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ABU DHABI TO DALLAS Perot Museum CEO Linda Silver seeks opportunities and exhibits that can inspire future scientists. PAGE 16








Historic midcentury modern masterpiece in Preston Hollow once belonged to the late Dallas developer Allan Zidell.

Family seeks opportunities to serve by foster parenting and sees answers to prayer in everyday experiences.

Thirtysomething Dallas attorney who survived West Nile talks about paralysis and living with daily pain.

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ewspapers are important to community life and democracy. Always have been. We at the National Newspaper Association think it is important for all sorts to survive—very large and very small ones, liberal ones, conservative ones, middle-of-the-road ones, ones with no viewpoint but just important news, all of them. America needs them like we need oxygen. Even if your newspaper seems to be “online,” the digital copy that you may count on probably couldn’t exist if there weren’t a SUSAN ROWELL printed newspaper behind it. These facts are important because the paper your newspaper is printed on is under attack. One small paper mill in Washington State is trying to use federal trade and tariff laws to make newsprint about 50 percent more expensive. The mill complained to the U.S. Department of Commerce and International Trade Commission about international competition. If it succeeds, prices of newspaper printing will skyrocket. Resources available for everything else your local newspaper may need or want to do for you will be strangled. Canadian paper producers have sup-

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plied the U.S. for many years. They have some natural advantages over U.S. papermakers because of hydroelectric power and shipping costs. More than a dozen U.S. mills have stopped making newsprint in the last decade because demand for paper has declined. Even if Canadian paper disappeared because of high tariffs being proposed to the federal government, the U.S. paper mills could not supply newspapers with the paper they need. Mills cost hundreds of millions of dollars to build and can take many years to be safely situated in compliance with environmental rules. With demand falling, no one is going to invest in a massive expansion of U.S. newsprint. Over the short term, the New York investors who own the Washington State mill could gain. But our country will lose. Fragile newspapers will vanish. Challenged newspapers will have to cut back. Even healthy newspapers are going to have to find ways to absorb a daunting new cost. And who will pay? Everyone who relies on a newspaper to tell local stories, cover elections, advertise sales, and get pictures of the winning touchdown. Susan Rowell President, National Newspaper Association


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

Talk about an act of nature. A particularly windy Monday morning in March, the 26th to be exact, was the culprit in a collision around 10:30 a.m. between a gate that was flung open and a vehicle traveling in the 8400 block of Menier Street. BRIEF

DISTRACTED DRIVING A DEADLY PROBLEM Nearly one in five crashes in Texas involve distracted driving – a ratio that has not changed in the past three years, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. In 2017, 19 percent of vehicle crashes on Texas roads involved distracted driving. Those 100,687 crashes resulted in 444 deaths and 2,889 serious injuries. Effective Sept. 1, 2017, a texting-while-driving ban became law making it illegal to read, write, or send a text while driving in Texas. Violators can face a fine up to $200.

CRIME REPORT MARCH 12 - APRIL 8 MARCH 12 An open garage in the 7800 block of Bryn Mawr Drive was the perfect bait for a thief looking for a steal. Just after midnight, a bike was stolen from the property. MARCH 14 A 31-year-old man was assaulted around 10:55 a.m. in the 7200 block of Northaven Road when someone threw a rock at him, causing a 1-inch cut above his left eye. Arrested around 8:15 p.m.: A 55-year-old man for refusing to leave Green Oaks Hospital in the 7800 block of Clodus Field Drive after being warned for criminal trespass. Around 10:45 p.m., officers were called to the Apple store at NorthPark Center regarding two people stealing merchandise from the store. MARCH 16 Stolen before 8:30 a.m.: property from a vehicle parked overnight in the 6500 block of Orchid Lane. A firearm was stolen overnight before 10 a.m. from an unlocked vehicle in the 6700 block of Tulip Lane. Around 12:20 p.m., a 26-yearold woman reported that while shopping at the Preston Forest Village her wallet was stolen from her purse. MARCH 19 Just before 3 p.m., merchandise was stolen from a Verizon store in the 5900 block of West Northwest Highway. The wheels and tires were stolen from a vehicle around 7 p.m. in the 5200 block of Forest Lane.

BBB: Beware Facebook Quizzes Mining Personal Information • Be strict about what information you share. • Be skeptical. Before you take a quiz, figure out who created it. • Adjust privacy settings. Review your social media account’s privacy settings • Remove personal details from your profile. Don’t share information like your phone number or home address on social media accounts. • Don’t accept friend requests from people you don’t know.

MARCH 20 Prescription medicine from a CVS pharmacy in the 11000 block of Preston Road was stolen around midnight. If you left your two bongs near an office building in the 6300 block of LBJ Freeway, no worries, someone found them around 8 a.m. They are being held for you at 6511 Marilla Avenue (The Dallas Police Department). MARCH 21 A rascal attempted to pass a forged check around 3:30 p.m. at the Prosperity Bank in the 5900 block of Forest Lane. MARCH 22 The rear license plate was stolen before 8:44 a.m. from a vehicle parked outside of a Walgreens in the 3700 block of West Northwest Highway. Stolen before 9:40 a.m.: property from inside a Nortex Hardwood Floors vehicle parked in the 6400 block of Park Lane. Property belonging to Jordan Grover Design-Develop-Build was stolen around 10 a.m. from a home in the 5100 block of Radbrook Place. A home in the 12000 block of Montego Plaza was burglarized around 1:50 p.m. Merchandise was stolen around 2 p.m. from the Microsoft store in NorthPark Center. The front passenger window of a vehicle was smashed sometime before 7:30 p.m. while parked in the 6600 block of LBJ Freeway. MARCH 23 Stolen before 7:12 a.m.: a


ith Cambridge Analytica and Facebook data mining in the news, the Better Business Bureau is reminding consumers that what’s shared online can be used for illegal or unethical reasons. Personality quizzes are especially popular on social media platforms, such as Facebook, and generally seem innocent enough. However, users might be giving away more information about themselves, and even friends, than they thought, BBB officials say. Quizzes ask seemingly silly or

package from the front porch of a home in the 8300 block of Midway Road. MARCH 24 A 67-year-old woman was assaulted and had her glasses knocked off her face around 10 a.m. at the Preston Royal Village. MARCH 25 Stolen around 6:20 p.m.: Property from inside a vehicle parked outside Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church in the 9800 block of Preston Road. MARCH 27 Stolen before 8:23 a.m.: copper from a Brandt Company construction site in the 8300 block of Lincoln Road. A hustler attempted to cash a fraudulent check around 2 p.m. at Prosperity Bank in the 5900 block of Forest Lane. A 25-year-old man reported to police around 9:30 p.m. that he had been scratched and bitten in the 6700 block of Northaven Road. Merchandise was stolen sometime before 10 p.m. from the Apple Store at NorthPark Center. MARCH 29 Around 6:41 p.m., merchandise was stolen from the Cinnabon at NorthPark Center. MARCH 30 Merchandise was stolen sometime before 10:41 p.m. from the Apple Store at NorthPark Center. MARCH 31 The front door of DD Cleaners in the 5300 block of Lovers Lane was broken around 3:50 a.m. The culprit fled the scene. useless questions, but hackers can use that information to penetrate social accounts and gain access to personal information. The latest news shows that it isn’t just scammers who are interested in quiz answers. “We always knew someone was trying to trick us with social media quizzes, because they are free” said BBB’s chief security officer Bill Fanelli, CISSP. Not all quizzes are about unprincipled data collection, but BBB cautions users to be careful. “Profile data, quiz answers, and


APRIL 1 Property was stolen around 7 p.m. from the front porch of a home in the 5000 block of Forest Bend Road. APRIL. 2 Merchandise was stolen around 9:10 p.m. from the Apple Store at NorthPark Center. APRIL 3 Merchandise from Gamestop in the 6000 block of Forest Lane was reported missing around 9 p.m. They say you can’t put a square into a circle, but a thief managed to successfully wiggle through the sunroof of a vehicle parked in the 4700 block of Elsby Road around noon to steal unspecified property from inside. APRIL 4 Arrested: A 19-year-old woman around 8:15 p.m. on suspicion of shoplifting from Victoria’s Secret at NorthPark Center. APRIL 5 Burglarized before 5:40 a.m.: a vehicle parked in the 12200 block of Preston Road. An aggravated assault was reported to police around 3 p.m. in the 5900 block of Luther Lane when a person “intentionally” drove a car toward another person. A 41-year-old woman residing in the 6200 block of Northwest Highway reported to police around 8:20 p.m. that someone was harassing her by sending threatening messages. APRIL 8 Damaged before 12:03 a.m.: property at a business in the 6000 block of Berkshire Lane. more can be used to steal your money, or let a scammer pretend to be you in order to steal someone else’s money. And now we know that seemingly innocent information can even be used to build a profile on you that can be sold to anyone trying to influence society,” the BBB warns in a press release. To report a scam, go to BBB Scam Tracker ( To protect yourself from all kinds of scams, visit the BBB Scam Tips page ( – Staff report

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DEMOCRATIC RUNOFF: DISTRICT 32 U.S. HOUSE RACE North Texans vote, who might not have been able to otherwise. As a voting rights litigator, I have been a part of lawsuits that have challenged restrictions to the right to vote across this country. As an appointee in the Obama Administration at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, I helped protect and expand critical programs like FHAbacked mortgage assistance and Section 8 vouchers, and efforts to end housing discrimination against the formerly incarcerated. My training and experience will allow me to go to work on day one fighting for the issues that matter to North Texans.

COLIN ALLRED Attorney, former NFL player Why are you running for congress? Pete Sessions has for decades pursued policies that have made it harder for North Texas families to get ahead. The people of North Texas deserve better, and I’m running for Congress to be their champion and to restore the fundamental promise of the American Dream here in North Texas and across this country. What makes you the best Democrat to challenge the Republican incumbent, U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions? The people of North Texas need a champion with a proven record of fighting for them and people like them. That is what I have done as a civil rights attorney. In 2014, I was the Dallas/Fort Worth voter protection director for the Wendy Davis campaign. In that role, I oversaw the voter registration efforts of hundreds of volunteers and a comprehensive poll watcher program that helped thousands of

How would you be able to get things done in a very divided Washington? I believe we are not as divided as our politics tells us we are. Americans share a fundamental belief in opportunity, freedom, and equality for all. We may disagree on how to deliver on those promises, but throughout our history leaders of goodwill have found a way to compromise and work across even the most bitter ideological lines. What are your legislative priorities? We all lose something when one of our neighbors is struggling because they can’t afford their medicine or because they can’t go see a doctor. I believe North Texans are ready for all of their neighbors to have access to healthcare. We can do this by strengthening the Affordable Care Act and providing Americans with the option of choosing a publicly provided insurance plan based on the Medicare provider network and services. We must also invest in our public schools, because in this global economy we can no longer afford to not provide our kids with the tools they need to compete. Read more at

healthcare to the most vulnerable, or pass an appropriations bill, our legislative process is not working. This district deserves an experienced fighter who has drafted and passed bipartisan legislation, testified on congressional budgets, and provided leadership to thousands of federal employees. After leading a federal agency, operating a small business, and raising three kids as a single mom, I will be ready to lead on day one in office.

LILLIAN SALERNO Attorney, business woman Why are you running for congress? We need a leader who will create economic opportunity for working families, invest in our communities, and defend against the assault on women. I’m running to take on the system and stand up for the people — for my children and all Texans who want a better future for the next generation. What makes you the best Democrat to challenge the Republican incumbent, U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions? We need someone who has a proven track record of getting things done, and who will challenge the power structure of Washington D.C. I have witnessed firsthand the paralysis created by the stranglehold of special corporate interests and hyper-partisanship in our legislative process. This paralysis puts our families at risk. Whether it’s Congress’s inability to protect our DREAMers, provide

How would you be able to get things done in a very divided Washington? In short, because I’ve done it before. I have worked across the aisle on three landmark pieces of legislation throughout the course of my career: the Farm Bill, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief in the Bush Administration and the Healthcare Workers Safety Bill in 2000. In all of these cases I saw that it was more important to the country that these bills get passed through compromise than it was to stick to party lines. What are your legislative priorities? Today, companies in the healthcare industry continue to make tremendous profits even though health care is increasingly expensive and out of reach for American families. We need a system that is affordable, transparent, delivers high-quality patient care, and prioritizes keeping people healthy and well. The wealthiest corporations and individuals have too much control over our economy and too much influence over our politics. This is why wages are stagnant, independent businesses struggle, and policies that support the middle class, from investments in everything from education to infrastructure, go nowhere in Washington. Read more at

W H A T ’ S A T S T A K E : The winner on May 22 will challenge U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Dallas, in November for a district Hillary Clinton narrowly won in 2016.

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Scholarship To Memorialize Guy Delaney

Guy Delaney


By Tim Glaze

P e o p l e N ews pa p e r s A committee of students from Jesuit High School has been created to establish a scholarship in memory of Guy Delaney, a student killed in a work zone wreck in March. Jesuit’s student committee met in midApril with the school’s development gift officer regarding the scholarship’s donation platform, award criteria, fundraising, and awareness efforts. “Guy’s parents have been consulted about this project and are very supportive,” said Julie Nickols, whose son, Will, is Jesuit’s sophomore class president. “I think they are particularly happy to know the effort is being led by Guy’s friends and teammates. Guy’s friends have really committed to keeping Guy’s memory alive through this memorial.” Delaney was a passenger in a car hit by a

white Mercedes around 10 p.m. March 7 on Dallas North Tollway. The driver of the Mercedes, Terrelwin Jones, struck several vehicles as he sped through a work zone, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. “We always urge drivers to exercise great caution and obey traffic laws, especially in work zones,” TxDOT executive director James Bass said. One of the vehicles struck was an Acura occupied by Neil and Guy Delaney. Both were transported to Parkland Hospital, where Guy died from injuries suffered in the wreck. Jones, 30, is facing felony charges, including manslaughter and failure to stop and render aid, according to Dallas County records. He was arrested March 18 and later released on bond. Bond was set at $75,000. Lt. Lonny Haschel with the Texas Department of Public Safety said the investigation into why Jones did not slow down as he approached a group of cars is still ongoing. Following the wreck, the All Saints Catholic School class of 2016 delivered a flower memorial to the Delaney household– a sign, surrounded by flowers, with painted on words, “You will always be in our hearts.” The flowers had his name on the petals. Delaney was a member of Jesuit’s junior varsity soccer team, and he played club soccer for Highland Park Academy. Soccer was one of Delaney’s loves, and he also excelled at table tennis. His friends and family described him as “a quiet, yet effective leader.”

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SMOKE CAUSES TEMPORARY SAUSAGE SHORTAGE Kuby’s rebounds quickly after fire, thanks customers By William Taylor

People Newspapers


hrowing away food goes against everything Karl Kuby Jr. learned as a boy. His family emigrated from Germany and never threw anything away.

“It could have been worse. Someone could have got hurt, the building could have burned down, but it didn’t. I’m glad it was what it was.” Karl Kuby Jr. That’s why Kuby Jr. got upset and took it personally when smoke from a small fire on an exterior door forced him to toss out all of the food and beverages at Kuby’s Sausage House and European Market – about a couple of hundred thousand dollars’ worth. “It went against everything in my body to have to throw way that stuff,” he said. “That could have fed a lot of people.” What he also takes personally is appreciation he receives from the community. News of the March 22 fire prompted an

outpouring of concern on social media. Many customers dropped by to check on the business in Snider Plaza, some even offering to help with the cleanup. Kuby Jr. didn’t accept help – his staff had the cleanup under control – but he felt thankful to hear it offered. “That’s the loyalty of the customers Kuby’s has, and that’s what makes us special,” he said. tells how the Kuby family traces its history in the sausage business to 1728, when Friedrich Kuby opened a neighborhood meat market in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Karl Kuby Sr. brought the family tradition to Dallas, opening Kuby’s Sausage House in 1961. The business includes a meat market and delicatessen, grocery, bakery, and restaurant. It also offers meat processing services, catering, and gift baskets. Much of the business’ merchandise is either self-manufactured or imported, providing a special challenge after the fire. Kuby’s had to stay closed for four days, primarily because its shelves were empty. The University Park Fire Department has labeled the fire accidental. “Unless someone comes forward

FROM LEFT: Karl Kuby Sr. and Jr.


with specific knowledge, it is not possible to determine the exact cause,” said Steve Mace, the city’s director of communications and marketing. However, Kuby Jr. has a theory: A cigarette tossed on the pavement by someone walking by afterhours likely got blown up against some leaves at the door and eventually ignited a fire, he said. The fire didn’t spread into the building, but because some smoke did, Dallas County inspectors ordered a thorough cleaning and condemned all the food, Kuby Jr. said. “I can’t prove it’s not contaminated unless I open every jar,” he said. “Even the meats in the back freezers and coolers that are sealed like coffins, they had to be discarded.” Fortunately, he had some products warehoused – thanks in part to some recent orders his wife had made – and could mobilize his sausage factory to get the store about 60 percent stocked in a hurry. Getting to 100 percent would take several weeks as products shipped from overseas. “It could have been worse,” Kuby Jr. said. “Someone could have got hurt, the building could have burned down, but it didn’t. I’m glad it was what it was.”

Comings and Goings Boardroom The Hill

Original ChopShop



Perfect Union Pizza Co. Highland Park Village A pizzeria from chef Nick Badovinus has opened in space previously occupied by Marquee Grill and KT Burger on the ground level of the Highland Park Village Theatre. Perfect Union’s menu consists mostly of pizza – topped with high-end cured meats and cheeses such as soppressata – along with some Italian-American classics.

Designed to be a comfortable, masculine, 1920s country club-inspired salon, similar to a sophisticated men’s club, Boardroom features dark wood paneling, a relaxing lounge with oversized leather chairs, a pool table, and a great vibe. Clients also have the opportunity to purchase an annual membership, which comes with the freedom of unlimited haircut services, plus 10 percent off all other services and products for one year.


Hat Creek Burger Company Walnut Hill neighborhood Straight out of Austin, this fast-casual burger chain is expanding to North Dallas with an anticipated opening date later this year. In addition to the burgers on the menu, the restaurant also serves up breakfast in the morning, along with salads, shakes, and a selec-

tion of chicken sandwiches. Regular and sweet potato fries are on offer, along with a pouch of pickles or veggies that serves as a decidedly healthier alternative to fried potatoes.

Orignial ChopShop University Park/Park Lane and Preston Road A neighborhood eatery is expanding into North Texas with four restaurants, including locations in University Park and near Preston Hollow. The chopshop prides itself on offering wholesome, flavorful food, made from scratch on-site with real, quality ingredients. ChopShop also provides a variety of dietary-friendly items for adults and children, including food free of gluten, dairy, lactose, and soy, along with vegetarian and vegan options. While there are no set opening dates, press says it will be by the end of the year. A Las Colinas location opened in April.

Uncommon Man 6609 Hillcrest Ave.

A new men’s made-to-measure boutique is opening right in the heart of Dallas. In a city that prides itself on having the perfect suit, Uncommon Man brings exclusive fabrics and tailoring to Dallas clientele – whether that’s in-shop by appointment or at their home or office. The opening night celebration will come in May, details will be posted on @ShopUncommon on Instagram and Facebook.

Cauldron Ice Cream Uptown

An innovative ice cream brand is bringing trendy scoops to Dallas this summer. The parlor has become known for its made-to-order liquid nitrogen ice cream served as traditional or rose-shaped scoops. The concept’s small batch flavors include a mixture of unique mainstays, like Earl Grey Lavender, Milk and Cereal, and H20 Rose, while also offering seasonally rotating flavors to keep the menu fresh and intriguing.

Cauldron Ice Cream


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Linda Silver embraces evolution of science, looks to ‘refresh’ exhibits By Tim Glaze

People Newspapers


he lure of working at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science was too much for Linda Silver to pass up – even from her post in Abu Dhabi. Silver was hired as the museum’s chief executive officer in March 2017 after a highly successful stint in the United Arab Emirates, where she helped the country establish plans for its first-ever science center.


Linda Silver, left, developed science museums in Abu Dhabi before accepting the CEO position at the Perot Museum in Dallas.

“Science is always evolving and changing, so it’s important that our exhibits represent that.” Linda Silver, Perot CEO

With her son set to begin school at Jesuit and her daughter enrolled at St. Alcuin, it was a natural choice for Silver and her family to settle down in Preston Hollow. “My children were used to such an in-depth education in Abu Dhabi, and I was blown

away by how quality the schools [in and around Preston Hollow] are,” she said. “The job [at the Perot] was perfect, but if I had to move two teenagers to Texas, it was important for me to find schools that could match what I wanted for my kids. And the

people of Preston Hollow are so wonderful.” With her children happily settled in school, Silver turned her attention to the ever-expanding, never-static nature of Dallas’ 180,000 square-foot facility that, among 11 other permanent ex-

hibits, hosts a renown dinosaur exhibit featuring a full-sized Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton. Since Silver began, the museum has set in motion plans for several more dinosaur-related events, including an “Ultimate Dinosaurs” exhibit in June, “DinoFest” over Labor Day weekend, Star Warsthemed exhibits and activities on May 4 and 5, and the continuation of Social Science Nights, where adults 21-years-old and older can enjoy a different approach to touring the museum. It’s all a part of the museum’s plan to “refresh” the existing exhibits over an eight-year period,

while also adding new ones, Silver said. “One of the pillars of this museum is to show that science is never static,” she said. “Science is always evolving and changing, so it’s important that our exhibits represent that.” In 2017 alone, the museum served more than 600,000 people with workshops, stations, lectures, school field trips, and other demonstrations. Those are numbers Silver is used to: She once organized a science festival in Abu Dhabi that drew 150,000 people in 10 days. It’s imperative that children become enthusiastic about science at a young age, Silver said, as studies have shown, that’s when the seeds are planted for the eventual pursuit of a career in the fields of technology, science, engineering, and math. That’s one of the reasons why Silver lights up when talking about Fridays at the museum – the busiest day of the week for school field trips. “ There’s always examples you hear of these scientists who, at a young age, saw an exhibit that stuck with them, or learned something at a museum that really peaked their interest,” Silver said.

New Location, Same Mission for AT&T Byron Nelson Tournament

PGA event celebrates 50 years, keeps raising money for children’s center By Tim Glaze

People Newspapers The skyrocketing popularity and national exposure of the AT&T Byron Nelson has not stymied the joy tournament officials get from giving back to the community. In fact, this year’s beneficiary stands to receive a huge contribution as the 50th anniversary of the tournament commences. Connected at the hip with Momentus Institute – an organization focused on transforming the lives of children through therapeutic work in social and emotional health – the Byron Nelson tournament has raised $155 million since 1968. With aid from the tournament, Momentus has been able to impact 6,000 kids a year since 1997. Originally dubbed the Salesmanship Club of Dallas, the organization began tailoring to children with a focus on developing self-regulation, communication, problem-solving, empathy, and optimism. With a major backer in the Byron Nelson, the school has grown to two campuses in Dallas. The Byron Nelson raised a tournament-re-

cord $6.8 million in 2017. This year’s tournament will be played at Trinity Forest Golf Course, a links-style course that sits on 150 acres, after a highly successful run of years in Irving. Dates for the tournament are May 14-20. “Over the past 50 years, this tournament has helped transform the lives of more than 100,000 children in our community through Momentous Institute,” said Eddy Moore, tournament chair. “We can’t wait to start this new chapter in Dallas and see what the future beings for our tournament and the children we serve.” Moore spoke at a Rotary Club of the Park Cities meeting, stressing the importance of Momentus in the community and expressing his personal excitement at bringing the Byron Nelson to Dallas, where the new course sits atop a closed landfill. “It’s pretty cool that we’re taking a space that was previously unused and turning it into a real landmark that will help a lot of people,” he said. “There are no trees or water on the actual course, and there’s golf on every side at the venue. So, spectators will get to enjoy as much golf as they want, whenever they want.”

Spanning more than 150 acres, Trinity Forest Golf Course in Dallas is the new home of the AT&T Byron Nelson Tournament. COURTESY PHOTO

Moore added that Jesuit and University of Texas-alum Jordan Speith has committed to play at the tournament, along with many others from the top 144 PGA money-list golfers. “[Speith] is really excited to play here,” said Moore. “This is his hometown. Plus, one of his personal instructors teaches at Trinity Forest, so he’s been around the course a lot.”

2 0 1 8 AT&T BY R O N N E LS O N WHERE: Trinity Forest Golf Course WHEN: May 14-20 COST: $45 PARKING: General parking at Fair Park

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Yet Even More Streets, Roads As a public school first grader, right after I finished my Dick and Jane readers, my class and I started on our first chapter textbook, Streets and Roads. That was followed by More LEN BOURLAND S treets and Roads. (They’re still available on Amazon.) Who knew that would be a harbinger of life to come? It seems my days are now filled with just trying to navigate from point A to point B with minimal frustration in Big D. The best route is discussed in Dallas the way Italians discuss olive oil and wine. Everyone has a driving tip. GPS and Google maps may show the level of traffic but not which streets are closed down to one lane, which have detours for those ubiquitous orange cones, and which have so much construction going on that you can’t squeeze past all the cement trucks and pickups. Don’t even think about running to the grocery or anyplace else unless it’s during school hours. There’s noon traffic, drivetime traffic, school zones, and all the traffic lights that are so poorly timed that somebody should run for Street Manager. Listening to books on tape is my only salvation. With the potholes, which gave way to the repair of a broken water main that has been going on for weeks, and weeks, and weeks, going down the artery in my neighborhood is not dissimilar from a ride I once took from the airport in Honduras to the coast. If there were any of those green and yellow f reebie city bikes near me, I might pedal to the nearby stores, except I’d probably be run over by a steamroller or excavator. So I’ll just take a trip down another road – memory lane. Remember when Lover’s Lane Church was on Lover’s Lane, when Inwood Cycle was on Inwood Road, when you could leave an hour before a domestic flight and still make it, when you could drive around town admiring the azaleas without nearly getting side swiped, and leave a parking lot without encountering an anonymous door ding? So move to a small town lady, right? No, I’m just waiting for drones to ferry me around. In the meantime, I’m considering writing a manual on Dallas navigation tips titled Yet Even More Streets and Roads. Author and Columnist Len Bourland can be reached at

18 May 2018 |

Anti-Trafficking Group Raises $150,000 in Dallas

Former PH resident, CIA operative promotes awareness

By Tim Glaze

People Newspapers While serving overseas in the Central Intelligence Agency, Matt Osborne got a firsthand look at the horrors of human trafficking. It drove him, eventually, to join Operation Underground Railroad – or O.U.R. – a global nonprofit aimed at aiding the rescue of individuals from trafficking. And for the second consecutive year, O.U.R. held a fundraiser in Dallas, this year raising more than $150,000. More than 300 people attended the event at the Dallas Marriott City Center earlier this year, and Osborne said he hopes next year’s event brings even more residents eager to learn how they can help in saving lives. “We’ve got such great people in Texas,” said Osborne, who was born in California but moved to Preston Hollow when he was 3. “We had over 300 people show up on a Thursday night to learn about a really tough topic in child exploitation, and we want people to show up again in 2019 and bring even more people. Everyone needs to hear about this. These are actual child victims.” Osborne was recruited to join O.U.R. by his college friend, Tim Ballard, who founded the nonprofit and is now the chief executive officer. Ballard knew Osborne, with his long list of overseas contacts and experience in the CIA, would be a strong asset to the anti-child trafficking cause. An added bonus: Osborne was able to move back to Texas and work out of his home in Prosper.


FROM LEFT: Adam McGough, Faith Johnson, and Matt Osborne.

“I got a really good look at the horrors of child exploitation while working for the government,” Osborne said. “With O.U.R., most of our work started out overseas, because that’s where the need was greatest. But we quickly realized people were asking us what we were doing here at home, in the United States. So, we started a domestic program.” In four years of existence, O.U.R. has rescued more than 1,000 victims and aided in the arrests of more than 450 traffickers worldwide, the agency reports. In 2017 alone, 25 victims were rescued in Mexico, 32 in Haiti, 15 in Guatemala and, domestically, 17 in Washington. “Our motto is ‘break the chain,’ because there’s this terrible cycle were children become trapped in these exploitation circles, and then if they can’t escape, they may actually become recruiters later in life for the traffickers,” he said. “We want to start a new chain where those kids are able to escape and help stop trafficking.”

20 May 2018 |


JESUIT LEFTHANDER FINDS SUCCESS AFTER SURGERY Senior pitcher hopes to lead Rangers on another deep playoff run By Todd Jorgenson

People Newspapers


bout a year ago, toward the end of a long junior season, Tyler Murrah noticed his pitching arm was feeling tired. Doctors told the Jesuit lefthander he needed surgery to repair an ulnar nerve injury near the elbow. After undergoing the procedure in August, followed by several weeks of rest, he wasn’t sure how his arm would respond. “I am pleasantly surprised that I’ve been throwing as well as I have after the surgery,” Murrah said. “It’s like I’ve got a whole new arm.” His numbers back up that claim. Murrah has seen his velocity increase and has emerged as the staff ace for the Rangers this season, becoming the latest dominant lefthander at the school. Essentially, he’s filling the same role as Kyle Muller, who was a second-round draft pick of the Atlanta Braves in 2016, and Jacob Palisch, who is one of Stanford’s top bullpen arms. “He’s throwing real well. He’s a competitor,” said Jesuit head coach Brian Jones. “He came back and had his sights set on being a leader, and he’s done that.” Expectations for Murrah were high after he posted a 1.75 earned-run average in 10 appearances (including seven starts) last season. “I definitely wanted to be the No. 1 that our coaches and my teammates rely on,” Murrah said. “I’ve just put my focus on getting first-pitch strikes.

I know I need to get people out quickly in order to keep my pitch count low.” Fortunately for the Rangers, the surgery hasn’t been a deterrent. Murrah has thrown more than 100 pitches in multiple starts this spring, struck out 12 in his season debut against Lake Dallas, and even tossed a no-hitter during a February tournament game against Bishop Lynch. “It felt a lot looser. I had never thrown it by people like that,” he said. “That was the game to do it.” He has also been one of the team’s top hitters in limited at-bats, typically playing center field or first base in games when he doesn’t pitch.

“It’s like I’ve got a whole new arm.” Tyler Murrah Murrah, who was a sophomore when the Rangers won the Class 6A state title in 2016, hopes to lead Jesuit on another deep playoff run this year — both with his bat and his arm. “I love our team this year. We have a ton of chemistry,” Murrah said. “Everybody plays a part. We just find a way to win ballgames.”


Tyler Murrah plays well whether batting or pitching.

Hockaday Hurdler Dreams of Olympic Glory

Coutee-McCullum glad she took suggestion to expand repertoire By Todd Jorgenson

People Newspapers When Justice Coutee-McCullum transitioned from a full-time sprinter into a part-time hurdler, her track career took a leap forward. The Hockaday junior has a half-dozen school records to her credit but has perhaps become best known for the 100-meter hurdles, in which she will seek her second consecutive SPC title in May. In other words, Coutee McCullum is glad she took the suggestion of a teammate a few summers ago to expand her repertoire. “She persuaded me to run hurdles with her,” Coutee-McCullum said. “It came very natural to me. It made me stand out from just being a regular sprinter.” Two years ago, she was the runner-up in the 100 hurdles at the USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field


Hockaday junior Justice Coutee-McCullum (second from right) is expected to be one of the top sprinters at the SPC spring championship meet.

SPC SPRING CHAMPIONSHIPS When: May 3-5 Notable: ESD will host the baseball, softball, and girls lacrosse tournaments. Tennis will be at Greenhill (boys) and Hockaday (girls). Track and field athletes will compete at St. Mark’s.

Championships in California. And in 2017, she placed second in the same event at the prestigious Texas Relays in Austin. Coutee-McCullum has been a competitive runner for more than half her life, switching over from gymnastics when she was in elementary school. Both of her parents were athletes in college. She broke her first school record at Hockaday as a freshman, and has added five more since then for a total of six — three on relays, along with the 100 meters, 200 meters, and 100 hurdles. “Her work ethic is definitely what makes her successful,” said Hockaday track coach Laboris Bean. Maybe Coutee-McCullum is so quick because her routine is so hectic. She maintains good grades despite commuting from Lancaster every day, plus maintaining a rigorous year-round training schedule.

“I live a fast-paced life and sometimes I complain about it, but I can’t see myself living any other lifestyle,” said Coutee-McCullum, crediting her parents for inspiration and support, as well as two younger sisters who are literally trying to follow in her footsteps. “I’m more afraid of letting my family down than I am letting myself down.” Her efforts already have attracted the attention of coaches at many top college programs around the country. But most of all, Coutee-McCullum has her ambitions set on representing the United States at the Summer Olympics — perhaps as soon as 2020 in Tokyo, when she will be 19. “As a little girl, I always talked about going to the Olympics,” she said. “I know it will be a challenge, but the Olympics is supposed to be a challenge. I think it’s very achievable.”

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Historic house boasts distinctive midcentury modern style By Bill Miller

Special Contributor



Architect Robert Goodwin’s design illuminates interior spaces by exposing them to nature.

Preston Hollow mansion billed as an architectural “masterpiece” went to auction in February, but this was no “fire

sale.” Known as the Grady Vaughn home, 5350 S. Dentwood Drive, it is among high-end Dallas properties with sellers sidestepping traditional listings and going straight to auction. The 9,500-square-foot home on 1.37 acres listed at $6.9 million but dropped to $5.5 million. It didn’t sell at auction—starting bid was $2.9 million—but the event stirred lots of interest. In early April, a potential buyer was in negotiations with the heirs of the last owner— late Dallas developer Allan Zidell. “The auction did exactly what it was supposed to do, and that was to draw in the interested parties,” said Mike Jones, president of auction services at United Real Estate Holdings, Dallas, which handles luxury homes all over the world. Jones, who worked on the Vaughn project, explained auctions show what the market is willing to bear, especially for properties that rise above the neighborhood “comps” because they have more valuable amenities or features. The Vaughn home, for example, is prized for its architectural significance. In 1951, oilman Grady Vaughn Jr. hired architect Robert Goodwin to design a home in midcentury modern — a style that illuminates interior spaces by exposing them to nature. The Vaughn home does precisely that with floor-to-ceiling windows that invite views of exquisite landscaping, including a pond and

majestic century-old trees. In 2017, Preservation Dallas added the home to its roster of “Most Endangered Historic Places,” and called it “truly a midcentury modern masterpiece in Dallas and one that hopefully will not meet the fate of a wrecking ball.” That’s no exaggeration. Jones said a lot of high-end real estate in Dallas is bought only for the dirt. “They’re tearing down a perfectly good home to build a more stylish home,” he said. Auctions also have advantages for agents/ brokers. The National Association of Realtors reports the process can generate a list of ready and qualified buyers, help assure property is sold quickly at true market value, and even spark interest in other listings. However, not all properties are suited for auctions. Scott Swenson, a longtime friend of Jones and fellow auctioneer, said two factors help decide when they’re appropriate. “One, time needs to be of the essence,” said Swenson, president of Jones Swenson Auctions in Austin. “Like, a customer might have a great deal of cash tied into a property and decides there’s something else they want to use that money for; they need it now.” The next thing is “they have to have equity in the property,” he said, about 50-60 percent. Jones added, “Say you have a client who says, ‘Look, we need $5 million,’ and the appraisal is four-point-nine. Well, there’s no margin there. It would be better for a traditional listing. “Your best client is an educated client and, as long as they know the odds, you’ve done your job.”

Another Hall of Fame For Jerry Jones The North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors and Real Estate Professionals will induct Jerry Jones and Tobin C. Grove into its Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame on May 10 at the Dallas Country Club. Jones is founder and CEO of Blue Star Land as well as owner and president of the Dallas Cowboys. Grove is president of KDC. Additionally, chairman of Americans for CBRE Mickey Ashmore will receive the Michael F. McAuley Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to an individual who has dedicated time to organizations committed to the real estate industry and

to charitable pursuits. Under Grove’s leadership, KDC has been at the forefront of major projects, including Legacy West in Plano, CityLine in Richardson, and eight acres in Deep Ellum that will be known as “The Epic.” Legacy West covers 240 acres, CityLine is expected to contain 5 million square feet of office space and “The Epic” will house a 250,000-square-foot office tower. “Grove is a brilliant leader whose deep ‘start-to-finish’ knowledge of the industry at every level makes him one of the most respected and trusted leaders in the real estate community,” said Greg Cannon, a NTCAR

Jerry Jones Hall of Fame committee member. Jones’ Blue Star Land has developed several projects since 1992, including Starwood, a 550-acre residential development in Frisco; Riata, an apartment community in Austin; and StarCreek, a 500-acre mixedused development in Allen. Jones also oversaw construction of AT&T Stadium in Arlington and

Tony C. Grove The Star in Frisco. “Whether he’s managing the Dallas Cowboys, building a groundbreaking stadium or a mixed-use residential or commercial development, Jones is going to leave his mark in an exceptional way,” said Darrell Hurmis, chairman of the NTCAR Hall of Fame committee. Ashmore served on the NTCAR

Mickey Ashmore board of directors in 2010 and 2012 and was an executive board member in 2011. He created an educational program that featured three classes – Cold Calling Techniques, Building Meaningful Relationships, and Pathways to Prosperity, and Happiness in Commercial Real Estate. – Staff report | May 2018  27

Housing Demand Remains High, But Picky Buyers May Slow Market By Tim Glaze

People Newspapers The slew of people pouring into the Dallas-Fort Worth area is keeping housing market prices high, real estate agents say. But an evening-out process is slowly forming. Prices per square feet in Preston Hollow remain near $300, and Park Cities boasts prices greater than $400 per square feet.

“The issue is that the supply is low, and buyers are looking for perfection.” Marti Voorheis Despite those high prices, a combined 137 houses were sold in March alone. This shows the popularity of North Texas, thanks largely to the area’s continuously growing job market. “Demand will remain elevated giv-

en the influx of people moving to the Metroplex, and properties at lower price points are obviously moving the fastest,” said Marti Voorheis, an agent with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate. A strong 2018 in the real estate market comes after a market correction, agents said. The market experienced a period of inflation – especially in the Dallas-Fort Worth area – where sellers could name their prices, because of the number of transplants heading to Texas for jobs. But conditions are changing. There’s less of a “desperation” for homes, and buyers are becoming pickier, Voorheis said. “Prices continue to increase overall, but have slowed since last year,” Voorheis said. “The issue is that the supply is low – at less than three months – and buyers are looking for perfection.” Lots continue to be scarce in Preston Hollow and Park Cities, though. Dirt lots in Highland Park can end up costing a buyer nearly $6 million after constructing a house, and older homes are getting renovated at a much higher rate to keep up with property values.


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HarborChase Opens Near Preston Center

Terraced, luxury retirement mid-rise offers 134 apartments

HarborChase boasts a boutique-hotel feel with spacious apartments and an array of ameneties. Silverstone Healthcare Company, which owns and develops luxury senior living communities, has opened HarborChase of the Park Cities, billed as a “new generation” assisted living and memory care community. The $50 million-plus mid-rise, terraced, eight-story community features 134 luxury apartments at 5917 Sherry Lane, near the Dallas North Tollway and Preston Center. “We are excited to open HarborChase of the Park Cities and welcome residents to their new home,” said Denny Alberts, chairman and CEO of Silverstone. The senior living community offers spacious one- and two-bedroom apartments with private bathrooms, wood floors, carpeted bedrooms, walk-in closets, ceiling fans, and gran-

ite countertops. The interior is designed to create a boutique-hotel feel. Residents have an array of amenities to enjoy, including a community activity room, creative art studio, game room, and a wellness and fitness center. A full-service salon with manicure, pedicure, and massage rooms is available, plus each floor has unique social gathering and lounge areas. Formal, private and casual dining offer nutritious and seasonal chef-prepared meals served daily by director of hospitality Ke’o Velasquez, former executive sous chef at Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas. “We will provide the residents of HarborChase of the Park Cities with not only a safe and secure home, but also a wonderful place where


they can truly enjoy life,” said Tim Smick, chairman and managing partner at Harbor Retirement Associates (HRA). The second floor consists of 29 apartments with controlled access and is dedicated specifically to memory care. Residents can enjoy private dining in a bright and colorful room designed to stimulate their senses, as well as their own private terrace and outdoor seating. The community also offers 14 apartments in “The Sound,” a program designed to provide residents with mild cognitive impairment with acceptance, attentiveness, patience, and meaningful engagement. A dedicated team of care partners will be available 24 hours a day to assist residents. – Staff report

30 May 2018 |

HOUSE OF THE MONTH 49 Masland Circle


his rare single-story opportunity in the Downs of Hillcrest is listed for $1.3 million. Pass through the guarded front gates and discover the many advantages of a lock-and-leave lifestyle and zero-lotline offered here. This home was built ahead of its time with optimum space planning and layout: 12-foot ceilings and grand room


sizes; abundant natural light; impeccably maintained, open floor plan; Miele kitchen appliances; and 19 closets throughout. Dual baths in the master suite plus spacious separate master closets with cedar closets on each side help keep the marital peace. Dog lovers will appreciate the perimeter dog runs with automatic dog doors.

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Know Your Architecture: Mediterranean

The Italian Mediterranean home at 4926 Deloache Avenue is listed by Faisal Halum and Susie Swanson for $14,500,000 Where it came from: Mediterranean Revival is a style introduced in the United States in the late 19th century, variously incorporating references from Spanish Renaissance, Spanish Colonial, Beaux-Arts, Italian Renaissance and Venetian Gothic architecture. In the 1920s and ’30s, Hollywood movies featured romantic Mediterranean sets, and celebrity magazines showed stars living in glamorous Mediterranean manors. What to look for: Symmetrical façades, stucco walls, red tile roofs, arched windows with grilles and balconies made of wood or wrought iron. Other flourishes range from large, heavy wooden doors with ornate carvings and articulated surrounds to multicolored tiles for the risers of staircases. How it works: The signature tile roofs copy those of Spanish and Mexican missions and are usually made of clay. The air pocket under each tile helps keep the roof cool — perfect for Texas’ warm climate. Stucco protects the house from rain, sun and those same warm temperatures. Famous examples: In Miami, Vizcaya, built in the early 1900s by businessman James Deering, and Casa Casuarina, once the home of fashion designer Gianni Versace. In Beverly Hills, Greenacres, the 1920s estate of actor Harold Lloyd. Why it’s for you: Mediterranean-style homes can be found all over North Texas, desirable for their warm-weather suitability and special sophistication. Your Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty agent can find the perfect one for you.



PH home offers park views

Pull up a rocking chair and enjoy views of the 7-acre Preston Hollow Park from the 150-foot front porch at 6622 Chevy Chase Ave. (6622chevychase.daveperrymiller. com). Jamie Marancenbaum of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate is marketing the Regency home with gated driveway for $1,450,000. The 5,744-square-foot home (per appraiser) features French doors in the formal dining room opening on to the front porch. Across the foyer, the executive study features exquisite built-ins and hidden storage. A butler’s pantry/wet bar connects the dining room to the kitchen filled with chef’s appliances. The living room features a fireplace, extensive millwork and trim throughout, plus three large windows looking out onto a pool-sized yard and organic, native gardens. The first-floor master bedroom with vaulted ceilings makes a quiet retreat, and in the bath, there’s a relaxing garden tub and bonus laundry area. Upstairs are three secondary bedrooms, a media room, game room and space to add an elevator. To schedule a private showing, contact Marancenbaum at 469-417-9661 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.

One-of-a-kind floor plan featuring oversize living and dining areas with designer finishes ideal for entertaining. This executive residence overlooks the private resort pool and courtyard. Separate study is located off entry foyer as is powder bath and and a private guest bedroom with en-suite bath. Stunning rotunda with custom lighting makes this high-rise home truly special. Gourmet kitchen features granite counter tops and limestone flooring with Wolf double-oven and six burner gas stove and grill, double Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezers, two wine coolers, ice maker and Asko dishwasher. The utility room has a sink as well as a separate service entrance and accommodates a fullsize washer dryer. Huge master suite with three closets, luxurious spa bath featuring Calacatta Vagli Marble finishes, Jacuzzi soaking tub, dual vanities and seamless glass shower with rain forest and standard fixtures. Managed exclusively by The Ritz-Carlton Dallas, The Tower Residences offers the finest in Five-Star services and amenities, including 24-hour valet and Concierge service, private resort pool and fitness center, as well as preferred status at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Hotel and Fearing’s restaurant. For more information please contact Kyle Crews (214-538-1310 | or Sanders Avrea (214-458-1964 |


Preston Hollow Homes


Wooded creeks, winding driveways and grand, multi-acre estates: The Preston Hollow area has been drawing residents to its country-in-the-city beauty ever since its first homes were planned in the 1920s. This north-of-Dallas area has grown and changed dramatically since then, but what hasn’t changed is Preston Hollow’s neighborhood feel. Allie Beth Allman & Associates is the expert in this premier neighborhood, selling the most in 2017 according to the Multiple Listings Services. Here are some homes currently available: The estate at 4717 Park Lane encompasses the neighborhood’s old-world charm. Designed by acclaimed architect O’Neil Ford, it sits on 1.7 acres with gorgeous creek views. With over 8,000 square feet, this home was built for grand-scale entertaining. Another great perk of living in Preston Hollow is its accessibility to Dallas’ best school. The home at 4621 Ridgeside Drive is walking distance to Hockadey, Jesuit Dallas, and St. Rita Catholic Community School. It also features a large backyard and spacious master suite. If you’re looking for a home that’s move-in ready, look no further than 6622 Desco Drive. This home features a gourmet kitchen, an antique French brick fireplace and a backyard oasis perfect for entertaining, including a kitchen, pool and fire pit. To learn more, visit


The Tower Residences at Doris Bonvino Presents The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas Updated North Dallas Home

2555 North Pearl Street #201 2 Bedrooms | 2.1 Baths | Study | 2,760 Sq Ft Offered For $2,295,000.


This stunning home on an oversized corner lot blends an established North Dallas location with the benefits of new construction. Substantially updated and enhanced by Steve Kennedy in 2015, the home now offers a second floor and a backyard oasis! There is a beautiful pool, water features, abundant decking, a covered porch with a built-in grill and fireplace, and plenty of grassy play space surrounded by a privacy fence. Inside, over 3,900 square feet of space is flooded with light from walls of windows. High ceilings and wood floors accentuate the contemporary mood. The open plan includes a formal dining room, family room with a fireplace, study and kitchen with a huge island, granite counters, stainless appliances and butler’s pantry with a built-in wine refrigerator and storage. Three downstairs bedrooms include the master suite with a marble fireplace, and a luxurious bath with a huge walk-in, custom closet. The additional bedrooms are split, and one has a private entrance. A back staircase leads to the second floor with a game room and bar, bedroom and x baths. A utility room with a sink and a four-car garage completes the perfection. 4557 Alta Vista Lane, is Offered at $1, 310,000. Contact Doris Bonvino at 972-740-0114, dbonvino@virginiacook. com.

Newly Renovated and Near Everything

The newly renovated townhome at 4110 Woodcreek Drive is listed by Buff Amis for $465,000 Enter the gated community of Pierremont and you are greeted by mature trees and colorful plantings along with a friendly community of 130 town homes. The two-bedroom, two and one-half bathroom townhome at 4110 Woodcreek Drive was completely remodeled in 2014. The gourmet kitchen boasts all new, painted wood cabinets with custom shelving, a chef’s pantry, granite countertops and glass tile backsplash. Topof-the- line appliances include Thermador double ovens, warming drawer, an induction cooktop, plus a Bosch dishwasher, farmhouse sink and wine refrigerator. Nine-foot ceilings, new hardwood floors, a fireplace and a lovely view of the patio and stone fountain complete the downstairs. A custom steel and oak handrail adds a contemporary flair and leads to the upstairs study with built-in bookshelves. The master bedroom includes a comfortable sitting area with fireplace. The master bath has two sink areas, a freestanding tub and frameless shower, granite countertops and modern porcelain tile floors. Pierremont Townhomes is conveniently located within a short drive of Love Field, Preston Center and Inwood Shopping Center where some of Dallas’ best shops and restaurants reside. To see all homes, ranches and land represented by Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty—in Dallas, all of North Texas and around the world—go to


Unique resort lifestyle opportunity on Lake Athens available


The Links of Lake Athens is a one-of-a-kind private lakefront resort. The Links is a 52-acre, gated development subdivided into five separate parcels. Ownership in three of the parcels is being offered exclusively by Ashley and Malcolm Ross of Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate. Some of the property amenities owners will enjoy include: 2,500 feet of lake frontage; a beautiful fourhole golf course that plays like an 18-hole, par-72 course; an eight-stable equestrian center; and two grass tennis courts. Lake Athens is considered one of the most pristine lakes in Texas and is only an hour and 15 minutes east of Dallas. The price for all three parcels is $7,500,000, and includes a 7,200-square-foot, seven-bedroom home, plus two guest houses. The three parcels can also be purchased individually. For more information regarding the property or partnership, please contact Malcolm at 214.207.8200 or go to Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate ( is a division of Ebby Halliday Real Estate, Inc., with five locations that specialize in Preston Hollow, Park Cities, North Dallas, Lakewood, East Dallas, Uptown, Kessler Park and Farm & Ranch properties.

Both in the national and local markets, clean, contemporary homes are the hottest trend. In the Park Cities and Preston Hollow, moderns are popping up next to traditional Tudors and Mediterranean beauties. Here are some contemporary properties that may be the perfect fit for the next phase of your life: 3840 Wentwood Drive: Thanks to its stuccocovered exterior highlighted by dramatic glassand-steel door and large windows, this home is a show stopper. Designed by William S. Briggs and built by Robert Raymond Homes, this home was created with luxury at mind. Includes countless windows, natural stones and tiles, a gourmet kitchen, wet bar and so much more. Listed with Erin Mathews 11460 Royalshire Drive: Sleek and sophisticated. Those are two words that come to mind when you this Preston Hollow stunner. It’s open floor plan downstairs is perfect for family living and entertaining, featuring the master suite, study and living area with high ceilings. Listed with Jill Long. Learn more about these properties and to find more modern homes, visit

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Grand Vie Showcases Luxury Living

Visit to view the spring/ summer 2018 edition of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living. In addition to featuring some of Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier luxury properties, the 25th edition of Grand Vie offers a plethora of interesting editorial content, including “Rosewood Mansion,” profiling the Texas gem on Turtle Creek; “Celebrity Homes,” a peek at the spectacular properties of notable owners like singer Kelly Clarkson; “The Scoop,” highlighting fresh retailers and restaurants budding around town; “Houses of Art,” showcasing some of the area’s top cultural events of the season; a special section for lake and ranch properties; and LuxeTrends, showcasing a collection of the latest luxury lifestyle must-haves. Also in the spring/summer edition: Partner and designer of IBB Design Fine Furnishings, Shay Geyer, shares tips for getting your home in shape this season. “Not only has our magazine’s distribution grown significantly across Dallas-Fort Worth, it also includes some of the very best luxury real estate companies outside of our local market, in such locations as Beverly Hills/LA, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Miami, Palm Beach, Newport Beach, Santa Barbara and Vail,” says Randall Graham, vice president and director of marketing for Ebby Halliday Realtors. To view the digital version of Grand Vie, visit


Allman Agent Achieves Biggest Sale

The largest residential sale to date at 6700 Turtle Creek Boulevard, was achieved by Cindy Stager with Allie Beth Allman & Associates, who brought the buyer and closed the sale in a short period of time. “The home has one of the most desirable sites in University Park, overlooking the Town Hall, Turtle Creek and unobstructed view of Goar Park.” said Ms. Stager. The price was not disclosed. “The grounds are landscaped to reflect the character of the 12,458 square foot English Tudor Revival home, which has been a favored style in the Park Cities since their beginnings. The limestone used was imported from Bath, England, and assembled onsite by English craftsmen. It’s a special property.” The Allman firm is known for its luxury leadership. Agents have sold 4 properties to date in the $5 millionplus range. Recently, acting in a strategic partnership with the Concierge Auction firm, Allie Beth Allman & Associates helped set a record for the largest residential sale at auction in U.S. history. That sale involved the former 25 acre Crespi/Hicks estate. To learn more about Allie Beth Allman & Associates and to see some of the current Estates they have on the market, visit


Park Cities Homes for Sale

Highland Park and University Park are premier communities with great access to great schools, the arts and outstanding shopping. Just a few miles north of downtown Dallas, the Park Cities have the benefits of a large city with the feeling of living in a small town. In 2017, Allie Beth Allman & Associates sold the most in the Park Cities, according to the Multiple Listing Services. Here are some of the homes the are currently offering: 4343 Beverly Drive: Located on one of the Park Cities’ most famous streets, this gorgeous estate comes with all of the bells and whistles. Features include: A master with a resort-like bath, theater and infinity pool.


Bright at Home

Preston Hollow Village Residential is now open and movein ready, with three mid-rise apartment buildings able to suit your lifestyle and budget. With apartment homes ranging from 650-2700 SF, each building depicts its own unique identity and amenities. Whether you are looking at The Preston, The Douglas, or The Royal, you will feel bright at home in the upscale yet casual neighborhood. It’s the perfect place to get refreshed, get connected and get living. PHV is located at the Northwest corner of Walnut Hill and N Central Expressway. Anchored by Trader Joe’s, the six phase master-planned community encompasses upscale shopping and dining, and will have six upscale residential neighborhoods featuring over 1,300 homes. Preston Hollow Village complements the modern, on-the-move lifestyles of its residents. Here, everyone can walk to chic restaurants, a neighborhood grocery store, superior shopping and services, and a future three-acre park. Please visit:

3400 Harvard Avenue: This Tuscan beauty is perfect for family and entertaining. Host guests in the large kitchen, game room and media room, or the covered patio


with a fireplace and flat screen TV. The backyard also

Lakewood Elementary home checks all the Buyer’s Boxes

includes a pool with a diving board and slide. 4416 Bryn Mawr Drive: This new construction home has beautiful designer finishes and is move-in ready. Light and bright with an open floor plan, the house also features large windows, custom millwork and cabinetry, hardwood floors, a chef’s kitchen and much more! To learn more about these properties, visit


Custom Updates in Preston Hollow

The stately home at 9447 Rockbrook Drive is listed by Joan Eleazer for $3,775,000 Situated on a beautiful stretch of Rockbrook, one of Preston Hollow’s most coveted streets, this three-year-old home by renowned builder, Doug Jones, is better than new. The entry foyer has limestone flooring and is flanked by the living and dining rooms, both with wide planked oak flooring, tall ceilings and sets of French doors. The living room has a stone fireplace, and the dining room leads to an expansive butler’s pantry with a temperature-controlled wine room. The kitchen is a cook’s dream with a marble island, Carrera countertops, top-of-the-line appliances, 48” Wolf range, warming drawer, Sub-Zero refrigerator, and two Wolf ovens. The kitchen opens to the spacious family room which boasts a 20-foot beamed ceiling, stone fireplace and sets of French doors leading to the outdoor living area. On the first level, there is also a paneled study with bookcases and beautiful windows. The master bath is well appointed with dual sinks, a jetted tub, separate walk-in shower and two large closets. Upstairs, are four bedrooms, each with a private bath. The second level also contains a theater and game room along with a half bath and laundry room. The covered porch creates a fabulous outdoor living space with its fireplace and spacious sitting area. To see all homes, ranches and land represented by Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty—in Dallas, all of North Texas and around the world—go to


Passive and Perfect at Home

The eco-friendly, passive home at 3846 Lively Circle is listed by Vicki White for $1,145,000 Lauded for eco-friendly design and touted as the first internationally certified “passive house” in Texas, the home at 3846 Lively Circle was built to exacting standards for energy efficiency and air quality. This passive house uses leading-edge materials and “green” technology to create a comfortable, beautiful dwelling. The home has 14-inch thick exterior walls, an 18-inch thick roof. Other features include high-performance doors and windows and a water harvesting system that holds 2,500 gallons of rainwater. In the yard, three miles of buried tubing create an irrigation soaker system that does not lose water to evaporation. A lush lawn is a real possibility, even in August. Smart House technology makes almost everything controlled from a smartphone or tablet and the house is pre-wired for solar panels. “This is a high-quality, well-made house that offers a whole different level of appreciation,” said listing agent Vicki White with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. To see all homes, ranches and land represented by Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, go to


Spectacular property in guarded gated Lake Forest

6455 Kenwood Ave - $1,250,000 This 2014 Lakewood Elementary home has five bedrooms, four baths and two half-baths in 5,040 square feet (per appraiser). Open floor plan includes formal dining, chef’s kitchen with butler’s pantry, and family room with fireplace and wet bar. Private study and en suite guest room complete the downstairs. Second-level master has walk-in double shower and jetted tub. Also upstairs, three additional bedrooms, game room, media room and laundry. Covered outdoor living space includes fireplace.

This spectacular property in the guarded community of Lake Forest is being offered for $1,250,000. Spectacular property in the sought after guarded and gated community of Lake Forest. Quality craftsmanship abounds and the open floor plan offers numerous views of the pristine landscaped grounds and pool with fountain. A gorgeous home with updated granite island kitchen opening to the main living area. The downstairs master suite boasts a beautiful marble bath and large walk-in closet. The formal living area and library share a see-through fireplace and wall of windows offering natural light. Upstairs houses a game-media room and two ensuite bedrooms. This meticulously cared for home has had extensive updating including interior and exterior paint, roof, refinished hardwoods, LED lighting, landscaping and three car garage with epoxy flooring. Lake Forest is nestled on 68 acres and offers private lakes, walking paths, tennis, pool and dog parks. Please contact Laura Michelle (laura@ for more information or visit


The Night is Ours

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Renovations add new life to historic, 60-year-old building


ith trumpets, hand bells, and hearts full of gratitude, Providence Christian School of Texas has opened and dedicated its renovated Great Hall, one of the most significant spaces on campus. Built in 1957 as Lovers Lane United Methodist Church, the 14,000-square-foot building is used for chapel services and other activities such as open houses, guest speakers, theatrical productions, and eighth-grade graduation. “The Great Hall is one of the most important places at our school to teach spiritual formation and character development through worship,” headmaster Jeff Hendricks said. “Our mission is to cultivate in children a love for what is good, true, and excellent, so it’s essential to provide them an experience of excellence—down to the environment and atmo-

sphere—if we are going to train them to love worshipping God.” Providence purchased the property at 5002 W. Lovers Lane in 1999 and proceeded to renovate the campus, but little was done, until recently, to update the Great Hall. Renovations began in June 2017. With the support of current and alumni families, students, grandparents, and foundations, the school’s “Building on our Past, Sustaining our Future” campaign has raised $7 million for campus improvements. Work has included a new HVAC system, windows, and roof, as well as waterproofing for the Lower School building; a synthetic sport turf surface, a new scoreboard, bleachers, along with leveling and drainage improvements.


Providence Christian School dedicates its renovated Great Hall. Improvements to the Great Hall included exterior repairs and new windows plus new sound and video system, stage lighting, acoustic treatments, and retractable video screen. The project also added a catering kitchen and storage areas, and updated the restrooms. Restoring the balcony added 100-plus seats. – Staff report

Robot-Building Hockaday Students Qualify for Houston High School girls from as near as Preston Hollow and Plano and as far away as China and South Korea teamed up to build a robot and qualified in Louisiana to compete at the championships in Houston. Though all 13 members attend the Hockaday School, their team is not associated with the school nor does it have campus support. Instead, the girls secured their own sponsors, including FIRST in Texas, Texas Workforce Commission, Lockheed Martin, NASA, Arm Holdings, Baldwin Metals, Alecom Metal Works, Solidworks,


FROM LEFT: Meghan Shimer, Juhi Agrawal, Sidney Wang, and Velayzia Standifer, are the robot operators.

and Dell. Rochester Gauges provided workspace. Most teams have silly names. The girls called themselves the Undergraduate School of Carrots and won the Rookie All Star Award in March at the Bayou Regional FIRST Robotics Competition in Kenner, Louisiana, near New Orleans. The championships were April 18 to 21. Team captain Sidney Wang explained that she and Meghan Shimer learned about the competition when they competed last year in the championships for the FIRST Lego League, a relat-

ed program for younger students who make robots with Legos. Hockaday does have an official Lego team, the Hockabots, which qualified to compete in Houston by finishing first at the 10th-annual North Texas FIRST Lego League Regional Championship Robotics Tournament in February. The organization FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) works to motivate new generations to understand, use, and enjoy science and technology. – Staff report

Dad Still Challenging Son’s Withdrawal from ESD

Attorneys ask Texas Supreme Court to let case go forward By Tim Glaze And William Taylor

People Newspapers A father whose son was forced to withdraw from Episcopal School of Dallas after accusations of smoking marijuana is hoping the Texas Supreme Court will clear the way for his lawsuit against the school to go forward. A decision on whether the state’s highest civil court will take up the case could come soon, attorneys said. The father, filing the case as “John Doe” in order to keep his teenage son’s name out of the public record, is seeking to have a decision from the Fifth Court of Appeals in Dallas overturned. That court ruled in October 2017 that ESD’s faith-based status gives it First Amendment protections, making its internal governance, including disciplinary decisions, beyond the jurisdiction of the courts. Child-Friendly Faith Project (CFFP), an

organization which seeks to end religious mistreatment of children, has aligned with John Doe in challenging the Fifth Court of Appeals decision. Representatives from CFFP called the case hugely important. “If the Texas Supreme Court allows the Court of Appeals’ opinion to stand, that decision would leave children throughout the state vulnerable to abuse and neglect with no hope of help from Texas courts, because parents would not be legally allowed to sue a private school claiming a religious affiliation,” they stated in a press release. The lawsuit from John Doe describes John Doe Jr as the victim of “significant trauma” and accuses the school of “abusive behaviors” and unjustly forcing him to leave the school.

The appellate court opinion describes how ESD asked Doe Jr. to withdraw, rather than be expelled, after multiple school policy violations: driving off campus with a friend for lunch without permission, lying about the incident by initially denying he had done so, refusing a search of his vehicle, and drug use. Doe Jr.’s friend “admitted smoking marijuana and said that Doe [ Jr.] participated. Although Doe [ Jr.] passed an initial urine drug test, the school later learned that he used another student’s specimen for the test. Doe ( Jr.) failed a second drug test.” Doe Jr.’s legal team denies he smoked marijuana, saying that ESD has “two valid and supportable negative tests showing [Doe Jr.] didn’t smoke that day, and ESD has no such

tests saying that he did.” Larry Friedman, the Does’ attorney, said his clients should be able to challenge ESD’s disciplinary decisions. “Decisions made by faculty, staff, and administrators—often without due process or any investigation—can cause permanent harm to students’ academic records and spoil their chances of admission into a good college or graduate school,” said Friedman in a press release sent out from CFFP. “Parents must have access to the courts to counter the lack of due process for students in religious schools and have legal recourse to proactively resolve student problems before abusive acts occur.” CFFP noted that this is not the first lawsuit levied against ESD. In 2011, a jury awarded more than $9 million for ESD’s handling of a case in which a teacher sexually abused a female student and the student was expelled. | May 2018  39



KD students explore acting, improv, filmmaking By Cynthia Mendez

Contributing Writer


er actors’ studio is turning 40, a Dallas institution, but Kathy Tyner wonders: Do people know we’re here? “Really, we’re a well-kept secret in Dallas,” she said. “We just want more people to know about us and that we are honest. “We want to tell people the correct way to pursue their career and their passion.” If that is acting and/or filmmaking, the Irving native says KD Conservatory College of Film and Dramatic Arts – founded in 1979 – can get hopefuls started on their career. Or at least help them build some self-confidence, just as valuable, in her opinion. “They always have a blast,” she said. The studio’s annual summer camp is scheduled for June 4 to Aug. 10 with oneand two-week classes for ages 7 to 18. No experience is necessary. At the end of each camp, students have an opportunity to showcase what they’ve learned. “You should leave your camp feeling

A summer camp in Dallas this summer will focus on filmmaking. comfortable in an audition situation with a camera or an audition situation on stage,” said Reis McCormick, director of development. “You will have been exposed to commercial copy, lots of improv. It’s a fun way to learn, and the parents are always thrilled to see how much their kids have learned in


terms of confidence. Not everybody is going to be an actor, necessarily, but they sure are going to walk away with life skills.” The studio opened in 1979 when, after 15 years as the manager of a friend’s agency, Tyner took the leap. She approached her boss with the idea, they found the money, and to-

gether opened a studio where actors could practice, practice, practice. “Out of that, we started workshops and improv classes, and we decided to become accredited and degree-granting, and here we are 40 years later,” she said. There’s a reason why actors should know about KD and other studios. More than two dozen professional theaters operate in Dallas-Fort Worth, and four network television shows shoot nearby, plus one in Austin and one in Shreveport. Funimation, the creators of Dragon Ball Z, has its headquarters in Flower Mound. “Two of the stars of Dragon Ball Z have come back to study here in the short courses at night,” McCormick said. KD grad Clinton Greenspan is in the lead role of Aladdin in Disney’s national tour. Other successful KD alumni include Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, and Chace Crawford. “That’s just an example. We’re a family, McCormick said.” And they don’t want it to be a secret.

Summer Excitement Begins With Packing Tips for making sure your camper is ready The good news is you probably have many things child HELENE ABRAMS your needs for camp in your house. Take the packing list (usually found on the camp website or in the welcome packet) and check around the house before heading off to the store. Find out how often the camp offers laundry service. Most likely, you will only need to pack enough clothes for one to two weeks. For items you do need to buy, check out these helpful websites for ordering camp gear: campstuff4less.

com,, and Also, labeling everything is a must. Check out Label Daddy – – for super cute labels and use our 20 percent discount code: Tipsontrips. Of course a black sharpie always works too. To help keep your child organized, use large baggies to pack small items, underwear, socks, etc. Remember, you want your child to have fun and not worry about ruining their clothes. It’s not about the clothes, it’s the enriching, fun time your child will experience at camp.

After your child comes home from camp, pack away things in the duffle or trunk for the next summer (flashlight, fans, laundry bags, water bottles, old towels). When next summer rolls around you will be that much more ahead of the game. Camp is one of the best times of your child’s life, make packing easy, fun, and part of the experience. Helene Abrams, an advisor with Tips on Trips and Camps, a free summer camp and trip advisory service, helps parents of children ages 7-18 find enriching summer overnight experiences. Reach her at 214-484-8141 or


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Episcopal School of Dallas WHAT: A variety of camps, taught by professionals, will focus on areas of study such as art, photography, government as well as sports and adventures. WHO: Age 3-grade 12th WHEN: May 29-Aug. 3 WHERE: 4100 Merrell Road COST: $75-1,500 CONTACT:

think intellectually, become good problem-solvers, learn, and want to learn. WHO: Grades kindergarten-12th. WHEN: June 4-Aug. 3 WHERE: Main Campus, 2720 Hillside Drive, and Roger L. Perry Campus, 7401 Ferguson Road. COST: $240- $315 CONTACT:

Summer on the Hill WHAT: Children get to interact and do fun activities that range from Lego engineering to cooking. WHO: Grades PK-12 WHEN: May 29-Aug. 10 WHERE: Greenhill School, 4141 Spring Valley Road, Addison COST: $150-185, half day; $325, full day camp CONTACT: Hockaday School WHAT: Boys and girls discover and learn about their abilities and strengths in a camp designed to help campers learn responsibilities and develop confidence. WHO: Grades PK-12th WHEN: June 4-July 20 WHERE: 11600 Welch Road COST: $200-$900 CONTACT: Lakehill Summer Camps WHAT: Educational camps help students


Students direct light waves during one of Parish Summer’s STEM day camps. Parish Episcopal School WHAT: Fun education camps explore a variety of subjects for each age group. WHO: Ages 3-18 WHEN: May 29-Aug. 17 WHERE: Hillcrest Campus, 14115 Hillcrest Road, and Midway Campus, 4101 Sigma Road COST: $75-$1,325 CONTACT: | May 2018  41

YMCA Camps Collin County Adventure Camps WHAT: Camps focus on spending time outdoors and having adventures (fishing, rock climbing, etc.) to help children develop their leadership skills and teamwork. WHO: Ages 5-14: WHEN: June 4-Aug. 10 WHERE: McKinney YMCA, Plano YMCA, Frisco YMCA, and Princeton YMCA COST: $205-$510 CONTACT:

Camp Olympia at Lake Livingston will be held from June 3 to August 11.


Hill Country and Central Texas Camps Camp Longhorn WHAT: Children challenge themselves with new activities; gaining confidence while having fun and making friends. WHO: Completed grades secondninth WHERE: Two camps at Inks Lake and one at Indian Springs WHEN: Jun 3-Aug. 11 COST: $1,772, one week; $3,489.70, two weeks; $4,607, three weeks. ($250 deposit required) CONTACT: Camp Lonehollow WHAT: A camp offering more than

60 activities with the purpose of motivating each child to find their greatest self and grow while having fun. WHO: Grades second-11th WHEN: June 2- Aug. 5 WHERE: Vanderpool COST: $1,831-$5,991 CONTACT: Camp Mystic for Girls WHAT: A Christian summer girls camp focused on making sure campers grow as individuals and spiritually. WHO: Completed grades second11th WHEN: Jun 1-Aug. 16

WHERE: Hunt COST: $5,875, first and second term; $3,600, third term. CONTACT: Camp Olympia WHAT: This overnight summer camp offers more than 40 activities. Campers choose the ones they like and go through character development to help them connect to others and God and grow as individuals. WHO: Ages: 6-16 WHEN: June 3-Aug. 11 WHERE: Lake Livingston COST: $1,895-$4,595 CONTACT:

Camp on the Lake


Camp on the Lake WHAT: This waterfront day camp helps children learn life skills, explore nature, make new friends, and memories. WHO: Ages 6-13 WHEN: May 29-Aug. 17 WHERE: Lake Lewisville COST: $220-$270 per week. CONTACT: locations/camp_on_the_lake Camp Grady Spruce WHAT: This outdoor based camp helps children develop character and skills, appreciate the environment, and build their relationship with God. WHO: Ages 6-16 WHEN: June 17-Aug. 4 WHERE: Graford COST: $790-$990 CONTACT: - Compiled by Sarah Jamal

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Family learns lessons through foster care CHILD ABUSE BY THE NUMBERS IN DALLAS COUNTY IN FISCAL YEAR 2017:

By Bianca R. Montes People Newspapers



ave you ever wanted to send God a text message simply stating, “LOL?” Alexis Wagoner has. The University Park mother of three has found herself finding God in the smallest of details more and more since opening her home to a foster child. “It’s almost comical,” she laughed telling a story about trying to purchase a polka-dotted suitcase for a 5-year-old little girl placed in her home full of boys. “I was literally Googling on my computer a polka-dotted suitcase and then my doorbell rings,” she said. There her friend was, holding a polka-dotted suitcase full of clothes. “I just wanted to text God, LOL, good one,” Wagoner said. “Even in the tiniest of details you can just see God’s hand.” Wagoner has spent many Mother’s Days surrounded by the love of her own children, all boys ages 9, 14, and 15. But for the past two years foster children have been a part of the celebration. While there isn’t a simple answer to explain why she and her family opened their door to a foster child, Wagoner said there is a culmination that led to the decision. It all began about four years ago when her middle child was 10. A family they knew was mentoring a child and her son latched onto the idea. She still remembers the excitement in his voice when he gleefully said, “we need to do that.” But, at the time, their plate was full, and it just didn’t make sense to take on a family mentorship. So, like any curious 10-yearold Wagoner’s son did his own research and

allegations of abuse or neglect were made to CPS


children were confirmed as victims of abuse or neglect


Alexis Wagoner takes a break from her sales career to foster children. looked for a similar opportunity he could explore. “No one was willing to let a 10-year-old step up and help that way,” Wagoner said. While her son found another way to volunteer, the situation left Wagoner and her husband wondering: How do we let our children have access to people who need help? “Most of the volunteering for young kids, it’s hard for them to see who’s benefiting from packing the backpacks or serving the food in the food bank,” Alexis Wagoner said. “It’s hard for them to make that connection. They don’t understand.” It wasn’t until two years later and a few more revelations by God that had the Wagoner Family at Buckner Foster Care in Dallas. It took eight months to get licensed, almost the length of a pregnancy, Wagoner noted.

children were living in foster and kinship care BIANCA R. MONTES

They used that time to process a host of insecurities; What if they bring us a child we cannot handle? What if they bring us someone we can’t love? What if they bring us someone we love too much? Ten days after being licensed, they received their first placement call. Through it all, Wagoner said her faith has taught her two things: One, to trust God. Two, to have faith in Him. “I get such sweet glimpses of validation,” she said. “You know, sometimes I worry. My youngest son had a birthday just a few days after [her latest placement, a nine-year-old girl] got here, and we were in such a frenzy to take care of her immediate needs that I wanted to make sure he didn’t feel he was being cast aside on his special weekend.” And then she got a sweet note from his


children were removed from their homes


children died as a result of abuse or neglect SOURCE: CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES

teacher. In the classroom, they had read a book about someone who inspired people. Afterwards, the teacher asked the class who inspired them and Wagoner’s son raised his hand and said, ‘My Mom.’ “The things that I worry about, I feel like God answers those prayers by saying, ‘Stay on course, this is going to all work out.’ ”

Crossing Racial Divides

Dallas pastors swap pulpits for the fourth year By Bianca R. Montes People Newspapers

Park Cities Baptist Church pastor Jeff Warren isn’t afraid to say there are people in his congregation that don’t know anyone of color. “Not really,” he said.

“I am learning that the racial story for a white man is dramatically different than a black man.” Jeff Warren


PCBC pastor Jeff Warren greats guests at Concord Church.

He even extended the statement to those outside of his church who live in the Park Cities and Preston Hollow neighborhoods. So, what do you do about that? “Do I ask the person at the grocery store to go to lunch with them? Maybe,

yeah, maybe,” Warren said. And that is what he’s done since returning to the pulpit at PCBC in 2010 as the senior pastor. His journey began by joining a south Oak Cliff pastor for lunch. From that simple act of breaking bread, Warren and the Rev. Bryan Carter, senior pastor at Concord Church, connected with other area pastors at nearly 30 churches to routinely discuss racial relations and in 2015 swapped pulpits to continue the conversation with their parishioners. Their work, both pastors agree, proved fruitful in the wake of the July 7, 2016 Dallas police ambush during a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest. “The Pulpit Swap is an essential part of the work we’re doing,” Carter said. “It communicates and demonstrates the importance of our roles as Christians in this matter of racial reconciliation. It

also serves as a model for others and a call to action for both us personally and corporately to move away from racism and work toward unity.” As a pastor, Warren said he does find it challenging to bring the sensitive topic of race to his church – especially today – but said God calls us to step out of our secure places. “I am learning that the racial story, everyone has a story of race, for a white man is dramatically different than a black man,” Warren said. “I think so much of it has to do with how we were raised in our families. We take on the perspective of our parents, so we talk about teaching our children to love everyone. “When you show up in a cross racial [environment], grace abounds. Especially if you’re among God’s people. It is palpable. You don’t experience that when we’re just all white.” | May 2018  43

Anne Graham Lotz will speak May 20 at HPPC.


Continuing Billy Graham’s Legacy Late evangelist’s daughter to speak at HP Presbyterian By Bianca R. Montes People Newspapers

The late Rev. Billy Graham had a simple message: God loves you. That message continues to live on at Highland Park Presbyterian Church through his extended family, The Bells. Anne Graham Lotz will visit the church this May at the annual Legacy of Faith to echo her father’s word. In the spirit of Graham’s evangelism, this year’s event will be open to the public, said Janie Bell, the church’s women’s ministry director. On the heels of Graham’s funeral, Bell said she wrote a note to the women of her church. While announcing the guest speaker for the annual event, she took the time to remind the congregation that while attending the funeral of America’s Pastor – an event attended by the president and first lady, noted politicians, and celebrities, “Billy was not the single focus of the day.” It was Jesus. That, to her, is the message she wants to live on. “That is what we’re trying to do here among the women, and that’s why we’re bringing Anne,” Bell said. The Legacy of Faith, an event that started as a mother/daughter dinner to hear speakers talk about handing down faith, has grown over the years to welcome anyone in the congregation. But, Bell said with the news of Graham-Lotz attending this year, everything changed. “If you’ve ever heard her speak, she is very much like her dad: powerful, strong, huge message for anyone and everyone to know the love of Jesus,” Bell said. “We thought we really need to change everything. This [event] needs to not only be

for our church, but for anyone who wants to hear about Jesus.” To prepare for as many numbers as possible, the church decided to drop the dinner and instead book their largest sanctuary, Elliot Hall. Peggy Bell, Billy Graham’s sister in law, said she has watched his daughter, Anne, grow over the years and develop a voice just as powerful. When it comes to continuing the legacy of sharing the love of Christ, Peggy Bell said it is not just one to be followed by only her family and church. It is a message every Christian is called to deliver, she said. “I think each one of us has a responsibility to our Lord Jesus Christ to speak up and share the good news of the gospel whenever possible,” Peggy Bell said. “I think we need to be ready and I think we need to be comfortable with it and seize whatever opportunity the lord gives to us.” Her son, Nelson Bell, who is also the pastor of community life at the church, said having that legacy gives one an anchor and a foundation, “because the world can’t give you that.” “It is a blessing to have parents and grandparents and aunts and uncles that hold on to that faith, as well,” he said. “By having that legacy of faith, you’ve seen many people that have gone before you and you’ve seen God be faithful to them, and you know God will be faithful as well to you.”

I F YO U G O WHAT: Legacy of Faith featuring Anne Graham Lotz WHEN: 5-7 p.m. May 20 WHERE: Highland Park Presbyterian Church REGISTRATION: Visit open through May 13

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Church Works Seven Years To Purchase New Pipe Organ

Patrick A. Scott will perform in May By Bianca R. Montes People Newspapers

The call to worship is sounding a bit sweeter at Royal Lane Baptist Church. “We had our first meeting seven years ago,” music director Harry Wooten said about plans for the church to purchase a new pipe organ. At the time, he said the house of worship had an old pipe organ that was in disrepair.

“I love that they took such care for this to be perfect, and no one ever sees it.” Harry Wooten The final pledge was paid off a few months ago., marking the actual ownership of the instrument The grassroots-like effort included 175 individual donors. The church has planned a May concert to celebrate and dedicate the pipe organ. Patrick A. Scott, the assistant organist-choirmaster at the Episcopal Cathedral of Saint Philip in Atlanta will perform. The new pipe organ is about twice the size of the former one. The main windchests are installed one above the other to take advantage of the ceiling height – and a towering trumpet climbs the back wall of the building. Built by Dan Garland, of Fort Worth, the pipe organ incorporates 50 ranks of pipework – some new, some completely revoiced, and some rescaled – and seven digital voices. At Royal Lane, with small chambers, there was no possibility of installing pipework in place of the digital voices. The builder said the voices greatly enhance the tonal ensemble adding to the excitement and flexibility of the instrument. “I love that they took such care for this to be perfect, and no one ever sees it,” Wooten said as he walked through the church’s small chambers, pointing to the thousands of pipes that filled the space. For example, Wooten pointed to some


Harry Wooten stands among thousands of pipes. vintage pipework reclaimed from old churches. “While searching, I found this set of pipes that had been in storage for decades,” Garland, the builder said. “The pipework was built by Hook and Hastings in 1915 for First Christian Church in Fort Worth. “After listening to these pipes in the voicing room in our shop, we realized they were simply extraordinary. The tone produced by this pipework truly sounded like an orchestral flute.” Other pipework dates back to an organ that was dismantled in the 1920s from East Dallas Munger Place. Wooten, who calls the pipe organ an integral part of worship at Royal Lane, said he is very pleased with the end result. “This is our call. This is our purpose,” Garland said about the construction. “We feel blessed to have been given the opportunity to build such an instrument.”

I F YO U G O WHAT: Pipe Organ Dedication WHEN: 7:30 p.m. May 8 WHERE: Royal Lane Baptist Church


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rs. Linda Sue Dixon and Mr. Roy Michael Cummings of Portland, Ore. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Morgan Janet Dixon Cummings, to Robert O’Neal Gray II, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Sargent of Preston Hollow and Mr. and Mrs. Robert O’Neal Gray of Highland Park. The bride is a 2005 graduate of David Douglas High School in Portland, Ore. She received a Bachelor of Science in management science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Masters of Business Administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Morgan is a corporate strategy consulting leader at Southwest Airlines. The groom is a 2004 graduate of Highland Park High School. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration in real


estate from the University of Mississippi. O’Neal is president of SFRC Holdings. The couple plan a mid-May wedding at the Texas Discovery Gardens. | May 2018  45

Living Well


Virus survivor talks about having ‘some kind of pain every day’ By Tim Glaze

People Newspapers


allas County health and city officials are wasting no time jumpstarting their yearly offensive against the West Nile virus. Health and Human Services representatives held a press conference recently to give prevention and clinical updates on the mosquito-based virus that has claimed 42 lives in Dallas since 2002 – including 20 in 2012. Speakers included city commissioner John Wiley Price, DCHHS medical director Christopher Perkins, mosquito control director Scott Sawlis and Sean Lemoine, a virus survivor. Mosquito season in Dallas County is from May to November. Like in previous years, officials are urging citizens to abide by the “Five D’s” to protect themselves from mosquito bites: Dress in long clothing, drain standing water, avoid being outside during dusk and dawn, using spray containing DEET chemicals, and treat clothing with perethrin. Price added that it’s safe to apply

a light amount of DEET to the face by spraying it on your hands and then patting it on the cheeks and forehead. “[West Nile] is a very real threat, but one that’s avoidable with the proper prevention methods,” Price said. Dallas attorney Lemoine, who attends First Unitarian Church in Highland Park, said he had zero knowledge of the West Nile virus before he obtained it. “The year I got it, in 2009, there was only one reported death and 16 reported cases,” he said. “It’s not that you shouldn’t enjoy nature and being outside, but you should definitely avoid being outside at dusk and dawn unless you’re wearing long, loose clothes. You don’t need to be afraid, but you need to be conscious.” Mosquitos become infected when they feed on infected birds; the bugs can then transmit West Nile to humans and animals. While the disease can vary in severity – most infected people will show no symptoms until three to 14 days after a mosquito bite – people 50 years of age and older have the


Dallas health officials collect and test mosquitoes for West Nile during the summer months. highest risk of severe reactions. Strong infections can lead to neurologic complications, such as encephalitis. A special blood test is needed to diagnose the disease. There is no specific treatment for the infection, according to DCHHS. Patients will receive supportive medical care and rehabilitation depending on the severity of the infection.


Lemoine, 36, said he’s “in some kind of pain every day” since obtaining the disease. “My life will never be the same,” he said. “I don’t take any medication, because there’s nothing I can do for my paralyzed nerves. Flu season really scares me now, because if I get the flu, I’m in trouble. My body can’t handle that, and theoretically, my life ex-

pectancy is probably way lower. But it really comes down to an ounce of effort to prevent a lifetime of suffering. Being aware of the disease and using easy methods to protect yourself will go a long way.” “We want people to know that the disease is out there, but not to panic, and to just be cautious,” added Price.

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Home, Housewares Show Provides Cool Ideas For Summer Each spring, I attend the International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago to identify trends and CHRISTY ROST discover new appliHOME + KITCHEN ances, useful kitchen gadgets, and stylish tableware destined for memorable gatherings. For one who devotes her personal and professional life to all things HOME, attending this show is like being a kid in a candy store. I want to taste it all! But as I explored further, select items grabbed my attention – a complete redesign of Corelle dinnerware that’s fresh, contemporary, yet durable, even as the beloved 60 year old “Blue Cornflower” pattern is reintroduced to their CorningWare; Lodge Manufacturing’s “Wildlife Series” of cast iron skillets and griddles featuring bear, moose, duck, or fish designs etched into the bottom; Farberware’s nesting skillet and saucepan sets that require less cupboard space; Hestan Cue’s new smart induction cooktop, guided cooking videos and connected cookware; Eureka’s powerful, but sleek cordless vacuum; Witloft’s leather aprons made in Amsterdam but with a look that’s pure Texas; and Bene Casa’s large pit barbecue pig roaster and multi-burner camp stove. My Top Three Housewares Picks for 2018 touched all spectrums of home cooking and entertaining. Viking Culinary’s three-in-one polished stainless steel roasting pan functions as a versatile covered roaster, Dutch oven or

stockpot, but with summer entertaining season just around the corner, I saw a striking container for chilled wine or carafes of ice-cold cocktails, tea, and lemonade. The deep roasting pan is ideal for a large floral centerpiece or food-for-a-crowd, while the shallow lid would be stunning filled with hot-off-the-grill steaks and corn-on-the-cob. Bartisian’s countertop cocktail machine began as a Kickstarter project in 2015 and is like a K-cup coffee maker for cocktails. The host fills four containers with preferred liquor; then selects one of six pre-mixed cocktail ingredient pods and inserts it into the machine. When the machine reads the pod’s barcode, it dispenses the correct liquor for that cocktail. After a brief demonstration, my inner-hostess kicked in and I pictured summertime drinks in frosted glassware with little umbrellas. My final top pick is Hamilton Beach’s indoor flavor searing grill. This lightweight grill-with-lid is easy to clean, features a sear option, cooks everything from steaks to shrimp, and is perfect for grilled sandwiches or kabobs or summertime gatherings on our covered patio, I’ll use this space-saving countertop grill to prepare grilled fruit desserts, as well as my Puerto Rican Coffee-Rubbed Pork Skewers. Served with mango salsa, our guests are going to love this hot-off-the-grill, zesty appetizer! For additional recipes and entertaining tips from cookbook author and public television chef Christy Rost, visit

Puerto Rican Coffee-Rubbed Pork Skewers


• 1 tablespoon ground Puerto Rican or other dark-roast coffee • 1 tablespoon garlic powder • 2 teaspoons onion powder • 1 teaspoon cumin • 1 teaspoon kosher salt • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper • 1/8 teaspoon ground coriander • 3/4 pound pork tenderloin, trimmed of fat • 1/2 red onion, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces • 1/2 orange bell pepper, rinsed, seeded, and cut into 1-inch pieces • 10 -12 wooden skewers, soaked in water 10 minutes


In a small bowl, stir together ground coffee, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, salt, smoked paprika, cayenne and coriander. Set it aside. Slice the meat crosswise into 1-inch thick rounds. Cut each round into 4 to 5 cubes and coat them well with the seasoning mixture. For appetizers, thread two cubes of meat onto skewers alternately with the onion and orange bell pepper. Spray the grill lightly with nonstick spray, preheat on the SEAR setting, and when it is hot, place skewers on the grill. Cook 3 to 4 minutes on each side for a total of 12 to 16 minutes, or until the meat has dark grill marks and the vegetables are crisp-tender. Serve with mango salsa or desired condiments.

Yield: 10 to 12 appetizer skewers * Visit our website for my mango salsa receipe.

Try These Reads To Change Your Life Have an issue? Not feeling your best? Want S T E P H A N I E C A S E Y to do something new but need motivation? No problem – everyone has been there, and will be again. The solution is to learn from others who have gone before you. During the past few years I’ve consumed tales, notions, and interviews about chasing your best you. That may mean building the big dreams, getting healthy, achieving financial stability, or changing the way you interact with people.

Here are some of my favorites. Hope one or two of them will inspire you, as well. Anything You Want by Derek Sivers WHY: You’ve got ideas. You don’t want to be like everyone else. WHAT: Derek created CDBaby and did everything his own way with the sole focus of helping musicians. In this quick read you’ll find inspiration about knowing your purpose and sticking to your mission. QUOTE: “If you find even the smallest way to make people smile, they’ll remember you more for that smile than for all your other fancy business-model stuff.”

Sick In The Head by Judd Apatow WHY: You crave anthropological insight from those most adept at dissecting and regurgitating the human condition in ways we all understand and relate to. WHAT: Beginning in high school, Judd starting interviewing comics. Stand-up comedians are keen observers of how people act and the motivations behind why they act that way. These ideas are delivered in thought-provoking and entertaining interview snippets. QUOTE: “We always want to know, ‘Where’s the intention?’ and, now, let’s find a path to that intention.”

Just Kids by Patti Smith WHY: You are interested in the history or development of arts, music, New York City or just people, in general. WHAT: In her autobiography, Patti gracefully walks through her past in the most innocent and observational way. Her insider’s insight into what made some of the era’s most notables tick is fascinating but this is also a tale of a girl in the world growing up. QUOTE: “It’s like drumming. If you miss a beat, you create another.” Visit the books page at lovageinc. com for more cool reads. | May 2018  47

Great Dental Health Must Start Early Maintaining proper oral health matters more than just keeping a sparkling smile – it’s also important for good DR . MARSHALL DAWER overall health. That is especially true for children, as decay in baby teeth can lead to speech problems, oral infections, and damaged adult teeth, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Tooth decay is largely preventable, yet it ranks as the most common chronic disease among children. About 33 percent of children ages 2 to 8 have cavities in their baby teeth, and 20 percent of them have cavities in their adult teeth, according to the CDC. Proper dental health habits should start early. A recent UnitedHealthcare survey found that just 31 percent of Americans correctly recognized that most medical professionals recommend children should visit the dentist for the first time by age 1.

For baby’s teeth and gums: Never put a baby to bed with a bottle of milk, formula, fruit juice, or sweetened liquid. When these liquids pool in a baby’s mouth, they form a sugary film on the baby’s teeth, leading to decay and infection. Starting at birth, clean the baby’s gums with water and a soft cloth or child-sized tooth brush. Once a child reaches age 2, parents can start brushing a baby’s teeth with a soft bristled toothbrush and a smear-sized dab of fluoride toothpaste (no larger than a grain of rice), making sure to teach the toddler to spit out the toothpaste.

Schedule the baby’s first dental visit when the first tooth comes in, usually between the child’s first six to 12 months.

For children’s teeth and gums: Help your child brush twice a day with a small amount of fluoride toothpaste; for children ages 3 to 6, this means a pea-sized dab. Make sure your child does not swallow toothpaste, which may expose them to too much fluoride. Begin flossing when back teeth begin to come in. Toothbrush bristles cannot reach between teeth, leaving those teeth vulnerable to bacteria and decay. Limit sugary snacks and drinks between meals. When sugar comes in contact with teeth, decay-causing bacteria can produce acids that damage your child’s teeth. Encourage children to eat healthy snacks such as fruits and vegetables. Take your child to the dentist regularly and ask about fluoride supplements, which make the tooth enamel strong and help protect it from decay. Sealants are plastic coatings placed on back teeth to protect them from decay, and they are sometimes covered as a preventive service by dental plans. Ask the dentist about placing sealants for your child once he/she turns 6, when molars first come in. Be sure to take advantage of your health plan’s preventive dental benefit if available and visit your dentist regularly. By taking these steps, you can start your children down the road of good oral health. Dr. Marshall Dawer, of Dallas, is senior medical director of UnitedHealthcare Texas and Oklahoma. To place your ad in People Newspapers, please call us at 214-523-5239, fax to 214-594-5779, or e-mail to All ads will run in Park Cities People and Preston Hollow People and online on both websites. Pre-payment is required on all ads. Deadline for our next edition is Mon., April 30. People Newspapers reserves the right to edit or reject ads. We assume no liability for errors or omissions in advertisements and no responsibility beyond the cost of the ad. We are responsible only for the first incorrect insertion.

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harity luncheons occur throughout the year, helping raise money and awareness for causes and nonprofits. Those who attend can benefit by meeting new people, learning about the work of area organizations, and discovering ways to get involved in their community. But how do you get the most out of the charity luncheon experience and make the best impression? Katherine Mathes Bullock and Melinda Cheney Mathes co-chaired Appetite for Advocacy, a luncheon on April 20 to raise money for Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center (DCAC) and awareness of the center’s anti-child abuse efforts. Bullock and Mathes offered these tips for charity luncheon goers:

1. Look Your Best

A good outfit for a luncheon would be either a nice day dress or a suit.

Five Tips for Making the Right Impression at Charity Events INSET PHOTO BY CARLISCH PHOTOGRAPHY

FROM LEFT: Katherine Mathes Bullock and Melinda Cheney Mathes.

2. Arrive Early

It is always better to arrive 35-45 minutes early from the time set for the event to start. Doing so provides time to drop by the registration desk, account for traffic delays, and meet people. “It’s really a nice time to be meeting people,” Mathes said.

3. Research The Organization

“I think that it’s always helpful to research the group before you are attending and learn a little bit about them before you arrive so that you’re not completely closed to the cause or the group,” Bullock said.

4. Be Attentive

It is highly important for you to be present in the moment. That means giving the speaker and organization your undivided attention. It’s frowned upon to be spending time on your phone, texting, emailing, or even talking while someone is speaking.

5. Get Involved

Do send a thank you note after the luncheon, but the most impactful way to thank a hostess is to contribute that day to the event. “There are so many ways to donate, whether it is your time volunteering, whether it is supplies, or your network, helping them find other people who might be able to give as well.” Bullock, said. “So I think that part of being involved in your community is not only financially supporting different organizations but through your time as well.”

ABOUT DCAC: The Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center is recognized internationally for its expertise in the identification, investigation, and prosecution of child abuse cases; for its cutting-edge therapy programs for victims; and for its community and professional education programs. Source:

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Night on the Blue Nile Party, benefiting Dallas Children’s Theater, 6928 Vassar Drive, 6-9 p.m.


Children’s Cancer Fund Gala – Celebrating 30 Sweet Years, benefiting research and treatment programs in pediatric oncology at Children’s Health, 6-11:15 p.m.


JDRF Dream Gala, benefiting JDRF, Omni Dallas Hotel, 6-11:45 p.m.


United for Heroes Mother Daughter Fashion Show, benefiting the Army Scholarship Foundation, Belo Mansion, 2-4 p.m.


Hope for Children, benefiting Buckner International, Dallas Market Center, 6-9 p.m.


Modern Pearl 30th Anniversary Luncheon, benefiting Bryan’s House, 3015 Trinity Groves, 11:30 a.m. Savor the Symphony, benefiting Dallas Symphony Association’s Community Outreach and Education programs, The Ritz-Carlton Dallas, 6:30-11:45 p.m.


Day at the Races, benefiting Oak Lawn Park Junior Conservancy, Arlington Hall and Oak Lawn Park, 4-7:30 p.m.


Can Do! Luncheon, benefiting The Wilkinson Center, Dallas Country Club, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Triumph Over Alzheimer’s Forum and Dinner, benefiting Triumph of Alzheimer’s, George W. Bush Institute, 6-9:30 p.m. FORE! Golf and Tennis Tournament, benefiting The Family Place, Lakewood Country Club, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

WINGS Mentors and Allies Awards and Luncheon, benefiting Wings For Women and Children, Hyatt Regency Dallas, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Strut Your Mutt, benefiting SPCA of Texas’ Animal Cruelty efforts, Trinity Grove/ Continental Bridge, 8:30 a.m. to noon


TOPPs Celebration, benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas, Frontiers of Flight Museum, 7 p.m.


Wish Night Gala, benefiting Make a Wish Foundation, Hilton Anatole, 6 p.m. to midnight



Dallas Wine Opener, benefiting Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, The Empire Room, 7-11 p.m.

2018 White Party, benefiting The Wilkinson Center, Marie Gabrielle, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.


The Pot of Gold Luncheon, benefiting Rainbow Days, Hilton Anatole Hotel, noon to 1:30 p.m.


The Olivia Aldrege Silent Auction & Benefit Concert, benefiting the One Wing Foundation, The Foundry, 7-11 p.m.

Equest Boots & Salutes, benefiting Equest’s Hooves for Heroes, Equest at Texas Horse Park, 7:30 p.m.


Dallas Men’s Show, Dallas Market Center, spans through July 30



Roundup for Austism Pegasus Ball, benefiting The Autism Treatment Centers of Texas, Fairmonth Hotel Dallas, 6:30 p.m.


Crystal Charity Ball Ten Best Dressed Fashion Show and Luncheon, benefiting Crystal Charity Ball, Neiman Marcus, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


Dallas Symphony Orchestra Gala, benefiting Dallas Symphony Association, Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, 6-11:45 p.m. Ron J. Anderson, M.D. Public Servant Leader Award Dinner, Hotel InterContinental Dallas, 7-9:30 p.m.


SPCA of Texas Fur Ball Gala, benefiting the SPCA of Texas, Hyatt Regency, 6:30 p.m. to midnight


The Spirit of Taos, benefiting The Wilkinson Center, location TBA, 7-11:45 p.m.

OCT. 5

TACA Party on The Green, benefiting TACA, Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Park, 7-11 p.m.


First Sight Fashion Show and Luncheon, benefiting The Dallas Opera, Winspear Opera House, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


First Night Dinner and After Pary, benefiting The Dallas Opera, Winspear Opera House, 6 p.m. to 1:30 a,m.


Zoo To Do, benefiting Dallas Zoo, Dallas Zoo, 5:30-11:45 p.m.


Halloween At The Heard, benefiting Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary, Heard Sanctuary, 6-10 p.m.


Cattle Barron’s Ball, benefiting the American Cancer Society, Gilley’s Dallas, 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.


Help Our Heroes Luncheon, benefiting Army Scholarship Foundation, Brook Hollow Golf Club, 11:30 a.m.

A Night for Nexus, benefiting Nexus Recovery Center, The Statler Hotel, 6 p.m.


The Runway Report Transforming Lives Luncheon and Fashion Show, benefiting KidneyTexas, Inc., Brook Hollow Golf Club, 10:30 a.m.


The Family Place’s Texas Trailblazer Awards Luncheon, benefiting The Family Place, Omni Dallas Hotel, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Texas Ballet Theater Swan Lake Dinner, benefiting Texas Ballet Theater, Winspear Opera House, 6-10:30 p.m.

Fur Ball, 2017


The Salvation Army Fashion Show and Luncheon, benefiting The Salvation Army, Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.


House of DIFFA, benefiting DIFFA Dallas, Omni Dallas, 6 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

La Fiesta Presentation Gala, benefiting educational, charitable, and civic needs in the Park Cities, Hilton Anatole, 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.


Genesis Women’s Shelter 25th Annual Luncheon, benefiting Genesis Women’s Shelter, Hilton Anatole, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.



The Family Place celebrating their 40th anniversary all year long!


House of Diffa, 2017

Bloomin’ Ball, benefiting AIDS Interfaith Network, Renaissance Dalas Hotel, 6 p.m. to midnight


2018 Woman of the Year Gala, benefiting Les Femmes du Monde, Dallas Country Club, 6:30 p.m.


TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art Gala, benefiting amfAR and the Dallas Museum of Art, The Rachofsky House, 6:30 p.m.

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Anna Virta, Fanny Hammarsterand, and Taylor Zakarin

Breanna Bannister, Julia Vivian, and Kevin Hardey

Dallas Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen deals BlackJack

David Fine, Jordan Morley, Paige Morley, and Jonathan Heisner

Ashley Ard, Katy Anderson, and Anna Tressler

Lynn Wadani and Emily Sechser


Hundreds of Stars fans turned out for the 19th annual Dallas Stars Casino Night at Park Place Lexus Plano. The event raised $350,000, making it one of the most successful Casino Nights in its 19-year history for the Dallas Stars Foundation. The Starstudded event featured the entire Stars hockey team serving as casino dealers, including players, coaches, play-by-play announcers, and front office staff. DJ S.O.U.L Jah entertained the crowd as fans bid on a selection of autographed memorabilia, including jerseys from current and former Dallas Stars players.

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Past Silver Cup Recipients – (back row, left to right) Deedie Rose, Caren Prothro, Ruben Esquivel, Hal Brierley, Diane Brierley, Dolores Barzune, Frank Risch, Mary Cook, Brad Todd, Jim Wiley, Don Glendenning, Elaine Agather, and Kern Wildenthal (front row, left to right) Nancy Nasher, Patricia Meadows, Julie Hersh, Don Stone, Rebecca Fletcher, and Linda Custard

Dallas Black Dance Theatre Nick Even, Tara Lewis, and Kirsten Rettig

Elaine Agather Lee Cullum and Lynn McBee

Melinda and Jim Johnson


The Arts Community Alliance hosted its 40th annual TACA Silver Cup Award Luncheon, presented by JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Neiman Marcus, on March 20, at the Hilton Anatole. This year’s award lunch honored Julie K. Hersh and Donald J. “Don” Stone. The TACA Silver Cup Award recognizes two individuals for their volunteer leadership and contributions to the arts in North Texas. The luncheon serves as an opportunity to cast the spotlight on two individuals who contribute richly to the cultural fabric of the community through their unparalleled devotion to Wolford McCue, Julie Hersh, Don Stone, and Michelle Thomas the arts.

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Steve and Laura Holden

Winner of Gilded Age True to Theme, Cathy Cothrum

Melissa Lewis and Venise Stuart

Yvonne Crum and Donna Darling

Carole Ann Brown

Donna Arp Weitzman, Kay Hammond, Whiteley Felton, and Barbara Daseke

Jan Strimple Brooke and Connie Carreker

Group from TOOTSIES


Pat McDonough, Natalie Taylor, and Jan Ward

Kunthear Mam Douglas, winner of To The Nine’s People’s Choice, with Alanna Sarabia

Joe Vilaiwan presenting Grace and Folly Most Creative ????? to Carmen Hancock

Dr. John Gilmore and Dr. Laura Burk, honorary chair, receives a gift from the Women’s Council presented by Ron Corning.

An ode to the Guilded Age, Dallasites filled the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Mad Hatter’s Tea and Luncheon – A Garden by the Sea. The April 12 event was chaired by Venise Stuart and very special thanks was given to Dr. Linda Burk and her husband, John Gilmore, for their generosity in underwriting the water feature in A Woman’s Garden. The fashion show was presented by Jan Strimple, featuring fashions from longtime sponsor TOOTSIES.

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Parigi Lopez, Chef Janice Provost, Samantha Meril, and Will Brown

Colleen and Michael Coyle

Tyler and Louise Bexley

Phil Fishvan and Sara Weaver

Shi Mcgowan, Brando Smith, Saundra Crowder, Tanika Haggan, and Kimberly Lane Clark

Chef Robert Lyford

Veronika Davis, Chef Blythe Beck, Diamond Singleton, and Cathy Flangann

Amanda and Jeremy Scott with Chene Smith

Chef Sharon Van Meter

Stefany Reese and Caitlyn Mcnair

Steve DeShazo and Mark Wolf PHOTOS BY STEVE FOXALL

Rene Ward and Ethel Johnson

Diego Faccioni and Jim Keller

Camille and Jerry Liebbe

Eddie and Emily Hodge

Chris McKenzie, Genevieve Hage, Stephanie Hight, and Sabrina Ahmed

Man and Leslie Le

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden held its second international-themed food and wine festival on March 22 to celebrate cuisine and libations from many cultures, set against the backdrop of its spring festival Dallas Blooms. Themed A World of Flowers, Dallas Blooms featured more than 500,000 spring blooming bulbs. This spring social event featured savory bites made by awardwinning chefs from many fine restaurants around the metroarea, with guests sampling fine wines and craft beers.

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DSOL Ball: A Three-Generation Tradition

Debutant joins mom, grandmother in supporting symphony


ancy Duncan and daughter Denise Duncan Beutel have done the Dallas Symphony Orchestra League Presentation Ball together before. In 1991, Nancy was the proud debutante mom as Denise took her bow. In 1996, they co-chaired the ball. And at this year’s 32nd annual ball, they were there for the debut of Caroline Beutel, who’s looking forward to following her mother and grandmother into leadership roles. “Hopefully, I’ll be able to keep this tradition one day by chairing it with my mom or have my daughter be a debutante,” Caroline said. All three women spoke about their love for the symphony and appreciation for how the league’s debutant season raises money for the orchestra and its youth programs while creating, as Nancy put it, “memorable experiences that bond young adults and their families with the community and the symphony.” Why is this important to you? DENISE: I have such fond memories of attending the symphony with my parents while growing up. I remember when the Meyerson opened and the complete awe I felt when I attended a concert there for the first time. Later, when I was in college, I was a DSOL debutante. I fondly remember that year, the beginning of my own bond with the symphony – one separate from that of my parents and that as a child.


TOP: Nancy Duncan with Caroline and Denise Beutel: 2018. BOTTOM LEFT: Denise, Lowell, and Nancy Duncan; 1991. BOTTOM RIGHT: Nancy and Denise Duncan; 1996.

What compelled you to take a personal role and commit your time and energies? NANCY: When I was asked to chair the 10th anniversary symphony ball, I knew the value of community service work and the joy one derives from friendships made while volunteering for the symphony. What did you learn from the experiences of your grandmother and mother?

CAROLINE: My grandmother brought over the scrapbook of pictures from when my mother was a debutant and when they cochaired the ball. After we stopped laughing at the hairstyles and fashion, they shared that this was more than just a party, and more than just the pictures. The presentation ball is a commitment of support for the symphony and helping to raise money for children so they could appreciate and learn from the symphony. How did the stories of their experiences compare with your own? CAROLINE: Just like the scrapbook promised, the whole process was something I am so grateful for and will never forget. I have met so many great people and loved being able to include my college friends for the final ball. To be able to be on stage at the Meyerson with my father and knowing that my mom and grandmother were in the audience holding their breath while I was making my bow is something I will never forget. – Staff report

DEB LEGACIES THREE GENERATIONS: Sharon McCullough co-chaired the inaugural ball in 1987 when her daughter Debbie McCullough Hayhurst was among the first debutantes. Debbie’s daughters made their debuts: Libby in 2014 and Gracie in 2015. TWO GENERATIONS: Lucy Myers Lambert also made her debut in 1987; her daughter, Madeleine Hendrick, in 2017. 2018 debutante Claire Fletcher’s mom, Mary Rebecca Enloe Fletcher, and aunt, Sara Elizabeth Enloe, made their debuts in 1988.

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