Preston Hollow People February 2023

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Famed performer

Olga Pavlova of the Bolshoi Ballet, Imperial Russian Ballet, and Moscow Classical Ballet continues her art by teaching dancers such as Chloe Colter (pictured) at the Dallas Conservatory.


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City Council members seek re-election to Preston Hollow districts

Filing is now open for the May 6 election for Dallas City Council and select Dallas ISD board of trustees seats.

The incumbent city council members representing Preston Hollow, Jaynie Schultz of District 11 and Gay Donnell Willis of District 13, told People Newspapers they are running for re-election.

Schultz says she’s running for re-election to continue serving the people of Dallas and accomplish her goals for the local community.

times and improve officer recruitment and retention, fight for more streets and alley improvement funding, and advocate for efficient trash pick-up and better management of core city services.

“I will continue to support the residents and their direct needs, make significant progress with both the Dallas International District and the Esperanza area, prove success with our new panhandling initiative, continue to support all public safety efforts, and build ever-stronger relationships between neighborhood leaders, with city staff, and residents in District 11,” Schultz said.

Willis plans to continue working with the Dallas Police Department to reduce response

“I’m running for re-election to [ensure] the positive momentum generated around the issues most important to District 13 residents won’t be interrupted — like public safety, street and alley maintenance, and continuing to lower property taxes,” Willis said.

“During this first term, I’ve proven my abilities to be a strong and effective advocate for North Dallas neighborhoods,” she continued. “It’s an honor to serve the residents of District 13, and I want to keep working on their behalf.”

Additionally, open Dallas ISD board of trustees positions include the District 2, 6, and 8 seats. District 8 represents Preston Hollow, but incumbent Dustin Marshall did

not answer People Newspapers’ multiple inquiries about re-election before press time.

Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson is also running for re-election. Despite speculation about the mayoral race potentially including Michael Hinojosa, the former Dallas ISD superintendent does not intend to run after all.

The Dallas City Council in June agreed on new district boundaries using Census data that stick close to the existing lines. To view the new maps, see the Dallas City Hall website.

The filing period for the city council or board of trustees seats is open until Feb. 17.


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Crime Reports Dec. 5 - Jan. 8

Dec. 5

A shoplifter (who was in possession of 0.1 grams of heroin) took items from a retail store in NorthPark Center without paying before 2:27 p.m.

Dec. 6

A burglar forced entry into a man’s car and attempted to hotwire it before 12:42 p.m. in a parking lot in the 4300 block of West Northwest Highway

Dec. 7

A woman working at a NorthPark Center restaurant was verbally threatened over the phone before 7:22 p.m.

Before 8:22 p.m., a burglar smashed a woman’s sliding glass door, entered, and attempted to take property in the 6900 block of Baxtershire Drive

Dec. 9

Before 5:29 p.m., a destructive burglar damaged a man’s car and removed items from it in the parking lot of Preston Oaks

Dec. 10

A public drunk was caught before 4:58 p.m. at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church

Dec. 12

Before 10:51 a.m., a jerk threw dirt in a man’s window in the 6000 block of Averill Way

Dec. 13

A man’s property was stolen from the parking lot of Preston Oaks Shopping Center before 2:57 p.m.

Dec. 14

Two burglars worked together to break into a woman’s car and steal stuff before 2:45 p.m. in the parking lot of Inwood Village

Dec. 15

Before 2:01 p.m., a NorthPark Center -dweller committed voyeurism.

Dec. 16

A drunk driver (who was also operating the vehicle with an invalid driver’s license) was caught before 12:55 a.m. in the 6300 block of Walnut Hill Lane

A thief stole lawn care equipment from the flatbed of a truck before 12:23 p.m. in the 4600 block of Miron Drive

Dec. 17

An unknown burglar entered a home and damaged the garage door before 3:20 p.m. in the 5800 block of Orchid Lane

A woman was punched in the face at NorthPark Center before 5:05 p.m.

Dec. 19

A vehicle struck a crosswalk pole and caused damage to it before 3:53 a.m. in the 8800 block of Lemmon Avenue

Dec. 20

A robber stole a watch and flashed a gun at the end of an event at Comerica Bank in the 5200 block of Forest Lane before 10:25 a.m.

Stolen before 6:49 p.m.: a woman’s rear license plate in a parking lot in the 5300 block of Forest Lane

Dec. 21

A burglar forced entry into a man’s car and stole stuff from it before 12:36 p.m. in the parking lot of Lowe’s in the 11900 block of Inwood Road

Dec. 22

An unwelcome guest trespassed

on a woman’s property before 12:20 a.m. in the 6800 block of Walnut Hill Lane

A burglar entered a man’s apartment and stole his property before 1:16 a.m. in the 6100 block of Averill Way

Dec. 23

Before 9:07 a.m., a thief was caught driving a man’s car without consent in the 4200 block of Bonham Street. The driver also damaged the man’s property.

Dec. 24

Before 5:49 a.m., a man’s catalytic converter was stolen in the 7300 block of Woodthrush Drive

Dec. 25

Christmas Copper Caper: A thief stole copper then evaded officers by vehicle before 3:33 a.m. in the 3800 block of West Northwest Highway

A jerk caused severe injury to a dog by dragging it with a stolen vehicle before 11:31 a.m. in the 11600 block of Preston Road

Dec. 26

An under-the-influence shopper who stole services received a public intoxication charge at NorthPark Center before 10:30 a.m.

Dec. 27

A man’s vehicle was operated by a thief without his consent before 5:48 a.m. in the 6300 block of Churchill Lane

Dec. 28

A man was verbally assaulted before 1:42 p.m. at a home in the 6200 block of West Northwest Highway

Dec. 29

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How easy was it for a car thief to steal a woman’s vehicle from the parking lot of Inwood Village before 9:19 a.m. Dec. 15? It was left running.

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thief stole wallboard from a construction site in the 4200 block of Middleton Road before 8:28 a.m.

Dec. 30

Before 6:25 p.m., there was an aggravated robbery against a man in the parking lot of the Pavilion on Lovers Lane.

An unwelcome guest received a criminal trespass warning before 8:11 p.m. at the CitiChurch of Dallas

Dec. 31

Stolen before 10:14 a.m.: a woman’s license plate off of her car in the parking lot of the Elan at Bluffview apartments

Jan. 1

A woman’s package was stolen from her porch before 9:37 p.m. in the 6500 block of Northaven Road

Jan. 2

Stolen at an unlisted time: a catalytic converter in the parking lot of Good Shepherd Episcopal School

Jan. 3

A burglar entered a man’s car and stole his handgun at an unlisted time in the 5400 block of Pebblebrook Drive

Jan. 4

An aggressor pointed a pistol at a man causing him to fear for his life before 1:19 p.m. in the 13000 block of Inwood Road

Before 3:37 p.m., an unknown burglar broke into a woman’s vehicle and stole her property in the parking lot of Bluffs at Midway Hollow

Jan. 5

A thief attempted to steal a woman’s car by damaging the dashboard wiring before 5:51 p.m. in the parking lot of Preston Center

Jan. 6

Before 6:30 p.m., there was a hit and run to a woman’s car in the parking lot of Preston Oaks Shopping Center

Jan. 7

An unknown burglar forced entry into a woman’s vehicle and stole property before 6:01 p.m. in the parking lot at the northeast corner of West Northwest Highway and Midway Road

Jan. 8

A burglar broke a man’s car window and stole his property before 5:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Inwood Village

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Edgemere Drops Restructuring Plan, Supports Proposed Sale

Edgemere will back a plan by debt holders that includes selling the luxury retirement community’s assets.

Edgemere filed for bankruptcy in April, with its liabilities estimated between $100 million and $500 million.

Initially, there were two competing plans — one from Edgemere and one from the debt holders.

Edgemere dropped its original plan, which depended on winning a lawsuit against its landlord, a reduction in rent payments, and a cash infusion from its parent company, Lifespace.

The debt holders’ initial plan called for selling “substantially all” of the retirement community’s assets for $48.5 million to a new owner, who would continue operating the facility in the 8500 block of Thackery Street off Northwest Highway.

“Lifespace is stepping in to fill this gap and fund the payment of these refunds that would not otherwise be paid through the restructuring plan,” LifeSpace CEO Jesse Jantzen said. “This is truly a rare and extraordinary circumstance. Accordingly, Lifespace feels compelled by its long-standing charitable mission and deep commitment to support its residents to deliver an extraordinary solution to mitigate the impact felt by current and former residents as a result of this unique and challenging situation.”

Edgemere’s original plan involved a $20 million cash infusion from Lifespace. The new development came shortly before a $10 million emergency loan was due.

New and current residents would be offered new monthly rental agreements, as opposed to the entrance fee model, per the plan.

Notably, as part of the new plan, LifeSpace announced its intent in December to contribute up to $143.4 million that would go in part toward entrance fee refunds for current and former Edgemere residents. Former residents are owed $37 million, and current residents’ deposits total $107 million.

Lifespace, a nonprofit based in Dallas and Iowa, operates 17 communities in seven states and has offered to continue managing Edgemere through a transition period to a new owner.

Jeremy Johnson, an attorney for the retirement community, says the confirmation hearing was moved to Feb. 21.

The proceedings have been contentious from the start, with Edgemere suing its landlord, Intercity Investments, simultaneously with its bankruptcy filing last April and alleging in court documents that Intercity was working with Kong Capital to terminate its 50-plusyear ground lease.

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Short-Term Rental Ban Awaits Council Action City Plan Commission agrees units don’t belong in neighborhoods

Residents who want short-term rentals banned from their neighborhoods are waiting to see if City Plan Commission support will prove enough to persuade the Dallas City Council.

The City Plan Commission voted 9-4 in early December in favor of only allowing short-term rentals in districts that typically allow lodging uses (not including single-family or multi-family residential districts), but council members will get the final say.

Other options include new regulations such as new registration requirements, more penalties for disruptive properties, or requiring homeowners to live in the properties they rent to paying guests.

Dallas has 1,439 active and registered short-term rentals, but city officials have identified another 1,189 properties as possible short-term rentals, said Joseph Kheir, senior data science analyst for the city of Dallas.

Cheri Gambow, a Preston Hollow area resident and president of the Walnut Ridge Neighborhood Association, said this is the first time in her 20 years of presidency that 100% of her neighbors agree on a topic.

“STRs can exist in Dallas but they don’t belong in residential neighborhoods,” Gambow said. “Simply using regulations for STRs won’t work. We do not have the code or DPD resources to handle this. We

don’t have the systems in place. The city has spent three years looking at this issue, and you don’t have a solution yet.”

P. Michael Jung, one of nine commissioners who voted in favor of eliminating the short-term rentals, cited their “basic incompatibility, as a lodging use, with residential neighborhoods.”

“There was overwhelming testimony from all parts of the city about gross abuses by STRs, which the city’s code enforcement and

police mechanisms are incapable of eliminating,” Jung said.

During the commission meeting, city officials said that more than 88% of shortterm rentals generated zero 311 or 911 calls, and only 4.6% of properties generated two or more.

However, neighbors shared that these homes could cause disturbances without warranting a call to the police department.

Kedra Flowers, a short-term rental operator


A short-term rental is a furnished home available for rent over a short period of time, from days to weeks, commonly booked through Airbnb or VRBO.

who has two properties in Preston Hollow, told People Newspapers that if Dallas bans short-term rentals, she believes they would still exist but through unmonitored, illegal means, like social media.

“There’s literally nothing that’s going to verify who they’re going to rent those properties to,” Flowers said. “With Airbnb, I’ve had people that wanted to rent my property offline, and I said, ‘No, I only go through Airbnb or VRBO,’ and they couldn’t get an Airbnb account because they had a prior felony.”

Flowers also emphasized the importance of background checks through registered websites to keep both homeowners and neighbors safe.

Brent M. Rubin, one of four commission members who voted against the measure, shared a similar sentiment during the meeting: “The bad operators will continue to operate, and it’ll be the good operators who go away.”

Commissioner Tipton Housewright, who also voted against the measure, said they “owe it to our citizens to have a little bit more nuance and have a multifaceted approach,” instead of banning short-term rentals across the board.

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Olga Pavlova trains young dancers at The Dallas Conservatory

One might wonder what a former prima ballerina for the Bolshoi Ballet is doing teaching in a private studio in Dallas.

The famed Olga Pavlova, a former principal dancer in the Imperial Russian Ballet and the Moscow Classical Ballet, eventually found her way to Dallas via her art.

“In 2003, I made a big leap across the ocean, and I stayed,” Pavlova explained, recalling how she accepted a contract from the now-defunct Metropolitan Classical Ballet. “I love it here.”

She was at a turning point in her professional career as a prima ballerina, which lasted an astonishing 30 years.

“All professional ballet instruction in Russia begins at 10 years old,” the Moscow native said, though she started ballet lessons at 6.

Having traveled to more than 50 countries with touring companies, Pavlova had visited the U.S. many times before her move.

She recently declined a job offer due to several circumstances, but the deciding factor was a relocation.

actually gained students. “I had already taught on Zoom, so I was prepared.”

Via Zoom, some dancers received coaching from as far away as Austria, France, and Australia. Now that in-person training has resumed, dancers still seek her mentorship — some coming from Austin and California.

“I work not on quantity but on the quality, the quality of each individual student,” she said. “In a big school, your teachers can change often, sometimes every day. But for a solid foundation for a future career, I think one teacher is better.”

great opportunity for them to make a step forward.”

She also imparts her knowledge of ballet history, music history, costuming, and acting, giving her students a firm foundation for a life on the stage. Her class is only four students at present, all in their middle teens, though the age range can be 12 to 17.

“My doors are open,” Pavlova said of the future. “I would be happy to see more clients who are ready to be committed. My students trust me, and their parents trust me. It’s important for the parents to support the students. And they see the results.

“I love Texas,” she said. “I love Dallas.”

Pavlova began teaching at The Dallas Conservatory in 2013, for which she choreographed the first Nutcracker.

Six years ago, she started teaching a private group in the mornings.

“Some students look for a big school with many resources,” she noted. “Those who are looking for private, elite, worldclass training are coming to me.”

She began her solo Pavlova Professional Coaching in 2020 and, during the pandemic,

One of her students was recently recruited by the San Francisco Ballet as a paid trainee, while two others were accepted as trainees in Amsterdam.

Preparing students for the Youth America Grand Prix is a priority. Part of a global competition, its judges are the heads of prestigious ballet companies.

“Students who win get contracts, and the younger ones can get scholarships from the really big schools,” Pavlova said. “It’s a big deal for the little ones and a

“Education is the best investment, and I think classical ballet is one of the best things for young girls to study.”

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America’s QB Still Making History

In the 1970s, Roger Staubach made NFL history with thrilling comebacks, his “Hail Mary” pass to Drew Pearson, and Super Bowl titles.

But No. 12’s contributions didn’t end when he left football behind.

His work in business and philanthropy also contributed to his recent selection by the Texas State History Museum Foundation for a History-Making Texan Award.

The foundation will honor the Preston Hollow resident along with esteemed military leader and public servant Admiral William H. McRaven (U.S. Navy retired) during the Texas Independence Day Dinner to be held on March 2 at the Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin.

“The 2023 Texas Independence Day Dinner will be a celebration of these two exceptional honorees and their contributions to Texas, the nation, and the world,” said Lisa Cooley, the foundation trustee serving as chair for the dinner.

“They stand as role models to emulate, and we look forward to sharing their dramatic and inspiring stories with our guests,” she said.

The annual dinner, now in its 19th year, recognizes living Texas legends for exceptional contributions to the state and the nation. Nearly 500 business, political, and community leaders attend annually, and proceeds benefit educational programs and special projects of the Bullock Museum.

Cooley praised Staubach, a Heisman Trophy winner for Navy, as “one of football’s all-time greats” and a community leader.

“As legendary Hall of Fame quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys, he was key in making the Cowboys ‘America’s Team’ and led them to nine of the Cowboys’ record-setting 20 consecutive winning seasons,” she said. “After his retirement from his record-setting athletic career, Roger founded a real estate firm and used his platform to benefit philanthropic causes.”

McRaven, a best-selling author and former University of Texas System chancellor, led the U.S. Special Operations Command as a FourStar admiral.

“Notably, he commanded the troops that captured Saddam Hussein, rescued Captain Phillips, and led the Osama bin Laden mission in 2011,” Cooley said. “Since his active service, he has provided counsel to U.S. Presidents and leaders on defense issues.”



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CUSTOM MEATS PRACTICES THE ART OF THE CUT Lovers Lane butcher shop encourages Dallas to eat better beef

The new butcher shop on Lovers Lane is owned by your neighbors, a dynamic duo offering fresh cuts of quality meat for families that prioritize eating local.

Jeff Cutshall and his wife, Kate (the Bradfield Elementary PTA president), opened the first Custom Meats in a suburb of New York City, where they previously lived, in Connecticut.

When Jeff’s job moved the family to Dallas a few years ago, an eventual second location in their new neighborhood was an obvious consideration.

And as for the “whole animal butchery” concept? It’s what it sounds like it would be and involves the delivery of an entire animal to the shop.

The couple hired Raul Rubero as head butcher because of his deep education and understanding of various animals. His creative cuts allow the shop to monetize as much of the animal as possible.

“We seek to honor the animal and think of our display case as a canvas for a piece of art,” Cutshall said. “We painstakingly cut and trim the muscles and diligently place them in our display case

silhouetted by our black butcher paper.”

Most ranches sourced are within 100 miles of the shop and operate with an organic mindset, like the beef from Stuart Ranch in nearby Saltillo. Cutshall and Rubero stress starting with superior-tasting meat

from cattle grazing off quality land.

“Because at the end of the day, if it doesn’t taste good, then nothing else matters,” Cutshall said.

The Custom Meats experience involves customers being introduced to the entire animal and trying cuts that are new to them.

Cutshall’s favorite, for example, is the Denver steak which comes off the Chuck primal.

“It’s beautifully marbled,” Cutshall explained. “Not as tender as a filet but not as firm as a strip and tastes amazing. And the best news is that it’s not priced

Restaurant Serves ‘Baddest’ Wings But For How Long?

Chicken eatery has only seven months remaining

Bad Chicken has seven months before its Preston Center building comes down to make way for an office building.

That was part of the deal when co-founders Tim Woehr and Bobby Shuey signed the restaurant’s nine-month lease. Instead of doing a few pop-ups for the restaurant’s proof of concept, they decided to open a short-term storefront to start selling bird.

“Bobby had this concept in his head,” Woehr said. “He’s in the IT world, so he needed someone to operate, and through friends of friends that he and I both know from the culinary world, we got in contact, he pitched me the idea, and I liked it.”

The name is meant to imply that they serve the “baddest chicken in town,” but it came about because the restaurant was initially going to be owned by two men: Bobby and David, creating the acronym “B.A.D.” When Woehr came on board and David couldn’t be part of the startup anymore, the name Bad Chicken stuck.

The restaurant opened its doors on Nov. 5 and serves wings, bomb bowls, sandwiches, and more. The wings, as opposed to other restaurants with a similar vibe, are smoked first then fried to cut down on frying time. After that, they’re tossed in the customer’s sauce(s) of choice, with an extensive list ranging from jalapeño lime to jelly glaze to a classic honey barbecue.

“We’re not one of those places that [will put you] on the wall by eating something spicy,” Woehr said. “That’s not really our thing. We wanted to have a good restaurant … that was also a wing place.”

The bomb bowls are chicken nuggets tossed in sauce and served over fries with a dipping sauce. Notably, the peanut butter and jelly bowl includes nuggets covered in jelly glaze and peanut butter drizzled on top.

“It’s different, you know, because it’s sweet and sour and salty and savory, and [peanut butter and jelly is] not normally hot,” Woehr said. “It’s interesting.”

Shuey said they wanted to open their restaurant because he couldn’t find a place in Dallas to satisfy what he was looking for.

like a premium cut.”

Another piece to look out for is the Oyster Cut, also known as the Butcher’s Cut (because they save it for themselves). It’s a pound or so of meat that comes from the back of the cow just above the rump. Quickly sear it and top with a dash of sea salt for a truly mind-blowing bite, Cutshall said.

Other items found at Custom Meats include bones for broth, house-made sausages, fresh whole milk, cheese, eggs, seasonal produce, and even dog food and chew toys.

Cutshall said he’s thrilled to open in and serve his community and looks forward to Custom Meats showcasing the difference in its model, how it operates, and what it has to offer.

“It’s a throwback to how most people used to shop for food,” Cutshall said. “I like to think that if you actually care about or enjoy cooking, understanding where your food comes from, and value high quality, then this is really the only concept you should patronize.”

on Preston Center lease

Each local chicken spot had either a long wait, minimal sauce options, soggy food, or a lack of satisfying desserts.

“I just had the idea and killer recipes,” Shuey said. “Tim runs everything and even further perfected the recipes and brought some of his own.”

After the restaurant gets booted from its current location, the plan is to open two more locations, with hopes of one being in or near Preston Center. From there, Woehr and Shuey plan to open more locations and begin franchising with a consistent brand.

Sunday-Thursday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

“This way, everything is set and ready to go,” Woehr said. “We know exactly [how] to smoke and exactly the temperature frying and all that kind of thing ... We’ll have it all down so that we can go from one to two to three to eight to 10 [locations, and] eventually franchise.”

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AT A GLANCE Custom Meats 4333 Lovers Lane
FROM LEFT: Avery, Jeff, Kate, and Winton Cutshall. RIGHT: Head butcher Raul Rubero’s creative cuts allow the Custom Meats shop to monetize as much of an animal as possible. ROBIN JACKSON AND MACKENZIE MANGIN
AT A GLANCE Bad Chicken 469-206-0237
We wanted to have a good restaurant … that was also a wing place. Tim Woehr
Bad Chicken is located at 6030 Luther Lane, Suite 130, in Preston Center. MARIA LAWSON AND COURTESY BAD CHICKEN

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Comings and Goings

Perrault Beverage

Mockingbird Station

The family-owned boutique specializes in world-class wine, spirits, and local brewers.

Various Stores

NorthPark Center

• 2000s favorite clothing, accessories, and fragrance brand Abercrombie and Fitch opened on level one near Macy’s.

• Los Angeles-based fashion brand Anine Bing opened on level one near Nordstrom.

• Doc Popcorn opened on level two near Macy’s.


360 Brunch House

Mockingbird Station

The breakfast and brunch spot serves omelets, skillets, benedicts, avocado toast, and more.


The Shops of Highland Park

The champagne bar features champagne, of course, plus wine, craft cocktails,

and small plates.

Custom Meats

4333 Lovers Lane

The butcher shop offers house-ground sausages, hamburger meat, and plenty of ready-carved cuts.


4416 Lovers Lane

The membership-based salon offers manicures and pedicures and puts hygiene first by being “waterless.”

• The Copenhagen-based clothing and accessories brand Ganni opened on level one between Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom.

• The bespoke menswear store Hive & Colony opened on level one between Nordstrom and Macy’s.

• Coffee spot La La Land Kind Cafe opened on level two between Nordstrom and Macy’s.

• Paris-based fashion house Maison Margiela opened on level one between Neiman Marcus and Dillard’s.

• Clothing brand Vuori opened on level

one between Nordstrom and Macy’s.

• And sandwich spot Which Wich opened on level two in the NorthPark cafes.


Ramble Room

Snider Plaza

The American restaurant concept from restauranteur Jon Alexis, the owner of TJ’s Seafood, Escondido, and Malibu Poke, joins the restaurants planned for the shopping center this year.


Seasons 52

NorthPark Center

The grill and wine bar concept known for healthy menu items closed after more than a decade.


NorthPark Center

The virtual reality experience in the AMC closed after three years.

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SteadiSpoon developed to help Parkinson’s patients eat with dignity

Raleigh Dewan arrived at SMU weighed by how Parkinson’s disease progression prevented his grandmother from enjoying the extravagant southern dinners she lovingly prepared for her family.

Debilitating hand tremors would not allow his grandmother to eat without spilling food everywhere, he said.

Dewan’s grandmother passed away in 2021, but her story and spirit continue to inspire Dewan and others working to help those suffering from neurologic disorders that cause shaking feed themselves with ease and dignity.

Dewan has partnered with SMU student Mason Morland and Emily Javedan, a Johns Hopkins student whose father is a board-certified neurosurgeon, on a medical-tech startup named for its core product, a self-stabilizing eating utensil called SteadiSpoon.

Javedan befriended Dewan at a Coca-Cola Scholars’ conference in 2019. Dewan and Morland had enjoyed creative chemistry on a previous project.

Approximately 11 million Americans and 80 million globally have Parkinson’s or essential tremors. Disabling hand tremors can lead to depression, poor self-esteem, and weight loss, all conditions that contribute to a patient’s decline.

“You know, for our entire team, this is not just an academic challenge or a venture pushed to see if it could make money,” Morland said. “We really do feel that we are doing something good, and our efforts will change lives for the better.”

Dewan had grown up watching his two older brothers on film sets and developed a fascination for the massive cameras that swung silently on motion-canceling gimbal joints to capture action scenes smoothly.

Contemplating his 95-pound grandmother’s trembling hands, he wondered if this stabilizing film technology on a micro-scale might offer a pathway to create a spoon that stayed steady.

Pursuing marketing and creative writing degrees at SMU, Dewan began researching

Parkinson’s and available eating-assist devices. He found weighted spoons with heavy handles and some motorized versions already on the market but saw them as prohibitively expensive and of limited efficacy.

The Lyle School of Engineering helped seed Dewan’s project. As a National Academy of Engineers’ Grand Challenge Scholar, he received $2,000 from a designated fund administered by the Hart Center for Engineering Leadership. A year later, Dewan also won a $5,000 grant for Best Technology Idea from SMU’s Hart Institute of Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship at the Big iDeas 2021 Fall Pitch Competition.

For the development phase, his SMU mentors referred Dewan to the University of Oklahoma’s Biomedical Engineering

program for more specialized expertise.

The four spoon prototypes developed at OU use different proprietary mechanical mechanisms within the handle to negate the chaotic shaking motion of a user’s hand. Human trials at the OU Health Science Center’s motion capture lab tested Parkinson’s patients feeding themselves without assistance and while using SteadiSpoon.

The trial showed that SteadiSpoon performed just shy of its target at 95% of the efficacy of the leading motorized solution, which is more expensive and requires regular charging. In addition, SteadiSpoon designs are 3D-printable, allowing for scalable production and charitable licensing in non-target developing countries.

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Putting Parkinson’s in Perspective Baumann draws on experience to help others face similar diagnoses

Dealing with a diagnosis such as Parkinson’s disease requires perspective.

“You are not Parkinson’s,” author, motivational speaker, and Parkinson’s patient John Baumann tells audiences. “You have Parkinson’s. Parkinson’s doesn’t have you.”

The brain disorder affects the nervous system, causing unintended or uncontrollable movements such as shaking, stiffness, and difficulty with balance and coordination, according to the Parkinson’s Foundation.

Bauman’s diagnosis came in 2002 when he was 41.

He has used his experience battling the disease to advocate for awareness and become an internationally recognized inspirational and educational speaker.

Bauman spoke at CC Young

Senior Living in the fall, presenting his approach to “Living Your Best Life with (or without) Parkinson’s” and offering guidance for “Surviving the Four Stages of Parkinson’s Disease.”

Parkinson’s patients, he said, initially go through what he calls a “honeymoon,” where they decide whom to tell and grapple with how to handle the raw news of just being diagnosed with Parkinson’s.

“One of the things I wished I’d done sooner was to eat healthier,” Baumann said.

Part of the battle with Parkinson’s is listening to your doctor — leading healthier lives is essential, he said.

Prior to his diagnosis, Baumann had worked as an attorney for 15 years.

Afterward, he continued to practice law for seven more years, wrote a book titled Decide Success: You Ain’t Dead Yet, and served on

the University of Louisville faculty.  Baumann leveraged a positive approach to life to become a successful speaker and not just to Parkinson’s patients.

Through his conferences, he said he hopes to inspire others to reinvent themselves just as he did. “Parkinson’s is not a death sentence.”

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We really do feel that we are doing something good, and our efforts will change lives for the better.
FROM LEFT: Remington Dewan (brother of Raleigh), Richmond Dewan (brother), Raman Dewan (father), June House (grandmother), and Raleigh Dewan. RIGHT: SteadiSpoon is a self-stabilizing eating utensil that allows people suffering from disorders that cause shaking – such as Parkinson’s and essential tremors –to regain their ability to feed themselves with ease and dignity. RALEIGH DEWAN AND COURTESY STEADISPOON
LEARN MORE Parkinson’s survivor John Baumann’s wrote DecideSuccess and put out his ReclaimingPosispectiveCD. Follow him on Twitter @InspiringSpeak
FROM LEFT: CC Young Senior Living counselor Martha Bonilla, John Baumann, and CC Young vice president of marketing Patty Sullivan. TAMYTHA CAMERON
You have Parkinson’s. Parkinson’s doesn’t have you.
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All Those Rowdy ‘Jesuit Boys’ Drop in for Monday Lunch Even pandemic couldn’t pause decades-old weekly reunion at Campisi’s

If you notice boisterous talk and laughter emanating from a long table of mature fellows lunching on a Monday at the Campisi’s at Lovers Lane and Inwood Road, you are likely in the company of The Jesuit Boys.

Sometimes referred to as the Barbers because the waitstaff initially assumed their vocation since barbers are usually closed Mondays, the group of Jesuit Dallas alums has carried on this tradition of carrying-on for over 22 years.

I recently joined them, via an invite from Pat Lindley, for an entertaining lunch during which loving jabs and zingers flowed along with the red wine.

“It all really began in 1985, when our 20-year Jesuit reunion rekindled old high school friendships,” member

Richard Cronin explained.

A group started meeting five times a year at various locations, usually weekend excursions organized by Mike Coston (Jesuit ‘65).

“Five times a year wasn’t enough, so a weekly lunch seemed like a good thing to do,” Richard said.

So, the Campisi’s lunch tradition was started by Jesuit ’65 alums Richard, Pat, Bill DeOre, and Jim Snodgrass.

Several in the group grew

up with restaurant founder Joe’s daughter, Marie Campisi. Marie’s son, David, now operates many of the Campisi’s chain of restaurants with his cousin Kenny.

“They’ve been great to us,” Richard said. “We get a little rowdy on occasion, but they take it in stride. The staff treats us royally.”

For the first 15 years, the group was all ‘65 Jesuit grads but has since grown to include Gary Labac, Raleigh Davis, Bill Malone, (all ‘65

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Semi-regulars include Dick Erler and Greg McCone (‘65), Dennis Furlong (‘67), Phil Civello (‘68), and Bruce Hamelin (‘64), who makes the 220-mile round trip from Waco nearly every month. Chip Brenner (‘65) even drops in from New York for every Christmas meeting.

Harazet Martinez has been

their long-suffering but well-tipped server for 20 years.

“We became so close to her that we went to her wedding in Corsicana in 2020,” Richard said.

When COVID reduced Campisi’s to takeout only, the boys retained their Monday ritual, dining 6 feet apart under the trees in the parking lot near the dumpsters.

“We brought our own tables and chairs,” Richard recalled. “Harazet would come out, take our orders, and bring everything out to us.”

Humor has kept the boys together as much as nostalgia and camaraderie.

Jokes, funny stories, and mock insults fly across the table with the pizza and bread. After they heard of their Barbers moniker from the staff, they gave Harazet a birthday cake with several barbers’ scissors sticking protruding from the icing instead of the customary candles.

Though some members have passed away and join them only in spirit, The Jesuit Boys keep the tradition of school, friendship, and family alive and laughing.

Theirs is a heartwarming testament to the lasting, life-enriching bonds that can be forged at an institution such as Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas.


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Industry Leader Redefines Retirement Presbyterian Village North building name honors Doug Hawthorne

When many think about life after retirement, they imagine time spent traveling, taking on new hobbies, or just kicking back to enjoy the little things in life.

They don’t see themselves getting right back into the shuffle, joining multiple organizations, steering philanthropic efforts, or consulting for large-scale development projects.

However, for one Park Cities man, these post-career endeavors are just another leg in a long track record of service.

“I don’t call it retiring,” said Doug Hawthorne, founding CEO of Texas Health Resources. “I like to call it ‘refiring.’ How I define this is that I’m now able to do some things that I was not able to do when I was working eight to 10 hours a day.”

Hawthorne has had a lengthy journey and storied career in the North Texas healthcare sector. For 50-plus years, he served as the CEO of Texas Health Resources, improving healthcare delivery while growing one of the area’s top hospitals.

“It started back in my college days at Trinity University in San Antonio,” Hawthorne said. “Between my junior and senior years, I was offered an internship in administration at a small hospital. This triggered my interest in the leadership and management of healthcare organizations.”

In 1969, Hawthorne graduated from Trinity and started his master’s in hospital administration. During the program, he began a one-year residency at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. Forty-nine years later, he was still with the hospital – having grown it from 300 beds and 600 employees to 3,100 beds and 21,000 employees.

“I was the CEO there for 17 years,” Hawthorne said. “Before consolidating with Harris Methodist in Fort Worth and Arlington Memorial Hospital in Arlington to form Texas Health Resources in 1997.”

After 50 years of direct service and another five years as CEO emeritus, Hawthorne is taking what he knows about healthcare and applying it to the senior community. With his latest project, he’s making his and

others’ retirements more than just a withdrawal from the working world.

“In the late ‘70s, I was asked to do some research on what a retirement community could be in Dallas,” he said.

Hawthorne traveled the country, learning the nuances of senior living communities, and eventually helped develop Presbyterian Village North, an independent senior living community off Forest Lane and Stultz Road.

After many years serving on the board and assisting with the growth of this community, the CEO and board of Forefront Living, the company that would eventually acquire Presbyterian Village North, proposed naming a new senior living facility after Hawthorne.

As Forefront Living continues developing The Hawthorne, its namesake wants to ensure a sense of comfort, community, independence, and access to quality care for all residents.

“I call it a living free opportunity,” Hawthorne said. “Instead of retirement living, it’s refiring living, where residents have opportunities for activities and new experiences in their next chapter.”


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Edgemere Senior Living and the Siebs: A New Chapter

Carl and Rose Marie Siebs have traveled all over the world, from Europe to Asia. As Rose Marie puts it, “We’ve been there and have done that.” As the maintenance of their home and the lack of socialization became more prominent in their lives, it came time for the Siebs to downsize and begin a new chapter in their life. They were looking for not only a new place to live but a new community in which they could flourish. They both have worked hard throughout their lives, with Carl only recently stepping away from his own business this last April. The Siebs looked around at everything that was available to them, and that’s when they found Edgemere. “This was the place where we wanted to be the most.” The Siebs have now been living at Edgemere for around two years.

When you ask the Siebs the three things they love most about Edgemere they’ll say “Friends, fun, and food.”

Both Carl and Rose Marie believe there are many advantages to moving into an established community. One of those advantages is the friends they have made since making Edgemere their home. “The people who move in here, come from all over the United States. Hearing their stories and meeting them has been very interesting. So, we’ve made many good friends from all over.”

Before moving to Edgemere, the Siebs expressed how they felt like they were becoming overly dependent on their children for socialization. “We were getting lonely in our home, just the two of us.” They found themselves bugging their children about when they’d be coming to see them. “Now, they need to call us to see if we have time for them!”

Rose Marie expressed, “Even though we love them and want to see them, it’s nice to not be so dependent on them.”

The Siebs fill their time with attending events, parties and taking advantage of the amenities at Edgemere with the friends they have made. Rose Marie plays bridge, visits friends and enjoys working out. Carl oversees the putting

green that’s just outside their back door. The two of them enjoy the putting green with each other every Tuesday morning. They also enjoy being on their patio together throughout the year and strolling the beautiful grounds.

At Edgemere meals come with a side of good conversation and company. The Siebs not only enjoy the dining experience at Edgemere but the company that joins them. The dining experience is next level, and the Siebs enjoy the life of ease it provides. They enjoy the equally delicious and healthy meals served. The dining experience is so great that the Siebs’ friends who don’t reside at Edgemere wish to dine regularly with them. “I have a debt out right

now. I’ve promised three of my friends an invitation to dinner. So, we’re going to do that when we get the time.”

Picking Edgemere has been one of the easiest things for them to do. They enjoy the style of living that it provides them.

“Edgemere feels like home,” said Carl. “It’s been the best move we’ve made.”

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HIGH-RISE LIVING OFFERS AMENITIES Residents seek walkability, convenience

The lock-and-leave lifestyle, skyline views, and posh amenities offered in Dallas’ luxury high rises make them consistently popular.

Allie Beth Allman & Associates agent Sue Krider lives in the Turtle Creek area and specializes in homes, townhomes, and condos in Turtle Creek, as well as the Park Cities, North Dallas, Uptown, Oak Lawn, and downtown.

“It’s that not having to worry about the yard, and the pool, and the roof, and also being in a walkable neigborhood,” Krider said. “The highest concentration of high rises in Dallas is of course the Turtle Creek area, and they want the amenities that go with the area — the Katy Trail, the restaurants, the Arts District, convenience of getting to airports — so it’s not just the amenities in a building per se, it’s the amenities of the location.”

That’s not to say buyers and renters aren’t interested in the amenities buildings have to offer, though.

“The reason for moving is it’s a lifestyle choice and they want somebody to manage their lifestyle, so the more high-end amenities and services and staff that take

Real Estate Market Snapshots

Editor’s note: Find here the latest available (as of press time) real estate market statistics for Dallas, Highland Park, and University Park from the North Texas Real Estate Information Systems. Inc. The Texas Real Estate Research Center at Texas A&M University prepares the monthly Multiple Listing Service (MSL) reports but leaves out municipalities when they don’t hit a 10-sale threshold. Highland Park last met that threshold in June. University Park returned to the reports in November after last appearing in August. We would prefer more comprehensive and timely data but believe these market snapshots still provide a helpful look at where the industry is heading.


care of everything from dog walking to plant watering to refrigerator (cleaning),” said Missy Woehr of the Missy + Ilene team at Compass.

“People move into high rises with 24/7 doorman and valet as well, adding a level of security to their homeownership,” Ilene Christ added.

The high-rise lifestyle is appealing to those looking for a retirement community as well.

“It has a lot to offer that is so appealing to this age group, people in their 60s, 70s, and 80s,” said Marilynn Maus, director of marketing for Ventana by Buckner, a high-rise, luxury retirement community in the 8300 block of North Central Expressway. “Some … didn’t ever realize ‘I’ve been missing out’ because they have spent a lot of time with the upkeep of their large homes or old homes instead of … making new friends … and enjoying these things with one another, like the sky lounge, doing the aqua fit classes, doing the boxing classes.”

Krider says the number of Dallas high rise sales remained strong last year despite low inventory and volatile interest rates. In part because of that shortage of inventory, she said it’s not uncommon for people to sell their homes and lease in a high rise until

they find the right listing come up to buy.

“The biggest challenge that we face right now is a shortage of inventory, like everywhere else, but especially in the highrise market in the upper end,” Krider said. “When I do open houses, I was amazed this past year at the number of people who had sold their homes, were leasing, and frankly, they’re in no hurry, they can wait until they find just the right building that works for them.”

“For the past year actually, it has rebounded in the most strong way,” George Bass of George Bass Stage and Design added about the market for high rises. “Whether you’re renting or owning, you’ve got towers all over downtown Dallas, and the occupancy rate is usually anywhere from 70 to 80%.”

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It’s that not having to worry about the yard, and the pool, and the roof, and also being in a walkable neighborhood. Sue Krider
Museum Tower. COMPASS Gillespie Street. ALLIE BETH ALLMAN Lee Parkway. ALLIE BETH ALLMAN Ventana by Buckner. COURTESY
NOVEMBER 2022: JUNE 2022: NOVEMBER 2022: 2.1 month’s supply November 2021: 1.2 94.9% sold to list price November 2021: 98.7% 2.7 month’s supply June 2021: 1.9 101% sold to list price June 2021: 98.7% 2.4 month’s supply November 2021: 0.7 93.3% sold to list price November 2021: 98.7% 1,609 active listings November 2021: 1,046 25 active listings June 2021: 32 31 active listings November 2021: 20 537 closed sales November 2021: 755 37 days on market November 2021: 29 12 closed sales June 2021: 15 30 days on market June 2021: 45 12 closed sales November 2021: 16 33 days on market November 2021: 31 $464,000 median price November 2021: $403,950 $226.93 price per square foot November 2021: $209.30 $2,347,500 median price June 2021: $2,171,000 $639.28 price per square foot June 2021: $542.01 $1,880,000 median price November 2021: $1,771,325 $524.64 price per square foot November 2021: $447.01 FOR SALE
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Treasured Bluffview Estate 4929 Seneca Drive $6,995,000 SOLD - Represented Buyer 1.661 Acres / Guest House / Tennis Court Clarke Landry | 214.316.7416 | | February 2023 25 Meadowbrook Estate 9250 Meadowbrook Drive $15,850,000 6 Bed / 6.2 Bath / 12,470 Sq.Ft. Alex Perry | 214.926.0158 | Sold in Preston Hollow! 6527 Chevy Chase Avenue $2,995,000 4 Bed / 4 Bath / 5,318 Sq.Ft Teffy Jacobs | 214.676.3339 | All listing information, either in print or electronic format, is deemed reliable but not guaranteed and listing broker is not responsible for any typographical errors or misinformation. Prospective buyers are instructed to independently verify all information furnished in connection with a listing. This information is current as of the distribution of this material, but is subject to revisions, price changes, or withdrawal without any further notice. Allie Beth Allman & Associates strictly adheres to all Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity laws and regulations.
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An Interior Designer’s Guide for Preparing a Home for Sale

In this guide, I’ll cover the essentials involved in a quick and profitable home sale — including some tips that your real estate agent might not think to suggest.

First Impressions

One quick and easy way to boost your home’s “curb appeal” is to put a new coat of paint on the front door. Select a color that stands out from the rest of the home but still complements the brick, stucco, or limestone.

Trimming the bushes, mowing the lawn, and weeding are mustdos. You may also want to plant some new flowers and add fresh mulch.

Tackle Your Repair List

Now’s the time to make a list of all the repair projects you’ve been putting off. You may be tempted to renovate your outdated kitchen but proceed carefully. A full kitchen renovation can cost as much as $65,000. Less expensive repairs include patching holes in walls, fixing doors and drawers that don’t close properly, replacing kitchen cabinet hardware, replacing light

bulbs, and fixing leaky faucets.

Create a Blank Slate

As gorgeous as your dark red bedroom may be, the paint color might distract buyers. Good choices for neutral paint colors include white, cream, khaki, or gray.

Potential buyers have trouble imagining their family photos on the walls when yours are still hanging. Don’t store personal items in the closets, however: Buyers will be opening those to see how much space you have. Instead, rent a storage unit for oversize furniture, collectibles, family heirlooms, and photos. If you want to hang something on the wall, scenic pictures and mirrors are fine.

Now is a good time to purge items you don’t want to take to your next home. If there’s anything you own that you absolutely can’t part with, you should move it to storage before buyers can see it. It will hurt negotiations if your buyer covets any light fixtures or window treatments you plan on keeping and is told that she can’t have them.

Just looking at your to-do list can feel intimidating, but remember that every repair you make, and every item you purge, will increase the value of your home and make your next move easier.

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. Visit for more design advice.

CLOCKWISE: Turn on all the lights and open the draperies. Speaking of draperies, it’s better to remove heavy draperies before a showing. These curtains are sheer, allowing lots of natural light into the room. NATHAN SCHRODER WITH DESIGN BY MARGARET CHAMBERS. Don’t fill built-in bookshelves entirely with books. Instead, leave a small selection of your most attractive books and accessories to showcase them as in this Theta house library designed at SMU. New landscaping gives this 1927 Spanish colonial house in Kessler Park plenty of “curb appeal.”

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The Homeowner Dilemma: Should We Stay or Should We Go

Over the years, we’ve had numerous clients wrestle with the decision to stay in their house and make major improvements, tear down and build new, or sell and move to another home.

This complex situation comes with multiple considerations and pros and cons for each.

We recently worked with a young couple with a growing family facing this dilemma. They loved their neighborhood and wanted to stay, but their 1940s-era cottage-style home was too small and needed major renovations to suit their lifestyle. The probable solution was to add a second-story addition to get the additional space required and reconfigure the existing ones to improve functionality. They also wanted to upgrade finishes to reflect their style and current design trends. However, an investment like this exceeded the current home’s value and triggered the debate we are discussing.

In evaluating options, we walked the couple through some pros and cons:

Remodeling Pros:

• Remodeling allows homeowners to remain in the neighborhood they love.

• You don’t have to move to the suburbs to get your “dream” house.

• Children don’t have to change schools

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due to a relocation.

• Remodeling older homes maintains the neighborhood charm.

• Property taxes are more favorable compared to new home values.

Remodeling Cons:

• You may need to find temporary housing for the remodel duration.

• Existing foundation and structure may not support major additions without significant enhancements.

• Existing plumbing, electrical, heating and cooling systems, etc. will likely need to be replaced or upgraded.

• Existing building components likely don’t meet current energy and building codes.

• Element of surprise along the way due to unforeseen conditions.

• Entire house will be required to meet all building and energy codes if the cost of the improvements exceeds 50% of the current home value.

In the case of these homeowners, they decided to renovate instead of move.

Their dramatic home makeover allowed this family to stay in their neighborhood and enjoy significant improvements that created this beautiful, one-of-a-kind home.

The native Texan was raised in Tyler, graduated with honors from Texas Christian University, and resides in the Park Cities with his wife and two children.

He’s a team lead with the Carroll Eltis Group at Douglas Elliman Realty, focusing on residential real estate in the Park Cities, Preston Hollow, Lakewood, and Uptown. He’s led his team to more than $600 million in sales since he began working in real estate more than 10 years ago. When he isn’t working, Aaron and his wife donate their time and resources to various schools and charities, including ABPA, Westminster, Genesis Women’s Shelter, The Family Place, North Texas Food Bank, and Turtle Creek Conservancy.

How long have you been in real estate, and what led you to this career?

I have now been in real estate for 11 years. I come from a real estate background, as my mom

Renovations included exterior improvements to increase curb appeal, an addition, extensive reconfiguration of the owners’ wing, and interior renovations to create better efficiency and flow.

A seasoned builder/remodeler can guide you through this process. We always suggest consulting with a real estate professional familiar with your neighborhood to understand resale values better after the proposed improvements.

Sherry and Paul Zuch are partners with Alair Homes Dallas|Zuch, a building, remodeling, and renovating company. Visit

has been an agent in Tyler, Texas, since I was 10 years old. My parents encouraged me to pursue real estate in my hometown of Tyler, but I knew I wanted to be in Dallas. I’m very lucky that I get to sell luxury properties in the city I love.

Now that you’ve been a real estate professional for a while, if you could go back in time and give yourself any advice, what would it be?

I would tell myself not to judge my career by one bad day but to instead reflect on each quarter and year overall. I’m extremely passionate about what I do and confident that I can get a job done, so it’s difficult when I miss out on something, but I remind myself to stay motivated because there are always new opportunities.

What is the best thing about being a real estate agent?

Honestly, the best part is the

people I meet and connections I’ve made. That’s what keeps me going every day. I love the sense of community that I have with people and neighborhoods across Dallas.

What is your outlook on the Dallas market?

I try to stay positive even when the market may be more challenging because, in my opinion, the Dallas real estate market is one of the best investments you can make right now. There continues to be high demand and limited inventory, and I believe the market will stay strong with the increasing number of people continuing to move to Dallas.

Can you give us a fun fact about yourself?

I was in the Screen Actors Guild at the age of 14 and appeared in Law and Order, Sopranos, Keeping the Faith, and several national commercials.

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SHERRY AND PAUL ZUCH Before and after photos document the exterior changes to the front and rear of a 1940s-era cottage-style home. ALAIR ZUCH AND KEN VAUGHAN/VAUGHAN CREATIVE MEDIA
Their dramatic home makeover allowed this family to stay in their neighborhood and enjoy significant improvements that created this beautiful, one-of-a-kind home.
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Let us give you the full picture of “Real Estate 2023.”

Today’s market offers many opportunities but everything is about tailored and individual analysis and strategies.

The national news is not going to give you the full picture. Dallas is still a place companies and individuals want to live and work. This is a huge factor in the equation.

Our team of experts with proven results will give you the full picture of the value of your real estate assets.


The first thing people need to do in 2023 is get a full evaluation of their properties. Before remodeling, adding on or selling, understand what your home is worth.

Price to Sell

Second, pricing is the most critical part of the 2023 equation to sell or buy. Because so much is sold off market, your real estate advisor needs to give you a full picture.

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HOUSE OF THE MONTH 11821 Doolin Court

Nestled behind a stone wall in an exclusive, eight-home gated Preston Hollow community conveniently located near top medical centers, private schools, shopping, and dining, this Santa Barbara-style estate built in 2017 offers a low-maintenance lifestyle with designer finishes.

Expansive windows, vaulted ceilings, and great art walls provide an airy, open floor plan. The eat-in chef’s kitchen with quartzite waterfall island, Wolf and Subzero appliances, and a 100-bottle chilled wine display opens

to a dining and living area. Those spaces connect to an expansive outdoor terrace with a fireplace and heaters that overlooks the heated resort-style pool, putting green, and fully turfed property.

The progressive floorplan has a primary suite and guest suite on both levels. The downstairs office boasts a two-story ceiling and fireplace. An upstairs game room with a balcony and adjacent media room provides convenient inhouse entertainment. The oversized three-car garages and motor court provide ample parking.

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The Women’s Auxiliary to Children’s Medical Center Dallas, in partnership with NorthPark Center, once again brought holiday joy and magic to the community and to the patients at Children’s HealthSM through their annual Christmas campaign,

As we embrace a new year, we are grateful to NorthPark Center, our generous sponsors and the community for demonstrating their incredible commitment and support of the Children’s Health mission to make life better for children.

NorthPark Center

Santa Visits

NorthPark Center’s new Santa provided over 3,200 Santa visits to families in the community from November 25 through December 24, as well as brightened the hallways at Children’s Health for hundreds of patients who spent the holidays at the hospital with personal visits and storytime with Santa at Seacrest Studios.

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Breakfast with Santa Spectacular

The 32nd annual Breakfast with Santa Spectacular presented by NorthPark Center was back in person this year. Festivities included photos with NorthPark Santa, holiday performances and carolers, face painting, balloon artists, special character appearances, live reindeer, a life-size snow globe and so much more! A special thanks goes to our chairs, Joanne Gates, Amy McEvoy and Lyle Scovell and honorary chairs, Carol McEvoy, Jan Myers and Diane Scovell.

Mission is a platform for young philanthropists to make a di erence in the lives of children. Founded last year by Ella Kate Nayfa and Barrett Gibbins, the duo was able help raise funds to benefit Children’s Health through their movie screenings this year.

Thank you to our generous underwriters

Magical Moments

The Stephen M. and Carol A. Cassiani Family Foundation

The Family of Michal and Loyd Powell

Scovell Family Foundation

Sewell Automotive Companies

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Alan White Companies


Jessica and Dirk Nowitzki

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The Peter Aberg Family

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Jan and Marc Myers

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Legacy to continue as 53rd year brings small changes, but same community

The Meadowbrook School has found a new home.

This summer, the school will move into the first floor of the Unity of Dallas church campus (but it plans to remain non-religious) for its 53rd year.

The Meadowbrook School announced in August 2022 that this academic year would be its final year after the owners sold the building upon their pending retirement. However, the eight teachers and two staff members united to find a new location and continue the school’s legacy.

“The teachers got together [and] decided that we wanted to stay together,” said Meadowbrook director Whitney Morris. “We didn’t want to see Meadowbrook die.”

In addition to its new stomping grounds, Meadowbrook will shift to a nonprofit model, but that won’t change

much beyond the school’s ability to take tax-free donations. The parent and alumni base of attorneys eased the process by walking the school’s leaders through the requirements, Morris said.

“Then, of course, there’s no one person taking the profit, but all of the money being raised for the school will go back to the school,” Morris said.

Other parents have been helpful in the transition by offering their expertise in

construction, design, and other fields, making them “the great heroes here in helping … make this happen.”

Meadowbrook team members are giving a facelift to its new space by painting, updating bathrooms, changing lighting, and making other simple renovations. They hope to finish by June, so their summer camps can take place at Unity of Dallas.

“Meadowbrook has a legacy in Dallas for being one of the best educational

facilities in Dallas,” Morris said. “We’re known for preparing children for their next step … and our mission is just to have children love school.”


The Meadowbrook School, serving students in preschool, pre-K, and kindergarten, will move to 6525 Forest Lane starting this summer. Visit

Taking the Podium: TWU’s Bancroft Leadership Hall Celebrates Women


What: Sue. S. Bancroft Women’s Leadership Hall

Where: Old Main building, Texas

Women’s University in Denton

Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday


A podium at the center of the Sue. S. Bancroft Women’s Leadership Hall isn’t used for official formal speeches.

Instead, it stands there to help students simulate the experience of addressing a significant audience.

As you step behind the brightly lit podium, video screens are ready to capture your “Rising Star” speech.

I gave it a try.

Though not prepared to give a speech, I suddenly envisioned myself at my graduation ceremony, expressing gratitude for all those that made my accomplishments possible.

Texas Woman’s University

opened its new Sue S. Bancroft Women’s Leadership Hall on Sept. 23, 2022, honoring Texas women leaders and their contributions to society.

The exhibit includes notable historical figures such as Gov. Ann Richards, first lady Barbara Pierce Bush, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, and Congresswoman Barbara Jordan.

Existing in a male-dominated society is difficult as it is, but for

these extraordinary women, no obstacle proved too great to overcome.

Interactive and digital displays highlight the accomplishments of Texas women who made history in politics, public service, and business.

It’s a one-of-a-kind exhibit at TWU, a university that prides itself on women’s empowerment and creating tomorrow’s leaders.

I learned more about Jovita Idar, who “devoted her life to service of others.”

The journalist spoke out against the racism and violence of Mexico Tejanos during the early 1900s.

As a journalist, I felt inspired and deeply resonated with Idar’s passion for her people. Her fuel to advocate for others ultimately led me to this career path. I hope to be as empowering as she was.

Also included are the achievements of Barbara and Laura Bush, who dedicated their roles as first ladies to promoting literacy.

Laura Bush’s foundation for America’s Libraries helped promote adequate books, staffing, and technology.

The National Literacy Act was part of Barbara Bush’s belief “that education is a civil right, no matter one’s age.”

Elsewhere in the hall, the civics learning center features a game where participants take on the roles of county officials. Another exhibit explores Texas suffragist Minnie Fisher Cunningham, who was part of the movement that helped pass the 19th Amendment.

An interactive display explores the historic midterm election of 2018 in which more than 200 U.S. women ran for office. Of those candidates, 36% were Texas women, the largest share ever.

“We hope that people will come in here and see these women and what they too can become,” said Shannon Mantaro, senior director of the Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership.

I encourage students and other hall visitors to reflect on how they, too, can become pioneering leaders no matter what paths they choose.

Sabrina Gomez, a Texas Woman’s University senior, interned with People Newspapers in the fall.

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The teachers got together [and] decided that we wanted to stay together. We didn’t want to see Meadowbrook die.
Whitney Morris
The Meadowbrook School will be operated under a nonprofit model starting in the 2023-2024 academic year. COURTESY MEADOWBROOK SCHOOL SABRINA GOMEZ Inside the new Sue. S. Bancroft Women’s Leadership Hall at Texas Woman’s University, the interactive podium experience challenges visitors to envision themselves making the consequential speeches. SABRINA GOMEZ
We hope that people will come in here and see these women and what they too can become.
Shannon Mantaro

December graduates

SMU in December awarded 950 degrees to approximately 733 students from the university’s undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs.

The graduates included:

•213 earning multiple degrees

•113 international students from 31 countries

•27 student-athletes

•19 military veterans

SMU alumnus Clark Hunt, CEO of the National Football League’s Kansas City Chiefs and the chairman and CEO of the Major League Soccer’s FC Dallas, served as featured speaker.

Dinosaur discovery

With wings spanning nearly 16 feet, Epapatelo otyikokolo, a newly

identified genus and species of pterosaurs, probably hunted fish similarly to large modern-day seabirds.

“They likely spent time flying above open-water environments and diving to feed, like gannets and brown pelicans do today,” SMU professor emeritus Louis L. Jacobs said.

The renowned paleontologist worked with SMU research associate Michael J. Polcyn on an international team that identified the flying reptile of the dinosaur age in the same region of Angola as fossils from large marine animals on display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.

“This new discovery gives us a much better understanding of the ecological role of the creatures that were flying above the waves of Bentiaba, on the west coast of Africa,

approximately 71.5 million years ago,” Polcyn said.

“Epapatelo” from the Angolan Nhaneca dialect means “wing,” while “otyikokolo” means “lizard.”

In the zone

The Mustang football season wrapped up in December, but that didn’t preclude an early January kickoff.

Demolition for expansion and renovation of Gerald J. Ford Stadium kicked off on Jan. 3, with construction of the Garry Weber End Zone Complex expected to finish in August of 2024.

The new south end zone complex will connect the stadium’s existing east and west gate entries and provide additional seating, suites, and concessions.

Its three levels will include new locker rooms, a weight room, meeting rooms, a full-team auditorium, and a kitchen and training table to support all 484 SMU student-athletes. The new facility will also house football coaches, support staff, and video and recruiting services.

“I look forward to joining my fellow Mustangs in cheering on our team in these new spaces that we have created together as a community,” said former Mustang football letterman Garry A. Weber, class of ’58.

His namesake foundation launched fundraising for the project in January 2022 with a $50 million grant – the largest gift in the history of SMU Athletics.

Innovation leader

Suku Nair, a computer science

and engineering leader who has been teaching and researching at SMU for more than 30 years, took on a new role for the university in December.

After serving as associate provost for research ad interim since June, he became SMU’s inaugural vice provost for research and chief innovation officer.

“We believe that Dr. Nair has demonstrated the vision to move SMU forward, expand research, innovation, and entrepreneurship through partnerships within and outside SMU, and initiate a strong organizational structure and service culture for SMU’s Office of Research,” provost Elizabeth G. Loboa said.

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Foster Elementary STEM Lab to Open in Early Spring TEXAS YES grant to help girls, bilingual students see themselves in science fields

Stephen C. Foster Elementary was one of six Dallas ISD schools to receive a TEXAS YES grant, and the campus plans on putting the $4,500 toward a new STEM lab on campus.

The new lab, slated to open in early spring, will consist of a camera to project experiments, two digital microscopes, and 20 cordless student microscopes.

“Our STEM lab is really … about exposing our kids early to science in the real world of science,” Foster Elementary Principal Jacob Johnson said. “Our kids will be conducting hands-on experiments through seeing real-world application experiments with technology and seeing things related to rocks, formations, landforms, all those different elements that relate to the sciences.”

The STEM lab will be used by all students on campus to create a “gradual exposure” to the sciences, but the fifth and sixth graders will use it the most to foster age-appropriate experiments.

Johnson said especially at Foster, a school with 82% emerging bilingual scholars, it’s important to give students a platform to learn in STEM where bilingual students can often be underrepresented. He also said it’s key to give experience to




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Hockaday Junior Inspires Confidence Through Arts Nonprofit What started as a Preston Hollow effort has expanded to five chapters

Hockaday School junior Madeleine Chen founded VisionsForConfidence, a nonprofit dedicated to boosting confidence in youth through fine arts education.

She started the organization alongside former Hockaday classmate Elizabeth Echt, who now lives in Wyoming. Chen, a lifelong dancer, and Echt, a longtime musician, joined forces to spread their passions with those who haven’t had the same opportunities.

“We wanted to start this organization because we realized that there was a really big need for fine arts education and to help people with their mental health,” Chen said.

VisionsForConfidence hosts weekly programs at T.R. Hoover Community Center and previously did so at the George H.W. Bush Elementary School in south Dallas to teach art, music, and dance to students after school.

The nonprofit began with the Preston Hollow chapter, founded in 2020, and has expanded to Parish Episcopal School, Bishop Lynch High School, and Booker T. Washington School for the Performing and Visual Arts.

In September, the nonprofit

expanded beyond Dallas with a chapter in Los Angeles.

“They’re all working on being able to showcase the kids that they work with [and] their art at galleries,” Chen said. “They’re working on trying to get them as many opportunities as possible [and] getting to meet people who are also really involved in the arts.”

Volunteers create awareness and support the mission through dance lessons, fundraising events, merchandise sales, giveback program partners, and clothing drives.

Echt also donates a portion of her Spotify proceeds to the organization.

So far, the team has raised about $33,000. Part of the funding

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MEDLEY SWIMMER LOOKING TO MAKE HISTORY FOR HILLCREST Townview senior hopes to qualify for fourth state meet and earn a medal

Katherine Yao has never been a student at Hillcrest High, but she’s one of the most decorated swimmers in school history.

The senior at Townview Center, the gifted and talented magnet school for Dallas ISD, is attempting to use her gifts and talents in the pool to make a fourth consecutive appearance at the UIL state meet in February.

Yao lives in the Hillcrest attendance zone, which enables her to compete for the Panthers since Townview does not have an athletics program.

She has qualified for state in each of the past three years in the 200-yard individual medley, which is a challenging combination of all four strokes — backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, and freestyle. She placed fifth as a freshman, sixth as a sophomore, and eighth last year.

“I have a really complicated relationship with the IM,” said Yao, who takes a similar lovehate stance with her best leg, the butterfly. “I like swimming it, but because I swim it so often, I fail in that event more than in any

other event.”

Her goal is to reach the medal podium on Feb. 18 in Austin, which would make her just the second Hillcrest swimmer to accomplish that feat. Rebecca Brandt won gold in the butterfly in

2015 despite attending Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.

Yao said she hasn’t been fully healthy for the state meet in those previous appearances, so she’s optimistic about 2023. She tries to fo-

cus on the clock and let the results take care of themselves.

“Swimming isn’t just about winning meets or medals. It’s also about improving my time,” she said. “It’s like competing with yourself.”

Yao has been drawn to the pool since her father put her in a floatie when she was less than a year old. When she was 8, she joined a competitive swimming club, later switching to the nationally prominent Dallas Mustangs in 2014.

“It’s taught me how to be disciplined,” she said. “I was a more laidback type of person, but it encouraged me to be more competitive.”

Yao hopes to swim in college at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she’s been accepted and plans to major in biochemistry.

However, competing with the Panthers has always held special meaning, especially as she’s taken on a leadership role in a growing program that has spawned multiple regional qualifiers in recent years.

“I help them improve their strokes and teach them how to swim faster. It’s a different dynamic,” Yao said. “The vibe you get is different.”

Speaking the Truth: ESD Senior Following Family Legacy Into College Soccer Instead of Texas, Truth Byars and younger sibling Treasure are heading to SMU

Soccer is a sport of goals, and Truth Byars has achieved most of hers, ever since spending countless hours on the sidelines watching her two older sisters.

She’s followed in the footsteps of Tatyana and Trinity, reaching the same elite level to earn a Division I college scholarship. But instead of continuing their legacy at the University of Texas, Truth is staying closer to home at SMU.

The senior striker at the Episcopal School of Dallas is the middle child among five soccer siblings. She signed with the Mustangs in November along with younger sister Treasure, who plans to graduate from high school early to enroll in the same class as Truth.

“Our sport was soccer. We were all going to play,” Truth said. “I always used to go to their games. That’s kind of when my parents knew.”

Truth might be the most soft-spoken of the siblings, but she has made plenty of

noise as a playmaker with the ball at her feet for the Solar club team and at ESD.

She was a key offensive player last season for the Eagles, who finished just behind eventual SPC champion in the North zone standings and placed fourth in the conference tournament.

“She was a player we could count on. She

does really well under pressure,” said ESD head coach Jana Hopson. “This year, she isn’t able to play, but I look at her like a coach figure. She knows the game so well, and I respect her vision.”

Truth has been sidelined this season while she recovers from surgery to repair a torn knee ligament. She expects to return


Dallas schools will host conference championships in three sports on Feb. 9-11. They include:

Boys basketball (Greenhill) Girls basketball (ESD) Boys soccer (ESD and St. Mark’s) Girls soccer (Greenhill) Wrestling (St. Mark’s)

to the field in time for the start of SMU’s fall season.

“I’m sad about it, but I have to stay positive because injuries can be more mental than physical,” she said. “It’s good to know that I’m still part of the team.”

Meanwhile, Trinity was named the Big 12 offensive MVP last fall after scoring 17 goals for the Longhorns. She also is a member of the United States under-20 national team.

“When I was younger, I felt like there was pressure to be as good as my sisters, not from my parents but from within myself,” she said. “Now it’s more like competition.”

Truth and Treasure, a midfielder, have played together on various teams for the past several years. But what about the possibility of competing against Trinity at the college level?

“It would definitely be a good matchup,” Truth said.

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Peggy Sue is a big girl with a fire in her belly.

She’s up there in years, almost 40, but after a complete overhaul last year, looks young and spry.

Shiny and polished, she’s dressed all in black save for strategically placed logos that look like interlocking Chanel C’s, but they are red B’s: the logo for Benchmark Bank.

She didn’t have big plans for the week between Christmas and New Year’s. Peggy Sue was going to hang out in the parking lot of Benchmark Bank on Hillcrest, smoking while a few friends from the bank, including Benchmark’s Corby Ferrell, president of the Park Cities region, shot the breeze. Corby had invited some bank customers to bring their butts, briskets, and brats over since Peggy Sue was in the neighborhood for the evening.

But that day, Dec. 28, Corby received a call from his friend and bank customer Michael McCoy, also known as Chef to the Shelters. Mike needed help; he had 400 pounds of pork butt that needed to be smoked so he could deliver meals to his clients, residents at some 34 sober shelters, centers, and homes throughout North Texas, in time for New Year’s Eve.

Peggy Sue Smoker, the 5,000-pound Oyler rotisserie smoker that cranked out tons of barbecue during her career at Snider Plaza’s Peggy Sue BBQ and her owner, Benchmark Bank, came through in a big way.

Corby, some friends, employees, and volunteers from Chef to the Shelters unboxed, unwrapped, seasoned, and loaded the smoker with pork. Together with the 100 or so pounds of protein Corby and other bank customers had smoking, Peggy Sue was at max capacity that day and into the night.

Smokers like Peggy Sue must be fed regularly to keep the temperature and smoke levels up to make perfectly moist and tender meat. After a long day, Corby had to get home. Thankfully, an officer with the University Park police department was able to help with the 2 a.m. stoking.

Chef McCoy is grateful for many things: his sobriety, his Chefs to the Shelters mission to prepare and serve meals that speak of dignity and respect to

people in recovery, and Benchmark Bank. He gives much credit to Benchmark Bank’s chairman Mike Barnett, who he’s known for years, and Corby, for helping Chef to the Shelters fulfill its mission.

It’s just a coincidence that Benchmark owns the smoker that came to the rescue that day. Chef McCoy usually uses his Big Green Egg, but this job was too big.

Acquiring Peggy Sue Smoker was Corby Ferrell’s brainchild. He, Barnett, and Benchmark had her restored and brought

back home to serve the community.

Whether in big ways, such as smoking the pork that fed bodies and souls, or small, such as enabling Corby to cook breakfast burritos for employees and customers in the bank parking lot, Benchmark’s Peggy Sue is a valued part of the community.

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Moody Foundation Receives DHS History Maker Award

The Dallas Historical Society (DHS) presented its Centennial Dallas History Maker Award to the Moody Foundation, which in its eight decades has awarded 4,900-plus grants totaling $2 billion to improve communities in Texas.

A video salute to the foundation played on Nov. 12 during the DHS Centennial Gala, an elegant evening of gourmet cuisine, personal tours of the interactive Alamo diorama at the Hall of State at Fair Park, and a speakeasy after-party featuring the Hunter Sullivan Band.

Kristen Sanger and Lisa Singleton chaired the celebration of 100 years of preserving the heritage of Dallas and Texas.

Merry Munson Wyatt and her cousin, David Munson Jr., browsed the exhibit honoring viticulturist T.V. Munson and his contributions to the wine industry in Texas. Also present was Adrienne Akin Faulkner, granddaughter of the Hall of State architect George Dahl. | February 2023 41 Living
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Marcos Moore and Adrienne Akin Faulkner Mary Munson Wyatt Mary Suhm, Veletta Lill, and Laurie Evans KERSTEN RETTIG Peggy Sue Smoker, the 5,000-pound Oyler rotisserie smoker that cranked out tons of barbecue during her career at Snider Plaza’s Peggy Sue BBQ, belongs to Benchmark Bank now. FROM LEFT: Corby Ferrell and Jonathan Filgo.

Crystal Charity Ball Celebrates 70th Anniversary with ‘Splendido Italiano’ Gala

The Crystal Charity Ball celebrated its milestone 70th anniversary with a grand “Splendido Italiano”-themed gala Dec. 3, complete with a fountain for tossing coins and making wishes.

Guests in elegant gowns and suits ar rived at the Anatole’s version of Italy via a wisteria-adorned corridor with red-andwhite costumed musicians playing violin on both sides. Costumed “gondoliers” wel comed guests who entered to find a grand fountain complete with cherubs and coins available to toss into the water.

The Italian-themed grandeur continued throughout the venue with more fountains, gardens, and musicians.

Before the doors to the Chantil ly Ballroom opened, guests had their photos taken by James French Photography, enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres including antipasti, risotto balls, tortellini skewers, and, of course, jumbo shrimp, played casino games, and shopped in the Piazza Italiano market and silent auction. When the ballroom doors opened, guests entered to musical accompaniment and found their tables, complete with ornate floral centerpieces.

The Italian theme continued into the multi-course dinner, which started with a Burrata Insalata, with seasonal tomatoes, balsamic pearls, and pistachio, the main course of Filleto con Aragosta (filet and lobster) with farro risotto, grape tomato, and maitake mushroom in a kalamata caper demi glaze.

The photogenic dessert was a dolce trio served in a gold chocolate gondola, as well as limoncello mascarpone and hazelnut cremosa chocolate layered cake.

After dinner, guests danced long into the night and left with party favors and a hazelnut calzone from 400 Gradi.

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Great Contributors Award Dinner Celebrates Laura Bush, Kay Bailey Hutchison

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden honored Laura Bush and Kay Bailey Hutchison during its Great Contributors Awards dinner on Nov. 15.

The Great Contributor Award celebrates those who have significantly impacted the state, country, and world. Funds raised from the dinner help the Dallas Arboretum fund field trips for 100,000 schoolage children and underwrite 25,000 tickets to provide access to those unable to pay.

Honorary co-chairs Marilyn and Ben Weber introduced Bush and Hutchison.

“I am thrilled to be here to accept the Dallas Arboretum’s Great Contributor Award because, as I’m sure many of you know, I am an outdoor enthusiast,” Bush said. The former first lady is a lifelong conservationist and remains committed to issues of global concern through her work at the George W. Bush Institute.

Hutchison represented Texas as a U.S. senator and served three years as U.S. ambassador to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

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Longtime North Texas nonprofit leader and educator Margaret “Bette” Perot died Jan. 3 at 93.

Bette, sister of the late Henry Ross Perot, served as vice president of the Perot Foundation for 26 years, and on the board of the North Texas Food Bank, where she was later named a life board member.

She also served on the Board of Governors at SMU, St. Mark’s School of Texas Board of Trustees, the Saint Michaels’ School Board, the Visiting Nurses Association, and the C.C. Young Community Board.

Bette, along with Ross and the Perot Foundation, bought a facility on Cockrell Hill Road from Trammel Crow in 1987 and leased it to the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) for $1 per month until the Food Bank was able to purchase it in 2004. The NTFB operated from that facility until 2018 when it moved to the newly constructed Perot Family Campus. That original building still

houses NTFB’s social services team and serves as a home to Crossroads Community Services, a NTFB partner serving the southern sector of Dallas.

“Bette meant a lot to me,” said one of NTFB’s founders, Liz Minyard. “She was witty, smart, and always thought ahead. I learned so much from her over the years, and the Food Bank meant so much to her.”

In 1969, Ross and Margot also honored Bette by naming the Girl Scout Tejas Council’s new camp in Athens, Texas, “Camp Bette Perot.” Bette received the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas’ Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009 and NTFB’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.

“Bette’s impact is beyond measurable but can be felt across North Texas by all of us that have benefited from her wit, wisdom and extreme generosity,” NTFB CEO Trisha Cunningham added. “Today, a child is performing better at school because he has access to proper nutritious foods. A parent may be resting easier because she was able to feed her family. And a senior did not have to make a hard choice between paying for food or medicine. These are examples of Aunt Bette’s legacy.”

The community pantry at St. Philip’s School and Community Center, which opened on her 90th birthday in 2019, also bears her name.


1958. Ducky enjoyed freelance work writing words and music for TV & Radio spots for Tracy-Locke in the 1960s and ‘70s and later worked as a Reporter/Editor at The Dallas Morning News, writing engaging and entertaining stories in the Special Sections. She also worked as a freelance writer/editor/researcher for several magazines in the 1980s.

“Bette Perot’s dedication to hunger relief is astounding, as she was instrumental in the founding of North Texas Food Bank, one of our long-standing community partners, and she personally planted the seeds for St. Philip’s first food pantry over twenty years ago,” a post on St. Philip’s School and Community Center’s website reads. “Through Aunt Bette and now her legacy, the Perot family will continue to positively affect the lives of tens of thousands of neighbors and fellow citizens facing food insecurity for decades to come.”

After graduating from Texas High School in 1946, Bette received a degree in Secondary Education from TCU and joined the Fort Worth Girl Scout Council as a field director while earning her master’s degree in educational administration from the University of North Texas.

Her career as an educator began at Meadowbrook Junior High School in Fort Worth, where she was quickly promoted to school counselor and vice principal. Bette also served as vice principal of Southwest High School.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the following organizations: Aunt Bette’s Community Pantry at St. Philip’s School and Community Center, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas’ Camp Bette Perot, North Texas Food Bank, Visiting Nurses Association, or Highland Park United Methodist Church.


Endowed Presidential Scholarship, UT Southwestern Medical Foundation, The Dallas Summer Musicals, and Kappa Alpha Theta and was honored as a Distinguished Woman of Northwood University.

Carolyn Canfield Lupton was born August 10, 1927, in Dallas, TX, to Halene Henning and Metesser Lee Canfield.

Carolyn passed away peacefully at home in Highland Park on November 24, 2022. She is pre-deceased by her high school sweetheart and husband of 70 years, Tavenner C. Lupton, Jr. They raised three children and enjoyed eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She and Tav loved spending time with family and friends at their home in Sunnyvale and at Buck Spring Ranch in Llano.

Carolyn attended Hillcrest High School (valedictorian), Hockaday Junior College, and the University of Texas at Austin and graduated from SMU. She was involved in many charitable and social organizations: Dallas Women’s Club, Junior League of Dallas, Crystal Charity Ball, Le Femmes du Monde, The University of Texas at Austin


Carolyn is survived by her children and spouses: Carol and Dr. Bill Huckin, Tav and Maureen Lupton of Dallas, and Laurie and Blake Liedtke of Houston; eight grandchildren and their spouses: Will and Marisa Huckin, Stuart and Merrick Huckin, Matthew Huckin of Dallas, Lacey and Ross Brunner, Taylor and Devon Liedtke of Houston, and Blake Liedtke, Jr. of Basalt, CO., Andrew Lupton of Chicago, IL, and Rachael Lupton of New York, NY.; and nine great-grandchildren, Hunter, Weslyn, Liam, and Caroline Huckin, Laurie and Ross Jr. Brunner, and Olivia, Elizabeth, and Jack Liedtke. In addition, she is survived by her brother Charles Canfield and his wife Pat and pre-deceased by her sister Kitty Ritchie Holleman.

A memorial service was held at 2 p. m. on December 12 at Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home, 7405 Northwest Highway, Dallas, TX 75225.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages you to lend your time and support to the charity of your choosing.



Mary Evalyn (Ducky Barnes) Albright, 88, died peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, December 27, 2022, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease at her home in Dallas, Texas. The daughter of Cecil and Marylee (Payne) Barnes, granddaughter of early Crockett and Val Verde ranchers Louella Riggins and Windrow Payne, and cousin to the late Steve Kenley, Ducky was born in 1934 in San Angelo, Texas. She graduated from San Angelo High School in 1952 and never missed a reunion with her fellow graduates over the years. She earned an Associate of Arts degree from Stephens College in 1954 and a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Missouri for English and Philosophy in 1956. She was a member of the Tri Delta sorority. She later did graduate work in English Literature at the University of Toledo until the birth of the first of her four children in

Ducky was a musician and lover of music. She played the guitar, piano, and sometimes the fiddle. She listened to Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor so loud it rattled the windows and, with equal measure, would listen to Led Zeppelin’s “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You.” Over the years, Ducky and her sister, Becky, and brother, Marcus, would play music together and sing with their children in the music room of their childhood home, with their mother, Mary B, looking on. However, it was her rendition of Bob Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” that would often quiet the room.

Ducky had an insatiable appetite for literature. She consumed books and then shared her passion for all different types of writers with her friends, children, and grandchildren. Her range included Joan Didion, John Updike, and Ray Bradbury. She was also an enormous fan of photographers like Diane Arbus and Bill Owens, which ignited a passion for photography in her son Jimmy, who made a career out of it.

Ducky loved movies. Many friends and family have fond memories of sitting with her at the Inwood Theater in Dallas, watching everything from “The Sound of Music” to Altman’s “Nashville” to one of her all-time favorites, “The Day the Earth Stood Still” (1951). Klaatu barada nikto.

Ducky loved to walk. She especially loved walking the mesquite and cedar-dotted hills and caliche roads of her beloved family ranch in West Texas. She had an unabashed sense of humor, winning over her dedicated and patient caregivers in the last years of her life. Her family will be forever grateful for the professional and loving care they gave to her.

Mary Albright is survived by her sister, Rebecca Ricci of San Angelo, Texas; her son, Jim Albright Jr. and Gabi Albright of Schwabach, Germany; her three daughters: Becca Cole and Greg Cole of Frisco, Texas, Rachel Albright of Woodland Hills, Calif., Naida Albright and Eric Bergez of Woodland Hills, Calif.; sister-in-law-Cheryl Albright Teeter; her four nieces: Jennifer Worsham, Melinda Barnes, Laura Ricci, Lori Palmer James; one nephew Bruce Palmer; her eight grandchildren: Dominik Albright, Jonas Albright, Rachel Cole, Sarah Cole, Coleman Albright, Walker Graham, Declan Graham, Sully Graham; and her old friend, Bulgeenta.

Daniel John Lyke passed away on Sunday, October 2, 2022.

Dan was born on June 2, 1969, to Joanne Byrne Lyke and William Edward Lyke, Jr., in Chicago, Illinois. The family moved to Dallas in 1977, and Dan graduated from Highland Park High School in 1987. The summer after graduation, he interned with Park Cities People. That fall, he headed off to college at Auburn University, where he earned a degree in Business/Operations Management in 1991.

Dan is survived by his wife, Molly Hunley Lyke; sons, Henry Sheridan, George Holman, and John Martin; parents, Joanne Byrne Lyke and William Edward Lyke, Jr.; sisters, Jennifer Lyke Sorrells (Chris), Jessica Lyke Jenkins (Camp), and Emily Lyke Kleiber; and many nieces and nephews.

Dan had a long and successful career at Gannett, International Paper, and Sylvamo, winning numerous sales awards.

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Talented Dallas-based newspaper photographer Jake Dean died after a brief illness on December 10, 2022.

His 30-year photography career began in 1993 when Park Cities People publisher Pat Martin hired him for a new Television Guide. He worked for the newspaper until 2001 when The Dallas Business Journal claimed him as their staff photographer. His Twitter account described him as a cyclist, N Scale loco lover, and saltwater fish hobbyist.

Jake covered real estate, construction, manufacturing, and aviation, along with breaking news. His portfolio included portraits of Dallas business leaders and scores of lawyers for The Texas Lawbook

Jake’s life was celebrated at a memorial at the Fraternal Order of Eagles on December 18, 2022. Jake’s brother Adam wrote, “It (the “FOE”) is tucked down a Dallas neighborhood road and rather like Jake: cool without ever once trying to be, and almost from another age.”

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This Valentine Cake Is Made With Love And Chocolate

I’ve always thought Valentine’s Day arrives just in time.

After weeks of holiday lights, decorations, and rich foods, we flip the switch to January’s healthy eating, décor returned to the attic, rooms that seem bare, and resumption of our daily activities.

Frankly, the month feels a bit lackluster to me, though I’m cheered by lights glowing in the mountains because it’s magical against the snow.

Valentine’s Day anticipation feels like a much-needed boost during winter. Red ribbons, heart-shaped cookies, Valentine wreaths on doors — they lift my spirits.

It seems everyone smiles as they wish each other “Happy Valentine’s Day.”

I bake and decorate heartshaped cookies for friends and ship raspberry-filled Linzer Tarts or sugar cookies sprinkled with pink sugar to my mother.

For my sweetheart of 40-plus years, I plan a romantic dinner in

front of the hearth. Listening to the fire crackle, sipping wine, and enjoying a sumptuous, multicourse meal is our idea of a perfect celebration.

Dinner always concludes with a decadent dessert designed to capture his heart, and this year it’s Chocolate Mocha Flourless Cake with Chocolate Ganache.

The ingredients for this simple, one-bowl cake are gently whisked together and require no electric mixer. Garnished with chocolate ganache — a glossy icing made by pouring heated cream over chocolate and gently whisking until the chocolate melts — this impressive cake has no flour, so it’s gluten-free.

Cocoa replaces flour, and eggs provide needed rise as the cake bakes. For an everyday dessert, skip the ganache and top with berries or a dollop of whipped cream, but for Valentine’s Day the intense flavor and glossy ap pearance of chocolate ganache is unforgettable.

Christy Rost is a cookbook au thor, chef on PBS stations nation wide, and longtime resident of the Park Cities and Preston Hollow. Her Celebrating Home 4-minute cooking videos are available at you and on her website.




1 cup dark chocolate morsels

½ cup unsalted butter, softened

¾ cup sugar

1/8 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons espresso powder

3 eggs

1 ½ teaspoons vanilla

½ cup Dutch-process cocoa


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8-inch round cake pan or springform pan with nonstick spray and line the bottom with parchment paper.

Melt the chocolate morsels and

whisk until it is thoroughly combined.

Spoon the batter into the prepared pan and bake 35 minutes or until the top has formed a thin crust and an instant-read thermometer reads 200 degrees. Transfer the cake to a wire rack and cool 5 to 10 minutes. Turn the cake upside down on the rack and cool completely. When cool, flip the cake right side up onto a serving plate and garnish with chocolate ganache.



1 cup dark chocolate or semisweet chocolate morsels

½ cup heavy cream


Place chocolate morsels in a medium mixing bowl. Pour the cream into a medium saucepan and bring it to a boil over medium heat. Pour hot cream over the chocolate and whisk slowly and gently to melt the chocolate. When the ganache is smooth, spoon it onto the cake and smooth it over the sides with an offset spatula until the cake is completely covered. If desired,

garnish cake with white sugar glaze hearts while the ganache is still soft.



¼ cup sifted confectioners’ sugar 1 ½ teaspoons milk


In a small bowl, whisk together confectioners’ sugar and milk until it is smooth. Pour the glaze into a decorator bag fitted with a small plain tube or pour it into a small plastic zipper bag and snip a tiny hole in one corner. Squeeze drops of glaze onto the cake and draw a sharp knife through each drop to form a heart.

Yield: One cake

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