Preston Hollow People August 2021

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AUGUST 2021 VOLUME 17 NO. 8

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STEAM POWERED Parish proves its science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics prowess with NASA challenge victory. PAGE 10

FROM FRONT: Clay Kollinger and Amelia Stotland take on an obstacle course for the Human Exploration Rover Challenge. (PHOTO: WILEY WILLIAMS)

REAL ESTATE

SPORTS

LIVING

House hunting? Start with the schools

ESD Alum Sets NCAA lacrosse record for BC

Looking back with favorite photographs

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Contents News ......................................... 4

Real Estate Quarterly .............. 14

Living........................................ 30

Crime ......................................... 6

Schools .................................... 22

Obituary.................................... 33

Business .................................... 8

Sports ...................................... 26

Classifieds ............................... 35

Community .............................. 10

Society .................................... 28


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GWEN STEFANI TAKES THE CAKE

TOP: When cake decorator Lauren Kitchens got the call to craft a cake for the nuptials of Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton, she had to dust off a long-dormant skill to create a design that honored the wedding of Stefani’s parents. (PHOTOS: JEREMY BUSTOS/INSTAGRAM COURTESY LAUREN KITCHENS) BOTTOM: Preston Hollow’s Nastia Liukin is headed to Tokyo to cover Olympic gymnastics. (COURTESY PHOTO)

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auren Kitchens hung her shingle as a cake decorator in 2002. Since then, she’s made appearances on the Food Network, and her bakery — Fancy Cakes by Lauren — has provided cakes for the likes of Jerry Jones, Mike Modano, Don Henley, Ross and Margot Perot, and Jewel. But this year, the Ursuline (and SMU) grad got a call from the folks at Todd Events in Dallas to create an extraordinar y cake. “Without hesitation, I agreed to take the order, and I asked who the clients were,” she added. “When she said Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton, I remember swinging my fist up in the air, not unlike that of John Bender in The Breakfast Club. This was gonna be spectacular, and I was all in!” Stefani wanted to pay tribute to her parents’ cake by asking Kitchens to dust off an old decorating technique. We talked about what it was like to flex some cake piping muscles in new (yet old) ways, the reaction

of other cake decorators, and shepherding a business through the pandemic (and what has happened since). You can catch our conversation with Kitchens (as well as pictures of Stefani’s cake and some of Kitchens’ favorite cakes) at peoplenewspapers.com.

Head to our website to catch up on other stories like: Preston Hollow ’s Nastia Liukin is headed to Tokyo to cover Olympic gymnastics, but Maddie Spera caught up with the athlete turned broadcaster before Liukin headed out of town. You can read her conversation in our sports section. Before the summer break, 12 W.T. White students enrolled in the school’s education pathway each received a letter of intent to return to Dallas ISD and work as teachers after earning a bachelor’s degree. Read about the district’s “grow your own” program to recruit new teachers in our schools section.

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Editor William Taylor

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Distribution Manager Don Hancock

Digital Editor Bethany Erickson Deputy Editor Rachel Snyder Sports Editor Todd Jorgenson Art & Production Director Melanie Thornton

Account Executives Tana Hunter Quita Johnson Evelyn Wolff Client Relations & Marketing Coordinator Maddie Spera

Publisher: Patricia Martin

Distribution Mike Reinbolt Interns Juliet Allan Katherine Davidson John Erickson Hannah Hopkins Emilea McCutchan Norishka Pachot Madeline Stout

Digital & Production Assistant Mia Carrera

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News

VOTERS WEIGH IN ON LEGISLATURE IN STATEWIDE AND LOCAL POLLS S U R V E Y S AY S Keep track of the state legislature (and see the full results of our survey) at peoplenewspapers.com/ tag/txlege-2021/.

By Bethany Erickson

bethany.erickson@peoplenewspapers.com

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he Texas Legislature’s regular session ended in May, with promises of additional special sessions to address items Gov. Greg Abbott felt were neglected — including bills designed to address how we vote, critical race theory, and more. Shortly after that, the Texas Tribune and the University of Texas conducted a statewide poll asking constituents how they felt about the progress (or lack of progress) made by the Legislature. We followed up with a small survey of our own to take the temperature of our readers about some of the same subjects. We asked about the Legislature’s actions in the regular session and subjects we felt reasonably confident Abbott would include in his agenda for the special session in July.

Critical Race Theory While a bill passed in regular session,

Abbott made no bones that he felt restrictions on teaching critical race theory (which experts said is not taught in public schools) in the bill did not measure up and that he would be adding it back to the special session. In statewide polling, voters were split on whether limiting how teachers discuss racism in public schools was a good idea — 44% said they did support limitations, while 44% said they did not. In our poll, which surveyed 90 readers, 52% said they supported the use of teaching materials that address racism in history, while 31% did not.

Voting Both the Tribune poll and ours asked voters the same question: “Do you think that the rules for voting in Texas should be made more strict, less strict, or left as they are now?” On July 12, state Democrats left the state to deny a quorum in the Texas House. At the heart of the controversy are two companion bills — House Bill 3 and Senate Bill 1. Both address what the Republicans call election security, and what Democrats say is an attempt to prevent typically disenfranchised voters from heading to the polls by making it more difficult to do so.

In both statewide and local polling, voters said they didn’t see the urgency for new voter restrictions — or the logic. On July 13, advocacy groups flew a banner over the state capitol to show their opposition to additional voting laws. (PHOTO: COURTESY VOTO LATINO) Statewide, 35% said they felt laws needed to be more strict, 29% said they should be left as they are now, and 26% said they should be less strict. Locally, our readers were divided almost equally in three ways, with 32.6% saying laws should be more strict, 30.3% saying they should stay the same, and 36% saying they should be less strict. When asked how often they felt voter fraud was committed, 14% of statewide

voters said often, while 6.7% of local readers said the same; 29% statewide said sometimes (32.6% in our poll); 37% statewide said rarely (51.7% local); and 7% said never (9% local). Our local respondents were predominately White (94.4%) and said they watched the Legislature closely (40.4%) or somewhat closely (55.1%). Most identified as either Independent (33.7%), Republican (30.3%), or Democrat (22.5%).

HP Developer Facing More Sex Crime Accusations

Lawsuit, California charges follow Hutchinson’s Dallas County arrest

William Hutchinson was arrested on July 6. (PHOTO: HIGHLAND PARK DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY)

By Rachel Snyder

rachel.snyder@peoplenewspapers.com

Highland Park developer William Hutchinson faces sex-crime charges in Dallas County and California and a lawsuit in Dallas County detailing additional allegations. Authorities in Highland Park arrested Hutchinson, 63, the founder of commercial real estate

firm Dunhill Partners, which developed Virgin Hotels Dallas, July 6 after he was accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl at his Highland Park home. The Dallas County arrest warrant for Hutchinson was signed on June 29, and Hutchinson was released from jail on a $30,000 bond. Orange County, California, authorities filed one felony count of rape of an unconscious person

and five misdemeanor counts of sexual battery against him on July 9. Hutchinson pleaded not guilty to the California charges during a court appearance on July 13. He’s due back in court in California on Oct. 22 for a pretrial hearing. In his arrest affidavit from Highland Park, authorities say they spoke with another minor who alleged similar behavior by Hutchinson at his home in Laguna Beach, California. Dan Hagood, an attorney representing Hutchinson in the criminal cases, told the Dallas Morning News that his client “absolutely denies the charges that have been leveled against him.” Also, on July 9, a lawsuit filed against him in Dallas County detailed additional allegations. In the lawsuit filed in Dallas County, a university student alleges she began conversing with Hutchinson on social media. She

asked him for career advice and forwarded him her resume at his request. In June 2020, Hutchinson arranged to meet the student in Dallas, gave her alcoholic drinks without confirming whether she was of legal drinking age, then took her to an apartment where he attempted to “force himself onto her,” according to the lawsuit. “Hutchinson assaulted our client while she was intoxicated, although she clearly rejected Hutchinson’s advances both in messages and in person,” attorney Michelle Simpson Tuegel said. Dunhill Partners and Virgin Hotels Dallas are also named as defendants in the lawsuit. Hutchinson told the Dallas Morning News that he was “stepping aside” from his professional roles, including at Virgin Hotels Dallas and W Hotel, amid the

allegations against him. “Virgin Hotels takes any allegations of this type extremely seriously,” Virgin Hotels Dallas told People Newspapers. “Mr. Hutchinson is one of several investors in Virgin Hotels Dallas and has now agreed to step away from his role in the hotel ownership group. He will no longer be involved in any capacity with Virgin Hotels Dallas.” The company declined to comment further, citing the active investigation. People Newspapers also reached out to Hutchinson and Dunhill Partners for comment, but we had not heard back by press time.

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Crime Reports June 8 to July 11 June 8 When you care enough to steal the very best you take it before 4:49 p.m. from a 29-year-old Kaufman man’s vehicle at a home in the 4700 block of Hallmark Drive.

June 9 Reported at 3:31 p.m.: risky business. A brash would-be crook on June 7 attempted to steal from a U.S. Secret Service vehicle outside Bank of Texas on Sherry Lane.

June 16 When you have a pool, you want to avoid other P-words. Peek at these: Prowlers poached pool equipment on Palomar Lane. Such pilfering prompted a 60-yearold woman from the 5300 block to phone police at 7:11 p.m. Hope she didn’t have a party planned.

June 18 Reported at 6:04 p.m.: A “suspicious person” visiting Ulta Beauty at Preston Forest Village turned out to be a shoplifter.

June 23 Does the Dallas Police Department really consider this, as the online report calls it, a “routine investigation?” Officers responded at 3:57 p.m. to the 6600 block of Inwood Road because of a “lost police radio.” How was that one called in?

June 26 Reported at 8:19 p.m.: a “panhandler” received a criminal trespassing warning at the 7-Eleven at Preston Forest Square. June 29 An employee at the Ulta store located at Preston and Forest reported that three people robbed the store, “forcefully” taking items around 7:30 p.m. June 29. June 30 Someone in the 10000 block of Stone Canyon Road reported their car stolen around 9 a.m.

July 1 Shortly before 11 a.m., an officer reported finding a gym bag “with assorted personal items” along the 6200 block of Interstate 635.

July 2 Police found a sad, lonely, abandoned vehicle in the 5000 block of Lovers Lane shortly before midnight.

July 3 At 11:14 p.m., a 44-year-old Dallas man reported that someone entered his car and pocketed some items without permission at Hillcrest High School.

July 4 At 4 a.m., a 41-year-old woman at the 6100 block of Interstate 635 reported that someone damaged her property “without consent.” Ask first, guys.

July 6 Before 11:49 a.m., a burglar broke a window to steal from a 41-year-old Irving man’s vehicle at a home in the 9100 block of Devonshire Drive.

July 7 Before 4:14 p.m. outside at Preston Center, a criminal pointed a gun at the head of a 52-year-old man.

July 9 Officers responded at 9:08 a.m. to a “major disturbance (violence)” at the 7-Eleven at Hillcrest Road and Northwest Highway, where an unwelcome visitor was warned away. July 10 Reported at 1:22 p.m.: An aggressive shopper pushed and then wrestled with an employee of the 7-Eleven at Preston Forest Square.

July 11 Taken before 10:58 a.m. from a home in the 6800 block of Northport Drive: a 31-year-old man’s truck.

SKULDUGGERY of the MONTH: CRIME WATCH Want to see fast? Want to see furious? Better view it at a theater rather than the streets of Dallas. At 1:50 a.m. July 5, officers arrested an 18-year-old man accused of watching illegal racing in the 5000 Walnut Hill Lane.

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Business

CUSTOMERS KEEP TOYS UNIQUE’S FUTURE ‘LITE BRIGHT’ Owner marks 40 years of puzzles, stuffed animals, ponies, books By John Erickson People Newspapers

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hen your toy store is 40 years old, you might not be expected to remember the first toy you ever sold. But Pam May remembers hers. “I don’t remember what the most popular toy was, but I will tell you I was 25 years old,” the owner of Toys Unique in Inwood Village said. “And my first toy that I ever sold was a puzzle, and it was a Melissa and Doug puzzle.” Ironically, May said her favorite toy growing up was not one she ever owned.

And my passion is the customers, and my staff, and buying the toys that I know that they would love. Pam May “My favorite toy as a child was the Lite Bright — but I didn’t own one,” she said. “The girl down the street did, and I always wanted to play with hers.” May said she came into the toy business by marriage to her husband, Dean. “My husband bought a failing toy store down in Houston, and then he bought the sister store in Arlington. And then I came along and married him,” she said. “And guess what I got to do? I got to run a toy store. Those were our very first two toy stores 40 years ago.

TOP: Pam May (right) explained the toy business to fifth-grade journalist John Erickson (left). (PHOTO: BETHANY ERICKSON) BOTTOM: The inventory at Toys Unique is the result of 40 years getting to know the store’s customers and what they want. (PHOTO: JOHN ERICKSON)

The Mays expanded from there and, at one point, had a 12,000-square-foot warehouse in Richardson and even more stores. But eventually, they decided to have one store. “It got to be where it was more of a job having so many locations as opposed to a passion,” she said. “And my passion is the customers, and my staff, and buying the toys that I know that they would love.” So now they have one very busy location and a passion for bringing fun toys to customers. “My favorite thing about having a toy store is my customers,” May said. “Without my customers, I wouldn’t have a toy store, and this community, especially this neighborhood, has been overwhelmingly supportive, especially through COVID last year and onward, and I can not do enough for them.” May said that her years of experience have helped her decide what kind of toys to offer, and frequently customers will come to her with great suggestions, too. “After doing this for so many years, I have learned to know my customer, and I think that’s the key to any successful business, no matter what you’re selling — no matter whether it’s computer software, whether it’s clothing, whether it’s toys, you have to know your customer, and you have to know what they want and what they’re looking for,” she said. “After so many years, I think I might’ve figured that out, but that’s not to say I don’t make mistakes.” John Erickson, the son of digital editor Bethany Erickson, is a fifth-grader at Chapel Hill Preparatory in Dallas.

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Community

MARS READY? PARISH EPISCOPAL TEAM WINS NASA CHALLENGE

School builds two vehicles as annual international co-ed STEAM contest goes virtual SEATED ON THE GROUND, FROM LEFT: Hailey Baer, Amelia Stotland, Anita Mahtani, and Rivers Glover. SEATED ON ROVERS: Will Baschab, Clay Kollinger, Ryland Marshall, and Austin Shaunfield. STANDING: Coach Jenn Makins, Luke Hanft, Coach Fallon Ahearn, Grant Williams, Jonas Pearson, Maggie Hoffman, Michaela Creel, Micah Lampert, Jeremy Kaplinsky, Coach Dave Cribbs, Raj Anthony, and Jack Ashmore. BOTTOM LEFT: With the Human Exploration Rover Challenge held virtually this year, students videoed their rover runs. BOTTOM RIGHT: NASA Rover Awards (PHOTOS: WILEY WILLIAMS)

By Norishka Pachot People Newspapers

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arish Episcopal School’s journey to the top of NASA standings began eight years ago with the founding of a rover team. “Our first years, we weren’t that good, but we pushed through that and had a lot of fun,” coach Jenn Makins said. “We learned a lot and even managed to win awards.” Those wins included a fifth-place high school division finish in the Human Exploration Rover Challenge (HERC) in 2017. That year’s rover went on display at the Perot Museum of Nature in Dallas to inspire other students to explore STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics). However, this year Parish exceeded that by far, with one of its teams named the overall winner with a first-place finish in the high school division and a project review award. Its other team won a social media award. Those wins came in April, but the trophies arrived more recently.

“It’s been a few months, and it’s still kind of surreal,” Makins said. “The kids were jumping up and down, and fist-bumping each other, and hugging.”

It has been an eightyear journey, and the kids have passed down information to each other. Jenn Makins HERC, meant to inspire high school and college students, tasks U.S. and international teams “to design, engineer, and test a human-powered rover on a course that simulates the terrain found on rocky bodies in the solar system,” according to nasa.gov. The U.S. Space & Rocket Center near NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, usually hosts the competition, but the event went virtual this year because of the pandemic.

“The challenges you faced with this competition go beyond anything we’ve seen before, from designing the wheels and mission tools to executing mission requirements like sample retrievals and deploying instruments,” center director Jody Singer said in announcing the winners. Parish teams built two pedal-powered rovers – one from Chromoly steel and the other with a composite frame combining fiber and insulation – and created three courses to simulate a rocky extraterrestrial terrain. Rovers must complete the courses and assigned tasks in less than eight minutes and have both a male and female operator. That’s not a problem at Parish, where the program has high gender diversity with 40% girls. In 2019, working with Dallas-based Lyda Hill Philanthropies, the American Association for the Advancement of Science selected Makins as one of the 125 IF/THEN ambassadors. These “women innovators” from throughout the nation help promote STEM education and careers to girls. The Parish coaching staff also includes

assistant coach Fallon Ahearn and coach Dave Cribbs, who founded the Parish program with Mankins in 2014. “It has been an eight-year journey, and the kids have passed down information to each other,” Makins said. Work will resume at the beginning of the fall semester as the next teams prepare to go to Alabama in March 2022. “I’m as proud as I can be of the kids and the coaches,” Makins said. “We’re all resting, but we’re ready for next year and the next group.”

V I S I T YO U T U B E .C O M AND SEARCH FOR: • Jenn Makins Parish Episcopal School Team 1 NASA HERC 2021 • Parish Episcopal School Team 2 NASA HERC 2021 Learn more at parish.org/academics/ parishstem/rover


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Just Call Me “Flo”

If I came face to face with the Pope, I could not tell a lie. I would truthfully tout that while I am not perfect, I am pretty awesome. I am a good mom. I always put my kids’ needs first, except MICHELE VALDEZ when I have a tennis match or during happy hour. And, I am a loving wife, except when “I’m not in the mood.” But, under the hot lights of St. Peters Square, I would also confess that “I am no Florence Nightingale” – at least when it comes to my betrothed. If the kids are sick, my sympathy abounds, but with my hubby, I say – gut it out. I often wonder if I watch too much of Aunt Lydia on Handmaid’s Tale. Whatever the reason, winter is coming. In August, my permanent paramour is having elbow surgery. Oddly enough, I am numb with lack of worry yet possessed by concern that his operation will put me out of commission. I may have to cook and drive that man around for weeks. Can’t I ditch the “In sickness and in health” overreach if I have a good record on the other vows? I hope his orthopedic knife thrower knows that my tennis game can’t survive a long recovery. And, shouldn’t I get some credit for the times I have been pseudo-supportive? A couple of years ago, my love had a colonoscopy – and I was selfless. Like a reformed Nurse Ratched, I drove him to the gastro place, waited forever, and delivered him home with McDonald’s hamburger and chocolate shake in hand. Then, I made sure he was fully medicated and asleep before I left to play tennis. Sure, I felt a little guilty, but I had a match the next day. Recently, aided by a heavy pour of chardonnay, I recounted the times I had been a good caregiver to my loving man. As I finished the glass, my mind wandered to tennis – again. Then, like a fuzzy yellow ball to the face, it hit me. My sweet spouse is my partner in life, kind of like my partner on the tennis court, and if he is having a bad match or is injured, then I need to step up. I need to be a team player. That day I added the Tennis Channel to our Spectrum package and prepared for surgery. Michele Valdez, a slightly compulsive, mildly angry feminist, has been an attorney and community volunteer. She has four demanding adult children, an enthusiastic black lab, and a patient husband.

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Have Strings, Will Travel

DSO musicians use outdoor concerts to support youth music education By Samantha Ponce Special Contributor

COVID-19 put the world on pause, but a Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) violinist wouldn’t let it silence the music. In late spring of 2020, Daphne Volle accepted an invitation to play her violin on a neighbor’s front lawn. Little did she know that would be the start of many outdoor concerts that would end up raising thousands of dollars for young underprivileged musicians. Volle’s performance grabbed the attention of many passersby. Asked to perform again, she invites more DSO musicians to join her.

We are going to find a way to keep playing. Daphne Volle “My colleagues have been so willing to do it,” Volle said. “I want to say that the Dallas Symphony has an extraordinary willpower to not let us stop because of the pandemic.” Growing from duets to trios to quartets, and so on, Volle and other DSO musicians have voluntarily played in Oak Cliff, Garland, Irving, and many other North Texas locations. Along the way, the outdoor concerts became a fundraiser for the education department of the DSO. The roughly

Daphne Volle has organized several concerts near the clubhouse in the Hillcrest Villa neighborhood east of Hillcrest Road and north of Churchill Park. FROM LEFT: Daphne Volle, Aissatou Rasa, Johnathan Ramos, Kaira Rasa, Eliseo Simon, Cecilia O’Brien, Filip Fenrych, Jenna Barghouti, Jeff Hood, and David Sywak. (PHOTOS: SAMANTHA PONCE) $15,000 raised during the past year provides instruments and private lessons for students in the Young Strings program and Bucker T. Washington High School. Indoor concerts also continued under the leadership of Kim Noltemy, the Ross Perot president and CEO of the Dallas

Symphony Association. COVID-19 safety protocols include reducing the size of the orchestra and extending the distance between musicians on the stage. Every morning before performing, musicians are tested. Only around 200 people are allowed in audiences.

The DSO made it a purpose to stay alive for the community and found ways to turn coincidences into fantastic opportunities that help shape the lives of young individuals in the Dallas community, Volle said. “We are going to find a way to keep playing.”


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Real Talk: Jean Bateman Jean Bateman is an award-winning real estate professional who prides herself on being able to bring a lot to the table for her clients — from expertise in remodeling, construction, disabilities-adaptation, design, and marketing. She and her husband, Walker, call the Park Cities home, and have raised three children there. She’s also involved in the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society, the Dallas Arboretum, the Yellow Rose Gala Foundation, Junior League of Dallas, and more. FROM LEFT: Russ Anderson has been named president of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International by the brokerage’s CEO, Robbie Briggs. (PHOTO: COURTESY BRIGGS FREEMAN SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL)

Briggs Freeman President Talks Pandemic-Inspired Home Wishlists And as those pandemicinspired wishlists get bigger, the houses aren’t getting any smaller. “We hear that pretty steadily - the desire for bigger homes, the push to get as big a home as possible. And we’ve seen a lot of people that were talking about downsizing that were like, ‘What was I thinking?’” “I can say that I was very glad we moved to a slightly bigger house before the pandemic,” I told him. “I remember telling my husband that if we had been in that tiny house during all of this, I would have probably straight-up murdered him.” “I don’t think that was an uncommon conversation, ” Anderson said, laughing. “Pretty much my wife had told me on a couple of occasions that if I ask, ‘What’s for lunch?’ one more time, she was going to smother me in my sleep. I know this whole thing pushed a lot of people to the edge.” But to answer my question, yes, he said, the pandemic will change the way people feel about their homes and what they’re looking for, but “not forever.” He also is watching this redhot market with the practiced

eye of a longtime real estate professional. “Do you think we’re ever going to get back to three or even four months of inventory?” I asked him. “Yes - I do,” he said. “The DFW market has so many positives — a good business climate that is centrally located in the country, plenty of airlines, good roads, good tech. You’ve got all these positives and a great quality of life. The whole DFW marketplace just looks so positive relative to so many other places. I think that’s the long-term environment. “Interest rates are going to go up and down, and that’s going to create some variability in the market,” he said. “I just think we’re going to soften. It’s not going to be a bubble that explodes. I don’t think it’s going to be where one morning we’re gonna wake up and the market’s down 35%.”

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Everything in Argyle! 639 Woods Drive Offered for $3,695,000 7,025 Sq.Ft. / 14.260 Acres / AG Exempt Clarke Landry 214.316.7416 clarke.landry@alliebeth.com

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Gorgeous Sitting 4308 Mcfarlin Boulevard Offered for $2,795,000 4 Bed / 3.1 Bath / 4,536 Sq.Ft. Jackie Converse 214.673.7852 jackie.converse@alliebeth.com

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HOUSE OF THE MONTH 6947 Lavendale Avenue

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his home is a wonderful opportunity to live in Hillcrest Estates. Combining a sense of elegance with the comfort of today’s easy living, a host of recent updates include a roof, HVAC, fence, and tankless hot water heater. The open floorplan and gorgeous backyard create an ideal entertainment setting. An

expansive entrance offers a custom wine alcove conveniently located across from a wet bar with two wine coolers. Private downstairs owner’s wing features hardwoods, luxurious bath with heated floors, and California Closets. Relax in a true backyard oasis with an elevated fire pit overlooking the pool and spa, covered patio, and extensive landscaping.

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Closed Median sales price

Price per Sold to Active Days on Months’ sq. foot list price listings market supply

June 2020

75

$1,144,500

$316

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338

116

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68

$888,500

$294

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291

65

4.9

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87

$1,176,800

$324

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192

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90

$1,040,000

$331

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106

77

1.6

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82

$1,197,500

$359

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116

43

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Closed Median sales price

Price per Sold to Active Days on Months’ sq. foot list price listings market supply

June 2020

76

$1,244,500

$411

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298

54

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89

$1,295,750

$426

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242

58

3.7

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83

$1,480,000

$459

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153

68

2.2

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89

$1,587,500

$445

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93

58

1.3

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83

$1,560,000

$486

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94

35

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Schools

WHITE, JEFFERSON, HILLCREST GRADUATES CELEBRATE RESILIENCY IN A HARD YEAR

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Some of us have lost loved ones and struggle to move on from there. I personally wanted to quit countless times but found strength in the most unexpected places and people … It is the difficulties – the dragons, if you will – that we face that make the good moments and experiences worth living. Thomas Jefferson Salutatorian Alanis Gonzalez

Hillcrest graduates celebrate. Not pictured: valedictorian Ryan Prager; salutatorian Ryan Berman. (PHOTOS: CHRIS MCGATHEY)

Thomas Jefferson graduates celebrate: Not pictured: valedictorian Alejandro Malagon. (PHOTOS: CHRIS MCGATHEY)

W.T. White graduates celebrate: Not pictured: salutatorian Ruby Rojas. (PHOTOS: KATHERINE DAVIDSON)

Last year at this time, the senior class did not have the opportunity to participate in their graduation in person. It is really special — and exciting — that we are all able to be here together in one physical space. Hillcrest Salutatorian Ryan Berman

We are the class of 2021, who endured an entire year of school online. We can achieve anything as long as we work hard to get to that goal. WT White Valedictorian Fabian Perez


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UFOs – Unbelievably Flavorful Objects – from New Mexico have infiltrated our roasters and immersed themselves in hundreds of Hatch-filled favorites throughout the store. Resistance is futile: From crab cakes to tortillas, Hatch chiles are everywhere. Witness this invasion of the world’s most flavorful peppers at our 26th Annual Hatch Chile Fest, August 4-24!

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Congratulations Greenhill Grads

Valedictorian: Anagha V. Gouru

Co-salutatorian: Preston A. Gerard

Co-salutatorian: Jung Min Yean

Weather forced commencement inside the Phillips Family Gymnasium, where the Greenhill Class of 2021 gathered under the same roof one last time. (PHOTOS: COURTESY GREENHILL SCHOOL)

You’ve Got Mail Supports Cancer Patients At Ursuline Academy, Together with CLF, one of You’ve Got Mail’s where the motto is major projects is writing notes for the Jordan “Serviam,” Latin for Spieth-sponsored Under Armour backpacks “I will serve,” it only distributed across the entire globe. With each note, You’ve Got Mail includes makes sense that students would dedicate a $2 bill, which Leslie describes as the perfect MADDIE STOUT themselves to helping encapsulation of both the foundation and club’s their community. joint message. The biggest club at the school exemplifies this “It’s kind of like a little sign of good luck, perfectly. which fits the theme of this unexpected joy,” You’ve Got Mail, which has attracted over Leslie said. “Our message is consistently that 200 members, supports teens with cancer you are loved, which spreads across all areas of through personalized notes of encouragement. influence, no matter what.” Since Wood and Long’s graduation two years Class of 2019 graduates Marleigh Wood and Lucy Long founded the club when they were ago, the club has consistently grown and spread in school. its influence. Long originally had the Incoming You’ve Got Mail idea for You’ve Got Mail after president Natalie Marina is noticing that teens with cancer aiming for more involvement, often received less attention projects, and expansion. “We’re trying to start the than younger children or adults with the disease. same club at Jesuit, which is “The main purpose of really exciting,” she said. “And we were talking about doing a creating the club was just toy drive and bringing more to support the teens who Students create themed cards needed supporting because we people in since we have so for the holidays and patients’ learned they were getting left many girls who are willing to birthdays to give them a out,” Long said. “We wanted personalized feel. (PHOTOS: help.” everyone to feel that they were COURTESY OF NATALIE MARINA) Members of the club have valued.” found that You’ve Got Mail After discussing the idea, Wood and Long helps themselves along with the cancer patients. “You’ve Got Mail means spreading all kinds approached Annette Leslie, who co-founded the Carson Leslie Foundation after her son of positivity,” Wood said. “It’s something that Carson died from cancer in 2010. people can always come to if they are having a The foundation’s mission of raising funds for bad day and spread joy all around.” research toward a cure for pediatric cancer and Summer intern Maddie Stout, co-editor of her supporting teens fighting the disease made it a campus newspaper, will begin her senior year at The logical choice for a partnership. Hockaday School in August.

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Northeast Texas Girl Scouts Honor Gold Award Winners

The Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas presented Gold Award pins to 143 girls, including several in the Park Cities and Preston Hollow. Girl Scouts’ most prestigious designation recognizes girls in grades nine through 12 who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through intensive, multi-year projects that have sustainable impact in the community and beyond.

Troop 2762 Gracie Lane, the daughter of Shannon and Lance Lane, is a rising senior at Highland Park High School. Her project: Unable during the pandemic to provide in-person art classes for West Dallas and Oak Cliff families served by Brother Bill’s, she and her volunteers created craft kits and instructional videos to provide children with fun learning activities to do at home. Neely Womble the daughter of Bobby and Shannon Womble, is a rising senior at Highland Park. Her project: She and her volunteers built two weather-proofed mobile market tables so the Voice of Hope’s food bank serving West Dallas could display its fresh produce. Troop 2769 Victoria Chien, the daughter of Jane and Larry Chien, is a rising senior at The Hockaday School. Her project: Partnering with United to Learn, she worked

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with 17 schools, apartment complexes, and nonprofit agencies to deliver books to help children maintain literacy skills during the pandemic. Victoria also created and facilitated reading and craft activity sessions for the YMCA after school camp at Sierra Vista apartments. Cate Goglia, the daughter of Carol and Mark Goglia, is a rising senior at The Hockaday School. Her project: She supported United to Learn’s mission to eliminate achievement gaps with a project

that produced more than 450 student-created videos as a resource for teachers and students during the pandemic. The YouTube videos – in English and Spanish – address topics such as reading, sports, arts, dance, and science. Margot Meyer, daughter of Peggy and Dr. Dan Meyer, is a rising senior at Hockaday. Her project: She tapped telehealth options to allow at-risk students at Burnet Elementary access to quality healthcare without interrupting parent’s work schedules.

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Erin Fleming, the daughter of Kelly Fleming, is a 2021 graduate of Highland Park High School. Her project: She designed and built eight workstations on wheels to provide teachers and students in the Voice of Hope Aspire after school program a more collaborative, 21st century learning environment. Christina Healy, the daughter of Soo Mae Chu, is a 2021 graduate of Highland Park. Her project: She led a team of volunteers to re-

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Sports

LION LEADER: FLAHERTY TAKES OVER ON SIDELINES FOR ST. MARK’S Football coach’s Dallas ties include Cowboys connections in family said. “It’s a school with a lot of history, tradition, and pride. With our football program, I definitely want to continue to build on that commitment to excellence.”

Fundamentally, I view the purpose of a coach as teaching life lessons through the avenue of athletics. Harry Flaherty Harry Flaherty will be the new football coach at St. Mark’s after spending the previous six seasons at a private school in New Jersey. (PHOTO: CHRIS MCGATHEY)

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Flaherty, 32, returns to Texas after spending six years as the head coach at Lawrenceville School in western New Jersey. Before that, he was a graduate assistant coach at the University of Tennessee, where he earned a law degree. He takes over for Hayward Lee, a longtime coach for the football and lacrosse programs

at St. Mark’s. Lee recently took a job at All Saints Episcopal in Fort Worth. Flaherty began overseeing offseason workouts for the Lions this summer. St. Mark’s will open the 2021 season on Aug. 27 against Fort Worth Country Day. “When the job opened up, I was excited to explore it,” Flaherty

Flaherty is a nephew of former Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett. His father, Harry Flaherty Sr., played linebacker for the Cowboys in 1987. The younger Flaherty was a tight end at Princeton. After graduation, he was signed briefly by the New Orleans Saints and the Cowboys but never played an NFL game. “Fundamentally, I view the purpose of a coach as teaching life lessons through the avenue of athletics,” Flaherty said. “Be a

team, be on time, be a gentleman, be your best regardless of circumstance, block out the scoreboard and focus on the next play, relentlessly pursue continuous improvement, focus on the things within your control, focus on the process over the outcome, and always finish.” Flaherty also will teach history and physical education at St. Mark’s. The Lions played just two games during an abbreviated 2020 season, defeating Greenhill and falling to ESD. “Harr y has demonstrated outstanding character and leadership in his previous roles, and his coaching and teaching philosophy aligns with the mission of our school,” said St. Mark’s athletic director Sean Lissemore. “He strives to maximize the potential of every student and understands what it takes to have success both in the classroom and on the field. Harry’s exceptional knowledge, experience, and passion for football will make an immediate impact on our program, and we are thrilled that he will be joining us at St. Mark’s.”

North Star: ESD Alum Still Turning Heads After Setting NCAA Record Charlotte North earns national spotlight after Boston College championship run By Todd Jorgenson

“Our ultimate goal was winning the national championship. The individual stuff was cool,” North said. “I was playing alongAfter setting a national goal-scoring re- side the best attackers and midfielders in cord and leading Boston College to a nation- the country. They made my job a lot easial championship, Charlotte North’s summer er. That’s why we were so successful. We has been a whirlwind. worked well as a unit.” The former ESD lacrosse standout was North was a two-sport star at ESD, interviewed on national television. She was where she holds school scoring records named the Atlantic Coast Conference Fe- in lacrosse and basketball. She started her male Athlete of the Year across all sports. collegiate lacrosse career at Duke, where she And she participated in tryouts for the U.S. played for two years before transferring to national team. BC. That’s not bad for a woman from Preston Not only did North transition from midHollow, hundreds of miles from the sport’s field to attack after high school, but she had traditional hotbed on the East Coast. to adjust to the speed of the college game. “Texas lacrosse is growing, and there’s so She dazzled onlookers during two trainmuch more talent there,” North said. “The ing-camp sessions with the national program coaches there influenced me and mentored in Maryland this summer. me. I’m really proud to be from Texas.” “It was such a great experience to see all North scored 102 goals for the season, in- the people I’ve watched and idolized and get cluding six against Syracuse in the national to play with them,” she said. championship game, earning her Most OutNorth wants to stay active in lacrosse standing Player honors. Her 31 tallies during in the future, either via the national prothe Eagles’ NCAA tournament run also was gram or in the upstart Athletes Unlimited an all-timePCP_Aug2021x10Banner-DRAFT1.pdf high. During the regular season,12:38:16 professional league. But first, she plans to 1 7/8/2021 PM North established a new ACC mark with 10 play another season at BC, taking advantage of a one-time eligibility extension for goals in a win over Virginia Tech.

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Society

DOUGLAS ELLIMAN CELEBRATES EXPANSION Looking Ahead

Ready to shop? Thrift Studio, the annual month-long popup store featuring donated, high-end furniture, housewares, and accessories sold at significant discounts, provides one-third of the operating revenue nonprofit Dwell with Dignity. The nonprofit provides furniture, bedding, kitchen supplies, art, professional interior styling, food in the pantry, and a first night’s meal to low-income families who obtain new permanent housing. Admission to Thrift Studio is free, but shopping before it opens to the public requires a $150 VIP ticket. Ticketholders get first access to the deals and designer vignettes during the Preview Party from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 26. Visit thriftstudio.com. Thrift Studio opens in the Design District on Aug. 27 and runs through Sept. 25 but is closed on Sept. 6 for Labor Day. Store hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 175 Oak Lawn Avenue. Designers include AF Home Interiors, Chase Dowell, Kara Legako Design, Mary Beth Wagner Interiors, Meredith Ellis Design, The Collective, Tori Rubinson Interiors, and Yates Desygn.

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The largest brokerage in the New York metropolitan area celebrated the expansion of Douglas Elliman Texas into Dallas with an afternoon of distinguished panelists and an evening cocktail reception at the Hall Arts Hotel. Head honchos from New York, California, Houston, and elsewhere jetted in June 24 for the milestone expansion. Those included Douglas Elliman president Scott Durkin, Western Region CEO of Brokerage Stephen Kotler, and Texas CEO Jacob Sudhoff. The real estate panels featuring Fredrik Eklund, Tracy Tutor, and Julia Spillman from Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing attracted 175 guests. The lively cocktail reception drew 200+ who mixed and mingled over bites and cocktails and went home with sweet treats courtesy of Kate Weiser Chocolate. A band provided live jazz music. – Staff report

Ready to give? Communities Foundation of Texas is readying for 2021 North Texas Giving Day, scheduled for Sept. 23, with early giving commencing on Sept. 1. Amazon is the presenting sponsor. “The needs of the community are vast as we all emerge from the pandemic and into a new normal,” said Chris McSwain, director of community engagement for North Texas Giving Day and Communities Foundation of Texas. “At the same time, we know if we can rally and galvanize the community and inspire more people to give, even in small amounts, we can and will help meet these needs and support the nonprofits doing vital work across North Texas.” Last year, 106,000 donors raised $58.8 million for more than 3,000 nonprofits. Visit northtexasgivingday.org. – Compiled by William Taylor

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Living

PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORIES: ONE JOURNALIST’S FAVORITE PICS

WORDS AND IMAGES BY CHRIS MCGATHEY

Editor’s note: Chris McGathey has been shooting photographs for People Newspapers for 13 years, more than a quarter of the company’s history.

I was honored to photograph a former president in 2008 and pleased to sum up Bill Clinton’s visit to the Samuel Clemens Recreation Center in one shot. He was campaigning for his wife Hillary Clinton.

Sometimes it’s not a shot of a play that sums up a match. See how Mark Daus shows his jubilation in 2010 after Dallas Jesuit won its first soccer state title.

We have documented Dallas Jesuit graduate Jordan Spieth’s PGA career from the beginning, including his debut at the Byron Nelson.

I love how St. Mark’s students’ paper dragon casts a shadow during this 2009 Chinese New Year celebration.

A passerby walks under the historic marquee of the Texas Theater, which in 2008, observed the anniversary of the John F. Kennedy assassination with a special screening.

A man drives a motorized scooter past the Forest Lane Mural. You may have read about the efforts to preserve it in the May issue.

We assigned two photographers for the dedication in April 2013 of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, where four presidents visited the SMU campus. I shot the nearby protest where 200 people gathered.

Readers want to see their children’s faces. But sometimes focusing on a detail can add to the story as in this May 2012 photo taken during a St. Baldrick’s Day cancer research fundraiser at Trinity Hall. Look at Rachel Thienprayoon’s eyes peering over to friends and family. That was natural, not posed.

Back when People Newspapers had an Oak Cliff edition, I photographed singer and songwriter Flora May Holliday as she posed outside her home for an album cover.


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6 Reasons Why Framed Wallpaper Panels Are Hot Right Now One of the trendiest ways to use wallpaper is to take individual panels, frame them, and display them as art. I have worked with framed wallpaper panels on two Dallas projects recentMARGARET ly. Here are some CHAMBERS reasons why designers like myself recommend them: 1. They are less of a commitment. It’s much easier to remove framed panels than to remove wallpaper from the wall itself. 2. They are more affordable. They’re a smart way to add wallpaper to large voids, like in a high-ceilinged room or a staircase. 3. Using panels can help break up bold patterns. Sometimes a dramatic wallpaper would be too much for your room. But the same pattern divided into visual blocks could fit better into your design. 4. You can take them with you to your next home. Framed wallpaper panels can come with you when you move, making them a wise investment. 5. They are less hassle. Even if you’re planning on framing the panels yourself, this will still be an easier project than putting up wallpaper. 6. They can add some much-needed interest to plain walls. For example, framed wallpaper panels are great for homes without many architectural details.

I believe that this is one of those occasional design trends that is classically beautiful enough to stand the test of time.

LEFT: Custom-colored de Gournay panels in a rising sequence next to the staircase help to add interest to the wall space in this highceilinged room. RIGHT: Although the Gracie wallpaper panels in this upstairs hallway are part of a matching set, each is slightly different. (PHOTOS: MICHAEL HUNTER)

Sounds appealing, right? If you’re sold on the idea but don’t have much experience with wallpaper, here are some pointers to help you get started. Before you even pick a pattern, measure your wall space carefully so that you can figure out how many panels you need and what their dimensions should be. The dominant

color in your wallpaper pattern should be based on at least one other color from the surrounding room. Your choice of frame can have a significant impact on the wallpaper’s presentation, so pick a complementary one. For example, one-inch gold bamboo frames are the perfect match for chinoiserie wallpaper. Your

frames should always be small to make them lightweight and keep the focus on the wallpaper. Adding glass or plexiglass will create glare and make your wallpaper panels heavier and more challenging to hang, so I don’t advise it at all. I believe that this is one of those occasional design trends that is classically

beautiful enough to stand the test of time. Margaret Chambers, a registered interior designer (RID) and member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), leads Chambers Interiors and Associates. Her colleague Caitlin Crowley helped edit this column. Find more design advice at chambersinteriors.com/blog.


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T. Smith; daughter-in-law Cary F. Smith; Pat’s sister Sara F. Wilson and brother-inlaw Dr. James W. Wilson, nephew Dr. Tad Wilson and wife Erica with children Emma, Jack, and Grace of Savannah, Ga. Also, Dr. Rusty Wilson and wife Louise and children Lila and Xyden of Raleigh, NC; A niece Laura W. Pappas and husband Michael with children Wilson, Nicholas, Christopher, and Patrick of Katy, TX. There is nothing she enjoyed more than her family and watching her grandsons play at sporting events. Her hobbies were gardening, cooking, interior design, and fashion. She was an AAU swimmer and enjoyed spring breaks at her Aunt Peg and Uncle Harrison’s 4 Mile Village beach home in Florida, where ocean swimming was her favorite pastime. “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Jesus Christ.” Thessalonians 5:16-18. A memorial service will be held at the DFW National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75211, on Tuesday, June 15, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Disabled American Veterans “DAV” organization at www.dav.org.

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WiNGS – a nonprofit organization that empowers women, fights poverty and impacts generations – has been named the beneficiary of all donations made to the Ebby Halliday Foundation through the end of summer. Ebby Halliday embodied the spirit of entrepreneurship, support and mentorship of women, which is foundational to WiNGS’ mission. Causes benefiting women and children were always dear to Ebby, who supported the organization back when it was known as the YWCA. She remained a faithful supporter of the mission of women achieving financial security and selfsufficiency through the transition to WiNGS, and even became the namesake of the WiNGS building, “Ebby’s Place,” which opened in 2015. “The WiNGs Center at Ebby’s Place goes above and beyond to help women get back on their feet,” says Chris Kelly, president and CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies and board member of the Ebby Halliday Foundation. “Its goals and our mission of service align perfectly. We’re very proud to support this vital community asset.” The Ebby Halliday Foundation is accepting contributions through the donations page on its website. If you would like to contribute to this life-changing cause, and follow in the footsteps of one of Dallas’ great philanthropic leaders, visit ebbyhallidayfoundation.org.

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