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DEBATING NORTHWEST HIGHWAY/PRESTON ROAD DEVELOPMENT 8

PrestonHollowPeople FEBRUARY 2019 VOLUME 15 NO. 2

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TEARING DOWN AN OLD HOUSE? PLEASE SALVAGE ITS MATERIALS

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hen I see an older home being torn down, it always makes me a little sad. I’ve lived in several older homes over the years and live in one built in the 1920s. Yes, it’s a bit drafty, and the wood floors creak, and the walls and trim have at least eight layers of paint on them. When we’ve done our own home projects, I’ve seen those paint colors from years past and find myself wondering about the folks that lived in our home before us. When I see that pile of rubble at a teardown site, I feel like memories are being crushed and lost in the wreckage. In this issue, we write about a nonprofit that salvages material from older homes as they are torn down (Page 23). It takes longer and cost more (upfront) than a standard demolition, but you get a tax benefit from doing it this way. The ReUse People of America got its start back in 1993 with a building-materials drive to aid flood victims in Tijuana, Mexico. That project demonstrated the need for used building materials. It also, of course, made a beneficial impact on the volume of materials going to the landfills.

The ReUse People operate across the country, provide materials for other nonprofit building PAT M A R T I N projects, and partner with organizations like Habitat for Humanity. We’re looking to retile a small bathroom in our home, and our son just moved into an older house near San Antonio and was in search of replacement door knob mechanisms. We visited several Habitat for Humanity ReStore shops and Discount Home Warehouse Architectural Salvage and found both. If you are planning a home project, look to buy salvaged material, and if you are planning a teardown, consider using a company that will recover the usable material – that way those doorknobs, cabinets, light fixtures, and wood floors from that older home will live on for someone else to enjoy. Pat Martin, Publisher pat.martin@peoplenewspapers.com

Contents Crime............................. 4 News............................... 6 Community.................. 12 Sports........................... 14 Business ....................... 18 Real Estate Quarterly... 23 Schools......................... 28 Society.......................... 30 Living Well & Faith..... 36 Obituary....................... 39

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Crime S KU L D U G G E RY of the MONTH

TWISTED DEALS

CRIME REPORT DEC. 11 - JAN. 6 DEC. 11 Stolen before 10 a.m.: property from a locked 2008 GMC parked overnight in the 6000 block of Averill Way. A purse was stolen around 9:10 p.m. from a 68-year-old woman at a restaurant in the Lovers Lane Shopping Center. DEC. 12 Gloves and cash were stolen sometime before 5:44 p.m. from a vehicle parked in the 5600 block of Boca Raton Drive.

Auntie Anne’s is a pretzel treasure to the world, and one crook also saw it as a golden ticket to wealth. According to a police report, around 3:10 p.m. Dec. 13 the NorthPark Center eatery reported a case of embezzlement to Dallas police. More like emPRETZELment, right?

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DEC. 13 Police were called around 10 a.m. to Good Shepherd Episcopal School in the 11100 block of Midway Road regarding a found knife. A criminal trespass warning was issued around 12:40 p.m. at the Hockaday School. Around 1:30 p.m. a bomb threat was made to Granite Properties in the 8200 block of Douglas Avenue. Later in the day, around 4:40 p.m., a business office in the 6600 block of LBJ Service Road also reported a bomb threat – this one was via email.

block of Preston Road. Around 11:30 a.m., a vehicle was vandalized while parked in the Central Market parking lot in the 4300 block of West Northwest Highway. A vehicle was stolen before 12:51 a.m. from outside of a home in the 5300 block of Nakoma Drive. DEC. 17 Sunglasses were stolen at 8:24 p.m. from Sunglass Hut at NorthPark Center. DEC. 18 A suspect fled the scene of a car accident at the 5000 block of Lovers Lane at 10:39 a.m. DEC. 19 The back door of a business at the 4000 block of Northaven was broken down and property was stolen at 12:06 p.m. DEC. 20 Property was stolen from a vehicle at 2:22 p.m. at the 3000 block of Northwest Highway. DEC. 21 A woman’s parked car was broken into at the 12000 block of Preston Road at 9:18 a.m.

DEC. 14 Around 12:30 a.m., Dallas Rare Coins in the 5200 block of Forest Lane was burglarized.

A vehicle was taken without permission from the 4000 block of Goodfellow Drive at 10:01 a.m.

A package was stolen before noon from a front porch in the 7100 block of Lupton Drive.

Criminal trespassing was reported from Whole Foods on Preston Road at Forest Lane at 5:20 p.m.

Sometime on Dec. 13, a window of a home in the 6600 block of Deloache Avenue was smashed, a homeowner reported to police around 1:10 p.m. the following day.

DEC. 22 A condominium owner reported a broken window at his residence at 5400 block of Amherst at 5:15 p.m.

DEC. 14. Landscaping materials were stolen sometime before 4:15 p.m. from the 5600 block of Park Lane. DEC. 15 A vehicle parked in the 4200 block of Alta Vista Lane was burglarized around 8:15 p.m. DEC. 16 Around 1:10 a.m., a criminal trespass warning was issued at the CVS Pharmacy in the 11600

A criminal trespass warning was issued in the parking lot of Preston Oaks shopping center at 9:03 p.m. DEC. 23 Nearly $400 worth of merchandise was reported stolen from Dillard’s at NorthPark Center at 4:28 p.m. DEC. 24 Sometime before 10:43 a.m., a vehicle was burglarized while parked in the 4400 block of Shady Hill Drive.

Stuff went down at the Preston Center Verizon store. Around 3 p.m., someone was hit with an elbow during a theft. DEC. 26 The front door of a home in the 4600 block of Ellensburg Drive was jimmied open, and property was stolen sometime between Dec. 24 and 1:13 p.m. Dec. 26. DEC. 27 Propane Tanks were stolen sometime between Dec. 25 and Dec. 27 before 2:47 p.m. at the Tom Thumb in the 7100 block of Inwood Road. A dog bit the finger of a 46-year-old man around 8:55 p.m. in the 11400 block of Royalshire Drive. DEC. 28 Two vehicles parked at the Embassy Suites Dallas in the 3800 block of West Northwest Highway were burglarized before noon. Property was stolen from a vehicle parked outside of a construction site sometime before 4:50 p.m. in the 5900 block of Lupton Drive. A storage unit at Extra Space Storage in the 12100 block of Inwood Road was burglarized sometime before 5:20 p.m. Around 8:30 p.m., a vehicle parked outside the Village of Preston Hollow was damaged during a burglary when the driver’s side window was shattered. Later in the week, Dec. 31, it was reported to police around 11:30 a.m. that another vehicle also was burglarized on Dec. 28 in the same shopping center. DEC. 29 A vehicle parked outside of a 7-Eleven in the 5100 block of West Lovers Lane was burglarized around 11:10 p.m. DEC. 30 A burglar didn’t just break into one unit at the Public Storage in the 3500 block of Inwood Road, but 51 of them. The facility reported the incident to police around 11:30 a.m.

DEC. 31 It was a rough start to New Year’s Eve for this resident, who called police at 6:30 a.m. after she slipped on spilled coffee and twisted her ankle at the 8000 block of Herb Kelleher Way. Here’s hoping she was able to watch that evening’s fireworks from her couch. JAN. 1 Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in the 7000 block of Park Lane was burglarized at 1:45 p.m. A window was broken, the church was ransacked, and unknown items were taken. A resident reported at 4:50 p.m. that her car – parked at NorthPark Center – had been struck by an irresponsible driver who departed without leaving a note. JAN. 3 Reported at 7:30 a.m.: Burglars broke in and took a safe from Potbelly’s restaurant in the 5000 block of Forest Lane. JAN. 4 Police gave a ride (to jail) to a 31-year-old woman found intoxicated at 7:47 p.m. in the parking lot at apartments 4400 block of West University Boulevard. JAN. 5 A man reported at 2:30 p.m. that the fence at his home in the 4000 block of Colgate Avenue had been purposely knocked down in very un-neighborly fashion. A woman reported at 11:55 a.m. that her vehicle, parked at a hotel in the 2300 block of Northwest Highway, was broken into. JAN. 6 Reported at 12:16 p.m.: an auto thief, using a “cut key,” enter a vehicle in the 12000 block of Montego Plaza and drove away. A man has been banned from the Tom Thumb in Preston Royal after threatening violence in the store around 1:22 p.m. Police safely removed him. At 7:34 p.m., fight broke out in the parking lot outside Bartaco at Preston Center where one man hit and spit on the other, who then called 911.


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News

WHAT’S NEXT FOR PRESTON CENTER, ‘PINK WALL’ AREAS? By Tim Glaze and William Taylor

P D - 1 5 R E C O M M E N D AT I O N S : • Minimum front yard setback – 70 feet from Northwest Highway • Maximum density – 90 dwelling units per acre standard; up to 120 units per acre with affordable housing units included. • Maximum height – 240 feet, or 20 stories, for the southern half; 96 feet, or eight stories, for the northern half

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he direction of redevelopment along Northwest Highway could come into focus this spring as separate Dallas zoning cases and ongoing discussions over replacing the Preston Center garage progress. To the west, Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church seeks to develop a 12-story residential tower and eight-story office building between Douglas Avenue and Dallas North Tollway. To the east and roughly across the street from Park Cities Baptist Church, reconsideration of Planned Development 15 (PD-15) could determine whether future buildings could stand many stories higher than seen now behind the “Pink Wall” – a faded brick wall along Northwest Highway that needs repairs. In between, Dallas City Council member Jennifer Gates has made addressing the Preston Center parking garage, considered an eyesore by many, a priority of what

Source: City of Dallas

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Proposed changes to PD-15 would allow for more highrises. would be her third and final term in District 13 if reelected in May. To that end, Gates set aside in the 2017 bond election $10 million to leverage with funding from the

North Central Texas Council of Government and other sources to replace the garage, she said. But so far adjacent property owners have favored faster solu-

tions than constructing an underground garage with a park on top. Another meeting on the matter is scheduled for Jan. 31. As for rezoning along Northwest Highway, Gates has faced criticism from former mayor Laura Miller, who has accused the council member of siding with developers who would bring taller buildings, greater residential density, and increased traffic to the area. But Gates insists her goal is to get neighborhood input on the issues. “I haven’t taken any position on these zoning cases,” she said. The next meeting on PD-15, which dates back to the 1940s, is expected in mid-February. In January, nearly 100 residents packed the Walnut Hill Recreation Center community room and

heard a likely preview of what will be discussed. “I’d like for all recommendations to be ready before March,” Gates said. “I don’t want it to go much later than that.” Andrew Ruegg, Dallas senior planner, presented staff recommendations for PD-15, an area that includes the Preston Tower, Diplomat, Royal Orleans, Diamond Head, Athena and burned down Preston Place properties. PD-15 restricts development to no more than 52 units per acre. Staff proposes increasing allowable units per acre to 90. Developers could build up to 120 units per acre by designating some as affordable units available to tenants earning less than the median family income, Ruegg said.


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Northwest Highway/Preston Road Revitalization Debate

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HKS ARCHITECTS

TIM GLAZE

FROM LEFT: Saint Michael and All Angels Church’s planned multiuse development, the Preston Center parking garage (top, right), and the historic Pink Wall.

Address Traffic Issues First

Redevelopment Necessary

If you lived through the Transwestern fight of 2014, you’re probably still exhausted. Thanks to the 1,000 members of the Preston Hollow East Homeowners Association, the eight-story apartment building proposed for the corner of Preston and Northwest Highway was beaten back to LAURA MILLER four. Although the result is still an eyesore, it at least raised awareness that in District 13, for the first time in decades, developers have the upper hand at City Hall. In 2019, that unfortunate shift will be complete. Saint Michael and All Angels Saint Michael and All Angels Church on Douglas Avenue, south of Northwest Highway, wants to build the fourth-largest office tower in Preston Center and a similarly-sized rental apartment high-rise where the playground sits now. (They need money and underground parking, they say, so have partnered to do non-mission-related development with Lincoln Property). On the other side of Preston Center, Councilwoman Jennifer Gates and her plan commissioner Margot Murphy have been crusading for 18 months to dramatically upzone the area around the Athena and Preston Tower, so developers can demolish four, low-rise condo complexes and replace them with rental-apartment high-rises as tall as 25 stories. Never mind that 78 percent of Pink Wall condo owners in that area oppose what City Hall is doing to their neighborhood against their will. Or that 80 percent of the Dallas homeowners next to St. Michael’s signed petitions 18 months ago in opposition. Gates and Murphy don’t care. (Church neighbors now have a change.org petition with more than 600 signatures and a place to order a yard sign.) Ironically, the most disengaged neighborhood (that will get some of the worst cut-through traffic) is Preston Hollow East. HOA president Juli Black, a Realtor, told me she doesn’t alert members to pending zoning cases because she feels her HOA shouldn’t be involved. (Except her, apparent-

We have a visceral reaction to traffic and parking issues, but our gut isn’t always right. Multiple studies dating back decades show that traffic around Preston Road and Northwest Highway has actually diminished. New traffic signal patterns are moving traffic quickJON ANDERSON er. During the 2016 Preston Road and Northwest Highway Area Plan process, parking studies were conducted proving that, outside weekday lunch hour, parking isn’t an issue either. Therefore, residents shouldn’t overly sweat issues proven to be lessening or simply a nonissue in considering redevelopment. Currently, there are three development levers being pulled. The Preston Center garage reconstruction, Saint Michael and All Angels redevelopment of Frederick Square, and the Pink Wall portion known as Planned Development District 15 (PD15). The garage is only just holding its second public meeting Jan. 31. The other two are further along. Saint Michael and All Angels Saint Michael’s owns the block north of the church from Douglas Avenue to the Tollway. The western end has significant development rights while the eastern end is zoned for three-story residential. The church proposes extending the height granted on the western end to the whole block. The plan calls for two high-rises – one residential, one office – whose total square footage is less than what’s already zoned on the combined block. Building placement preserves downtown views for neighboring high-rises. I’m not a full-fledged fan of the project for other reasons, but if the plan results in less than zoned square footage, there will be less than zoned traffic, too. The project provides housing, community green space, and the walkability called for by the Preston Road and Northwest Highway Area Plan co-authored by Laura Miller. Miller opposes the plan, an opposition shared by just one fellow Area Plan committee member. Plan co-author Peter Kline supports the

ly: She serves on Gates’ steering committee to push through the Pink Wall re-zoning, which Black supports.) The Area Plan Whatever happened to the Northwest Highway and Preston Road Area Plan, which I served on and was supposed to protect us from this? The Area Plan was commissioned by Gates – in response to homeowner anger over Transwestern – to create a vision for the area. After two years of work, our 13-member task force of developers and homeowners unanimously concluded that our out-of-control traffic, parking, and pedestrian problems should be addressed before more development is approved. We had 13 pages of traffic solutions, but none have been pursued by City Hall. Our only hope comes from Michael Morris, the transportation director of the North Central Texas Council of Governments, which funded our work. Morris proposed our traffic recommendations and wanted them achieved. He convened a meeting of our taskforce (which hadn’t met in two years) in November 2018 to let us know he’s pushing ahead and, while solutions won’t materialize overnight, if the city and state partners with him, he will help fund them. Without Morris, the Area Plan would be dead and buried. Right after the City Council unanimously adopted it in 2017, the three-story condo complex between Preston Tower and the Athena burned down, and developers swooped in with high-priced offers contingent upon high-rise development. Gates decreed the Area Plan unworkable for developers, recommending it be scrapped. To her dismay, homeowners won’t let her: They push her to honor it at nearly every community meeting (especially behind the Pink Wall, where we recommended future development not exceed four stories). Gates is running for a final, two-year term. If no one runs against her, she can approve these two, massive zoning cases with no political repercussions — just a long-remembered legacy for the people who must live with the result. Laura Miller is a former mayor of Dallas.

church. Council Member Jennifer Gates is still evaluating the project. PD-15 and the Pink Wall On the northeast corner of Northwest Highway and Preston Road is the Pink Wall development dating from the 1950s. Most are two-story garden-style apartments-turned-condos, but between Preston Tower and Athena towers sits PD-15. Developer Hal Anderson’s original plans were for a 40-story Athena and a second Preston Tower. In March 2017, PD-15 complex Preston Place burned leaving residents without a viable redevelopment option due to arcane 1960s PD-15 rules. The 2016 Area Plan did not research the financial viability of rebuilding, instead offering four-story construction that two recent studies say isn’t viable. Council Member Gates has formed two neighborhood committees to reach an agreement enabling redevelopment. Both reached impasse by the towers’ refusal to negotiate. Laura Miller worked with the towers to oppose any compromise. After 18 months, Gates was forced to ask city staff to design a reasonable plan (presented in January). The draft plan isn’t fully-baked, but it’s on paper, a step neither committee managed. Looking back over the past four years of Preston Center-area redevelopment, one name comes up as opposing everything: Laura Miller. Whether it was Luke Crosland’s residential high-rise, Harlan Crow’s sky bridge, Transwestern’s Laurel, or the current crop, she was a non-negotiable “no” to it all – stopping all but one. The irony is that each project is precisely what the Area Plan’s independent consultants said was needed to revitalize the area. As a PD-15 resident, I don’t blindly support either initiative, but I attend meetings and talk with stakeholders to influence. Because even though Miller claims to have massive support for the opposition, there has been no poll to gauge actual sentiment. Instead, HOA representatives vote their personal will for ill-informed residents. That’s monarchy, not democracy. Jon Anderson is a PD-15 resident and award-winning writer reporting on the Preston Center Area for CandysDirt.com and D Magazine.


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As End of Term Draws Near, Rawlings Lauds Dallas’ Progress

Mayor wants city to address affordable housing, economic opportunities

TIM GLAZE

FROM LEFT: Dallas Morning News editor Mike Wilson interviews Mayor Mike Rawlings on stage.

By Tim Glaze

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a way to balance everything.” Rawlings said that housing for all residents remains an issue he’s “passionate” about. “I don’t want us to be like other cities where you can get priced out, so we have to

In his final months as Dallas mayor, Mike Rawlings is as encouraged as ever about the direction of the city. MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL ELECTIONS In a wide-ranging interview on stage at a North Dallas Cham- CANDIDATE FILING PERIOD: Through Feb. 15 ber of Commerce breakfast, Raw- VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 4 lings spoke on education, housing, EARLY VOTING: April 22-30 tourism, and overall growth of the ELECTION DAY: May 4 city as he approaches the end of MAYORAL CANDIDATES: Albert Black Jr., Larry his final term. Casto, Regina Montoya, Mike Ablon, Lynn McBee, “Dallas has really become a and Miguel Solis have announced their campaigns ‘growth’ market,” he said. “I’m to replace term-limited Mike Rawlings. very competitive, and this group MORE: Watch for filing updates at [in office] has really stepped up prestonhollowpeople.com. during my term. We’ve still got questions that need answering and representation. But I think this city is plan better,” he said. “The gap between the moving in a fantastic direction.” haves and the have-nots is still here in a sigRawlings said his relationship with board nificant way, unfortunately. We have to make members and delegates in the state capital sure this city is for everyone, not just a few.” Rawlings continued, saying there are is strong, but that he’s “constantly working” on ways to improve Dallas. The issues of ed- “housing battles” in north Dallas neighborucation and affordable housing, specifically, hoods that need more support. have been hot-button ones for the mayor. “Everyone talks a big game until it hapTourism dollars have begun pouring into pens right down the street from them,” he the city, and in turn, more money has been said. “We’ve tried to put public and affordspent on attractions to continue bringing in vis- able housing in certain neighborhoods, and itors. Rawlings said that with the money com- then they get voted down because people are ing in from tourism, he’d been asked about us- afraid that their property values are going to ing some of that surplus on issues like housing. decrease. We have to have the political cour“I’d really like to avoid robbing Peter to age to make a difference in those situations. We’ve got to be making progress [in housing], and we’re not making enough.” It’s the same situation, Rawlings said, with education. Dallas ISD, which was recently named a ‘property-wealthy’ district by the state, has made huge strides in the overall quality, but Rawlings wants more. “Education is the most important thing we’re putting out,” he said. “We’re not in the end zone yet, but the state is starting to look at Dallas as a lighthouse for education.” Overall, Rawlings said, Dallas’ continued growth and prosperity are up to current and future residents and leaders. “This city has grown more this decade pay Paul,” he said. “We definitely need more than it ever has in history,” he said. “The key money for public housing, but we’re also is, how do we keep it going? I don’t think becoming a mainstay for events, tourism, about my legacy or anything. I just want this sports, you name it. Hopefully, we can find city to continue to prosper.”

The gap between the haves and the have-nots is still here in a significant way, unfortunately. We have to make sure this city is for everyone, not just a few. Mike Rawlings


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Community

THE WALDER IDENTITY:

Book Shelf

By Bill Miller

Whether reliving the life of the musicals man of Dallas or a family’s journey with early onset Alzheimer’s Disease, authors with local ties are finding their way onto our bookshelves. Here are a few we think you should consider:

Mother, FBI special agent, Hockaday history teacher, CIA counterterrorism pro Special Contributor

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racy Walder, now a history teacher at The Hockaday School, wasn’t much interested in television while growing up in Southern California, but on Sept. 11, 2001, she scrambled to find a TV. The rookie operations officer for the CIA was at work around 9 a.m. when she learned that a plane struck the World Trade Center in New York City. Walder found a TV screen, “just in time to see the second plane hit,” she said. “We felt responsible,” she recalled, “like we should’ve done something to stop this. But you don’t have a lot of time to sit around and feel bad for yourself.” Walder helped track weapons of mass destruction across the globe through 2004. Later, seeking stateside work, she became a special agent in the FBI’s Los Angeles field office. Gritty stuff compared to her days at the University of Southern California where she earned a history degree and joined a sorority. She also has a master’s degree in education from Chapman University. If all this sounds like the makings of a TV drama — it is. ABC-TV, with actress Ellen Pompeo of “Grey’s Anatomy” as a producer, is developing a show based on Walder’s career. There’s a book deal with publisher St. Martin’s Press. “Tracy’s real-life story is fascinating,” Pompeo said, “and we are

honored that she has entrusted our team to put a fictional twist on her real-life wild ride.” Walder, now married and mother of a toddler daughter in Highland Park, said she loved history in high school, and her curiosity flourished on family trips abroad. She wanted to teach, but felt other experiences would enhance her career, so she handed her résumé to CIA recruiters at a job fair; by graduation, she had a job. Walder went to Afghanistan and other hotspots. She saw the grisly aftermaths of suicide bombings and mass executions. She prefers not to give details but confirms the CIA aggressively interrogated prisoners. She’s against torture and understands people’s distaste of “enhanced interrogation techniques” like sleep deprivation. “No one got enjoyment out of that,” she said. “But truly, in our hearts, we felt we were going to stop attacks. “Now it’s my job to put in some perspective about that.” Walder teaches a foreign policy class that explores ethical complexities of espionage. She discusses all sides of controversial techniques, from waterboarding to drone strikes. Her students — all female, Hockaday being a girls’ school — don’t flinch at grim descriptions of current events. They focus on solutions, Walder said, like whether to prop up “failed states” where anti-U.S. terrorism can incubate. “These are girls who obviously want more information,” she said,

My Life with Tom Hughes: A Personal Story of the “Musical Man” of Dallas

PHOTO BY KENT BAKER

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Tracy Walder, who served in Afghanistan with the CIA, draws on her made-for-TV life as she teaches history and foreign affairs.

We felt responsible, like we should’ve done something to stop (9/11). But you don’t have a lot of time to sit around and feel bad for yourself. Tracy Walder “so their curiosity levels are really high. And I love that for them.” Walder noted that many of her

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The Sorority Girl Who Saved Your Life, a book by Tracy Walder and Jessica Anya Blau, is scheduled for release in 2020. A television drama by the same name is in development by ABC. students have interned at the FBI or applied to the CIA. That inspires her, and she wants to help empower others to take similar paths. “This is the best job I ever had,” she said, “and these girls are my role models.”

Girl Scout Cookie Sales Interrupt Diet Season

Area cookie sales began Jan. 11.

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Sorry New Year’s dieters, Girl Scout Cookies have gone on sale, and even those on gluten-free diets won’t be spared the temptation. Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas launched the 2019 cookie season on Jan. 11. Visit girlscoutcookies.org or use the official Girl Scout Cookie Finder app, free on iOS and Android devices, to find girls selling such classics as Thin Mints, Samoas, and Trefoils as well as the other varieties. Toffee-tastic, a gluten-free option introduced in 2015, also returns to the market. The Girl Scouts tout the sale as the largest financial investment in

girls annually in the United States and an entrepreneurship incubator for future female leaders. “Not only has this unique girlled program been teaching girls critical business and leadership skills for more than 100 years, cookie sales fuel programming for our local Girl Scouts that they can’t get anywhere else,” said GSNETX CEO Jennifer Bartkowski. “Each box of cookies that you purchase helps a Girl Scout in your area experience the outdoors, participate in STEM activities, learn about a different culture through travel, or develop programs to make our community a better place.” – Staff report

Available: thetomhughesproject.com If you’re looking for the perfect coffee-table book for a Dallas historian or art lover, this is it. Nearly 200 pages of photographs, memorabilia, and stories chronicle the birth of Dallas’ art scene through the lens of the late Tom Hughes. In addition to his work with Dallas Summer Musicals, the book, for the first time, also weaves together the unforgettable story of his romance with author Kouri Hughes as well as their marriage and family life.

The Animal Kingdom

Available: RizzoliBookstore.com Elegantly designed and packaged, acclaimed photographer and Highland Park alum Randal Ford presents the beauty, power, and even humor of 150 furry and feathered species. From a young male lion cub with a seemingly rebellious mohawk to a chimpanzee in a pensive pose, this collection will delight any animal or bird lover.

Broken Beauty

Available: Amazon.com Native Texan and Park Cities resident Sarah Smith reveals her and her family’s powerful and personal journey in navigating the devastating world of early-onset Alzheimer’s. This compelling and personal story about a daughter facing the unthinkable and the love she found to carry her through will touch the hearts of everyone who reads it. – Compiled by Bianca R. Montes


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Such a Short, Mercurial Month February is an important month in the culture wars. The shortest month roars in LEN BOURLAND with the Super Bowl, not only pitting football fans against each other but also music fans dissecting the halftime show, especially for political correctness. Who will take a knee during the national anthem? February then ends with America’s other passion after football, the Oscars. The Oscars are way more than the movies and ball gowns in Hollyweird. Politics will no doubt be woven into many an acceptance speech. Will #MeToo still play a role? Everything I needed to know about international relations I had in full view the other night as I just went to my first hockey game. No taking a knee during the national anthem in Dallas; in fact, it’s hugely popular for fans to show support for country and the home team by belting out, “Oh say does that STARS spangled banner yet wave…” Almost nobody playing on either team was an American. I think one guy. Everybody else was Canadian or from Nordic or Slavic country where ice-skating is as basic as walking. (Nonetheless it was impressive seeing guys listed at well over 200 pounds in balletic swirls and skating backwards while wielding their sticks on an impossibly small puck.) This much I know is true: Given the charging, smashing, very physical contact of opposing teams, Germans don’t much lie Czechs; the Finns, especially the Estonians and Latvians, and Poles still despise Russia. One Stars player, who was still recovering from stitches from the previous game, threw down his gloves and was punching (back) an enemy of the state from his homeland. Blood flowed, the crowd roared its appreciation, while other fight films flashed on the big screen. The refs wisely stayed on the wall like so many picadores at a bullfight, until teammates blitzed over and players began trying to break things up. My son assured me this was not staged like Saturday night wrestling. Players went to solitary confinement, (5 minutes in the penalty box), but nobody showed remorse. Phew. Whether it’s charging the mound in baseball, piling on in football, that old axiom about testosterone, plus adrenalin, plus emotion means fights. No need for more hockey; I can just read Twitter or the newspaper for more of the same. Mercifully this mercurial month is punctuated midway by hearts and flowers. Happy Valentine’s. Email Len Bourland at lenbourland@gmail.com.


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Sports

STICKING TO IT: JESUIT SIBLINGS SHARE SUCCESS ON ICE Canadian-born Dragojevic brothers learned hockey early

that’s more relaxed and systematic.” The siblings come from a family with a diverse athletic background. Their father, who emigrated from Serbia as a youngster, was a top rugby and football player in high school and college. Their mother was a figure skater, an uncle played professional football in Canada, one cousin played pro hockey in Europe, and another gave up hockey in favor of a successful volleyball career.

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herever the Dragojevic siblings have gone, their love of hockey has

followed. From Canada to Michigan to Dallas, JonMichael and Seth Dragojevic have developed a network of friends in the sport and seen their skills consistently evolve. But they’ve never played together on the same team before enrolling at Jesuit, where they’ve emerged as two of the top scorers this season as the Rangers contend for a playoff spot in the AT&T Metroplex High School Hockey League. The brothers are well-traveled on their hockey odyssey. JonMichael, a senior, was born in Ontario while Seth, a sophomore, was born almost 2,000 miles away in New Brunswick. Growing up in Canada, they picked up hockey quickly. “Moving around, hockey was a great way to meet new people. Eventually, we just grew to love the

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ROM LEFT: Brothers JonMichael and Seth Dragojevic hit the ice with a hybrid-style that mixes U.S. and Canadian influences. sport,” JonMichael said. “When we moved to Michigan, it was a great way to stay connected to people from Canada.” By the time they relocated to Michigan in 2011, both brothers were experienced and talented players in junior leagues. Three years ago, they came to Preston Hollow — hardly a hot-

bed for the sport — and continued their success as part of the Dallas Penguins youth organization. Along the way, JonMichael said they developed their hybrid style of play that combines elements from the faster American game and the more tactical and deliberate methods traditionally taught in Canada. Since they’re in Texas, they of-

fer a football analogy to explain: “Sometimes when forwards carry the puck here in the states, it’s a lot more like a running back who just wants to take the play and drive it to the opposing goalie. Your main objective is to get it by whatever means necessary into the offensive zone,” Seth said. “In Canada, you might have a more passing style

Moving around, hockey was a great way to meet new people. JonMichael Dragojevic

At Jesuit, the brothers frequently skate together on the same line and have assisted on many of each other’s goals as part of an unspoken bond on the ice. “It’s been a good experience,” Seth said. “You always know that someone is going to be there having your back.”

Holding Court: ESD Senior Makes Plenty of Noise

Third-year basketball starter Casey seeks to lead younger teammates By Todd Jorgenson People Newspapers

Keller Casey has just recently become more vocal on the basketball court, but his game has always spoken volumes. The ESD senior hasn’t sacrificed his scoring and rebounding prowess while taking on more leadership responsibilities this season on a freshman-laden squad. “It’s been different because you have to talk more in practice,” Casey said. “I’ve never been much of a vocal leader until this year.” Casey has averaged more than 24 points and 12 rebounds per game for the Eagles in his third year as a starter, and is eager to lead a young roster

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Keller Casey wants to be remembered as one of ESD’s best players. on a deep run in the season-ending SPC tournament. The point guard is most often the floor leader, but that role has become

natural for the 6-foot-7 Casey, who usually rises to the top of the stat sheet while spending time both in the paint and on the perimeter.

“He’s done an amazing job,” said ESD head coach Corey Henderson. “He’s constantly asking me what he can do to be remembered five to 10 years from now as a leader.” Casey averaged 15 points and eight rebounds as a sophomore, when he was named the Most Improved Player in the SPC North Zone. The following year, he earned all-conference honors while tallying 18.4 points and 10.1 rebounds per game. Among his highlights this season: a 26-point, 17-rebound effort against perennial power Kimball. Henderson cited Casey’s work ethic and versatility as two keys to his success. He proved his toughness, too, when playing through an ankle injury during a key SPC game

last season against Greenhill. “Every year he’s gotten better in at least one or two areas,” Henderson said. “He has a knack for being around the ball. He’s a multilevel player. The improvement has been phenomenal, both in the skill part and the mental part of his game.” Casey, who lives in University Park, has attended ESD since first grade, always looking up to the school’s best players — including former Boston Celtics guard Phil Pressey — and aspiring to join their ranks. With his high school career winding down, he can proudly check off that goal. “I always go out there thinking that I have something to prove,” Casey said. “I want to make sure I can leave that lasting impact.”


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Business

FRIENDS LAUNCH RIDE-SHARING BUSINESS

Alto aims to take care of passengers, employees By Bianca R. Montes

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ur ing lunc h at East Hampton Sandwich Co. Will Coleman told his longtime f riend that he was leaving his job as a consultant with McKinsey & Company to start a ride-sharing business that would compete with Uber. She thought he was crazy. “But the more I heard about the business and the idea, the more I thought, “This isn’t crazy. It’s just crazy true and crazy ambitious,” Park Cities native Alex Halbardier said. “He described the target customer, and it was me.” This past November, the two launched Alto, a ride-hailing service, after raising nearly $15 million. What sets them apart, they say, is a focus on safety and hospitality more than the destination. Coleman, who grew up in Preston Hollow and considers himself a natural problem solver, said he thought about the idea for Alto while leading McKinsey’s air and travel practice. In that role, he often worked with clients to understand the impact new mobility solutions would have on their business. One question that continually stood out: Is there a viable option for a third mobility player in the United States? “I was honestly surprised

Comings and Goings

Alex Halbardier

Will Coleman

Preston Center After receiving incredible demand from guests, Fort Worth’s scene-stealing modern taqueria has finally arrived in North Dallas bringing the food and lifestyle of coastal-inspired escapes. It offers spirited and bold options from tacos that integrate unique flavor profiles and fresh ingredients to the “not tacos” and inventive cocktails (of course margaritas too).

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The founders of Alto, which made its Dallas debut in November, plan to expand to other markets. when the research showed there was,” the Jesuit Dallas alum said. The research also pointed to a target audience: women, who according to the data were half as likely to be active users of current mobility platforms because of safety concerns. “So, we’re working to create something that uses a totally different business model to disrupt the disruptors,” Halbardier said. To fill that service gap, the duo said they are entirely rethinking the business model

in the space today. For example, the current platforms for ride-sharing are technolog y companies. “Alto is a service company enabled by elegant technology,” Coleman said. “ Te c h n o l o g y f e a t u re s l i k e panic buttons admit a problem exists, but don’t solve the root cause. Instead, we’re focused on redefining the model entirely to create a different experience for passengers and drivers.” Two of the ways the com-

He described the target customer, and it was me. Alex Halbardier

pany is doing that is purchasing the vehicles and hiring the drivers. “We believe that to solve the passenger need for safety, consistency, and quality requires that we also redefine the driver experience. We take care of the drivers so that they can take care of our customers,” Coleman said. Alto’s employee drivers get access to benefits such as social security and workman’s compensation. The company also pays 100 percent of healthcare premiums and offers time off. While in its first phase, Alto is available only in the Dallas metro areas. For more information, visit ridealto.com.

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COMING Liz And Honey

Inwood Village The North Dallas pop-up boutique is moving into a permanent storefront right next to Starbucks this February. The chic women’s clothier will host a launch party Feb. 26.

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Real Estate Quarterly DESIGNER: FOCUS ON FAMILY, INDIVIDUALIZED LOOK

Lindley Arthur loves to mix antiques with new lamps, furniture DESIGN TIPS • Stay away from overly-trendy looks. Avoid “cookie-cutter” designs; it’s much more important to make the home feel like a home. • Contrast old vs. new. Keep modern items nearby antiques to make the room look special. • Family is important. When you have children, it’s important to have durable materials in the home. Source: Lindley Arthur

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indley Arthur had no idea that a love for antiques would convey into a career in interior design. Arthur would go antique shopping with her mother, a fun hobby that led to requests from friends needing help decorating their homes. “From there, it really just took off,” she said. “I opened an antique booth in 2010 on Lovers Lane, re-

ally just because I loved it. That business grew, I got referrals from people that wanted help with their homes, and eventually, I opened an interior design firm.” Lindley Arthur Interiors in Snyder Plaza helps clients around the country. “We have a ton of clients in the Park Cities, but we also just finished a project in Colorado,” she said. “We’ve done a ranch in West Texas, too. We’re willing to go anywhere.” Arthur went to the University

of Oklahoma afEMERY DAVIS BASTABLE ter graduating from Highland Park Light colors give an ‘open’ look to a living room. High School in 1995, and now has two boys in the away from overly-trendy interiors.” Highland Park school system. Arthur said it’s important to aim She said it’s important to get to for “a balanced look” that will last– know the personality of her clients. be it with fabric, furniture, or decor. “Some firms have a ‘look’ that Durability, she added, is also key. “There have been a lot of adthey stick to,” she said. “We spend a lot of time with our clients up vancements in materials, and we front and get to know them, so we want to use those to create a space have an idea of how they want their that can stand up to living life,” home to look. We also try to stay she said. “A lot of our clients are

young families with young children, and we really focus on that. These are people that are trusting our firm with their most intimate space, so we want to make sure they’re comfortable with what we choose to do.” Arthur and her crew will start from scratch but work with anything and everything that their clients wish – family heirlooms, antiques, new and old furniture, and more. The old-against-new contrast is a favorite of hers, she said, “I love that look,” she said. “We’ll take, say, a piece of art from old Italy and put it next to a brand-new lamp. I think that looks fantastic. It’s all about the contrast. We are always looking to translate the personality of our clients.”

Old Home Parts Avoid Landfill, Get Reused

Owners see tax savings when nonprofit salvages materials By William Taylor People Newspapers

A 1920s house in the 3300 block of Beverly Drive came down before Christmas, but its gifts will keep arriving for some time to come. A church camp near Bandera is getting the bulk of a dozen tons of flagstone along with a light fixture and pool equipment, while salvage yard workers will remove the mortar from truckloads of bricks often sought by those looking to match materials in other older homes. Likewise, moldings, windows, and wood floors as well as original cabinets, doorknobs, and many fixtures also will eventually become available for use in remodeling and renovation projects, explained Mike Thrutchley, regional manager for the ReUse People of America.

“It’s almost like being an organ donor,” he said. Since 1993, the nonprofit has kept more than 350,000 tons out of landfills by salvaging more than 2,000 houses nationwide, according to thereusepeople.org. Thrutchley, a former builder, has represented the organization since 2010 and overseen the demolition and salvage of eight to 10 homes a year, many in affluent neighborhoods along the Dallas North Tollway. By working with salvage companies and nonprofits across the state, he can keep 60 to 80 percent of a home’s materials out of the landfill. Concrete gets ground up for use under driveways. Plants might go to churches or nurseries. Artists often come to collect shutters or other materials for their projects. “Our whole thing is we are going to divert this stuff from the landfill, and how we

dispose of it is up to us,” he said. However, the salvage process isn’t for everyone. It takes much longer and comes with a heavy CHRIS MCGATHEY upfront cost. Whereas a home might take Michael Wilderman plans to build new on this lot. two days to bulldoze for about “I’m hoping it will pretty much pay $20,000, taking it apart piece by piece could cost more than twice that and take up to a for itself,” said Michael Wilderman, month, Thrutchley said. who plans to build an 8,000-square-foot French style home on the Beverly Drive property he bought last year. The 5,000-square-foot house he’s replacing still had its original floor plan, low ceilings, and old wiring, Wilderman explained. “It just didn’t make sense for what we Appraisers help property owners de- wanted in a home,” he said. “We could have termine whether the tax deductions from added on, but it would be a lot of work, and, donating the old materials would cover or at the end of the day, it ends up being more expensive, and you still end up compromising.” exceed the demolition and salvage costs.

It’s almost like being an organ donor. Mike Thrutchley


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HOUSE OF THE MONTH 6731 Stichter Avenue

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stunning new construction by Cole and Co. features clean-lined transitional design and French influences. A spacious, open floorplan provides for seamless entertaining and 7,400 square feet of comfortable luxury living. An oversized great room with a wall of windows opens to the marble kitchen

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and covered outdoor living space with fireplace. The home offers sophisticated appointments and designer finishes throughout, a first-floor private master retreat with luxurious spa bath and two walk-in closets, four en-suite guest rooms, a private study, a playroom, a media room, and a three-car garage.


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SPECIAL ADVERTISING CONTENT BRIGGS FREEMAN SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY

An Expert in Elegance

DAVE PERRY-MILLER REAL ESTATE

Renovated Glen Lakes home with two master suites

The home at 7035 Lakeshore Drive in Lakewood was listed for $1,290,000 and sold by Skylar Champion of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.

Markus Hirschbrich / 7408 Glen Albens Circle

Skylar Champion of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty has a penchant for historically significant and highly stylish homes. Case in point? A 1930s Tudor-style home she recently sold in Lakewood, with its vintage charms, thoroughly modern updates and spectacular, vaulted-ceiling great room. Sensitively upgraded and expanded in 2009, it is a gem of a home, with elegant interior archways, gleaming hardwood floors and a graceful kitchen that recalls those of the great English manor houses. Champion is a well-known connoisseur of homes with presence. Her expertise spans Lakewood, where she lives, the Park Cities, Preston Hollow and beyond. The areas share a deep appreciation for homes with tremendous character. Many of Lakewood’s homes were built in the 1920s, mixed today with architecturally sensitive charmers and cool Contemporaries. Ditto University Park and Highland Park, quintessential American neighborhoods where the homes range from quaint cottages to large estates. Champion is adept at it all. If you are looking to buy or sell in the Park Cities, Preston Hollow, Lakewood or anywhere in North Texas, contact her at 214-695-8701 or schampion@briggsfreeman. com. To see all the homes, ranches and land represented by Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty — in North Texas and around the world — go to briggsfreeman.com.

Markus Hirschbrich with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is offering this recently renovated two-story home in the gated community near NorthPark Center. The three-bedroom, 3½-bath residence at 7408 Glen Albens Circle (7408glenalbens.daveperrymiller.com) encompasses 4,527 square feet and overlooks a lake with fountain and jogging trail that meanders through the exclusive neighborhood. It is priced at $1,250,000. Glen Lakes also offers a swimming pool, two tennis courts, lively dog park and playground, with plenty of opportunities to be active and social while living in a peaceful park-like setting. Significant updates throughout include interior paint, flooring, windows, interior doors, lighting and plumbing fixtures, cabinetry, appliances, countertops and backsplash. Other noteworthy amenities include a beautifully remodeled powder bath, refurbished stairway, security system, elevator, a cedar closet and an abundance of storage. Recent exterior paint and refreshed landscaping compliments this exceptional setting that also boasts rare front parking spaces. To schedule a showing, contact Hirschbrich at 214-725-7881 or markus@daveperrymiller.com. Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate (daveperrymiller. com) is a division of Ebby Halliday Real Estate, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, with four locations that specialize in Park Cities, Preston Hollow, North Dallas, Lakewood, East Dallas, Uptown, Oak Cliff and Farm & Ranch properties.

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Allie Beth Allman & Associates, the Dallas-area luxury real estate leader, continues to outsell all other firms in estate homes valued at more than $5 million. In the Park Cities during 2018, the Allman firm sold eight of the 10 high-value estates. For three of the eight home sales, Allman associates represented both the buyer and seller. “We are thrilled for the success our associates had last year, particularly in estate sales,” said Allie Beth Allman, president and CEO of Allie Beth Allman & Associates. “I am proud to say that we have the best agents in North Texas.” Two highlights include: The five-bedroom home at 3609 Gillon Av. was sold by Erin Mathews to a buyer represented by Rachel Trowbridge. This newly constructed home was designed by renowned architect Richard Drummond Davis and built by Robert Raymond Homes with interior design by Laura Lee Clark. On Highland Park’s premier street, Doris Jacobs sold a six-bedroom Mediterranean-style estate home at 3516 Beverly Dr. to a buyer represented by Kelli Macatee. The estate has 12-foot ceilings, limestone and hardwood flooring. The covered loggia outside has a wood-burning fireplace and a pool. To find your estate, visit www.alliebeth.com/ estates

Allman Dominates Park Cities Estate Sales

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Quality Craftmanship in Guarded Lake Forest

ALLIE BETH ALLMAN

Allman Sells Most Preston Hollow Estates

Exquisite property in guarded, gated Lake Forest. Quality craftmanship and sought after floorplan with views of the meticulously landscaped grounds and pool. Gorgeous home with three living areas, three bedrooms, plus a private study. 6939 Oak Manor is situated on a large corner lot with a 3-car garage and being offered for $1,490,000. Wood beamed ceiling and many other designer finishes can be found throughout. The downstairs master suite offers views of the fabulous pool and backyard. Additional courtyard located off the gourmet kitchen with double ovens, gas range, built-in fridge, and is open to the main living room with fireplace and French doors to the outdoor entertaining area. Lake Forest is nestled on 68 acres and offers private lakes, walking paths, tennis, pool, and dog parks. To schedule a private showing or to learn more about the property, please contact Laura Michelle (laura@daveperrymiller.com) at 214.228.3854 or visit DPMFineHomes. com for more information.

Allie Beth Allman & Associates in 2018 sold all but one of the 12 estates in Preston Hollow that were valued at $5 million or more, including the estate at 10000 Hollow Way, listed for $48,900,000. “Our associates worked hard last year, helping their clients realize their dreams of owning a fabulous estate or selling one and moving on to their next adventure,” said Keith Conlon, general manager of the Allman firm. “It was a great year for real estate.” This is the second year that the firm is the top brokerage in the Park Cities, Preston Hollow and Dallas County over $1 million. Two highlights include: Allie Beth Allman represented the seller and buyer of the seven-bedroom estate at 8891 Jourdan Way in Preston Hollow. The French Renaissance-style estate sits on 3.2 acres of park-like grounds including a private lake, guard house and guest house. This home is a masterpiece of elegant classical and authentic period details. The five-bedroom estate home at 5325 Kelsey Rd. features architecturally significant treasurers such as Mennonite beamed ceilings and old barn timbers from upstate New York. The downstairs master suite has a Portuguese flair. The home was sold by Kyle Crews and Juli Harrison. To find your estate home, visit www.alliebeth.com/estates.

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“A home for all seasons” perfectly describes this extraordinary home of great beauty and impeccable quality. Gracefully situated among towering trees in Rockbrook Estates, this custom built Traditional blends luxury and comfort with an open one-story floorplan and a stunning pool and garden. The heart of this home is a magnificent chef’s kitchen, open to two luxurious and comfortable living areas, one with fireplace, exceptional wet bar with ice maker and Sub-Zero wine storage. The kitchen is designed to meet the standards of a serious cook with an enormous central butcher block island, Capital Cularian Series SS double ovens and a gas cook-top with six burners and a griddle. Granite counters on facing sides offer counter seating for eight. A charming breakfast room, an astonishing 17’x 5 pantry, a farm sink and vistas to the magnificent pool, terrace and outdoor kitchen easily enhance daily living. A serene study with an elegant fireplace has splendid millwork, abundant cabinetry and library shelving with rolling ladder and rich hardwood floors which are featured throughout. 4216 Lively Lane is Offered at $1,750,000. For more information, contact The Mayo Redpath Team at (469) 231-7592 or mredpath@virginiacook.com.

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.”

The Perry-Miller Streiff Group shown from Left to Right: Jamie Kohlmann, Jason Bates, Courtney Jubinksy, Charles Gregory, Karen Fry, Betsy Sorenson, Laura Michelle, and Ryan Streiff

6939 Oak Manor in Lake Forest is being offered for $1,490,000

The Mayo Redpath Team Dallas luxury real estate Offers Updated Rockbrook leader sets $2 billion record Estates Home

$150M+ Sold in 2018

The Perry-Miller Streiff Group closed 2018 by selling over $150 million in real estate, surpassing their total sales number in 2017 by 50%. This elite group of 12 powerhouse agents and support staff have been moving listings at all price points on the spectrum, even as other agents are seeing stagnation. “This team works hard to create this unparalleled track record where every home and client gets the high-end level of service and professionalism regardless of price point,” says Ryan Streiff, co-founder with Dave Perry-Miller of The Perry-Miller Streiff Group. A highlighted sale for 2018 includes T. Boone Picken’s home at 9434 Alva Court. The team, which works out of the flagship Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate office in Preston Center, succeeds because of its wealth of market knowledge and unmatched agent collaboration. Their motto implies as much: “Consistently Delivering What Others Promise.” For more information on any of our other listings please visit DPMFineHomes.com.


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Balanced Market Offers Opportunities for Home Buyers, Sellers

Federal Reserve economist: Texas’ growth continues, just not as fast as last year are not huge.” The housing market is one area of weakness, but not an unexpected one, Murphy said.

The economy is slowing down from a sugar high. Anthony Murphy

WILLIAM TAYLOR

Anthony Murphy of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas speaks to the Rotary Club of Park Cities.

By William Taylor People Newspapers

Anthony Murphy considers himself a “glass-is-half-full economist, as opposed to a glass-ishalf-empty” one. It would take more than a predictable downward correction in the stock market or the economy’s inevitable inability to maintain a tax break-fueled 3 percent growth rate to get the senior economic policy advisor with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas to sound

a recessionary alarm. “The economy is slowing down from a sugar high,” Murphy told the Rotary Club of Park Cities in January. But he added, “The near term outlook looks pretty good.” He expects the economy to maintain a more normal growth rate of 2.3 to 2.4 percent and reports that wages and unemployment look good. “We’re not growing as fast as last year, but we are above (the 2 percent) trend,” he said. “Risks of recession are there, but they

“With higher interest rates and declining affordability, that was going to be the case.” Realtors.com forecast modest inventory gains and 2.2 percent pricing growth and warns that interest rates could reach 5.5 percent by year’s end, further chasing young adults and other first-time buyers out of the market. Chris Kelly, the new president and CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies, has seen the national reports, but prefers to focus on the adage “that real estate is local.” “Obviously, when we look at the Park Cities and Preston Hollow, these are areas that will always be attractive,” he said. “Certainly, they have been very hot the last several years.” Long-term residents look-

PRE STON HOLLOW Month

Closed Median sales price

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

Dec. 2017

81

$1,178,000

$286

95%

236

94

3.7

March 2018

67

$882,500

$275

95%

321

79

5.1

June 2018

73

$1,058,500

$316

94%

338

53

5.7

Sept. 2018

60

$995,000

$270

96%

349

70

5.8

Dec. 2018

56

$1,140,000

$341

94%

277

91

5

PARK CITIE S Month

Closed Median sales price

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

Dec. 2017

62

$999,750

$334

95%

223

111

3.4

March 2018

70

$1,448,500

$402

96%

335

61

5.9

June 2018

94

$1,316,680

$390

96%

391

64

6.4

Sept. 2018

50

$1,100,000

$390

95%

363

100

5.7

Dec. 2018

58

$1,125,000

$396

95%

258

74

4.3

Source: North Texas Real Estate Information Systems Inc.

SPECIAL ADVERTISING CONTENT ALLIE BETH ALLMAN URBAN

5600 Park Lane 3 Bed | 3.2 Bath | 7,469 SqFt Offered For $6,950,000

Meticulously designed and built by the discerning owner in tandem with noted builder Mark Molthan, this incredible Santa Barbara Classic design is all one level on one-plus acre in the heart of Preston Hollow! The Spanish tile roof, stone and stucco exterior reflect the home’s high level of quality and craftsmanship. Natural light from the private center courtyard featuring a pool with fountain, spa and fire pit -  fills the home, highlighting the flagstone flooring, Venetian plaster walls in addition to stone and brick walls, large wood beam ceilings, hardwoods, and handsome cypress compliment this property throughout. A “Casita” guest wing with two bedrooms and en-suite baths as well as a living room with fireplace, kitchenette and an adjacent two-car guest garage with private, gated drive off Park Lane, make guest stays a pleasure for all! A very spacious fitness room with golf hitting bay is adjacent to his dressing area, and has direct access to a large, outdoor putting green and golf chipping area.  For more information please contact Kyle Crews (214.538.1310 | kyle.crews@alliebeth.com)

ing to trade up, former residents looking to get back to where they grew up, and newcomers to Dallas are all interested in those areas, Kelly said. While the superhot sellers’ market of 2016 and 2017 may have come to a close, what has taken its place is not so much a buyers’ market, but a balanced one with opportunities for buyers and sellers, he said. Realtors.com projects the Dallas area will do better than other parts of the nation with 4.3 percent price growth. Kelly sees other reasons for optimism. “Last year, there were 800,000 jobs created in North Texas,” he said. “That certainly helps with housing and other industries.” Murphy also has considered regional factors and sees Texas continuing to do well. “You just need to look at the number plates on cars and see how many are from out of state,” he said. “Texas is open for business and perceived to be open for business.” Along with the newcomers are thousands of new apartments under construction across the Dallas-Fort Worth area

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Chris Kelly became president and CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies in October. Kelly noted that new multifamily construction brings retail that can benefit single-family neighbors, and apartment dwellers will often want to stay nearby when the time comes to buy a house. “Oftentimes, the cost of that rent is equal to or in excess of the cost of a home,” he said. His message to renters: It’s possible to buy, save on monthly housing costs, and build wealth.


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Schools

SMU RANKS NO. 1 IN GRADUATE SCHOOL GAME DESIGN

The Guildhall imparts skills needed for entertainment and beyond By William Legrone People Newspapers

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eatly tucked within SMU’s Plano campus, students stay busy at SMU Guildhall, The Princeton Review’s No. 1 ranked graduate school for game design. Inside students – about 50 per graduating class – work in an environment that looks more like a game studio than a design school. There they collaborate in teams to complete their own games, a process that involves everything from concept formation and prototyping to character design and testing.

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Students and researchers here have quite the opportunity to make an impact through gaming into other areas of life besides just entertainment. Mark Nausha

Graduate students at The Guildhall learn in a design studio environment by collaborating on new video games.

The teamwork puts topics learned in the classroom into practical application, serving Guildhall’s goal of helping students apply their skills in game design and beyond, said Mark Nausha, deputy director of SMU Guildhall’s Game Lab. “A lot of people don’t realize this, but all the basic practices that a lot of us use in the games industry apply to the usability of software in other fields,” Nausha said. “The application of those skills to make software that’s entertain-

ing, educational, and engaging is something other industries consider now.” In an age of technology, having software that is easy and pleasant to use is key for practical applications, be they information systems designed for medical professionals or interactive resources that help inform and encourage a new generation of military recruits, he said. “Usability research, user interface, and experience – all those things that make gaming engaging – can be translated to other

Master of Interactive Technology in Digital Game Development – Consists of game-related coursework, cross-disciplinary team game production, directed individual work in the student’s chosen area of specialization, and a thesis. Professional Certificate in Digital Game Development – Consist of similar coursework but without a thesis.

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purposes,” Nausha said. “Students and researchers here have quite the opportunity to make an impact through gaming into other areas of life besides just entertainment.” Regardless of what employment opportunities graduates may pursue, Guildhall focuses its program on skills useful to game development, an approach that dates back to its founding and the creation of a curriculum in collaboration with such Texas-based game studios as Gearbox Software and id Software.

SMU established the graduate program in 2003 in response to requests from game design companies seeking a school dedicated to creating industry leaders. In the years since, students have produced award-winning work and more than 770 alumni have gone on to work at such companies as Electronic Arts, Epic Games, Google, and Microsoft. The award-winning games include 2017’s Mouse Playhouse, a second place winner in Intel’s University Games Showcase,

Source: smu.edu/guildhall

and Codex: Lost words of Atlantis, a finalist for the Barbara Bush Foundation’s Adult Literacy XPrize. Mouse Playhouse is available for free on Steam and Codex: Lost words of Atlantis is also free through the Google Play Store. “We do a lot of things well, and that sort of thing is exciting to us and to our students,” Nausha said. “There’re hundreds of people behind me doing this whole thing with us, and we all really want to have an impact on someone’s life in a meaningful way.”


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Student Achievements: Four to Celebrate

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FOOD BANK FUN

The holidays turn intramural competition into cooperation at Ursuline Academy with teams annually joining together in a service project. For the 2018 project, students made more than 1,000 “Blessing Bags” to hand out to the homeless and distribute to area shelters. To fill the bags, freshmen collected socks, toothbrushes, and toothpaste; sophomores, granola bars, peanut butter crackers, and water; juniors, hand sanitizer, feminine products, and Chapstick; and seniors, tissues, hair brushes, and combs. The bags also included handwritten notes and prayers.

CHINESE TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS

Hockaday School junior Charlene Brzesowsky competed individually and as the head of the United States team at the International Chinese Language, Talent, and Knowledge Competition held in China. The American team won second place, and Brzesowsky placed second for the individual comprehensive contest. The international “Chinese Bridge” Chinese proficiency competition is a competition hosted by the Confucius Institute Headquarters.

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Fifth-graders from St. Mark’s School spent a day volunteering at the North Texas Food Bank. NTFB produces more than 130,000 meals per day, and St. Mark’s students helped by bagging and boxing food.

HOMES FOR HOPE IN COSTA RICA Seven Episcopal School of Dallas students traveled to Costa Rica to build homes alongside middle school science teacher Ellen Neill. Homes for Hope is an international organization dedicated to “bringing hope to thousands of impoverished families.” This is the third year that ESD has participated in this service project. The students built and furnished the homes in just two days. They also took families to a grocery store, a place many of the families had never visited before, to purchase groceries and other household items.


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Society

CROW MUSEUM OF ASIAN ART MARKS 20 YEARS

Pat and Joan Williamson with Trammell Crow and Carmen Hancock

Amy Lewis Hofland

Milton Chang, Hong Xie, Elaine Jin, and William Tsao

Kristi Sneed, Mai Caldwell, Hillary Hamilton, and Valerie Istre

Harpist Yucheng Chen Esé Azénabor and Eric Grembowski

Guests with Chinese lion

Gar and Jayne Herring Jeremy Lock and D’Andra Simmons Lisa Meade, Isabelle Drever, and Rosser Newton

Deve Sanford and LaByron Thomas

Mary and Dr. Charles Ku PHOTOS BY CAN TURKYILMAZ AND THOMAS GARZA

Amy Lewis Hofland, Jayne and Gar Herring, Jack Parker, Phuon Tran, Kristi Sneed, Don Gaiser, Angela Hippeli, Olumide Laseinde, Priya and Veeral Rathod

Scott and Kunthear Mam-Douglas

“Living bamboo” performer

Inspired by the art and beauty of Asia, the Crow Museum of Asian Art hosted its secondannual Jade Ball on Nov. 3, 2018. The event had Chinese lion dancers, music, jade-colored decor, Asian-inspired attire, and exquisite cuisine. More than 300 guests gathered for a reception at the museum followed by a formal, sit-down dinner at the Belo Mansion.


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ST. JUDE EVENING UNDER THE STARS

Richard Shadyac Jr.

Eddie and Airib Sweis with Kelly and George Tadros

Julie and Jacob Walter

Julie Forte and Joe Haggar III

Taylor, Laura, and Kyle Brooks Charlie and Cindy Feld

Marian and George Bryan

Trey Higginbothan with Isabell, Lydia, and Dan Novakov

Holly and Doug Brooks

C O U R T E S Y P H O T O S B Y A L S A C / S T. J U D E

Pennie and Alan Marshall with Jennifer and Mitch Paradise

Richard Shadyac, Sherice and Tim Brown, and George Bryan

A record $2.04 million was raised at the 2018 St. Jude Evening Under the Stars Party and Golf Classic. Benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 1,250 guests gathered at the Omni Hotel Dallas on Nov. 3, 2018, for the “ABC’s of Cancer”-themed event. NFL Hall of Fame football star Tim Brown and his wife, Sherice, were honored. Speakers included Richard Shadyac Jr., president and CEO of ALSAC, and a St. Jude parent and patient.


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SPCA OF TEXAS HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Dr. Larry and Mrs. Joan Rogers Dogometry, designed by JACOBS and constructed by K2 Construction, won Best in Show

Cindy Lou Who (Heather Nelson), the Grinch (Ken Risser), and David Kubes

Debra Burns, James Bias, Mary Butler, Alanna Sarabia, and Jordan Ortiz

PHOTOS BY THOMAS GARZA PHOTOGRAPHY

The SPCA of Texas’ Jingle and Mingle Housewarming Party on Dec. 2, 2018, drew 300-plus guests to NorthPark Center, where attendees chatted, enjoyed the laidback ambiance, and examined 24 custom-made luxury dog houses and cat condos that were up for silent auction. The SPCA of Texas’ Home for the Holidays event has raised more than $84,000 to support the SPCA’s mission.

Signature drink, Feliz Navidog

THE GOLDEN AGE OF HOLLYWOOD

Nikki Beneke and Regina Bruce

Dyann Skelton and Elle Cole Marena Gault, Linda Spina, and Emilynn Wilson

Dustin Holcomb and Nerissa von Helpenstill

Hayley Lester with Phil and Kristina Whitcomb

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Terry Irby, Jocelyn White, and Sharla Bush

The Golden Age of Hollywood will be celebrated at the 31st annual Mad Hatter’s Tea. The event benefits the Women’s Council of The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. The theme was unveiled Nov. 28, 2018, at Tootsies. Money raised from the event helps A Woman’s Garden, a major garden at the Dallas Arboretum.


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Living Well & Faith GUATEMALA MISSION TRIP MAKES LASTING IMPRESSION Mothers, daughters keep ministry going after returning home By Jordan Kiefer

Special Contributor Thirteen middle school girls returned a decade ago f rom a mission trip with their mothers to Guatemala determined to do more to help orphans there. Ashlie Dickey and other students from such schools as Parish Episcopal, St. Monica Catholic, and Highland Park Middle had visited a variety of locations, where they and their mothers taught, sang, and played with the orphan children. “I realized how this tiny activity (playing) meant the world to them,” Dickey recalled recently. “It really made me realize that the little things in life mean the most, and you should make the most of every situation.” Making the most of the mission trip experience meant finding an answer to their common question: “Now what are we going to do to help the children in Guatemala?” “The impact was startling on our 13-year-old daughters,” recalled Tiffany Taylor Wines, who went on that first trip with daughter Inna. “They could comprehend what they had back in Dallas, and the kids they were serving had so little.” In 2009, they founded Women for Orphans Worldwide (WOW ), an auxiliary of Orphan Outreach, the faith-based nonprofit that sponsored the mission trip. “Back then, we had almost no budget and no idea what we were doing, but fu-

eled by a strong desire to raise money for the children we met on the mission trip, we dove in,” explained Joyce Rogge, who went on the trip with daughter Jodie. WOW held its 10th annual luncheon and marketplace fundraiser in December, and 2019 makes its 10th year of offering programs to help orphaned and vulnerable Guatemalan children develop and grow emotionally, physically, and spiritually. The ministry also aims to help the children receive a quality education and to strengthen families who are at-risk of separation to help prevent young boys and girls from becoming orphans. “ We never imagined it would turn into something so impactful,” said Wines, who serves as director of marketing and development for Orphan Outreach. “We have seen the lives of hundreds of orphaned and vulnerable children in Guatemala change for the better, through the hope of 13 mothers

It really made me realize that the little things in life mean the most, and you should make the most of every situation. Ashlie Dickey

PHOTO BY ORPHAN OUTREACH 2017

FROM LEFT: Hannah Ryan, of Ursuline Academy; Kristin Ryan; Olivia Isbell, of St. Monica Catholic School; and Allison Goebel, of Ursuline Academy, help care for babies during a 2007 Women for Orphans Worldwide mission trip to Guatemala. and their daughters wanting to make a difference in the world.” Since 2009, more than 1,000 people have gone on 44 WOW mission trips to Guatemala. Supply drives and fundraisers have raised more than $1 million for Orphan Outreach’s Guatemalan ministry programs. And volunteers and missionaries have developed deep relationships with children and families. “The feeling of giving a little joy to a child will stay with you a lifetime,” Rogge said. “We all get back much more than we give.”

ABOUT ORPHAN OUTREACH The faith-based nonprofit operates out of Plano with a mission to improve the physical, emotional, educational and spiritual lives of orphans and vulnerable children and families in several countries, including Guatemala, Honduras, India, Kenya, Latvia, Nepal, Russia, Ukraine, and the United States. Women for Orphans Worldwide is an auxiliary of Orphan Outreach.


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Sweetheart Supper Makes Valentine Hearts Flutter My favorite way to celebrate Valentine’s Day is with a special sweetheart dinner, beautiful wine, a decadent dessert, candlelight, and soft music. Lest you wonder which restaurant is holding our CHRISTY ROST reser vation HOME + KITCHEN this year, my husband and I are dining in front of our living room hearth, with a crackling fire to set the mood and keep us cozy. I love planning our sweetheart dinner celebration each year. A small drop-leaf table that usually rests between two upholstered chairs, has served as our Valentine dining table for many years. It’s easy to move and is just large enough to accommodate dinner plates, wine goblets, a small vase of flowers, and candles. Dining at this table is like getting the best seat in the house in our favorite restaurant – only without the wait staff. Which brings me to the need to carefully plan the menu. The romance of a Valentine dinner is hard to maintain if one needs to constantly check on what’s happening in the kitchen, so an elegant meal with make-ahead components is critical.

Ingredients: 1 package unflavored gelatin 1/3 cup granulated sugar 2 cups half-and-half 1 cup heavy cream 1 vanilla bean Raspberry Coulis, for garnish Fresh raspberries, for garnish

Directions: Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta I like to begin our dinner with individual garden salads, garnished with artichoke hearts, radicchio, kalamata olives, and shaved Parmesan cheese. The salads are made early in the day, covered, and chilled. Just before serving, I dress them with homemade red wine vinaigrette. Preparing most of the meal in the oven ensures we can go directly from salad to entrée with little interruption. My go-to choice is rack of lamb with a coating of Dijon mustard and an herbed crust, or succulent duck breasts with an orange marmalade and Cointreau glaze. The latter may be found in my latest cookbook, Celebrating Home. Both recipes can be partially pre-

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pared in advance; then finished in the oven during our salad course. Roasted asparagus drizzled with a little olive oil and a sprinkle of kosher salt, and a potato casserole are great side dishes, since they can be cooked in the oven while the meat finishes. I always give extra thought to the final course. A dessert that’s easy, but impressive is my ultimate goal. This year, I’m preparing Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta – a creamy, delicate Italian custard that’s poured into individual heart-shaped pans and chilled until firm. Tiny flecks of vanilla bean lend sublime flavor to this melt-in-the-mouth dessert, and a garnish of fresh raspberry sauce adds pleasant tartness with a burst of Valentine color.

custard into the molds, cover, and chill 3 hours or until set. Recipe may be made one day ahead. To serve, unmold custards by dipping the molds into a bowl of hot water for 5 seconds. Place a dessert plate over the mold, turn both over, and unmold the custard onto the plate. Garnish the plate with dots of Raspberry Coulis and reserved fresh berries.

In a medium saucepan, stir together gelatin, sugar, and ½ cup of the halfand-half until they are well mixed. Add the remaining half-and-half and cream, and stir.

Raspberry Coulis Ingredients:

Slice the vanilla bean open with a sharp knife and scrape out the seeds with the tip of the knife. Add the seeds and vanilla bean to the saucepan and cook the mixture over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until it’s hot and small bubbles form around the edges of the pan. Do not boil. Strain the custard through cheesecloth into a large liquid measuring cup or bowl.

2 ½ teaspoons sugar

Spray 8 individual 3-inch molds lightly with nonstick cooking spray. Pour the

2 6-ounce packages fresh raspberries, rinsed 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

Directions:

Pour 1 package of raspberries into a blender and purée until smooth. Transfer the mixture to a fine sieve set over a medium bowl. Using the back of a spoon, push the purée through the sieve, and discard the seeds. Add lemon juice and sugar, and stir until the sugar dissolves completely. Cover and chill.

Yield: 8 individual desserts

Visit christyrost.com for more recipes and entertaining tips from public television chef Christy Rost, a lifestyle authority and author of three cookbooks, or follow her on Facebook and Twitter @ChristyRost.


38 February 2019 | prestonhollowpeople.com THE SAINT VALENTINE’S DAY LUNCHEON AND FASHION SHOW CenterPark Garden 10 a.m. Feb. 7 Tickets: saintvalentinesdayluncheon.org/ An upbeat, glittering affair featuring fashions by NorthPark Center – and all for a good cause. The premier event raises money to help find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s Disease, and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Tickets start at $300

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CASABLANCA The Hall on Dragon Feb. 2, 8 p.m. Tickets: dallascasa.org/dallas-casa-events/casablanca/ Let the good times roll: One of the best events of the spring is returning to 1500 Dragon St. Hosted by Dallas CASA Young Professionals, the evening will feature blackjack, craps, and poker as The Special Edition Band fills the venue with Top 40 hits. Tickets start at $75 for members and $100 for everyone else.

MASQUERADE UNDER THE BIG TOP sixty five hundred 8 p.m. Feb. 23 Tickets: genesisshelter.org/events/masquerade/ With the Taylor Pace Orchestra playing the latest hits on the dance floor, the casino-style setup is perfect for date night, team-building, or a cause-minded evening out with friends. The annual event raises critical dollars that enable Genesis Women’s Shelter to provide safety, shelter, expert counseling services, and legal representation at no cost to 2,500 women and children escaping unspeakable violence each year. Tickets start at $100.


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Reject ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ Stereotype I remember a close uncle often p ro c l a i m i n g in response to many of SHAWN THOMAS my childhood tantrums, “Boys don’t cry!” Q uite f rankly, those are words of flawed wisdom. Men deserve the capacity to grow emotionally as much as they do physically and mentally. Young boys — children from 8 to 10 years of age — look to their fathers for approval in their actions, according to research in the Journal of Counseling (Vogel, 2011, 368-82). A fathers’ reaction to their 8-year old’s outbursts might be “crying is for girls,” portraying behaviors like pouting and wallowing as unfavorable. Such reactions from fathers can stunt the successful emotional maturity that young boys need. To not have the freedom to express emotional vulnerability could result in high levels of aggression or self-harm. As an advocate for openness and constant communication, I see the repercussions of mis-

leading paternal parental beliefs. Present in households, numerous fathers I have known in my lifetime equate vulnerability to weakness and pride to strength. Rather than suppressing young male adolescents’ emotions, fathers should encourage expressions of vulnerability f rom their sons. Boys will become men who express immense emotional growth, replacing acts of aggression and harm with resilience and openness. Here are some strategies to nurture that emotional development: • Encourage openness and honesty with your sons. Young male adolescents need to grow emotionally, and fathers should make time to pause and listen when their sons have concerns to address. Find times when adolescents are free to communicate openly such as dinnertime or prior to bedtime. • Lead by example. Fathers can make an effort to empathize with their sons in times of despair. For example, young men may experience emotional distress after a breakup, a poor exam grade, or even a sports game loss. In these moments, fathers can

contemplate scenarios where they went through the same hardships in their lives. When recalling, fathers can share those scenarios with their sons. • Find psychologists with conversational- yet intensive-based therapies. Young, middle-aged, and older male adults also deserve proper mental healthcare. For example, Dallas psychiatrist, Dr. David Henderson – who was a panelist at an SMU “Careers in Psychology” forum I attended – emphasizes conversational- yet intensive-based therapy to discover the true roots of his male patients’ problems. Before quickly prescribing medication, Henderson thoroughly evaluates his patients and their needs. All men deserve such psychologists with genuine desires to listen to them to encourage their emotional growth. Fathers can discourage stereotypes by reducing their own gender bias for their sons. Additionally, fathers (truly all male adults) can seek out therapy if needed. Shawn Thomas. a health and society major at SMU, is considering a career in family medicine.

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WILLIAM WILSON

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illiam Riley (Bill) Wilson was an incredible example of what it means to be a husband, father, brother, uncle, scholar, teacher, and, in his own unique way, a successful entrepreneur. He was born in Cleburne, Texas on May 28, 1931 and went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on December 24, 2018. He is survived by his wife Martha, son Scott and wife Lisa, son Andy, and daughter Madeline Robison and husband Brian; by his beloved grandchildren Leah and Elise Wilson, Amelia (deceased), Ana, Brent and Blake Robison, and by his loved sisters-in law, brothers-inlaw, nieces and nephews. Bill graduated from Adamson High School, attended Aus-

tin College, graduated from SMU and Austin Theological Seminary, where he graduated top of his class (M.Div.), which led to the doctoral program at Harvard and then Duke, where he earned his Doctor of Philosophy, Phi Beta Kappa, and James B. Duke Scholar. He was professor of Religion at Duke and SMU, where he met his beloved wife Martha, to whom he was married for 55 years. After he served as Vice-Pres. of Dev. at Austin College, he began his career as a fundraising consultant for over 100 major philanthropies, schools, museums and other non-profits across the country. Above all, he deeply loved his wife and family. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and uncle, and his deep love of family, keen intelligence, love of learning, wit, kindness, generosity, and humility were all examples of a Christian life well-lived. A memorial service was held January 4 at 4:00 PM at Highland Park Presbyterian Church. Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers please, may be made to the Center for Brain Health at 2200 W. Mockingbird Ln. Dallas, 75205 or Austin Pres. Theol. Seminary at 100 E. 27th St., Austin, 78705.

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