DISTRICT 13 CANDIDATES DEBATE PRESTON HOLLOW DEVELOPMENT 6
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HOLDING A DEBATE IS HARD TO DO
n the suggestion of Wick Allison, my boss and D Magazine’s chairman and CEO, we at Preston Hollow People decided to host a debate between Councilwoman Jennifer Staubach Gates and former Dallas mayor Laura Miller. Naively, I thought this would be simple. In theory, it was: Bring Gates and Miller together so voters in District 13, which is a good portion of our readership, could hear from the candidates first hand. The event would be good visibility for the paper and an extension of the coverage we have been providing on the subjects at the forefront of the district race: Preston Center, Northwest Highway, and Preston intersection development. It’s no secret these topics have become a bit contentious. Through some counsel I sought from the events and marketing team at our sister publication D Magazine (they have loads of experience with events and more specifically this type of event), we determined it would be best to use an online registration so we could track and manage our numbers. We chose a venue based on location (a church in Preston Hollow) and on what we estimated would be plenty of capacity. How wrong could we have been? In less than 48 hours the event was sold out, so I reached out to the church
about adding more chairs in wings of the sanctuary to increase our number f rom the PAT M A R T I N original 180. It turns out WAY more than 250 people wanted to attend. We received panicked urgent messages from folks saying, “We can’t RSVP; we NEED to be there.” And of course, I had a conversation or two with the candidates who had heard f rom constituents that weren’t able to get tickets. I even heard a rumor that the “Free” tickets were being offered for sale at $50 each on Nextdoor, the neighborhood social media platform. At press time we were a little over a week out from the event and were working to secure a much larger venue with more than twice the capacity, and my hope is everyone that wants to attend can. The lesson for me here, don’t underestimate our communities’ level of engagement. Then again, maybe readers just want to witness a good fight.
Pat Martin, Publisher email@example.com
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4 April 2019 | prestonhollowpeople.com
S KU L D U G G E RY of the MONTH
CRIME REPORT FEB. 3 - MARCH 10 FEB. 4 Scary stuff for the workers at the 7-Eleven at Preston Forest Square on Feb. 4: Two robbers entered the store at 12:39 a.m., brandished handguns, and demanded cash from the cashier. FEB. 5 A 65-year-old man was verbally threatened with bodily injury sometime before 10:05 a.m. at Inwood Village.
Construction workers beware, as two pieces of heavy machinery have been reported stolen recently. Thieves took a Bobcatbrand loader after midnight Feb.24 from a construction site in the 6800 block of Orchid Lane, and a jackhammer before 10:02 a.m. March 8 from a work site in the 9000 block of Midway Road.
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FEB. 7 Reported at 12:46 p.m.: Someone punched out the door lock and drilled the ignition of a vehicle parked at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas Love Field on Northwest Highway on Feb. 6 but failed to steal the vehicle. Talk about stubborn: A patron of Toni & Guy at NorthPark Center refused to pay for the services received at 2:42 p.m. FEB. 9 A 33-year-old woman at a restaurant at the Lovers Lane Shopping Center reported at 11:01 p.m. that she had been the victim of harassing phone calls and text messages. FEB. 10 Who says there’s no such thing as a free breakfast? Apparently not the person who walked out of The Original Pancake House on Northwest Highway without paying sometime before 10:21 a.m. A homicide was reported sometime before 7:16 p.m. from the 9300 block of Mixon Drive. A 39-yearold man and 46-year-old woman were shot. She died. FEB. 13 Saint Bernard at Inwood Village reported a theft at 12:03 p.m. The shoplifter then fled in a vehicle. FEB. 18 Reported at 1:33 p.m.: A vehicle parked at the Preston Oaks Shopping Center was hit and no information left behind by the driver of the other vehicle.
FEB. 19 Reported at 7:17 a.m.: the personal information of a 53-year-old man who lives in the 11100 block of Eastview Circle was used by a crook to open a line of credit.
FEB. 27 Stolen after midnight: mirrors off a vehicle parked at a home in the 6100 block of Bandera Avenue. The theft was reported on March 5.
The front door of a residence at the 11000 block of Crestline Avenue was damaged sometime before 10:02 p.m.
Reported at 10:41 a.m.: Someone entered an unlocked home in the 6600 block of Northaven Road on Feb. 26 and stole property.
FEB. 21 One arrest in Dallas led to the discovery of several types of illegal drugs. A 28-year-old man was stopped in the 9700 block of Preston Road at 4:10 a.m. in possession of 3.4 grams of meth, 2.8 grams of heroin, 14 grams of Xanax, and 21.6 grams of marijuana. FEB. 22 Reported at 1 a.m.: the burglary of Sephora in Preston Royal Center. Reported at 10:37 a.m.: The rear window of a vehicle parked in the 3800 block of Northwest Highway was popped open, and the third-row seats were taken. FEB. 23 Reported at 10:36 a.m.: A handgun was stolen from inside a vehicle parked at the 6700 block of Chevy Chase Avenue. FEB. 24 Sometime after midnight, a vehicle was broken into, and a handgun was stolen at NorthPark Center. The theft was reported on Feb. 25. Reported at 5 a.m.: The Ulta in Preston Forest Village was broken into by breaking the glass. FEB. 25 A chilly encounter before 3:02 p.m. Feb. 25 at Braum’s Ice Cream and Dairy Store on Inwood Road led to a 25-year-old man’s phone getting thrown and damaged. FEB. 26 A resident of the 9000 block of Rockbrook Drive reported at 8:11 a.m. that an acquaintance was refusing to leave.
MARCH 2 An unwelcome visitor at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church on Inwood Road received a criminal trespass warning at 9:06 a.m. MARCH 3 Sometime after midnight, a vehicle parked in a garage at the 6100 block of Desco Drive was burglarized, according to a report made on March 4. MARCH 4 Car thieves dominated the March 4 police reports. Taken: a vehicle before 8:13 a.m. in the 4900 block of Harvest Hill Road, another before 8:47 a.m. in the 4300 block of Ridge Road, another before 10:47 a.m. in the 4300 block of Hockaday Drive, another before 12:30 p.m. in the 5100 block of Hanover Avenue, and another before 2:43 p.m. in the 6500 block of Pemberton Drive. Broken into and rummaged through before 4:18 p.m.: a vehicle parked in the 6400 block of Meadow Road. Nothing was reported stolen. MARCH 5 Reported at 10:29 a.m.: a 53-year-old woman’s cell phone was stolen while she was at Preston Center. MARCH 6 Stolen before 1:06 p.m.: a vehicle parked in the 4200 block of Alta Vista Lane. A reckless driver fled at 3:51 p.m. after a wreck in the 5400 block of Lovers Lane.
It was a tough two days for a 43-year-old Lewisville man who reported at 4:45 p.m. March 6 the theft of a vehicle from the 4700 block of Gulfstream Drive and then reported at 3:51 p.m. March 7 the theft of a vehicle from the 4800 block of the same street. MARCH 7 Sometimes your future’s not bright enough to justify shades. Arrested at 2 p.m.: a 31-year-old man accused of shoplifting from RayBan at NorthPark Center. MARCH 8 Stolen before 5:36 a.m.: a vehicle parked at apartments in the 3800 block of Northwest Highway. Arrested in the 6400 block of Meadow Road at 2:34 a.m.: A 50-year-old man for possession of methamphetamines, and two outstanding warrants. Reported at 5:42 p.m.: Flower pots were stolen on March 5 from a home in the 11000 block of Lawn Haven Road. MARCH 9 Stolen before 11:04 a.m.: a paper tag off a vehicle parked at apartments in the 6400 block of Park Lane. MARCH 10 Broken into overnight before 7:28 a.m.: Clotheshorse Anonymous at Preston Forest Shopping Center. Reported at 10:15 a.m. at the Market at Preston Forest: Dog bites woman — in this case, a 31-year-old f rom Sachse resident who received injuries to her stomach and right hand. Reported around 4:20 p.m.: the discharge of a firearm into the air and at a vehicle in the 6200 block of Desco Drive where many people were present. Reported at 6 p.m.: failure to leave information after striking a vehicle parked at Preston Royal.
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GATES, MILLER DEBATE DISTRICT 13 DEVELOPMENT
Early Voting Runs April 22-30 for May 4 Dallas City Council Elections By William Taylor People Newspapers
istrict 13 Dallas City Council candidates agree on this much: after fire destroyed the Preston Place Condos in 2017, debate over redevelopment at Northwest Highway and Preston Road changed. “New projects on the south side and new plans to replace the apartments behind the pink wall that were demolished by fire have created a contentious environment,” said Jennifer Staubach Gates, who is seeking her fourth term on the council. Her opponent, former mayor Laura Miller, has accused Gates of using the fire as an excuse to disavow the Northwest Highway and Preston Road Area Plan the Dallas City Council had unanimously approved only a couple of months before and to make room for much higher density levels than the plan supported. Miller served on the task force that authored the plan and said she is running, in part, because if Gates gets a fourth and final term, there would be no way to hold the council member accountable for any inappropriate, neighborhood-threatening zoning changes that might get approved. Gates has contended that she is seeking appropriate zoning as well as a fair process where everyone gets a voice and where long-term success is possible. If the response to a planned debate presented by Preston Hollow People is any indication, interest in this race is high. Two days after an announcement about the March 28 event went up online, reservations for it were all booked up. At press time, newspaper staff was looking to arrange for a larger venue. Tim Rogers, editor of our sister publication D Magazine, will moderate the 7 p.m. debate. Watch our website and social media accounts for updates as well as continuing coverage of the election. Staff is preparing to live stream the debate on Facebook.
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JENNIFER STAUBACH GATES District 13 council member (2013-present) What is your platform and how will it address District 13’s biggest issues? For the last six years, I have represented our community on the Dallas City Council. Working together with homeowners, neighborhood leaders, community stakeholders, and city leaders, I have delivered proven results for our community on important issues like preserving our police pension, improving our streets, investing in infrastructure and even rooting out corruption. I’ve earned a reputation for doing my homework, listening to all sides and being a collaborative consensus builder. And, I’ve maintained a steady focus on improving basics, including delivering $550 million in new street improvements, and I’ll continue to make basics a priority. How would you grade your record of elected service? During the last six years, I have worked to bring people together to provide proven results for our community on important issues like preserving our police pension, improving our streets, investing in infrastructure, and even rooting out corruption. I have earned a reputation for doing my homework, listening to all sides, and being a collaborative consensus builder, and I will continue to do so. What makes you the better choice in this election to represent District 13 going forward? Personality and style matters when it comes to effectiveness and ability to get things done. I have a track record of collaborating, working hard, and effective relative leadership championing neighborhoods and the city as a whole. I also maintained a very strong relationship with city leadership, and especially leaders from the Police and Fire Departments. Even during very tough pension negotiations, we maintained an honest, direct relationship based on mutual respect, and I’m the only candidate in this race with the ability to maintain that type of relationship with our first responders.
LAURA MILLER Mayor (2002-2007) Council member (Oak Cliff area, 1998-2002) What is your platform and how will it address District 13’s biggest issues? For the past six years, homeowners and small businesses in District 13 have been under siege by overly dense, inappropriate developments being pushed by our city councilwoman with no regard to our significant traffic, parking, and pedestrian problems. I’m all for balanced development, but it must make sense for the people who are left to live with the results. I am also increasingly disappointed with the condition of our streets, especially since fixing potholes was a major focus of mine when I was mayor. I feel our Dallas police need the help and appreciation of our citizens, and I have spent the last year focused on decreasing homelessness in our city, which I plan on continuing to pursue on the City Council. How would you grade your record of elected service? A. What makes you the better choice in this election to represent District 13 going forward? I have a vision for District 13. Instead of just approving every rifle-shot project that a developer dreams up, with no attention paid to how it fits into the surrounding neighborhood, I will create great new urban spaces that encourage people to get outside, walk, bike, rollerblade, jog, stroll, eat, drink and play. Nobody can walk to retail or restaurants anywhere in our district due to a lack of vision and planning. There are thousands of beautiful homes in my district west of Midway, but not one attractive, family-friendly retail destination location in that area for people to gather. As mayor, I brought out-of-town urban designers to Dallas to redesign the Trinity River from a road project to a lakes and river project; likewise, I convinced Forest City Enterprises out of Cleveland to completely renovate the historic Mercantile Bank complex in downtown Dallas to become one of downtown’s hottest residential projects.
8 April 2019 | prestonhollowpeople.com
Preparing Texas For Dramatic Population Growth?
SMU-grad Luce, Texas 2036 work to tackle educational, employment challenges By Tim Glaze
People Newspapers Can Texas absorb the ongoing and projected population boom? That’s the question Texas 2036 is tackling. The details of Texas 2036 - a long-term plan to sustain Texas as the “best place to live and do business” through the state’s bicentennial and beyond - are still in the works. Tom Luce, an SMU-alum and member of the Library of Congress Board, is championing the project. Luce spoke about Texas 2036 in February at the Ruth Sharp Altshuler Tocqueville Society luncheon, a United Way of Metropolitan Dallas event honoring past recipients of the SMU Erik Jonsson Award for individuals who “epitomize the spirit of public virtue.” Luce won the award in 2004.
You cannot see the wolf. But the wolf is around the corner. Tom Luce Luce founded Texas 2036 with the idea of preparing for population growth, which has been forecasted to increase 40 percent in Texas by 2036. Texas would need to add 4.5 million to 7.8 million new jobs by 2036 to maintain existing employment rates, he said.
Texas 2036, a nonprofit formed in 2016, uses data and strategic planning to help Texans make decisions about the state’s future. Visit texas2036.org to see data, news, and opportunities to get involved.
FROM LEFT: Jennifer Sampson, Tom Luce, and Margaret Spellings. The project’s website, Texas2036.org, is regularly updated with the newest data, news, information, state public policy, and other information. Other goals of the project include seeking changes in six key areas: education and workforce, government performance, health and human services, infrastructure, natural resources, and safety and judgment. Job growth and education top the list, Luce said. “Today, only 21 percent of all high school graduates in Texas complete 14 years of ed-
ucation,” Luce said. “In 2036, if you only complete high school, you are destined to a minimum wage job. And if 80 percent of our population only qualifies for a minimum wage job, this economy will not work, period. “You cannot pay enough taxes to make up for that difference. It’s pure economics.” Margaret Spellings, who joined Luce as a panelist during the luncheon, said growing the job market is “putting the money where our mouths are.” “So if we say that everybody needs 14
years of education or more to participate in the American dream, our economy, are we powering up our first-dollar investments around a goal like that? We’re not,” she said. Luce said he has made serving Dallas and the state of Texas his life’s work. After receiving his law degree from SMU, he started his own law firm that centered on multibillion mergers and litigation. His public service has included work on various commissions, including Cancer Prevention and Research Institute and Education Commission of the States. He has also founded and led nonprofits such as Just For Kids, National Math and Science Initiative, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, and the Texas Business and Education Coalition. Preventing a loss of jobs and a drop in state economy is his current focus. “You cannot see the wolf,” he said. “But the wolf is around the corner. If you will act now, you can do something about it that will not disrupt society and will not disrupt lives if we’re just proactive.”
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Couple Champions Student Success Cristo Rey Dallas celebrates partnership By Bianca R. Montes People Newspapers
A cooperative education program at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri gave John Stephens a foundation for all of the opportunities in his career, including his current role as senior executive vice president and chief financial officer at AT&T. The program, which allows students to earn academic credit for paid work experience, gave him a path to attend college – a way to pay for an education his family could not have otherwise afforded. “It provided insights into an experience with a professional workplace; insights and experience that I couldn’t have acquired without the program,” the Preston Hollow resident said. Stephens and his wife, Michele Stephens, were recently honored with the second annual Ignite Award at the Cristo Rey Dallas CEO Breakfast for championing a similar program at the South Dallas school. Cristo Rey Dallas board chair David Moran said the Stephens had provided opportunity and inspirations for school’s students. Michele Stephens has served as the heart of the school since it opened in 2015 as a committed supporter of both faculty and staff, and volunteering as a mentor to students, Moran said. John Stephens has given guidance and support for both with capital efforts and as an advocate in the community, Moran said. AT&T
Michele and John Stephens now employs 16 students the school’s corporate work-study partnership, which allows the students to earn more than 65 percent of the cost of their own education. Stephens stressed to the more than 180 attendees at the award breakfast the importance of being involved with the program. “These students are the future of Dallas – the future business leaders and elected officials who will also form the future families of Dallas – so they are important to all of us,” he said. “For businesses, these students are our future employees, customers, business suppliers, and partners, so assisting in their development now makes great business sense today and for our future.”
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COUPLES’ PERFECT MATCH: A QUINTESSENTIAL TUDOR
See Hurleys’ renovated house, three other homes on historic society tour HOME TOUR
Ted and Camillia Shoemaker COURTESY PHOTOS
This 1924 fieldstone Tudor at 3615 Cornell Ave. is one of the earliest residential projects by Marion Fooshee and James Cheek, the architects for Highland Park Village.
Jack and Kate LaGere Built in 1928, the LaGeres are only the fourth family to occupy this eclectic Tudor home situated at 3524 Saint Johns Drive The homeowners appreciated the possibilities this project presented for implementing their vision to redesign and preserve a classic. BIANCA R. MONTES
TOP: By 1918, noted Dallas architect, Hal Thomson, had finished work on this rare jewel among Dallasarea residences. BELOW: Homeowner Elizabeth Hurley stands in her entryway.
By Bianca R. Montes People Newspapers
ydney and Elizabeth Hurley almost gave up on purchasing an old Tudor-style home in the Park Cities. In fact, they did. After nearly three years of searching for the perfect home – losing out on a couple of possibilities – the couple purchased a plot of land and decided to build from the ground up. Then their phone rang. A real estate agent informed them a 1918 home designed by Dallas architect Hal Thomson was about to go on the market. Located on the prestigious Gillon Avenue on more than half an acre, Elizabeth Hurley said she agreed to view the home, “but we had to be the first one in.” Bedecked with windows that allow light to fill just about every room, the character and charm of the nearly 9,000-square-foothome captivated the Hurleys. “I remember walking in, and
I just fell in love with it,” Elizabeth Hurley said from her living room, where a collection of Eastern European paintings serves as a supreme reflection of the couple’s “traditional with a twist” style aesthetic. “I could see our family in it – it just felt like our family belonged.” While the home’s interior once had more of a French vibe, Sydney Hurley said it wasn’t hard to take note of the home’s understated beauty. “The bones were there,” he said. There are fireplaces marked by famous carver Peter Mansbendel, and in a music room inspired by the first owner’s wife, a music director at The Hockaday School, the artist carved the brackets and busts of Bach and Beethoven in the walls. “They are things people don’t do today,” Sydney Hurley said. “To us, it made the house individually unique.” A prime example of the quint-
essential Tudor style design, other elements of the home includes random colored slate tiles, alternating window shapes, unique masonry details, and cast stone accents including quoins framing the front door. Gargoyles and a pair of 17th-century bronze lion statues acquired in Savannah sit in front. After a 15-month extensive renovation led by Dallas architect Robbie Fusch and Fort Worth interior designer Joe Minton, the Hurleys moved into their dream home 10 years ago. Except for the original hardwood floors and windows, every surface of the home was touched. The upstairs was utterly reconfigured, making the bedrooms bigger and the closets larger for their three daughters and son. The highlight of their renovation – stemmed from endless research of English manor homes – is a family room framed by beautiful pine paneling and soaring beams that spiral up a three-story vault.
Jim and Susan Murray Available records indicate the oldest home on the tour was completed in 1916. The residence at 3657 Stratford Ave. is a representative example of the Greek Revival architectural style.
IF YOU GO What: Distinguished Speaker Luncheon with Candace Evans When: April 10 Where: Brook Hollow Golf Club Tickets: $150 (pchps.org) What: Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society Home Tour When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 13 Tickets: $20 (online at pchps.org), $25 (at the door) What: Classic & Antique Car Show When: April 27 Where: Burleson Park Cost: Free
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Springtime is Diet Time When April flowers emerge, and grays and blacks and woolens of winter go into the closet, out come florals, cotton, sundresses, and more figure-revealing clothes. For those whose January LEN BOURLAND diets (Dryuary in my case) didn’t shed the magical five pounds, it’s time to consider a diet, yet again. Dieting has been big business since Vogue magazine started editorializing about it in the 1920s when cigarettes were touted as a way to curb the appetite. Most were on a forced diet in the Depression with food shortages, but the post-war boom heralded the grapefruit diet. The boring 1950s gave us the cabbage diet. Ugh! Americans began to fatten up in earnest with processed foods by the 1960s, and Weight Watchers was born. Enter the calorie count and diet food brands like Metrecal and Ayds, the appetite-suppressant candy. With the psychedelic age, diet pills could be found floating about along with Dr. Atkins’ low carb diet. The late 1970s gave us SlimFast, and the 1980s brought Jenny Craig and other branded diet foods. More support groups followed, went out of fashion, and re-entered fashion with Oprah and Fergie. The South Beach Diet had the Clintons on board. Raw food, the Paleo Diet, DASH, veganism, gluten-free diets ensued. Which to follow? Whole30’s not for me. It’s too stringent with no alcohol, or salt, or sugar, or peanut butter. How does a body live? The Mediterranean diet is recommended by my doctor but what they all include is less processed food, less sugar, more olive oil, and fresh veggies. I’m leaning toward the keto diet which is tons of fat and meat like bacon — yes, bacon — and cream and eggs but no carbs. Some alcohol is allowed – just no wine. So I’m giving wine up for Lent ( Just not vodka). Spinach omelets with cream cheese cooked in butter? Yes, just no toast or jelly. Always salad. There is no diet that excludes that. The old Vogue cheesecake diet from my college days would still work. If I don’t have a heart attack putting my body into ketosis (fat burning), I might get rid of some of the “hail damage” er, cellulite on my thighs before wading into the ocean. So that’s my April plan. At least for a while. Len Bourland can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
14 April 2019 | prestonhollowpeople.com
Mother, Daughter Face MS Diagnoses
Robertsons to receive courage award at Yellow Rose Gala
By Marissa Alvarado People Newspapers
S uzanne Rober tson and daughter, Janie, both went to Highland Park High School, both graduated from TCU, and both were diagnosed as young adults with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Both also receive substantial support f rom the men in their family – a family chosen to receive this year’s Dee Wynne Courage Award from the Yellow Rose Gala Foundation for MS Research. The foundation has raised millions of dollars for the research of MS, an unpredictable disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain and between the body. Suzanne was diagnosed in 1981 at age 22 during what she
calls “dark ages of MS” because neither she nor her doctors knew much about it. Janie was diagnosed this past year at age 32. “I had [drop] foot, my lip was drooping, my right side was pretty much worthless,” Suzanne said. She spent two weeks in the hospital. The doctors advised against having children, but Suzanne had two, John Malcolm III, aka Bud, and Janie. Last year, Janie awoke in the middle of the night extremely dizzy and unable to walk. Bud carried her to the car to go to the hospital where she stayed for five days, receiving two MRIs, a CT scan, and a spinal tap. The familiar diagnosis would follow. “I already had a game plan because I’ve seen a multiple sclerosis patient my whole life,” Janie said. Her boyf riend, Dakotah Richardson, visited her in the hospital similarly to how Suzanne’s husband, Malcolm, had in 1981. “Mom told me how she knew my dad was the one,” Janie said. “He was with her every day that she was in the hospital as was my boyfriend when I was in the hospital.” Janie met Dakotah while volunteering for the gala when he brought a donated shotgun from the store where he works.
FROM LEFT: Janie Robertson and her mother, Suzanne, can laugh now about their shared symptoms. “I thought he was going to be a crotchety old man selling a gun when he came up to the event,”
Janie said. “Two days later he asked me out on our first date.” Suzanne and Janie explained
I already had a game plan because I’ve seen a multiple sclerosis patient my whole life. Janie Robertson that “no MS patient is alike,” but the toughest part is the fatigue. “I stay caffeinated most of the day,” Suzanne said. “That helps a bit, but I don’t do anything after about 3 p.m. because sleep is too important.” Another obstacle Janie has
had to overcome is discrimination in the job market. “I utter the words, ‘I have multiple sclerosis,’ and they look at me like I have the plague,” Janie said. “It ’s disheartening because I want to be normal, I want to work again, and I still have plenty to offer.” Another thing mother and daughter have in common: a positive spirit. “We laugh about more stuff now,” Janie said, listing symptoms and other things that only they can relate to. “ You’d cr y if you didn’t laugh,” Suzanne said. Looking to the future, Janie said, “I would love to see a cure found. I definitely see that happening in my lifetime.”
I F YO U G O WHAT: Yellow Rose Gala: Paint the Town Yellow for a Cure! WHEN: 6 p.m. April 13 WHERE: Renaissance Dallas Hotel TICKETS: theyellowrose.org ABOUT: The Yellow Rose Gala Foundation, founded by Dee and Jimmy Wynne shortly after Dee’s diagnosis with MS, became a prominent Dallas social event, raising more than $5.75 million for research from 1986 to 2001. After Dee’s death in 2014, their children reestablished the foundation.
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WITH MARQUEZ HEALTHY, LONGHORNS HAVE PLAYOFF GOALS W.T. White senior plans to play soccer for UT-El Paso next year By Todd Jorgenson People Newspapers
illy Marquez might not have the strongest knees, but her feet — and her heart — more than compensate. The W.T. White senior has torn two knee ligaments playing soccer. But she’s bounced back both times, seemingly better than ever. Now the speedy midfielder is leading the Longhorns to perhaps their best season in recent memory. “I came back harder and more confident,” Marquez said. “It’s more mental. You just can’t be scared when you come back.” Marquez has been playing soccer since she was 4 years old, following in the footsteps of both of her parents and her older sister. But she admits that her first major knee injury during her eighth-grade season was a wakeup call. “I thought my whole world was gone. Soccer was my main priority, and I was kind of depressed,” she said. “Once it was
taken away f rom me, it put things into perspective.” Still, she showed resiliency and toughness the next season, making the WTW varsity squad as a freshman and continuing to excel on her longtime club team, Dallas D’Feeters Kicks. During her sophomore year, however, Marquez tore up her other knee, requiring another surgery and another six months of recovery.
People look up to her not just for her abilities. What she says carries weight. Hank Alven “To overcome that has been an incredible journey,” said WTW head coach Hank Alven. “You never hear her complain about it.” With the quickness to maneuver past defenders one-onone, Marquez is the leading
goal-scorer for the Longhorns, who are hoping for a deep postseason run this year after being eliminated in the bi-district playoff round in each of the past three seasons. But her leadership is felt in other ways, too. She has posted a career-high assist total and has become more vocal as a team captain. “She can score three goals a game, but at times she’s shown to be an unselfish player. She tries to get her teammates involved,” Alven said. “People look up to her not just for her abilities. What she says carries weight.” Marquez also has competed on the school’s track team every spring, once soccer is finished. Earlier this year, she even joined some of her friends on the wrestling team. Despite never having competed before, she qualified for regionals. “It was a different experience,” said Marquez, who has signed a scholarship to play at the University of Texas at El Paso next year. “I really like new challenges.”
W.T. White senior Lilly Marquez hopes to lead the Longhorns on a deep playoff run this spring.
Hockaday Denied in Quest for SPC Soccer Crown
Greenhill, St. Mark’s, Yavneh, Ursuline make post-season runs By Todd Jorgenson
People Newspapers As they did a year ago, Houston-area schools swept the team titles in every sport at the SPC winter championships on a chilly weekend in Fort Worth. But Dallas schools provided tough competition. For example, Hockaday suffered a heartbreaking loss to Houston St. John’s, denying the Daisies their first SPC soccer title since 2013. The 1-0 defeat came on the heels of a 4-0 shutout of Greenhill in the semifinals for Hockaday (15-3-2), which won the North Zone title during the regular season. Also, Greenhill fell to defending champion Houston Kinkaid 56-38 in the girls basketball title game. Kionce Woods paced the Hornets (22-9) with 14 points. In boys basketball, St. Mark’s bounced back after a close loss to Bellaire Episcopal in the semifinals to hold off Arlington Oakridge in the third-place game, 63-58 in overtime. Meanwhile, ESD took home third place in girls soccer with a
Hockaday fell to Houston St. John’s in the SPC girls soccer championship game, ending the Daisies’ bid for their first league title in six years. 2-0 shutout of Bellaire Episcopal. St. Mark’s saw two wrestlers win individual SPC titles, as Colin Neuhoff topped the 170-pound weight class and
Elijah Ellis won at 182 pounds. The Lions were fourth in the team standings. In swimming, Hockaday f reshman Brooke Adams claimed a gold med-
al in the girls 100 freestyle, and Greenhill sophomore M.J. Ward easily won the boys 100 backstroke. Bulldogs ousted in semifinals The Yavneh boys basketball team fell one game short of playing for a TAPPS 3A state championship, falling to Midland Classical 57-51 in the semifinals. Still, the Bulldogs (27-7) reached the state tournament in Waco for the third consecutive season. Ofek Reef scored 30 points to lead Yavneh, and averaged more than 26 points per game in postseason play. Bears make a splash at state Ursuline’s 400 f reestyle relay quartet of Claire Polak, Cali Brewer, Priscilla Wongso, and Abby Dalton finished second to help Ursuline secure a runner-up finish in the girls team standings at the TAPPS 6A state swim meet in Mansfield. Wongso, a junior, took home a trio of gold medals in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, and 200 freestyle relay. In the latter race, she teamed with Polak, Brewer, and freshman Arianne Tsioutsias.
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PARK HOUSE: AN EXCLUSIVE PLACE FOR FOOD, FUN
London-inspired private club tops Highland Park Village building By Tim Glaze
illing itself as a “daily destination for dining, socialization, and play,” Park House, a members-only club, sits atop the shops in Highland Park Village and radiates exclusivity.
The club has many different spaces and moods, depending on how you are feeling and the time of the day you are at the club. Deborah Scott In fact, like the SoHo clubs in London and Hollywood, there is a non-photography rule enforced to maintain the privacy of its members. The club was founded by two couples: Brady and Megan Wood and Deborah and John Scott. The Woods brought a restaurant background to the partnership with Brady Wood opening several successful restaurants, including Jose’s on Lovers Lane. The Scotts brought inspiration, having recently returned to the area after four years in London. While members of several London clubs, including 5 Hertford, Annabel’s, The Arts Club, and seven SoHo houses, the Scotts began picturing a similar members-only area in Highland Park. “[The clubs in London] definitely had a huge impact on the spaces and design of Park House,” Deborah Scott said. “We wanted our spaces to translate back to Dallas into the amazing Highland Park Village location, surrounded by luxury retail and
An expansive dining room is one of many amenities available to members of the new Park House club at Highland Park Village. residential neighborhoods. We have tried to create a home away from home that was relevant to our Dallas member base and location. We want our members to come often – breakfast, lunch and dinner, late night, and share with their friends. The club has many different spaces and moods, depending on how you are feeling and the time of the day you are at the club.” The Scotts spent six years away from Dallas in London and Aspen, Colorado, and upon returning noticed that North Texas had seen a population explosion, and that many residents, especially young professionals, were looking for a “cool and exclusive” place. “Many of our younger members belong to similar clubs in other cities and understood the concept before we opened Park House,” she said. The club includes memberships for area residents, non-residents (those who live
more than 100 miles away), and juniors (those 30 years old and younger). There’s a cigar lounge, a library, an art gallery, a photo booth, and a set up for a DJ and dancing. Dining reservations are encouraged, and private events are held regularly. Overall, the club covers 18,000 square feet. “It is convenient to where our members work, live, and play,” Deborah Scott said. Members can eat at The Green Room, the club’s indoor dining spot, or grab a glass of spirits at The Cellar, a private room boasting the club’s wine selection. Park House even has an in-house chef providing meals in The Dining Room, which operates as the main eating area for members. “The response f rom the community has been overwhelming,” she said, noting founding memberships sold out in September 2017 and there’s now a waiting list after resident, non-resident, and junior
membership sales closed in October 2018. “Our members are really enjoying the many facets we offer,” she said. “Dining, social events, programming, live music, DJ’s, and they can walk in and see old friends and new faces.”
H OW M U C H D O E S I T C O S T ? Resident membership: $5,000 initiation for primary member; $2,500 for spouse/partner Non-Resident membership: $2,500 initiation for primary member; $1,500 for spouse/partner Junior membership: $1,500 for primary member; $1,500 for spouse/ partner Annual dues also required Visit parkhousedallas.com for information about the waiting list.
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Comings and Goings
Mockingbird Station After a successful Fort Worth run, the popular Instagram-sensation is heading to Dallas – for a limited time. The pop-up photo studio will be located between Verizon and Accents from April 5 to May 19 and feature attractions that will pop on social media, including a confetti room, streamers, flamingos, and even a ball pit. Tickets must be purchased in advance at snap151.com.
COMING SOON Comerica Bank
Snider Plaza A modern-style banking center will open in early June, offering full-service features such as banker connect interactive teller machines, drive-through, and two private meeting/collaboration rooms.
6417 Hillcrest Ave. Ready to get hydrated? A new intravenous hydration therapy provider is getting
NOW OPEN Sofie Grey
The Plaza at Preston Center Designed for the young lady that’s no longer a tween but not quite ready to raid her mom’s closet, the new boutique brims with everything fashionable from casual to dressy and from trendy to classic.
Sushi de Handroll
The Hill Sushi tacos and lots of tempura options are now being served at one of the newest eateries to join the Walnut Hill Lane shopping center. The Japanese restaurant takes a new take on temaki, serving the traditionally rolled menu item open face in metal taco holders.
ready to open the doors to a Park Cities shop. With an open date yet to be announced, the owners say services will include monthly membership deals, vitamin boost drips, and B12 shots.
The Plaza at Preston Center Industry vets Robert Quick, and Matt Gottlieb (Houston’s/Hillstone Group) are bringing an Italian-inspired restaurant to the luxe Dallas center this spring. The eatery will offer a fresh take on classic Italian dishes with everything made from scratch.
SUSHI DE HANDROLL
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HOUSE OF THE MONTH 5406 Caladium Drive
his 1958 home, transformed with a mid-century transitional touch, boasts an open floor plan. Entertain indoors or take family and friends out into the large, treed yard to enjoy a barbecue prepared in the outdoor kitchen under the covered patio. Retreat to the master bath and relax as if at
PHOTOS COURTESY KELLER WILLIAMS DALLAS PREMIER
the spa. The kitchen exceeds the needs of an aspiring chef while allowing a true chef to develop mouth-watering dishes. Upgrades include: two HVAC zones, new roof and windows in 2018, hardwoods, carpet, stainless steel appliances, gas cooktop, custom cabinets, and CAT5 wiring.
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hank you, dear readers, for participating, once again, in our People’s Choice Awards. There’s plenty to love in the Park Cities and Preston Hollow areas, and it’s fun to celebrate some of your favorite places. We asked residents to identify some of their favorites, including places to shop, get brunch, work out, and take four-legged friends in need of medical care. This year, we also chose to expand categories to represent growing trends (like fast-casual eateries) and saw significant reader feedback in the fill-in-the-blank “other”
category where readers could nominate businesses not listed. In fact, reader participation this year was at an all-time high, with more than twice as many voters taking the time to chime in about what they considered the best of the best. Most of the names here should be familiar to you, but perhaps you’ll see a place you want to check out, or you’ll be reminded of one you haven’t visited in a while. The readers have spoken: These are the People’s Choice winners.
GARDENING STORE Nicholson-Hardie Nursery & Garden Center
Josh and Michael Bracken, who grew up rooted in the nursery business, aim to teach customers how to care for and arrange newly purchased plants and flowers.
CHILDREN’S STORE KidBiz
Your child will be so stylish in these fun fashions; they’ll be the talk of the playground. Now in Inwood Village.
PLACE TO WORK OUT YMCA COURTESY PHOTO
SHOPPING SHOPPING CENTER s NorthPark Center
Consistently ranked among the top five shopping destinations in the United States, NorthPark has defined retail in the Southwest since its opening in 1965.
JEWELRY STORE Bachendorf’s
About to pop The Question? Need just the right ring? The Bock family tradition of creating fine jewelry dates back four generations and more than 100 years.
Sing it with us! “It’s fun to stay (and workout) at the YMCA!”
SPA Hiatus Spa + Retreat
Their Monthly Retreat is great, but why wait a whole month before another trip to relaxation?
YOGA STUDIO We Yogis Lovers
FITNESS & WELLNESS
Talk about flexible: There’s a class available for all ages and experience levels. Namaste!
HOME Weir’s Furniture
Looks like our readers will miss the original Knox Street store until it reopens in a new retail/office tower at the site in 2021. Good news: there are three other Dallas area locations.
ANTIQUES Forestwood Antique Mall
Search among 200-plus dealers for your own piece of the past and bring some vintage style to your today.
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FOOD & DRINK It doesn’t have to be Tuesday to enjoy some tacos (and maybe a Mambo Taxi or two)!
BRUNCH Bread Winners Café & Bakery
You’re the real winner when you order the Smoked Salmon Bagel.
NEIGHBORHOOD BAR Inwood Tavern
Make your happy hour even happier with a nice cold beer at the oldest continuously operating bar in Dallas.
SPECIALTY FOOD STORE Eatzi’s Market & Bakery
Traveling to Europe to do your grocery shopping seems impossible, but here you can get the same quality from just down the street.
FAST CASUAL Flower Child
Don’t be fooled by the name of the Forbidden Rice. It’s available for all, especially since it’s vegan and gluten-free.
HEALTH & MEDICAL
MOVIE THEATER s Angelika Film Center & Cafe - Dallas
ER Medical City ER Park Cities
Grab some popcorn and candy, take a seat, and enjoy a classic, blockbuster, or art film.
BOOKSTORE Barnes & Noble
Give into your sweet tooth and indulge in a heavenly Old Fashioned Six-Layer Chocolate Cake.
Browse the enormous selection of books, games, and magazines, and then attend an event.
FAMILY OUTING Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
UPSCALE DINING Al Biernat’s
Enjoy a night of luxury and treat yourself to some of the best filets in town. But don’t forget about weekend brunch or the restaurant’s delectable dessert menu.
Neither we nor our readers ever want to have an occasion to come here, but we’re glad they’re reliable and nearby when we do.
URGENT CARE QuestCare Urgent Care s
FAMILY DINING Mi Cocina
Get in and get out quickly with this patient-focused team of doctors.
Come see one of Dallas’s most beautiful attractions with 66-acres of manicured gardens and activities for the whole family.
4347 Lovers Lane 6301 Hillcrest
KEEP IT CLEAN.
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HOSPITAL Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas
Since its founding 50 years ago, the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas has been dedicated to medical research and education along with the health of its patients.
VETERINARY HOSPITAL/ CLINIC Park Cities Animal Hospital
Make sure you care for your furry best friend(s).
TUTOR The Tutoring Place
Tutors, working on a by-appointment oneon-one basis, help students of all ages understand schoolwork in any classroom subject.
PRESCHOOL Highland Park Presbyterian Day School
Founded in 1952, this faith-based campus partners with parents to educate children ages 12 months through kindergarten in a nurturing, Christian environment.
SUMMER CAMP s Sky Ranch
Children leave cell phones behind, spend time outdoors, and enjoy a range of traditional and newer camp activities.
HAIR SALON Salon Pompeo COURTESY PHOTO
SENIOR LIVING s Edgemere
This nonprofit retirement community serves a wide range of residents from those seeking independent living to those needing assisted living, memory support, skilled nursing, or rehabilitation.
DRY CLEANERS Avon Cleaners
For over 50 years they have made sure your clothes are just as ready as you are.
TAILOR Jâ€™s Tailor & Cleaners
Get your clothes tailored by a man who knows how to make custom suits by hand.
Want to feel gorgeous? Look and feel your best with the help of these highly trained artists.
BARBER Lovers Lane Barber Shop
Book an appointment at this 81-year-old establishment and come out feeling better than ever. FOLLOW ONLINE: prestonhollowpeople.com
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PRESTON HOLLOW PUBLIC OFFICIAL s
DALLAS Jennifer Staubach Gates
This lifelong Dallasite and three-term Dallas City Council member is seeking her fourth term in the May 4 election.
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ST. MARK’S FRESHMAN PHOTOGRAPHS TROUBLED BORDERS
Jerusalem, Dome of the Rock and Western Wall
Near Sasbe, Arizona
Korean Demilitarized Zone
Yuma Valley, Arizona
Ekansh Tambe has photographed the U.S. Mexico Border, Israel, and the Korean Demilitarized Zone.
By Tina-Tien Nguyen
ith politicians debating border security and immigration, a curious St. Mark’s School of Texas ninth-grader picked up his camera and headed to Brownsville. “It was supposed to be just a weekend trip to the Rio Grande Valley border and back, but then after that, I kept at it because of the people that I had met and the inspiring and heart-breaking stories that they had told me,” 14-year-old Ekansh Tambe explained. Including that initial trip in 2017, he has traveled to borders on four continents and taken more than 10,000 photographs. He created a book and a website to chronicle his experiences and has become a busy speaker, telling senior groups, civic clubs, and others about what he has seen and experienced. “I try to tell the stories of the people that I met as they tell them through me,” Ekansh said. “I just want to show people an unbiased view of the border” by taking photos of hardworking people on both sides of the
border including border patrol agents. His goal: help others see border situations with compassion, perspective, and empathy. “The solution is figuring out how to look at things through the eyes of other people, whether it would be through border patrol agents, immigrants of the Mexico border, war veterans, or UN soldiers in the Korean DMZ, or the religious and faithful citizens of the Israeli borders claiming the Holy Land,” Ekansh said.
I try to tell the stories of the people that I met as they tell them through me. Ekansh Tambe After Brownsville, he went to the border region in New Mexico and made trips to Yuma, Arizona; El Paso, Texas; San Diego; and the Korean Demilitarized Zone. In 2018, he went to Israel, where he explored the borders
with Lebanon, Syria, West Bank (Palestine), Gaza Strip, Egypt, and Jordan. Then, during winter break, he visited the Spain-Morocco border followed by Germany to see the remnants of the Berlin Wall. Such travels are made with the ongoing support of his family. “I would encourage Ekansh to continue exploring in his journey across borders, to educate and learn from his travel experiences, and once he has gained these experiences, he should share the knowledge so that he can encourage other people to do the same,” his father, Vinay Tambe, said. Ekansh hopes to photograph the Columbia-Venezuela border and one of the caravans heading to the United States. “It’s important as a citizen or resident of the United States to know what situations are happening throughout the world,” he said. “The entire world benefits from learning about these places through their conflicts, problems, people, and basically, the more people that know this, the better chance we have of resolving these problems and the better place our entire world is.”
West Bank, Palestine
LEARN MORE • Ekansh Tambe’s book, The Great Divide: A Journey Across the US-Mexican Border, is available online. • His photos are on his website, thousandwordsphotography.squarespace. com. • Ekansh will speak during TEDxPlano on April 6 at the Courtyard Theater in Plano. Visit tedxplano.org for
Korean Demilitarized Zone
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Student Achievements: Two to Celebrate
“HIGH FIVE, SATURN FIVE!”
Gerald J. Ford Hall for Research and Innovation.
Ford Hall for Research construction begins
SMU leaders expect to boost research efforts, especially in the digital arena, with the construction of the Gerald J. Ford Hall for Research and Innovation. The building broke ground in February at the corner of McFarlin Boulevard and Airline Road, adjacent to Harold Clark Simmons Hall. Completion is anticipated for August 2020. The 50,000-square-foot interdisciplinary research hub will serve as the home to the AT&T Center for Virtualization, the Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute, high-performance computing and data science, and the Visualization Lab. In addition, Ford Hall will bring to SMU’s main campus the Hart eCenter, which includes SMU Guildhall, the world’s top-ranked graduate game design program. SMU Trustee Gerald J. Ford, his wife, Kelli O. Ford, and The Gerald J. Ford Family Foundation provided a $15 million lead gift to help fund construction of the new building.
RENDERING COURTESY SMU
nologies and new skill sets to advance in their careers,” said Larenda Mielke, associate provost, SMU Global and Online. Visit smu.edu/pro for more information.
Presidential Retreats Exhibit Opens at Bush Center
A new exhibit, on display through Oct. 6 at the George W. Bush Presidential Center, showcases presidential retreats as unique places for work, rejuvenation, and rest. “Away from the White House: Presidential Retreats” features Camp David in Frederick County, Maryland; Prairie Chapel Ranch in Crawford, Texas; LBJ Ranch in Stonewall, Texas; and Walker’s Point in Kennebunkport, Maine. The exhibit also explores other presidential retreats over the last two centuries from Mount Vernon to Mar-a-Lago. “We are excited to show our visitors a glimpse into the lives of our presidents and first ladies and how they used Camp David and their personal retreats to get away, if only temporarily, from the demands of the White House,” said Brig. Gen. Patrick X. Mordente, director of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. “But of course, the responsibilities of the office follow them wherever they go. So our visitors will also learn how our presidents have used these retreats as sites for international diplomacy.” Historical documents, photographs, and numerous artifacts will be on display, including Ronald Reagan’s aviator glasses, Jimmy Carter’s handwritten remarks from the Camp David accords, and a model of the amphibious car LBJ used for personal pranks.
SMU Pro Initiative Offers Online Degrees
With a new online initiative, SMU aims to help professionals develop new skills and earn certificates and graduate degrees through virtual and in-person classrooms. The initiative includes a new online master’s degree in cybersecurity as well as an online master’s degree in data science. In addition, new online certificate courses in data science-related topics are available. The degrees and certificates represent a transformation of SMU’s continuing education program to SMU PRO, part of the SMU Global and Online division. “In an ever-evolving global economy, professionals must embrace the latest tech-
COURTESY BUSH CENTER
Prairie Chapel Ranch near Crawford, Texas.
FROM LEFT: Teammates Nina Dave, Anika Kapoor, Sydney Slay, Jayna Dave, Celine Ebert, and their coach Laura Baker like to cheer, build Lego block robots, and win. Saturn V Girls won first place at the 11th annual North Texas FIRST Lego League Regional Robotics Tournament, held earlier this year at Parish Episcopal School. The win continues a streak of success for Hockaday and sends the girls to Houston for the World Festival in mid-April. The school’s 2017 team won third place at regionals, the 2018 team first. “They work hard, but have fun too and are very mature and organized,” Baker said.
JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR
St. Mark’s School of Texas senior Parker Davis (second from left) was named the 2019 Texas High School Journalist of the Year by the Texas Association of Journalism Educators (TAJE). Davis, managing editor of The ReMarker student newspaper, is the seventh consecutive Marksman to receive the honor. Also pictured: TAJE representative Leah Waters, St. Mark’s journalism teacher Ray Westbrook, and TAJE representative Margie Raper.
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CSI: A CAMP FOR STEM INVESTIGATION
SMU Lyle School of Engineering offers summer programs By Maria Adolphs
n a trashed meeting room with papers strewn everywhere, tracks of fresh soil, and a blinking computer screen, teammates donned gloves and carefully searched for clues. To the sounds of a clicking camera and sketching on paper, young investigators took measurements and bagged and labeled such evidence as dirt from the floor, a discarded cup, a USB drive, and a handwritten note. The latest episode from the TV show CSI? No. It’s summer camp at SMU — Lyle style. Crime Scene Investigation — one of four camps offered at SMU’s Lyle School of Engineering — is designed to help middle schoolers “open their eyes to see (whether a career in science, technology, engineering, or math) is something they are interested in,” said Kristine R. Reiley, program specialist for K-12 outreach and summer programs.
We typically stick with nonviolent crimes and the various techniques used to solve those. Marissa Infante Reiley has been with the summer programs since 2009 and worked with former Caruth Institute for Engineering Education director
Middle school campers gather evidence as they work to solve a “crime.” Delores Etter to create camps that incorporate STEM disciplines. In the hands-on Crime Scene Investigation curriculum, campers explore fingerprinting, soil and DNA analysis, paper chromatography to determine the type of ink used, and a cyber-security presentation relating to the computer and USB drive left behind. They also hear from crime solving-professionals including a CSI tech from the Dallas Police Department and officers from the SMU Police Department, SWAT, the FBI, and a K-9 unit. A favorite among campers and
staff is a Dallas forensic pathologist. “She captivates the students with real-life stories and photos while explaining some tips to determine a victim’s cause of death in a very age-appropriate way,” said Marissa Infante, a sixth-grade science teacher at The Episcopal School of Dallas who teaches at SMU’s CSI camp. The mock crime scenes campers process aren’t the typical gory scenarios seen on TV, Infante said. “We typically stick with non-violent crimes and the various techniques used to solve those.” The students are enthralled with the idea of processing a crime scene,
and in doing so they learn an array of science vocabulary, math skills, and ways technology can be used to solve and prevent crimes, Infante said. Jonathan Vides, an eighth-grader at William B. Travis Academy, attended CSI camp twice and wished he could go again. CSI camp is for sixth-and seventh-graders so he will attend Advanced Engineering Camp this summer instead. “I really wanted to figure out how to solve problems, and ... know what they did for that job, and what qualifications you needed to do that job,” Vides said.
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CAMP I N F O R M AT I O N For more information about Crime Scene Investigation and other camps such as Introduction to Engineering, Advanced Engineering, and Engineering Design Experience go to: smu.edu/Lyle/Institutes/ CaruthInstitute/ K-12Programs/ EngineeringCamp//
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It’s Normal To Feel Homesick It’s not uncommon for first-time campers (and even second-and third-timers) to experience homesickness. Homesickness is HELENE ABRAMS good. It means you have a home and parents that love you. Such feelings are a normal part of the camp experience, but not addressing them can significantly affect important life-lessons and social skills. Preparing a child for camp will help them later when leaving for college and gaining independence as they mature. Consider these ideas: 1. Let them help choose a camp. By involving them in the selection process, they’ll be more confident and excited to be there. It gives them a sense of control. 2. Discuss what homesickness is. Tell your child how they might feel when not staying at home and let them know that it’s OK to have these feelings and encourage them to be open with their counselors. 3. Practice sleeping away. A weekend with a friend or family member is a great way to introduce being away from home. Limit communication to give an idea of how it will be while they’re at camp. 4. Encourage new friends. Many children will be scared of not knowing anyone at camp. Some camps match a new camper with a returning one to be a buddy before and during camp.
5. Write letters. Have a letter waiting for them when they get to camp. It will be a great surprise. Write frequently, but never remind them of what they are missing at home. Be encouraging and let them know how proud you are of them for attending camp. Most importantly, remind them to enjoy the summer and have fun. All camps have staff trained to help children cope with homesickness and some children forget all about it within a few days. Typically, counselors will encourage campers to share reminders of home with each other. Talk to your camp’s director to find out how they specifically handle homesickness and include your child in that conversation, too. Do not express your own concern or anxiety about your child leaving for the summer. If they see your strength and confidence about how much fun they’ll have at camp, it will put them at ease. In Homesick and Happy, author Michael Thompson provides an insightful and compelling look at the magic of summer camp and explains why it is so important for children to be away from home – if only for a little while. Camp can be one of the best times of a child’s life — a magical time! Reach Helene Abrams, an advisor with Tips on Trips and Camps, a free summer camp and trip advisory service that helps parents of children ages 7-18 find enriching summer overnight experiences, at 214-484-8141 or email@example.com.
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The Father-Daughter Connection Dad authors books about camping tradition By Bianca R. Montes People Newspapers
Lenn Kaptain was looking for a way to bond with his kindergarten-aged daughter when he signed up for the YMCA’s Y-Indian Princesses program. Known today as the Adventure Guides, the three-year experience is designed to strengthen the relationship between children and their fathers. Kaptain, who had done a similar program with both of his sons, said he signed up for the outdoor-focused program with his daughter because he quickly realized how different his relationship was with her compared to his boys. “Dad’s need to be more involved with their daughters and they’re getting further and further away from that,” Kaptain said. “I just wanted to be there.” September 2003 marked the beginning of something special for Kaptain and the group of eight other fathers and daughters that made up Tigua – the tribe’s name. That first Sunday morning, driving home from Possum Kingdom Lake with a sleeping daughter in the front seat, Kaptain reflected on how the girls
LEFT: Lenn Kaptain poses with his book, 13 Years of Tigua. TOP: Kaptain and his daughter in front of a fire at a campout.
13 Years of Tigua is available for view in all of the Highland Park ISD school libraries, the Highland Park and University Park public libraries, and the historic case at the Moody Family YMCA. It is available for sale at Logos Bookstore in Snider Plaza and Kuby’s Sausage House. BIANCA R. MONTES
were quickly becoming sisters, “but unbeknownst to the dads, we were in the early stages of brotherhood,” he wrote in the opening chapters of his book 13 Years of Tigua. What he didn’t anticipate on that ride home was that he and the other dads would go rogue before spring. The YMCA program, which continues today, is scheduled
The only thing that matters in this whole world is relationships with your family. I just want us fathers to be there. Lenn Kaptain
around three annual events; a daddy-daughter dance and campouts in the spring and fall. Planning that second get-together proved troublesome for the busy fathers, and Kaptain said trying to match their availability with the upcoming spring campout was like nailing Jell-O to a tree. However, that’s not where their story ends. It’s kind of where it begins. Instead of letting go of the opportunity to teach their daughters about sleeping under the stars, hunting, and jumping over fires, the dads decided to go at it alone. Their
decision went far beyond the thirdgrade cutoff of the Y’s program and formed a tradition that’s spanned 16 years and lingers with a couple of the fathers at 5 a.m. coffee get-togethers twice a week and an annual campout now that the girls are in college. In his book, Kaptain recounts the twice-a-year renegade campouts the fathers planned, the father-daughter dances that followed, and how a loosely knit group of giggling kindergarteners bonded with their dads. It wasn’t always easy, he said. “It’s like I said in the book when they’re young girls we want to keep
them close and pretty soon time takes them out of our arms,” Kaptain explained. “You don’t realize it’s happening until it happens.” Kaptain first decided to write the book to preserve the memories. However, much like his camp story, the book evolved to so much more. He wanted to encourage dads to spend one-on-one time with their daughters in a small group of like-minded dads and to illustrate the significance of the dads forming long-lasting relationships. “The only thing that matters in this whole world is relationships with your family,” he said. “I just want us fathers to be there.”
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CASABLANCA CASINO NIGHT
Krishna Patel, Tara Dwyre, Nikita Patel, Ami Gandhi, and Yash Bhagwat
Ed Stevens throwing dice
Nick and Melissa Bednarz
Wesley and Ashley Gould
Lindsey and Neal Morgan Nate Bednarz and Anna Jordan
Neal and Lindsey Morgan with Elise Nichols and Corey Holmes
Allie and Kenneth Wherry
Dana Swann, Blake Addudell, and Ann Dexter Alpesh Patel, Monal Valia, Hiren Desai, and Amar Thakrar Lauren Quann and Daren Dunkel
Mark and Emma Hiduke Chris Hoover and Olivia Allred
PHOTOS BY TIM HEITMAN, ROSANNE LEWIS, AND BRANDON COLSTON
Christina and Michael Swartz
Cole and Liz Anthony
Marissa and Chuck Thornton, Megan and Tom Sterquell, and Beth and Brook Wimmer
CASAblanca, the casino night party hosted by Dallas CASA’s Young Professionals Feb. 2, brought a sold-out crowd of nearly 500 of Dallas’ most festive and charitable young professionals together to support abused and neglected children. Presented by The Hiduke Foundation, the fourth annual CASAblanca raised funds for Dallas CASA, a nonprofit organization which provides volunteer advocates for abused children living in protective care.
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SYMPHONY OF CHEFS
Emcee Pete Delkus KidLinks 2019 Chefs
Amy Pratt and Diana Crawford
Rae and Craig Story with Daffan and Doug Nettle
KidLinks held its ninth annual signature Symphony of Chefs fundraiser Feb. 25 at Sixty Five Hundred. Philanthropists, socialites, and other well-known patrons of the Dallas community gathered to enjoy a wine-paired four-course dinner prepared by 29 of the most reputable chefs in the Dallas area. All proceeds directly supported KidLinks, a North Texas-based nonprofit that provides healing for children and families through therapeutic music.
Jean Marie and Salvatore Gisellu
Ally and Davis Ravnaas
P H O T O S B Y TA M Y T H A C A M E R O N
BIG NIGHT, BIG THOUGHT
Rich Emberlin and Clarice Tinsley Byron Sanders and Deedie Rose
Brad Pritchett and LeeAnne Locken
Todrick Hall and Celeste Sanders Todrick Hall PHOTOS BY REDMAN PICTURES
Deedie Rose, Donna Wilhelm, and Sarah Warnecke
Dr. Michael Sorrell
On March 2, Big Thought celebrated its 30th anniversary by honoring Dallasites making an impact on North Texas youth. The evening at The Bomb Factory included a cocktail reception, seated dinner, and an afterparty featuring a concert by Todrick Hall.
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Living Well and Faith FINDING BEAUTY IN ALZHEIMER’S
Patient’s daughter authors story of faith, love By Bianca R. Montes People Newspapers
arah Smith said her mother wanted her to be fearless. Fearless as a young gymnast who gave up normalcy for hour-long drives twice a day to practices that had her up well before the sun rose and back home after 10 p.m. Fearless as a teenager who struggled to find herself in high school after giving up gymnastics. Fearless as a Christian.
We lock eyes, the disease temporarily disappears, and we feel the connection we have had since she carried me on her hip during my toddler years. Sarah Smith “Fix your eyes on the Lord – be Sarah,” her mother would say. Who would have ever thought that Sarah would have to be fearless for her mother? Sarah was a young mother when she started to notice a tempering in her mother’s behavior; the once pristine emails she’d send were full of typos, and her “I’m a strong woman” mentality was clouded with incessant crying. Then it was her speech. In the beginning, Sarah’s mother, known as “Beauty” to her family and friends, tried to hide what was later diagnosed as early-onset Alzheimer’s from her children. “When she wouldn’t share with
me I was disappointed,” Sarah recalled about the frustration she felt. “I was so mad, but (my father) would say, ‘It’s for her to share,’ and I had to honor that.” As Beauty continued to regress, Sarah put on the strong hat her mother used to wear and stepped in as caregiver – a decision that showed her exactly what Alzheimer’s looked like; her mom laughing after drinking nail polish remover or forgetting what a tortilla was. “That started the descent for me of isolation and letting those emotions take over,” Sarah said. “I would cry and then redo my makeup when it was time to get the kids and put on a façade that I was OK, but really my heart was breaking.” She was losing her mom and remembered asking God why he was letting it happen. “I did not understand his timing. I did not understand his message. I wanted him to give me reasons,” Sarah said. “Whatever I was looking for was for Sarah, and I think God was waiting for me to say, ‘I confess, I can’t control this disease.’” When Sarah finally told God, “I need you to take this because I can’t do it anymore,” she experienced an outpouring of strength and love and fearlessness that’s showing itself in a growing ministry. In her book, Broken Beauty, and through social media, Sarah said she is trying to show the beauty behind brokenness and what happens when one fixes their eyes on love. “When I do that, my heart almost doesn’t allow me to see the disease,” she said. “When I dance with her for 20 minutes, it is amazing. We lock eyes, the disease temporarily disappears, and we feel the connection we have had since she carried me on her hip during my toddler years.”
THINGS TO DO The Home Edit
Aaron Family Jewish Community Center (The J) 7 p.m. March 27 Joanna and Clea, the Instagram-famous home organizers who made their orderly eye candy the decluttering method that everyone swears by, are out with their first book. The authors will be live at the J to discuss The Home Edit: A Guide to Organizing and Realizing Your House Goals with moderators Lauren Zakalik of WFAA and Amy Havins of Dallas Wardrobe. The event is free, but registration is required. Visit jccdallas.org/thehome-edit/.
Mad Hatter’s Tea 10 a.m. April 11 Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
Sarah Smith (right) and her mother, “Beauty.”
READ MORE Want to hear more of Sarah’s story? Her book Broken Beauty – Piecing Together Lives Shattered by Early-Onset Alzheimer’s is available for purchase everywhere books are sold, including Barnes & Noble, Amazon. com, and Logo’s Book Store in Snider Plaza. You can also follow her on Facebook and Instagram by searching beautyinalzheimers.
If You Go What: Aware Affair Celebrate the Moments Blooms of Hope gala When: 6:30 p.m. April 5 Where: Sixty-Five Hundred Benefits: Nonprofit organizations that provide services, education, and resources to those affected by Alzheimer’s Tickets: awaredallas.org
Celebrating the Golden Age of Hollywood, Dallasites will put on their wildest and most overthe-top hats to raise money for A Woman’s Garden, a major garden at the Dallas Arboretum. Individual Patron tickets begin at $350 and are available online at womenscouncildallasarboretum.com.
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 26-28 Fair Park
Dallas’ ninth annual Earth Day celebration will include exhibitions, a film festival, music, entertainment, learning experiences, discussions, forums, and conferences. Entry to the expo, billed as the world’s largest environmental experience, is free with a $5 suggested donation. Visit earthx.org for more details.
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Springtime Salads: Dressed To Impress When is a salad not just a salad? When it’s served in vessels one usually reserves for other uses, such as vases, beverage CHRISTY ROST glassware, or HOME + KITCHEN even small clay pots. One of my favorite presentations, created for my latest cookbook, Celebrating Home, is a layered salad “trifle” served in a square glass container no doubt designed to hold flowers or votive candles. As I layer salad greens, arugula, shredded red cabbage, sliced cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, and other ingredients into the containers, the salad becomes a piece of edible art to delight my guests from an artistic, taste, and textural perspective. With the arrival of springtime, and Easter quickly approaching, warmer weather and cool, ref reshing breezes signify a welcome return to outdoor dining, table settings infused with color, and menus featuring lighter fare.
I’m excited by salads that celebrate this change of season and the availability of just-harvested baby greens, ripe, juicy berries, and tender spears of asparagus. As I think back to Easter dinners I’ve served over the years, one stands out. The dining table was draped in a white, cutwork cloth, and set with my grandmother’s china, our wedding crystal, silver flatware, and pastel linen napkins. My collection of bunnies, chicks, and panorama sugar eggs formed a whimsical centerpiece, but it was the salad course that stole the show that day. Each salad plate was nestled on a bed of pastel Easter grass. As I served our guests, there were oohs and aahs in appreciation of this unexpected holiday accent. Everyone loved the succulent leg of lamb studded with fresh garlic, rosemary, and leaves of mint, the roasted potatoes, and tender asparagus that followed, but it was the artistry of the salad course guests talked about at the conclusion of the meal.
1 bunch green leaf lettuce, washed and spun dry 1 pint strawberries, rinsed ½ pint blackberries, rinsed 2 large oranges, rinsed 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil ½ teaspoon honey ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper pinch of kosher or sea salt 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
Directions: Tear the lettuce into bite-size pieces and divide it among four salad plates. Reserve four large strawberries for garnish. Hull and slice the remaining strawberries and scatter them over the salads greens, along with the whole blackberries.
Springtime Berry Salad With Citrus-Honey Vinaigrette My recipe for Springtime Berry Salad with Citrus-Honey Vinaigrette is equally impressive for spring and summer meals. Arranged on a large platter or as individual salads, crisp green leaf lettuce is topped with sliced strawberries and plump blackberries, crumbled feta cheese, and an artistically twisted orange slice. Drizzled with a ref reshing citrus and honey vinaigrette, this flavorful combination of
sweet, salty, and tangy flavors, partnered with crisp greens and juicy berries, creates an explosion of seasonal taste sensations. Christy Rost is the author of three cookbooks, a public television chef on PBS stations nationwide, and a longtime resident of the Park Cities and Preston Hollow. For additional recipes and entertaining tips, please visit her website at christyrost.com or follow her on Facebook and Twitter @ChristyRost.
Slice one of the oranges crosswise into ¼-inch thick slices, cut a slit halfway through each orange slice, twist, and place one in the center of each salad. Slice the remaining orange in half, and using a strainer to catch seeds and pulp, squeeze ¼ cup juice into a small mixing bowl. Add honey, stir well, and whisk in the olive oil, black pepper, and salt. Drizzle each salad with vinaigrette and garnish with feta cheese and one of the reserved whole strawberries.
Yield: Four servings
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A Mindful Approach To Breaking Bad Habits Mindfulness is about changing relationships with thoughts, not freeing the mind of thinking. Judson Brewer
By Bianca R. Montes People Newspapers
A sight that stood out to Judson Brewer during his first trip to Paris with his wife a couple of years ago: the tourists. Brewer, a psychiatrist who studies behavioral change, noticed visitors snapping photographs, posting on social media, and then spending the rest of their time checking their phones for likes and comments instead of enjoying the Louvre Museum. So, what’s going on there? It turns out that talking about ourselves is rewarding – much like eating a cupcake makes us happy or smoking a cigarette helps us destress. This cyclical pattern of reward-based habit is about as primitive as it gets for humans, explained Brewer, who was in Dallas recently to speak during the Center for BrainHealth’s annual lecture series. For example, let’s talk about those cupcakes. We see food that looks good, and our brain says, ‘Calories! Survival!’ So, we eat the food, and our brain remembers how good it made us feel and uses the same process to deal with emotions like being bored or sad. See food. Eat food. Feel good. Repeat. That reinforcement, Brewer said can be seen in both positive and negative situations. “It turns out that 2,500 years ago, the Buddhist psychologists described the same process, and they described it this way: “Things get interpreted by the mind, they’re either pleasant or unpleasant, we have an urge for the pleasure to continue and the unpleasant to stop, and we develop behaviors to make that happen.”
While conventional treatments teach people to avoid these cues – if you drink alcohol, avoid the bars; if you smoke, you should eat carrot sticks instead – Brewer has found those processes don’t work. What he has seen through research and trials is that the ancient practice of mindfulness is much more effective when it comes to stopping bad habits for the short and long term. Instead of avoiding or substituting bad habits, Brewer said it is time to get curious about the moment between the craving and the urge to act. For example, in a smoking treatment he runs, people are encouraged to light up but be mindful when doing so – to pay attention. One participant described mindful smoking as smelling “like stinky cheese and (tasting) like chemicals.” “The idea is to notice relationship; can I be with the emotion and be curious without doing it,” Brewer said. Brewer said mindfulness seems to drive a wedge in between the craving and the bad habit. “If the craving is fire and smoking is the fuel for that fire, if you stop adding the fuel, that fire should be there for a bit but eventually die down,” he said. “Mindfulness is about changing relationships with thoughts, not freeing the mind of thinking.” M I N D F U L N E S S – PA R T 1 O F 2
In the May issue, we will explore how mindful movement practices like Tai Chi have shown to be the most effective way to improve executive functions.
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Dallas Kosher Chili Cook-Off Celebrates 26th Year Gathering expected to draw 40-plus teams, 3,000 people By Marissa Alvarado People Newspapers
Winning the annual Dallas Kosher Chili Cook-Off comes with something more valuable than a prize – bragging rights for prevailing at one of the oldest and largest such events in the nation. “There’s hollering and screaming, ‘My chili is better than yours,’ and just friendly competition,” said Ed Jerome, past president of the Tiferet Israel Congregation. The congregation, along with the Jewish Community Center, will host the 26th annual event on March 31. From small beginnings, the cook-off has grown to attract more than 40 competing teams and an anticipated crowd of 3,000 people. “It is always exciting to see this number of teams, and it is wonderful how many have been competing for over 20 years and running,” said Shirley Rovinsky,
2019 cook-off co-chair. “We must be doing something right to get groups from all over North Texas.” There are three winners for the beef category and one winner for the veggie category. There is also a People’s Choice category where attendees can vote for their favorite chili. Because it is a kosher contest, teams only use ingredients (meats, spices, and vegetables) that have been prepared following Jewish dietary laws and cooking is supervised by specially trained rabbis. No dairy products are allowed. The cook-off will also feature live music with three bands performing: Side Gig, Windy City, and Mazik Experience. Mazik Experience, formerly known as Mazik Bros., has played the event for 14 years and become known as “The Sounds of the Chili CookOff.” Through the years the cook-off has made donations to 56 non-
Those who attend the cook-off get to vote for their favorite chili. profit organizations. This year beneficiaries: the PJ Library, the Kol Rina men’s acapella group at Congregation Anshai Torah, and the Dallas Jewish Historical Society’s Jim Schwartz Speaker Series. Schwartz, co-founder of the Mazik Bros., died last year, explained Rusty Cooper, who co-founded the band with him. “The Mazik Bros. Band played over 200 performances with Jim, and some of our most favorite and most fulfilling events were the 14 Dallas Kosher Chili Cook-offs.”
I F YO U G O WHAT: Dallas Kosher Chili Cook-Off draws more than 40 teams and includes family activities and entertainment including music, rides, games, and various vendors. WHEN: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 31 WHERE: Tiferet Israel Congregation, 10909 Hillcrest Road ADMISSION: $12 for adults; $6 for children ages 4 to 10 includes a free hot dog; children 3 and younger PARKING: Available free at the Jewish Community Center of Dallas, 7900 Northaven Road, with a climate-controlled bus to the cook-off site. MORE INFORMATION: kosherchilicookoff.us, 214-691-3611 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
KELLY NASH & PARKER BROWN
elly Eileen Nash and Parker Coleman Brown were married at Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church on September 29, 2018. The Reverend Christopher D. Girata officiated the ceremony. A reception followed at Arlington Hall with garden-inspired décor and flowers in the ballroom and covered tent. The reception opened with the Dallas String Quartet playing as guests entered an outdoor ski bar on the terrace with a ski lift photobooth and signature drinks. The couple’s first dance was to “All Around You” by Sturgill Simpson with music provided by the Taylor Pace Orchestra of Dallas. Flowers were by Bella Flora of Dallas and all the details and design of the wedding and reception were carefully orchestrated by Emily Clarke Events, also of Dallas. Sarah Kate, Photographer was on hand to capture all the beautiful moments and When it Clicks captured the evening on film and video. On the eve of the wedding, the groom’s family hosted a rehearsal dinner at the Dallas Country Club. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Noble Waggoner Nash of Highland Park. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michaux Nash Jr. of Dallas and Mr. Hugh Edward McGee Jr. and the late Mrs. Dorothy Kelly McGee of Houston.
S A R A H K AT E , P H O T O G R A P H E R
The groom is the son of Mr. James David Brown III of Dallas and Mrs. Jennifer Ponder and husband, John Ponder, of San Diego. He is the grandson of Mrs. Elizabeth Chaney Brown and the
late Mr. J. David Brown of Dallas and Mrs. June Tellous Oldham and Mr. Euell Martin Oldham of San Diego. The bride was presented in marriage by her parents. She
was escorted down the aisle on the arm of her father. Kelly wore a stunning gown designed by Mackenzie Brittingham of Stanley Korshak Bridal. The dress was made of silk faille and Chantilly lace and was adorned with lace-covered buttons on the back and a matching veil. Lace from her mother’s wedding dress was tucked deep within in homage to the bride’s mother. Assisting the bride as maids of honor were the bride’s sisters, Megan Marie Nash and Michelle Anne Nash. Bridesmaids included Mint Brown, Jessica D’Ann Burke, May Crockett Burkett, Jaclyn Marie Coleman, Molly Br yn Henson, Lindsay Brown Hornbeak, Courtney Elizabeth Kemendo, Katherine Frances Kennedy, Anne Kelley Massad, Reilly Elizabeth McClellan, Katherine Schindler Reyes, and Margaret Mary Smith. The flower girl was Leyana Brown. Attending the groom as best men were Jack Arnold Blythe and Alexander Pellegrini. His groomsmen included William Freret Boeing, James David Brown IV, James Jackson Coon, Grayson James Gurnee, Michael Harrison Hawes, Taylor Knight Hazlett, John Tyler Hornbeak, Shea Collin Kutner, Edward Jordan Lee, Ryan Scott Mack, Collin Madison Montgomery,
Noble Waggoner Nash Jr., and Alex Michael Wildish. Among the members of the house party were Isabel Electra Semmes Dann, Sarah Pennant Dinkins, Sullivan Franklin-Mitchell, Ksenia Kolesnikova Hubbard, and Macy Barnett Williams. Serving as ushers were Parker Benatar Baruh, Erik Nicholas Comer, Brian Jacob Denning, Frederick Bear Givhan, Ryan Andrew McLean, Brian Joseph Murphy, Greg Michael Norris, and Ian Matthew Zimmerman. Ring bearers were Barrett Brown Hornbeak and Briggs Huey Hornbeak. Both bride and groom are 2010 graduates of Highland Park High School. Kelly earned a degree in public relations in 2014 at the University of Texas at Austin, where she was also a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. Kelly works for Linhart Public Relations in Denver. Parker earned degrees in finance and real estate in 2014 from the University of Colorado at Boulder where he was also a member of Sigma Pi Fraternity. He’s an associate with the Retail Capital Markets Group at CBRE in Denver. Following their wedding trip to Thailand and the Maldives, the newlyweds have made Denver their home.
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6607 Desco Drive, represented by Lisa Besserer for $2,549,000. Imagine a masterpiece of quality and Contemporary architecture — for your every day. Built in 2005 on a significant, .57-acre lot, the home at 6607 Desco Drive was uniquely designed to blend indoor and outdoor living — offering endless nature and sunshine while enjoying valuable privacy. Everywhere, there are captivating views of all the outdoor areas, including the stunning backyard and pool. Central in the home’s floor plan, the double-height chef’s kitchen features a double island and stainless-steel appliances. This flexible and sophisticated home works for the most discriminating empty nesters or for a large family. Contemporary architecture builds on the modernism that followed the Industrial Revolution. The uniformity and clean linearity of early modernism began to feel impersonal, and Contemporary responded by maintaining modernism’s open spaces but invigorating them with warmth, whimsy, asymmetry and regional flair. The style’s main design cues are distinctive: imbalanced façades; geometric shapes and large windows and skylights. One famous example of Contemporary architecture is the dramatically cantilevered Hoke House in Portland, Oregon, by Skylab Architecture. It was the Cullen family’s house in the movie Twilight. To learn more about architecture styles, briggsfreeman.com/architecture is a unique source of information, including histories, famous examples and homes for sale in each style.
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Kim Cocotos and Kristen Scott Excited to Join Allie Beth Allman
This updated French-style beauty is set on a sprawling parcel of land under a canopy of mature live oaks. Offered by Sherry Louis Fontenot with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, 5220 Northaven Road (5220northaven. daveperrymiller.com) is a five-bedroom home with four full baths, two half-baths, a three-car garage and diving pool. It’s priced at $1,299,000. A circular drive and lush, manicured lawn greet you on drive up. In spring, the salmon-colored azaleas and pink crepe myrtles are in full bloom. The home has been lovingly maintained and updated over the years by the current owner. A true story-anda-half, it has a large living area, bedroom and full bath on the second story. Interior features include raised ceilings, two sunken living areas separated by a dramatic rough-hewn rock marble wall with fireplace, remodeled kitchen, downstairs master bedroom with remodeled bath, a large diving pool and expansive landscaped grounds. For more information or to schedule a private showing, contact Sherry at 214-543-0752 or email email@example.com. Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate (daveperrymiller. com) is a division of Ebby Halliday Real Estate, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, with four locations that specialize in Preston Hollow, North Dallas, Park Cities, Lakewood, East Dallas, Uptown, Oak Cliff and Farm & Ranch properties.
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Dallas luxury real estate leader sets $2 billion record
Shown is 10121 Waller Drive in Preston Hollow. The five-bedroom Italian Renaissance home is offered by Mary Poss for $6,750,000. 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 65 countries, and its luxury division, Luxury Portfolio International. When marketing a luxury home, Ebby Halliday Realtors taps the network of Luxury Portfolio International members and utilizes its website, LuxuryPortfolio.com, to expose listings to buyers across the globe. By showcasing high-end listings on LuxuryPortfolio. com, Ebby Halliday Realtors leverages the strength of a website that consistently ranks at the top of Google search results and has more $1 million-plus properties than any other luxury real estate network. Ebby Halliday clients also benefit from LuxeAnalytics, an exclusive reporting system that allows sellers to see how much traffic their listing is receiving and the origin of that traffic. With locations across North Texas, Ebby Halliday is one of the most respected full-service residential real estate firms in the country. To learn more about Ebby Halliday Realtors, its Associates and all of the properties available for purchase in North Texas, visit the award-winning ebby.com.
ALLIE BETH ALLMAN
Allman Firm Tops Luxury Home Sales – Again
Capping a year as No. 1 in estate sales in Dallas County, Allie Beth Allman & Associates achieved $2 billion in transactions for 2018, a record for the residential real estate boutique. Company leaders attributed the record success to a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship fueled by strategic sales, technology and marketing applications. But the foundation of it all is solid relationships with clients and among colleagues. “This $2 billion record is much more than a dollar value,” said founder and CEO Allie Beth Allman. “It is about the value of relationships, results, market savvy and a culture the helps our agents thrive and best serve their clients. We can list 2 billion reasons we hit $2 billion in sales, and the list starts with people.” For 2018, the firm leads the sale of homes in Dallas County starting at $1 million. The firm’s average sale in the Park Cities was more than $1.7 million; in Preston Hollow, the average was just under $2 million. “Great things happen when you have the strongest team working together to bring success,” said general manager Keith Conlon. “Thank you to our agents and our clients for allowing us to work for you.”
ALLIE BETH ALLMAN
Great Time to Buy A Home
9109 Guernsey is currently listed for $3,149,000 by Laura Michelle & Ryan Streiff.
Kim Cocotos and Kristen Scott recently joined Allie Beth Allman & Associates. “We are always looking to take our business to the next level and Allie Beth Allman has such a strong market presence to help us do that,” Cocotos said. “We are excited to be surrounded by leaders in the industry and look forward to learning from them.” Cocotos has a background in sales and marketing. Ten years ago, she embarked on a career in real estate and hasn’t looked back. Along the way she met Scott. The two hit it off and three years ago they decided to join forces and the Cocotos-Scott Group was started. “Through our non-profit work together, we learned that our skills and capabilities complimented one another,” Scott said. Scott’s background is in finance. She worked in the corporate world before having children. The skills she learned over the course of her previous career have proven invaluable in real estate. “By having different professional backgrounds, we balance each other with our individual strengths,” Cocotos added. As for this year, Cocotos and Scott are excited to see some big changes. They are eager to utilize all the resources the firm offers and are excited about the company’s vision.
On a quiet cul-de-sac in the estate section of Preston Hollow, are two stunning homes ready for any type of family. Both listed by Laura Michelle and Ryan Streiff, 9109 Guernsey is listed for $3,149,000 and 9119 Guernsey at $2,995,000 Just completed new construction by JH Design + Build is 9109 Guernsey. Available as more of a “family home,” the well-proportioned living areas, clean line finishes and impeccable style are reflected throughout the property. The main living area opens to a chef’s kitchen overlooking the pool and two outdoor entertainment areas with fireplace and built-in heaters. Featuring a Downstairs Master suite and Downstairs Guest, this makes it a little easier to invite the in laws over for a weekend to help with the kids. 9119 Guernsey is just next door and ready for a small family or empty nesters who welcome guests ever so often. This spectacular Modern features an open kitchen with beautiful views of the pool and outdoor areas. The owner’s suite is equipped with spa like bathroom, large walk-in closet and enjoys views of the backyard oasis with stone decking and raised pavilion area with grilling station and built-in heaters. Contact Laura Michelle(firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ryan Streiff (email@example.com) for more information or visit DPMFineHomes.com.
Allie Beth Allman & Associates ended 2018 as the top brokerage firm in the Park Cities and in all of Dallas County for the sale of homes valued at more than $1 million, $2 million, $3 million, $4 million and $5 million. In the luxury market of homes over $1 million in Dallas County, the firm captured nearly 24% of the market. The firm drove the estate market by capturing 61.4% of all home sales over $5 million. In the Park Cities, the firm sold 8 of 10 estate homes and 11 of 12 in Preston Hollow. “We are amazed at our record-breaking year,” said Allie Beth Allman, president and CEO. “We could not have had such a successful year without all of our agents putting in hard work.” One of the biggest highlights of the year, though, was ending 2018 with over $2 billion in sales. “We were impressed with our sales in 2017 and knew we needed to keep the momentum,” added Keith Conlon, general manager. “We set a goal for 2018, and not only did we make it – we exceeded it.” Conlon is optimistic 2019 will be another great year. “With the Allie Beth Allman and Berkshire Hathaway brand behind us, our numbers will continue to grow.”
Spring Market has come early in 2019. While January and February tend to have fewer homes on the market, this year seems to be an exception with “a lot of excellent homes coming on the market early this year,” said Keith Conlon, general manager of Allie Beth Allman & Associates. Here are two new Park Cities listings. The eight-bedroom French chateau-style home at 3632 Normandy Ave. has a grand entrance and open living space. It has a large backyard and a mammoth underground garage with space for 11 vehicles. Relax in the master suite in front of a fireplace or on a covered balcony. A media room and wine cellar are in the basement. On the third floor is a large game room. A charming home at 3633 Southwestern Blvd. that would be a good candidate for remodeling or to build a whole new home on this popular University Park street. The living room has a wood-burning fireplace, and the den has a vaulted ceiling and a lot, and it has a second wood-burning fireplace and a loft. There is a banquette in the breakfast room. The master suite has dual sinks, and there is a guest quarters and a pool. To find your next home, visit www.alliebeth.com.
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Antibiotics Won’t Cure Colds, Flu Your throat is scratchy, you’re achy and feverish, your cough is keeping you up at night, but you can’t afford to miss work. You tried over-the-counter remedies, but you still feel lousy. Time for an antibiotic – right? Not so fast, said doctors at Parkland Health & Hospital System. “Colds, flu and most respiratory illnesses are caused by viruses that no antibiotic can treat,” said Dr. Bonnie Prokesch, medical director of antimicrobial stewardship at Parkland and assistant professor of internal medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. “Antibiotics only combat infections caused by bacteria. “Used appropriately, antibiotics save lives. But over-prescribing of antibiotics is a serious problem that has led to resistant strains of bacteria,” she said. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 30 percent
of all antibiotics prescribed in outpatient clinics are unnecessary. One reason, research shows, is that some patients pressure their physicians to prescribe antibiotics for conditions such as colds and flu, which aren’t affected by these drugs. “An antibiotic may be needed for certain respiratory infections,” Prokesch said. “If a sinus infection doesn’t get better in a week, or gets better for a while and then suddenly gets worse, you probably have developed a bacterial infection and antibiotics may be needed.” Bacteria-caused respiratory illnesses that should be treated with antibiotics include: • Bacterial pneumonia • Whooping cough • Strep throat These can be diagnosed by physical exams and lab tests at your doctor’s office. – Staff report
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