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OCTOBER 2019 VOLUME 15 NO. 10

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THE POWER OF STRONG ROLE MODELS

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rowing up, I loved hanging out watching my dad and brothers tinker with bikes and cars. I was never the tinkerer; I was the assistant handing the necessary tools for the task at hand. In my mind, it was OK for me to like these things but not OK for me to do these things. And honestly, I was OK with that. I didn’t know any better. I recently attended an inspiring event put on by Social Venture Partners (SVP) Dallas at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. The Perot was the perfect setting for Culture Change: Women in Technology and Science. The luncheon was sponsored by the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Texas at Dallas, the Texas Women’s Foundation, Wright Connatser PLLC, and Something Good Consulting Group. Dr. Stephanie Adams, dean of the Erik Jonsson School, opened the program with a staggering statistic: Only 1% of engineering school deans are women. Adams went on to say that role models are significantly more important to girls than to boys, and we need more women in engineering as role models. Nicole Small of Lyda Hill Philanthropies and Linda Silver, CEO of Perot Museum, discussed their collaborations to improve the outlook for women and girls in Science Tech-

nology Engineering and Math (STEM). Their collaborative work includes the IF/THEN Initiative. IF/THEN rePAT M A R T I N flects Lyda Hill Philanthropies’ commitment to fund advancements in science and nature by empowering innovators working in the field and encouraging the next generation. The initiative is specifically aimed at young girls and stimulating an interest in STEM careers by: 1) Funding and elevating women in STEM as role models, 2) Organizing cross-sector partners in business and academia to highlight the importance of STEM everywhere, 3) And inspiring girls with better examples of women in STEM through media and learning to pique their interest in a STEM career. IF/THEN uses a series of videos featuring women in STEM careers telling their stories and then has the girls spend time with them in their work. Perhaps if I had a female role model in engineering I could be doing something completely different, but what I’m doing now isn’t so bad, and I’m OK with that. Pat Martin, Publisher pat.martin@peoplenewspapers.com

Contents Crime ............................ 4 News .............................. 8 Community ................. 14 Sports ........................... 18 Business ....................... 20 Real Estate .................. 28 Schools ........................ 33 Cattle Baron’s Ball........ 42 Society ......................... 46 Living Well................... 53 Obituary ....................... 59 Classifieds .................... 59

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Crime

S KU L D U G G E R I E S of the MO NTH

SHOULDN’T BE DRIVING Before 10:35 a.m. Aug. 17, a reckless thief struck a home in the 5100 block of Amherst Avenue with a stolen vehicle.

CHURCH WHEELIE’S Where art thou, oh tire thief? Reported on Aug.31: All wheels and tires from a vehicle parked at The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepard on Midway Road were reported stolen at 8:54 a.m.

IT’S NOW A FELONY Some thief didn’t get the memo that it’s now a felony charge to steal packages off of people’s front porch. The crook nabbed a UPS delivery on Sept. 3 from a home in the 5600 block of Forest Lane.

CRIME REPORTS AUG. 12 - SEPT. 8 AUG. 12

Reported at 6:47 a.m.: A 19-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint in the 4000 block of Northwest Highway.

AUG. 14

Reported at 5:14 p.m.: A garage was broken into and property stolen in the 6900 block of Pemberton Drive on Aug. 19.

A 50-year-old man who entered Victoria’s Secret at NorthPark Center wound up in handcuffs at 3:56 p.m. and accused of shoplifting.

AUG. 24

Reported at 11:20 a.m.: A swindler presented a check forged in the name of Payne and Sons Body Shop at Prosperity Bank at Forest Lane and Preston Road.

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Property was stolen from Alexander Hung Homes in the 5100 block of Hanover Avenue and reported three days later.

AUG. 17

Reported at 4:39 a.m.: An unknown male driver struck and damaged an AT&T utility pole in the 6300 block of Northwest Parkway. Before 11:09 a.m., a thief drove off f rom Snappee Auto Care on Lovers Lane with a University Park man’s vehicle.

AUG. 18

Reported at 5:45 p.m.: A thief on Aug. 14 took a laptop and cash from a home in the 6600 block of Belmead Drive.

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Reported at 2:01 a.m.: A vehicle was stolen on Aug. 23 from a home in the 6700 block of Royal Crest Drive. The driver then fled from an officer in the stolen vehicle during a traffic stop. The car was then recovered and returned to its owner.

AUG. 15

Before 12:47 p.m., a bully threatened to harm a 28-year-old woman at NorthPark Center.

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AUG. 22

Reported at 6:51 p.m.: The driver of a vehicle that struck another parked at Market at Preston Forest left without leaving any information.

AUG. 20

A burglar broke the door of a home in the 6400 block of Royal Lane and stole property at 11:27 p.m.

AUG. 21

A scary situation at 7-Eleven on Lovers Lane at 3:42 a.m.: A robber brandished a weapon and stole property.

Reported at 7:11 p.m.: A bad driver crashed a vehicle into another one parked in the Preston Center Pediatric Dentistry parking lot, then ran away without leaving any information.

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Reported at 5:58 p.m.: Property was stolen from a vehicle parked on Luther Lane in Preston Center.

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A theft was reported f rom Salvatore Ferragamo at NorthPark Center. A theft was reported at Advance ER on Inwood Road.

Money was stolen f rom a 29-year-old woman at the 6000 block of Royal Lane.

An out-of-town stolen vehicle was recovered at 12:03 p.m. in the 5100 block of Kelton Street.

A theft was reported at Preston Royal Village.

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Reported at 7:55 a.m.: A car parked overnight at Kwik Kar Inwood (in the 12000 block of Inwood Drive) had property stolen from inside after a burglar broke the window on the overhead door and crawled in on Aug. 28. Reported at 10:23 a.m.: Items were stolen from inside a vehicle on Aug. 29 in the 10700 block of Park Village Place. Embezzlement was reported from Royal China on Royal Lane at 5:04 p.m.

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A theft was reported at NorthPark Center. A theft was reported at the 4700 block of Amherst Avenue. A theft was reported at the 3800 block of Northwest Highway. Reported at 6:35 p.m.: A vehicle parked at NorthPark Center was broken into and property stolen. Reported at 7:40 p.m.: A vehicle parked at NorthPark Center was broken into and property stolen.

AUG. 31

Property was stolen from inside a vehicle parked at Central Market in Preston Royal Shopping Center at 9:34 p.m.

A home in the 6000 block of Lakehurst Avenue was broken into and property stolen.

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SEPT. 2

A criminal trespassing warning was issued at 2:35 p.m. at Preston Royal Village.

Criminal mischief was reported at 7:42 a.m. at a home in the 4800 block of Forest Bend Road.

Reported at 3:52 p.m.: A vehicle parked in the 5800 block of Royal Lane was stolen.

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A backpack was stolen from a Subaru parked in the 5700 block of Lovers Lane at 8:42 a.m.

A theft was reported at Sunglasses Hut at NorthPark Center.

A theft was reported at the 5500 block of Druid Lane.

Reported at 1:28 p.m.: a Sept. 2 theft from an apartment in the 8500 block of Edgemere Road.

SEPT. 5

Property was reported stolen from inside a vehicle parked in the 4300 block of Northaven Road at 10:04 a.m. A verbal criminal trespassing warning was issued to some hooligans at Verizon on Forest Lane at 1:46 p.m. Reported at 9:31 p.m.: An unlocked vehicle parked at a townhouse complex on Meadow Road was burglarized. Reported at 9:57 p.m.: A burglar broke the window of a vehicle parked in Preston Center to steal property.

SEPT. 6

Reported at 3:35 p.m.: A home was burglarized on Sept. 5 in the 5800 block of Park Lane. Reported at 11:17 p.m. at the Texaco in the 12000 block of Preston Road: A robber brandished a weapon at the cashier and stole property.

SEPT. 7

A car was burglarized at 4:21 p.m. in the 12000 block of Inwood Road. A car was burglarized at 8:21 p.m. in the 12000 block of Inwood Road.

SEPT. 8

Reported at 8:41 a.m.: A package was stolen off the front porch of a home in the 5400 block of Stanford Avenue. RP Texas reported vandalism to company property at 5:33 p.m. in the 12000 block of Inwood Road.


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News

AL HILL JR.’S LEGACY: MORE THERAPEUTIC RIDING AT TEXAS HORSE PARK Expanding nonprofit Equest expects to finish its second arena by early January By William Taylor People Newspapers

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day before his death in December 2017, entrepreneur and philanthropist Al G. Hill Jr. enjoyed watching a video sent by a family friend. The friend suspected she had just wagered on one of his horses at the races in New Orleans. She had: Highland Park Hero. Hill’s oldest daughter, Heather Washburne, told that story at the Texas Horse Park, where construction of the Al Hill, Jr. Family Arena recently got underway beside other Equest facilities. Equest works “to enhance the quality of life for children and adults with diverse needs by partnering with horses to bring hope and healing through equine-assisted activities and therapies,” according to equest.org.

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Equest provides equine therapy to children and adults. TOP RIGHT, FROM LEFT: Nancy Natinsky with Heather Washburne, All Hill Jr.’s oldest daughter. BOTTOM RIGHT: The completed arena will look similar to this rendering but without the cupola. excited about,” Washburne said. “He just always loved horses.” Her father, the oldest grandson of oilman H.L. Hunt, also felt great compassion for those who had suffered trauma, especially if they didn’t have the resources to seek the kinds of therapy he could afford, she said. In 2003, Hill, then 58, suffered a spinal cord injury that left him wheelchair dependent. He never tried equestrian therapy but did benefit from other treatments, including aquatic, his daughter said. “During therapy, he could walk.” Al Hill Jr. Family Foundation provided

No one has fulfilled the mission at the Texas Horse Park better or more successfully than Equest. Mitch McCrea The nonprofit, supported by many donors in the Park Cities and Preston Hollow, offers equine therapies to address physical and emotional needs, and Hill wanted to help the agency add a second arena. “This is one of the projects he was so

$1.2 million for the $3 million expansion, which includes the arena, a classroom, and storage space. Phase I – construction of the 85-by-200 foot arena – could wrap up by Jan. 3, Equest CEO Lili Kellogg said. Mitch McCrea, president of the Texas Horse Park Foundation, praised Equest not only for its work providing therapy but also for its contributions to the horse park. The park, funded by the 1998 Texas Trinity Corridor bond program, held its grand opening in 2015. With 302 acres in the heart of the Great Trinity Forest, the park “provides a break from city life” and “opens up a world of equestrian adventure and a glimpse into the early days of Texas ranching and farming along the Trinity

River,” according to texashorsepark.com. “No one has fulfilled the mission at the Texas Horse Park better or more successfully than Equest,” McCrea said. He also talked about the cultural and economic importance of horses. Texas leads the nation in horse population with more than 1 million and employs more than 40,000 full-time workers in the state’s $6.25 billion equestrian economy, McCrea said. Equest, which McCrea described as “busting at the seams” on 40 acres and in need of more horses, helps riding enthusiasts by also sharing its facilities. His prediction: “This is the second arena but not the last.”

Pickens, Perot Remembered As Larger-Than Life Business Leaders By William Taylor People Newspapers

In a matter of just a few months, Dallas has lost two of its most colorful business legends: H. Ross Perot at age 89 in July, T. Boone Pickens at 91 in September. Remember “Ross for Boss?” D Magazine has described the two-time third-party presidential candidate as “a man whose wealth, talent, and drive arguably left a larger mark on North Texas than any other.” Pickens, the self-made oil tycoon, could draw high praise, too.

T. Boone Pickens became a household name across the country because he was bold, imaginative, and daring. George W. Bush “He was larger than life, and his impact on the oil and gas industry is only part of his

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T. Boone Pickens, May 28, 1928-Sept. 11, 2019

H. Ross Perot, June 27, 1930- July 9, 2019

legacy,” SMU President R. Gerald Turner said on smu.edu. “His no-holds-barred business acumen was what made him famous, but we’ll remember him for his humor, too. He will be missed.” Pickens launched independent oil giant Mesa Petroleum, BP Capital, and his Pickens Plan, a $100 million grass-roots campaign to

counter U.S. dependence on OPEC oil. Longtime residents remember Perot for Electronic Data Systems, the Plano company he founded and later sold. He went on to establish Perot Systems. Both men left philanthropic legacies. Look for the Perot name on a science museum in downtown Dallas and the North

Texas Food Bank’s newest facility in Plano. Pickens made large contributions to Oklahoma State University, SMU, and other causes. His T. Boone Pickens Foundation focuses on health and medical research, treatment and services; entrepreneurship; at-risk children; education; athletics; support for U.S. military members, and conservation and wildlife management. Former President George W. Bush issued words of remembrance for each man. “Ross Perot epitomized the entrepreneurial spirit and the American creed,” Bush said. “He gave selflessly of his time and resources to help others in our community, across our country, and around the world. He loved the U.S. military and supported our service members and veterans. Most importantly, he loved his dear wife, children, and grandchildren.” Bush recalled Pickens as a man who loved the “outdoors, his country, and his friends and family. “T. Boone Pickens became a household name across the country because he was bold, imaginative, and daring,” Bush said. “He was successful – and more importantly, he generously shared his success with institutions and communities across Texas and Oklahoma.”


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10 October 2019 | prestonhollowpeople.com

Dallas Attorney Fights Pharmaceutical Firms

Simon: Opioid crisis needs federal action Litigation alone will not solve this problem. Jeff Simon

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Dallas attorney Jeff Simon talks to Rotarians about the cost of the U.S. opioid epidemic.

H O W C O S T LY I S T H E EPIDEMIC? United States – $500 billion/year Texas – $20 billion/year

By Liliann Albelbaisi People Newspapers

Dallas attorney Jeff Simon, who has spent years litigating toxic tort and pharmaceutical injury cases, views the nation’s problem with opioids differently than other drug battles he’s waged. It is the “largest drug epidemic in my lifetime,” he told members of the Rotary Club of Park Cities. Simon, a founding partner of Simon Greenstone Panatier, presented “The Cost of Living High: America’s Opioid Epidemic” recently at Maggiano’s Little Italy in NorthPark Center. Most cases of heroin addiction are started due to someone being prescribed an opioid for pain, he said, explaining it only takes seven days for someone to become addicted to opioids. “It costs $700,000 per person to treat someone for addiction, but $20 to get another hit of heroin,” he said. What happens in the body that causes addiction? Simon explained that the drug releases dopamine, something bodies make naturally, and carries the synthetic endorphins into pain receptors. So when people become tolerant to the drug, their bodies stop making dopamine. The lack of dopamine is what causes them to go through withdrawal when taken off of the prescribed medication, he said. Simon blames the epidemic on corporate misconduct and governmental complacency. Regulators were slow to act when drug manufacturers began advertising the drugs for use in other than short-term controlled settings immediately following surgery, he said. How widespread is the problem locally? Simon said 460 million pills had been

sold in Dallas county alone. While he, as a lawyer, focuses on holding companies accountable, he said more must be done. “Litigation alone will not solve this problem,” he said. He suggested these measures: • Having better coverage for addiction treatment will make it more accessible. • Making naloxone, an emergency treatment for narcotic overdoses, more accessible to EMTs, police officers, and teachers. If they encounter someone going through withdrawals, they will be able to help them survive it. • Ensuring that opioid prescriptions are limited to three days will decrease the number of people becoming addicted to opioids. • Requiring that practitioners participate in a prescribing monitoring program so they can make sure their patients don’t become dependent on the drug. Only 40% of practitioners in Texas use it. Simon also urges compassion for addicts. Criminalizing people who are victims to addiction will not make it easier for those who are struggling, he said. “This is a public health issue, not a criminal justice issue.”

D I D YO U K N OW ? • 47,600 Americans died of opioid overdose in 2017. • On average, 130 Americans die every day from opioid overdoses. • Painkillers are more widely used than tobacco. • Opioids are not more effective than non-opioid medication.

Sources: American Medical Association, Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics Mortality Data, The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, and Texas House Select Committee on Opioids and Substance Abuse.


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Ordinance for Live-Work-Play Towers Approved in PD-15

Dallas council unanimously votes ‘yes’ on towers up to 240 feet in PH neighborhood By Tim Glaze

People Newspapers The Dallas City Council has cleared the way for more high-rise construction in Preston Hollow. “I believe it’s in the best interest of the neighborhood,” District 13 council member Jennifer Staubach Gates said. “It was obvious to my colleagues there was large support for change.” The council voted unanimously in September to rezone the much-discussed Planned Development 15, an area affectionately known as “behind The Pink Wall” because of the brick fence installed by its original developers. It encompasses 14 acres just north of Northwest Highway between Baltimore Drive and Pickwick Lane. Height and density restrictions there have been much discussed since 2017 when a fire destroyed the Preston Place condominiums and questions emerged about whether existing height and density limits would allow for redevelopment. The zoning change will allow for towers up to 240 feet or about 22 stories – not as high as the 310 feet discussed in June – but still way

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Citizens Advocating Responsible Development (C.A.R.D) rally before a Dallas City Council meeting but to no avail. City leaders voted to allow more high-rise development along Northwest Highway, near Preston Road. taller than many vocal neighbors said they wanted. “Already, many condos on the north side of The Athena are listed, and prices are soft,” said Susan Cox, one of many residents who opposed the zone change. “The height and close proximity of the proposed high rise buildings to the low-rises will affect their properties, as well.”

She and other members of C.A.R.D. – a Preston Hollow group that stands for Citizens Advocating Responsible Development – had hoped to stop the zone change so property owners could work directly with developers to come up with a redevelopment plan for PD-15. “Any plan should be good for

current owners within The Pink Wall and surrounding neighborhoods,” she said. This new zoning doubles the number of units allowed in the entire parcel, a fact that has worried neighbors who believe the subsequent traffic increase will cause headaches. But supporters of the zoning

change - and in the end, the council - were excited by the new housing possibilities the towers will bring, as well as the restaurant, business, and green-space potential. Gates, who has held numerous public meetings on the parcel leading up to the Sept. 11 decision, said the two-year journey surrounding PD-15 has been “a difficult and challenging journey,” but added she feels “confident” in the council’s decision. Plans can now move forward on a recommended live-work-play tower in the parcel that already houses two condominium towers and several low-rise buildings. Addressing the traffic concerns, Gates said development impact reviews would be used in the future to help address vehicle impact on the neighborhood, and she also plans to push for a residential proximity slope that will prevent any tower height issues brought up by the opposition. “The revised conditions approved will result in quality redevelopment that increases green space, encourages underground parking, and provides for a walkable and vibrant neighborhood,” she said.


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Community

FOUR DAYS OF MEALS ON WHEELS

Columnist celebrates way nonprofit nourishes those in need

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etween Pinterest boards filled with edible works of art to “Instagram-worthy” meals to “food porn,” thanks to technology, food has been objectified to the point in which many of us have practically forgotten its value. I get it – my “phone eats first, ” and I can spend 10 minutes trying to get KERSTEN RET TIG the perfect Instapic of shards of Maldon Sea Salt artfully arranged on a juicy red tomato. I have a healthy preoccupation with food and feel lucky to be able to write about it for this paper. This month, instead of writing about a new restaurant, I’m featuring an old one: Meals on Wheels Dallas County is about 40 years old. Meals on Wheels is the original Door Dash with employees and volunteers canvassing the Dallas area Monday through Friday to deliver meals to 4,500 clients for whom their daily delivery of food,

a friendly face, and a kind word is a lifeline. Many MOW clients have health issues, so providing nutritious, balanced meals on such a large scale and tight budget is challenging. If you’re reading this in a newspaper delivered to your home, chances are you live in an affluent area and are unlikely to be food insecure. But have you ever wondered about what kind of food is prepared and delivered on such a large scale five days a week? Maybe not, but I hope you do if just this once.

Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors. It was an eye-opening experience, not because the food was exceptionally good or especially bad, but because it allowed me to appreciate food in a way I haven’t in years. I’m so fortunate, most of us are, to afford high-quality food and spend time and money dining out with our f riends. We can order what we want; throw out what we don’t. We have so many choices, too many sometimes, on what and where to eat. We can celebrate food with photos and hashtags and beautiful creations made from watermelon and a paring knife – and we should. I hope, too, that we will be aware of those who are food insecure, lonely, and rely on that daily delivery of Meals on Wheels as one of their few remaining connections to socialization, sensorial pleasure, and nourishment for their bodies.

It was an eye-opening experience, not because the food was especially good or especially bad, but because it allowed me to appreciate food in a way I haven’t in years. Kersten Rettig With the help of Dr. Ashley Lind, the vice president of Meals on Wheels and population health, I ate four meals to gain insight into the value of

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Every route delivered by a volunteer saves VNA enough money to feed a senior for a week. Volunteers also help in other ways such as creating cards for clients, donating and assembling healthy snack bags, and holding collection drives throughout the year. I say I’m not a critic, I’m a storyteller, but I’ll summarize the meals this way: They’re better than airplane food, WAY better than the Frank Crowley Courts Building Cafeteria you’re stuck with for jury duty, and better than starving, which is the alternative

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Swiss Steak with Whipped Potatoes and Italian Green Beans

Turkey Tetrazzini with Brussels Sprouts and Vegetable Medley

I approached the first meal as a novelty. The ground beef patty was juicy and flavored well with a hint of sautéed onion. All meals must be low sodium, so the whipped potatoes and green beans tasted like not much until I added salt. Everything had a good texture.

My favorite meal so far, the pasta with chunks of tender turkey meat was full of flavor with a hint of spice. I wondered how they could make 4,500 plates of pasta and have it not become mush. Honestly, I didn’t eat the Brussels Sprouts. I’m sorry, mom, I never liked them.

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King Ranch Chicken with Steamed Broccoli and Carrots

Homestyle Meatloaf with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Herbed Green Beans

The King Ranch Chicken was tasty. It was a little spicy, in fact, and had big chunks of white-meat chicken in a cheesy sauce. The broccoli and carrots were cooked but not mushy and needed salt. Without realizing it, I ate the entire meal in four minutes. As I walked out of the VNA Haggarty Center, it occurred to me that I inhaled that meal as if I was checking a box and not feeding my body and soul.

to Meals on Wheels delivery. Kersten Rettig, a Park Cities-based writer with more than 30 years’ experience in food and beverage marketing and PR, is a member of Les Dames d ’Escoff ier and the VNA Board of Trustees. Follow her on Instagram @KickshawPapers.

I found the meatloaf about the same as the Swiss Steak but with more tomato and seasoning. The green beans were just right with a little snap left in them and more flavorful than other vegetable offerings. The mashed potatoes only had a hint of garlic, and when I finished, I realized I hadn’t eaten mashed potatoes since last Thanksgiving, and I’d eaten them twice this week. “How ironic, I thought.”

The nonprofit Visiting Nurse Association of Texas (VNA) offers the Meals on Wheels service in the Dallas area with the help of thousands of volunteers. Individuals, as well as community and corporate groups, help VNA operate half its roughly 300 weekday delivery routes. Drivers rely on a user-friendly mobile app. Go to volunteer.vnatexas.org to complete an online application, online training, and sign up for a route. FROM A CALLER: “I just want to let you know that my mother really enjoyed her meal Friday. It was the honeyglazed turkey with au gratin potatoes and Brussels sprouts, and she told me over and over how delicious it was and to be sure and tell the chef how much she appreciated it. Though we didn’t know it at the time, that was mom’s last Meals on Wheels delivery. She succumbed to cancer two days later. I wanted to be sure to pass along her ‘compliments to the chef’ and to say thanks to Meals on Wheels for being my mom’s lifeline for so long.”


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October Brings The Travel Bug October is many Texans favorite month. It’s an outdoor month finally, with football, hunting, barbecues, and the State Fair. It’s arguably also the best travel month for big trips with the masses of families and students back to school, reduced tourist prices, and most importantly pretty, nice weather the world over. So on a whim, I’m going to see the trifecta on my waterfall list, the Iguazu LEN BOURLAND Falls, having visited the majesty of Niagara and Victoria. This is a self-scheduled solo trip I booked in three days with help on the internet. What could go wrong? Just getting a ticket on American Airlines using miles was the first hurdle. As anybody who flies knows, airline miles are impossible to use unless you go in steerage at odd hours to unpopular destinations. Got reclining exit, best I could do. American has been excoriated with its flight delays due to the conflict with its unions, not only flight attendants and pilots but most notably the mechanics. I gave myself a cushion of two days in Buenos Aires to get over the flight and see the Paris of Latin America. To find a hotel I just looked at where the high-end cruise ships booked. My itinerary involves two different airlines in different airports; three different hotels and then I’ll need transfers to and fro. What are the odds of this trip going seamlessly? Maybe 1%? Will my bag get lost? A flight canceled? Will the hotels be amenable? Alone can I manage to hang on to my phone, passport, money, tickets, meds, and bags? Plus, I don’t speak Spanish. I’m going to try to live for nine days with one carry-on bag and a backpack purse. I may indeed look like the ugly American, but I don’t take selfies so who cares? (Packing lots of scarves.) When I return, I hope to have witnessed one fabulous spot in creation, seen another culture in a different hemisphere where it will be spring, and instead of the Big Dipper, gaze at the Southern Cross. If I wait for a couple of friends or the correct tour, this desire may wane. It happens with age. It will be a little like going through labor. The baby will be the falls, and just like in childbirth, I hope the labor recedes. Maybe next year I’ll just go see the fall foliage in New England. Contact Len Bourland at lenbourland@gmail.com.


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New Name, Same Mission: Service Above Self

Rebranded Preston Hollow Rotary Club aims to bolster membership By Liliann Albelbaisi People Newspapers

For the past 30 years, the Dallas North Rotary Club has been there, helping the community. Members built the club’s reputation decades ago by volunteering as greeters at Ski Fest, a trade show at Dallas Market Hall. Doing so helped raise $30,000 that went to the city of Dallas for the Marcus Annex Senior Center. The center’s still there, but the club’s membership has dwindled. It no longer has the 30-plus people needed to take on events of that stature. But members like Susan Cowley, who’s been with the club since the beginning, are seeking a turnaround and are doing so with a new name: Preston Hollow Rotary Club. They hope to reach more people by having a name that “implies status” and relates better to the neighborhoods around them, Cowley said. “Only one of the current members actually lives in Preston Hollow.” According to rotary.org, “Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders,

LEARN MORE • Preston Hollow Rotary Club meetings: 11:45 a.m. every second and fourth Tuesday at Greek Isles Grill & Taverna, 5934 Royal Lane.

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Children learn to play guitar with instruments donated by Preston Hollow Rotary Club. The club provided the books for a financial seminar with El Bueno Pastures, a predominantly Hispanic church. and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.” The greater Dallas area has about

2,700-plus Rotarians across 63 clubs. The club will continue to sponsor many programs. Casa Del Lago provides English instruction to moms, who have a

different first language, while their children are in school. The club also partners with El Bueno Pastures, a predominantly Hispanic church. The club is also working on a

• Rotary mottoes: Service Above Self and One Profits Most Who Serves Best. web series in hopes of raising awareness about people with autism from the high to low functioning. The focus is on the older children and allowing parents to share with others on how to help their older autistic children, members said.


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Preston Hollow Women’s Club Kicks Off 40th Year

Symposium Helps Women Connect

Reshma Saujani

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FROM LEFT: Membership committee members Nancy Asmus, Jody Jasperson, Brenda Kanuch, Carol Levine, Jabeen Zaidi, Diane Stadler, Gayle Porter, Daphne VandagriftElizalde, and Annette Perkins. Debor Cassen leads the St. Simon’s After-School program. Members of The Preston Hollow Women’s Club are looking forward this fall to seeing a new digital marquee installed at Preston Hollow Elementary School. The club, which turns 40 this year, raised more than $30,000 to buy the sign for the neighborhood school. The club began with a group of Preston Hollow Elementary School moms in 1979 and recently held its Fall Kick-Off Luncheon at Royal Oaks Country Club.

Debor Cassen, who heads up the St. Simon’s After-School program, spoke about the mission to provide f ree after-school care to children of low-economic working parents. Program activities include assisting children with homework, reading to groups or one-on-one, arts and crafts, playing games and doing puzzles, she said. Flexible schedules are available for volunteers. – Staff report

Reshma Saujani, CEO of Girls Who Code and author of Brave, Not Perfect, will serve as the keynote speaker for the third annual Comerica Women’s Business

Symposium. Reshma, of New York City, is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and Yale Law School. Her international nonprofit Girls Who Code “works to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a computer programmer looks like and does,” according to reshmasaujani.com. Comerica Bank bills the symposium as “the power networking event of the year” and an

opportunity to “learn, connect, and grow with some of Dallas-Fort Worth’s most influential businesswomen.” The day-long mid-October event will benefit the Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support. The agency serves women and children fleeing from domestic abuse with a daycare, emergency shelter, therapeutics, and access to legal representation at no cost to the client. Symposium speakers also include work/life fulfillment expert and entrepreneur Samantha Ettus, technology strategist and futurist Crystal Washington, and celebrity chef Jamie Gwen.

I F YO U G O What: Comerica Women’s Business Symposium When: 10:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 18 Where: The Westin Galleria Dallas, 13340 Dallas Parkway Cost: $85 per person or $800 for a table of 10

Everyone Loves Dirk

Starstruck mayors snapped photos as Dirk and Jessica Nowitzki made a surprise appearance at the 2019 North Texas Giving Day pep rally to gin up support for nonprofits participating this year. The packed house in September included 11-year participating nonprofits, mayors from 10 counties, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, Communities Foundation of Texas and North Texas Giving Day funders, and the UNT Mean Green marching band. Kid Links won the random drawing for the $10,000 prize.

Dirk Nowitzki makes a surprise entrance during the 2019 North Texas Giving Day pep rally. The Nowitzkis posed with “Why I Give” signs and various event attendees. Learn more about North Texas Giving Day at northtexasgivingday.org. — Staff report


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Sports

ESD QUARTERBACK HAS INDIVIDUAL, TEAM MILESTONES IN SIGHT Morway, now a senior, looking to build off of last season’s successes By Todd Jorgenson People Newspapers

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ntering his senior season, ESD quarterback Preston Morway didn’t need to develop much chemistry with his receivers. They’re already some of his best friends. Most of Morway’s throws in the Eagles’ pass-happy offense this season will target teammates with whom he’s played since elementary school. “We’ve always played with each other. That makes it easier having that trust,” Morway said. “We’ve been building up for this.” Morway hopes his longtime rapport with Brodie Burke, River Woods, Jack Loftus, and Val Mooty will help carry ESD into the SPC championship game this season. In his third season as the starter, Morway is on track to break several career quarterback records at ESD. He already broke the school mark for passing yards in a game when he threw for 477 and five touchdowns in the season opener against Trinity Christian. “He’s had that gunslinger mentality, and that fits with our offense,” said ESD head coach Richard Williams. “He’s a tough kid. He’s matured physically and

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ESD senior Preston Morway has improved in each of his three seasons as the team’s starting quarterback. mentally.” After leading the junior varsity squad as a freshman, Morway won the starting job before his sophomore year and has

been a fixture in the backfield ever since. “We could tell he was going to be our quarterback of the future,” Williams said. The coach’s vision was validated later

that season when Morway surpassed 350 passing yards in back-to-back wins over Casady and rival St. Mark’s to finish the year. “From there, we knew he could put up big numbers week in and week out,” Williams said. “He’s grown a lot more comfortable reading defenses. He takes care of the football and spreads it around.” Morway carried that momentum into his junior campaign, when he threw for more than 2,200 yards and 24 touchdowns in eight games, while also leading the Eagles in rushing. He’s also benefited from working with Pro Football Hall of Famer and Dallas Cowboys legend Troy Aikman, who helps out the Eagles on a volunteer basis. Aikman has a stepson on the team and two daughters who attend ESD. “It’s really special having someone like him out there,” Morway said of Aikman. “He’s helped me a lot mentally — the emotions of the game and how to control it.” After narrowly missing postseason play last season, Morway is confident that ESD can break through this fall despite competing in the SPC’s top division. “That hurt a lot not making it,” he said, “but it gave us extra motivation going into this year.”

Making Football Safer at the Point of Contact Greenhill Hornets hope new helmets reduce head injuries By Todd Jorgenson People Newspapers

A personal connection and a financial commitment have put Greenhill at the cutting edge of football player safety. This season, the Hornets are among the first high schools in Texas to outfit each of its players with the Vicis Zero1. The helmet, widely used at the professional and college level, and has recently become more widely available. The helmet utilizes technology allowing its outer shell to morph on contact. It ranked first in the NFL’s Laboratory Performance Testing program every year since being introduced in 2016. Greenhill head coach Casey Selfridge was coaching at Lakeside, a private school in Seattle, when he first learned of Vicis, which was based nearby. The startup’s CEO also had a child at the school.

“It kind of blew me away with the technology,” Selfridge said. “Safety and excellence go hand-inhand, and equipment is just one of those pieces. If there’s an opportunity to be as safe as possible, then we’re going to take a look at it.” Greenhill’s administration agreed. The Zero1 helmets became available to high school programs just as the school’s old helmets neared the end of their life cycle. “Greenhill likes to be at the forefront instead of just reacting,” said Greenhill athletic trainer Matt Blimline. “The safety of football is very much in the public eye. This is a whole new concept.” The helmet replaces the traditional polycarbonate shell

with a flexible polymer designed to absorb impact load and reduce pressure on the skull. The exterior can form and bend slightly on contact. The Greenhill helmets were customized for each player, based on measurements taken last spring. Although they provide a specific fit, the helmets can be adjusted or reconfigured in multiple places. They were manufactured over the summer and delivered in time for fall practice. “The school is taking all of the necessary steps to make football safer for our kids,” said firstyear Greenhill athletic director Jarrett Shine. “We’re willing to pay that price in order to make the sport safe.” Selfridge said equipment is

Safety and excellence go hand-in-hand, and equipment is just one of those pieces. Casey Selfridge

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The new helmet replaces the traditional polycarbonate shell with a flexible polymer designed to absorb impact load and reduce pressure on the skull. one component of a comprehensive safety plan that includes on-field technique, strength and conditioning, and sports medicine. He said Greenhill players have responded

favorably to the new headgear, and not just for the safety factor. “They can see it in college and the NFL,” Selfridge said. “They love it.”


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Business

FASHION-LOVING TAX MAN OPENS LUXURY STORE Bywaters, partner promote gentlemanly look with custom apparel By Keyuri Parab

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unter Bywaters began his career as a tax consultant but left to pursue his passion for entrepreneurship a dozen years later. “I never thought I would end up using my business and legal background in the fashion industry, you know, but I am happy that I did,” the University Park resident said. His business partner Bashar Alhuneidi who founded the Adam Aleksander brand in Europe in 2015 is a 25-year veteran of the industry. Together they co-founded the brand’s North American luxury showroom last fall in Frisco. From there, the company serves clients from California, North Carolina, South Carolina, and other states as well as Dallas area shoppers. The brand name is presented in lower case on signs, online, and in other marketing materials.

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In the corporate world, you get to travel, but typically you’re working all hours. But in the fashion world, business travel comes with a lot of fun. Hunter Bywaters Bywaters found his passion for fashion in the corporate world when he noticed the difference a well-tailored suit or jacket can make socially and professionally. “I always wanted to be in a business that is a ‘lifestyle business,’ where it provides the

FROM LEFT: Bashar Alhuneidi and Hunter and Emily Bywaters.

ability to meet incredibly interesting people (and) an avenue to travel the world,” Bywaters said. Bywaters said he believed in Alhuneidi’s vision of “being a gentleman,” so they opened their showroom at The Star in Frisco, home to shops, restaurants, and the Dallas Cowboys world headquarters. Their showroom offers a private-clublike environment with three private consultation rooms, the oculus lounge, and a complimentary bar serving clients. The initial experience lasts about an hour and a half to two hours,” Bywaters said. “Our stylists get to know each client on a personal level, what they do in professional life and at home. Really knowing our clients allows us to offer the best service, and that’s the beauty of adam aleksander.” Products range from suits and jackets to casual dress pants, jeans, T-shirts, and golf shirts. Clients choose from more than 3,000 exclusive fabrics for their madeto-measure and bespoke offerings. Italian families, from New York, Italy, and other parts of Europe provide the tailoring. Alhuneidi and Bywaters are in talks to expand the brand across the country and worldwide. Bywaters and his wife, Emily, have lived in the Park Cities for four years and stay active in Dallas civic life. She serves as president of the Hyer Elementary Preschool Association. And they have served together on various events and organizations, including co-chairs of the American Heart Association’s Wine Society. He describes the transition from taxes to fashion as fun and exciting. “In the corporate world, you get to travel, but typically you’re working all hours,” Bywaters said. “But in the fashion world, business travel comes with a lot of fun.”


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Comings and Goings

RED STIX

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COMING SOON

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6501 Hillcrest Ave. After closing up shop at Plano’s Legacy Hall in the spring, chef Uno Immanivong is nearly ready to open Red Stix’s new incarnation – this time in the Park Cities. According to the restaurant’s Facebook page, the eatery will open the first week of October. Tasty offerings will include super spicy “Damn Damn” noodles with chiles, Szechuan chili oil, and sambal.

8300 Douglas Ave. Suite 100 Brenda Serafino, one of Dallas’s most recognized title attorneys, has opened a full-service, independent title company to the Park Cities. The long-time resident brings with her 34 years of experience in residential and commercial real estate transactional work, title underwriting, and executive management.

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3888 Oak Lawn Ave. This luxe Atlanta import, known for its streamlined approach to aesthetics, has settled into its new Turtle Creek home. The med spa offers a variety of services, including monthly memberships that come with weekly B12 shots, same-day Botox appointment, and either a facial or chemical peel.

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Drake’s

5007 W. Lovers Lane A new concept from Vandelay Hospitality, the new restaurant group from East Hampton Sandwich Company and Hudson House’s Hunter Pond, will open this October. The steakhouse takes inspiration from vintage Hollywood favorites. On the menu, expect top-notch steaks, cheeseburgers, French-dip sandwiches, pasta dishes, and more classic American eats.

Highland Park Village After temporarily closing for a summer renovation, the cathedral of queso reopened in August with a fresh, modern design and a new skinny “on the rocks’ margarita on its menu.

CLOSED Flywheel

4252 Oak Lawn Ave. The spin studio announced on social media in early September plans to close its location at the Shops of Highland Park and by the end of the month. Its Plano location also would shutter. -Compiled by Bianca R. Montes

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Say ‘Welcome’ in Any Language to Village’s Chauffeur New courtesy car service connects shoppers to airport, hotels, homes By Jaxx Artz

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People Newspapers Giancarlo “GC” Angioni took a while to get to Texas. Though he was born in Belgium, he is 100% Italian. Angioni spent time in the Netherlands, France, the Philippines, Japan, and Mexico before settling in Dallas 15 years ago. Once here, he got started in the limousine industry. Now? Find him in around Highland Park Village as part of the shopping center’s initiative to expand complimentary services to guests and neighbors. Angioni picks up and drops off guests between Highland Park Village and Dallas Love Field and provides transportation to homes and hotels within a 5-mile radius. When asked what he enjoys about the chauffeur business, he was quiet for a few seconds before responding. “I don’t know,” he said. “But I like talking to people.” He isn’t boastful or loud. Instead, he’s the calm, diligent type, taking care to notice if a guest would prefer a quiet ride or a

In partnership with Sewell, Highland Park Village offers courtesy car service between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday on a firstcome, first-serve basis. Giancarlo “GC” Angioni can assist with pick-ups and drop-offs within a five-mile radius. Transportation is also available from Highland Park Village to Dallas Love Field Airport based on availability. Giancarlo “GC” Angioni speaks Italian, English, French, Dutch, Spanish, and Japanese. pleasant conversation. He’s happy to provide either, in whichever language you choose. “Did you know GC speaks six languages?” Hendrika Diehl, who handles public relations for Highland Park Village, asked. Angioni smiled humbly before listing them. Italian, English, French, Dutch, Spanish, and Japanese. “And I’m working

on Chinese,” he added. Having these languages in his pocket helps him connect with the variety of people who visit Highland Park, Angioni said. Imagine exploring a city by yourself, employing English to get around, but then getting to converse in a language you grew up speaking or one you haven’t practiced since in college.

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Having returned from studying abroad in Paris, I introduced myself to him in French, a language I already feel slipping away from lack of practice. He immediately responded, and we were able to hold a conversation long enough for me to feel excited there was someone I could practice within Dallas. Though he won’t bring it up

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himself, ask him about living in Italy or his time in Mexico, and he will brighten, sharing stories from an incredible life of travel. By the time he opens your door at the end of a ride, you will feel as if you, too, have tasted the world’s best dishes and experienced the thrilling effect of music.


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A New Kind of Toy Story Arrives in Dallas Camp themed store to open this October at The Hill By Bianca R. Montes

COMING SOON

People Newspapers

Camp, a family-focused experience store will open the second week in October at The Hill shopping center on the northeast corner of Walnut Hill Lane and North Central Expressway. For more information, visit camp.com.

It’s hard business luring people away from online shopping and into an actual brick and mortar store – especially with their children in tow. Camp, a toy store that opened in New York City’s Flatiron District last December, is disrupting the retail industry with its outof-the-box retail experience. This October, Dallasites will have a chance to step into the immersive experience.

We call ourselves a family experience store, and Dallas is all about family culture. Nikki Kaufman Founded by Ben Kaufman, chief e-commerce officer at BuzzFeed, and his wife, Nikki, the Instagramable toy store was designed with the notion of blending play and product. “If you’re not going for the experience and can buy online then why (go shopping),” Nikki Kaufman said. The idea stemmed from the realization that it was hard to find a place to bring children that’s also fun for adults, she said. “We wanted to give people a reason to leave the

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The theme of the store will change about every three months.

house and go shopping.” Kaufman described Camp as a cross between a science museum with a toy store. While the 13,000 square feet of retail space at The Hill shopping center in North Dallas will remain the same, every three

months its themed experience will rotate. The store will open the second week of October with a kickback to the good old days of camp. Walking through a magic door, guests will transform into an interactive experience that

will set the scene with an old station wagon with suitcases on top, orientation, and a welcome board. Different cabins will be decked out and filled with camp-themed products, from arts and crafts kits and sporting gear to items you might expect at a STEM camp. Other camp themes in the works include science camp and cooking camp. Each Camp location also includes a space for theater and ticketed programming and a canteen. While the founders haven’t disclosed which local eatery they will partner with at the Dallas store, in New York, they teamed up with The Milk Bar. “While Camp is very thoughtful and educational, it is really about play,” Kaufman said, adding that it’s the type of place where children can ride around the store in scooters and “kick a ball against the wall.” As for why they chose Dallas as the first city to expand to, that’s easy, Kaufman said. “We call ourselves a family experience store, and Dallas is all about family culture.”


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For the Love of Books, And Bookstore Owners Logos and its owners mark anniversaries

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Rick and Susan Lewis married in September 1974, the same month Chuck and Lois Schechner opened the Logos Bookstore. The Lewises bought the store in 1989. Rick Lewis’ love affair with books began early. As a young man, he would spend his Saturdays hanging out at Logos Bookstore, the Snider Plaza business he now owns with his wife, Susan. Susan, who he met in college at Stephen F. Austin University, loves the work of the late Christian author C.S. Lewis, and while dating Rick, she thought, “I could have a son named, C.S. Lewis.” How right she was. Today they not only have a son so named, but they also have a grandson named for the author. And of course, their store is well-known for its C.S. Lewis section. Both the store and the couple celebrated 45th anniversaries in September. Rick and Susan got married at Highland Park Presbyterian Church after Rick graduated college. He went to work for Logos in 1980. Chuck Schechner, who opened the store in 1974 with his wife, Lois, had noticed Rick’s interest in books and eventually offered him a job. Rick bought the store in 1989. Susan, busy raising three little boys and juggling part-time jobs, initially didn’t have any interest in working at the store. But she became the gift buyer. Their sons, also, have worked at Logos on-and-off over the years. “I love their special gifts, books, and cards that only they have,” long-time customer

Callie McDole said. “Logos is my go-to place for a special remembrance.” Many celebrities have appeared in Logos over the years. President Jimmy Carter signed 2,000 of his Sources of Strength and children’s books in just two hours in 1997. “We don’t think our customers are aware that we have a table in the store autographed by President Carter,” Susan said. “We had to purchase a table especially for him to do the signings because his Secret Service wouldn’t let the president sit with his back exposed inside our check-out center where all our guest authors sit.” Charlton Heston, author of Charlton Heston Presents the Bible, did a book signing of his coffee table book and his assistant told Susan that he considered it the most important work of his life. “Logos is so much more than a bookstore, over so many years of shopping there, my soul has been revived in and through that slice of heaven in Snider Plaza,” said friend and Bible Study teacher Becky Bain. Susan and Rick said they are pleased to provide such a place. “We want to be a bridge to the community,” Rick said. “We want to reach out to wherever people are in their spiritual journey to help move them along.” – Staff report

We want to be a bridge to the community. We want to reach out to wherever people are in their spiritual journey to help move them along. Rick Lewis


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HOUSE OF THE MONTH 4330 Hallmark Drive, Dallas

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his home is the definition of modern luxury and elegance. Recently rebuilt, this property is now double in size and features five bedrooms, five full and one-half baths, and a three-car garage. Natural light floods the home, and the near two-story fireplace provides a focal point for the main living area. The builder of this modern home transformed a 1962 mid-century down to the foundation but took care to leave the

original elongated bricks for the façade. The result is commanding with its position on the hill with a perfectly placed circular drive and complete with a beautifully landscaped lot with 50-year-old oak trees. The master bedroom is a sanctuary with a freestanding soaker tub, walk-in glass shower, and a closet to rival any home. All the bedrooms are oversized and include ensuites with expansive closets.


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Schools

MORE THAN JUST A STUDENT OF MUSIC

ESD’s Val Mooty balances classes, sports with singing career By Jordan Kiefer

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hen Val Mooty was about 6 or 7, his parents would hit mute during commercial breaks of American Idol, and he would sing like he was on the show. However, it wasn’t until recent years that the Episcopal High School student began to sing and play the guitar for other people professionally. In April 2016, he sang for the first time in front of a group of people at his dad’s wedding. After that, he started playing local shows and writing songs.

Coming from a football family can be hard in some cases, but my dad always told me he wanted me to do what I love no matter what. Val Mooty “Singing is very therapeutic to me,” said Mooty, now 18 and a senior. “I definitely wouldn’t do music if I didn’t enjoy it, but for me, music has been a level above even enjoyment. It really calms me down and helps me think.” Mooty, the step-son of Troy Aikman and great-nephew of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, plays

Val Mooty goes up-tempo with his debut single, “Love is Queen”. football and lacrosse at ESD. That doesn’t allow for much free time, but when he does have a few minutes to himself, he enjoys playing video games and writing, whether

that be lyrics or journal entries. The most important lesson he’s learned about being a singer? Take risks and stay true to your voice, Mooty said.

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“The most success comes from making the songs my own, and singing them to my strengths,” he said. “Success comes from being unique, and if I lose that aspect of my singing,

then I will sound very bland.” Songwriters and singers should write/sing what they feel, be original, and not get distracted with what other people want/think they should become, Mooty said. “Music is all about making people believe what you’re saying in a unique, relatable way. This is a huge work in progress for me (and most other musicians) as well.” While he has a whole group of family and friends who support him, Mooty’s most dedicated supporter has always been his dad. “Coming from a football family can be hard in some cases, but my dad always told me he wanted me to do what I love no matter what. Since starting to do music, he has put in so much effort in his free time trying to get new contacts or book me new shows, and honestly, it makes me feel incredible. I know that no matter what I’ll always have at least one die-hard fan, and that’s an amazing feeling.” Mooty had a ton of fun writing and recording his debut single “Love is Queen”. “It was lots of trial and error, but I am so pleased with the end result,” he said. “Once we had finished making the track, I was so excited to write the lyrics, and it was an amazing experience, especially being my first up-tempo track. It’s catchy, bouncy, and a breath of fresh air if I’m ever having a bad day.”


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Alcuin Building New Facilities To Meet Increased Demand

Phase One to open in 2020 with new science labs, dining spaces, classrooms

fairs, and academic testing. Also in the plans are a new music classroom, design lab, and maker space, which will all provide a thought-provoking space for Alcuin students as they question and discover the world around them.

ABOUT THE SCHOOL The coeducational academic community at 6144 Churchill Way in Dallas serves students from toddler to 12th grade with Montessori and International Baccalaureate program methods to foster critical thinking and a lifelong passion for learning. Visit alcuinschool.org. Alcuin School on Churchill Way is building a new West Campus Building to expand campus capacity and provide modern spaces for science instruction and other coursework. “This fantastic new building is yet another step in Alcuin’s continued growth bringing world-class Montessori and IB educations to the children of Dallas,” head of school Walter Sorensen said. “This building will allow us to significantly expand our capacity starting in 2020 forward, in order to meet the increased demand we are already seeing from current students wanting to stay at Alcuin and new students applying for acceptance,” he said. Past and present members of Alcuin’s Board of Trustees and major donors gathered on campus in late August to celebrate the beginning of Phase One. Work on the first phase will extend through July of next year. “For more than 55 years, Alcuin has been an innovative leader among Dallas schools, and now we enter what may perhaps be the most exciting phase of Alcuin’s history - the modernization and

For more than 55 years, Alcuin has been an innovative leader among Dallas schools, and now we enter what may perhaps be the most exciting phase of Alcuin’s history. Maria Cintron Magennis

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When complete, the new West Campus Building will provide a 55,000-square-foot extended learning environment designed to engage students in collaborative and individual growth. expansion of our West Campus facility which will be the first step of updates to buildings and outdoor spaces across our school,” said Maria Cintron Magennis, president of the board of trustees. When complete, the new West Campus Building will provide a 55,000-square-foot extended learning environment designed to engage students in collaborative

and individual growth. Phase One, opening for the 2020-2021 school year, will encompass 22,750 square feet of additional innovative space where students and faculty will work, study, create, and imagine. New facilities in Phase One include three state-of-the-art science labs for biology, chemistry and physics, two dining areas for

students of various levels, dedicated space for digital film, six new classrooms and common areas for collaboration, study, and socializing. Eventually, the full West Campus expansion will include a 450 seat multi-purpose performing arts center, which will enable the school to host a wide variety of events such as art festivals, science

“The Alcuin extended community came together behind our SHINE capital campaign to raise the initial $14 million in funding required to begin this expansion,” Sorenson said. “Throughout its history, Alcuin has grown and thrived due solely to support from forward-thinking members of our community, and this support led us to introduce Alcuin Upper School just a few years ago. “With our first two graduating upper school classes having achieved a very difficult 100% pass rate on the International Baccalaureate Diploma exams, we are thrilled to continue the momentum on campus with these new facilities,” he said. – Staff report


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Hillcrest High School Welcomes Back Colin Allred

Congressman helps kick off Rotary-sponsored Interact Club’s new school year By Tanika Turner

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In today’s world of social media, where overnight sensations and Instagram influencers can make life seem easy, carefree, and luxurious, teens may find it difficult to understand why hard work is required. U.S. Rep. Colin Allred, D-Dallas, didn’t face such confusion when he attended Hillcrest High School a couple of decades ago. Chasing likes, retweets, and follows won’t have great carry over for most in the world that students will step into upon graduation, he advised them. Growing up as the child of a Dallas ISD teacher, he learned from a young age the importance of education and putting in the work, he said. “I had what God gave me and hard work,” the congressman told students during a recent return to campus. “With enough work, you can create your own luck.” Allred’s recent visit to campus came at the invitation of the Rotary Club of Park Cities and the Interact Club it sponsors at the school. He served as the key speaker for the club’s kickoff event in September. “Interact clubs bring together young people ages 12-18 to develop leadership skills while discovering the power of service” and finding “out serious leadership can be seriously fun,” according to rotary.org. Ashlyn Vandergrift, a senior, is the president of the Hillcrest Interact club. She became involved after a conversation with a biology teacher prompted her to attend a meeting where she learned of the Rotary and Interact motto “service above self.” Vandergrift said she liked the idea of an outlet where she could serve others and contribute to the community. Doing good would be as good for herself as well, she said. The Hillcrest club gets involved with projects such as a Trinity River clean up, packing food for the North Texas Food Bank, and working a tree lighting festival.

• 468,556 Interactors • 20,372 Interact clubs • 159 countries with Interact clubs • 11 years Rotary Club of Park Cities has sponsored the Hillcrest High club Visit rotary.org.

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Allred, a former football player, graduated from Hillcrest High School in 2001 and went to Baylor University on scholarship. From Baylor, he went to play for the Tennessee Titans, became a civil rights attorney, and won an election to represent the 32nd congressional district. None of those steps were from mere luck; they took dedication, he told the students.

With enough work you can create your own luck. Colin Allred

TOP, FROM LEFT: Rotarian Ley Waggoner, U. S. Rep. Colin Allred, Interact Club president Ashlyn Vandergriff, and Rotarians Richard Stanford and Linda Tunnell. BOTTOM: Allred, a 2001 Hillcrest graduate, and senior Vandergriff speak to the students.

While talent is a good thing to have, there was no substitute for good old-fashioned hard work, Allred said. Not too long-ago, Allred found himself in the same spots as the Hillcrest students. He sat in the same auditorium seats. His education at places like Hillcrest High School helped him prepare for his current job, the congressman said. He took advantage of activities the school offered like football, basketball, and student council and encouraged the students to do the same because it will prepare them for their future. Allred urged them not to stand by and just be spectators because democracy is not a spectator sport. It requires involvement, he said. “If you are not at the table, you are on the menu.”


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Pardon The Mess; Hillcrest Is Improving

Construction continues as students head to classes

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Left: Students walk past landscape construction on their way to school. Right: From the library, junior Omar Galicia and other students and staff can see the construction outside. As the captain of the girls volleyball team, Hillcrest High School senior Skyy Owens was ecstatic to see the school’s newly completed competition gym when she returned from summer break. “Before, we didn’t have the right equipment or space to help us meet our full potential,” Owens told a DISD blogger. “This makes us students feel like we are worth it and matter to other people.” But as thehub.dallasisd.org reports, other construction projects at the high school remained ongoing even as classes started. Hillcrest is one of 24 Dallas ISD campuses serving students while construction is underway. Projects such as the new gym received funding from the 2015 bond, a voter-approved program bringing $1.6 billion in facility improvements to district schools.

In addition to the new gym, Hillcrest is getting more administrative and classroom spaces, interior renovations, and new parking. Dallas ISD construction director Don Smith said that safety is the top priority when making facility improvements at a campus. “We go the extra mile to ensure all students and staff are safe any time we have a construction project on a campus,” Smith said. “We are proud to be working to provide our families and staff with the outstanding facilities they deserve.” Back at Hillcrest High School, teacher Angela Uno watched through the library window at her own classroom being built. “I am beyond excited to get to decorate my new classroom once it’s ready,” Uno said. “It’s an exciting time to be here.” – Staff report

PROJECT SCOPE Size: 102,400 square feet (81,400 new, 21,000 renovations) Budget: $26.5 million Completion Date: 2019? Contractor: Construction Zone International, LP Design: WRA Architects Summary: 29 new classrooms, a new front office suite with security vestibule, a new competition gymnasium with seating for 1,000, a new locker room that can double as a storm shelter for 1,500 people, and renovation of a classroom wing to serve as one of DISD’s Collegiate Academies.

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Two Science Buildings Are Better Than One St. Mark’s connects McDermott-Green, Winn

St. Mark’s School of Texas students and their teachers are learning more than the curriculum this year; they’re learning about their new buildings, too. In time for the school year, St. Mark’s completed its Science Center Project. More than five years of planning and construction brought the addition of the Winn Science Center and the renovation of the McDermott-Green Science Building, according to smtexas.org. The two buildings are joined through a two-story glass connector, uniting 75,000 square feet of science education facilities. “We could not be more excited about today and all that it represents,” headmaster David Dini said. “The original McDermott-Green Mathematics and Science Quadrangle was a transformational milestone for our school, and today we link hands across the generations, celebrating where we have been and where we are going.” Construction crews finished the Winn Science Center in January 2019 and the McDermott-Green Science Building in August. “Like most great things at St. Mark’s, this state-of-the-art complex would not have been possible without a team effort from so many people who care deeply about St. Mark’s,” said Board of Trustees president Clark Hunt. In all, 60 families contributed $43 million to fund the project before the groundbreaking in May

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McDermott-Green Science Building work wrapped up in August. 2017, led by a seed gift of $10 million from the Winn Family Foundation. “I can’t tell the Winn family how incredibly grateful I am,” said Mary McDermott Cook, a longtime supporter of the school and a trustee from 2004–2007. “Daddy recognized the importance of STEM, and it’s an honor to have the Winn name now connected to the McDermott’s and the Green’s.” The 25,000 square-foot McDermott-Green Science Building includes nine renovated labs, a conference room, two student study rooms, eight offices, and a faculty lounge. As the school year got underway, students quickly took advantage of the spacious study areas in the McDermott-Green lobby. The lobby features three 275-gallon aquariums, as well as the couches and tables. “The first week in the renovated McDermott-Green Science Building was a hit,” science department

chair Fletcher Carron said. “Students were excited to finally get inside the building, and the new study rooms and public areas have been very popular for collaborative work.” Teachers and students are just starting to realize the full potential of the buildings. The lower school has an updated science curriculum. Stewart Mayer, St. Mark’s first maker space director, is introducing new projects. And increasing time with the planetarium’s software will bring new opportunities for more cross-departmental lessons to emerge. “This new space is a breath of fresh air,” science teacher John Mead said. “The space and spirit of the original building are still here but the renovation added modern technology as well as a brighter, more student-centric classroom space.” – Staff report


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After College, What Will You Make? SMU, UT Dallas rank in Texas top 10 for graduate starting salaries Most college students are on a tight budget for four (or more) years, making minimum wage at the pizza place on campus, but when graduation comes, who’s earning the most dough? A recent study by SmartAsset identified schools where graduates earn the highest average starting salaries. SMU and the University of Texas at Dallas ranked in the top 10 for the state but not nearly as high as Rice University in Houston where graduates average $69,200 at their first “real” jobs.

SMU ranked seventh with its new graduates topping $57,000. UT Dallas came in 10th with its graduates topping $55,000. The average starting salary for graduates of Texas colleges and universities is a little more than $51,000. “Earning a college degree can increase your skill set, job prospects, and net worth,” according to smartasset.com. “But with rising college costs, where you choose to get that degree from can make a big difference.” – Staff report

STATE R ANKINGS University

Avg. Starting Salary

Rice University, Houston

$69,200

The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston

$62,600

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio $60,700 The University of Texas at Austin

$59,100

Texas A&M University-College Station

$59,000

Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View

$57,300

Southern Methodist University, Dallas

$57,200

LeTourneau University, Longview

$56,800

Texas Tech University, Lubbock

$55,700

The University of Texas at Dallas

$55,500

State average

$51,013

Visit smartasset.com to compare with tuition prices and other costs associated with attending the schools.

Earning a college degree can increase your skill set, job prospects, and net worth. smartasset.com COURTESY SMUMUSTANGS.COM

SMU ranked seventh and the University of Texas at Dallas 10th in the state for the average starting salaries of their graduates.


prestonhollowpeople.com | October 2019  39 after her complaint against the chairman of Fox News. Since then, she has graced the covers of both Time and Good Housekeeping magazines. Named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World and author of bestsellers Be Fierce and Getting Real, Carlson is a successful and recognized news anchor and advocate for equality and empowerment of women. This free lecture series is funded by an endowment from the Rosine Foundation Fund of the Communities Foundation of Texas. Past speakers have included Pulitzer-winning columnist Charles Krauthammer, media lawyer and author Bruce Sanford, and Pulitzer-winning cartoonist Michael Ramirez.

Democrats and Climate Policy

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SMU holds a mini pep-rally to celebrate the renaming of the Mockingbird Station to the SMU/ Mockingbird Station.

Call it SMU/Mockingbird Station

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has renamed Mockingbird Station after reaching an agreement with SMU. Calling it SMU/Mockingbird station will make it easy for visitors to find the campus and make DART a significant gateway to the university, DART and university officials said. “Taking DART to SMU/Mockingbird Station is an easy way to get to a wide variety of SMU events – from Division I sporting events, to lectures and artistic performances, as well as to the George W. Bush Presidential Center,” SMU president R. Gerald Turner said. Approximately 2,800 riders travel through the SMU/Mockingbird Station on an average weekday, and DART’s Mustang Express provides service to the campus for

about 500 passengers each weekday. The station is located at Mockingbird Lane and North Central Expressway.

Gretchen Carlson to Lecture

Gretchen Carlson, journalist, author, and advocate, will give the 20th annual. Rosine Smith Sammons Lecture in Media Ethics at SMU at 8 p.m. Oct. 2, in Caruth Auditorium in the Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd. Carlson beGretchen Carlson came the face of sexual harassment in the workplace in 2016

Two faculty experts at SMU offer differing takes on the climate proposals of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. Bonnie Jacobs, professor of paleobotany, favors decisive moves that slow down, if not reverse, the buildup of greenJames Coleman house gases that she feels are at the core of climate change today and going forward. “The physics of the link between greenhouse gases and warming is indisputable, like gravity, and simply choosing to believe that greenhouse gases and climate change are unrelated is choosing the path of wishful thinking,” she said. But associate professor of energy law James Coleman warns that some of the democratic candidates’ plans seem likely to crush U.S. energy and squander the

environmental benefits of the American energy boom. Common democratic plans such as a ban on oil and gas drilling on federal lands, the “Green New Deal,” and a ban on fracking and exports, could cost the American public trillions of dollars. Such approaches could crush the U.S. energy industry, harm the climate, and pollute the air by locking away clean-burning natural gas, he said.

Cultural Intelligence

Best-selling author and podcaster Malcolm Gladwell is set to discuss his new book Talking to Strangers: What We Should K n o w A bo u t People We Don’t Know at 8 p.m. Oct. 7 at SMU’s McFarlin Auditorium. His book uses well-known scandals and stories from history to illustrate Malcolm Gladwell why interactions with strangers go wrong and how to make them go right. To help tell his stories, he references high profile cases such as Ponzi-schemer Bernie Madoff, Amanda Knox, and Sandra Bland. Gladwell’s lecture is part of SMU’s Bridge Builders lecture series, presented by the cultural intelligence initiative, CIQ@ SMU. The series is designed to highlight the work of those who have dedicated their lives to building bridges across a widening cultural divide. Senior adviser to SMU provost on cultural intelligence Maria Dixon Hall said that having the lecture series brings SMU students, faculty, and staff to a bridge over the very troubled water of cultural identity. – Compiled by Tanika Turner


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Cattle Baron’s Ball CATTLE BARON’S BALL: AN AUTHENTIC TEXAS NIGHT Co-chairs bring a ranch vibe to Dallas for Cancer fundraiser By Bianca R. Montes

ABOUT THE CO-CHAIRS

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In addition to the work Wendy Messman and Lisa Shirley have done with Cattle Baron’s Ball, the women are generous supporters of several other local nonprofits.

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isa Shirley may still be looking for the perfect shoes to match her off-white leather dress with its fun neckline and gold accents and Wendy Messman, an outfit worthy of the brand new gray crocodile boots sitting in her closet. However, the two Dallasites know that come late October they’ll breathe easy in the wake of successfully planning the world’s largest single-night fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Since 1974, when Patti Hunt and Jacque Wayne brought Johnny Cash to the Star Brand Ranch, Cattle Baron’s Ball has raised more than $77 million for cancer research ­– money that has gone on to fund 46 Nobel Prize winners and the most widely-used treatment for breast cancer. For the 46th annual event, co-chairs Messman and Shirley plan to transform Gilley’s to a western throwback with their True Grit theme, complete with old saloon doors, marquee signs, and cowhide rugs. “We wanted a real country ranch vibe – an authentic Texas night,” Messman said about the duo’s vision.

Messman serves as the president of the National Charity League, and is a board member for New Friends New Life; CitySquare; Chartered Financial Analyst (FCA); and the Parish Episcopal Endowment. Shirley worked with Make a Wish when she lived in Philadelphia and volunteered with the Family Place when she moved to Dallas. The two will retire this year from Cattle Baron’s Ball and join the executive committee in advisory capacities.

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Lisa Shirley and Wendy Messman will chair the 46th annual Cattle Baron’s Ball. high-end wine bar in the VIP room and a commemorative live auction book personally branded with the event’s True Grit logo. For Messman, who has spent the past seven years volunteering for Cattle Baron’s Ball, and Shirley, who has been with the nonprofit for the past five years, the call to co-chair the ball was a natural fit. Still, they joke that it’s never “been something people bombard the door to do.”

When you get there and realize the number of people and the amount of money and amount of fun, you’re kind of amazed this is all done by volunteers. Lisa Shirley In addition to landing entertainer of the year Keith Urban for the party of the year, the co-chairs have also revealed two unique additions to the Oct. 19 event; a Napa Valley

“They throw you in with cement boots, and you have to start swimming up from the bottom,” Shirley said about the experience that’s left her sleepless for the past 18 months. But really, she added that working with Messman is “almost like being a teenage girl again and talking to your best friend every day.” But despite sleepless nights – or waking up at 12:30 a.m. to work on event details – the experience has been worthwhile. For Messman, who has a long history of breast cancer on her father’s side of her family and Shirley, whose father-in-law and

fellow CBB friend both battled sarcoma, seeing the continued commitment and buyin the volunteers and patrons have for the cause has been unforgettable. “When you get there and realize the number of people and the amount of money and amount of fun, you’re kind of amazed this is all done by volunteers – one weekend we come together and throw one of the biggest fundraisers,” Shirley said. But at the end of the day – beyond the glitz and glam, the fun and excitement, Cattle Baron’s Ball is about cancer. “It’s an awesome party, but it’s critical to fundraise,” Messman said. Both ladies hope to see your paddle raised at the live auction.


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Ball Lands Country Sensation Keith Urban as Headliner Act Travis Tritt to take stage for a little ‘T-R-O-U-B-L-E’ during VIP party

Luck of the Draw: Cattle Baron’s 2019 Raffle Items Park Place Luxury Vehicle Value: $58,000* $100 each or six for $500 *The winner will get to choose between a 2019 Volvo XC40, Mercedes-Benz GLC300, Porsche Macan, or Range Rover Velar.

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Travis Tritt

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he collaborated with an army of pop powerhouses like Ed Sheeran, Julia Michaels, Nate Ruess, and Justin Tranter. And for those who haven’t seen him live, there are rumors of soul-oriented dance parties breaking out at his shows. His numerous chart-topping hits include “Blue Ain’t Your Color” and “Somebody Like You.” Urban has long supported multiple charities and is an obvious choice for the 46th annual bash, which since 1974 has raised more than $81 million for the American Cancer Society in North Texas. Georgia-born Travis Tritt will perform on the Live Auction Stage during the VIP party. The seven-time platinum album artist has a long-standing career in the country music scene and has seen monster success with chart-toppers like “Country Club,” “Here’s a Quarter,” and “This One’s Gonna Hurt You (For a Long, Long Time).” He is also a recipient of four awards from the Country Music Association and has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry.

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hen it comes to fashion, Cattle Baron’s Ball is all about the notso-perfect blend of old Dallas formal and Western Chic. This year’s headliner is no novice when it comes to blurring lines in the music industry. CMA Entertainer of the Year Keith Urban is quite possibly the most genre-flexible veteran in the industry today. He’s slated to close out Dallas’ party of the year, themed “True Grit,” this October at Gilley’s Dallas. The award-winning singer, songwriter, and guitarist shot to the top of the country music scene. He scored CMA’s “Top New Male Vocalist” award following his 2000 self-titled debut album and claimed his first Grammy by 2006. The Australian born rocker has also dominated myriad styles on his last two albums including pop, soul, classic rock, and yes, electronic dance music. On his 2016 smash “Ripcord” he teamed up with everyone from Pitbull to Kanye producer Jeff Bhasker. And again on “Graffiti U,”

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“Who Wouldn’t Want to The Twelve Hidden Be Me” at Golf Channel: Wonders of Napa:

2020 Indy 500 VIP Experience:

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You and three guests visit the Golf Channel Headquarters in Orlando, FL for an exclusive behind the scenes experience. You’ll receive American Airline miles for use towards your trip and stay for two nights at Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club and Lodge.

Business-class round-trip airfare for two to attend the 2020 Indy 500 in Indianapolis from Bachendorf ’s and TAG Heuer. Stay two nights in a premium hotel with two dinners and receive an all-black CARRERA Automatic Chronograph by TAG Heuer.

One&Only Gorilla’s Nest, Rwanda for three nights for two people where you can Gorilla trek and three nights at One&Only Nyungwe House, Rwanda. Trip includes four nights for two at One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico and four nights at One&Only Mandarina in Mexico. Receive miles from American Airlines for use towards your trip.

You and five guests are boarding a Tiburon Aviation private jet to Napa for a three-night stay at the beautiful Saint Helena Winery cottages. Enjoy private tours, exclusive dinners, and twelve wineries that capture the essence of the Napa Valley. Return from your trip and invite 19 of your closest friends to join you for a six-course dinner at The Capital Grille Dallas.

Calling All Cowboys “Once in a Lifetime” Elton John Oscar Party: & Cowgirls: Two guests attend the black-tie Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Award Viewing Party on Feb. 9, 2020, at West Hollywood Park. Join the cocktail reception, dine among the stars as you watch the ceremony, and experience a musical performance by a surprise guest artist. Next up is the after party which is often a first stop on the winners’ circuit!

Stay three nights, Dec. 5-8, at The Signature at the MGM Grand and enjoy two tickets to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas on Dec. 6, and two tickets to see the Reba, Brooks & Dunn Concert with backstage passes on Dec. 7. Includes two custom pairs of Tony Lama Boots and miles from American Airlines for use towards your trip.


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Society

SPARE CHANGE? COLLECTING COINS HELPS CHILDREN

FROM LEFT: Mary Doran and Virginia Cosgrove bring full-jars of coins to help others.

By Tim Glaze

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MU’s Ford Stadium hosted the Change is Good kick-off this summer to benefit neglected children. But the big help comes from generous neighborhoods, homemade lemonade stands, bake sales, and spare quarters found in jean pockets. More than 232 Park Cities and Dallas families have been collecting spare change to help improve the lives of children served by Community Partners of Dallas. Joanna Clarke, vice president of development for Community Partners of Dallas, described the need for resources and

support to caseworkers of Dallas County Child Protective Services as “urgent.” Something seemingly as small as collecting and donating spare change, she said, can go a long way. “Child Protective Services furnishes items such as winter coats, diapers, formula, holiday gifts, school uniforms, personal hygiene products, food, and more, and we send it to abused children in the community,” she said. “It sends the message that someone cares.” The cumulative efforts will be seen on Oct. 27, when the 13th annual event is held at the organization’s new headquarters on Elmbrook Drive in Dallas’ Caring Corridor. At that event, all collections - coins and other essentials - will be turned in. Two families have led the effort – the Haddocks and the McEvoys. “Community Partners of Dallas makes a drastic difference in the lives of children who are abused and neglected,” said Emily

Haddock, co-chair. Haddock’s children – Beatrice, Iris Anne, and Stinson – reached out to neighbors to fill their change jars. “Our 8-year-old daughter wrote a speech about Change is Good and walked door-to-door delivering her message and encouraging neighbors to help children here in Dallas,” Haddock said. “Neighbors were so generous to look for spare change in their homes, and our daughter was proud to learn her voice and efforts could make a difference for other children in need.” Amy McEvoy, co-chair, talked about the importance of family and philanthropy. “Teaching our children to help other children -- it’s wonderful to see,” she said. “It’s wonderful when the community comes together for such an important cause.” McEvoy joined by her husband Nicholas and children Grace, Ford, and Georgia

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took the lemonade-stand approach in raising money for Change is Good. “My three children have loved getting our block involved through hosting a lemonade stand and walking our neighbor’s new puppy for spare change,” she said. “Our jars are almost full.”

I F YO U G O WHAT: Change is Good 13th Annual Event and Collection WHERE: 7950 Elmbrook Drive – Dallas’ Caring Corridor WHEN: 3 p.m. Oct 27 COST: Adult - $75; Child - $30 TICKETS: communitypartnersdallas.org


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VINE & DINE KICK-OFF FESTIVITIES

Nancy Gopez, Chad Collom, Maggie Kipp, Rosser Newton, Melinda Knowles, and Steve Kemble

Meredith Woodworth and Tai Green

Pat and John Harloe

Dwight and Claire Emanuelson

Debbie and Jim Francis with Carol Seay and Elizabeth Saab

Christopher Wood and Lynn McBee

Richard Harper and Jennifer Lake

Dianne and Shannan Pratt

Dan and Betsy Little with Carolyn and George Toledo

David and Janie Condon

Neva Hall and Shelle Sills

Meredith and Jack Woodworth, Jeff Woodworth (son), and Debbie Francis PHOTOS BY DANIEL DRIENSKY

Hattie Newton, Abby Fleischli, and Marguerite Knowles

Jim Lee, Casey Robinson, DeeDee Lee, Tori Freeman, and Michael Lee

Vine & Dine co-chairs Maggie Kipp and Melinda Knowles kicked off the 12th Annual Vine & Dine festivities at the picturesque Highland Park estate of Rosser Newton on Aug. 27. Guests enjoyed a respite from the August heat in the enchanting English-style gardens, enjoying Bubble Tap Dallas and fine wines from Ben E. Keith Company. Plans are underway for the Nov. 14 event, which takes place at the Brook Hollow Golf Club.


Are You Worried About Losing Independence Because of Unsteadiness Or Falls? Additional New Secrets About Balance & 5 Simple Tips To Stay Independent By: Leading Balance Expert, Dr. Jeffrey Guild, Physical Therapist Are you worried about losing independence or simply the ability to get out with friends & family because of falling, unsteadiness, or even dizziness? My name is Dr. Jeffrey Guild, and I am increasingly concerned about the number of people losing their independence because of these problems, and they don’t have to. That is why I am sharing 5 simple tips so you, or someone you know, does not have to lose independence because of falls, unsteadiness, or dizziness. Tip 1: Don’t ignore walking problems. Walking problems are early signs of fall risk in older people1 which can interfere with independence. Talk to your doctor or even go directly to a Physical Therapist to find the root cause of walking problems. Tip 2: Avoid Touching The Furniture Or Walls When Walking. This becomes a downward spiral where balance becomes weakened because the body becomes dependent on touching objects in order to be steady. If you need to touch objects in order to be steady, you may need a walker. A Physical Therapist can test your balance and let you know if you need a walker and make sure it is the right fit for you. Tip 3: Exercise Or Walk Regularly. Simply exercising and walking reduces fall risk, even if you have not exercise regularly before. 2,3

Tip 4: Check Your Bone Health. Scientists are finding that the workings of the inner ear balance system and bone health are very closely connected. 4,5 Scientists even say those who have inner ear balance problems should get their bone health checked and vice versa.5 New research is also finding a connection between vitamin D and vertigo.6,7,8 Tip 5: If you are having problems with dizziness, vertigo, or unsteadiness, ask your doctor if seeing a Vestibular (Inner Ear Balance) specialist is right for you: Problems with vertigo and dizziness are symptoms that put older people at fall risk.1 These symptoms are so common that 1/3rd of people over the age of 70 and 50% of people over the age of 85 are experiencing dizziness and/or vertigo right now!9 1) Epidemiology, 2010 2) Cochrane Database Syst Rev,2012. 3) NSW Public Health Bull, 2011. 4) J Assoc Res Otolaryngol, 2016. 5) Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol, 2018. 6) Acta Oto Laryngologica. 2018. 7) Auris Nasus Larynx, 2016. 8) J Neurol, 2013. 9) J Vestib Res, 2004 Dr. Jeffrey R. Guild, Physical Therapist Optimove Physical Therapy & Wellness (214) 712 – 8242 www.OptimoveDFW.com J.Guild@OptimoveDFW.com

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KIDNEY TEXAS, INC. TRANSFORMING LIVES KICK-OFF

Patricia Cowlishaw, Founding Member; Kim Brannon, Sharon Ballew, Rose Gault, Cindy Hanson, Kay Weeks, Melissa Lewis, Therese Rourk, Emilynn Wilson, and founding member Nancy Connor

Suzette Derrick and Reneé Winter

Melissa Dalton and Anna Bland Aston PHOTOS BY DANNY CAMPBELL

Lorraine Meenan, Emilynn Wilson, Barbara Bigham, and Patricia Cowlishaw

Nerissa Von Helpenstill and Dustin Holcomb

Jan Ward and Melissa Lewis

Celebrating its 20th year, KidneyTexas Inc. honored founding members at a brunch hosted by TOOTSIES, the fashion show sponsor for The Runway Report Transforming Lives 2019 Luncheon and Fashion Show. Members of KidneyTexas modeled fashions showcasing fall trends, which were revealed by Nerissa Von Helpenstill and Dustin Holcomb.

HOMECOMING WEEK AT ABILITY CONNECTION

Phillip Cimmerman and Jim Hanophy Jonathan Malmsten, Lydia Hennesay, and Jimmy Hall

Quintin McCaskill and Erika Warren

Brian Boggs

Vera Avery with volunteer

Sonya Carroll and parents

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Homecoming Week was at Ability Connection on Aug. 23, where individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities dressed in their very best black and white attire and sparkled as they donned tiaras and medals that were given to them that evening. Highlights of Homecoming Week included Marvel Universe Monday, where they dressed as their favorite Marvel superhero/villain, Wacky Sock Wednesday, as well as Favorite College Day Friday. Ability Connection members also enjoyed mini makeovers by Artistik Edge Hair Studio.


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THE CLOSING PARTY AT DESIGN WITHIN REACH

Build team from Kimely-Horn

Megan Sterquell, Dana Swann, and Michelle Mai

Brian and Leigh Danley

Kathleen M. LaValle

Allison McAfee, Greg Barns, Catherine Leonard, and Alexis McDonald of Coats Homes

Ana Stroud, Dana Compton, and Micah Cunningham

Allie and Kenneth Wherry

Landan Coronado, Oscar Alvarado, Abel Gonzales, Doug Edrington of TDIndustries, and Tyler Ross of KDC

Cori Moran, Jeremy Moran, and Fran Berg

David Ojeda, David Fisk, Zack Lamp, Mike Cluff, and Landan Coronado of Baker Triangle and HKS COURTESY PHOTOS

Ryan Fritz with Erin and Nicholas Roy of Sendero Consulting

Dave Kroencke and Stephen B.L. Penrose

Nicki and Paul Stafford

The Closing Party at Design Within Reach at NorthPark Center was held July 25 to celebrate the final days of Parade of Playhouses and to thank our fabulous playhouse builders, architects, sponsors and friends who make Parade such a great success. The evening included music by DJ Jose Pascuall G, a great wine pull, plus hors d’oeuvres & beverages.


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“FIRST SIP” OF SPECIAL EDITION CABERNET

JIM ROGERS PHOTOGRAPHY

Peter Deutsch, Charlotte Jones, and Robert Carr

Salima Hederi and John Brunson

Farid and Jennifer Dharamsi

Peyton and Amy Mabry

Holly and Scott Keaton

Mike Dickinson and George Wasai

Charlotte Jones , Dallas Cowboys executive vice president and chief brand officer – along with Joseph Carr (founder of Josh Cellars), and Peter Deutsch (CEO of Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits) – welcomed guests to the Cowboys Club at The Star in Frisco, for an exclusive “First Sip” of their Special Edition Cabernet Sauvignon on Sept. 7. Jones worked with Josh Cellars founder Joseph Carr and Josh Cellars’ winemaker Wayne Donaldson to blend the new Special Edition Cabernet Sauvignon with deep, yet finely balanced notes, of dark blueberry and roasted coffee. The new wine is available in AT&T Stadium and other locations throughout Texas and Oklahoma.


Living Well and Faith

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FAIR FARE SO EXTRAORDINAIRE IT’S WORTH SINGING ABOUT

Big Red® Chicken Bread

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Calypso Island Shrimp

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avoid reading anything that starts with, “It’s that time of year again . .” because whatever time of year “it” is, it happens every year and should be of no surprise to anyone. But here I am writing that it is, in fact, that time of year again: The State Fair of Texas starts Sept. 27 and runs through Oct. 20. Time to get excited. I grew up in Fort Worth so my big “time of year” was in frigid February for the Fort Worth Fat Stock Show and Rodeo. KERSTEN RET TIG The highlight of that was the ballpark-style nachos served with slightly stale chips drowned in hunter-orange canned liquid cheese from Ben E. Keith. As my palate matured, I added canned pickled jalapeños on the side. Woo, look at me. Food offerings at state fairs have improved every year since fairs first became part of our American vernacular around 1840. Rural celebrations of agriculture and community have always included recipe and product judging and sampling, though butter sculptures and fried butter (a 2009 SFOT Most Creative winner) are decidedly

Ruth’s Stuffed Fried Taco Cone

Fla’Mango Tango modern additions. Many of the 2019 State Fair of Texas food offerings are predictably fried, delicious, and zany. You should try them all, though, because these offerings are the manifestations of hours and hours of research and development, and, in some cases, decades-long family traditions. And while you’ve probably already read about this year’s fair fare, you haven’t seen them paired with a song, which is my schtick. So, here we go. WINNER: BEST TASTE – SAVORY Ruth’s Stuffed Fried Taco Cone Joan Jett - I Hate Myself For Loving You This easy-to-eat-with-one-hand is a coneshaped corn tortilla filled with cilantro-lime rice and tender, flavorful beef barbacoa garnished with fresh pico de gallo, queso fresco and salsa verde. The tortilla is crispy but holds together as you eat it and, like an actual ice cream cone which it resembles, the deliciousness is packed into the very tip of the cone, so every bite has flavor. WINNER: BEST TASTE – SWEET Big Red® Chicken Bread Run DMC - It’s Tricky A wacky take on chicken and waffles, this

dish offers a crispy fried chicken wing that’s moist and well-seasoned sitting atop a Big Red-flavored doughnut that tasted like bubble gum. Like I said, tricky. The creators of this are the Reaves brothers, two-time Big Tex Choice Award Winners and state fair vendors since 1979. In an emotional moment after they were announced as winners, one of the brothers announced that their father, “Smokey John” passed away the previous morning, making this win more special. WINNER – MOST CREATIVE Fla’Mango Tango Jimmy Buffet – Last Mango in Paris If you like mango, you’ll like this. A delicious, flaky pastry filled with mango puree is complemented with a refreshing mango strawberry sorbet that’s sophisticated and cold, like many French things. Start dieting now to try the new Calypso Island Shrimp, Deep Fried Bayou Fruit Bites and the Peanut Butter Cup Snookie as well. All so delicious! Kersten Rettig, a Park Cities-based writer with more than 30 years’ experience in food and beverage marketing and PR, got a second column into this month’s paper. Follow her on Instagram @KickshawPapers.

‘Is This Seat Taken?’ Author Finds Wisdom in Everyday Experiences Let’s face it: not all relationships or experiences – the different aspects and seats of our lives – are happy at their core. KRISTIN KAUFMAN Many are indeed lyrical, effervescent, and beautiful, yet many can also be hurtful and test our resolve. If we are awake, aware and receptive, all the seats in which we choose to sit, and all the seats that are saved for us, present opportunities for us to teach or to learn. When we were little, we often looked to our parents or other adults for answers to our questions. As we mature, as a dear friend of mine shared recently, we have the gift of viewing life from a drone’s perspective. We have the choice of seeing things from a 50,000-foot level and have an appreciation of how the pieces fit together to make a cumulative whole. The questions may remain, yet the adult distinction is that we own the quest for the answers—if we have the courage to dig deep and face the ambiguity and paradoxes of life. As James Hollis aptly states, “Our lives find their purpose—not in the answers, but in living large questions that are worthy of our soul’s magnitude.” Sitting in these various seats (literally and metaphorically), undoubtedly questions will be raised. I believe the questions we ask ourselves and others throughout our lives inform our decisions, our priorities, our contributions, and ultimately how we choose to live our lives. Life is not about any of us having all the answers; it is about asking questions to stimulate the inner genius in each of us, and to help us create an aligned life, which by my definition is to love what we do, be good at it, and, most importantly, have our contributions tied to something greater than ourselves. At the root of it all, we long to matter. We long to be seen and heard. We long to make a difference in the world. The seats in which we sit can serve as catalysts for these questions that are the guideposts along our life’s passage. Our relationships and experiences prompt, provoke, and sometimes persuade us to consider new views, new directions, and the wondrous complexity of life. Our responsibility is to remain present for these encounters, peel back the layers of these questions as they are revealed, and create a life of greater awareness, ongoing evolution, and fulfilling contribution. Highland Park’s Kristin S. Kaufman, an author and business leader, recently finished the third in her “Is This Seat Taken?” series.

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Life After Five Miscarriages

How longing for a child restored a woman’s faith By Bianca R. Montes

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Invisible Sisterhood meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month in Room 378 at Highland Park United Methodist Church, 3300 Mockingbird Lane. Contact Betty Bowman at 214-668-3540 or bettyjeanbowman@me.com.

The first time Catherine McGuire got pregnant, she made it to nine weeks before losing her baby. The next time: just shy of six weeks. “I remember saying, “God, I don’t think I can go through another miscarriage. Do not let me get pregnant again if I’m not going to have this baby,” she said. “And then I would go through it again.”

God taught me so much about gratitude and truly thanking each of those babies; each brought me closer to God and built this story. Catherine McGuire Catherine had five miscarriages. “It taught me a lot about perseverance and strength,” she said, now pregnant with her second child. While miscarriages are common – studies reveal that 10 to 15 percent of pregnancies end in miscarriage – for Catherine, a young 28-year-old newlywed, it was an incredibly lonely experience. Catherine grew up Catholic and said she had a strong relationship with God through high school. In college, that connection began to taper off, and by the time she was married, her faith was faint. “After my first miscarriage I did

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Catherine McGuire welcomes her first child into the world after having five miscarriages. Catherine worked with endocrinologist Dr. Samuel Marynick to help with her successful pregnancy, which required a series of infusion treatments to help suppress cells in her body that saw a fetus as a foreign object. a complete 180 and came back to my faith,” she said. And while that connection brought instant comfort, Catherine said it was a journey that ebbed and flowed with each loss. After her first two miscarriages, Catherine said she felt tremendous guilt, shame that she somehow

caused the miscarriage by somehow overexerting herself, frustration with her body, and confusion about whether God was trying to teach her a lesson she wasn’t grasping. “It was really hard for me to think, no, you haven’t learned this yet; have another miscarriage,” she

said. “Yes, there were days I didn’t want to pray, and I felt angry, and would question, ‘Why, God?’” Shortly after her first miscarriage, Catherine and her husband, Tommy, began attending Highland Park United Methodist, and Catherine found Invisible Sisterhood. The support group aims to give

voice to the experience of longing for a child while embracing God’s love. Catherine was hesitant to show up on a Thursday night to a group where she knew no one and talk about the hardest thing she’d ever been through. “I cried a lot at that first meeting – it felt so good to talk about it,” she said. “I won’t lie, five miscarriages took a toll on my body, my spirit, and my mental health. “I truly believe that it was only because of my faith that I did not lose all hope, fall into a deep depression, or damage my marriage.” Going to Invisible Sisterhood, she said gave her friendships with people she would never have met and a bond that no one else understands. And in May 2018, after five miscarriages and working with an endocrinologist, Catherine and her husband welcomed their baby daughter Molly into the world. “I can’t believe this is the baby we were waiting for,” she remembers thinking as she stared at her newborn for the first time. “God taught me so much about gratitude and truly thanking each of those babies; each brought me closer to God and built this story.”


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Celebrate Seasonal Color Change by Decorating For Fall Signs of autumn in North Texas greet me everywhere I turn. Temperatures have moderated, nightCHRISTY ROST fall arrives earlier, and HOME + KITCHEN gardens display newly planted yellow and bronze chrysanthemums. After spending the latter part of summer in our Colorado home, and watching a steady progression of color change from pale green to gold in the willows and aspens, I’m thrilled by autumn’s arrival in Texas. While we were still in the mountains, an intimate dinner party in the 1890s cabin located behind our historic home provided all the inspiration I needed for an autumn decorating makeover.

These seasonal touches, plus a lush autumn wreath on the front door and containers of mums on our patios, continue nature’s outdoor seasonal display within our home. Christy Rost

Seasonal touches bring autumn’s outdoor colors inside. Our one-room cabin most likely served as an office for the gold baron who built our home in 1898. Nowadays, it’s outfitted with a rustic set of bookcases from my Fort Worth television studio, a glass and metal buffet table with a large mirror above, and a dining table and chairs we transported from Dallas. Deep snow prevents us from reaching the cabin in the winter, but during summer and early fall, it serves as a magical desti-

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nation for cocktail parties and candlelight dinners with friends. I love the instant gratification of transforming a space devoid of décor into a charming room in a matter of hours. For our dinner party in the cabin, I arranged two lengths of silk autumn leaves along the back edge of the buffet table, inserted a large cluster of leaves at each end to add depth and texture, and completed the look with pine cones, small pumpkins, and two

tall candlesticks to reflect light in the mirror. The top of the bookcase became the cabin’s focal point, thanks to several lengths of silk garland, decorative picks, clusters of wheat, pumpkins, a few sprigs of blue spruce from our yard, and a string of tiny white lights. I secured the garland in place by inserting clear pushpins into the top of the bookcase and tying them with pipe cleaners. The dining table featured yellow placemats, moss green napkins secured with yellow and orange napkins rings, seasonal dinnerware adorned with pumpkins and squash, tall candlesticks, bronze votives, and a simple centerpiece of spruce sprigs, fresh pears, and tiny clusters of bright yellow and green mums in glass containers. Now that I’m home in Dallas, similar accents with gold and copper finishes decorate the tops of my china cabinet, buffet, and other surfaces. These seasonal touches, plus a lush autumn wreath on the front door and containers of mums on our patios, continue nature’s outdoor seasonal display within our home. They also set the stage for our next dinner party! Christy Rost is the author of three cookbooks, television chef on PBS stations nationwide, and longtime resident of the Park Cities and Preston Hollow. For additional recipes and entertaining tips, please visit her website at christyrost.com or follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @ChristyRost.


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Tom McFaul teaches his neighbors at Edgemere about Mormonism and other world religions.

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Special Contributor Retirement can’t dull Tom McFaul’s interest in religions nor his passion for teaching. More than 15 years into “official” retirement, McFaul remains a professor emeritus for North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. He teaches part-time at SMU, Collin County Community College in Frisco, and the Edgemere senior living community in Dallas.

I just got fascinated by how different religions conceive the idea of God. Tom McFaul

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Every other month, McFaul draws about 100 of his neighbors in the retirement community at Northwest Highway and Thackery Street for one-hour lectures on the beliefs, history, and teachings of one of the world’s religions. “They’re very open-minded, curious, and want to explore,” he said. “We’re a real senior learning community.” His sessions have covered Eastern and Abrahamic religions. Future talks could examine Buddhism, Confucianism, and Zoroastrianism. “There’s a real interest here at Edgemere in wanting to know more about the world religions,” he said. “The community seems pretty eager to want to continue.” Throughout his career, McFaul has taught at more than 10 campuses including the University of Houston-Clear Lake. He appreciates the enthusiasm of his

neighbors at Edgemere. “I have not been disappointed,” he said. “I have talked to people in the hall who indicate to me that they’re coming. They have questions at the end; they have comments.” McFaul grew up in a small town in northern Illinois, went to a United Methodist Church, and learned all about his faith as a young person. However, he had his “ah-ha” moment while reading about other religions in his late teens. “I just got fascinated by how different religions conceive the idea of God,” he said. “I wanted to learn more.” He earned his doctorate sociology of religion and social ethics from Boston University. “I continue to study in this area and teach at the college level,” he said. “This coming year will mark 50 years of teaching at the college level. I decided to turn it into a profession; to be a scholar and a teacher and a professor.” Want to learn more about other faiths, too? McFaul has suggestions: “They can always go to a community college for those courses that are offered. Or if they’re involved in a religious organization of some kind, most of those religious organizations have some kind of a connection to other faiths. There are also plenty of great books at local bookstores that people can read as well.”


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It’s the Great Pumpkin,Charlie Brown

Eating with a Cause

When: Oct. 13 Where: Sixty Five Hundred Cost: $100 The Dallas 24 Hour Club is hosting its sixth annual Dallas Allstar Chef Classic with a live performance by the Georgia Bridgwater Orchestra. Come enjoy the music while dining on cuisine prepared by 25 top chefs. This event helps fundraising efforts by hosting both live and silent auctions. Donations help the 24 assists families, sponsors, service agencies, and others in recovery. Tickets are available at dallas24hourclub.org/chef.

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When: Oct. 25-27 Where: Dallas Executive Airport Cost: $25 adults; $10 child Bring the family out for the nation’s largest World War II-themed event presented by the Commemorative Air Force. See a re-enactment of the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. This fiery show features pyrotechnic effects and replicas of Japanese and American aircrafts in battle. Families can enjoy hands-on activities, aircraft rides, cockpit tours, and other activities. For more information and discounted rates, visit wingsoverdallas.org

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

When: Through Oct. 31 Where: Dallas Arboretum Cost: Cost varies With more than 150,000 autumn flowers, the gardens at the Dallas Arboretum display the breathtaking colors of fall right. Take in the surrounds of more than 90,000 pumpkins, gourds, and squash in Pumpkin Village. Look for Linus, Sally, Franklin, Snoopy, and other characters throughout the Charlie Brown-themed pumpkin patch. This festival was named one of “The Best Pumpkin Festivals to Visit This Fall,” by Martha Stewart Living Magazine. Many festival discounts are available. Visit dallasarboretum.org.

Holocaust and Human Right Museum

Holocaust and Human Right Museum

When: Daily Where: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum Cost: $12- 16 The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum is now open to the public after its October 2017 groundbreaking. Learn about the history of the Holocaust, the emergence of human rights after the war, and the development of human and civil rights in America. With 55,000 square feet spread out over three floors, there is plenty of room to immerse yourself in culture. Tickets are available for purchase at DHHRM.org.

Hallam Family Concerts

When: Various dates Where: Dallas Museum of Art Cost: Free The Fine Arts Chamber Players present a concert series that brings together art and culture to allow listeners to explore the broad world surrounding each composed piece. Listen to many musical works that include the sounds of harps, oboes, trumpets and stringed instruments. Don’t miss out on seven virtuosic programs that will feature our city’s top professional musicians. For more information visit fineartschamberplayers.org.

Chefs for Farmers

When: Nov. 1-3 Where: Various locations Cost: $75- 375 This three-day food and wine festival attracts foodies aged 21+ with mouth-watering, calorie-filled culinary creations. Come enjoy a laid back atmosphere while listening to live music and enjoying some of the best local dishes the city has to offer. Join in celebrating chefs who engage local farms for their businesses. For more information, visit chefsforfarmers.com.


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5615 Harbor Town offers stunning lake views from nearly every room. Set on 0.74-acre waterfront lot on a cul-de-sac adjacent to Preston Trail and Bent Tree golf courses is this masterfully reconstructed and expanded transitional modern by ICF Custom Homes. Dramatic views are offered from nearly every room, keynoted by the full lake views from the kitchen and living/dining. It feels like you are not in Dallas anymore. The gourmet kitchen with Quartz counters and Thermador appliances is adjacent to a second living area and breakfast room or wine tasting bar with stunning lake views. The Master wing has a study, large walk-in custom closet and bathroom with tub and oversized shower with dual rain heads. Lower level walk-out guest quarters with interior and exterior access features a private kitchen with island, living area and en suite bedroom. Complete with 3-4 bedrooms, 3.1 baths and 4,842 square feet, 5615 Harbor Town is being offered for $1,899,000. This is truly one of the most exceptional settings Dallas has to offer in a central location with easy access to Downtown, shopping, restaurants and airports. Contact Jason Bates (jbates@daveperrymiller.com) or Ryan Streiff (ryan@daveperrymiller.com) for more information or visit DPMFineHomes.com.

Ebby Halliday Companies President & CEO Chris Kelly with Mayfair International Realty’s International Director Annette Reeve and Managing Director Nick Churton. Ebby Halliday Realtors has responded to the growing number of international buyers wanting to live in North Texas by partnering with Mayfair International Realty of London. “Over the past few years we have seen more international buyers than ever coming to the Dallas and Fort Worth area via London,” says Randall Graham, vice president and director of marketing for the Ebby Halliday Companies. “Rather than waiting for buyers to come to us, we are reaching out to buyers,” Graham says. “It’s a positive move that has already brought significant success. Clients love the added coverage and buyers love the easy access they have to the market.” Ebby’s Mayfair office is located in the heart of London’s West End. The Ebby team in London is highly experienced in international real estate and are experts in property marketing and real estate media. The Ebby Halliday London office also acts as a gateway to the world with real estate connections around the globe. The Ebby Halliday Companies is the largest residential real estate company in Texas and ranked 12th in the United States by sales volume, according to the 2018 REAL Trends 500 report. Visit the award-winning ebby.com.

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Homeowners looking to sell may want to pay attention to the way their property is presented. According to a recent report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), 83 percent of agents representing buyers said staging a home made it easier for clients to visualize a property as their future home. Additionally, about quarter of those agents reported the way a home was presented increased the amount buyers were willing to spend. Real estate professionals have long preached the value of staging. It is a premarketing activity in which a home is decorated to make it appealing to more potential buyers. The numbers indicate that touches like paint and minor carpentry can have an enormous impact. Research also shows that most today’s homebuyers want a property that is move-in ready. Therefore, despite what they may have seen on TV, sellers should not expect buyers to be in the market for a “fixer-upper.” The Internet has completely changed the way people shop for homes. Today, most buyers have already conducted extensive online research before ever stepping foot in a home. If buyers don’t see what they want online, they are unlikely to give the home a second thought. To find a real estate consultant, visit alliebeth.com

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In the beautiful Highland Park neighborhood, there are stately homes as far as the eye can see. The market here is strong and when priced right, these properties are always highly desirable to buyers. Allie Beth Allman & Associates is the trusted luxury leader in selling Highland Park real estate, according to MLS. On a coveted block sits a traditional, brick home with timeless charm. It’s sophisticated front entrance, with columns that gracefully frame the front door, is the timeless setting for the classic and bright spaces inside. Although it was built in 1928, the 4-bedroom, 4.2 bath is filled with modern luxuries. Allie Beth Allman and Erin Mathews have the pristine listing at 4209 Lorraine Avenue. If you’re seeking something with Mediterranean flair, the luxury firm has just the home for you. Palm trees in the front yard make you feel island tranquility as soon as arrive. This 4,179-square-foot house is perfect for those who love to kick back and enjoy their home. As you cook up homemade pizzas in your wood-burning fireplace, guests will be enticed by the luxurious yet laidback feel this home radiates. Shirley Cohn has the lovely listing at 4532 Westway Avenue. To find your next home, visit alliebeth.com.

This single-story urban retreat at 9925 Hathaway St. (9925hathaway.daveperrymiller.com), which was completely remodeled and expanded in 2015, is offered for $1,900,000 by Megan Stern and Shannon Morse. Renowned builder Cy Barcus, Jr., transformed the original into this contemporary stunner with open floor plan, three bedrooms, 3½ baths and a two-car garage. A wooden privacy fence with electric gate ensconces the .63-acre lot and three detached structures within: main house, guest quarters with bath, and cabana with bath and kitchenette. Living space totals a generous 4,653 square feet (per appraiser). New wide-plank wood floors, a chef’s kitchen filled with top-of-the-line appliances and custom cabinetry, and a large multipurpose room are a few of the many highlights. The master suite with two custom walk-in closets and double shower, opens to the backyard with pool, landscaped gardens and large play yard. Also available for lease at $9,000. To schedule a private showing, contact Stern at 214912-0425 / meganstern@daveperrymiller.com or Morse at 917- 449-6471 / shannonmorse@daveperrymiller.com. Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate (daveperrymiller. com) is a division of Ebby Halliday Real Estate, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, with four locations that specialize in Preston Hollow, Park Cities, North Dallas, Lakewood, East Dallas, Uptown, Oak Cliff and Farm & Ranch properties.

New construction homes are a no-stress option for buyers since these properties are completely move-in ready and outfitted with the latest appliances. Forget worrying about revamping an older home’s features and enjoy the breezy process of moving into a just-completed residence with nothing to fix. If this sounds like music to your ears, check out these two new construction homes listed with Allie Beth Allman & Associates that are grabbing the market’s attention. A contemporary show-stopper in Devonshire seamlessly mixes classic and modern style. The white brick exterior and modern windows exude a fresh aesthetic right away, which continues to impress inside as you take in light-filled spaces. Alex Rossi Custom Homes created the sleek house with the highest quality materials. From the kitchen with Thermador and SubZero appliances to the spa-like master bathroom covered in pristine marble, this 4-bedroom, 4.2-bathroom home is designed for luxurious modern living. Brenda Sandoz has the 2019-built listing. In Preston Hollow, a transitional new construction home is on the market. Brimming with simple elegance, this 5,568-square-foot house offers designer finishes and palatial spaces for entertaining. Check in on food in the bright kitchen as guests mingle in the open great room with soaring high ceilings. Outside, there’s a lush backyard and expansive patio perfect for play or relaxation, whatever the day calls for. With 5 bedrooms and 6.1 bathrooms, this home listed with Terri Cox is one you don’t want to miss. While a legacy property has its allure, new construction homes allow buyers to move in and start their lives somewhere beautiful immediately.

Allman Leads Park Cities Home Sales

Allie Beth Allman & Associates continues to lead all other brokerage firms in home and estate sales in the Park Cities. According to MLS data for the first three months, Allman had an almost 27 percent share of the market, handling 44 transactions in the premier neighborhoods of Highland Park and University Park. Here are two Park Cities homes you may want to consider: On Highland Park’s most prestigious street is a neoclassical estate at 3800 Beverly Dr. with four bedrooms. This home was built on a large lot in 1922 and updated in 2000. It features formal rooms with fireplaces, a card room, two offices, wine room and wet bar. The spacious, well-equipped kitchen has two islands and a breakfast bar. French doors lead from the family room outdoors to a spectacular backyard with a pool, cabana, covered and open patios. The three-bedroom home at 4538 Arcady Ave., built in 1937, has been updated to add modern amenities. The brick home has a circular drive with landscape lighting. Its kitchen has stainless-steel appliances, including a Thermador double oven, Wolf cooktop and Sub-Zero refrigerator. The eat-in kitchen also has under-cabinet lighting and a large island with USB ports. To find your Park Cities home, visit www.alliebeth.com.


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MARIANNE SEXTON STEINDORF

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01/28/1934 - 07/30/2019

arianne S teindorf, 85, of Dallas, passed away peacefully on July 30, 2019 with her extended family by her side. The family matriarch was born in 1934 to Jake Sexton and Lorine Maloy Sexton, also of Dallas. She was raised in Oak Cliff and graduated from Sunset High School in 1951. Just a few years later in 1953, Marianne married the father

of her children, Michael C. Steindorf Jr., also of Dallas. In the early years she worked in the School of Veterinary Anatomy at Texas A&M, helping to pay family expenses and tuition. Between 1956 and 1962, five children came along who were her great joy and her life’s work. Marianne was preceded in death by her father and mother. She is survived by five children inc luding Michael C. Steindorf III and daughter-

in-law, Victoria Martin Steindorf; Suzanne Steindorf; Steve Steindorf and daughter-in law, Donna Jones Steindorf; Anita Turner; and Sheila Steindorf, all of Dallas. She is also survived by four grandchildren including Michael C. Steindorf IV and his wife, Audra Russell Steindorf of Dallas; Caroline Steindorf Kinney and her husband, William Charles Kinney of Columbia, South Carolina; Eleanor B. Steindorf of Dallas; and

Amanda Turner of Mount Vernon, Texas. She is also survived by seven great-grandchildren, whom she adored, including Elizabeth Steindorf, Katherine Steindorf, and Emily Steindorf of Dallas; Charles Kinney, John Kinney, and Isaac Kinney of Columbia, South Carolina; and Aleah Woodard of Mineral Wells. A donation in her memory to Operation Kindness of Carrollton is requested in lieu of flowers.

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Preston Hollow People October 2019  

Preston Hollow People is a monthly publication of People Newspapers, an affiliate of D Magazine, in Dallas, Texas.

Preston Hollow People October 2019  

Preston Hollow People is a monthly publication of People Newspapers, an affiliate of D Magazine, in Dallas, Texas.

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