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TEARING DOWN AN OLD HOUSE? PLEASE SALVAGE ITS MATERIALS

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hen I see an older home being torn down, it always makes me a little sad. I’ve lived in several older homes over the years and live in one built in the 1920s. Yes, it’s a bit drafty, and the wood floors creak, and the walls and trim have at least eight layers of paint on them. When we’ve done our own home projects, I’ve seen those paint colors from years past and find myself wondering about the folks that lived in our home before us. When I see that pile of rubble at a teardown site, I feel like memories are being crushed and lost in the wreckage. In this issue, we write about a nonprofit that salvages material from older homes as they are torn down (Page 23). It takes longer and cost more (upfront) than a standard demolition, but you get a tax benefit from doing it this way. The ReUse People of America got its start back in 1993 with a building-materials drive to aid flood victims in Tijuana, Mexico. That project demonstrated the need for used building materials. It also, of course, made a beneficial impact on the volume of materials going to the landfills.

The ReUse People operate across the country, provide materials for other nonprofit building PAT M A R T I N projects, and partner with organizations like Habitat for Humanity. We’re looking to retile a small bathroom in our home, and our son just moved into an older house near San Antonio and was in search of replacement door knob mechanisms. We visited several Habitat for Humanity ReStore shops and Discount Home Warehouse Architectural Salvage and found both. If you are planning a home project, look to buy salvaged material, and if you are planning a teardown, consider using a company that will recover the usable material – that way those doorknobs, cabinets, light fixtures, and wood floors from that older home will live on for someone else to enjoy. Pat Martin, Publisher pat.martin@peoplenewspapers.com

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Crime S KU L D U G G E RY of the MONTH

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CRIME REPORT DEC. 10 - JAN. 5 DEC. 10 Did you lose your Chase Visa debit card in the parking lot outside of Honor Bar at Highland Park Village? Around 6:20 a.m., a passerby found one and gave it to police. DEC. 12 Approximately $330 was stolen between 11:45 a.m. and noon from Howdy Homemade in the 4300 block of Lovers Lane.

We’ve heard about plenty of interesting purchases via identity theft, but this one takes the cake. In October, someone used the identity of a man residing in the 3500 block of Cornell Avenue to purchase a nearly $53,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee over the Internet and had it delivered to a home in Garland. The scheme was unraveled when Ally Finacial contacted the Highland Park man about the past-due balance, the homeowner reported on Dec. 12. WANT TO READ MORE CRIMES? SIGN UP FOR OUR WEEKLY E-NEWSLETTER parkcitiespeople.com/subscribe-to-our-newsletter/

DEC. 13 Around 7 p.m. Dec. 12, a homeowner in the 4500 block of Belclaire Avenue parked his 2019 Mercedes CLS 450 in the driveway, leaving the doors unlocked, and returned the next morning at 8:55 a.m. to find it had been burglarized. The homeowner reported three pairs of Oakley sunglasses and an assortment of golf clubs were stolen. A backpack, containing a Nike wallet valued at $40, was stolen before 8 a.m. from a 2007 black GMC parked overnight in the 4100 block of Stanford Avenue. DEC. 16 Stolen before 11 a.m.: an unlocked silver 2017 Toyota 4Runner, valued at $35,000, parked overnight in the 4500 block of Bordeaux Avenue. It had an extra key in the glove compartment. Stolen: two “Candy” clutches, valued at $598 each, by two women “shopping” around 2:45 p.m. at the Jimmy Choo store in Highland Park Village. DEC. 17 A homeowner in the 4300 block of University Boulevard reported to police at 3:06 p.m. that between 8 a.m. Dec. 10 and 5:23 p.m. Dec. 11, he paid a contractor $2,750, but the contractor has not been seen since agreeing to do the work. A Highland Park woman lost her nearly $14,000 1.5 carat diamond earring while walking from her home in the 4400 block of North Versailles Avenue and the Avant Garden flower shop in the Shops at Highland Park, sometime between 3:30 and 4:35 p.m.

DEC. 18 Sometime between 2:41 a.m. Dec. 16 and 2 p.m. Dec. 18, packages were stolen from the front porch of a home in the 3600 block of Centenary Drive. Items stolen included a $120 GelPro floor mat, a $120 Cat & Jack polo and $140 of other apparel. Around 5:20 p.m., a homeowner who does monogramming in her spare time reported to police that three bags containing four white baby robes, valued at $40 each, a tan burlap Christmas tree skirt, valued at $40, and woman’s navy pajamas, valued at $43, were all stolen from her front porch in the 3200 block of Cornell Avenue. Sometime between 9 and 11 p.m., a gray 2018 Audi was burglarized while parked in the 3600 block of Maplewood Avenue. A wallet was stolen, and charges were made at McDonalds, Shell, and 7-Eleven. DEC. 19 Around 7 a.m., a woman who lives in the 4400 block of Arcady Avenue reported to police that she possibly left her stainless steel and gold Cartier Panthere women’s watch, valued at $7,500, in a loaner vehicle from Park Place Porsche. According to the report, the woman said the assistant service manager at the dealership advised her that the watch was not in the vehicle when he inspected it. In a blink of an eye, a woman’s wallet was stolen while shopping at St. Michaels Woman’s Exchange at Highland Park Village. The woman told police that around 4:20 p.m. she placed her wallet on the counter after making a purchase, turned to put something in a bag, and when she looked back up, the wallet was gone, including the $1,500 in cash that was inside. DEC. 20 Two homes on Marquette Street were burglarized overnight, and nearly $14,500 of property was stolen. Sometime before 4 a.m., more than $14,000 of property including a Louis Vuitton purse, Lenovo computer, and $500 in cash, were stolen from a home in the 3700 block of Marquette Street. A purse and con-

tents, valued at $470, were also stolen from an unlocked home in the 3300 block of Marquette Street before 5 a.m. Around 4:40 p.m. a man reported to police that between 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. on Dec. 16 his black 2011 GMC Yukon XL was burglarized while he was at a dinner party in the 4100 block of Lomo Alto Drive. The thirdrow seat, valued at $1,500, was stolen. DEC. 21 Around 11:30 a.m., a homeowner reported to police that around 3 p.m. Dec. 16 a package was stolen from the front porch of his home in the 4600 block of Abbott Avenue. DEC. 22 A homeowner in the 4500 block of Beverly Drive was scammed out of $7,000. The woman reported to police around noon that on Dec. 19 she received a phone call that her son was in jail on a domestic violence charge after hitting a female and causing her to “lose her baby.” The phone scammer told the woman to put $7,000 in a magazine and then mail it to a Philadelphia address. She complied. DEC. 23 A black 2018 Ford Explorer was burglarized overnight before 4:22 a.m. while parked in the 3900 block of Centenary Drive. About $300 worth of West Elm pillowcases and Stuart Weitzman wedges were reported missing. DEC. 27 The owner of Plant Enterprise reported to police around 7:45 a.m. that a few moments earlier, a person in a beige Chevrolet extended cab pickup truck stole a walk-behind mower, valued at $1,050, and a weed trimmer, valued at $250, from one of her work trucks parked outside of the Methodist Family Clinic in the 4100 block of Lomo Alto Drive. DEC. 29 A homeowner reported to police around 10:36 a.m. that sometime between noon Dec. 22 and that morning, three televisions were stolen from her home in the 3300 block of St. Johns Drive. JAN. 2 The struggle is real for some

scoundrels: a person attempted to open several credit cards using the name of a 44-year-old woman residing in the 3400 block of Centenary Drive but was denied over and over again, the resident reported to police around 10:05 a.m. There is another way to see fewer wrinkles, but stealing $700 worth of Neutrogena products from the CVS store in the 3000 block of Mockingbird Way is one we don’t suggest. According to a police report, sometime between 8:20 a.m. Jan. 1 and 12:07 p.m. the following day, the merchandise was stolen. If your last name starts with an H and ends with a T, it could be your Chase bank card and Top Golf player’s card that were found around the intersection of Arcady Avenue and Westside Drive. They were dropped off at the police department around 4:36 p.m. Four bottles of wine, valued at $1.039.97, were stolen from Royal Blue Grocery at Highland Park Village between 4:56 and 7 p.m. Dec. 29, a store clerk reported around 2:13 p.m. Jan. 2. JAN. 3 Two bicycles, valued at $723.51, and a helmet, gloves, and bike lock, collectively valued at $95, were stolen around 4 p.m. Jan. 3 near Turtle Creek in the 4100 block St. Johns Avenue when two children left their bikes along a black rod iron fence. Sometime before 9 a.m., a 2010 red Lexus RX350, valued at $35,000, and property such as clothing and computer gear, collectively valued around $3,000, were stolen overnight while parked in the 3200 block of Milton Avenue. Stolen before 9:20 a.m.: the tailgate and other parts, valued at $7,500, from a white 2012 Ford F250 parked overnight in the 4200 block of Southwestern Boulevard. JAN. 5 Stolen before 8 a.m.: three credit cards and $15 in cash from a black Mercedes coupe parked overnight in the 4200 block of Beverly Drive.


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News

WHAT’S NEXT FOR PRESTON CENTER, ‘PINK WALL’ AREAS? Northwest Highway neighbors face season of decisions By Tim Glaze and William Taylor People Newspapers

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he direction of redevelopment along Northwest Highway could come into focus this spring as separate Dallas zoning cases and ongoing discussions over replacing the Preston Center garage progress. To the west, Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church seeks to develop a 12-story residential tower and eight-story office building on the church’s property between Douglas Avenue and Dallas North Tollway.

I haven’t taken any position on these zoning cases. Jennifer Gates To the east and roughly across the street from Park Cities Baptist Church, reconsideration of Planned Development 15 (PD-15) could determine whether future buildings could stand many stories higher than seen now behind the “Pink Wall” – a faded brick wall along Northwest Highway that needs repairs. In between, Dallas City Council member Jennifer Gates has made addressing the Preston Center parking garage, considered an eyesore by many, a priority of what would be her third term in District 13 if reelected in May. To that end, Gates set aside in

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Proposed changes to PD-15 would allow for more highrises similar to Preston Tower, pictured above. the 2017 bond election $10 million to leverage with funding from the North Central Texas Council of Government and other sources to replace the garage, she said. But so far adjacent property owners have favored faster solutions than constructing an underground garage with a park on top. Another meeting on the matter is scheduled for Jan. 31. As for rezoning along Northwest Highway, Gates has faced criticism from former Mayor Laura Miller, who has accused the council member of siding with

developers who would bring taller buildings, greater residential density, and increased traffic to the area. But Gates insists her goal is to foster neighborhood input on the issues. “I haven’t taken any position on these zoning cases,” she said. The next public meeting on PD-15, which dates back to the 1940s and restricts residential dwelling units, is expected sometime in February. In January, nearly 100 residents packed the Walnut Hill Recreation Center community room and

• Minimum front yard setback – 70 feet from Northwest Highway • Minimum side, rear yard setbacks – 20 feet from Pickwick and Baltimore • Maximum density – 90 dwelling units per acre standard; up to 120 units per acre with affordable housing units included. • Maximum height – 240 feet, or 20 stories, for the southern half; 96 feet, or eight stories, for the northern half • Open space required – minimum of 5 percent Source: City of Dallas

heard a likely preview of what will be discussed in February before moving on to the Planning Commission and City Council. “I’d like for all recommendations to be ready before March,” Gates said. “I don’t want it to go much later than that.” Andrew Ruegg, city of Dallas senior planner, presented staff recommendations for PD-15, an area that includes the Preston Tower, Diplomat, Royal Orleans, Diamond Head, Athena and Preston Place properties. PD-15 restricts development to

no more than 52 units per acre. The staff proposes adding height restrictions of 240-feet on the southern half of the development and 96-feet on the northern half and increasing allowable units per acre to 90. Developers could build up to 120 units per acre by designating some as affordable units available to tenants earning less than the median family income. “We’re open to more suggestions, but this layout will more than likely be what we bring before the committees,” Ruegg said.


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HPISD Leaders Want Relief from ‘Robin Hood’ District will have paid $3.8 billion by 2021

COURTESY HPISD RECAPTURE

Residents gathered at Armstrong Elementary in December to hear experts discuss the state’s recapture - or “Robin Hood” - guidelines for HPISD.

By Tim Glaze

People Newspapers As lawmakers in Austin look to tackle school finance this legislative session, educators in Highland Park ISD and other property-rich districts are hoping for new approaches and more funding. But whether there will be any relief for districts such as HPISD, which must give back money to the state to help fund property-poor districts under the ‘Robin Hood’ system, remains uncertain. Without any changes, HPISD will have given approximately $3.8 billion back to the state under the recapture process by 2021, officials said.

There are 5.4 million kids in Texas schools. Meaningful additional dollars must be invested in the system so that a notable difference can be made. Jeff Barber District leaders, state officials, and others discussed the situation with residents during a public meeting in December. Recapture began in 1993 when school districts were subject to wealth equalization provisions. “In the first year ever of Robin Hood, 34 Chapter 41 districts - which are districts with high-property wealth - paid over $100 million into the state,” said Christy Rome, executive director of the Texas School Coalition. “Now, there are more than 200 districts paying into Robin Hood.” Officials said that what began as a mechanism to “equalize funding between

districts” who were outliers in the overall system of finance has become a major source of revenue for the state. Rome said that recapture is designed to ensure that district property wealth per student does not exceed certain levels, but is determined by the prior years’ certified property wealth divided by the current years’ average daily attendance. “Property wealth is not the same as personal wealth,” Rome said. “For example, Dallas ISD, which is a property-wealthy district this year, is not serving population with a lot of personal wealth. But, you can still be property-wealthy.” Highland Park ISD has paid the fourth-most into recapture, behind only Austin ISD, Houston ISD, and Plano ISD, officials said. Todd Williams, chairman and CEO of The Commit Partnership and state-appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott to the Texas Commission on Public School Finance, pointed out that 10 percent of the entire country is educated in Texas. “There are 5.4 million kids in Texas schools,” he said. “Meaningful additional dollars must be invested in the system so that a notable difference can be made.” HPISD Superintendent Tom Trigg spoke on the need to hire more educators, and to pay them better. But, he said, recapture eats into a large part of the budget. “Better pay and better care for our teachers is a top priority,” he said. “We right now spend a lot of money that could be going towards teachers instead of toward recapture. So, we need to find a way to balance that because our teachers are very important to us. “ We understand equalization, and we want every kid in the state to have a proper education. But as the final dollar amount raises, it can hinder the education we provide here in Highland Park. We want it to be equitable in both ways.”


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Community

THE WALDER IDENTITY:

Book Shelf

By Bill Miller

Whether reliving the life of the musicals man of Dallas or a family’s journey with early onset Alzheimer’s Disease, authors with local ties are finding their way onto our bookshelves. Here are a few we think you should consider:

Mother, FBI special agent, Hockaday history teacher, CIA counterterrorism pro Special Contributor

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racy Walder, now a history teacher at The Hockaday School, wasn’t much interested in television while growing up in Southern California, but on Sept. 11, 2001, she scrambled to find a TV. The rookie operations officer for the CIA was at work around 9 a.m. when she learned that a plane struck the World Trade Center in New York City. Walder found a TV screen, “just in time to see the second plane hit,” she said. “We felt responsible,” she recalled, “like we should’ve done something to stop this. But you don’t have a lot of time to sit around and feel bad for yourself.” Walder helped track weapons of mass destruction across the globe through 2004. Later, seeking stateside work, she became a special agent in the FBI’s Los Angeles field office. Gritty stuff compared to her days at the University of Southern California where she earned a history degree and joined a sorority. She also has a master’s degree in education from Chapman University. If all this sounds like the makings of a TV drama — it is. ABC-TV, with actress Ellen Pompeo of “Grey’s Anatomy” as a producer, is developing a show based on Walder’s career. There’s a book deal with publisher St. Martin’s Press. “Tracy’s real-life story is fascinating,” Pompeo said, “and we are

honored that she has entrusted our team to put a fictional twist on her real-life wild ride.” Walder, now married and mother of a toddler daughter in Highland Park, said she loved history in high school, and her curiosity flourished on family trips abroad. She wanted to teach, but felt other experiences would enhance her career, so she handed her résumé to CIA recruiters at a job fair; by graduation, she had a job. Walder went to Afghanistan and other hotspots. She saw the grisly aftermaths of suicide bombings and mass executions. She prefers not to give details but confirms the CIA aggressively interrogated prisoners. She’s against torture and understands people’s distaste of “enhanced interrogation techniques” like sleep deprivation. “No one got enjoyment out of that,” she said. “But truly, in our hearts, we felt we were going to stop attacks. “Now it’s my job to put in some perspective about that.” Walder teaches a foreign policy class that explores ethical complexities of espionage. She discusses all sides of controversial techniques, from waterboarding to drone strikes. Her students — all female, Hockaday being a girls’ school — don’t flinch at grim descriptions of current events. They focus on solutions, Walder said, like whether to prop up “failed states” where anti-U.S. terrorism can incubate. “These are girls who obviously want more information,” she said,

My Life with Tom Hughes: A Personal Story of the “Musical Man” of Dallas

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Tracy Walder, who served in Afghanistan with the CIA, draws on her made-for-TV life as she teaches history and foreign affairs.

We felt responsible, like we should’ve done something to stop (9/11). But you don’t have a lot of time to sit around and feel bad for yourself. Tracy Walder “so their curiosity levels are really high. And I love that for them.” Walder noted that many of her

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The Sorority Girl Who Saved Your Life, a book by Tracy Walder and Jessica Anya Blau, is scheduled for release in 2020. A television drama by the same name is in development by ABC. students have interned at the FBI or applied to the CIA. That inspires her, and she wants to help empower others to take similar paths. “This is the best job I ever had,” she said, “and these girls are my role models.”

Scots Parade

Available: thetomhughesproject.com If you’re looking for the perfect coffee-table book for a Dallas historian or art lover, this is it. Nearly 200 pages of photographs, memorabilia, and stories chronicle the birth of Dallas’ art scene through the lens of the late Tom Hughes. In addition to his work with Dallas Summer Musicals, the book, for the first time, also weaves together the unforgettable story of his romance with author Kouri Hughes as well as their marriage and family life.

The Animal Kingdom

Available: RizzoliBookstore.com Elegantly designed and packaged, acclaimed photographer and Highland Park alum Randal Ford presents the beauty, power, and even humor of 150 furry and feathered species. From a young male lion cub with a seemingly rebellious mohawk to a chimpanzee in a pensive pose, this collection will delight any animal or bird lover.

Broken Beauty

The Park Cities on Jan. 12 celebrated Highland Park High School’s state champion tennis and football teams. For more photos go to Community tab at parkcitiespeople.com.

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Available: Amazon.com Native Texan and Park Cities resident Sarah Smith reveals her and her family’s powerful and personal journey in navigating the devastating world of early-onset Alzheimer’s. This compelling and personal story about a daughter facing the unthinkable and the love she found to carry her through will touch the hearts of everyone who reads it. – Compiled by Bianca R. Montes


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Such a Short, Mercurial Month February is an important month in the culture wars. The shortest month roars in LEN BOURLAND with the Super Bowl, not only pitting football fans against each other but also music fans dissecting the halftime show, especially for political correctness. Who will take a knee during the national anthem? February then ends with America’s other passion after football, the Oscars. The Oscars are way more than the movies and ball gowns in Hollyweird. Politics will no doubt be woven into many an acceptance speech. Will #MeToo still play a role? Everything I needed to know about international relations I had in full view the other night as I just went to my first hockey game. No taking a knee during the national anthem in Dallas; in fact, it’s hugely popular for fans to show support for the country and home team by belting out, “Oh say does that STARS spangled banner yet wave…” Almost nobody playing on either team was an American. I think one guy. Everybody else was Canadian or from Nordic or Slavic country where ice-skating is as basic as walking. (Nonetheless, it was impressive seeing guys listed at well over 200 pounds in balletic swirls and skating backward while wielding their sticks on an impossibly small puck.) This much I know is true: Given the charging, smashing, very physical contact of opposing teams, Germans don’t much like Czechs; the Finns, especially the Estonians and Latvians, and Poles still despise Russia. One Stars player, who was still recovering from stitches from the previous game, threw down his gloves and was punching (back) an enemy of the state from his homeland. Blood flowed, the crowd roared its appreciation, while other fight films flashed on the big screen. The refs wisely stayed on the wall like so many picadores at a bullfight, until teammates blitzed over and players began trying to break things up. My son assured me this was not staged like Saturday night wrestling. Players went to solitary confinement, (5 minutes in the penalty box), but nobody showed remorse. Phew. Whether it’s charging the mound in baseball, piling on in football, that old axiom about testosterone, plus adrenalin, plus emotion means fights. No need for more hockey; I can just read Twitter or the newspaper for more of the same. Mercifully this mercurial month is punctuated midway by hearts and flowers. Happy Valentine’s. Email Len Bourland at lenbourland@gmail.com.


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Sports

SHARPSHOOTER SEEBOLD EMERGES AS SCOTS’ TOP THREAT Senior first-year starter shatters three-point record By Todd Jorgenson People Newspapers

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eilly Seebold could have been the next in line to carry on his family’s lacrosse legacy. Then he started scoring on a different type of net. Seebold has emerged as the top scorer for the Highland Park basketball team, and the sharpshooting senior has the Scots on the verge of another playoff run.

Seebold said the outburst is simply the result of opportunity. After playing behind more experienced guards for the past two years, he’s now a team captain. “I’ve always been capable. It was just about taking advantage of it,” Seebold said. “I’ve been able to play freely and with a lot of minutes.” Seebold ’s older brother, Owen, is a sophomore lacrosse player at Syracuse University, where his father, Bob, was a key member of the school’s national championship team in 1983. Reilly Seebold also grew up playing lacrosse but changed gears after joining a basketball team with some of his friends in fourth grade. “My love for basketball wound up overtaking that,” he said. Seebold debuted on the HP varsity team as a sophomore, when the Scots advanced to the Class 5A Region II semifinals.

Some shooters, when they miss a few in a row, it rattles their confidence, but he’s got that short memory that good shooters have. David Piehler The perimeter specialist has shattered the school record for 3-pointers in a season, averaging almost five per game, while connecting on nearly 40 percent of his attempts. He has led the Scots in scoring in most games this season, his first as a full-time starter.

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Reilly Seebold is the leading scorer for Highland Park this season, due in large part to his three-point shooting prowess. Last season, he started a handful of games and scored 26 points during a road win over Wylie East. “He showed glimpses last year of getting hot in a game. This year, he’s our top threat from the outside,” said HP head coach David Piehler. “He has the green light. He’s earned it.” This year, Seebold is one of the most prolific outside shooters in

the Dallas area. And he doesn’t mind when people try to dismiss him as a one-dimensional player. At least they’re saluting his game. “I think it’s a compliment even if people don’t mean it as a compliment,” Seebold said. “It’s definitely the way I get recognized. I love the 3.” Piehler attributes part of Seebold’s success to a classic shoot-

er’s mentality, and the ability to help the team in other ways during a rare off-night. “Some shooters, when they miss a few in a row, it rattles their confidence, but he’s got that short memory that good shooters have,” Piehler said. “He’s become more well-rounded. He’s improved his overall game. But his shot has gotten better, too.”

Holding Court: ESD Senior Makes Plenty of Noise

Third-year basketball starter Casey seeks to lead younger teammates By Todd Jorgenson People Newspapers

Keller Casey has just recently become more vocal on the basketball court, but his game has always spoken volumes. The ESD senior hasn’t sacrificed his scoring and rebounding prowess while taking on more leadership responsibilities this season on a freshmen-laden team. “It’s been different because you have to talk more in practice,” Casey said. “I’ve never been much of a vocal leader until this year.” Casey has averaged more than 24 points and 12 rebounds per game for the Eagles in his third year as a starter, and is eager to lead a young roster on a deep run in the season-ending

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Keller Casey wants to be remembered as one of ESD’s best players. SPC tournament. The point guard is most often the floor leader, but that role has become natural for the 6-foot-7 Casey, who

usually rises to the top of the stat sheet while spending time both in the paint and on the perimeter. “He’s done an amazing job,” said

ESD head coach Corey Henderson. “He’s constantly asking me what he can do to be remembered five to 10 years from now as a leader.” Casey averaged 15 points and eight rebounds as a sophomore, when he was named the Most Improved Player in the SPC North Zone. The following year, he earned all-conference honors while tallying 18.4 points and 10.1 rebounds per game. Among his highlights this season: a 26-point, 17-rebound effort against perennial power Kimball. Henderson cited Casey’s work ethic and versatility as two keys to his success. He proved his toughness, too, when playing through an ankle injury during a key SPC game last sea-

son against Greenhill. “Every year he’s gotten better in at least one or two areas,” Henderson said. “He has a knack for being around the ball. He’s a multilevel player. The improvement has been phenomenal, both in the skill part and the mental part of his game.” Casey, who lives in University Park, has attended ESD since first grade, always looking up to the school’s best players — including former Boston Celtics guard Phil Pressey — and aspiring to join their ranks. With his high school career winding down, he can proudly check off that goal. “I always go out there thinking that I have something to prove,” Casey said. “I want to make sure I can leave that lasting impact.”


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Depth, Experience Should Yield Softball Success

SCHEDULE February 12 Lancaster 7 p.m. 14-16 Forney ISD tourney TBA 19 W.T. White 7 p.m. 21-23 Richardson tourney TBA 26 at Newman Smith* 7 p.m. March 1 Conrad* 6 p.m. 5 Bryan Adams* 7 p.m. 8 Carr. Creekview* 7 p.m. 19 at Carr. R.L. Turner* 6 p.m. 22 at Thomas Jefferson* 4:30 p.m. 26 Woodrow Wilson* 7 p.m. 29 Newman Smith* 7 p.m. April 2 at Conrad* 6 p.m. PHOTO CREDIT 5 at Bryan Adams* 4:30 p.m. 12 at Carr. Creekview* 7 p.m. 13 Carr. R.L. Turner* Noon 16 Thomas Jefferson* 7 p.m. 18 at Woodrow Wilson* 7 p.m.

Scots seek return to playoffs By Todd Jorgenson People Newspapers

Players and coaches can feel the momentum building around the Highland Park softball program. After consecutive playoff appearances in 2015 and 2016, the Lady Scots have been rebuilding for the past two seasons with a young roster facing a brutal district alignment that included defending Class 5A state champion, Forney. This year provides more hope, however, as HP begins a two-year cycle in a more favorable district with a team that has increased

Everyone is starting to buy in. It’s a really positive environment, and the girls are working really hard. Michael Pullen

depth and experience. “The experience in that district will help us out tremendously,” said third-year HP head coach Michael Pullen. “It just puts us in a better place.” The Lady Scots will have seven returning varsity players on the roster this season, and only two seniors. HP will likely field five three-year starters. They must replace graduated slugger Amanda Reenan, one of the most decorated players in program history. But two of her younger sisters will be on this year’s team, including Katie — a senior first baseman and outfielder — and Lilly, a freshman who will see time at third base and pitcher. Claire Walker, a junior who pitched in several games last season, will become the primary hurler for HP this spring. Other key returnees include catcher Dawson Dabboussi and outfielder Grace Brown. Pullen said depth also should benefit the Lady Scots going forward. He expects about 30 players in the program this season, an all-time high. That includes 11 in-

coming freshmen, three of which likely will play at the varsity level. Most of them play year-round on select teams. HP is aiming for its first postseason appearance at the 5A level. Both previous playoff berths for the Lady Scots came in 6A, including a bi-district series win by a senior-laden squad over Irving in 2016. The Lady Scots will open the regular season on Feb. 12 when they host Lancaster. Following tournament play in Forney and Richardson, the District 11-5A slate gets underway on Feb. 26 at Carrollton Newman Smith. “Everyone is starting to buy in,” Pullen said. “It’s a really positive environment, and the girls are working really hard.”

* — District 11-5A game

Junior catcher Dawson Dabboussi (top) and senior outfielder Katie Reenan (below) are among the top returnees for an experienced Highland Park softball squad that aims to get back into the playoffs after a two-year absence.

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18 February 2019 | parkcitiespeople.com

Business

FRIENDS LAUNCH RIDE-SHARING BUSINESS

Alto aims to take care of passengers, employees By Bianca R. Montes

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People Newspapers

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uring lunch at East Hampton Sandwich Co., Will Coleman told his longtime f riend that he was leaving his job as a consultant with McKinsey & Company to start a ride-sharing business that would compete with Uber. She thought he was crazy. “But the more I heard about the business and the idea, the more I thought, “This isn’t crazy. It’s just crazy true and crazy ambitious,” Park Cities native Alex Halbardier said. “He described the target customer, and it was me.” This past November, the two launched Alto, a ride-hailing service, after raising nearly $15 million. What sets them apart, they say, is a focus on safety and hospitality more than the destination. Coleman, who grew up in Preston Hollow and considers himself a natural problem solver, said he thought about the idea for Alto while leading McKinsey’s air and travel practice. In that role, he often worked with clients to understand the impact new mobility solutions would have on their business. One question that continually stood out: Is there a viable option for a third mobility player in the United States? “I was honestly surprised when the research showed there was,” the Jesuit Dallas alum said.

Alex Halbardier

Will Coleman

Preston Center After receiving incredible demand from guests, Fort Worth’s scene-stealing modern taqueria has finally arrived in North Dallas bringing the food and lifestyle of coastal-inspired escapes. It offers spirited and bold options from tacos that integrate unique flavor profiles and fresh ingredients to the “not tacos” and inventive cocktails (margaritas too, of course).

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The founders of Alto, which made its Dallas debut in November, plan to expand to other markets. The research also pointed to a target audience: women, who according to the data were half as likely to be active users of current mobility platforms because of safety concerns. “ S o, we ’re working to create something that uses a totally different business model to disrupt the disruptors,” Halbardier said. To fill that service gap, the duo said they are entirely rethinking the business model in

the space today. For example, the other platforms for ride-sharing are technology companies. “Alto is a service company enabled by elegant technology,” Coleman said. “Technology features like panic buttons admit a problem exists, but don’t solve the root cause. Instead, we’re focused on redefining the model entirely to create a different experience for passengers and drivers.” Two of the ways the company is

He described the target customer, and it was me. Alex Halbardier

BARTACO doing that is purchasing the vehicles and hiring the drivers. “We believe that to solve the passenger need for safety, consistency, and quality requires that we also redefine the driver experience. We take care of the drivers so that they can take care of our customers,” Coleman said. Alto’s employee drivers get access to benefits such as social security and workman’s compensation. The company also pays 100 percent of healthcare premiums and offers time off. While in its first phase, Alto is available only in the Dallas metro areas. For more information, visit ridealto.com.

Flip-Flop Company Expands Brand By Bianca R. Montes People Newspapers

Hari Mari’s new line includes boots and runners. A women’s shoe line is expected to follow in 2020. Starting at $85, the men’s line will feature its Dos Santos Retro

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Slater’s 50/50

Preston Forest Expect burgers, wings, and salads on the menu, but be surprised with a bacon brownie for dessert. The California export is known for its over-the-top creations (think hot Cheetos and chili or a ranchero-style enchilada burger) and first made its Dallas debut back in 2017 on Lower Greenville.

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Nordstrom, Zappos pick up new men’s footwear line What’s been a work-in-progress for the past three years has come to fruition for Hari Mari, a flip-flop brand owned by Park Cities natives Jeremy and Lila Stewart. Late January, the company will roll out a line of men’s shoes. The shoes will be available on the company’s website as well as from retailers like Zappos and Nordstrom. The 2019 release will include three new closed-toe shoes that maintain the same style and energy from the brand’s flip-flop line. The shoes are meant to be what the brand’s current customer would wear when the flip-flops come off. “We will always be a flip-flop brand, so that was important for synergy,” Lila Stewart said.

Comings and Goings

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Runners, a vintage-inspired suede with organic hemp under and leather heel cap. In tune with the brand’s uber comfortable flip-flops,

the runners include a memory foam lined tongue and ankle collage and dual density foam footbed with arch and heel cup for added support and cushion. The line also includes two boots. At $120, the Adobe Desert Boots feature water-treated suede and organic hemp upper with wick-away polyester performance liner in custom Native American print – as well as the dual density foam footbed with arch and heel cup. The priciest of the new line is the CanyonTrek Chukka Boots ($140), which recently were featured in Texas Monthly’s “Holiday Gift Guide for Those Who Like to Take it Outside.” The shoe includes a custom diamond tread molded rubber outsole for greater grip and traction.

7 For All Mankind

NorthPark Center The premier denim lifestyle brand is now open in its new locations on level one between Nordstrom and Macy’s.

Verizon Wireless

Preston Forest Square Want to try a wet smartphone? The industry leader in 4G and 5G wireless store has opened a new location where it’s offering the latest phones, accessories, and unique support services.

COMING Liz And Honey

Inwood Village The North Dallas pop-up boutique is moving into a permanent storefront right next to Starbucks this February. The chic women’s clothier will host a launch party Feb. 26.


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Real Estate Quarterly DESIGNER: FOCUS ON FAMILY, INDIVIDUALIZED LOOK

Lindley Arthur loves to mix antiques with new lamps, furniture DESIGN TIPS • Stay away from overly-trendy looks. Avoid “cookie-cutter” designs; it’s much more important to make the home feel like a home. • Contrast old vs. new. Keep modern items nearby antiques to make the room look special. • Family is important. When you have children, it’s important to have durable materials in the home. Source: Lindley Arthur

By Tim Glaze

People Newspapers

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indley Arthur had no idea that a love for antiques would convey into a career in interior design. Arthur would go antique shopping with her mother, a fun hobby that led to requests from friends needing help decorating their homes. “From there, it really just took off,” she said. “I opened an antique booth in 2010 on Lovers Lane, re-

ally just because I loved it. That business grew, I got referrals from people that wanted help with their homes, and eventually, I opened an interior design firm.” Lindley Arthur Interiors in Snyder Plaza helps clients around the country. “We have a ton of clients in the Park Cities, but we also just finished a project in Colorado,” she said. “We’ve done a ranch in West Texas, too. We’re willing to go anywhere.” Arthur went to the University

of Oklahoma afEMERY DAVIS BASTABLE ter graduating from Highland Park Light colors give an ‘open’ look to a living room. High School in 1995, and now has two boys in the away from overly-trendy interiors.” Highland Park school system. Arthur said it’s important to aim She said it’s important to get to for “a balanced look” that will last– know the personality of her clients. be it with fabric, furniture, or decor. “Some firms have a ‘look’ that Durability, she added, is also key. “There have been a lot of adthey stick to,” she said. “We spend a lot of time with our clients up vancements in materials, and we front and get to know them, so we want to use those to create a space have an idea of how they want their that can stand up to living life,” home to look. We also try to stay she said. “A lot of our clients are

young families with young children, and we really focus on that. These are people that are trusting our firm with their most intimate space, so we want to make sure they’re comfortable with what we choose to do.” Arthur and her crew will start from scratch but work with anything and everything that their clients wish – family heirlooms, antiques, new and old furniture, and more. The old-against-new contrast is a favorite of hers, she said, “I love that look,” she said. “We’ll take, say, a piece of art from old Italy and put it next to a brand-new lamp. I think that looks fantastic. It’s all about the contrast. We are always looking to translate the personality of our clients.”

Old Home Parts Avoid Landfill, Get Reused

Owners see tax savings when nonprofit salvages materials By William Taylor People Newspapers

A 1920s house in the 3300 block of Beverly Drive came down before Christmas, but its gifts will keep arriving for some time to come. A church camp near Bandera is getting the bulk of a dozen tons of flagstone along with a light fixture and pool equipment, while salvage yard workers will remove the mortar from truckloads of bricks often sought by those looking to match materials in other older homes. Likewise, moldings, windows, and wood floors as well as original cabinets, doorknobs, and many fixtures also will eventually become available for use in remodeling and renovation projects, explained Mike Thrutchley, regional manager for the ReUse People of America.

“It’s almost like being an organ donor,” he said. Since 1993, the nonprofit has kept more than 350,000 tons out of landfills by salvaging more than 2,000 houses nationwide, according to thereusepeople.org. Thrutchley, a former builder, has represented the organization since 2010 and overseen the demolition and salvage of eight to 10 homes a year, many in affluent neighborhoods along the Dallas North Tollway. By working with salvage companies and nonprofits across the state, he can keep 60 to 80 percent of a home’s materials out of the landfill. Concrete gets ground up for use under driveways. Plants might go to churches or nurseries. Artists often come to collect shutters or other materials for their projects. “Our whole thing is we are going to divert this stuff from the landfill, and how we

dispose of it is up to us,” he said. However, the salvage process isn’t for everyone. It takes much longer and comes with a heavy CHRIS MCGATHEY upfront cost. Whereas a home might take Michael Wilderman plans to build new on this lot. two days to bulldoze for about “I’m hoping it will pretty much pay $20,000, taking it apart piece by piece could cost more than twice that and take up to a for itself,” said Michael Wilderman, month, Thrutchley said. who plans to build an 8,000-square-foot French style home on the Beverly Drive property he bought last year. The 5,000-square-foot house he’s replacing still had its original floor plan, low ceilings, and old wiring, Wilderman explained. “It just didn’t make sense for what we Appraisers help property owners de- wanted in a home,” he said. “We could have termine whether the tax deductions from added on, but it would be a lot of work, and, donating the old materials would cover or at the end of the day, it ends up being more expensive, and you still end up compromising.” exceed the demolition and salvage costs.

It’s almost like being an organ donor. Mike Thrutchley


24 February 2019 | parkcitiespeople.com

HOUSE OF THE MONTH 4328 Purdue Avenue

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stunning 5-bedroom, 4.2-bath Robert Elliott-built custom home features a coveted first-floor guest suite and a light-filled, two-story entry. A spacious living room anchors the 5,392 square-foot open floor plan. A gourmet marble kitchen with oversized island opens

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to a breakfast room and overlooks a turfed backyard with a putting green. A convenient mudroom has half bath and laundry. A second laundry is conveniently located upstairs; additional living space is located off the master suite. A large room above the garage is perfect for a playroom.


26 February 2019 | parkcitiespeople.com

SPECIAL ADVERTISING CONTENT BRIGGS FREEMAN SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY

An Expert in Elegance

The home at 7035 Lakeshore Drive in Lakewood was listed for $1,290,000 and sold by Skylar Champion of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.

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Renovated Glen Lakes home with two master suites

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Bentley Place near Inwood Village

ALLIE BETH ALLMAN

Allman Sells Most Preston Hollow Estates

Skylar Champion of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty has a penchant for historically significant and highly stylish homes. Case in point? A 1930s Tudor-style home she recently sold in Lakewood, with its vintage charms, thoroughly modern updates and spectacular, vaulted-ceiling great room. Sensitively upgraded and expanded in 2009, it is a gem of a home, with elegant interior archways, gleaming hardwood floors and a graceful kitchen that recalls those of the great English manor houses. Champion is a well-known connoisseur of homes with presence. Her expertise spans Lakewood, where she lives, the Park Cities, Preston Hollow and beyond. The areas share a deep appreciation for homes with tremendous character. Many of Lakewood’s homes were built in the 1920s, mixed today with architecturally sensitive charmers and cool Contemporaries. Ditto University Park and Highland Park, quintessential American neighborhoods where the homes range from quaint cottages to large estates. Champion is adept at it all. If you are looking to buy or sell in the Park Cities, Preston Hollow, Lakewood or anywhere in North Texas, contact her at 214-695-8701 or schampion@briggsfreeman. com. To see all the homes, ranches and land represented by Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty — in North Texas and around the world — go to briggsfreeman.com.

Markus Hirschbrich with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is offering this recently renovated two-story home in the gated community near NorthPark Center. The three-bedroom, 3½-bath residence at 7408 Glen Albens Circle (7408glenalbens.daveperrymiller.com) encompasses 4,527 square feet and overlooks a lake with fountain and jogging trail that meanders through the exclusive neighborhood. It is priced at $1,250,000. Glen Lakes also offers a swimming pool, two tennis courts, lively dog park and playground, with plenty of opportunities to be active and social while living in a peaceful park-like setting. Significant updates throughout include interior paint, flooring, windows, interior doors, lighting and plumbing fixtures, cabinetry, appliances, countertops and backsplash. Other noteworthy amenities include a beautifully remodeled powder bath, refurbished stairway, security system, elevator, a cedar closet and an abundance of storage. Recent exterior paint and refreshed landscaping compliments this exceptional setting that also boasts rare front parking spaces. To schedule a showing, contact Hirschbrich at 214-725-7881 or markus@daveperrymiller.com. Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate (daveperrymiller. com) is a division of Ebby Halliday Real Estate, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, with four locations that specialize in Park Cities, Preston Hollow, North Dallas, Lakewood, East Dallas, Uptown, Oak Cliff and Farm & Ranch properties.

This new modern urban complex combines luxury, privacy and convenience. Just west of the Park Cities is a modern urban complex combining luxury, privacy and convenience. Bentley Place comprises 8 detached single-family residences and the prices and square footage for 7265 Inwood Road and 7255 Inwood Road are $1,199,000/4,908 square feet and $1,079,000/4,585 square feet respectively. The 3-story, 4-bedroom homes with 2-car garages, are elevator-ready and have multiple living spaces. High ceilings and abundant natural light enhance their architectural beauty. On the first floor, a state-of-the-art gourmet kitchen opens to the living and dining rooms. Upstairs, are the bedrooms, an office, living area and utility room. The spacious master bedroom and bath provide a study in pure luxury. Some of the homes in Bentley Place feature a downstairs Master Suite. The third floor features a flex space with wet bar offers entertaining options with a rooftop deck where a sleek glass fireplace, treetop views of Greenway Parks and the lights of nearby Inwood Village are visible. Four additional homes are in various stages of completion and two more are just beginning with opportunity for buyers to customize. To schedule a private showing, please contact Kohlmann (jamie@daveperrymiller.com), Streiff (ryan@daveperrymiller.com), or Sorenson at betsy@daveperrymiller.com or visit DPMFineHomes. com for more information.

Allie Beth Allman & Associates in 2018 sold all but one of the 12 estates in Preston Hollow that were valued at $5 million or more, including the estate at 10000 Hollow Way, listed for $48,900,000. “Our associates worked hard last year, helping their clients realize their dreams of owning a fabulous estate or selling one and moving on to their next adventure,” said Keith Conlon, general manager of the Allman firm. “It was a great year for real estate.” This is the second year that the firm is the top brokerage in the Park Cities, Preston Hollow and Dallas County over $1 million. Two highlights include: Allie Beth Allman represented the seller and buyer of the seven-bedroom estate at 8891 Jourdan Way in Preston Hollow. The French Renaissance-style estate sits on 3.2 acres of park-like grounds including a private lake, guard house and guest house. This home is a masterpiece of elegant classical and authentic period details. The five-bedroom estate home at 5325 Kelsey Rd. features architecturally significant treasurers such as Mennonite beamed ceilings and old barn timbers from upstate New York. The downstairs master suite has a Portuguese flair. The home was sold by Kyle Crews and Juli Harrison. To find your estate home, visit www.alliebeth.com/estates.

ALLIE BETH ALLMAN

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Allie Beth Allman & Associates, the Dallas-area luxury real estate leader, continues to outsell all other firms in estate homes valued at more than $5 million. In the Park Cities during 2018, the Allman firm sold eight of the 10 high-value estates. For three of the eight home sales, Allman associates represented both the buyer and seller. “We are thrilled for the success our associates had last year, particularly in estate sales,” said Allie Beth Allman, president and CEO of Allie Beth Allman & Associates. “I am proud to say that we have the best agents in North Texas.” Two highlights include: The five-bedroom home at 3609 Gillon Av. was sold by Erin Mathews to a buyer represented by Rachel Trowbridge. This newly constructed home was designed by renowned architect Richard Drummond Davis and built by Robert Raymond Homes with interior design by Laura Lee Clark. On Highland Park’s premier street, Doris Jacobs sold a six-bedroom Mediterranean-style estate home at 3516 Beverly Dr. to a buyer represented by Kelli Macatee. The estate has 12-foot ceilings, limestone and hardwood flooring. The covered loggia outside has a wood-burning fireplace and a pool. To find your estate, visit www.alliebeth.com/ estates

Discover the maximum cool factor in this contemporary located in a new green-friendly, planned community of 30 homes in the Northhaven Land addition of North Dallas. From solar roof panels to remote-activated solar shades, this 2017-built home is truly a stand-out property. Aesthetically-pleasing and supremely functional, the home boasts over 2,500 square feet of light and bright space accentuated by high ceilings, wood floors and huge windows. The flowing plan includes a main living area with a towering 20-foot tiled fireplace with a flat screen TV, and an adjoining chef’s kitchen with a dining bar, breakfast area, granite counter tops, tile backsplash and stainless appliances including double ovens and a gas cook-top. Also on the first floor is a study, flex office-laundry room with a sink, and huge master suite with a garden tub, glass walk-in shower and enlarged walk-in closet by California Closets. Two additional bedrooms, another full bath and an exercise room are upstairs. A covered patio and backyard provide additional gathering space, while added amenities include design-district quality chandeliers and lighting. Monthly HOA dues of $100 cover front and backyard mowing. 7758 Verbena Court is offered at $769,000. Contact Bob Moran at 214-642-7802, bmoran@ virginiacook.com.

Capping a year as No. 1 in estate sales in Dallas County, Allie Beth Allman & Associates achieved $2 billion in transactions for 2018, a record for the residential real estate boutique. Company leaders attributed the record success to a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship fueled by strategic sales, technology and marketing applications. But the foundation of it all is solid relationships with clients and among colleagues. “This $2 billion record is much more than a dollar value,” said founder and CEO Allie Beth Allman. “It is about the value of relationships, results, market savvy and a culture the helps our agents thrive and best serve their clients. We can list 2 billion reasons we hit $2 billion in sales, and the list starts with people.” For 2018, the firm leads the sale of homes in Dallas County starting at $1 million. The firm’s average sale in the Park Cities was more than $1.7 million; in Preston Hollow, the average was just under $2 million. “Great things happen when you have the strongest team working together to bring success,” said general manager Keith Conlon. “Thank you to our agents and our clients for allowing us to work for you.”

The Perry-Miller Streiff Group shown from Left to Right: Jamie Kohlmann, Jason Bates, Courtney Jubinksy, Charles Gregory, Karen Fry, Betsy Sorenson, Laura Michelle, and Ryan Streiff

Allman Dominates Park Cities Estate Sales

Markus Hirschbrich / 7408 Glen Albens Circle

Bob Moran Offers Green-Friendly Contemporary in North Dallas

Dallas luxury real estate leader sets $2 billion record

$150M+ Sold in 2018

The Perry-Miller Streiff Group closed 2018 by selling over $150 million in real estate, surpassing their total sales number in 2017 by 50%. This elite group of 12 powerhouse agents and support staff have been moving listings at all price points on the spectrum, even as other agents are seeing stagnation. “This team works hard to create this unparalleled track record where every home and client gets the high-end level of service and professionalism regardless of price point,” says Ryan Streiff, co-founder with Dave Perry-Miller of The Perry-Miller Streiff Group. A highlighted sale for 2018 includes T. Boone Picken’s home at 9434 Alva Court. The team, which works out of the flagship Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate office in Preston Center, succeeds because of its wealth of market knowledge and unmatched agent collaboration. Their motto implies as much: “Consistently Delivering What Others Promise.” For more information on any of our other listings please visit DPMFineHomes.com.


parkcitiespeople.com | February 2019  27 PARK CITIE S Month

Closed Median sales price

Price per Sold to Active Days on Months’ sq. foot list price listings market supply

Dec. 2017

62

$999,750

$334

95%

223

111

3.4

March 2018

70

$1,448,500

$402

96%

335

61

5.9

June 2018

94

$1,316,680

$390

96%

391

64

6.4

Sept. 2018

50

$1,100,000

$390

95%

363

100

5.7

Dec. 2018

58

$1,125,000

$396

95%

258

74

4.3

PRE STON HOLLOW Month

Closed Median sales price

Price per Sold to Active Days on Months’ sq. foot list price listings market supply

Dec. 2017

81

$1,178,000

$286

95%

236

94

3.7

March 2018

67

$882,500

$275

95%

321

79

5.1

June 2018

73

$1,058,500

$316

94%

338

53

5.7

Sept. 2018

60

$995,000

$270

96%

349

70

5.8

Dec. 2018

56

$1,140,000

$341

94%

277

91

5

Source: North Texas Real Estate Information Systems Inc.

Balanced Housing Market Offers Opportunities for Buyers, Sellers By William Taylor People Newspapers

Anthony Murphy considers himself a “glass-is-half-full economist, as opposed to a glass-is-half-empty” one. It would take more than a predictable downward correction in the stock market or the economy’s inevitable inability to maintain a tax break-fueled 3 percent growth rate to get the senior economic policy advisor with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas to sound a recessionary alarm. “The economy is slowing down from a sugar high,” Murphy told the Rotary Club of Park Cities in January. But he added, “The near term outlook looks pretty good.” He expects the economy to maintain a more normal growth rate of 2.3 to 2.4 percent and reports that wages and unemployment look good. “We’re not growing as fast as last year, but we are above (the 2 percent) trend,” he said. “Risks of recession are there, but they are not huge.” The housing market is one area of weakness, but not an unexpected one, Murphy said. “With higher interest rates and declining affordability, that was going to be the case.” Realtors.com forecast modest inventory gains and 2.2 percent pricing growth and warns that interest rates could reach 5.5 percent by year’s end, further chasing

young adults and other first-time buyers out of the market. Chris Kelly, the new president and CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies, has seen the national reports, but prefers to focus on the adage “that real estate is local.” “Obviously, when we look at the Park Cities and Preston Hollow, these are areas that will always be attractive,” he said. “Certainly, they have been very hot the last several years.” Long-term residents looking to trade up, former residents looking to get back to where they grew up, and newcomers to Dallas are all interested in those areas, Kelly said. While the superhot sellers’ market of 2016 and 2017 may have come to a close, what has taken its place is not so much a buyers’ market, but a balanced one with opportunities for buyers and sellers, he said. Realtors.com projects the Dallas area will do better than other parts of the nation with 4.3 percent price growth. Kelly sees other reasons for optimism. “Last year, there were 800,000 jobs created in North Texas,” he said. “That certainly helps with housing and other industries.” Murphy also has considered regional factors. “You just need to look at the number plates on cars and see how many are from out of state. Texas is open for business and perceived to be open for business.”

SPECIAL ADVERTISING CONTENT ALLIE BETH ALLMAN URBAN

5600 Park Lane 3 Bed | 3.2 Bath | 7,469 SqFt Offered For $6,950,000

Meticulously designed and built by the discerning owner in tandem with noted builder Mark Molthan, this incredible Santa Barbara Classic design is all one level on one-plus acre in the heart of Preston Hollow! The Spanish tile roof, stone and stucco exterior reflect the home’s high level of quality and craftsmanship. Natural light from the private center courtyard featuring a pool with fountain, spa and fire pit -  fills the home, highlighting the flagstone flooring, Venetian plaster walls in addition to stone and brick walls, large wood beam ceilings, hardwoods, and handsome cypress compliment this property throughout. A “Casita” guest wing with two bedrooms and en-suite baths as well as a living room with fireplace, kitchenette and an adjacent two-car guest garage with private, gated drive off Park Lane, make guest stays a pleasure for all! A very spacious fitness room with golf hitting bay is adjacent to his dressing area, and has direct access to a large, outdoor putting green and golf chipping area.  For more information please contact Kyle Crews (214.538.1310 | kyle.crews@alliebeth.com)


28 February 2019 | parkcitiespeople.com

Schools

SMU RANKS NO. 1 IN GRADUATE SCHOOL GAME DESIGN

The Guildhall imparts skills needed for entertainment and beyond By William Legrone People Newspapers

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eatly tucked within SMU’s Plano campus, students stay busy at SMU Guildhall, The Princeton Review’s No. 1 ranked graduate school for game design. Inside students – about 50 per graduating class – work in an environment that looks more like a game studio than a design school. There they collaborate in teams to complete their own games, a process that involves everything from concept formation and prototyping to character design and testing.

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Students and researchers here have quite the opportunity to make an impact through gaming into other areas of life besides just entertainment. Mark Nausha

Graduate students at The Guildhall learn in a design studio environment by collaborating on new video games.

The teamwork puts topics learned in the classroom into practical application, serving Guildhall’s goal of helping students apply their skills in game design and beyond, said Mark Nausha, deputy director of SMU Guildhall’s Game Lab. “A lot of people don’t realize this, but all the basic practices that a lot of us use in the games industry apply to the usability of software in other fields,” Nausha said. “The application of those skills to make software that’s entertain-

ing, educational, and engaging is something other industries consider now.” In an age of technology, having software that is easy and pleasant to use is key for practical applications, be they information systems designed for medical professionals or interactive resources that help inform and encourage a new generation of military recruits, he said. “Usability research, user interface, and experience – all those things that make gaming engaging – can be translated to other

Master of Interactive Technology in Digital Game Development – Consists of game-related coursework, cross-disciplinary team game production, directed individual work in the student’s chosen area of specialization, and a thesis. Professional Certificate in Digital Game Development – Consist of similar coursework but without a thesis.

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purposes,” Nausha said. “Students and researchers here have quite the opportunity to make an impact through gaming into other areas of life besides just entertainment.” Regardless of what employment opportunities graduates may pursue, Guildhall focuses its program on skills useful to game development, an approach that dates back to its founding and the creation of a curriculum in collaboration with such Texas-based game studios as Gearbox Software and id Software.

SMU established the graduate program in 2003 in response to requests from game design companies seeking a school dedicated to creating industry leaders. In the years since, students have produced award-winning work and more than 770 alumni have gone on to work at such companies as Electronic Arts, Epic Games, Google, and Microsoft. The award-winning games include 2017’s Mouse Playhouse, a second place winner in Intel’s University Games Showcase,

Source: smu.edu/guildhall

and Codex: Lost words of Atlantis, a finalist for the Barbara Bush Foundation’s Adult Literacy XPrize. Mouse Playhouse is available for free on Steam and Codex: Lost words of Atlantis is also free through the Google Play Store. “We do a lot of things well, and that sort of thing is exciting to us and to our students,” Nausha said. “There’re hundreds of people behind me doing this whole thing with us, and we all really want to have an impact on someone’s life in a meaningful way.”


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Student Achievements: Four to Celebrate

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CLASSROOM TRANSFORMATIONS

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COURTESY PHOTOS

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The Park Cities chapter of the Young Men’s Service League helped transform classroom spaces at Voice of Hope, a faith-based agency providing after school and out of school care to children in West Dallas. Mothers and their teenage sons worked side by side painting and deep cleaning six classrooms. Members built new bookcases, a sensory wall, and supplied cork boards for each classroom. Old carpet in the nursery was torn out and replaced with rubberwood planked flooring.

SECOND PLACE IN ARIZONA

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Highland Park High School students brought home the second-place trophy from the 2018 Canyon del Oro High School Invitational Academic Decathlon Meet in Tucson, Arizona. The school’s top-five overall winners: Jean Ye, third place overall Honor Division; Lucas Francisco, fourth place overall Scholastic Division, and Alvin Zou, fifth place overall, Scholastic Division, and McKenna Jordan, fifth place overall Varsity Division.

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WORLD SCIENCE SCHOLAR Highland Park High School senior Richard Luo, a Student Advisory Board member of the Moody Innovation Institute, has been named a 2018 World Science Scholar, joining a mathematically-talented group of 45 students so identified from five countries. Selected scholars are connected online to a community of exceptional math students, professors, teaching fellows, and local mentors and in-person at the annual World Science Festival in New York City.

STUDENT COUNCIL GIFT DRIVE The Highland Park High School Student Council collected more than 200 gifts and gift cards for the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center Holiday of Hope Gift Drive. FROM LEFT: senior Ava Jahant, Becky Aguilar of DCAC, and junior Brynnley Beckman. “I really enjoyed dropping off the gifts to the DCAC because I got to truly see how amazing this organization is,” Jahant said. “They have collected hundreds of gifts for abused children varied in ages. I hope to donate more to them.”


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Society

CROW MUSEUM OF ASIAN ART MARKS 20 YEARS

Pat and Joan Williamson with Trammell Crow and Carmen Hancock

Amy Lewis Hofland

Milton Chang, Hong Xie, Elaine Jin, and William Tsao

Kristi Sneed, Mai Caldwell, Hillary Hamilton, and Valerie Istre

Harpist Yucheng Chen Esé Azénabor and Eric Grembowski

Guests with Chinese lion

Gar and Jayne Herring Jeremy Lock and D’Andra Simmons Lisa Meade, Isabelle Drever, and Rosser Newton

Deve Sanford and LaByron Thomas

Mary and Dr. Charles Ku PHOTOS BY CAN TURKYILMAZ AND THOMAS GARZA

Amy Lewis Hofland, Jayne and Gar Herring, Jack Parker, Phuon Tran, Kristi Sneed, Don Gaiser, Angela Hippeli, Olumide Laseinde, Priya and Veeral Rathod

Scott and Kunthear Mam-Douglas

“Living bamboo” performer

Inspired by the art and beauty of Asia, the Crow Museum of Asian Art hosted its secondannual Jade Ball on Nov. 3, 2018. The event had Chinese lion dancers, music, jade-colored decor, Asian-inspired attire, and exquisite cuisine. More than 300 guests gathered for a reception at the museum followed by a formal, sit-down dinner at the Belo Mansion.


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ST. JUDE EVENING UNDER THE STARS

Richard Shadyac Jr.

Eddie and Airib Sweis with Kelly and George Tadros

Julie and Jacob Walter

Julie Forte and Joe Haggar III

Taylor, Laura, and Kyle Brooks Charlie and Cindy Feld

Marian and George Bryan

Trey Higginbothan with Isabell, Lydia, and Dan Novakov

Holly and Doug Brooks

C O U R T E S Y P H O T O S B Y A L S A C / S T. J U D E

Pennie and Alan Marshall with Jennifer and Mitch Paradise

Richard Shadyac, Sherice and Tim Brown, and George Bryan

A record $2.04 million was raised at the 2018 St. Jude Evening Under the Stars Party and Golf Classic. Benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 1,250 guests gathered at the Omni Hotel Dallas on Nov. 3, 2018, for the “ABC’s of Cancer”-themed event. NFL Hall of Fame football star Tim Brown and his wife, Sherice, were honored. Speakers included Richard Shadyac Jr., president and CEO of ALSAC, and a St. Jude parent and patient.


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SPCA OF TEXAS HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Dr. Larry and Mrs. Joan Rogers Dogometry, designed by JACOBS and constructed by K2 Construction, won Best in Show

Cindy Lou Who (Heather Nelson), the Grinch (Ken Risser), and David Kubes

Debra Burns, James Bias, Mary Butler, Alanna Sarabia, and Jordan Ortiz

PHOTOS BY THOMAS GARZA PHOTOGRAPHY

The SPCA of Texas’ Jingle and Mingle Housewarming Party on Dec. 2, 2018, drew 300-plus guests to NorthPark Center, where attendees chatted, enjoyed the laidback ambiance, and examined 24 custom-made luxury dog houses and cat condos that were up for silent auction. The SPCA of Texas’ Home for the Holidays event has raised more than $84,000 to support the SPCA’s mission.

Signature drink, Feliz Navidog

THE GOLDEN AGE OF HOLLYWOOD

Nikki Beneke and Regina Bruce

Dyann Skelton and Elle Cole Marena Gault, Linda Spina, and Emilynn Wilson

Dustin Holcomb and Nerissa von Helpenstill

Hayley Lester with Phil and Kristina Whitcomb

PHOTOS BY DANA DRIENSKY

Terry Irby, Jocelyn White, and Sharla Bush

The Golden Age of Hollywood will be celebrated at the 31st annual Mad Hatter’s Tea. The event benefits the Women’s Council of The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. The theme was unveiled Nov. 28, 2018, at Tootsies. Money raised from the event helps A Woman’s Garden, a major garden at the Dallas Arboretum.


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Living Well & Faith GUATEMALA MISSION TRIP MAKES LASTING IMPRESSION Mothers, daughters keep ministry going after returning home By Jordan Kiefer

Special Contributor Thirteen middle school girls returned a decade ago f rom a mission trip with their mothers to Guatemala determined to do more to help orphans there. Ashlie Dickey and other students from such schools as Parish Episcopal, St. Monica Catholic, and Highland Park Middle had visited a variety of locations, where they and their mothers taught, sang, and played with the orphan children. “I realized how this tiny activity (playing) meant the world to them,” Dickey recalled recently. “It really made me realize that the little things in life mean the most, and you should make the most of every situation.” Making the most of the mission trip experience meant finding an answer to their common question: “Now what are we going to do to help the children in Guatemala?” “The impact was startling on our 13-year-old daughters,” recalled Tiffany Taylor Wines, who went on that first trip with daughter Inna. “They could comprehend what they had back in Dallas, and the kids they were serving had so little.” In 2009, they founded Women for Orphans Worldwide (WOW ), an auxiliary of Orphan Outreach, the faith-based nonprofit that sponsored the mission trip. “Back then, we had almost no budget and no idea what we were doing, but fu-

eled by a strong desire to raise money for the children we met on the mission trip, we dove in,” explained Joyce Rogge, who went on the trip with daughter Jodie. WOW held its 10th annual luncheon and marketplace fundraiser in December, and 2019 makes its 10th year of offering programs to help orphaned and vulnerable Guatemalan children develop and grow emotionally, physically, and spiritually. The ministry also aims to help the children receive a quality education and to strengthen families who are at-risk of separation to help prevent young boys and girls from becoming orphans. “ We never imagined it would turn into something so impactful,” said Wines, who serves as director of marketing and development for Orphan Outreach. “We have seen the lives of hundreds of orphaned and vulnerable children in Guatemala change for the better, through the hope of 13 mothers

It really made me realize that the little things in life mean the most, and you should make the most of every situation. Ashlie Dickey

PHOTO BY ORPHAN OUTREACH 2017

FROM LEFT: Hannah Ryan, of Ursuline Academy; Kristin Ryan; Olivia Isbell, of St. Monica Catholic School; and Allison Goebel, of Ursuline Academy, help care for babies during a 2007 Women for Orphans Worldwide mission trip to Guatemala. and their daughters wanting to make a difference in the world.” Since 2009, more than 1,000 people have gone on 44 WOW mission trips to Guatemala. Supply drives and fundraisers have raised more than $1 million for Orphan Outreach’s Guatemalan ministry programs. And volunteers and missionaries have developed deep relationships with children and families. “The feeling of giving a little joy to a child will stay with you a lifetime,” Rogge said. “We all get back much more than we give.”

ABOUT ORPHAN OUTREACH The faith-based nonprofit operates out of Plano with a mission to improve the physical, emotional, educational and spiritual lives of orphans and vulnerable children and families in several countries, including Guatemala, Honduras, India, Kenya, Latvia, Nepal, Russia, Ukraine, and the United States. Women for Orphans Worldwide is an auxiliary of Orphan Outreach.


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Sweetheart Supper Makes Valentine Hearts Flutter My favorite way to celebrate Valentine’s Day is with a special sweetheart dinner, beautiful wine, a decadent dessert, candlelight, and soft music. Lest you wonder which restaurant is holding our CHRISTY ROST reser vation HOME + KITCHEN this year, my husband and I are dining in front of our living room hearth, with a crackling fire to set the mood and keep us cozy. I love planning our sweetheart dinner celebration each year. A small drop-leaf table that usually rests between two upholstered chairs, has served as our Valentine dining table for many years. It’s easy to move and is just large enough to accommodate dinner plates, wine goblets, a small vase of flowers, and candles. Dining at this table is like getting the best seat in the house in our favorite restaurant – only without the wait staff. Which brings me to the need to carefully plan the menu. The romance of a Valentine dinner is hard to maintain if one needs to constantly check on what’s happening in the kitchen, so an elegant meal with make-ahead components is critical.

Ingredients: 1 package unflavored gelatin 1/3 cup granulated sugar 2 cups half-and-half 1 cup heavy cream 1 vanilla bean Raspberry Coulis, for garnish Fresh raspberries, for garnish

Directions: Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta I like to begin our dinner with individual garden salads, garnished with artichoke hearts, radicchio, kalamata olives, and shaved Parmesan cheese. The salads are made early in the day, covered, and chilled. Just before serving, I dress them with homemade red wine vinaigrette. Preparing most of the meal in the oven ensures we can go directly from salad to entrée with little interruption. My go-to choice is rack of lamb with a coating of Dijon mustard and an herbed crust, or succulent duck breasts with an orange marmalade and Cointreau glaze. The latter may be found in my latest cookbook, Celebrating Home. Both recipes can be partially pre-

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pared in advance; then finished in the oven during our salad course. Roasted asparagus drizzled with a little olive oil and a sprinkle of kosher salt, and a potato casserole are great side dishes, since they can be cooked in the oven while the meat finishes. I always give extra thought to the final course. A dessert that’s easy, but impressive is my ultimate goal. This year, I’m preparing Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta – a creamy, delicate Italian custard that’s poured into individual heart-shaped pans and chilled until firm. Tiny flecks of vanilla bean lend sublime flavor to this melt-in-the-mouth dessert, and a garnish of fresh raspberry sauce adds pleasant tartness with a burst of Valentine color.

custard into the molds, cover, and chill 3 hours or until set. Recipe may be made one day ahead. To serve, unmold custards by dipping the molds into a bowl of hot water for 5 seconds. Place a dessert plate over the mold, turn both over, and unmold the custard onto the plate. Garnish the plate with dots of Raspberry Coulis and reserved fresh berries.

In a medium saucepan, stir together gelatin, sugar, and ½ cup of the halfand-half until they are well mixed. Add the remaining half-and-half and cream, and stir.

Raspberry Coulis Ingredients:

Slice the vanilla bean open with a sharp knife and scrape out the seeds with the tip of the knife. Add the seeds and vanilla bean to the saucepan and cook the mixture over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until it’s hot and small bubbles form around the edges of the pan. Do not boil. Strain the custard through cheesecloth into a large liquid measuring cup or bowl.

2 ½ teaspoons sugar

Spray 8 individual 3-inch molds lightly with nonstick cooking spray. Pour the

2 6-ounce packages fresh raspberries, rinsed 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

Directions:

Pour 1 package of raspberries into a blender and purée until smooth. Transfer the mixture to a fine sieve set over a medium bowl. Using the back of a spoon, push the purée through the sieve, and discard the seeds. Add lemon juice and sugar, and stir until the sugar dissolves completely. Cover and chill.

Yield: 8 individual desserts

Visit christyrost.com for more recipes and entertaining tips from public television chef Christy Rost, a lifestyle authority and author of three cookbooks, or follow her on Facebook and Twitter @ChristyRost.


38 February 2019 | parkcitiespeople.com THE SAINT VALENTINE’S DAY LUNCHEON AND FASHION SHOW CenterPark Garden 10 a.m. Feb. 7 Tickets: saintvalentinesdayluncheon.org/ An upbeat, glittering affair featuring fashions by NorthPark Center – and all for a good cause. The premier event raises money to help find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s Disease, and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Tickets start at $300

THINGS TO DO COURTESY PHOTOS

CASABLANCA The Hall on Dragon Feb. 2, 8 p.m. Tickets: dallascasa.org/dallas-casa-events/casablanca/ Let the good times roll: One of the best events of the spring is returning to 1500 Dragon St. Hosted by Dallas CASA Young Professionals, the evening will feature blackjack, craps, and poker as The Special Edition Band fills the venue with Top 40 hits. Tickets start at $75 for members and $100 for everyone else.

MASQUERADE UNDER THE BIG TOP sixty five hundred 8 p.m. Feb. 23 Tickets: genesisshelter.org/events/masquerade/ With the Taylor Pace Orchestra playing the latest hits on the dance floor, the casino-style setup is perfect for date night, team-building, or a cause-minded evening out with friends. The annual event raises critical dollars that enable Genesis Women’s Shelter to provide safety, shelter, expert counseling services, and legal representation at no cost to 2,500 women and children escaping unspeakable violence each year. Tickets start at $100.


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Reject ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ Stereotype I remember a close uncle often p ro c l a i m i n g in response to many of SHAWN THOMAS my childhood tantrums, “Boys don’t cry!” Q uite f rankly, those are words of flawed wisdom. Men deserve the capacity to grow emotionally as much as they do physically and mentally. Young boys — children from 8 to 10 years of age — look to their fathers for approval in their actions, according to research in the Journal of Counseling (Vogel, 2011, 368-82). A fathers’ reaction to their 8-year old’s outbursts might be “crying is for girls,” portraying behaviors like pouting and wallowing as unfavorable. Such reactions from fathers can stunt the successful emotional maturity that young boys need. To not have the freedom to express emotional vulnerability could result in high levels of aggression or self-harm. As an advocate for openness and constant communication, I see the repercussions of mis-

leading paternal parental beliefs. Present in households, numerous fathers I have known in my lifetime equate vulnerability to weakness and pride to strength. Rather than suppressing young male adolescents’ emotions, fathers should encourage expressions of vulnerability f rom their sons. Boys will become men who express immense emotional growth, replacing acts of aggression and harm with resilience and openness. Here are some strategies to nurture that emotional development: • Encourage openness and honesty with your sons. Young male adolescents need to grow emotionally, and fathers should make time to pause and listen when their sons have concerns to address. Find times when adolescents are free to communicate openly such as dinnertime or prior to bedtime. • Lead by example. Fathers can make an effort to empathize with their sons in times of despair. For example, young men may experience emotional distress after a breakup, a poor exam grade, or even a sports game loss. In these moments, fathers can

contemplate scenarios where they went through the same hardships in their lives. When recalling, fathers can share those scenarios with their sons. • Find psychologists with conversational- yet intensive-based therapies. Young, middle-aged, and older male adults also deserve proper mental healthcare. For example, Dallas psychiatrist, Dr. David Henderson – who was a panelist at an SMU “Careers in Psychology” forum I attended – emphasizes conversational- yet intensive-based therapy to discover the true roots of his male patients’ problems. Before quickly prescribing medication, Henderson thoroughly evaluates his patients and their needs. All men deserve such psychologists with genuine desires to listen to them to encourage their emotional growth. Fathers can discourage stereotypes by reducing their own gender bias for their sons. Additionally, fathers (truly all male adults) can seek out therapy if needed. Shawn Thomas. a health and society major at SMU, is considering a career in family medicine.

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WILLIAM WILSON

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illiam Riley (Bill) Wilson was an incredible example of what it means to be a husband, father, brother, uncle, scholar, teacher, and, in his own unique way, a successful entrepreneur. He was born in Cleburne, Texas on May 28, 1931 and went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on December 24, 2018. He is survived by his wife Martha, son Scott and wife Lisa, son Andy, and daughter Madeline Robison and husband Brian; by his beloved grandchildren Leah and Elise Wilson, Amelia (deceased), Ana, Brent and Blake Robison, and by his loved sisters-in law, brothers-inlaw, nieces and nephews. Bill graduated from Adamson High School, attended Aus-

tin College, graduated from SMU and Austin Theological Seminary, where he graduated top of his class (M.Div.), which led to the doctoral program at Harvard and then Duke, where he earned his Doctor of Philosophy, Phi Beta Kappa, and James B. Duke Scholar. He was professor of Religion at Duke and SMU, where he met his beloved wife Martha, to whom he was married for 55 years. After he served as Vice-Pres. of Dev. at Austin College, he began his career as a fundraising consultant for over 100 major philanthropies, schools, museums and other non-profits across the country. Above all, he deeply loved his wife and family. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and uncle, and his deep love of family, keen intelligence, love of learning, wit, kindness, generosity, and humility were all examples of a Christian life well-lived. A memorial service was held January 4 at 4:00 PM at Highland Park Presbyterian Church. Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers please, may be made to the Center for Brain Health at 2200 W. Mockingbird Ln. Dallas, 75205 or Austin Pres. Theol. Seminary at 100 E. 27th St., Austin, 78705.

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