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The Faces of Southlake Real Estat e

Roxann Taylor

Dan Nicoloff

Dan Holmes

Ryan Wilson

Leigh Ann Barrick

Scott Silver

Lindzie Haller

Scott Strotz

Brad Crouch

Rachel Specht

Sammy Silver

Robin Marriott

Tony Maniaci

Milan Georgia

Cassie Uptmore

Chandler Ferguson

Gina Godsey

Trusa Patel

Jerry Jenkins

Juli Bledsoe

Brittany Olawale

John Famiglio

Teri Graham

Shalvi Jhaveri

Jennifer Holmes

Myra Baginski

Martin Tataje

Jerry Parks

Brittan Rojas

Kym Bryant

Kevin Holmes

Maria Oxner

Alix Butcher

Denise McCormick

Laurey Sperring

1111 E. Southlake Boulevard, Suite 460, Southlake, TX 76092 DFW.EVrealestate.com 817.416.2700 ©2020 Engel & Völkers. All rights reserved. Each brokerage independently owned and operated. All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified. If your property is currently represented by a real estate broker, this is not an attempt to solicit your listing. Engel & Völkers and its independent License Partners are Equal Opportunity Employers and fully support the principles of the Fair Housing Act.

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they are all good pets S TA F F & C O N T R I B U T O R S PUBLISHER Mike Tesoriero Mike@SouthlakeStyle.com SALES AND MARKETING DIRECTOR Nicole Tesoriero Nicole@SouthlakeStyle.com ASSISTANT EDITOR Ashley Madonna AMadonna@SouthlakeStyle.com

STAFF WRITER David Dunn David@SouthlakeStyle.com CREATIVE DIRECTOR Bruce Sons ADVERTISING COORDINATOR Andrea Hatchett Andrea@SouthlakeStyle.com MARKETING & EVENTS COORDINATOR Kristan Borges Krisan@SouthlakeStyle.com BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Jenn Rich Jenn@SouthlakeStyle.com

I am an animal lover — like stop you so I can pet your puppy, look forward to new tweets from @WeRateDogs, communicate through funny GIFs featuring furfalls, stroll past a dog park even when I don’t have my own kind of fan. I can admit to all of these behaviors because I know I’m not alone. Southlake cherishes its pets. Whether locals are trotting them through Art in the Square, serving them top-shelf treats from Hollywood Feed or making Instagrams for their fluffy family members, this town is dedicated. When it came to our second annual “Southlake Stylin' Pets Contest,” I knew we would get submissions. What I didn’t know would be the sheer number of spectacular shots we’d receive, each of which brought everyone here at Southlake Style so much joy. We did have the chance to showcase a few in the pages ahead, but there were many more adorable animals that were exclusively featured online. So if you haven’t already, head over to SouthlakeStyle.com to see all of your loveable submissions, still up for display. You’ll meet a curious macaw Khole, a sporty waterdog Yogi and even an one-eyed cat named Bullseye. If yours wasn’t honored in print, just know they are all good pets — so take him or her out on the town this month. We offer suggestions in our Snippets’ listicle, “10 Ways To Pamper Your Pup.” With acres of park land and a nature center dedicated to his legacy, Southlake also has a special place in its heart for Bob Jones. This month, we share the local legend’s story in “How Southlake Remembers Bob Jones.” Whether you want to know more about the man, enjoy the preserve’s dog park or see what animals live on the property, there’s plenty to explore and even more to learn. Proving that pet owner or not, there’s much to fawn over in this month’s issue.

Happy reading!


Ashley Madonna | Assistant Editor AMadonna@SouthlakeStyle.com

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SOUTHLAKE STYLIN' PETS All the adorable animals you need

60 THE DOCTOR IS IN The story behind Dr. Sue's Chocolate


THE MAN, THE LEGACY A look at Bob Jones' life


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style’s SNIPPETS listicle


10 Ways

To Pamper Your Pup

Gift your furry friend with a new squeaker toy. It’s crazy to see how one purchase can bring so much joy to your dog. Upgrade your pup’s dog food. Quality blends are known to improve a dog’s skin, coat, energy and overall health. Jump in the car, and travel to one of the area dog parks with your pup. Southlake has BooBoo's Buddies Dog Park inside Bob Jones Park, and Bark Park at Bear Creek Park and Freedom Dog Park are just a few miles away.

EARLY BIRD GETS THE TABLE February 14 lands on a Friday this year, providing even more trouble for couples looking for a last-minute reservation.

Keep your pup stylish by investing in a new collar and leash set from Hollywood Feed.

SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS: THE BROADWAY MUSICAL FEBRUARY 20-23 He may live in a pineapple under the sea, but this spunky sponge will call Fort Worth his home this month. "SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical" may feature all of the TV show's favorite characters, but this show takes them on a whole new adventure that has captivated audiences across the country. So dive in because kids, teenagers and adults alike will enjoy the colorful costumes, quirky songs and hilarious dialogue just waiting to be enjoyed. Learn more in Arts & Culture.


Take your furry four-legged friend with you next time you are dining on a patio. Southlake has plenty of dog-friendly options, so you’ll have an array of locations to choose from.

A SWIRL OF SWEETHEARTS The daddy-daughter, mother-son dance will bring families out on the dance floor this month.

Invest in a quality dog bed that will not only keep your dog snug during nap time but also keep him off the couch. Treat your fluff ball to a spa day by swinging by a groomer. EarthWise Pet, Elite Suites, Houndstooth Mobile Grooming and Diggidy Dog all offer services.

OFFICE ROSE RIVALRIES Co-workers face off on Valentine’s Day to see who will be sent the biggest bouquet.

Enjoy a staycation with your pet at The Hilton Dallas/Southlake Town Square. The luxury hotel is dog-friendly! Snag a safe treat for your pet at Starbucks. Dogs with little dollops of whipped cream on their noses make for the cutest photos.

OSCAR BUZZ Movie lovers will tune in to see who walks away with golden man statues.

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rom the Lombardi to the Oscar to whatever the “Masked Singer” trophy is supposed to be, February is all about statuettes that confirm the careers of actors, athletes and B-list celebrities. Starting off the shiny-statue season is the 54th Super Bowl, which airs on

Feb. 2 from the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. We’re relieved to say

BROOKLYN NINE-NINE ON NBC FEBRUARY 6 Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher star in the seventh season of this cop comedy. ( pictured )

the Patriots won’t be there this year. Tom Brady could do everyone a favor by retiring early and keeping the Patriots from making a comeback next season. After Jennifer Lopez and Shakira are done putting everything “On The Floor” during the half-time show, some may forget to change the channel and back their way into watching Fox’s season three premiere of “The Masked Singer.” Who will be behind the costumes of the big, fuzzy creatures singing to Ken Jeong? We don’t know but suffice to say it can’t be previous winners T-Pain or Wayne Brady.

HOMELAND ON SHOWTIME FEBRUARY 9 Claire Danes returns in the eighth and final season of this espionage series.

When you’re ready for real red carpet entertainment, tune in to ABC on Feb. 9 for the 92nd Academy Awards live from the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. We love seeing streaming services like Netflix get some attention with the likes of the gangster drama “The Irishman” and the divorce eulogy “Marriage Story,” yet we’re just as excited to see historical epics like “1917” and dark comedies like “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” also snag nominations. We’re not sure who’s going to walk away with the Oscar for best picture, but we’re pretty sure Warren Beatty won’t be reading J. Lo's name

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WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO GET INTO ANIMAL RESCUE IN THE FIRST PLACE? I purchased a dog, and that dog was absolutely nuts. I was trying to get ahold of his breeder to find out what was going on with him. I found out that he came from a puppy mill.

HOW DOES EPIC ANIMAL RESCUE HELP ANIMALS IN THE AREA? We take in animals that are from shelters all across North Texas as well as animals found on the streets. From there, we have them seen by a vet and fully vetted. Then, we work to find them their forever home.

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Tressa Broadhead HOW MANY PETS DO YOU HAVE? I have three dogs and one cat. I have a husky named Callie, a dachshund mix named Zoe, and we just adopted a little Maltese-dachshundPomeranian mix named Roxy. Then there’s our cat, Ally — not to mention a carousel of fosters that come and go. HOW LONG HAVE YOU RESCUED ANIMALS? About 14 years. I was with another group for a good 11 years before starting Epic Animal Rescue. WHAT ARE SOME CHALLENGES LEADING YOUR NONPROFIT? Finding and managing volunteers can be a little bit of a struggle. Also, because we are a nonprofit and we are low-budget, it’s really getting our message out there that can be a challenge. WHAT’S SOMETHING YOU HOPE PEOPLE LEARN ABOUT RESCUE ANIMALS? There’s a lot of really fantastic animals available in rescue. You’re going to find some purebreds. The average age of an animal in rescue is about 1 year old. There are some really great animals out there that I wish people would just give a chance.


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With more than double the entries of our first go-around, it’s safe to say the Southlake Stylin’ Pets Contest, sponsored by Hollywood Feed, was a success. We fawned over Southlake’s fluffy felines, posh puppies, cool cats and darling dogs and somehow put together a collec tion of some of our favorite local pets. And because we just received too many stylish pet entries, we added a new voting category: best dressed! We hope the pages ahead filled with this year’s winners bring you as much joy as it did to our team. SOUTHLAKESTYLE MAGAZINE

ROSIE Chinese Shar-Pei With more wrinkles than you can count, 3-year-old Rosie made an adorable addition to the Petrovsky family when they brought her home as a 10-week-old puppy. Rosie now spends her days snuggling, playing and guarding her family. She loves to be included in the household’s activities and often tilts her head as if she’s saying, “Well, what about me?” As her owner Robin says, “Her personality shines through her cute exterior and makes her so special!”


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FINN Persian Tabby Finn, a precious 6-month-old kitten, is anything but aloof. His playful nature and affectionate side often have him running around the Kaplan house looking for cuddling opportunities, either with his human family members or his furry sister Roxie, a corgiyorkie mix. His extremely soft white coat does not shed, proving he is the perfect fit for his family and his mom Maria, who is normally allergic to cats. “He is incredibly intuitive and seems to know when one of us needs comforting,” Maria says.

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WINSTON King Charles Cavalier Poodle You’ll know when the 7-month-old Cavapoo comes racing down the corner, partially because of the small bell he wears on his collar that jingles as he walks but mainly because of his bunny-like hop in his run. When energetic Winston isn’t playing fetch with his family, he’s trying to snuggle next to them. He loves sleeping on his back, dreaming of being petted — because as his mom Arlene says, “He loves to get his tummy rubbed.”


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GEORGE Giant Flemish Rabbit George is not your typical bunny. Instead of living in a cage, the 20-pound giant Flemish rabbit has free reign of the house just like his three dog siblings. George became a part of the Santora family two years ago, and over that time, he has developed quite a sassy but adorable personality. He loves sitting with his humans on the couch while watching movies and nibbling on his favorite snacks, grapes and kale. “He’s the sweetest boy and brings joy to all who meet him,” owner Lucy says.

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MISSY Haflinger Missy, a 10-year old Haflinger, joined the Bruton family three years ago. Over that time, she has proven to be a calm, gentle horse with a curious yet patient spirit. That makes her a great fit for her owner Doreen’s nonprofit: Amy’s Wish With Wings, an equineassisted therapy program that operates out of Southlake. During the summer, Missy also takes part in the Horse Adventure Camp, a seasonal camp that provides unique educational opportunities to its participants while also giving their parents a well-deserved break. “Missy is great with children,” Doreen says. Submitted photo


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CHOPPER Chihuahua Dashing Hawaiianstyle button-up

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SCOOTER Australian Shepherd Sophisticated blue tutu complete with white poms

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SPOTLIGHT community

APARTMENTS SPIN MEETING JANUARY 28 The Southlake Program for the Involvement of Neighborhoods held a meeting on Jan. 28 discussing a proposed development that would build 350 apartments on approximately 13 acres in Southlake Town Square. According to a town hall agenda, the apartment units would be built on 7.3 acres south of the police and fire headquarters building, and various improvements would be built on 5.7 acres adjacent to McPherson Park. Now the application will be brought to the planning and zoning commission at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 6. The development will then be brought before Southlake City Council for two readings, the first to be held at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 18 and the second to be held at 5:30 p.m. on March 3. Residents will have the opportunity to voice their perspectives on the project at these meetings.

SOUTHLAKE DPS PARTICIPATES IN THE HONOR WALL FOR FALLEN LUBBOCK FIRE LIEUTENANT, POLICE OFFICER Southlake DPS came together on Jan. 13 to show their support for fallen civil servants. SDPS participated in the honor wall for Lubbock fire lieutenant Eric Hall and officer Nick Reyna, both of whom were killed while on-site at a car accident. While they were assisting, a car from oncoming traffic crossed the median, striking and killing both of them, according to the Southlake DPS Facebook page. Southlake Deputy Fire Chief Kurt Hall says he wants the public to take away from this event “that there is a cost to every life that is lost in the line of duty.” He continues to say the day symbolizes “the profound impact that it has on their family, the people who served with them and on the community as a whole.” DRAGON FOOTBALL RACKS UP TXHSFB DISTRICT 5-6A AWARDS Southlake Carroll received several prestigious recognitions last month when the TXHSFB 2019 All-District 5-6A Team was announced. First Team All-District featured 15 Dragons including kicker Joe McFadden, center Addison Penn, offensive tackle Andrej Karic, guard Brandon Borrasso, tight end/full back Blake Smith, wide receiver John Manero, wide receiver Wills Meyer, wide receiver Brady Boyd, defensive tackle Dillon Springer, defensive end Thomas Wrehe, inside linebacker Preston Forney, outside linebacker Beck Parra, safety RJ Mickens, corner James Miscoll and corner Dylan Thomas. Second Team All-District featured nine Dragons including offensive tackle Robbie Rochester, guard Michael Magar, guard Grant Price, wide receiver Kasen Loveless, wide receiver Landon Sampson, defensive tackle Will Buss, defensive end Colin Stanyer, inside linebacker Quinn Wikinson and safety Brandon Howell. But those weren’t the only Dragons recognized with quarterback Quinn Ewers receiving MVP for the district, linebacker Graham Faloona receiving defensive player of the year, running back Owen Allen receiving newcomer of the year and Southlake Carroll receiving staff of the year.

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SOUTHLAKE WOMEN’S CLUB PRESENTS 2020 ART IN THE SQUARE BENEFICIARIES AT STROKES OF ART IN THE SQUARE RECEPTION On Feb. 16, the Southlake Women’s Club will host its annual Strokes of Art in the Square Reception to kick off this year’s event. The free reception will be the first time locals can see visuals from the 2020 Art in the Square featured artists. But it will also act as a time for the organization to present this year’s beneficiaries. Over Art in the Square’s tenure, the Southlake Women’s Club has been able to give more than $3 million to local beneficiaries. The art festival supported 31 charities and six CISD scholarships last year alone. COLLEYVILLE WOMEN’S CLUB SEEKS TO HONOR LOCAL YOUTH THROUGH GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS Do you know a child between the ages of 5 to 19 who makes a difference thanks to his or her volunteer efforts? Nominate him or her for the Colleyville Women’s Club annual Youth Volunteer Service Awards. This spring marks the 25th year that the club has aspired to recognize area youth who know the value of volunteering. Nominees must attend a school in Bedford, Colleyville, Euless, Grapevine, Haltom City, Hurst, Keller, North Richland Hills, Richland Hills, Southlake or Watauga or be a part of BISD, CISD, GCISD, HEB ISD or KISD. To learn more about these awards, visit the club’s website: C-W-C.org. But don’t wait to nominate! The deadline for submission is Feb. 21.


FIFTY-THREE CARROLL BAND STUDENTS QUALIFY FOR ALL-REGION BAND Fifty-three Carroll ISD musicians qualified for the Region 31 TMEA All-Region band during their auditions in December. The freshman band includes piccoloist Makena Kao, clarinetists Vivek Reddy and Annabel Dewey, bass clarinetist Azlaan Shafi, alto saxophonists Justin Wu and Brandon Yoshinaka, tenor saxophonists Chase Miller, French hornist Matthew Cory, trombonists Anbu Subramanian and Carson Crays, tuba player Sebastian Lanuza and percussionist Ethan Arnn. The concert band includes flutist Jessica Yang, clarinetists Ariana Carrasco and Zoe Bishop, bass clarinetist Marten Koning, French hornists Justin Sasek and Jack Kester, trumpeters Callum Andrews and Nicholas Parker, trombonists Kenney Spencer and Han-gyong Parker, euphonist Chris Estridge and tuba player Carter Doby. The symphonic band includes flutists Likhitha Veerapalli and Kate Hansen, oboist Imaad Virani and Eri Pilon, bassoonist Paula Aponte, clarinetists Emily Trinh, Megan Dean and Mattie Kleespies, trumpeters Cole Ragsdale, Jackson Schwedler, Georgia Lamont and Aiden Mitchell, trombonists Riley Silfies and Jake Bonanno and tuba player Eva McDowell. Wind Symphony and Ensemble members include flutist Brittany Luan, bass clarinetist Tori Thomas and percussionist Brady Black. Additionally, 11 students from the wind symphony and ensemble advanced to the area contest: piccoloist Grace Drake, oboist Andrew Kim, bassoonists Diego Pena and Kiera DiCesare, contra bassoonist Drew Keady, clarinetists Boyang Liu, Nick Walker and Emily Trinh, saxophonist Henry Thompson and French hornists Olivia Lamont and Caleb Schaunaman. Of the 11 students, Diego Pena and Drew Keady advanced to the All-State band and will perform at the 100th TMEA Convention on Feb. 15 along with Tori Thomas, trumpeter Chase Adams and violinist Grace Xu. The rest performed at the All-Region concert on Saturday, Jan. 18 at Trinity High School. SOUTHLAKE POLICE K-9 DUO COMPETE ON “AMERICA’S TOP DOG” PREMIERE Southlake viewers who caught the premiere of A&E’s newest competitive show “America’s Top Dog” saw two familiar faces on the screen: Southlake police officer Nathaniel Anderson and his K-9 partner Duco. The duo competed against four other teams from Florida, Illinois and North Dakota for a $10,000 prize, a $5,000 donation to an animal charity of the winner’s choice and a chance to compete in the show’s grand finale. Duco raced through an obstacle course called the K-9 Combine during the first round of the competition, finishing fourth out of five teams with a time of 2:25.26. Unfortunately, he was eliminated during the detection phase in round two. Regardless, Anderson says he felt blessed for the opportunity to appear on TV and show what he and Duco could do together. “I’m truly thankful that I have a department that allowed Duco and I, mainly me, to experience something of this magnitude,” Anderson expresses.


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QUARTERBACK QUINN EWERS NAMED MAXPREPS SOPHOMORE OF THE YEAR MaxPreps named Southlake Carroll Quarterback Quinn Ewers its high school football sophomore of the year following his terrific season, where he led the Dragons to playoffs and ended the year with a 13-1 record. This was Ewers’ first season as the starting quarterback for the Dragons, and it was one to remember, throwing for 4,003 yards and 45 touchdowns. He also only recorded three interceptions this season and completed 72% of his passes, according to MaxPreps.com. In his running game this season, Ewers also recorded 568 yards and nine more touchdowns. Southlake Carroll finished this season ranked No. 20 of 25. NICHE RANKS CISD AS NO. 2 DISTRICT IN THE STATE Carroll ISD continues to remain on top as it was named the No. 2 school district in the state, according to Niche’s 2020 Best School Districts in Texas. Niche determined the rankings by factoring in data from the U.S. Department of Education, state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates and ACT/SAT scores among other factors. CISD maintains an A+ overall rating from Niche with A+ ratings in academics, teachers, clubs and activities, college prep, administration, sports and health and safety. In food, resources and facilities and diversity, CISD scored an A-, A- and a B-, respectively. In other lists calculated by Niche, CISD ranks No. 1 for Best School Districts for Athletes in Texas and No. 3 for Districts with the Best Teachers in Texas. Nationally, CISD ranks No. 8 out of 10,815 schools in the Best School Districts for Athletes in America and No. 33 out of 10,782 in the Best School Districts in America.

THIRD GRADE GREEN DRAGONS WIN 2019 NORTH TEXAS FOOTBALL LEAGUE SUPER BOWL Many football fans are looking forward to Super Bowl LIV on Feb. 2. However, the third grade Carroll Green Dragons recently won their own trophy at the 2019 North Texas Football League Super Bowl. The Green Dragons played against the Argyle Eagles during the NTFL Super Bowl at the University of North Texas this past winter. Team mom Heather Nied says that because kids in grades kindergarten through second play flag football, this was the first year rookie tackle was a part of the team’s program. The Green Dragons prevailed against the Argyle Eagles 33-8 with the help of their coaches, Philip Odette, Ron Luber and David Nied. As part of becoming the 2019 NTFL Super Bowl Champions, they got to tour the Dallas Cowboys Ford Center on Dec. 12, view the Cowboys’ five Lombardi Super Bowl trophies up close and even get high fives from offensive lineman Joe Looney. This is the second time the Green Dragons have won the NTFL Super Bowl, with their first win in 2017. The Green Dragons’ next season starts in August.







SPOTLIGHT business

WESTIN SOUTHLAKE HOSTS GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY After rescheduling the first ceremony in November, Westin Southlake was able to celebrate its groundbreaking last month. Locals came out to 1200 E. State Hwy. 114 on Jan. 21 to see where the 261-room upscale hotel would stand. The four-star hotel is expected to open late 2021, according to SRH Hospitality’s website. GRAPEVINE RESTAURANT LANDS ON YELP’S 100 PLACES TO EAT 2020 LIST Yelp offers diners a platform to discuss their favorite restaurants, upcoming hotspots and go-to dishes at local eateries. Over the past few years, it has also broken down the country’s top restaurants thanks to its review data and community managers' input. On Jan. 7, Yelp released its “100 Places To Eat List,” which included one of Grapevine’s favorites. Tommy Tamale Market & Cafe came in at No. 16, the highest-ranking achieved by a Texas restaurant. This is not the first time Tommy Tamale has been included on this list. Tommy Tamale, which has more than 1,000 Yelp reviews, opened in 2009 with the goal of providing the best tamales to its customers. Its menu features savory tamales like hatch pork and black bean as well as sweet options like apple cinnamon and chocolate. The next Lone Star State spot on Yelp’s 2020 list is No. 17 SP Brazilian Steakhouse, located in Lakeway. Other featured Texas restaurants include Gino’s Deli Stop N Buy in San Antonio, Craft Pita in Houston and Vizo’s African Bar & Restaurant in Lubbock. Other featured restaurants in the Metroplex include Dallas’ Sky Rocket Burger, which came in at No. 28, and Frisco’s The Aussie Grind, which came in at No. 30. FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN OF PARK PLACE DEALERSHIP TO SELL 14 DEALERSHIPS Ken Schnitzer, founder and chairman of Park Place Dealerships, announced on Dec. 12 that he would sell 14 of his dealerships to Asbury Automotive Group. Schnitzer started Park Place Dealerships in 1987 with a single Mercedes-Benz dealership in Dallas. Over his 32-year tenure, Schnitzer has grown one of the largest luxury dealership groups in the country. Schnitzer will maintain ownership of Mercedes-Benz and Porsche dealerships in Grapevine as well as the body shop in Grapevine. The transaction that will be finalized by March 2020 will include the Park Place brand as well as the Mercedes-Benz stores in Dallas, Fort Worth and Arlington; Lexus Plano and Lexus Grapevine; Jaguar/Land Rover DFW and an Austin location currently under construction; Porsche Dallas; Park Place Volvo; Bentley Dallas; Ross-Royce Motor Cars Dallas; McLaren Dallas; Maserati Dallas; and Park Place BodyWerks in Dallas and Fort Worth.


TEXAS HEALTH SOUTHLAKE RECEIVES AWARDS FOR BEST HOSPITAL, PATIENT EXPERIENCE Texas Health Southlake was recently honored with three awards recognizing its services, practices and patient and employee experiences. The first accolade Texas Health Southlake received was the 2020 Best Companies to Work for in Texas, which honors 100 Texas companies that benefited the state’s economy and workforce most. The second award they received was the 2020 Women’s Choice Award for Best Hospitals for Orthopedics, which recognizes the top 10% out of 4,910 orthopedic hospitals. Finally, they received the 2019 Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award for Patient Experience that honors the top-performing hospitals in the 95th percentile for patient experience. “This honor reflects their unwavering commitment to improving the safety, quality and experience of care,” Press Ganey Executive Chairman Patrick Ryan says in a media release. “Their hard work and dedication are inspiring, and we are proud to partner with them on our shared mission to reduce patient suffering.” MID-CITIES SUPPORTERS OF SAFEHAVEN HOST 14TH ANNUAL CELEBRITY CHEFS Foodies and philanthropists alike came together on Jan. 26 for the 14th annual Celebrity Chefs. The 2020 event, which benefits SafeHaven, brought beloved local chefs together to help raise money to fight against domestic violence. The day’s participating chefs included Trio New American Catering chef Jason Harper, Café Italia chef Nik Kreka, Bonnell’s Restaurant Group chef Jon Bonnell, il Calabrese chef Luciano Salvadore, The Classic at Roanoke chef Charles Youts, Craft & Vine chef Bill Trevino and many more. The night also included speakers, a raffle and auction packages.

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HAVERTYS TO OPEN SOUTHLAKE STOREFRONT Havertys has announced it’s expanding into Southlake this year. The home furnishing retailer will open a location in the former Toys “R” Us store inside Southlake Corners this fall. The 33,800-square-foot location will be the 11th store in the Metroplex. “We are continuing to invest in brick-and-mortar stores as part of our omnichannel approach to help customers bring the vision of their home to life,” Rawson Haverty, Jr., senior vice president, real estate and development for Havertys, says via press release. This news came alongside the update that Havertys would also open a location in Myrtle Beach. The home furnishing retailer has 121 showrooms spread throughout 16 states.

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FACESOF The Southlake area stands out thanks to the people who work and live here. In this special advertising section, we present the faces of industry leaders, trendsetters and exceptional business professionals. Certain chairs in this section provided by Sally Lynn Home


– Jordan Rihani, M.D., F.A.C.S.


“I love creating youthful, natural results that reflect how people feel on the inside.”

Face Of Facial Plastic Surgery Dr. Jordan Rihani is passionate about helping people feel better about themselves. As Southlake’s only board-certified facial plastic surgeon, he focuses exclusively on facelifts, rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, injectable fillers, botox and facial reconstruction. Dr. Rihani listens to his patients attentively and can assess whether surgical or non-surgical options are best for you. After training at New York University School of Medicine and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, he performed a fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery that prepared him for his future career. As a Fort Worth native, Dr. Rihani is excited to be back practicing in his Southlake and Fort Worth offices. Facial Plastic Surgery Institute 817.529.3232 FacialPlasticSurgeryInstitute.com


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Ryan Walsh, D.D.S., M.S.

Casey Turner, D.D.S., M.S.

Face Of Endodontic Dentistry It makes sense Advanced Endodontics of Texas refers to its skilled and compassionate teammates as its “endo-family.” After all, Advanced Endodontics started as a husbandwife duo nearly 10 years ago. At Advanced Endodontics, its dental specialists are committed to providing you with exemplary endodontic care that treats dental pain and infection, helping you save your natural teeth. Its team is board certified by the American Board of Endodontics, a recognition only roughly a quarter of the nation’s endodontists receive. Its doctors also volunteer their services to the Cook Children’s Save-A-Smile program and the Fort Worth El Buen Samaritano Mission Health Center. From your treatment to your follow-up care, Advanced Endodontics makes sure to meet your personalized needs. Advanced Endodontics of Texas 817.562.4141 AdvancedEndoOfTexas.com

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“ We strive to make the patient’s experience as comfortable and as pleasant as possible.” – Sayeed Attar, D.D.S., M.S.



– Karl Stefansson


“I treat clients the way I would like to be treated — and I’m a tough client.”

Face Of Innovative Window Fashions Karl Stefansson opened Blind and Shutter Guys in 2003 for one reason — to lead the best window treatment provider in the area. Specializing in window motorization, automation and outdoor shades and shutters, Blind and Shutter Guys put in the effort to over-deliver and make its clients happy. Blind and Shutter Guys’ attention to detail and commitment to the community is what sets it apart from other businesses, and its support toward local schools, charities and clubs help make Southlake the best place to live. The best part of the job to Blind and Shutter Guys is a successful installation and a happy client — and there are plenty of those. Blind and Shutter Guys • 817.251.4940 BlindAndShutterGuys.com


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“The best part of residential real estate is building lifelong friendships.” – Dan Holmes

Face Of Residential Real Estate Dan Holmes does not consider real estate to be his job. He considers it a balance of relationships combining community, clients and friends. Working in real estate for 18 years, Dan possesses extensive knowledge of the market and area, which is a huge asset to his clients looking to get results and maximize their profits. His team at Engel & Völkers Dallas Southlake not only has so much market knowledge and prowess but also they have strong connections with sellers all across North America and around the world. Dan Holmes’ specialty is residential real estate in the Metroplex. Call, text or email Dan today for all your real estate needs. Engel & Völkers Dallas Southlake – Dan Holmes 817.528.4606 • DanHolmes.EVusa.com

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– Alan Dennington, M.D.

Keith McInnerney, PA-C


“We enjoy being there for people in the moment that they need us.”

Face Of Urgent Care Better Faster Urgent Care opened in 2014 to provide high-quality medical care to Southlake and its surrounding communities. Not only does Better Faster Urgent Care offer typical medical services such as X-rays and flu or strep testing, but it also offers IV fluids and antibiotics, an onsite clinical laboratory and emergency medical providers experienced in urgent care. Better Faster Urgent Care specializes in treating acute illnesses and injuries, and its physicians strive to treat every patient the way they would want to be treated – with care and compassion. At Better Faster Urgent Care, you get quicker, more focused service that gets you feeling better faster. Better Faster Urgent Care • 817.421.8777 • BetterFasterUrgentCare.com


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“We are a family here at Grapevine Faith.” – Lisa Pipes

Marion Greer

Face Of Christian Education There are many incredible educational institutions in Texas but few intentionally infuse a biblical worldview into every aspect of a student’s school experience. At Grapevine Faith, faculty aspire toward Christ-centered education without sacrificing quality in academics, athletics or creative arts. The opportunities are as plentiful as Grapevine Faith’s curriculum is, as last year’s 80 graduating seniors walked away with over $13 million in merit-based scholarships. Serving pre-K through 12th grade for over 20 years, Grapevine Faith has graduated more than 1,000 students through its program. At Grapevine Faith, you are not just another student — you’re an authentic Christian leader in the making. Grapevine Faith Christian School 817.442.9144 • GrapevineFaith.com

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“My specialty is in customer service and attention to detail.” – Mark Griffith

Face Of High-Quality Roofing Starting your own business can be scary and stressful. Few know this better than Mark Griffith. When he started Griffith Roofing in 2001, he had no safety net and went through most of his savings to build his business. More than 3,000 replaced roofs and 19 years later, Griffith Roofing has become one of the premier roofing companies in the area. Griffith Roofing never assumes anything concerning its clients – that’s why its sales team always ask customers what their expectations are and what is most important to them. Griffith Roofing strives to give its customers unparalleled service and exceed expectations on every project. Mark always says, “the easy thing to do and the right thing to do are rarely the same thing.” Griffith Roofing • 817.800.4802 • GriffithRoofing.com


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2020FACESOF “Our favorite part of the job is seeing the transformation of our clients’ homes.” – John Huffman

Elizabeth Huffman

Face Of Renovation Professionals John Huffman remembers what it was like opening Black Door Renovation in 2016. The first Monday after leaving his job, he had no Friday paycheck or safety net to look forward to — just he and his wife’s desire to bring renovation excellence to Southlake. Four years later, Black Door Renovation has defined itself with beautiful designs, excellent customer service and high-quality construction. They work alongside their clients to turn the ordinary into extraordinary, and with their new office recently opening in Dallas, they’re turning even more customers’ visions into reality. They love seeing the look on their client’s faces when they finish yet another successful job. It makes all the difference in the world to them. Black Door Renovation • 817.991.0836 • BlackDoorRenovation.com

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– Amrittej Virk, D.M.D.


“If you want to do something, do it right, with the proper training.”

Face Of Orofacial Pain and Management Before he opened Texas TMJ & Pain Management in December 2018, Dr. Amrittej Virk saw a lack of facial pain and dental sleep medicine professionals in the area despite the evident need for them. Then he opened the only orofacial pain and dental sleep practice in Southlake, and everything changed. Texas TMJ & Pain Management is one of three board-certified orofacial pain practices in North Texas that provides comprehensive nonsurgical treatment options for TMJ, facial pain and headache disorders, snoring and sleep apnea. Dr. Virk helps his patients work through their orofacial and jaw pain and sleep disorders and gets them back to living their normal, healthy lives. Texas TMJ & Pain Management 817.251.9985 SouthlakeTMJ.com


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“We combine expertise with amazing service, giving you a beautiful smile and a reason to use it!” – Shane Tolleson, D.D.S., M.S.D.

Face Of Orthodontics Shane Tolleson opened Tolleson Orthodontics in 2014 to serve the same community he and his family lives in and loves. As a one location practice, Tolleson Orthodontics doesn’t have satellite offices that limit availability to local clientele — Tolleson Orthodontics is here when you need it. Patients see their doctor at every visit during their treatment, which Tolleson believes leads to the highest quality of care available. Even with digitally-driven treatments like Invisalign, Dr. Tolleson puts hours of behind-the-scenes attention customizing every tooth’s final position before treatment even begins. Tolleson Orthodontics understands that braces or Invisalign are not an off-the-shelf, one-size-fits-all product — that’s why it provides the top-notch care that you and your smile deserve. Tolleson Orthodontics • 817.416.2200 • TollesonOrtho.com

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“We want to help people live healthier lives.” – Mike Sims

Andrea Sims

Face Of Optimized Personal Training Conventional fitness has failed 80% of the population. Whether you are too busy, are afraid of getting hurt or just don’t like to exercise, there are several reasons why people stay away from the gym. That’s when The Exercise Coach steps in to help. The Exercise Coach incorporates a high-tech, coach-guided process that is personalized toward your own muscular and metabolic makeup. With just two 20-minute workout sessions a week, The Exercise Coach optimizes your training through a science-proven method that increases your muscle strength and offsets the effects of aging. If you have hesitation toward getting back into the gym, then The Exercise Coach is for you. The Exercise Coach • 817.764.3431 ExerciseCoach.com


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2020FACESOF “If you’re doing something that will not affect the guest experience, then you are not doing your job.” – Mike Hutchison

Face Of Hospitality Mike Hutchison was originally drawn to hospitality while working as a night auditor in a New York Holiday Inn in college. Then in June 2007, Mike opened the Hilton on Southlake Town Square to reflect the superior qualities of the Hilton community. Mike believes that all tasks in a hotel affect the guest experience in one way or another. Whether you’re a concierge checking in a guest, a bellman helping carry luggage to a guest’s room or an attendant cleaning the room after your stay, everyone in the hotel plays a part in making the ultimate Hilton experience. Whether you’re here for business or pleasure, the Hilton will make sure your time here is restful and reinvigorating. The Hilton Southlake • 817.442.9900 • HiltonSouthlake.com

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Casey Smith


Angela Bennett

Face Of Early Childhood Development

“This school's philosophy provides an individualized approach so each child can maximize their learning potential.” – Leann Hart

The Children’s Courtyard believes every child is unique — that’s why education needs to reflect that. The Children’s Courtyard brings personalized care specifically tailored to each child’s skills and progress. Instead of a “cookiecutter” approach to education, the Children’s Courtyard implements a customized curriculum that continues to update and improve based on current research. The Children’s Courtyard believes children learn best through handson experiences with people, materials and activities. The Children’s Courtyard’s educators see so many families and their children learn and grow together as a part of their lives. Make them a part of yours today. The Children’s Courtyard 817.442.8782 ChildrensCourtyard.com


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Erin Lowell, R.N., B.S.N.

“We love helping patients achieve happiness inside and out.” – Mark Bishara, M.D., P.A.

Natalie Shafer

Face Of Plastic Surgery For over eight years, Mark Bishara has helped residents realize their beauty here in North Texas at Paragon Plastic Surgery and Hair Clinic. Dr. Bishara specializes in face, body and breast cosmetic surgery that helps his patients feel and look their best. He also specializes in hair restoration and has completed over 1.4 million robotic hair grafts, which is the most worldwide. Dr. Bishara realizes that no two patients are the same and they sometimes need different treatments for similar issues. His staff members have likewise made his practice unique by always being responsive and eager to learn new approaches. If you experience hair loss or have plastic surgery needs, the Paragon is the place to be. Paragon Plastic Surgery and Hair Clinic • 817.473.2120 MarkBisharaMD.com • ParagonHairClinic.com

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– Roy Rizwan


“I have an eye for what appeals aesthetically.”

Face Of Men’s and Women’s High Fashion For exquisite fashions and superior service, stop by Xar Clothier, conveniently located in Southlake Town Square. Owner Roy Rizwan uses his acute eye for detail and expansive knowledge of the industry to provide his customers with spot-on style recommendations. After taking in his curated selection, customers can ask Roy for suggestions. And because he can tell a person’s size just at a glance, every jacket or dress he pulls fits well and shows off his or her natural features. Whether you are looking for the season’s latest trends or quality staples that will last, Xar Clothier carries the pieces you need in your closet. Xar Clothier • 817.416.0126 XarClothier.com


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Sharon Michael

“Ask our clients, and you’ll become one too!” – Thomas Michael

Face Of Southlake Real Estate Thomas and Sharon Michael opened their first boutique residential real estate firm in 2002 because they felt home sellers and buyers were not being served at the highest levels possible. Their groundbreaking model was an instant success, placing them in the Top 1% of all real estate agents nationwide in their first year of business and each subsequent year. Because Thomas and Sharon own the company, they can do what’s in the best interest of their clients without being hamstrung by national franchise limitations. Thomas and Sharon specialize in the areas of Southlake, Westlake, Colleyville and Keller. Their clients will tell you Thomas and Sharon really love what they do, and it becomes obvious as soon as you meet them! Thomas & Sharon Michael, Realtors | DFW Elite Realty • 817.807.6555 • DFWeliteRealty.com

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Kamy Lafavers

Face Of Texas Barbecue Kamy Lafavers was born into the barbecue business. Her grandparents Bill and Phyllis Lafavers purchased the building that would later be known as Feedstore BBQ in 1997 and turned into a barbecue restaurant in 2001 after “the animals started moving out and the people started moving in.” Her father Mike has satisfied Southlake residents for many years with his delicious smokey ribs and brisket sandwiches, but now he’s beginning to pass the torch to his daughter Kamy, better known as “Princess,” to take the reins of the family restaurant. Kamy is excited to keep the business going for the next generation, fill even more bellies and make even more smiles.

“We are family-owned and operated, and we treat our employees like family.” – Mike Lafavers

Feedstore BBQ • 817.488.1445 FeedstoreBBQ.com


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2020FACESOF “Stay ahead of change, be a disruptor and keep innovating.” – Adam Mennenga

Jeff Sims

Face Of Plumbing And Air Conditioning In any business, communication is key. That’s why billyGO is leading the way for effective communication between its plumbers and customers. BillyGO uses an online scheduling portal that helps provide timely and convenient one-hour appointments for its customers, which is a first for the residential service industry. Co-owner Adam Mennenga says the trade is so far behind in efficiency, and that was one of the aspects that drew him to open billyGO in 2018. With specializations in residential plumbing and air conditioning, billyGO never accepts the norm and always thinks outside the box. If you need a job done, billyGO has the innovators to do it. billyGO • 817.722.6151 • BillyGo.com

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– Kathy Lanier


Leighanne Christon

“We are the only fundraising organization that raises money to supplement CISD teacher salaries.”

Face Of Funding Teachers The Carroll Education Foundation was founded in 1996 to provide classroom grants for teachers in need. Over 20 years later, the organization shifted its focus to help Carroll ISD attract and retain the best and brightest teachers for the district. CEF helps Dragons receive the best education possible by funding teachers’ salaries. Last year alone, CEF helped fund 11 teachers’ salaries for the school year — one for each campus. If that wasn’t enough, CEF also provides scholarship opportunities for CISD seniors and has even launched the all-new Carroll Dragon Alumni Network. Whether you’re a new or a graduating Dragon, CEF loves making a difference in Carroll ISD’s future. Carroll Education Foundation 817.949.7064 CarrollEducationFoundation.org


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A Page Out Of George Dawson’s Book George Dawson Middle School Connects Campus To Author’s Family Through Birthday Celebration Whether you’ve stepped on the middle school’s campus or read his book, the name George Dawson resonates with many in Southlake. After learning to read and write at age 98, co-writing his own book and having a CISD campus named after him before he died in 2001, it’s easy to find opportunities to celebrate his legacy. George Dawson Middle School principal Ryan Wilson says the campus still aims to honor the man and his love of reading through his birthday celebration every year. George Dawson’s Birthday Starting on January 19, 2003, Ryan says the school comes together every year to celebrate George's passion for literacy. The first year involved a giant sheet cake kids could enjoy, but that has evolved over the past 17 years. “There have been some Januarys where Mr. Dawson’s bust has simply been decorated with a party hat and some helium balloons,” Ryan chuckles. Other times, the campus was able to involve people directly from George’s life — like the book’s co-author Richard Glaubman. “Kids were able to ask questions about Mr. Dawson,” Ryan explains. “Things like, ‘Did he really go

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fishing every single day? Did he really start every morning eating the same breakfast?’ Things that 12, 13, 14-year-olds were curious about.” George Dawson’s Book This year, the campus has incorporated public readings of George’s “Life Is So Good” at the library. During that time, Ryan witnesses his students become more invested in George’s story. “It’s really cool to watch kids get a glimpse at what Mr. Dawson’s life was like,” he says. “Many of the topics in the book are racially sensitive. It’s extra special for those kids in the middle of the day to actually read that alongside Mr. Dawson’s family.” George’s granddaughter Mashelle helped organize this new tradition alongside Ryan. She says she loves seeing kids reading about her grandfather, especially since he couldn’t read himself for most of his life. George Dawson’s Legacy Ryan wanted to connect the campus with George Dawson and his family while also providing an educational opportunity to learn about the obstacles the man overcame. As the campus continues to celebrate George Dawson, Ryan hopes his story continues to inspire others to keep learning and reading like he did. “I want the community of Dawson Middle School to not know the building by its name but by its namesake,” Ryan says. “Once they are at George Dawson Middle School, they will know who George Dawson is.”


EXTRAORDINARY A husband, father, grandfather, reader and writer, George Dawson lived a full life growing up in Marshall, Texas, in the 1900s. His life experiences are documented in his 2000 novel “Life Is So Good.”

He always signed his name with an ‘X,’ because he couldn’t actually sign his name the way you and I would. ­

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hen she’s not at the hospital, Dr. Sue Williams is running her chocolate shop in downtown Grapevine. Working both as a board-certified internal medicine physician and a chocolatier is hard work, but Dr. Sue has been doing it successfully for the last nine years. Her chocolate — dark and only made with natural ingredients — comes in a variety of types and flavors, and she is the mastermind behind it all. She may not have been at the shop when you visited, but now you can get to know Dr. Sue.

I’VE BEEN DOING THIS... for almost 10 years. It started as just a little hobby. My daughter had gone to college, and I wanted something to do — sort of an empty nester project. I always loved to cook and entertain, so I went to Chicago and took classes to become a chocolatier. I loved it. AS I WOULD MAKE IT MORE IN PRACTICE... I would give it away at the hospital where I worked, and they called me Dr. Sue, so they called it Dr. Sue’s Chocolate. Eventually, it just sort of fell into place and was turning into a little business, so I decided I wouldn’t pay myself... I’d donate to charities and be committed to [paying my employees] a living wage and really put the money back into the community. WE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY… four years ago to move right here on Main Street, and that has just been an absolute blessing. There’s so much foot traffic, and we’ve met so many wonderful people from literally all over the world. It really is my happy place, and I love it that a lot of people get happy when they come in too. I LOVE WHAT I DO... and it’s very meaningful. I spend a lot of time delivering bad news and having important conversations. They’re very meaningful, but they can also be very emotionally heavy and exhausting. So [it’s nice having an] opportunity to go to a place where everybody’s happy. I mean, in a chocolate shop, everyone is there because they want to be there. THE HARDEST PART OF MAKING CHOCOLATE... is the actual technique. It’s one thing to learn the theory on paper, but the actual technique of working with it over and over and over again until you do it — that is the hardest part.

I WANTED TO PROVE THAT YOU COULD... find something you feel good about eating. Obviously, you can do that very much with savory things, but I started with the intent that I will produce products that were dark chocolate, that were all natural, that wouldn’t have any added sugars, sweeteners, preservatives, that they would all be non-GMO and have no high-fructose corn syrup. I CREATE MOST OF THE RECIPES... pretty quickly. Sometimes they’ll just come to me, and I keep lists of ideas. I could be in a restaurant and taste something and think that it would be fun to try that with chocolate. I could be drinking a cup of coffee and think that might be good with chocolate. Inspiration can come from every facet of life. ONCE IN A WHILE WE GET LUCKY... and we get [a recipe right] on the first try. But that’s very rare. Over the years, I would say, most of the time it’s gonna take us at least five or 10 tries, and there are some things that I know I’ve gone through at least 20 variations before I ever got it right. I DON’T EVER REALLY GET TIRED OF IT… because it’s a beautiful, beautiful medium. If you just watch melted chocolate flow, it’s mesmerizing. It’s so beautiful. And it has this silkiness, this richness to it that is mesmerizing. I love the creations. I love seeing the reactions on people’s faces when they get it, when they come in and buy something or taste it. I don’t think I ever get tired of it. I just try really hard to not eat too much of it. I REALLY APPRECIATE... this whole community, not just Grapevine. The people have just embraced us. And I’m so grateful for their support because it allows us to just do even more and give back — sometimes in small ways, sometimes in bigger ways — to the community. It’s like a real sharing of love.

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efore Highway 114 had traffic, before Southlake Town Square was a shopping destination and before Carroll ISD became a successful 6A school system, this city was just land. Native Americans lived and hunted in the area, known as the Eastern Cross Timbers for its thick forests of blackjack and post oak trees. But after colonization took place around the 1840s and 1850s, many started planting roots around modern-day Southlake, including John Dolford “Bob” Jones. The man who was born a slave would eventually accumulate approximately 2,000 acres of land around the modern-day Tarrant County-Denton County line. His inspiring story has become a Southlake legacy thanks to those who take the time to honor the man and reflect on his life.

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” His legacy is a love of the land, education, God and his family ­­— Anita Robeson


Born in 1850, Bob Jones’ father was Leazer Alvis Jones. His mother, Elizabeth, was Leazer’s slave, according to the Southlake Historical Society. After moving to modern-day Trophy Club and Westlake in 1860, Bob Jones started working on his father’s property. After herding sheep alongside his brother Jim for years, the two eventually purchased 60 acres of land from their father. Bob eventually bought Jim out and began accumulating what is a little over 3 square miles of land. William Jones, Bob Jones’ grandson, says that while growing up, he was told stories of his grandfather, who died three years before William was born. Despite listening to these recounts again and again from his dad, grandmother, uncles and aunts as a child, William says he didn’t really appreciate the legacy of his grandfather until he was an adult. “It was just stories about our grandfather, which we enjoyed, but we didn’t even come close to understanding the things he had accomplished, what he did as far as developing land, raising his cattle, raising racehorses — all the various things that he was doing,” William says. “We just didn’t have a clue.” Bob eventually married Almeady Jones, and they had 10 children. As each child was born, they expanded their house. The at-first humble home became a two-story building with four or five bedrooms, a main room, a dining room, a kitchen, a balcony and porches all around, according to the Southlake Historical Society. The family also built Mount Carmel Baptist Church in 1902, which burned down in the ’60s. Highlighting his reverence for education, Bob Jones also built Walnut Grove Elementary School around 1920. The school was for his grandchildren and other children in the area who couldn’t attend white schools due to racial segregation. Though it closed in 1951 because the students were ready to go to high school, Carroll ISD’s Walnut Grove Elementary School is named in honor of the original school Bob Jones built.


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“They really stressed education,” says Anita Robeson, a historian and archivist with the Southlake Historical Society. “And they made sure all their children attended school.” Bob Jones died in 1936 and around 500 people attended his funeral, according to a newspaper article about the event, proving that Bob Jones’ impact was recognized during as well as after his life. "His legacy is a love of the land, education, God and his family,” Anita says.

LEGACY IN LAND Southlake honors the iconic man through the Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve, a combination of park property and land owned by the Army Corp of Engineers that opened in 2008 after some of the original property was donated to the city. Stretching more than 750 acres, the preserve includes land Bob Jones owned during his time in Southlake and a former private home, which is now the nature center building. “This was actually a residential home out here that they were looking to sell to the city,” Kate Meacham, Southlake’s deputy director of community services, says. “Obviously being nestled

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away — being on the Bob Jones property, next to the Corp and the lake and all of that — the city saw a good opportunity to purchase and make that wider preserve.” But the Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve is more than idle land. There’s no shortage of activities happening on the property. The preserve is open daily, so guests can hike, take photos of animals or plants and enjoy nature whenever they like. The nature center puts on programs for guests to enjoy that promote education. While guests cannot camp on the property, there are programs that teach camping tips. Another program, forest preschool, works to instill kids with a love of the land through education — two enduring facets of Bob Jones’ legacy. “It’s this idea that kids can go outside and learn through nature, from nature, at their own speed,” Programs Coordinator Hannah Nyquist says. “So we do the alphabet and we count, but we’re outside exploring the majority of the time.” This year, the center will focus on outreach and adult programming to educate people about the preserve as a whole to make sure they understand its resources while also spreading


awareness about Bob Jones himself. “That’s part of the awareness thing is making people aware of the preserve but also reiterating Bob Jones’ legacy,” Kate says.

KEEPING HIS MEMORY ALIVE Guests can walk into the nature center and learn about Bob Jones’ life by reading its walls, detailing his achievements. This year, the center is also commissioning a public art piece about Bob Jones to have on display for its patrons. The Southlake Historical Society is also honoring Bob Jones by hosting a summer exhibit in Southlake Town Hall. Last year, the exhibit featured the first Carroll ISD school, and this year, Bob and Almeady Jones will be remembered. “Bob Jones’ history is inspirational, interesting and ties into today,” Anita says. “Our goal is to let people know about the history, and we do have a very interesting history in Southlake." With the rise of companies like 23andMe and Ancestry.com, the drive to learn about one’s history has never been stronger. “I think we’re all excited to discover our roots and understand what our ancestors actually went through,” William says. “And then we become absolutely amazed at what they could accomplish in the period of time they were living.” William’s grandfather led a monumental life, and he learned about it thanks to stories passed down by his family. Now, William continues that legacy by telling his kids, nieces and nephews about his grandfather’s triumphs. “I think now, for the newer generation, they’re much more aware of what those accomplishments were than we were when we were kids growing up,” he says. “We try to make sure that they’re aware of who, even their grandfathers, not only their great-grandfather, is — what my dad and my uncles achieved as well as what my grandfather achieved.” Even though 84 years has passed since his death, Bob Jones’ spirit is still palpable in Southlake, thanks to his accomplishments and his dedication to making his community better. “I’m very pleased to see that the area where we grew up has now embraced some of the accomplishments of Bob and Almeady Jones and are paying some attention to that and recording it,” William says. “Because I think it’s important that history includes everyone that lived in that area, not just a few.”


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n award-winning eatery from down under has made its way to Texas. A Neapolitan concept out of Melbourne, 400 Gradi opened its first U.S. location in downtown Dallas last September. Founder and chef Johnny Di Francesco was excited to not only bring his concept to America but also join the bustling restaurant industry in the Metroplex. “Dallas is a growing food city. When my business partners — who also live in Dallas — toured me around, I fell in love with North Texas,” Francesco says. “It reminded me of Melbourne, and I felt it was only natural to open 400 Gradi in the heart of Dallas.”

His Dallas partner, Igor Stevovic, also sees similarities between the areas, which helps 400 Gradi feel like an easy addition to downtown’s offerings. “Both are bustling metropolitan cities with a great vibe and exponential growth,” Igor says. “The community in both cities are exceptionally welcoming.” As diners walk through the sleek Italian restaurant, past the wine bottle display and gleaming bartop, they will start to sense the level of polish ahead. Because 400 Gradi stands out thanks to its attention to detail. Yes, the plating is precise, and there are nuances in each dish’s flavor profile. But 400 Gradi goes beyond the



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Start the night off right at Tolbert’s Restaurant and Chili Parlor. This cozy eatery provides live entertainment, a warm atmosphere and delicious offerings! You can start the meal with queso or cheese fries and then dive into dinner by ordering any one of its 19 chilis, ranging from the original Bowl of Red recipe to chile verde made with pork and green chile sauce. Kids will love the grilled cheese, made with bacon and tomato slices. Or go all in and try one of Tolbert’s hearty burgers. But with soup, sandwiches, fajitas and fried fish, one thing is for sure — you won’t go hungry. And this dinner comes with a show. Tolbert’s often hosts live tribute acts performing everything from classic rock and country crossovers to jazz and R&B. So whether you focus on sipping up some chili or want to tap along to the music, this dinner locale is anything but boring. TolbertsRestaurant.com


A three-minute walk down Main Street will lead you to the area’s newest soda pop and candy shop: Rocket Fizz! The shop offers over 500 brands of soda including its own craft root beer and gourmet chocolate soda made with real cocoa. There’s even a KISS (yes, named after KISS the band!) drink for those who want to continue rocking during your night out. But don’t let your sweet tooth run out before browsing the 1,200 brands of candy on display. Tropical fruit-flavored taffy as well as name brands you know and love are just waiting to be savored. For treats to go — either to take home and share with your family or to enjoy yourself later — purchase one of Rocket Fizz’s gift baskets. These also make for great Valentine’s Day gifts for little ones who love sugar, which is all of them, right? RocketFizz.com


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Continue down Main Street to keep the daddy-daughter date night going at Grapevine’s Sunshine Glaze Art Studio, where you and your daughter can make whatever art your heart desires. Whether it’s pottery, a canvas painting, a beautiful mosaic or some board art, Sunshine Glaze is the place to go. It doesn’t matter what artistic level you’re at — especially if you’re making a gift for Mom — so don’t let that stop you. The art doesn’t matter as much as the fun you have making it does. Sunshine Glaze also hosts its own daddydaughter date nights if going with a friend and his daughter sounds fun. No matter what, you and your daughter will have a great time making lasting memories and memorable art! SunshineGlaze.com


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chool and work may feel like they just started back up, but spring break is right around the corner. While many families have already made their traveling and lodging plans for a much-needed vacation, some last-minute planners are still trying to decide where they want to go. If you’re one of those people and need some spontaneous ideas, here are a few hotspot destinations to consider.

Maui, Hawaii You can never go wrong with the brisk oceans, sandy beaches and floral leis of Hawaii. While eight main islands make up the Paradise of the Pacific,

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Maui is packed with some of the most fun extracurricular activities that you and your family can enjoy over spring break. You can dive into the Seven Sacred Pools, swim and surf the waters of Kaanapali Beach, snorkel by the crescent-shaped Molokini islet and hike soaring heights toward the dormant Haleakala volcano. You can even watch the breathtaking humpback whales swim in their natural habitat on Maalaea Harbor. When you’re done, treat yourself to some delicious local Hawaiian cuisine, such as Sam Soto’s saimin noodles, Tin Roof’s poke bowls or Queen Ka'ahumanu’s manapua buns. Enjoyment is endless over in Hawaii — just be sure to remember your flip flops and aloha shirts. GoHawaii.com


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Colorado Springs, CO Whether you prefer the quiet lakes or the mountainous regions, Colorado Springs has plenty of outdoor fun. The Arkansas River, for instance, has a variety of canoeing and kayaking opportunities. If you’re looking for higher elevation, Pike’s Peak features some gorgeous sights from the cliffs. For something more fast-paced, Adventures Out West has several zip lines to ride through trees and mountain ridges. If even that’s not high enough, reserve a hot air balloon tour with the same company and enjoy the scenery from thousands of feet in the air. No matter where you go, adventure is waiting for you. VisitCOS.com

Fort Lauderdale, FL There’s much more than sand and seagulls in Fort Lauderdale. While most spring breakers will rush to swim in the ocean and play on the beaches, there are plenty of ways to spend your vacation away from crowded shores. If you’re looking to venture into the Everglades, there are airboat tours that will take you up close to see the alligators and hippos that live in the marshes. If rafts and reptiles aren’t your thing, unique landmarks include the Antique Car Museum that displays automobiles dating back to 1909 and the Museum of Discovery and Science that’s home to several interactive exhibits and a children’s discovery center. Sunny.org

London, England If you want to flip on a dime from a coastal riverbank to a lively urban environment, London is the place to get both of your fun-filled fixes in. While perhaps London’s best known sights are the Victorian-Gothic-style Tower Bridge and the clock tower commonly referred to as Big Ben, there are several more tourist attractions to check out to mark a memorable spring break. For instance, the 443-foot Coca-Cola London Eye observation wheel overlooks the entire city, and you can take part in its 30-minute ride for $35. River Thames provides further aquatic amusement as you can swim, sail and row across the 215-mile-long river. You can reserve a bus tour and check out London’s most significant sightings, including Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey. Most people might not think to spend their week off traveling across the pond — that’s why it’s the perfect spring break stop to make.



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arts and CULTURE

DON'T LIVE UNDER A ROCK See this animated story come to life




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Are You Ready, Kids? SpongeBob SquarePants And All His Friends Are Coming To Fort Worth


ne loveable yellow sponge. Fifteen songs written by various celebrity artists including Panic! at the Disco, Sara Bareilles and Steven Tyler. Two 2018 Best Musical accolades from Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards. Unlimited laughs, positivity and joy for all who attend. It’s “SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical!” Kids and adults will love this fun-filled show featuring everyone’s favorite sponge who lives in a pineapple under the sea. Join SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick, Sandy, Squidward and the rest of the gang in a hilarious adventure that will keep everyone on the edge of their seats. This musical is based on the characters from the hit Nickelodeon TV show, “SpongeBob SquarePants,” which premiered in 1999 and is still running. It is now one of the longest-running American animated series and has generated over $13 billion. Fans of all ages love the positive sponge, his pet snail Gary, his best friend Patrick, his simple life working at the Krusty Krab and all his underwater adventures. It has won several Emmys, had two live-action adaptations (with a third expected in May 2020) and had a striking Broadway run after premiering in 2017. “SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical” follows the chaos that consumes Bikini Bottom when its citizens discover Mount Humongous will erupt within the next few days. While evil villain Plankton tries to trick citizens to enter an escape pod, SpongeBob and his friends join forces to stop the volcano and save their home. With its neon colors, sparkly costumes, unbelievably happy characters and overall delight, seeing this show really will be the “Best Day Ever!”

DETAILS Date: February 20-23 Location: Bass Hall

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She’s A Wildcard Miranda Lambert Will Touchdown At AAC


he’s a pink guitar, muddy boots and rhinestone-covered everything. She’s bubbly white wine and a straight shot of whiskey. She’s fun, light-hearted country, emotional lyrics and get-back-at-men power anthems. Miranda Lambert is the perfect mix of Southern belle and unpredictable wildcard — and we absolutely love her for it! Help welcome this Texan back home when she comes to American Airlines Center to perform hits from “Wildcard,” her seventh No. 1 album. You’ll love her energetic hits like “It All Comes Out in the Wash,” “Way Too Pretty for Prison” and “Bluebird.” Fifteen years ago, Lambert’s debut album, “Kerosene,” was certified platinum and landed four singles on the Billboard Hot Country Top 40 chart. Since, she has won several Grammy Awards, became the first woman to win the Country Music Association Awards’


Album of the Year twice and became the most awarded Female Vocalist of the Year by the Academy of Country Music Awards. When she isn’t writing and performing, Lambert is giving back to the community through her MuttNation Foundation, where you can Fill the Little Red Wagon with donations of dog food and supplies at her concerts which supports rescue animals and shelters. Can’t get enough of her? You can also take a road trip to Lindale, Texas, to see her one-of-a-kind boutique and wine bar, The Pink Pistol. If you have a fiery spirit, a love of country music and an equal appreciation for glamour and gunpowder, then you will love Lambert’s show.

DETAILS Date: February 8 Location: American Airlines Center

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ARTS & CULTURE events CELINE DION FEBRUARY 3 AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER | Celine Dion calmly stands in a tight, shimmery red dress with flames bursting behind her. This stunning picture — captured on the cover of her latest release, “Courage” — represents Queen Celine perfectly. As her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart in 17 years, “Courage” contains power ballads and up-tempo tracks about lost love, hope and strength. Hear it for yourself when this Oscar- and Grammy-winning pop artist stops by Dallas during her world tour. Coming off a 16-year Las Vegas residency, this iconic musician is ready to sing about “Falling in Love Again,” “Imperfections” and “Flying on My Own” with a fantastic new show.


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WATERTOWER THEATRE | A six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch rabbit does not make for a very good friend. Unless your name is Elwood P. Dowd, of course, who loves telling everyone about his strange, invisible friend named Harvey — much to the mortification of his socialite sister, Veta. But when she tries to commit him to a psychiatric hospital, Harvey intervenes, helping Veta realize she loves her brother just the way he is (and the huge rabbit isn’t so bad either). Follow along with this funny, uplifting play when “Harvey” opens at WaterTower Theatre this month.


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WINSPEAR OPERA HOUSE | What happens when musicians end up in the middle of nowhere on their way to a performance? The new musical, “The Band’s Visit,” plays on this interesting concept when an Egyptian band suddenly arrives in the Israeli desert, bringing life, excitement and beautiful music to this sleepy town. This eclectic musical is the winner of 10 Tony Awards (including Best Musical) and a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album, thanks to the exceptional on-stage musicians. See “The Band’s Visit” this month and remember, you never know who you’ll meet that will change your life forever.

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MEYERSON SYMPHONY CENTER | Groovy pink-flowered dresses, elegant floor-length gowns and red-leather pants are just some of the things you might see at the Saint Valentine’s Day Luncheon and Fashion Show. This fun annual event showcases the latest spring fashion trends from NorthPark Center and raises money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. It’s the perfect way to celebrate your love of fabulous clothes while supporting a worthy organization that works to find cures for blood cancers and improve the quality of life for patients.

DALLAS | Chocolate, cocoa, little bits of heaven — no matter what you call it, it’s known to be sweet! That’s why there will be 4,000 pounds of it available at the Hot Chocolate 15K/5K! Bundle up and run the course of your choosing, stopping by the delicious stations along the way to refuel with delightful treats. At the end, you can gulp down a steaming hot mug of cocoa, munch on chocolate bars and show off your chocolate-themed finisher’s medal and fleece-lined hoodie. The sweetest part of this event is that it gives back to Make-A-Wish, which grants life-changing wishes to children with critical illnesses.

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SWEETHEART WINE TRAIL FEBRUARY 8 HISTORIC DOWNTOWN GRAPEVINE | Sipping on sweet white wine. Taking a stroll on a beautiful winter’s day. Cuddling up close inside a charming winery. It’s the perfect date night! This month, take your Valentine to the Sweetheart Wine Trail in Grapevine, where you can try wines and food pairings at three wineries in downtown Grapevine. Take your time at each romantic stop, then walk to your next winery at your pace and in your own order. Couples also will go home with a commemorative glass, so you can relive this lovely date at home anytime you want. GRANGER SMITH FEBRUARY 15 BILLY BOB’S | From the Texas tattoo on his arm to his admiration of George Strait and twangy country sound, Granger Smith is a proud Texas boy — and true Southern gentleman! After suffering a horrible tragedy last summer when his son drowned, this Dallas-native is finding healing through music and touring once again. His fans (known as the Yee Yee Nation) are excited to welcome him back, where he will be performing songs from his nine studio albums as well as recent singles, such as “Damn Strait,” “Holler” and “That’s Why I Love Dirt Roads.”

Dragons Go Red in February This month the CISD Health Services Department works to raise money and awareness for heart health. Money raised will benefit the American Heart Association. Thanks to these wonderful registered nurses who are dedicated to keeping Dragons healthy and happy all year long.

Front row (left to right): Cathy Krieger- DIS, Lisa Moreland- EIS Middle row: Karen Flexer- CSHS, Shelby Lampley- JES, Melody Cooley- CHS, Lindsay Karant- RES Back row: Karen Meyne- CES, Susan Bonczyk- CMS, Tammy Bartlett- DMS, Susan Hogan- WGES, Dorita Sanchez- OUES. Not pictured: Michelle Greenberg- CHS, Katie Hargrove- WGES


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SWEETHEART SHUFFLE FEBRUARY 15 GRAND PRAIRIE | Heart-shaped cards and chocolates are great, but this Valentine’s Day, consider giving your love the gift of running in the Sweetheart Shuffle instead! This romantic race is a fun bonding activity, where you dress up in red and pink and complete a 5K or 10K course together. Afterward, one person can get the heart finisher's medal and the other will get the key that fits perfectly inside. Afterward, fill up on tasty food (and even chocolate) at the after-party.

FORT WORTH | Beads, king’s cake and colorful costumes make the Mardi Gras Mad-Dash a fun time for all! This family-friendly event is similar to the famed Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans — where people celebrate with sweets, dancing and music before Lent begins. Run a 5K, 10K or half-marathon course, then enjoy kids’ games, activities, food, a costume contest and plenty of swag to take home. Mardi Gras Mad-Dash benefits Sankofa Mentoring Matters, an organization that supports youth as they journey to adulthood. You can help by bringing school supplies to help those in need. Let the good times roll — all the way to the finish line!

COWTOWN RACE FEBRUARY 28-MARCH 1 FORT WORTH | Mooove over! The Cowtown Race in Fort Worth is one of the most impressive events of the year that brings thousands of people from all over the country to compete! In addition to seasoned racers, first-time joggers, slow walkers and kids are also invited to participate. As the largest multi-event race in North Texas, there are distances for all abilities (so you have no excuse to skip out). Afterward, visit the Health and Fitness Expo to shop Cowtown merchandise, jewelry, gifts, food and other unique items. Proceeds benefit The C.A.L.F. Program, which helps thousands of kids run 5K races and provides tennis shoes to low-income children.

local events SWEETHEART DANCE FEBRUARY 9 THE MARQ The annual family-friendly Valentine’s Day celebration is back. Enjoy a night out with your little ones at the Sweetheart Dance. The event will feature photo ops, dancing and plenty of delicious treats. Register online to reserve your spot. APEX JAZZ FEST FEBRUARY 29 SOUTHLAKE CARROLL HIGH SCHOOL ALAN JACKSON

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FEBRUARY 22 DICKIES ARENA | Nobody does country music like Alan Jackson. For 30 years, this music legend has entertained and inspired audiences with hits like “Chattahoochee,” “Here in the Real World,” “Gone Country” and “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere.” His career highlights include selling over 60 million albums worldwide, ranking as a top 10 best-selling solo artist of all time in any genre and releasing 50 top 10 hits. But this Country Music Hall of Famer doesn’t care about the glimmer of fame. He loves expressing himself through songwriting, making music and connecting with people through his classic country songs. Sing along to all your favorite songs when he comes to town this month.

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For a night of swanky tunes, head over to the 12th annual Apex Jazz Fest. The show will include performances by Boswell High, Denton High and Carroll High's jazz bands as well the UNT One O'Clock Lab Band. Tickets are available at 817Tix.com. ISLAND NIGHTS CASINO PARTY FEBRUARY 29 SOLANA MARRIOTT Celebrate leap year in style by escaping to the island oasis of Westlake. The Summer Santa event will include great food, drinks, a silent auction, salsa dancing and casino games. Island attire is not required but highly encouraged.


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by lauren green

You Know the Code...


y refrigerator currently contains another woman’s food — my acrossthe-street neighbor to be exact. It’s a so-called inconvenience I wouldn’t trade for the world. Long ago in a different house with a different refrigerator, my husband and I celebrated our daughter’s first birthday with our extended families. Weeks later, I loaded my seven-month pregnant belly on an airplane and relocated my family of three (soon to be four) to Southern California — Victorville, to be exact, for anyone who may be confusing this with a desirable location. The high desert with 100-degree days featured rocks, so many of them. And it was thousands of miles from both our families. Fast forward 17 years and four moves later, after dwelling near beaches, mountains, swamps and corn fields. I sherpa’d babies cross-country on both pre- and post-9/11 flights. Before our first move, I remember my grandmother saying, “Family is the four of you, no matter where you live.” Her words rang true during each relocation. Mostly. After arriving in Southlake, I found myself needing more than my foursome could provide. I craved an extended community, like my friends and family four states ago. But just wishing things were different wasn’t changing anything (Did it ever?), so putting wishes aside, I let go and dug in. I asked for phone numbers, said yes to invitations and waved at every car, runner and dog-walker who

passed. And in time — so much time — the desire to know and be known started to feel attainable, baby step by baby step. Like most things of value, my current community wasn’t created overnight. New relationships are sometimes awkward and fragile, threatening to fizzle before taking root. Making history is slow and delicate and uncertain, and it takes layers upon layers before a foundation is set. Especially if you are 35. And your neighbor across the street is 72. Or if you have three kids. And your neighbor has none. Or if you are from Dallas. And your neighbor is from Delhi. Or if you wear a cross. And your neighbor wears a hijab. Different, we all know, can be good. It can even be the best. But man, different can be hard. And yet, I placed my hope in the just-because plate of brownies, the Post-it notes with my phone number and the driveway wave hello. Every connection counts. And they all add up. Today, my neighbors stand in the gap for those I love who live far away. They ground me to my righthere home. They serve as surrogates for my overthere family. And they add richness to everything in between. Looking past differences to find connections is still sometimes hard. But hard is where the good stuff is. So back to that refrigerator ... my neighbor needed a place to store some extra food. I love that she asked, and I am grateful that I had the space. Bring it, sister. You know the code to get in. My fridge is open to my neighbors. Just like me.


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home STYLE Looks That Last


azor-thin eyebrows, chunky highlights and popcorn shirts are fashion trends that have come and gone. While you may cringe at pictures of yourself rocking those dated looks, you shouldn’t do the same with photos of your interior. Home decor trends like wood paneling, plaid sofas and tile countertops have come and gone, but there are a few design updates that promise to never go out of style.

STATEMENT RUGS A good rug can make a room with its sophisticated, polished vibe. And depending on its size and pattern, it can also hide the never-ending stream of pet hair lurking around your house and accidental food spills. Area rugs can add a pop of color while warming up your chic space. There are almost limitless options for rugs, which is why it’s so easy to customize this trend to match your home’s style.

WOODEN BEAMS Raw wooden beams were on the rise last year, but they promise to add dimension to your home. These ceiling accents are a great way to add some detail to your space while also creating a cozy environment. For a more low-key project, wooden beam shelves can transform a small nook or blank wall into a personalized space. But just like rugs, options are limitless. From shape and design to width and color, exposed beams are sure to take a room from boring to beautiful.

STONE FIREPLACES Not only are fireplaces warm and cozy home decor staples but also they are timeless. If you’re looking to renovate your old fireplace or add one to your living room, consider going with a stone design. A white stone option provides a clean slate while darker colors instantly add depth and comfort to a room. Plus, this is a durable trend, so the project is sure to last you for years to come.

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parting SHOT

RARE AIR All Tricks Means All The Treats Photo by BluDoor Studios

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Back to doing what makes you happy.

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Southlake, TX 76092


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