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’m Catholic, and I’m mad as hell! I’m mad multiple occurrences of clergy sexual abuse have plagued us; I’m mad these men have violated so many children; I’m mad it has taken so long for these horrific crimes to come to light; and I’m mad leaders in MY church chose to cover up these atrocities, rather than do what we are called to do: protect the vulnerable. On Page 8 of this issue, we report on the latest revelations of these unspeakable acts by men at Jesuit Preparatory School, men that we should have been able to trust with our children. Many Catholics are leaving the church because of the abuses, and who could blame them? Bishop Robert Barron, a popular public speaker and evangelist, in one of his Word on Fire YouTube segments, says, “Leaving is not what we should be doing; we should be fighting. Fight for the victims; fight for our ideals; fight by writing to your bishop, the pope; fight by getting involved and keeping church leaders’ feet to the fire.” I love the church. I believe in the church. I believe in our ideals and values of our faith. But the Catholic church is not the leadership; the church is not the men that have failed us. The church is us, the people in the pews, the community with Jesus in service to others.

In a letter, Dallas Bishop Edward J. Burns said, “I commend the Jesuits and other religious orders who, toPAT M A R T I N gether with bishops in the United States, are working for truth and transparency in order to keep children and youth safe.” He goes on to say that on Jan. 31, 2019 the Catholic Diocese of Dallas along with other dioceses around Texas will release the list of all priests “credibly accused” of sexual abuse. Where do we go from here? My church subscribes to the Safe Environment training that is mandated by the diocese. This training is grossly inadequate and outdated. It feels more like protection for the church than for the children. I’ve joined a small working group in our parish to address this and other issues around the abuse crisis. No matter your faith, join me in a fight for the vulnerable. Pat Martin, Publisher pat.martin@peoplenewspapers.com


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


CRIME REPORT NOV. 5 - DEC. 9 NOV. 5 If you left $180 in cash lying in the street in the 4600 block of Lakeside Drive, a do-gooder found it around 9 a.m. and turned it into the Highland Park Department of Public Safety. NOV. 6 Around 5:50 p.m., a Highland Park High School student reported that her bicycle was stolen while parked outside the school in the 4200 block of Emerson Avenue.

A $19.49 receipt for three glasses of Cabernet from Cedar Springs Taphouse may be a clue for how a black 2011 Infiniti G37 wound up abandoned on a median in the 4200 block of Armstrong Parkway. Police found the receipt, time-stamped at 8:37 p.m., near the driver’s side door around 2:30 a.m. Nov. 15. The vehicle was wrecked with airbags deployed, tires flattened, and hood “cold to the touch.”

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NOV. 7 A bicycle, valued at $1,500, was stolen sometime between 9 and 11 a.m from the front porch of a home in the 3400 block of Normandy Avenue. NOV. 8 A marketing scam to save 50 percent off DirectTV services left a 74-year-old man out of $469. The man, who lives in the 4500 block of Arcady Avenue, reported to police at 9:44 a.m. that he received a text message f rom a company claiming he could receive the discount as long as he bought $480 in eBay gift cards. The man purchased the cards and almost another $480 worth to save on his AT&T bill when his wife suggested it was a scam. At that point, only $11 was left on the original gift cards. NOV. 9 Stolen before 9 a.m.: an Apple iPad, valued at $800, and $15 in cash left in a 2017 black Ford Edge parked overnight in the 2700 block of Amherst Street. NOV. 11 Sometime between 7 p.m. Nov. 9 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 11, a 2000 Ford F-250 was broken into while parked in the 5400 block of Eton Avenue. Nothing was reported stolen, but the owner mentioned the locks were “punched” out. NOV. 12 A resident in the 3200 block of Milton Avenue reported to police around 12:29 a.m. that his silver 2011 Ford Escape, val-

ued at $30,000, had been stolen sometime between 5:30 p.m. Nov. 9 and 7:30 a.m. Nov. 10. The car, he reported to police, was unlocked with the keys inside. NOV. 13 Bank statements, a checkbook, iPhone charger and about $3 in change were stolen before 7 a.m. from a gold 2007 Toyota Camry parked overnight in the 4500 block of Abbott Avenue. NOV. 14 Two bicycles, valued together at $900, were stolen from a garage in the 3400 block of Granada Avenue sometime between 6 p.m Nov. 12 and 11:51 p.m. NOV. 16 A resident in the 3300 block of Beverly Drive was bitten by a feral cat around 8:30 a.m. when she accidentally stepped on it while trying to feed it breakfast. NOV. 17 Sometime between 1:30 and 5 p.m., a bike, valued at $550, was stolen from the 3600 block of University Boulevard. NOV. 19 An unlocked 2017 Chevrolet Silverado was rummaged through overnight while parked in the 3200 block of Beverly Drive, the owner reported around 8:50 a.m. NOV. 20 Two men walked into JoS. A. Bank Clothiers in the 4200 block of Oak Lawn Avenue around 7:15 p.m. and through shenanigans where one busied the sales clerk by trying on shoes and the other used the distraction to shoplift, $6,000 of leather jackets were stolen.

Yukon) and one in the 3300 block of Milton Avenue (white 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe) were targeted for their third-row seats overnight. NOV. 26 The third-row seat, valued at $1,600, was stolen before 7:30 a.m. f rom a 2009 white GMC Yukon parked on the street in front of a residence in the 4500 block of Potomac Avenue. NOV. 27 A Nikon camera and RayBan sunglasses, collectively valued at $1,600, were stolen sometime before 9:20 a.m. from a 2015 beige Chevrolet Tahoe parked overnight in the 3700 block of Potomac Avenue. NOV. 28 Two iPhones valued at $1,700 were stolen around 10:30 a.m. from a construction site in the 5800 block of Hillcrest Avenue. NOV. 29 Nearly $110,000 worth of jewelry and a $3,000 Louis Vuitton purse were stolen sometime before 6 a.m. from a 2018 black Porsche Macan left unlocked overnight in the 3100 block of Greenbrier Drive. DEC. 3 Around 11 a.m., a package containing about $530 worth of clothing was stolen from the f ront porch of a home in the 4300 block of Purdue Street. DEC. 4 Back in September (between the 5th and 16th), a door, valued at $2,582.97, was stolen from an LRO Residential job site in the 3800 block of Purdue Street, a homeowner reported at 3 p.m. Dec. 4.

NOV. 22 Stolen before 6 a.m.: the taillights, valued at $1,100, from a black 2014 Ford F-150 parked overnight in the 3900 block of Bryn Mawr Drive.

DEC. 5 Stolen before 7 a.m.: about $2,300 worth of property, including an iPad and Mac Air, was stolen from a vehicle (type not specified) parked overnight in the 3700 block of Stanford Avenue.

NOV. 25 Two vehicles in the 3200 block of Stanford Avenue (black 2013 GMC Yukon) and Milton Avenue (red 2009 GMC

Sometime between 5:50 and 11:15 p.m., a 2018 Honda Accord, valued at $26,000, was stolen f rom the 3500 block of Greenbrier Drive.

DEC. 6 Stolen before 5:20 a.m.: a backpack containing a laptop, valued at $1,000, and about $150 worth of clothing from a 2013 GMC Denali parked overnight in the 2800 block of Purdue Street. A 2018 blue Honda Odyssey, valued at $35,000, was stolen before 6 a.m. f rom a driveway in the 3800 block of Villanova Drive. About $180 in cash was stolen before 8 a.m. f rom a 2014 red Jeep Wrangler parked overnight in the 3000 block of Westminster Avenue. A gun, valued at $250, was stolen overnight before 10:45 a.m. f rom a 2013 Audi Q5 parked in the 3400 block of Rankin Avenue. A laptop and purse, collectively valued at $1,250, were stolen before 8 a.m. from a 2004 Mercedes parked overnight in the 3200 block of Stanford Avenue. Sometime before 3 p.m., a 2015 gray Chevrolet 200, valued at $10,000, was stolen from the 3200 block of Lovers Lane. DEC. 7 Packages, valued at $69.58, were stolen around 7:20 p.m. from the front porch of a home in the 4500 block of University Boulevard. DEC. 8 Stolen before 6:25 a.m.: just one $60 bottle of Foley pinot noir wine from a cardboard box full of wine left inside a 2013 silver Audi parked overnight in the 4600 block of Fairfax Avenue. DEC. 9 Between 8 p.m. Nov. 8 and noon Nov. 9, a drone, valued at $1,400, was stolen from the back of a 2010 silver GMC Sierra parked in the 4400 block of Bryn Mawr Drive. Stolen before 6:21 p.m.: a wallet from inside a 2016 white Toyota 4Runner parked in the 3500 block of Stanford Avenue.

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Provincial: Assaults at Dallas campus began in 1960s

THE ACCUSED Four named are linked to accusations of abusing minors while at the Dallas Jesuit campus.


• At Dallas Jesuit: 1980-1981 • Est. Abuse Time Frame: 1970s and 1980s • Removed From Ministry: 1986 THOMAS NAUGHTON

• At Dallas Jesuit: 1973-1979 • Est. Abuse Time Frame: 1970s • Removed From Ministry: 2002 CLAUDE ORY

• At Dallas Jesuit: 1966-1967 and 1987-1994 • Est. Abuse Time Frame: 1970s • Removed From Ministry: 2007 VINCENT MALATESTA


Allegations of sexual abuse of minors at Jesuit’s Dallas campus dating back to the 1960’s were released earlier this month.

By Tim Glaze

People Newspapers


he Jesuits’ Central and Southern Province has named several former Dallas Jesuits in a preliminary list of those credibly accused of inappropriate conduct with minors. Abuse at the Dallas campus occurred beginning in 1966 and lasted through at least 1994. The JCSP alerted Michael A. Earsing, president of Jesuit College Preparatory School, to the list in December. The findings name 11 past members with ties to the school who were the subject of “credible allegations of abuse of a minor.” Four were accused of abuse while at the school, while seven others who served at the Dallas campus were accused of misconduct elsewhere. Of the four accused of abuse at the Dallas campus, two – Don Dickerson and Thomas Naughton – are dead. Vincent Malatesta and Claude Ory, the other two with direct ties to abuse at the Dallas campus, were removed from the ministry in 2002 and 2007, respectively. Ory lives under supervision, according to officials. Six of the seven remaining accused who had ties to the Dallas campus but were accused of abuse in other states have died as

well, according to officials. The remaining accused that is still alive, Vincent Orlando, was removed from the ministry in 2002 and lives under supervision. “These allegations involve heinous acts committed many years ago,” Earsing said in a statement. “We pledge to continue providing a safe environment for every student, and that includes consistent and constant vigilance, prompt investigation, and reporting.” Earsing added that he knows of “no credible allegations in the last 20 years.” According to reports, Naughton, who died in 2012, was removed from his job as a Catholic priest in 2002 in California after a student came forward and accused him of molestation while at the Dallas campus, where Naughton served as president. Ory was accused of providing alcohol to minors and sexual assault, and Dickerson was removed due to sexual misconduct. Dickerson is no longer a priest, according to officials. Charles Coyle also worked at the Montserrat Retreat House in Lake Dallas and was accused of multiple counts of sexual abuse there in the 1960s and 1970s. Naughton also served at Montserrat before he died, according to officials. Earsing noted that the JCSP has done “enhanced screening and background

checks” for several years, and the independent firm Presidium Inc. is advising the province on ways to prevent sexual abuse. Friar Ronald Mercier, provincial, said a review of all members of the Missouri, New Orleans, and Puerto Rico regions since 1954 is also underway. That’s roughly 2,500 members, Mercier said. “The audit will begin in March and will provide us with results in the late spring,” he said. “If necessary, we will then update the list. One constant theme has emerged, and that is the need for transparency through publishing this list of Jesuits with credible accusations of abuse of a minor, painful as it may be. The list we are releasing now will no doubt surprise or shock many.” Bishop Edward J. Burns of the Catholic Diocese of Dallas also released a statement, commending the Jesuits for “transparency in order to keep children and youth safe.” “As announced and reported in October, the Diocese of Dallas will join the other Catholic dioceses around the state of Texas in releasing a list on Jan. 31, 2019, of all priests credibly accused of the sexual abuse of a minor since 1950,” he said. “I continue to pray for all victims and their loved ones in the Diocese of Dallas and around the world.”

SAFETY PROCEDURES OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH The Catholic Diocese of Dallas has a program to reduce the risk of abuse in order to: • Provide a safe and secure environment for minors and vulnerable adults in the faith communities within our Diocese.

• Satisfy the concerns of parents and staff members.

• • Assist the Diocese in evaluating a person’s suitability to work with minors or vulnerable adults. • • Provide a system to respond to victims and their families, as well as the accused.

Protect against the possibility of false accusations against clergy, employees and volunteers. Reduce the risk exposure of the parishes and the Catholic Diocese of Dallas.

In addition to this program, a strict volunteer and employee screening procedure is in place that includes employment application, screening forms, reference checks, interviews, and criminal background checks.

• At Dallas Jesuit: 1981-1985 • Est. Abuse Time Frame: 1980s • Removed From Ministry: 2002 Seven others, who served at the Dallas campus, are linked to allegations of sexual assault that occurred while they were assigned elsewhere.


• Served in Dallas: 1967-1973 • Est. Abuse Time Frame: 1960s • Removed From Ministry: 2004 CHARLES COYLE

• Served in Dallas: 1959-1960 • Est. Abuse Time Frame: 1960s and 1970s • Removed From Ministry: 2002 TOM HIDDING

• Served in Dallas: 1982-1983 • Est. Abuse Time Frame: 1980s • Removed From Ministry: 2002 FRANCIS LANDWERMEYER

• Served in Dallas: 1958-1959 and 1960-1961 • Est. Abuse Time Frame: 1960s and 1970s • Removed From Ministry: 2010 VINCENT ORLANDO

• Served in Dallas: 1968-1971 and 1975-1979 • Est. Abuse Time Frame: 1980s • Removed From Ministry: 2002 NORMAN ROGGE

• Served in Dallas: 1958-1960 • Est. Abuse Time Frame: 1960s and 1970s • Removed From Ministry: 2002 BENJAMIN WREN

• Served in Dallas: 1955-1958 and 1962-1963 • Est. Abuse Time Frame: 1970s and 1980s • Died before allegations surfaced

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Tennis Court Faces Uncertain Future

MESA: Lawn might better serve public

Removing Court No. 1 could make room for yoga, music, and picnics.

By William Taylor

People Newspapers Playing days appear numbered for Highland Park’s Tennis Court No. 1. Even Mayor Pro Tem John McKnight has voiced doubts about the future of the court beside Hackberry Creek in Prather Park. “I’ll say, in the long run, I’m not sure that should be a tennis court,” the town council’s tennis enthusiast told his colleagues recently. Town leaders are contemplating the long run, because the court’s relocation or removal is recommended in the recently-approved master plan for the Hackberry Creek corridor. They also are contemplating the short run, because the poor condition of that court near Lexington Avenue will require action soon. “That could be the most perfect tennis court in the world because it’s such a great setting,” McKnight said. “In reality, it’s not that perfect.” The town has budgeted about $40,000 to address fencing, the surface, and other problem areas. “The alternative to spending $40,000 is to demolish it and put in grass,” McKnight said. Consultant Stan Cowan recommends demolition. He is the managing partner of landscape architecture and planning firm MESA, which authored the master plan for a mile-long corridor from near Byron Avenue generally southward to Armstrong Avenue. The plan describes the court’s location as a “grotto” with an exposed stone face, the views of which are blocked by fencing and windscreens.


“This is one of the most unique and picturesque areas,” the plan notes. “It should be available for enjoyment by more than just one user group.” As a lawn, the area could serve as a venue for yoga, tai chi, picnics, and perhaps concerts. “Everybody views it as a magical setting,” Mayor Margo Goodwin said. “I personally don’t think it would be rash at all to turn it into sod.” Though the town has eight courts now, staff said six would be enough to meet demand. Still, a decision on Court No. 1 could wait. Spending $40,000 would address playability for the next five years or so, until a future council is ready to decide the court’s fate, explained Ronnie Brown, director of town services. The town budgeted $5.8 million over 10 years for creek corridor projects, which would begin between Byron Avenue and Beverly Drive and continue in two-year cycles. Substantial work in Prather Park might wait for Phases Three or Four, but even so, council member Eric Gambrell said he’d rather not spend $40,000 now, only to remove the court later. He would like to receive more public input, possibly at a meeting in early 2019. McKnight agreed. “Even people who haven’t played that court are going to have opinions,” he said. “We need to learn how strong those opinions are.”

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Park Cities Presbyterian Under Construction Garage excavation to begin this summer

Renderings show a new courtyard, building, and underground parking lot.

By Bianca R. Montes People Newspapers

It’s hard not to notice the construction taking place at the corner of Oak Lawn Avenue and Newton Court. Park Cities Presbyterian Church is constructing a new building with an underground parking lot. “Five-year ago, our session began looking at property options as we sought the face of the Lord regarding extending his

God is really clearly leading us in major decisions for his church to be a significant gift to the community. Jeff Barber kingdom to our neighborhood, our city, and our world,” senior pastor Rev. Mark Davis has said. While part of the plan includes being good neighbors by reducing the number of cars that park on nearby streets Sunday mornings and during the week, the vision also opened the doors for the church to see how members can better serve the community, Jeff Barber, the church’s executive director, said. An inviting courtyard will serve as a welcoming space for outdoor activities in

the center of the campus; a new grand foyer will provide indoor community space, and a new building in tune with the architectural style of the current campus will allow for a full-sized high school gymnasium. Additionally, an elementary wing will be built, and a children’s lobby will include a chapel with individual classrooms and access to outdoor play areas. In addition to the 104 underground parking spaces, a newly constructed surface parking area will add 175 parking spaces and include covered drop-off. “As we grow as a body, we hope to be more generous (and) greater to our city,” Barber said. Over the past 25 years, PCPC has planted more than 160 churches, and the extend vision is calling the congregation to plant more new churches in Dallas – and elsewhere. Barber said he sees the Oak Lawn Avenue campus as a base to serve the community – a bridge between the diverse communities it surrounds. For example, the new space, he said, will allow the church to participate in the Mother’s Day Out program, a nonprofit early childhood education program that offers parents affordable childcare. “God is really clearly leading us in major decisions for his church to be a significant gift to the community,” he said. Excavation for the underground parking lot is expected to begin in June. The entire building project is anticipated to be completed in 2020.

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Have Park Cities, Preston Hollow Voters Turned Purple? Professor: New demographics, strong candidates, Trump fatigue factor in unusual election results By Bill Miller

Special Contributor Politics in the U.S., these days, are measured with terms like liberal “blue states” and conservative “red states”—Texas, being one. But the recent 2018 mid-term election showed signs of a Democratic rebirth in Texas, particularly in key races affecting Preston Hollow and the Park Cities. Here, Democrat Colin Allred beat incumbent U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions for the 32nd Congressional District seat. In the campaign for Texas Senate District 16, Democrat Nathan Johnson defeated Republican Don Huffines. And, in Texas House District 108, Republican Morgan Meyer was elected to a third term, but the vote tally was so tight it prompted a recount to prove he beat Democrat challenger Joanna Cattanach. These races suggest Democrats can regain power in Texas, but how much and how soon remain un-

It’s still a conservative district, but all things being equal, the voter there doesn’t like being embarrassed. Cal Jillson

Sen. Nathan Johnson known, said Cal Jillson, SMU political science professor. “There is a purple Texas on the horizon,” Jillson said. “That is going to happen over the next decade or two. “But it could go quicker.” Jillson said this depends on whether Democrats could field quality candidates with broad appeal in conservative-leaning areas like North Texas. For example, he said Johnson, a Dallas lawyer, became a formidable candidate by projecting the image of a problem solver. “He has a steady, analytic approach to things, and he’s really one to watch,” Jillson said. “The same thing is true with Allred.” The shift also is a matter of demographics, Jillson explained. Hispanics, who tend to vote for Democrats, are growing in Texas, including North Texas. But, he added, the region is also seeing corporate relocations that bring business executives and workers, many from “blue states,” who “don’t quite get traditional Republi-


ABOVE: SMU professor Cal Jillson views newly-elected U.S. Colin Allred, center, and state Sen. Nathan Johnson as Democrats to watch. LEFT: State Rep. Morgan Meyer thanked supporters online a day after the election, but it took a recount to verify his narrow victory.

can ideas in Texas.” The swing was first noticed in 2016 when voters in the 32nd narrowly favored Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump for president. Two years later, Democrats heavily promoted Allred, a civil rights lawyer, and former NFL linebacker, against Sessions, chairman of the powerful House Rules Committee. Democrat excitement also swelled in Texas with the failed yet high-profile candidacy of Beto O’Rourke against incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, Jill-

son said. “I figured Pete Sessions would squeak out a win,” Jillson said. But voters in Preston Hollow, the Park Cities, and “across those northern suburbs of Dallas went more Democrat than I expected. “Pete chairs the Rules Committee, and sometimes people in leadership tend to concentrate on their Washington activities. Then you get a good candidate against you, like Allred, and, in a year that is strong for Democrats, you find yourself in a dogfight you didn’t expect.”

The professor said President Trump also might have destabilized Republican support with his personal attacks on social media and well-publicized character issues. Park Cities and Preston Hollow, he added, took notice. “Particularly white, college-educated women, who had watched Trump two years earlier, went from ‘I’m nervous,’ to ‘I’m nervous and disgusted,’” Jillson said. “That’s embarrassing. “And some of their husbands didn’t vote Republican. “It’s still a conservative district, but all things being equal, the voter there doesn’t like being embarrassed.”

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Community LATE PHILANTHROPIST LEAVES DALLAS A LASTING LEGACY People Newspapers names Margaret McDermott its 2018 Person of the Year

Margaret McDermott’s passion for the arts and education was the focus of her philanthropic efforts.

By Bianca R. Montes People Newspapers


riends used words like “unassuming” to describe the woman known as the Grand Dame of Dallas. Margaret McDermott bestowed millions upon institutions linked to the arts, science, and education, but refrained from conversations about her life and brushed aside requests for interviews. “The more you stay out of the headlines, the better off you are,” she once told a fellow journalist. In celebration of her legacy of serving and giving to the community, People Newspapers has named McDermott, who died last May at the age of 106, its 2018 Person of the Year. “By her example, Margaret has led the vision that Dallas should and would be a city where higher education would be at the forefront and where world-class performing art centers and artwork would stand,” publisher Pat Martin said. “That’s the spirit we want to celebrate.” Kern Wildenthal, president emeritus of UT Southwestern Medical Center, described his friend of more than 40 years as “interested and interesting,” someone who always wanted to know more about a range of topics and people. “If it was you; it was you,” he said. “If it was who was running for president; it was politics. And if it was about sports; it was how are the Longhorns doing?” McDermott’s inquisitiveness was often seen in her philanthropy and elsewhere. She didn’t just write checks; she stud-

ied causes and found out everything she could. If she was buying a piece of art, she didn’t just want a Matisse. She wanted an important Matisse. And she didn’t just go unprepared to an opera about Moby Dick. “Not too many 97-year-olds decide to tackle Moby Dick from start to finish, but that’s the type of person she was,” Wildenthal said. Gail Madden, former mayor pro tem for the Highland Park Town Council, said people didn’t just sit at McDermott’s table and idly chat. McDermott would instead steer con-

She wanted Dallas to be a great city. Kern Wildenthal versation to such topics as what her guests thought Dallas needed to do in the next five years that would be most important for its future. “Margaret always wanted to know about everyone else,” said Mary Templeton, who is chairing the United Way campaign with her husband and Texas Instruments president, Rich Templeton. “She rarely talked about herself.” Templeton said she learned more about her f riend f rom reading McDermott’s book, Reflections, than the 50-plus lunches they had. McDermott gave an early copy to Templeton, who nearly died in a body surfing accident in 2013.

The book, released after McDermott’s death, tells of her life, her late husband, Eugene McDermott, one of the founders for TI, and their personal art collection, which was given to the Dallas Museum of Art. In the years after receiving an early copy of the book, Templeton said she unsuccessfully tried to pry from her friend more information about McDermott’s fascinating life. “She’d never confirm or deny any of my questions,” Templeton said. Born before the start of World War I, McDermott began her post-collegiate years writing about debutante balls and charity events during the gloom of the Great Depression. At a time where she may have been expected to serve as a wife, the Highland Park native became a correspondent for the Red Cross and traveled to Europe and Asia during World War II. After the war, she stayed abroad, living in Germany and Japan. She was “doing exciting things other women weren’t doing at that time,” Wildenthal said. McDermott, who didn’t grow up with wealth, remained frugal, her friends said. She didn’t fly first class. She didn’t like waste, and she ate sparingly, a sign of respect for food she took after seeing others starving. She liked to surround herself with interesting people. And she loved her city. “Her interest transcended Dallas for sure,” Wildenthal said. “She wanted Dallas to be a great city.”


GIFTS TO REMEMBER Margaret McDermott philanthropy spanned a variety of fields: • Donated $32 million to UT-Dallas to establish the Eugene McDermott Scholars Program in honor of her late husband who, in 1961, cofounded the Graduate Research Center of the Southwest, which became UTD. • Was the largest single benefactor for the Dallas Museum of Art where she funded endowments and donated more than 3,000 works that spanned different cultures, disciplines, and eras, including Monet’s 1903 piece Water Lilies (The Clouds). • Gave $3 million in 1998 as a catalyst for the building of the $360 million AT&T Performing Arts Center. • Gifts to UT Southwestern established the Eugene McDermott Plaza, the Eugene McDermott Administration Building, the Eugene McDermott Basic Science Research Building, and the Eugene McDermott Center for Pain Management. • Helped fund the Margaret McDermott Bridge spanning the Trinity River, which was designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava and completed in 2017.

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At The Threshold of January 2019 As I don my exercise clothes with renewed resolve again on Jan. 1, I LEN BOURLAND start simmering black-eyed peas for luck, tackle my Quicken, and clean up the post-holiday flotsam. Tossing out Christmas cards, I have to chuckle at my own card with all my grandchildren in their red and green T-shirts with their stenciled names while the oldest two girls are giggling wildly. They have pranked that rare photo op by exchanging shirts, which was only discovered at the printer. Later they escaped with my iPad to see if they could download the verboten app, Snapchat (They couldn’t). As their pre-teen bodies change and bloom, I realized that the days of bedtime songs and stories no longer apply: They want facials and spa baths. Soon enough the roller coaster of adolescence will start. They are on the threshold of tweens. 2019 is the last “teen” year in the new millennium. Will this year’s segue into 2020 presage less societal teenaged behavior? Less rants, Twitter wars, rage, entitlement, and incivility? There are hopeful signs perhaps. When George and Barbara Bush died the paeans of praise came from all political camps, nostalgic for their fundamental decency, strong family values, dedication to service, moderation, and compassion. John McCain was praised at his funeral for his courageous patriotism and personal integrity. Such was the success of the docudrama of Fred Roger’s life that none other than Mr. Nice Guy, Tom Hanks, will play him soon in the movie showcasing everything that is best about loving kindness to children. Is it any wonder given the chaos that Mary Poppins is being revived in theatres? Over the holidays we rediscovered C.S. Lewis’ classic tale The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe in which the children discovered, upon entering an old wardrobe, a threshold to the Kingdom of Narnia. Who doesn’t love the allure of a secret portal? The panel in the library wall that, when pushed, reveals a mysterious staircase, the forgotten walled garden overgrown with vines, or the thin places where the spiritual seems near? Again we toss out the old calendar and stand on the threshold of a new year. Can we step over into a 2019 that matures from the adolescent economic, social, and political swings to a calmer, more thoughtful place? It can only start with self and one day at a time. Only 364 days left to try! Len Bourland can be reached for comment at lenbourland@gmail.com.

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Park Cities Christmas Celebrations


Some proceeds from Jaclyn Amend’s second book, Goodnight, Park Cities, will benefit the Ashford Rise School of Dallas.

Dallas Mom Authors Two Children’s Books

‘Goodnight, Park Cities’ features favorite landmarks By Tim Glaze

People Newspapers For Lakewood resident Jaclyn Amend, writing a children’s book was merely a way to encourage reading and promote a sense of wonder for her two sons. Writing then became, in her words, a labor of love. Now, she’s the author of two locally-themed bedtime books. Amend wrote Goodnight Lakewood in preparation for the birth of her second son, born in 2017. It’s in the style of the famous Margaret Wise Brown book Goodnight Moon, which has been read as a bedtime story to countless children across the globe since its’ publication in 1947. In Goodnight Lakewood, however, the “saying goodnight” text focuses on landmarks in and around Lakewood. “I thought it would be a cool idea to write something that had familiar places in it for my boys,” Amend said. “I wanted to have something for when I had two of them to read to, and reading with them every night became a really special time for us.” So much so, her children began recognizing landmarks from the book in their neighborhood. “I wanted my kids to always be asking to go places, to see things, and the more we read Goodnight Lakewood, the less anxiety I saw towards

leaving the house,” she said. “It was as if they knew the places they were going, and it wasn’t as scary since they read about them in the book.” Sensing her book could be enjoyed in places other than her own home, Amend partnered with an illustrator and published a small run of Goodnight Lakewood books that she made available via a website. “The response from our community has been so much more enthusiastic than we could have imagined, and we are constantly humbled and touched to hear of families spending time together reading our book,” she said. In that spirit, she began writing Goodnight, Park Cities, a similar book that includes landmarks such as the Katy Trail, Highland Park Village, Caruth Park, and SMU tailgates. It’s 32 pages in hardback, and Amend anticipates the books bound and ready to be distributed in 2019. Amend also held a book launch party at the Moody Family YMCA in late October. She and noted that five percent of all Goodnight, Park Cities sales would benefit the Ashford Rise School of Dallas. “I don’t know if I consider myself a writer yet,” she said, laughing. “Really, I just wanted something special to share with my boys. The fact that it turned into something that others can enjoy and benefit from is just incredible.”


Families braved chilly temperatures at festivities in Snider Plaza and light showers in Highland Park, where the lighting of the historic pecan tree – believed to be Dallas County’s oldest Christmas tradition – likely occurred for the final time. The ceremony began in 1927. Town officials plan to re-evaluate the health of the monarch over the summer. See more photos at parkcitiespeople.com.

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THE NEW MISTER TUXEDO: BILLY LANGHENRY Young owner looks to build on Harold Bell’s legacy

I’m just looking forward to filling in his shoes and seeing what we can do to make it keep going for the next generation. Billy Langhenry

By William Legrone

People Newspapers Billy Langhenry used to be Mister Tuxedo’s neighbor. Now he’s the owner. The Highland Park High School graduate bought the Snider Plaza tailor and tuxedo rental shop in May – a deal prompted by a December 2017 conversation with longtime operator Harold Bell. “I was working next door doing commercial real estate with my father, and I just got to know Harold every day by walking by,” Langhenry said. “We’d just kind of stop by and talk all the time and one day he just said, ‘Hey, I’m worn out, and I’ve been doing this for 40 years. I’d like to pass the torch on and retire, so would you like to buy the business?’” Mister Tuxedo opened in the 1950s with Bell buying it from his father in 1961 and moving the store a short distance from its original location in what’s now the Kuby’s building in 1961. Over the years, Mister Tuxedo has helped thousands of Dallas residents look their best for countless


FROM LEFT: Harold Bell taught Billy Langhenry the tuxedo business. weddings and black-tie events. Looking to carry on that legacy, Langhenry spent eight months working alongside Bell. “I call it baptism by fire,” Langhenry said. “It was hectic because I was here every day during some of the busiest seasons, like prom and prime wedding months.” Since taking ownership, Langhenry has set out to not only continue what Bell started but to also build upon it. Langhenry has paid attention to the trends that young men like himself enjoy. “For men now, I think people like to make a statement,” he explained. “Everyone wears a black tux, so to mix it up I’ve put a lot of

fun different colored bow ties out. “I love to go to events with a different colored bow tie and have people come up to me asking where I got it from.” Other new touches include custom cufflinks featuring such personal touches as monograms, Texas flags, and even Highland Park’s Scottie. Much like how it used to be, Mister Tuxedo remains a family business. Langhenry’s younger brother, Nathan, a part owner, helps manage the books. Langhenry’s mother helps from time to time with other tasks such as dry cleaning. For Langhenry, this is how he feels it should be, both in the present and for the next person to take up the mantle. “Harold did a great job with everything, and I’m just looking forward to filling in his shoes and seeing what we can do to make it keep going for the next generation.”

With Billy Langhenry in charge, Mister Tuxedo will remain a family business.


FROM LEFT: Michele Spillman and Amy Stewart.


Stewart Law Group Offers Free Workshop Attorneys aim to help women business owners By Maria Adolphs

Special Contributor Amy Stewart, as a leader of a woman-owned business, said she feels a sense of obligation to help other women thrive. “Women are leaving their respective professions in droves because they don’t have the tools they need to succeed,” the Bluffview resident said. “It’s up to us to create a strong community that builds others up and guides them in finding their own voice and message to drive their business.” One of the ways she seeks to do that is through education. Her Dallas company, Stewart Law Group, formerly Stewart|Bradbury, will host a free D.Y.O.B. (Drive Your Own Business) workshop in January for women business owners and attorneys. The workshop will feature business consultant Kate Burda, who will talk about business development, digital marketing, process and customer engagement, meta-trends, and quick to apply strategies. “What is so important for us is that we empower women to be these transformative leaders,” Burda said. Stewart will focus at the seminar on providing a game plan of business development success. From the collegiate basketball court to the courtroom, she has picked up valuable skills: from discipline, creating and executing a game plan, and working in a team environment, to maintaining a “game face” in high-stress situations. “Women need to learn to generate their own business so they can guide their own careers… [and] use their natural abilities to build their

D .Y. O . B . WHAT: The Drive Your Own Business workshop for women business owners and lawyers features business-owner Kate Burdha and leaders of the sponsoring Dallas firm, the Stewart Law Group. WHEN: 5-7 p.m. Jan. 22 WHERE: One Arts Plaza, 1722 Routh Street, Suite 100 COST: Complimentary, but reservations required by Jan. 17. Email sblaw@ stewartbradbury.com.

book of business,” Stewart said. She and Sarah Bradbury, of University Park, founded the firm in 2017 and wanted to create a place that, “uplifts women throughout the legal profession and celebrates their successes, because if one succeeds, we all succeed in the long term,” Stewart said. Stewart also wanted to create an environment that helps women thrive no matter where they are in their personal or professional life. For example, Michelle Spillman, senior counsel at Stewart Law Group, returned to practice law after a fiveyear break to raise her children. Spillman, who lives in University Park, said she no longer thinks navigating a career means “climbing the ladder,” but rather a jungle gym with paths that are not necessarily linear. To other mothers that want to enter the professional world again, Spillman’s advice is to go for it. “Although it can be scary, and you may feel unqualified, the years spent at home aren’t wasted,” she said. “You will be a valuable asset to any firm or company.”

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Comings and Goings NOW OPEN Vitality Bowls

Preston Hollow Village The superfoods craze continues to grow in North Dallas with a local entrepreneur opening what’s been called a place where health-conscious individuals can go for a nutritional meal. Vitality Bowls, which specializes in açaí bowls – featuring a thick blend of the Amazon’s antioxidant-rich açaí berry – offers a menu of the widest variety of unique superfoods such as bee pollen and spirulina.

Vitality Bowls

The Ashe


5621 W. Lovers Lane Located across the street from Inwood Village, a retail purveyor of fine cigars and accessories is providing Dallasites an indoor member’s lounge and an outdoor private patio space to relax and enjoy a cigar.

Daphne’s Mediterranean

Burning Rice

Burning Rice

W.M. Gibson

Preston Center After several requests to bring its Korean eatery to Dallas, Burning Rice owners are happy to announce they’ve settled in a new location. Serving signature dishes such as japchae, kimchi, and bulgogi, the chain with locations in The Colony, Frisco, and Hurst has opened at 3930 Preston Road.

wmgibson.com Launched to serve an underappreciated market and working out of their home near Knox Street & Cole Avenue, two locals are looking to eliminate the “unnecessary” overhead of legacy luxury shoe brands. The men’s (and soon to be women’s) lines are available online and include sneakers at $80 and loafers at $100.

Custom Ink


Preston Royal Village An online leader in custom apparel and accessories has opened a second Dallas brick and mortar location where customers can get oneon-one advice and design assistance in creating custom clothing.

Gray Interests Snider Plaza With 24 years of experience in land development and projects throughout the Dallas area, Roger Gray McInnis has opened a firm in Snider Plaza. The company offers advice and expertise on residential subdivisions, buildto-suit commercial and industrial projects, and formation of partnerships to acquire and develop land.

Park Place Motorsports 3281 Manor Way After a five-year relationship with sponsor Park Place Porsche of Dallas, Park Place Motorsports has moved into a 10,000 square-foot shop two minutes away from Dallas Love Field airport.

COMING SOON Daphne’s Mediterranean

7949 Walnut Hill This January, Noon Mediterranean will reopen with a new name by a California-based chain. The rebranded outposts will feature a hybrid menu with favorites from both concepts, adding plated entrees and salads while maintaining an abbreviated version of Noon’s assembly line format.

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HOUSE OF THE MONTH 4939 Brookview Drive


et on a gated 1.12-acre lot on a platinum block in Old Preston Hollow is this Larry Boerderdesigned traditional stucco home with slate roof. Wonderfully proportioned rooms offer views of the stunning grounds designed by Linda Tycher. An expansive living area, anchored by a full bar and onyx fireplace, looks out on to the loggia, cabana, pool, putting green, and large grassy area.


The kitchen opens to multiple living and dining areas. A handsome study and guest bedroom are on the first floor. Upstairs is an incredible master suite with sitting area, private balcony, dual bathrooms, and huge walk-in closets. Three more large en suite bedrooms, live-in quarters, wine room, and playroom complete the second level. A backup whole-home generator is included with purchase.

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LEFT: Students spend time in the community room at Segue Center. ABOVE: Segue Center founder Pam Quarterman.


Segue Center targets high school grads with social, lifestyle programs By Tim Glaze

People Newspapers As executive director of Oak Hill Academy for more than 30 years, Park Cities resident Pam Quarterman has seen first-hand the struggles children with special needs encounter after they graduate high school. “They get their diploma, and then it’s almost like, ‘What now?’” she said. Enter: Segue Center – a sort of in-between haven for those that may need just a little extra help.

Run by Quarterman and her daughter, Segue Center is a nonprofit center geared to assist local high school grads with special needs like autism, ADHD, anxiety issues, social challenges, and other learning differences as they transition into adult life. Grads can also go to Segue for academic tutoring and social skill practice. Quarterman said Segue is also beginning to use research-based data to help these students identify a career, and Segue provides prospective and

current employers a place to connect if they have questions about hiring the attendees. “Many still struggle with social and life skills after they graduate, so we want to help them with practical things,” Quarterman said. “How to do a budget, pay taxes, what kind of salary to aim for practical things that others might take for granted.” More than anything, she said, Segue is a place for community where those that may feel different

can spend time with others in a safe space. “I really just wanted everyone to have a place where they can hang out and be social together,” Quarterman said. “I noticed that many of our Oak Hill graduates retreat back to the house, with their families, and may lose touch with outside interaction.” Quarterman said board games are a favorite, and the groups will also go out to eat and visit museums. Around 10 grads attend Segue regularly, but Quarterman and her daughter hope to expand their staff when more students take part in the center’s programs. That should happen sooner rather than later; In fact, the Moody YMCA has begun sending volunteers to Segue to conduct health and fitness classes for the growing community. Quarterman and her husband, who have raised all four of their children in Highland Park, know how important being a part of a community is. The values one can learn from

Many still struggle with social and life skills after they graduate, so we want to help them with practical things. Pam Quarterman being involved with others is the core principle of Segue. “We just want these grads to be a part of the community and be able to have and further relationships,” she said. “I’m hoping this place becomes a model for the rest of the country, honestly. There are a lot of programs out there, but I think we are addressing a need for a group of individuals that aren’t really being addressed.” For more information, visit seguecenter.org.

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Student Achievements: Two to Celebrate







At the Lone Star Classic Drum Line Competition, the Highland Park High School Drum Line earned the Caldwell Cup for Best Percussion Performance by achieving the highest tabulated score from preliminary competition among all 49 competing drum lines. The drum line also won first place in its division and caption awards for best front ensemble and best tenor line. Solo awards: Zack Shawver, second place, tenor solo; Nicholas Chang, third place, snare solo; Reed Smoot, seventh place, keyboard solo.

These Boy Scouts from Troop 125 at Grace Bible Church have earned the Eagle Scout rank, Scouting’s highest. Samuel Becker Bentley, son of Jim and Anne Bentley of Dallas, graduated from Highland Park High School in 2018 and is taking honors classes at Richland Community College. Eagle project: working with Connecting Point of Park Cities to beautify the agency’s entrance by installing a screen to block the view of a dumpster nearby. Jonathan Trace Hamada, son of Sean and Gina Hamada of Dallas, is a senior at the School for the Talented and Gifted Magnet. Eagle project: rebuilding two benches and expanding the garden at The Village Church Dallas Northway. Cole Layton Smith, son of Mark and Jeanette Smith of University Park, is a freshman at Texas Christian University. Eagle project: refurbishing the prayer labyrinth at University Park United Methodist Church. SPECIAL ADVERTISING CONTENT URSULINE ACADEMY

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Broadway Star Likes Teaching During Trips Back Home Cornish reflects on growing up in Highland Park By Tim Glaze

Christine Cornish returned home to Dallas for a show at The Majestic in November.

I still draw on a lot of the life lessons I learned from going to Highland Park high school, and I know that’s always going to be a really important part of my life. Christine Cornish

York, it’s so very special to be in Dallas,” she said. “It’s different to perform at home. It has a special quality down here, because up there, as great as it is, it’s also a job. Down here, I was able to have my family in town and watch me perform. A lot of them can’t travel up to New York, and they haven’t seen me act since high school. So, it was really special for me.” While home, Cornish also got to engage in another one of her passions: teaching. Whenever she is in Dallas, Cornish makes as many appearances as she can at

after what I went through growing up. “I went to a normal high school, Highland Park High, and had a great education. I remember I told my parents I wanted to quit public school and go to a private art school, but now, I’m so glad I went to a public school. I still draw on a lot of the life lessons I learned from going to Highland Park high school, and I know that’s always going to be a really important part of my life. I never really had a backup plan – this is what I was going to do, and I had super supportive parents. If I didn’t have them, it would have been a lot harder to do what I love.”

People Newspapers Christine Cornish is living her dream as a Broadway actress, with career performances that include such classics as Cats, My Fair Lady, and Kiss Me, Kate. But nothing compares to a few days at home in Highland Park. Cornish returned in mid-November for a performance at The Majestic Theater. The Majestic Unplugged show featured numbers that harkened back to the classics performed at the theater decades ago. What made the show unique, Cornish said, was the absence of amplification and microphones; hence, the “unplugged” feeling of the performance. “It was meant to bring the audience back to a time when there wasn’t a lot of sound, and you were just using the lyrics of the theater,” she said. “We wanted to do songs from the ‘20s, ‘30’, and ‘40s, when the theater was really in its prime.” Being able to perform minutes from her home with ample family in attendance made the show that much more special, she added. “As much as I love being up in New


Preston Center Dance, a local studio for children interested in acting and dancing. “I love the owners there and I love teaching and working with kids,” Cornish said. “I think that’s the most important thing anyone can do, in any vocation.” Her love for teaching children dancing and acting comes from her childhood, one filled with “every opportunity to succeed,” she said, thanks to her parents and the Highland Park community. “I had old-school training growing up – show up on time, be polite, no leniency,” she said. “I feel like I have thicker skin now,

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Youth Movement Signals Bright Future for Lady Scots Keogh brings senior leadership to otherwise young squad By Todd Jorgenson

People Newspapers


Tennis star John Isner and his wife, HPHS graduate Madison McKinley Isner, welcomed their first daughter, Hunter Grace, in September.

TOP-RANKED U.S. TENNIS STAR LOVES PARK CITIES LIFE New father John Isner finds home, balance during successful 2018 By Todd Jorgenson People Newspapers


any times, professional athletes finish out the prime of their career before settling down to raise a family. But John Isner has it both ways. The tennis superstar completed the best season of his career in 2018, a year in which he also bought a house in Highland Park with his wife, Madison, and became a father for the first time. Isner, 33, said such personal triumphs could be linked to his professional success. The 6-foot-10 right-hander wrapped up the season as the top-ranked American men’s tennis player, after earning his first ATP Masters 1000 title in Miami and reaching the semifinals at Wimbledon. “The timing of it has been per-

fect — the transition from us getting married, to moving to Dallas, to now starting a family while I’m still playing,” he said. “That’s a huge reason why I played pretty well. I’ve worked out hard my whole career, but there’s something to be said for being very balanced personally and at ease. We’re so happy.” The couple met in 2011 at a tennis tournament in Houston, where he was playing, and she was a spectator attending with some college friends. They reconnected in London a few months later, when Madison — a Highland Park High School graduate — happened to visit during Wimbledon. They dated long distance for six years, with John based in Florida and Madison primarily in Austin, before getting engaged (also in London). After they were married in December 2017, the Isners

That’s a huge reason why I played pretty well. I’ve worked out hard my whole career, but there’s something to be said for being very balanced personally and at ease. John Isner

settled down in the Park Cities in part because it better fit John’s travel and training schedule than his home state of North Carolina. Since their daughter, Hunter Grace, was born in September, Madison has been on maternity leave from her successful Western jewelry company. “It makes me want to work harder for her, just to show what women can do — have a family and still work at the same time,” Madison said. “And we travel so much.” John was able to skip a few international tournaments to spend time with Madison and Hunter in the fall. Then the baby attended her first tennis tournament at the season-ending ATP Finals in November in London. After some downtime during the holidays, the busy 2019 season ramps up in January with the Australian Open. Madison and Hunter hope to be there cheering. “It’s always going to be difficult leaving them if they’re not traveling with me,” John said. “As I get older, I think it’s smarter to schedule better. That’s to preserve my mind and body. Staying home is an added benefit of that.”

This season, wins and losses are replaced with wins and lessons for the Lady Scots. Almost half of the Highland Park varsity roster consists of freshmen. Just two returning players saw meaningful minutes a year ago. So while the newcomers have plenty of talent, their inexperience will naturally yield some mistakes, too. That’s where patience and perseverance come into play, for players and coaches alike. “Being a f reshman, everything is new. The speed is faster, and the drills are more intense,” said head coach Nicole Fleming. “We’re going to have these same girls for three or four years. “The older girls setting the tone has definitely helped with the younger ones.” Caroline Keogh is the team’s only senior. She split last season between the varsity and JV levels and got off to a slow start this year while recovering from an offseason injury. But as the only player who’s been in the program for four years, Keogh’s role becomes almost that of a coach on the floor.

We’ve learned so much from our losses. That’s going to help us down the road. Nicole Fleming “It ’s been a challenge because drills that come second nature to me, they don’t even know yet,” Keogh said. “It’s been a big learning curve for me, too. We’ve already seen a lot of progress, and still have a long way to go.” Keogh has two younger sisters, including a freshman who’s currently on the JV team, so she


Caroline Keogh is the only senior on a Lady Scots roster featuring four freshmen. tries to be an encouraging and a calming influence for girls who were in middle school at this time last year. The same is true for junior Madelyn Miller, who — along with sophomore Ella Patterson — are the only HP players with significant varsity experience. “Being the youngest is definitely a challenge,” Miller said, “so I’m just trying to be a mentor for these young girls.” Early in the season, the Lady Scots were forced to develop chemistry while facing a demanding nondistrict schedule that included lopsided losses to Prosper, Bishop Lynch, and McKinney. But there have also been bright spots, including three straight wins at the HP Scot Classic tournament. Fleming hopes those improvements will allow HP to gain steam later in the season and secure a playoff spot. “ The teams we’re playing are the programs we want to be like,” Fleming said. “We’ve learned so much from our losses. That’s going to help us down the road.”

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Lady Scots Soccer Team Aims to Bounce Back With Fresh Faces H P G I R LS S C H E D U L E JANUARY 3 Cedar Park 4 Plano East 5 Mansfield Lake Ridge 10 Smithson Valley^ 11 at RR Cedar Ridge 12 Austin Vandegrift^ 18 Allen 22 at Richardson Pearce 25 at Rockwall-Heath

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7:30 p.m.

at Newman Smith*


Presley Echols is the top returnee this season after leading the Lady Scots in goals the past two years.

By Todd Jorgenson People Newspapers

Highland Park’s upset loss to Frisco Wakeland in last season’s Class 5A Region II final might still be lingering in the minds of the Lady Scots’ coaches and players. But if so, they aren’t saying as much. “We haven’t talked about it at all,” said head coach Stewart Brown. “We’re very much an internally motivated team. The girls know the standard that has been set for them.” The overtime defeat cost HP a chance at back-to-back undefeated seasons, a second consecutive state title, and a third trip to the state tournament in four years. It also was the final game for 17 graduating seniors from perhaps the most talented class in program history. However, with only three starters returning, Brown said this is not a rebuilding year for the Lady Scots. “The mindset in our camp is that we’re as good as any of our teams we’ve had since

2012,” Brown said. “It’s a new group and a different team as far as personnel and how we’re going to play.” HP will benefit from the return of Presley Echols, the junior striker who already is verbally committed to the University of Texas. Echols led HP in scoring in each of the past two years, and is on pace to break multiple career offensive records for the Lady Scots. Brown said given the depth of the team’s 2018 class, he has had plenty of time to transition to this season’s roster turnover. Consequently, plenty of talented newcomers are set to join Echols as regular contributors. HP will open the season with two weekends of tough tournament competition before beginning District 11-5A play on Jan. 29 at Carrollton Newman Smith. “January is going to be a big month for us. Hopefully, we’re on the right path,” Brown said. “It’s a very fresh and exciting dynamic for us this year. They’ve been very patient. Now it’s their turn to shine.”

FEBRUARY 1 Conrad* 5 at Bryan Adams* 8 Carr. Creekview* 12 at Carr. R.L. Turner* 15 at Thomas Jefferson* 19 Woodrow Wilson* 22 Newman Smith*

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at Conrad*

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MARCH 1 Bryan Adams* 5 at Carr. Creekview* 8 Carr. R.L. Turner* 19 Thomas Jefferson*

7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 7:30 p.m.


7:30 p.m.

at Woodrow Wilson*

* — District 11-5A game ^ — at Round Rock

H P B OYS S C H E D U L E JANUARY 3-5 Scot Classic tournament TBA 10 San Antonio Harlan^ 12:30 p.m. 11 at Georgetown East View 4 p.m. 12 El Paso Coronado^ 9 a.m. 15 Irving 7:30 p.m. 22 at The Colony TBA 29

Newman Smith*

7 p.m.

FEBRUARY 1 at Conrad* 5 Bryan Adams* 8 at Carr. Creekview* 12 Carr. R.L. Turner* 15 Thomas Jefferson* 19 at Woodrow Wilson* 22 at Newman Smith*

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MARCH 1 at Bryan Adams* 5 Carr. Creekview* 8 at Carr. R.L. Turner* 19 at Thomas Jefferson*

7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.


7:30 p.m.

Woodrow Wilson*

* — District 11-5A game ^ — at Georgetown

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Dee Simmons, Doris Jacobs, and Lee Bailey

Scott and Kathleen Kirby with Aimee Williams and Royce Ramey

Leslie and Nathan Johnson

Josh and Tracy Madans with Christel and Jim Crigler

Mary and Alex Fernandez Francie Moody- Dhalberg, Kelley Lipscombe, Lynn McBee, Ellen Winspear, Kim Hext

Katie and Kyle Miller with Patrick and Elizabeth George

Ronny and Christe Shaul with Sandy and Aneeta Sule

Bill and Michelle Lockhart

Ann Fielder and Monica Smith

Dan and Kate Meyer, Clark and Tavia Hunt, and Meredith and Chris Messick P H O T O S B Y K O N R A D K A LT E N B A C H

David and Gillian Cho

Pam Perella, Claire Emanuelson, and Caren Kline

Rosie and Ian Caruth

Keith and Ann Kedesky with Chitra and Josh Fine

Adorned in feathered necklines and sequined trains, Dallasites embraced the spirit of Nouvelle-Orléans for the 2018 Crystal Charity Ball. The event took place Dec.1 in the transformed Chantilly Ballroom at the Hilton Anatole where walls were draped in luxurious red and luxe gold fabrics, tables were topped with lush flowers, and performers sashayed down the halls with parasols twirling above their heads. Chaired by Claire Emanuelson, a record $6.5 million was raised this year for local children’s charities, including Nexus Recovery Center and Friends of the Dallas Public Library.

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Manny Rivera, Brooks Davenport, and Christopher Codina Darrell Thomas and Andrew Soliz

David and Steve Weir

Mahoganie Gaston, Catherine Leuba, and Eduardo Gámez

Billy Boone, Matt Wilkerson, and Dow O’Neal

Chad and Karina Chisholm

Jason Clark, Carinthia Kishaba, Brittanie Oleniczak, and A.L. Forke

James Bailey and Erik Yang April Lesiuk, Cortney Haygood, and Jackie Langston

Jim Sheehan with Rachel and Luke Branyan

Sean McCune and Ryan Haggerty


Lana Constantine and Lee Borchert

Riley Buss-Drexel and Nikki St. George

Zienat and Ronak Asaadi

On Nov. 15, the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS, DIFFA/Dallas, hosted its 23rd Holiday Wreath Collection at the Fashion Industry Gallery to ring in the holiday season with a “Marché de Noel”-themed event. Guests mixed and mingled amongst 70 plus one-of-a-kind wreaths and curated accessories displayed throughout the French Christmas market-themed space.

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Chris Gilker, Robie Vaughn, Heather Gilker, and Fallon Vaughn with Linda and Ken Wimberly

Julie and Jacob Walter

BB Cazalaa and Sage Harrison

Ian Harold and Greg Lovell

Mac McFarland with James and Bill Wade Melissa M. Young and Michelle Zada

Nicole Small, Dan Kohl, and Maria Garcia

Mary Baerg, Dr. Linda Silver, and Najdi Ansari

Jessica and Kyle Bolejack with Dave and Amy Humphries

Amy and Scott Hofland

Linda and Ken Wimberly with Lyda Hill


Andrew and Robyn Gould with Ron and Marcia Jackson

Brent Christopher and Monica Smith

Karen and Alan Katz

Taking on a rock ‘n’ roll concert vibe, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science hosted its much-anticipated annual Night at the Museum gala on Nov. 10. Themed “Rock the Perot,” this year’s party was packed with rock-the-senses experiences, from glitzy minerals and neon-lit prehistoric giants to play-andparty activities and live dance music to artistically crafted food from Wolfgang Puck Catering and even visits from a few rock legends.

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‘STARSTRUCK?’ NOT A PROBLEM IN CONCERT TO REMEMBER Preston Hollow Presbyterian choir joins Bocelli at American Airlines Center By Bianca Montes

People Newspapers



The Dallas Symphony Orchestra and members of the Preston Hollow Presbyterian choir perform with Andrea Bocelli at Dallas concert.

aking the stage with legendary tenor Andrea Bocelli is quite possibly on top of any vocalist’s dream list. Many members of Preston Hollow Presbyterian’s sanctuary choir were able to check that accomplishment off their wish lists. Less than a third of the church’s 200-member choir performed with Bocelli during his recent two-hour concert at the American Airline Center. The choir, along with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, accompanied Bocelli during several performances and even sang two songs by themselves. Obviously, “lots of the choir members were quite starstruck,” said the church’s music director, Steve Jobman. But nerves were far from evident as the group opened the

show with an opera chorus and received a loud ovation from the audience after performing the famous Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah.

It was thrilling and exciting and reinforcing and encouraging – it was all of those kinds of things. Steve Jobman Jobman, who has been with the church around four years, said he believed this was the first time Park Cities Presbyterian has performed a concert of this magnitude. The choir, he added, was hand selected by a contractor due to their size and ability to match the quality expected at

such a concert. “It was thrilling and exciting and reinforcing and encouraging – it was all of those kinds of things,” Jobman said. “Our primary function is worship on Sunday mornings, but it’s great when we come out with a fine ensemble that is recognized in the community.” While there were plenty of memories made that evening, Jobman said his favorite part was watching the concert from the side of the stage – can you even imagine? Jobman and one of the organists at Preston Hollow Presbyterian sat at the bottom of the stairs where they were able to rub elbows with Bocelli and his bright blue jacket as the tenor entered and exited the stage. “You could hear him clearing his throat,” Jobman said, and “singing along with the soprano to make sure he was still in pitch. He was just a real guy.”

In Pursuit of a Mindful New Year

Two-day seminar introduces history, mental benefits, and techniques for meditation Mindfulness, a meditation practice often associated with Asian culture and Buddhism, is drawing increasing interest in the Western World. Catholic monastics have a long tradition of mindful meditation, and even Protestants and psychologist have been showing increasing interest. In January, the Crow Museum of Asian Art is teaming up with Mastermind Meditate to offer “Mindfulness for Beginners,” a two-day seminar to help people stick to a resolution to begin a meditation practice.

I have experienced first-hand how mindfulness-based practices empower humans of all ages to actively practice being aware, present, focused, empathetic, and compassionate to self and others in the midst of any circumstance. Beth Reese “If you’re new to meditation, Mindfulness for Beginners is a great introduction to mindful meditation,” said Dorsey Standish, chief

the powerful practices of intention and compassion. “As part of our mission to love and celebrate the arts and cultures of Asia, we embrace and integrate into our workplace these ancient traditions and research-based transformational tools,” Beth Reese, director of education and mindfulness for The Crow Collection. “I have experienced first-hand how mindfulness-based practices empower humans of all ages to actively practice being aware, present, focused, empathetic, and compassionate to self and others in the midst of any circumstance.” – Staff report


Students will leave with meditation tips and tricks, inspiration for daily practice, and a course workbook. mindfulness officer and workshop leader with Mastermind Meditate. “Resolutions are great, but how do you start to form new habits?” Mastermind Meditate’s trained facilitators lead science-based, research-backed mindfulness classes across Texas, including at UT Dallas Brain Performance Institute and Klyde Warren Park. “This two-day seminar is a perfect way to start, and it’s data driven – backed by brain health research because we know mental health is just as important as physi-

cal health,” he said. Participants will get an introduction to mindful meditation and techniques on how to incorporate the practice into work and home life to reduce stress and anxiety and increase brain health. “If meditation is a part of your life already, the workshop can help you focus your practice,” Standish said. Participants will experience mindful living techniques such as mindful walking, mindful eating, and mindful communication as well as

WHAT: A two-day meditation seminar includes a brain health workbook, guided mindful museum, breakfast both mornings, Saturday lunch, and a oneyear access pass to the museum with parking. WHEN: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20. WHERE: Crow Museum of Asian Art REGISTRATION: $249; visit mastermindmeditate.com/programs or call 214522-4575.

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Living Well


Stretch, get skin care, volunteer more, balance hormones, and feed the brain


LEFT: Clients receive customized practitioner-assisted stretches at Stretch Zone. RIGHT TOP: AquaGold facial at Renew Beauty. RIGHT BOTTOM: Volunteers distribute books at back to school event.

By Bianca R. Montes People Newspapers


aise your hand if you’re the type of person who bites off more than they can chew when it comes to New Year’s Resolutions. Don’t be shy, we all fancy ourselves a master of overachievement when it comes to goals. STOP IT! There is nothing more defeating than setting your sights on something that’s unattainable. I have a novel idea this year: Let’s focus on small lifestyle changes that we can achieve – that we want to achieve – that will have us living our best life in 2019. 1. STRETCH MORE – The fitness trend in Dallas indeed has risen over the years, but what about the recovery movement? A semi-new business in Preston Center

is looking to help Dallasites wake up feeling like Gumby instead of the Tin Man. Stretch Zone offers customized practitioner-assisted stretching that helps improve circulation, flexibility, resting muscle tone, and the quality of motions. 2. INVEST IN YOUR SKIN – There’s no doubt about it, beautiful skin is an instant confidence booster. There are many things you can do to improve your skin, but there’s only one facial to tackle most of those issues at once. Available at Renew Beauty Med Spa & Salon in NorthPark Center, the AquaGold facial is one customized vial mixed with everything you need to solve skin shortcomings. Hair-thin needles coated in gold penetrate the skin and deliver vitamin B complex, Botox to tighten and smooth the skin’s surface, and a micro hyaluronic acid to help hold water and mois-

turizer. We suggest pairing it with a relaxing hydrafacial. 3. GIVE BACK TO YOUR COMMUNITY – There are thousands of non-profits in need of your time – and money – to help serve the Dallas community. From opportunities to deliver meals to the homebound, increase literary proficiency, or even volunteer photography skills to help find shelter pets forever homes, there’s a space for everyone. Navigating that space, though, might be challenging. Organizations like Dallas’ Volunteer Now serve as a recruitment hub to connect volunteers with nonprofits. For more information about Volunteer Now visit volnow.org. 4. BALANCE YOUR HORMONES – If you’ve found yourself unsuccessfully trying to lose weight for some time now, chances

are you might have a hormone imbalance. Hormones play a massive role in how our metabolism reacts to calories – how the body uses the food you eat and how energized you are when it comes to working out. Businesses like BeBalanced in Preston Center Plaza use natural remedies to help men and woman correct those imbalances. 5. FEED YOUR BRAIN – Sadly, brain health is one of those things most people only worry about when something goes wrong. The people at the Center for BrainHealth want to change that by providing a series of programs that work with children, teens, and adults, and lecture series that touch on subjects such as breaking bad habits and boosting brain power for parents and their children. Visit brainhealth.utdallas.edu to learn more.

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Enjoy Homemade Soup – A Cold Weather Aromatherapy SOUP. The very word makes me feel warm and cozy all over. When cold, blustery January days keep me curled up by the fire, I invariably crave a pot of soup simmering on the stove. I’m not CHRISTY ROST talking openHOME + KITCHEN a-can, add water and heat, but rather the kind our grandmothers made, starting with aromatic ingredients like onions, celery, carrots, and garlic. Whether it’s vegetarian, meaty, creamy, thick, chunky, or features a clear, delicate broth, a steaming pot of homemade soup feels like an elixir that makes everything better. During the years our boys were growing up, whenever I made soup, they had a habit of casually dropping by the kitchen to sniff the air, peek under the lid, and smile in anticipation because the intoxicating aromas were irresistible. Grandmother probably never heard the term aromatherapy, but that’s exactly what making soup provides. One of my favorite soup memories stretches back to my first two years of marriage. A tiny French

Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided ½ pound beef soup bones 3 pounds beef chuck roast, trimmed and cut into 1-inch cubes 1 ½ cups sweet onion, peeled and chopped 1 ½ cups carrots, rinsed, peeled and chopped 1 ½ cups celery, rinsed and chopped 4 large cloves garlic, peeled and chopped 5 cups beef stock or broth 4 cups water

Beef Barley Soup restaurant in the River Oaks section of Houston was a favorite destination whenever a girlfriend and I could get away for a quiet lunch. It served a French onion soup with a broth so rich, it could only have developed after many hours of slow simmering. Thick with onions and garnished with a slice of baguette under a canopy of melted cheese that clung to my spoon and chin, those crocks of onion soup have become a cherished food memory. The best homemade soups need time for flavors to develop, which


is ideal when it’s too cold to spend time outdoors. For my Beef Barley Soup – one of the tasty recipes in my latest book Celebrating Home – I chop all the ingredients early in the day, brown the meat and bones in a large pot, stir in the aromatics, beef broth, and water, and let the magic begin. After two to three hours of simmering and occasional stirring, the broth becomes thick and rich with meaty flavor, and the cubes of chuck roast become fork-tender. It’s the perfect remedy for chilled fingers and toes.

1 bay leaf 1 bunch fresh celery leaves ¾ teaspoon kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper, to taste ¾ cup barley


Preheat a large soup pot over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon of the oil, and swirl to coat the bottom of the pot. Brown the bones in the oil until they are well seared. Transfer the bones to a large bowl and add one-third of the Visit christyrost.com for more recipes and entertaining tips from public television chef Christy Rost, a life-

meat to the pot. Cook the meat without stirring until the bottom of the meat is brown, then turn it over and brown the other side. Transfer the meat to the bowl with the bone, add the remaining oil to the pot if needed, and continue browning the remaining meat in small batches, transferring it to the bowl as it browns. Add onion, carrots, and celery to the pot, and cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently until they caramelize and begin to soften. Add garlic, stir, and cook 1 minute more. Stir in the beef stock and water, return the meat and bone to the pot, and add the bay leaf and celery leaves. Cover and bring the mixture to a low boil, reduce the heat to low, and simmer 2 ½ to 3 hours, stirring occasionally, until the meat is tender and a rich, dark broth has formed. Stir in barley, season the soup with salt and pepper, cover, and simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally, until the barley is plump and tender, about 35 to 40 minutes. Remove the bones, bay leaf, and celery leaves, and serve.

Yield: 8 to 10 servings style authority and author of three cookbooks, or follow her on Facebook and Twitter @ChristyRost.

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Following a Season of ‘Wishing,’ Recycle Only What’s Appropriate By Bill Miller

Special Contributor The “most wonderful time of the year” also is the busiest, and not just for retail. Recycling operations typically record a 10-to-15-percent spike in volume from Thanksgiving to Christmas. That’ll grow to 20 percent by New Year’s Day, said Duane McDonald, a division manager for Republic Services Inc., a waste management firm that serves Preston Hollow and the Park Cities. Consider that extra 20-percent holiday bump on top of, for example, the 500 tons of loose paper ready to be processed on any given day at the company’s recycling centers, McDonald said. “This is the very busiest time of year for recycling, like for retail, and basically for the same reason,” McDonald said. “People are buying gifts, and the resulting packaging is coming to us for recycling.” Phoenix-based Republic Services operates recycling pick-up throughout the U.S. It has two area processing plants—one in Plano, the other in Fort Worth. Jumbled in the onslaught is ripped wrapping paper, bows, ribbons, and those transparent plastic covers that hold superhero action figures against cardboard backings. There also are glass bottles that held wine, champagne, or other beverages for holiday cheer. Next throw in the plastic jugs and tubs for eggnog, whipped toppings, and other foods. The list seems endless, but not all of is recyclable. Many items, McDonald said, fall into the category that waste management people jokingly call, “wishful recycling.” That is, people wish they were recycla-

ble, so they drop them into bins and forget about them. Examples are strands of old Christmas lights because they’re made of glass bulbs, plastic coatings, and metal wiring. But, McDonald explained, those lights can’t be disassembled. So they clog a recycling plant’s conveyor system, McDonald said. “We’re actually getting more now,” McDonald said in early December. “People are testing them, seeing they don’t work, and they get tossed.” Similarly, dead batteries for gadgets are tested and chunked in two waves before and after Christmas. They, too, can’t be recycled at the plant, but even old batteries have enough charge that, when crushed, can ignite the tons of loose paper, endangering the workers. So in this season of giving, consider a break for the people who recycle discarded household items. It’s not hard, McDonald said. Just think first: If you wish it to be recyclable, it probably isn’t —like your Christmas tree. “Confusion arises because some cities have collection services for those items,” McDonald said. “But those are separate from ours.” He suggested residents check their cities’ websites to learn about where to discard holiday trees. And be aware that items usually recyclable may not be acceptable if “contaminated,” McDonald said. Modern wrapping paper covered in glitter, excessive tape, and staples, are no more recyclable than discarded Christmas lights. Also, plastic or glass containers should be rinsed clean and dry. After all, that jug of sour eggnog could splash onto loose paper on the plant’s conveyor, making it “not acceptable for recycling,” McDonald said.

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Elegance, with No Expense Spared


Emily Ray-Porter offers custom home in Stoneleigh

The home at 3509 Euclid Avenue in Highland Park is represented by Vicki White for $16,750,000.

2300 Wolf St., No. 17CD, Emily Ray-Porter

Beautifully sited on nearly 1 acre in Highland Park, this meticulously crafted, Mediterranean-style estate is the work of three of the most esteemed professionals in Texas: architect Robbie Fusch, builder John Sebastian and landscape architect Harold Leidner. No expense was spared on the home and its many luxuries, including three living areas, a wine grotto with tasting area, a safe room, a richly wood-paneled library/office, a virtual golf room — tee off at your choice of exclusive golf courses — an attached guest casita and a state-of-the-art gym. The open chef’s kitchen overlooks a family room with panoramic doors that lead to one of the numerous loggias. The master wing includes its own living room, coffee station, loggia with fireplace, two baths and two oversized closets. An elevator serves the home’s three floors. The superior outdoor luxuries include a sparkling pool that extends under an incredible tileroofed and columned pergola — complete with fireplace, water features and two platform beds — a cabana with a living area and two baths, an outdoor kitchen, a putting green and an underground 10-car garage. 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.

Quality and craftsmanship are the cornerstones of this bespoke home in the sky, marketed by Emily-Ray Porter of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate. The three-bedroom, 4½-bath home at 2300 Wolf St., No. 17CD (2300wolf17d.daveperrymiller.com) is 5,030 square feet (per architect’s drawings) of luxury, priced at $4,200,000. “The minute you step off the private elevator into the foyer,” says Ray-Porter, “you’re mesmerized by the wall-to-wall perfection. Its neutral palette, combined with the soft-contemporary design and expansive views from every room, creates a sense of serenity.” With the touch of a button, the smart home comes to life. Lutron lighting, electric shades and a whole-home audio system are just a few of the modern conveniences at your fingertips. The Stoneleigh Residences provides first-class amenities such as 24-hour concierge, valet, private banquet room with catering kitchen, pet park, media room, owners’ lounge, heated pool and spa, and fitness center with steam and dry sauna. To schedule a private showing, contact Ray-Porter at 214-544-5698 or email emily@daveperrymiller.com. Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate (daveperrymiller. com) is a division of Ebby Halliday Real Estate, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, with five locations that specialize in Park Cities, Preston Hollow, North Dallas, Lakewood, East Dallas, Uptown, Oak Cliff and Farm & Ranch properties.



Sale of High-End Estates Stays Strong

The demand for high-value estates in the Dallas area in 2018 has remained strong throughout the year. Allie Beth Allman & Associates has sold 22 estates valued at more than $5 million, capturing a majority ofall sales. The luxury firm sold the five highest-priced homes in Preston Hollow and four of the six highest-priced homes in the Park Cities. “We are the go-to firm for owners and buyers of the most valuable properties in the area,” said Keith Conlon, general manager of the Allman firm. The firm closed the year with two estates sales in the month of November: The seven-bed estate at 8891 Jourdan Way in Preston Hollow. The French Renaissance-style estate sits on coveted parcelson 3.2 acres of park-like grounds including a private lake and guest house. Designed by renowned architect, Peter Marino, it’s a masterpiece of elegant classical and authentic period details. On a corner lot in the most cherished part of Highland Park, a six-bedroom estate was a perfect mix of classic and contemporary details. The home at 3900 Miramar Ave. has been extensively remodeled with high quality materials. It features a library and pub room. The backyard has pool, spaand loggia. To search all active estate listings, visit alliebeth.com/estates.

Claudine King showcases luxurious three-story townhomes

43Hundred Lomo Alto, Claudine King Chic urban living in the heart of Highland Park defines 43hundred Lomo Alto (4300lomoalto2.daveperrymiller. com). Claudine King with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate represents the development and the five remaining three-bedroom residences, ranging from $1,545,000 to $1,695,000. An inspired collaboration between AIA award-winning architects Bernbaum-Magadini, Hudson Construction Group, and Cindy Hughes of Collections Rare, the enclave melds a coveted lock-and-leave lifestyle with understated glamour. White oak flooring, Carrara marble, architectural windows, pristine gallery-style walls, and professional-grade, stainless-steel appliances marry a sleek modernity with beautiful functionality. Residents enjoy unlimited access to a well-appointed exercise room that opens to a lovely green space. An expansive covered terrace and grilling area are designed for al fresco relaxing and entertaining. Located in sought-after area near Whole Foods, HP Village, parks and more. To schedule a private showing, contact King at 214789-0101 or claudine@daveperrymiller.com. Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate (daveperrymiller.com) is a division of Ebby Halliday Real Estate, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, with five locations that specialize in Preston Hollow, Park Cities, North Dallas, Lakewood, East Dallas, Uptown, Oak Cliff and Farm & Ranch properties.


The Traditional with Many Twists

The home at 4346 Park Lane in Preston Hollow is listed by Tessa Mosteller and Lucinda Buford for $4,559,000.


Ebby App Delivers

The Ebby app utilizes advanced interactive mapping to make home shopping easier – and more fun – than ever.

The technology packed into this Preston Hollow gem belies its French-inspired architecture. Live large on Park Lane in this jaw-dropping home, taken to the studs in 2008 to create a masterpiece of surprising modernity. On a lush, 1.12-acre lot, the five-bedroom, fivebath home offers luxuries galore: a generous great room; a workout center; a library; a wine cellar with tasting room and humidor; a billiards room; a top-tier gourmet kitchen; and a sumptuous first-floor master suite with a fireplace, sitting area and spalike bath, complete with heated floors. The outdoor amenities are exceptional, too, and include a fireplace, sport court, built-in grill, resort-style pool, spa and detached guest apartment. But it’s the home’s state-of-the-art technology that sets it far apart. The many features include a $750,000, app-controlled home-automation system operating lighting, music, cameras and security; a master-bath shower with memory settings; a special A/C system just for the wine room; a hidden safe that rises electronically from the floor; even an electric crumb-sucker in the kitchen’s bread drawer. It is James Bond–style living in the lap of French-style luxury. 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.

Download the Ebby Halliday Realtors app to start enjoying an exceptional online real estate experience that fully utilizes the latest interactive mapping technology. With the Ebby app, you’ll enjoy searching for homes using three innovative options: • Journey Search – This feature shows available properties as you travel through a neighborhood. As with each of the Ebby app’s interactive search functions, you may choose to delve deeper into properties of interest by immediately viewing details and interior photos. • Perimeter Search – This feature allows you to draw boundaries on the map view with a finger, enabling viewing of available homes within the perimeter – and the selected parameters – of your search. • Scope Search – Aim your device’s camera down a street and this innovative augmented-reality search displays available properties. Select any of the properties for details and photos. In addition to location-based search results, you’ll also enjoy many of the functions of the industry-leading ebby.com, one of the most-powerful residential real estate websites in the world. To download the Ebby app, visit the App Store or Google Play and search for “Ebby Halliday Realtors.”



This year has been outstanding for the Dallas area residential market, and Allie Beth Allman & Associates continues to lead all other real estate firms in the prestigious Park Cities neighborhoods with 26.5 percent of all sales and listings.“We are very proud of the success our associates have enjoyed this year, helping their clients find their dream home or sell their current home and move on to their next adventure,” said Allie Beth Allman, president and CEO.Here are a few outstanding homes in the Park Cities that might be your dream.The five-bedroom home at 3826 Maplewood Ave. is designed by Larry Boerder and custom built by George Lewis and is close to the Dallas Country Club. It is ideal for entertaining with five fireplaces, stained-glass windowsanda wine room.The home at 3924 Bryn Mawr Dr. includes five bedrooms and isclose to Hyer Elementary. It has hardwood flooring and tall windows, while the kitchen features marble countertops, Thermador appliances and custom cabinetry. On a quiet, tree-lined street is a five-bedroom home at 4328 Edmondson Ave.Ithas large formal rooms with tall ceilings and pretty moldings. The large mastersuite has two oversizedclosets plus a cedar closet. To find your Park Cities home, visit www.alliebeth.com.

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 Tops in Park Cities

$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.

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A New Home for the Holidays Bob Moran Offers Green-Friendly Contemporary in North Dallas

If you enjoy cooking, throwing partiesand spending time with friends, but didn’t have the space for an ultimate party this year, consider a new home that will give you the wonderful excuse! Entertaining is often centered on the kitchen where your guests enjoy fabulous smells, sample dishes, discuss recipes or just lick the spoon. Your new home will likely have a beautiful, well-equipped kitchen to gather. Here are a few outstanding homes Allie Beth Allman & Associates recommends. The five-bedroom home at 3707 Princeton Ave. has a renovated kitchen with commercial-grade appliances, two dishwashers and a huge island. For entertaining, the kitchen opens to the family room witha stone fireplace and wet bar. Danes Custom Homes built the five-bedroom home in Preston Hollow at 6415 Desco Dr., combining Frenchstyle architecture with modern amenities.The elegant kitchen has white cabinetry and wood flooring and flows seamlessly into the large family room which has a fireplace. The five-bedroom, modern home at 6521 Joyce Way was built by New Horizon Custom Homes with meticulous attention to detail.The home in Preston Hollow has an elegant kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, white cabinetry and marble countertops. It opens to the family room for sophisticated entertaining. To find your home, visit www.alliebeth.com.

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.


3324 Blackburn Street

3 Bedrooms | 2.1 Baths | 2,822 SqFt Offered For $685,000 Desirable townhome in Portobello by the Creek with RARE 3 story floorplan. Hardwoods throughout first floor which includes living, dining and kitchen with additional study.  Kitchen has stainless steel appliances and granite countertops.  All bedrooms on the second level including master with fireplace.  Third level has spaces for office, game table, and living.  Property has back fenced patio with sizable landscaped side yard and 4 balconies.  Amenities include gated entrance and private swimming pool.  Fantastic Uptown location steps from the Katy Trail and within walking distance to West Village shops and restaurants. For more information please contact Mary Alice Garrison (214.543.7075 | maryalice.garrison@alliebeth.com.

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