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JULY 2015 I Vol. 35, No. 7 parkcitiespeople.com
Man on the Move
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LOCAL ENTREPRENEUR BRINGS BUSES BACK TO BUSINESS CLASS 10
Tragedy leads widow to start home-care provider 28
HPISD’s new boss has an award-winning pedigree 8 SOCIETY Check out the glamour at this year’s La Fiesta ball 14 LIVIN G WELL
COMMUNITY UP mom stays objective with book review website 29 SPORTS Net gains: Jeffett heads to tennis hall of fame 1B BUSINESS
SMU grads get rolling on a cool concept for haute fashions 10
It’s tricky: Hoop videos become calling card for young filmmaker 29
Bumpy roads are smooth sailing for racing enthusiast 1B
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rowing up with seven brothers, there were a whole lot of shenanigans going on, and the Fourth of July was an excuse to amp it up. Shooting coffee cans and homemade rockets in the air was a normal after-school activity, but for the Fourth we saved our money from babysitting and odd jobs to buy “real” fireworks. I’ve heard that my dad was quite a rascal as a boy, so I think my brothers got away with a lot of what I would call dangerous activity: Roman candle wars, bonfire bombs, and firecracker sneak attacks. I’m not sure if it was just our family, but being an American and knowing what that means was instilled in us. Perhaps that was because my mom was a naturalized citizen, leaving her native Philippines and pledging her allegiance to the United States. Or possibly that my father was intensely patriotic, and his past military service was a source of great pride for the family, and I believe influenced three of my siblings decision to join the Service. I’m hopelessly patriotic. In school, I remember looking forward to the morning ritual of reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. I have to admit, I still get a little choked up when I hear the National Anthem. These days, I think we all take our freedom and the benefits of living in the United States a bit for granted. Do we even know what we are celebrating? Do we take even a moment away from our barbecues, pool parties, and the endless retail opportunities that come with every holiday these days? Each year on the Fourth of July, our newspapers document the various neighborhood parades and celebrations, and as
a company we participate in the Park Cities parade and celebration at Goar Park. It’s always a lot of good old-fashioned family fun and a great way to get out and meet folks in the community. And yes, there will be an opportunity to hear “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Please join us if you can. God Bless America. Pat Martin, Publisher pat.martin@ peoplenewspapers.com
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SKULD UG GE RY of the MO NT H
Too Much Raising the Roof? Townhome Roof Fights Back
t was a scary situation for residents of a townhome complex in the 4200 block of Lomo Alto Drive on the evening of June 11 when their roof suddenly collapsed. Thankfully, there were no injuries, although a few residents were displaced. A 9-1-1 caller in the 12-unit, three-story building said she heard a crash. “My ceiling has fallen into the floor,” she told dispatchers. The collapse affected three townhomes in the Gables Highland Park complex, two of which were occupied at the time. Other residents in the same building were temporarily evacuated for precautionary reasons after collecting personal belongings, and electric and gas services were turned off.
PAINS OF GL A S S At 6:08 a.m. on May 25, a burglary was reported at Goo Goo Eyes in the Miracle Mile shopping center in which a miscreant broke the front window and stole more than $30,000 worth of Chanel, Miu Miu, Ray-Ban, and Prada sunglasses.
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At press time, Highland Park police and building officials hadn’t determined a cause for the collapse, although they have ruled out a fire or explosion. As part of the collapse, a 20-square-foot area of roof,
ceiling, and attic debris fell to the third floor, causing a chain reaction that damaged townhomes on the first and second floors below. An investigation is ongoing. — Todd Jorgenson
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Damage from the collapse was still visible the next day.
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H I G H L A N D PA R K
June 1 Between May 25 and June 1, a thief stole a $4,200 Trane air-conditioning unit and cut the copper wires to a second unit at a vacant house in the 4600 block of Belclaire Avenue.
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ung lin eup lead June 8 Lady Sc s ots to be HP girls st season na in histor y Between 4 p.m. on June 5 stmatises third strrraowiglyht tourna and 9:02 a.m. on June 8, a thief ment Combined value of two bottles of Far Niente stole a $1,100 Hilti concrete Cabernet Sauvignon saw from a construction stolen by a male trailer in the 3700 block of Normandy Avenue. shoplifter from Tom Thumb in The Plaza at June 8 Preston Center at 5:46 At 6:36 p.m., two 16-yearp.m. on June 10. old Highland Park residents were arrested in the 4400 block of Bordeaux Avenue WANT TO READ on charges of possession of MORE CRIMES? marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Yo
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June 4 Between 12:30 and 12:47 p.m., a thief stole $800 worth of Stihl landscaping equipment from the back of a white 2002 GMC pickup in the 3500 block of Beverly Drive. June 8 Between 8 p.m. on June 7 and 6:25 a.m. on June 8, a burglar broke into a white 2011 Jeep Wrangler inside a garage in the 3600 block of Crescent Avenue and stole a garage-door opener, a lug-nut key, and a phone charger.
June 13 Between 5:30 p.m. on June 12 and 6 a.m. on June 13, a thief stole a Wacker Neuson drum roller after cutting a lock at a construction site in the 5000 block of Airline Road.
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U N I V E R S I T Y PA R K June 1 Between May 23 and June 1, a burglar broke into a red 2008 Jeep Wrangler in the 3200 block of Lovers Lane and stole $400 worth of items. June 4 Between 10:30 p.m. on June 3 and 7 a.m. on June 4, a thief stole four tires and rims, valued at $1,200, from a white 2015 GMC Yukon in the 3900 block of Bryn Mawr Drive. During the same time frame, the tires and rims were taken from a gray 2015 Yukon in the 3900 block of Southwestern Boulevard. June 7 At 5:40 p.m., a pickpocket stole a $20 Old Navy purse containing a $40 Coach wallet and $30 in cash from the front
seat of a gray 2010 Ford SUV at a gas station in the 8400 block of Preston Road. June 10 At 3:05 p.m., a thief stole a $500 iPhone from a table at a restaurant in Park Cities Plaza. June 12 Between 10 a.m. on June 9 and 11 a.m. on June 12, a thief stole the license plates off a black 2014 Honda moped in the 3700 block of Granada Avenue. June 13 Between 7:30 p.m. on June 12 and 9 a.m. on June 13, a thief entered an unlocked gold 2009 Chevrolet sedan in the 3400 block of Colgate Avenue and stole an $8,500 Rolex watch from the console.
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E D U C AT I O N HPISD Tackles High Cost of Managing Growth By Todd Jorgenson
People Newspapers Regardless of how public sentiment shakes out on Highland Park ISD’s massive bond proposal, everyone can agree on at least two things — it certainly is ambitious, and $358.3 million is a lot of money. Although a final price tag hasn’t been determined yet, that’s an estimated cost of the unprecedented package that HPISD trustees hope will win voter approval in November, allowing for a complete overhaul of district facilities. The primary goals are to relieve overcrowding at each campus — including the accommodation of projected future growth for the next 20 years — and to update aging buildings that in some cases have outlived their usefulness. “We all believe that our children deserve the best facilities,” said trustee Kelly Walker. So the trustees, in conjunction with the Facilities Advisory Committee — consisting of 22 community volunteers charged with making recommendations to the board — have spent the last several months hashing through various proposals in an effort to reach consensus on what the future of schools in HPISD will look like. During that time, both sides have consistently expressed the desire to think big, citing low interest rates that offer favorable timing to purchase bonds, so they can avoid patching up
BIG CHANGES PROPOSED Hyer (1), University Park (2), and Bradfield (3) elementary schools will be demolished and rebuilt under the current plan. Highland Park High School (4) will undergo extensive renovations including adding classroom space to where the current natatorium is. P H O T O S : TA N N E R G A R Z A
problems as the district has done in the past. Bond referendums have traditionally fared well in HPISD, including a $75.4 million plan that passed in 2008. But the district has never tried anything of this scope, which could add about $1,500 each year to the property tax bill for a $1 million Park Cities home. For proof that this is new territory, consider the plan just at the elementary level. The bond proposal calls for building a fifth campus — which would be the first new elementary school
in HPISD since 1949 — while scraping and rebuilding three others from the ground up. In May, the district finalized a deal to purchase 4.6 acres from Northway Christian Church for $20 million for the new campus. If the current proposal is passed, the new school would be constructed first, then would likely serve as a relief campus for Bradfield, Hyer, and University Park while each of them is being torn down and reconstructed at their current sites (the order of those rebuilds isn’t known yet).
While that timeline might seem aggressive, “it has become the norm to get an elementary done in 10 to 12 months,” said Jonathan Aldis, a consulting architect at Stantec. Each of the four new schools would have enough space to comfortably accommodate 770 students, while Armstrong would be renovated at its existing smaller site, and could handle 550 students. That would amount to about $140 million total, including new parking structures at each school. One of the district’s big-
gest challenges is trying to expand without the luxury of land availability, and nowhere is that issue greater than at Highland Park High School. There, the bond plan calls for a multi-story addition for fine arts and other programs on the northwest corner of the school, which currently houses a teacher parking lot. The proposal also aims to fill in the existing natatorium with more classroom space, add an underground parking garage likely beneath the existing softball field, and renovate the school in general. Total cost would be $83 million. That doesn’t count the $29.9 million for athletics that would include a new multi-sport building at the site of the existing Seay Tennis Center, the relocation of the Seay, and upgrades to Highlander Stadium. Other pieces to the puzzle remain unsolved, such as where a new natatorium would be located — inside the multi-sport building remains one option — and where HPISD can acquire more land for surface parking around the high school. So what’s next? It’s the task of the FAC to sell the package to voters this summer, both through online feedback and public forums. Everything needs to be finalized by Aug. 24, which is the deadline for calling a November bond election. “This is going to be a very large conversation with the community and we need to treat it as such,” said board president Joe Taylor. “We’re all united.”
New HPISD Chief Lauded As Leader By Sarah Bennett
People Newspapers Dr. Tom Trigg is eager to get started as the new chief of Highland Park ISD. On June 1, Trigg was named the lone finalist by HPISD trustees to replace Dawson Orr, who is leaving after six years as the district’s superintendent for a faculty position at SMU. Trigg comes to the Park Cities from Overland Park, Kan., where he has been the superintendent of Blue Valley Schools for 11 years after serving as assistant superintendent for eight years. He’s also been a math teacher
and athletic coach in Overland Park, which is a suburb of Kansas City, as well as a high school principal in Gardner, Kan. He was named the Superintendent of the Year in 2011 by the Kansas Association of School Administrators, and was one of four finalists for National Superintendent of the Year. “The opportunity is just tremendous,” Trigg said. “It’s such a quality district with a foundation of excellence.” Trigg will be formally hired in late June following a state-mandated 21-day waiting period as the lone finalist. He will then transition into his new role be-
fore Orr’s final day on Aug. 31. Trigg’s wife, Julie, is a Spanish teacher, and the couple has three grown children — one of whom lives in Amarillo. Trigg plans to work with parents, board members, teachers, and staff for the good of the students and community. “I’m trying to absorb as much as I can,” he said. “I’m not going to turn things upside down. I think we can work together collaboratively.” Trigg’s district in Kansas has already implemented the Spanish program that HPISD is working to incorporate. “Dr. Trigg is an educational
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Tom Trigg meets teachers at Bradfield Elementary. leader and team-builder of the highest caliber,” HPISD board president Joe Taylor said. “He has an impressive track record of
working within a high-performing district to build on existing excellence while developing innovative educational programs.”
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G R A D UAT I ON H I G H L A N D PA R K H I G H S C H O O L C O M M E N C E M E N T C E R E M O N Y
Valedictorian Amy Vania Liu gives her graduation speech.
Andie Caroline Dorn performs during the ceremony.
The Class of 2015 celebrates graduating at a ceremony at Moody Coliseum on May 30. See more photos at parkcitiespeople.com.
Kathryn Davidson, Katherine Neelyper, and Katelin Adams form the Irish Suite by Sandra Howard.
There were 535 students in this year’s graduating class.
Class president Peyton Lee Ward
Dawson Orr makes his last speech as HPISD superintendent.
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Blanket Award winner Stuart Forrester, valedictorian Amy Liu, salutatorian Jiamin Zhou, and Blanket Award winner Gabby Crank
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Top 10 graduating seniors (not in order): Alyssa Chen, Kelsey Shipman, Benjamin Klimko, Benjamin Walzel, Amy Liu, Aileen Wang, Katherine Neely, David Wiegn, Christine Ramjee, and Jiamin Zhou pose with principal Walter Kelly and superintendent Dawson Orr.
This year’s Highland Park High School seniors participated in the traditional Senior Honors Day ceremony on May 28. Members of the class of 2015 received $15.57 million in scholarship awards, for which they were recognized amid school board trustees, administration, and scholarship donors. The Blanket Award winners were Gabby Crank and Stuart Forrester. Amy Liu, who will attend MIT, was valedictorian and Jiamin Zhou, who will attend Cambridge, was salutatorian.
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THESE FASHIONISTAS ARE ROLLING Company runs closet on wheels By Sara Cagle
People Newspapers Racks of contemporary women’s clothing adorn turquoise and gray chevron walls, jewelry twinkles on shelves, and a fitting room stands in the corner. It’s a boutique, all right, but it’s inside of a truck. Shop Haute Wheels, a traveling fashion truck operated by two SMU graduates, offers speedy styling to on-the-go shoppers. Last summer, fashion-forward friends Kelly Aguilar and Abby Elstad were eating at Klyde Warren Park when they realized that if a truck could become a restaurant, it could also become a store. In October, Haute Wheels hit the road. “We go to really popular bars and restaurants,” Aguilar said. “Let’s say you’re working all day and want to meet girlfriends for happy hour, but you would prefer to change. You can show up to where we are, we’ll style you, and when you step off the truck, you’re at the best place in town.” Elstad and Aguilar also stop at festivals, apartment parties, office lunch hours, and — their favorite — home parties, when they take the truck to wine nights or bridal showers and the host receives a gift card worth 10 percent of the event’s sales.
“If it were up to us, we would do home parties five days a week,” Aguilar said. “It’s kind of the new Tupperware party.” The fact that Haute Wheels is not limited to one location like a brick-and-mortar store, Aguilar said, allows the women to make connections all over the city. For them, making relationships is one of the best parts of the job. “We want people to feel like you’re coming into this giant closet and your girlfriend
is helping you get ready,” Aguilar said. “It’s really rewarding when you know that you’ve helped people and they’re genuinely happy, and the best is when they come back.” Elstad believes that their ability to offer personal styling without the fee also keeps customers coming back. “You get our raw, honest opinion of how things look, and we’re not going to put you out there wearing something that looks terrible,” Elstad said. “Ev-
eryone is so set in their ways of what they think they can wear, so we’re pushing people’s boundaries. You’re getting a story to tell when you buy something from our truck.” Haute Wheels has customers of all ages and has recently started carrying clothes for babies and men. The looks, all under $100 and mostly from local brands, cater to a variety of occasions. “We have something for everyone — the professional, the
SMU graduates Abby Elstad and Kelly Aguilar show off some of the summer selections from their rolling boutique. TA N N E R G A R Z A
hippie, the student, you name it,” Aguilar said. “We like smaller brands because we’re also a small business, the price is lower, and you find unique pieces that you aren’t going to see your best friend wearing when you go out to dinner.”
Are Buses Back For Executives? By Sarah Bennett
People Newspapers Bus travel may not be the top form of transportation that comes to mind when local executives shuttle to Austin or Houston. But one Park Cities resident wants to change that. Alex Danza, founder of Vonlane luxury coach bus service, started his company after working in high-end ground transport for 10 years. “Along the way, I came across
the motor coach industry and realized that industry didn’t have much exciting going on,” he said. “It was pretty standard, predominately charter operators [such as] Greyhound and Megabus … but nothing at a higher level for more sophisticated travelers.” Realizing this, he purchased a motor coach and had the interior transformed to resemble a private-jet cabin. With one year under the company’s belt, the shuttle service provides transport to Aus-
tin and Houston from Dallas. The next step is to link Austin and Houston, then later add additional cities such as San Antonio. Most clients are traveling for business, though some are for leisure — such as older folks who can no longer drive themselves to visit family. “They get dropped off right at door to the coach,” Danza said. “It’s a game-changer for them.”
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Park Cities entrepreneur Alex Danza is targeting executives across Texas with his Vonlane luxury coach bus service.
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CONTINUED FROM 10 Park Cities resident Wayne McCullough has used the service three times already and plans to use it more with his family come football season. Danza argues — and McCullough agrees — that the service provides significant advantages over flying or driving yourself. “I was just avoiding the general chaos of air traffic — taking your shoes off and trying to make your flight,” said the president of Benchmark Private Wealth Management. “From point to point, the flight takes you 50 minutes but you have to get there an hour ahead of time and then you’re 25 minutes outside of town … it’s the same or a little faster with Vonlane.” With the road scenario, Danza cites the advantage of being able to work or rest instead of spending your time doing the actual driving. Customers see additional benefit. “On 35, you white-knuckle it the whole time,” McCullough said. “They’re navigating traffic at central command at home. If there’s a wreck, they know ahead of time and take alternate routes. That’s my biggest concern.” The buses shuttle back and forth from established hotel lo-
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rible. It’s more dignified than the cattle call.” It’s $100 one-way to book, which Danza said is pretty competitive when you consider flight prices and gas estimates. Tickets can be purchased online or by phone. Each coach includes 16 seats in addition to a six-seat conference room that may be reserved during booking. “[Danza] saw a gap in the market,” McCullough said. “You’d never think of taking a bus, but once you use it, you will use it again.” Email sarah.bennett@ peoplenewspapers.com
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Greenway Parks is the new executive director of the Da l l a s Historical Society. The fourth-generation Dallasite was chosen following a nationwide search. The ESD graduate most recently served as the executive director of the Santa Fe Children’s Museum in New Mexico. She has also held executive roles with the Dallas Children’s Museum and Dallas Children’s Theater.
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Duchess of the Mississippi River Lindsey Elliott and father Curt Elliott
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Escort John Mitchell Clarke Jr., Duchess of France Sara Catherine Keith, and her father Russell Keith
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Nina Luskey, Graham Lewis, and Lily Guevel
Honoray chairs Lindalyn Adams and Jennie Reeves
Duchess of Santiago de Compostela Staley Anne Rose and father Hal Rose
Duchess of Chichen Itza Hannah Nicole Davis and father Bill Davis
Duchess of Versailles Catherine McGeoch and father Alex McGeoch Sarah Kate Welch, Dorothy Hino, and Michal Krikorian
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Duchess of Highland Park Loring Dalton and father Sam Dalton
La Fiesta De Las Seis Banderas celebrated its 30th debutante ball and presentation at the Hilton Anatole on June 13, as evident by the theme, “Celebración!” Honorary chairs were original founders Pierce Allman, Lindalyn Adams, and Jennie Reeves. Chairs were Mary Hubbard and Lori Martin. All in all, 15 beneficiaries received funding from the event. Check parkcitiespeople.com/ category/society for more photos.
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The annual Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary Fashion Show & Luncheon on May 4 was chaired by Dixey Arterburn and Ginger Sager. Marilyn Augur, Margaret Hancock, Elizabeth Taylor, Ann Hardaway, Sharon McCullough, Libby Hunt, Debbie Hayhurst, Terry McCullough, and Lissie McCullough served as honorary co-chairs. WFAA anchor Shelly Slater emceed the sold-out event, which was held at Brook Hollow Golf Club. Gene Jones and Charlotte Anderson received the 2015 Margot Perot Award for excellence in service to The Salvation Army.
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Melanie Myers and Meridith Zidell Wilkinson Center celebrated its third annual Can Do luncheon on May 12 at Dallas Country Club. Recipients at the awards ceremony included shoe-drive founder Carlin Morris and Communities Foundation of Texas. The luncheon chair was Leslie Diers.
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Choo lovers mingled and browsed Jimmy Choo’s newest lineup at the Pre-Fall Collection Party on May 20 at the Jimmy Choo boutique in Highland Park Village. Choo donated a portion of the proceeds from the event to the SPCA of Texas in partnership with this year’s Paws Cause 20th Anniversary Celebration and Fur Ball 2015.
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aroline Jordan La Rash and Brian Christopher Kerr were joined in holy matrimony Saturday, April 18, at Park Cities Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Mark Davis officiated their evening ceremony. The Rev. Joshua Whitfield read from scripture and offered the benediction and blessing. A reception followed at the Belo Mansion. The rehearsal dinner was hosted by the parents of the groom on the eve of the wedding at the Dallas Petroleum Club. The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Stephen J. La Rash of University Park, the granddaughter of Mrs. Martha Scott and the late Dr. Robert A. Scott, and Mrs. Betty La Rash and the late Mr. Joseph La Rash. The groom is the son of Dr. Vivian Kerr and Mr. Kenneth Kerr of Plano, Texas. He is the grandson of Mrs. Helen Windsor and the late Dr. Zoltan W. Windsor, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Ernest L. Kerr. The bride was presented in marriage by her father. She wore an ivory gown designed by Nardos Imam and a lace capelet worn by her mother when her parents married 38 years ago. Matron of honor was the bride’s sister Lindsay La Rash McKinney and the maid of honor was in loving remembrance of her younger sister Christena Lindstrom La Rash. Bridesmaids included Elizabeth Shuford Conroy, McLean Brittingham Fairchild, Michelle Gillespie Hunt, Lauren Elizabeth Kerr, and Jordan Ashleigh Meridith. Among the members of the house party were Avri Morgan Brousseau, Betsy Houseman Fisher, Eliz-
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II. The ring bearer was Austin Patrick McKinney. A Highland Park High School graduate, Caroline received a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing from Southern Methodist University. A Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas graduate, Brian received a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from Southern Methodist University. He is a CFA charter holder. Following their wedding trip to Antigua, the couple have made Dallas their home.
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r. and Mrs. Bruce John Stensrud of University Park are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sterling Anne Stensrud, to Robert Markham Evans, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Cumbie Evans of Houston. The bride is a 2008 graduate of Highland Park High School. She received a Bachelor of Science in elementary education from The University of Texas at Austin in 2012. Sterling is a kin-
dergarten teacher at Highland Park Presbyterian Day School. The groom is a 2008 graduate of St. John’s School in Houston. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from The University of Texas at Austin in 2012. Rob is an associate at Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors in Houston. The couple will exchange vows on Dec. 19, 2015 at Highland Park United Methodist Church.
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LEARNING CAN BE FUN AFTERSCHOOL Nonprofit aims to keep kids active
many of the kids, expecting them to participate every day the program is offered.” Dallas Afterschool has partnered with SMU to learn what elements truly have an impact on education and social and emotional development. They’re takBy Jacie Scott ing a systemic and collaborative Special Contributor approach to this through their Out of School Time Initiative, to There was a time when afterbe implemented in August. school care was just homework “If we work intentionally in help, apple-juice boxes, and peafour neighborhoods and we add nut butter sandwiches — not the additional resources to work between parents and providers and most appealing situation for today’s youth. schools, then we can determine Introducing Dallas Afterwhat kind of programming parschool, where there’s more to ents want in their neighborhood, what kind of interventions are programming than just snacks. The staff is in the business of imneeded, and what the schools proving the quality of afterschool want afterschool providers to be and summer programs. Since focusing on,” Hanger said. Q U I C K FAC T S The OST initiative will zone 2007, Dallas Afterschool has collaborated with nonprofit afterin on neighborhoods in the West FOUNDED: 2007 school sites in low-income neighDallas, Fair Park, South Oak Cliff, borhoods to suit the needs of the and Bachman Lake areas. Right BEING NOTICED: Dallas youth in that area.. now about 3 percent of the chilAfterschool has twice been “There’s something to be said dren in those neighborhoods are nominated for the Center for having kids safe between in programs that Dallas Afterfor Nonprofit Managment’s school supports. Hanger hopes the hours of three and six,” said “Nonprofit of the Year” award. to increase that number to 7 perChristina Hanger, CEO at Dallas FIND THEM AT: Afterschool. cent. dallasafterschool.org Today, Dallas Afterschool The goal for OST is to deliver serves 120 nonprofit afterschool equitable access to quality proC O U R T E SY O F D A L L A S A F T E R S C H O O L grams and use the collected data sites, including Trinity River Bottom left: Dallas Afterschool works with 120 sites throughout Dallas, collectively serving 9,000 Mission and Family Place shelter, to provide programs that meet students. Activity boxes contain 45-minute activities to help actively engage the students. serving nearly 9,000 students. the needs of students. UltimateThe organization doesn’t work ly, Hanger would like to use the with students directly. In essence, cent of a child’s time awake is born into poverty experience a Hank Lawson, community en- outcome of the initiative to push they serve as a one-stop shop for spent away from the classroom, 6,000-hour learning gap by sixth gagement advisor at Frazier Revi- for public funding of afterschool other programs, providing staff and schools are already given so grade in comparison to their mid- talization, Inc., saw this as an op- programs. “If we can work in these training, free engaging curricu- much to cover that social and dle-class classmates. One way portunity to upgrade programs at lum, funding for field trips, and emotional enhancement is not al- that Dallas Afterschool works all of their afterschool sites. neighborhoods and show what a professional development. “We can now count on having positive impact it has, maybe we ways addressed. to bridge this gap is by providEach partner site is evaluated “Kids in Dallas face a lot of ing creative activity boxes for af- quality hands-on activities at all can get there,” Hanger said. on 10 elements of quality. There’s challenges, and so many of our terschool programs. Each one is of our sites,” said Lawson after a In the meantime, Dallas Aftera follow-up assessment at the end kids are growing up in poverty,” a 45-minute lesson that teaches training session with the Dallas school is taking on more sites and Highland Park Village - ParkCity Preston Hollow - July 2015 of the year. Hanger said. spreading skills that align with the Texas Afterschool staff. “This turn partners lastinmodified: Jun 10,and 2015 5:07 PMits misTrim: 10”w x 3”h, Bleed: 10.25”w x 3.25”h, Safety: .25” Hanger noted that eighty perStatistics show that children Education Knowledge Standards. means that we should hold on to sion.
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LIVING WELL Finding a Suite Solution During Brain Surgery By Sarah Bennett
People Newspapers Brain surgery still isn’t child’s play, but neurosurgeons’ jobs at UT Southwestern Medical Center just got a little easier — or rather, a lot more efficient. As of January, the center has a hybrid cerebrovascular operating suite, which will allow doctors to adapt to a patient’s needs in high-stakes surgery more easily. “The suite has two components: one that it’s an operative suite, the second is that it’s an endovascular suite,” Park Cities resident and neurointerventional surgeon Lee Pride said. What does that mean in layman’s terms? When doctors need to get to a blockage in the brain, say from a stroke, there are two ways to go about it: one is cranially, and the other is endovascular, where doctors follow blood vessels from the groin up to the brain, similar to some cardiac procedures. Traditionally, the endovascular procedure is done in an angiography suite. But now, either procedure can be done in the same suite. “You have a room that is big
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Two Park Cities doctors were instrumental in starting a new hybrid cerebrovascular operating suite earlier this year at UT Southwestern Medical Center. enough to hold all of the angiographic equipment as well all of the surgical equipment and a table that is built for angiography,” said Hunt Batjer, a Park Cities resident and the hospital’s chairman of neurological surgery. Pride said he has seen three or four cases in the past few
months that specifically require both procedures. Though endovascular is more minimally invasive, if a clear path is not possible, the doctors must pursue a cranial operation, which would typically require rescheduling all together. “It makes it very convenient if you have an environment that
doesn’t sacrifice anything,” he said. “We can just go immediately into the surgical approach … it just gives us a lot of flexibility.” Babu Welch, associate professor of neurological surgery and radiology, is trained in both procedures and was instrumental in the $3 million design of the suite at the Zale Lipshy Univer-
sity Hospital, which was funded both publicly and privately. With the suite’s high-resolution imaging equipment, aneurysms, carotid artery disease, and other conditions can now be diagnosed right there. “It is unbelievably convenient and rapid. If you’ve got a problem, you know it right then,” Batjer said. He explained that there are a number of factors that need to be controlled during these procedures, such as head movements. What if a patient coughs under anesthesia? The new operating suite includes radiolucent pins to hold patients’ heads perfectly still to avoid such problems. In addition, there is the necessary angiogram following the procedure’s completion. “In the old days, we would close the wound, put a dressing on it, and then go across and do an angiogram,” Batjer said. “That’s the kind of circumstance that this suite eliminates for us. It all happens bang, bang, bang.” UT Southwestern is the only facility in the region that has been certified as an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission.
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Tragedy Prompts Widow to Fill a Need For In-Home Care By Paige Skinner
Special Contributor As Lollie Scheble dealt with her husband’s case of Glioblastoma Multiforme, a malignant tumor affecting the brain, she struggled to find adequate inhome care. “From the time my second daughter was born until the time he passed away, it was really chaotic in my house,” the Park Cities resident said. “And I couldn’t find an agency. I went through several in Dallas and I couldn’t find anyone to help us — someone that could come in and assimilate into our home.” Because she couldn’t find help through an agency, Scheble decided to take matters into her own hands. She began recruiting freelance nurses, and that’s who helped her and her family during the last two months of her husband’s life. “It really was amazing; it was just a gift,” she said. “And I’ve realized there’s a big difference
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Lollie Scheble is pictured with her late husband, Phil, and children. in caregiving and why we don’t spend a lot of time recruiting and training caregivers. Baby Boomers want to stay at home and will just hire anyone and not give a lot of mindfulness into who they are bringing into their home.” So Scheble took her human resources background and founded FHL Home Care, which provides in-home care. FHL stands for faith, hope and love, and phonet-
ically, it’s also her late husband’s name — Phil. FHL Home Care is made up of about 15 certified nurse assistants, Scheble said. The CNAs help with a variety of things, from medication reminders to meal preparation to driving the patients to doctor appointments. But Scheble, who is executive director and founder of FHL, takes it a step further and ensures
it’s a right match for the patient and CNA. Depending on the patient’s needs or circumstances, she matches a CNA depending on their skills. For instance, if a patient has small children, Scheble knows the CNA must be ready to attend to the children’s needs — something Scheble required with her in-home care. One of the CNAs who helped take care of Scheble’s late husband is Tonya Walls, who is now a CNA for FHL. She said in-home care is typically the better option for patients. “I feel it’s important because the patient is at home, number one,” Walls said. “A lot of times when you have a patient that is confused and you take them out of their home environment, it makes it worse. It makes some patients become very depressed. Anytime you’re in a home, it just makes you feel better. But as you get older and someone takes you out of your home, you lose some of your will to live. It just takes
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Mom Hopes Site Brings Objectivity For Books By Sarah Bennett
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Armstrong Simms and his brothers can often be found at a basketball hoop, recording trick shots for their BasketBros channel.
Siblings grow viewership for trick-shot vids By Meredith Carey
Special Contributor Armstrong Simms is getting accustomed to the attention. “My brother the other day was getting his hair cut and this guy came up to him and said, ‘Hey, I know you, you’re from BasketBros,’” said the Highland Park High School junior. With hundreds of views on their trickshot videos, Simms and his three brothers hope to make a name for themselves online through their YouTube channel. “Our family loves sports, loves to play sports, watch sports, so we would always play around in the backyard and so I figured I’d just record these trick shots,” Simms said. But Simms has another passion — filmmaking. With a camera in hand since he was 8 years old, the Highland Park native has made it his mission to learn as much as possible. In his mind, practice makes perfect.
For Simms, BasketBros brings together two passions: basketball and filmmaking. “I want to do this. I make sure to shoot at least one video every week, even if it’s just of my brothers doing random stuff, edited together in a cool way,” he said. He has two YouTube channels — one for the golf, Frisbee, and basketball trick shots and the other for more creative work. Simms takes inspiration from his favorite movies and tries to emulate certain techniques by recreating interesting scenes.
“Armstrong is a bright spot in my class; he has a very creative mind,” said Manuel Vasquez, advanced broadcast journalism teacher at HPHS. “It’s very interesting to see a young person who already knows what they want to do 10, 20 years from now. He knows and it shows. He wants to be a director.” Simms writes scripts, uses his friends as actors, and edits the footage together nearly every week, whether or not for class. From videos of his youngest brother Boone hitting golf balls down the stairs to one-shot music videos in parking garages, Simms uses all of his resources, and the school’s equipment, to push himself. Getting the Simms brothers and friends in order, when the trick shots take at least five but sometimes 30 tries, isn’t always easy. “Sometimes my mom has to make my brothers help me with projects and they’re very uncooperative, but we take breaks and that’s what I’ll be dealing with later. I think it’s good practice,” he said. Now on their seventh edition of BasketBros heading into summer, Simms and his brothers will have even more time to shoot hoops and putt through the house. “My parents are super supportive through it all,” Simms said. “We haven’t wrecked anything yet, but I don’t know many moms who would be so OK with us playing like this in the house.”
Park Cities parent Gina Culpepper couldn’t find a book review site that gave reviews without age recommendations or ranking. So she started one. As the outgoing PTA president at Highland Park High School, she was Gina well aware of the Culpepper HPISD booklist debate that dragged on during the school year, though she remained neutral due to her position. “A lot of sites provide traditional reviews, good or bad,” she said. “What I think is appropriate for a 14-year-old is different than my best friend, so I tried to find a site that gave no recommendations and said, ‘here are the facts.’ I couldn’t find it. That is what I’m trying to do.” Objectivereader.com officially launched on June 2 with more than 20 reviews written by Culpepper. She texted a few friends and within 24 hours, she had 1,300 page views. “It’s a great starting point for conversation if you don’t have the time to read the books but want to be somewhat engaged,” Park Cities parent Dina Kirkpatrick said. “I’ve actually referred it to several friends.” Culpepper has since added a number of titles to the site. Books are searchable alphabetically and by recent additions. They are not organized by grade year or reading list, because Culpepper intends the reach to spread beyond the Park Cities. “There are only so many high school and AP reading lists out there,” she said. “It’s a resource anyone can use, not just Highland Park.” For each book, Culpepper includes a basic plot summary and then lists any instances that may fall under the following categories: language, drug and alcohol use, violence and crime, sexual content, and other. What’s “other,” you ask?
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Can a Simple Ping Boost Your Social Life? By Sara Cagle
People Newspapers For three roommates at the University of Texas, the best parts of college were not always planned events, but more spontaneous ones. To pass these kinds of memories on to other students, they created Ping Social, an app designed to bring friends together in an easier way than Facebook or group messaging. Co-founders Will Ko and Winston Tri, both seniors with technical backgrounds, are the brains behind the coding for the iOS application, while Highland Park High School graduate Wes Cole serves as Ping’s marketing director. “Our fondest experiences were the spontaneous road trips or late-night doughnut runs, so those things we wanted to make more accessible to UT students,” Cole said. “We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to spend time with the people they care about.” Ping Social allows users to create a social event, or a Ping, specify the time and location, and invite people from their friends list. Events range from coffee runs to pickup soccer games and can be public to friends or private for those invited. The app had its soft launch in mid-April and now boasts 1,600 users creating 20-30 Pings a day. This summer, the app’s eight-person team is fixing bugs and generating buzz for a hard launch in the fall, when it hopes to expand its user base. While Cole reaches out to college friends across the country to become Ping ambassadors, Ko and Tri are adding features to hide unwanted Pings and create custom friend groups. As members of the millennial generation, the Ping team is aware that people already have texting, Facebook, Twitter, and more to socialize. However, they believe that Ping solves important problems within these popular apps. “When we say spend time with your friends, we don’t mean looking through
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Highland Park High School graduate Wes Cole (far left) is the marketing director for Ping Social, which will launch this fall. profiles or looking through pictures that have already happened,” Cole said. “Ping Social is about planning ways to spend time with people you love doing things that you love.” The friends also found that, for planning activities with friends, messy group texts make it hard to confirm details, while formal Facebook events are filled with unnecessary posts. Ping, they say, forces users to be proactive in making a plan that is easy for friends to follow. “Ping is right in the middle in that it caters to local and spontaneous events that are more casual but can also scale up to big events and be personal at the same time,” Ko said.
Ping Social began with three months of Ko and Tri coding for 12 hours a day. Two extremely reversed sleep cycles, 100 cans of Red Bull, and one resulting stomach ulcer later, the Ping team now works from the Capital Factory technology incubator in downtown Austin. The app will remain U.S.-based for now, but with connections in cities such as Hong Kong and Beijing, the team plans to expand on an even broader scale. “Our focus is on getting a small group of people to really love the application and then moving out that way,” Ko said. “We’re definitely looking to go international; we want people to know that we are looking ahead.”
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Dickey’s Owners Look to Back the Blue With Barbecue By Sarah Bennett
People Newspapers Maurine Dickey and her husband met and married while they were students at SMU. Before they graduated, they were running her father-in-law’s barbecue company after his unexpected death. Now, with the company nearing 75 years in the barbecue business, Dickey decided it was time to focus on philanthropic pursuits. That’s why she’s founded Barbecue, Boots & Badges, an organization that gives back to families of fallen
law enforcement officers and officers or departments in need. “There are not a lot of organizations out there that help the police,” she said. “When police or law enforcement have a tragedy or death, the fellow officers pull money out of their own pockets.” Founded just last fall, the organization received its 501(c)3 status rather quickly and got right to work. As seems appropriate for the cause, Barbecue, Boots & Badges takes on projects on a caseby-case basis. Most recently, the nonprofit provided fresh flow-
ers for fallen officers’ graves for a number of holidays at the Garden of Honor at Restland Funeral Home and Cemetery. Dallas police made the request on behalf of the families of the fallen officers, and a ceremony was held on Memorial Day. “Considering what the widows have been through or endured, this was something where we all came together to acknowledge their loss to recognize what those officers meant to them and to us,” Sgt. Demetrick Pennie said. “That’s the overar-
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C OM M U N I T Y BR I E FS Annual Fourth of July Festivities Planned The Park Cities Rotary Club will host its annual parade and family festival on July 4, with the parade beginning at 9 a.m. near Highland Park Town Hall. The route will wind through the Park Cities to Goar Park, adjacent to University Park City Hall, where the festival gets underway about 9:30 a.m. The festival is free and includes food, music, and contests. The festivities also will include the Firecracker Fun Run at Curtis Park and a family bicycle contest at the former Park Cities YMCA site. For more information, call 214-987-5488.
HPDPS Mourns As Chief Dies Suddenly Highland Park Department of Public Safety chief Chris Vinson died suddenly on June 1 following complications from a heart surgery performed three days earlier. Vinson, a well-known member of the community, had been chief since February 2008. The FBI National Academy graduate had served in the department since 1983. “When you have a department with officers who stay for a long period of time, you really get to know each other,” HPDPS Sgt. Lance Koppa said. “That’s your family.”
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New Policy Aims For Pretty Porta-Potties On June 15, Highland Park’s building inspections department introduced a policy designed to clean up residential construction sites by requiring that all portable toilets in plain view from the street be concealed by a wooden screen on three sides.
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The policy will make an exception for mobile lavatories that are in the rear of the property. There’s no word yet on whether contractors will raise a stink. “Historically we’ve always gotten really good cooperation and compliance from our builders,” Koppa said. “I don’t see us having any problems with it just being a policy.”
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Matt Gaston, the lead pastor at University Park United Methodist Church, began a bicycle ride on June 10 that will last for 18 days and more than 1,000 miles. Gaston and others are riding from the Park Cities to Nashville, Tenn., to commemorate a new partnership between UPUMC and Project Transformation, a nonprofit that is relocating its headquarters to vacant space in the church building. The Pedal for PT event aims to raise funds for the move, and the journey will include stops at PT chapters in Denison and Oklahoma City. The goal is to raise $100,000.
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“The other category is a catch-all,” she said. “In The Art of Racing in the Rain, it never occurred to me that reincarnation could be an issue. I don’t want to make value judgments.” The site also includes links to other helpful reviews, and Culpepper wants to allow a comments section so people can share their own experiences. “Really, I am trying so hard to just be factual and be completely objective,” she said. “I have had people from two different extremes on this issue who have both, I think, looked at it skeptically and said this is good.” In general, Culpepper is steering clear of the “classics” everyone knows. She’s focusing
CONTINUED FROM 30 ching message, is that we still remember.” But Barbecue, Boots & Badges isn’t just about Dallas law enforcement in need — it has already accepted other projects across the country. Dickey also attended the Police Week Honor Guard Competition in Washington, D.C. — where Dickey’s provided barbecue for the entire event — and also attended a memorial service for all fallen officers in the past year. “It was really moving for me to see these people who came,” said Dickey, who spent eight years as a Dallas County commissioner. The organization also held an event in Minneapolis to build partnerships and has provided hotel rooms near a hospital for family members of a wounded officer in California. Right now, the organization is raising funds for projects through partnerships, private donors, and one other thing — potato chips.
They are: 1. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein 2. Little Brother by Cory Doctorow 3. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini 4. The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay 5. The Working Poor by David K. Shipler The list can be found at hphsweb.hpisd.org under “Academic Departments.” on the contemporary titles — say, ones that have stirred controversy in the past year. “It’s very surprising to see the broad spectrum of opinions of people you would have assumed were on the same page, pardon the pun,” she said. “It was impressive that the community was able to have very strong, contrary opinions and still be civil and respectful. It was a good civics lesson for the kids.” This school year, Culpepper will have a freshman and a junior at HPHS. She admits that she usually uses her children’s reading lists as her own. “Honestly, if I do this and no one looks at it, the worst thing that happens is I read a bunch of great books,” she said.
“Last year, Dickey’s invented a potato chip,” she said. “Every store around the country has a rack of Dickey’s potato chips, and every bag sold goes to Barbecue, Boots & Badges.” The chips come in three flavors: barbecue (obviously), jalapeno, and original. Diners can also donate by scanning the QR code found on each table in the company’s 508 restaurants nationwide. The organization will continue to give in two ways: through grants and through an emergency fund. Families or law enforcement can apply for a grant depending on their needs or seek the organization’s help in emergencies. All of this effort boils down to the ultimate goal — to honor officers. “We’re very appreciative of Mrs. Dickey’s philanthropy and even acknowledging that this is a significant issue,” Pennie said. “She asked to talk to us about what our officers needed. That was important to us and has opened up a door for us as officers.”
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Not Everyone Celebrates Freedom
uly is our month dedicated to celebrating freedom; it’s when school kids and teachers are on break, when a significant part of the population chooses to take a vacation, often to one of our national parks to see our landmarks. It’s the Fourth of July, when President John Adams declared that the commemoration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence should be “solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other.” He forgot the watermelon, barbecue, and beer, but as a renowned quaffer of ale, no doubt he would have approved of our celebrations today. Whatever our faults and differences, and they are hurled at us 24/7 in our age of incessant telecommunications. A whole lot of the planet would still like to pour into our land to experience what we Americans so often take for granted: the freedom to complain, to get furious with our government, to make as much money or seek as much celebrity as we can think up, the freedom to reproduce at will, the freedom to read anything we can lay our hands on, to dress and dance with abandon, and to worship (or not) pretty much as we please. The list goes on and on, despite our increased rules and regulations. So why then did the Catholic and Episcopal churches in Dallas recently host the first-ever Symposium on Human Trafficking, #StopSlaveryDallas? Say what? We have slavery in Dallas, in Texas, in this country 150-plus years after the end of the Civil War? Surely this is the hyperbole of the media today. Nope. Human trafficking is not to be confused with illegal immigrants coming across our
LEN BOURLAND borders after paying “mules” to sneak them across the Rio Grande. Human trafficking is a couple of things, but it is defined as “ongoing exploitation through force, fraud and coercion.” It is involuntary servitude to terrified, marginalized men, women, and children being held against their will often hiding in plain sight. The mayor, police, immigration attorneys, and clergy addressed an overflow crowd in this first consciousness-raising effort this spring. The first category of slaves is the foreign workers seeking paid, advertised work opportunities that are bogus. Instead they are herded into offsite cheap, usually unsanitary housing, then beaten, starved, and intimidated into working menial agricultural jobs without ever seeing their promised money. They have had their papers confiscated, are threatened with harm to family, or threats of prison without any knowledge of their rights or language skills to question. They are trapped without hope. Many die. Bill Bernstein, co-chair of Freedom Network USA, identified several other groups. Some migrant workers — upon discovery that the jobs for which they applied were merely bait for servitude — may be forced to work as nannies or manicurists also without being paid, having their paperwork taken away, and similarly threatened. Begin to peruse the places you frequent and ask questions. One example given was of a boys choir from Zambia that performed
around town but was locked into deplorable facilities by its sponsor, had its funds confiscated, and was threatened with harm to family members back home, then physically assaulted if the choristers complained. Another example given was of an exterminator in a home who noticed a woman hiding in the shadows. He called police, who later rescued an enslaved nanny from Indonesia. A third group of those in peonage are Americans, mostly girls, sold into prostitution to support their drug habits or for money in low-income areas. Jeanne Phillips, a former U.S. ambassador and an advocate for New Friends New Life, estimates as many as 432 children a night are on the streets. There is a call to action to develop a symbol for faith-based organizations that would signal to anyone who is being violated that he or she could come in for rescue. Then there is the sickest of all criminals: those who transport enslaved foreign children in vans from transient motels and cheap apartments from town to town, forcing them to engage in sex acts from those recruited from porn sites on the Internet. These children, from as far away as Southeast Asia, are either abducted or sold by their families and have no language skills when smuggled in. It is estimated that there are anywhere from 25-35 million people on the planet who are in slavery. Some are in Dallas. They are in Texas. They are in our country in the shadows of the free. These are not illegal immigrants seeking citizenship. These are enslaved people in dark places in need of more than the illumination of fireworks. So while we enjoy our holiday, let us remember why we were founded. There is work to be done in the land of the free.
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Whether you prefer the excitement of an afternoon on jet skis or a quiet evening watching the sunset over water, a lakeside retreat offers unlimited opportunities to gather friends and family to create lasting memories. 2951 Colonels Row The ultimate Possum Kingdom Lake retreat is located on one of the most popular and exclusive areas on the peninsula. This private home offers panoramic views of the lake, a covered patio, main level deck, 2nd level balcony, floating dock w lift and tanning deck. Listed by John Zimmerman for $1,095,000 1052 Bluff Creek Point Architectural masterpiece set on 1.2 scenic acres in prestigious Sportsmans World (home to famous Hell’s Gate) provides ultimate lakefront escape with best views of Possum Kingdom Lake. Enjoy rustic elegance w-soaring ceilings & fireplace, huge windows, gorgeous décor. Listed by Nanette and Brian Luker for $3,200,000 230 PR 5944 Enjoy this fun retreat on Texas’ best bass fishing, Lake Fork, featuring waterfront acreage with an automated boat house and dock. A beautifully designed threebedroom home has a 40-foot screened loggia with fireplace to watch the sunsets. Listed by Donald Peterson for $590,000 President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. For more information see briggsfreeman.com.
This Classic Georgian traditional home at 4025 Amherst Avenue is in the center of the coveted City of University Park, only 15 minutes to downtown Dallas, five minutes to SMU and in the exemplary Highland Park Independent School District. This fabulous home has been meticulously maintained and features the highest quality craftsmanship throughout. The soaring ceilings and elegant moldings add to the warmth and elegance of the Georgian design. The home features a center hall plan design with a large dining room with bay window, large formal living with gorgeous fireplace, and the den offers an additional fireplace, walk-in wet bar and a wall of windows to the backyard. The white, bright kitchen has a 15-foot center island, abundant cabinetry and all stainless-steel appliances. The four bedrooms and game room are on the second level. The master suite has ample room for a separate seating area in addition to a spa-like bath. This is a classic, elegant home for the sophisticated buyer. To learn more about this property, visit www. alliebeth.com. To arrange a viewing of the property, contact Listing Agent Brenda Sandoz by calling (214) 202-5300 or emailing Brenda.Sandoz@alliebeth.com.
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The home at 6739 Lupton Drive is listed Traci Hummel for $2,599,000. It is always a good day when you find a deal on a home you only dreamed of living in. Here are three homes in great neighborhoods whose price has been reduced. 4331 Lorraine Avenue On one of the French streets in Highland Park, find a 1928 English Tudor-style home, designed by the renowned architects of Highland Park Village. Standing on an oversized lot, this home was extensively remodeled with a new kitchen, baths and pool. Listed by Tom Hughes and Seth Pogoloff for $3,399,000 6739 Lupton Drive Inside this French-style home find repurposed flooring from an Italian church. The five-bedroom Preston Hollow home has a stone exterior and a stone fireplace in the living room. Two sets of French doors open to a covered outdoor living area. Listed by Traci Hummel for $2,599,000 5102 Homer Street Enter this renovated Tudor home in trendy Knox Henderson through a glass front door set in a rock entry. Inside find top-of-the-line finishes and a well-equipped kitchen. French doors open to a pool, covered patio and outdoor fireplace. Listed by Margo Bentsen for $699,000 President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. Visit www.Briggsfreeman.com.
Everyone knows Terry Bradshaw as one of the nation’s best quarterbacks having won four Super Bowl titles and was inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. What most people don’t know is that Bradshaw is also an accomplished rancher. The Fox Sports broadcaster has built a pristine 744-acre ranch an hour north of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.On what he calls his sanctuary from his hectic schedule, Bradshaw raises cattle, horses and hogs. The ranch is listed by Bernie Uechtritz and Angie Nelson for $10.8 million. On the ranch is an 8,600-square-foot home, built in rustic style. It has six bedrooms and eight baths with tall ceilings, large fireplaces, tiled floors and wood paneling under a green roof. The outdoor patio is more than 1,000 square feet and has a kitchen and bar, a fireplace and a fire pit. There is also a pool and a two-story dog house. For the horses there is a four-stall stallion barn, a 20-stall show barn, a 50-stall mare barn with a laboratory and office and a large covered arena. President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. Visit ranch.briggsfreeman.com.
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The contemporary home a 6305 Tulip is listed by Becky Frey for $2,395,000. With striking luxury and superb privacy, one Preston Hollow contemporary offers an elegant backdrop for a lifetime of making memories. Custom built by renowned Sharif Munir Custom Homes, 6305 Tulip Lane impresses from the very start. A modern glass entry leads to an art collector’s dream, with museum quality walls, an impressive contemporary staircase and appealing natural lighting. Open to the living area and viewing the beautiful landscaping, the kitchen offers the most outstanding appliances including a six-burner cooktop, double ovens, built-in microwave, warming oven as well as dual sinks and dishwashers. Retreat to the master suite, secluded in its own enclave. Serene views line the walls through floor-toceiling glass walls. An adjacent study offers a home office or library with built-in shelves, cabinets and counter space. Upstairs, additional bedrooms each have their own private bath and walk-in closet. A large living area with wet bar with sink, refrigerator and icemaker creates a great secondary entertaining space. The backyard includes a full outdoor kitchen, wood-burning fireplace, covered patio and pool with water feature and spa. Listed by Becky Frey for $2,395,000 President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. Briggsfreeman.com.
The one-story, three-bedroom home at 6622 Desco Drive (6622desco.daveperrymiller.com) is on a luscious treed lot in the heart of Preston Hollow. Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s Martha & McKamy Tiner are offering the property for $1,095,000. Built in 1952, the 3,700-square-foot home underwent a complete remodel and expansion 10 years ago that makes it perfect for an indoor-outdoor lifestyle thanks to a third living room with a tile floor, a wet bar, and a vaulted ceiling with multiple skylights. Augmented by a study and a full bath, the room opens to the poolside deck and expansive backyard via a set of French doors. The property has a pair of two-car garages. One is attached to the main house, while the other is under the guest quarters. The latter garage is temperature-controlled, so certain buyers may use it as a workshop or art studio. To schedule a showing, contact McKamy Tiner at 214354-6903 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is an Ebby Halliday Company with five locations that specialize in marketing the Park Cities, Preston Hollow, Uptown, Lakewood, East Dallas, and Kessler Park. Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and Luxury Portfolio International.
The sensational home on the greenway at 5334 Waneta Drive (5334waneta.daveperrymiller.com) was taken to the studs and expanded in 2008 by noted designer Tony Horton. Providing a superb blend of traditional and transitional, the home features modern amenities while preserving classic Greenway Parks character. Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s Stephen Collins is offering the property for $1,995,000. This four-bedroom home is oozing with charm throughout its 5,281 square feet. Most of the interior doorways are arched and wide, setting up a seamless flow from one room to the next. Hardwood floors, white cabinetry, and art lighting are consistent design elements. Updated wiring, plumbing, and HVAC systems, a standing-seam metal roof, and an oversized garage were all part of the 2008 project. Stephen Collins has consistently been a companywide top producer during his 33 years in real estate, closing more than $1.1 billion in sales. To schedule a showing, contact him at 469-774-9749 or steve@ daveperrymiller.com. Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is an Ebby Halliday Company with five locations that specialize in marketing the Park Cities, Preston Hollow, Uptown, Lakewood, East Dallas, and Kessler Park. Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and Luxury Portfolio International.
Sip your morning coffee on your lakefront porch at 2951 Colonels Row. Listed by John Zimmerman for $1,095,000.
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Many are looking to stay in established neighborhoods such as the Park Cities, Devonshire and along the Katy Trail. They’re buying or building smaller homes, sometimes in areas zoned for zero-lot lines, but they insist on favorite amenities like wine storage, designer finishes and outdoor living. Smart-sizers want at least three bedrooms and a media/game room so that the grandchildren can come to visit. Those craving a new adventure are also moving up to vertical neighborhoods in the city center. These midrise and high-rise homes come with great views and concierge amenities such as valet and car service and onsite fitness centers, yoga studios and meeting rooms. Whether looking for a new home in a familiar place or a whole new change of scenery, an expert agent can help you sort through the options and choose the best home for the next phase of life.
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ood photographer Claire McCormack Hogan has an impressive list of clientele—The Ritz Carlton, FIJI Water, The Superbowl XLV, and Southern Living, to name a few. But no matter the name or brand, she treats every client with the highest honor. “Working as a chef is a vulnerable career—they pour their lives into creating food and are subject to so much criticism,” Hogan says. “It is an honor to be trusted to tell their stories well and to capture the beauty of their work.”
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Only six months after Hogan graduated from the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University, she quit her stable PR job to pursue a more hands-on and creative venture. And within two and a half years, Hogan had built a network of New From Dallas to Fort Worth, New York and L.A. food photographer York editors and designers who trusted her enough to Claire McCormack Hogan translates delicious food from plate to photo. follow when she launched out on her own. Today, Hogan attributes her success in the business to the clients, designers, and artists who first took a chance and gave Hogan opportunities as a young photographer. But I don’t think they were doing her any favors. Hogan is relational, creative, hardworking, and talented: Who wouldn’t want to work with such a photographer?
In fact, the Dallas-Ft. Worth area has more restaurants per capita than any other city in the United States. And, similar to New York, Dallas also has the resources to value such a luxurious craft as food photography. And yet the industry of food photographers remains small. It’s why when a restaurant gets the chance to work with Hogan, they come back for seconds.
From the beginning of her career, Hogan was inspired by chef’s who felt that food was their art. “The artist in me loved being in an industry and niche market that was working with chef’s who loved what they were creating,” Hogan says. And to find such artistry not in Soho but in her hometown was remarkable.
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6305 Tulip Lane | $2,395,000 Beauty is captured in timeless appeal. Custom built by Sharif Munir is this extraordinary contemporary in the heart of Preston Hollow designed for extreme privacy, natural light and ultimate entertaining. The home commands presence with pristine landscaping and architectural brilliance.Visit beckyfrey.com for more.
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Bryan Garvey is in his fifth season competing in organized rally races in desert locales including Mexico and South America.
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People Newspapers Bryan Garvey doesn’t care about driving on pavement or going in circles. He’d rather traverse desert dunes and navigate weather-related obstacles. The Park Cities entrepreneur has had a lifelong passion for off-road racing that he’s only recently begun to realize as a frequent competitor in international rally races. “I’ve always had an interest in it,” Garvey said. “It’s not just a pavement event. The terrain changes all the time, and every corner is different.” The enthusiasm for the sport stems from Garvey’s childhood, when his father restored cars as a hobby. As a teenager, he worked as a mechanic in his father’s shop, and later started a fabrication business of his own. These days, Garvey is the president of
Garvey and navigator Roger Franz were second in the prestigious Dakar event. Corbet Design + Build, a Dallas construction firm he started about 12 years ago. But several weeks each year, he’s far removed from the office life behind the wheel of an open-cockpit “buggy” with a navigator at his side. “It’s not about the money,” Garvey said. “It’s about the challenge and proving to yourself that you can do it. It’s about pushing myself. The bigger the challenge, the more it excites me.” Garvey is in his fifth season of organized racing. He essentially taught him-
self after befriending a fellow driver in Nevada who has land on which to practice. Garvey typically races in multi-day “baja” events in Mexico, racing four of those in the past six months. His success led to a breakthrough opportunity in January, when a foreign team hired Garvey to drive a car in the Dakar, a two-week event in January that started in Chile and meandered through South America. One day, he became stuck in silt, had four flat tires, and didn’t wrap up until 4 a.m. Such challenges are common. Yet despite his relative inexperience, Garvey persevered. “You have to cross the Andes four times, and the temperature on Day 2 got up to 122 degrees. Every day, we had some kind of mechanical failure we had to fix,” Garvey said. “It’s a very small percentage that actually finish, and we were second in our class.” While fame and fortune aren’t likely, Garvey said racing teaches lessons about endurance and mental toughness that have carried over to everyday life. “When you go down and race in the Baja and have 30 near-misses, I come back more driven at work and at home,” he said. “It puts me in a better place.”
Nancy Jeffett had lured the best women’s tennis players in the world to Dallas with a promise of unprecedented prize money. The trouble was, she didn’t know if she could pull it off. “I told them I was going to give them $40,000, and I didn’t have a penny of it,” Jeffett recalled. “It was pretty gutsy when I Nancy look back on it. They Jeffett believed in me. They had no guarantees that I would produce.” She did produce, thanks to a friend at Dallas Country Club who talked 200 of his friends into donating $250 apiece into the pot for the winner of the Maureen Connolly Brinker Cup in the early 1960s. It came during a time when women’s tennis wasn’t anywhere near the level it is today, in terms of fame or fortune. And it was Jeffett’s gamble more than 50 years ago that helped pave the way for Martina Navratilova, Serena Williams, and other future superstars who helped define the women’s game. In July, the Greenway Parks resident will join many of those great players as an inductee into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I. She started as a player in her native St. Louis, but her career didn’t last long despite her ranking as the 10th best junior player in the world during the 1940s. Instead, she focused her attention behind the scenes, giving women opportunities in the sport that didn’t exist at the time, both locally and internationally. As a tournament organizer, Jeffett founded both the Brinker event and the Virginia Slims of Dallas, which was a regular stop on the pro tour for more than a decade and became a premier social event. “That tournament was the first big
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SP O RTS women’s event in the United States,” Jeffett said. “There were men who told me I couldn’t make it happen.” When Navratilova came to the United States from her native Czechoslovakia at age 16, she played Jeffett’s tournament before any others. And in addition to organizing the first women’s event for prize money, she also was the first to put matches on television. At first, Jeffett operated the tournament from her garage apartment. By the end of its run, when it became more difficult to raise the funding through sponsopships, she was able to sell the tour slot for $1 million to a Japanese group trying to expand the sport there. In her heyday, Jeffett ran tournaments all over the world. She was a longtime Wightman Cup and Federation Cup chair and captain of the United States team. “She was a pioneer,” said longtime friend Betty Harlan. “Nancy could sell anything. She has done more to start up women’s tennis than anybody.” Perhaps her most noteworthy accomplishment was starting the Maureen Connolly Brinker Foundation in honor of her close friend who died of cancer in 1969. Although the pro tournament that bears Brinker’s name is defunct, the foundation still runs the prestigious “Little Mo” junior tournament each year in Dallas that has become a stepping stone for such high-profile players as Andy Roddick and Sloane Stephens. “We decided to do everything that we could to carry on the mission,” Jeffett said. “She never saw what we did. I know she would be proud. We’ve had so much fun doing it.” Jeffett has become friends over the years with some of the top women’s players in the world, even inviting many of them to her home when they were in town. She has been an advocate in recent years for gender equality in terms of prize money at major tournaments. Even though she’s slowed down at age
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Greenway Parks resident Nancy Jeffett has helped the careers of some of the biggest names in women’s tennis. 87, Jeffett still travels to tournaments when she can, and otherwise follows the results closely on television. It’s reflective of her passion for the game that’s still as lively as ever, and the reason for receiving the sport’s highest honor. “I love the game,” she said, “and it’s been a great part of my life.” CAREER MILESTONES
As a player, she was ranked No. 10 in the world in USTA girls singles
Co-founded the Maureen Connolly Brinker Tennis Foundation
Founded the Virginia Slims Tournament of Dallas, which ran until 1989
Began a 10-year stint as chairman of the U.S. Federation Cup team
Inducted into the Texas Tennis Hall of Fame
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Knost, Gribble Starting To See Green on Tour Golfers with local ties get Nelson lift By Todd Jorgenson
People Newspapers Colt Knost might have been disappointed with his finish at the Byron Nelson Championship, but he had plenty of reasons to smile during the weekend. In front of a healthy gallery of supporters, Knost, a University Park resident and former SMU standout, tied for 10th place at his hometown PGA Tour event in late May. He carded a final-round 68 to finish at 10-under par for the tournament, tying him with five other players. Knost had three bogeys on the 18th hole in four rounds and eight overall, including three straight to open the third round. Still, he tallied 18 birdies, including six each in the second and third rounds. The final round at the TPC Four Seasons in Las Colinas marked the best finish for Knost in nine tries at the Byron Nelson. He has been cut six times. He earned a six-figure paycheck, and the finish matches his best on tour since 2012, when he twice finished third.
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Former Highland Park standout Cody Gribble made the cut during his first appearance at the Byron Nelson Championship in May. Gribble made the initial cut after the second round, but was one of a handful of players eliminated prior to the final round. Gribble finished in a tie for 78th place and shot his best round on Friday with a 66. He has been a journeyman on the Web.com tour this season after toiling on the Latin American tour in 2014. Prior to that, Gribble was teammates with Jordan Spieth on a national championship
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