Preston Hollow People July 2022

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Victor Vescovo, Dallas’ deep-diving St. Mark’s graduate, achieves his astronaut dreams. PAGE 4 PHOTO: COURTESY BLUE ORIGIN





Neighbors make owls welcome in Les Jardins

Congratulations Class of 2022 graduates

St. Michael church marks 75th anniversary

News ......................................... 4

Business .................................. 14

Living........................................ 34

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

Real Estate .............................. 23

Classifieds ............................... 39

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

Schools .................................... 24

July 4th Coloring Book ....... Insert

Sports ...................................... 12

Society .................................... 29





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2 July 2022 | 1. SCHOOLS: Thomas Jefferson High School Implements New Program for ESL Students Newly immigrated students can enroll in the Newcomer Academy for additional support in mastering content.







2. REAL ESTATE: The Kips Bay Decorator Show House Returns in September The Dallas rendition of the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club fundraiser is back for a third year to celebrate interior design by turning a luxury home in Preston Hollow into an exhibition of furnishings, art, and technology. 3. NEWS: Petland Dallas Sues City Over Ban on Dog, Cat Sales in Pet Stores As the only pet store in Dallas that sells dogs and cats, owners of the Preston Road and Forest Lane Petland say new regulations would put them out of business. 4. BUSINESS: NorthPark Gold Gift Coin Program Temporarily Suspended NorthPark Gold Gift Coins already in circulation must be used by July 10, NorthPark Center officials said.





5. COMMUNITY: Parade of Playhouses Coming to NorthPark Visitors to NorthPark Center can view custom-built children’s playhouses and buy raffle tickets to win one at Dallas CASA’s 27th-anniversary Parade of Playhouses in July.


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DEEP-DIVING ST. MARK’S ALUMNUS REACHES OUTER SPACE Vescovo predicts Blue Origin launches will open orbital flights to others

Victor Vescovo was one of six passengers, including NS-19 astronaut Evan Dick; former NASA test lead Katya Echazarreta; Action Aviation Chairman Hamish Harding; Victor Correa Hespanha; and Dream Variation Ventures co-founder Jaison Robinson who were part of Blue Origin’s fifth human spaceflight June 4. (PHOTOS: COURTESY BLUE ORIGIN)

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ictor Vescovo may be the first to have reached all of these extreme destinations: Mount Everest’s summit, the ocean’s bottom, and outer space. On June 4, the Saint Mark’s School of Texas alumnus joined the fifth human spaceflight of Blue Origin, the aerospace company founded by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. The 10-minute flight launched from Blue Origin’s launchpad in West Texas, and Vescovo returned “so happy that I’ve been able to experience space.” He predicted the trip would benefit others in the long run. “That really is the goal — to help fund reusable rockets, so it becomes as regular as air travel today,” he said. “It does appear, I think, to some people that it’s a bunch of well-off people going up for rides into space, but I do strongly believe that it’s

similar to the early days of aviation when people paid money to go on barnstorming flights and that money allowed for the industry to get more experience and to develop and make aviation safer, more reliable, and cheaper, and I think the same thing is happening with space flight today.” Vescovo, co-founder of the private equity firm Insight Equity, was one of six passengers, including NS-19 astronaut Evan Dick, Action Aviation chairman Hamish Harding, and Dream Variation Ventures co-founder Jaison Robinson. Former NASA test lead Katya Echazarreta became the first Mexican-born woman and youngest American woman to fly to space, and Victor Correa Hespanha was the second Brazilian.

Vescovo has also completed a feat known as the “Explorer’s Grand Slam,” which includes summiting the world’s seven summits and skiing to the North and South Poles. In 2020, he became the first person to repeatedly dive to the deepest point in the ocean, Challenger Deep (now 12 times). Vescovo, the first person to visit the deepest point in the world’s five oceans, also executed the deepest wreck dive in history. “(Space) just seemed like the logical thing given I’ve climbed mountains all over the world, skied to the poles, and been to the oceans,” Vescovo said. “I’ve always wanted to be an astronaut since the

That really is the goal — to help fund reusable rockets, so it becomes as regular as air travel today. Victor Vescovo

time I was probably 3 or 4 years old … so it’s always been with me, and I never was able to join the military to be an astronaut, which was my desire, because my eyes were so poor. I’m heavily nearsighted. So instead, I was able to fly privately, but I’ve always had that dream to be an astronaut and go into space.” Harding dived the Challenger Deep with Vescovo in 2021 and was the one to inform Vescovo about the opportunity to be on the Blue Origin flight around midApril. “Within almost 48 hours, I had gone from not even having the opportunity to being signed up on the launch,” Vescovo added.

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6 July 2022 |

Crime Report May 9 - June 5 May 9

May 24

Before 1:31 p.m., a shoplifter stole fragrances from a store at NorthPark Center. The reporting time of another theft wasn’t available online.

Before 7:42 p.m., someone ditched their vehicle and it ended up in flooded water at 6801 W. Northwest Highway.

May 10 Overnight before 7:37 a.m., a burglar broke a window to steal from The Winston School on Royal Lane at the Dallas North Tollway.

May 25 Before 2:15 a.m., three suspects broke into a convenience store at Inwood and Forest and damaged the place and took property.

May 11 Before 2:30 p.m., a burglar forced entry into a home in the 7200 block of Lupton Circle and stole stuff.

May 26 A sneaky shoplifter put stuff in their bag and walked out of a NorthPark Center store without paying before 3:14 p.m.

May 13 Officers responded at 11:40 p.m. to a burglary in progress call at a home in the 9100 block of Preston Road and found a drunk in the street.

May 28 Before 7:43 p.m., two people got into an altercation at a home in the 6100 block of Walnut Hill Lane. However, the stories don’t add up.

May 14 Burglarized before 8:05 a.m.: a woman’s vehicle at a home in the 9600 block of Jourdan Way.

May 29 Before 12:03 p.m., a man got out of his buddy’s car and took property from a home in the 6500 block of Aberdeen Ave.

May 15 Reported at 6:58 p.m.: A prowler on Friday the 13th pinched the packages off the porch of a home in the 6400 block of Mimosa Lane.

May 31 Someone caused a disturbance at a restaurant in Berkshire Court before 8:15 a.m. and was asked to leave and never come back. Hopefully they went back to sleep after all that.

May 16 A man returned to his car from a shopping trip at NorthPark Center before 4:16 p.m. to find an important piece missing: the catalytic converter. That’s better than the whole car getting taken, we guess — still wildly inconvenient though. May 17 Someone pointed a rifle at a man in the parking lot of NorthPark Center before 6:18 p.m. May 18 Stolen before 12:28 a.m.: a woman’s vehicle from a townhome in the 6100 block of Bandera Avenue. May 19 Stolen at 7:02 p.m.: a woman’s vehicle from the Volvo dealership on Inwood Road. May 20 Bitten before 11:24 a.m.: a man’s right forearm by a dog, resulting in broken skin outside in the 4600 block of Kelsey Road. May 21 Stolen before 2:31 p.m.: property from a retail store in NorthPark Center.

June 1 Someone had glass pipes with residue and 69.3 grams of marijuana in her possession before 11:55 p.m. in the 12900 block of Preston Road. June 2 Someone entered a man’s van and stole his property before 10:10 a.m. in the 6500 block of Brookshire Drive. June 3 Before 3:55 p.m., someone took part in criminal mischief toward a woman outside in the 5100 block of Radbrook Place. June 4 Before 7:38 a.m., someone hit a man’s car, caused damage, and left the scene without exchanging information in the 6100 block of LBJ Freeway. June 5 There was a wreck in the 8600 block of N. Central Expressway before 4:30 a.m., but one of the people involved was driving a stolen vehicle. A green, leafy substance was also found in the back seat.

SKULDUGGERY of the MONTH: SWEATER WEATHER? With a Friday the 13th low of 70 degrees and high of 91 degrees, a man still wore a black sweater while breaking into a woman’s Range Rover before 7:52 p.m. at NorthPark Center.

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North Dallas Chamber of Commerce Celebrates New Home

Organization moves into LBJ Freeway space 2.5 years after 2019 tornado Maria Lawson

The North Dallas Chamber of Commerce has a new home. The new building, found at 5710 Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway in suite 100, replaces the old facility destroyed by a tornado on Oct. 20, 2019. The old building was in use for just a year and a half.

We have engaging conversations, we care about our community, and we bring our members and civic leaders together to have those terrific conversations. Dev Rastogi The NDCC has “risen from the rubble,” CEO Ken Malcolmson declared as the organization celebrated the grand opening on

LEFT TO RIGHT: Ken Malcolmson, NDCC; Stacie Adams, Axxes; Hon. J.J. Koch, Dallas County Commissioner; Rachel Capps, Capital One; and Jeff Kitner, NDCC. (PHOTO: MARIA LAWSON) June 9, seven weeks after the staff settled into the facility. “We are moving quickly and capitalizing on this space.” In the seven weeks leading up to the ribbon-cutting ceremony, 27 meetings were held in the new space. “This is our new home, and the thing that’s so special about the

North Dallas Chamber of Commerce is we have engaging conversations, we care about our community, and we bring our members and civic leaders together to have those terrific conversations,” said Dev Rastogi, NDCC board chair. When the old building was damaged, the team shifted to

remote working (pre-pandemic style), then, following research and consideration, sold the building’s remnants. Since then, the group entered a lease agreement for a first-floor space at the Block 57 complex to have a space for members to connect and build their business. NDCC has been around since

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Residents install ‘houses,’ landscape habitats for feathered friends GIVING A HOOT

I had never seen an owl before until I moved to Texas, so I put a house up on my tree to see more. Marilou Simon Baby birds check out the view from an owl house in Marilou Simon’s yard. STANDING, FROM LEFT: Richard Misdom, Marilou Simon, and Wayne Bower. SITTING: Caroline, Campbell, and Matthew Sharp. (PHOTOS: COURTESY MARILOU SIMON)

By Dillon Wyatt

People Newspapers


arilou Simon spotted an owl flying out from the bushes and landing on her roof in 2012, and the Les Jardins neighborhood hasn’t been the same since. Simon began caring for wild animals in her backyard, and her passion has caught on with others in her neighborhood. “After seeing the owl, my kids bought me an owl house the next Christmas,” Simon said. “I had never seen an owl before until I moved

to Texas, so I put a house up on my tree to see more. Then, my neighbor got an owl, and one by one, all the other neighbors got interested, and about half of us have owls, half don’t, but eventually, they come.” Now a member of the National Wildlife Federation, Simon’s backyard has the necessary elements for wildlife to live in a sustainable environment. “With the National Wildlife Federation, there are four criteria,” Simon said. “You have to have shrubbery that birds could live in, provide food, provide water, and don’t use any toxic chemicals. I use all organics at my

house, and there are lots of snakes and lizards and little things that would attract owls.” By getting better acquainted with how to take care of owls from Simon, Matthew Sharp discovered an easy way to get his 6-year-old daughter, Campbell, more engaged with nature. “We usually have to travel outside the city to witness more of that, but when she was 3, I got an owl house, and about a month later, an owl was poking its head out of the hole,” Matthew said. “Campbell named the first owl Cupcake,” Matthew added. “You

typically only see owls at dusk and dawn, so right when she woke up, the first thing Campbell did was look and see if Cupcake had her head out. Then in the evenings, we waited for Cupcake to poke her little head up.” As the neighborhood’s love for owls increased, Wayne Bower started making owl houses. “After looking at one of Marilou’s houses, I got a good idea of what the dimensions were and made my first house,” Bower said. “A friend of mine then wanted one, and after, a few neighbors also wanted some, so I started making

• Use traps rather than poisons when controlling rodents and limit the use of pesticides. At the top of the food chain, owls can suffer poisoning by consuming poisoned prey. • Minimize the use of outdoor decorations and take them down promptly after the holiday. • Reduce unnecessary lighting in and around your home and yard. • Make fences more visible and less hazardous; take down sporting nets after use. • Leave dead trees, an old barn, or a shed available for nesting or roosting owls. • Create space by building a nest box. • Drive slow and stay alert for flying owls or roadside birds at night. • Follow all appropriate birding ethics when viewing or photographing owls. • Make your yard an owl-friendly habitat to provide them with a safe space.

Source: Texas Parks & Wildlife

them for everyone.” Matthew said he believes the presence of wildlife and the neighbors’ care for the animals have brought the Les Jardins community together. “It’s nice, regardless of political beliefs or everything else going on in the world, to have a common cause,” Matthew said. “We strengthen bonds in the neighborhood, and we get to meet new neighbors as well.”

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in and found my natural niche in comic novels at 47, happily finishing four books in two years. “I thought I couldn’t make a living being a writer in my 20s, so I continued with my Ph.D. work,” Lebovitz recalled. “I spend a lot of time outlining, then putting in the moment to moment action isn’t difficult.” His first effort is also his latest release (though he has other published books and plays). It took over a decade to perfect To Be, a speculative novel based on reality, or “plausible fiction,” as he puts it, dealing with encroaching agism in modern society. I also deal in plausible fiction, especially in my latest work, albeit more humorously. My sixth book, Songs In The Key of H: Tales of Irony & Insinuation, is a collection of short stories illuminating subjects of recent concern — aging, death, technology, hive-mind thinking — with a healthy helping of irony and absurdism. Bob is an all-day writer; I’m

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Robert Lebovitz (COURTESY PHOTOS) sion in perception and action (or lack thereof ). “It’s hard to know what’s real anymore,” as Lebovitz said, “and people and groups are making use of that.” “I enjoy the process,” he added, chuckling. “I’m not so much goal-driven.” I, too, write much more for the love of writing and self-expression than “for the money,” goodness knows. | July 2022

Exercise Gal For years, I have been trying to get in shape. I have failed miserably for several reasons. I hate to breathe hard and sweat, and I don’t look good in leggings. My husband says my heart rate hasn’t been above 120 since I saw Troy MICHELE VALDEZ Aikman at Café Pacific on Valentine’s Day a few years ago. So, during COVID, I decided to start walking with friends because a good gal pal will always challenge you. I reached out to a retired former colleague and asked her to meet on the Northaven Trail. I wondered if we would be compatible walkers. She has long legs but talks nonstop, so I figured that would give me an advantage. On the trail, after exchanging greetings, my old friend turned competitive ambler and took off like a Top Gun pilot blasting off an aircraft carrier deck. She chatted endlessly and never lost her breath. As I galloped to keep up, I mentally calculated the distance to Medical City if I passed out. I was certain that day was my last on earth. Every part of me contributed to the effort. Body parts were bouncing that should never bounce. When I made it home alive, I quickly marked her off my list of potential fitness partners. Next, I tried a tennis buddy who now lives in a palace in Buenos Aires. On my recent visit, she suggested we go walking. I quickly agreed. After all, it was the least I could do for my gracious host. Plus, she is older and shorter than me, so I trusted that keeping pace would be a breeze. Wrong. She mowed through the beautiful city parks like Rich Strike at the Kentucky Derby. I was breathing like my life depended on it. Upon our return to the palace, I collapsed face down in a puddle of sweat on one of the Persians. I began to wonder if I have a defect. How could I be so slow given that almost every day, I hop on the treadmill at a decent saunter and a slight incline for at least 30 minutes? Acceptance is always the first step. Maybe walking with friends isn’t for me. Maybe it’s best to go solo – stroll at my own pace, sans sweat, breathing comfortably. That day, I increased both incline and speed on the treadmill. Michele Valdez, a slightly compulsive, mildly angry feminist, hasbeen attorney, and volunteer, has four demanding adult children and a patient husband.



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12 July 2022 |


NEW COACH SETS SIGHTS ON PLAYOFF SUCCESS FOR LONGHORNS Ross led WTW to its highest scoring offensive season in first year at school By Todd Jorgenson People Newspapers


fter leading W.T. White to the most prolific offensive season in program history, Kenchee Ross was due for a promotion. Ross began his tenure as head football coach and athletic coordinator for the Longhorns this spring, eager to continue the momentum of a program on the rise. Ross takes over for Tony Johnson, who left WTW after four years for Copperas Cove after last season. Johnson amassed a 17-25 overall record but led the Longhorns to back-to-back playoff appearances for the first time in 40 years. Meanwhile, in his first season as WTW’s offensive coordinator, Ross spearheaded an offense that set a school record with 385 points. His first head coaching opportunity resulted from years of hard work, success, and disappointment. Ross was the top assistant coach for a decade at perennial powerhouse Lancaster, where he was an integral part of several deep postseason runs, including the Class 5A Division II runner-up in 2012. He felt those experiences prepared him for a chance to lead his own program, although Ross was turned down for multiple openings in the Dallas-Fort Worth area before the 2021 season. That made him especially grateful when the WTW chance came along. “Someone finally said yes,” Ross said. “It’s the hardest thing ever to land a head job in Texas because so many people have been chasing it. I really felt like I was

I really felt like I was ready. Kenchee Ross Kenchee Ross brings a pedigree of postseason success to his first head coaching job at W.T. White. (PHOTO: CHRIS MCGATHEY) ready. When they tell you no, it kind of puts a chip on your shoulder.” Since beginning his new role, Ross’ schedule has been a whirlwind. After four assistant coaches left with Johnson and another retired, he had to overhaul the WTW staff. Then he organized spring practice on short notice and had to transition his returning players into their offseason routine, all while trying to put his stamp on the program.

Ross, who specializes in coaching quarterbacks, also has been an assistant at Greenville, South Oak Cliff, and Terrell, among other stops. He has coached four players who are currently in the NFL. He hopes that pedigree and hardnosed mentality will carry over at WTW, which has reached the first round of the 5A Division I playoffs in each of the past two years. “My goal is to get us to the point

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where we’re winning playoff games,” Ross said. “It’s a process. I’ve got a great rapport with the kids. It’s made for a very easy transition.”

Trying Again: Spieth Gains Momentum After Byron Nelson Near-Miss Preston Hollow golfer looks to continue his 2021 rebound in 2022 By Todd Jorgenson People Newspapers









Though Jordan Spieth’s quest for a hometown title at the AT&T Byron Nelson eluded him again in May, at least the former Jesuit standout is getting closer. The runner-up finish is Spieth’s best at the PGA Tour event in 11 appearances since debuting as a teenager in 2010. He finished at 25-under par over four rounds at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, one shot behind repeat champion K.H. Lee. “I love playing at home,” Spieth said after his final round of 5-under 67. “I would love to win it someday. I had a good chance here. But it would be nice to close one out.” While he still doesn’t have his Byron Nelson trophy, Spieth’s play is trending upPCP_July2022_Banner-FINAL.pdf 1 5/19/2022 7:42:14 AM Preston Hollow resident Jordan Spieth always feels at home at the Byron Nelson, a tournament ward. The Preston Hollow resident won his he has never won. (PHOTO: CHRIS MCGATHEY) previous Tour start at the RBC Heritage in

April in South Carolina and subsequently earned his fourth top-10 finish of the season at the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth. Spieth, 28, bounced back from an extended stretch of mediocre form with a solid 2021 season, where his triumph at the Texas Open near San Antonio was his first in almost four years. A week later, he tied for third at The Masters. Overall, Spieth posted nine top-10 finishes in 25 starts last season — including five times in the top three — and that momentum has carried over. He was part of the winning U.S. team in the Ryder Cup in September and placed second at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am in February.

Spieth has won three major championships, most recently the British Open in 2017, and claimed the FedEx Cup title in 2015. But he carries a special affection for the large and supportive galleries at the Byron Nelson. Spieth was encouraged by his near-miss at the TPC Craig Ranch, which hosted the tournament for the second straight year. It’s the same course where he secured his first top-10 showing at the event in 2021. “I always want to play really well here,” Spieth said. “It’s obviously one that’s starred on the calendar as I’ve got so many of my friends that are able to come out. Maybe I can take a little confidence off the shifts in courses over the years, and maybe this one’s the best fit for me.”

I would love to win it someday. Jordan Spieth

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14 July 2022 |



Fajita Pete’s franchiser aims to give back to schools, nonprofits By Caroline Petrikas People Newspapers


ddiction cost Hugh Guill his career in education, but not his desire to help Texas schools. Today, Hugh and his wife Rebekah, also a former teacher, use their restaurant business to give back to the Dallas community, where their Smith Restaurant Group operates four Fajita Pete’s locations. The Guills began their careers working as high school and elementary level teachers and met in Houston, where they worked for charter schools. Beginning as a high school social studies teacher at KIPP Houston High School, Rebekah then shifted to a role as a social studies content specialist for KIPP Houston, overseeing history curriculum and teacher training. Rebekah’s love for community involvement and support deepened as she moved into nonprofit work. Although Hugh’s path echoed

Hugh and Rebekah Guill pose with two of their children, Smith and Grace, at the opening of their first Fajita Pete’s location in Park Cities; The storefront of the Guill’s new location of Fajita Pete’s on Preston and Forest. (PHOTO: the same values as Rebekah’s, his journey from teaching to tacos was a bit more complicated. After serving as a middle school science teacher for Teach for America in Denver, Hugh moved back to his hometown and transitioned into a principal role at YES Prep Gulfton in Houston. However, Hugh, who silently

struggled with substance abuse, was arrested on June 4, 2014, for possession of a controlled substance. Following his departure from the school, Hugh entered a recovery program, where he then decided to devote his career to supporting youth in recovery. Hugh enrolled in Rice University’s business school and completed


his MBA before joining the Association of Recovery Schools, a consulting agency dedicated to opening high schools that help teens get sober. Transitioning to start-up company Young People in Recovery, Hugh continued to raise awareness and support for those struggling

with addiction, even speaking about the national drug crisis at a White House press conference. Experienced in the nonprofit space, the Guills helped with the branding and foundation of Fajita Pete’s with their friend Pedro “Pete” Mora. In 2019, they began franchising the restaurant in Dallas to become further involved with community engagement. Hugh now serves as the chief branding officer of Fajita Pete’s and founder and CEO of Smith Restaurant Group, where Rebekah works as the director of community engagement. Rebekah organizes and leads spirit nights and communicates with local nonprofits to coordinate fundraisers or catered lunches. “It seems like kind of a leap or a chance to go from the classroom to restaurants, but it actually made a lot of sense in terms of finding ways to make our work in the restaurant space more meaningful to us personally and also impactful in the communities that we’re in,” Rebekah said.

Fathers, Sons Team Up in Financial Services

Newly-formed BurfordCaudle Family Capital offers generational perspectives By William Taylor

For the Burford Brothers personal financial services company established in 1984, one father and son team wasn’t enough. Scott and Charlie Burford have partnered with father and son Craig and Corbin Caudle to form BurfordCaudle Family Capital, a division of Burford Brothers.

At the office, our father/son relationship sometimes enters into the mix. But we largely leave business out of family gatherings. Someone wisely advised this from the beginning. Scott Burford The new venture is officed at 7001 Preston Road, Suite 405, in University Park, at the intersection with Lovers Lane. “This is a partnership my dad and I have dreamed of for almost two years now,” Charlie Burford said. “Craig and Corbin share the same father-son dynamics that Scott and I do, plus it is clear that their passion is fueled by extensive experience and a desire to help clients and support our team.”

FROM LEFT: Corbin and Craig Caudle with Scott and Charlie Burford. (PHOTO: JULIAN NOEL) Nice. But what’s the biggest challenge of working with your dad? CHARLIE BURFORD: Because he is my dad, and he knows I love him, I can definitely be less cordial with him than I would a normal coworker. Meanwhile, he is much better at being patient with me. Fortunately, we navigate this by being quick to forgive and see the other’s point of view. At the end of the day, we always leave on a good note, even if we have a disagreement.

CORBIN CAUDLE: Sometimes staying quiet when my father is giving a response that I may disagree with but have to yield to because I don’t have the experience level that he does. I navigate that by being patient and doing my best to look at things the way he might. What’s the difference between your relationship as father and son and coworker and coworker? SCOTT BURFORD: At the office, our

father/son relationship sometimes enters into the mix. But we largely leave business out of family gatherings. Someone wisely advised this from the beginning. CRAIG CAUDLE: Funny enough, I think we have more patience and appreciation for each other’s point of view more as coworkers, and we certainly argue less at the office than we do as just father and son. Read more of their thoughts about working with family at | July 2022


16 July 2022 |

Dental Patients, Open Wide for This Robot

ArchPoint surgeons employ new technology for implants By Briar Bundy

People Newspapers The future of dentistry has come to Dallas, and it’s robotic. Meet YOMI: the first oral surgery robot in North Texas, now in use by Drs. Reed Gibbins of Preston Hollow and Tom Draper of University Park, surgeons at ArchPoint Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Dallas.

This gamechanging surgical approach will lead to a new standard of care for the profession. Dr. Tom Draper “The YOMI® robot is one of the most exciting new technologies to become available to our specialty in the last decade, and we have been researching and training for years to bring it to Dallas and to share with patients and help advance our specialty,” Gibbins said. YOMI, manufactured by NEOCIS, is the only FDA-approved robotic device for dental implant surgery in the United States, they said. The surgeons use it to place

The YOMI robot enhances patient care by giving doctors real-time guidance for surgical instruments’ position, angulation, and depth. Drs. Reed Gibbins and Tom Draper are partners at ArchPoint Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Dallas. (PHOTOS: COURTESY ARCHPOINT ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY DALLAS) dental implants, “basically anchors that go in the bone that are used as kind of like a foundation for a new tooth,” Gibbins explained. YOMI’s software acts like a CT scan to get an accurate image of the patient’s teeth and find the perfect position for new implants. The robot uses minimally invasive small incisions of the patient’s gums to get precise placement and allow a

faster recovery time. Before YOMI, the surgeons used the Static Guidance system. The process took several days and required the doctor to create a guide for implant placement based on alginate impressions of the patient’s teeth, Gibbins explained. “Each step along the way, there was always an opportunity for a small amount of error.”

But now, all the human needs to do is guide the robot as it takes a three-dimensional scan and creates a virtual impression. Gibbins got his dental degree from Baylor College of Dentistry and Draper from Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia. Both earned doctor of medicine degrees from the Texas Tech University Health Science

Center in Lubbock. So, what does this mean for the future of dentistry and medicine? Many companies like NEOCIS will continue to design and manufacture medical robots that can complete tasks ranging from dental implants (like YOMI) to life-saving procedures such as open-heart surgery. Students have already begun training with YOMI software as the robot is becoming available for use at dental schools. Also, ArchPoint will serve as an educational hub for other dental professionals in the region. “This game-changing surgical approach will lead to a new standard of care for the profession,” Draper said. “We are pleased to be at the forefront of this surgical movement.” BUSINESS BASICS ArchPoint Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Dallas 8070 Park Lane, Suite 100 in The Shops at Park Lane 214-513-3090 | July 2022

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18 July 2022 |

Comings and Goings

Douglas Bar and Grill


NOW OPEN Anthropologie

4600 McKinney Ave. About four months after closing its Highland Park Village location in January, the clothing brand opened in the former home of Z Gallerie.

Douglas Bar and Grill

and sausage, plus salad options, burgers, and more.

Mi Cocina

3232 McKinney Ave. The beloved Tex-Mex chain recently returned to Uptown with its newest location in the former home of Del Frisco’s Grille. The Uptown location features patios, an upstairs bar, and a custom-made design.

Snider Plaza The full-service barbecue restaurant opened next to CVS in May serving up what pitmaster/owner Doug Pickering calls Anchor Bar and Grill and Preston-Royal “elevated print-ad-10x7 Texas cuisine” and1 barv3-bleeds.pdf 5/11/2022 Knox 11:07:40 Street AM In 2023, the new seafood-focused becue staples like brisket, ribs,










restaurant and raw bar concept from Vandelay Hospitality Group, which operates East Hampton Sandwich Co., Hudson House, Drake’s Hollywood, Lucky’s Chicken, and D.L. Mack’s, is expected to begin serving up oysters, sushi, martinis, and more at two locations — one on Knox Street and a second at Preston Road and Royal Lane.

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3300 Knox St. The neighborhood grocery formerly known as Royal Blue Grocery plans to expand its footprint in Dallas with a new location in the former Into the Garden space

Douglas Bar and Grill’s menu includes barbecue staples like brisket, ribs, sausage, and more. (PHOTOS: ERIKA TURK) on Knox Street later this year. The new location will include a coffee shop, groceries ranging from gourmet to local to conventional, prepared foods, and a wine department and bar.

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20 July 2022 |

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Former Gap Employee Hunting for In-Store Playlists

Michael Bise admittedly didn’t know much about the Gap or selling clothes. “So, to be hired by Gap was not something I would have thought would happen,” he said. But shortly after graduating from Texas A&M University in 1992, he got a job at the store in Highland Park Village, and one thing stuck with him – the music. A curated soundtrack of music played as customers browsed, perhaps meant to serve as background noise, but it stuck with Bise, who’d been a DJ while in college. “You could hear pop – the next song would be a dance song or alternative or hip hop, and the next one acid jazz (or) classic R&B,” he said. “(The Gap playlists) opened my horizons to more different kinds of things which made it very enjoyable.” That first job in Highland Park Village led to a career with Gap that spanned 15 years. He went on to work at stores in NorthPark Center, the Galleria, and the Preston Oaks shopping center at Preston Road and Royal Lane, Bise said. He’s since talked to hundreds of former Gap employees who share his love of the music. “So, it’s really affected not just me, but thousands of people across the world had the same experience that this is something that really enhanced your work experience, but it also tied in specifically with Gap.” Gap had hired AEI Music to curate the playlists used in its stores.

At the end of each month, Bise was allowed to take ones posted in the break rooms at the stores where he worked. Bise said the music reflected what was going on in the world outside the store. “In the early ‘90s, there was an explosion of different sounds … hip hop … alternative, plus revivals of disco and ne w wave, so there was a big wide range there,” he said. “But you would see things change.” Fo r e x ample, after Sept. 11, 2001, he said, the December playlists “ were ver y low key, very calm, whereas usually, holiday at Gap was very loud, sleigh bells ringing, everything, and these were very somber.” Bise has created a blog soliciting Gap playlists and tapes/ CDs from his time there – 1992 to 2006 – and posted the playlists he’d compiled. Bise enjoys hearing from others. “ They ’re re-experiencing things from their younger days when they were working at Gap,” he said. “Hopefully, maybe I’m doing a little service, helping people find some of their old friends, musical friends, that they loved from when they worked at Gap.”

Hopefully, maybe I’m doing a little service, helping people find some of their old friends, musical friends, that they loved from when they worked at Gap. Michael Bise

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24 July 2022 |


CONGRATULATIONS, CLASS OF 2022 GRADUATES! Class of 2022 graduates celebrated closing out their high school careers — and time in grade school overall — over the last few weeks by crossing the stage at graduation. Almost every campus recognized a

valedictorian and salutatorian who got to address their peers at graduation. Join us as we recognize our Preston Hollow schools’ classes of 2022 across each campus.


Graduation date: May 21 Class size: 112


– Staff Report

Alcuin Graduation date: May 27

Class size: 20

Valedictorian: Reid Moorman

Salutatorian: Carter Hogg

Salutatorian: Virginia Nussbaumer

Hillcrest High School


Valedictorian: Bryce Gibson

Valedictorian: Shruti Siva

Graduation date: May 26


Graduation date: May 28

Class size: 324

Salutatorian: Yehoshua Aguilar Garcia

Graduation date: May 24


Graduation date: May 27

Class size: 286

Valedictorian: Conlan James Diamond

Salutatorian: Quinlan Fraser Diamond

Class size: 123

Salutatorian: Ella Kate Dzialowski

Class size: 28

Valedictorian: Leo Paparoni

Salutatorian: Zachary Goldstein | July 2022

Parish Episcopal Graduation date: May 21 Class size: 108

Valedictorian: Jasmine Lunia

Salutatorian: Caroline Bixby


St. Mark’s

Graduation date: May 21 Class size: 68

Valedictorian: Mackenzie Dupré

Graduation date: May 26 Class size: 99

Salutatorian: Ava Aidala

Valedictorian: Adam Wang

Salutatorian: Alex Ryan

Thomas Jefferson High School

Trinity Christian Academy

Valedictorian: Jessica Ramirez

Valedictorian: Justin Miller

Graduation date: May 27 Class size: 295

Salutatorian: Alex Vasquez Hernandez


Salutatorian: Max Wheless

W.T. White High School

Graduation date: May 22 Class size: 209

Valedictorian: Jamie Lim

Graduation date: May 19 Class size: 109

Graduation date: May 28 Class size: 402

Salutatorian: Sarah Kerber

Valedictorian: Victoria Bedoy

Salutatorian: Nicole Busch


26 July 2022 |

Changing Traditions: Graduate Looks Back on Hockaday Commencement Throughout my 14 years as a Hockadaisy, I had always dreamed of my graduation day. Flowers would line Commencement Terrace, my 120 sisters and I would sit with beautiful hats atop our heads, and confetti would float through the air. Finally, on May 14, 2022, Hockaday’s Class of 2022 received our diplomas.

On a day as important as commencement, ensuring the comfort of my fellow classmates is of utmost importance. Maddie Stout

ABOVE: The class sits following the processional. AT RIGHT: A group of students sings the school song, Hockaday. (PHOTOS: KIM LEESON AND SYLVIA ELZAFON)

It’s no secret that this year’s commencement came with controversy: For the second time in the school’s 109-year history, students could choose to wear a cap and gown instead of the traditional white dress and colored hat. Last year, this option was offered temporarily, but school leaders decided to make it permanent last fall. Although no student in my class elected the newer option,

the decision still sparked concerns around the loss of tradition. Hockaday commencement and the iconic white dresses are century-spanning traditions, and fears arose that the day’s value would be diminished without class-wide unity. However, I believe that the change actually brought our class together. While the decision came this

year, discussions around the dress began much earlier. In 2015, a student-led petition for alternate graduation attire received more than 1,400 signatures. A fact sheet presented to the Hockaday community reported that since 2015 around eight to 10 students annually have requested a different option for varying reasons, with religious considerations and body image topping the list.

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After two students were permitted to wear a cap and gown for commencement 2021, the school created an internal work group to research and develop a permanent solution. Eventually, the team decided that a second option was the best decision. “Our goal is for every graduate to feel included, comfortable, and proud on her graduation day,” former Eugene McDermott Head of

School Karen Warren Coleman said. I agree with Dr. Coleman: In my time as a lifer at Hockaday, the message of community and sisterhood has been emphasized time and time again. On a day as important as commencement, ensuring the comfort of my fellow classmates is of utmost importance. Sidney Kronbach, another member of the class of 2022, worked with a few other students to develop a petition to advocate for the decision. “For me, it was lovely to see the support that the petition got in our grade and beyond,” Kronbach said. “The most important thing to me and a major reason I support the decision is that while the single white dress is supposed to symbolize unity amongst the senior class, there is nothing unifying about someone feeling excluded.” My commencement experience would have made my 4-yearold self swoon: It was everything I had ever dreamed of, but I know discomfort with the white dress prevented many Hockaday students from feeling the same in years past. I am so glad that from now on, all Hockaday students are allowed a commencement where they feel equally celebrated. | July 2022


Women’s Club Project Will Create an Outdoor Classroom Preston Hollow Women’s Club members have noticed how the pandemic has changed the ways educators teach, and students learn. But the benefits of getting outside to escape masks and social distancing requirements will outlive the virus, members predicted. To that end, the club’s latest major philanthropy project is creating a courtyard classroom at Preston Hollow Elementary School, 6423 Walnut Hill Lane. It will accommodate a class of about 25 students. “We have raised over $100,000 for this project,” publicity chair Elaine Walters said. And fundraising continues. The goal: $231,000 to cover all three phases. The elementary school, located between Preston Road and Hillcrest Drive, has been the philanthropic beneficiary of the club for the past five years. A digital marquee, soccer bleachers, and goals were installed through the partnership. The ADA-accessible outdoor classroom will go in an empty courtyard and include a covered central structure surrounded by artificial turf with raised planter beds and areas where curious students can explore and get creative. The project broke ground on May 27, and philanthropy co-chair

Beth McGaw expects Phase I to wrap up over the summer. “Phase 2 and 3, which includes the shade structure and landscaping, are scheduled to be completed by May 2023, depending on funding,” she said. Club members intend for the courtyard to become a distraction-free space that will engage students in reading, math, social studies, science, and other topics. “Research shows that outdoor classrooms can increase students’ concentration, increase engagement, and decrease stress,” said McGaw, who has a master’s degree in education. “And teachers report that their students are more focused outside and misbehave less often. Teachers themselves felt refreshed and patient and therefore better able to respond to their student’s needs.” – Staff report WA N T T O H E L P ? Visit prestonhollowwomensclub. org or search for the Preston Hollow Elementary School fund on the Communities Foundation of Texas site – – to donate dollars. Call the school at 972-794-8500 to donate labor or materials.

Teachers report that their students are more focused outside and misbehave less often. Elaine Walters The ADA-accessible outdoor classroom will include a covered structure centered in the courtyard and surrounded by artificial turf with raised planter beds. FROM LEFT: Preston Hollow Women’s Club president-elect Gayle Porter, president Becky Alost, and philanthropy co-chairs Beth McGaw and Cindy Langford. (PHOTOS: COURTESY PHWC)

Congratulations to the Class of 2022 Accepted to

73 colleges and universities Grads averaged

$250,000 in merit scholarships

A Montessori and IB World School

28 July 2022 |

Meet Dallas ISD’s New Superintendent

Elizalde aims to build on Hinojosa’s momentum Maria Lawson

some of the root causes that are creating these horrific events that are happening not just in schools?” Dallas ISD is welcoming back Elizalde wants her team to enits chief of school leadership of 10 sure the district is reaching people years to replace superintendent Mi- from all backgrounds by holding chael Hinojosa who is retiring after hearings or meetings in Spanish, a two stint, 13the district ’s year tenure. second most For Stephpopular lananie Elizalguage, and utide, the Austin lizing Zoom ISD superinto reach peotendent, the ple who can’t Dallas ISD s h a re t h e i r post was “the concerns in person. only other job Original[she] would ly f rom Larhave ever edo, Elizalde wanted,” so got into eduwhen she saw cation in 1987, the opening freshly with a available, she bachelor’s defelt called to gree in biology return to the Stephanie Elizalde (PHOTO: AUSTIN ISD) district. but not ready Her first to immediateplan for the second largest district ly start medical school. She then in Texas is to continue what Hino- taught high school science, fell in josa has set up. love with it, then got her master’s “Dallas is not a district that’s and doctorate degrees in educain the middle of a situation that tion, while going down a tradirequires reform or transforming,” tional path of being a teacher, asElizalde said. “It’s a district that sistant principal, principal, district already is doing those things, so administrator, and most recently, I think more than anything, my superintendent. first job is to listen then [...] refine what’s in place.” Elizalde said the largest issue in schools is COVID-19’s effect, not just within the classroom, but also regarding social-emotional learning and mental health, which she will prioritize in the district’s strategy. She also plans to keep students and parents in the middle of decision-making processes by continuing the student advisory board and parent advisory council, while also using surveys to hear from the district’s population. Using this data, she will create focus groups to further dive into hot topics. “The creativity and the resilience and the determination of the Dallas ISD community [... in] wrestling with difficult challenges, school closures, repurposing of facilities, passing one of the largest, I think the largest bond in the history of the state of Texas, I think all “Once I got in the classroom, I of those things are things that I’m couldn’t imagine doing anything eager to be a part of,” Elizalde said. else,” Elizalde said. “The rest is School safety is another priorkind of history.” ity, especially following the recent tragedy in Uvalde and other comAT A G L A N C E munities, Elizalde said. “We’re going to need to bring all The Dallas ISD Board of Trustees of our community together to fig- approved Stephanie Elizalde as ure out how we deal with not just superintendent on June 9. She starts the symptom of the issues, like how July 1, but Michael Hinojosa will remain do we make our school safer, but at on staff until December to help ease the transition. the same time, how do we deal with

Dallas is not a district that’s in the middle of a situation that requires reform or transforming. It’s a district that already is doing those things, so I think more than anything, my first job is to listen then [...] refine what’s in place. Stephanie Elizalde

CLOCKWISE: Good Shepherd Episcopal School Physical Education Teacher Brooke Roney speaks to the Lower School during the Kids’ Heart Challenge Celebration. Sarina and Dr. Nipun Desai. Physical education teacher Brooke Roney gets water dumped on her head. (PHOTOS: COURTESY GOOD SHEPHERD EPISCOPAL SCHOOL)

Good Shepherd Students Raise $22,283 for Kids Heart Challenge By John Holt

Special Contributor The Kids Heart Challenge, formerly known as Jump Rope for Heart and held annually at schools across the country, teaches youth about keeping their hearts and brains healthy, whole-body wellness, and the importance of helping others. Students who register in the challenge spend three weeks raising funds for the American Heart Association to help children facing heart health issues. Good Shepherd Episcopal School was among Dallas campuses participating in the Kids Heart Challenge this spring. Ninety-eight students raised a school record of $22,283 — surpassing the school’s previous record of less than $12,000 over the last 20plus years. “This year, we crushed it,” said Brooke Roney, physical education teacher at Good Shepherd. “It is absolutely remarkable and a testament to the kids.” While the nearly $23,000 was the total, first-grader Sarina raised the most funds historically out of Good Shepherd

individuals, topping $5,000. “I think this was really important for her,” Roney said. In April, Sarina was recognized during the lower school’s Kids Heart Challenge Celebration. When she pulled up to school with her father, she got out of the vehicle and was greeted by the first-grade class chanting, “Sarina! Sarina! Sarina!” With a crown on her head, she led her grade to the campus courtyard, where the entire lower school population was chanting her name. “They were so excited for her,” Roney said. “There was a lot of rallying around her, which was pretty special.” That morning, students were recognized for their contributions and work during the three weeks, and each participant received a red Heart Heroes wristband. Thirty-five students raised more than $250 and were awarded the title of “PE coach of the day” and received a whistle of their own. Twelve students completed Finn’s Mission, a series of 10 challenges, including a self-donation, sharing their fundraising page, learning about hands-only CPR, completing 150 minutes of

Ninety-eight kids raised that much money in a short amount of time. Brooke Roney

moving, exercising as a family, and learning about brain and heart health. In turn, these students got a Finn’s Mission keychain. After recognition for the top 10 fundraisers, the event concluded with an ice cooler poured over Roney’s head. “The idea just came to me,” Roney said. “The kids couldn’t wait to see me get dumped with ice water.” Roney plans to set next year’s fundraising goal at $25,000 and hopes to register 100 students. “Ninety-eight kids raised that much money in a short amount of time,” Roney said. “We have students with big hearts. Honestly, the Heart Hero motto fits our students very well.” John Holt is the content writer for Good Shepherd Episcopal School. ABOUT KIDS HEART CHALLENGE • Started 43 years ago • Formerly known as Jump Rope for Heart • 118,402 students trained in hands-only CPR nationwide through the years • 110,565 students learned the warning signs of a stroke through the Kids Heart Challenge this year • Five keys to preventing stroke: Don’t smoke, move more, control blood pressure, eat a healthy diet, and start young. | July 2022




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COVID-19 postponed the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS annual gala for two years but not the giving. “DIFFA/Dallas was still able to grant more than $600,000 to North Texas AIDS Service Organizations throughout the pandemic,” DIFFA Dallas chair David White said on May 7 at the long awaited House of DIFFA: EXTRAVAGANZA. More than 1,400 guests attended the signature gala, chaired by Clint Bradley, Justin Bundick, Brittanie Buchanan Oleniczak, and Jim DiMarino, at the Omni Dallas Hotel. Awards went to Rob Bradford (Impact in Fashion Award), Morris Dental Clinic (Health Award), George Cameron Nash (Excellence in Design Award), Michael Bauer (Legacy of Love Award), Tim LeDuc (Donna Fishel Community Hero Award), and Joyce and Kenny Goss (Legend in the Fight Against AIDS). The evening included a live auction, a runway show featuring Neiman Marcus, Forty Five Ten, and Traffic LA, and the House of DIFFA After Party. – Staff report

30 July 2022 |

Seven Honored at Texas Women’s Foundation Forum

Darcy Cowell, Thear Suzuki, and Shonn Brown

Brenda Jackson, Pat Jasso, and Hilda Galvan

Dr. Arlene Ford


Texas Women’s Foundation honored seven women during its Leadership Forum and Awards Celebration, attended by 600 guests on May 18 at the Dallas Omni Hotel. Maura Women Helping Women Awards went to Patricia Rodriguez Christian, Dr. Arlene Ford, Pat Jasso, Lynn McBee, and Thana Simmons. Stacy Johnson and Sharareh Kermanshachi received Young Leader Awards. The evening, chaired by Bonnie Clinton and Ana I. Hernandez, included cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a keynote speech from Radha Agrawal. The event raised more than $600,000 to empower women to build stronger and more equitable communities. The foundation, created in 1985, has invested more than $7 million in economic security and leadership for Texas women and girls through groundbreaking research, advocacy, grants, and programs. – Staff Report

Patricia Rodriguez Christian

Rena Connor, Dominique Kinchen, and Alexis Moody

Effie Dennison and Tracey Nash-Huntley

Regina Bruce and Dr. Carla Russo

Thana Simmons and Virginia Rose

TWU Presents Virginia Chandler Dykes Leadership Award

Nick Barker and Arcilia Acosta Harvey and Karen Miller

Sue Bancroft, and Sarah and Angela Massey (PHOTOS: MICHAEL MODECKI/TWU)

Dwayne Packer, Chancellor Carine Feyten, and Cardell Armstrong

Thao Nguyen, Roxi Victorian, Sarah Massey, Chancellor Carine Feytenn, Arcilia Acosta, Danielle Quintana, and Kyle Karen

Texas Woman’s University presented the Virginia Chandler Dykes Leadership Award to Arcilia Acosta, CEO of CARCON Industries and Construction CEO. The Dallas Leadership Luncheon, held on April 27 at The Arts District Mansion, was founded by Virginia Chandler Dykes to honor Dallas’ most accomplished citizens. A signature event for the university, it raises funds for graduate student scholarships. Acosta, a 30-year business veteran, entrepreneur, recognized speaker, philanthropist, and mother, is the founder and CEO of Southwestern Testing Laboratories Engineers. She serves on multiple boards, including for the Communities Foundation of Texas. In 2023, she will become the second woman in history to chair the Dallas Citizens Council. – Staff Report | July 2022


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Saatchi Art Hosts Third Dallas Edition of The Other Art Fair

The Other Art Fair Anna Stone, Joel Garza, and Madi Castellano

Erin and John Hossley (PHOTOS: JOSEPH BREWSTER)

Bosede Afolami and Ayo Osibanjo

Diamond Green, and Tolu Adebimpe

Dallas art enthusiasts browsed and even purchased works from 130 emerging artists during a private viewing on May 12 for The Other Art Fair, which ran May 12 to 15 at Dallas Market Hall. Private viewing guests also got to survey works created by the New Futures 2022 awardees – four North Texas-based artists who received offers of mentoring and exhibition space to further their careers. Anna Marie Tendler, who showcased works f rom her “Rooms in the First House” photography series, took portraits of guests. The event featured complimentary gin cocktails courtesy of Bombay Sapphire, interactive sculpture displays, murals, installations, workshops, and live DJ sets. Guests also could contribute to a community mural and purchase limited edition prints.

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Carol Wise and Pam Pillers

Hannah Ouellette and Justin McMillin

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Celebrate Age Dinner Guests Sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to CC Young Senior Living

Margaret LaRocca, Mary Ellen Szuwalski, Judith Banes, Ann McGovern, Jill Goldberg ,and Mindy Hail

Alise Platt, Mindy Hail, and Arlene Kirkland (PHOTOS: TAMYTHA CAMERON)

In conjunction with CC Young Senior Living, Nancy Ann and Ray Hunt hosted the Celebrate Age Dinner on April 7 at Dallas Country Club. The celebration of CC Young’s Centennial also honored the legacy of Rev. Christopher Conley Young. Before the seated dinner, guests mingled in the lobby while sipping on cocktails and munching on light bites. Later, in the ballroom, they enjoyed a performance by singer Kate Miner. Then came remarks from CC Young President and CEO Russell Crews and Ray Hunt about the history of CC Young and what it means to the hearts it continues to touch to this day. Miner then led the audience in a rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’ to top off the celebration. A special centennial birthday cake was served for dessert. – Staff Report

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Ray and Nancy Ann Hunt, and Russell Crews

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Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church celebrates anniversary

Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church celebrates the congregation’s 75th anniversary with special services, guests, a musical about the church’s namesake, and service opportunities. (PHOTOS: COURTESY SAINT MICHAEL’S AND ALL ANGELS)

By Emilea McCutchan People Newspapers


or 75 years, Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church has actively served the Dallas community through various outreach programs. “Part of our mission as a church is to serve our neighbor,” said Christi Morrow, Saint Michael’s mission and outreach coordinator. “So, I think from its inception, St. Michael’s has had an outreach element.” Programs include Austin Street Shelter, Bachman Lake Together, Jubilee Park and Community Center, Aunt Betty’s Food Pantry at St. Philip’s School, North Dallas Shared Ministries, and Project Moses. “We partner with a variety of nonprofit organizations that cover issue areas that touch different people’s hearts,” Morrow said. “There’s always something for everyone.” Many of the programs the church serves can trace their roots back to the Episcopal Church. Morrow said two Episcopal priests founded Austin Street Shelter, and Jubilee

Park and Community Center was founded by St. Michael’s 25 years ago. Parishioners remain involved with Jubilee through events such as the Back to School Bash and Thanksgiving and Christmas Senior Luncheons and support Jubilee’s summer camp and after-school programs.

I think our church members are very cognizant of the fact that they are transformed spiritually [and] personally by serving others. Christi Morrow Morrow said that during COVID-19, St. Michael’s transformed an old church into a food pantry for the Jubilee community. The church also staffs the food pantry

at Aunt Betty’s Food Pantry at St. Philip’s School. Parishioners can help with the school’s youth groups and participate in drives. “We collected this past year, and in previous years, over 400 coats for [the] St. Philip’s Christmas store,” Morrow said. While St. Michael’s serves many long-established organizations, members also serve newer organizations like Project Moses and Bachman Lake Together. Project Moses was founded by two parishioners, Mary and Terry Demler, in 2016 to battle the issue of sex trafficking. Morrow said Project Moses partners with organizations like New Friends New Life, hosts symposiums to build awareness and collects donations for victims of sex trafficking. Another new organization St. Michael’s has partnered with is Bachman Lake Together, a kindergarten readiness program. “We are going to partner with pre-elementary school children and their parents to help get those children ready for kindergarten so that they can be successful

students,” Morrow said. Pre-elementary school children are among St. Michael’s volunteering force, making Valentine’s Day and Christmas cards for the Jubilee Center. Morrow said the ages of volunteers range from 3 to 90 years old, but they all share a desire to serve. “I think our church members are very cognizant of the fact that they are transformed spiritually [and] personally by serving others,” Morrow said. “Their faith is deepened.”

S A I N T M I C H A E L’ S A N D ALL ANGELS Saint Michael’s is an Episcopal Church established by the Bishop Harry Tunis Moore of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas. The Church’s charter was executed on the Feast Day of Saint Michael and All Angels. Saint Michael’s is located at 8011 Douglas Ave. in University Park. | July 2022


Four-Step Checklist for Choosing the Best Hardwood Floors Hardwood is the preferred choice for flooring among designers and homeowners alike. But between choosing your wood species, sawMARGARET ing method, plank width, CHAMBERS stain, and finish, there are a lot of decisions to make. Before you shop, I recommend going over the following checklist to help narrow down your options.

1. Choose between solid or engineered hardwood. Solid hardwood is the more traditional option, but engineered hardwood — in which a thin upper layer of wood is bonded to layers of plywood and composite material — is becoming more and more popular. The advantages of solid hardwood are that it’s quieter underfoot and has a longer lifespan. Engineered hardwood flooring is less likely to shift as the wood expands and contracts, making it the best choice for rooms where moisture can be an issue, such as basements and bathrooms.

2. Choose your wood species. Oak is the most commonly used wood in the U.S. because it is affordable, easy to stain, and durable. Cherry, maple, hickory, walnut, and ash are other options, each with their unique colors and grain patterns. No matter the species, try to select a wood that is already close to the stain color you want.

3. Choose the plank width and pattern. In the past, two-and-a-half to three-and-a-

half inches was the standard width for wood floor planks. Today, the latest trend is to use planks 4 to 7 inches wide. Wider planks are associated with luxury homes and are appropriate for large rooms. Planks laid in herringbone patterns go well with entryways, dining rooms, or studies.

4. Choose your stain and finish. Dark and light stains are suited for different styles of homes. While light wood floors are good for modern or casual homes, dark wood floors are more traditional and sophisticated. Different finishes can transform wood flooring. The same wood plank in a mid-gloss, high-gloss, matte, distressed, or wire-brushed finish will look completely different. I suggest staying away from handscraped finishes, as they look dated. For high-traffic rooms, I recommend looking into polyurethane coating. Do all the different options make your head spin? At my firm, we typically use wood flooring with rugs in our projects, so we are very knowledgeable about the options and latest trends. When in doubt, it never hurts to consult a professional before you take the plunge. 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 blog for more design advice.

CLOCKWISE: If you look closely, you can see the irregular patterns of the grain in these 5-inch quarter-sawn white oak planks. For this 1927 home, we kept the oak hardwood floors but sanded and re-stained them in a darker color. Keep in mind that solid hardwood can be sanded and refinished, but some kinds of engineered hardwood cannot. (PHOTOS: MICHAEL HUNTER AND NATHAN SCHRODER. DESIGNS: MARGARET CHAMBERS)

A Fatherly Conversation at the Bush Center

Former Cowboys QB Troy Aikman talks about his daughters, community, and football By Dillon Wyatt

tices should reflect his upbringing, so he made his beer — EIGHT Elite Light Lager. “I’m pretty mindful of what I put in my body and my workouts,” Aikman said. “The beer I made needed to be consistent with who I am, so it’s a 100% all-malt beer.”

People Newspapers While Troy Aikman is known as a three-time Super Bowl champion and Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, WFAA sports anchor Joe Trahan hoped to explore other facets of the retired Dallas Cowboy’s life. “My mission tonight is to have Troy share with you more of the big 360-degree view,” Trahan said during a recent Engage at the Bush Center session presented by NexPoint. “We want to tap into Troy Aikman the father, Troy Aikman the community member, and Troy Aikman the businessman.” Starting with fatherhood, Aikman spoke on June 6 at The George W. Bush Presidential Center about coaching his daughters, Jordan and Ally, in basketball and watching them play sports. “I never yelled at my kids about doing anything,” Aikman said. “I told them there’s three you’re going to do. You’re going to give great effort, you’re going to be a good teammate, and you’re going to do what your coach says to.” When Trahan showed a slideshow of photos showing Jordan and Ally growing up, Aikman became emotional.

WFAA’s Joe Trahan and ESPN’s Troy Aikman share the stage at The George W. Bush Presidential Center. (PHOTO: KINSEY CLEMMER)

“It’s hard for me to talk about my girls, knowing their background and some of the things they’ve been through,” Aikman said. “I did that video as an honor to them because they make being a father easy.” Trahan switched gears and wanted to know what it was like moving from California to Henryetta, Oklahoma as a 12-year-old boy. “When we moved to Henryetta, my whole life changed,”

Aikman said. “I wasn’t real happy about it, to be honest. I didn’t think I could get noticed by college coaches there.” Learning life lessons from bull riding camps to welding jobs in the summer, Aikman realized how lucky he was to live in a small town. “I feel what I am and who I am came about being raised in a small town,” Aikman said. “How you’re treated is much different in a small town.”

To give back to his hometown, Aikman held the “Highway to Henryetta” concert on June 11 in Henryetta, with Blake Shelton as the cover artist. “I’d had class reunions at my restaurant in Arlington,” Aikman said. “There were a number of people who couldn’t make the threehour drive. Having it in Arlington was counterintuitive, so I decided to have an event in Henryetta.” Aikman feels his business prac-

I told them there’s three you’re going to do. You’re going to give great effort, you’re going to be a good teammate, and you’re going to do what your coach says to. Troy Aikman As Trahan concluded the interview, he wanted to hear an analysis of the Cowboys. “The Cowboys have been good enough to do it all, but they haven’t played their best when it mattered,” said Aikman, a broadcaster who moved recently from Fox to ESPN. “I think they will this year, but until they do, you just don’t know.”

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Farmers Market Stroll Inspires Zesty Summer Cake On Friday mornings, I love to shop at the farmers’ market adjacent to Lake Dillon. The view of the lake surrounded by mountains is stunning. O v e r t h e ye a r s , I’ve come to know several of the farmers. I recognize who sells the best-tasting tomatoes and Palisade peaches, and which booth will be overflowing with beans, corn, squash, and salad greens still damp from the morning dew. As I stroll from one booth to the next, my mouth waters while the sights and smells provide inspiration for weekly meals, impromptu gatherings with friends, and recipes still to be developed. One of those strolls led me to a basket filled with fragrant lemons. Lemons always make me think of summer. Their bright yellow color and tart flavor are quintessential elements for pitchers of ice-cold lemonade, slices of lemon meringue pie, zesty marinades for chicken and fish, and my recipe for lemon pound

LEMON POUND CAKE Ingredients: 3 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder ¼ teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup unsalted butter, softened 2 teaspoons lemon zest 2 cups sugar 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice cake. Every morsel of this easy, melt-in-your-mouth cake is filled with bright lemon flavor. Baked in a tube pan, garnished with a dusting of confectioners’ sugar, and served with fresh berries or stone fruit and a swirl of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream, this summer dessert is ideal for family reunions, Fourth of July picnics, and casual gatherings with friends. Happy summer! Cookbook author and PBS chef Christy Rost is a longtime resident of the Park Cities and Preston Hollow. Find her Celebrating Home 4-minute cooking videos at and

4 eggs 1 cup milk 2 pints fresh blackberries, rinsed, for garnish Whipped heavy cream, for garnish Directions: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set it aside. In the large bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter, lemon zest, and sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy, about 8 minutes. Add the lemon juice and eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually add the flour mixture

to the creamed mixture, alternately with the milk, scraping the bowl often, until the batter is thick and fluffy. Spoon the batter into a greased and floured tube pan and bake 1 hour 20 minutes, or until the top of the cake is golden brown and a cake tester inserted into the cake comes out clean. Remove the cake from the oven and transfer it to a wire rack. Run a sharp knife around the outer edge of the cake and set it aside 30 minutes to cool. Remove the tube pan insert from the pan and allow the cake to cool 20 minutes more. Run a sharp knife between the cake and the bottom of the pan, place the wire rack over the top of the pan, and invert the cake. Set it aside until it has cooled completely. To serve, dust the top of the cake with confectioners’ sugar, slice, and serve with blackberries and a swirl of Chantilly cream. Yield: 10 to 12 servings


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Abbey on Lovers Lane offers visitors a place for prayer, solitude


Worshipers gather to bless The Abbey, which includes a prayer room and other amenities for spiritual formation. (PHOTOS: TOM HOTCHKISS)

By Emilea McCutchan People Newspapers

The urgent honking of cars darting through the busy intersection of Interstate 75 and Lovers Lane might make the bordering small blue house dedicated to prayer and solitude seem out of place. For the Rev. Thomas and Marcia Hotchkiss, it is the perfect environment for their urban abbey, The Abbey on Lovers Lane. The center opened last August to promote contemplative spirituality, a way of prayer. Although it neighbors Saint Christopher’s Episcopal Church, The Abbey on Lovers Lane is open to all. “They don’t have to be Episcopalian, and they don’t have to go to any church,” Marcia Hotchkiss said. “They just have [to have] a desire to come.” Right as you step inside the little blue house, the guiding belief of the abbey is apparent. Welcoming you in is a picture of blossoming tree branches emblazoned with Psalm 46:10. “[The Psalm] says, ‘Be still and know that I am God,’” Hotchkiss said. “That’s our outstanding belief. We think that people need slowing, silence, solitude, and time to quit having this frenetic activity that most of us have.” To help accomplish this, The Abbey on Lovers Lane offers spiritual direction and programs. Some upcoming programs include a young mothers’ half-day retreat, a series about what to do when you have unanswered prayers, a clergy spouse retreat, and a class dedicated to teaching the basics of prayer. “It’s going to be called ‘Prayer: A Sim-

ple Guide for Normal People,’” Hotchkiss said. “It’ll be three or four weeks [about the] basics of how to pray. We’ll follow that up in Advent with a retreat on how to listen to God.” The center is open for those seeking silence and solitude, including plush futons and comfy armchairs framing each of the two bedrooms converted into spaces for quiet and reflection. There is also a living room with plenty of comfy seating like a sofa and two armchairs, a dining room, and a functional kitchen complete with a coffee-maker. Flyers about upcoming programs are scattered on side and coffee tables, and religious reading materials are gently stacked in several bookcases for visitors to peruse. Outside lies a quiet garden space with seating and a model of Jerusalem’s Western Wall, where visitors may place prayers written on slips of paper into the wire mesh for prayer team members to bless and consecrate. Eventually, Hotchkiss said she hopes to expand The Abbey on Lovers Lane into a nonprofit. “We’d like to meet the needs of as many different types of people as possible,” Hotchkiss said. “We feel like it’s one person at a time.”

We think that people need slowing, silence, solitude, and time to quit having this frenetic activity that most of us have. Marcia Hotchkiss

AT A G L A N C E The Abbey on Lovers Lane 7816 Lovers Lane Open Monday-Saturday (groups by appointment)

Staying home this Summer but still want to have big fun? DART has you covered. Check out our DARTable Staycations for adventures the whole family will enjoy. From entertainment to dining, these local hidden gems have a little something for everyone to enjoy. And the best part? You can get there on DART—it’s all DARTable!

Common unknown reasons why people fall or have balance problems. It’s never because of age...there’s always A REASON! Now what to do about it? By Leading Balance Expert, Dr. Jeffrey Guild, Physical Therapist Are you worried about losing independence because of falls? Are you seeing your friends around you falling and losing their independence? Are you becoming frustrated with your doctors and kids telling you not to fall (without telling you HOW). Here are some common unknown reasons why people fall, and a SOLUTION to prevent it from happening. 1: Vertigo/Inner Ear Balance Problems: Vertigo and dizziness are symptoms of problems that put older people at risk of falling. These symptoms are very common. In fact, one-third of people over the age of 70, and one-half of people over the age of 85 are experiencing dizziness and/or vertigo right now! The good news is that now that you know to look for them, these conditions are usually very treatable! 2. The Legs Not Knowing Where They Are (Proprioceptive Loss): As a balance specialist I see this problem ALL THE TIME. Although this problem is very common, most people don’t realize they have it at all. I often see this when people are falling or having balance problems for what seems like NO APPARENT REASON. It’s simple to find out whether or not you face this problem, and there are many ways around it if you do. 3. Walking Slowly & Furniture Walking: Some people think walking slowly and carefully reduces the risk of falling. This is NOT the case. Like riding a bicycle, slowing down greatly increases the risk of falling, and is a dangerous

thing to do for somebody with balance problems. Touching furniture and walls while walking is a sign that something is wrong and immediate action is needed to prevent this from becoming a fall! Want more information & solutions? My new special report provides actionable tips that will help you keep or regain your independence. And the best thing is it’s 100% FREE, and you’re under no obligation to buy anything when you call. IMPORTANT: For obvious reasons, my offer to send you this report FREE must come with a restriction on the number I can mail out… so it’s critical that you call TODAY and request your free report now. What To Do Next? Call: (214) 712-8242 (Leave a Message 24/7) & Choose: · Option 1: Have your FREE Report mailed or emailed to you · Option 2: Free Report + FREE Balance/Fall Screen Or Discovery Visit · To learn more about Balance, Falling, Dizziness, Vertigo, and MUCH more, listen to our podcast! Visit, or search for ‘Optimove Podcast’ wherever you listen to your podcasts. Author Dr. Jeffrey Guild, Physical Therapist is owner of Optimove Physical Therapy & Wellness. You can contact him at (214) 712-8242 or email at

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Private Offerings Abound in Today’s Real Estate Market

Gone are the days when a simple internet search could yield a comprehensive list of available homes on the market. Neither can a download of data from the Multiple Listing Service. Today, you need a well-connected agent who knows about the homes being offered offmarket, sometimes called hip-pocket listings. These homes won’t be marketed online or in other advertising – you must work with an agent to learn about them. Currently, the luxury real estate experts with Allie Beth Allman & Associates are representing more than 25 private offerings across DFW. These homes are located in neighborhoods from University Park to Preston Hollow. There’s a a five-bedroom Highland Park home within walking distance to Highland Park Village and Bradfield Elementary. Just completed on a picturesque, Preston Hollow lane is a contemporary home with design details you don’t want to miss. Just a short distance from the private school corridor, a Texas Hill Country contemporary home sits on 1.27 acres dotted with shady trees. Find the right home with the help of an Allie Beth Allman & Associates expert. Call an expert agent to see the luxury brokerage’s private list of homes on the market: https://www.alliebeth. com/associates/int



Exceptional New Construction in Lobello Estates

5233 Yolanda Lane is currently being offered for $8,995,000. Newly constructed modern perfection in Preston Hollow set on a meticulously landscaped 1.04-acre lot with resort-style pool and reflection pond. 5233 Yolanda Lane is currently being offered for $8,995,000 and is an A-list collaborative effort with SHM Architects, built by Platinum Homes with interior design by Erin Sander. Impressive 11,000+ square foot estate built with the finest quality materials including limestone exterior, 14-foot ceilings, floor to ceiling Lincoln windows, Geo-thermal HVAC. Fleetwood sliding glass doors masterfully extend the loggia from the great room and game-media room elevating the indoor-outdoor relationship. Well-equipped gourmet kitchen with top of the line commercial appliances plus a separate catering kitchen tucked away for entertaining. The formal dining area is outfitted with a chilled wine showcase. Expansive views of the pristine front and rear grounds, pool and reflective ponds from most of the first level. Other features include six bedrooms, study, fitness room, craft room, 6-car garage. This is the most exceptional opportunity for new construction in Lobello Estates. Contact Ryan Streiff (469.371.3008) or Laura Michelle (214.228.3854) for more information or to set up a private showing. Visit DPMFineHomes. com to learn more or call 214.799.1488.



It Takes an Agent to Match Buyers with the Right Home

A Home with Green Space Can Soothe the Soul

In today’s unprecedented real estate market, buyers and sellers are looking for any advantage they can find. Flashy, high-tech innovations might garner lots of attention or give the gee-whiz factor, but it does not get the deal done. Still, the most important element in finding and buying a home, across the board, continues to be having an experienced real estate agent on your side. “This is probably the most unique real estate market that we’ve ever seen, with the extremely low inventory. That makes a good agent more vital than ever,” says Allie Beth Allman & Associates Sales Manager Erin Young Garrett. “They are essential to getting a deal done.” The last thing a seller wants to do is lose momentum or get hung up on unimportant details. According to Allie Beth Allman & Associates President Keith Conlon, the agents that are winning deals today are the ones that the listing side agents want to work with. “It’s just as important as anything,” he says. “Winning agents are generally well-liked in the Realtor community. They negotiate and maneuver with fairness, and without causing any road bumps that don’t need to be there.” Connect an expert agent: https://www.alliebeth. com/associates/int

Research has shown time and again that immersing yourself in the outdoors helps us maintain our mental health. Visiting parks, walking a golf course or spending time in a lush backyard increases feelings of satisfaction, happiness and self-esteem. Ask an expert at Allie Beth Allman & Associates to find you a home with a lovely, green yard to ease life’s pressures. The home you’re looking for might be on an exclusive list of private offerings, so connect with an agent. The five-bedroom, French estate at 6459 Tulip Lane has extensive green space, including a play area, pool, spa and even a putting green. The home’s manicured front gardens offer a glimpse of the outdoor oasis that awaits. Wander among the trees dotting the one-acre, park-like grounds of 5460 Northbrook Drive, featuring a pool and sports court, perfect for enjoying the beautiful weather outdoors. The phrase resort-like applies to a home at 9226 Hathaway St. Set on 1.75-acres, the beautiful Texas Hill Country-style home features is surrounded by lush landscaping, the pool, spa, fire pit and tennis court provide nice distractions from any busy schedule. Call an expert agent to see the luxury brokerage’s private list of homes on the market: https://www.


Build Your Dream Home in Highland Park


Getting What You Need and Want is Still Possible


50% of Lots Sold on Beacon Hill’s Interior Lake 5335 Meaders Lane 6 Bedrooms | 6.2 Baths | 12,612 SqFt Offered For $9,130,000 Designed by architect Elby Martin, a Tuscaninspired stone-clad estate home with Italian barrel tile roof, manicured 1.1-acre site with mature trees and landscape by Harold Leidner. Gourmet kitchen topped by a barrel brick ceiling is open to one of several family rooms. Custom Knotty Alderwood cabinetry with White Castle hardware provides storage. Two full-size SubZeros refrigerators, two Asko dishwashers, two gas Wolf ovens and warming drawer. Outdoor Kitchen equipped with a Wolfe outdoor grille and Subzero undercounter refrigerators, and electric screens. Resort like pool, cabana, turfed back yard, private guest house. Home is equipped with Geothermal HVAC and natural gas generator. For more information please contact Kyle Crews (214) 538-1310.

Lots at the very popular Lake Ava Rosetta are selling fast. The 9-acre stocked fishing and swimming lake is now 50% sold with 8 of the 16 lots under contract, under construction or having a full-time resident. 5 of the remaining lots offer the opportunity for private fishing docks. Residents are already enjoying the newly added beach area with new outdoor grills, fire pits and more. To find your perfect place of tranquility offering fishing, canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, swimming, barbecuing and other outdoor fun, visit us online at to schedule a tour or call 903-498-LAKE (5253).

For years, smaller was better for many homebuyers who opted to build a new home. But that was before the pandemic struck, when it became essential to work, exercise and have dinner nightly in the safety of one’s home. The trend toward more square footage can be seen in homes coming on the market in Highland Park and nearby neighborhoods. Homes today are being built with more and larger bedrooms and baths. They usually have an exercise room, a designated space to enjoy movies and at least one home office. The experts at Allie Beth Allman & Associates are representing several new properties in Highland Park. At 9,500 square feet of living space, the fivebedroom Mediterranean-style home Avida Custom Homes is building at 3900 Potomac Ave. in Highland Park is a perfect example of this bigger-is-better trend. A building site on one of Highland Park’s most storied streets just came on the market at 3524 Beverly Drive. Adjacent to Armstrong Elementary’s greenbelt, it’s a perfect location for a family home. Find the right home with the help of an Allie Beth Allman & Associates expert. Call an expert agent to see the luxury brokerage’s private list of homes on the market:

The summer 2022 residential real estate market is shaping up to be very competitive. But don’t be intimidated into inaction. Getting what you need and want is still possible with the right mindset … and, more importantly, the right agent. “Now more than ever, a knowledgeable, tenacious representative by your side makes all the difference, especially with such limited inventory,” says Chris Kelly, president and CEO of the Ebby Halliday Companies. “Going in with a plan is critical. And our experienced agents can help you come up with one that’s right for your situation and increases your likelihood of coming out on top as a seller financially, and as a buyer in a multioffer situation. “If a no-obligation consultation sounds good right about now, our agents would love to provide one for you along with a free valuation of your home,” Kelly says. “Together, we can beat the odds.” Ebby Halliday is the leading real estate company in Texas and Oklahoma. To learn more, visit ebby. com and connect with one of our experienced agents today. | July 2022


How Does Your Garden Glow?


More and more homeowners are finding their favorite time to spend summer in their gardens is after sundown. With the addition of strategic outdoor lighting, gardens transform into additional living spaces, moonlit walking paths, and alfresco dining options. Richard Lentz, president of Lentz Landscape Lighting, shares a few tips on enhancing your gardens with recreated “moonlight” and other outdoor lighting options. “Many of our customers spend quite a bit of money landscaping their properties with beautiful gardens,” says Lentz. “The problem is

that investment literally disappears after dark,” he adds. With the placement of strategic outdoor lighting, homeowners can enjoy the beauty of their garden day and night while adding the benefit of increased security to the entire property. Here are a few tips on night lighting your gardens from Richard Lentz: • Use soft perimeter lights along the pathways to create ambiance and provide additional safety lighting • Use a selection of warm accent lights throughout the garden to highlight artistic features like sculptures, birdbaths, fountains, and special groupings of foliage • Install dimmable down lights from inside the roof of an arbor, a gazebo, or a pavilion to set the mood for any event. • Hang strings of white lights or a weatherproof chandelier from a low bough of a large tree and set an outdoor dining table under it for entertaining alfresco-style. • Likewise, use outdoor lighting around settings of garden furniture to create additional “rooms” within your garden For more information about landscape lighting for your garden, contact Richard Lentz @ 972-241-4259 or visit


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