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SEPTEMBER 2018 VOLUME 38 NO. 9
“THE BEST COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER IN TEXAS”
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BIKES OUT, SCOOTERS IN FOR DALLAS RESIDENTS
PRIVATE SCHOOLS REACH OUT TO PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS
SENSORY DEPRIVATION POPULAR IN PARK CITIES
Electronic scooters have replaced rent-by-minute bikes as the new fad in Dallas and have been spotted in Highland Park and University Park. Will they stick around?
Trying to decide which private school to send your student to? Parents can visit with campus representatives on Sept. 9.
It’s just you and your thoughts: A Park Cities spa is expanding thanks to a rise in sensory deprivation popularity.
2 September 2018 | parkcitiespeople.com
LET’S HELP THE HOMELESS
here are more than 3,500 homeless people in Dallas, a 9 percent increase from last year’s count. What are we doing about it? I recently visited two agencies providing services to the homeless. Next month, I will share my experience at the Stewpot. This month, I’m writing about Austin Street Center, which provides emergency overnight shelter on a first-come-first-served basis. Every day many are turned away because there are not enough beds. Overnight stays cover basic needs: a safe place to sleep, with meals, showers, clean clothes, and hygiene products. Additional services also are offered, including education and employment resources, mental and medical health care, substance use recovery, benefits navigation, housing-focused case management, diversion services to prevent homelessness, and spiritual support (if desired). I felt so fortunate to see an elderly woman became “housed” while I was there. When she received keys to her new home, there was applause, hugs, and tears from staff and others staying at the shelter. In October 2017, the city of Dallas established the Office of Homeless Solutions to provide leadership and coordination of private and public efforts addressing homelessness. In coming months, we plan to look at
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homelessness and what people in our communities are doing to address it. On Page 8 of this edition, we give you an overPAT M A R T I N view of Dallas’ strategic plan. The plan includes measures for addressing the affordable housing crisis. Yes, in the midst of all the growth and prosperity we see around us, there is a lack of housing for the working poor – another complication for getting the homeless out of their situations and on the path to stability. As a volunteer with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, I’ve learned a lot about the poor. Most, just like all of us, want a job where they can work hard, provide for their families, and have a sense of dignity. But so many are living on the verge of homelessness – a fear they live with every day. Just one thing, even a small thing, such as a car breaking down, getting sick and unable to go to work, or worse, losing a job, can send them over the edge.
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4 September 2018 | parkcitiespeople.com
Crime S KU L D U G G E RY of the MONTH
PAVING THE WAY
We have no idea how the thief plans to use it, but a $35,000 Volvo asphalt roller was stolen between 8 p.m. August 2 and 6 a.m. the next day from HERC Rentals job site in the 8100 block of Turtle Creek Boulevard. WANT TO READ MORE CRIMES? SIGN UP FOR OUR WEEKLY E-NEWSLETTER parkcitiespeople.com/ newsletter/
CRIME REPORT JULY 9 - AUG. 12 JULY 9 What was meant to be a healthy lunch at the Whole Foods in the 4100 block of Lomo Alto turned into a visit with police after a customer’s 2003 black Chevrolet 2500 was burglarized. Around 1:45 p.m., someone punched out the door key lock and attempted to steal the vehicle by damaging the steering column. A wallet holding $500 also was stolen. JULY 11 An open upstairs window may have been all one thief needed around 5:45 p.m. to crawl into a home in the 3900 block of Hanover Street and steal a $60 necklace and a $20 iPhone charger. JULY 14 It’s bad enough to steal a $10,000 gas range from new construction in the Park Cities but to leave the valve open with the gas running is downright reckless. Around 4:30 a.m, officers responded to an alarm in the 4500 block of Beverly Drive where they heard gas hissing. To add insult to injury, the thieves also scratched the new flooring and left tire marks on the garage floor. JULY 17 At 5:20 p.m., video surveillance caught a shirtless man rummaging through a 2018 black Toyota Camry parked in the 4800 block of Abbott Avenue. While it appears in the video stream that the
man had something in hand when he left, the owner of the car is not sure what was stolen. JULY 19 An early evening cruise where a Highland Park father was helping his daughter learn to drive ended badly when the teen mistook the accelerator for the break. Luckily, a light pole at the intersection of Roland Avenue and Rheims Place was the only real casualty when their 2007 Toyota Tundra plowed through the threeway intersection around 8:44 p.m. JULY 21 Stolen: about 38 feet of copper gutter downspouts, valued at $1,000, sometime between July 2 and 5:45 p.m. July 21 from a home in the 4400 block of Beverly Drive. JULY 25 Highland Park residents can’t even allow their garages to cool down because of the threat of being burglarized, a homeowner in the 4600 block of Livingston Avenue learned. Around 5:55 p.m., the homeowner came home and left the back alley garage door open to “allow the heat to dissipate.” About 20 minutes later, she found storage cabinets and a closet door had been opened and a Titleist golf bag and laser range finder, valued at $2,000, taken. A 2007 BMW M5 was rummaged through.
JULY 26 Two vehicles, a 2018 tan Volvo Xc90 and a 2016 silver Toyota Tundra, were damaged around 12:30 a.m. by a bb gun while parked in the 3800 block of Marquette Street. JULY 30 We know summertime is the perfect opportunity for a new wardrobe, but you’re supposed to pay for the clothing. One shopper walked out of E Leigh’s Boutique in the 6600 block of Hillcrest Avenue around 12:30 p.m. with about $460 worth of tops, crop tops, and dresses. JULY 31 It looks like you can’t even leave bracelets on your dining room table without risking them being stolen. A resident in the 3600 block of McFarlin Boulevard reported to police around 10:15 a.m. that sometime on July 12, two custom bracelets valued at $30,000 were stolen from her home. AUG. 2 If you left your black plastic bumper in the 3400 block of Mockingbird Lane after taking down a truck zone road sign, Highland Park Department of Public Safety officers picked it up around 4 a.m. AUG. 6 Stolen before 7:37 a.m.: the
tailgate, valued at $3,000, from a 2011 white Ford F150 parked overnight in the 3300 block of Wentwood Drive. AUG. 9 You know that saying, ‘Don’t put all your eggs in one basket?’ We guess it also applies to not leaving all of your glasses in the car, too. Prescription, reading, and sunglasses, collectively valued at $1,010, were stolen sometime between 3:48 and 10:30 a.m. from a 2016 blue Landrover Discovery parked in the 4500 block of Normandy Avenue. AUG. 11 The lug nuts from a 2018 black GMC Tahoe were stolen between 6:30 and 6:35 a.m. while parked in the 3600 block of Purdue Street. AUG. 12 A Park Cities woman was robbed at gunpoint while walking in the vicinity of Airline Road and Drexel Drive. The woman told police around 9:30 p.m. she was southbound on Airline Road when a man exited a white, midsize four-door sedan (driven by another male) and demanded her purse by force. Police are asking those with privately maintained camera systems to review footage during the time frame and contact Detective M. Donahoe with information at email@example.com or 214-559-9362.
Gunshot Victims Found in Highland Park, Accused in Auto Burglaries
he shooting happened in Dallas, the manhunt in Highland Park. Now both shooting victims are facing criminal charges, and the gunman could, too. The victims, Crystal French, 32, and Devyn Flowers, 30, are suspects in a string of vehicle burglaries near North Central Expressway, Dallas police said. The pair came to the attention of Highland Park Department of Public Safety officers around 8 p.m. Aug. 14, when Flowers dropped
French off at the Shops of Highland Park on Oak Lawn Avenue and urged a bystander to get her treatment for a gunshot wound to
the arm. Flowers drove away in a Chevrolet Silverado pickup, which was abandoned after wrecking into another vehicle near Preston Road and Beverly Drive, police said. The driver of the other vehicle was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. Dallas, Highland Park, University Park and SMU police responded, and Flowers was apprehended near Livingston Drive. “Last night’s incident serves as
a good example of multi-agency response, investigation, and apprehension,” said Lt. Lance Koppa, of the Highland Park DPS. Flowers, after treatment for his injuries, was booked into jail. French’s condition was not released. According to the Dallas Police Department, a caller in the 4000 block of N. Central Expressway, took credit for shooting the suspected burglars. The caller, whose name was not provided, said he saw them break in and take prop-
erty from his vehicle, and then he fired on them as they drove at him in an attempt to hit him, according to dpdbeat.com. French and Flowers have been charged with aggravated robbery, police said. Highland Park DPS is pursuing a fail to stop and render aid with bodily injury charge against Flowers. Detectives plan to refer two aggravated assault reports against the caller to the Dallas County Grand Jury. – Staff report
8 September 2018 | parkcitiespeople.com
WITH HOMELESS COUNT UP, ADVOCATES SEEK STRATEGY More shelter beds will help, but affordability solutions needed By William Legrone
S T R AT E GY P L A N
TRACK ONE: INCREASE SHELTER CAPACITY Expand capacity of The Bridge and Dallas Life through contracted pay-to-stay beds.
lans for expanding shelter bed capacity will help, but advocates say reducing a growing homeless population long-term will require affordable housing solutions that could make some north Dallas residents uncomfortable. “Affordable housing – that word always seems to conjure up images that don’t sit well,” said John Castle, a board member of The Bridge, one of Dallas’ largest homeless recovery organizations. “It’s an issue for young people, city employees, and a lot of folks that need affordable housing. Where are they going to live and how are we going to attract those people to Dallas if we don’t have a sufficient supply of affordable housing?” Castle favors having more mixed-income housing, properties with units for individuals from a variety of income ranges. “It’s going to take a lot of political will,” he said. To be effective though, mixed-income housing would need to be located in areas both poor and wealthy, he said. “When you have a classroom full of kids that are mixed in terms of where they come from, what socio-economic status and all that, they all do better,” Castle said. “The diversity really works. We in the Park Cities think that we’re helping by trying to keep our kids sort of walled off in a way, but we’re not doing our kids any favors.” Housing affordability would be
TRACK TWO: TEMPORARY HOMELESS SHELTERS Provide shelter and support services for up to 90 days in four quadrants of the city simultaneously. TRACK THREE: MASTER LEASE/LANDLORD INCENTIVES Provide security deposits, rent, utilities and incentives to tenants & incentives and risk mitigation services to participating landlords.
JAN. 25 POINT-IN-TIME COUNT FOR CITY OF DALLAS:
TRACK FOUR: NEW DEVELOPMENTS Funding for permanent supportive housing; rapid rehousing for the elderly, disabled, families with dependents; and day centers for seamless wrap-around services.
homeless identified (9% increase from 2017)
unsheltered homeless (24% increase from 2017) Dallas may spend $675,000 to add 50 beds at The Bridge (top) and 100 at Dallas Life.
addressed in the later stages of the city of Dallas Homeless Solutions Proposed Strategy, which emerged after a new count of the homeless population this year. January’s point-in-time count of the homeless report showed Dallas has had a 9 percent increase in homelessness since 2017 and a 24 percent increase in those living outside, in vehicles, and other areas not meant for human habitation.
The strategy is split into four parts, Tracks One and Two aim to alleviate immediate needs for shelter, while Tracks Three and Four would address landlord incentives and permanent housing. Track One will add beds at The Bridge and Dallas Life, and could move forward soon if the Dallas City Council redirects $675,000 in savings from the 2018 budget. “We haven’t received official
word yet about the component we’re involved in, but we feel pretty good given the feedback,” said Sam Merten, chief operating officer of The Bridge. “Nobody on the council seemed to oppose the shelter expansion.” The same can’t be said for Track Two. Dallas City Council members didn’t like proposals for converting the city’s recreational facilities into
rotating 90-day temporary shelters. Instead, the Office of Homeless Solutions will explore use of Timberlawn, a former psychiatric care hospital, as a potential temporary shelter. There’s not a timeline for the other tracks, yet, but addressing affordability will be key, Merten said. “There’s not a lot of $700 a month one bedroom, one baths in the city of Dallas. They’re more $1,000 or $1,100 and that’s a real challenge for so many.”
10 September 2018 | parkcitiespeople.com
A Deadly Underwater Game
Prolonged breath-holding a risk for swimmers of all skill levels
UP residents remembered Dillon McNeel Carter by tying blue ribbons on trees and posts.
By William Taylor
People Newspapers Dillon McNeel Carter had wanted to go to Texas Tech, had wanted to become a U.S. Marine, and, on July 13, had wanted to see how long he could hold his breath underwater. Nothing in University Park police and dispatch reports about his drowning suggests the 18-year-old recent Highland Park High School graduate had considered or understood how risky a game he and others were playing in a friend’s backyard pool. Prolonged breath-holding can contribute to drowning for even the most accomplished swimmers but doesn’t get as much attention as pool fencing and supervision — safety measures needed to protect children ages 1 to 4, who according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have the highest drowning rates. Still, the American Red Cross and the YMCA have issued warnings against a practice whose victims have included competitive swimmers and those going through certain military training. The activity comes with an unexpected danger: Hyperventilation lowers carbon dioxide levels, so that they don’t trigger the urgent need to breathe, according to shallowwaterblackout.org. “That often comes upon people shortly before losing consciousness, and obviously losing consciousness underwater can prove fatal,” explained B. Chris Brewster, a moderator with Water Safety USA and liaison officer for the United States Lifesaving Association. Jennifer Pewitt, associate vice president for aquatics with YMCA Dallas, explained, “If you pass out underwater, you automatically gasp, and lungs fill with water. It’s almost impossible for someone to be revived at that point.” Hospital staff treated CaSter for days before he died on July 19. Hyperventilation, while often associated with the taking of several deep breaths before submerging, doesn’t have to occur that way, said William Ramos, a member
of the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council. Playing vigorously and other activities can put someone in a hyperventilated state, he said. “The average person might not know to be aware of that heightened state of breathing.” In Carter’s case, alcohol also was involved as he, his twin brother, and at least five others, ages 17 and 18, hung out unsupervised at a home in the 2700 block of Hanover Street and got beer from a refrigerated keg installed on the back porch. Witnesses indicated Carter had been there for more than two hours and had a couple of glasses. Nearly 80 percent of those who die from drowning are male, and among adolescents and adults, alcohol use is involved in up to 70 percent of drowning deaths, the CDC reports. Alcohol use poses a danger to those who are in or near the water and compromises those who may be supervising a pool and need to react in an emergency, Ramos said. “When people are drinking alcohol, we know it impairs your balance, your coordination, your ability to make rational decisions. None of those bode well with being around water and safe in water.”
NO CHARGES Dillon McNeel Carter’s death on July 19 from injuries suffered underwater on July 13 was ruled accidental, so there is no ongoing investigation, University Park Police said. Officers did not issue citations to the teens who had been drinking, nor determine the whereabouts of the adult owners of the backyard keg at the home in the 2700 block of Hanover Street. “This was a very tragic event, and I’m sure this is something these young people are going to live with for a very long time,” crime prevention officer Lita Snellgrove said. Read more about the incident at parkcitiespeople.com.
14 September 2018 | parkcitiespeople.com
DALLAS WOMEN WANT TO BEHAVE LIKE DUCHESSES
Popular demand brings royalty-inspired etiquette class to Fairmont
By Bill Miller
yka Meier didn’t invent the adage “throw kindness like confetti,” but she’s happy to say it often. Kindness, she said, is the essence of etiquette, which is what this Florida native shares across the globe. Myka, founder and director of Beaumont Etiquette, based in Manhattan’s Plaza Hotel, is an international “go-to” authority on etiquette. She was trained by a former member of The Royal Household of Queen Elizabeth and other top institutions. A national tour of the firm’s popular “Finishing Program,” stops in Dallas, Sept. 21-22 at the Fairmont. The syllabus has classes for adults, business professionals, teens, and children, including “The Duchess Effect,” sharing all the style, poise, and grace expected of a future princess. “All these rules,” Myka explained, “have been put in place to show respect to all those around us, whether it’s to a home we visit, or a church, or at a wedding. “Thinking about kindness in any situation is all about making other people feel good. That’s why I like to say ‘throw kindness like confetti.’ ”
Beaumont Etiquette offers classes for all ages.
Such elaborate traditions include choosing the right fork at a gorgeous table setting or the proper curtsey. They got lots of media attention during the wedding of Britain’s Prince Harry to American actress Meghan Markle, now Duchess of Sussex. Even with minimal chances of marrying a royal, Dallas women are eager to learn British etiquette. “The Duchess Effect” is coming to Dallas by popular demand—the only Texas city on tour to host it, Myka said.
M A R K YO U R CA L E N DA R S WHAT: The Finishing Program National Tour presented by Beaumont Etiquette WHEN: Various courses offered Sept. 21-22 WHERE: Fairmount Dallas, 1717 N Akard St. COST: $125 per course ONLINE: beaumontetiquette.com EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org She explained levels of etiquette vary among cultures. British customs, especially for dining and interpersonal communications, are the most formal, followed by Con-
tinental European, a bit less strict. “American etiquette is probably the most casual or informal,” Myka said. “But if you live in Dallas and are traveling to Paris or
‘All Roads Lead to Dallas‘ By Bianca R. Montes People Newspapers
It’s a stretch from his iconic Tudor-style mansion overlooking the Dallas Country Club in Highland Park, but former billionaire Sam Wyly has settled nicely into the luxurious Edgemere retirement community overlooking Thackery Street. Walking around the tight two-bedroom flat, he muttered something about the tough decisions he had to make when considering what to take with him to his new abode. A statue of Confederate soldier Robert E. Lee sits on the veranda; hundreds of books fill shelving; grandiose painted family portraits fill wall space; and lists, news clippings, and circled magazine articles fill just about every flat space. At his formal dining room table, a marked-up copy of his latest book, Dallas Got it Right! – somewhat of a progression from the 2012 Texas Got it Right! he and his son Andrew Wyly wrote. While the book highlights much of Dallas’ history, the streetcars that once passed Wyly’s Beverly house; nuggets of information about
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Sam Wyly (center) shares his love for geography with children Andrew Wyly and Laura Wyly, who both penned ‘Dallas Got it Right!’ with their father.
how the sisters of Texas oil tycoon H.L. Hunt worked switchboards in local offices; and a personal photo of the Jones family from the back-to-back high school state championship last year at AT&T stadium, it’s also a record of how Wyly and many others made their way to Dallas. It shows that “all roads lead to Dallas,” Wyly said about his choice to include communities outside of the city. Sam Wyly made his riches with his brother building the arts-and-crafts chain Michaels Stores Inc. and other companies. HE filed for
bankruptcy protection in 2014 after the SEC and the IRS accused the Wylys of establishing offshore trusts on the Isle of Man to hide income from being taxed in the U.S. In both of his “got it right” books, Wyly said he went into the narration thinking that they were about a collection of small towns in America. “And I grew up in a small town with two stoplights on Highway 80, one bus stop, a railroad stop, and I could walk three blocks to school and four blocks to where my mom and dad worked,” he earnestly said about his
London, you need to know etiquette in terms of showing respect to the country you’re in.” Children as young as 2 can begin learning these skills at home like saying a simple “thank you,” Myka said. Her classes start at age 5, teaching table manners with light pastries and lemonade. Classes for teens include do’s and don’ts for dating in the digital age like the bad form of ignoring the texts of someone interested in you. “‘Ghosting’ is never a kind gesture,” Myka said. “Instead, say, ‘It was very nice to meet you. Unfortunately, I didn’t see chemistry, but thank you.’ You never want to burn a bridge or make someone feel bad. If it happened to you, you know how horrible it is.” Myka added that text messages and emails don’t convey proper social skills like using a voice correctly, eye contact, or the appropriate handshake. “We put it all back in place,” she said. “After all, your handshake is your personal signature. “As society changes, etiquette needs to evolve with it. Before we didn’t include dating or email etiquette, but now it’s very important. So I think etiquette is never outdated. “Being kind should never be out of style.”
hometown and how he found a piece of it in Dallas. “When you think about it, we are just a lot of little towns and a lot of little neighborhoods.” The book, daughter Laurie Wyly said, is as much a part of her father’s journey to Dallas as it is vignettes of what’s inspired him over the years. “Dad is just inspired,” she said. “Every day he’s reading the paper or thinking on his own stories, and we’d get on the subject of military, and then he would have all this perspective of the military in the Dallas region. Every day I’d come to work on the book, he’d have some new topic.” While Sam Wyly agrees the book is a lot of his life, he said it’s not the story of his life. And, while family anecdotes don’t necessarily have a place in the book, writing it with his children was his highlight, Sam Wyly said. “They’re all geniuses: They’re all smarter than I am,” he said about his children. “It’s just the most enjoyable and most fun thing I’ve done.”
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The Neighborhood Recently, in my getaway attempt from the Dallas inferno, such was my driver’s fatigue LEN BOURLAND and the heat of the highway that I felt compelled to pull into a generic interstate hotel in Amarillo en route to Santa Fe. Drenching me while checking in, a powerful storm knocked out the electricity and Wi-Fi. With several hours of twilight ahead, a dispirited me headed to a cinema that still had power where, serendipitously, I met an old friend. With popcorn in hand, I entered into Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood, via the documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor. Now it was I, rather than my small children decades ago, being soothed by the voice of Fred Rogers. As a young mother in my salad days when Americans watched a handful of channels in real-time, I knew the exact time I could plant my little ruffians in front of Mr. Rogers and make a meal, or take a shower, or have some downtime. His simple set and his Land of Make Believe where hand puppets acted out little scenes exploring childhood fears, anxieties, and questions were equally as fascinating as superheroes to my preschoolers. However, it was not until viewing this documentary that I learned what a tour de force this ordained Presbyterian minister was. He conceived the show, acted, directed, composed all the songs, designed the sets, hired the cast, and was the puppeteer as well. How did this Pittsburg self-effacing man fund it? He went before a hardened Congressional committee seeking to cut money to the arts and walked away with $22 million dollars after reading the lyrics to his song, “What Do You Do With the Mad You Feel?” He was dismayed at the cultural messages and violence young children were exposed to and his passion was to let each and every one know that he/she was special and “I like you just the way you are.” During the bitter swimming pool desegregation in the South, he invited the Neighborhood’s black policeman, Officer Clemmons, to rest and join him in a cooling footbath where he shared his towel. His love of water extended to his daily swims, which led to a chubby little boy maintaining an adult weight of 143 pounds. His daily weigh-in delighted him, because the three numbers corresponded to the letters in the great Valentine of life, “I LOVE YOU.” He found miracles everywhere. That night he was mine. Len Bourland can be reached at email@example.com
16 September 2018 | parkcitiespeople.com
Scooters New Fad in Dallas, Park Cities
Several companies, including Lime and Bird, have placed electric rental scooters in Dallas. The new motorized units are not allowed on sidewalks.
By Tim Glaze
People Newspapers As the horde of pay-by-minute bikes diminishes in and around Dallas, the newest electronic wonder is whizzing by. Scooters are spreading across Dallas and the Park Cities, as the Santa Monica, California-based company Bird is in the middle of a six-month trial period to introduce its products to residents. So far, so good, it seems. Nearly 1,000 scooters were placed in the city at the beginning of the summer, which coincided with a June 27 ruling by the Dallas City Council to pass significant rule changes to using the rental bikes.
Following the June meeting, bike rental companies wishing to operate in Dallas must have a permit and pay a $21 fee per bike.
cents per minute after that. They travel up to speeds of 15 miles per hour, and are forbidden on sidewalks in Dallas, University Park, or
“We are constantly developing and implementing tools in the app to further promote safe riding and scooter use.” Mary Caroline Pruitt, Lime In the aftermath of the ruling, three companies that had brought the bikes to Dallas quickly packed up and left, leaving the market wide open for Bird, Lime, and other scooter companies. Residents need only pay $1 to start the scooter, then another 15
Highland Park, according to city and town ordinances. An area that was popular for the bikes, the Katy Trail is officially a “no scooter” zone after signs were placed in August prohibiting the use of the motorized rides. Up to a $200 fine can be issued for riding the scooters
on the trail, officials said. The app Lime users must engage to ride on the scooters shows Katy Trail and Klyde Warren Park as restricted zones; Bird is planning on updating its information to follow suit. Bill Lindley, Highland Park’s town administrator, said council members will likely address scooters when they revisit the bike-sharing ordinance in September. Injuries haven’t been an issue so far, officials said. Through mid-August, only four people have been reported injured on or from the scooters in the Dallas city limits since May 1, according to the Dallas Police Department. The number is even lower in Highland
Park and University Park – zero injuries reported. “To this point, we haven’t received any complaints,” said Steve Mace, University Park communications director. “We’ve had no reports of injury, and with students returning to SMU [for the fall semester], we expect to see some use in the coming days.” Lime officials said riders must go through an in-app tutorial that includes helmet safety before being allowed to unlock a scooter for the first time. “We are constantly developing and implementing tools in the app to further promote safe riding and scooter use,” Lime’s Mary Caroline Pruitt added.
18 September 2018 | parkcitiespeople.com
BIDDING FAREWELL TO ‘THE FACE’ OF THE NORTH DALLAS CHAMBER By Fallon Lineberger
orth Dallas Chamber of Commerce senior vice president of public affairs Carol Short has retired after 33-years and essentially an entire career of service to Dallas. Short grew up around Preston and Royal and can name the stores that were open there in the 1960s. She worked for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, as well as former Mayor Robert S. Folsom and former state Sen. John Leedom, R-Dallas, before returning to the Preston and Royal area to work for the NDCC in 1985, where she assumed the role of vice president of public affairs. Through the years, she ran numerous committees focusing on issues dealing with government affairs, education, small businesses, and surface transportation. Short was “the face and the brains, as well as the institutional memory of the NDCC for so many years,” said Ken Malcolmson, NDCC president and CEO. Issues Short advanced included LBJ Express, the program that
YEAR OF CHANGE The North Dallas Chamber of Commerce returned to Preston Center in March after a 10-month absence, which allowed for the teardown and replacement of the building it had occupied since 1979. The 800-member organization’s new home, with 5,000-square-feet, is similarly sized, but more transparent and welcoming as well as better suited for public meetings, COO Jeff Kitner said. Carol Short
brought rebuilt lanes, a continuous service roads system and 12.3 miles of TEXpress Lanes to LBJ
Freeway and Interstate 35; and the repeal of the Wright Amendment, which had restricted the distance
of flights from Dallas Love Field. “Our community is a better place because of her significant
work,” said Dallas Independent School District Trustees in a commemorative letter. “It has been a true privilege and honor to serve, not only the neighborhood where I grew up,” Short told those at her retirement party in August. “It has been a true honor to serve North Dallas.” Among those attending were Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and other community leaders. “I think Short is admirable for her humility,” said Sam Coats, chairman of DFW Airport board. “She always does her homework, but has never wanted the praise.” U.S. Ambassador to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison sent a letter praising Short. “Big shoes will be empty when yours walk out the door,” the former U.S. senator said. But don’t expect Short to be entirely missing from the new building the NDCC moved into in March. Despite her retirement, Short plans to remain involved in public policy and politics. She will attend candidate forums sponsored by the NDCC and League of Women Voters before the November elections and will be involved in May’s mayoral and city council contests.
Babysitting App Keeps Parents, Sitters Connected By Tim Glaze
People Newspapers Park Cities and Preston Hollow residents now need to look no further than a free app on their phones to find a babysitter. Designed in University Park but expanded into Plano, Fort Worth, Prosper, Trophy Club, and McKinney, Bambino Babysitting is “Uber for babysitters,” said Sarah Brown, Bambino’s director of business development. By downloading Bambino Babysitting on a smartphone and creating a free profile, residents can find babysitters that live close by - which, Brown said, adds to the familiarity a family might want with someone watching their children. “This app shows you sitters based on the distance from your house, and we’ve found that you feel comfortable having people in your home if they live close to you, and you
know them,” she said. “Then, after they are done sitting for you, you can go online and rate the sitters, so other Bambino users can see how well we thought they did.” There are 150 local babysitters in the Park Cities and Preston Hollow, Brown said, with a majority Highland Park High School and SMU students. Several sitters are also preschool teachers and teaching assistants, Brown said. Potential babysitters also will post how much they charge per hour on their Bambino profile, as well as how old they are, where they live, and where they go to school if they are a student. While the app is free, it does charge fees: $1.95 for booking a junior sitter, $2.95 fee for standard, advanced, or elite sitters. The summer months were busy, Brown said, with parents at work and children out of school. Business is expected to remain high this fall with parents needing after-school care
for their children. The tight-knit, neighborhood feel of Park Cities and Preston Hollow is “highly conducive” to a babysitting message board, she said. “Most of the families around here know each other, so it’s pretty common to get a babysitter that lives just down the street or a couple of houses over,” Brown said. “I was able to help the company grow just by word of mouth because people know I’m always going to be at football practices, at the YMCA, everything with my kids, so they hear about it.” Safety is one of the main concerns of Bambino - for the children and the sitters. “Most of our sitters are young women, so along with parents finding the right fit for their children, we want the sitters to know who’s house they are going into,” she said. It’s all accessible with the swipe of a finger, and for no charge. “Ninety percent of all parents get sitters
based on a friend’s recommendation, and if you ask a mom for her favorite sitter, the joke is she’ll never tell you, because they don’t want to lose the sitter,” Brown said, laughing. “Now, all that information is on an app.”
22 September 2018 | parkcitiespeople.com muscle groups simultaneously. The idea is to replace one of your conventional training sessions with one EMS workout.
Flower Child Preston Royal (pending) The favorite health-focused Park Cities eatery has its eye on a Preston Hollow location. A lease deal for a Preston Hollow location at Preston Royal is in the works, and the franchise plans to open a location in Addison at 5290 Beltline Road.
Mamasan’s roll and bowl
Unnamed 4514 Travis St.
Comings and Goings NOW OPEN
Mamasan House of Poké 2818 N. Fitzhugh Ave. Just a hop, skip, and a jump over North Central Expressway, a new fast-casual restaurant is taking its spin on the uber-popular tradition of the Hawaiian poké. Unique to the concept, this new poké house shies away from the “buildyour-own” format and instead offers 13 signature dish options served in a bowl or roll. Five categories of protein offered include seafood, chicken, pork, beef, and veggie.
Rush Bowls Mockingbird Station This healthy meal-on-the-go eatery is now serving up a selection of frozen treats. From Chai’s Mystique to a Bow Wow bowl perfect for your four-legged friends, there’s something for just about any appetitite.
Ninety20 Preston Royal East Twenty minutes is all this new gym needs to deliver a workout equivilant to a 90-minute sweat session. Using EMS (Electrical Muscle Stimulation) the workout targets multiple
It doesn’t have a name yet, but the latest restaurant by Stephan Courseau (Le Bilboquet, Up On Knox) and Chef Junior Borges has officially found a home in the former Villa-O space. The restaurant is set to open in early 2019 and will put a big emphasis on farm-to-table food sourced from local farms with a meat-centric menu.
The Theodore NorthPark Center At the young age of three, this Teddy Rosevelt-themed American eatery has shuttered its doors due to poor sales.
Highland Park Soda Fountain 3229 Knox St. Owners of the 106-year-old soda fountain plan to close Sept. 9, and don’t know whether they will return. Demolition at the site and construction of the 12-story building, scheduled to begin next year, will preclude the eatery from operating during the two years it could take to open what will be known as Weir Plaza.
3500 Oak Lawn Ave. Suite 600
A clinic to help give patients who are at high risk of being exposed to HIV infection access to the preventitive medication will extend its hours to a Saturday clinic, starting Sept. 8. The office decided to open weekend hours to increase availability of the treatment to those who have a hard time getting off work during the week.
Ninety20 has fast workouts.
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Ventana by Buckner Tower Passes the Midway Point
Buckner International executives signed a steel beam.
Construction of the Ventana by Buckner luxury retirement high-rise has passed the midway point. Buckner International executives celebrated this summer by signing and raising a ceremonial steel beam. “We’re changing the skyline of Dallas and we’re also changing senior living forever,” said Buckner International CEO Albert Reyes. “There’s no other one like it in Texas. Everything we are doing here is going to say one thing: We follow the teachings of Jesus so it’s our goal to serve people in the very best way possible.” The Dallas faith-based nonprofit is building the 12-story continuing care retirement community on three acres just beyond the University Park city limits and across from NorthPark Center. Whiting-Turner
serves as lead contractor for the project designed by D2 Architecture. The $140 million development at the southwest corner of North Central Expressway and Northwest Highway is expected to open in time for the first residents to move in by mid-2019, The building will have 189 apartment homes with options ranging from single to three bedroom dwellings and top out at 1,900 square feet per unit. The property will include specialized units for residents who need higher levels of care and some shortterm rehabilitation units. Its amenities will include a wellness and fitness center, multiple dining venues, salon and spa, movie theatre, valet parking, and a pet park. – Staff report
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Crystal Charity Ball 1
Ten Best Dressed
Amy Hegi Amy is a two-time honoree. She and her husband Peter have three daughters. Amy is an SMU graduate and received her degree in advertising. She worked in the advertising industry for several years for TBWA Chiat/Day before following her passion for fashion to the buying offices of Neiman Marcus and Harold’s before retiring to raise her daughters.
Q: Tell us about your favorite piece of clothing in your closet: A: My torn blue jeans. I have had them for years, and they
feel like pajamas. I can throw them on with a T-shirt and be casual or can throw them on with a button down and dress them up … definitely my favorite.
Lisa Cooley Lisa is a second-year honoree. She and her husband, Clay, have three children. A dedicated community volunteer, Lisa is currently serving as chairman of the Family Gateway Luncheon. She most recently chaired the Go Red Luncheon benefitting the American Heart Association. Lisa is an active member of the Crystal Charity Ball underwriting committee. Her past charitable affiliations include After School All Stars, Children’s Cancer Fund, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Opera, Housing Crisis Center, and TACA among many others.
Q: What’s been the most valuable learning experience as
part of Crystal Charity Ball?
A: Realizing the amazing value of teamwork, and the
tremendous impact that we can make on the lives of the children we serve.
Cate Ford This is Cate’s first year as an honoree. She grew up in Dallas and is married to Jeremy Ford. They have three children, Curran, Jerry, and new baby Chloe. In addition to her involvement with their schools, Hockaday and The Episcopal School of Dallas, Cate serves on the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas board of directors and their development committee. She serves on the Women’s Auxiliary at Children’s Medical Center; the Sweetheart Ball Committee; and she is an inactive member of Cattle Baron’s Ball committee. Cate received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia University.
Q: What is your favorite Park Cities or Preston
Hollow eatery to get dressed up for lunch with girlfriends?
A: Le Bilboquet.
Kimberly Whitman Kimberly is a first-time honoree. She and her husband, Justin, have two children, a son, JR and a daughter, Millie. She is a graduate of SMU with an honors degree in art history. She has served as a lifestyle contributor to the Today Show and editor-at-large of Southern Living Magazine since 2011. Among her many charitable causes, Kimberly is a member of The Sweetheart Ball and the advisory committee of MTV’s ReDefine of which she is a past chair.
Q: Tell us about your favorite Park Cities or
Preston Hollow place to get pampered:
A: I love getting a manicure and pedicure from
Sophia’s on Lover’s Lane or using the Cherry App to come to my house.
Jennifer Dix Jennifer is a first-time honoree. She and her husband, Richard, have two children, Nate and Gracie. Jennifer has both a bachelors and master’s degree from Baylor University as well as a Ph.D. from UT Austin. In addition to her Crystal Charity activities, she and her husband are currently chairing the American Cancer Society’s $27 million capital campaign to construct Hope Lodge.
Q: What cosmetic is always in your purse? A: Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Golden Sand. It’s like Couture Chapstick!
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hen it comes to philanthropy, Dallasites do it with one fashionable foot forward. This September, some of the city’s most stylish women will be recognized and applauded for their outstanding commitment to community service at the Crystal Charity Ball Ten Best Dressed Fashion Show and Luncheon. The sold-out Sept. 14 luncheon will return to Neiman Marcus downtown Dallas for the 44th consecutive year. Follow this article online to find out more about each of the 10 Best Dressed ladies.
8 Cara French Cara is a first-time honoree. She is married to Jim French, and they have two children. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a liberal arts degree. Cara was a member of the Cattle Baron’s Ball committee for 14 years before chairing the ball in 2016. She chaired the Equest Luncheon and is president-elect for the Women’s Auxiliary. She is a recipient of the Pi Beta Phi Community Service Award, and she is a former Flower Show chairman and president of the Junior Group of the Dallas Garden Club. In addition to her family, Cara is passionate about her two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Maggie and Purdy.
Q: What cosmetic is always in your purse? A: Smith & Cult No.2 lip color and gloss. It’s dreamy!
Tucker Enthoven Tucker is a third-time honoree. She is married to Rich Enthoven, and they have four children. In addition to her work on the Crystal Charity Ball Committee, she has served on the board of directors of the Senior Source, Big Thought, Educational First Steps and the Letot Center Foundation. She received her bachelor of science and master’s degree from Stanford University. She was chairman of the 2017 Celebrating Women Luncheon and is Ball Reservations co-chairman for the 2018 Crystal Charity Ball.
Q: What is your fashion motto? A: When in doubt, wear something classic with
fun, bold accessories.
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Anita Arnold Anita Arnold is a third-time honoree. She is married to Truman Arnold, and they have three children and four grandchildren. Anita serves on several nonprofit boards, including the Texas Cultural Trust, the Baylor Scott and White Healthcare System Foundation and she is chairman-elect of the SMU Tate Lecture Series Board. Anita has an honorary doctorate from Texas A&M University-Texarkana and is a partner at TA Capital, a family-owned private equity firm. The Arnolds are generous donors to Crystal Charity beneficiaries.
Delilah Boyd Delilah Boyd is a second-year honoree. She is married to Sam Boyd, and they have their adorable Shih Tzu puppy, Honey Belle. Delilah graduated from SMU with a degree in music and received a master’s of liberal arts the following year. She then returned 19 years later and received her law degree. She has served on the Crystal Charity Ball Selection committee for 22 consecutive years and has been an active member of the Crystal Charity Ball committee for 29 straight years. Her past board affiliations include the SMU Tate Lecture Series, March of Dimes, Dallas Mediation Services, and the American Foundation for the Blind.
Q: What is your fashion motto? A: Dress appropriately for the occasion.
10 Piper Wyatt Piper is a third-time honoree. She and her husband, Mike, have two rescue dogs, Newton and Minnie Pearl, multiple nieces, nephews, and godchildren. The LSU graduate owns PK Home, Inc., a wholesale textile rep agency. Her past chairmanships include Vine & Dine benefitting Ability Connection, underwriting chairman for the Art Ball, and A Special Evening benefitting LaunchAbility. Currently, she is chairman of special gifts for this year’s Crystal Charity Ball.
What fashion statement this year do you dislike, and why?
Q: Who is your style inspiration and how do you embody them? A: I am not a fan of wide leg culottes, and white boots look cute on others but silly on me. A: My beautifully dressed Dallas girlfriends are my
inspiration every day.
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Hall of Fame Robyn Conlon This year’s Hall of Fame Honoree is Robyn Conlon. She was on the best-dressed list from 20092011. Robyn Conlon and her family are generous supporters of all areas of the community. They are longtime donors to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Genesis Women’s Shelter, Interfaith Housing Coalition, Equest, and The Stewpot. Recent affiliations include After-School All-Stars Luncheon, of which the Conlon family is serving as honorary chairs. The Dallas native graduated from Queen’s College in Charlotte, North Carolina with a degree in art education. Conlon is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Dallas and has served on several boards, including the Family Place. Conlon and her husband, Don, have three sons and three grandchildren. JAMES FRENCH PHOTOGRAPHY
Honorary Chairman Norma Hunt Norman Hunt is one of the original Ten Best Dressed honored by the Crystal Chairty Ball. She is now one of few named an honorary chairmen of the event’s famously sold-out luncheon and fashion show. Crystal Charity has only had four other honorary chairmen in the history of the luncheon (Margaret Hill, Annette Simmons, Nancy Dedman, and Gene Jones). She has been an ardent supporter of Crystal Charity for five decades.
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Crystal Charity Ball To Bring New Orleans to Dallas
More than $6.5 million will benefit local charities Dallas’ most giving and glamorous will transport to the Crescent City for the 66th annual Crystal Charity Ball. The grand dame of a myriad of spectacular galas returns Dec. 1 with its “A Celebration in Nouvelle-Orléans” theme at the Hilton Anatole Hotel. Event chair Claire Emanuelson selected
the theme as a throwback to her New Orleans roots. Since 1952, the Crystal Charity Ball has raised more than $143 million for more than 100 children’s charities. The eight nonprofits that will be the recipients of a hold-your-breath $6,501,105 will be:
After-School All-Stars North Texas
Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
Boys And Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas
Buckner Children And Family Services Inc.
Friends of the Dallas Public Library
Mosaic Family Services
Nexus Recovery Center
Ronald McDonald House of Dallas, Inc.
Thank you and congratulations to the Crystal Charity chairs and committee. Your service exemplifies the greatness of our city and the importance of what we can accomplish together.
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HOUSE OF THE MONTH 3712 Wentwood Drive
raditional elegance blends with transitional touches and modern-day styling at this amazing University Park home where more than 6,570 square feet of space showcases dark wood floors, rich millwork, high ceilings, and huge windows creating a sunny, open atmosphere. Three living areas, plus a study, include the great room featuring a fireplace. Walls of glass overlook the updated backyard, which is stunning with its outdoor living center with a fireplace, sparkling pool and spa, ample space for pets to romp. A casual dining area with a wet bar and built-in wine cooler transitions the living
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area into the chef â€™s kitchen with commercial grade stainless appliances, natural stone/ granite counters, and an island with a farm sink and breakfast bar. Five huge ensuite bedrooms with gorgeous white marble baths include the second level master suite with a sitting area, fireplace and his and her closets. Three additional bedroom suites and a full-size utility room are on the second level, and a fifth suite is on the third floor. A back stair case provides quick access to all, and everyone keeps their cool with five recently-replaced high-efficiency A/C units. This home is offered a $2.95 million.
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PREVIEW SHOWCASES PRIVATE SCHOOL OPTIONS
Event meant to help parents make right choices for their children
FROM LEFT: The Hockaday School and St. Mark’s School of Texas are among the campuses participating in the Dallas Private School Preview.
By William Taylor
ennifer Tobin, an SMU graduate, grew up in Kansas City, Missouri; her husband, in Paris, Texas, so neither had familiarity with what Dallas private grade schools have to offer. “Until you have kids, there’s not much reason to know this,” she said. But with their daughter approaching school age, the Tobins had a reason to find out and so attended the Dallas Private School Preview in 2016. The annual event, sponsored by the Independent Schools Admission Association of Dallas, attracts about 1,000 attendees and offers opportunities to meet with representatives of well more than 100 schools. About half of the schools expect-
ed for this year’s preview are boarding schools with some coming from as far away as California, New England, and Canada. The Tobins were interested in ones closer to home. “We are lucky in Dallas that there are a lot of options,” she said, adding the preview helped in narrowing the search.
“It was great to see schools that we may not have really thought about and talk to their admissions staffs,” Tobin said. “Some of the schools actually had students there, and it was great to talk to them.” Katie Doherty, associate director of admission for upper school and marketing at The Hockaday School, said the preview is meant to serve as
M A R K YO U R CA L E N DA R WHAT: 23rd annual Dallas Private School Preview WHEN: 1 p.m. Sept. 9; event concludes with 3 p.m. panel on admissions and financial aid WHERE: The Hockaday School, Penson Gym, 11600 Welch Road DETAILS: A Children’s Activity Center will be available for small children as their parents visit with representatives from some of the more than 100 participating boarding and day schools ONLINE: dallasprivateschoolpreview.com
a launching pad for parents beginning a search process that can involve campus visits and extend until acceptance letters begin going out in March. “I think it’s helpful for parents to see that there are single-sex schools, and there are co-ed schools, and there are schools that really focus on athletics or focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) or focus on arts,” she said. Hockaday will host this year’s preview, which begins at 1 p.m. Sept. 9 and concludes with a 3 p.m. panel to address questions parents have about admissions and financial aid. “We don’t want the admissions process to be overwhelming for parents,” Doherty said. She said also many parents don’t realize how much financial aid private schools can offer. Many cam-
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puses provide $3 million annually in financial aid; Hockaday gives $3.5 million, she said. “We want to arm our parents with the knowledge to choose the right school,” Doherty said. For the Tobins that right school turned out to be Hockaday, where their daughter attended pre-kindergarten last year and is attending kindergarten this fall. “She’s very into drama and loves dance and loved acting, so one of the things we were looking for was a school that in the future might provide opportunities to explore that strength, that gift for her,”Tobin said. Their daughter is happy at Hockaday, but the family’s school shopping days aren’t done, Tobin said. “We also have a son; he’s 2, and so we are going to be going through this process again soon.”
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Tips for a Successful School Year
Although it still feels like summer, students have been returning to school. Exciting for most, stressful for many, back-to-school season is a time of change for anyone with children. Parkland Health & Hospital System offers tips for making a successful adjustment to the new school year. 1. A healthy diet is essential. “It’s important to make sure your child eats breakfast every day,” said Melissa Mendez, a registered dietitian at Parkland’s Hatcher Station Health Center. .” 2. Establish sleep routines The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) states that getting
enough sleep is critical for success in school. Insufficient sleep is associated with lower academic achievement, as well as higher rates of absenteeism and tardiness. 3. Back-to-school jitters are normal. “It’s important to remind our children that they are not alone,” said Cynthia Castillo, a licensed clinical social worker at Parkland’s Irving Health Center. “Remind your child it takes time to adjust to a new routine and a new environment.” 4. Talk to your children about bullying and cyberbullying. Bullying can be physical, verbal ,or social and can happen anywhere – in person or through an electron-
ic device. “Make sure your children know that bullying is not OK and help them understand what to do if they experience it.” 5. Travel safely. “It’s important to teach kids to be cautious while traveling to and from school,” said Maria Isabel Colunga, community development assistant at the Injury Prevention Center of Greater Dallas at Parkland. “If they ride bikes, helmets are a must.” 6. A right backpack prevents injuries. Bags with wide, padded shoulder straps and a padded back help distribute weight evenly, making it more comfortable and easier to carry. – Staff report
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Parish Rover on Display at Perot Museum
Student-built unit placed fifth in world in 2017 By Tim Glaze
People Newspapers The Soviet Union began sending rovers to the moon in 1970, with the United States following suit in 1971. By 1973, the planetary exploration vehicles were commonplace between the world’s two leading powers.
“The rover team has coaches that talk with the kids about strategy, and sometimes the kids will have an idea that sounds really good.” Jennifer Makins Nearly 50 years later, high schools and colleges throughout America are getting a chance to design their own. One of those participating schools, Parish Episcopal, has been highly successful. NASA sponsors an annual contest in Huntsville, Alabama, called the Human Exploration Rover
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The Parish Episcopal STEM team competes every year at a NASA-sponsored space rover challenge in Alabama. Challenge and open to 50 university and 50 high school teams. For two days, those teams are tasked with designing a rover to race on an obstacle course. For the past five years, Parish has won at least one award for its rover design. And in 2017, the school’s rover was named fifth-best in the world after posting a race time of seven minutes and 16 seconds. That particular rover is now on display at the Perot Museum, and
will be for one year, said Parish science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) director Jennifer Makins. “We had a faster time [on the obstacle course] than LSU, which was kind of cool,” said Makins. “It’s always neat when the high school kids beat the college kids. It’s like football or basketball - the rover team has coaches that talk with the kids about strategy, and sometimes the kids will have an idea that sounds really good. It’s all about
the team.” Requirements include the rover being able to collapse and fit inside of a 5-foot cube. Teams get a certain number of points for weight, with lighter weights being more valuable. Those points are combined with the race time on the obstacle course to determine a team’s final score. The contest also requires a male and female driver for every rover, which encourages females to be involved in what is usually a
male-dominated field in engineering. Except at Parish, Makins noted. “The Parish team was basically founded by females,” she said. “Five years ago when we started this, our team was two-thirds female, and this year we’re 50-50. We’ve even had to cap some numbers the past few years. We’ve honestly never had less than a quarter of our team as females.” Makins said it’s not uncommon for other teams at the contest to have “only a few” girls, to meet the necessary requirements. For Parish, though, STEM and, specifically, the rover project, is immensely popular with the female students. “Our girls get really fired up when we travel and go to these events,” she said. “It’s rare to see a school like ours that has so many females participating. One of our founding females of this project is a communication major at TCU, and she wants to work for an engineering firm, and she has that confidence to do her job well.” The Parish rover can be viewed at the Perot Museum’s Texas Instruments Engineering and Innovation Hall.
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Highland Park ISD Welcomes Back Students Highland Park ISD students returned to the classroom on Aug. 23, and with the kickoff of a new school year comes excitement and anticipation. But we’re guessing it won’t be long before students, teach-
ers, and even parents begin thinking: When’s that first long weekend? Will the Thanksgiving break ever get here? Here’s a look at some key dates to keep you in the know for 2018-2019.
D AT E S T O K N O W F O R T H E 2 0 1 8 - 1 9 S C H O O L Y E A R LONG WEEKENDS There will be no classes on: Monday, Sept. 3 (Labor Day) Monday, Oct. 8 (Fair Day) Monday, Jan. 21 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) Monday, Feb. 18 (Teacher Professional Development) Friday, March 29 (Bad Weather Makeup Day) Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day) April 19 – 22 (Bad Weather Days) MAJOR HOLIDAYS Nov. 21 – 23: Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 24 – Jan. 8: Winter Holiday March 11 – 15: Spring Break TESTING April 9 – 11: State testing April 6 – 17: State and AP testing
END OF SCHOOL Bradfield Elementary students will be dismissed for the summer on May 24, earlier than everyone else so the district can get their temporary campus ready for summer tear down. The rest of Highland Park ISD students will be dismissed on May 31.
Highland Park Scots Cheerleader Honored
TOP ROW, FROM LEFT: Scot’s All American cheerleaders Sara Carlisle, Ally Wilder, Sarah Womble, Sarah Klein, Lauren Bailey, Ali Reardon, Katherine Downing, Tatum Meeks, Stella Rose Graham, and Ella Brown. BOTTOM ROW: Gabby Ross, Molly Willey, Lindsey Bailey, Aerin Roberts, Lucy Needleman, Mere Arden Helbing, Grace Newhouse, Anna Denman, Lily Overton, and Caroline Massey.
What’s New in 2018? PRINCIPALS Debbie Burt is the new principal for Hyer Elementary and Betsy Cummins is the new principal for Armstrong Elementary. Burt comes to HPISD from Allen ISD, where she was principal at Vaughan Elementary and GATE (Gifted and Talented) Academy. Cummins, a former Armstrong Teacher of the Year, was principal at Abbett Elementary School in Garland ISD. FACULTY HONORS Donna Pierce, the Highland Park ISD Planetarium director, and astronomy teacher, will be honored this September by the Southwest Jewish Congress’ firsttime lifetime achievement award. The Southwest Jewish Congress will present both Pierce and Today Foundation president Gary Griffin at its Texas Sized Event on Sept. 6 at Eddie Deen’s Ranch in downtown Dallas.
Event planners said Pierce was selected for its Audrey Kaplan Inspiring Women Lifetime Achievement Award due to her dedication to mentoring young people and to working with the local, national, and International Planetarium Society. Pierce has taken HPISD students to visit The University of Texas’ McDonald Observatory since 1983 when she founded the high school’s Astronomy Club. CAMPUSES University Park students returned to their former campus where a newly built elementary awaited them, while Hyer students will attend classes the next two years at the unnamed, fifth elementary campus. Bradfield students are meeting at the Hyer building while their school is rebuilt this year. – Staff report
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Alcuin Administrators Expect Larger High School Classes By Selby Lopez
TOP, FROM LEFT: Class of 2018 students Caroline Silver, Toyosi Ayanwola, Aliya Swanger, and Arath Luna work together during science lab. BOTTOM, FROM LEFT: Class of 2018 students Saylor Madden, Hugo Moulay, Mackenzie Meadows, and Spencer Saada participate in film studies class.
In 2014, Alcuin School launched its upper school to extend its Montessori and International Baccalaureate (IB) education. This August, the school entered a new academic year after having celebrated a 100 percent pass rate in its inaugural graduating class. “The best term I can use is transformational, in terms of what it’s done for the school and the exposure it’s given us to the community as a whole,” said Alcuin head of school Walter Sorensen. Before the upper school opened in 2014, Alcuin only ran through the eighth grade, and then students would have to choose somewhere else to go for high school. The upper school allows students to work toward an IB diploma. To earn an IB diploma, students are required to take six IB courses, score at least 24 points on cumulative exams, write a 4,000-word extended essay, pass a theory and knowledge class, and demonstrate a two-year commitment to creativity, activity, and science. Although obtaining an IB diploma requires a more rigorous workload, the payoff comes when it’s time for students to ascend to the next level. Alcuin’s graduating class of 10 students earned an average of $100,000 in scholarships per student and more than $1 million collectively. “Even if [students] do not receive
an IB diploma, they will still receive additional scholarship dollars just for going through an IB program,” Sorensen said. Carla Meadows, Alcuin’s director of marketing, said her daughter, who was a part of the inaugural graduating class, choose to pursue an IB diploma because of the benefits she could gain from it. Meadows’ daughter was admitted to American University and will enroll in the school of international service, which ranks in the top 10 in the nation in both master’s and undergraduate programs. “When we went to go look at different schools last year, when we went on our college trip to visit, I was particularly, as a parent, struck about how IB is received on college campuses across the board,” Meadows said. “Talking to not only college professors but also college students,
all of them really impressed me because they shared how the IB curriculum in high school really helped benefit them as they got into college.” Alcuin’s upper school has 54 students enrolled for the fall, including seven seniors, and officials expect to see continued growth. In the future, Sorensen said Alcuin would limit class sizes to 4045 students per grade. By doing so, Sorensen hopes the faculty can keep better tabs on students and be better equipped to support those in need. “It’s been, of course, a challenge, because IB was not well known a few years ago, and we’re still breaking ground on making sure people know what it’s all about,” Sorensen said. “Clearly at the level that we’re offering it here is sort of the highest level you can offer IB. So we’re in a unique position to have students come here and be recognized for that.”
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Hark Named Greenhill Headmaster
By Tim Glaze
People Newspapers Lee Hark has always had his eye on Greenhill School. Now he’s the school’s first new headmaster in 18 years. With experience at a plethora of independent schools, Hark was chosen as Greenhill’s fifth head of schools after serving as the upper school director and associate head of school at Durham Academy in North Carolina. He also served at Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut. But Greenhill’s stature and reputation – even in other states – had a pull on Hark. “A guy who hired me at one of my former schools used to work at Greenhill, and he knew my aspirations, that I wanted to be a head of school,” he said. “There were several times where he told me that Greenhill is a school I need to keep in touch with, that when a job there opens up, I needed to go after it. The values of Greenhill speak very deeply to me, so when the job opened up, I went after it.” Besides being involved in administrative positions, Hark also worked in the classroom. He taught English and a class called “The Mission Driven Life” at Durham, and also served as the boys and girls tennis coach. Hark replaces Scott Griggs, Greenhill’s second-longest tenured head of schools, and a man who Hark said was “instrumental” in overseeing the growth of Greenhill. “Measuring up to Scott is a lot to ask, but periods of transition like this are exciting,” he said. “I want to keep this school on the positive path that it’s already on.” Transitioning to a new school environment has been easy, he said, for him and his family. “Everyone I met was impressive, warm and welcoming,” Hark said. “There’s so much diversity and inclusion here, and my family and I made a decision to come to a school that shows that.” The city of Dallas has made a strong impression on Hark since he arrived, including the people and the famous music scene. “I love music, and I’ve already checked out Deep Ellum,” he said. “There’s a lot of really cool things going on down there. And Dallas in general, the people are so friendly everywhere you go. ”
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Troop 68 Introduces 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.
Harrison C. Wilkes
Brandon Cole Yarckin
TROOP 68 Highland Park United Methodist Church Rishi Mohan, the son of Rich Mohan and Dr. Prabha Mohan, attends St. Mark’s School of Texas. His Eagle project: building 10 doghouses for the Dallas Animal Shelter’s “Dog House Outreach,” a program that helps low income pet owners. Ajay Schlehuber, the son of Michael and Chudar Schlehuber, attends St. Mark’s School of Texas. His Eagle project: replacing the 13-foot trailhead kiosk for the Dallas Off Road Biking Association (DORBA). Harrison C. Wilkes, the son of David and Kelly Wilkes, attends Highland Park High School. His Eagle project: construction of five picnic tables for West Dallas Community Center. Brandon Cole Yarckin, the son of Jeff and Liana Yarckin, attends Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas. His Eagle project: building four 8-foot benches for Dog & Kitty City, a Humane Society of Dallas County no-kill shelter in Dallas. – Staff report
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To learn more, join us for Open House on November 22, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Contact Admissions at 469-232-1800 or visit www.ursulinedallas.org The Ursuline story is one of tradition. It is also a story of great teachers, cutting-edge technology, commitment to service, and confident girls becoming the effective, ethical, and compassionate leaders of tomorrow. The oldest continuously operating school in Dallas,
Ursuline Academy is renowned for academic excellence, innovation, and our motto, Serviam (I will serve). We are committed to meeting the individual needs of each student, helping her develop intellectually and spiritually as she discovers her own unique gifts. At Ursuline, educators are role models and mentors who value teaching as both a vocation and a ministry. Students use advanced technology as a tool in a 21st century learning process to gain knowledge, communicate ideas, and investigate the world. They also learn global citizenship through mission trips, global studies programs, and educational and cultural exchanges offered with sister schools in Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, England, France, South Africa, Peru, and Wilmington, Delaware.
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HOW NFL HALL OF FAMER MIKE SINGLETARY FOUND THE ‘RIGHT FIT’ AT TRINITY CHRISTIAN LOFTY RESUME From his playing days as the leader of the “Monsters of the Midway” in Chicago, Mike Singletary brings plenty of experience accolades to the Trinity Christian sidelines. • 2-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year • 8-time First-team All-Pro • 10-time Pro Bowl honoree • Super Bowl XX champion (1986) • NFL Man of the Year (1990) • Pro Football Hall of Fame (1998) COURTESY PHOTOS
Once a member of the “Monsters of the Midway,” former Chicago Bear Mike Singletary has taken the head coaching helm at Trinity Christian Academy. Singletary won a Super Bowl with the 1985 Bears and is remembered for being one of the fiercest and best linebackers to ever play the game.
By Todd Jorgenson
ot long ago, Mike Singletary thought his coaching days were done. He contemplated leaving the game he loved and starting a new career in the ministry. Then the Hall of Fame linebacker and former NFL head coach received a call that changed both his mindset and his career outlook. The voice on the other end of the line was Kirk McJunkin, executive athletic director at Trinity Christian, who had an opening and wondered if Singletary might consider coaching a high school team. Within a week, Singletary was named the head coach of the Trojans. “I thought maybe I was done with football. I talked with many different coaches and
many different programs, and either it just didn’t work, or the timing wasn’t right,” Singletary said. “I never knew if I was going to have the opportunity to get back to a high school situation, but it’s been very refreshing. I’m very thankful.” So one of the most decorated linebackers in NFL history is now coaching at an Addison private school, where fans on Friday nights number in the hundreds — hardly the tens of thousands on Sunday afternoons to which he’s accustomed. However, he sees it as an exciting new opportunity. “I really didn’t quite know what I was looking for at this point. I just wanted to find the right opportunity at any level,” Singletary said. “It was about finding the right fit for what I believe God has called me to do.” Following a legendary 12-year career with
the Chicago Bears, Singletary was named linebackers coach with the Baltimore Ravens in 2003. He became the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers in 2008 and was fired two years later. After a stint as an assistant in Minnesota, he became frustrated. “I needed to get out of the game,” Singletary said. “I saw everybody doing the same thing, screaming at the kids and then screaming at themselves. The hotter it got, the louder they screamed. You played on Sunday, and hopefully, you didn’t get fired on Monday. I was thinking there had to be a better way.” When he left Minnesota, Singletary traveled around the country for more than a year, visiting with active and retired coaches about what made them successful both in football and in life. He interviewed for various jobs that never materialized.
Now Singletary, 59, a Houston native and Baylor alumnus, inherits a TCA squad looking to bounce back after a 2-10 season. He plans to play every player in every game, and said has enjoyed teaching fundamentals to his teenage protégés. Meanwhile, he also has been named the head coach of Alliance Memphis, a pro team in the upstart Alliance Football League that will begin play next spring. He’s balancing the two obligations with the help of capable assistants in both locations. “I don’t know how long I’m going to be here, but all I know is that every day, I am going to go 100 miles an hour,” he said. “We’re not just preparing [TCA players] for a football game or a football season. We’re preparing them for life. As I’m coaching them, I’m really coaching my sons. I try to treat these players the same way.”
Former Scots Head Coach Embracing Challenges in Latest Stop By Todd Jorgenson
People Newspapers Scott Smith is a coaching lifer, which is what prompts a guy with almost four decades of experience on high school and college sidelines to start over again at a small private school in Frisco. The Highland Park graduate and former Scots head coach will spend his 36th year of coaching — evenly split between the high school and college ranks — as the head man for Legacy Christian, a struggling TAPPS Division II program that might seem like a step down from the powerhouse teams he’s had in the past. But he
doesn’t see it that way at all. Smith, 60, spent the past five years as the associate head coach and offensive coordinator at Houston Baptist University, where he helped to launch the fledgling Southland Conference program.
“Kids haven’t changed. They want structure and they want to work hard.” Scott Smith “I wanted to get back to the Metroplex and still had that itch to be a head coach,” Smith said. “It
was a really good fit. I’m really excited.” The move comes more than two decades after Smith’s successful three-year stint as head coach at
his alma mater. He compiled a 35-7 record with the Scots before leaving in 1999 to become the assistant head coach at Baylor under the legendary Grant Teaff. Randy Allen took over at HP that same year. Smith also has been a head coach at Garland, Duncanville, Odessa Permian, and Rockwall. He’s also been a college assistant at Howard Payne, North Texas, SMU, and Arkansas. Smith was a sophomore at HP when coach Frank Bevers arrived at the school in 1974 and later became a two-year starter at quarterback, directing the veer offensive attack. Smith said Bevers, who oversaw the Scots for 15 seasons, was
a huge influence on his coaching career. “There’s not a day goes by that I don’t think about Coach,” said Smith, who spoke at Bevers’ funeral service in February. “He changed the culture. He taught me so much.” While Smith’s coaching style has evolved and modernized over the years, the way he develops the cherished relationships with his players has generally remained the same. “Kids haven’t changed. They want structure and they want to work hard,” Smith said. “I enjoy learning and enjoy the challenge of rebuilding things. I’m recharged, and I’m hungry.”
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SUITS FOR SHELTERS LAUNCH PARTY
Tracy Fulton and Elizabeth Grahsl
Nancy and Michael Lunceford with Anne Crews and Cynthia Izaguirre
Chris and Micah Hernandez
Tyler and Jessica Williams
Nancy Gopez, Ashley Lyon, and Melissa Martin
Grace Flanders, Caroline Landree, and Carrie Lang
Aaron Presley and Mari Heller
Faith Johnson and Paige Flink P H O T O S B Y TA M Y T H A CAMERON SMITH
Maleiah and Ryan Rogers
Becca Wallace, Mandy Main, and Melissa Lewis
Lawrence and Katy Bock
Denis Youngman, Susan Williams, and Uma Alladi
Lynn McBee and Jan Langbein
Mary Kay Inc. and The Mary Kay Foundation celebrated the 10th annual Suits for Shelters collection with a Think Pink Launch Party at Tootsies on July 11. Hosts Maleiah and Ryan Rogers were joined by more than 150 partygoers for the annual event to kick off a month-long collection of new and gently used womenâ€™s professional attire for local domestic violence shelters. Rogers shared that the Mary Kay Foundation donates more than 97 cents from every dollar it receives to its programs.
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THE CLOSING PARTY
Dunia Borgia and son Brandon Borgia of La Duni Restaurants BACK ROW: Board members Bob Schleckser, Mike Brosin, Dave Kroencke, Jonathan Bassham, and Corey Anthony. FRONT ROW: Kathleen M. LaValle, Linda Swartz, and Janice Davis
Greg and Hannah May Rob and Linda Swartz
Bob and Kay Schleckser with Mike Hellinghausen
Suzanne and John Gibson
Patrick and Sherry Jackson with Rory and Kristy Wassenaar
Cori Bray and Jeremy Moran COURTESY PHOTOS
Caleb Brosin, Olivia Bailey, and Mike Brosin
Corey and Pricilla Anthony with Nicki Sherry and Paul Stafford
Jonathan and Christine Bassham
On July 12, Dallas CASA celebrated its annual The Closing Party for the Parade of Playhouses. This year’s event was hosted at the modern design showroom, Design Within Reach at NorthPark Center. More than 150 guests enjoyed sweets on a spoon from La Duni and a wine pull with some bottles to win, including Dom Perignon Champagne.
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DALLAS INFLUENCERS REVEALS NEW BRAND
Alexis Cook, Jeff Fink, and Katie Wegener
Babe Laufenberg, Betsy Dixon, Tony Fay, and Brad Alberts
Abby Egan and Allen Hooser
Caitlin Morgan and Rockwell Bower
Ally Wilker, Kern Egan, Blake Paul, Hunter Harvin, and Lauren Allison
Bill Spicer and Chad Houser PHOTOS BY KRISTEN COLLIE
Chris DeAppolonio and Connor Strachan
Dave Cagianello, Josh Wollock, Ryan Luckey, and Hunter Harvin
Carla Rosenberg, Shannon Flaherty, and Carson Cook
Kevin Burke and Max Cho
Andy Swift and Rick Castillo
Ryan Stiehler, Mireya Martinez, and Kyle Brandeburgh
Dallas Influencers in Sports and Entertainment (DISE) has a new brand and logo, recruiting the rising generation of North Texas sports and entertainment industry leaders to connect and fuel bold social change. DISE, formerly known as Heart of Dallas Young Professionals, hosted a happy hour networking event to launch its new brand on July 19 at the Deep Ellum Distillery. DISE takes an innovative approach to networking by blending together sports and entertainment industry leaders to make philanthropic impact.
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WHAT’S THE HYPE ABOUT SENSORY DEPRIVATION?
Park Cities Moms To Showcase Unusual Chocolate, Jam Pairing
Stephanie Magilow and Andrea Chatterji
By Bianca R. Montes People Newspapers
1,200 pounds of Epsom salt keeps a woman afloat in 11 inches of water at Riviera Spa’s float tank.
Park Cities spa expanding services due to rise in demand By Bianca R. Montes People Newspapers
t’s been said there’s an infinite amount to find in the art of doing nothing. Well, imagine sitting in a pool of salty, skin-temperature water. It’s pitch black, and the meditative music that lulled you into rest has stopped. It’s completely silent. It’s just you and your thoughts. This is a sensory deprivation float tank. It’s not a new concept. In fact, sensory deprivation was somewhat of a sexy field of study in the 1950s and rose in popular awareness in the late 1960s. Created in 1954 by Dr. John C. Lilly, who used sensory deprivation in combination with mind-altering drugs during his years at the National Institute for Mental Health, the tanks fell out of favor in the 1980s and re-emerged a few years ago in Europe and eventually resurfaced Stateside, too. A Google search shows a few locations peppered around Dallas, including the Riviera Spa in the Knox Street area. Micah Haynes, manager of the Riviera Spa, said since installing a float tank earlier this year, the demand has caused the Travis Walk center spa to purchase two additional tanks with plans to offer the service 24-hours a day eventually. Popular among nurses, teachers, athletes, and those who have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), we decided to take a dip to
find out about all the hype. It’s a unique experience. Hayes said it’s just about the closest on Earth one can get to the feeling of floating in space. Since we haven’t embarked on the new frontier, we’ll state the impression was out of this world. To be honest, it’s not easy to just float there and relax. Also, it’s a pretty vulnerable place to be. Besides being naked, you’re also going to find yourself stripping down emotionally. Whatever you have going on in your mind is going to come out in that tank, and you’re going to have a long time (an hour) to deal with it. Alone. However, that’s the point. An analysis in 1997 of well over 1,000 descriptions of sensory deprivation indicated that more than 90 percent of subjects found it deeply relaxing. Other studies have shown that floating enhances performance in a variety of athletic and musical tasks that require high levels of concentration and visual-motor coordination. Reseach also has been demonstrated that during resting states the brain repeatedly rehearses newly learned skills and consolidates recently acquired knowledge for long-term storage. “Our floatation tanks are definitely a form of alternative medicine,” Haynes said, adding that most people will see optimal benefits after three sessions. The tanks, he said, have been shown to help with physical ailments such as hypertension, rheumatoid
arthritis, and chronic pain to mental disorders like anxiety. “It’s a journey, but it’s hard to pinpoint what anyone goes through because it could be anything,” he added. “Some people feel extremely energized after the service, and then you have some people who are still in that deep, deep level of relaxation.” We fell into the latter category. Describing what it felt like to walk out of that tank isn’t easy – it’s comparable to the airiness one might feel after a deep tissue massage and the shakes that come with the flu. It’s like your body and mind are trying really hard to return to the now. Luckily, the Riviera Spa has a lovely relaxation room where you can enjoy some tea and return to reality (coloring books and journals also are on hand). “We really do see the potential here for wellness, that’s mentally and physically,” Hayes said. “We believe that when you exercise in treating yourself and cater to what your body needs and your health needs ... that is total beauty. That’s about as good as it gets.” - Stephanie Knefel contributed to this report.
Follow this article online to hear a full interview about floatation therapy with Micah Haynes, manager of the Riviera Spa in the Park Cities. parkcitiespeople.com
We’ve all heard about the perfect pairing of peanut butter and jelly. But what about chocolate and jam? Two Park Cities tastemakers behind alcohol-infused Jammit Jam are returning to the Dallas Chocolate festival this September to showcase just how well their preserves pair with the candy.
“Similar to the recent craft beer revolution, the artisan chocolate industry is in the midst of a renaissance.” Sander Wolf. Presented by dallaschocolate. org, the Dallas Chocolate Festival will celebrate the “Future of Chocolate” Sept. 7 through 9 with more than 90 chocolate makers and chocolatiers from around the world – and locally. Park Cities chocolatier Truman Wilson also will showcase his Truman bars at the three-day festival. Festival highlights include a Friday night VIP Party and Saturday’s family-friendly expo offering samples, shopping opportunities, demonstrations, and classes at Fashion Industry Gallery (F.I.G.). Sunday’s hands-on workshops, including a chocolate tasting class and a chocolate making workshop,
will be held at Whole Foods Market in Preston Forest Shopping Center. “Similar to the recent craft beer revolution, the artisan chocolate industry is in the midst of a renaissance,” said festival founder Sander Wolf. “There is so much good work being done, from farms around the world to mom and pop businesses within the United States. We look forward to sharing it with the chocolate lovers of Dallas at our festival.” Stephanie Magilow and Andrea Chatterji, the creative minds behind Jammit Jam, will speak to the future of chocolate by showing how well it can pair with their boozy flavors, such as apple cinnamon bourbon and raspberry ginger stout. Because Jammit Jam is not as sweet as traditional jam, the two moms believe it can incorporate well with sugary confections and savory dishes, such as a mole sauce or used as a glaze for salmon or pork dishes. Since the summer of 2012, the duo has taken their hobby from the kitchen to the St. Michael’s Farmers Market to grocery stores such as Royal Blue and Central Market. All of their jam flavors are made of three main ingredients: an herb, a fruit, and alcohol. The alcohol is cooked out in the process, so the jams are edible for all ages. The name in case you’re wondering came straight from the kitchen when Chatterji shouted, “It’s not jelly, it’s jammit, damn it!”
M A R K YO U R CA L E N DA R S WHAT: Dallas Chocolate Festival WHEN: Sept. 7-9 WHEN: Fashion Industry Gallery, 1807 Ross Ave No. 167 (main event); Whole Foods Market, 11700 Preston Road (workshops) COST: $35 adults, $5 children under 10 (main event); $150 (all-day workshop pass) ONLINE: dallaschocolate.org
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Quick Meals For Busy School Nights HKS ARCHITECTS
The $11.5 million addition breaks ground in early September.
Ronald McDonald House Looks To Expand Since 1981, Ronald McDonald House of Dallas has served as a place to stay for more than 38,000 families of seriously ill or injured children who came to the area for medical treatment. But too often, the agency still must turn families away. “We’ve had to say ‘we don’t have any more room’ to at least one family every day, and that’s absolutely heartbreaking,” said Jill Cumnock, chief executive officer. To address that need, Ronald McDonald House has launched a capital campaign to fund an $11.5 million expansion. The Elsie and Marvin Dekelboum Family Foundation Wing, which breaks ground in early September, is expected to open by Jan. 1, 2020. The 18,000 square-foot two-story addition, designed by HKS Architects, will include six larger suites for longer-stay families and 24 guest rooms, accomodating 800 more families a year. The typical stay of two weeks saves a family, on average, more than $2,000. “Making this expansion even more timely is the fact that Dallas area hospitals’ pediatric population is expected to grow 27 percent by 2025,” Cumnock added. Guest rooms in the existing facility also will be refurbished, the playground revised, and additional parking provided. Hill and Wilkinson will serve as general contractor. Annual operating costs are expected to increase by $300,000, which will be covered by an expanded fundraising program. The capital campaign was launched with three significant gifts: $1.5 million from The Elsie and Marvin Dekelboum Family Foundation, $1.25 million from The Crystal Charity Ball, and $1 million from the North Texas Advertising Association DFW Area McDonald’s Restaurants. – Staff report
Settling into school schedules can be a challenge for both students and parents. With after-school carCHRISTY ROST pool, sports, dance and HOME + KITCHEN art activities, homework, and back-to-school nights, it’s not always easy to prepare delicious, nutritious dinners when time is limited. Although our sons graduated from school long ago, my days are busier than ever and the recipe solutions I developed during those school years still come in handy. Quick stirfrys, skillet dinners, sautéed chicken, or chops with simple, flavorful pan sauces, casseroles that assemble quickly and bake in the oven, and “pasta anything” are still some of my favorite go-to meals. Julia Child may have been famous for teaching Americans French cooking and creating the first television cooking show, but when guests dined in her home, she often Julia Child, center, meets with Randy and Christy Rost at KERA in 2000. COURTESY PHOTO served roasted chicken. I had the honor and pleasure of knowing Julia Child. She was very the legs together, I brush the skin lightly with oven 30 minutes before dinnertime, which supportive as I grew my own career, and she olive oil, season it with salt and pepper, and is huge in my book. Crisp, golden brown, always maintained that a beautifully roasted roast it uncovered at 425 degrees for 25 min- garnished with seasoned tomato sauce, and chicken was one of the best meals one could utes to brown the skin, then cover the chick- sprinkled with mozzarella cheese, this simple serve guests. Golden brown on the outside, en loosely with foil, reduce the temperature to Italian dish is ready in a flash. tender and juicy on the inside, this deliciously 350 degrees, and continue roasting until the Christy Rost is a lifestyle authority, author simple entrée fills the kitchen with delecta- chicken is done. My hands-on time is about of three cookbooks, public television chef on PBS ble aromas unmatched by in-store prepared 10 minutes, and allows me to finish up other stations nationwide, and longtime resident of meals. When I prepare roasted chicken, I pur- tasks while the meat roasts. the Park Cities and Preston Hollow. For addichase the largest one I can find, sprinkle the Chicken Parmigiana is another tasty, tional recipes and entertaining tips, please visit cavity with kosher salt and dried sage, and fill timesaving meal. It can be completely assem- her website at email@example.com or follow it with half an onion and celery. After tying bled earlier in the day and popped into the her on Facebook and Twitter @ChristyRost.
CHICKEN PARMIGIANA Ingredients
• 4 medium boneless, skinless chicken breasts • ¾ cup plain breadcrumbs • 3 tablespoons finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper • 2 eggs • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil • 1 15-ounce can tomato sauce • 1 tablespoon dried oregano • 2 tablespoons finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley, for garnish (optional)
pepper, and stir to mix. In another shallow dish, beat the eggs with a fork. Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add oil, swirling to coat the pan.
Place chicken breasts on a cutting board between two sheets of plastic wrap. Pound the meat to ½-inch thickness with the smooth side of a meat mallet so it cooks evenly (a heavy cast iron pan makes a great standin for a mallet). In a shallow dish, combine breadcrumbs, Parmigiano-Reggiano, salt and
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Dip both sides of the meat into the egg, coat with breadcrumb mixture, and repeat with remaining chicken. Cook meat until the bottoms are golden brown, turn them over to brown the other side, and transfer to a large baking dish. Pour tomato sauce into a medium bowl, stir in oregano and remaining Parmigiano-Reggiano, and spoon the sauce across the center of each chicken breast. Top with mozzarella, cover dish with foil, and bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until the chicken is done. Garnish with parsley and serve.
Yield: 4 servings
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How to Be Frenchy in Dallas While we don’t have a French district or dedicated area in town, there are many spots where you STEPHANIE CASEY can soak up a little French culture (or at least food!) in Dallas. I’ve been paying attention to this lately, because I started taking French language lessons at the Alliance Française de Dallas in January. So, let’s start there.
Whisk Crêpes Café 1888 Sylvan Ave., No. F120 whiskdallas.com Whisk Crêpes Café at Sylvan Thirty was created and is operated by a legitimate Parisian. This is the spot to get an authentic French crêpe of the savory or sweet variety. The café offers a regular menu plus daily specials and seasonal choices and throws in some Texas-themed options, for fun. The restaurant also caters for that onsite, live crêperie experience.
Alliance Française de Dallas 10830 N Central Expressway, No. 252 afdallas.org The Alliance is a non-profit cultural and learning center at Royal and Central Expressway, which promotes Francophone culture and cross-cultural dialogue. In addition to year-round language classes for children and adults, the center also host many events from film screenings to social hours. The staff is comprised of native French speakers.
Whisk Crêpes Café
Boulangerie 1921 Greenville Ave. villagebakingco.com
Anne Fontaine 90 Highland Park Village annefontaine.com/new-arrivals
Another fave is the Village Baking Company’s Boulangerie on lower Greenville. That fresh-baked aroma of hand-kneaded bread and just-out-of-the-oven pastries will hit you when you walk in. Loaves of pain, aka bread, in the form of thin and crispy crusted loaves and baguettes are available as well as a wide assortment of pastries, brioche, croissants, tarts, eclairs, kouign amann, cookies, and little cakes until they sell out every day.
You may visit Anne Fontaine in Highland Park Village to stock up on French wardrobe staples. The boutique originated and is still based in France. The French take their presentation seriously and always manage to look chic – even in casual or relaxed environments.
Cadot 18111 Preston Road, No. 120 cadotrestaurant.com
Village Baking Company
For a French restaurant experience, try Cadot. Chef Jean-Marie Cadot offers proper French food at Preston and Frankford. Lovely for a nice dinner, and the place is also open weekdays for lunch. Salut!
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Cool Thursdays Concerts Returning to Arboretum
COURTESY DALLAS ARBORETUM
Concert goers can bring picnics and beverages or purchase from food trucks. The Cool Thursdays Concerts series returns to Dallas Arboretum beginning Sept. 6. “It’s such a beautiful time in the garden, with an exciting group of bands lined up and there’s no better place to watch a sunset over White Rock Lake,” said Kristi Trail, director of public events. The first concert will feature, The Wildflowers, A Tribute to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. Bassist Darryell Stone, while listening to the radio one day, asked himself a question: “Who doesn’t love Tom Petty?” There was only one answer he could imagine, “Nobody,” and soon a tribute band was formed. The fall concert series also feature: Satisfaction - A Rolling Stones Tribute Band on Sept. 13; The Rocket Man - An Elton John Tribute Band on Sept. 20; A Hard Night’s Day - A Beatles Tribute Band on Sept. 27; Absolute Queen - Queen Tribute Band on Oct. 11; Le Freak - The World’s Greatest Disco Band on
Oct. 18; Man in the Mirror - Michael Jackson Tribute Band on Oct. 25. Gates open at 6 p.m., and fall concerts begin at 7 p.m. Guests can bring picnics and beverages or purchase food items from food trucks including Ruthies Rolling Cafe, Easy Sliders, and Bellatrino. The gardens are open to stroll through before the concert to enjoy the breathtaking fall displays. Beginning on Sept. 22, the Pumpkin Village opens with “The Adventures in Neverland” theme and will be open for guests to browse through before each concert. Subscription packages for the seven remaining concerts, excluding the Emerald City Band on Oct. 4, which has already sold out, are $85 for members and $115 for non-members. Single tickets are selling fast. Visit dallasarboretum.org/concerts or call 214-515-6500 for more information or to purchase tickets. – Staff report
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ST. MICHAEL’S DISPLAYS SIGNIFIGANT SCULPTURES Hanging artwork at Park Cities church was a dying man’s last feat By Bianca R. Montes People Newspapers
t’s one of those classic stories, the Rev. Bill Murray of St. Michael and All Angels prefaced as he explained how the church got its latest art installment. “A member of the parish called one day and said, ‘I have some art for you,’ and I thought, ‘Oh, boy, here we go,” he laughed. However, the call wasn’t about hanging a painting a churchgoer made during art class. No, it was much larger than that. It actually turned out to be a dying man’s last feat.
“It is a way to invite us to think and pray about Christ suffering and suffering in the world – to remind us there are people in the world that are still suffering. Rev. Bill Murray It all began a couple of years ago when a daughter returned home to Dallas to visit her father. At the time, Laura Finlay Smith
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said she was a little frustrated about some artwork her company had out on loan to a local museum. “It had been in crates for years,” she said about an installment called Via Cruces that was just too large for the museum to hang. “I was grappling with shipping these pieces back to Santa Fe and whether or not there was a closer opportunity. “That’s why my dad was like, ‘Oh ...’” The art just so happened to be one of two castings of the 14 Stations of the Cross sculptures commissioned for the Basilica of
the Pantheon in Rome. Smith’s father, Richard Finlay, knew of the perfect place. “Dad loved (the Rev. Murray),” she continued about her father’s request to hang the art at his Park Cities church. “He thought he was really dynamic and had done some wonderful things for the church.” During those early conversations, both Finlay and the reverend didn’t know much about the significance of the artwork. It wasn’t until they sat down in a church office and read a book about Via Crucis.
The prominence of the art, Murray said, is spectacular. Via Crucis (Stations of the Cross) was commissioned on May 13, 2009, to commemorate the 1,400th anniversary of the dedication to Christianity of the Basilica of the Pantheon in Rome by the Chapter of Canons of the Roman Catholic Church. Italian artist Federico Severino created the work, and two copies of the 14 bronze bas-reliefs of the Stations of the Cross were cast. One of those sets was installed in the Rotunda of the Pantheon in 2010.
“I was amazed,” Murray said. “It was like what, what is this conversation we are having now?” Via Crucis follow Christ’s journey from being condemned and then crucified and buried. There are different steps along the way that help the viewer reflect on that last journey and Christ’s sacrifice for humanity. The big idea theologically is “that Christ chose to die for us and to suffer for us when he didn’t have to,” Murray said. “It is a way to invite us to think and pray about Christ suffering and suffering in the world – to remind us there are people in the world that are still suffering. Not just once upon a time but in all stations in life.” The two men and Finlay’s daughter worked hard together to get the art to St. Michael’s, but by the time all of the logistics came together, Finlay was in the hospital and in pretty bad shape. “But before he passed,” Smith said her father “knew that Bill was excited, that the church was excited, and the pieces were going to be placed there.” STATIONS OF THE CROSS Via Crucis (Stations of the Cross) is on long-term loan to Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church.
Blending Faith and Meditation
With Holy Yoga, HPUMC offers Christian twist on an ancient practice By Bianca R. Montes Peop le Newspapers
Jamie Crosbie has taught Holy Yoga classes at HPUMC for about two years.
Yoga can be a knotty subject in the Christian community. While some Christians see the ancient practice as a harmless way to improve flexibility and strength; others believe its Hindu roots make it incompatible with their faith. At Highland Park United Methodist Church, members are blending their beliefs into their yoga practices. “We want to emphasize that you can experience God in a variety of settings,” said Susanne Lankford, director of the church’s wellness ministry. “You can come on Sunday and sit in a pew and worship, or you can experience God in a yoga class.” While HPUMC had a recreation program that existed long before Lankford took her position seven years ago, she said the classes have evolved. “Now we’re trying to align better those
with the mission of the church and kind of create this holistic approach to the ministry where we care about your spiritual health and your physical health too,” Lankford said. HPUMC first introduced Holy Yoga to its parishioners about two years ago. The actual concept was founded by a woman named Brooke Boom a decade ago, who describes it as a space to get quiet with God and worship him with your heart, soul, mind, and body. The “Gospel-centered” Holy Yoga school has trained more than 2,200 instructors in 13 countries since it opened in 2006. “This class is designed so that you can show up and release those tensions you’re caring around with you and just sit with God for an hour,” Landford said. Following a summer intermission, classes at HPUMC will resume Sept. 6. During the class, the instructor will emphasize poses to make participants feel relaxed, vulnerable, and secure all at the same time.
“( Jamie Crosbie) does a really great job of taking a bit of Scripture and a short devotional that we do at the beginning of the class and trying to emulate that throughout the class itself,” Lankford said. “It can be challenging for people emotionally and physically, but it’s also supposed to be an hour where you can sit with God and your thoughts, and just walk away refreshed.”
M O R E I N F O R M AT I O N What: Holy Yoga When: 9 a.m. Thursdays (beginning Sept. 6) Where: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room K Cost: $10/month for church members, $25/month for non members (fee is for all classes and childcare is included)
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Five Things You Need To Know About the Jewish High Holy Days By Bianca R. Montes People Newspapers
goat while confessing the sins of the entire community — and then to throw the animal off a cliff.
Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year and marks the anniversary of Earth’s creation. The story behind it says a lot about Jewish identity. Jewish tradition teaches that God opens the Book of Life each year on Rosh Hashanah to inscribe a person’s fate for the coming year but does not seal that fate until Yom Kippur, the “Day of Atonement.” Here are five fun facts about the High Holy Days.
3. LUNAR CYCLES While if you asked just about anyone what year it was, they’d likely tell you 2018. However, Judaism doesn’t follow the solar-based Gregorian calendar. The Hebrew calendar is lunisolar, which means the months are based on the phases of the moon but adjusted in average length to fit the length of the solar cycle. Come Sept. 10, and we’ll be in year 5,779.
1. CLEAN SLATES For the month before Rosh Hashanah, Jews ask for forgiveness from friends and family. The idea here is that God cannot forgive transgressions against people until those wronged have forgiven. Some branches of Judaism even participate in the ritual of Tashlikh (Casting Off ) where they walk into a body of fresh water and cast sins away by throwing bread crumbs or stones into the water.
4. FAMILY DINNERS While one of the most recognizable indications of the Rosh Hashanah celebration is the repeated blowing of the shofar, or horn, at the synagogue, eating a traditional Rosh Hashanah meal by candlelight also is a staple. The meal is full of symbolism: apples and honey to welcome the sweetness of the new year; round challah bread to reflect the eternity of life; and either ram or fish reflecting a proverbial injunction to be “the head and not the tail.”
2. ENGLISH PHRASES The term “High Holy Days” is not of Jewish origin. The phrase is suspected of having derived from the once-popular English phrase, “high days and holidays.” Did you also know that the phrase scapegoat originates in an ancient Yom Kippur ritual? In the Torah, the high priest is instructed on Yom Kippur to lay his hands upon a
5. TRADITION NO-NO’S While family dinner is an intricate part of Rosh Hashanah, so is abstaining from eating and drinking during Yom Kippur. However, it’s not just food, bathing, wearing perfume or lotions, having sexual relations, and wearing leather shoes are all considered no-no’s.
HELEN GARDNER & PETER CRAIN
M A RY F I E L D S P H O T O G R A P H Y
elen Frances Gardner and Peter Lacy Crain joined hands and hearts in Holy Matrimony on March 10, 2018 at Park Cities Presbyterian Church. Dr. Peter Deison officiated the ceremony. Wedding guests were feted to buffet stations and dancing to music by Downtown Fever at the Dallas Country Club. The couple chose “Stand By Me” by B.B. King for their first dance. A lavish dinner, sponsored by the parents of the groom, was held on the eve of the wedding at Brookhollow Country Club. The bride wore a dress to the rehearsal dinner that was her maternal grandmother and mother’s wedding gown redesigned by Patti Flowers of Dallas. The bride is the daughter of Sara Lee and Stan Gardner of Highland Park. She is the granddaughter of Dr. John L. Denman and the late Patsy Denman of Highland Park and the late Frances and L. W. Gardner of Hamilton, Texas. The groom is the son of Mary and
B. Walter Crain III of Houston. He is the grandson of the late Jean and John McMahon of Wichita Falls, Texas and the late Ann and B. W. Crain Jr. of Longview, Texas. The bride was given in marriage by her parents. She was escorted down the aisle by her father. The bride wore a custom designed gown by Patti Flowers of Dallas. The fitted silk gown of French Chantilly lace with overlay of French Alencon lace featured an illusion bateau neckline with delicate floating applique lace flowers and leaves. Bridal buttons extended the length of the trumpet skirt. Her simple illusion veil swept past the end of her court-length train. Assisting the bride as maid of honor was Savanah Eidson Near of Dallas. Her bridesmaids included Babo Neubach Crain, Annemarie Gardner, Katherine Horton, Kelly Howard, and Payton Swanson, all of Dallas; Jane Lynch Crain of Nashville; Kate Goldbaum of Austin, Texas; Cortney Cockrell of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and Taylor Sorice of New York City. Attending the groom were his brothers B.W. Crain IV of Dallas and John Crain of Austin. His groomsmen included Cameron Cuenod and Brock Hudson of Houston; Samuel LaFalce of Boston; Alexander Unger of Charlottesville, Va.; Clay Wolcott of Austin; and Madison Gardner, Luke Gardner III, and John Hawkins of Dallas. Serving as ushers were Wilson Griffith, Leeor Mushin, Carter Pearson, and Andy Thompson. The bride is a 2009 graduate of Highland Park High School. She received a Bachelor of Science in strategic communications from TCU, where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity for Women. Helen was a Dallas Symphony Deb, Tyler Rose Festival Deb, and Waco Cotton Palace Deb. Helen is a member of the Junior League of Houston. The groom is a 2009 graduate of St. John’s Academy in Houston. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn. He was an escort in Allegro. Currently Peter works at Marsh Wortham in Houston. Following their honeymoon trip to French Polynesia, the couple has made Houston their home.
SYLVIA AND ROD NUGENT
r. and Mrs. Rod Nugent of Preston Hollow celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a party hosted by their children: Dr. Alexandria Nugent of Prosper, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Jenull of University Park; Mrs. Shanna Nugent Cobbs of Addison, Texas; and Mr. and Mrs. Mathew Nugent of Rockwall, Texas. The party was held at the couple’s home on August 18th and featured live music, beautiful flowers and delicious bites. Special guests included U.S. Congressman and Mrs. Mac Thornberry, State Representative and Mrs. Four Price, State Representative and Mrs. Jason Holland, and longtime family friend, T. Boone Pickens. Dr. and Mrs. Nugent were married on August 16, 1968 at Perkins Chapel on the SMU Campus in Dallas. Rod was a resident physician at Parkland Hospital at the time and lived in the apartment complex next to Sylvia’s. They met and fell in love at the complex pool. After practicing pathology for 35 years, Rod
retired in 2006 and now continues to enjoy fishing and Sudoku. Sylvia spent many years at home raising her four children, and then began a career as a prominent Chief of Staff and Political Consultant. She continues her work as a political consultant today. An interesting fact is that only 6% of marriages make it to the 50th anniversary mark. Congratulations Sylvia and Rod!
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THOMAS CIPRIANO MCBRIDE
12/23/1926 - 8/3/2018
homas Cipriano McBride peacefully joined his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 3, 2018 at the age of 91 years. Tom was born in Cevallos, Ecuador, South America on December 23, 1926 to Sterling Price McBride and his wife, Floriza Naranjo. His father was from Waco, Texas and moved to Ecuador in the 1920’s for a career with the railroads. He had a difficult childhood, but the Lord developed in him an eternally optimistic spirit and a strong faith in God, which served him well throughout his life. Tom’s quest for opportunity was realized at age 19 when his Aunt Martha (Mattie) McBride brought
him to the United States in 1946. Mattie enrolled Tom (who did not speak English) in Highland Park Middle School. Within a five year period, he graduated from Highland Park High School and SMU, earning his degree in management in 1951. Tom spent four years in the U. S. Air Force, teaching English to foreign pilots. When he became a U.S. Citizen in 1954, it was one of his proudest moments. He then went to work as a sales executive with Braniff International Airways. Tom founded McBride Realty Company as a commercial-industrial real estate firm in 1965. His hardworking and tenacious nature helped define his character. That same year he met and married Carole Sollar from Charleston, South Carolina, who has been his loving wife for 53 years. In 1977 he formed a new residential real estate division within his company. His wife joined him as an associate and residential broker, successfully working together for over 15 years. In 1992, he sold the residential division to another real estate firm but continued selling raw land to developers until his retirement at age 82 in 2008.
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Tom’s faith and spirituality guided his interactions with others. He served as a deacon at both Highland Park Presbyterian Church and Park Cities Presbyterian Church. He was a faithful member of Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) which he loved and attended their weekly meetings for many years. He also enjoyed his “canine ministry” walking his Schnauzer dog, ToTo, daily in the neighborhood while ministering to his neighbor’s needs with kindness and caring. Everyone that knew him can attest to his passion for sharing the gospel, the grace, love and sufficiency of Jesus Christ. As a vessel for the Lord, the desire of his heart was to seek Christ and proclaim Him to all those God brought across his path. He is survived by his wife, Carole Sollar McBride, his two sons – Thomas James McBride (Tommy) and Robert Henry McBride (Bobby); daughter-in-law, Laura Hobbs McBride; grandson, Thomas Lucas McBride (Luke); granddaughters, Kira Ann McBride and Rainey Kern McBride, all of Dallas. Other survivors include his sister, Italia Faracci Naranjo of Cuenca, Ecuador; his brother, Albert McBride of Quito,
Ecuador; brothers-in-law, Jim Sollar of Charleston, S.C. and Bob and Loretta Sollar, along with nephews, Brad and Kevin Sollar of Manassas, Va.; Marcelo, Sterling, Fernando McBride; Matthew, Rachel, Stephen, Jessie McBride and Dr. David Hidalgo of New York City. Tom was predeceased by his parents and two brothers, Henry Hidalgo of Arlington, Virginia and Louis McBride of Cuenca, Ecuador. A memorial service celebrating Tom’s life was held at Park Cities Presbyterian Church located at 4124 Oak Lawn Avenue, on Monday, August 20, 2018 at 2:00 p.m., with a reception to follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Tom’s memory be made to the Providence Christian School of Texas, 5002 W. Lovers Lane, Dallas, 75209 (Attention Jill McClung) or The Cambridge School of Dallas, 3877 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas, 75229 (Attention Emily Eber) where his grandchildren attended. Condolences can also be offered to the family at SparkmanHillcrest. com. His family expresses their deepest thanks and appreciation to Elena Hernandez and Veronica Sierra,
along with Dr. Troy Neal (MedProvider) and Dr. Steve Frost (Urology Clinics of North Texas) for their kind and professional medical care for many years, along with the dedicated caregivers with Faith Presbyterian Hospice at the T. Boone Pickens Center, where he received such compassionate care during the last week of his life. A gentleman of the old school, polite, well-mannered, a proud American, a loving husband, dedicated Dad and Grandfather and a consummate provider, Tom’s loyalty and devotion to his family and friends was visible to all who knew and loved him. He was a source of advice and wisdom, always there for those who needed him. Tom’s family mourn his loss, honor his life and celebrate the legacy he left us. He enriched the lives of many and left the world a better place. His warm words and friendly manner will be sadly missed by his family and friends. He will continue on in our hearts as a leader, teacher and a source of wisdom and inspiration to all of us, remembering his favorite Bible quote: “This is the day the Lord hath made; let us rejoice and be glad in it!”
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Tailor-Made in Old Highland Park
The architectural masterpiece at 3709 Lexington Avenue is listed by Faisal Halum for $6,450,000. Briggsfreeman.com. The contemporary, 6,200-square-foot residence at 3709 Lexington Avenue in Old Highland Park is tailormade for showcasing beauty. Nestled among towering trees and twisting vines, shrubbery and leafy plants, the home boasts floor-to-ceiling, exterior glass walls that bring the natural world indoors. Inside, museum-quality walls are perfect for displaying world-class art. The two-story residence is believed to have been the last home designed by modernist architect Bud Oglesby, who created it for a couple who were patrons of the Dallas Museum of Art. The greenery outside is most apparent in the home’s magnificent great room, located just inside the front door. It’s a dramatic space with slate floors, soaring glass walls, concrete “pillars,” a vaulted ceiling and a huge fireplace. The great room gives way to a book-lined study and, adjacent to it, two of the home’s four spacious bedrooms, each with a full bath. Beyond the second bedroom is a sizeable laundry room and sleek kitchen, next to a breakfast area and dining room. The kitchen is fully outfitted with state-ofthe-art conveniences, including a Sub-Zero refrigerator, Dacor stovetop and double oven, dishwasher and a granite-topped island with sink. The home’s second story may be accessed either by elevator or via two staircases, one off the breakfast room, the other in the foyer. On this floor there are two en-suite bedrooms, including the master. Both sport gigantic walk-in closets, as well as stunning views of the greenery outside.
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Allie Beth Allman & Associates Breaks Sales Record
Allie Beth Allman & Associates topped $1 billion of year-to-date sales in June, the best six-month start in the brokerage’s history. Company officials attribute this record pace to a strong housing market, effective marketing and a commitment to relationships with clients. “We’re pleased but not surprised at our record results for the year,” founder and CEO Allie Beth Allman said. “Agent consistency creates our momentum. Our agents develop solid relationships of trust. Residential real estate isn’t a commodity. A relationship is rare. And real.” “The numbers are staggering,” general manager Keith Conlon said. “A $600 million quarter is unheard of.” Two years ago, Allie Beth Allman & Associates accomplished its goal of becoming the number one real estate brokerage in the Park Cities and Preston Hollow. Based on current trends, the company is on track to top $2 billion in sales by year’s end. Like many competitors, the firm has invested in technology to continue to meet market demands. However, it also remains to believe customers want knowledgeable agents committed to providing a white glove experience. “You can have all the fancy technology that you want, but at the end of the day, it’s still a relationship business, and we’re proving that based on our numbers,” Conlon.
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The prized estate at 3806 Beverly Drive is listed by Joan Eleazer for $16,900,000. Briggsfreeman.com. Privately nestled behind hedges and walls on of Dallas’ premier blocks, the iconic home at 3806 Beverly Drive has been meticulously restored and expanded to create a one-of-a-kind property that is rare opportunities for new owners. Built in 1934 for an affluent family, the original owners had recently gone on a grand tour through Spain and Portugal, which inspired the design of this renowned estate. In 2013, the current owners undertook a complete renovation where every door, window, floor and wall was carefully replaced, giving great thought to the quality and authenticity of the materials used. Noted architect Wilson Fuqua led the renovation, which successfully expanded the main house and added an annex that flows seamlessly from the original structure. Ceilings, columns, feature windows and the exterior brick surface were all chosen to repeat the original themes. Cathy Kincaid Interiors and Diana Green, a leading landscape designer based in Los Angeles, collaborated on the project. Since completion in 2015, the property has received many accolades and has been published in interior and architecture magazines and books. The main house includes three bedrooms, three full baths, three powder baths, living and dining rooms. A gourmet kitchen and breakfast room, wine cellar, library and sunroom offer beautiful and welcoming spaces for entertaining and living. The newly built annex includes a guesthouse, apartment, spa, offices, and media room.
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5323 Swiss Ave. is one of the many Ebby listings that receive extensive marketing exposure through Luxury Portfolio International. Ebby Halliday Realtors and its sales associates possess a unique understanding of the global real estate market. This understanding is a result of the firm’s affiliation with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, a network of premier real estate brokers in over 70 countries, and its luxury division, Luxury Portfolio International. When marketing a luxury home, Ebby Halliday taps the network of Luxury Portfolio International members and utilizes its website, LuxuryPortfolio. com, to expose listings to buyers across the globe. According to Mary Frances Burleson, president and CEO of Ebby Halliday Realtors, the reason to list with a luxury organization is two-fold: exposure to more buyers within a broker network and more exposure for a home through targeted marketing efforts. “Luxury Portfolio generates extensive exposure for your home through its internationally focused website and an unprecedented global print advertising program,” Burleson says. “By listing with Ebby Halliday, you significantly increase the chances of attracting a qualified buyer to your home.” By showcasing high-end listings on LuxuryPortfolio. com, Ebby Halliday leverages the strength of a website that has more $1 million-plus properties than any other luxury real estate network. Explore luxury properties from around the world at LuxuryPortfolio.com.
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Sales stats from the first half of 2018 and are in and officials at Allie Beth Allman & Associates are justifiably proud. Total sales topped $1billion through June for the first time. The numbers were aided by a record-breaking May and June. At one point, the firm closed more than $40 million in just two days. As has been the case for the past 18-months, Allie Beth Allman & Associates remains the sales leader in both the Park Cities and Preston Hollow in the second quarter, a goal the company has worked hard to achieve and maintain. In addition to being the total sales leader in both neighborhoods, the firm also boasted the largest individual transaction in both neighborhoods. In February, a prominent 10-bedroom, 29 thousand square-foot chateau at 10000 Hollow Way Road was sold through Allie Beth Allman & Associates. Then in June, the 8500 square-foot mansion at 3609 Gillon Avenue designed by Laura Lee Clark was sold as well. All in all, the numbers paint a picture of a brokerage hitting on all cylinders and well positioned for continued success throughout the rest of the year. To learn more about the firm, visit www.alliebeth. com.
This stately, 6,087-square-foot (per tax rolls) traditional home is offered by Julie Boren of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate. Priced at $2,399,000, the six-bedroom, five-bath home with two half-baths at 3925 Caruth Blvd. (3925caruth. daveperrymiller.com) is conveniently located across the street from Hyer Elementary and next to Smith Park. The downstairs flows easily from the center hall plan, and while rooms are defined, they have an open-concept feel. The spacious family room leads out to the covered patio and pool/spa edged with lush greenery for additional privacy. Upstairs is the 21-foot-by-18-foot master suite, featuring a spacious sitting area, a fireplace, builtins for bibliophiles and a spa-like bath. Four additional bedrooms are on the second level, while on the third is a sizable playroom or workout space. A fifth full bedroom and bath are over the garage and can serve as quarters or a guest room. For more information or to schedule a private showing, contact Boren at 214-402-8778 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate (daveperrymiller. com) is a division of Ebby Halliday Real Estate, Inc., with five locations that specialize in Preston Hollow, Park Cities, North Dallas, Lakewood, East Dallas, Uptown, Oak Cliff and Farm & Ranch properties.
The Perry-Miller Streiff Group shown from Left to Right: Jason Bates, Courtney Jubinksy, Charles Gregory, Karen Fry, Betsy Sorenson, Laura Michelle, Ryan Streiff When the temperatures climb past 90 degrees, most real estate experts will tell you that home sales usually take a dive. Not this summer at Allie Beth Allman & Associates. Keith Conlon, general manager of the Allman firm, reports that sales at the Allman firm have jumped 44 percent this summer over the summer of 2016, and 20 percent over last summer. “Our associates were extremely busy this summer, when normally we would see a little lull in the market this time of year, the market was still very strong.” Going into the summer, the average days on the market was only 43 days in Dallas and a remarkable 36 days in Tarrant County. The firm still has great homes on the market heading into fall. Here are two recommended listings: On a corner lot with a circular drive, the home at 4236 Beverly Dr. features a large entry and elegant staircase. The master suite is on the first level. Outside is a patio with a fountain, koi pond and dog run. The Park Highlander at 4240 Prescott Ave. offers an elegant lifestyle with 24-hour concierge. No. 7E has split bedrooms and a direct elevator. The kitchen features stainless-steel appliances and double convection ovens.
Through August, The Perry-Miller Streiff Group has approximately $125+ million Sold and Pending in real estate. Through the first half of 2018, the group has already produced well over their $105 million production in 2017. This elite group of 11 powerhouse agents and support staff have been moving listings at all price points on the spectrum, even as other agents are seeing stagnation with higher end homes. “This team works hard to create this unparalleled track record where every transaction bears the hallmarks of true professionalism, commitment, and a deft touch,” says Ryan Streiff, co-founder with Dave PerryMiller of The Perry-Miller Streiff Group. A few notable sales for 2018 include Boone Picken’s Home at 9434 Alva Court and brand new construction at 4610 S. Lindhurst. The team, which works out of the flagship Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate office in Preston Center, succeeds because of its wealth of market knowledge and unmatched agent collaboration. Their motto implies as much: “Consistently Delivering What Others Promise.” For more information on any of our other listings please visit DPMFineHomes.com.
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Turtle Creek Boulevard – The Perfect Location
A few blocks from each other along the iconic Turtle Creek Boulevard, two exquisite estate homes sold in one month. Erin Mathews, with Allie Beth Allman & Associates, sold both. The two were very different, she said, but they attracted buyers for the same reason. “Turtle Creek is the perfect location,” Erin said. “It is in the heart of Dallas, yet these homes are so private. You don’t feel like you are in the middle of a city.” Close to downtown, residents on Turtle Creek Boulevard can walk to fine restaurants in the renovated Turtle Creek Village. Nearby is the popular Katy Trail for walking and biking. The estate at 4107 Turtle Creek Blvd. sits on a welllandscaped lot. The gorgeous Italian Renaissance-style home was built in 1925 and masterfully renovated in 2012 by MORE design + build. The home is beautifully styled with the finest reclaimed European finishes and modern amenities. The other estate Erin sold is in the gated Place des Vosges community. The home at 3901 Turtle Creek Blvd. #13 was completely remodeled in 2014. Its spectacular features include a two-story great room with a cast stone fireplace and custom millwork. The kitchen has marble countertops, a La Cornue range, SubZero refrigerator and freezer.
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4350 Westside Drive 2 Bedroom | 2.1 Bath | 2,766 sqft. | 2 Car Garage Offered for $745,000. Impeccably renovated by renowned designer Barry Williams. Custom scraped floors and galleryfinished walls throughout this exquisite twobedroom, 2.1 bath traditional residence. First floor living, and dining rooms feature fully paneled, glazedfinished walls and parquet floor wood borders. Chef’s kitchen is complete with Farrow and Ball lacquer cabinets with custom oval glass doors and white Carrera marble countertops, a SubZero refrigerator, gas Wolf range and Asko dishwasher. Butler’s pantry doubles as utility room, with tall Wood Mode cabinets finished with Crema Marfil stone. Spacious second floor den has abundant windows with custom wood shutters. Lightfilled central courtyard features slate pavers and dramatic limestone fountain. Stunning master bedroom is fully paneled and features a tray ceiling. Five-fixture master bathroom finished in patterned Carerra and Grigio Carnico marble. Abundant storage throughout, including a climate-controlled, third-story clothes storage space with separate cedar closet. Incredible location provides easy access to Park Cities, Oak Lawn, and Downtown/North Dallas via Dallas North Tollway. Attached two-car garage with custom sealed stencil floors and smooth-wall finishes provides added space for entertaining. For more information please contact Kyle Crews (214-538-1310 | email@example.com) or Robin Brock (214-543-8963 | firstname.lastname@example.org)
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CAN THE SCOTS WIN ANOTHER STATE TITLE?
ParkCitiesPeople 2018 FOOTBALL PREVIEW
4B | September 2018
Morris Ready to Step Into Spotlight for Scots By Todd Jorgenson People Newspapers
ast December, Chandler Morris was on the sideline during Highland Park’s thrilling 53-49 victory over Manvel in the Class 5A Division I championship game. He watched as Scots quarterback John Stephen Jones put together one of the best individual performances in Texas title-game history. Shortly after the game ended, while emotions were still running high at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Jones took Morris aside.
“Chandler is a gamer. He’s not going to back down from anybody.” Finn Corwin “He told me it was my time,” Morris said. “He helped me out so much last year. He kind of took me under his wing.” As the backup to Jones last season, Morris completed just 10 of 24 passes with two interceptions. He also ran for a touchdown during a postseason win over McKinney North. Such experiences — both on and off the field — have prepared the junior to take over for one of the most decorated quarterbacks in program history. “John Stephen set a great example, and Chandler was right there next to him,” said HP head coach Randy Allen. “He’s anxious for his chance to play.” Morris has been groomed to be an elite quarterback for almost his entire life. He was born in Houston, 10 days after his father, Chad Morris, was the head coach when Bay City topped Denton Ryan for the Class 4A state title in 2000. Chad Morris later became the
head coach at Stephenville and Lake Travis — where he won backto-back crowns. He then transitioned to the college game as an assistant coach at Tulsa and Clemson. He took the head coaching job at SMU in 2015, which brought Chandler to HP. Although he’s always enjoyed being around successful programs at various levels, finding stability has been a challenge. Chandler has been in the HP school system longer than anywhere else. That comfort level persuaded him to remain behind when his father left SMU late last year for the University of Arkansas. “It was a difficult decision, but I didn’t want to leave my coaches,” Morris said. “I’m at the greatest CHRIS MCGATHEY
Chandler Morris will take over as Highland Park’s starting quarterback this season after serving as the backup to John Stephen Jones a year ago.
program in Texas high school football. I have a great relationship with everyone at Highland Park.” Father and son hope to travel to each other’s games almost every weekend this year, with the Scots typically playing on Fridays and the Razorbacks on Saturdays. “Anytime I have questions, I go to him,” Chandler said. “But I’ve also had a great relationship with all of his players. They give me advice because they’ve been there. I want to be like them. It gives me that competitive edge. Being around that talent makes you want to work that much harder.” Morris will lead a new-look offense for the Scots this fall that returns only three starters from a year ago when HP established a new school record for points in a season. Six of the top seven receivers graduated. Allen said Morris has improved steadily during the offseason, putting muscle on his frame and increasing the velocity of his throws. “We’re real happy he stayed,” Allen said. “He’s been around the game and studied the game. That helps you.” His teammates already have praised Morris as a natural leader who sets a good example to follow. “Chandler is a gamer,” said receiver Finn Corwin, who led HP receivers with a 20.7 yard-per-catch average last season and scored 11 touchdowns. “He’s not going to back down from anybody.” Morris already has scholarship offers from three prominent college programs before he’s even started a high school game, including Arkansas — where Jones already is on the roster — and Clemson. But his focus, for now, is on leading the Scots to what he hopes will be a historic three-peat. “I haven’t proven anything yet,” he said. “All that [recruiting] will work itself out. I’m here to win a state championship with my team.”
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September 2018 | 7B
PROJECTED OFFENSIVE STARTERS
Chandler Morris, QB
Benner Page, RB
Drew Dodge, WR
Ben Smith, WR
Finn Corwin, WR
Regan Riddle, LT
Ryan Butz, LG
Tyler Kilgus, C
Jack Rourke, RG
Harrison Hall, RT
Offensive Newcomers Look to Keep HP Rolling STARTER TO WATCH:
Bennett Brown, WR
The versatile Brown will start at flanker and also is listed as the backup quarterback. He caught 12 passes for 149 yards last season, including three touchdowns.
ighland Park graduated eight starters from an offense that accumulated the most points in school history and led the Scots to their second consecutive Class 5A Division I state title. Among them is John Stephen Jones, one of the top quarterbacks in HP history, who passed for 61 touchdowns last season and amassed more than 500 passing yards against Manvel in the championship game. But there’s no such thing as a rebuilding year for the Scots. So with eight new starters joining the lineup, expectations are as high as ever.
“We always have that next-man-up attitude,” said senior receiver Finn Corwin. “Everybody is always ready. We don’t have a lot of experience coming back, but we’re ready to go.” Junior quarterback Chandler Morris, the son of University of Arkansas head coach Chad Morris, becomes the starter with limited game experience but considerable potential. Benner Page inherits the starting job at running back after a promising junior year that was cut short by injury after 186 yards and five touchdowns. “Benner has been in big ball games,” said HP head coach Randy Allen. “He knows our offense. He’s got good hands, and he’s a good blocker and runner.” Six of the top seven receivers from last year’s team are gone, with Corwin as the exception. He was second on last year’s team with 11 touchdowns, and third with 764 yards. The offensive line should be especially strong on the left side, anchored by Rice commit Regan Riddle at tackle and Ryan Butz at guard. — Todd Jorgenson email firstname.lastname@example.org
8B | September 2018
2018 SCOTS VARSITY ROS
PHOTOS: MELISSA MACATEE
TOP: Highland Park captains are, left to right: Finn Corwin, Ryan Khetan, Ryan Butz, Regan Riddle, Hudson Clark, and James Lightbourn.
No. Name........................... Pos..............Cl. 2 Nick Morris........................QB..................Sr. 3 Ford Parker.......................DB..................Sr. 4 Chandler Morris................QB.................. Jr. 5 Drew Dodge......................WR.................Sr. 6 Paxton Anderson...............WR................. Jr. 6 Campbell Castleman..........DB.................. Jr. 7 William Scott.....................DB................. So. Bennett Brown..................WR.................Sr. 8 9 Clay Grant.........................WR.................Sr. 10 Jack Liston........................WR.................Sr. 11 Whit Winfield.....................DB..................Sr. 12 Padgitt Diehl......................WR.................Sr. 13 Grant McVeigh...................WR.................Sr. 14 Hudson Clark.....................DB..................Sr. 15 Henry Hempel...................WR.................Sr. 16 Finn Corwin.......................WR.................Sr. 17 Ryan Khetan......................DB..................Sr. 18 Luke Sullivan.....................DL..................Sr. 19 Cade Pettijohn...................WR.................Sr. 20 Loren Barrett.....................DB..................Sr. 21 Sam Sloan.........................DB..................Sr. 22 Benner Page......................RB..................Sr. 23 Chance Chadwick.............WR.................Sr.
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Chris Read........................DB..................Sr. Thomas Hurst....................WR.................Sr. Ben Smith..........................WR................. Jr. Colton Leonard..................DB.................. Jr. Harris Hurley.....................DB.................. Jr. Jack Ham..........................LB..................Sr. Avery Lewis.......................RB..................Sr. Brandt Brock.....................LB..................Sr. Connor Henderson............WR.................Sr. Marshall Reynolds.............DL..................Sr. Prince Dorbah...................DL.................. Jr. William Anderson...............DB.................. Jr. John Beecherl...................DB.................. Jr. Doak Walker......................RB.................. Jr. Andrew Oâ€™Brien.................RB..................Sr. Brock Bakich.....................DB.................. Jr. Rhodes Baker....................WR................. Jr. Henry Bishop....................WR................. Jr. Spencer Borrego...............DL..................Sr. Jack Sitzer.........................LB..................Sr. Parker Stephenson............WR................. Jr. Samuel Parker...................DB.................. Jr. Hunter Heath.....................RB.................. Jr. Colston Pierce...................DL..................Sr.
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Harris Feferman................LB..................Sr. John Hand.........................QB.................. Jr. Connor Baroody................DB.................. Jr. Travis Dickey.....................WR................. Jr. Charlie Craft......................LB..................Sr. Christopher Herrod...........DB..................Sr. Mason McKenney..............DL..................Sr. Christian Wright.................DB.................. Jr. Brant Barton.....................DB.................. Jr. Nick Digno.........................RB.................. Jr. Hayden Clyce....................DB.................. Jr. Jack Puckett......................WR................. Jr. Hayes Donham..................RB.................. Jr. Colby Hopkins...................LB..................Sr. Will Vandermeer................WR.................Sr. Cal Hirschey......................LB.................. Jr. Kyle Sewall........................WR................. Jr. James Durand...................RB.................. Jr. Noah Landsberg................OL..................Sr. Luke Cameron...................DB.................. Jr. John Rourke......................OL.................. Jr. Tyler Kilgus........................OL..................Sr. Ryan Butz..........................OL..................Sr. Trey Nanney......................OL..................Sr.
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James Lightbourn..............LB..................Sr. Hudson Soetenga..............OL..................Sr. Owen Copley.....................DL.................. Jr. Kyle Garberding.................OL.................. Jr. Edward Miller....................DL.................. Jr. Donal Schmidt...................OL.................. Jr. Brister Conser...................OL..................Sr. Cole Filley..........................DB.................. Jr. Ryan Zolcinski...................K....................Sr. Patrick Pierce....................DL.................. Jr. Nick Johnson.....................OL.................. Jr. Caleb Coale.......................DL.................. Jr. Egan Helgemoe..................OL.................. Jr. Henry Hagenbuch..............OL................. So. Robert Wood.....................DB.................. Jr. Roman Sabatini.................DL.................. Jr. Campbell Saustad.............OL.................. Jr. Hamilton Lee.....................DL.................. Jr. Parrish Wilson...................OL..................Sr. Jeffrey Copeland...............DL..................Sr. Spencer Harper................DL.................. Jr. William Kibler.....................DB.................. Jr. Nicholas Bowman.............DL.................. Jr. Clint Conger.......................OL.................. Jr.
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VA R S I T Y S C H E D U L E
Frisco Lone Star
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Jack Cunningham..............DL.................. Jr. Cade McCarter..................OL.................. Jr. Harrison Hall.....................OL..................Sr. Owen Dunston...................OL..................Sr. Jackson Hoover................DB.................. Jr. Kipp Miller..........................OL.................. Jr. Harris Gould......................DB.................. Jr. Ryan Olds..........................OL.................. Jr. Regan Riddle.....................OL..................Sr. Jack Sharpe......................DL.................. Jr. Dylan Ham.........................DB.................. Jr. Maxwell Warren.................DB.................. Jr. Charlie Griege....................DB.................. Jr. Federico de la Vega...........DL.................. Jr. Holt Randall.......................DB.................. Jr. Landon Alhadef.................WR.................Sr. Cayden Davis....................WR.................Sr. Andrew Stanzel.................WR.................Sr. Michael Downie.................WR.................Sr. Matthew Weyman..............WR.................Sr. Jake Walsh........................WR.................Sr. Reid Walker.......................WR.................Sr. Cooper Feagans................WR................. Jr. Case Savage.....................WR................. Jr.
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Chase Yarbrough...............WR................. Jr. Sumner Robertson............DL..................Sr. Bryce Anderson................LB.................. Jr. David Sherer.....................WR................. Jr. Gregory Groth...................WR................. Jr. Jeremy Hanes...................DL..................Sr. Grant Gallas.......................DL..................Sr. Jack Jurgovan...................DL..................Sr. Wesley Winters..................K.................... Jr. Maxon Smith.....................DB.................. Jr. Patrick Krejs......................K.................... Jr. Braden DeFeo...................DL..................Sr. William Snyder...................DB.................. Jr. Alan Hunt...........................WR................. Jr. Andrew Bonnet.................DB.................. Jr. Sterling Sutcliffe................WR................. Jr. Cole Jackson.....................WR................. Jr. McClain Matter..................DL................. Sr. Gus Vincent.......................LB.................. Jr. Jack Tanner.......................DB.................. Jr. Phillip Lindstrom................WR................. Jr. Andrew Washburne...........DL.................. Jr. Jared Elliott........................DL.................. Jr. Matthew Mathison.............WR................. Jr.
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Aug. 30 at Rockwall
Aug. 30 at Rockwall
at Mesquite Horn
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Sept. 12 Plano McMillen
Sept. 12 Frisco Lone Star
Sept. 20 at Lake Dallas
Sept. 20 Bryan Adams
Sept. 27 Arlington
Sept. 27 at Woodrow Wilson
Mansfield Timberview 5:30 p.m.
Mansfield Timberview 7 p.m.
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Aug. 30 Rockwall
Aug. 30 Rockwall
Sept. 6 Mesquite Horn
Sept. 12 at Frisco Lone Star
Sept. 12 at Frisco Lone Star
Sept. 20 Bryan Adams
Sept. 27 at Lake Dallas
Sept. 27 at Woodrow Wilson
at Mansfield Legacy
at Mansfield Legacy
Oct. 25 at Mansfield Legacy 5:30 p.m. Nov. 1 Lancaster 5:30 p.m.
at Mansfield Timberview 7 p.m.
at Mansfield Timberview 5:30 p.m.
10B | September 2018
PROJECTED DEFENSIVE STARTERS
Jack Jurgovan, DL
Jeremy Hanes, DL
Chris Read, LB
Bryce Anderson, LB
James Lightbourn, LB
Colby Hopkins, LB
Whit Winfield, CB
Hudson Clark, CB
Ryan Khetan, S
Christopher Herrod, S
Returnees Boost Hopes for Aggressive Scots Defense STARTER TO WATCH:
Prince Dorbah, DL
At 6-4 and 215 pounds, the junior defensive end holds offers from several major college programs, including Alabama and Oklahoma. He’s also a standout in basketball.
omeone new will lead the Highland Park defense this season, but don’t expect many changes. In fact, Cale Melton was chosen as the Scots’ new defensive coordinator because of his familiarity with the program’s personnel and scheme. He replaces Don Woods, who departed during the offseason for a job at Jesuit. “He knows the players and knows the defense. He’s been on the sidelines,” said HP head coach Randy Allen. “Our defense has some potential.” Melton will inherit a defense that surrendered the most points in school his-
tory last year by a wide margin. That’s deceiving, of course, since HP won the Class 5A Division I state title, and spread 424 points allowed over 16 games. Plus, recall that the season ended with a terrific goal-line stop to seal HP’s thrilling victory over Manvel in the state championship game. So the Scots will have a solid foundation of team success and individual experience to make Melton’s transition easier. Much of the attention will focus on Prince Dorbah, whose sensational sophomore campaign included 11 sacks and 63 total tackles. Several other familiar faces return after seeing significant playing time during the 2017 title run, including Hudson Clark and Ryan Khetan — who combined for five interceptions in the secondary — along with hard-hitting linebackers James Lightbourn and Colby Hopkins, and lineman Jack Jurgovan. “We’re returning a lot of guys who got a lot of playing time,” Lightbourn said. “We know our goal every year, and we know we’re capable of achieving that.” — Todd Jorgenson email email@example.com
12B | September 2018 ROCKWALL
Friday, Aug. 31 7:30 p.m. at Highlander Stadium
Nickname: Yellowjackets Head coach: Rodney Webb
Friday, Sept. 7 7:30 p.m. at Highlander Stadium
Nickname: Jaguars Head coach: Mike Overton
FRISCO LONE STAR
Thursday, Sept. 13 7 p.m. at Frisco Memorial Stadium
Friday, Sept. 21 7:30 p.m. at Forester Stadium
Nickname: Cougars Head coach: Sean Lorance
Nickname: Wildcats Head coach: Bobby Estes 2017 record: 8-3 (5-1 in district)
2017 record: 6-6 (4-3 in district)
2017 record: 10-2 (7-0 in district)
2017 record: 12-2 (7-0 in district)
(second season) 2017 record: 6-6 (5-1 in district)
Notable: The Yellowjackets were
Notable: The Jaguars have made
Notable: Although sensational
Notable: Last season, the
the playoffs in 10 consecutive seasons. Dual-threat QB Jermaine Givens leads the offense after throwing for 29 touchdowns and running for 20 scores last season. Horn posted 10 wins last season for the second time in program history before falling to Coppell in the second round of the Class 6A playoffs.
Friday, Sept. 28 7:30 p.m. at Highlander Stadium
Nickname: Rangers Head coach: Jeff Rayburn
the only team to beat HP last season in a 53-49 season-opening thriller. Rockwall has advanced to at least the area round of the Class 6A playoffs in each of the past five years. Last year, the Jackets lost to Sachse. Several playmakers return for an explosive offense led by QB Jacob Clark and WR Jaxon Smith.
QB M.J. Rivers is gone, several dynamic athletes should keep the Lone Star offense humming. The Rangers have won 36 games in the past three seasons combined, including a 5A state runner-up finish in 2015. Last year, Lone Star rolled through the first three playoff rounds before falling to Mansfield Legacy.
Cougars shared a district title and earned their first playoff victory in more than 30 years. RB Kenvodrick Shaw is the primary weapon in the run-heavy Adams offense, while QB Morgan Spears also returns. The Cougars were drilled 70-7 in the area round of the playoffs by powerhouse Mansfield Lake Ridge.
Notable: Woodrow is one of the top programs in Dallas ISD, with nine straight playoff appearances and five consecutive winning seasons. Last year, the Wildcats shared a district crown with Bryan Adams before being stunned by Kimball in the bi-district playoff round. CB Xavier Gipson is an SMU commit who was injured last season.
2018 OPPONENTS MANSFIELD LEGACY Friday, Oct. 12 7:30 p.m. at Newsom Stadium
Friday, Oct. 19 7:30 p.m. at Highlander Stadium
Nickname: Broncos Head coach: Chris Melson
Nickname: Spartans Head coach: Steve Pierce
2017 record: 12-3 (6-1 in district)
2017 record: 7-4 (4-2 in district)
Notable: This showdown will
Notable: The Spartans have
be a rematch of a 2016 regional final, which HP won 14-7. The Broncos set a school record with 12 wins last year and advanced to the 5A state semifinals before falling to Aledo. Jalen Catalon is one of the state’s top players, putting up huge numbers at both QB and safety, where he’s a blue-chip recruit.
made three straight postseason appearances, losing to new district foe Bryan Adams in last year’s bi-district round. Samuell, under Pierce, upset HP in the first round of the playoffs during Randy Allen’s debut season in 1999. Dual-threat QB John’ Turius Shaw led the Spartans with 32 touchdowns last season.
Friday, Oct. 26 7:30 p.m. at Sprague Stadium
Nickname: Bison Head coach: Chris Castillo
Friday, Nov. 2 7:30 p.m. at Highlander Stadium
MANS. TIMBERVIEW Thursday, Nov. 8 7 p.m. at Newsom Stadium
Nickname: Tigers Head coach: Chris Gilbert
Nickname: Wolves Head coach: James Brown
2017 record: 1-9 (0-6 in district)
2017 record: 4-6 (2-5 in district)
(seventh season) 2017 record: 3-7 (2-5 in district)
Notable: Sunset appears mas-
Notable: After a rebuilding year
Notable: HP defeated Timber-
sively overmatched, having earned just seven wins overall in the past decade, primarily playing against Dallas ISD foes. The Bison last posted a winning record in 1971 and most recently made the playoffs in 2001. Sunset has dropped 62 straight district games. Several two-way players fill the thin roster.
following a pair of deep playoff runs, the Tigers will look to bounce back with a roster built for speed, including RB Kevontre Bradford. Lancaster dropped three district games last season by margins of four points or fewer. The Tigers are led on defense by Xavier Newman and Courtney Shepherd.
view in non-district play in each of the past two seasons, including a 34-32 nailbiter last year. The Wolves missed postseason play for the first time since 2012. Four of their seven losses came by seven points or fewer. Stacy Sneed, Montaye Dawson, and Deuce Jones lead Timberview’s powerful rushing attack.
14B | September 2018
LOOKING BACK AT 2017
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NONDISTRICT: at Rockwall Waxahachie at Mansfield Timberview
53-49, L 32-21, W 34-42, W
DISTRICT 15-5A: at Lovejoy North Forney West Mesquite at Mesquite Poteet Forney
50-7, W 63-42, W 38-17, W 28-9, W 35-13, W
at Royse City Wylie East
45-15, W 42-7, W
PLAYOFFS: Texarkana Texas McKinney North Mansfield Summit Mansfield Lake Ridge Denton Ryan Manvel
56-49, W 73-20, W 52-20, W 37-35, W 45-35, W 53-49, W
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