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4. COMMUNITY: Melissa Rieman Named 2022 UP Citizen of the Year Melissa Rieman, past president of the Friends of the University Park Public Li brary, chaired the 2022 La Fiesta de las Seis Banderas gala.
2. SCHOOLS: HPISD Names New Leaders For Highlander Band, HPHS Theatre Program Daren Jordan has been the director of bands at George Ranch High School in Lamar Consolidated ISD since 2010. Brittany Murphy spent the last nine years directing Forney High School’s yearly fall show, mu sical, and UIL one-act play.
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The Dallas City Council recently greenlit plans for a $750 million high rise on a 3-acre site being acquired from a Perot family en terprise at Cedar Springs Road and Dicka son Avenue.
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3. BUSINESS: North Dallas Bank & Trust Co. Opens New Headquarters The grand reveal of the modernized corpo rate headquarters and Dallas Banking Center came after 12 months of renovations on June 7.
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T he developer has abandoned plans for underground park ing and reduced the scope of the building proposed for the southeast corner of Snider Plaza, where Peggy Sue BBQ used to be. The new plan calls for a two-story building instead of three and nine new surface parking spaces behind the building as op posed to an underground parking garage.The revised project is 17,640 square feet, about half the size of a previously approved plan.
When we took our originally approved project and went to market to bid it, because of the underground parking … the bids came back just Adamastronomical.Richey Cisco Grill was alone in the southeast corner of Snider Plaza after the buildings that formerly housed Peggy Sue BBQ and other businesses before they moved elsewhere in the plaza were demolished earlier this year. A developer proses a new two-story building for the site.
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“The lower level will be at street grades with restaurant uses containing 11,940 square feet. The up per level will be used for office space of 5,700 square feet and feature a wrap around porch. The building will be con structed primarily of stucco finishes and concrete tile roof,” according to an ap plication filed with theThecity.University Park Planning and Zoning Commission greenlit the new plan on July 12, but it still needs city council approval.
CONSTRUCTION COSTS SHRINK SNIDER PLAZA PROJECT Underground parking gone, building reduced to two stories
Council members greenlit a previous site plan in September 2021, and the southeast corner buildings, built in the 1940s, were demolished inDemolitionJanuary. came after legal maneuver ings between developer Jim Strode, University Park city officials, and the Snider Plaza Alli ance, a neighborhood group opposed to the redevelopment.However, many businesses formerly at that corner of the plaza remain in the shopping center.Lane Florist moved near Nek ter Juice Bar, Logos bookstore moved near Gemma Collection, Arman Jewelry moved near The Toy Store, and the tailor moved near Food From Galilee. Adam Richey, who spoke on be half of the developers during the July 12 planning and zoning meet ing, said they redid the plan pri marily because of the cost of add ing an underground parking garage. “When we took our originally approved project and went to mar ket to bid it, because of the underground parking … the bids came back just astronomical,” Richey said. “So really pretty much eco nomically, [the cost] made the project not feasible.”
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The letter from lawmakers doesn’t stop at threatening legislation to bar companies from paying for or reimbursing costs related to the reproductive healthcare support regardless of whether the abortion occurs in a state where the procedure is legal. It also Allowingproposes:district attorneys to prosecute abortion-related cases regardless of whether the residing district attorney chooses to indict; Allowing private citizens to sue anyone who pays for an abortion or reimburses related costs on behalf of a Texas resident; And requiring the State Bar of Texas to disbar any lawyer “fur nishing the means for procuring an abortion knowing the purpose intended.”It’sunclear whether the caucus has sent sim ilar letters to other com panies offering similar benefits.It’salso not the first time these legislators have threatened CEOs that operate in Texas. In May, lawmak ers, including state Rep. Briscoe Cain, R-Deer Park, wrote a letter to Lyft CEO Logan Green. Green pledged on Twitter that the company would cover the travel costs for the procedure for employees if necessary, as well as the legal fees of any Lyft driver sued under Senate Bill 8. This Tex as law empowers private citizens to file law suits against anyone who assists in procuring an abortion.“Thestate of Texas will take swift and de cisive action if you do not immediately rescind your recently announced policy to pay for the travel expenses of women who abort their un born children,” that letter stated, as reported by the Texas Tribune
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Si dley Austin’s manage ment committee, one of the two top governing bodies for one of the largest U.S. law firms with offices worldwide. Sidley Austin de clined to comment for thisSeveralstory. large com panies have pledged to pay for employees’ re productive health costs following the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade in June, including Dallas-based Match Group and AT&T, among others, ac cording to media reports. Dallas County dis trict attorney John Creuzot also joined peers in other large urban areas in refusing to prosecute women seeking abortions in Dallas County.
“This is a momentous step for the rights of the unborn and the sanctity of life. It has been the goal of our party to send this decision back to the states where it belongs, and I look forward to a right ful return to federalism, a constitutionally loyal Supreme Court, and am grateful for every life saved as a result.”
Abortion Decision’s Next Phase Freedom Caucus addresses letter to University Park lawyer
U.S. Rep. Colin Allred, D-Dallas “Just like when abortion was illegal before, abortion won’t end, it will just be come dangerous and cost women their lives. This ruling joins the list of the worst decisions in the Court’s long his tory. The real-world impacts will be dev astating and will take us back decades.”
“I want women across Texas, and especially here in Dallas County, to rest assured that my office will not stand in the way of them seek ing the health care they need,” Creuzot wrote. “As we do every day, my office will continue to use discretion to pursue justice on behalf of all citizens of our Dallas County community.”
Conservative state lawmakers sent a let ter to the Sidley Austin law firm threatening to file legislation prohibiting companies from covering the cost of abortions or related travel expenses to other states. The letter, signed by Texas Freedom Cau cus chair Rep. Mayes Middleton and 10 other legislators, including Rep. Matt Krause of Fort Worth, Rep. Matt Shaheen from Plano, and Brian Harrison of Waxahachie, was addressed to Yvette Ostolaza, of UniversityOstolazaPark.chairs
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July 9 A crook took a wallet, $200, a driv er’s license, insurance documents, and a bank card from a Ford F150 parked in the 4000 block of Centenary Drive be fore 7:30 a.m.
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June 20 A good neighbor found a Trek bicy cle propped on the east side of a home in the 3200 block of Princeton Avenue and turned it in to authorities around 6:30 p.m.
June 27 A robber took an undetermined amount of money from Prosperity Bank in Snider Plaza before 9:51 a.m.
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June 10 A ne’er do well nabbed a backpack con taining a Sig Sauer handgun from inside a Jeep parked in the Plaza at Preston Center before 9 p.m. June 14 Reported at 3:18 p.m.: a porch pirate pilfered a package containing $1,325 worth of vehicle parts/accessories from a home in the 3400 block of McFarlin Boulevard
A reckless driver involved in a crash at Preston Road and Mockingbird Lane veered off the roadway after impact and rolled through landscaping, damaging bush a small tree on property owned by Highland Park Village at 7:24 p.m.
June 23 How easy was it for a ne’er do well to grab a $12,000 shotgun from inside a Range Rover parked in the 3400 block of Norman dy Avenue? The Range Rover was unlocked.
June 25 Reported at 10:33 a.m.: A thief found easy pickings of a bag containing an iP hone, passport, and several credit cards left at the Bank of America in the 5500 block of Preston Road . The owner was able to track the bag via the phone to a bathroom in the bank, but found his driv er’s license, passport, and several credit cards missing.
SKULDUGGERY of the MONTH: BURGLED BAG BONANZA A sneaky thief snatched a $3,000 Prada bag containing a $465 pair of Celine sunglasses, bank cards, keys, a makeup bag, and a gold bag containing vape supplies that was left on a table in The Conservatory in the 4100 block of Lomo Alto Drive before 3:27 p.m. June 27. For More Crimes Visit: peoplenewspapers.com/category/crime/
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Crime Reports June 6 – July 10
A careless driver hit a BMW at the intersection of Armstrong Parkway and Bordeaux Avenue , causing the BMW to spin and hit a light pole at the corner of the intersection before 11:30 a.m. July 7 Drug deal gone wrong? A man was trying to sell marijuana when robbers took his wallet with about $100 and a card inside at gunpoint in the 3400 block of Milton Avenue just before 11:40 p.m.
Property crimes include burglaries, thefts, and vehicle thefts. Violent crimes include assaults and robberies.
An opportunistic burglar took an HP Bang & Olufsen laptop, a $40 pair of Ni kes, a $1,000 Cartier piece, and more from an unlocked Range Rover in the 4000 block of Wentwood Drive before 1:30 p.m.
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I couldn’t help but wonder as we were pulling off Central Expressway onto Mockingbird Lane if the pumper was taking in the sites of the community it served nearly 100 years ago.
1952 Seagraves pumper himself, found Uni versity Park’s 1920s-era pumper years later stored in an airplane hangar at an old mili taryAfterbase. Ram sey died in the early 2000s, the Jollyville, Texas fire Chieftyotherinhispumpersboughtdepartmentbothfromfamilyforuseparadesandcommunievents.JollyvilleFireBradLandi
1920s-ERA FIRE ENGINE/PUMPER RETURNED TO UNIVERSITY PARK City staff spends year-plus restoring truck, replacing engine, brakes
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Achance encounter at a conference for firefighters prompted a 1925 Ameri can LaFrance fire engine/pumper’s re turn to the city of University Park in 2021. After a restoration process that took more than a year, it rolled through town again for the Park Cities Fourth of July pa rade this year. “I couldn’t help but wonder as we were pulling off Central Expressway onto Mock ingbird Lane if the pumper was taking in the sites of the community it served nearly 100 years ago,” fire chief Randy Howell said. The city of University Park first bought the fire engine/pumper as a replacement for its first one, destroyed fighting a dormitory fire on SMU’s campus. The new (at the time) aBobby1930s.tionuntilremainedengine/pumperinusesoldataucinthelateThelateRamsey,formerassistantchiefwithTravisCountyFireControlandfireequipmentaficionadowhoowneda
investigated the history of the 1925 pumper, contacted LaFrance, and learned it was built for the city of University Park. University Park spokeswoman Paige Ruedy said Robert Behrens refurbished the pumper with his money while the Jollyville Fire Department still owned it. The Jollyville Fire Department initially planned to sell it to a fire museum, but plans began for it to come back to University Park after Landi spoke with UPFD assistant chief Scott Green at a conference.University Park bought the pumper in Feb ruary of 2021. The city’s equipment services division began work, including equipping the pumper with a modern braking system and refurbished engine ahead of the parade. University Park crews spent about a year and a half restoring a 1925 American LaFrance fire engine/pumper. University Fire Chief Randy Howell drove the vintage truck in the Park Cities Fourth of July Parade.
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Yablon said these circumstances took an enormous toll on him emo tionally, physically, financially, and in his“Irelationships.can’tsaythe word ‘settlement,’ but I ended up resolving the issue with ZTE,” he said. “People think I must have made millions of dollars. No. I made just enough money to pay back all my lawyers and friends that I borrowed from and immediately had to go back to work.”
Ashley Yablon says people liken his book to a John Grisham novel, “but it’s actually true. I think anyone who likes thrillers, then this book is for you.”
By Karen Chaney Special Contributor In 2011, Ashley Yablon started working his “dream job” as general counsel at Dallas-area telecommuni cations company ZTE USA. But soon, the dream took a trag ic turn and landed him in his worst nightmare.“They(ZTE) were under investi gation right when I started my dream job,” Yablon said. “They wanted me to lie to our government […] and wanted me to further a crime by shredding all documents and make me the fall guy.”
The FBI responded that he’d al ready be dead if this involved the Mexican or Russian mafia. “I jumped up and said, ‘Is that supposed to make me feel bet ter?’” Yablon said. “They awkwardly laughed and said, ‘No.’ That’s when they offered witness protection.”
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Yablon sees his story as a caution ary tale. “What the book is really about is standing up and doing the right thing in the face of losing every thing,” he said. Standing China: forRiskedWhistlebloweraEverythingHisCountryByAshleyYablon$27.95ashleyyablon.com
The documents pertained to ZTE buying products from United States component manufacturers and then “illegally selling them to embargoed countries like Iran, Iraq, Syria,” he said. “What I stumbled upon was a contract between ZTE and the coun try of Iran where they were selling hundreds of millions of dollars of spyingAftertechnology.”givingtheFBI a 32-page af fidavit of what he observed at ZTE, the story leaked, and “my whole ca reer was over,” he said. In April, Brown Books published Yablon’s account of what happened. The book’s title is Standing Up To China: How a Whistleblower Risked Everything for His Country, because the Chinese government runs ZTE, he explained. “I wasn’t standing up to ZTE; I was standing up to China.”
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Incidents like that and death threats sent Yablon into hiding. Yablon said his lawyer told the FBI, “You’ve ruined Ashley’s life. […] They’re going to kill him. No one is ever going to hire Ashley because who wants this guy, the whistleblow er who brought down a company?”
Some events described in his book happened in and around the Park Cities, such as when a Chi nese person driving a 1960s yellow checkered taxi tailed his now exwife, who was walking the dog to Germany Park, Yablon said. She doubled back, running at “a full sprint, and the car is coming right behind her. She runs up the steps to the house, and the car zips off.”
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By July 5, a reader had tagged Rotary and the newspaper on social media with a photo of a Humvee equipped with two rifles and asked questions about its appro priateness after recent shootings like the one in Uvalde: “Can you agree we could have a ‘no guns’ parade?” Military vehicles have long participat ed in the parade, but Oliai said planners would discuss the issue and safety. “There’s a special street they line up on, and we have a lot of veterans in our community who enjoy (seeing them),” she said. “With the news that happened later, I can certainly understand why (some of the military vehicles) would cause great concern.”Howconcerned should we be about other recent news with July Fourth im plications?Usedto be that modern secession talk was either Texas bravado or the purview of kooks. Now it’s discussed during platform meetings held by the state’s ruling party. I am not one who aspires to retire out side the Unit ed States, but if I did, I’d want it to be be cause I changed my mind, not because the ground beneath me thecountry.becamesuddenlyitsownWerecitePledgeof
DAVID DOWLER David Dowler served six years on the Highland Park Town Council, the past two as mayor pro tem. (PHOTO: COURTESY TOWN OF HIGHLAND PARK)
Allegiance at weekly Rotary meetings and sing the Star Spangled Banner. The big gest project each year is the Park Cities Fourth of July Parade. It’s hard to fathom our Legislature putting a secession referendum on the ballot as soon as November 2023 (or ever).And when I think about the American flag-waving, parade-loving neighbors of the Park Cities, I can’t envision even the most conservative of them voting in favor. Surely, I’m right?
• And Hilda Galvan, a 2023 Dal las Business Hall of Fame induct ee by Junior Achievement of Dal las. The lawyer from University Park works as partner-in-charge at Jones Day’s Dallas office. Oth er 2023 inductees include former Dallas mayor Mike Rawlings; G. Brint Ryan, of Ryan LLC; and Kneeland Youngblood, of Pharos Capital Group.
To my fellow citizens of High landOnPark:May 17, 2022, I served my last day on our Town Coun cil as a member, the previous two as mayor pro tem. I have reached the quite appropriate term limit of six Ityears.has been a privilege to be part of our governing body in this remarkable commu nity. I have had the distinct pleasure of serv ing two dedicated mayors: during 2016-18, Joel Williams, and during 2018-2022, Mar go Goodwin. From 2008 through 2016, I also served on the Zoning Commission. Every mayor works long hours with the experienced and skilled town staff, led admirably by Bill Lindley, and each mayor develops a good understanding of the town’s operations and issues. The five council members, on the other hand, are tasked with asking the right ques tions of our staff and probing (politely) the mayor’s approach to each issue in or der to guide decisions and policy. I hope I asked the right questions over the years and that our collective, constructive dia logue helped steer the governmental ship through calm waters. My votes on issues were guided by thoughtful analysis and with an ear to all of you who live here, many of whom contacted me over the years. My affection for Highland Park is deep-seated. A young boy at Bradfield cannot understand how his environment shapes him until years after the fact, and then appreciation swells, especially as he recalls that defining question posed by his education-minded parents when moving from St. Louis in 1953: What is the best public school system in Dallas? A home on Belclaire was duly purchased. Years later, when attending HPHS, a traditional rite of passage also involved Highland Park – my first job. During the mayoral tenure of Bill Seay Sr., conveniently our next-door neigh bor, I was hired at 17 in the summer of 1965 to water our beautiful parks (pre-au tomatic sprinklers). Forty-four hours a week for $1.10 per hour, good suntan in cluded! With this history, you can under stand my pleasure during my time in office with being involved in the restoration and upgrades of both Fairfax Park and Douglas Park. Enjoy these wonderful places. Lastly, I must smile upon the irony of driving to the “dump” while a teenage employee of HP to empty trash to the present era when the town sold this property located in the in dustrial district for many millions of dollars to a respected real estate developer while I was on the council. An unexpected but fit ting denouement!
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DON’T TAKE THE ‘BEST DAY OF THE YEAR’ FOR GRANTED D r. Seuss teaches us that the Grinch can’t stop Christmas. We’ll need to find reassur ance from somewhere else that neither a shooter (nor a referendum) can steal our July Fourth cele brations away. I was driving home from Goar Park after spend ing workingDayIndependencemorningatPeo ple Newspapers’ booth when I heard a re port about paradegoers gunned down in a Highland Park. Should I feel guilty for feeling relieved to realize it was the one in Illinois? A date that Park Cities People’s found er and former parade planner Kirk Dool ey calls the “single best day of the year in the Park Cit ies” had be come the worst of days some whereThatelse.oth er park city is not quite as far away as we like to milesthefamiliarSarahIllinoisthink.Anorthernnative,Oliaiiswithsuburb25northofChicago.SheledtheRotary Club of Park Cities parade committee and got the shocking notification on her phone while helping with the festivities in University Park. “I think everybody who attended a pa rade that day thought about it,” Oliai told my colleague Rachel Snyder. “Particularly (in Highland Park, Texas), the names are very similar. Same name, different state.”
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• Daniel Drabinski, whose volun teer work with the YMCA of Met ropolitan Dallas earned a 2022 Plat inum Community Service Award from the MassMutual Foundation. The prize comes with a $25,000 grant for the Moody Family YMCA. • Melissa Rieman, University Park’s 2022 Citizen of the Year. The 2022 La Fiesta de las Seis Ban deras gala chair has a long resume of volunteering, including serv ing as president of the Friends of the University Park Public Library and her son’s Young Men’s Service League group.
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STUDIO HELPS ASPIRING MUSICIANS, INSTRUCTORS THRIVE
SMU graduate uses campus incubator space to promote learning, performing By Caroline Neal Special Contributor F or Rodman Steele, music is in his HisDNA.mom is a pianist. His two uncles are musicians, and his great aunt was a fiddler, Steele said. “We would always play music together as a family.”
I’m very devout in the belief that it is a part of a musician’s life to pass on the tradition and teach the tradition to Rodmanothers.Steele
So, opening Rodman Steele Studio in 2018, a business devot ed to music education, felt natural. The studio, located in the Incu bator@SMU, has 50 students, ages 2 to 85. It offers lessons in various instruments, such as guitar, voice, and other performance-related topics, like music production. Steele, who graduated from SMU in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in music, got his start in mu sic education, teaching private les sons to choir students at Highland Park Middle School. Steele participated in choir while attending Highland Park High School, describing the expe rience as his “favorite thing in the world.”He founded Rodman Steele Studio to create a place where peo ple could “be nurtured in their en joyment of music” through men torship, he said. “I’m very devout in the belief that it is a part of a mu sician’s life to pass on the tradition and teach the tradition to others.”
Voice instructor and SMU graduate Griffin Camacho is in the jazz Camachoband. said the bands dif ferentiate Rodman Steele Studio from other music education busi nesses.“[Steele] encourages us to be performers,” Camacho said. Even with a degree in voice from SMU, Camacho said he’s constantly learning and brings what he gains in performances to his teaching. “The more you perform, the more you learn, and the more you learn, the more you can teach to your students,” Camacho added. Steele said he believes that the personalized curriculum makes Rodman Steel Studio unique. He spends the first lesson getting to know the student’s interests ––both musical and non-musical. Throughout the students’ time at the studio, he prioritizes instilling confidence.“Every great musician has a great musician or a family of great musicians that inspired them to do what they do,” Steele said. “My job is to be that for other people when it comes to my education and teaching.”
The newly opened eatery in the former Pei Wei lo cation at 8305 Westchester Drive serves up what own er Bobby Pollete calls “new American (cuisine) with worldly influences.”
Sandbox VR (PHOTO COURTESY SANDBOX VR) Sushi Mocki (PHOTO COURTESY SUSHI MOCKI)
Sushi Mocki Mockingbird Station The Japanese eatery recently opened between Pure Milk and Honey and Urban Taco. The menu features sushi and seafood as well as healthy Asian fusion dishes, including riceless sushi and vegan options in addition to classic and specialty rolls.
Sandbox VR Mockingbird Station With the virtual reality experience recently opened across from the Angelika theater, players in groups of up to six choose between six free-roam virtual reality experiences for $45 to $50. Participants don 20 pounds of gear with technology that simulates physical contact, such as zombies or other virtual reality creatures running into you.
The newest location for the Nashville hot chicken concept recently opened with the usual menu, which in cludes staples like chicken sandwiches and chicken ten ders offered in four levels of spice. Two other locations -- one in Richardson and one in Oak Lawn -- will also open this summer.
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AT A GLANCE Rodman Steel Studio SMU ExpresswayCampusTower, 6116 N. Central Expressway, Unit rodmansteele.com700
The restaurant concept known for seasonal menus with local ingredients, extensive craft cocktails, and beer will open its fourth North Texas location in August.
Summer Moon Coffee 4343 W. Northwest Highway The locally owned Midway Hollow shop is known for unique Oak Roasted Coffee and signature sweet cream Moon Milk.
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One memorable student for Steele was a high school senior who got his first guitar the Christ mas before graduation. He started lessons with Steele in January and bought himself an electric guitar six months later. At their next ses sion, the two spent the entire hour with the student improvising on the new guitar and Steele playing along with him. “I was so grateful that I could see in him the development from day one,” Steele said. Steele also founded the studio for the instructors, wanting to fos ter “an environment for fantastic musicians to make a living playing music, both performing and in structing.”Oneway Steele has accom plished this is by having bands, like the jazz and rock bands that in structors play in. Each instructor, Steele said, “is also a performing professional musician.”
Rodman Steele gives private guitar lesson. (PHOTO: COURTESY OF RODMAN STEELE STUDIO)
Brentwood 5318 Belt Line Road Vandelay Hospitality Group’s sixth concept in the former location of the last Houston’s in Dallas-Fort Worth offers elevated twists on American classics, with a menu including burgers, slow-roasted prime rib, rib eye, Durango chicken, and more. Capelli Salon Preston Forest Square The salon, which offers everything from haircuts and color to keratin treatment and extensions, recently opened its fourth location. Hydrate IV Bar Mockingbird Station The collection of spas that recently opened provides registered nurse-administered services, ranging from IV Therapy, NAD+ IV Therapy, and injections.
Nora Clark Agent, Allie Beth Allman and Associates Favorite Space: Kitchen “The kitchen will forever remain the an chor in any house. It is where people naturally gather. The space needs to be both functional and presentational. When looking at chang es to increase your home value, the kitchen will almost always have the largest return on investment. In my home, the kitchen island functions as our family dining table, home work desk, buffet, and even bar when guests come over. Different trending spaces may come and go, but the kitchen is the classic sta ple in any home.”
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ersonal touches make a house a home. We asked real estate agents, builders, and interior design professionals who live and work in the Park Cities and Preston Hollow neighborhoods about the details that make their favorite spaces in their homes.
CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: Javier Burkle’s dining room is awash with details like gold centerpieces perfect for entertaining. (PHOTO: COSTA CHRIST) Les Owens’ backyard and loggia is an entertainer’s dream year round with a pool and outdoor living space complete with a fireplace. (PHOTO: COSTA CHRIST) Nora Clark’s kitchen is the heart of her home with a large, multipurpose island ideal for everything from family meals to working on homework. (PHOTO: JULIA NEWMAN) Lisa Henderson’s children’s bathroom is full of details like whimsical wallpaper to suit her children’s style. (PHOTO: DANNY PIASSICK)
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WHAT MAKES A HOUSE A HOME? Agents, builders, interior design professionals talk favorite spaces
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Javier Burkle Owner and principal designer, Burkle Creative Favorite Space: Dining Room “I love my whole home, but for me, noth ing compares to the dining room. We love to entertain friends and family, and we always set the table for a seated dinner in the dining room following cocktails. Our friends love our “golden egg” dinner parties — where the Christofle signature gold cutlery is the theme and centerpiece. I was inspired by intimate, cozy conversations, and evenings when I designed the room. From the mix of furniture, art, and vintage and antique piec es to my favorite Ralph Lauren chandelier, the room is very atmospheric — down to the hand-drawn ceiling by local artist Ash ley Braithwaite. The room is versatile, func tional, and above all, a beautiful, cozy spot to gather our favorite people for memorable meals and evenings together.”
Les Owens Founder, LRO Residential Favorite Spaces: Loggia “My favorite room in my house is not a room at all but open space. I love our log gia/pool and yard. We spend so much time outside year-round, and this area was a ma jor focus when designing the home. I want ed a very large living space; chairs and couch, with room for a large dining table and another space to cook and have dinner/drinks by the grill. We have heaters, (a) fireplace, and (air conditioner) on the loggia, so it’s truly a yearround space.” Lisa Henderson Founder, Lisa Henderson Interiors Favorite Space: Children’s Bathroom “This may not be a traditional or typical response, but my favorite space in my home is my kids’ bathroom. This space was real ly tricky to conceptualize because it is a jackand-jill bathroom that my son and daughter share, and I wanted it to be a unique space that they both loved. In the beginning stages of the design process, I knew I wanted a classic tile that would stand the test of time paired with a fun wallpaper. After tirelessly looking, I wasn’t finding the right print that jumped out at me, but once I found this wallpaper by artist Car ly Beck for the Wallshoppe, I didn’t hesitate to purchase it. Not only does it have endless character and detail throughout, but my kids are big animal lovers, and I knew it would add that special touch for the end result I was searching for.”
Highland Park High School version.thefinishinghousehistoricsizedwhoarchitectureenvironmentalstudentsbuiltadollhouse-modeloftheElbertWilliamspaintandputothertouchesonfull-sizedplayhouse
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HPHS students put finishing touches on Elbert Williams House-inspired playhouse
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A team including Patrick Surratt of Lee Lewis Construction and Brett Hol zle of Stantec Architecture scaled a model of a portion of the historic Elbert Wil liams house done by students in Yvette Hightower’s Highland Park High School Moody Advanced Professional Studies (MAPS) environmental architecture class into a full-sized playhouse replica. The students, who spent months re viewing the nearly 100-year-old original plans for the house, redrawing them in AutoCAD, and building the model of a portion of the home starting in the spring, also helped with the detail work for the playhouse version with tasks like painting the exterior of the house and furniture for inside.The playhouse features a brick facade and metal roof that Polly McKeithen, business development administrator for the MAPS program and former co-pres ident of Preservation Park Cities, de scribed as “comparable to what is on the house” on the exterior and bamboo wood flooring inside. The playhouse is displayed through July 31 at NorthPark Center during the Parade of Playhouses, the signature fundraiser for Dallas CASA (court appointed special ad vocates).Theevent features elaborate playhouses designed, built, and donated for the raffle. Dallas CASA is a nonprofit that advocates for abused and neglected children. The exterior of the HPHS playhouse also is adorned with a plaque similar to those Preservation Park Cities awards to homeowners who’ve preserved or renovat ed their homes with a QR code leading Parade of Playhouses visitors to more in formation about the playhouse and its in spiration.Other featured playhouse builders in clude the Dallas Mavericks, Butscher’s Backyard Playhouses, Austin Commer cial, and more.
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Real Talk: Erin Allen Erin Allen is the public re lations and communications manager for JPI, a multifam ily developer and builder that has completed or is in develop ment on more than 342 projects with more than 100,000 units in 141 cities spanning 27 states and Canada.JPI’sprimary markets are Dal las-Fort Worth, southern Califor nia, and Phoenix, Arizona. One of the ways JPI is giving back to the Dallas-Fort Worth community is by participating in Parade of Playhouses, which is open at NorthPark Center through July 31. During the signature fundrais er for Dallas CASA, shoppers can view and buy raffle tickets for a chance to win custom-built chil dren’s playhouses. Dallas CASA trains and supervises community volunteers who advocate for the best interests of children removed from unsafe homes. Tell us about the JPI team. Our team is comprised of peers and colleagues who hold a shared passion for community service. We are proud to repre sent a company who encourages and sponsors community service to improve the lives of our com munity members. Our team rep resents different skills and talents in the construction sector. Our combined 50+ years of construc tion experience will help us con struct a quality and safe treehouse for young kids to enjoy for years. Here’s who we are: Anish Joseph –senior design manager, Leny Navarrette – construction trainer, Mariana Abud – quality control director, Jennifer Wright – risk management coordinator, Edward Avila – preconstruction manager, Victoria Sum – preconstruction coordinator, and Duane Ford –assistant design manager.
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LEGALNOTICE Notification is hereby given that Broadway National Bank, 1177 N.E. Loop 410, San Antonio, Texas 78209 has filed an application with the Comptroller of the Currency on July 22, 2022, as specified in 12 CFR5 in the Comptroller’s Manual for National Banks, for permission to establish a domestic branch at 8201 Preston Road, Suite 715, Dallas, Texas 75225. Any person wishing to comment on this application may file comments in writing with the Licensing Manager, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Southern District Office, 500 N. Akard Street, Suite 1600, Dallas, Texas 75201-3323 or SO.Licensing@occ.treas.gov within 30 days of the date of this publication.
For years People Newspapers has run real estate market numbers quarterly, breaking out such details as sales, median price, and days on market for the Park Cities and Preston Hollow.Butthe report we got those numbers from is no more. David Blake, chief technol ogy officer for the North Texas Real Estate Information Systems Inc., said the area breakdowns the newspapers drew on before had been “phased out.” “So, any reports using area would not up to date,” he However,added.Blake directed us to other reports that could provide quality information to share in future issues – perhaps more detailed for the Park Cities and more general for Dallas. We’ll study those and devise a plan for revising real estate cov I appreciate your patience. –William Taylor Where, Oh Where Have My Market Numbers Gone?
How did you become involved with Dallas CASA and the Parade of Playhouses? To promote community service across the company, JPI sponsors a “Community Involvement” af finity group that includes employ ees from across the organization. Members of this affinity group are encouraged to seek out orga nizations, charities, and fundrais ers that resonate with their values and inspire them to get involved! Like Dallas CASA, JPI aims to provide a sense of safety, com fort, and belonging to communi ty members. The Parade of Play houses seemed like a fantastic cause paired with a fantastic op portunity to put our construction abilities to the test. A special thank you to Victoria Sum, Mariana Abud, Edward Avil la, Pani Sedighzadeh, Anish Joseph, Jennifer Wright, Leny Navar rette, and the rest of the Commu nity Involvement team for their pre-work in bringing this project to life. What is your outlook on the Dallas market? People from across the coun try are moving to Texas — DFW specifically, to take advantage of all the opportunities in this mar ket. We feel fortunate to be in the multifamily sector during this sea son and view it as an opportuni ty to provide quality homes for all members of the community. As the area continues to grow and expand, unique and vibrant sub-communi ties are born. JPI is committed to serving these communities as they exist today and hopefully making them better for the future. –Compiled by Rachel Snyder Team members from multifamily developer and builder JPI used their skills for Dallas CASA’s Parade of Playhouses. FROM LEFT: Anish Joseph, Leny Navarrette, Mariana Abud, Jennifer Wright, Edward Avila, and Victoria Sum. NOT PICTURED: Duane Ford. (PHOTOS: ROSANNE LEWIS/ DALLAS CASA AND COURTESY JPI)
F ind this classic Tudor estate with 101 feet of frontage in the prestigious French Streets section of Highland Park. Travis & Travis, Cy Barcus Jr., and landscape designer Robert Bellamy meticulously and tastefully rebuilt and expanded the stunning showplace with a robust indooroutdoor connection and abundant natural light. Enter and find magazine-worthy interiors by designer Cindy Nash Hughes. The vibe brings a sleek, modern aesthetic with a classic core. The white marble kitchen, equipped with commercialgrade appliances and solid wood inset cabinetry, opens to a breakfast, den, and family room — the perfect layout for entertaining. Upstairs, the spacious, elegant primary bedroom with sitting area, cast stone fireplace, a spa-like bath, and custom closet design overlooks a large, beautifully landscaped backyard with a pool, waterfall, fire pit, outdoor kitchen, and guest quarters with a full bath. The other bedrooms also are upstairs with ensuite baths, custom closets, and hardwoods. (PHOTOS: COURTESY ALLIE BETH ALLMAN AND ASSOCIATES)
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Getting The Most Out of Outdoor Spaces Takes Proper Planning
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Are you looking to add a basic outdoor grilling center with a bev erage refrigerator and a beer tap? Or are you looking to create an outdoor living structure with a chef’s kitchen, alfresco dining space, cozy fireplace, well-appointed bar, resort-style pool, and new Addinglandscaping?agrilling center is rea sonably easy to plan and certainly more budget-friendly than an out door living space. If you envision creating an out door space as an extension of your house, you’ll need to engage a build er and architect with extensive knowledge and experience in these complex projects. If a new pool and landscape are part of the reimagined outdoor oasis, it’s critical for the pool builder and landscape designer to be part of the team early in the process. Having a realistic budget and timeline for designing and con structing your project is essential. Nobody wins when you invest significant time and money plan ning your new outdoor space only to discover the project cost is con siderably beyond your budget. A seasoned builder can provide you with expected budget ranges and timelines for your project. A trend we are seeing is the de sire to add features that extend the use and functionality of outdoor spaces in all seasons. Texas’ extreme summer heat can make entertaining outside unbear able without adequate air circulation and integrated cooling systems. Those pesky insects can also put a damper on outdoor enjoyment, so you might want to add automatic roller screens cleverly disguised into the new Winterstructure.months can be cold without ample heating systems to make your outdoor space warm andIncorporatingcozy. these features re quires a careful site evaluation of the existing utilities to ensure your home has the capacity to power and fuel the proposed equipment. Outdoor kitchens often include features similar to those found in side but with a caveat: Products used in outdoor spaces must be designed to perform in that environment. Cabinets are no exception to this rule and should be made of weath er-resistant materials like stainless steel, PVC, or masonry. Audio, video, and lighting au tomation — all controlled by your phone or tablet — also play a signif icant role in outdoor spaces. There’s nothing like watching a ball game or listening to favorite music while setting light levels for entertainment or relaxation. The key to a successful space is proper planning.
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SHERRY AND PAUL ZUCH A traditional bar with custom backlit Onyx table [above] and floor-to-ceiling retractable glass doors enhance these spaces. (PHOTOS: KEN VAUGHAN/VAUGHAN CREATIVE MEDIA)
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Educators will use new English language arts materials approved in June for grades K-8 with a custom curriculum Highland Park ISD leaders are writing. (PHOTO: RACHEL SNYDER)
HPISD Picks English-Language Arts Materials For 2022-23
Highland Park ISD will start the 2022-2023 school year with new English language arts mate rials for grades K-8. Highland Park ISD trustees on June 23 picked replacements for the Units of Study materi als published by Heinemann for teaching reading and writing in grades K-8, which had been in place since 2019. They approved the adop tion of the Open Court Reading Foundational Skills Kit materi als from McGraw Hill for K-3 phonics, Open Court Reading materials from McGraw Hill for reading and writing in grades K-5, and SpringBoard ELA ma terials from CollegeBoard for grades 6-8. “In multiple conversations we had with the consultants, we talk ed about the fact that a resource is just a resource, and we’re writing our own curriculum, and they are going to peruse the resource care fully this summer,” trustee Bryce BensonBensonsaid.serves on the district’s ELA subcommittee with trustees Stacy Kelly and Maryjane Bon field; Lisa Wilson, assistant su perintendent for education ser vices; and Superintendent Tom Trigg.“For example, if there is a text for third grade that’s not as rig orous as the consultants think it should be, then we’re going to identify another text that’s ap propriate, so I feel very com fortable about rigor and our own curriculum writing process,” BensonTrusteessaid. in April agreed to phase out the Units of Study ma terials, and the district hired con sultants Robyn Hartzell and Dr. TheaHartzell,Woodruff.a former teacher, has experience as an instruction al coach, interventionist, trainer, consultant, and program coordi nator at the campus and region al levels. Woodruff, a professor at the University of Texas and Meadows Center researcher, is the principal author of the Texas ReadingSchoolAcademies.districtofficials esti mated the cost of implementing the materials at between $1 mil lion and $2 million, not includ ing the costs of the services of the consultants. However, Trigg said the price would likely be closer to $1.5 million. HPISD will primarily use a portion of available Elementary and Secondary School Emergen cy Relief (ESSER) supplemental funds to cover the costs of the new materials, and the purchase will not impact the district’s year-to-year“One-timebudget.revenues like ESS ER funds help the district fulfill this type of need without taking away from recurring expendi tures like salaries,” Bonfield said. As for the consultants, district spokeswoman Tammy Kuyken dall said a total of $42,000 was encumbered to cover the initial costs of their services as the dis trict worked through the materi als selection and review process. Trigg said they will likely con tinue working with the district at least through the 2022-2023 schoolHPISDyear.
English Language Arts teachers in grades K-8 will receive targeted professional de velopment on the selected mate rials in preparation for use with the start of the new school year.
The forherereasonwholeI’mistobeanadvocatethechildren, to be a voice for them. Linda Altick
By Josh Hickman Special Contributor W hen Linda Altick started teach ing at Wesley Prep some 45 years ago, she could not have foreseen the story of educational success and expan sion to Loverscome. Lane United Methodist became her home church when she moved from Houston, joined in 1964, and eventually be came a “Myvolunteer.undergraduate degree was in edu cation, and my master’s degree was in spe cial ed,” Altick said. “In 1977, they said they needed a teacher, and I said, ‘I can do that.’” In 1981, she agreed to become preschool director, as long as she could also be the Mother’s Day Out director and combine theRequestsprograms. from families in the late 1990s prompted the school to expand into elemen tary“Itgrades.was a controversial move for the church at that time,” she recalled. In 1998 came the initial first-grade class, and in 2007, “Miss Linda” became executive director. Today, the preparatory school has expand ed to sixth grade, averaging 450 students. Students are primarily from Preston Hollow and the Park Cities, though some have come from as far away as Lakewood and Irving. “I had always thought I would work un til 70, and we had plans for that,” Altick, now 71, COVIDsaid. changed that. “I wasn’t going to abandon the school during COVID,” she said. “We closed for the required three months, but we knew, as edu cators, that children learn best in the class room. The last two years have been the most difficult I’ve had in 45 years.” Her passion for the needs of the students is as palpable as it is infectious. “The whole reason I’m here is to be an advocate for the children, to be a voice for them,” Altick said. “Our motto is the yellow chair. The yellow chair always sat in my office as a reminder of — Is this decision right for the children? — because we only get one shot withButthem.”12-hour days didn’t leave much time for relationships outside of the work environ ment, Altick admitted. She hopes that changes with retirement. Her last day at Wesley Prep was May 31. “I’ll be cleaning my house,” she said, chuckling, “reconnecting with friends, travel ing, enjoying our granddaughter, and finding a way to give back. I’m not sure what that will be, but I’m certain it will be something advo cating for children — to be a voice for them still, just in a different place.” Her legacy at Wesley Prep? She hopes that’s defined as “making a difference in peo ple’s lives” and “just doing right by folks.” “I feel very honored and blessed to have been a part of this great school for 45 years — amazing teachers, friends, and the most wonderfully engaged parents,” she said. Indeed, some teachers have worked along side her for more than 30 years. Pondering winsomely, she added, “I’ll miss the children — the hugs and the kisses.”
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Meg Fahrenbrook, formerly assistant head of middle school at Episcopal School of Dallas, began serving as Wesley Prep executive director on June 1.
Retired Wesley Prep leader inspired to do ‘right for children’
Wesley Prep marks the retirement of longtime campus leader Linda Altick with a sculpture commissioned by Brad Oldham of the “little yellow chair” she used as a reminder to evaluate decisions based on how they would affect students. (PHOTOS: COURTESY WESLEY PREP)
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1. 40 Years of Fringe
3. Successful scholars The Highland Park High School Academic Team tied for first place at the UIL 5A Aca demic State Meet on May 25. It’s believed to be the first time Highland Park has won or tied for first at the state level. Senior Evan Wang earned the points that propelled the Scots to the top spot with his bronze med al-winning performance at the Lincoln-Douglas debate. 4. Twirling to the Top Highland Park High School feature twirler Karianne Grove-Collins received a 1, the highest ranking from the UIL judges, and a gold medal at the UIL solo-ensemble contest on May 28. – Compiled by Rachel Snyder (PHOTOS: COURTESY HPISD)
The award-winning Highland Belles drill team, celebrating four decades this year, will host its an nual spaghetti supper and online auction/raffle fundraiser on Aug. 26 ahead of the Highland Park vs. Marcus game. Proceeds help cover team essentials like bus transpor tation, props, and competition ex penses. The Belles also will host a ‘40 Years of Fringe’-themed alum ni event on Aug. 25.
The Highland Park High School math and science teams received first place in math and science, third in number sense, sixth in calculator, and state sweepstakes by a large margin at the Texas Math and Science Coaches Association (TMSCA) State Championship Meet in the 5A division in San Antonio. Stu dents who participated in the state meet are: Ninth grade - Andrew Li, Spencer Luu, Lakshmi Vemu la; 10th grade - Ryan Dong, Luke Ting; 11th grade - Joyce Jiang, Weitao Shi, Michelle Xing, Thom as Zhang; 12th grade - Justin Li.
ater polo has been steadily grow ing, even flourishing, at the high school level in Texas for more than two decades. Now that the University Interscholastic League has sanctioned the sport, that prog ress will accelerate, and longtime coaches like Chris Cullen can see their efforts come to fruition.Cullen,who has been an aquatics instructor and water polo coach in Denton ISD for more than 30 years, will lead Highland Park in its inaugural season beginning in August. “We were beyond excited,” Cullen said of the UIL approval. “We had been working so hard at the grassroots level to get kids inter ested, teaching fundamentals and developing a passion for the sport.”
Lady Scots Bring Depth and Experience to Daunting New 6A Schedule
Dearman hopes HP will be battle-tested for a potential 6A Region II playoff bracket that would likely include perennial powers Allen, Prosper, Southlake Carroll, and Plano West. “This is a unique opportunity for us even though we’re moving up to 6A,” Dearman said. “It’s a matter of understanding the posi tion that we were in and that we have another chance.”
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The Scots will have separate teams for boys and girls, both coached by Cullen, and likely enough participation for a boys JV team. The game features six swimmers in the pool at a time, including a goalie, with about 14 on the average roster. With four quarters of seven minutes each, the games should last about an hour. The season will be structured much like other UIL team sports, starting with nondis trict games and tournaments. District games will then determine seeding for a playoff bracket in October. HP’s district includes schools from Irving and Grand Prairie. Due to pool availability, the Scots will host all District 3 games on two Saturdays in September. The boys and girls squads will play identical schedules with doubleheaders before the playoffs. As for the players, Cullen expects to mix newcomers with a handful of players who have competed on the club level. “It’s going to be a challenge. There will be some bumps along the way,” said Cullen, who graduated from SMU. “There will be some kids who have never played a game of wa ter polo and others who I can talk to at the highest tactical levels. I’m able to incorporate challenging the experienced players and rais ing the bar for the less experienced ones.”
HP slated to host several games in new natatorium for boys, girls teams By Todd Jorgenson
Note: All games will be girls/boys doubleheaders unless specified. * — District 3 game ^ — Boys only We’re going to set a championship culture from the beginning. Chris Cullen Highland Park’s water polo program will include experienced players like Kylie Williams, who competed with the Pegasus Water Polo club. (COURTESY PHOTO)
The top returnees include out side hitter Sydney Breon (verbal ly committed to UCLA), middle blocker Ceci Gooch (committed to Michigan), and setter Gracie Braner. HP also will have senior transfer Zoe Winford (committed to Georgia Tech) at libero. Also back are Margo Flint, Harper Hall, Alex Richter, Sydney Johnson, Nicole Mauser, and Bella Ocampo, who each gained signifi cant varsity experience a year ago. The non-district campaign will be grueling as usual for the Lady Scots, followed by a District 7-6A slate that includes opponents from Irving and Richardson ISD — an upgrade over the alignments at the 5A level. “We’re looking forward to hav ing some good competition,” Dear man said. “It’s going to be a differ ent level in district than what we’ve experienced the last few years.”
Highland Park returns a strong roster with experienced players such as Harper Hall. (PHOTO: CHRIS MCGATHEY) 2022 SCHEDULE August 9 Red Oak 7 p.m. 12-13 Rockwall tourney TBA 16 Colleyville Heritage 7 p.m. 18-20 Northwest tourney TBA 23 at Rockwall 7 p.m. 25-27 Volleypalooza tourney^ TBA 30 at Plano East 7 p.m. September 2 at Aledo 5 p.m. 6 Rockwall-Heath 6:30 p.m. 9 Richardson Pearce* 7 p.m. 13 at Irving Nimitz* 7 p.m. 16 Lake Highlands* 7 p.m. 20 at Irving* 7 p.m. 23 Richardson Berkner* 7 p.m. 27 Richardson* 7 p.m. 30 at Irving MacArthur* 7 p.m. October 4 at Richardson Pearce* 7 p.m. 7 Irving Nimitz* 7 p.m. 11 at Lake Highlands* 7 p.m. 14 Irving* 7 p.m. 18 at Richardson Berkner* 7 p.m. 21 at Richardson* 7 p.m. 25 Irving MacArthur* 7 p.m. * — District 7-6A match ^ — at Leander
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After a season that started with so much promise ended in heart break, Highland Park will look to reload behind a deep and experi enced volleyball roster. However, those familiar faces will meet a new landscape for the Lady Scots, whose jump to Class 6A presents daunting postseason obstacles.Lastseason, HP established state tournament aspirations by defeating some of the top teams in Texas in August. However, the Lady Scots suffered a narrow loss to Frisco Reedy in the fourth round of the Class 5A Region II playoffs.“That has not gone away in the minds of the returning play ers,” said longtime HP head coach Michael Dearman. “It’s not some thing we are dwelling on, but it’s something that is motivating us.” The Lady Scots graduated just four players. They will have 12 returnees this year, including eight seniors, many with mul tiple years of experience on the varsity“Everythinglevel. we accomplished last year, we have built on that in the offseason,” Dearman said. “The continuity is going to be a big plus. They’ve learned a lot and have gotten better. Those return ing players are coming in more skilled and more experienced than last year. It gives us a lot of hope for great things.”
SCHEDULE August 12-13 Jesuit tournament TBA 19-20 Hebron tournament TBA 26-27 FM Marcus tourney TBA September 10 St. Mark’s^ TBA 13 Rockwall 6:30 p.m. 20 Rockwall-Heath 6:30 p.m. 24 South Grand Prairie* 10:30 a.m. 24 Irving Nimitz* 1:30 p.m. October 1 Irving* 10:30 a.m. 1 Irving MacArthur* 1:30 p.m.
SHOOTING POOL: SCOTS EAGER FOR INAUGURAL WATER POLO SEASON
Previously, the Texas Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association oversaw high school water polo, including an annual state tourna ment each spring. The sport hasn’t been con tested in the fall since 2009, Cullen said. As the season approaches, preparation has been a whirlwind of scheduling, infrastruc ture, logistics, and perhaps most importantly, building interest among students. “If they like team sports, and they like to swim, I can sell them on water polo,” Cullen said. “We’re going to set a championship cul ture from the beginning.”
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(PHOTOS: SHERYL LANZEL) After a two-year absence prompted by COVID-19, Ronald McDonald House of Dallas’ annual Under the Moonlight Gala returned on May 5 at Quadrant Investment Properties’ new development on 141 Manu facturing“EverythingStreet. was happy – the people, the clothes, the décor, the auction – Cinco de Mayo was the perfect way for us to bring it back,” said Diane Fullingim, chief develop ment officer for RMHD. Colorfully clad revelers turned out for the Bajo La Luz De La Luna-themed affair chaired by April and Chad Cook and Hol ly and Paul Wittorf, with Haylie and Bert Crouch as honorary chairs. The gala raised $3.5 million for RMHD from 2005-2020.
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Duchess doll Rochelle Cullum, Melissa Rieman, Kasey Bevans and Danielle Sealy Preview Luncheon table settingLucy Reeves Wrubel and Jennie Reeves Mary Lee Miller and Ashley Oliver
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La Fiesta Preview Luncheon Reveals 2023 Chairs and Duchess Dolls
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The annual La Fiesta Preview Luncheon offered guests a glimpse at their daughter’s Duchess dolls and revealed the upcoming La FiestaHeldco-chairs.April20 at the Arts District Man sion by co-chairs Rochelle Cullum and Dan ielle Sealy, the luncheon honored the mothers of the 2022 La Fiesta duchesses and escorts. Guests previewed the unique porcelain dolls created in each duchess’ likeness, com plete with her custom festival gown designed by Laurie Haluska. Later, the 2022 La Fiesta co-chairs Kasey Bevans and Melissa Rieman announced that Suzanne Brown and Billye Turner would be the 2023 chairs.
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(PHOTOS: DANNY CAMPBELL) Co-chairs Marena and Roger Gault announced this year’s Dallas Zoo to Do fundraiser theme, Wild and Wonderful, at a kickoff party on May 24. The event anticipated the upcoming fundraiser on Nov. 5. Guests were able to mingle with the zoo’s ambassador animals, feed giraffes, and listen to members of the DallasProceedsZoo. from the Dallas Zoo’s most significant fundraiser support the zoo’s an imal care, education offerings, and wildlife conservation efforts. – Staff report
Zoo To Do 2022 Has a Wild and Wonderful Reveal
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For Allie Beth and Peirce All man, supporting the S.M. Wright Foundation comes about as naturally as, well, selling houses. The Dallas real estate moguls chose the Rev. S.M. Wright II’s in ner-city work as Allie Beth Allman and Associates’ official charity more than two decades ago – one of 50 nonprofits the company supports. “I am a big believer in giving back to the community, and I was look ing for something that I wanted our office to be involved in,” Allie Beth said of a fateful dinner in 2000 with the pastor of People’s Missionary Baptist Church. “That November, my office went down and served his church meals and then again at Christmas time.”
Her staff covered the pews with toys, beginning a tradition that would grow from 30 people served the first year, to 300 the next, to more than 40,000 people during the foun dation’s annual Christmas in the Park event at Fair Park. “S.M. has the strongest faith of any person I’ve ever met. When I panic if we are slow on donations, he says, “God will prevail,” and he does,” Allie Beth said. “What is so nice is you can truly see where the money is going.”TheAllmans’ involvement ex tends beyond the holidays. Pierce has served on the S.M. Wright Founda tion board for years, and Wright re cently honored them while reopen ing the foundation’s newly renovated South Dallas Community Clothing and Resource Center. The center, lo cated in a house next to his church, provides free clothing, small appli ances, hygiene products, and other essentials.TheAllmans bought and refur bished the house and supplied it with donations from their agents. The pastor presented the All mans with a hand-blown glass heartshaped Legacy Award, inscribed, “For your longtime faithfulness to God in providing support to the less fortunate families in South Dallas.”
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Allie Beth explained that she’s a “strong believer in giving back to our community. Dallas has been very good to us. We have so benefited. This is our way of thanking our com munity for all it has done for us.”
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10. The Bushes aren’t big fans of beets, raw onion, or garlic.
15. The summer menu includes a stun ning grilled peach, heirloom tomato, and burrata salad.
Over the ‘Moon’ Coffee Discovery
33. Café 43 is on OpenTable. 34. I highly recommend a visit to Café 43. Follow Kersten Rettig, a Park Cities-based writer with 30-plus years of experience in food and beverage marketing and public relations, on Instagram @KerstenEats.
23. Chef Maas says he doesn’t get ner vous cooking for world leaders. 24. There is no steak on the menu be cause the price would be more than $20.
11. You will not find menu items with those12.ingredients.TheBushes love asparagus, and they are frequently on the menu.
I relish in how easy it is to remember the directions to D Magazine’s office: left on Walnut Hill Lane, right on the tollway, and go straight until you see the tall office building with a big, red “D” on it. It’s become mus cle memory, so I was peeved when Wal nut Hill construc tion blocked my usu al route.Iturned onto Midway, mapped out my new route — left on Northwest High way, right on the tollway — and a familiar sign caught my eye. No lie, my jaw dropped, and I made a phone“Mom,call:there’s a Summer Moon opening!” Summer Moon Coffee’s first true Dallas location opened at 4343 Northwest High way by Suze and The Original Pancake House, where a Starbucks used to be. Unless you’ve been to its Frisco or Fort Worth locations, or you’re a Longhorn like me, you probably don’t understand theI’llhubbub.beblunt: It’s one of the best coffee shops I’ve visited. A family business born out of the Texas Hill Country, Summer Moon Coffee roasts its beans over seasoned Texas oak logs and uses Moon Milk, a seriously out-of-thisworld signature sweet cream comprised of seven secret ingredients. Friends introduced me to Summer Moon coffee my first year at the University of Tex as, and since then, we have made it a tra dition every Monday to study there for our hardestSippingclasses.onmy latte infused with Moon Milk made accounting less painful. It’s even become a tradition to stop at Summer Moon when Mom visits me in Austin.While the coffee shop offers the usu al staples like cold brew, espresso, and tea, the drinks that set Summer Moon apart are Moon Milk infused, including the popu lar Summermoon, a hot latte, and Winter moon, an iced latte. You can adjust the sweetness Moon Milk adds in quarters. For me, the sweet spot is three quarters, but friends who don’t like sweet coffee usually go for a quarter or aIfhalf.you find yourself in line and unsure what to try, I suggest my go-to order: a three-quarters Wintermoon. Emilea McCutchan, an Ursuline Academy graduate attending the University of Texas in Austin, is wrapping up her fourth D Partners internship with People Newspapers.
18. pulledernbrunch.Saturday19.TheSouthBenedictwithbarbecuepork, buttermilk biscuits, andouille gravy, and asparagus is delicious.
13. The menu changes seasonally.
22. You might see international states men and women dining there, but the staff is discreet, and they don’t serve and tell.
26. Most guests are from out of state and gravitate to “Texan” dishes such as chicken enchiladas and burgers.
6. The former president and First Lady were involved in creating the menu inspired by some of Laura Bush’s favorite dishes.
7. The menu is local first, then regional, and8.Texas-sourced.Thechef,John Maas, graduated from Dallas College at El Centro’s exceptional culinary program.
Café 43 boasts a menu inspired by the tastes of the former president and First Lady, including pecan-crusted chicken; a grilled peach, heirloom tomato, and burrata salad; and ice cream. (PHOTOS: KERSTEN RETTIG AND COURTESY)
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28. That includes private parties, wed dings, and corporate events.
You might don’tisthere,womenstatesmeninternationalseeanddiningbutthestaffdiscreet,andtheyserveandtell.
MCCUTCHANEMILEA Sipping on my latte infused with Moon Milk made accounting less painful. PEOPLE WATCHING: 34 REASONS TO VISIT CAFÉ 43 C afé 43 in the George W. Bush Pres idential Library and Museum is a wonderful restaurant. The space is spectacular, the service is friendly and pro fessional, and the food is HerereasonsNeeddelicious.moretogo?are34ofthem:1.Thespace is beautiful, airy, and bright, with floor-toceiling windows. 2. There is an outside shaded patio where you might see little bunnies hopping around.3.Paintings from Texas artists hang on the4.walls.Many staff members have back grounds in luxury hospitality, including The Mansion on Turtle Creek. 5. Most hospitality and kitchen team members have been in place since opening day in 2013.
9. There is no broccoli on the menu, even though it was 43’s father, President George H.W. Bush, who despised it.
14. The pecan-crusted chicken looks like a west Texas landscape, but it’s as moist as Houston in the summer and delicious.
16. President Bush loves ice cream, so Café 43 has an ice cream maker.17. His favorite flavor is Banana Pe can, but he rarely or ders it anymore.
27. This culinary team provides the cui sine for all events at the Bush Center.
20. You can enjoy cocktails, beer, and wine with your meal. 21. The restaurant is closed on Sunday.
25. Mrs. Bush wants approachable menu items and prices.
29. The restaurant closes at 3 p.m., so it is an excellent venue for hosting events. 30. You don’t need to buy a tick et to the museum to visit the café.
31. Dining at Café 43 is such a pleasant experience, it should slip into your regular rotation. 32. The library and museum are beautifully done and worth a visit.
Are you worried about having to go to a nurs ing home because of a fall? Are you seeing your friends falling and losing independence and you want to act proactively? Are you worried about someone you love falling? Here are some common WARNING SIGNS that falls may be creeping up and a SOLUTION to prevent it from happenings.
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VOCABULARY Chinoiserie, a French word for “Chineseesque,” refers to European decorative art inspired by objects and stories brought back from the Middle East and Asia. It was most popular during the 1600s and 1700s. Although chinoiserie sounds like it should be primarily based on Chinese design, the style also owes its look to Indian, Persian, Korean, and Japanese art.
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2. Walking More Slowly: Seeing a loved one walk slower is not a part of age. IT IS A WARNING! Walking slower shows there is something wrong with the person’s balance. Also, we are PHYSICALLY less balanced when we walk slower.
CLOCKWISE: Aqua paint helps this English antique-filled dining room seem light and airy instead of dark and dated. Traditional paintings featuring dogs and horses, especially in hunting scenes, are classic English style. English antiques are often made of dark woods with shiny finishes, like these in a University Park home. (PHOTOS: MICHAEL HUNTER. DESIGNS: MARGARET CHAMBERS)
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2. Start slow and build while allowing for recovery phases. My rule was to build mileage over the course of 2-3 weeks and take a recovery week. During that recovery week I would run approximately 75% of my average mileage.
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3. Find a group to make it social. Groups help to keep us motivated. 4. Take the time to take care of your body. Make sure you start a good program of stretching, foam rolling, and performing strength exercises before starting your program so you have a good routine.
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Doctor’s Orders: Prepare Mentally, Physically for Dallas Marathon
While physical training is key to recording a good time, mentally preparing for a 26.6-milelong course is just as important. “The training in and of itself helps people mentally prepare for it,” Sherman said. “The excitement of the race day and the spectators cheering you on in the middle of the course re ally takes your mind off of what you might be going through at the moment.” Sherman still thinks back on a pro-tip he received when he first started. “My favorite piece of advice that I was giv en prior to my first marathon, the 2009 Dallas Marathon, was from the ‘96 Dallas Marathon champion, Dr. William Moore,” Sherman said. “He told me through an email the night before the race, ‘patience, patience, patience.’ You should be very comfortable in the early stages of the race and your pace should be al most conversational.”
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Dr. Logan Sherman is looking forward to running the BMW Dallas Marathon again in December.
The journey to winning the BMW Dallas Marathon Festival in 2015 began with a fa ther’sDr.example.LoganSherman remembers his father running the Dallas Marathon and then finding a similar passion in middle school. The sports chiropractor has since devel oped a training regimen that has allowed him to win three half-marathons in addition to that 2015 race. “It’s a transformative experience,” Sher man said. “The one thing that I believe puts the Dallas Marathon ahead of other races is that we aim to create a 100% satisfaction of our guest experience. We want everyone to walk away talking about how much fun they had during our race.” Before the fun comes hard work. “When I was training for a marathon, I would carry a base of 100 plus miles per week,” Sherman said. He recommends beginning training for a half-marathon 14 weeks prior and a full mara thon 16 weeks prior. With each grueling week, it is necessary to keep the body healthy. He’s a fan of using foam rollers, a perfor mance and recovery deep tissue massaging tool, before and after running. He also advocates strength training to avoid injuries. “As a sports chiropractor, I find that most of my clients who come in for an injury are not performing strength exercises outside of running,” he said. “When I was training, I would carve out three to five days for lifting weights. I credit strength training to my rela tively healthy career.”
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The groom is a 2016 graduate of The Episcopal School of Dallas. While at TCU, Ryan received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance with Real Estate Concentration. Ryan remains in Dallas as an Acquisitions Manager for Ferocity Assets LLC. Colleen and Ryan will marry on January 28, 2023, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Their ceremony will take place in the chapel of Hotel Peter and Paul, with a reception to follow at Brennan’s Restaurant.
M r. and Mrs. Thomas L. Powell IV of Fort Worth, Texas, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Colleen Ellen Powell, to Ryan Patrick Brennan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sean Patrick Brennan of Highland Park. The bride and groom are 2020 graduates of Texas Christian University. The bride is a 2016 graduate of Saint Thomas More Catholic High School in Lafayette, Louisiana. At TCU, Colleen received a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism. Colleen resides in Dallas, where she is a Senior Campus Recruiting Coordinator for Deloitte & Touche.
As summer winds down and autumn’s busy schedules loom, gathering with friends always takes on greater urgency for me in August. Since we spend most of the summer in the mountains where the first signs of fall can be felt in mid-August, planning our get-togethers usual ly means dining al fres co on the front veranda or in the shade provided by nearby trees so we can enjoy cool breezes and beautiful sunsets. I love gatherings that feel relaxed and fun for guests but are easy for me — especially in the summer, so one of my go-to dining solutions is a charcuterie board. Charcuterie boards come in all shapes and sizes. Last summer, when many of us were maintaining 6 feet of distance, I created indi vidual charcuterie boards for each guest. They were such a success that I occasionally still use thisAapproach.setofsix oval wood boards intended to hold small, individual cast iron skillets were the perfect mini charcuterie boards. I turned them upside down and used the smooth surface of each board. On the other hand, a large char cuterie board always garners ooh’s and ah’s from my guests, whether served as a starter for a meal or as the meal itself. Recently, I created a charcuterie board on a grand scale while filming a pilot for a new na and Soppressata arranged in overlapping pat terns, and paper-thin slices of Prosciutto di Par ma, which I draped loosely for an artistic effect. Assorted Greek olives, clusters of red grapes, a small ramekin of sweet cornichon pickles, a small bowl of Dijon mustard for the meats and another of fig spread for the cheeses, thin slic es of Cosmic Crisp apples that wound through the board without turning brown, and a selec tion of crackers and sliced baguette created an abundant, irresistible display big with wow fac tor. I designed this board as a starter for a crowd, but it could have served as a complete meal for a smaller group. For everyday entertaining, I suggest a sim pattern, clusters of dates, grapes, nuts, prosciutto or another favorite charcuterie meat, small bowls of condiments, and a selection of olives. Arrange the board an hour before guests arrive, cover it with plastic wrap, and set it aside to allow the cheese to soften without drying out. Charcuterie boards are becoming quite the rage, and they vary from savory to sweet, so if you haven’t tried this entertaining style, these final days of summer are an ideal time to experiment. It’s quick and easy for the host, and your guests will love every bite. Cookbook author and PBS chef Christy Rost is a longtime resident of the Park Cities and Pres ton Hollow. Find her Celebrating Home 4-minute cooking videos at youtube.com/ChristyRostCooks and CHRISTY ROST SAVORY CHARCUTERIE BOARD Ingredients: 1 log chevre cheese, softened 1 wedge Humboldt Fog cheese, 1softenedwedge Irish cheddar cheese 1 wedge Roquefort or blue cheese 1 small round brie cheese, softened Pitted dates Greek or kalamata olives Red or green grapes, rinsed Salted or smoked almonds 4 ounces Prosciutto di Parma 1 small bowl fig spread or mango salsa Directions: One hour before serving, scatter the cheese selection on a large cutting board. Fill in spaces with clusters of
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OBITUARY STANLEY MARCUS WRIGHT 05/23/1947- 05/22/2022
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After a career that started at Xerox and later in real estate and the mortgage business, he re tired over ten years ago and traveled the world with Laurie. Their love for travel and sharing stories with friends was one of Stan’s favorite activities. They are the proud parents of Sta cy Wright Becker (Mike) and Wendy Marie Wright. One of the joys of Stan’s life was be ing Papa to his granddaughter Emma Marie Becker. As a father and grandfather, Stan was very active by coaching both daughters’ White Ponies soccer teams, driving both carpools at the same time in the Caprice Classic convert ible, volunteering as an Indian Princess guide, and serving cafeteria duty at Hyer Elementary as a parent and later as a grandparent at Uni versity Park Elementary. He was active in the Hyer Dad’s club and helped get a yogurt ma chine for the school cafeteria. He never missed a soccer or volleyball game for his daughters or granddaughter. One of his great joys in life was seeing Emma perform on stage–singing, act ing, and dancing. Stan was an active community servant. He raised money for the YMCA for over 30 years and was awarded the Charles E. Seay Out standing Leadership Award in 2005 for his distinguished service with the YMCA. He was the Rotary Club liaison for the North Texas Food Bank and helped coordinate activities for the Snider Plaza Tree Lighting and the Park Cities 4th of July Parade. He received three awards from the Rotary Club for Exemplary, Enthusiastic, and Outstanding service. Stan was an active member at Highland Park Pres byterian Church, ushering monthly, and was known for his quick wit and ever-present smile. He volunteered delivering food for Meals on Wheels and was a key contact to assist with last-minute deliveries. He loved to perform in the Junior League Ball, building many life-long friendships.Stanenjoyed the outdoors and loved teach ing his daughters and their friends how to wa ter ski. In addition, he helped his daughters remodel and renovate their numerous hous es over the years. He was known as one of the most outgoing, lovable people, always joking around with everyone. Stan loved to entertain, bartend, and organize get-togethers. Stan is loved by his family, friends, and the community within the Park Cities. The family requests that memorial gifts be made to the MD Anderson Cancer Center or the North Texas Food Bank in lieu of flowers.
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StanleyWrightMarcuswent to be with his Heavenly Father on May 22, 2022, after morousloving,gery.duecomplicationsenduringtoheartsurStanwasakind,huhusband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. Stan was born in Dallas, Texas, on May 23, 1947, to Blanche and Marcus Wright. Stan grew up with his brother, John, in Dallas, graduated from Hillcrest High School in 1965, and later went on to attend Texas Tech with a degree in Advertising. He met Laurie Teeple, and they were married less than a year later on Decem ber 11, 1971, and celebrated 50 “glorious” years of marriage this past December.
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With the addition of strategic outdoor lighting, gardens transform into additional living spaces, moonlit walking paths, and alfresco dining options. Richard Lentz, president of Lentz Landscape Lighting, shares a few tips on enhancing your gardens with recre ated “moonlight” and other outdoor lighting options. “Many of our customers spend quite a bit of money landscaping their properties with beautiful gardens,” says Lentz. “The problem is that investment literally disappears after dark,” he adds. With the placement of strategic outdoor lighting, homeowners can enjoy the beauty of their garden day and night while adding the benefit of increased security to the entireHereproperty.areafew tips on night lighting your gardens from Richard Lentz: • Use soft perimeter lights along the pathways to create ambiance and provide additional safety lighting
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DAVE PERRY-MILLER REAL ESTATE Hummel & Greenberg List HP Home with Pool in Prime Location This contemporary Highland Park home on an active block near the Katy Trail and SMU, has 5 bedrooms and 4.1 baths in 4,576 sq. ft. Offered by Traci Hummel and Dana Greenberg for $2,895,000, 3109 Drexel Drive (3109drexel.daveperrymiller.com) boasts clean, crisp lines and reflects today’s lifestyle, inside and out. The two-story entry leads to a living space awash in natural light with a coffered ceiling. Minimalists will love the sleek, white kitchen with gas cooktop, double Sub-Zero, built-in coffee, steam oven, large island and huge walk-in pantry. The first floor owners’ retreat overlooks a heated pool and outdoor living area with kitchen. In the spa-like bath, enjoy the steam shower, jetted tub, long vanities and ample closet space. A large flex room upstairs with full bath is perfect for office, gaming, play or workout. Two bedrooms upstairs share a connecting bath, and the fourth bedroom is ensuite.To schedule a showing, contact Hummel at 214-403-1109 / tracihummel@ daveperrymiller.com or Greenberg at 214.226-0400 / danagreenberg@ daveperrymiller.com.DavePerry-Miller Real Estate (dpmre. com) is a division of the Ebby Halliday Companies, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, with four locations that specialize in Preston Hollow, Park Cities, North Dallas, Lakewood, East Dallas, Uptown, Kessler Park and Farm & Ranch properties.
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As summer marches on, are you beginning to think of finding a new home before school starts? Lucky for you, the agents at Allie Beth Allman & Associates have announced beautiful new listings in Preston Hollow and the surrounding neighborhoods bordering some of the city’s premier private schools. If you want a sophisticated home with all the bells and whistles, a property listed with Erin Mathews is sure to impress. Sitting at 6530 Glendora Ave., this Preston Hollow paradise includes six bedrooms, a kitchen with sought-after appliances like refrigerator drawers, and an outdoor living space with pool, spa, and outdoor grill. A new construction at 6741 Prestonshire Lane is contemporary and move-in ready. The home’s façade welcomes you with a stylish mix of stone, wood and glass. Stepping inside, high ceilings and open spaces set the scene for displaying sizeable décor and artwork. Offered by Jill Long. The L.A.-inspired modern, marketed by Lauren Savariego and Julie Haymann, displays high-end designer finishes everywhere you look. Indoor/outdoor living is also effortless at 7027 Desco Drive. Find the right home with the help of an Allie Beth Allman & Associates real estate expert. Call an agent to see the luxury brokerage’s private list of homes on the market: https:// www.alliebeth.com/associates/int
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Continuing to lead in the sale of homes in Highland Park and University Park, Allie Beth Allman & Associates agents have brought to market two of the most expensive homes for sale in the Park Cities. And one of them, 6915 Baltimore Drive, is currently the most expensive listing in Texas, according to the Multiple Listing Service.Far-reaching buzz is especially true of 6915 Baltimore Drive, the subject of articles in Texas Monthly, The Real Deal and The Dallas Morning News. Designed by Richard Drummond Davis, the almost 24,000-square-foot residence began taking shape in Volk Estates in 2018. Much of the construction is complete, and it paints a picture of the lavish life you can lead here. It all starts with the grand façade, looking like a fairytale manor from a faraway land, with its imported Bulgarian limestone and custom iron doors. Inside, the six-bedroom property’s wow factor multiplies – the oversized entry features dramatic panda marble, a sweeping double staircase, and a glamorous chandelier. Learn more directly from Diana Stewart and Allie Beth Allman, who are marketing theThishome.is just a taste of the estates Allie Beth Allman & Associates agent have to offer. Connect with an agent to learn https://www.alliebeth.com/associates/intmore:
Life at Beacon Hill on Cedar Creek Lake is expanding as construction continues on phase 2 of our new 3-acre Aquatic Center. Residents and their guests will soon be relaxing at the pool, enjoying a state of the art spa, 2 large movie screens, an outdoor kitchen, pickle ball court, fire pit and more! All of Beacon Hill’s featured amenities including the Marina Club, stocked 9-acre Lake Ava Rosetta and Nature Trails are accessible to the community’s residents as well as homesite lot owners who are in the home building process. If you would like to tour your future lake home location, call 903-498-LAKE (5253) or visit www. liveatbeaconhill.com. Beacon Hill is located at 12900 US Highway 175 in Kemp, Texas just 45 minutes from Dallas!
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Rovinsky Offers Spacious Preston Hollow Home with Pool
This Mediterranean gem at 6622 Aberdeen Avenue (6622aberdeen.daveperrymiller.com) is listed by Kyle Rovinsky for $2,495,000. With 5 bedrooms and 6.2 baths in 6,715 sq. ft., it offers plenty of room to breathe, with easy overflow into the large backyard with heated pool. The timeless architecture boasts multiple balconies, stone and wood floors, with gorgeous tile roofing. The open floor plans, expansive oversized windows, and vaulted ceilings make for an unforgettable entrance. The home two primary suites, one upstairs and the main downstairs with wardrobe closet, a sitting area, Jacuzzi tub and fully glass enclosed double shower. Also featured is an exercise room, game room, study, open living areas and plenty of closet space. The gourmet kitchen is full of stainless steel Viking appliances, a large granite island, built-in refrigerator/freezer, large pantry, built-in warming drawer and microwave. The front entry drive leads to one- and two-car oversized garages with storage.Toschedule a showing, contact Rovinsky at 972-9898568 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate (dpmre.com) is a division of the Ebby Halliday Companies, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, with four locations that specialize in Preston Hollow, Park Cities, North Dallas, Lakewood, East Dallas, Uptown, Kessler Park and Farm & Ranch properties.
5335 Meaders Lane 6 Bedrooms | 6.2 Baths | 12,612 SqFt Offered For $9,135,000 Designed by architect Elby Martin, a Tuscan- inspired stone-clad estate home with Italian barrel tile roof, mani cured 1.1-acre site with mature trees and landscape by Harold Leidner. Gourmet kitchen topped by a barrel brick ceiling is open to one of several family rooms. Custom Knotty Alderwood cabinetry with White Castle hardware provides storage. Two full-size SubZeros refriger ators, two Asko dishwashers, two gas Wolf ovens and warming drawer. Out door Kitchen equipped with a Wolfe out door grille and Subzero undercounter refrigerators, and electric screens. Re sort like pool, cabana, turfed back yard, private guest house. Home is equipped with Geothermal HVAC and natural gas generator.Formore information please contact Kyle Crews (214) 538-1310.
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Dreaming of owning a home in Highland Park? Want to live in a Highland Park estate where the schools rank consistently among the best in Texas? Entrust the search to an expert at Allie Beth Allman & Associates, which this year again is leading all other residential real estate firms in buying and selling Highland Park homes, according to the Multiple ListingTheService.classic, Tudor-style estate at 4209 Arcady Ave. on the prestigious French streets has been remodeled with magazineworthy interiors. Offered by Missy Kennedy Robinson, the four-bedroom home features a sleek, modern style inside its classic exterior.Watch your friends swoon when you show off your new, contemporary-style home at 3414 Lindenwood Ave. Listed by Mellie Cline, the five-bedroom residence features elegance throughout, from its heavy, frosted-glass and steel-pivot front door to the wood flooring. Carla Hollis is marketing a fourbedroom, Palladian-style home on a large lot at 3700 Normandy Ave. It has tall ceilings, hardwood flooring, spacious living areas and a three-car garage. Jason Pate has found you the perfect three-bedroom home in Highland Park. The contemporary-style home at 4337 Southern Ave., close to Highland Park Village and Bradfield Elementary School, has an open floor plan with a large downstairs primary suite.
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The team, whose nine members include Ryan Streiff, Jason Bates, Karen Fry, Charles Gregory, Lance Hancock, Courtney Jubinsky, Jamie Kohlmann, Laura Michelle and Dave Perry-Miller, specializes in luxury homes in Preston Hollow, North Dallas, Park Cities, Lakewood, Lake Highlands and anywhere else their clients need them to be. Contact the Perry-Miller Streiff Group today to discuss getting your property prepared for market before the highly anticipated spring selling season, or to get connected to terrific listings. Visit DPMFineHomes.com to learn more or call 214.799.1488.
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Donna Pierce [center] wants to set the recordContrarystraight.to a tall tale circulating on July 4, Highland Park ISD’s longtime “Star Lady” hasn’t rocketed into orbit with SpaceButX.if Elon Musk decided to call, the 88-year-old retired astronomy teacher would certainly listen despite the trip necessitating a closed cockpit instead of the open one the licensed pilot favors. Even without such a star trek, the Highland Park planetarium’s namesake had trouble coming back to earth after the Park Cities Fourth of July Parade. “I’ve always thought of my life as a tapestry and wanted bright colors to be used, but never thought colors so bright from being a grand marshal were available,” Pierce said, recalling, “the out of the world experience of having crowds yelling my name, expressing their love and admiration, even cheers for, ‘Astronomy rules!’”
The Rotary Club of Park Cities views its grand marshals as an exclusive club of honorees chosen for service above self. Pierce fit the bill during 41 years with Highland Park ISD and a lifetime of dedication to the Girl Scouts. Last year’s retirement didn’t stop her from joining another Astronomy Club trip to the McDonald Observatory in far West Texas.The Rotary float precedes the grand marshal, but club president Jeff McNaughton noted that people saw Pierce before he even passed by and began yelling her name. “My lawyer daughter from McAllen and her partner were kind of going up and down and getting pictures and hearing stories that I never ever would have heard,” Pierce said. “And when we got to Goar Park, people started coming. They were bringing their families. They were bringing their parents. And remembering. I was almost in tears.”
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