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MARCH 2018 VOLUME 14 NO. 3





Greer Grimsley returns to Dallas as the 2018-19 season brings such favorites as ‘The Flying Dutchman.’ PAGE 14








Refugees, alumna, sister schools visit Dallas campus to educate about cultures and opportunities.

Children interview pro athletes, meet broadcasters, and spend time on either side of the camera.

Former area cyclist will travel 11,327 miles, through 31 states to bring awareness and raise money.

2 March 2018 |

Mother’s Death Brings Back Memories of Mysterious Disease


hen I was a little girl, my mom used to get sick, crawl into bed, and stay there for days. I can still vividly remember as a 10-year-old sitting in front of her locked door on the beautiful wood floors my dad had reclaimed from an old home being torn down in the neighborhood to make way for condos. As a child, I did not understand her illness. But, I knew its cycle. I knew that it was unpredictable and that almost as soon as her flare ups came, they were gone. It didn’t get easier to understand my mother’s illness as I aged. Doctors told her it could have been a host of things such as Lyme Disease, Lupus, or even a mental disorder. Unfortunately, the idea that stuck was that she exasperated her own illness, because she was sick mentally.

“It is attacking women at a far greater rate than men.” It wasn’t until my mother was nearly paralyzed by her illness that she was officially diagnosed with multiple sclerosis – better known as MS. She died in January. Most people have heard of MS. Some may even know someone suffering from it.

BIANCA R. MONTES But most of us have no idea what it really is. In honor of my mother, and with March being MS Awareness Month, I hope to inspire you all to learn more about this neurological disorder that affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide. I hope to motivate you to take this message to social media, and share that despite its reach, it is unknown what causes MS, there is no cure for MS, and it is attacking women at a far greater rate than men. If you’re looking for a great cause to donate to, check out a story on Page 42 about a former area resident who’s biking across the country to raise awareness and support for MS research. Bianca R. Montes, Assistant editor


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4 March 2018 |

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


CRIME REPORT JAN. 8 - FEB. 3 JAN. 8 Property was stolen from a home in the 7200 block of Midbury Drive between 2 and 6 a.m. A home in the 7200 block of Northaven Road was burglarized around 4:38 a.m. Around 6 a.m. a burglar broke into Park Cleaners in the 6700 block of West Northwest Highway.

Between 6:09 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18, marijuana arrived by mail at a 70-year-old Dallas woman’s home in the 6300 block of Waggoner Drive.


BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TEAM CREATED The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, Dallas Fire-Rescue Department, Dallas Police Department, and Parkland Health & Hospital System have created a new team of first responders to handle behavioral health emergencies. The Rapid Integrated Group Healthcare Team Care pilot program, considered the first of its kind in Texas, includes trained and equipped police officers, paramedics, and mental health professionals, the Dallas Police Department reports on its blog, dpdbeat. com. Team members will respond together to safely and effectively manage patients experiencing behavioral emergencies, officials said. In addition, a Parkland mental health clinician will be housed in the 911-call center to monitor calls and serve as a liaison to officers. A grant from the W.W. Caruth Jr. Foundation at Communities Foundation of Texas is funding the program’s first phase, which will focus initially on south central Dallas. The Dallas Fort Worth Metropolitan New Car Dealers Association donated a response vehicle.

A delivery driver was accused of taking a wallet around 11:20 a.m. from a homeowner in the 8200 block of Douglas Avenue. JAN. 9 Stolen before 5:45 a.m.: a vehicle parked overnight in the 5800 block of Nakoma Drive. Stolen before 7:30 a.m., the mirrors of a vehicle parked overnight in the 6100 block of Woodland Drive. Tires were stolen sometime before 8 a.m. from a vehicle parked overnight in the 7700 block of Greenway Boulevard. JAN. 10 A 71-year-old man told police that sometime between 2:45 and 3 p.m. he was possibly followed from a bank, and his car was broken into while parked at the Preston Forest Village. JAN. 11 Vandalized before 9 a.m.: the front door of Unrefined Bakery in Preston Center. A home in the 6300 block of Walnut Hill Lane was burglarized sometime between 10:24 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. A 53-year-old woman’s wallet was stolen from her purse while shopping between 12:25 and 12:38 p.m. at the Preston Forest Village. At 8:52 p.m., a homeowner in the 5300 block of Nokaoma Drive reported that two letters from an unknown party had shown up in the mailbox. JAN. 12 The window of an office building in the 8300 block of Douglass Ave. was broken and property from inside was stolen between 10 and 10:45 a.m. Stolen between 1 and 1:30 p.m.:

property from a vehicle parked in the 7200 block of Lupton Circle. Stolen around 8:40 p.m.: property from a home in the 6700 block of Northpoint Drive. JAN. 13 Phones were stolen around 4:45 p.m. from a shelf display at a Verizon store in the 5900 block of West Northwest Highway. JAN. 15 At 2:30 p.m., 26-year-old Little Elm man was bit by a dog in what police listed as a home accident at a house in the 6100 block of Waggoner Drive. Busted between 7:30 and 7:50 p.m.: the window of a 26-year-old University Park woman’s vehicle in the parking lot at Inwood Village. Taken: unspecified property. JAN. 16 Taken between 11:45 a.m. and 8 p.m.: a 33-year-old Dallas woman’s wallet from a locker at a store in the Preston Valley Shopping Center in the 12800 block of Preston Road. JAN. 17 Stolen between 9:30 and 9:35 a.m.: property after the smashing of the window of a 45-yearold Dallas woman’s vehicle near Northaven United Methodist Church in the 11200 block of Preston Road. JAN. 19 Taken between 12:32 and 12:56 a.m.: a vehicle from the parking lot of a store in the 3700 block of West Northwest Highway. Broken overnight before 8:40 a.m.: the window of a vehicle in the parking lot at apartments in the 7700 block of West Greenway Boulevard. Taken: unspecified property. JAN. 20 Taken between 5:20 and 5:25 a.m.: household goods from a home in the 10700 block of St. Lazare Drive. Stolen overnight before 8 a.m.: cash from a home in the 4400 block of Lively Lane. Entry was gained through an unlocked side door. Pinched between 1 and 1:30 p.m.: the wallet from a 68-year-

old Dallas woman’s purse while she was at a restaurant in the Market at Preston Forest. JAN. 22 Between 5:15 and 5:30 a.m., a rascal used a garage door opener to enter a home in the 9000 block of Rockbrook Drive and take property. Taken around 10:28 a.m.: an unlocked vehicle at a home in the 10800 block of Netherland Drive. JAN. 23 Between 6:35 and 6:38 p.m., a shoplifter took five iPhones from the Apple Store at NorthPark Center. JAN. 24 Pried open before 1:48 a.m.: a rear door at Dr. Greg Seal Prosthodontics in the 6000 block of Sherry Lane. Damaged inside: a medicine cabinet. Taken overnight before 8:30 a.m.: the rear rims and tires off a vehicle at apartments in the 7600 block of Eastern Avenue. Between 3:20 and 3:40 p.m., a burglar busted the glass rear sliding door of a home in the 4800 block of Stanford Avenue and rearranged property inside. JAN. 25 Between 12:45 and 1 a.m. at AAMCO Transmissions & Total Car Care in the 3600 block of Inwood Road, one or more burglars smashed the window of one vehicle, forced down the window of another, and removed property from both. JAN. 26 Taken overnight before 8 a.m.: firearms from an unlocked vehicle at a home in the 6300 block of Stichter Avenue. Between 8:30 and 8:35 a.m., a 42-year-old Dallas man interrupted the burglary of his home in the 12500 block of Planters Glen Drive. The intruder had entered through an unlocked door and was targeting jewelry and precious metals. Between 1 and 1:02 p.m. at a home in the 6800 block of Willow Lane, a robber used a knife to take property from a Leon’s Custom Landscaping employee.

JAN. 27 Stolen between 3:25 and 3:30 a.m.: property from an unlocked Moreno Tree Service and Landscaping truck and trailer in the 6700 block of Orchid Lane. JAN. 28 Taken overnight before 4 a.m.: a vehicle parked in the 5800 block of St. Marks Circle. JAN. 29 A vehicle parked at a Texaco station in the 11000 block of Inwood Road was broken into around 6:35 p.m. and property from inside was stolen. JAN. 30 Burglarized before 7:45 a.m.: an open garage in the 7100 block of Royal Lane. A 30-year-old woman who went to get her lashes done walked out without her designer sunglasses. The woman, who was at a professional office at the Midway Road Professional Building in the 10000 block of Midway Road, told police she left the shades in a chair during the service, and sometime between 6 and 6:45 p.m. they were stolen. JAN. 31 Burglarized before 7 a.m., The Cobbler in the 5900 block of Royal Lane. The thief got away with cash and leather products. FEB. 1 Stolen before 7:30 a.m.: property from an apartment complex in the 6800 block of Bandera Avenue. FEB. 2 A vehicle parked outside of One Preston Center in the 8200 block of Douglas Avenue was stolen around 11 a.m. FEB. 3 Around 1:40 a.m., a vehicle in the 5700 block of Southwestern Boulevard was broken into and property inside was stolen. A vehicle parked outside of UT Southwestern Medical Center at Park Cities in the 8600 block of Hillcrest Road was stolen sometime between 5:30 and 7:26 p.m.


8 March 2018 |



Seek emergency care if experiencing confusion, shortness of breath William Taylor

People Newspapers


he deadly 2017-18 flu season has shuttered schools, increased employee absences, threatened the blood supply, and prompted health care providers to adjust staffing levels to keep up. Heading into mid-February, the virus had already contributed to more than three times as many deaths as a year ago, and it didn’t appear ready to slow down. “It is too early to tell if influenza activity has peaked for the season in Texas,” the Texas Department of State Health Services reported recently. As Preston Hollow People was going to press, Dallas County Health and Human Services had already reported 62 flu-related deaths, up from 17 for the 2016-17 season. The dead, mostly older patients, all had high-risk health conditions, agency leaders said. “Older adults, individuals with chronic health conditions, pregnant women, young children, and infants are more vulnerable to flu illness,” said Dr. Christopher Perkins, DCHHS health authority-medical director. “With influenza activity on the rise, individuals in these groups should take special precaution as we continue throughout the season.” Medical City Healthcare is among the area hospital systems adjusting schedules and use of rooms in order to have additional staff and space available to care for flu patients. “Most flu does have cough, congestion, and fever with it,” said Dr. Nathan Ham, emergency room medical director at Medical City Las Colinas. “And most of my patients do have significant pain in their muscles.” But those experiencing such complications as difficulty breathing, shortness of

breath, or confusion should seek emergency care, he said. Because of privacy regulations, DCHHS doesn’t pinpoint where those who have suffered flu-related deaths lived, so it’s not known how many – if any – of the deaths involved residents of Preston Hollow. But the area did see one of the school closures that have come during this flu epidemic. Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas closed for two days of disinfecting in late January after more than 100 out of 1,100 students and an unreported number of faculty fell ill. “While not all of these are confirmed cases of flu, enough members of our community are ill at this time to warrant extreme caution and a campus wide closing,” said James Kramer, director of communications. Jan Hale, communications manager with the American Red Cross, said severe winter weather across the country and the flu epidemic have combined to slow blood donations. “Right now, blood and platelets are being distributed to hospitals faster than they are coming in,” she said. The agency is urging people to donate. Visit or call 1-800-7332767 for an appointment. Workplaces also are feeling the impact of the virus. “If I counted how many clients I’ve spoken with and meetings that have been postponed recently due to this crazy flu going around I’d run out of fingers,” said Jordan Goodwin, of staffing agency Creative Circle. “With employees out, I’ve seen an influx of requests for freelance talent to take care of some of the day to day projects that would otherwise have been backed up. I kid you not – two separate flu related requests today.”


FLU FIGHTERS • Get a flu vaccination (yearly shots for those ages 6 months and older). • Cover your cough with a tissue or cough into your sleeve. • Wash your hands and keep your hands away from your face.

• Avoid close contact with people who are coughing or appear ill. • Stay home if you are sick and keep family members home if they are sick. Dallas County Health and Human Services

10 March 2018 |

Rowers File Title IX Lawsuit Against SMU Injuries blamed on poor care, coaching


FROM LEFT: Alex Zalkin, Meghan Klein, Lindsay Heyman, Kelly McGowan, and Jessica Clouse.

By Bianca R. Montes People Newspapers

Relearning how to stand and walk weren’t part of Meghan Klein’s academic plan when she decided to go to SMU. But two hip surgeries later, that was her reality.

“. . . my health and wellbeing will always be an issue for every single day of the rest of my life.” Meghan Klein Klein, who graduated in 2017, claims improper and often unsupervised training, along with questionable rowing techniques taught by former SMU head rowing coach Doug Wright, have compromised her quality of life. “I don’t know exactly what 23 holds for me, but I can tell you what 25, 30, or 35 looks like,” she said. “Having to take weeks or months off of work to get a hip replacement when this one wears out; being on bed rest while pregnant because my body physically can’t support the weight of a child; and knowing that my health and well-being will always be an issue for every single day of the rest of my life.” Klein has joined seven other current and former Mustangs in a Title IX lawsuit that claims the university provided inadequate medical training resources to its women’s rowing team, leading to lifelong injuries. In a written statement, SMU chose not to address the lawsuit, but said its foremost concern is always for students’ health and

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well-being, and the university is committed to complying with Title IX in its athletic programs and throughout the campus. Title IX prohibits gender discrimination in education programs that receive federal funding. The plaintiffs include Klein, Jessica Clouse, Lindsay Heyman, Kelly McGowan, Sydney Severson, Rebekah Tate, and two other plaintiffs identified as Jane Roe 1 and Jane Roe 2. Each of the plaintiffs suffered labral tears at SMU and has had or will have to have surgery to repair a hip. The lawsuit, which was filed in federal court in January, claims SMU discriminated against the female rowers by providing the team with unequal funding and second class resources. Alex Zalkin, an attorney representing the women, said SMU systematically discriminated against female rowers in particular. Zalkin joined the California-based Zalkin Law Firm about seven years ago and has primarily focused on university cases where students are suing their schools for mishandling sexual assault reports and harassment. “SMU has treated Title IX as a numbers game,” he said at a Jan. 19 news conference. “Female athletic programs, such as the rowing program, were created simply so SMU could say, ‘Hey look, we’re complying with Title IX. We have the same number of male and female athletes.’” But that is where he said the equality stopped. Zelkin said unequal access to competent medical care and quality coaches and training staff has been an issue for more than two decades at the university. “SMU had the opportunity to correct this,” he said. “It simply chose not to.”

12 March 2018 |

Real Estate

HOUSE OF THE MONTH 9720 Audubon Place


his is a home like no other: a masterfully designed villa in the Spanish Colonial Mediterranean style by Richard Drummond Davis Architects. This gated estate home is in one of the most soughtafter neighborhoods in Dallas and boasts a classic plan with the most important rooms surrounding an exceptional outdoor living area. The many al fresco luxuries include a fireplace,


cooking area, infinity pool, and spa. Inside, the pleasures include double-barrel-vaulted ceilings, exceptional fittings and finishes, an island kitchen with a Florence-style stone range hood, four significant masonry fireplaces, and six bedrooms with private baths, including the master suite with its custom stained-glass window in the bath and boutique-style builtins in the spacious closet.


14 March 2018 |



Season will bring favorite productions, new performers to Dallas By William Taylor

2018-2019 SEASON

People Newspapers

THE FLYING DUTCHMAN Oct. 12-Oct. 20, 2018


he forward-thinking life of the Dallas Opera’s music director comes with moments of confusion, such as when he’s planning future performances and someone asks what he’s doing next season. “I know the titles we’re doing for 10 years, but then I don’t know what I’m doing next year,” Emmanuel Villaume explained on an afternoon in late January. “And I don’t know what I’m doing tomorrow.” A day earlier, he was out of town. “I was not in New York, I was in Chicago, where we are singing Faust, and I literally didn’t remember what was the opera I was there to rehearse,” Villaume said. “Faust? Oh! That’s good.” His joking aside, Villaume knew recently the planned main stage performances for 2018-2019 as he joined interim general director and CEO Kern Wildenthal in announcing “Swept Away,” a season that promises many Dallas debuts and some of the most popular operas. “This season is the result of years and years of work,” Villaume said.

CARMEN Oct. 19-Nov. 4, 2018 MANON LESCAUT March 1-March 9, 2019 LA BOHÈME March 15-March 31, 2019 FALSTAFF April 26-May 4, 2019 Full season subscriptions start at $100 and go on sale to new subscribers April 4. Visit for details on these as well as Family Performance Series performances. MAXINE HELFMAN FOR THE DALLAS OPERA

Mark Delavan will star as the Dallas Opera presents Verdi’s Falstaff for the first time. The season, sponsored by the Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger family, features Richard Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman, Georges Bizet’s Carmen, Giacomo Puccini’s Manon Lescaut and La Bohème, and Verdi’s Falstaff. “The 62nd International Season, filled with captivating stories and

unsurpassed music performed by some of the world’s greatest opera stars, will provide superb entertainment for patrons from across North Texas—as well as the many people who travel to Dallas these days, in order to experience opera at its best,” Wildenthal said. Performers will include Amer-

ican bass-baritone Greer Grimsley, French mezzo-soprano Stephanie d’Oustrac, American soprano Kristin Lewis, French tenor JeanFrançois Borras, South African soprano Pumeza Matshikiza, and American bass-baritone Mark Delavan. “The next season when it

comes to the level of casting is without precedent in Dallas,” Villaume said. “I say that with confidence. And it’s again because we have established ourselves... as one of the most important players in the field. Today we have artists who are approaching us, who want to sing with us, who would not have even answered our phone calls a few years ago.”

‘Stormin’ Norman’ Bagwell a Hands-On Leader

Education advocate honored with Virginia Chandler Dykes award By Maria Adolphs

Special Contributor Norman P. Bagwell, CEO of Bank of Texas and executive vice president of BOK Financial, loves hardware stores and do-ityourself projects. “I’ll try pretty much anything once,” he said, recalling how when he was young and broke he installed a sprinkler system, an arduous endeavor that involved, “digging holes, laying pipe, and running wires. “That’s the job you do one time,” he said, laughing. The hands-on ‘Stormin’ Norman,’ as his friends call him, has served for years as a leader in business and the community – work that has won him recent recognition from Bank of Texas, Texas Woman’s University, and Texas Woman’s University Foundation. They selected him to receive the 16th annual Virginia Chandler Dykes Leadership Award on Feb. 21 at the Belo Mansion and Pavilion. “Texas Woman’s is thrilled to honor such an inspirational leader for his ongoing commitment to improving life for others,


Bank of Texas CEO Norman P. Bagwell serves on several boards, including those for the Baylor Healthcare System and the Salesmanship Club foundations. including helping so many to achieve their dreams through education,” said Carine Feyten, chancellor and president at Texas Woman’s University. Bagwell has an approach to living life

and facing challenges: “No matter who you are or where you are from, whatever hand you are dealt— play the hand to the very best of your ability to get the best outcome.” Whether it was adjusting to the move from small town Monroe, Louisiana to the “big city” of Dallas where he knew no one; getting his start in banking in the 1980s, when failures and the savings and loan crisis dominated headlines; or facing health issues in his 40s, Bagwell sought to do his very best, keep a good attitude; and ultimately learn from and use his experiences as stepping stones to move forward, he said. “I want to be around him because he has the most contagious, positive outlook,” said Kevin L. Knox, an assistant dean for SMU’s Cox School of Business. Bagwell, an SMU graduate, credits the “good hands” he’s had to the “greatness of our city and our community,” his career in financial services, and his parent’s guidance. He sees promoting education as a way to help others obtain good outcomes, too. “Education lifts people out of poverty and propels people to fulfill their personal

aspirations, is mission critical for our community, and needs to be accessible by all,” Bagwell said. Mark B. Wade, Bank of Texas president and COO, describes Bagwell as a great mentor and friend who “has inspired our people to be the best that each one of them can be.” To be his best, Bagwell’s vision for this year involves balancing his roles as husband, father, holder of numerous titles, and member of several boards. He half-jokes his long-term dream is to open Norm’s True Value Hardware and Ice Cream.

A B O U T T H E AWA R D Established in 2002, the Virginia Chandler Dykes Leadership Award, named for a TWU alumna known for her work in occupational therapy and philanthropic service, is given annually to a Dallas leader who improves quality of life and education.

March 2018  15

Too Many Tune Ups

LEN BOURLAND “Diagnostics” is the key word that has governed my life lately. Bodies, automobiles, and computers all are run through diagnostics when in for a tune up of some sort. Not being able to sleep on my right side took me back to the orthopedist. Since I’ve already had rotator cuff surgery, the diagnosis was bursitis attributed to what we boomers hear with regularity, “aging.” A shot of cortisone later I’m back to doing plank position in Pilates. Mechanical and indispensable high-tech devices that don’t moan or groan are a bit trickier. I went in for a car wash at the dealer and came out with a new car. I didn’t mean to, but with my lease a few months from expiring, they made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. I’m still trying to figure out the controls. They did away with the left-handed cup holder, and guess who’s a southpaw? Remember when you could set your radio by dialing to a station, pulling out the button, and punching it in? Now it requires a menu bar, pre-sets, rolling between screens, or hitting the talking head on the steering wheel and yelling out the station for it to set. “Lexie” doesn’t understand Texas Southern, so often it ends up calling somebody or turning on the heat instead. I ended up at the dealer’s technology clinic one Saturday with other befuddled new car owners. We learned “Siri” on our phones likes us more than “Lexie” in our new cars. When in doubt, use your phone, but the command “call Betty” which morphs into “Calling Best Buy,” will be screwed up by either. Which brings me to the Apple store. I’m postponing getting the new iPhone battery, since it’s backordered, but when the MacGal on the support phone call couldn’t fix my snowy laptop screen, I ended up at the Genius Bar. Two phone calls, three trips to the store later where nothing was diagnosed wrong, they nevertheless backed up and reinstalled everything while replacing a battery. I’ve just realized my dishwasher cycle is running for hours without cutting off. I realize these are First World problems, but I cannot take another diagnosis. Is it Spring Break yet?

16 March 2018 |

Jewish Center, ‘Fiddler’ Make a Match

Musical’s junior version takes stage in March


FROM LEFT: Liam Gilligan as Perchik, Elliot McEachern as Hodel, Megan Ledderman as Golde, and Dalton Glenn as Tevye. Since 1964, Fiddler on the Roof has left audiences singing such memorable songs as “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “Sunrise, Sunset.” Two casts of performers, ages 6 to 18, will present Fiddler on the Roof JR. March 8-25 at the Aaron Family Jewish Community Center of Dallas (The J), 7900 Northaven Road. “At its core, Fiddler is about tradition and how tradition shapes our families and our lives,” said Alise Robinson, director of The J Performing Arts Space. “It is a story that captures the essential human longing for love, community, success, freedom, family and meaning.” Fiddler on the Roof JR. is a witty and poignant version of the tale about the struggle of one father to maintain his religious convictions in the face of a changing world with the help of his family and five daughters. Central themes


in Fiddler on the Roof JR. revolve around traditional ways being shaken by new thinking, long standing beliefs being challenged by young minds and families needing to decide between acceptance and rejection. These are the same issues that are challenging our world today. It’s a current reminder of today’s times and how each and every one of us are affected in some way or another, no matter our religion or ethnic background. - Staff report

PERFORMANCES WHEN: 7 p.m. March 8 and 22, 8 p.m. March 10, 2 p.m. March 11, and 2 and 6 p.m. March 25 WHERE: Zale Auditorium at The J, 7900 Northaven Road in Dallas Visit

18 March 2018 |



Rangers, Longhorns will face challenges in new districts By Todd Jorgenson

Jesuit joins a district with defending state champion Allen.

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ince joining the University Interscholastic League in 2004, Jesuit has qualified for the football playoffs in 11 of 14 seasons, including the last eight in a row. That streak could be in jeopardy next season, through no fault of the Rangers themselves. The UIL did Jesuit no favors during its biennial realignment. For the next two seasons, the Rangers will be in District 9-6A alongside McKinney, McKinney Boyd, Plano, Plano East, Plano West, Prosper, and defending state champion Allen. Combine that with a nondistrict schedule that includes powerhouses Arlington, DeSoto, and Wylie, and Jesuit might have the most difficult 10-game slate of any team in the state in 2018. The new district will significantly increase the competition level for the Rangers, not only in football, but also in basketball, baseball, and other sports. Realignment always yields some surprises. Neighborhood rival W.T. White, which sits just a couple of miles to the west of Jesuit’s campus, is not only in a different district, but also in Region I instead of Region II. The Longhorns will share District 8-6A

for the next two years with Duncanville, Lake Highlands, Richardson, Richardson Berkner, Richardson Pearce, Skyline, and Molina. It will be a challenge for WTW, which was winless in 2017, to break its decade-long playoff drought. In Class 6A, the district alignments are the same in football and other sports (with the exception of swimming, wrestling, and possibly soccer). However, classes 5A and below are split into separate divisions for football. That means an entirely new slate of district opponents for Hillcrest, which will be in Class 4A during the next two years because of a drop in enrollment at the school. For football only, in District 8-4A Division I, the Panthers are grouped with Alvarado, Carrollton Ranchview, and four Dallas ISD schools — Carter, Wilmer-Hutchins, Pinkston, and North Dallas. That should be favorable to a Hillcrest squad trying to bounce back after narrowly missing the playoffs in Class 5A during each of the past two seasons. In other sports, Hillcrest will be in a seven-team district comprised entirely of the smallest DISD schools, including Carter, Wilmer-Hutchins, Pinkston, North Dallas, Lincoln, and Roosevelt. That league should provide some great boys basketball games, at the very least.

Dossa Kicks Through Language Barrier

Hillcrest senior soccer star emerges as one of Dallas’ top strikers

By Todd Jorgenson

People Newspapers When Yaya Dosso arrived in the United States from the African nation of Cote d’Ivoire in 2015, he spoke four languages. English wasn’t one of them. Facing a daunting communication hurdle in a new land, Dosso turned to what he knew best — the global language of soccer. Three years later, the Hillcrest senior has emerged as one of the top strikers in the Dallas area. And he’s blossomed in terms of his conversational and social skills off the field, too. For both developments, he credits his teammates and coaches with the Panthers. “I couldn’t talk much,” Dosso said. “My teammates helped me learn how to speak English. They

Yaya Dosso, a native of Cote d’Ivoire, scored 32 goals last season as Hillcrest reached the third round of the playoffs. CHRIS MCGATHEY

are like a family to me.” Dosso grew up as the only athlete in a family of engineers, drawn to soccer because it’s the most popular sport for youngsters in his home country. He came to Dallas

with his older sister seeking a better future, and soccer was the most logical place to start. “The first day he enrolled at Hillcrest, he came looking for me,” said Hillcrest boys soccer coach

Willy Flores. “Since then, he’s made friends with everybody.” Dosso’s first name is Issomaila, but his American friends call him by his catchy middle name, Yaya. “That was the easiest name for my friends to say,” he said. Still, even soccer was challenging for Dosso as a freshman, since the style of play here is more technical and more physical than the fast-paced game he often played on concrete in Cote d’Ivoire. Dosso eventually adjusted. As a junior last season, he posted 32 goals and 17 assists, was named the MVP of District 11-5A, and led the Panthers to the third round of the playoffs. He also has been a standout with the FC Dallas youth select program. Yet he’s keeping his focus on other goals, too. “There’s more opportunities after you graduate. That’s why I

came here,” said Dosso, who plans to graduate this spring and play soccer next year at Hill College in Hillsboro. He eventually hopes to pursue a degree in international business. Dosso almost turns into a different person on the soccer field, where his emphatic displays of emotion — he sometimes does backflips after scoring a goal — run counter to his humble and soft-spoken nature. “Soccer makes me be positive and forget about my problems,” he said. Flores has noticed plenty of other changes in his go-to scorer, who’s not the shy and quiet kid he first saw at practice three years ago. “As he had a stronger communication with everybody, he started to learn the system,” Flores said. “He’s grown not only on the field but also in school. He’s grown as a person a lot.”

20 March 2018 |


URSULINE ACADEMY CELEBRATES GLOBAL DAY Refugees visit campus with tales of perseverance


rsuline Academy is teaching its students about the world by bringing the world to

them. At its recent Global Day, the campus welcomed students from sister schools in Peru and China, Ursuline graduates whose careers have international reach, and resettled refugee teenagers attending high school in Dallas ISD.

“I hope students are inspired to take action in their own lives to incorporate more international interactions.” Shannon Bradford “I look at this day and see it filled with our lived mission,” principal Andrea Shurley said in a message to Ursuline families. Students from Colegio Santa

Ursula in Peru and Beijing Huaxia Girls’ School in China performed cultural dances along with Ursuline’s international dance club. “Global Day was an important day of learning, celebration and community-building at Ursuline,” said Cecilia Nipp, director of global relationships and cultural exchange. Ur s u l i n e a l u m n ae C e c i Weigman, Mary Margaret Mason, and Shannon Bradford gave presentations, but three teenagers from Emmett J. Conrad High School turned out to be the most inspirational, campus leaders said. Rooha Hagharmehdiabadi, a junior, Twa Bee, a sophomore, and Zeinab Ramezanpour, a senior, came to the Dallas area as refugees. Twa’s family fled from Thailand and Burma, and Zeinab and Rooha’s families fled from Iran. “Their stories were so emotional, but I’m so glad they were here to share them with us,” Ursuline

Students from Ursuline Academy in Dallas perform during Global Day.

freshman Kaitlyn Vess said. The teenagers came to Ursuline through the support of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth’s education department. Bradford, who discussed her global initiatives’ role at the George W. Bush Presidential Center, said her internationally-focused career couldn’t have happened without

her Ursuline education. “I knew that I wanted to share how instrumental Ursuline had been in shaping the path I took in college and adulthood,” Bradford said. “I loved discussing the portfolio of work I support at the George W. Bush Institute, including global leadership programs for democra-

Hockaday Wins Robotics Tournament

FIRST Lego League celebrates 10 years in North Texas


cy advocates in Burma and women leaders in the Middle East, North Africa, and Afghanistan, and how this work aligns directly with passions fostered by Ursuline. “I hope students are inspired to take action in their own lives to incorporate more international interactions,” she said. — Staff report

Two Lamplighter Teachers Honored

Vicki Raney and Kathey Beddow COURTESY PHOTO


Riya Guttigoli and Sophia Yung (front right) of the “Hockabots” compete in a robotics match as their teammates look on.

The Hockabots are headed to the FIRST Lego League World Festival in Houston. The team of students from the Hockaday School won the right to advance to the April 18 to 21 competition with a first place champions award finish at the 10th-annual North Texas FIRST Lego League Regional Championship Robotics Tournament in February. Nearly 600 North Texas students in 60 teams competed Feb. 3 at Parish Episcopal School and Community Center. The organization FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)

works to motivate new generations to understand, use, and enjoy science and technology. In 1998, FIRST Founder Dean Kamen and the owner of the Lego Group Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen created the FIRST Lego League. The North Texas regional tournament, produced by the Perot Museum of Nature and Science and presented by Lockheed Martin, matched student-built robots competing with missions on a water-themed playing field. This year’s journey began in August 2017, when 4,350 North Texas students ages 9-14 – and approximately 284,000 students world-

wide – received the “hydro dynamics” theme. They spent months studying, dissecting, and analyzing real-world challenges and coming up with solutions using science and technology. Qualifying rounds took place in December and January. “It’s competitive, high-energy and, best of all, an incredibly fun gateway for students to pursue careers in STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math),” said Linda Abraham-Silver, CEO of the Perot Museum. — Staff report

Lamplighter School teachers Kathey Beddow and Jody Stout have been honored for their work educating students about entrepreneurship and the free enterprise system. The Freedoms Foundation and the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation presented them with the Leavey Award. Beddow and Stout guide the Lamplighter Layers program, an egg-selling business managed by the school’s fourth-grade class. “We are so proud to be facilitators of Lamplighter Layers — a program that does so much to encourage partnership, creative problem-solving, and great responsibility in our young students,” Beddow said. “In its 48-year history, the Layers program has expanded and evolved,” Stout said. Students selected charities to share in the profits, “but core beliefs in the benefit of engaging in and investing in the free enterprise system,” Stout said, have always been the centerpiece of the program. — Staff report

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Happenings on the Hill Spanish sculptor Dallas’s first exhibition dedicated exclusively to one of Spain’s most celebrated modern sculptors is now on display at the Meadows Museum at SMU. The Eduardo Chillida exhibition, which shows through June 3, includes 66 of the artist ’s works, f rom his sculptures to his drawings, collages, graphic works, and a selection of his books. The display focuses on the mature part of Chillida’s career, when he produced works such as Peine del Viento XV (Wind Comb) in 1976 and

Embrace III, 1991. Iron. COURTESY SMU Elogio del Horizonte (Eulogy to the Horizon) in 1990, while also presenting important, rarely displayed works.

Wilderness Women A new exhibit hosted by SMU’s DeGolyer Library features narratives and memorabilia of women who faced massacres, famine, and blizzards in the American wilderness. “OK, I’ll Do It Myself ” opened in January and runs through March 28. The exhibit also features 144 books, photographs, and manuscripts by 101 women, dating from 1682 to 2015.

Medal of Freedom Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has received the Tower Center Medal of Freedom from SMU’s John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies. The honor, presented every two years, recognizes “extraordinary contributions for the advancement of democratic ideals and to the security, prosperity and welfare of humanity.” “In the aftermath of the worst terror attack on U.S. soil, Michael Bloomberg led New York City out of mourning and back into its place as one of the most im-

Michael Bloomberg


portant cities in the world, SMU Trustee Jeanne Tower Cox said. “He took the city’s public education system and poverty issues head on during his two terms as mayor.”

Remembering MLK with Unity Walk, service projects

SMU students and faculty take a Unity Walk. More than 350 students fanned out across North Texas late January to provide community service to 10 agencies in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Projects included organizing food pantries and clothes closets, preparing


community gardens, and assisting at animal shelters. SMU president R. Gerald Turner led students, faculty, and staff on the annual Unity Walk under the oaks on the University’s Bishop Boulevard. - Compiled by staff | March 2018  27


SUMMER CAMPING ON CAMERA Students give sports broadcasting a try By Cynthia Mendez

People Newspapers


n 17 years of organizing sports broadcasting camps, Jeremy Treatman and Steven Goldstein have noticed something about those who attend: The children love talking sports. That’s a great head start on a career in the business, if the campers are interested. “The kids who come to our camp are sports fanatics,” Goldstein said. “They know every player, every team, every stat. What we do is we take that knowledge … and we put them on camera and teach them all aspects of sports broadcasting.” Sports Broadcasting Camps is based in Philadelphia, where founder and co-owner Treatman worked in broadcast media. Co-owner Goldstein handles the business end of SBC. Two years ago, they added Dallas to the roster of Play by Play camp cities that includes Atlanta, Chicago, and Los Angeles. The inaugural Dallas camp drew 24 children, and last year’s had 36, Goldstein said. “We’re hoping to have between 40 and 50 kids this summer.”


Play by Play campers spend time on both sides of the camera. A feature of every camp is the chance to interview a professional athlete. Last year, it was Dallas Cowboys defensive back Anthony Brown. Campers also learn from professional broadcasters. Texas Rangers broadcaster Jared Sandler and Dallas Mavericks

radio voice Chuck Cooperstein participated a year ago. At the SMU camp, students will make play-by-play tapes of pro football, baseball, and basketball games and make sideline reporting tapes. A list of participating sportscasters, athletes, and coaches hasn’t been announced yet. “Every kid gets something different out of it,” Goldstein said. “For the younger kids, they’re on camera usually for the first time; they enjoy that. They enjoy meeting the celebrities, and it’s kind of a dream week for them.” Older campers can get an idea of what parts of the business they may want to pursue as they head to college, he said. “Did they like the reporting part of it? Did they like anchoring? Did they like hosting shows? Or maybe they liked writing their own scripts.” Forbes Magazine reported in 2016 that increasing media rights deals are creating a demand for broadcasters and content producers in a sports industry that could generate $73.5 billion by 2019 in North America. “There has never been a better time to

break into the business of sports journalism,” wrote Forbes contributor Jason Belzer. Goldstein said the camp gives serious broadcasting hopefuls a head start. He recalled hearing back from a former camper who went on to study broadcasting in college. The student said, “‘I was so far ahead of these other kids as far as on-air. None of these kids did what I did at 13, 14, 15, 16 years old,’” Goldstein said. But the camp is for anyone, whether they are serious about becoming broadcasters or not, he said. “And other kids want to come just because they love sports and they love talking sports, and for them, they just have a blast during that week.”

M O R E I N F O R M AT I O N WHEN: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 25-29 WHERE: SMU WHO: Ages 10-18 COST: $650, day camp; $1,295, overnight camp CONTACT:, 800-319-0884

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Area Colleges offer camps


SMU swim camps start in June. The learning doesn’t have to stop when schools close for summer break. Colleges and universities, including many in North Texas, continue the education and fun with camps covering a variety of academic, athletic, and artistic topics. In this month’s paper check out some of the opportunities available at SMU, the University of Dallas, the University of North Texas, the University of Texas at Arlington, and the University of Texas at Dallas. Children in middle school or higher grades can get a taste of college life while improving their skills and perhaps gaining insight into future careers and goals with programs that include hands on learning as well as have one-on-one lessons with some of the top instructors in Texas. Learn a language, kick a ball, practice an instrument, program a computer, and make new friends. College camps are designed to motivate and help educate while still making sure children have fun. – Compiled by Sahar Jamal


Advanced Engineering WHAT: Students get an introduction to engineering and explore various engineering topics. WHO: Grades ninth-12th WHEN: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., June 18-22 COST: Not yet available CONTACT: Registration opens March 1. Visit and search for the Lyle School of Engineering. Engineering Design Experience WHAT: Students learn about the four main disciplines of engineering: mechanical, electrical, civil, and environmental and get a better insight into engineering careers. WHO: Grades 11th-12th WHEN: Girls, June 11-15; Boys, June 18-22 COST: Not yet available CONTACT: Registration opens March 1. Visit and search for the Lyle School of Engineering.

WHO: Swimmers ages 9-17 (must be 10 or older for overnight camps) WHEN: June 3-7 and June 10-14 COST: $650, overnight campers; $525 day campers. CONTACT: or call 214-768-2200 Hilltop Sports Camps WHAT: This camp focuses on keeping children active and healthy through a variety of indoor and outdoor activities. WHO: Grades second-sixth WHEN: June 4-8, 11-15, 18-22, 25-29 COST: $300 CONTACT: or call 214-768-3367 SMU Men’s Basketball Camp WHAT: Camps will focus on basic skills and techniques. WHO: Half-day for students kindergar-

ten through 12th grades; full-day for those in grades third-eighth WHEN: June 11-14, 18-21, 25-28 COST: $175, half-day; $350, full-day CONTACT:, (214)-768-3501 SMU Boys Soccer Camps WHAT: Young players learn skills and techniques and get introduced to goalkeeping, while older athletes hone their skills and prepare for college play. WHO: Half-day camp for ages 5-13, fullday camp for ages 8-13; residential camp for ages 10-14, college pre camp for ages 15-18 WHEN: Half-day and day camps, June 1115; residential and college pre camps, July 7-10, 11-14 COST: $185, half-day; $285, full-day; $605, residential camp; $625 for college pre camp CONTACT:, 214-952-4441

SMU Volleyball Camps WHAT: Various camps in July will focus on the skills needed to play various positions on the court as well as on teamwork and serving. WHO: Grades sixth-12th WHEN: July 9-10, July 11-13, July 16-18 COST: Camp 1, $150 for one day, $225 for both days; Camp 2, $275; Camp 3, $275 for commuters and $375 for boarders. CONTACT: Jason Tanaka: or Cristine Dixon: SMU Mustang Swim Camps WHAT: Swimmers work hands on with coaches from around the world especially Olympic winners such as Eddie Sinnott with sessions on stroke, dryland, training, and racing.

Registration opens March 1 for engineering camps at SMU.

COURTESY PHOTO | March 2018  29 WHEN: August 1-4 COST: Not yet avaible CONTACT: EXTRA: UTA also offers a number of bands camps – Summer Band Camp, June 10-14; Summer Marching Band Camp, June 1721; UTA Honors Horn Camp, July 20-25. Email

University of Dallas

Soccer Camp WHAT: Soccer players learn the latest techniques and strategies to help them become fine goalkeepers, strikers, and field players. WHO: Players ages 7 and older WHEN: June 10-14 COST: Junior and Senior Academies, $749 residential, $649 commuter; College Prep Performance Academy, $989 CONTACT:

Entry to Engineering WHAT: A team of engineering professors and students will introduce campers to a variety of disciplines – aerospace, biomedical, civil, computer science, electrical, environmental, industrial, materials science, and mechanical. WHO: Students entering the sixth through eighth grades in the fall WHEN: July 23-27 COST: $300 (Scholarships are available) CONTACT: or call 817-272-1295


Marching Percussion Camp WHAT: Participants train in the tradition of the North Texas Drumline. WHO: High school percussionists WHEN: June 11-14 COST: $436 resident, $306 commuter. CONTACT: 940-369-7974, edu; 940-565-4124, EXTRA: UNT also offers a Drum Major Camp, June 21-24. Contact Beginners and Intermediate Bass Camp WHAT: Participants will work with excellent teachers and to learn, play, and practice before performing in the grand finale concert. WHO: Beginning and intermediate players WHEN: June 19-22 COST: $390 (before May 2nd, 2018) $425 (after May 2nd, 2018) CONTACT: Bass Camp Coordinator, EXTRA: UNT also offers a String Orchestra Day Camp, June 11-15, for grades second through 10th. Contact elizabeth.chappell@ All State Choir Camp WHAT: Students will receive mentoring as they work on Texas All State Choir music.

CAMPS & Summer Programs

Girlgeneering WHAT: Introduction to engineering for young women who want a career in engineering. WHO: Girls entering the fifth through ninth grades in the fall WHEN: July 30-Aug. 3 COST: $300 (Scholarships are available) CONTACT: (817) 272-1295 COURTESY PHOTOS

ABOVE: UNT offers orchestra camp. BOTTOM FROM LEFT: Singers attend choir camp at UTA, and girls explore career options in Girlgeneering camp. WHO: High school singers WHEN: June 27-30 COST: $364 resident, $264 commuter. Discounts available for Texas All State Members. CONTACT: EXTRA: UNT also offers an Honor Choir Camp for junior high/middle school students, July 11-14. Contact

UT Arlington

UTA All-State Choir Camp WHAT: This camp helps singers to audition and prepare for All-State. They work with experienced clinicians on sight-reading and other skills, make friends, and get an insight on college life. WHO: Grades ninth-12th


• Boys & Girls 10-18 • Learn from the pros • Meet sports celebrities • Make sports anchor, reporting, and play-by-play tapes • Participate in sports talk radio and PTI style shows • Day/Overnight sessions available



Nation’s #1 Sports Broadcasting Camp

For more information call 800.319.0884 or visit •

UT Arlington Men’s Basketball Camp WHAT: Camps designed to focus on drills that help better basketball playing skills and techniques. WHO: Grades K-12th WHEN: June 18-21; 25-28. COST: $125-150 CONTACT:, 817-272-9258 EXTRA: UTA also offers a Back to School Camp for all grades, Aug. 13-15. Cost $50-$60

30 March 2018 | UT Arlington Volleyball Camps WHAT: A variety of camps help beginning to advanced players hone their skills, work on offense and defense, and prepare for the school season. WHEN, WHO, COST: Elite Volleyball Camp, July 9, for players, ages 13-18, with three years of club experience, $130; All Skills Full Day Camp, July 10, for ages 1018, $125; General Skill Half Day Camp I, July 11, for ages 10-18, $65; General Skills Half Day Camp II, July 12, for ages, 10-18, $115; Setter and Hitter Half Day Camp, July 11, for ages 10-18, $65; Serve and Pass Half Day Camp, July 12, for ages 10-18, $65; Team Camp, July 13, for ages 10-18, $200. CONTACT: 817-272-2242

UT Dallas


ABOVE: Musicians rehearse during UTA Horns Camp. BELOW: Students do crafts during UTD’s Chinese Language and Culture camp.

Chinese Language and Culture Summer Camp WHAT: The camp is designed to help develop Chinese language skills as well as skills and talents in calligraphy, Kung Fu, Tai Chi, folk dances, and crafts. WHO: Children ages 6 and older WHEN: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, June 11-29 COST: $250 for one week, $450 for two weeks, $650 for three weeks. Cost includes a camp T-shirt, daily drinks and snacks, a completion certificate and group photo. Campers bring their own lunch boxes. CONTACT:, 972-883-4860

100 Coding Camps in 11 Weeks of Summer WHAT: A variety of computer programming camps are offered for five levels of learners. Programs range from exploring coding tools to advanced programming. Campers may explore animation, mobile apps, robots, games, and webpage design. WHO: Elementary, middle, and high school students. WHEN: Weekly from June 4 through Aug. 17 COST: $150 for half day one-week camp and $300 for full-day one-week camp. Those who register before March 31 get a 10 percent discount. Last minute registration cost $50 more. CONTACT: (preferred), 972-3576893 Summer Chess Club WHAT: Classes focus on teaching chess to improve and develop reading and math ability and critical and analytical thinking skills while building character and self-esteem. WHO: For beginner, intermediate, and advanced players, ages 4-7. There also are introductory courses for adults. WHEN: June 11-15, June 18-22, July 16-20, and July 23-27 COST: $215, by April 3; $245, April 3-June 12; $265, after June 12. CONTACT:, 972-8834899 Campers try Chinese calligraphy.

Camp Westminster 2018 June 11 – July 27 Half Day 9-12 • Full Day 9-2 Reading Raiders • S.T.E.A.M. Art in All Ways • Inventions & Inventors Building Mania • Fine Motor Fun & More! Ages Older 2’s – Completed Kindergarten 8200 Devonshire Dr, Dallas, TX 75209


Registration information at

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FAMILY TRIPS INSPIRE SISTERS’ CLOTHING LINE ESD, SMU alums unveil young children’s fashions By Lisa Ferguson

Special Contributor


pair of Bluff View-bred sisters aren’t kidding around when it comes to the line of children’s clothing they have designed and recently launched. Christian Elizabeth & Co. is the brainchild of siblings Emily Duck and Kathryn Anderson, both alums of The Episcopal School of Dallas and graduates of SMU. The company’s name is a combination of the women’s respective middle monikers. Its Spring/Summer 2018 collection features what the two describe as “traditional” styles for girls and boys, sizes 3 months through 4T (toddler). Its dainty pastel-hued dresses, rompers, and short suits sport detailed hand-embroidered designs. They range in price from $74-$82 at The clothes are also available at Babies on the Boulevard, a Fort Worth boutique, as well as Bambinos in San Antonio, and the Under the Azalea shop in Huntsville, Alabama. Christian Elizabeth & Co.’s New York-inspired Fall/Winter 2018 collection, represented by Katwalk Kids, was displayed during January’s Dallas Apparel & Accessories Market at the Dallas World Trade Center. The wholesale-industry event was attended by retailers from throughout the country. “With social media these days, we’ve been able to connect with a lot of moms out there who … just love traditional clothing and are willing to pay a little bit more of a premium to get those styles and the hand embroidery,” said 22-year-old Anderson, who resides in the Turtle Creek neighborhood. The Spring/Summer pieces are inspired by family vacations the women took as


Christian Elizabeth & Co. offers dainty pastel-hued dresses, rompers, and short suits. children to the Florida coast and Colorado mountains with their father, Dallas land developer Charlie Anderson, and mother Shawn Anderson. Sailboats, starfish, and seashells adorn clothing in the line dubbed Seaside, while cowboy hats, horseshoes, and even fly-fishing lures dot items from the Aspen line. “We spend a ton of time there, and growing up we’d spend all summer and every Christmas” in the small ski town, said Duck, a 29-year-old Lake Highlands mother of two young children. “We recognized that so many Southern families spend the summer in the mountains to escape the heat, and we felt like that was the perfect niche to tap into for this collection because we’ve seen

so many cute little kids (there) that clearly are from the South in their little traditional outfits.” The company’s clothes are similar in style to the duds the women said they wore as youngsters. Their shared passion for fashion has blossomed over the years. “We always were really close,” Duck recalled. “I think the age difference actually brought us closer together. We were never competitive or anything, and we were always really each other’s best friend.” Working with her sister “has been fun,” Anderson said. “I feel like we get along really well, and we can always be really honest with each other.”

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Comings and Goings NOW OPEN Crudo Italian Preston Center

Inspired by the traditions of Northern Italy, Crudo Italian is taking a lighter approach to cuisine favorites such as handmade artisan pasta and gnocchi. Under the guidance of executive chef and partner Javier Perez, fresh, high quality ingredients highlight the menu, seafood is flown in daily, and everything is made from scratch.

Mamoun’s Falafel 3839 McKinney Ave. COURTESY PHOTO

Crudo Italian serves lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.

Known as New York’s oldest falafel restaurant, the family-owned Middle

Eastern chain opened its first Texas location in February. The Uptown menu features the same fare served since the original location opened in 1971, including vegetarian sandwiches and plates such as falafel, hummus, and baba ganouj; and shawarma.


Utopia Food+Fitness 5509 W. Lovers Lane Late February, the Park Cities will get a new health-friendly business designed to marry smart eating and fitness. The scientifically calibrated regimen serves up food prepared by local James Beard nominated chef Mike Smith and promises to melt away pounds with only 40

minutes of workouts a week for six weeks. Utopia also has locations in Plano, Southlake, and Dallas.


Susan G. Komen Dallas County 13747 Montfort Road, Suite 200

All the pink ribbons are packed, and the Susan G. Komen Dallas County office is set to relocate. The nonprofit will move into the Montfort Park office come April 1.

7 Important Organizing Tips for Tax Time While most of us are eagerly awaiting springtime, many do not look forward to tax season. It can bring stress, anxiety, and worry, especially for those who aren’t adequately organized. But if we educate ourselves and know what we need to provide our accountant, it allows us to be better organized. Follow these tips and approach next year’s tax season with confidence: 1. Use a filing system that will eliminate paper pile up throughout the year, providing easy access to paperwork and receipts at tax time. It begins with a plan suited for your individual needs. Hanging files and tabbed folders are a good option. It is very important to use broad

D I N A T AY L O R categories such as financial, medical, legal, etc. Too many subcategories will create a messy file system. Simple is best. 2. Make sure you have a good accounting system for your home or small business. This will allow you to know precisely

your income and expenses. With a clear picture of your finances, it is easy to see where your hard-earned money is going. 3. Save any receipts you may be asked to provide should you be audited by the IRS. If in doubt, check with your accountant. Don’t delay in asking which ones to keep, what notes to make on them, and how long to keep them. 4. Consider a phone app or scanner to scan and eliminate extra paper and prevent fading receipts. Neat Receipt and QuickBooks Self Employed are some good options if you have a large volume of receipts. Both have phone apps available. If you are intimidated by new technology, simply use an envelope system. 5. For those who have a small business,

do not rely on credit statements alone. Again, keep receipts for items the IRS could question. 6. Always contact your accountant before discarding any financial investment paperwork, property files, or tax returns. Be safe – ignorance is no excuse when it comes to the IRS. 7. Finally, ask your accountant how many years of tax returns you should keep. Store each year saved and backup in case of a future audit. With guidance you can eliminate the unnecessary paperwork you have been holding onto for years and free up some space. Dina Taylor, owner of Easily Organized in Dallas (, works with clients in Texas and Florida.

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Lauren and Mark Bachman

Kathleen M. LaValle, Emma and Mark Hiduke, and Hannah and Greg May

Alyssa and Chase Mayeux

Reasha Hedke, Kelcey Hamilton, and Dana Swann

Kay Weir and Nick Barr

Jonathan and Christine Bassham


Jacob Wikander, Kelly Bennett, Austin Fennema, and Michele Morris

Special Edition Band

Elisa Richburg and Alan Cadema

Angela Yotides and Melissa Bednarz

Dave McAdams Jr. and Michelle Mai

Dallas CASA Young Professionals raised the anti at the annual CASAblanca casino night Jan. 20 at the Hall on Dragon. With roulette wheels turning, drinks flowing, and the 10-piece Special Edition Band keeping the crowd moving, nearly $100,000 was raised to benefit Dallas CASA, a local nonprofit that works on behalf of abused and neglected children living in foster care. The event was co-chaired by Kelcey Hamilton, Reasha Hedke, and Dana Swann.

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Brian Miller, Rhonda Sargent Chambers with Annie the dog, and Mark Soto

Dr. Richard Gray and Marsha Pendelton Gray

Giana DePaul, Mascot Scooter, James Bias, Mascot Snip, Melissa Vullo Bell, and Kristen Greenberg

Kerry Sullivan, Dan Pritchett, and Rose Wise Phyllis Comu, Emi McNair, and Irina Paraschiv Claire Schwarz, Russell E. Dealey, and Karen Urie

Kay Altom and Nancy Franks

Abby Howard, Jennifer Lindsley, Taylor Markey, and Meredith Perot

Aundrea Whalen, Ashley Greenberg, and Beck Penhartz

Sharon Fancher and Betsy Orton THOMAS GARZA PHOTOGRAPHY

Paws Cause was a tail-waggin success with more than $210,000 raised to benefit the Mary Spencer Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic at Village Fair. More than 250 animal lovers attended the Jan. 28 event at the Jan Rees-Joes Animal Care Center. Guests were treated to gourmet food from some of Dallas’ finest chefs, imbibed luscious libations like the Purr-ple Rita, and danced the night away to musical entertainment by Goga.

Suzy and Hank Bashore with Gwen and Leldon Echols

Lori Wenrich, Abra Garrett, Melissa Vullo Bell, Tricia Sims, Prashe Shah, and Alanna Sarabia

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Dr. John Burruss, Patricia Burruss, Jeff Hensley, and John Vick

Carolyn Anderson, Norma Jean Schaltenbrand, and Kailey Pretzlaff

Christa Collum, Joe Lucido, and Dr. John Burruss

Kathleen and Ban Bywaters

Michele Ritter and Andy Steingasser Lili Kellogg, Greg Nieberding, and Susan Schwartz

Christine Volkmer with Robert and Marianne Frazen

Nancy Natinsky with Tom and Teresa Fishman

Ban Balch and Joe Dealey


Joe and Beverly Dealey with James Thomas

The ultimate retro designer home of Greg Nieberding served as the backdrop for the Boots & Salutes patron party benefiting Equest’s fastest growing program, Hooves for Heroes. Among the 1950s decor, guests learned about the healing power of the horse and the human-horse connection through a panel discussion led by Dr. John Burruss, CEO of Metrocare. A $300,000 three-year pledge by the Joe M. and Doris R. Dealey Family Foundation was revealed at the Jan. 25 event. Kailey Pretzlaff, Norma Jean Schaltenbrarnd,

Peter Townsend, Martha Allday, Nicole and Joanna Townsend Susan Schwartz, and Paiement, Chris Hampton

Andy Walsh, Susannah Denney, and Harley Cozewith

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Living Well

PEDDLING FOR A GOOD CAUSE UTD Researcher Lends Name to Pain Cream

31-state summer ride will fund MS research

Work could bring opioid alternatives By William Taylor

People Newspapers

By Sahar Jamal

People Newspapers


ormer north Texan Claire Nogare, seeking a bicycle trip of a lifetime, found a new cause – one she’s still riding for six years later. “I just wanted to ride across the country,” she said, explaining how she did a Google search in 2012 for “Bike the U.S.” and found the nonprofit Bike the US for MS. The 2010 Highland Park High School graduate moved to Montana, but is working through the winter as a park ranger in the Florida Everglades. She will spend the summer biking through 31 states – her third and longest trip in support of Multiple Sclerosis research: 11,327 miles. In patients with MS, the immune system attacks the central nervous system – the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. “Symptoms may be mild, such


Learn more about Claire Nogare’s 2018 trip at as numbness in the limbs, or severe, such as paralysis or loss of vision,” according to Doctors don’t know what causes MS nor how to cure it. Treatments focus on keeping the disease under control and restoring damaged nerves. Scientists hope to find the cause of MS, so they can diagnosis it quicker and one day eradicate the disease, according to The nonprofit Bike the US for MS brings awareness and raises

money for MS research and treatment. Cyclists get together for annual cross country biking trips with every participant raising $1 per mile they ride. This year’s route will go from Florida to Maine to Seattle to San Diego and then back to Florida. “Luckily, this non-profit is unsurpassed in what they do, and I found a worthy cause in MS through the service projects around the country as well as the huge checks that we drop off to MS Clinics,” Nogare said.

Ted Price knows pain. As a guy who likes to shoot hoops, he experienced lingering pain from sports injuries that otherwise appear to have healed. As a University of Texas at Dallas researcher, he helped identify pain-signaling pathways between cells – a discovery leading to new treatments for chronic pain. And as an entrepreneur, he and his colleagues established two companies and began developing new treatments – work that is getting attention from magazines, scientific journals, newspapers, and National Public Radio. “Our goal is to try and understand how pain becomes chronic,” he said recently while speaking at Maggiano’s Little Italy in NorthPark Center to the Rotary Club of Park Cities. He talked to the club about the national opioid epidemic, his research and products, and the prospects for more new pain treatments. “You have to be able to detect pain and protect yourself, ” he explained. Likewise, opioids also play an important role, especially with post-surgical pain, he said. “Not treating post-surgical pain could lead to chronic pain.” But Price is hopeful research will produce alternative treatments without opioids’ addictive risks. The neuroscientist’s work has focused on chemical signals sent between nerve cells when injury occurs, including two pathways that sometimes remain active – often for years – even after the body has otherwise healed. “What we are trying to under-

Ted Price


stand is how we can reverse this,” he said, explaining that addressing those two pathways could bring lasting relief. While some approaches address pain with counter irritants such as warming sensation, cooling sensation, or numbing, Price wants to go beyond masking pain to curing it. “You wouldn’t want to mask cancer,” he said. Price helped launch CerSci Therapeutics at UT Dallas’ Institution for Innovation and Entrepreneurship incubator. The company is raising millions of dollars in hopes of beginning human clinical drug trials later this year. Price and his partners didn’t wait for clinical trials before going to market with another treatment. They established Ted’s Brain Science Products to sell online a pain cream made by mixing methyl salicylate from the wintergreen plant with resveratrol, “the red stuff in red wine,” he said. There’s not enough resveratrol in wine to make a difference, Price said. But Ted’s Pain Cream uses high concentrations to “reset nerves to their pre-injury state, eliminating false pain, while allowing important, true pain signals to still make it through,” according to | March 2018  43

Child Anxiety More Complex Than Disruptive Behaviors

H E AT H E R H A H N AND MELISSA GAA Many people experience anxiety symptoms on a daily basis without even knowing. It presents as a protective mechanism to keep us safe and alert us to potential danger. However, an overactive brain (more specifically, the amygdala) can leave one crippled by the symptoms of anxiety. Anxiety is extremely common amongst children and teenagers, affecting approximately 1 in 3. Having anxiety does not mean that your child or child’s brain is broken, defective, or unable to live a happy and healthy life; it means your child’s brain is working in overdrive and is having a difficult time understanding that the world around them is safe.

“You can help by creating a safe and secure environment for your child to share openly of their experience and feelings.” Anxiety is typically associated with excessive worry, and because of a developing brain, it can be difficult to calm the concerns, fears, and worries present. If left untreated, anxiety can potentially lead to a lifetime of maladaptive coping skills. Because anxiety has the ability to manifest itself differently within each person, it can be arduous as a parent to identify anxiety from other widespread concerns. Furthermore, your child may not have the language for anxiety or have the ability to recognize what that experience is like for them. They can identify that something isn’t quite right and feels wrong or off, but may

not have the knowledge that anxiety is behind those feelings and symptoms. How can I tell if my child has anxiety? First, pay attention to the timing, intensity, and frequency of the presenting concerns. Are they presenting after an experience that was embarrassing for your child, prior to an upcoming event, in a particular environment, or before/after the same occurrence? Is it happening at the same time every day, before school, at bedtime? Look for patterns. Next, be aware of symptoms. Anxiety can present as deep thoughts, fear, or excessive worry; however, because our mind and body are interconnected, it can also show via physical complaints, anger, or in familiar statements your child shares with you. Some things you can look for are: • Headaches, body aches, stomachaches; • Change in emotions – especially anger, irritability, aggression, restlessness, and sadness; • Negative thinking, rigidity, over-exaggeration; • Avoidance of a particular experience or place; • Difficulty with bedtime; • Increase of tantrums or regression to previous behaviors; • Change in appetite; and/or • Constantly seeking “what ifs” and “but, but, but.” Children often feel unsafe because of anxiety, due to the unsettling and startling onset. It can be helpful to let them know they have the power to tell the anxiety that its presence is not necessary. You can help by creating a safe and secure environment for your child to share openly of their experience and feelings. Because of the elasticity of the brain, your child has the capacity to learn skills to help regulate their nervous system and break the cycle of anxiety. Sometimes, the manifestations of anxiety are more than you/your family are able to manage – there is no shame in reaching out for assistance. Heather Hahn and Melissa Gaa, licensed professional counselors, trauma informed yoga therapists, and co-owners of Aspen Counseling Services, treat individuals, couples, families, and groups. Visit

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Spring Cleaning The Green Way

STEPHANIE CASEY Over the years, I’ve made adjustments to household cleaning supplies and materials to cut down on toxic substances. Here are the things which have stuck for years. Try out a couple (or all of them) if you, too, would rather not spray toxins to clean and are interested in cutting down your waste footprint. SURFACE CLEANER: One part filtered water to one part distilled white vinegar with a good shake of your favorite essential oil. Recycle a store-bought spray bottle for your concoction. After using this in my house for many years, even the eco cleaners sold at stores smell like chemicals to me. The water/vinegar combo cleans every surface even leaving mirrors streak free. Vinegar smell will dissipate quickly, and you’re left with a clean, no-lingering-chemicals surface. SCRUBBING CLEANER: Instead of bleach, Comet or even a metal dish scrubber try baking soda. It scrubs and shines up just about anything. Much gentler than metal on any delicate cookware, it’s a totally natural substance that won’t irritate your skin like a commercial scrub would (in fact, you can use it to wash your face, scalp, teeth, etc.). It whit-

ens and brightens any surface and will remove grease or scrambled egg residue readily. RAGS: You can completely cut out paper towels, if you choose. Repurposing T-shirts, towels, and even old sheets which are past their prime as household rags is a great way to extend the life of those items and clean your house. Anything 100 percent cotton will do. Cut the item into rag-sized pieces and keep a pile underneath each sink. If there’s an especially gross clean up, just toss the rag with the goo into the trash. That stained T-shirt was heading there anyway; you just gave it more shelf life and cut down on plastic and transportation waste by not purchasing paper towels. As a bonus, there’s no residue with cotton, so when you wipe a shiny surface there won’t be any fibers left behind like with paper. CLOSET CLEAN OUTS: Be sure to donate any usable items. One person’s trash is definitely another’s treasure. There are donation intakes all over the place (big guys such as Goodwill or Salvation Army plus smaller intakes for charities, thrift stores, and such) or look around for a specific place you’d like to help out such as a family center helping women in conflict, etc. Yes, it’s faster and easier to just toss unwanted things in the trash bin, but the set of plates which just don’t fit into your aesthetic anymore might make someone else’s kitchen supplies complete. And grandma’s collection of vintage board games will probably make someone’s day at a thrift store. Find Stephanie and other Lovage notions on Instagram and Facebook @lovageinc. | March 2018  45

Finding Inspiration For The Dinner Table


HOME + KITCHEN Some of my favorite dishes begin without the benefit of a recipe. Instead, I spot a single ingredient in the market, and before I know it, my mind is playing with spices, herbs, and complementary ingredients that when combined, will create a medley of flavors to tantalize the taste buds, while the dish dazzles the eye. By the time I’ve left the market, I can almost picture in my mind the finished dish, and I can hardly wait to get into the kitchen to transform this idea into an enjoyable taste experience. This approach to cooking is similar to my approach to creating a tablescape. When I set a table for a gathering, I usually begin with inspiration from a single item. It might be a color, the pattern in a dinner plate, the texture of a placemat, the shimmer in a length of cloth, the hue of a candle, or what’s happening in nature outside my windows. Using this inspiration as the foundation for my design, I begin to pull items from my cupboards to create a one-ofa-kind table setting that’s a feast for the


This festive springtime table setting was inspired by a set of teal cotton napkins. Paired with woven blue towels, sky blue glass chargers embellished with a white swirl, scalloped-edged salad plates, and Chinese bread-and-butter plates, this simple but impressive table setting features depth, texture, and the beauty of brilliant color. senses. Tablecloths, placemats, chargers, dinnerware, glassware, colorful napkins, the shine of metallics, and blossoms and herbs gathered from our gardens – each is like a flavorful ingredient in a recipe, that when combined, leaves a lasting visual impression. This month’s thrifty recipe began with a simple package of chicken legs. I had no menu in mind, but I knew there was a bag of potatoes in my pantry, and that these two humble ingredients could be the foundation of a flavorful, farmhouse-style roasted dinner.

Best of all, this would be a one-dish meal that would take less than 30 minutes of preparation and no more than an hour in the oven. I paired the chicken with quartered potatoes, carrots, onions, sweet bell peppers, a generous helping of fresh garlic, and herbs; then sprinkled it with a seasoning mixture. One hour later, dinner-for-a-crowd was ready. What a perfect dinnertime solution for a chilly, early-spring evening! For more from Christy Rost, a cookbook author and public television chef, visit

Farmhouse Chicken with Roasted Garden Vegetables INGREDIENTS: • 4 1/2 pounds chicken legs, about 12 • 2 1/2 pounds russet or gold potatoes, rinsed, peeled, and quartered • 3 large carrots, rinsed, peeled, and chopped • 1 sweet onion, peeled ,and chopped • 1 large yellow sweet bell pepper, rinsed, seeded, and chopped • 4 large cloves garlic, peeled, and coarsely chopped • 2 tablespoons fresh sage, chopped • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, chopped • 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper medley • 2 tablespoons olive oil DIRECTIONS: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Arrange chicken legs around the perimeter of a large roasting pan. In the center of the pan, combine the potatoes, carrots, onion, and bell pepper. Sprinkle the vegetables with chopped garlic, sage, and rosemary. In a small bowl, stir together kosher salt, seasoned salt, coriander, black pepper, and pepper medley. Sprinkle the mixture over the chicken and vegetables, and drizzle with olive oil. Roast, uncovered, 50 to 60 minutes or until the chicken is done, the vegetables begin to brown, and are tender when pierced with a sharp knife. An instant-read meat thermometer should reach 165 degrees when inserted into the center of the meat, but not next to the bone. YIELD: 5 to 6 servings


Does Allie Beth Allman Have a Secret Formula?

How did Allie Beth Allman & Associates become the number one real estate firm in Dallas’ most prestigious neighborhoods? Keith Conlon, Allman’s general manager, said there are several reasons. First, the firm has combined the stellar reputations of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and of Allie Beth Allman. Second, the Allman firm is attracting some of the highest caliber agents in its key markets. Third, the firm allows its agents to brand themselves and their teams, which is attractive to agents who want to market their name with the top real estate firm in Dallas. And fourth, Allman encourages its agents to be entrepreneurial. The results are spectacular. The Allman firm ended 2017 as the top brokerage firm in the Park Cities and Preston Hollow and in all of Dallas County for the sale of homes valued at more than $1 million, more than $2 million and more than $5 million. “We are thrilled for the success our agents and the firm had last year,” said Allie Beth Allman, president and CEO of Allie Beth Allman & Associates. “We have the best agents in Dallas.” To learn more about the Allman firm, visit www.alliebeth. com.


Sheri Pizitz markets contemporary with water views

Just east of Preston Road, blocks from the Cooper Aerobics Center, is this 2015 home overlooking a pond with fountain and waterfall. The gated five-bedroom, four-bath home with two half-baths and a three-car garage at 6318 Turner Way (, is marketed by Sheri Pizitz of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate for $1,550,000. The 5,430-square-foot residence (per building plan) has a thoughtfully designed floor plan. Personal spaces include a secluded downstairs master suite with spa-like bath and a quiet library overlooking the pond, while the common areas are spacious and inviting to accommodate large gatherings. The light-filled great room has dramatic two-story windows and the outdoor areas make entertaining transitions seamless and everyday living elegant yet comfortable. The well-appointed kitchen features a breakfast island, built-in KitchenAid refrigerator, double ovens, six-burner gas cooktop and two dishwashers. Upstairs is a large 17-by-27-foot game room with half bath and wet bar. Three additional bedrooms all have large walk-in closets. To schedule a private showing, contact Sheri Pizitz at 214837-7950 or Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate ( is a division of Ebby Halliday Real Estate, Inc., with five locations that specialize in Park Cities, Preston Hollow, North Dallas, Lakewood, East Dallas, Uptown, Kessler Park and Farm & Ranch properties.


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Residences At The Stoneleigh

Enjoy beautiful outdoor living spaces year round at 11134 Lawnhaven Road, listed for $1,489,000. Beautiful gardens and mature lush landscaping designed by David Rolston set the stage for this stunning home at 11134 Lawnhaven built in 2005. Featuring 5,823 square feet (appraisal) of expansive space this home offers a wonderful floor plan including five bedrooms, four full and one-half baths, formal living and dining areas, a kitchen with adjacent breakfast room, family room, game room, media room and a wonderful 27 foot screened porch. The striking entry is flanked by the formal living and dining areas and enjoys a convenient powder bath. At the heart of the home, a large family room with vaulted beamed ceiling, fireplace, scraped hardwood floors and two stories of windows overlooking the porch and yard enjoys open access to the updated kitchen with granite surfaces, stainless appliances, island, breakfast bar and walk-in pantry. A conveniently located wine center and separate wet bar offers an ice maker, wine cooler and beverage center, built-in cabinetry and custom tile back splash. The richly paneled study with walls of built-in shelves and cabinetry overlooks the lush gardens. For more information on any of our other listings please contact Karen Fry ( for more information or visit

The 22-story Residences at the Stoneleigh offers an opportunity to design the home of your dreams with customizable floor plans, large covered terraces and panoramic views from every floor, making each residence a custom home in the sky. “Elegant architecture, top-quality construction, stateof-the-art technology and the finest amenities combine to make Residences at the Stoneleigh a new landmark on the skyline,” said Kyle Crews, with Allie Beth Allman and Associates, listing agent for the remaining developer owned shell units. Homes at the Residences offer views of downtown, a large onsite dog park, covered balconies and numerous amenities, including 24-hour concierge service, valet parking, a banquet room with a kitchen and bar, a 28-seat media room, a heated pool with a spa, an outdoor living area with a fireplace and a grill, conference rooms and a fitness center with dual steam rooms. “For finish-out, Residences at the Stoneleigh will work with you to create your dream home and deliver sophisticated finishes and remarkable interiors for each residence,” Crews said. Contact Donna Smith at 214-326-2575 for additional information about the Residences at the Stoneleigh.

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Listings from the Leader in Preston Hollow

10819 Stone Canyon Road, represented by Ralph Randall Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty is once again the No. 1 luxury leader in Preston Hollow. In 2017, the brokerage, founded in 1960 and now with more than 500 exceptional agents across 10 offices in North Texas, sold more homes priced more than $1 million in the desirable Dallas neighborhood than any other firm. The recent data from North Texas Real Estate Information Systems is evidence of the brokerage’s incomparable commitment to its clients and agents. Here, just three listings there, from the leader in the area. See them all at 6537 Northwood Road: This timeless Traditional encompasses modern amenities including a media room, play room and first-floor master suite. The outdoor luxuries include a pool, fireplace and grill. It is represented by Lezley Nugent. 5410 Pebblebrook Drive: This long, low, hip-roofed stunner has been redesigned for modern living, complete with chef’s kitchen and master suite with sitting room and fireplace. It is represented by Jennifer LeLash and Chris LeLash. 10819 Stone Canyon Road: This striking, updated 1970s Contemporary boasts an open staircase, a dramatic two-


Marlene Jaffe lists spacious home with pool

This French-country home is located on a large, 101-by185-foot corner lot in Melshire Estates. Marlene Jaffe of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is marketing the four-bedroom, fourbath home at 5856 Charlestown Drive (5856charlestown. for $1,189,000. Built in 2006, the 4,447-square-foot house (per tax rolls) features a circular driveway on the side with porte-cochere for easy unloading. Surrounding the central two-story foyer are a study with rich, dark millwork and a coffered ceiling, a great room with wine closet and fireplace, and a light-and-bright formal dining room. The adjacent open kitchen has a large island bar and adjoining breakfast. The downstairs master suite has French doors leading to the pool and spa, while the master bath is well-appointed and spacious. Upstairs are the three secondary bedrooms, a media room and game room. The backyard has a salt-water pool, water feature, covered patio, and a mosquito mist system, ensuring many enjoyable evenings outside. For more information or to schedule a private showing, contact Jaffe at 214-893-3413 or marlene@daveperrymiller. com. Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate ( is a division of Ebby Halliday Real Estate, Inc., with five locations that specialize in Park Cities, Preston Hollow, North Dallas, Lakewood, East Dallas, Uptown, Kessler Park and Farm & Ranch properties.


Bigger in Texas


How to Curate Art for Your Home

Exceptional Properties Recently Sold

The real estate website had named the estate at 10711 Strait Lane its favorite listing in Texas. “Proof everything is bigger in Texas: 10 bedrooms, a bowling alley inside,” the website said. The list price for this North Dallas home on 4.4 acres of fantastic living space is $23,950,000.

4144 Shenandoah Street, sold by Becky Frey

Offered by Beth Allman & Associates, the home is a

The market remains strong across North Texas. In 2017,

tblend of European elegance, Caribbean resort, top-of-the-

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, founded in

line athletic club and private theater.

1960 in Dallas and now with more than 500 exceptional agents

Ten minutes from downtown Dallas on what may be the

across 10 offices in North Texas, realized an outstanding

most coveted street in Dallas, this estate was designed

$3.05 billion in sales volume. The data from North Texas Real

in 2003 by renowned architect Robbie Fusch as both an elegant living space and a recreational center for family and friends. The formal rooms radiate elegance with a spiral staircase in the front entry, chandeliers, art nooks and fine finishes. Every formal room has special ceilings. For recreation, there are an indoor basketball court, outdoor sport and tennis court, a bowling alley and a water park with three slides, an interactive Lazy River with Animatronics, waterfalls and much more. The outdoor entertaining space is in a thatched-roof palapa. With a 10-car garage, multiple kitchens, movie theaters and guest suites, this estate satisfies the adult and the kid in you. To learn more about this listing, visit 10711straitlane.

story living room with rock fireplace and a freshly updated kitchen and baths. It is represented by Ralph Randall.


Estate Information Systems is evidence of the brokerage’s incomparable commitment to its clients and agents. Here, just a few examples of the firm’s recent sales. To learn about its world-class agents and to see all their listings, visit 1918 North Olive Street #3602, downtown: New owners are enjoying this magnificent home on the 36th floor of Museum Tower, complete with 360-degree urban panoramas, exotic marble flooring and a super-sleek kitchen. Listed for $2,400,000. Sold by Faisal Halum. 4144 Shenandoah Street, University Park: A Charles Dilbeck gem, this 1934 charmer offers its new owners modern-day luxuries such as a fire pit in the back yard and a wet bar in the posh master bathroom. Listed for $1,995,000. Sold by Becky Frey. 4244 Potomac Avenue, Highland Park: This Tudor-style 1929 home has been updated and now includes a saltwater


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pool, oversized covered patio and see-through stone fireplace. Listed for $1,360,000. Sold by Susan Matusewicz.


Beautifully Updated North Dallas Home

For Allie Beth Allman & Associates, which finished

3412 Wentwood Drive, represented by Jean Bateman Sotheby’s International Realty recently revealed some key steps to curating an art collection that not only speaks to you, but is displayed at its best.

2017 as the top brokerage firm in the Park Cities and Preston Hollow, the future looks very bright. It is attracting

40 Braewood Place, represented by Vicki White

outstanding new associates that finished a great year helping clients buy and sell homes. Debra Williams, Gailya Silhan and Laurie Mah described 2017 as awesome.

Speakers that can wake you up and turn up the A/C.

Located in the heart of North Dallas on nearly a half acre, this

Ovens that “listen” to the food baking inside. Wi-Fi routers

move-in ready Ranch home exemplifies exceptional transitional

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design with today’s light and bright trends.

Identify your taste. Instead of trying to conform to an idea

Williams, who previously owned the Medieval Inn and

Sotheby’s International Realty already offers smart homes of

The open concept floor plan is united by wood floors that

of what art should be in your home, go for what instinctually

Ben’s Half Yard House, said becoming a Realtor with the

all sorts, equipped with energy- and timesaving devices galore

flow throughout the single-story home that invites gracious, yet

draws you in.

Allman firm was “a natural.” She has strong entrepreneurial

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At the heart of it all is a grand living room with an elegant gas log fireplace and wall of windows overlooking the covered patio.

a smooth marble sculpture reminds you of peaceful shores, or

Gailya Silhan said she “can’t imagine working with any

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maybe the mirrored shards of a mixed-media piece help shift

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Frame it right. It isn’t about an actual frame: It’s about what works within the space. Decide what a focal point will

nationwide radio company, then Dallas’ youngest station general manager.

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the Miele Dialog oven purports to communicate to your food

Three spacious bedrooms include the master suite with a

be: a breathtaking view, a sculptural sofa, a prominent lighting

Laurie Mah, who worked in the hospitality industry in

throughout the cooking process, adjusting intensity as it

luxe bath boasting a frameless shower, jetted tub and dual sinks.

fixture. Fill the area nearby with complementary — but not

New York City and Singapore before she became a Realtor,

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overpowering — furnishings and works.

increased her productivity substantially last year. She

greatly reduce cooking time, too.

Added amenities include a utility room, plantation shutters,

However you decide to curate your collection, let it reflect

attributes her success with the Allman firm to her “tireless”

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your personality and how you live. To see all the exceptional

commitment to providing a high-level concierge service in

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