder and president Ben Davis.   With four existing lifestyle clubs open in  Dallas, Frisco, Southlake  and  Kansas City, The Gents Place currently has more than 2,300 members and plans to open 150 franchised locations over the next five years.

NEW & NOTABLE KEEKS DESIGNER HANDBAGS 2120 E. SOUTHLAKE BLVD., STE. A 682.219.7832 / KEEKSDESIGNERHANDBAGS.COM This shop buys and sells 100-percent authentic, gently used designer handbags, accessories and jewelry. SAMPSON JIU JITSU ACADEMY 2820 MARKET LOOP, STE. 100 214.998.3310 / SAMPSONBJJ.COM Ages four and up are invited to participate in martial arts, Brazilian jiu jitsu, no gi and wrestling classes.

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Join us for a Community Pep Rally and Fundraiser located at Feedstore BBQ and back pasture August 19, 2016 6:00 p.m. Come meet the 2016 Dragon Football Team, eat some BBQ with the proceeds benefitting Dragon Football, and greet each other for some ol’ fashioned community fun! Music & dancing, Live auction, Bounce house, Mr. Softee. The Football team will be autographing footballs and posters. Emerald Belles and Dragon Cheer will be hosting activities and giveaways!

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ccording to Dr. Shane Rex Tolleson, your smile is a lot more than two rows of teeth. It is one of your most valuable assets, yet freely given to those around you; it’s an expression that has the power to change lives, give hope, and break down walls of indifference; it’s an act that spreads joy to others while reinforcing your own. And that’s why, at Tolleson Orthodontics, treatment is about a lot more than straightening teeth.

Every Smile Matters “Behind every smile is a person, and within every person is the potential for joy and happiness that is reflected by their smile,” he says. “This is what makes a smile so powerful and important, and this is why we choose to serve the person behind the smile. Every smile matters because people matter.” In fact, it is the idea “every smile matters” that drives Tolleson Orthodontics to provide the very best orthodontic care to each patient. Dr. Tolleson is an expert in treatment options like Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, as well as the latest in clear, metal, and self-ligating braces technologies for adults and children. He and his wonderful staff use only the highest quality and proven advanced technologies. He is unique in that he creates customized treatment plans for each and every patient. His practice definitely does not take a “one size fits all” approach. “My first priority when dealing with patients is to do what’s best for them and ask, ‘What if this was my daughter, mother, brother, etc.,’” he says. “I try to do my research and bring only the best, proven technologies to my practice that will best serve my patients.” He says, “When a patient, who was once too timid or embarrassed to show their smile, finishes treatment smiling boldly and confidently, I am reminded of why I love doing what I do.”

Board Certified Orthodontist While all licensed dentists are technically allowed to perform orthodontic treatment, only 5-6 percent of dentists in the country are Orthodontists – having ADA-accredited university training in the specialty of tooth movement and alignment. Most patients choose to seek an orthodontic specialist for Invisalign or braces, just as they might seek a cardiologist for a heart condition or a dermatologist for skin treatments. In addition to being a Board Certified Orthodontist, Dr. Tolleson holds Diplomate status with The American Board of Orthodontics, a distinction that less than 50 percent of orthodontists achieve.

poise with which he handles the spotlight, and how he lives above reproach, not letting go of his core values and beliefs,” he says. It just so worked out that Shawn was traded to the Texas Rangers the same year Shane was opening his Southlake practice. Now they both live in the area with their growing families. Southlake is not only home to Tolleson Orthodontics, but to Dr. Tolleson’s family. He calls Southlake “a wonderful place to ‘do life.’” When he’s not at the office or the ballpark, he enjoys playing the guitar and singing on the worship team at their churchwith his wife, Anna Lee. If that’s not enough, they also have their hands full with two daughters both under the age of 2. Of course, the whole family loves watching Uncle Shawn play baseball at Globe Life Park. These two brothers’ professions may seem very different, but there is one obvious similarity: both elicit smiles.


The Tolleson Family Way This time of year, one of Dr. Shane Tolleson’s favorite activities is rooting for his brother Shawn Tolleson, who is a pitcher for the Texas Rangers. The two siblings grew up in the DFW area and have always been close. Shane, the older of the two, used to bring Shawn along with him to all of his sports games as a kid. A couple of decades later, and now Shane is the one watching Shawn and admiring him for “the


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Perfectionists. Dreamers and overachievers. Call them what you will, but one thing is certain: These five Dragons take ambition to a higher level, bringing their A-game to everything they do. From their passion for the arts to their drive to excel in academics, put these five Carroll Senior High School students on your Most Likely to Succeed (at anything they choose) list.

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Hannah Hamel AMANDA HOPKINS AWARD OF EXCELLENCE WINNER ABOUT HANNAH | Some people are born to perform. Hannah Hamel is one such person. Whether it was singing Disney in front of her dad’s old camera, participating in choir throughout elementary school or even appearing in a Google Chrome commercial alongside none other than Lady Gaga herself, Hamel possessed stage presence before she ever graced one. Today she’s a theatrical star, voted among the top three actresses in her department and recipient of the Amanda Hopkins Award of Excellence, awarded by directors to the theater student they believe is a jack-of-all-trades. Performing in four shows as an actor, designing a show and writing a show undoubtedly put Hamel at the top of the list. During her senior year, look for Hamel in all the Carroll Senior High productions, where she’ll be present both on stage and off. Never one to shy away from setting goals, she plans to not only act but also learn to operate the light and sound boards, develop her technician skills and run for Thespian Board president. FAVORITE CLASS | “My favorite class in school is theater for obvious reasons,” Hamel says. “However, I prefer history to all others. I seem to have an obsession with the Middle Ages.”


Peyton Faltys CARROLL SENIOR HIGH GREEN JACKETS ABOUT PEYTON | Emerald Belles Senior Lieutenant Peyton Faltys was only four years old when she discovered a love for dance, and she hasn’t looked back since. It wasn’t until she attended her first Dragon football game that she knew she had not only a soul for rhythm but a desire to be part of something more. Earning a spot on the varsity drill team her freshman year of high school, Faltys immediately fell in line with the sisterhood bond the team is known for, and embraced the responsibility its status demands. After all, as a little girl she always looked up to the Emerald Belles. But it’s not just dancing that’s keeping Faltys on her toes. She is also a member of the prestigious Carroll Senior High Green Jackets. This group of student ambassadors is known for serving the community in many capacities and representing CSHS while wearing the signature bright green blazer. FAVORITE CLASS | “Aside from Belles, my favorite class last year was definitely AP U.S. history,” Faltys shares. “I believe the teacher can really make the class, and Mr. Irish was incredible in that he taught in a way that was both informative and fun.”


Austin Woolsey CARROLL BAND PRESIDENT ABOUT AUSTIN | Austin Woolsey, Carroll Band president, wasn’t necessarily destined to be a musician, but that didn’t stop him from dreaming. Though no one in his family had musical inclinations, Woolsey was in fifth grade when he decided to give band a shot. His inspiration? A Star Wars-themed performance put on by two trombone players a year above him. Since sixth grade, he’s been an integral part of the Carroll Dragon Band, currently leading as low brass captain for its marching band with a mission to make the program even better for future generations. After high school, Woolsey plans to study jazz in college, and he hopes to share his love for music with the world. As he travels the globe, he plans to play and learn while immersing himself in the culture and styles of music he discovers along the way, eventually teaching others the craft. FAVORITE CLASS | “Outside of music and music theory, it’s probably English,” Woosley says. “I love comparing my interpretation of a literary work to those of my classmates and hearing new ideas.”


Elizabeth Hick SOLO PERFORMANCE FOR FORT WORTH OPERA ABOUT ELIZABETH | While other children were singing along to cartoon theme songs, Elizabeth Hick was humming along to musicals such as “The Phantom of the Opera” and “Les Miserables” as a young girl. (She admits it drove her family a bit crazy.) But it was worth it, as she began her first voice lessons at age 10 and joined choir in seventh grade. Since then, she hasn’t stopped honing her voice, preferring the drama and challenge of opera, as well as classical church hymns because they express her faith. Her achievements have been many, but one most notable was her invitation to sing a solo alongside members of the Fort Worth Opera during an evening recital. When she’s not singing, Hick has her nose in the books and it shows. She has completed seven AP classes to date with plans to graduate with a total of 12. She also enjoys writing music and poetry—the better to sing to! FAVORITE CLASS | “My favorite class is either AP art history or AP biology,” Hicks says. Following high school, she would “love to major in vocal performance, but still take all the required premed classes, so that I could either go to medical school or continue classical singing. Whatever I do, I want it to mean something and make a difference in the world.”


Jack DeBusk TEXAS VISUAL ARTS SCHOLASTIC EVENT COMPETITOR ABOUT JACK | Jack DeBusk has always enjoyed exploring his artistic side. But although he has taken art classes most of his life, only recently did he realize art was more than a hobby for him. He attributes this change of attitude to his art teacher, Eric Horn, who opened DeBusk’s eyes to a whole new world of artistry—including his current love for abstract and conceptual art. Soon after, DeBusk was accepted into the state Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) art competition, an achievement only reached by Texas’ most promising young artists. Senior year will find him in the studio perfecting his craft—and doing so always with a flourish of creativity. This year, DeBusk hopes to expand his knowledge while working on two portfolios to bring him closer to his goal of earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in art school. His ultimate goal? To make art his life’s work. FAVORITE CLASS | “AP art is my favorite class,” DeBusk says. “But I also enjoy playing euphonium, which is a low brass instrument.”




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Legendary business visionary, educator and author Peter Drucker once said: “What gets measured, gets managed.” It’s sage wisdom—and not just in the boardroom. On the heels of last summer’s water woes (Remember when Southlake and other Tarrant County cities got slammed with sky-high water bills?), the City of Southlake is helping citizens track their water usage. The goal? Encourage conservation of this precious resource—for the benefit of the environment and our wallets.

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Since May, crews have been enhancing more than 10,000 water meters around the city with cellular technology. These smart meters give residents and business owners instant access to their water accounts, keeping everyone educated on their water use. A cellular communication device, called an end point, transmits water readings every hour through cell towers in the area, allowing customers to track water usage both weekly and monthly in real-time. Unsure if crews have been through your neighborhood? See the map on the next for a projected timeframe. Giving the city’s water meters a high-tech edge has indeed been a massive project, according to Southlake Mayor Laura Hill. “Installation of the upgraded equipment for over 10,000 customers is a huge undertaking,” she says. “But we have a good plan, and we are communicating heavily with our residents and businesses.” There’s even a smartphone element to the project. Badger Meter, the Southlake Water Utilities’ chosen meter distributor, developed EyeOnWater, an app that allows citizens remote viewing of their water usage. Residents can also get an alert when their usage exceeds a certain amount.

With water data at their fingertips, it’s easy for citizens to discern when water is wasted due to a running toilet or leaky faucet. More knowledge gives homeowners a heads up to make those maintenance repairs to stop wasting water—and reduce their water bills as a result. So, why is this change coming now? Hill explains that heavy water use can result in the city’s paying high peaking charges, which is a premium that Southlake’s water provider charges. “Our goal is to partner with our water customers— business and residential,” says Hill. “Together, we can manage use during peak demand, and hopefully everyone can benefit from dodging those peaking charges.” Water rates are tiered in order to encourage water conservation, according to Southlake Water Utilities. When your water consumption increases, the cost per 1,000 gallons goes up. So if you have a residential 1” meter, the second tier reflects consumption of 2,001 to 10,000 gallons at a rate of $5.08 per 1,000 gallons. Any water use 10,001 gallons or more is charged at a higher rate. By monitoring your consumption throughout the month, you can see when you are using the most water and make small changes to cut consumption and avoid going up a price tier. Keeping track of your consumption yourself leads to assurance that the meter is recording your water usage accurately, so you avoid overcharges. “Our users get to control their own usage,” says Hill. “They are in control, hour by hour. The city also reduces the possibility of meter-reading errors and increases efficiency. Imagine how quickly you will realize if there is a problem on your property like a pool leak or broken sprinkler system—or a family member who loves long, summer showers.”


Being smarter with water doesn’t just involve water meters—it means staying educated on water usage. The Water Smart, Southlake blog provides useful tips and advice for all things related to responsible water use. Tips, pointers and facts are also posted on the city’s Facebook page as well as in citywide communications. “We are working hard to educate people about their water usage,” explains Hill. “We are so excited about what this project will mean to all our citizens, not to mention the environment. It’s going to to be a real eye-opener for how much water gets used in my own home and business.” No matter how essential it is, water is something often taken for granted. And in the summer months, extra water usage can take a toll on the environment and residents’ wallets. Southlake’s water meter enhancement project makes it easier than ever for citizens to stay informed about their water usage. All it takes is downloading an app—and maybe a family ban on extra-long showers.

CONSERVING WATER IN SOUTHLAKE—AND THE STATE This new water-conservation technology is part of a larger statewide initiative. According to the Texas Water Development Board’s website, the board adapted a 2017 state water plan so Texans will have enough water in the future to sustain cities and rural communities, farms and ranches, and homes and businesses while also preserving Texas’ agricultural and natural resources. And considering that Texas’ population will only continue to grow, water management strategies aren’t just smart; they’re necessary. The plan projects our state’s population will increase more than 70 percent by 2070. As a result, it outlines more than 5,500 water management strategies to ensure Texans have suitable and costeffective water supplies now and in the future. The City of Southlake is implementing the change at no additional cost to citizens. Once your smart water meter is installed, you can download the EyeOnWater app and start tracking your water usage. “Residents are so tech-savvy and, when given the chance to manage their own water use, even down to the hour, I think they are really going to embrace it,” says Hill. “As a city, this is just one more way for us to partner with our residents and business owners to improve everyone’s quality of life.” Southlake STYLE Magazine


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GRAPEVINE FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL Grapevine Faith exists to develop and graduate authentic Christian leaders. In partnership with Christian families, we educate children ranging from Pre-K through 12th grade. Grapevine Faith offers a unique educational opportunity for students through a challenging, Christ-centered, biblically based school program with excellence in academics, athletics, and creative arts. We strive to infuse a biblical worldview in every aspect of the school experience, and encourage ministry and mission mindedness to the local community and beyond. Grapevine Faith is independent and inter-denominational. We serve families on our campus near historic downtown Grapevine. Faith is co-educational, evangelical, and college-preparatory with selective admission. We invite you to visit our campus, meet our faculty, and talk with our students. We would love to show you Faith in action!

FAST FACTS STUDENTS SERVED: Pre-K through 12th Grade; Elementary Home School Enrichment Program ENROLLMENT: 775 FUN FACTS: More than $6 million in scholarships awarded to the 2015 graduating class; 21 perfect scores on National Latin Exam; TAPPS 4-A Art State Champions; Boys' Soccer and Golf State Runner-up; Girls' Soccer District Champions; New turf football/ soccer field and competition level track opened 2015. OPEN HOUSE DATES: October 11, November 1, December 6. Register online: or call 817.442.1605.

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LITTLE SUNSHINE’S PLAYHOUSE Little Sunshine’s Playhouse maintains an identity and brand image of unrivaled distinction in preschool and educational childcare, providing preschool beyond daycare and excellence in early childhood education. Their philosophy differs from the average preschool because of its focus on building self-esteem through the arts and sports, limited enrollment, and an upscale environment. The master-planned and accredited curriculum at Little Sunshine’s Playhouse, Creatively Shine™, is based off the newest research and trends to prepare young children to enter their educational career equipped with cognitive, social, emotional, physical and language skills. Some of the most innovative services include their password-secured Kiddie Cams™ that allow live remote viewing capability for parents, their LuvNotes™ system, which is an electronic communication system that allows teachers to send secured, individualized reports, photos and videos of each child to their parents throughout the day, a Red Carpet™ morning drop-off service and secured entry. These unique characteristics and distinctive services differentiate Little Sunshine’s Playhouse in Southlake as the premier preschool/childcare concept.

FAST FACTS FOUNDED: 2002 GRADES: Infant through Pre-K OPEN HOUSE DATES: 8/2 10am, 8/11 3pm, 8/24 6:30pm, 8/28 1pm BACK TO SCHOOL LUAU: 8/20 4pm SPECIALTIES: Theater, music, and Spanish FUN FACT: Little Sunshine’s Playhouse Southlake was the first Little Sunshine’s preschool to be built in Texas.

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CROSS TIMBERS FOREST PRESCHOOL Southlake’s new and enhanced Cross Timbers Forest Preschool program is now based on European-style Forest Schools. Children, ages three to five, will explore nature through handson activities, nature lessons, music, stories, hikes and art. Held at the Bob Jones Nature Center, classes are conducted based on the research that natural environments inspire more creative play, improved concentration, teamwork, cooperation and problem solving. The Cross Timbers Ecosystem provides the ideal outdoor classroom for children to grow and begin to understand how humans, their development and the natural world are integrally connected. Rates for the 16-week program range from $31.56 to $35 per class depending on frequency of attendance. Register your child today and let them experience the beautiful Cross Timbers flora and fauna during their most active and imaginative phase of life. OPEN HOUSE: August 13 from 2-4 p.m. AGES: 3-5

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HOME AWAY FROM HOME SCHOOL This fall, let your kids experience the great outdoors like never before. Starting August 24, children ages 6 to 16 will have the opportunity explore nature through hands-on activities, science experiments, nature lessons and hikes. Through these dynamic experiences, children will connect with nature and learn vital science concepts. Carefully-selected course topics allow youths to experience the Cross Timbers Ecosystem flora and fauna at a time when their developing minds crave interaction with the outside world. The 16-week program is $375, with members of the Bob Jones Nature Center eligible for a 10% discount. Parents enrolling multiple children will receive a 10% sibling discount. The program also offers a payment plan; so every child has the chance to grow and flourish in a secure, enriching environment. OPEN HOUSE: August 13 from 2-4 p.m. AGES: 6-10, 11-13, and 14-17

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THE CHILDREN’S COURTYARD The Children’s Courtyard in Southlake, celebrating 30 years of care this month, helps children as young as six weeks old and adolescents up to age 13 flourish. The facility’s age-specific curriculum ensures every youth receives the best possible care and education. The Children’s Courtyard is accredited through AdvancEd, the only early-care accreditation recognized by the Texas Department of Education. Additional services include before- and after-school care, summer camp and accelerated Pre-K. Providing a secure and enriching environment that promotes learning and development, The Children’s Courtyard offers individualized learning in small and large group settings. Whether you’re in need of daily or afterschool care, The Children’s Courtyard nurtures your children so they can grow into well-rounded adults. OPEN HOUSE: August 13, 10 a.m. to noon and August 20, noon to 2 p.m.

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ABUNDANT GRACE CHRISTIAN MONTESSORI ACADEMY Abundant Grace Christian Montessori Academy offers the only Christian Montessori program in the area. Its mission is to provide a unique, educational environment for children that will encourage their love of learning, build their confidence and develop wholesome Christian values. The foundation of Montessori education is respect for the child as an individual. The premise is to not only help children understand principles of academics, but to touch their imagination to inspire their innermost core. It is about educating the whole child: heart, mind, body and spirit. By providing individualized teaching with authentic Montessori materials, children can progress at their own pace. Abundant Grace offers before-and-after-care as well as an optional six-week summer session, which is available as a separate enrollment and open to outside students. OPEN HOUSE: September 17, 2-4 p.m. and most Saturdays by appointment AGES: 3-9

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PRIMROSE SCHOOL Primrose School of Southlake and Primrose School at Hidden Lakes are accredited private preschools that provide a premier educational childcare experience. As The Leader in Educational Child Care®, we offer well-rounded early childhood education and nurturing childcare services for infants through private kindergarten, in addition to before- and after-school care. Primrose Schools’ Balanced Learning curriculum blends teacher-directed and child-initiated activities to emphasize academics, character development and play to nurture a lifelong love of learning. Our approach integrates science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) throughout the day. The curriculum also includes enrichment programs in music, physical activity, sign language, Spanish, and life skills for a well-rounded education. Our goal is to empower children to reach their full potential by nurturing curiosity, confidence, creativity and compassion while building Active Minds, Healthy Bodies and Happy Hearts®. AGES: 6 weeks - 4th Grade

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THE NOVUS ACADEMY Founded in 2014, The Novus Academy offers quality education for children in first through 12th grade. The academic institution offers an engaging, innovative and creative educational environment for children with average to above average learning abilities, as well as children with learning difficulties. The Novus Academy’s learning environment is unlike any other in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Along with providing a topnotch education, the private school also offers extracurricular activities such as art, theater arts, STEM and cheerleading. Last year, Novus’ students gained an average of 1.9 years of academic growth. That’s a number unmatched by many schools, which is why The Novus Academy remains on top year after year. Those interested in enrolling their child can visit the academy every Monday from 8 to 9 a.m.

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SOUTHLAKE TENNIS CENTER At Southlake Tennis Center, players ages four and up develop the athletic skills, concentration, sportsmanship, discipline and self-reliance to excel at the sport and play at the top of their game. Open to all levels from beginner to advanced, Southlake Tennis Center offers youth and adult programs in addition to year-round programs and summer camps. Studies show that junior tennis players have better grades and more self-esteem than players of team sports. Plus, tennis is a great compliment to other sports, developing both foot-eye and hand-eye coordination while teaching players problem-solving skills. Whether athletes want to play the sport for fun or they’re competitive players seeking a college scholarship, the certified teaching staff at Southlake Tennis Center is committed to focusing on the individual development of each player.

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t seems within the last few years, as we have seen at CES and other electronic/computer tradeshows, our technology is finally catching up with futuristic movies from the last century. And while there may be a few hiccups in the development and usage of such technology (Has anybody mastered the Hoverboard?), there is no shortage of companies willing to try and try again. Although Microsoft did not invent the technology behind voice- and facialrecognition software, it has married the two—along with many other features—in its latest tablet, the Surface Pro 4. Though not quite as advanced as H.A.L. (“2001: A Space Odyssey”), the Surface Pro 4 can, with the touch of a button, recognize your face. Next, your digital assistant, Cortana, will come to life as you press the top button on your Surface Pen. Included in the box, the Pen glides over the 10-point touchscreen as if you were writing or drawing on actual paper. With a 12.3” display featuring extremely high contrast, the tablet allows you to see projects that include graphics in high detail. The low glare feature makes documents on the screen appear crisp no matter how bright the sun is when you take the day to work outside. And with a nine-hour battery life, you just might lose track of time without losing power. Weighing approximately two pounds, the 8” x 11.5” tablet is just the right size

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ragon Nation is a place all its own. From the outside looking in, it may seem like a town bustling with devout super-fans who have custom license plates and Dragon flags adorning their SUVs. And actually, it is. When you’re a Dragon fan, you’re proud to tout your devotion to the green and white. Whether your family is new to the community or you’ve lived here for decades, there’s no denying it: Being a Dragon is unlike anything else. It’s not just a school mascot; it’s part of who you are. It’s in your blood. Those who aren’t Dragons often don’t understand SLC. Just consider D Magazine’s venomous 2007 cover story, “Why You Should Hate Southlake.” The feature didn’t just infuriate an entire population (and trigger mass subscription cancellations); it shattered records for the magazine. It’s D’s No. 2 top-selling issue, second only to the 2014 issue featuring famed local radio DJ Kidd Kraddick. When D Magazine published that article nearly a decade ago, the staff knew it was going to, at the very least, rile up our city. They also knew what the people of Southlake have known all along: Dragon culture is something truly special. If it wasn’t, most D readers wouldn’t care about our traditions, Friday night lights or anything we’re doing in the ’burbs of Northeast Tarrant County. And D’s publisher wouldn’t have heard the cha-ching from all those magazine sales. Southlake Carroll certainly evokes intense feelings on both sides of the Dragon den, but what does it mean to be a Dragon, really? For the answer, one must first take a look back. 52 • AUG 16

FIRING UP THAT DRAGON PRIDE | How does a school district settle on a mascot? By listening to the students. In the 1950s, a student named Tony Eubanks thought “The Dragons” would make a good name for Carroll’s co-ed softball team, which happened to be in need of a moniker. The name stuck. Fast-forward nearly 70 years, and though there are new administrators, teachers, students and campuses, Dragon pride is as strong as ever. One reason is because camaraderie is naturally built in. Unlike other districts, everyone in Carroll is a Dragon. Beginning in preschool and kindergarten classrooms, students are raised as Dragons. Stop by an elementary campus, and when teachers roar “Carroll!” students respond with a resounding “Dragons!” With each year in the district, Dragon pride only grows fiercer. When students are taught to protect the tradition, they take it seriously. Have you ever seen someone step on the Dragon mosaic in the entryway of Carroll Middle School? Don’t bet on it. It’s tradition for eighth graders to teach seventh graders to protect the dragon. Leslie Elkins can vouch for it. She teaches language arts at CMS and is the recipient of Carroll’s 2015-16 Secondary Teacher of the Year Award. Elkins appreciates the tight-knit bond that exists between Dragons—even more now that she’s part of it. She’s been a teacher in the district for five years and, after growing up in the area (she attended Grapevine High School), Elkins is proud to be a member of Dragon Nation.

“I always knew Carroll was a great district. It’s a huge honor to work here,” she says. “I love that every school is a Dragon. I feel like I’m connected with teachers I might not ever teach with. And students feel connected to each other even if they don’t go to the same school.” Amy Evans, a first-grade teacher at Old Union Elementary School and Carroll’s 2015-16 K-6 Teacher of the Year, agrees that when everyone’s a Dragon, it breeds loyalty and unity. Schools within Carroll ISD aren’t just places of learning; they’re places of bonding under the shared experience of being a Dragon. “There’s an overwhelming sense of family here, and a lot of it has to do with the fact that every campus is Dragons,” she says. “In other districts, there is competition and rivalry between schools. Here, we grow up as one big family. We support each other and root for each other.” This sense of community and Dragon pride is recognized well beyond the bubble. Evans remembers wearing a Carroll T-shirt 1,500 miles away in New York. Someone recognized the Dragon logo and struck up a conversation with her. When you’re a fan of the green and white, it’s hard to remain anonymous. It seems everyone knows about Dragon Nation and SLC. LIVING UP TO HIGH EXPECTATIONS | This recognition is due to Carroll’s success—on and off the field. Carroll ISD is the largest exemplary school district in Texas. This spring, Carroll Senior High was named one of America’s smartest public high schools, coming in at 49 out of more than 23,000 public high schools across the United States, according to research firm Niche. The Dragon football program has won eight state titles—more than any other school in Texas. Carroll ISD has racked up nearly two dozen state championships and accrued six UIL Lone Star Cups, an award that began in the 1997-98 school year that recognizes Texas high schools for their achievements in a variety of academic, athletic and music championships. These accolades are just a few of many. Students in Carroll ISD not only have acrossthe-board talent, but they also have a spirit to achieve at the highest level. Dragons are taking AP exams in record numbers—and more than half receive college credit as a result. In 2015, 2,369 students took an AP exam, a number that’s nearly double the 1,277 students who took the exam in 2010. When it comes to the ACT test, Dragons soar well above their state and national peers. Carroll averages a composite ACT score of 26.4, while the average Texas score is 20.9 and the average national score is 21.0. Carroll’s expectation of excellence begins early and is fostered every day. A district doesn’t achieve the kind of ratings and distinction as Carroll by

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Being a Dragon means to be at your best when it matters the most. It’s easy to say, but hard to do. That’s why our guys train so hard mentally and physically. They do common things like blocking, tackling and running with uncommon discipline and energy. Being a Dragon is special! -Hal Wasson, Southlake Carroll head football coach

Being a Dragon means excellence, discipline and pride. Being the director of the Emerald Belles for 20 years, this is what I strive to instill in my team every year. And the fact that I live in Southlake as well gives me a great sense of pride as I see all our Dragons striving for these qualities! -Melissa Page, Emerald Belles director

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resting on its laurels. Though the classes, homework and extracurricular activities can stack up fast, Elkins encourages students not to get overwhelmed by the day-to-day duties of upholding the Dragon tradition of excellence. “Focus on the bigger picture and know that this rigor is building each student to be better,” she says. If being a Dragon means they have to study a little longer and work a little harder, students in Carroll ISD are up for the task. They like being Dragons and everything it encompasses. Evans says this passion is unique to Carroll. She’s been a teacher for 13 years— five years in Southlake. But before she taught here, she and her husband, Adam, moved here. They wanted to give their two children the best possible education. The fact that Evans got hired into the same elementary school that her daughters attended was just an added bonus. “Because I’ve taught in different districts,” she says, “I appreciate that the kids want to be here. There’s such energy and excitement. They want to come to school, and it’s fun for me to see that.” THE SPIRIT OF A DRAGON | When you’re a Dragon, there’s always one constant you can count on: Excellence. “Setting high expectations encourages students to do more, to push themselves and to achieve more than they thought they could,” says Elkins. “We hold everybody to the expectation. That’s what makes us great.” But there’s more to being a Dragon than simply doing your personal best—being a Dragon means watching out for others. Dragons are taught to not only protect the tradition, but to also protect each other. “I know I’m always going to have somebody to be there for me,” says Evans. “I feel confident my daughters will get what they need. I feel confident I’ll provide my students what they need. The whole community is a family.” In her first year in Carroll ISD, Evans worked as a long-term sub. When a teacher was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, Evans covered for her during the spring semester. She recalls walking into the classroom of third-graders whose beloved teacher had just taken a leave of absence. “Those precious kids were looking at me,” Evans remembers, “and I knew I had to love on them while they were going through this situation.” At the end of the school year, a student wrote a letter to Evans explaining that she didn’t want to go to school if her teacher wasn’t going to be there. But after having Evans as a teacher, the child changed her mind. She wanted to go to school again. “That was very powerful for me,” says Evans. “To meet her academic and emotional needs was huge.” It’s a testament that being a Dragon isn’t just showing up in the classroom; it’s a responsibility that comes with a sense of duty, pride, achievement and excellence—and most definitely some swagger, too. “Being a Dragon is a duty that one needs to uphold,” says Elkins. “We’ve made a name for ourselves, and it’s up to us to live up to that name and keep it going.” Southlake STYLE Magazine

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ENDODONTICS C. Michael Larsen Southlake Endodontics 190 South White Chapel Boulevard Southlake TX 96092 817-488-3636 | Casey L. Turner Advanced Endodontics of Texas 1674 Keller Parkway, Suite 100 Keller TX 76248 817-562-4141 | James A. Elliott Dental Specialists of Saginaw 713 West Bailey Boswell Road, Suite 100 Saginaw TX 76179 | 817-381-4146 Jeffrey Lee Saunders Colleyville Endodontics 5209 Heritage Avenue, Suite 400 Colleyville TX 76034 817-571-1700 | Ryan M. Walsh Advanced Endodontics of Texas 1674 Keller Parkway, Suite 100 Keller TX 76248 | 817-562-4141 Sayeed Attar Advanced Endodontics of Texas 1674 Keller Parkway, Suite 100 Keller TX 76248 | 817-562-4141 Todd W. Remmers Southlake Endodontics 190 South White Chapel Boulevard Southlake TX 76092 817-488-3636 | GENERAL DENTISTRY Brett Baker Huckabee Dental 505 West Southlake Boulevard Southlake TX 76092 817-756-8629 | Bryan S. Wall 5300 North Tarrant Parkway Keller TX 76244 | 817-750-0966 Chad Perry 8408 Davis Boulevard, Suite 250 North Richland Hills TX 76182 817-812-2082 | Daniel H. Davis 4000 Brown Trail Colleyville TX 76034 | 817-656-9366

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David S. White Huckabee Dental 505 West Southlake Boulevard Southlake TX 76092 817-756-8749 | Gina A. Biedermann Keller Town Dental 121 Rufe Snow Drive, Suite 111 Keller TX 76248 817-337-7941 | Gregory B. Wright 200 East Southlake Boulevard, Suite 30 Southlake TX 76092 817-481-7999 | James E. Halpert 4201 Brown Trail, Suite 104 Colleyville TX 76034 817-281-8633 | Jean Tuggey Cosmetic & Family Dentistry of North Texas 8090 Precinct Line Road, Suite 100 Colleyville TX 76034 817-428-8700 | Jeffery L. Corbet 2205 Harwood Road Bedford TX 76021 817-354-0606 |

Jennette Olson Cosmetic & Family Dentistry of North Texas 8090 Precinct Line Road, Suite 100 Colleyville TX 76034 817-428-8700 | Jonathan R. Angwin Just For Grins Family Dentistry 681 South Main Street, Suite 300 Keller TX 76248 817-741-4455 | Keith Metzger 1213 Hall Johnson Road, Suite 100 Colleyville TX 76034 817-428-1800 |

Stephen P. Anderson 2915 East Southlake Boulevard, Suite 100 Southlake TX 76092 817-481-6553 Timothy S. Casey Timber Creek Dental & Orthodontics 12650 North Beach Street, Suite 100 Keller TX 76244 | 817-562-3292 Todd White Cosmetic Dental Arts 1422 Main Street, Suite 262 Southlake TX 76092 814-416-2961 |

Kimberley A. Baker 1405 Cannon Parkway Roanoke TX 76262 817-430-1212 |

Tonya K. Fuqua Fuqua Advanced Dental 1422 Main Street, Suite 207 Southlake TX 76092 817-410-8765 |

Kristen L. Angwin Just For Grins Family Dentistry 681 South Main Street, Suite 100 Keller TX 76248 817-741-4455 |

Victoria C. Heron 200 East Southlake Boulevard, Suite 30 Southlake TX 76092 817-481-7999 |

Lauren A. Davis Drennan Davis Family Dental Care 2213 Harwood Road Bedford TX 76021 817-354-9999 |

ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY Andrew M. Sohn North Texas Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 2800 East State Highway 114, Suite 340 Trophy Club TX 76262 817-490-9979 |

Lee C. Dodson 230 North Park Boulevard, Suite 107 Grapevine TX 76051 817-481-1036 | Mark E. Studer Bedford Smiles 1256 Harwood Road Bedford TX 76021 817-545-4040 | Michael Colangelo Grapevine Dental 1015 West Wall Street Grapevine TX 76051 817-481-1813 | Michael W. Bell 308 Harwood Road Bedford TX 76021 817-282-1241 | Michael Mabry 271 East Southlake Boulevard, Suite 100 Southlake TX 76092 817-329-6677 | Paul G. Davis, Jr. Davis Family Dental Care 2213 Harwood Road Bedford TX 76021 817-354-9999 | Precious G. Lloren Family Tree Dentistry 8600 Precinct Line Road, Suite 100 Colleyville TX 76034 | 817-520-0520 Ronald Lee 4105 Gateway Court Colleyville TX 76034 817-267-4146 Russell T. Dix Russell T Dix Family Dentistry 426 Keller Parkway, Suite 300 Keller TX 76248 | 817-431-3342 Sean M. Cerone 271 East Southlake Boulevard, Suite 150 Southlake TX 76092 817-421-2437 |

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Brandon R. Brown Northern Texas Facial & Oral Surgery 1139 Keller Parkway Keller TX 76248 817-379-1654 | Christopher Tye Texas Oral Surgery Specialists 6904 Colleyville Boulevard, Suite 100 Colleyville TX 76034 817-552-3223 | David Eward Parmer Alliance Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 4224 Heritage Trace Parkway, Suite 304 Keller TX 76244 | 817-741-2200 David Kemp Hunter Northern Texas Facial & Oral Surgery 1612 Lancaster Drive Grapevine TX 76051 817-329-4979 | Gregory D. Taylor Southlake Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 311 West Southlake Boulevard, Suite 150 Southlake TX 76092 | 817-424-1166 John Clifton Shillingburg DFW Oral Surgeons 4421 Long Prairie Road, Suite 100 Flower Mound TX 75028 972-539-1491 | John Patrick McPhillips Bedford Associates in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2121 Central Drive, Suite One Bedford TX 76021 817-283-5581 |

ORTHODONTICS Anthony Patel Anthony Patel Orthodontics 311 West Southlake Boulevard, Suite 130 Southlake TX 76092 | 817-345-7591 Basma M. Fallah NRH Orthodontics 6252 Davis Boulevard, Suite 100 North Richland Hills TX 76180 817-581-8881 | David Craig McReynolds McReynolds Orthodontics 1135 Keller Parkway, Building One Keller TX 76248 | 817-431-0683 Grant David Johnson Johnson, Collins & Capps Orthodontics 1422 Main Street, Suite 230 Southlake TX 76092 | 817-488-8870 Jeremy R. Lustig Lustig Orthodontics 8450 Park Vista Fort Worth TX 76137 | 817-514-1717 Jose G. Chow 8096 Precinct Line Road Colleyville TX 76034 817-282-0200 | Monte K. Collins Johnson, Collins & Capps Orthodontics 2121 Central Drive Bedford TX 76021 | 817-283-3777 Paul Robinson Robinson Orthodontics 617 Ball Street Grapevine TX 76051 817-488-5653 |

Daniel E. Donohue Donohue & Donohue DDS 1121 South Carroll Avenue, Suite 130 Southlake TX 76092 | 817-488-7000 George Stan Preece 4100 Heritage Trace Parkway, Suite 100 Keller TX 76244 817-741-6100 | Jeffrey A. Hoffman Just for Kids Dentistry 601 South Main Street, Suite 220 Keller TX 76248 | 817-741-8390 Jody D. Cremer 6505 Precinct Line Road North Richland Hills TX 76182 817-427-1700 | John R. Gober Healthy Smiles 4 Kids 5708 Colleyville Boulevard, Suite A Colleyville TX 76034 | 817-428-8575 Mark C. Lantzy Lantzy Children’s Dentistry 1224 North Highway 377, Suite 211 Roanoke TX 76262 | 817-837-4545 Sandra Lee Armstrong Giggles & Grins Pediatric Dentistry 2915 East Southlake Boulevard, Suite 200 Southlake TX 76092 817-488-3533 | PERIODONTICS Brent F. Gabriel 230 North Park Boulevard, Suite 108 Grapevine TX 76051 817-424-2993

Richard A. McFarland 651 Cross Timbers Road, Suite 100 Flower Mound TX 75028 972-221-2515 |

Donald Joseph Steinberg DFW Implant Team 2225 Harwood Road Bedford TX 76021 | 817-267-1851

Robert Gallagher Gallagher Smiles 2800 William D. Tate, Suite 100 Grapevine TX 76051 | 817-329-7400

George D. Pylant III 3001 Brown Trail, Suite 104 Bedford TX 76021 817-577-1077 |

Ronald D. Groves Groves Orthodontics 2105 West Southlake Boulevard, Suite 245 Southlake TX 76092 | 817-481-2770

Matthew R. Steffer Southlake Periodontics and Implant Dentistry 3061 West Southlake Boulevard Suite 110 Southlake TX 76092 817-665-6404

S. Thomas Czarnecki 754 Carroll Avenue Southlake TX 76092 817-488-1150 | Tamara S. Miller 1850 Keller Parkway, Suite 104 Keller TX 76248 | 817-431-1115 PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY Amy Kamille Watts Giggles & Grins Pediatric Dentistry 2915 East Southlake Boulevard, Suite 200 Southlake TX 76092 | 817-488-3533

Paul J. Ezzo 1005 Long Prairie Road, Suite 100 Flower Mound TX 75022 972-538-3700 | William M. Grover 1602 Lancaster Drive, Suite 101 Grapevine TX 76051 817-481-1622 | PROSTHODONTICS Alan Jon Paradis Dental Implant Center 5301 Colleyville Boulevard, Suite 110 Colleyville TX 76034 | 817-498-3331

Lee P. Oneacre DFW Oral Surgeons 3700 Forums Drive, Suite 203 Flower Mound TX 75028 | 972-539-1491

Andrea Gonzales Dental Care 4 Kids 2260 Cross Timbers Road, Suite A Flower Mound TX 75028 972-874-2800 |

Steven J. Fuqua Advanced Dental 1422 Main Street, Suite 207 Southlake TX 76092 | 817-410-8765

Mazen Duraini Texas Maxillofacial Surgery 1850 Keller Parkway, Suite 102 Keller TX 76248 817-431-9566 |

Christopher M. Davis Davis Pediatric Dentistry 1422 Main Street, Suite 226 Southlake TX 76092 | 817-481-7733

Virgil Vacarean Oval Dental 4471 Long Prairie Road, Suite 300 Flower Mound TX 75028 972-355-6042 |

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Our mission is to provide endodontic care in a compassionate, family-like atmosphere.

Sayeed Attar, D.D.S., M.S., Casey Turner, D.D.S., M.S. & Ryan Walsh, D.D.S. Husband-and-wife team, Dr. Sayeed Attar, D.D.S., M.S. and Dr. Casey L. Turner, D.D.S., M.S., and Dr. Ryan Walsh, D.D.S., are committed to providing the highest standards of specialty care. Advanced Endodontics of Texas emphasizes the use of state-of-the art equipment and training – including completely digital charting and radiography, and a focused field CT machine for the highest resolution imaging. All three doctors volunteer their endodontic services through the Save-A-Smile program. Dr. Attar received his D.D.S. from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, as well as his Masters of Science and his Endodontic Certification. Dr. Turner

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graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in biomedical science. After graduating from the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio dental school, she received her Masters of Science and her Endodontic Certification at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Walsh attended the University of Iowa, receiving his D.D.S. from the College of Dentistry in 2011. He completed specialty training at the Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, receiving a certificate in endodontics. All three doctors are Diplomates of the American Board of Endodontics.

Advanced Endodontics of Texas 1674 Keller Pkwy., Ste. 100, Keller 817.562.4141 |


We strive to promote the well-being of our patients by providing innovative, high-quality, comprehensive, and personalized care.

Mazen Duraini, D.D.S., M.D. Providing excellence in all aspects of patient care is the mission of Texas Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Mazen Duraini is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon who treats a wide spectrum of conditions including dental extractions, implant surgeries, facial corrective and reconstruction surgeries, and TMJ surgery. He strives to make all surgeries as comfortable and problem-free as possible. Helping patients return to normal is his ultimate goal. Dr. Duraini is proud of his team members and their contributions in giving patients the best care possible. He pays special attention to the recruitment, training,

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and development of all team members and provides an environment that encourages excellence among them. Dr. Duraini is a member of several professional associations including the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and American Dental Association. He enjoys participating in mission trips around the world to treat patients with facial, cleft lip, and palate deformities. In addition to his practice, Dr. Duraini is a devoted husband, a loving father and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

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A healthy mouth means a healthy you, so floss, brush, and visit your dentist regularly.

Michael Mabry, D.D.S., M.A.G.D. Here, you are family. That’s what Dr. Michael Mabry wants you to feel and what sets him apart. With over 25 years of experience in family dentistry, he offers a wide range of services including implants, oral surgery, laser dentistry, and periodontal treatment. He has also received advanced training in cosmetic, occlusion, and restorative dentistry, which makes him well qualified to help you optimize your smile and oral health. Patients prefer Dr. Mabry because of his forthright, honest, and plain-spoken manner. He believes in building a

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trusting relationship with each patient and feels that they should play an active role in their treatment plan. Texas Monthly Magazine has named him a Texas Super Dentist for over 10 years and has inducted him into the Super Dentist Hall of Fame. Dr. Mabry is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and the Baylor College of Dentistry. He has received Fellowship and Mastership awards from the Academy of General Dentistry.

Michael Mabry D.D.S. 271 E. Southlake Blvd. #100 817.329.6677 |


We distinguish ourselves by our excellence in cosmetic dentistry. Our office works with some of the finest and well-known laboratories in the world to achieve world-class esthetics.

Chad Perry, D.D.S. Dr. Perry provides general dental services for the entire family with a focus on cosmetic dentistry. His goal is to create a comfortable environment for all of his families while providing a nice balance between routine, comprehensive dental care and high-quality, esthetic services. His number one priority to his patients is ensuring they receive phenomenal customer service that is unmatched. He and his office achieve this by providing honest, highquality dentistry while treating patients as part of the family. As the sole owner and practitioner in his office, Dr. Perry is

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able to make sure there is continuity throughout all of his patient’s appointments. Dr. Perry is a native Texan. He grew up in the area attending Nolan High School and TCU in Fort Worth, and then Baylor College of Dentistry. He, along with his family and staff, proudly support the Alliance for Children, a children’s advocacy center in Tarrant County. He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Dental Technicians Guild.

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Dr. Sandra Lee Armstrong, Dr. Amy Kamille Watts As the name suggests, Giggles and Grins Pediatric Dentistry is a fun-filled office designed to make each child’s appointment positive and enjoyable. Dr. Sandra Armstrong and Dr. Amy Watts provide mostly preventive care, however, they offer all dental procedures for children and adolescents. They are consistently voted “Best of the Best” in Texas as well as being “Mom-approved” doctors. Their office takes pride in running on-time appointments while educating children and their parents on the importance of oral health. They firmly believe in “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Dental disease is totally preventable and the office’s goal is to assist families in the prevention of disease rather than restoration. Dr. Armstrong and Dr. Watts work together with all patients to provide a team approach which can result in a more thorough diagnosis and quality of care. They also use their expertise to give back to the community by providing assistance to underprivileged families through organizations such as Save a Smile and Healthy Smiles for Healthy Children.

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Giggles and Grins Pediatric Dentistry & Associates, PLLC 2915 E. Southlake Blvd. #200 817.488.3533 |



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10THINGS observe / comment / reminisce

In August, we’re all still enjoying the lazy days of summer, but we also know back-to-school season is officially here. It won’t be long before those big yellow busses with the Dragon sticker on the back ramble through your neighborhood and Dragons of all ages head back to class. As summer winds down and everyone gears up for the school year ahead, you can probably add to the points below.







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Comfort Food Redux The fare at Dallas Grilled Cheese Co. is like Mom’s classic sandwich—only way more hip

Y DALLAS GRILLED CHEESE CO. 310 W. Seventh Street Dallas 214.944.5515

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ou’ve certainly had a grilled cheese sandwich in your lifetime—probably made with Mrs. Baird’s white bread (or Wonder, if you’re a Yankee) slathered in margarine with a slice or two of American cheese peeled from a piece of plastic wrap placed in between. But no matter how talented your mom was with a skillet, we’re betting she never used artisan breads or added fresh sliced apples and brie to your sandwich. Diana Ezzell knew the grilled cheese sandwich had never reached its full potential, so the Oak Cliff resident shared with a few friends her idea for using the 1960s lunchtime staple as a platform for a restaurant. “Grilled cheese is meant to be fun,” says Mack Simpson, who handles marketing for Dallas Grilled Cheese Co. “It’s meant to evoke good memories.” The restaurant’s partners, who are all scratch cooks, continually experiment with new combi-

nations to add to the menu. Concoctions that meet their strict standards become weekly specials to gauge customers’ enthusiasm. Recently the BBQ Short Rib Mac ‘n’ Cheese sandwich was unveiled to rave reviews. “If we think it can go between two slices of bread, we’re going to try it,” Simpson adds. “We’d like to cover the world in cheese.” Along with The Classic (rustic white bread, American cheese), regular menu fare includes a Grilled PB&J, Fried Bologna and The Favorite—Parmesan-crusted grilled sourdough with American, aged Cheddar and Gruyére cheeses, crumbled bacon and Dijon mustard. Yeah, we’re thinking Mom didn’t come up with one quite that fancy at your house. “We make the nostalgic true classics all the way up to things you’d expect to be served at a museum with a glass of wine,” Simpson says.


BBQ Short Rib Mac ‘n’ Cheese sandwich

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If you dine with a group, we recommend ordering a variety of sandwiches and asking your waiter to cut them in quarters for sharing. But if grilled cheese is not your passion, you’ll still find plenty to choose from including starters such as the Pretzel-Fried Mozz with marinara sauce for dipping and DCG Wings. Or dive into a soup or salad, but leave room for dessert. Try the Bread Pudding or order The Elvis—featuring grilled brioche, peanut butter/cream cheese/honey mix, banana slices, marshmallows and hazelnut spread. While the menu is kid-friendly, it’s adultapproved, especially the bar, which features 23 beers on tap as well as wine and cocktails. “We take the same approach of playing around with ingredients with our drinks,” says Simpson. “We make our own sangrias in-house and create unique cocktails.” Dallas Grilled Cheese Co. also makes their own pickles, ranch dressing, cucumbers and more. “Anything we can make fresh, we figure out a way to do it. It’s better that way,” adds Simpson. The restaurant has adapted to its surroundings particularly well, with a patio dining area that basically overlooks the parking lot. When we visited on a Saturday for lunch, the public lot was full and there was already a 45-minute wait. But it’s easy to pass the time while waiting for your text message that your table is ready; stroll around the block and browse through the eclectic mix of local merchants, antique stores, pop-up shops and art galleries. Or simply people-watch. Simpson says during the week, tables are a little easier to come by, but on the weekend, “All bets are off,” he says. “This has become a real destination spot and we often see huge crowds who spend the day at the Bishop Arts District.” But no crowd has equaled the one the restaurant saw on their anniversary January 19. Dallas Grilled Cheese offered $1 classic grilled cheese sandwiches and $1 draught beer all day long. “The line stretched through the parking lot and into the street,” recalls Simpson, who said at times they had a two-hour wait. “We served about 3,000 sandwiches and ran through six kegs of beer. We ran out of white bread by 3 p.m. and sourdough at 6 p.m., so we had to get creative. It was literally crazy. A madhouse.” Will they do it again next January? “Oh, probably. People were singing in line and taking photos. It was a lot of fun, too.” Which is pretty telling about the restaurant’s overreaching attitude toward their concept. “We’re very serious about running the restaurant,” says Simpson, “but we like to have fun. If you’re pretentious about grilled cheese, you’re doing it wrong.”

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Lettuce Rejoice You’ll have a whole lot of love for Bread Zeppelin’s baguette and salad creations Bread Zeppelin, one of Southlake’s newest salad purveyors, offers something a little different in its colorful assembly line of lettuce, toppings and embellishments: the zeppelin. It’s a freshly baked artisan baguette that’s hollowed out to make room for your salad. Subs and wraps have been done; this is something new. It’s the ultimate combination of a nutritionpacked salad with crispy, doughy bread. And no piece of the baguette goes unused—the bread’s insides get re-baked into deliciously crunchy croutons. Bread Zeppelin’s founders, Troy Charhon and Andrew Schoellkopf, modeled their restaurant’s dining experience after other fast-casual eateries. Customers step up to select their greens (perhaps romaine, spinach or kale), a protein (grilled chicken, roasted turkey and fried shrimp are tasty options) and whatever garnishes they fancy (apples, cranberries and edamame taste lovely together). Then patrons head to the chopping station to choose a bowl, sandwich or the

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restaurant’s signature zeppelin, which, if you’re dining at Bread Zeppelin, is a must. There’s something about the toasty crunch of the bread and the cool crispness of the lettuce that makes this meal a standout. With 40 ingredients and 20 homemade dressings for the choosing, it’s hard to make a final decision as you make your way down the line. But whatever combination you settle on, it’s sure to please your taste buds. Each salad is chopped to your liking and, not only that, but every bite is guaranteed to have a consistent amount of all your favorite toppings. That’s because a salad samurai behind the counter chops it fast with a mezzaluna knife, a curved blade with a handle on each end. We’ve never seen lettuce fly quite like that. If a salad and bread combo doesn’t excite you, you can enjoy a turkey zeppelin or a simple bowl of greens ranging from iceberg blend, romaine, kale and spring mix. And for those who wish to sink their teeth into something meaty, there’s the Lone Star, a zeppelin creation filled with steak, onion rings and creamy wasabi dressing, among other savory selections. The Plymouth Rock is another tempting choice with roasted turkey, cranberries, beets, blue cheese and caramelized pecans. We have a feeling we’ll be going back for that one later this fall. Bread Zeppelin prepares exceptional salads and subs, if that’s your thing, but when you’re looking to mix up your usual greens for lunch, you can’t beat the zeppelin. It’s an uplifting dining experience all around.


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i Fratelli Pizza

In its 27th year of business, i Fratelli knows pizza. The restaurant is still owned and operated by its founders, the Cole brothers — George, David, Mike and Darrell — who opened their first location in Irving. Known for its thin-crust creations famously cut into rectangular slices, the restaurant offers many signature pizzas, including the staff’s special (grilled chicken, artichoke hearts and Roma tomatoes) and the carne classico (pepperoni, Italian sausage, meatballs, Canadian bacon and hamburger). All of i Fratelli’s dough — their own recipe — is handcrafted restaurant The are also made in-house. dressings knows saladpizza. i Fratelli day, and In its 27th year of business, every canned, and have pepperoncini George, brothers —not mushrooms, Cole real “They usethe is still owned and operated by its founders, who cast her vote for i Fratelli. reader a Irving. P., in Tracy location says first their peppers,” opened David, Mike and Darrell — who feature is definitely its fast, friendly standout slices, the restaurant’s However, cut into rectangular famously Known for its thin-crust creations from us when we say we had a service. delivery and free staff’sitspecial the Take including pizzas, the restaurant offers many signature timely delivery to the drivers’ from pleasant veryand carne thethe tomatoes) and Roma experience, (grilled chicken, artichoke hearts the hot pizza we immediately course,and and, ofbacon demeanors hospitable Canadian meatballs, classico (pepperoni, Italian sausage, arrival. upon devoured hamburger). All of i Fratelli’s dough — their own recipe — is handcrafted every day, and salad dressings are also made in-house. “They use real mushrooms, not canned, and have pepperoncini peppers,” says Tracy P., a reader who cast her vote for i Fratelli. However, the restaurant’s standout feature is definitely its fast, friendly and free delivery service. Take it from us when we say we had a very pleasant experience, from the timely delivery to the drivers’ hospitable demeanors and, of course, the hot pizza we immediately devoured upon arrival.

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“We need more Mexican restaurants in Southlake,” said no one ever. Our city is in the midst of a Mexican-food invasion. In the past few years, we’ve had an onslaught of establishments turning out tacos, burritos and the like. Southlake is home to so many outstanding Mexican restaurants, in fact, that it feels like any newcomer is throwing down the gauntlet to competitors. Chiloso Mexican Bistro is just fine with that. The restaurant in Kimball Oaks doesn’t pay any mind to what other establishments are doing; it doesn’t need to. With locations in Rockwall, Wylie, Richardson and Forney, Chiloso has perfected delicious Mexican dishes. Uncle-and-nephew team Joe and David Balli founded the restaurant in 2005 out of a passion to share their ideas of fresh, bold-flavored Mexican food. The menu has and will continue to evolve, according to Chiloso’s website. The constant is that it centers around a small number of fresh ingredients prepared simply. Chiloso follows the usual fast-casual model: Patrons go down the line and make their selections, choosing between tacos (they’re offered in street-style, Tex-Mex and classic varieties), nachos, burritos, bowls or salads. Then comes the good part—piling on the flavor with fire-grilled meat, classic taco meat or slow-roasted pork. And don’t forget to garnish with your favorite add-ons. (We’re partial to the fire-roasted corn, grilled vegetables and tortilla strips.) You don’t even need to wait for lunch to get your taco fix. Chiloso’s staff is up and at ’em at 6 a.m. on weekdays (the restaurant opens at 7 a.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday), serving Austin-style breakfast tacos with all your favorite fillings: eggs, bacon, chorizo and more. The tacos are loaded to the max with warm and savory fillings. Chow down on one of these babies, and you can accomplish anything in the day ahead. Other breakfast options range from classic (a breakfast plate with eggs, refried beans, potatoes and chorizo and barbacoa) to inventive. Take Avocados by Morning, for example. This dish includes seasoned, grilled Haas avocado halves tossed in fresh lime juice and topped with scrambled eggs, chorizo, green chiles and jack cheese. We typically prefer our avocados cold, but this entrée made us change our minds. Breakfast at Chiloso will turn your morning into a fiesta, but we’re up for zippy flavors any time of day. Just try not to fill up on the house-made chips and salsa. It’s nearly impossible not to plow through a whole basket. But if you do, refills are free. Some might scoff at another Mexican restaurant opening in Southlake, but we say bring on the tacos! Chiloso Mexican Bistro is one more way to spice up your life with fresh, south-of-the-border flavors.

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iscover a landscape quite different than the plains of Texas as you head west to New Mexico. Set your sights on two spectacular national parks: White Sands and Carlsbad Caverns.

First to White Sands About a 10-hour drive due west from the Metroplex takes you to White Sands National Monument, a desert landscape of rolling white gypsum dunes that stretches as far as the eye can see. The over 275-square-mile expanse of brilliant white sand in the Tularosa Basin is home to a diverse population of wildlife that’s adapted to their unique environment. See if you can spot a bleached earless lizard or a sand-treader camel cricket. Other creatures, such as the adorable apache pocket mouse or desert cottontail rabbit, wait until nighttime to come out of hiding. Maybe you can spot the tracks they leave behind? Kids and adults alike can spend hours sledding on colorful discs (available in the gift shop) over the powdery sands, which look like banks of snow. But temps soar to triple digits, so hydration, sunscreen, sunglasses and protective clothing are essential. Pack a picnic and take advantage of the many shelters provided for relaxing and refueling. Climbing the dunes is a leg workout like

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none other! And be sure to stick with your group. One dune is indistinguishable from the next, and tourists have been known to get separated easily. The White Sands Trading Company gift shop stocks plenty of snacks and drinks, as well as T-shirts and souvenirs, but the nearest restaurants and hotels are in Alamogordo, about 13 miles northeast on Highway 70. The park closes nightly, so no camping is allowed onsite.

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Then onto Carlsbad Caverns

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There are caves and then there are caverns. And while all caverns are caves, not all caves are caverns. Confused? Just know that Carlsbad Caverns are massive! In fact, if caves tend to make you feel claustrophobic, you likely won’t be bothered here at all. Wear sneakers, sports sandals or hiking boots and comfortable clothing. While the cavern is well-lit, buying the kiddos flashlights (or cool headlamps) beforehand lets them illuminate the dark recesses they pass along the way—and saves you the expense of buying one in the gift shop. You can opt for a self-guided tour or pay an additional fee for a park ranger to lead you, depending on your level of interest, time available, ages in your party and such. The visitor center staff can help you decide. Your tour of the cavern includes a hike down a 750-foot trail of the natural entrance. Then you can explore over 30 miles of cavern chambers developed for public touring, including the Big Room—an area spanning over eight acres and the most readily cave accessible in North America. At the deepest part of the cave, you’ll find restrooms and a small snack area with seats and benches for resting. For your trek out, be prepared for a workout. In fact, play rock-paper-scissors for who’s going to carry the youngest kid out when he gets pooped. It’s a haul! But the magnificent cavern makes the journey worthwhile. Carlsbad Caverns is truly a treasure worth exploring. As this is the National Park Services 100th birthday, check the calendar of events on before planning your trip. Special events like night hikes, climbing demos, bird-watching tours and more are offered. But certainly plan to visit before the end of October to watch the spectacular Bat Flight program, as thousands of Brazilian free-tailed bats exit the cave at dusk on their nightly forage for food. Bat Flight program times change throughout the season, so check with rangers at the visitor center or call ahead for nightly program times. Prior to the evening bat flight, a short program is presented in the outdoor amphitheater by a park ranger. The starting time of the talk varies with sunset and may be canceled in the event of inclement weather.

Three-Day Trip Plan Leave early from the Metroplex and spend the night in Alamogordo, New Mexico. After breakfast, hit White Sands National Monument and have lunch in the park. Leave in time to check out the New Mexico Museum of Space History, open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Alamogordo, or hit the road for Carlsbad Caverns, about a three-hour scenic drive with options for stopping for photo ops. If you arrive in Carlsbad before 7 p.m., go straight to the caverns to see the bats. Then the next morning, return to tour the interior of the caverns. The drive back to North Texas is 450 miles, but if you’re not in a rush to get home, spend an additional night in Carlsbad. There’s plenty of natural beauty to appreciate in our neighboring state—take time to enjoy it.

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THE GREAT ORCHESTRATOR BARBARA YELTON KEEPS DRAGONS WORKING IN HARMONY Behind a desk at Carroll ISD’s administration building sits Barbara Yelton. She’s assistant to Superintendent Dr. David Faltys, but she’s no gatekeeper. Instead, she’s more like the heartbeat of the district. Yelton, who celebrates 25 years in Carroll ISD this month, keeps schedules and activities operating smoothly, among many other responsibilities. As we prepare to kick off a new school year, one thing is for sure: Yelton couldn’t be happier to welcome Dragons back. Q: W  hat’s it like working as assistant to Dr. Faltys?

others, showing generosity and kindness, and never ever resting upon our laurels.

A: Working with Dr. Faltys is like having dinner with the pope. It’s a wonderful honor. I’m continually amazed by his ability to build bridges, forge lasting relationships, share his knowledge and wisdom in a humble manner, season everything with kindness, and lift our souls with a touch of humor at just the right moment. He is simply the best. I can honestly say there has never been a single day when I didn’t want to come to work.

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Q: What does a typical day look like for you? A: I arrive at my office early about 6:30 or 7 a.m. It allows me the pleasure of quietly easing into the day with my morning coffee and “Hits 1” on Sirius XM so that I start every day with a song in my heart. We have staff meetings every Monday, and I have various other monthly meetings for which I prepare the agenda and take meeting notes. I also manage Dr. Faltys’ calendar, which keeps me busier than you might imagine. On any given day, I talk with students, parents, district employees and administrators, CISD school board members, and other members of the local community and our great state. Every day brings something or someone new. Q: W  hat’s something about your job that might surprise people? A: I attend all of the Carroll ISD school board meetings, where I take the official board minutes. Meetings begin at 5:30 p.m. and usually finish sometime between 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. You would be surprised at how few cars are left on the road when I’m headed home from a board meeting! Q: I n your opinion, what does it mean to be a Dragon? A: To me, being a Dragon means embracing and enjoying traditions, aiming for excellence (and more often than not, achieving it), respecting

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A: It is such a lovely honor to receive this award because a fellow employee nominated me. Receiving it makes me want to work even harder to ensure that I remain worthy of it. Q: H  ow would you describe the atmosphere in the office as everyone gears up for a new school year? A: It’s a healthy mix of excitement, anticipation and exhilaration with just a hint of panic thrown in when we realize there are only a few short weeks until staff members return to work and students return to the classroom after their summer breaks. Q: W  hat are you most excited about as Dragons prepare to head back to school? A: I can’t wait to see what the new school year brings for our students as they set their sights on new goals and accomplish great things. One of my favorite things is to see our students on Twitter enjoying themselves—whether it’s learning something new, being mesmerized by a visiting author’s tall tale, participating in a theatrical production, seeing the surprising results of their science experiment, or finishing a race in record time. Nothing matches a child’s smile. It’s precious and priceless. Q: Anything else you’d like to say? A: I’d like people to know that I work with the smartest, kindest, funniest and most compassionate and dedicated administrators, teachers and school employees, who work tirelessly on behalf of our students to ensure that all of our children are appreciated and loved, and are as successful as they can possibly be. Every day I work with my dearest friends, and that is a true blessing.

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A Concert for a Lifetime Coldplay brings chart-toppers to Dallas.


t's been four long years since the Grammy Award-winning alternative rock band Coldplay played here, and their A Headful of Dreams tour won’t disappoint. This is the seventh tour for the band with front man Chris Martin and marks their return to a large-scale pyrotechnics and laser light show that will be sure to ignite AT&T Stadium. With hits like “Viva la Vida,” “Hymn for the Weekend” and “Up & Up,” Coldplay’s latest album has so far reached number two on the U.S. Billboard charts. Formed in 1998, Coldplay features the British quartet of singer Chris Martin, guitarist Jonny Buckland, bassist Guy Berryman and drummer Will Champion. While they’re known for their unique sound and energetic concerts, the band has also won 62 awards from 209 nominations over the past 18 years for songs like “Yellow,” from their debut album, Parachutes (2000), and “Viva la Vida,” from their fourth studio album, “Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends” (2008). And who could forget their live performance headlining the halftime show at Super Bowl 50, along with Beyoncé and Bruno Mars? The performance was considered the third-most-watched show of all time in the United States, with viewership of 115.5 million. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to see one of the best bands of this generation in the penultimate show of their worldwide tour! Those who get tickets are no doubt in for the “Adventure of a Lifetime.” And, of course, a rockin’ good show.

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t’s that time again: Nine days and nights of freewheeling fun, country music, rides, livestock shows, food, shopping and, most of all, rodeo! With multiple stages, the music alone is reason to head to Denton for the North Texas Fair and Rodeo. Headliners this year on the Budweiser Stage include Josh Abbott Band, Steve Wariner, Jake Hooker & The Outsiders, The Damn Quails, Shane Smith & The Saints, Casey Donahew Band, and the original one-and-only Charlie Daniels Band. The PRCA Rodeo begins Friday night and runs the entire week with events like bareback riding, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, calf roping and a calf scramble. And you won’t want to miss the team roping, barrel racing and bull riding.

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On Tuesday and Wednesday, enjoy Mutton Bustin’ (where kids try to stay on the back of a sheep) and the 21 and Under Rodeo. Mutton Bustin’ is open to registrants ages three to seven (as of September 1) with an entry fee of $30. For the 21 and Under Rodeo, categories for men and women include breakaway roping, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, tie down roping, team roping, goat tying, barrel racing and bull riding. For livestock, enjoy the Junior Livestock Show featuring steers, heifers, pigs, lambs and goats. The Open Livestock Shows include open beef, open Boer goats and open breeding sheep. Each night’s carnival features pulse-pounding rides like the Kamikaze, the Scorpion and the Starship 2000, plus plenty of kids’ rides including a carousel, Raiders and Go-Gator. The tractor pull will also be a highlight of the fair and runs nightly in the Peterbilt Kid Zone. Come hungry and leave tired and dirty. That’s what the fair is all about! DETAILS Date: August 19-27 Location: Denton

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S R E G N A R S A X E T S E 6 T I U 201 S Y L T H G I N & L A N O S A SE RINGLING BROTHERS BARNUM & BAILEY AUGUST 3-14, 18-21 AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER AND FORT WORTH CONVENTION CENTER | They don’t call it The Greatest Show on Earth for nothing! The Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus once again returns to the American Airlines Center in Dallas and the Fort Worth Convention Center in downtown Fort Worth for shows in August. This year’s show, Circus Xtreme, features all the heart-pounding thrills that come from watching death-defying feats, majestic animals and amazing performers in a spectacular live event to mesmerize the senses and create memories of a lifetime. Special opportunities for behind-the-scenes access are also available at an additional cost above your admission.

August 13 GWEN STEFANI AUGUST 13 GEXA ENERGY PAVILION | The former lead singer for No Doubt continues her solo career with her North American tour, This is What the Truth Feels Like, coming to the Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas’ Fair Park. This is Stefani’s third studio album and her first solo album in 10 years. Rapper Eve will open for Stefani in what’s sure to be a sold-out show. FC DALLAS VS. KANSAS CITY AUGUST 13 TOYOTA STADIUM | There’s nothing hotter than MLS soccer in August, and FC Dallas is always on their game. Join our local team when they take on Sporting Kansas City for an evening matchup at Toyota Stadium in Frisco. After falling to Sporting Kansas City on June 19, 2-0, at an away match, you can be sure FC Dallas will come out ready for redemption in front of their hometown crowd. Vuvuzelas are recommended! FC Dallas currently has seven homegrown players on their roster—the most of any MLS team. HOTTEST HALF AUGUST 14

TEXAS RANGERS VS. DETROIT TIGERS AUGUST 12-14 GLOBE LIFE PARK | The Texas Rangers take on the Detroit Tigers in a three-game weekend August 1214 in Arlington. Stick around for Friday night’s postgame fireworks show or enjoy Saturday’s pre-game Rangers alumni autograph signing. Also on Saturday, the first 15,000 fans receive a Snapple/Brookshire’s T-shirt. On Sunday, the first 15,000 receive an Adrian Beltre Removable Helmet Bobblehead. Come join the fun and, “Let’s go, Rangers!”

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DALLAS COWBOYS VS. MIAMI DOLPHINS AUGUST 19 AT&T STADIUM | Are you ready for some football? The Miami Dolphins arrive in Texas to face our Dallas Cowboys in a preseason matchup on August 19. The Cowboys beat the Dolphins 24-14 in their last meet-up in 2015, in one of the Cowboys’ only four wins of the season. Jason Garrett, a former Cowboys quarterback and the head coach since 2010, will lead the Cowboys into the 2016 season. Game time is 7 p.m. Let’s go, Cowboys!

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FRISCO ROUGHRIDERS VS. TULSA DRILLERS AUGUST 19-21 DR PEPPER BALLPARK | Join the Roughriders for a three-game weekend against the Tulsa Drillers at their hometown stadium in Frisco. The theme of Friday night's 7:05 p.m. game is Olympic Night as the ’Riders plan to turn Dr Pepper Ballpark into “Rio North.” Saturday night is Star Wars Night, and Sunday is Kids’ Sunday Funday. For family-friendly fun, the Roughriders are always a good bet, with plenty to see and do beyond the baseball field. Every seat is close to the action, so don’t forget your glove! HONORING OUR WOUNDED MILITARY VIP GALA AUGUST 26 HILTON SOUTHLAKE | The VIP Gala for Honoring Our Wounded Military kicks off August 26 with a cocktail hour and silent auction, followed by dinner and live music. The goal of the gala is to raise money for Texas veterans. Tickets for the Gala start at $175, but multiple levels of sponsorship are available for both corporations and individuals.

TEXAS HOME & GARDEN SHOW AUGUST 20-21 FORT WORTH CONVENTION CENTER | For over 35 years, the Texas Home & Garden Show series has provided home and garden products and services for consumers across the state. These events prove to be one of Texans’ best resources for expert advice, money saving tips, remodeling ideas and landscape features plus everything you need for your home and garden. Dozens of vendors will include local and national representatives. Plus activities for the kids, food and shopping will keep everyone entertained for hours. Children under age 14 are free, and entrance fees range from $8 for seniors and military to $10 for adults.

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