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JUNE 2019 VOLUME 39 NO. 6



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FAITH AND FATHERHOOD The Rev. Bryan Dunagan and other area pastors talk about their relationships with their children, dads, and God. PAGE 42







Bubble Lounge podcast serves Park Cities moms 16

‘The Yard Man’ launches new venture 22

Veterans find therapy with Equest horses 36

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June 2019 Vol. 39, No. 6 parkcitiespeople.com   @pcpeople  @peoplenewspapers

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hen school lets out for the summer, thoughts for many of us turn to swimming pools, family trips, and the Fourth of July. As Kirk Dooley has said, Independence Day is the single best day of the year in the Park Cities. But while some may begin looking forward to the parade as days grow longer and temperatures rise, members of the Rotary Club of Park Cities think and talk about it all year long. I had the opportunity this spring to sit in at Cleve Clinton’s house as a committee considered potential candidates to serve as grand marshal. Great suggestions came in from club members, former grand marshals, and others, making it a daunting task to pick just one honoree. “What kind of person do we want as a grand marshal? In short, somebody who represents the community really well,” Clinton said recently, just before the club announced this year’s choice: Frances “Francie” Moody-Dahlberg. Moody-Dahlberg, a Park Cities resident for three decades and executive director and chairman of the Moody Foundation, champions women’s and children’s issues and serves as a trustee for SMU, her alma mater. The parade is the club’s most important event of the year, one that helps raise thousands of dollars for the North Texas Food Bank. The food bank can provide three meals for every dollar donated. With contributions to date plus matching

funds, the club has raised enough to provide more than 200,000 meals, but there’s still time for parade sponsors, participants, and W I L L I A M TAY LO R watchers to contribute more. Visit rcpcjulyfourth.causevox.com. Another way residents can help is by paying special attention on July 4 to stay safe. The parade, despite memorable mishaps with a tank and the foolish use of barbecue grills on some floats, has a mostly-safe track record. Officials for Highland Park, University Park, and Rotary want to keep it that way, so please follow these instructions: Remain clear of the entire roadway along the parade route, leaving the entire street, curb to curb, open for the use of the parade participants to ensure a safe buffer zone as large floats and groups attempt to navigate the streets, corners, etc. Do not enter the road or let children enter the roadway to retrieve candy or for any other reason. Be considerate and understanding if contacted by police or Rotary parade workers along the route. They have your best interests in mind. See you on July Fourth. William Taylor, Editor william.taylor@peoplenewspapers.com

Contents Crime ............................ 4 News .............................. 6 Community ................. 14 Sports .......................... 18 Business ....................... 22 Schools ........................ 30 Society ......................... 36 Living Well & Faith..... 42 Classifieds .................... 47 Weddings ..................... 47

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CRIME REPORT APRIL 8 – MAY 5 APRIL 8 A $50,000, black 2018 GMC Denali with a handgun inside was reported stolen at 7:16 p.m. from the Hillstone restaurant parking lot at the Plaza at Preston Center. APRIL 9 A grey 2019 Ford F150 parked at a service center in the 5000 block of Holland Avenue was damaged by falling trash cans sometime between 3 and 3:49 p.m.

LEFT: Robert Poynter. TOP RIGHT: Michael Garza. BOTTOM RIGHT: Chacey Poynter.



he widow of University Park Fire Department captain Robert Louis Poynter III has been re-indicted, this time for capital murder. The Herald-Banner in Greenville reported that prosecutors obtained new evidence against Chacey Tyler Poynter in the 2016 shooting death of her husband. The Royse City woman was already facing a murder count in the case. The new indictment claims Chacey Poynter and Michael Glen Garza killed the firefighter for his money. “The State re-presented the case to the grand jury with the additional evidence, and the defendant has been indicted for the offense of capital murder for remuneration which is for financial gain or benefit,” Hunt County District Attorney Noble D. Walker Jr. said. The capital murder indictment was issued sealed in late April 26 and made public during a hearing in May. Walker waived the death penalty in the case, so the defendant faces a sentence of life in prison without parole if convicted. He told the Herald-Banner he hopes to still go to trial on June 17. Prosecutors have claimed Chacey Poynter and Garza were having an

affair and worked together to shoot and kill Robert Poynter on Sept. 9, 2016, in Royse City. Garza, of Quinlan, was found guilty of murder in July 2018 and sentenced to 99 years in prison. An appeal of his conviction is pending. A 2016 Park Cities People report recounts how Royce City police received a 10:40 p.m. call regarding a woman attempting to stop vehicles near the intersection of FM 35 and Hunt Count Road 2595. When officers arrived, they found Chacey Poynter, who told them that her husband had been shot. Investigators found him dead in a vehicle a short time later. According to a release from Royce City PD, the widow provided suspicious and conflicting information. They arrested Garza two days later after finding a link to a photo from his Facebook page on her cell phone. Poynter, 32, remains in the Hunt County Detention Center on a $500,000 bond. Captain Poynter joined the University Park in 1997. He was promoted to lieutenant in April 2002, and captain in May 2012. He was also named the 2003 UP Firefighter of the Year. – Staff report

APRIL 11 A $600 iPhone was stolen between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. at the Highland Park High School. APRIL 12 Jewelry worth $8,000 was stolen sometime between 5:55 p.m. April 10 and 6 p.m. April 12 from a home in the 4000 block of Windsor Avenue. APRIL 15 Moosa, the dog, served mandatory quarantine after biting a man on the hand at 8:14 p.m. outside a home in the 5000 block of Holland Avenue. The man, who was taking his trash out to the curb when bit, took himself to Presbyterian Hospital. Moosa was ordered to stay indoors for 10 days. APRIL 16 Stolen between 7 p.m. April 15 and 7 p.m. April 16: a basketball hoop, valued at $600, and a tetherball set, valued at $60, from the front yard of a home in the 4500 block of Fairway Avenue. A storage building at a home under renovation in the 5000 block of Abbott Avenue was broken into between 5 p.m. April 9 and 9 p.m. April 16. Missing: tools, light fixtures, and sporting equipment valued between $15,000 and $20,000.

1 p.m. on April 22: a $500 9mm Glock 43 firearm from the center console of a silver 2018 GMC Yukon at a home in the 3400 block of Stanford Avenue. APRIL 23 At 3:14 p.m., an employee of Jimmy John’s on Hillcrest Avenue – across the street from SMU – was stabbed with a knife by a coworker who fled in a silver 2006 Pontiac. Officers on April 25 arrested a 24-year-old man accused in the case. APRIL 25 At 9:28 a.m., a woman reported that while driving in the 4400 block of Belclair Avenue, a man, who lives in her apartment complex in Dallas, drove along the side of her in his Ford and began throwing plastic bottles at her silver 2009 Infinity. She recognized the man as someone who lives in her apartment complex. APRIL 26 Between 4:54 and 7:30 p.m., a thief stole a package containing a $110 in Gap-brand clothing including a bathing suit from a home in the 2900 block of Fonder Drive. A woman reported at 12:24 p.m. that her son, a 17-year-old, left their home at the 3400 block of Asbury Avenue on Monday and had not yet returned home. APRIL 27 A Dallas woman’s $1,000 purse was stolen at The Plaza at Preston Center between 10:45 April 26 and 3:30 a.m. April 27. It contained a $900 wallet, a $150 phone, a credit card, and $100 in cash. APRIL 28 A $14,000 grey 2004 GMC was stolen from the 3800 block of Centenary Drive between 11:01 a.m. April 27 and 9:44 a.m. April 28.

APRIL 18 At 1:05 a.m., one or more burglars set off an alarm at Luxury Garage Sale in Snider Plaza and made off with $1,000 in inventory.

APRIL 30 At 8:49 a.m., a silver 2015 Hyundai, valued at $25,000, was stolen from outside a home in the 3400 block of Purdue Street.

APRIL 22 Stolen between April 18 and

MAY 1 Reported at 10:58 a.m.: The


burglar who broke into a black 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe between 7:30 a.m. April 26 and 7 a.m. May 1 in the 3400 block of Gillon Avenue took the Tahoe’s owner’s manual and the insurance policy, leaving the glove box empty. MAY 2 Reported at 11 a.m.: A resident of the 3200 block of Beverly Drive received an email on April 25 stating that a collection company called Okinus Inc. was attempting to collect a past-due amount of $15,620 for charges at a furniture store in Irving. The man said the numbers on the card used to make the purchases didn’t match any of his credit cards. What can happen when the garage door is left open? Before 3 a.m., a prowler entered the unlocked house in the 3500 block of St. John’s Drive and took a $70 Gherkin wallet and a $15,000 Cartier watch with a gold face and black band. Four attempts to use credit cards from the wallet at Walmart stores in Plano were declined because of the owner’s credit fraud protection plan. MAY 3 Shattered between 9:20 a.m. May 2 and 8 a.m. May 3: tempered glass on the garage door of a home in the 5500 block of Mt. Vernon Avenue. A $17,000 grey 2017 BMW 320i was stolen sometime between 4:45 and 7:40 p.m. from a parking lot in the 4400 block of Lovers Lane. Stolen between 11:15 a.m. and 1 p.m.: a $500 black iPad mini from a home in the 5440 block of Byron Avenue after a burglar broke a window on the back door. Damage estimate: $200. MAY 5 Between 6 p.m. April 4 and 3 a.m. April 5, a burglar took $695 worth of tools from a gold 2005 Honda Pilot parked at a home in the 2700 block of Lovers Lane.


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PRINCIPAL TO GET FIFTH ELEMENTARY READY FOR 2020 School name, attendance boundaries expected this fall W H AT T O C A L L I T ? HPISD officials will accept name suggestions for the fifth elementary school through Aug. 15 and expect to announce a selection this fall. Find a nomination form at hpisd.org. Suggestions should be either:

• an individual who has made a significant contribution to society and/or education whose name will lend prestige and status to the school, and who has served HPISD or the local community, or; • a place or geographical


location that is significant to the Highland Park ISD community.

After opening as a temporary location for University Park Elementary in 2017, followed by Hyer the next two years, the Durham Street campus will serve as a new school in 2020.

By Tim Glaze

campuses were being rebuilt. Reyes will join the district this summer, following a four-year stint as principal of Olson Elementary in the Allen Independent School District. That gives Reyes a year to hire staff and get her feet wet in HPISD.

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name for the newest Highland Park ISD elementary school may not be decided until October, but the district wasted no time in choosing a principal for the campus.

Superintendent Tom Trigg said. “This is the first new school to open since Hyer opened in 1949, so her initial task will be building energy and excitement around our first new elementary school in more than 70 years.” Reyes began teaching in 1993 as a bilingual educator for first and fourth-graders in the Irving Independent School District. She then taught kindergarten in Allen before becoming Olson’s principal. Reyes said she focused on student learning and development while earning her undergraduate degree at the University of Texas. She then began studying at Concordia University and eventually finishing her masters in educational administration. “It is an honor to have been

I don’t necessarily view the feelings that are heightened as drama, but rather as families AMANDA REYES and a community that are passionate about schools and education. Amanda Reyes Amanda Reyes was named principal of HPISD Elementary No. 5, set to open in August of 2020 after finishing its service as the temporary home to other schools while

“We want our fifth elementary school to be just as successful as our other campuses, and we believe Amanda Reyes is the right leader to make that happen,” HPISD

given the opportunity to join such a dynamic and innovative district,” Reyes said. “My expectations are to create an amazing new school family where students, parents, and community members are always welcome.” The fifth elementary school, part of the 2015 bond program, was completed in 2017. The Durham Street campus served for a year as the temporary home for University Elementary, while that campus was rebuilt. It’s the temporary home of Hyer Elementary this year and next, while first Bradfield and then Hyer are rebuilt. Bradfield students met this year in old Hyer campus. The plan, however, is for all students to be in their appropriate schools by the beginning of the 2020 school year. A committee of community members and current and former

trustees have begun studying where to draw new attendance boundaries for all five schools with a recommendation anticipated in October. “With the opening of any new school comes emotions of various kinds,” Reyes said. “I don’t necessarily view the feelings that are heightened as drama, but rather as families and a community that are passionate about schools and education.” Per the 2018-2019 HPISD attendance map, students that live south of Lovers Lane and to the west of Turtle Creek attend Bradfield Elementary; students to the north of Lovers Lane, west of Baltimore, and north of Southwestern attend Hyer; students east of Turtle Creek and south of Daniel are slotted to Armstrong Elementary; and students east of Turtle Creek, south of Southwestern, and north of Daniel attend University Park.

8 June 2019 | parkcitiespeople.com

Want To See Preston Road Construction Completed Before October? Better hope for a dry summer, gridlock-weary Highland Park officials warn By William Taylor People Newspapers

Frustrated Highland Park leaders have bad news for motorists: Preston Road construction will likely haunt drivers into fall. Though work north of Beverly Drive could, weather permitting, wrap up in May, a new phase south of there will begin soon after.

I’m suffering from construction fatigue . . . Can we get a break for a while? John McKnight Ideally, that next one, Phase B, would finish by the end of September or at least before children are ready to trick-or-treat on Halloween, town staff said. “We are going to hope for a dry summer,” director of engineering Lori Chapin said. Phase A, the $3.4 million road and utility project from Beverly to St. Andrews Drive, included more than $1 million in funding from Dallas County and nearly $1.4 million from Dallas Water Utilities. Work began July 30, 2018, and is expected to be 80 days beyond its contractual completion date by the time it’s finished. Most of those days were excused, Chapin said. The 71 excused days, as of early May,


Street work beside Highland Park Village could, weather permitting, finish in May, but more Preston Road construction is coming. involved design and other issues with the Dallas Water Utilities portion of the work, Highland Park Village construction and holiday shopping accommodations, AT&T infrastructure, and more rain than anticipated. Town council members regularly get complaints about the heavy fines motorists get for speeding in a work zone and field questions about when the work will be over. “That’s the No. 1 question people ask

us,” council member Craig Penfold said. Mayor Margo Goodwin said, “I can’t go anywhere where people don’t ask me, ‘When will it be done?’” She sometimes responds with a joke, “Not in your lifetime.” But the mayor and council members recognize that those stuck in the gridlock that comes with lane reductions find it more frustrating than funny. “I’m suffering from construction fatigue,”

said mayor pro tem John McKnight, citing all the work at Highland Park Village, Bradfield Elementary School, and Preston Road. “It just seems like Preston Road has been under construction for three years solid. Can we get a break for a while?” Rehabilitation work done in 2016 between Armstrong Avenue and Beverly Drive has proven insufficient to stave off heavy wear and tear. Town administrator Bill Lindley said that section of Preston Road needs attention now. Design work is done, and the $2.2 million project will receive an anticipated $943,500 in funding from the county. Phase B will include road reconstruction from Armstrong to Beverly, bike lane signage from Armstrong to Mockingbird Lane, sidewalk improvements on the east side of Preston from Beverly to Mockingbird, and signal improvements at Beverly. Ragle Inc. will remain as the contractor for the project. Phase C, which involves the area around the Armstrong intersection, is still a few years away. Town leaders don’t expect Phase B to interfere with the Park Cities Fourth of July Parade. Council member Eric Gambrell wanted to know what the road will look like when students return to school in August. “We’ll have two lanes of traffic,” Chapin said. “I wish we could reconstruct it without closing anything down.”

12 June 2019 | parkcitiespeople.com

Lawsuit Brought Against Jewish Community Center Rape survivor, now an adult, claims failure to protect her at age 14

By Tim Glaze

People Newspapers A second lawsuit has been brought against the Aaron Family Jewish Community Center of Dallas on allegations of failure “to protect a 14-year-old girl from sexual abuse by an employee.”

With respect to this matter, the JCC acted reasonably. We therefore intend to vigorously contest this matter in court. Aaron Family Jewish Community Center officials The plaintiff, now an adult, was molested, raped, and threatened “repeatedly” by fitness center employee Randy Lee Adrian beginning in 2014, according to reports. Adrian was sentenced to two years in prison

in 2016 and required to register as a sex offender for 10 years. The mother of the plaintiff initially sued the center, CEO Artie Allen, and the Jewish Community Center Association in 2017, but withdrew the lawsuit to wait on the outcome of another criminal case involving Adrian. This time, it’s the survivor herself that is suing. The mother said her daughter complained several times to the center’s staff about a trainer “stalking and harassing her.” Dallas police said the trainer in 2014 began harassing, stalking, threatening, and eventually sexually assaulting a girl at the center. Adrian asked for the girl’s phone number so he could “text her diet plans and workouts,” police said. He instead began sending her explicit photos. The sexual assault started shortly after with Adrian telling her to follow him in her car to locations around North Texas. When they both arrived, he would assault her, then threaten to kidnap her and hurt her family if she told anyone. The lawsuit states that the “employee stalked, molested, sexually assaulted, threatened, and raped her at

TIMELINE OF EVENTS 2014 Randy Lee Adrian meets the 14-year-old girl at Aaron Family Jewish Community Center, offers to begin training her, starts sending explicit photos. Adrian begins sexually assaulting the girl over 10 months into 2015, forces her to follow him in her car to locations around North Texas for sexual encounters. The girl, other members, complain to center about Adrian.

Randy Lee Adrian worked as a trainer at Aaron Family JCC. the center and off-site repeatedly.” Other members of the center complained about the employee’s conduct, according to the lawsuit, and nothing was done about his behavior. No investigation was ever launched, according to the lawsuit. “What happened to our client is appalling, and could have been prevented had the Jewish Community Center not turned a blind eye,” said Charla Aldous, attorney for the victim. “Unfortunately, this is yet another case where a respected organization ignored clear warning signs of a problem and failed to protect children in its care and acknowledge its wrongdoing. Ultimately, this creates


an environment that allows predators to thrive.” The plaintiff also stated she approached the CEO, Allen, about the employee’s behavior. According to the lawsuit, he responded, “It takes two to tango.” Aldous said there is no record of the center reprimanding or taking any other employment action against Adrian. “[Adrian] left the JCC’s employ in early 2016,” center officials said in a statement released to the newspaper. “With respect to this matter, the JCC acted reasonably. We, therefore, intend to vigorously contest this matter in court.”

2016 Adrian is arrested, charged with three counts of sexual assault of a child, and bonds out on $50,000. He is sentenced to two years in prison and must register as a sex offender for 10 years.

2017 The child’s mother files a lawsuit against Aaron Family Center. Criminal charges are brought against Adrian in a separate case; mother withdraws lawsuit pending outcome of that case.

2019 The survivor, now an adult, files lawsuit against Aaron Family Center, claims facility “failed to protect a 14-year-old girl from sexual abuse by an employee.”

14 June 2019 | parkcitiespeople.com

Community CREATIVE PARTNERSHIP SERVES NEIGHBORHOOD CHILDREN Cochran Chapel, Studio Bella team up to offer programs


C H U RC H H I STO RY Cochran Chapel’s 9-acre wooded campus — with Bachman Branch passing through it — is at the intersection of Northwest Highway and Midway Road. It’s the same property deeded to the church in 1856.


TOP: Cochran Chapel’s 9-acre wooded campus — with Bachman Branch passing through it — was deeded to the church in 1856. BOTTOM: Studio Bella for Kids’ activities blend science, technology, engineering, art, and math.

By Bill Miller

Special Contributor


ochran Chapel, founded in the mid-1800s on the Texas frontier, holds to the missions of the United Methodist Church, mainly to lovingly seek disciples for Christ. Across town, the small business Studio Bella for Kids fosters creativity with activities that blend art, science, and technology.

Hall, aligns with the teachings of the 18th-century leader John Wesley, on which the Methodist Church was founded. “That is because Jesus willingly and lovingly served us, we ought to lovingly serve our neighbors,” Hall said. This summer, the chapel begins offering space for Studio Bella’s five-day summer camps, June 3-Aug. 2, for pre-k and elementary school kids.

The first thing we learn about God is that God creates things. And if we’re created in his image, we are creative. The Rev. Jeff Hall While the chapel is religious, the studio is not; it’s open to children of any denomination— or none at all. Cochran Chapel and Studio Bella have forged a partnership, serving children from the neighborhoods near the chapel at 9027 Midway Road. This strategy, said the Rev. Jeff

Tammy Bardwell founded the studio 11 years ago in her backyard on Bella Vista Drive (hence, its name). Growth spurred the studio to seek other venues, so it moved into space offered by White Rock United Methodist Church. Officials there introduced Bardwell to friends at Cochran Chapel.

Her sons, Michael, 18, and Thomas, 15, have also helped out. Thomas is working on renovating Cochran’s playground as an Eagle Scout project. Her husband, Ed, handles the website. Bardwell, with careers in elementary education and graphic design, developed the studio’s programs with a blend of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (the “STEAM” approach). “It’s a business that blossomed out of a passion for kids and creativity and really having them do some cool stuff,” she said. “They get to make toys they can play with later, but they have to make it work. Like the kids who come to our Lego camp, we get them to figure out how things work without being told what to do.” Another program involves caring for an animal. “They get to adopt a pet worm,” Tammy said. “They probably never touched one, so it’s exciting and scary. But a parent came and told me that they kept

their worm alive for six months.” Cochran Chapel’s community outreach has, at times, not been a priority, Hall said. That changed with ministries to feed the homeless, provide winter coats and school supplies for neighborhood children as well as notes of encouragement for their teachers. “Frankly, we are a small congregation, with less than 120 members and about 60 active on a regular basis,” the pastor said. “But, if we are good at disciple-making, introducing people to the God who loves them, then church growth takes care of itself.” The chapel’s congregation is excited to partner. “Studio Bella wants to teach creativity and inspire children to learn about the world,” Hall said. “Well, as a church, we can fully get behind that. “The first thing we learn about God is that God creates things. And if we’re created in his image, we are creative.”

Some of Dallas’ earliest pioneers are buried in its cemetery, including the settler William Cochran. This mill operator from Tennessee served in the Texas Legislature and was Dallas County’s first elected clerk. His widow, Nancy Jane Cochran, personally surveyed and deeded land for the chapel and its present-day campus. The cost: $1. The Rev. Jeff Hall noted that although many Dallas churches claim to be among the first in the county, historians confirm that Cochran Chapel was the first one built on deeded and dedicated property.

The Rev. Jeff Hall

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Joy in June June is arguably the best month of summer for Dallasites: light and cool enough to sit outside, relaxed enough for the kids to stay up a little later, and paced a little less frenzied Sure, working parents still have to come up with activities and childcare, but LEN BOURLAND it’s easier to find older kids to help with driving and sitting. It’s a great time for everyone to have a little fun and bring a little joy in routines. Vacation plans are revving up. While visiting my 4-year-old grandson, I was reminded of what that looked like. He was rolling sand into balls and using a spatula as a lever to hurl them at his pile of cars while laughing exuberantly. As I pushed him fast and high on the swings, he screamed out with laughter, “This is the BEST day ever!” I asked him later where he got the idea to use a spatula as a catapult, and he chuckled, “It just boinked into my brain!” Wow. Adults see a spatula for flipping pancakes; tots see a world of possibilities. With dead Christmas trees, grownups think “bulk trash,” while children think forts. Oh to recapture the fun, the joy of playing as a child. Author and commentator, David Brooks, in his new book, The Second Mountain: The Quest For A Moral Life, delineates five levels of joy. The obvious first is physical. The second he sees as communal such as dancing or a celebration after a project is completed. Emotional is his third level, which may involve tears: a mother gazing at her newborn, the birth of a new puppy. An even higher level of joy is spiritual. This he calls the enchantment of a mystical force; some call it God, others Nature, whatever connects to the universe. Finally, he comes to moral as the highest level of joy that not everyone ever experiences. Perplexed, I delved on to how Brooks describes this joy: the peace and contentment that comes when an examined life discovers his or her true purpose in life. It always involves a deep and loving commitment and permeates daily living. These people shine. They have a moral elevation. So this summer, turn off social media, look at your life, and seek that shine that involves more than time in the sun. Hopefully, it will start with a “boink” in the brain. Len Bourland can be reached at lenbourland@gmail.com

16 June 2019 | parkcitiespeople.com

Park Cities Moms Chat It Up in the Bubble Lounge Jackson, Sciutto co-host podcast for neighborhood women By Bianca R. Montes


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The Bubble Lounge is a weekly podcast for Park Cities moms that provides funny commentary and insights on what to see and do in the neighborhood. Each episode is less than 30 minutes and available online from Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify or streaming from http:// podcast.bubblelounge.club.

Truer words couldn’t have been spoken than what was recently overheard in the Bubble Lounge: “There’s always a story to tell if you’re listening.” Two moms with their ears to the ground are dishing all things Park Cities on an up-and-coming weekly podcast that over the past year has garnered more than 6,000 streams.

As a working mom and a recent transplant to the Park Cities, I appreciate how hard it can be for women to find a way to be a part of the community. Nellie Sciutto Launched last October by Martha Jackson and Nellie Sciutto, the Bubble Lounge highlights locals with a story to tell and topics


FROM LEFT: Martha Jackson hosts Bubble Lounge with Nellie Sciutto, an actress who has appeared in such movies as Shutter Island and The Aviator. that range from where to go when your daughter needs help crafting the perfect sorority rush package to confessions of football moms – and they do it all with one heck of a contrasting spirit. Other than both being moms

to Highland Park ISD students, the duo couldn’t be more different if they tried. And it’s not just the color of their hair. Martha grew up in the south, graduated from the University of Oklahoma, can often be found

volunteering at the schools, and is somewhat shy. Nellie moved to University Park by way of Los Angeles, grew up on the Upper East Side, and went to Yale. She’s also an actress – you’ve probably seen her on TV and in the movies – needless to say, she’s anything but shy. Shyness though is precisely what helped launch the show. Martha had been tinkering with the idea for a while, but a bad case of anxiety when it came to public speaking kept the thought at bay. Wanting to be a good role model for her children, “to let them know at any age you can

follow your dreams,” she reached out to former Real Housewives of Dallas star Tiffany Hendra. Hendra hosts a series of classes that help people build confidence and discover their purpose. “I had all these ideas floating through my head, and Tiffany helped me focus on my true passion,” Martha said about the experience, which included a whole bunch of magazines and glue. Convincing Nellie to do the show also was a catalyst for getting Martha out of her shell. “I can talk to anyone,” Nellie said, laughing. “I love doing the Bubble Lounge show with Martha. As a working mom and a recent transplant to the Park Cities, I appreciate how hard it can be for women to find a way to be a part of the community. That’s why I wanted to co-host the show, to help other women in the Bubble.” Martha, who is a fan of podcasts because they are a great way to learn new things while on the go, said she started The Bubble Lounge because she couldn’t find one that covered local topics for the women in her neighborhood, “so Nellie and I created a show for women just like us.”

18 June 2019 | parkcitiespeople.com


WAGNER JUMPS FROM INTRAMURALS TO BIG 12 SQUAD Highland Park alum seizes chance to fulfill hardwood dream at OSU By Todd Jorgenson People Newspapers


hether it was good fortune or good timing or both, Cade Wagner spent a month as a Division I basketball player — in one of the top conferences in the country, no less.

I went from being an average student to the next day being part of a D-1 basketball program. Cade Wagner The former Highland Park standout was one of three Oklahoma State students who joined the Cowboys midway through the Big 12 schedule to fill holes on a depleted roster. Regardless of the strange circumstances, Wagner is grateful for the opportunity.


Former Highland Park forward Cade Wagner was on Oklahoma State’s roster for the last nine games of the season after making the team at an open tryout.

“It had always been a dream to play college basketball,” Wagner said. “It was a surreal situation, for sure.” After dismissing three players from the team in mid-January for disciplinary reasons, OSU head coach Mike Boynton decided to hold an open tryout to bolster his team’s bench depth. Wagner, a freshman finance major, saw the news on Instagram after playing in an intramural game with some of his fraternity brothers. He was one of about 50 hopefuls who showed up. “I’d kick myself if I didn’t take this opportunity. I just wanted to have some fun and see what happened,” Wagner said. “My mentality was to shoot it every chance I get and play as hard as I could. I had nothing to lose.” After the tryout, as Wagner was taking his shoes off, one of the graduate assistant coaches came up and introduced himself. A week later, he got a call inviting him to practice the next day. “I went from being an average student to the next day being part of a D-1 basketball program,” said

Wagner, a 6-foot-6 forward and one of three walk-ons added to the roster ahead of a Feb. 13 game against Texas Tech. “The guys were incredible and super accepting. They made us feel right at home,” he said. “I felt like I was a scholarship player. That’s how everyone treated me.” The walk-ons mostly served as a scout team to go against OSU’s starters at practice. But Wagner traveled to road games and even saw a minute of action at the end of that Texas Tech game, as well as the following week at Kansas State. Both games were on national television. “My mindset was just to make the other guys better. I didn’t expect any playing time,” Wagner said. “I just was playing the game I love and grateful for the opportunity.” Wagner knows the chances are slim that he’ll be a part of the program again next season, once the roster is replenished. But he’ll stay in shape just in case. “At this point, it’s out of my hands,” he said. “I’m ready to help if that opportunity arises.”

Dominant Dynasty: Lady Scots Are Tops in Texas Soccer

Record seventh championship better than any other Texas girls or boys team

By Chris Bils

Special Contributor Dynasties aren’t just reserved for the football field. Highland Park now has the most decorated high school soccer program in Texas. The Lady Scots secured their seventh state championship, the most among all Texas soccer programs — girls or boys — with a 2-0 win over Mansfield Legacy on April 17 in Georgetown. The team last won in 2017, with the other championships coming in 1994, 1996, 2000, 2002 and 2012.

That’s why we win because we believe in each other so much and never give up. Presley Echols “There’s a great history and legacy of success,” HP head coach Stewart Brown said. “The girls know that. In our stadium, we have our state champions on the wall just like foot-


Highland Park soccer celebrates a state championship after a 2-0 win over Mansfield Legacy. ball does. These girls love competing for their school and representing their community.” The Lady Scots (26-1-3) finished the season with 23 straight wins and outscored their opponents by a combined margin of 158-13. Junior midfielder Presley Echols, who has verbally committed to Texas, led that remark-

able offensive output with a school-record 52 goals to go with 29 assists. And Echols, like many of her teammates, will return next year. In the state title game, Megan O’Neal scored the first goal on a play set up by Echols, who broke free in the 43rd minute on a feed from defender Isabella Yates, then

played a low cross to O’Neal who just had to finish one-on-one with the goalkeeper. In an HP postgame tradition, Echols received the game ball from senior midfielder Halley Ray, who received it the game before. Echols then had to pick a player who helped her throughout the match, and she chose Yates. “This program is the most special thing I’ve ever been part of,” Echols said. “There’s so many traditions, and so much that goes into it. That’s why we win because we believe in each other so much and never give up.” Maja Davison’s moment came six minutes after O’Neal’s goal and earned her championship game MVP. The sophomore received a pass from Sydney Cox and finished from 10 yards out. Davison said she had to conserve energy during matches and use an inhaler to take medicine ever since she came down with pneumonia before the second round of the playoffs. She also scored a goal in the 3-0 semifinal win over Kingwood Park. “It’s amazing,” Davison said of winning the title. “It doesn’t even feel real. I’ve never had this feeling before. It’s so exciting.”

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Highland Park Athletes Saluted for Diverse College Choices

Conner to Princeton, Nguyen to Austin College, Wang to MIT, Hall to Texas A&M By Todd Jorgenson

and it just enveloped me. A&M has such a rich tradition,” Hall said. “I’m extremely excited. After I met with the coaches, I felt very comfortable.” When Hall drove down to campus a few weeks ago, the coaching staff offered him a spot. He was accepted into the university last week and will enroll this summer.

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Aidan Conner was contacted by some of the top wrestling programs in the country. But Princeton provided something none of the others could — an Ivy League educational opportunity. Conner, who will compete for the Tigers beginning next year, was one of four Highland Park seniors recognized for their college athletic commitments during a recent ceremony at the school. Other honorees included swimmers Henry Wang (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Ethan Nguyen (Austin College), and football player Harrison Hall (Texas A&M). One of the most decorated wrestlers in school history, Conner won his third Class 5A state title in February. The gold-medal performance capped his first season in the heavyweight division after previously earning two championships at 195 pounds. “The program is growing,” Conner said of Princeton. “I’m really excited to get some new competition and some new partners.” Hall’s journey to securing a preferred walk-on spot with the Aggies didn’t follow the usual recruiting path. In fact, the HP offensive lineman wasn’t even sure he wanted to play college football until after

I’m really excited to get some new competition and some new partners. Aidan Conner


FROM LEFT: Aidan Conner, Ethan Nguyen, Henry Wang, and Harrison Hall. the Scots won their third consecutive 5A state title in December. A longtime Texas A&M fan, he wrote a letter to the school’s offensive line

coach with his statistics and measurements. About a week later, he got a call. The Aggies were interested. “I just felt this aura around the school,

Wang, who was a key contributor behind a resurgence in HP boys swimming in recent years, plans to swim at MIT while pursuing a cutting-edge degree in computational neuroscience. “Swimming is something I wanted to continue to do in college, but I wanted an outstanding academic opportunity, too,” said Wang, who received his acceptance letter from the school in December. “MIT had the best balance.” Nguyen, who also was a standout on the Blue Wave’s 5A state title teams in 2017 and 2018, will swim collegiately alongside his older brother at Austin College in Sherman.

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Smellage abandoned law school to study horticulture By Kirk Dooley

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oug Smellage was 12 years old when he started mowing yards in his North Dallas neighborhood. Little did he know at the time that his part-time summer job would blossom into a lifelong career. Smellage mowed yards while a student at Hillcrest High School (when he wasn’t tied up with school work or training and competing as an all-district high jumper and all-district basketball player).

My goal is to create no-pressure, simple, and efficient solutions for landscaping projects – both old and new. Doug Smellage

Doug Smellage’s newest venture is landscape consulting.

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At SMU he continued mowing yards with the help of his ATO fraternity brothers. After graduating in 1977, he was preparing for law school, but his love of yard work kept calling to him. In a pivotal moment, he left law school behind and headed to Texas Tech to study horticulture. Armed with a graduate degree in horticulture, Smellage returned to Dallas in 1979 to marry his high school sweetheart, Ann, and with a $16,000 loan, he started up Lawns of Dallas in 1980. What started as a mowing service for residents of North Dallas, Preston Hollow, and the Park Cities expanded into providing services to municipalities and other commercial customers. He negotiated contracts with the

city of University Park and the town of Highland Park to mow their city’s green spaces, and the cities quickly discovered working with Lawns of Dallas saved them money while getting them top notch service. Other commercial customers followed including Greenway Parks, the Katy Trail, several large corporations and non-profit organizations. Using his horticulture degree, his business acumen, and his lawn-boy work ethic, Smellage developed Lawns of Dallas into an award-winning maintenance and landscaping company with 100 employees, 35 trucks, and an annual income of more than $6 million. After more than 37 years at the helm of Lawns of Dallas, he sold the company to someone he believed would keep its culture intact and continue to provide exceptional services to Lawns of Dallas’ customers. Smellage hasn’t slowed down much since the sale. He serves on the boards of the Ronald McDonald House, the Salesmanship Club, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, and the SMU Dedman College. He is the chairman of the SMU Alumni Association. Recently, his innate enthusiasm to serve has inspired him to start a new business: landscape consulting. The name of his new venture? Yard Man Landscape Consultation, yardmanconsulting. com. “My friends have always called me ‘Yard Man’,” he said. With his 50-plus years of skills, experience, and wisdom, Smellage is looking forward to providing landscape consultation services to homeowners and businesses. “My goal is to create no-pressure, simple, and efficient solutions for landscaping projects – both old and new. I’m excited about this new adventure in my life.” It’s good to have the Yard Man back.

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There is an app for just about everything these days; that’s why Preston Hollow stylist Lisa Williams and longtime friend Diane Izzedin teamed up to create an on-demand beauty app for Dallas women to make life a little easier. The Zazzazu app lets users book some of their favorite hair and makeup artists to their home, hotel, or office.

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Preston Royal Flower Child’s has opened its third Dallas location. The menu offers healthy and balanced dining experience with salads, plates, bowls, wraps, and a healthy children’s menu – design packed with a selection of organic, gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan items.


Preston Hollow Village A sibling of Razzoo’s Cajun Cafe, this new concept restaurant with a stronger emphasis on seafood is set to open this Fall. The menu includes gumbo, oysters, oyster shooters, calamari, peel and eat shrimp, sweet Thai wings, blue cheese potato chips, and fried green tomatoes.

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A Scots Reunion in the Office

Marketing firm serves Park Cities with homegrown talent By Fallon Lineberger Special Contributor

Working at Reveal Modern can seem like a Highland Park High School reunion, and that’s no accident. Highland Park alumni and lifelong friends Cole Feigl and Trevor Anderson were still at Texas A&M and the University of Mississippi when they crafted the idea for their online marketing firm that employs talent from their high school alma mater to serve Dallas area clients. “With so many Park Cities families launching new businesses, it became very apparent for the need for a trustworthy, local marketing firm that could actually prove the value they bring,” Feigl said. “That is why Reveal Modern was created by people from the Park Cities for people from the Park Cities.” The growing company already employs a dozen current and former Highland Park students, including senior Reece Dorn. The 18-year-old assists with digital mar-

Hank Swayze, Trevor Anderson, and Cole Feigl pose with Dallas police officers at David Dike Fine Art Auction. keting campaign creation, graphic design, and front end development. “The opportunities I get as a team member allow me to grow and develop professional skills,” Dorn said. “My future major will be marketing communications, and Reveal Modern for sure gives me an advantage in the tools and techniques I’ll need to excel in the future.” Reveal Modern specializes in digital marketing and providing such services as web development and data engineering and aims to reveal to its clients the opportunities modern technology offers. “The beauty of our service is that everything we do is trackable,” Anderson said. “Our focus is making our clients a provable

return on investment because if our clients are growing, so are we.” Feigl said that having employees with a similar background as their clients affords for special insight and working with former classmates is a dream. Anderson agreed.

great young talent could be found at our alma mater, but we really have been blown away by the caliber of students from Highland Park.” The data science and engineering department is operated by Hank Swayze, Feigl’s past YMCA football teammate and Scout troop member. “ We g a ve him the trust and autonomy he deserved, and he built something amazing,” Feigl said. “People like Hank make Reveal Modern the company it is today, and we are blessed to do it together.”

That is why Reveal Modern was created by people from the Park Cities for people from the Park Cities. Cole Feigl “In many ways, Cole and I have learned so much from our teachers and coaches at HP,” he said. “We’ve always known that


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ACADEMIC DECATHLON TAKES THIRD TITLE IN FOUR YEARS Highland Park High team wins more than $18,000 in scholarships By Tim Glaze

39 questions correctly during the Speed Quiz Relay – three more than at regionals, when the team answered only 30 correctly. The title, Bergeron said, was the culmination of a year of hard work. “We practiced every day, starting with the first day of school all the way through the state meet,” he said. “We started last April, all the way through the summer and fall semester. Every day the students are practicing to get better.” One thing the team worked on daily, Bergeron said, were reading sections immediately followed by a test to reinforce what they just read. The team will eye a fourth title in five years with meetings beginning during the summer months.

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he Highland Park Academic Decathlon team is accustomed, by now, to winning championships. For the third time in four years, the high school academic competition squad won the Class 5A title. Except for a second place finish in 2018, the Scots have taken the first-place trophy every year since 2016.

We practiced every day, starting with the first day of school all the way through the state meet. Gregory Bergeron Competing this spring in Frisco, the team scored a dominant win with 50,240.7 points – a higher total than the 48,139 points scored at the regional meet. Each member of the team will receive a $1,200 scholarship for college, on top of the individual awards given to individuals based on how they finished in each category. “It was very exciting because our kids were peaking at the right time,” said Gregory Bergeron, HPISD head decathlon coach. Jenny Feng was HP’s biggest winner, taking home first place in the Scholastic Division and earning a $3,500 scholarship. Lucas


Honor Division • Jean Ye - 9,276.9 points, fourth place overall • Jules Heatley - 8,763.9 points • Allison Baker - 8,568 points

Scholastic Division


TOP, FROM LEFT: principal Walter Kelly, coach David Alvarado, Alvin Zou, Jean Ye, Jules Heatley, Lucas Francisco, Allison Baker, Jenny Feng, Jack Slates, McKenna Jordan, and coach Gregory Bergeron. Francisco tied for second place and received a scholarship worth $2,500. Jenny Ye took home fourth place in the Honor Division, winning a $1,000 scholarship. In the

Varsity Division, McKenna Jordan won third place and a scholarship worth $1,500. Combined with individual earnings, the Scots totaled more than $18,000 in scholarship winnings.

The Scots had top scores in math, science, social studies, and journalistic interview – enough points to overcome a shaky performance in music and essay writing. The team also answered 33 out of

• Jenny Feng - 8,862.4 points, first place overall • Lucas Francisco - 8,657 points, second place overall • Alvin Zou - 8,471.7 points

Varsity Division • McKenna Jordan - 7,535.6 points, third place overall • Jack Slates - 7,144.9 points

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Troops 70, 125, 577 Introduce New Eagle Scouts These area Boy Scouts have earned the Eagle Scout rank, Scouting’s highest. Doing so typically takes several years and requires earning a combination of 21 or more badges plus a special project.

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University Park Elementary School Jack Tucker Carroll, the son of Kathy and Don Carroll, is a junior at Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas. His Eagle project: raised $600 for baby supplies and assembled “family packs” of diapers and wipes for distribution by Gateway of Grace’s Refugee Ministry.

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Grace Bible Church Jackson Samuel Mechem, the son of Jack and Shirley Mechem, is a senior at the Episcopal School of Dallas and plans to attend Texas A&M University. His Eagle project: building a bicycle repair station along Northaven Trail. Carson Harper Reichert, son of Dave and Darian Reichert, is a sophomore at Highland Park High School. His Eagle project: building two picnic tables and a sandbox for the children’s programs at For the Nations: Refugee Outreach, a ministry in Garland that helps newly arrived families adjust to life in the United States.

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St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Will Beck, the son of Wally and Ashley Beck, is a senior at the Episcopal School of Dallas. His Eagle project: building two elevated 32-cubic-foot flower beds for the ESD’s fifth-grade middle school science class, Reece Breaux, the son of Ron and Kerry Breaux, is a senior at the Episcopal School of Dallas. His Eagle project: building an animal therapy ramp and a raised, wooden platform for an outdoor storage unit in the physical therapy area for animals at Operation Kindness. Trey Brooks, the son of Phillip and Kim Brooks, is a senior at the Episcopal School of Dallas. His Eagle project: building a 25foot bridge in Harry Moss Park for DORBA (Dallas Off Road Bicycle Association). John Carrie, the son of Chris and Ellen Carrie, is a senior at the Episcopal School of Dallas. His Eagle project: building a secure perimeter for a playground for Cornerstone Crossroads Academy, a south Dallas school for at-risk students. Miles Cavitt, the son of Bill and Christie Cavitt, is a senior at the Episcopal School of Dallas. His Eagle project: building a bridge for pedestrians and small service vehicles


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Dallas students Christopher Talbot, Scott Neuhoff, Cooper Newsom, Luke Logan, William Greening, Trey Brooks, Reece Breaux, Luke Stanford, Will Beck, John Carrie, Jackson Mecham, and Miles Cavitt.

at the Tulsa Boys Home. William Greening, the son of Robert and Elizabeth Greening, is a senior at the Episcopal School of Dallas. His Eagle project: redesigning and rebuilding the sandbox on the Mi Escuelita playground. Luke Logan, the son of Ben and Stephanie Logan, is a senior at the Episcopal School of Dallas. His Eagle project: helping North Dallas Young Life address an unorganized inventory by building shelves for the regional office. Scott Neuhoff, the son of Byron and Amanda Neuhoff, is a senior at the Episcopal School of Dallas. His

Jack Carroll Eagle project: constructing 10 cornhole boards used to improve ESD Lower School students’ motor skills. Cooper Newsom, the son of Andrew and Shannon Newsom, is a senior at the Episcopal School of Dallas. His Eagle project: installing environmentally safe, non-toxic garden boxes for The da Vinci School. Luke Stanford, the son of Tim

Carson Reichert and Jill Stanford, is a senior at the Episcopal School of Dallas. His Eagle project: building planter boxes for ESD’s pre-kindergarten classes. Christopher Talbot, the son of Paul and Laura Talbot, is a senior at the Episcopal School of Dallas. His Eagle project: constructing a path adjacent to the ESD quarry to provide easy access to nearby wetlands.

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HP Cheer Introduces 2019-20 Cheerleaders, Sparkling Scots, Scotsmen

FROM LEFT: Varisty captains Sarah Womble, Caroline Massey, and Meg Ruk. COURTESY PHOTOS

FRONT ROW, FROM LEFT: Varsity cheerleaders Lily Nussbaum, Tatum Sowden, Caroline Massey, Meg Ruk, Ally Wilder, Alyssa Lindblom. SECOND ROW: Katherine Kraft, Caroline Reed, Olivia Briggs, Kaitlyn Ballard, Sarah Womble, Sara Carlisle, Avery Besson. THIRD ROW: Sophie Minick, Annabelle Miller, Mary Allison Hegi, Madison Storer, Lindsey Bailey, Gabby Ross. FOURTH ROW: Maddy Ross, Mere Arden Helbing, Elizabeth Liston, Delaney McBee, Alli Barge, Molly Willey, and Anna Catherine Miller.

FRONT ROW, FROM LEFT: Freshmen Cheer members L.E. Clark, Ailey Fidler, Lucy Feld, Cate Gould, Blair Davey. SECOND ROW: Elle Barrett, Blair Schiller, Elizabeth Yang, Monica Kelley, Olivia Fox. THIRD ROW: Beth Szewczyk, Georgia Cobb, Ava Brink, Parker Wideman, and Caroline Jackson.

FRONT ROW, FROM LEFT: Junior Varsity cheerleaders Ava Williams, Grace Newhouse, Justine Van Buskirk, Lucy Needleman, Hallie Warren. SECOND ROW: Anna Denman, Christina Diehl, Meg Lochausen, Sterling Willis, Maura McDowell. THIRD ROW: Peyton Sutcliffe, Mary Frances Jones, Mary Ann Graves, Ali Reardon. FOURTH ROW: Madison Muncy, Chloe Briner, Noel Briner, and Kennedy Downing.

FRONT ROW, FROM LEFT: Sparkling Scots Caroline Beverly, Sarah Salaiz, Andrea Raiff, Emily Morrow, Hollis Vaughan. SECOND ROW: Brynnley Beckman, Margaret Chambless, Olivia Whann. THIRD ROW: FROM LEFT: Scotsmen George Bollman, Alan Hunt, Blake Sydney Cox, Ellie Bassett, Lindsey Haag, and Jordan Ott. Miller, Saunders Wood, and Luke Gambrell.

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riding; and hippotherapy, a unique form of physical, occupational, and speech therapy using the movement of the horse to accomplish treatment goals. Over the years, Denney said the program has evolved f rom being heavily counseling-centric to more about therapy with the horse. Sometimes the veterans don’t want to talk and share – and that is OK. “One thing that has never changed from the beginning to now is this grooming moment, this 20-minute moment,” she said. “They take a minute, they get connected, stay connected, and they come back out of it. It’s this really beautiful thing to watch. It’s just this moment of true communion between the participant and the horse. “It’s that authentic desire to connect without pretense.”

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he statistics are real. More than 6,000 veterans have committed suicide each year, according to an eight-year analysis by the Veterans Administration. Since 2012, Equest ’s Hooves for Heroes program has looked to combat that statistic by empowering veterans and military families to take charge of their civilian transitions and assume new roles as civic leaders. At the head of the program is Susannah Denney. The 38-year-old nonprofit Equest has traditionally served adults and children with cognitive and emotional disabilities and began talking in 2005 about the potential for developing a veterans’ program. Denney, who grew up with horses, worked with Cirque de Soleil, and has a long lineage of family members who had served in every conflict since the American revolution, said she felt called to work with veterans and their families after losing a loved one in Iraq. “I was at Cirque, and I couldn’t recover. It was a challenge, and so I went, ‘How do I survive this?’ and it was service,” she said. “And it was a real struggle because there weren’t services readily available to help us, the surviving people. I knew this is what I wanted to do.”


What: Boots & Salutes COURTESY PHOTOS

When: 7:30 p.m. July 19

Hooves for Heroes is an Equest program targeting military veterans and their families with the likes of mental-health counseling and therapeutic horsemanship. When Denney was hired in July 2012, she made it her business to learn what was working – or not working. That first year, the Hooves for Heroes program had seven clients. Last year, the nonprofit served 325. “We have been able to evolve the program to meet the needs of veterans in the area,” she said. Always free for the veterans, Hooves for Heroes both connects members to outside agencies that help reconnect them to civilian life and its therapeu-

Where: Texas Horse Park Tickets: $75 for guests or to sponsor a veteran, $600 tables for eight guests. Tickets go on sale May 27. Visit equest.org/ boots or call 972-412-1099.

tic horsemanship program. The program ranges in activities that improve self-awareness to fellowship and camaraderie. Horsemanship 101, for example, allows participants to be a part of the heard by spending an afternoon learning the basics of ground handling and insightful team building activities. Other programs include a partnership with a licensed mental health professional and a horse to help veterans work toward their goals; carriage driving; therapeutic

Did you know? Last year, Boots & Salutes raised more than $93,000 and 392 guests attended, plus staff and volunteers to make it just over 400.


Laura Bush

Barbara Pierce Bush

Alicia Hall and Sally Sharp Harris COURTESY PHOTOS

Connie O’Neill and Lydia Novakov

Guests celebrated the legacy of impact and civic leadership of Lydia Novakov and the Junior League of Dallas on April 24 at the 13th Annual Hearts of Texas Luncheon, benefitting VolunteerNow. Mrs. Novakov received the VolunteerNow Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Junior League of Dallas received the inaugural Ruth Collins Sharp Altshuler Award. Alicia Hall accepted the award from Sally Sharp Harris. Keynote speaker Barbara Pierce Bush shared her experience co-founding Global Health Corps and working with young volunteers.

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Megan Bowdon and Joey Wilkinson Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Yelena Yemchuck, and Ezra Petronio

After party

Ben Kweller Kaleta Blaffer Johnson and Kathryn Swain

Erin Wasson, Al Tidwell, and Fred Holston

Francesco Clemente

Jeny Bania

Alex Gillan and Christina Geyer

Richard Phillips, Mario Sorrenti, Yelena Yemchuk, Dennis Freedman, and Peter Doroshenko

Amanda Carter, Kristen Cole, and Chioma Nnadi


Diamond Mahone and Erykah Badu

Karen and Michael Bivins

Jodi Harris and Max Trowbridge

Guests pulled up to 161 Glass Street for Dallas Contemporary’s S/S19 Gala on the evening of April 5. Presented by Headington Companies and Forty Five Ten, the evening was a visual feast. Forty Five Ten president and chief creative officer Kristen Cole, alongside DC board member and art collector Kaleta Blaffer Johnson co-chaired the inaugural and unveiled Dallas Contemporary’s spring exhibits.

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Gwen Evans and J.C. Clemons

Park Place Premier Collection General Manager Heath Strayhan with April and Tommy Jones

Tammy Gribble, Patti Niles, and Bob Voelker

Stephene and Mark Tolocko P H O T O S B Y T O N Y VA L A D E Z

James and Sherry Green with Troy and Mell Smith

Gwen Evans and Jacque Martin

Brian Bristow and Malcolm Gage

Tamika and Brian Simmons

Wayne Scott and Crystal Rogers

April and Tommy Jones hosted a group of friends at The McKenzie, a 22-story luxury residential tower, for the Cullinan Cask and Cuisine event on April 11. This evening of art and culture featured the RollsRoyce Cullinan; Japanese infused cuisine by Dallas Fish Market; craft cocktails with Suntory Whisky; and a curated collection of modern masters’ artworks from Martin Lawrence Galleries. Guests gathered in the Library, a spacious living area, for canapés and cocktails, serenaded by piano music.

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Jim Brosche, Beck Frey, Tiffany Jackson, Gretchen Brasch, Amy Detwiler, Nataile Hatchett, Michelle Wood, and Gene Schulle Fashion show

Christie Scardino, Gigi Sussman, and Leslie Levy

Cynthia O’Connor and Marquett Brewster

Fashion show Thornwell Parker III, Suzanne Warner, Michael Lee, and Jamie Jo Boulogne


Sean Burden, Taylor Walton, Sara Fisher, Ashley Thurman, and Bryan Whitworth

Dean Fearing

Jamie O’Banion

Exposed raised over $140,000 to help fund the International Melanoma Tissue Bank Consortium, a first-of-itskind critical research initiative. Highlights of the evening March 28 included a runway show featuring spring fashions from Stanley Korshak, Cabana Life, and Katharine Kidd.

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Living Well and Faith ‘FAITH OF OUR FATHERS’

Pastors reflect on experiences with their dads and children By Bianca R. Montes People Newspapers


he best advice my father gave me was never to expect someone – specifically men – to do something for me that I could do myself. Ahead of his time, my dad was all about the female empowerment movement and wanted his “baby girl” to be an independent woman; fiercely independent he would later call me. Those words instilled a strength in me that has been the foundation of my faith. Those words and that faith has also given me the fortitude to step out of some of the darkest moments in life, the determination to put myself through college in my 30s, the grit to be my father’s caretaker for more than a decade – years where he lost his ability to do just about anything – and the pertinacity to choose joy over sadness when both of my parents died last year. We reached out to some pastors in our community to find out how faith impacted their relationships with their father and children.

The Rev. Bryan Dunagan Highland Park Presbyterian Church

“Besides confirming my belief in the doctrine of original sin, parenting young children has reminded me again and again that the foundation of faith is grace—a Heavenly Father who loves us and delights in us without condition. Moving back to Dallas a few years ago has meant that my father and I are attending church together for the first time. It has been a great gift to join in Christian community with my dad, and it’s strengthening our relationship in new ways.”

The Rev. Jeff Warren Park Cities Baptist Church

“Rules without relationship breed rebellion in a child. But rules and guidance born out of a loving relationship leading to obedience motivated by love. There is no greater motivation than love. This is gracebased parenting, which is the way my heavenly Father has parented me. The Bible is my handbook as a father, and it teaches me to love God first, to love my wife as He has loved, and then love my children in the context of a loving home built upon Him and His truth for our lives. The greatest thing


TOP: Managing editor Bianca R. Montes as a child with her father; The Rev. Bryan Dunagan, Highland Park Presbyterian Church, with his children; The Rev. Jeff Warren, Park Cities Baptist Church, with his wife and children; BOTTOM: The Rev. Daniel Kanter, First Unitarian Church of Dallas, with his wife and children; and The Rev. Paul Rasmussen, Highland Park United Methodist Church, with his family I can do for my children is to pursue God with all my heart and to love their mom as God loves me. This creates a stable and loving environment for children, within which they are designed to flourish and to learn how to love God by loving others.”

The Rev. Daniel Kanter First Unitarian Church of Dallas

“My father was raised Jewish and left his faith as a teenager. He became a Unitarian and then a Buddhist. He taught me many things, but above all was that being generous was a way to expand your life. His faith was proven in his half tithe to the church and half to organizations he believed in. He showed me that generosity was also not only in philanthropy but an action as he went out of his way to care for patients

who could not pay him in his dental practice and worked to advocate for the poor to receive health coverage no matter what. I try and practice my dad’s half and half tithe and his attention to those who struggle day to day in my volunteer work beyond the church.”

The Rev. Paul Rasmussen Highland Park United Methodist Church

“It sounds like such a cliché, but there

really is nothing I’d rather do than spend time with my wife and children. The privilege of fatherhood is as big a responsibility as you can have. And if you’re blessed with the privilege, there is no higher calling than to try to demonstrate to your children the kind of unconditional love our heavenly father gives all of his children. It’s a difficult but glorious task. I learned more about loving people who are not like me from my father as anyone I’ve ever been around.”

MORE ONLINE • Visit parkcitiespeople.com to read more of what the pastors said. • Share how faith impacted you as a father or your relationship with your father (and a photo) by emailing bianca.montes@peoplenewspapers.com. We will highlight such stories online throughout June.

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‘Listen to the Mockingbird’ Jams The first time I met Stephanie Magilow, she was sampling product at Central Market and wearing a hairnet. The second time I met her there, she was wearing a hairnet. The third time I met her, I didn’t recognize her without her hairKERSTEN net, but I recognized the RETTIG small jars lined up like buttons on a blouse on an upstairs table at Royal Blue Grocery. She’d brought samples from her new food company, Mockingbird Gourmet. The co-creator of Jammit Jam is spreading her wings into a new line of comestibles made with fruit and other ingredients sourced from farms within a 50-mile radius of Dallas and in some cases, even closer – like the herb garden in her Highland Park backyard. The inspiration for the name of this endeavor came from the street on which her grandma lived: Mockingbird Lane, just around the corner from her home. Though she will continue to produce and sell Jammit Jams, Stephanie will expand the Mockingbird Gourmet product line to include gems such as limited edition preserves, jams, caramel sauces, and, eventually, pastry. Local sourcing plus fixed seasonality means each batch of jams will be limited editions, with only 60-80 6-ounce jars per run available for sale. Stephanie’s relationships with local farmers and Market Provisions at the Dallas Farmer’s Market grants her access to straight-from-the-plant produce which she immediately adds to her recipes. Since North Texas is resplendent with fresh blueberries, figs, strawberries, peaches, tomatoes, peppers, pecans, and more, Stephanie has great bounty with which to showcase her affinity for combining flavors and developing recipes. If you’ve tasted her jams,

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Stephanie Magilow has a new product line featuring food produced in the area. you know she can pair surprising flavors to bring out the best of each. Mockingbird Gourmet debuted in May at the Saint Michael’s Farmer’s Market where she sold her Fig Jam, Strawberry Jalapeño Limeade Jam, Moroccan Tomato Jam, and her caramel sauces, which are sublime. The Bourbon Vanilla Bean Sea Salt Caramel is made with raw cane sugar and Madagascar vanilla beans which have been soaked in Dallas’ own Herman Marshall Texas Bourbon Whiskey for a year. She also makes a vegan and paleo version of the sauce sweetened with maple syrup (obviously not from Texas) and includes coconut oil and almond butter. Mockingbird Gourmet can be found at the Saint Michael’s Farmer’s Market all summer, Market Provisions at the downtown Farmer’s Market, and Scardello’s on Oak Lawn.

Pairing notes: Since I met with Stephanie, the song “Listen to the Mockingbird” has been tapping around my brain. I’m partial to the version from the George Lewis Band recorded at Preservation Hall in New Orleans. My roots run deep in Louisiana; why I love food and music so much, I suppose. I grew up listening to jazz and eating my grandmother’s fig jams and kumquat preserves, made right from the trees in her garden. Stephanie’s jams are made much the same way, with an almost maternal love for the fresh fruit ingredients and farmers who grow them. Kersten Rettig, a Park Cities-based writer with more than 30 years’ in food and beverage marketing and PR, is a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier and has a food Instagram called KickshawPapers.

San Martín Bakery and Restaurant Kersten Rettig recently discovered this charming Guatemalan bakery and restaurant in Uptown. “Beautifully-made cakes, cookies, and cupcakes will draw your eye, but the taste will draw your soul,” she said. “ The light Rosca Vienesa is a San Martín original and is a light, nottoo-sweet almond-kissed bundt cake that I brought to the office and was gone in half an hour.” SkinnyFATS “Opposites attract, don’t they? At least they do at SkinnyFATS, a new fast-casual restaurant in the West Village that rolled in f rom Las Ve g a s last month,” Rettig said. “Have you ever seen someone order a triple cheeseburger, large fries, and a Diet Coke? Makes sense, right? Splurge on some things and go easy on others. SkinnyFATS gives you essentially the same choice – go healthy or go happy but with delicious, innovative options on each side of the menu.” Visit parkcitiespeople.com to read more about these and other places.

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Gas or Charcoal? Beef, Chicken, or Seafood? It’s Grilling Season One of the things I love about grilling is its simplicity. Preheat, CHRISTY ROST cook, enjoy, HOME + KITCHEN with very little cleanup. And then there’s the fun factor. Folks who say they don’t like to cook often say they love to grill. Is it the live fire, the sizzle as meat or seafood hits the hot grate, the pleasant smoky aromas, standing outdoors with a cold drink in one hand and a set of tongs in the other, or a feeling of freedom that comes with cooking in a place other than the kitchen? It’s probably a bit of each, but one thing is certain – grilling season arrives with the summer. To my Dad, grilling was pretty much a year-round affair. I can still recall watching him stand outside on our back deck in the snow, wearing a heavy coat, fur hat, and leather driving gloves, carefully monitoring a thick, juicy steak on the grill. Like father, like daughter, I’ve done a bit of wintertime grilling in the snow, but it’s in June that Randy and I bring out the grills and set them up for the summer. My first grilling experience was using a tiny hibachi grill on

my apartment deck when I was in nursing school. After a hard week of studies and clinical rotations, grilling a steak or chops over a charcoal fire was relaxing. Years later, I still feel that way each time I light the charcoal in our large Weber grill or preheat one of our gas grills. Outdoor cooking continues to evolve and home cooks have tremendous choice in cooking methods. The invention of the Weber grill in 1952 by George Stephen was only the beginning of what has now become a race-to-the-grill. After portable gas grills were introduced, home cooks could choose quick convenience over charcoal flavor, and for years, gas grills seemed to dominate the market, especially as outdoor kitchens became popular. The Green Egg challenged that trend when cooks once again embraced charcoal grilling, but now the pendulum is swinging back as new brands such as Hestan introduce high-end gas grills with dual fuel gas ranges in stylish colors. But, no matter which cooking method one prefers, summer’s grilling season has arrived. Grill masters rejoice! For a quick dinner after a day of summertime fun or when gathering in the backyard with family and

friends, my savory recipe for Beef Skirt Steak Fajitas will make your mouth water. A simple seasoning mixture heightens the flavor of the meat and vegetables, and the entire meal cooks on the grill, including the tortillas. Public television chef Christy Rost is the author of three cookbooks and a longtime resident of the Park Cities and Preston Hollow. For additional recipes and entertaining tips, please visit christyrost.com or follow her on Facebook and Twitter @ChristyRost.

Ingredients: 1 lb. beef skirt steak, trimmed 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon cumin ¼ teaspoon onion powder ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 large green bell pepper, rinsed 1 large red bell pepper, rinsed 1 large yellow bell pepper, rinsed 1 large sweet onion, peeled and trimmed 1 package flour tortillas 1 lime, rinsed and halved


Preheat the grill. In a small bowl, stir together salt, cumin, onion

Grilled Beef Skirt Steak Fajitas powder, and black pepper. Season the meat on both sides with some of the seasoning mixture, reserving a small amount for the vegetables. Cut the peppers in half, remove core and seeds, and slice them into strips. Cut the onion in half, and slice each half crosswise into ¼-inch thickness. Sprinkle the remaining seasoning mixture over the vegetables and toss gently to mix. Remove the tortillas from the package and wrap them in heavy foil. When the grill is hot, transfer the peppers and onions to a grill basket and cook them over high heat,


stirring occasionally, until they begin to soften, about 10 minutes. Place the meat on the grill, cook 4 minutes, and turn it over. Cook 3 to 4 minutes more until it is medium rare. Remove the meat from the grill, squeeze lime juice over the meat, and set it aside to keep warm. Place the foil-wrapped tortillas on the grill to heat, give the vegetables a final stir, and remove them from the grill. To serve, slice the meat into long, thin strips. Spoon meat and vegetables into hot tortillas, fold them in half, and enjoy.

Yield: Eight servings

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Skipping Meat To Save The Planet? In 2019, EarthX is promoting six initiatives that are simple ways we can all help the environment by making minor changes to our lifestyles. One initiative is to go meatless one to two days each week because research shows: TONY KEANE • Livestock production is a significant contributor to global warming. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, livestock production uses 33 percent of the Earth’s entire land surface. • Livestock production creates more greenhouse gases than all of the planes, trains, and automobiles in the world. • Meat production uses as much water in 24 hours as all of New England does in four months.

the consumers, and government policy. The U.S. government food production policies support an outdated, unsustainable system of industrial agriculture, which has damaging impacts on soil, air, water, human health, and rural economies. The late 20th century saw a transformation in U.S. agriculture. Farms grew to enormous sizes, becoming focused on a few commodity crops and increasingly dependent on synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. Meat production became dominated by large CAFOs. These methods of producing food create a host of problems. Runoff from chemical inputs and CAFO waste pollutes our water and contributes to global warming; monoculture — planting a single crop over a large area year after year — depletes the soil and reduces biodiversity; overuse of antibiotics in meat production threatens our ability to


EarthX has six initiatives for 2019 including going meatless one to two days a week. • Researchers at the University of Oxford found that cutting meat and dairy products from your diet could reduce an individual’s carbon footprint from food by up to 73 percent. Going meatless and helping the planet is not an easy issue. Thoughts of how going meatless would impact Texans ran through my head as I drove past the livestock feed yards in Amarillo on a recent trip. Meat producers are not alone; those in the agriculture industry will also need to shift their way of producing food more sustainably. Overall, the solution involves the growers,

fight human disease. Science-based sustainable farming methods can (and do) produce abundant food without the pitfalls of industrial agriculture. Forward-looking policies can help these innovative practices grow and prosper. EarthX’s mission is to present all sides of the issues and bring everyone to the table to discuss solutions for our planet. Please go to EarthX.org for more information. Tony Keane, who joined EarthX as CEO in November 2018, knows environmental solutions matter for Dallas, the nation, and the world, and he has a long history of leadership on sustainable facility management.

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Know Your Architecture: Traditional


Mid-Century in a Stellar Location


Volk Estates home on rare corner lot for sale


4604 Lakeside Drive 4 Bedrooms | 4.1 Baths | 6,950 SqFt Offered For $6,750,000 4504 Southern Avenue, represented by Kate Mote for $1,399,000. The elegant home at 4504 Southern Avenue in Highland Park is a textbook example of Traditional architecture. Traditional architecture is a broad term for a style that incorporates modern-day elements of many classic styles, especially window, door and roof shapes. Traditional homes take into account the styles and materials that were popular in an area and, as newer construction, tie the present to the past. The style’s design cues include gabled roofs, tall chimneys and, often, windows with rounded or arched tops. Inside, Traditional homes often include open archways, French doors and detailed millwork. Famous examples of the style include Julia Roberts’ character’s family home in Steel Magnolias, a red-brick Traditional in Natchitoches, Louisiana, and, in North Texas, the one and only Southfork, just outside of Dallas, which taps into Greek and Colonial architecture but isn’t slavish to either. 4504 Southern Avenue offers more than 3,500 square feet of elegant Traditional style. Its many pluses include five bedrooms, a gourmet kitchen, a grand master suite and a chic pool with a waterfall and spa. To see all the outstanding homes, ranches and land represented by Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty — in North Texas and around the world — go to briggsfreeman.com.



5238 Edmondson is mid-century in design yet updated for today and being offered for $1,099 ,000. Beautiful landscaping with grand trees on a 98’ x 121’ lot (tax) creates a relaxing setting for this stunning mid-century modern home. Casement windows and skylights complement the open concept living and bring a light organic feel throughout the space. Offering 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 2 living areas and a gated drive this property encompasses 3,615 sf (tax) of mid-century architectural design while offerings the amenities of today’ lifestyle. The open living room and dining room enjoy multiple windows and handsome hardwood floors. A kitchen with loads of built-in cabinetry offers marble surfaces, stainless appliances and large breakfast bar and opens onto the spacious adjacent family room. Almost treehouse like in its’ aesthetic is the luxurious master suite. Situated up a short stairway the vaulted ceiling, wall of windows and balcony overlooking the back yard plus sitting area and study/ office fuse together to create a stylish private retreat. The recently renovated spa-like bath and a large custom closet complete the master suite. A generous backyard offers an entertaining terrace as well as a sizeable grassy space and is accented by striking majestic trees. Contact Karen Fry (kfry@daveperrymiller.com) or Ryan Streiff (ryan@daveperrymiller.com) for more information or visit DPMFineHomes.com.

This 1954 Colonial masterpiece is beautifully sited on a .85-acre lot with 248-foot frontage in the esteemed University Park neighborhood. Offered by Sherry Mullinix and Suzanne Laidlaw for $7,395,000, the six-bedroom, 6½-bath home with pool boasts 8,434 square feet (per tax rolls). Updated in 2004 by Mullinix Custom Homes, it features natural light throughout, designer finishes and sophisticated details. The Palladian entry opens to a stately living room and formal dining room featuring hand-painted panoramic Zuber wallpaper from France. The library with wet bar combines with the game room for gracious casual entertaining. A secondary entrance opens to a gourmet kitchen and family room overlooking the outdoor living area and pool. The upstairs master retreat and four spacious bedrooms offer views of the expansive grounds. A sixth bedroom suite with kitchenette, living area and full bath makes a great guest quarters or nanny suite. To schedule a private showing, please contact Mullinix at 214-533-3607 / mullinix@dpmre.com, or Laidlaw at 214-673-8900 / laidlaw@dpmre.com. Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate (daveperrymiller. com) is a division of Ebby Halliday Real Estate, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, with four locations that specialize in Preston Hollow, Park Cities, North Dallas, Lakewood, East Dallas, Uptown, Oak Cliff and Farm & Ranch properties.



Top Producers Choose Allie Beth Allman & Associates

Allie Beth Allman & Associates Reports Strong Market, Increased Activity

This Colonial Federalist designed landmark estate offers the discerning buyer a rare opportunity to own an amazing property. Featuring a private front azalea courtyard canopied by mature trees. Formal foyer with original oak stairwell sets the tone for the breathtaking rooms of the first floor. Two master suites, overlooking Exall Lake & rear gardens with sitting rooms that connect these large bdrms with en-suite baths are an exceptional touch to the second level. The estate’s large double garage has front & rear access, allowing for tandem parking. A porte-cochere connects to a second front entrance to the home. Full guest suite with living room, bedroom, 2 kitchenettes, and 2 full baths. For more information please contact Kyle Crews (214) 538-1310 or Juli Harrison (214) 207-1001.


New Report Confirms Impact of Home Staging

Homeowners looking to sell may want to pay attention to the way their property is presented. According to a recent report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), 83 percent of agents representing buyers said staging a home made it easier for clients to visualize a property as their future home. Additionally, about quarter of those agents reported the way a home was presented increased the amount buyers were willing to spend. Real estate professionals have long preached the value of staging. It is a premarketing activity in which a home is decorated to make it appealing to more potential buyers. The numbers indicate that touches like paint and minor carpentry can have an enormous impact. Research also shows that most today’s homebuyers want a property that is move-in ready. Therefore, despite what they may have seen on TV, sellers should not expect buyers to be in the market for a “fixer-upper.” The Internet has completely changed the way people shop for homes. Today, most buyers have already conducted extensive online research before ever stepping foot in a home. If buyers don’t see what they want online, they are unlikely to give the home a second thought. To find a real estate consultant, visit alliebeth.com


Allman Leads Park Cities Home Sales Visit grandviemagazine.com to view the spring/ summer 2019 edition of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine. The spring/summer 2019 edition of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine, the luxury-home publication of Ebby Halliday Realtors, is available to view online at grandviemagazine.com. Featuring a bold new look, the 27th edition of Grand Vie features some of D-FW’s premier luxury properties for sale and a plethora of inspiring editorial content, including “At Home with Cary Deuber,” a Q&A with Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Dallas star; “Weekend Getaways: Austin,” offering tips for a visit to Texas’ most-Instagram-able city; “Houses of Art,” highlighting some of the top cultural events of the season; and special sections for lake, farm, ranch and recreation properties. Also, in the spring/summer edition: Partner and designer at IBB Design Fine Furnishings, Shay Geyer, shares advice for revitalizing your kids’ room this summer. In addition to the exposure received from Grand Vie, Ebby Halliday luxury listings benefit from national and international exposure provided by luxury marketing partner Luxury Portfolio International and its website, luxuryportfolio.com, one of the most-visited luxury home sites in the world. To view the digital version of Grand Vie, visit grandviemagazine.com. To learn more about Ebby Halliday Realtors, its Associates and all of the homes available for purchase in North Texas, visit ebby.com.

The closing of Virginia Cook Realtors meant some of Dallas’ best agents were eager for new homes. They wanted a professional home committed to first class service with a proven record of sales success. So far, 13 of them have chosen Allie Beth Allman & Associates in the Spring, joining several others who came prior to the announced closure. “We will miss our business friendship with Virginia Cook,” Allie Beth Allman & Associates General Manager Keith Conlon said. “The Virginia Cook culture matches up really well with our culture and the same boutique feel. The agents we’ve added are professional, knowledgeable, service-oriented, highly trained good people that will fit and grow their business with our brand.” Among others who have recently come over are Teri LaJone, David Short, Kimberly Cocotos, Kristen Scott, Julie Haymann, Lauren Savariego, Simone Jeanes, Bob Spurlock, Carolyn Pearson, Maureen Frieze, Stephanie Davenport, Laura Graves, Greg Pape, Lori Sparks, Mayo Redpath, Jill Noland, Pam Metzger, Rennie Meriwether and Tric Sohosky. According to Conlon, each one is a tremendous asset to the team that will help Allie Beth Allman & Associates continue to be Dallas’s luxury market leader. Learn more about these agents and the Allman firm at alliebeth.com

All signs point to a continued strong real estate market in Dallas and North Texas. Allie Beth Allman & Associates agents report greater numbers of people looking to capitalize on increased housing inventory and favorable mortgage rates. The year began slightly off 2018’s record setting pace. Many consumers were concerned about the government shutdown and stock market volatility. Now that those fears have subsided, the housing market has regained stability, reflected in steadily climbing sales. The Federal Reserve’s decision to leave interest rates low should keep mortgage rates optimal for buyers over the next several months. Millennials appear to be seeking out homes in larger numbers. As their families expand, many say they want more space and a neighborhood setting. Oftentimes they are surprised to discover that they can buy a home and make payments comparable or lower than their apartment rents. While the market is favorable for buyers, sellers can still expect to get what they ask for if their property is priced correctly. Buyers are increasingly unwilling to purchase a home if it needs repairs. Realtors report time and time again that homes with even moderate upgrades move faster and attract higher offers. To find a real estate consultant, visit alliebeth.com

Allie Beth Allman & Associates continues to lead all other brokerage firms in home and estate sales in the Park Cities. According to MLS data for the first three months, Allman had an almost 27 percent share of the market, handling 44 transactions in the premier neighborhoods of Highland Park and University Park. Here are two Park Cities homes you may want to consider: On Highland Park’s most prestigious street is a neoclassical estate at 3800 Beverly Dr. with four bedrooms. This home was built on a large lot in 1922 and updated in 2000. It features formal rooms with fireplaces, a card room, two offices, wine room and wet bar. The spacious, well-equipped kitchen has two islands and a breakfast bar. French doors lead from the family room outdoors to a spectacular backyard with a pool, cabana, covered and open patios. The three-bedroom home at 4538 Arcady Ave., built in 1937, has been updated to add modern amenities. The brick home has a circular drive with landscape lighting. Its kitchen has stainless-steel appliances, including a Thermador double oven, Wolf cooktop and Sub-Zero refrigerator. The eat-in kitchen also has under-cabinet lighting and a large island with USB ports. To find your Park Cities home, visit www.alliebeth.com.

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onna and John Watters of Dallas are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Keegan Watters, to Joshua Bagalay, son of Janice and Fausto Bagalay of Walled Lake, Mich. The br ide is a 2010 graduate of The Hockaday School. She received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Amherst College, where she swam on the Varsity swim team and was a member of the club crew team. She is a contractor development supervisor

at ISN, a contractor and supplier management company headquartered in Uptown. The groom is a graduate of Walled Lake Western High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Wayne State University. Josh is a senior consultant at Capgemini. Keegan and Josh met 4 years ago at their jiu jitsu gym. The couple plan to marry in mid January 2020 at Royal Lane Baptist Church, with a reception following at the Northwood Club.

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La Fiesta De Las Seis Banderas

| 2019

La Fiesta History and Purpose


a Fiesta de las Seis Banderas, “The Park Cities Festival Meeting Community Needs,” was founded during the 1986 Texas Sesquicentennial by Lindalyn Adams, Pierce Allman and Jennie Reeves. Originally a benefit to save the oldest house in Highland Park from demolition, the first La Fiesta celebration was held in historic Highland Park Village and featured the presentation of six Duchesses representing families from the Town of Highland Park and the City of University Park. Each Duchess wore a unique festival gown representing one of the six flags of Texas.

La Fiesta Chairs Polly McKeithen Kathy Sockwell Gala Co-Chairs Michaela Dyer Melissa Rieman Luncheon Co-Chairs Michelle Fehlman Alicia Jahant Social Co-Chairs Alissa Sell Vanessa Sloan Corporate Underwriting Co- Chairs Carrie Cothrum Cindy McGeoch Underwriting Co-Chairs Gina Culpepper Brandi Sarfatis Allocations Chair Pauline Neuhoff

Building on the Park Cities community spirit of this first celebration, La Fiesta ultimately became a non-profit organization supporting beneficiaries striving to meet the educational, charitable and civic needs of the citizens of Highland Park and University Park and providing ongoing maintenance for the Park Cities Heritage House, now located in Dallas Heritage Village. Over the past thirty-four years, La Fiesta has distributed more than over $8.8 million in vital funding. In keeping with its roots to celebrate Texas historical tradition and the heritage of the Park Cities, La Fiesta

2018-19 Committee

Biographies Chair - Duchesses Reva Henderson Biographies Chair - Escorts Kelli Miller Check

Mr. Peter Hino, President Mrs. Robert William Meachum, Vice President Mrs. Carl Price Wagner, Secretary Mrs. Dick Pender Wood III, Treasurer Mrs. Robert Womble, Assistant Treasurer Mrs. Marvin Deaver, Guild President Mr. Donald Saustad, Order of the Flags President Mrs. John Robert Hubbard, Jr., Royal Order of La Fiesta President Mrs. John Raymond Rothwell, Past President Mrs. Jeremy Adler Besser, Past La Fiesta Chair Mrs. John Eric Gambrell, Past La Fiesta Chair

Presentation Party Co-Chairs Anne Besser & Elizabeth Gambrell Corresponding Secretary Gretchen Groves

2019 beneficiaries

CARE Dallas

Friends of the Highland Park Library

The Center for Integrative Counseling & Psychology

Dedicated to the prevention and effective treatment of eating disorders through awareness, education, support and advocacy, the Elisa Project provides K-12 classroom programming to all HPISD campuses as well as parent workshops and awareness training for teachers, coaches and administrators. Funding will be used to acquire STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) kits and wheeled backpacks for children ages 3 through 12 years of age, who can check out the kits and take them home to use.

The Center provides high-quality counseling, training, psychological evaluations, and educational testing that equip children, teens, and adults to grow through and overcome life’s changes and challenges. La Fiesta funding supports the Social and Emotional Learning Program for McCulloch Intermediate and Highland Park Middle Schools.

Friends of the University Park Public Library

Connecting Point of Park Cities (CPCC)

The Education Foundation assists in the preservation and enrichment of quality education throughout HPISD. La Fiesta funding supports instructional programs, instructional materials and technology, the Teacher of the Year program, professional management of the Tartan Fund endowment, teacher grants, and teacher professional development opportunities.

CPPC provides a safe, nurturing, and educational environment for adults with disabilities including those who have recently completed high school.

Dallas Children’s Theater

Dallas Children’s Theater inspires young people to creative and productive lives through the art of theater. La Fiesta funding supports the student matinee performance series for HPISD elementary school students, local preschool students and Connecting Point of Park Cities clients.


Mrs. Robert Sarfatis, Underwriting Chair Mrs. Tyler Frank Burke Mrs. Shelby Joe Bush The Honorable Margo Goodwin Mrs. Thomas William Hughes Mrs. Frank Russell Keith The Honorable Olin Burnett Lane, Jr. Mrs. Austin Nuehoff Mrs. James P. Walker, Jr. Mrs. Robert Stephen Weinberg Mrs. Clay Wilson

Mrs. Dan Seth McKeithen, La Fiesta Chair Mrs. Spencer Lee Sockwell, La Fiesta Chair Mrs. W. Robert Dyer III, Gala Co-Chair Mrs. Russell J. Rieman, Gala Co-Chair Mrs. Jeffrey Clay Sell, Social Co-Chair Mrs. Stephen C. Sloan, Social Co-Chair Mrs. Paul Wesley Fehlman, Luncheon Co-Chair Mrs. Andrew Jahant, Luncheon Co-Chair Mrs. Dallas Cothrum, Corporate Underwriting Co-Chair Mrs. Alexander Gillan McGeoch, Corporate Underwriting Co-Chair Mrs. Thomas A. Culpepper, Underwriting Chair

The Elisa Project

CARE Dallas provides the Park Cities community with programs and resources designed to prevent, identify, and treat substance abuse.

Duchess Chair Mary Lee Miller Duchess Doll Co-Chairs Becky Gould & Caroline Williams Escort Chair Lynne Clarke Gown Designer Liaison Michelle Johnson Gown Display Chair Anne Palles Notebooks Chair Michele Cassidy Photography Co-Chairs Ann Fielder & Mary Jane Hanna Publicity Co-Chairs Angela Burke Katherine Coker Leigh Haberer Jen Ratan Lisa Walker Special Gifts Chair Tish Visinky

2018-19 Board of Directors

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas provide strong moral guidance, positive role models and life-changing educational programs designed to save kids from lives of crime and failure. La Fiesta funding supports the Accelerated Early Childhood Education program for local children in need.

hosts a Presentation Gala each year with a theme that highlights the culture and history of one of the six countries to have flown a flag over Texas. Duchesses and Escorts presented at the Gala are selected from graduating high school seniors who live in the Park Cities and demonstrate outstanding character, judgment, accomplishments, scholarship, leadership and community involvement. The La Fiesta Presentation Gala is a culmination of each year’s social and fundraising events, promoting neighborhood spirit and tradition and honoring the unique Park Cities heritage of the citizens served by La Fiesta’s beneficiaries.

La Fiesta support provides books and other media for readers of all ages including audiobooks and eBooks as well as programming and supplies for Children’s Story Time.

Highland Park Education Foundation

Highland Park Literary Festival

The HP Literary Festival inspires and encourages students to celebrate language in its artfully written, spoken, and sung forms. La Fiesta provides funding for a well-known literary figure to speak at a free, community-wide event.

HP Arts

To encourage student interest and participation in the fine arts, HP Arts provides programming featuring professional artists, equipment and instruments to all HPISD campuses.

HPHS Community Service Council (CSC)

The HPHS Community Service Council organizes community service projects for HPHS students. La Fiesta funding supports the CSC website and provides seed money for CSC outreach projects.

HPHS Counseling Department and Student Council

La Fiesta funding supports programs that encourage citizenship and develop leadership including an anti-bullying campaign and an alcohol and substance abuse awareness program.

HPHS Student Emergency Fund

The Student Emergency Fund is designed to ensure that no student misses opportunities due to financial concerns. The fund provides financial assistance to students in need for items such as daily lunches, school supplies, field trips, UIL competition expenses, prescription lenses, and testing fees.

HPHS Youth and Government Team/ Moody Family YMCA in the Park Cities

La Fiesta funding offsets student expenses for civic engagement programs.

Park Cities Heritage House at Dallas Heritage Village

La Fiesta funding supports annual maintenance of the Park Cities Heritage House.

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Grace Beveridge Bass

Anna Kay Beecherl

Gabriella Houston Hall

Hunter Elizabeth Hart

Mary Ann Frances Kumpf

Sarah London Lamar

Grace Anne Palles Eliza Grace Parker

Sara Lang Stewart

Meghan Sanders Taylor

Mary Frances Berryman

Abigail Bush

Anna Kathryn Hegi Caroline Grace Hill

Jillian Elise Deaver

Jillian Grace Ellis

Eleanor Anne Gambrell

Kathleen Kelly Glieber

Sharon Nancy Hunt

Sierra Belle Jones

Claire Lucile Jurgensmeyer

Christina Elizabeth Krikorian

Elizabeth Massey Madden

Catherine Angel Magee

Elizabeth Lauris Massa

Frances Ann Matise

Margaret Mary Mencke

Ava Lachlyn Olivo

Jenna Lynn Peck

Rachel Marie Rogers

Abigail French Snelling

Sarah Camille Sockwell

Emily Claire Stanzel

Caitlyn Michelle Staunton

Ann Regent Wagner

Carolyn Wells Weinberg

Holland Elizabeth Wiles

Mary Grayson Willis

Lindsay Ellen Winters

Cathy Jean Saunders Wood


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La Fiesta Escorts


Nicholas Rice Agouridis

Jacob Saul Besser Max Adler Besser John Lucas Briggs

Clay Francis Cassidy

Camden Austin Clark

Michael Charles Cochran

Alec Philip Ostolaza Dewar

Charles Lee Doherty

Cade Louis England

Samuel Brannon Farrow

Christopher Thomas Fehlman

Robert Colby Green

William Houston Hall

James William Herring

Scully Patrick Jenevein

Finis Andrew Jent

Robert Caleb Kimzey

Grant Stewart Kipp

Chad Arlyn Leopard, Jr.

Christian Reed Marvel

William Rhodes Miller

Arthur Christopher Monning

Marshall Webb Mulligan

Noble Waggoner Nash, Jr.

Georgios Kristos Palles

John Michael Palms III

Cole Patrick Pettijohn

Clayton Nelson Petty

Clayton Miles Rejebian

James William Rhodes II

William Whitfield Roberts

William Wylie Rutherford III

Cade O’Neill Saustad

James Spencer Smith

Kyle David Tananbaum

William Harden Thomas

Michael James Walter

Kyle Matthew Walters

Orlin Lander Ware

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2019 La Fiesta Donors

List reflects donations received as of May 5, 2019 Founder Patron-$15,000+

Gayle and Jeff Barnes

Tessa & Lucinda Real Estate Group

Pauline and Austin Neuhoff

Barbara Stark Baxter, MD

Natalie and J.R. Thomas


Times Two Design

Heritage Patrons-$10,000-$14,999

The Beck Group

Tish Key Interior Design

Audi Dallas

Kay and Will Beecherl

Camie and Mark Todd

Highland Park Village

Bibbentuckers/ The Palms Family

Lee Lewis Construction, Inc.

Courtney Teesdale Photography Kathy & Harlan Crow

Arts Patrons-$5,000-$9,999

Gina and Tom Culpepper

Balfour Beatty

Culwell & Son, Inc.


Lillian and Tony Dona

Barenda and Peter Hino

Miles and Carrie Eggart

Cynthia and Michael Landen

Marty and John Eisenlohr

Lee Lewis Construction, Inc.

Elliott & Elliott/Dave Perry Miller Real Estate


Jennifer and Tom Ferguson

Veritex Community Bank

Ellen and Paul Flowers Mack O. Forrester

Dr. Melissa D. Tonn Jason and Mindy Van Eaton Dr. and Mrs. Gonzalo and Maru Venegas Vivanti Group Mr. and Mrs. Guy Weintraub Beth and Hunter Williams

Literary Patrons $250-$499 Lauren and Pat Arthur Margie and Phillip Bankhead The Beasley Family Cordelia and Tom Boone

Education Patrons-$3,000-$4,999

The Gambrell Family

Amegy Bank

Margot and Bill Goodwin

Jaguar Land Rover Dallas

Rebecca and Kevin Gregory

The Klesse Foundation

Louise and Guy Griffeth

Locke Lord LLP

Renee and Noah Hansford

Leah and Jerry Fullinwider

Bridey and Gerald Meinecke

Tracy and Paul Higgins

Carey and Al Garrett

Origin Bank

Highland Park Housekeeping

Cecily and Scott Gooch

Mary and John Hubbard

Carrie and Kevin Green

Cultural Patrons-$1,500-$2,999

Carol and Bill Huckin

Dr. Jenifer Hammond

Altera Development Company

Caroline L. Hunt

Sally and Steve Hanna

Mr. and Mrs. Tyler Burke

The Ivy House

John Howie Jr. Family

Costello Family Foundation

Sally and Olin Lane

Margaret and Doug Hunt

Dallas Dental Wellness/Dr. Sarah Kong

Mr. and Mrs. Walt Lightbourn III

Lendy and Wilson Jones

Dermatology Center of Dallas -

Sandye and Peter Mailandt

Karen and Russell Keith

Dr. Peter Hino and Dr. J.B. Foshee

Chantal and Shaun Mara

Frost National Bank

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc

Mr. and Mrs. James A. Gibbs

The McGeoch Family

The Gwinn Foundation

Brenda and Paul Nelson


Penny Reid and Thomas Nolan

Mister Tuxedo

Nancy Perot and Rod Jones

Lauri and Allen Nye

Pockets Menswear

Mr. and Mrs. Theodore P. Palles

Drew Randall DDS

Pinkston-Harris Real Estate Team/

Mr. and Mrs. John Rocchio

Stephanie Pinkston & Margie Harris

Missy and John Rothwell

Dan and Polly McKeithen, Provenance Builders, LLC

Schorr Law Firm

Debra and Lewis Ropp

Priscilla and Steve Shellenberger

Kathy and Spencer Sockwell

Blaire and Scott Sherer

Jill E. Tananbaum, Attorney & Counselor

Mr. and Mrs. Mark H. Shirley

Kaari and James Wicklund

Signature Medicine of Dallas Jean and Jason Signor

Lori and John Collins Mike and Stacy Douglass Kristi and Doug Feigl

Teresa and Luther King Dr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Lacour, Jr. Cassie and Mac McFarland Arthur E. McLean Eloise and Robert Meachum Mary Lee Miller Sandy and Barry Moore Mr. and Mrs. Michael Morse The Newhouse Family Beverly Pitchford, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s Realty Karen and Chuck Reeder Saundra and Scott Savage The Honorable and Mrs.Clay Sell Malley and Robin Smith Karen and Jeff Stone

Preservation Patrons-$500-$1,499

The Sloan Family

Surface Clinical

Christy and Ben Abbott

Sorted Out, LLC

Michelle and Ronald Weisfeld

Susie and John Adams

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Smith

Robin and Clay Wilson

Air Mechanix/Bobbi Pappas

Sarah and Trey Smith

Shannon and Bobby Womble

Laurie and Mark Aldredge

Robin A. Smith

Woodhill Dental Specialties


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In Honor of Donations

Ashley Allen In honor of Christopher Fehlman, Camille Sockwell, Jacob Besser, and Max Besser Patricia and Emily Anderson In honor of Jillian Deaver Mary Van and Howard Armistead In honor of Sierra Belle Jones Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jay Barlow In honor of Noble Nash M. J. Bass In honor of Michael Cochran Shelley Bass In honor of Grace Bass Terri Bass In honor of Miss Sierra Belle Jones Rebecca Beasley In honor of Ava Lachlyn Olivo Mrs. Ernest E. Beecherl In honor of James William Herring Mrs. Ernest E. Beecherl In honor of Anna Kay Beecherl Sherri Berson In honor of Caitlyn Staunton Tracy and Barry Bowden In honor of Catherine Angel Magee Kimberly Brannon In honor of Caitlyn Staunton Lucinda Buford In honor of Michael Cochran Nell and Shelby Bush In honor of Abbie Bush Veda Bush In honor of Abigail Bush Mrs. T. L. Cadenhead In honor of Emily Claire Stanzel Emily Caruso In honor of Mary Kumpf Cheryl Chantilis In honor of Mary Kumpf Dawn Clark In honor of Sierra Belle Jones The Bill Cohn Family In honor of Meghan Sanders Taylor Gina DeBeer In honor of Catherine Magee Susan Demopulos In honor of Camille Sockwell Mr. Ben Doherty In honor of Anna Kay Beecherl Mr. Ben Doherty In honor of Charles Lee Doherty Ann Dyer In honor of Robert Colby Green Sharon Ellis In honor of Abigail Bush Jeanine Franck In honor of Anna Beecherl Beverly Franckhauser In honor of Charlie Doherty Cindy Govett In honor of Lisa and Rachel Rogers Carolyn Greaves In honor of Carolyn Greaves Mrs. Carrie Green In honor of William Harden Thomas Mary Greer In honor of Miss Holland Elizabeth Wiles Gretchen Groves In honor of Grayson Willis Julie Hall In honor of Margaret Mary Mencke Cindy Hanson In honor of Jillian Ellis Catherine Harper In honor of Grace Bass Mrs. Glenda Hill In honor of William Wylie Rutherford III Jennifer Hinze In honor of Eleanor Gambrell Carolyn House In honor of George Palles Mary and John Hubbard In honor of Frances Ann Matise Regina Hulcy In honor of Emily Claire Stanzel Leeanne and Bruce Hunt In honor of Arthur Monning Leeanne and Bruce Hunt In honor of Alison Weinberg and Wells Weinberg Patricia Jent In honor of Finis Andrew Jent Mary Ann Johnson In honor of Ava Olivo Joan Johnston In honor of Hunter Hart Kathleen Johnston In honor of Sarah Lamar Kathryn Jones In honor of Jillian Deaver C.A. Kneese In honor of Frances Anne Matise Lisanne Korsmeier In honor of Robert Colby Green Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Lacour In honor of Rachel Rogers Teresa Lambert In honor of Christi Krikorian Susan Leland In honor of Kathleen Kelly Glieber Kristin LeVoyer In honor of Rachel Rogers Jennifer Long In honor of Abby Powell Snelling Kathleen Longhofer In honor of Hunter Hart The Maclay Family In honor of Caroline Hill Sandye and Peter Mailandt In honor of Anya Mailandt Lucia Pat Matise In honor of Cathy Jean Wood Roseanne May In honor of Wylly Goodson

Lance & Robin McDade In honor of Kaki Glieber Ashley McDowell In honor of Jillian Grace Ellis Louise and Jim Meyer In honor of Jenna Lynn Peck Peggy Michael In honor of Grace Palles and George Palles Carrie Montgomery In honor of Hunter Hart Mr. and Mrs. P. Michael McCullough In honor of Sharon Hunt Mardi Myers In honor of Holland Wiles Eileen Nash In honor of Kate Hegi Margaret Neubauer In honor of Christi Krikorian Pamela Neubauer In honor of Jenna Peck Jane Ann Norris In honor of Ann Regent Wagner Nancy O’Neil In honor of Eleanor Gambrell Jennifer Paul In honor of Meghan Sanders Taylor Sarah and Ross Perot, Jr. In honor of Rhodes Miller Beth Plumlee In honor of Gabriella Houston Hall and William Houston Hall Carol Powell In honor of Elizabeth Gambrell Michal and Loyd Powell In honor of Gabriella Hall Deana Prokos In honor of Grace Palles and Geoge Palles Erica Rabin In honor of Eliza Parker Sarah Rathjen In honor of Ann Regent Wagner Galen Reckling In honor of Megan Saustad Lisa & Randy Reid In honor of Frances Ann Matise Kersten Rettig In honor of Grace Bass Fiona Richards In honor of Jillian Ellis Debra and Lewis Ropp In honor of Grace Bass Brandi Sarfatis In honor of Camille Sockwell Brandi Sarfatis In honor of Christopher Fehlman Brandi Sarfatis In honor of Jacob Besser Brandi Sarfatis In honor of Max Besser Brooke and Aaron Shelby In honor of Amy Hegi Brooke and Aaron Shelby In honor of Jill Tananbaum Brooke and Aaron Shelby In honor of Ava Olivo Brooke and Aaron Shelby In honor of Mary Kumpf Brooke and Aaron Shelby In honor of Jenna Peck Adina Smith In honor of Ava Olivo Megan Spackman In honor of Frances Ann Matisse Priscilla Speed In honor of Grant Kipp Dina Steele In honor of Nancy Monning Dina Steele In honor of Caroline Hill Dina Steele In honor of Catherine Magee Dina Steele In honor of Kathy Jean Wood Dina Steele In honor of Jacob and Max Besser Dina Steele In honor of Gabriella Hall Dina Steele In honor of Christopher Fehlman Emily Summers In honor of Rachel Marie Rogers Lauren Swann In honor of Robert Colby Green Mindy Taylor In honor of Wells Weinberg Carolyn and Jere Thompson, Jr. In honor of Wells Weinberg Sue Timberlake In honor of Mary Grayson Willis Polly Trapp In honor of Charles Lee Doherty Polly Trapp In honor of Anna Beecherl Sarah Wagner In honor of Sierra Belle Jones Denise Wallace In honor of Lindsay Winters Margaret Weinkauf In honor of Grace Palles Mr. and Mrs. Corey Welp In honor of Sierra Belle Jones Rinda Wentworth In honor of Rachel Rogers Jean White In honor of Cade Saustad Judy Wiles In honor of John Lucas Briggs Judy Wiles In honor of William Harden Thomas Mary Willis In honor of Mary Grayson Willis Wendy Zogg In honor of Wells Weinberg

Special Thanks Andrews Distributing Bachendorf ’s BEYOND Lenore Caulton-Downey Culwelll & Son, Inc.

The Dave Alexander Orchestra Digital 3 Printing James French, James French Photography Junior. Villanueva, The Garden Gate Nancy Monning

Pogo’s Wine & Spirits Preston Center Dance Rosanne Beck, Rosanne BECK Collections Stageworks USA

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Past La Fiesta Chairs Belle Schafer Petkas Barbara Cervin Lynn Abbott Lynn Hamilton Janis Lamoreaux Carla Hollis Margie Bankhead Leslie Melson Lisa Longino Cynthia Beaird Susan Bell Cordelia Boone

Lindalyn Adams 1986 Jennie Reeves 1986 Lindalyn Adams 1987 Jennie Reeves 1987 Pierce and Allie Beth Allman 1988 Pierce and Allie Beth Allman 1989 Dianne Adleta 1989 Jennifer Metzger 1989 Jennifer Metzger 1990 Sandra Cude 1991 Susan Holman 1992

Pierce Allman Pierce Allman Gerald Hoag Gerald Hoag Larry Helm Larry Helm

1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004

Susan Hall Sheri Baer Shelly Eisenlohr Ginger Sager Susan Farris Connie O’Neill May Lou Gibbons Judy Sillers Rebecca Beasley Lillian Dona Melanie Evanko Lillian Dona

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2010 2011 2011 2012 2013

Past La Fiesta Board Presidents

Tom Boone J.W. Brown Leon Holman Marc Hall Linda Goyne Leslie Melson Rick Owens

1992-1993 1993-1994 1994-1995 1995-1996 1996-1997 1997-1998

1998-1999 1999-2000 2000-2001 2001-2002 2002-2003 2003-2004 2004-2005

Cordelia Boone Kari Wade Susan Hall Susan Farris Ginger Sager Connie O’Neill Billy Washington

2005-2006 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012

Cathy Morgan Lori Bannon Mary Hubbard Lori Martin Eloise Meachum Missy Rothwell Rebecca Gregory Nancy Monning Anne Besser Elizabeth Gambrell

2013 2014 2015 2015 2016 2016 2017 2017 2018 2018

Rebecca Beasley Judy Sillers Barbara Daniel Lori Martin Mary Hubbard Missy Rothwell

2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018

Gala Committee

Social Committee

(Standing) Stacey White, Kathleen Parsons, Reva Henderson, Elizabeth Beal, Stacy Douglass, Linda Shirley, Alexis Wagoner, Kim Quinn, Shelley Beckman, Katie Annette, Lucinda Buford, Malley Smith, Julie Wander, (Seated) Nancy Monning, Lauren Arthur, Melissa Reiman, Michaela Dyer, Yanela Cooper, Jennifer Bishop

(Standing) Randi Eiland, Tracy Martin, Phoebe Moore, Carrie Randall, Priscilla Overton, Kristi Pierce, Natalie Lorio, Frankie Mercurio, Holly Reed, Mary Hubbard, Karen Keith, Julie Clark, Molly Vandermeer, Michelle Brown, Christina Lindwall, Nancy Anderson, Suzanne Brown, Karen Stone, (Seated) Lisa Alhadef, Shirley Cohn, Meg Salter, Vanessa Sloan, Alisa Sell, Laura Lodwick, Maria Fewin, Cassie McFarland, Laurel Page

Corporate Underwriting Committee (Standing) Laura Schieber, Jean Signor, Insha Luthra, Stephanie Chloupek, Lauren Renfrow, (Seated) Rachel Stienke, Carrie Cothrum, Carrie Eggart

Guild Officers and Commitee (Standing) Karla Trussler, Jill Tananbaum, Dana Wood, (Seated) Shannon Womble, Mary Deaver, Stefani Hood

Underwriting Committee

Luncheon Committee

(Standing) Amy Yeager, Purvi Patel, Lisa Walker, Jennifer Craft, Stacey Cochran, Page Tucker, Melissa Gioldasis, Mindy Van Eaton, Julie Wander, Sarah Rutherford, Stacey Patton, Becky Lacour, Karen Walters, Renee Hansford, (Seated) Piper Olivo, Jerri Stone, Brandi Sarfatis, Gina Culpepper, Leslie Agouridis, Kelly Patterson, Victoria Steindorf

(Standing) Janet Berryman, Lindy Fain, Scottie Giffin, Holly Soetenga, Debbie Brock, Kelly Wilkes, Susan McCormick, Julie Stevenson, Jenn Marvel, Stephanie Baker, Michelle Brown, (Seated) Wylly Goodson, Cari Marchetto, Alicia Jahant, Michelle Fehlman, Kristi Feigl, Christina Lindwall

La Fiesta Beneficiary Profile: Highland Park Education Foundation The Highland Park Independent School District first opened its doors in October 1914 with a four-room building on Cornell Avenue. It has since grown to become one of the premier school districts in the country with an enrollment of nearly 7,000 students and an employee base of more than 800 people, including more than 450 teachers. Many of our alums go on to become leaders in their fields including medicine, law, philanthropy, science, academia, the arts, athletics and business. It is why we believe so strongly in continuing to instill the ideals of Enter to Learn, Go Forth to Serve in every student who attends our schools. Funding from La Fiesta granted to the Education Foundation provides critical support for teacher salaries. For years, the district has returned two thirds

of every dollar back to the state as part of the Robin Hood school funding. As such, there is a significant gap that we must make up with private funds to ensure that our teachers are compensated fairly and that our students have the resources they need in the classroom. La Fiesta also funds special projects including teacher training and technology. We award Teacher Innovation Grants that this year are providing critical funding for STEAM projects, including a site visit with chocolatier Kate Weiser, equipment for HPISD Special Olympics, TAG Robotic supplies, and CASE study instruction for high school teachers. The difference your dollars can make is amplified by each and every child who walks our halls and leaves our schools to make the world a better place.


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La Fiesta de Las Seis Banderas Preview Events PHOTOGRAPHS BY JAMES FRENCH PHOTOGRAPHY

Special Supplement to Park Cities People JUNE 2019

The 2019 La Fiesta Season, “Where the Stars Shine Bright� is a celebration of the Texas Flag and all the people, places and traditions that make our state great. Many events, including those photographed below, lead up to our Presentation Gala on June 15 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel. Many thanks to our volunteers who dedicate their time and talents to make our events so special and to our donors who recognize the great work our beneficiaries do in the community. Such generosity is appreciated.

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Park Cities People June 2019  

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Park Cities People June 2019  

Park Cities People is a monthly publication of People Newspapers, an affiliate of D Magazine, in Dallas, Texas.

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