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16 NO. 11 “THE BEST COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER IN TEXAS” PRESTONHOLLOWPEOPLE.COM   PATRIOT PRIDE: TJ ATHLETES STAY STRONG DESPITE SETBACKS Coach Jones aims to build back tornado-hampered program better and stronger By Todd Jorgenson Wins on the scoreboard are nice, but for victory these days just to keep playing. After all, you could hardly fault anyone at TJ for making excuses amid all of the obstacles that have befallen the school the past year.ber 2019, prompting the relocation classes and athletic programs to an old middle-school building nine miles away. The COVID-19 pandemic hindered efforts to regroup teams The public-health crisis also caused themer, with boys basketball coach Kenny Jones stepping in as last-minute replacement to losses entering this season. coaches and student-athletes. They have continued to open our eyes to how resilient theyordinator at TJ for eight years. “We have continued to not make any excuses and move our programs forward.” Jones points to handful of milestones, first-ever appearance the girls wrestling state achievements are just as noteworthy. For example, it’s challenging keep stutheir neighborhood. Administrators worked out bus plan help, but regular practicetendance can be logistically challenging for maintain hope,”Jones said.“We have an uphill After the storm, assistance came pourequipment on short notice. The Dallas Cowboys opened their Frisco practice facility the have pitched in by allowing TJ to use baseballplex in West Dallas. “We’ve continued to stay calm and coach find way to try and meet those standards.” more than 30 varsity players suited up for the season-opening football game against Pink“We would typically be going and knocking on doors just get kids to come to practice,” Jones said. “Now we’ve had just as many, Where coaches other schools might have to manufacture character-building experiences,TJ players live through them every day. “There are reasons why people could have them to give chance grow their kids and support their kids. Many them have stayed,”Jones said.“We just try to focus on the positives. Eventually, we will be back at the TJ EXCUSES Jones and Jefferson’s resilient let hard knocks and pandemic from showing PAGE 20 16 NO. 11 “THE BEST COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER IN TEXAS” PRESTONHOLLOWPEOPLE.COM   PATRIOT PRIDE: TJ ATHLETES STAY STRONG DESPITE SETBACKS Coach Jones aims to build back tornado-hampered program better and stronger By Todd Jorgenson coaches and athletes at Thomas Jefferson, it’s victory these days just to keep playing. After all, you could hardly fault anyone at TJ for making excuses amid all the obstacles that have befallen the school the past year. tornado leveled the campus in October 2019, prompting the relocation of classes and athletic programs to an old middle-school building nine miles away. The COVID-19 pandemic hindered efforts regroup teams school’s football coach to leave over the summer, with boys basketball coach Kenny Jones lead downtrodden squad with 27 straight losses entering this season. coaches and student-athletes. They have continued to open our eyes to how resilient theyordinator at TJ for eight years. “We have continued not make any excuses and move our Jones points to handful of milestones, such as Lizzet Salazar making the school’s first-ever appearance the girls wrestling state achievements are just as noteworthy. For example, it’s challenging to keep students coming to school 20 minutes from out bus plan to help, but regular practicetendance can be logistically challenging for “We’ve tried to be really mindful and thoughtful of what we can do for our kids to maintain hope,”Jones said.“We have an uphill battle with all of these setbacks, but that’s what After the storm, assistance pouring in. Dallas ISD arranged for facilities andboys opened their Frisco practice facility the Patriots free of charge. And the Texas Rangers and softball fields at their Mercy Street complex in West Dallas. on,”Jones said.“If we raise the bar, kids usually find way to try and meet those standards.” more than 30 varsity players suited up for the season-opening football game against Pink“We would typically be going and knock-tice,” Jones said. “Now we’ve had just as many, not more, students showing up.” Where coaches at other schools might have to manufacture character-building experiences,TJ players live through them every day. “There are reasons why people could have left, but we’ve had to talk with parents and ask and support their kids. Many them have stayed,”Jones said.“We just try to focus on the we know. It will be built better and stronger.” Thomas Jefferson High School athletic coordinator Kenny Jones stepped lead the football team after the program’s coach left this summer. (PHOTOS: CHRIS MCGATHEY) EXCUSES Jones and Jefferson’s resilient let hard knocks and pandemic from showing compete. PAGE 20
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INWOOD, WILLOW STARBUCKS WORKERS UNIONIZE Employees advocate for company values in local stores

Workers at the Inwood and Willow Starbucks have filed to unionize for a better work environment.

Store employees will vote to unionize on Monday, June 12, hours after this paper goes to press.

The location filed May 4 to unionize. Cass Fox, who has worked for Starbucks for a couple years, said that they and other partners — Starbucks’ word for employees — have been treated unfairly by the Willow and Inwood store.

“A lot of us are left kind of hopeless day in/day out as we see less (workers) in our stores, as well as less hours, threats to benefits, and whatnot,” Fox said. “I think it was just about time that we had some representation.”

To unionize, 70% of store employees had to consent to file by signing union cards. They will officially be a union if the employees elect to unionize on June 12.

Specifically, Fox said that their new manager is an outside hire who selectively enforced the company missions and values. The company values most important to Fox are pushing the status quo and inclusivity, which they said have not been upkept at Inwood and Willow.

“Ever since (the manager’s hiring), we kind of had a paradigm shift in the store of wanting to receive representation via way of a union,” Fox said.

We’ve reached out to this manager numerous times via text and phone call and have not received a response. Starbucks’ press contact also did not respond to our request for comment.

Makayla Boydstun, another Starbucks partner of more than three years, got involved in union efforts because she was tired of seeing people overworked, ignored, and undervalued.

“I’ve seen so many quality baristas bring so much to the table only to see Starbucks suck them dry,” Boydstun said. “It can be anything from lying about promotions to

keep us within the company, manipulating us into working overtime or coming in to make up for bad schedules, the list goes on.”

Stores in Mockingbird Station, Addison, Denton, and Flower Mound have also unionized or filed to do so in North Texas.

Fox said misinformation and disinformation has spread about unions.

“The union isn’t some scary third-party organization,” Fox said. “The union just means partners coming together to actually hold up to the name that Starbucks gives us, which is partners.”

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Skulduggery of the Century?

Ransomware raid ruins infraction reports

Have you tried to make a court payment, check out an e-book from a public library, or even adopt an animal using Dallas’ websites in the last month?

DPD: Shootings Prompt Deaths, Arrests, Manhunt

Recent shootings in the Preston Hollow area have left one man dead, one teen dead, two teens arrested, and an unknown shooter on the loose.

Preston Center

Dallas police say a 17-year-old boy arrested May 23 in Nevada is accused in the May 19 shooting death of a security guard at Preston Center West.

The guard, identified as Adalberto Santiago, 34, confronted a male suspect breaking into a car at the scene in the 8200 block of Westchester Drive shortly before 3:30 p.m., according to police.

A fight broke out, and the suspect shot Santiago before leaving the scene in a gold sedan, police said.

Santiago was taken to a nearby hospital, where he later died, and police found the suspect’s vehicle after the shooting in a closed business parking lot in the 2200 block of N. Cockrell Hill Road, authorities said.

Merit Drive

10-business-day deadline.

Editor William Taylor recalls thumbing through paper reports in the lobby of a police department in another city many years ago.

A 14-year-old boy died nearly a week after he was shot by another 14-year-old in the 12700 block of Merit Drive, near

635 and U.S. 75, Dallas police say.

Officers responded to the scene shortly before 7 p.m. May 25 and determined a 14-year-old boy shot the victim.

Police say the suspect was taken into custody, and the victim was taken to a local hospital in critical condition and died from his injuries May 31.

The Dallas Morning News reported the Dallas County medical examiner’s office identified the teen who was shot as Kavontai Chandler.

Police declined to identify the suspect, citing his age.

Valley Ridge Road

Dallas police say officers responded to a shooting call in the 3900 block of Valley Ridge Road at about 1:10 a.m. on June 4.

A preliminary investigation determined an unknown shooter shot into a house, described by neighbors as a shortterm rental property, and left the location. Neighbors told FOX 4 News that they found bullets in nearby homes and cars. No injuries were reported.

Then, you’re probably familiar with the ransomware attack in early May.

The city’s Information & Technology Services department is still recovering.

The most significant effect for Preston Hollow People: We’ve lost access to online crime reports.

The last crime listed on the Dallas Police Department’s online offense report dashboard occurred at 12:32 a.m. on May 3. That’s more than a month’s worth of unreported crimes.

Our readers are accustomed to getting a nearly full print page of Preston Hollow area crime news each month and a more robust online post each week.

The cyber villains have left us — and you — without those details.

Preston Hollow residents are concerned about crime.

Car capers, purse prowlers, and bold burglars are just some of the consistent crimes we would report weekly.

While police can’t control the speed ITS takes to overcome the remaining effects of the attack, the public’s ability to access information about crimes happening in their neighborhoods is still harmed.

We’ve tried it all to access the new reports.

The city was considered “closed” as our press deadline approached due to the attack, so not obligated to fulfill open records requests within the usual

But there are no such physical copies for us to access at Dallas stations, according to the city.

Officers still digitally input incident reports after making calls, but we’re told even the department can’t access those now.

This crime report access drought reminds us of times when the city intentionally made information less available.

Take, for example, 2021, after Police Chief Eddie Garcia started his new gig.

The department began redacting complainant names and other personally identifying information from online reports – even though such data would be on the portion of a report journalists and others could eventually get through the time-consuming process of filing a public records request.

In 2014, Dallas quit publishing online the narratives that described the offenses.

Those changes made it much harder to provide readers with the crime information they want and need – but not nearly as problematic as now.

It’s unfortunate, so here’s our Skulduggery of the Month: Please Bring Back Police Reports!

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SMU Law Professor Empathizes With Desperate Migrants

Natalie Nanasi views challenges on the southern border from an academic and personal perspective.

The SMU Dedman School of Law professor arrived with her family from Hungary in the early 1980s and went to law school knowing she wanted to use her degree to help other immigrants.

She directs the Judge Elmo B. Hunter Legal Center for Victims of Crimes Against Women.

“I work a lot, for example, with immigrants who have been victims of crime here in the United States and cooperate with law enforcement in the investigation or prosecution of those perpetrators,” Nanasi said. “That is a category of people that I would hope most people would agree we would like to keep here in the United States.”

The immigration law expert views the new border regulations the Biden administration implemented since Title 42 ended as problematic.

Title 42, an emergency health authority that began under the Trump administration in 2020, allowed U.S. officials to turn away migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border to avoid the spread of COVID-19. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared it no longer necessary.

Nanasi views as most problematic a rule that would require immigrants passing through other countries to seek asylum in those nations first.

“A lot of the transit countries, including

Mexico, are, quite frankly, just as dangerous for asylum seekers as the countries that they’re coming from,” Nanasi said. “The legal systems in these countries — the asylum systems more specifically –– may not be appropriately robust and able to handle their claims.”

Another measure would have migrants use the mobile app CBP One to schedule processing time at their port of entry.

“You can imagine that a typical asylum seeker who is fleeing their home country, oftentimes — because again their lives arein immediate danger — may not have access to the technology that they need, (or) may not be able to navigate an app,” Nanasi said.

In her work, she sees many people who don’t yet have the necessary skills to use the app.

“You know, I work with a lot of clients who are illiterate, who don’t have high levels of education, who don’t have high levels of technology proficiency,” she said.

Politics have cast migration in a bad light, but immigration is not a bad thing, Nanasi said.

She urges people to remember their humanity because, ultimately, the U.S. is a nation of immigrants.

Many of those arriving at the border have faced hardship at home and on their journey and come hoping for a better life, only to encounter backlogs in immigration courts that make the process challenging to navigate.

“Right now, the wait time to get that visa is over 10 years,” she said. “You start to understand why desperate people take desperate actions.”

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Rental Scooters Return to Dallas

Rental scooters and e-bikes have returned to Dallas following a nearly three-year ban, but city council members anticipate no problems, at least initially for the Preston Hollow area.

City Councilwoman Jaynie Schultz doesn’t foresee the scooters affecting District 11 residents “at this time.” Councilwoman Gay Donnell Willis doesn’t “think we’ll see many of them in (District) 13 until they reach critical mass, and that could be a while.”

Three brands — Bird, Lime, and Superpedestrian — were permitted to plant 500 scooters in Dallas.

Dallas city officials and members of the public may report issues related to rental scooters and e-bikes. Protocols in place include:

• Public parks, trails, and plazas will be “NoRide Zones.”

• Areas where speeds are limited to 10 mph, such as Deep Ellum, West End, and the Ronald Kirk Pedestrian Bridge, are classified as “Slow-Ride Zones.”

• Shared scooters and e-bikes may only be used between 5 a.m. and 9 p.m.

• Riding scooters on sidewalks is prohibited.

Meyer on House Impeachment Board

State Rep. Morgan Meyer is among the 12 representatives appointed to the Texas House impeachment board of managers that delivered

articles of impeachment against Attorney General Ken Paxton to the state Senate.

The House voted 121-23 on May 27 to impeach Paxton after an investigative committee brought forth 20 articles of impeachment against him, including bribery and abuse of public trust. The investigation started in March after Paxton and his agency agreed to pay $3.3 million to settle a lawsuit by four of his former deputies, the Texas Tribune reported.

Weinberg Wins Dallas ISD Runoff

Sarah Weinberg won the June 10 runoff against Jimmy Tran for the District 2 seat on the Dallas ISD Board of Trustees with 53.21% of the vote.

In the initial May 6 election, where Kevin Malonson finished third, Weinberg received 37.10% of the vote, and Tran received 39.62%.

Clear Backpacks Mandated Dallas ISD will require clear backpacks for all students starting in the 2023-2024 school year.

Mesh backpacks will also be allowed, but district officials prefer clear ones.

Students may carry a small, non-clear pouch for cell phones, money, hygiene products, and other personal items. The district will provide each student with a free backpack, or families may purchase their own.

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Documentary explores annual musical by performers with disabilities

Film explores storylines of selected cast members

Christi Davenport:

The Spotlight theater veteran, a recent widow, splits her time between Dallas and California during the show’s preparation. Christi faces the production for the first time without her beloved husband, Austin, and her emotional struggle and theatrical triumph are focal points in the film. How will she overcome the pain of loss, and what kind of new life will she build for herself moving forward? Fortunately, Christi finds solace and comradery in a new friend and “sister,” fellow castmate Cindy Johnston.

Daniel Wade:

A south Dallas native, the only Black cast member, struggles to express himself fully by playing the drums in the musical production. His innate musical talent and brave effort to live a more independent life provide stirring and inspirational highlights.

Daniel tries out a communal living facility, away from his mother’s care for the first time. Can he fulfill his dream of being a professional musician? What will life look like outside the protective confines of his family home?

Daniel’s calm resolve as he expresses past discrimination and misunderstandings provides sobering moments amongst the sometimes-chaotic rehearsals in the film.

Nancy Appleman:

Into The Spotlight, a moving, inspirational new documentary, explores an annual musical produced by Dallas individuals with disabilities.

The film, directed by Jesuit and SMU alum and Emmy- and Peabody-Award winner Thaddeus Matula, premiered at the Dallas International Film Festival this spring, encored in midJune at Violet Crown Cinema, before heading to the Ignite Film Festival in Marlborough, England.

“The Belong Spotlight theater program has grown tremendously over the last few years,” said Michelle Cox, executive director of generosity and impact ministries at Highland Park United Methodist Church.

“It really elevates individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and shows an amazing story of how they create, write, and produce a musical every year,” she said.

Rehearsals for the show start every August, with the ensuing performance in February.

“They knew they had a good story here, and I was just validating what they were saying,” Matula said, describing the initial meeting as a “transformational moment.”

After initial concern over funding and possible loss of creative control, he recalled, “You guys said, ‘What if we pay for it?’ Then we became partners. It was one of the most beautiful acts of people living their faith that I had come across in a long time.”

“We just knew the boundaries when we got to them,” Cox said. “It was all about protecting the dignity of the participants.”

Matula reflected on watching the participants.

“I feel like I’m not watching people with disabilities in this,” he said. “I feel like I’m just watching people.”

He said of the nine central people prominently profiled in the film, “It just became imperative to us that we have to keep all these people.”

“We had over 400 hours of footage,” Thaddeus said of the arduous editing. “It was like

finding the right needles in a stack of needles.”

The project took over two years to complete, shooting from late spring of 2020 to April 2021, with pickup shots months later.

“It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but it’s also the best thing I’ve ever done,” he said.

During the Dallas festival, it drew two sold-out screenings at the Texas Theater and Velvet Crown Theaters and a DIFF Best Texas Feature Award and Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature.

“I’m thrilled,” the director said. “If we find the right partner, this is something that could catch fire, gain traction.”

Of the film’s subjects, he said, “We believe that their wisdom and their approach to life is going to change lives. And I don’t mean the lives of people with disabilities, but I mean change the way we, as the neurotypical, view these individuals.”

Cox knows others could benefit from similar programs.

“We’ve already been contacted by other churches and other programs throughout the world. So, it’s already working,” she said. “What I think Thaddeus and the team captured was the heart of these characters.

“The way Jacob ends it is so brilliant — ‘Be a light always’ – And that’s what they are. That’s exactly why we did the film. They are a light.”

Eloquently expressing the frustration of her existential crisis, deteriorating condition, and sensitivity to sound, Nancy’s weighty observations provide quiet moments of touching introspection. Yet her battle over physical limitations to ultimately shine in the musical adds profound depth and an unexpected touch of humor to the unfolding human drama.

Will Nancy’s delicate ears endure Daniel’s powerful drumming during the performance? Scenes of Nancy and David’s friendship, mutual support, and swimming together in a local pool, unfettered by life’s constraints, glow with inspirational warmth.

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CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP LEFT: Kinsey Boozer, Christi Davenport, and Cindy Johnston; Daniel Wade; Jacob Kunko; and two photos of Jason Carter with Sally Smith. COURTESY INTO THE SPOTLIGHT
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‘Preston Hollow People’ Applauds

Obstetrician-gynecologist Dr. Deborah A. Fuller, who the Texas Medical Association Young Physicians Section named its 2023 Young at Heart Award honoree.

Fuller was selected for her support and mentorship of young physicians. Doctors from the TMA Young Physician Section presented Fuller with the award during TexMed, TMA’s annual meeting.

Section chair-elect Dr. Emma L. Dishner nominated Fuller, describing her as a “wonderful role model and mentor.”

The Preston Hollow Women’s Club, for spending its 43rd year raising funds to purchase four maker tables and convertible benches for Preston Hollow Elementary School. The concrete and metal tables will provide students with ample workspace for various outdoor projects. The benches will allow for additional seating and work surfaces when needed. These purchases are part of the outdoor learning classroom that the PHWC is working to create. Phase One concluded in 2022, and the additions will be built and installed this summer.

Letter to the Editor

Distressed by signal

The city of Dallas talks about being “transparent” in all they do. The actual process for the city for traffic light installations is anything but transparent.

The city wants to install a traffic light at Rosser Road and Royal Lane and with an outdated and failed traffic study, without informing the residents, and without considering alternatives. Visit for a complete explanation of this controversy. | July 2023 11 SELLING PREMIER URBAN NEIGHBORHOODS Meet the experts in Park Cities & Preston Hollow. Not intended as solicitation of properties currently listed with another broker. Information contained herein is believed to be correct but not guaranteed. O ering made subject to errors, omissions, change of price, prior sale or withdrawal without notice. 3203 McKinney Aveue 2 Bed | 3 Bath | 2,900 SqFt. Lease for $13,000 Residential or Commercial use TREY BOUNDS & ANI NOSNIK 9851 Kingsway Avenue 4 Bed | 4.1 Bath | 4,414 SqFt. O ered for $2,850,000 ANI NOSNIK FOR LEASE FOR SALE 17217 Hidden Glen 4 Bed | 3 Bath | 3,544 SqFt. O ered for $895,000 ANI NOSNIK SOLD 2555 N Pearl St #1802 1 Bed | 1.1 Bath | 2,154 SqFt O ered for $2,950,000 SANDERS AVREA & KYLE CREWS 9127 Cochran Blu 4 Bed | 2.5 Bath | 3,544 SqFt. O ered for $995,000 TREY BOUNDS FOR SALE FOR SALE 112 Quail Run, Colleyville, TX 5 Bed | 3.1 Bath | 5,550 SqFt | 1.15 Acres O ered for $1,699,000 ROBIN WEBSTER FOR SALE
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1. Check Mates

Thomas Jefferson High School and Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy hosted students from 104 schools on May 6 for Dallas ISD’s first multi-location elementary chess tournament. Almost 1,600 kindergarteners through fifth graders competed in three rounds, with nine teams from Preston Hollow-area schools placing in the top three of their respective categories.


2. Poetry Slammed

Good Shepherd Episcopal School held its second-annual eighth-grade Poetry Slam on May 17, with Dean Gafford, Miles Hendricks, and Levi Secker claiming first place for “Fast Food” and Alex Reich second for “Poetry is Stupid.” COURTESY JOHN HOLT

3. Smell Tests

Senior Living communities throughout Dallas gathered at CC Young Senior Living to support The Michael J. Fox Foundation’s Smell Test Study. Visit to learn more. BACK ROW, FROM LEFT: Patty Sullivan, Martha Bonilla, Cynthia Seskes, Russell Crews, Nell Taylor, Jennifer Griffin, Lisa O’Brien, Randy Richie, Cathy Patton, Laura Porting, Ashley Brown, and Karisti Julia. FRONT ROW, FROM LEFT: Aimee Barresi, Sabrina Porter, Kristen Mazza, and Lacy Stanley. COURTESY DANNY BOLLINGER

4. Congrats, Grads

During the late May commencement season for the class of 2023, Thomas Jefferson High School celebrated graduating seniors who couldn’t return to their campus until this spring after a tornado displaced them in October 2019. CHRIS MCGATHEY –


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RETIREMENT GOAL: SEE THE WHOLE COUNTRY Dallas man plans to run at least one marathon in every state

Retirement looks different depending on the person.

Browse the pages of an AARP pamphlet or IRA investment packet and you’ll see all manner of golf courses, sailboats, and sunset dinners.

When most people think of hanging it up, they envision the three R’s of retirement – rest, relaxation, and resignation. However, for one Dallas resident, it’s all about running.

At 59, Scott Kline is a retired attorney with a mission to make the most of his next chapter. After spending the last few years as a full-time parent, he’s found an exciting way to stay in shape, see the world, and spend quality time with his wife.

“I started marathon training as a way to kill time while my son was in school,”

Kline said. “That’s when my wife came up with this idea that would be really fascinating for the both of us. Since she’s only ever lived in New Jersey and Texas, we thought taking on this project to run a marathon in all 50 states would be a great way to see some of the places we otherwise would have no reason to visit.”

Beginning with the Boston Marathon in 1987, he finished 10 marathons in 10 states, running off and on, before turning up the

pace a few years ago.

Since May 2019, Kline has run another 35 marathons in 35 different states. He’s tackled some of the country’s most notorious treks, from the New York City Marathon to the Nebraska State Fair Marathon.

In total, he and his wife have traveled more than 86,000 miles. They’ve weathered ice storms, travel delays, and a whole host of scheduling scenarios, but now they’re closing in on the final five runs to reach his goal


Altogether, Scott and his wife Michele have traveled more than 86,000 miles. By the time he finishes all 50 states, they will have travelled more than 100,000 miles. That’s four times the circumference of earth.

of completing 50 marathons in 50 states.

“I have met some of the most amazing people,” Kline said. “They’re so gracious and grateful that you’ve come to their town to support their cause. Especially in the smaller towns, people are so happy that you would come from so far away to support what they’re doing.”

Some of Kline’s best memories are running through scenic Midwest towns, meeting new friends along the way, and gaining an appreciation and perspective for how encouraging everyone is.

“Living in Preston Hollow, people are really supportive,” said Kline, who often trains in the Park Cities. “You know, they could think I’m nuts, but when I tell them what I’m doing, they say, ‘This is great, fill me in!’”

In a couple of weeks, Kline will finish his 47th marathon in Anchorage, Alaska. Then, it’s onto New Hampshire, Maine, and finally Harford, Connecticut, on Oct. 14, where he will complete his 50th and final marathon for this project. However, it won’t be his last.

“After this, I’m hoping to finish the World Marathon Majors across Tokyo, Boston, London, and Berlin,” he said. “After that, who knows.”

Raising the Bar: Balady Takes Flight by Reaching State in Pole Vault

Love of extreme sports fuels latest adrenaline rush for Jesuit senior-to-be

Thatch Balady has leaped from a roof to a trampoline and performed his share of extreme skateboard stunts.

Pole vaulting would seem to fit his personality.

Indeed, Balady routinely clears 15 feet and qualified to represent Jesuit Dallas in the event at the Class 6A state track and field meet this spring.

but he thought I would be good at it,” Balady said. “It looked kind of scary.”

Louis Balady is a former threesport standout at Jesuit who competed in pole vault before a successful college football career at Rice. Thatch favored football, too — until that first jump at that first practice.

“Since then, I fell in love with it,” he said. “That feeling of being in the air, and the adrenaline rush, nothing else is like that.”

In middle school, Balady joined the Texas Express club team and began pole vaulting year-round when he enrolled at Jesuit two years later since the school has the proper on-campus facilities.

However, his first exposure to the sport came via a bit of trickery, and a lot of hesitation, when his father, Louis, asked him to ride along to an unknown destination that turned out to be pole vault practice.

“I did not want to do it at all. I don’t really like to try new things,

His third season competing at the varsity level for the Rangers culminated in a personal record height of 15 feet, 3 inches on his final attempt at the Region II meet in April. That earned him a qualifying spot at state, where he placed ninth.

“I thought I had a pretty decent shot of making it. I was pretty confident,” Balady said. “State was a new experience. I was pretty

stressed the night before. It was an honor to be there.”

Because of the event’s unique nature, the pole vault community tends to be tight-knit. For example, three of his competitors at the state meet are Balady’s club teammates.

“At every meet, I know people

I’m competing against. It makes it a little more competitive,” he said. “The people you train with push you.”

Balady, who also competes as a diver for Jesuit, has traveled to several national meets as a pole vaulter, including the USATF Junior Olympics in Sacramento and Nike

Outdoor Nationals in Oregon.

After another season with the Rangers, he hopes to continue at the college level.

“People who know me think it’s the perfect sport for me,” Balady said.

In other words, Dad was right.

14 July 2023 | Sports
CLOCKWISE: Scott running in Pennsylvania. Scott running in Rhode Island. Scott and wife, Michele. COURTESY PHOTOS
I have met some of the most amazing people. They’re so gracious and grateful that you’ve come to their town to support their cause.
Scott Kline
People who know me think it’s the perfect sport for me.
Thatch Balady
Pole vaulter Thatch Balady capped his junior season at Jesuit with a trip to the Class 6A state meet. EMMA THOMAS

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VALLEY VIEW DEMOLITION PHASE DONE Six-story, mixed-use development announced

After about a decade, the last remnants of the old Valley View Mall are gone, and new development appears on the horizon.

At a May 23 press conference with Dallas city officials and neighbors, property owner Scott Beck sought to move past the decade-long contention around the site, the Dallas Morning News reported.

The Beck Ventures CEO announced plans for a six-story, mixed-use development including 275 residential units, roughly 26,000 square feet of ground floor retail space, and more at Preston Road and Dilbeck Lane.

“We view this project as the much-needed activator that will bring energy to this area and kickstart the entire development,” developer Ross Frankfurt told our sister publication D Magazine “We couldn’t be more excited to get this project going.”

Frankfurt has partnered with Beck and Will McNutt on the joint venture firm Anthem Development.

Comings and Goings


Anna’s Alterations

Preston-Royal Southwest

The new tailor shop is family-owned.

Bobbie’s Airway Grill

Preston Royal Village

The former Dougherty’s Airway Pharmacy space was transformed into a 5,500-square-foot restaurant offering a full-service bar, a partially covered patio, and an upscale American menu, including rotisserie chicken, crab cake, post-oak rib eye, sandwiches, house-made bread, and desserts.

Crumbl Cookies

4347 W. Northwest Highway, Suite 160

The cookie shop franchise, with more than 700 locations in 45-plus states, offers 275-plus cookie flavors, from milk chocolate chip to specialty flavors like cornbread, cookies and cream, s’mores, key lime pie, peppermint bark, caramel popcorn, buttermilk pancake, and galaxy brownie.

Queen Bee Salon and Spa

Preston Center

The franchise, founded in Los Angeles by British expat Jodi Shays, offers waxing and eyebrow services, facials, and spray tanning. Find it next to Starbucks.

Slider & Blues

6309 Hillcrest Ave.

The restaurant and arcade concept recently opened on Hillcrest Ave. across from SMU. The menu includes smashburgers, pizzas, milkshakes, and more, and games like air hockey, an NBA Hoops basketball arcade game, and more.

“We have turned over a new leaf,” Beck added. “We’re not going not be talking about what has happened in the past or hasn’t happened in the past. We’re gonna just move forward from today.”

Dallas City Councilwoman Jaynie Schultz issued a statement echoing that sentiment.

“The final demolition and clearing of the Valley View site is an important step in the fulfillment of the vision set forth over 10 years ago by our city leaders, chambers of commerce, the development community, and neighbors,” Schultz said. “The vision of the Dallas International District is to be a new regional downtown that thousands of people call home, thousands more are employed, and thousands more come from across North Texas to visit as a global meeting place whether in the park, our international restaurants, and

shop at Galleria Dallas.”

The run-up to the announcement of new development planned for the site began in 2013 with the Valley View-Galleria Area Plan. The area is also known as Midtown, and city officials have since branded the neighborhood surrounding it the Dallas International District, but Beck and Schultz reportedly agree there is room for Dallas Midtown at the Dallas International District.

Plans for the Dallas International Commons, anchored by the city-owned Prism Center on Peterson Lane, include a 20-acre park, and Dallas ISD’s first-ever pre-K-12 International STEAM Academy, expected to open in 2025. The North Central Texas Council of Governments also allocated a $10 million grant for the area to plan a regional transportation innovation zone expected to include an automated people mover.


Highland Park Village

Various stores

• French luxury fashion brand Balmain is expected to open this year.

• Italian menswear brand Brioni will open its first Texas location this year.

• Spanish fashion house Loewe will also open the brand’s first Texas location this year.

• Los Angeles-based fashion line Simkhai will also open its first permanent Texas location following a yearlong pop-up at Market Highland Park.


American Girl Galleria Dallas

The doll brand is leaving Galleria Dallas after more than 16 years to open a new 15,400-squarefoot, two-level location next to Nordstrom Rack in the Shops at Park Lane in early 2024. The new store will feature a full-service restaurant, personal shopping, and services such as hair styling, manicures, and ear piercing for girls and dolls.

– Compiled by Rachel Snyder

16 July 2023 | Business
Dallas City Councilwoman Jaynie Schultz speaks about the Dallas International District. AT LEFT: Property owner Scott Beck. The last remnants of the old Valley View Mall were nearly gone by early May. BETHANY ERICKSON AND RACHEL SNYDER
We view this project as the much-needed activator that will bring energy to this area and kickstart the entire development. Ross Frankfurt
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Class of 2023 graduates across North Dallas spent the month of May crossing the stage at their commencement ceremonies. Nearly every school named a valedictorian and salutatorian who addressed

their peers at commencement. Meet them below and join us as we celebrate new graduates across the Preston Hollow area.

— Compiled by Maria Lawson

Dallas Lutheran School

Graduation date: May 20 Class size: 33

Alcuin School

Graduation date: May 26 Class size: 27



Episcopal School of Dallas

Graduation date: May 19 Class size: 104

Greenhill School

Graduation date: May 23 Class size: 118

Hillcrest High School

Graduation date: May 27 Class size: 325

Jesuit Dallas

Graduation date: May 27 Class size: 283

The Hockaday School

Graduation date: May 20 Class size: 128

Lakehill Preparatory School

Graduation date: May 26 Class size: 13

24 July 2023 |
Meagan Tran Maya Nitz Valedictorian: Tom Qiu Salutatorian: Neel Mallipeddi Valedictorian: Valerie Xu Salutatorian: Nikitha Thoduguli Valedictorian: Andrea Hillary Tchinda Machedjou Salutatorian: Gloria Rodriguez Valedictorian: Kevin Babu Salutatorian: Joshua Lim Valedictorian: Hannah Reister Salutatorian: Anna Knickel

Parish Episcopal School

Graduation date: May 25 Class size: 110

Shelton School

Graduation date: May 20 Class size: 92


St. Mark’s School of Texas

Graduation date: May 25 Class size: 100


Trinity Christian Academy

Graduation date: May 18 Class size: 124


Ursuline Academy

Graduation date: May 21 Class size: 204



Thomas Jefferson High School

Graduation date: May 27 Class size: 266


W.T. White High School

Graduation date: May 20 Class size: 426

Valedictorian: | July 2023 25
Gerardo Mendoza Salutatorian: Cithlaly Crispin
Lauren “Ren” Staveteig Salutatorian: Peyton Wartell
Callie Wakefield Salutatorian: Kendall Bernbaum
Svanik Jaikumar Salutatorian: Radford Green
Richelle Kim Salutatorian: Kazia Handoko
Theresa Tran Salutatorian: Katrina Lam
Mia Ramirez Salutatorian: Olivia Anozie

W.T. White Graduate to Attend West Point This Fall Hamersen Bekele, JROTC instructor come from same Ethiopian village

Hamersen Bekele came to the U.S. from Ethiopia as a middle schooler in the spring of 2019.

He didn’t yet speak English, nor was he acquainted with American culture. The following year at W.T. White High School, he joined Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) because the instructor, Major Nebyou Yonas, was from the same Ethiopian village.

“I was convinced to be with him because he spoke my language, and I didn’t have any friends or anyone to speak with in my language, so it was nice to have someone that spoke my language, so I joined his class,” Bekele said.

Bekele graduated from W.T. White four years later and will

attend the U.S. Military Academy at West Point as a biology/ pre-med major in the fall.

He began the West Point process his junior year by applying for its Summer Leaders Experience. Upon acceptance, he attended the weeklong immersion into

a cadet’s academic, military, and social life, then began the application process for college admission shortly after.

Seeing where Yonas is today convinced Bekele that he can achieve.

“It’s very uncommon that this

kind of similarity can happen,” Bekele said. “When he got here, he struggled to adjust to the culture, just like me. That connection really brought us together. I learned a lot from him.”

Bekele climbed the ranks in JROTC, achieving by his senior

year battalion executive officer — the second highest rank in the program. He described the program as “transformational,” as he was a kid who couldn’t keep eye contact while speaking before joining.

“I didn’t really have much confidence, and so (JROTC) really brought the best (out) of me,” Bekele said. “It gave me confidence. There’s more discipline in the class, so I learned how to be disciplined, and most of all, I learned how to be a leader.”

Yonas said Bekele captured his imagination as a teacher.

“He’s always been extremely focused,” Yonas said. “I saw that, and I said, ‘Hey, you (have) a good potential to do big things, so make sure you stay on top of your grades and do well.’ And we haven’t left each other’s side since.”

Bekele plans to attend medical school and become an orthopedic surgeon. He said Ethiopia has good doctors and surgeons but lacks the materials and technology to support the work, so he wants to invest in advancing care there.

One thing he’s learned along the way: “If you have that good mentality and if you have a real motivation that keeps you going, I think it’s beneficial and worth it to risk it.”

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Hamersen Bekele graduated from W.T. White High School on May 20. COURTESY DALLAS ISD
I didn’t really have much confidence, and so (JROTC) really brought the best (out) of me.
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Park Cities and Preston Hollow people are creatures of habit. And in our defense, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right?

My husband says we are just a loyal bunch, and I can get behind that theory too.

But with that said, beautiful swimmable beaches, calm as bath water, and the most picturesque color of aquamarine you’ve ever experienced await Dallas travelers.

Consider trading in the tacos and tequila of Cabo along the Pacific for conch and rum punch along the soothing shores of the Atlantic.

Travel: Getting to Turks and Caicos has never been easier with nonstop service via American Airlines (DFW). This 4.5-hour flight lands you on the beautiful beaches of Providenciales (PLS). Southwest loyalists can leave out of Love Field with a stopover

in Fort Lauderdale. Sign up for Fast Track to skip to the front of the line at customs on your way in and security on your way out.

Stay: If you prefer a beach vacation that epitomizes and prioritizes leaving the hustle and bustle behind, book at Pine Cay. This private island hotel has superb cocktails, creative cuisine, and activities such as yoga and snorkeling led by area industry experts. Rooms start at $1,650 a night and include breakfast, lunch, and dinner for two in addition to most non-motorized activities. Social butterflies who like to mix vacation with socialization should book The Shore Club. It has everything from spectacular suites to individual, six-bedroom villas. The villas are ideal for sophisticated travelers who crave a house’s privacy and space but the amenities of a resort. This famed Long Bay Beach destination, known for its kitesurfing, has five dining venues and welcomes children. Suites start at $616 a night.

Eat: On the island with kids? Head to Da Conch Shack for delicious fried seafood and the carefree, Caribbean vibes you desperately crave when on island time. Adult outing? Make reservations at Coco Bistro as soon as you book your trip. Surf and turf lovers will thrive at Parallel23, located at The Palm, and Infiniti Restaurant is another hot spot for great drinks, inventive eats, and live music. Not a planner? Cocovan Airstream Lounge and Bar serves the best tacos on the island under a canopy of greenery (on the Coco Bistro Grounds).

Do: This country’s pristine water is

best experienced by boat, and no one does an island cruise better than Big Blue Collective. Think snorkeling, diving, paddling, etc. Whale watching and trips to iguana island are also crowd pleasers for the entire family, along with tracking down JoJo the Dolphin (#IYKYK).

Those renting a car should take a short drive to Chalk Sound National Park for sublime sightseeing. The incredible turquoise hues are created by sunlight bouncing off the limestone sand. Powered watercraft is prohibited here. However, kayaking and paddle boarding are highly recommended. | July 2023 27 Living
Beautiful swimmable beaches, calm as bath water, and the most picturesque color of aquamarine you’ve ever experienced await Dallas travelers.
Those craving an authentic ocean escape would be remiss not to try Pine Cay, a short boat or helicopter ride from Providenciales. The Shore Club on Long Bay Beach offers six oceanfront, six-bedroom luxury villas with access to all resort amenities. KIRA TURNBULL AND PARADISE PHOTOGRAPHY

Fashion, Philanthropy on The List for DIFFA’s Black-Tie Gala

More than 1,400 attended House of DIFFA | The List on May 13 at the Hilton Anatole, which started with a cocktail reception where guests could view and bid on more than 70 luxury custom jackets throughout the evening.

After the cocktail hour and a run way show, Kristin Chenoweth took the stage as emcee and performer, includ ing a rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”

Co-chairs Haley Clark and Richard Rivas welcomed DIFFA Dallas board members to take the runway and invit ed board chair David White to take the microphone for the final time af ter six years in that role.

Award recipients included Ken Downing, Excellence in Fash ion Award; Gilead, Health Award; Lee Borchet, Excellence in Design Award; Justin Bundick, Don na Fishel Community Hero Award; Fern Mallis, Legend in the Fight Against AIDS Award; and David White, Legacy of Love Award.

Following the live auc tion, Chenoweth intro duced the fashion show with look-alikes of Andy Warhol, Deborah Harry, and Halston taking the runway.

and Dan DeMarco

Peggy Dear | Patricia Dedman | Beth Delagi | Michael Delaney | Joshua Dezube | Sarah Dodd and David Kunkle

Tony and Lillian Dona | Michael Droege | Anne and Michael Duffy | Madeline and Andrew Dvorocsik | Jennifer and John Eagle

Mark Eichorn | Gigi Ekstrom | Laura and Walter Elcock | Linda and Mark Ellis | Belinda and Ken Elmgren

Haseena Enu and Randy Hulme | Karen and Tom Falk | Lisa Fendrich | Chris Floyd | Lara and Will Francis

Tarin and Michael Frantz | Brill and Jason Garrett | Rachel Gill | Brett Govett | Cricket Griffin | Thomas Grojean

Mary and Scott Hager | Robert Hallam, Jr. | Faisal Halum and Brian Bolke | Amanda Hammer | Kenneth Hargis

William Hartwell | Marna Helland | Cindy Hennessy and Bob Allen | Cheryl and Bill Henry | Sally and Forrest Hoglund

Andrew Huynh | Lisa Jacobi | Sarah and William James | Wade Johns | Peter Jones | Susan Jones

Sarah Ketterer and Alan Vorwald | Sue Krider | Suzanne and Robert Kriscunas | William Langmade | Kathleen Lauinger

Sylvie Legere | Noelle LeVeaux | Ann and Chris Mahowald | Meghan Martin | Pamela and Thomas Maryon | Wilson Mason

Samuel McClary | Michael McDonald | Michelle Meiches | Halley and Adam Mengacci | Leigh and Cy Mills

Susan and Bill Montgomery | Kay Moran | David Mullen | Kathryn Murphy | Briana Nelson | Thayer and Joe O’Brien

Keith Ohnmeis | Caroline and Fred Olson | Preston Paine | David Parham | Eric Paulson and Mike McAdams

Dianne Querbes | Jennifer and David Rae | Bonny-Kate and Ben Ralston | Barbara and Doug Ralston

Jill and Michael Rareshide | Bree Redwine | Katherine and Eric Reeves | Veronica Rink | Deedie Rose | Michael Rosen

Susan Salka | Hayley Schindler | Richard Shaffer | Daphnie and Jay Shipowitz | Lindsay and Blake Shipp

Ruthie and Alan Shor | Nancy and Larry Shosid | Amanda and Charlie Shufeldt | Randi Simpson | Faye and Mike Smith

Natalie Swaim | Jim Thompson | Price Trosin | Joni and Forrest Tunnell | Brittany and Baxter Underwood | Michael Violi

Richard Voliva | Carl Wagner | Newt Walker | Logan Waller | Amy and Les Ware | Heather and Ray Washburne

Lori and David Watkins | John Watson | Steven Weatherford | Ann Whitley Wood and David Finto | Jonas Woods

Ana and Jim Yoder | Peggy and Mark Zilbermann | Staci Zuhdi

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Punching Out Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms Boxing helps patients improve posture, balance, abate tremors


Sally King, a former English teacher and a CC Young resident since 2016, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2019. “I’m 86 years old, but I don’t realize it when I’m in there boxing. I feel like I’m a youngster.”

Ken Hearn, a military veteran, former trapeze artist, and all-around athlete, moved into CC Young with his wife five years ago. He “broke everything you can name” in an automobile accident and was diagnosed with Ataxia, a movement disorder. “The class has a diversity of exercises, and that is always beneficial.”

Shannon Bradena, diagnosed with Parkinson’s 20 years ago, moved to CC Young last year after learning it would offer Rock Steady Boxing. “It gets out a lot of frustrations,” she said. “My favorite thing to do in class is hit things.”


CC Young vice president Patty Sullivan says the Rock Steady Boxing classes welcome non-residents with Parkinson’s or movement disorders, too. Contact Angela Castillo at about the program.

Ventana Residents Rank Their Favorites

From museums to restaurants, Ventana by Buckner residents 65+ have ranked some of the area’s best options to show what they love about living in Dallas.

Ventana’s inaugural Senior Select Survey, conducted last year with 225 independent living residents and promoted by the community earlier this year, showcases nearby businesses while demonstrating what some older adults enjoy.

“We just wanted to have a fun way to show how seniors, you know, spent their time and money,” director of lifestyle programming Holly Yates said. “Even though they’re retired, they’re still very active in the community and support our local businesses that we really enjoy.”

When CC Young Senior Living residents strap on their boxing gloves, they do so to stave off symptoms brought on by Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders.

Symptoms of Parkinson’s and other movement disorders include stooping, Jennifer Broadway, a certified Rock Steady Boxing coach, said. “Boxing requires people to have upright posture when they’re hitting a speed bag, and it helps with that part.”

Broadway started working at CC Young in 2018 as a hospice administrator. After undergoing online and in-person training with Rock Steady Boxing, she held her first class in January. She found 15 years of experience with martial arts and being a registered nurse beneficial in this new undertaking.

“One of my passions is boxing,” she said. “And I have a personal history of Parkinson’s in my family.”

Rock Steady Boxing, an Indianapolis nonprofit, was founded in 2006.

“The mission of Rock Steady Boxing is to equip our affiliates and empower the coaches to improve the quality of life of people with Parkinson’s disease through a non-contact, boxing-based fitness curriculum,” according to

Boxers start the hour-long class with a head-to-toe warm-up: stretches, squats, pushups, and calf raises.

“Then, we gear up and put on our boxing gloves,” Broadway said. “We do punches, kicks, blocks, and we throw elbows.”

Non-contact boxing also helps improve balance, abate tremors, lessen foot shuffling, and strengthen voices.

“Punching is good for tremors. Putting on the gloves and grasping their hands into fists helps with that also,” Broad -

way said. “Getting into a boxing stance … makes them more sturdy on their feet, which helps their gait and balance.”

There are also social perks associated with this class.

“Living with Parkinson’s can be very isolating, especially at mealtime if someone has tremors; eating soup or different foods can be embarrassing,” Broadway said. “You see some withdrawal from some social activities as Parkinson’s progresses. This class gives them social interaction with people with similar situations and symptoms.”

Broadway said she feels successful as a coach when everyone participates and feels better at the end of the day.

“At the beginning of the year, a lady who was very active before Parkinson’s started taking classes,” Broadway said. “I had to help her transfer from her wheelchair to a chair, and now, she’s up and walking very well.”

Many residents prefer to stay active. Judy Townsly, for example, volunteers at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and is a member of the Dallas Museum of Art and other museums.

Her top picks for entertainment include attractions like the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden.

“I guess I like to think that we need to take advantage of (it), and we don’t,” she said. “So many times, we live in a city and strive to do things elsewhere and forget all the marvelous things that we have in our own city to take advantage of.”

Ventana often offers opportunities for residents to attend games and musicals together.

“Out of the residents here, there are a lot of really passionate sports fans,” resident Norman Olsen said. “You see people wearing Oklahoma shirts, Georgia shirts, Texas shirts all the time.”

Residents ranked the Dallas Cowboys as number one out of area pro teams.

Mike Kent, another resident, suggested inviting survey takers to include comments on their preferences in each category.

“Why did the majority of people like going to Hillstone? Because the ribs are great,” he explained.

Resident Pat King enjoys taking surveys and reading the results.

“Having a survey, to me, brings up a few ideas of places that we might not think about overall,” she said.

Richard King appreciated that Ventana wanted to know what the residents enjoyed.

“It’s nice that somebody takes the time to do that,” he said. “And, especially to send someone out to talk to us, that in itself is very thoughtful.”

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CLOCWISE FROM TOP: Jennifer Broadway (kneeling in front of Sally King, Ken Hearn, and Shannon Braden) started teaching Rock Steady Boxing at CC Young Senior Living in January. King trains with Broadway. Hearn uses a training dummy. KAREN CHANEY
Why did the majority of people like going to Hillstone? Because the ribs are great.
Mike Kent

Sparking Your Brain Health Revolution

I have good news – some bad news – and finally great news for you.

First the good news: Over the past 150 years, human longevity has doubled. A large percentage of contributing factors fall into the “healthy living” and “preventive care” categories. In short, we are taking care of our bodies better than ever.

Now the bad news: Too often, our bodies are outlasting our brains. This means our last decades are spent with diminishing cognitive capacity –sometimes disease related, but mostly for not being proactive about our brain’s health as we age.

Here is the best news of all: Age-related cognitive decline is NOT inevitable! During my threeplus decade career, I have helped pioneer a sea change in what we know about how our brains work and are

continuously modifiable. This is the concept of neuroplasticity.

Thanks to new research techniques and non-invasive technologies, we can observe the living human brain in action. Today, we know that the brain has an extraordinary, lifelong ability to change, form new connections, and get stronger.

Initial results of a 10-year, BrainHealth project revealed promising and significant results:

• About 80% of participants experienced measurable improvement in their brain’s wellness and performance over a three-month period.

• The degree of improvement was based on effort – learning and adopting brain-healthy habits and reducing other habits that are toxic to brain health.

• One very surprising result was that all ages improved similarly, with participants ranging from 18 to 97 years old.

The urgent question of our time is, how do we activate this amazing

power to keep our brains more fit?

A generation ago, we all learned how to care for our bodies to protect our hearts through exercise and nutrition: the heart health revolution.

Today, every last one of us needs to jump on the BRAIN health revolution!

Here are three suggestions for getting started:

• Invest in meaningful relationships — quality matters more than quantity — and explore new dimensions of human diversity. Strong social bonds contribute significantly to better brain health.

• Listen, be curious, and see if you can find common ground with someone who has different views. This practice makes you more empathetic and expands your possibility thinking — where you rethink, unlearn, and create new ideas.

• Explore and expand a skill or hobby that you are passionate about, while not over-extending your brain power across too many areas. Your brain thrives on continually learning.

Enrollment for The BrainHealth Project ( remains open, and participation is free.

The brain health revolution has arrived. Take charge of your brain’s health and wellness.

Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D., is the founder and chief director of Center for BrainHealth, a cognitive neuroscience translational research center of The University of Texas at Dallas.

Why Grandma Gets Scammed

Grandma Jo said, “I knew I was getting scammed after the first $20,000, but I kept giving them money because they were the only people who called me.”

Many times, a scammer meets a nice person in need at the grocery store. The scammer takes time to listen to their sad story. After a few more “chance” encounters, they con them out of money or move into their home.

Society blames it on getting older, dementia, or natural cognitive decline. But truthfully, Grandma is lonely, and scammers are experts at relationships. One phone call can change everything.

Some widely known scams are fake grandchildren, ransomware, and romance scams.

At the Elder Financial Safety Center at The Senior Source, we see many older adults falling victim to what we call the companionship scam.

The AARP Foundation reports one in three adults aged 45 and older are lonely. They often live alone and do not have a lot of friends, contact with family, or meaningful relationships, but they have access and resources.

Loneliness is when there is limited social connection. Isolation is someone without access to such normal basic needs as a car or money for the bus and fresh foods.

The effects of loneliness and isolation on physical and mental health are as harmful as smoking 15 cigarettes a day according to the Surgeon General of the United States in the May 2023 report “Our Epidemic of Loneliness and Isolation.”

Grandma did not know the scammer marked her, followed to learn her patterns, watched for visitors, and skimmed through her mail to know her interests.

When our world moved online, it created more distance between the lonely and isolated. Scammers are always lurking, and if we want to prevent Grandma from losing $150,000 like Jo eventually did, a simple act, like calling them to make sure they know they are not alone, is the first step.

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Designing Kitchens That Can Do It All

In the past, kitchens were usually set apart from the rest of the home.

Side Dishes – The Stars of Summer Gatherings

Have you ever attended a summer barbecue or backyard picnic and come away raving about the mouthwatering display of side dishes?

It’s true — side dishes are often the stars of summer gatherings. When guests bring their favorite side dish, their contributions can lead to the most amazing array of luscious flavors and, oftentimes, wonderful stories behind the recipes.

I have to go back to 2009 to share the inspiration for today’s side dish recipe.

I hosted my first television cooking series, Just Like Home , in Fort Worth for 12 years, though it eventually became syndicated in several Midwest states.

As it still is, my focus was home cooking and entertaining. I frequently invited guest chefs or wine experts to join me on the show, and one of the guests was Dallas-area chef Mick Weisberg. He showed my viewers that stirring ripe avocado into pasta yields a creamy sauce. The memory of that aha moment has remained with me all these years.

My creamy avocado pasta salad combines flavorful Italian penne pasta with

garlic-infused olive oil, ripe avocado, crunchy red onion, salty capers, and pep pery baby arugula. Each ingredient con tributes flavor and texture to this sim ple dish. One hour before cooking the penne, I chop two large cloves of garlic and stir them into olive oil so the garlic permeates the oil and, ultimately, the drained penne with its flavor.

Then, when the soft avocado is gently stirred into the hot pasta, the avocado almost “melts” and be comes creamy like a sauce. One other noticeable addition is rather than using black pepper, I season with pepper med ley — a blend of black, white, pink, and green peppercorns. Each color has a dis tinct flavor that enhances this and other side dishes. You’ll find pepper medley in the spice aisle of most grocery stores.

I look forward to sharing this delectable, easy pasta side dish with friends this summer and hope you enjoy it, too. Happy Fourth of July!

Christy Rost is a cookbook author, host of Celebrating Home cooking videos, and longtime Park Cities and Preston Hollow resident. Her new “At Home with Christy Rost” cooking series for Eat This TV Network launched in March 2023 on AmazonFire, AppleTV+, Roku, Samsung TV, and YouTube. Visit for details and recipes.


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Homeowners today, however, often prefer their kitchens to be a hub where they can work and entertain guests at the same time.

Following are some general guidelines for designing a kitchen that can do it all — whether you’re renovating or starting from scratch.

Everyone has different needs for their kitchen, so begin the design process by identifying your top priorities.

If you love to cook and entertain, make sure you have more than just one stove. If you don’t cook often, there’s no need to invest in restaurant-quality burners.

When you’ve got a small space to work with, consider installing an island with storage, overhead pot racks, and cabinets that run all the way up to the ceiling.

You can help a small kitchen feel more expansive by painting the wall colors in a light shade and letting in as much natural light as possible.

Large kitchens allow for more leeway with amenities (such as the number of ovens), as well as dramatic colors and decorative effects. A midsize kitchen can feel more like a big kitchen if you open it up to the family room.

Regardless of whether your kitchen is large or small, it’s

Many designers use the “kitchen triangle” method, in which the fridge, sink, and stove form the three corners of a triangle. Your flatware and dining ware should also be stored close to the dishwasher to make unloading faster and easier. If you want your kitchen to be a “hangout” space, make sure to provide seating that is set away from your work area triangle, such as island seating or a breakfast table.

Glass cabinets can help give your kitchen depth and make it feel more spacious. However, if you have dining ware that doesn’t match with the rest of your collection, you might want to install frosted glass panes instead.

If you own a historical home and think it’s time to update your kitchen, consult a designer familiar with historical home renovation.

A designer can help update appliances while staying faithful to the kitchen’s aesthetic.

Renovating or designing a kitchen can be a lengthy process. Yet regardless of how much cooking you do, you’ll want your kitchen to be a room you enjoy spending time in. A beautiful, thoughtfully designed kitchen is always worth the trouble.

Margaret Chambers, a registered interior designer (RID) and American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) member, leads Chambers Interiors and Associates. Her colleague Caitlin Crowley helped edit this column. Visit blog for more design advice.

1 pound penne pasta, preferably imported Italian

3 tablespoons olive oil

2 large cloves garlic, peeled and minced

2 large ripe avocados, very soft

¼ cup red onion, peeled and diced

2 tablespoons capers, drained, unrinsed

3 cups baby arugula, rinsed and spun dry

Parmigiano Reggiano, for garnish


One hour before cooking the pasta, stir minced garlic into the oil and set it aside to allow flavors to meld. Prepare pasta in boiling, salted water according to package directions. Drain and transfer to a large bowl. Immediately add the oil and garlic to the hot pasta and stir gently.

Slice peeled avocado into


small cubes and gently stir it into the hot pasta with a rubber spatula until completely coated. Small bits of avocado may remain. Add onion, capers, and arugula, and stir gently. The arugula will wilt slightly.

Transfer the pasta to a large serving bowl and garnish with red onion rings and shaved Parmigiano Reggiano. Pasta is best served at room temperature.

Yield: 8-10 servings

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Homes with Great Gardens to Lure you Outside

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The conservatory at 10332 Woodford Drive in Preston Hollow overlooks a sunny green terrace.

Glorious gardens have a way of lifting the spirit and enlivening the senses. People travel far and wide to visit splendid green landscapes, but why not live in your own natural paradise?

The expert agents of Allie Beth Allman & Associates always have exquisite homes available for nature lovers in search of their ultimate sanctuary. Explore these enchanting properties currently on the market.

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Waterfront Estate on Cedar Creek Lake Is the Complete Package

At 10332 Woodford Drive, more than an acre of beautifully landscaped grounds create an inviting setting for outdoor entertaining. This Preston Hollow estate features a saltwater pool surrounded by multiple terraces for dining or relaxing, plus a pickleball court and putting green.

For those wanting a true estate, a prestigious, three-acre property in Old Preston Hollow is calling. The serene estate at 9511 Inwood Road holds immense natural beauty. Strolling the land, you feel worlds away from city life, thanks to the century-old trees and complete privacy from neighbors.


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Nestled on a sprawling 5-acre lot and designed for both family living and entertaining, this private, gated lake house offers breathtaking views and 475 feet of open waterfront along Cedar Creek Lake.

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Find a New Build in a Premier Neighborhood

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Sunny rooms and airy design await the buyers of newly built homes in great Dallas neighborhoods.

Newly constructed homes in established neighborhoods are in great demand in Dallas.

These homes on sought-after streets offer up-to-date design and construction, are often more energy efficient and may be easier to maintain.

Here are several homes, built by well-regarded construction companies, that the experts at Allie

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On one of the most sought-after blocks in Highland Park, Ellen Grasso & Sons has built a four-bedroom home at 3528 Potomac Ave. Tour of this exceptional home with its long front porch and matching balcony. In the kitchen is custom designed cabinetry and high-end appliances. A large home in a well-located neighborhood is ideal for entertaining friends and family at 7835 Idlewood Lane. The 4,863-square-foot home has five bedrooms and four and a half baths. The fifth bedroom is now used as an office.

In the heart of University Park is a five-bedroom home on an extrawide lot. Be the first owner of this exceptional home at 4414 Emerson Ave. The home has a downstairs bedroom, perfect for guests or a home office. The upstairs primary suite features a walk-in closet with built-ins.

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Lake House Retreat in the City!

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12464 Breckenridge is currently being offered for $4,300,000.

Welcome to your lake house retreat in this close-in Preston Hollow neighborhood with easy access to Dallas’s toprated private schools! 12464 Breckenridge is set on nearly an acre with mature landscaping by award-winning David Rolston and an infinity edge pool overlooking a private lake. This Hill Country home was custom built with exceptional materials and precise execution.

This rare 6-bedroom ensuite layout designed by the talented Drew Womack also includes

Modern amenities like whole house lighting automation, heated floors in both the downstairs primary and guest suites, an Alexaintegrated phenomenal surround sound system inside and outside, and an elevator that stops at every floor (even the attic) are merely some of the highlighted features!

Just outside the 5-car motor court and front gates are pickleball and tennis courts offering this incredible amenity without paying the taxes!

Contact Jason Bates (214.673.4268) or Ryan Streiff (469.371.3008) for more information or to set up a private showing. Visit DPMFineHomes. com to learn more.

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Party on your own dock in the gated community of The Enclave on Cedar Creek Lake. A newly constructed, five-bedroom home at 213 Ellen Drive is designed for entertaining in luxury. Large living areas offer views of the open water from a protected canal.

The 5,000-square-foot, contemporary home under construction at 13420 Lanyard Lane on Cedar Creek Lake is scheduled for completion this summer. The fivebedroom home has two primary suites, two guest rooms and a bunk room. An hour-and-a-half drive brings you to the open water of Lake Athens. A remodeled home, 2314 Bear Creek Circle, sits on a pie-shaped lot with 330 feet of shoreline, which allows for a larger dock.

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At the crossroads of luxurious living and convenient location is this 5-bedroom, 6-bath Preston Hollow traditional on .43 acres. Scott Carnes has listed 6247 Lupton Drive ( for $3,200,000.

Step inside and admire the grand staircase and beautiful hardwood floors before feasting your eyes on exceptional craftsmanship and elegant design. Love to entertain? This home is for you with the 800-bottle climate-controlled wine cellar, media room, and wet bar.

The primary bedroom offers dual

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9127 Cochran Bluff Lane offered for $995,000

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Want something more modern? There’s a stylish, seven-bedroom listing to see at 9646 Douglas Ave. Walls of glass bring the outdoors in and enhance the open floor plan, which is ideal for casual gatherings or formal occasions.

Designed by famed Dallas architect Bud Oglesby, the 8,727-square-foot home at 10573 Inwood Road in Preston Hollow exudes a contemporary, fresh feel. Drenched in natural light thanks to Oglesby’s signature windows, the spaces showcase clean lines, striking fireplaces and fashionable light fixtures.

The new home at 9646 Douglas Avenue was built for those who enjoy the outdoors, with multiple decks and patios.

Buyers enamored by Preston Hollow have a beautiful selection of properties to consider along the upscale, tree-lined lanes.

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Preston Hollow even has rare land opportunities available, where you can create your dream home from scratch at 5825 Glendora Ave. Mere minutes from favorite schools, a generous lot awaits that may make your imagination soar. Although a cozy 1,752-squarefoot exists currently, buyers can dream bigger with a new build all their own. Expect to enjoy ample tranquility once it is complete, thanks to the location.

Not every home for sale will appear in an internet search. Call an Allie Beth Allman & Associates agent to see the luxury brokerage’s list of homes available only through private sale.

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