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Investor’s New Firm Named After Hollow 16 PRIMARIES

Huffines Hits Hard in His Challenge to Carona 15

All Eyes On District 108

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THESE 3 MEN WANT TO REPLACE DAN BRANCH; WHO WILL REPUBLICANS CHOOSE? 10-14

R E TA I L

Through the Keyhole Closing as Interest in Hobby Shrinks  17

LIVING WELL

Cooper Can’t Stop Dancing, Even at 90 Years Old   23

Lamplighter Parents Get Motors Runnin’ At Auction 28 SPORTS

Although He’s Still With Stars, Modano Has New Goals  29


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live in Texas House District 108. And Texas Senate District 16. And Congressional District 32. That means I also live under a large pile of campaign fliers that flood my mailbox on a daily basis. Between the mail and all the phone calls, the March 4 primaries can’t get here soon enough. If you’re reading this, I imagine you probably feel the same way. Our editor, Dan Koller, has been tracking the campaign to replace state Rep. Dan Branch since before it officially began. Two of the candidates appeared in the Park Cities Fourth of July Parade with floats that said they were running “for Texas,” because Branch had not yet gone on the record with his bid for attorney general. That sparked Dan’s interest, which led to several blog posts and hundreds of comments. Since then, Dan has had one-on-one interviews with Court Alley in his home office, with Morgan Meyer in his 38thfloor law office, and with Chart Westcott in his campaign office above the Snider Plaza Starbucks. He’s also watched the trio participate in two forums, one of which included Leigh Bailey, the Democrat who will be waiting to face one of them in the general election. Dan’s coverage of the election in this edition includes profiles of the three young Republicans, as well as a breakdown of their campaigns’ finances. We hope these stories will help you make a more informed decision on March 4. We also hope, with all our hearts, that somebody secures 50 percent of the vote, to spare us all from enduring a runoff. Pat Martin, Publisher pat.martin@ peoplenewspapers.com

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POLICE S KU LD U GGE RY of the M O N T H A FA RE WE LL TO A RMS AFTE R 8:3 0 P.M. ON FE B. 11, A BURGL AR BROKE I NTO A GR AY 20 1 3 FORD PI CKUP I N THE 61 0 0 BLOCK OF BOCA R ATON DRI VE AND STOLE A $2,0 0 0 AR-1 5 RI FLE , ALONG WI TH $75 WORTH OF AMMUNI TI ON AND A $25 BAG.

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y grandmother’s mental faculties aren’t what they used to be. She sometimes confuses me with my sons, my brothers, or my uncle. But she’s a loving grandma. If I needed money in a pinch, she’d no doubt give it to me. The problem is, she’d no doubt give it to someone claiming to be me over the phone. That’s what happened to a 90-year-old resident of Park Lane. On Feb. 6 and 7, she was swindled out of $7,800 by a man claiming to be her grandson. At first, he said he needed $2,600 worth of bail money because he’d been jailed in Florida; he begged the victim not to tell “his” parents. He then called back twice more, asking for cash for vehicle repairs.

DA N KO LL E R A week earlier, something similar happened to an 83-yearold resident of Steamboat Drive. Over the course of 48 hours, she sent $8,000 to a shyster claiming to be her grandson, calling from the pokey. Here’s a tip for all the grandparents reading this: If you love your grandchildren, call their parents first to confirm that they’ve been arrested. You may hurt their feelings in the short term, but at least you won’t be depleting their inheritance.

UNPARALLELED RESULTS. N O TA B L E I N C I D E N T S BUSINESS CRIMES February 2 Between 10:30 and 11:50 a.m., a burglar broke into three vehicles at Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church — a blue 2008 Mercedes sedan, a white 2011 GMC SUV, and a white 2007 GMC SUV — and stole three $500 iPhones (one from each vehicle), a $400 purse, a $300 purse, and $130 in cash. February 9 An overnight burglary at Walgreens in the 6700 block of West Northwest Highway led to the theft of an unknown amount of prescription drugs, including hydrocodone, Oxycontin, and predisone. The thief broke in through the roof, causing more than $9,000 worth of damage to the ceiling tiles, storage cabinets,

display shelves, and three “narcotics robots.” February 13 Between 8 a.m. and 4:20 p.m., three vehicles were burglarized at Preston Center. Stolen items from a black 2012 Toyota sedan included a $600 iPhone, a $150 leather book, and a $30 ASP baton. From a black 2011 Ford hatchback, a burglar stole $600 worth of makeup, $125 worth of shoes, a $120 hair straightener, a $40 pair of wind pants, a $40 pair of shorts, a $30 pair of gloves, a $30 sports bra, a $25 scarf, a $12 bottle of wine, a $7 lunch bag, a $5 T-shirt, and a $4 pair of socks. And among the items taken from a gray 2002 GMC hatchback were a $100 purse, and various cards and papers.

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Amount of dollars stolen during an armed robbery of the Chase Bank branch at the Village of Preston Hollow on Jan. 30. The robber also stole a $25 bank bag, a wastebasket, and seven bank keys.

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RESIDENTIAL CRIMES February 1 At 12:30 a.m., a prankster repeatedly rang a doorbell in the 5500 block of Nakoma Drive before running away. This frustrating tomfoolery was repeated at 1 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. Adding injury to insult, the homeowner discovered at 10 a.m. that someone had kicked his antique glass front door, causing $1,000 worth of damage. February 2 Between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., a burglar broke into a black 2013 Chevrolet SUV in the 4900 block of Northaven Road and stole $300 worth of clothing and a $300 cowboy hat. February 5 At 6:15 a.m., a thief stole a

white 2007 Ford Mustang valued at $11,000 from a house in the 4100 block of Parkside Drive. The car’s owner gave a ride to the suspect from a mutual friend’s house. When he stopped at his house to change shoes, he left the car running with the suspect inside. February 12 Between 5 p.m. on Feb. 11 and 7:20 a.m. on Feb. 12, a thief stole four house window units with a combined value of $500 and a $15 cable-and-lock combination from a residential construction site in the 9300 block of Sunnybrook Lane. Later the same morning, police found an abandoned gray 2002 Dodge Ram pickup at the same location.


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E N TERTAI N MENT

Horses Enjoy Hollywood Spotlight in Latest ‘Hunger Games’ Film By Todd Jorgenson

People Newspapers She has taken her horses around the United States for shows and competitions. But nothing compares to the experience that Joni Kuhn and her two Royal Friesian horses had in Panem. That’s the fictional nation that provides the setting for the blockbuster Hunger Games series of science-fiction books and films. And it’s where the Preston Hollow resident and her horses enjoyed a couple of weeks in the Hollywood spotlight. Kuhn’s horses, Aandrik and Zobe, appear in a few sequences of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which was the top-grossing movie of 2013 and is slated to be released on DVD in March. Kuhn has been riding horses since she was a child. The SMU graduate is a trainer at Bella Cavalli Farm in Denton County and owns about 10 horses. She has owned Aandrik and Zobe for five years, and

travels with them to compete for a few months each spring and fall. Two years ago, however, came a call from a friend who was working with Hunger Games producer Nina Jacobson to find carriage horses for Catching Fire. Kuhn figured it would be a great opportunity, but she had one catch. “I said they couldn’t have the horses unless I could drive them in the movie,” Kuhn said of Jacobson. “They finally gave in.” Kuhn can’t actually be seen in the movie like her equine counterparts. Instead, she was driving the horses from her knees, performing complex maneuvers while covered up with a dark blanket and able to see only though a small slit. She also had to put ribbons on the horses and shave some of the hair from their legs to get them in character. “It was pretty crazy. Everything they wanted us to do for the movie was everything the horses didn’t want to do, but

they came through perfectly,” she said. “I fell in love with Friesian horses all over again.” Filming of the horse sequences took place at the Georgia Dome and Atlanta Motor Speedway in fall 2012, more than a year before the film was released. There were six teams of Friesians who rehearsed together and performed in a handful of scenes, some of which ultimately wound up on the cutting-room floor. “It was probably the most challenging thing I’ve ever done in my life, but it was a huge memory for me,” Kuhn said. “They were fabulous to us.” In fact, Kuhn was so proud of Aandrik and Zobe that she hosted a premiere for the film in Addison prior to its release, during which the horses were able to walk the red carpet. “They’re stars. They love it,” Kuhn said. “I would love to put them in more movies.” Email todd.jorgenson@ peoplenewspapers.com

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– Former County Commissioner Maurine Dickey

Chart Westcott is the kind of new leadership we need in the Republican Party. His commitment, ability and proven Conservative values will make a valuable contribution to the Legislature in Austin…

– Congressman Pete Sessions

– County Commissioner Mike Cantrell

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Chart Westcott’s experience in business, his hard work in our community and his successful work on past legislative issues clearly make him the best choice for Conservatives and Republicans in this race. I am proud to support Chart’s campaign and look forward to working with him to help implement sound fiscal policies at the state and local levels.

Chart Westcott has the leadership skills we need to move the Conservative agenda forward and help us regain our local majority.

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R E A L E S TAT E Neighborhood Group Mobilizes Against High-Rise Proposal By Todd Jorgenson

People Newspapers Both sides agree that the northeast corner of Preston Road and Northwest Highway needs a new development. What developers and homeowners can’t agree on, however, is what that development should look like. Real-estate firm Transwestern is under contract to buy about three acres at the site, where the company hopes to build a high-end apartment complex to replace an aging collection of existing condominiums and townhomes. Yet the scope of the proposed project has upset members of the Preston Hollow East Homeowners Association, whose issues include a proposed height of six stories for one building in the development, as well as an increased density of units that would bring added traffic to an

Transwestern provided this aerial schematic of its plans for the northeast corner of Preston Road and Northwest Highway. already congested area. “For the people living close to there, you’re going to be looking out your window into a six-story building,” said Preston Hollow homeowner Russ Corby.

“The traffic is already unbearable, and this creates a lot of pass-through traffic. Those general intersections are already a problem.” Transwestern officials said

they have already met several times with homeowners groups in the area during the past few months to address their concerns. For example, the company reduced the height of its tall-

est structure from eight to six stories under its latest concept (most are three or four stories), and reduced the total number of Continued on next page


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RE A L E STAT E units from 296 to 225. “It’s an iconic location, one that deserves respectful consideration and treatment,” said Mark Culwell, managing director of multifamily development for Transwestern Dallas. “We’ve always intended for it to be a collaborative process. We want to try and come up with a size and scale that the community can support.” Although there are multifamily developments currently at the site, Transwestern would need a zoning variance from the city of Dallas for the increased height and density of the proposed buildings. Corby said he’s afraid such a variance could set a precedent for other multifamily developments in the same area that could have further negative impacts on traffic and eventually property values. So the PHEHA has mobilized several of its members to combat such a request before it reaches the agenda of the City Plan Commission or the City Council. “We’d love to have that area developed,” said PHEHA president Ashley Parks. “They can do something really nice under the current zoning. It’s not just about money. This is our neighborhood, and we want to keep the character of it.” Culwell said the proposal would include mostly two- or three-bedroom units of about 1,400 square feet each, along with underground parking and significant landscaping. The company has not filed any applications with the city, and has not set any timetable to do so. “We feel like this would appeal to a

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Donna Fishel entertained guests in her Highland Park home during the week of Super Bowl XLV in Arlington, even though she was almost 1,000 miles away. During that week in February 2011, Fishel was introduced to a new revenue stream for her properties. An acquaintance contacted her about renting her house during the Super Bowl week to out-of-town guests while she was away in Sedona, Ariz. “I did that for an outrageous amount of money,” Fishel said. Not long afterward, Fishel began list- Donna Fishel was introduced to the concept of renting out her Highland ing her property on a couple of websites Park home on a short-term basis Super Bowl XLV in February 2011. during the week of C H R I S M C G AT H E Y dedicated to short-term rentals. The concept has been traditionally popular for beach houses and condoBY THE NUMBERS miniums in vacation hotspots, but recently has shown significant growth around these parts. “I never thought in my wildest dreams that people would want to vacation in Dallas,” said Fishel, whose background Vacation rental listings in Dallas is in commercial real estate. “It’s become in January on homeaway.com, up very profitable. I never realized that it from nine in 2009 would be so lucrative.” Fishel entered a business partnership with a friend and purchased another home near the Park Cities that she refurbished and began renting in 2012. She Percentage increase in traveler also leases a gated condominium on Cedemand each year, based on the dar Springs Road. number of inquiries made to book According to Austin-based homeaway. vacation rentals com, Dallas (including the Park Cities) Fishel said inquiries into renting her home are busiest during has seen a 592-percent increase the summer months. in the number of vacation-rental listings since to keep them from sitting dormant. 2009, as well as a 189-percent increase “We had a couple of complaints in that While such a practice might be travel demand. The average cost a there may be some rentals is $335 smart investment for homeowners, on a very Average nightly rate of a vacation it has short-term basis for events per night. or certain drawn concerns from a couple of rental property in Dallas, higher resi- functions in Dallas or at The growth of rental properties SMU or otherin a dents in University Park, where than the national average of $254 the city wise. Because of those, non-traditional market such as Dallas we decided it was is has begun discussing possible regula- something that we should perhaps a product of the recent look into,” said down- tions on short-term rentals. turn in the housing market, according University Park Mayor Dick Davis. “We to The issue was brought before the UniMark Kreditor, president of Get do not want to get into a situation There versity Park City Council where in November, there’s a significant First Realty Services, a Dallas compadisturbance to our but was tabled in favor of further discus- residents.” ny that manages more than 1,500 prop- sion by the city’s Zoning Average nightly rate of a vacation Ordinance Ad- Robbie Corder, erties in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. UP’s assistant city manIn- visory Committee, which is rental property in Arlington during expected to ager, said the city vestors who have more difficulty has nothing on the selling bring up the matter in Super Bowl XLV, compared to a February. So far, books to regulate their homes might decide to rent short-term rentals. He them, the scope of any possible standard rate of $258 restrictions is hasn’t received much either on a short-term or long-term feedback yet on pobasis, unclear. tential guidelines, but any changes would S O U R C E : H O M E AWAY. C O M

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Three Republicans are trying to replace Dan Branch as District 108’s representative in the Texas House. We’ll profile each of these men on the following pages. In the meantime, let’s take a look at their campaigns’ finances. These numbers are based on reports they filed with the Texas Ethics Commission, covering activity between July 1 and Jan. 23. BY DAN KOLLER • PEOPLE NEWSPAPERS

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Chart Westcott: $395,512 Morgan Meyer: $186,200 Court Alley: $62,492

10 percent of Morgan Meyer’s contributions came from his law firm, Bracewell & Giuliani, AND its employees.

37 percent of Chart Westcott’s contributions came from his immediate family AND companies they own.

1. Richard Rogers .............. $10,000 2. Ellen Flowers.................... $7,500 3. William Dunn ....................$5,551 T4. Roy Coffee ..................... $5,000 T4. Joe Colonnetta ............. $5,000 T4. Kimberly Colonnetta .. $5,000 T4. Daniel Madeley ............ $5,000 T4. William Ward ............... $5,000 9. Debbie Dunlap................. $3,000 10. Accountability First PAC................................ $2,855

Morgan Meyer 1. Howard Crow ................ $25,000 2. H.R. Perot Jr................... $25,000 3. Robert B. Rowling ......... $25,000 T4. Albert Huddleston..... $10,000 T4. Morgan Meyer ............ $10,000 T6. Bracewell & Giuliani Committee PAC................... $5,000 T6. Lisa Fichtel.................... $5,000 T6. Natalie John .................. $5,000 T6. Henry Ross Perot III ... $5,000 T6. Ryan Rogers .................. $5,000 T6. Brian Twomey .............. $5,000

Chart Westcott 1. Westcott LLC* ................ $46,592 2. Carl Westcott ................. $35,000 T3. Lamar Loe ................... $25,000 T3. Jimmy Westcott ......... $25,000 5. Commodore Partners* .. $16,810 6. Court Westcott ...............$15,000 7. Michael Smartt ...............$14,000 T8. John Adams ................ $10,000 T8. J. Baxter Brinkmann . $10,000 T10. D. Andrew Beal........... $5,000 T10. Susan Beard................. $5,000 T10. Sally Jordan ................. $5,000 T10. Jack Knox .................... $5,000 T10. Penny Loyd .................. $5,000 T10. A. Mack Pogue ............ $5,000 T10. Rod Rohrich ................ $5,000 T10. Lee Ann White ........... $5,000 T10. Kathryn Woods .......... $5,000 T= Tie * in-kind contributions NOTE: The numbers on this page don’t reflect contributions from the first half of 2013. C H A R T S & I L LU S T R AT I O N B Y R I C K LO P E Z


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C O URT ALLEY

2014 PRIMARIES

He’s Had Lifelong Passion For GOP By Dan Koller

People Newspapers Court Alley is an admitted policy wonk and political junkie. “I love talking about free trade,” he said. “I love talking about gun control. I love talking about the business and margins tax and all these other things people just pray that you shut up about at parties.” He’s also an old soul. In an email distributed by his campaign on Valentine’s Day, Alley’s wife recalled their second date: he showed her Sergeant York, a Gary Cooper film from 1941 about a World War I hero. She also mentioned a video tribute to Ronald Reagan that Alley created after the Republican icon died; Alley was 24 years old at the time. “I have been passionate about politics since a very young age. I don’t know why,” he said. “It’s just something that I have seen as a very clear choice for me, between Republican and Democrat, between conservative and liberal.” Such passion about politics is rare among young people. That’s what prompted Alley to create Brighter Dallas, an organization that brought members of Generation Y together to hear why politics matter. He says the group heard from Sen. Ted Cruz and one-time Senate candidates Craig James and Tom Leppert, among others. Brighter Dallas is a political action committee, because it occasionally donated money to Republicans such as Wade Emmert, when he ran for county judge. But Alley said raising money for candidates was never the point. “It was more about just trying to find a way for people to feel comfortable learning a little bit more about politics,” he said. When it comes to raising money as a candidate, Alley is at a distinct disadvantage compared to his rivals. When he and Chart Westcott filed their semi-annual campaign-finance reports in July, Westcott held quite the upper hand: $736,560 to $17,200. (The field’s third Republican, Morgan Meyer, did not file a July report because he had not yet appointed a campaign treasurer.) The funding gap for the reports filed in January (see Page 10) was not as wide but was still significant. Alley’s contributions do include two donations, totaling $2,855, from a PAC called Accountability First. On Feb. 8, the group was the subject of front-page stories in the San Antonio Express-News and The Dallas Morning News, both of which said the PAC aims to oust House Speaker Joe Strauss, a San Antonio Republican. The Morning News story said Accountability First asks candidates to sign a sixpoint “Liberty Protection Pledge,” with provisions that include opposition to tax increases and support for a tighter state spending cap. The understanding is that

Mary Clare and Court Alley chat with a potential voter on Feb. 15, three days before early voting began.

“H E K N OW S W H AT I T ’ S L IK E TO H AV E A BUD G ET AT H O M E . I TH IN K H E W ILL B E A G O O D ST EWAR D O F MY MO N EY AN D T H E STAT E’ S M O N EY. ” L I SA LUBY RYAN

signees will not seek re-election if they renege on any provisions of the pledge. Reached by cell phone on Feb. 18 — the first day of early voting, when he was greeting people at the polls — Alley said he could not recall whether he signed that specific pledge. Alley was one of five kids raised by a single mom, and he says he worked his way through the University of Texas. In an attempt to contrast himself with Westcott, Alley likes to mention on the campaign trail that he made money as a teenager by mowing lawns and taking jobs at Snider Plaza businesses such as TCBY and Ball’s Hamburgers. When it became clear that Dan Branch was finally going to make a run for attorney general, Alley went to the owner of another Snider Plaza store, Vintage Living. Lisa Luby Ryan had previously expressed interest in succeeding Branch, and Alley encouraged her to give it a go. But Ryan turned the tables on Alley and convinced him that he should be the candidate. “Court has worked his way up and earned everything he has,” she said. “He knows what it’s like to have a budget at home. I think he will be a good steward of my money and the state’s money.” Email dan.koller@ peoplenewspapers.com

EMMA REPPETO

BIOGRAPHY Age: 34 Residence: Devonshire Education: Graduate of Highland Park High School and the University of Texas at Austin Family: Married Mary Clare Madeley, a clinical psychologist, in 2010. They have a toddler son. Church: Park Cities Presbyterian Job: Owns Caruth Marketing Service: Advisory boards for America’s Future Foundation and Think Ahead Group; block captain for his neighborhood association Politics: Volunteered for George W. Bush’s two presidential campaigns and John Cornyn’s 2002 campaign for the U.S. Senate; founded Brighter Dallas, a PAC that aimed to engage young voters Site: allforalley.com


MARCH 2014

M ORG AN MEY ER

2014 IM PR ARIES

He Aims to Improve Children’s Future By Dan Koller

People Newspapers Ask Morgan Meyer why he’s running for office, and he answers without hesitation: “My kids.” Meyer and his wife, Keana, have three children: Katharine, Elizabeth, and Asher. If you live in District 108, then you’ve seen their faces. They’ve appeared on most of their dad’s campaign materials. “As a father of three — and as a father of one — every day you look to make your child’s life better,” Meyer said. “And if I have an opportunity to make the community within which my kids are growing up better, and provide our kids better opportunities to succeed, then I have to take that swing. “To me, it honestly is such an important job that I can’t leave it up to somebody else to do.” When discussing education, Meyer says he’s the only candidate in this primary with “skin in the game,” because his daughters are students at Hyer Elementary. One of his rivals, Court Alley, has a son who, like Meyer’s, is an infant; the other, Chart Westcott, has no kids. Meyer says he and his five siblings, all of whom hold postgraduate degrees, had to earn scholarships and work their way through school. In his case, such jobs included digging ditches for a landscape company and building doors in a factory. These days, Meyer is a partner with the Bracewell & Giuliani law firm, where his colleagues include former U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. “He’s the smart, hard-working leader we can trust to protect our taxpayers and families,” Hutchison said in a statement distributed by Meyer’s campaign. Meyer is a member of the firm’s trial group, representing businesses in litigation and appeals. He believes his 15 years of experience as an attorney has prepared him for a spot in the Legislature. “What I do currently is what I would do in Austin,” he said. “I am the only candidate who would not need on-the-job training.” One of his past clients is The Dallas Morning News, which he represented in an age-discrimination lawsuit that was dismissed in 2011. When he filled out the newspaper’s questionnaire, Meyer said he’d never been arrested. But he has since admitted that, as a law student in Virginia in 1997, he was taken into custody after refusing a breathalyzer test. Meyer said he answered the newspaper’s question with a “no,” after consulting with the Morning News editorial board, because first refusal is a civil offense in Virginia; the questionnaire was focused on criminal matters. Meyer and his rivals have echoed each others’ policies at forums, but he has displayed some subtle differences. When asked about same-sex marriage, Meyer

Morgan Meyer knocks on doors with his daughter on Feb. 15, three days before early voting began.

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said the voters have spoken. But, he added, “government needs to stay out of it. I’m all about less government, and less intrusion into our personal lives.” The other two candidates didn’t go that far. At another event, Marlise Muñoz was brought up. Meyer was the only candidate who seemed to say that the braindead woman should have been kept on life support, carrying her baby to term. “Our duty and our top priority is to protect those who can’t protect themselves,” Meyer said. “And so in this particular instance, certainly the family’s wishes need to be heard. But as a father who has seen three sonograms, that has been there for three births, I could not imagine taking that step. There is absolutely, positively, no way.” Despite the arrest confusion, the Morning News endorsed Meyer, and he believes voters will do the same. “I really do view this as a job interview,” he said. “On this particular job interview, my background experience of 15 years of fighting for small business interests, of personally being a father of three and teaching Sunday school, of being on the Hyer Dads Club executive board, all of that type of stuff really does explain why I truly am the best candidate for this job.” Email dan.koller@ peoplenewspapers.com

MONICA LAKE

BIOGRAPHY Age: 39 Residence: University Park Education: Graduate of Lubbock High School and SMU; holds a law degree from Washington and Lee University Family: Married Keana Bucher, a model, in 2003. They have three children. Church: Highland Park UMC Job: Partner at Bracewell & Giuliani law firm Service: Volunteers at free legal clinics and with Lawyers Serving Warriors; teaches Sunday school Politics: Volunteered at the Republican National Convention in 1992; interned for U.S. Rep. Larry Combest; delegate to state GOP convention in 2006 Site: morganmeyerfortexas.com

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C HART W E STC OT T

2014 PRIMARIES

He Wants to Protect American Dream By Dan Koller

People Newspapers Chart Westcott may be the youngest candidate in the District 108 campaign, but he’s got his rivals beat when it comes to experience in state government. As the Texas chairman of the National Association to Protect Children, he lobbied for the passage of “Alicia’s Law,” which provides police with resources to fight online sex predators. Westcott has served on the finance committees for state Reps. Jason Villalba and Ken Sheets. And Gov. Rick Perry’s office appointed him to the Texas Real Estate Commission last year. “I’m the only candidate who has already done what this job requires, which is getting things done in Austin,” Westcott said. When he’s in Dallas, Westcott gets things done as a partner and general counsel of Commodore Partners, a private equity company that focuses on investments in technology and real estate. It’s a subsidiary of Westcott LLC, the investment firm founded by his father, Carl Westcott. Chart cites his dad’s rags-to-riches story as an inspiration for his campaign; he wants to battle the liberals “attacking the American dream.” But the candidate’s detractors say he’s never done anything but work for his father. “If your dad had the accomplishments my father had, and you were in a position to learn from him, what would you do?” Westcott asked. “As long as he’s alive, I treasure every minute with him that I get to learn from him and soak up that 50 years of knowledge about business and capitalism that only a handful of people in this city have.” Those lobbing such criticisms are mostly anonymous online commenters. More impressive is the list of names endorsing his candidacy, including U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions, County Commissioner Mike Cantrell, and State Board of Education member Tincy Miller. “He has a passion for our great country and for Texas,” Miller said. “He believes in the exceptionalism of America and the strong work ethic that our country exemplifies — especially in Texas. Our state is a magnet for the entrepreneur embracing our free-market system. I see him as the next ‘Reagan Conservative’ generation.” But Ronald Reagan is not the California governor who is often brought up by those pesky commenters. They focus on Westcott’s $2,500 donation to Jerry Brown, a liberal among Democrats, in 2010 — the same year his parents and brother gave Brown $110,100 combined. Westcott has disavowed his donation, which he attributes solely to his father’s 40-year friendship with the governor. “We have no interests in California,

Chart Westcott chats with a potential voter on Feb. 15, three days before early voting began.

“H E B EL IEV E S IN T H E E XC EPT IO NAL ISM O F AMER ICA AN D TH E ST RO N G WO R K ETH IC O U R C O U N T RY E XEMP L IF IE S — E S PEC IALLY IN TE X AS . ” T I NCY MI LLE R

aside from a vacation home. And we certainly don’t share his politics,” he said. “I personally regret the donation I made. It was a mistake. And if I had to do it over again, I wouldn’t do it.” Another thing Westcott has said he won’t do again is drink. When asked why he has a probationary law license, the candidate said he decided to give up alcohol four years ago. “There was no specific incident — period — that led to that decision,” he said. “Much like George W. Bush, I just decided that my life would be better off without it.” Westcott said he was given a probationary license because he disclosed his decision to stop drinking. As long as he continues to abstain, he said, the probationary status will be lifted in June. By then, Westcott hopes to be the Republican nominee in District 108, tasked with defeating Democrat Leigh Bailey. “Texas is the shining star of the nation right now, and it’s very important that it stay that way,” he said. “Because we are so successful as a state, there is sort of this desire to change that narrative by liberals and Democrats, to take us down a notch. It’s not working as well as they think it is.” Email dan.koller@ peoplenewspapers.com

C H R I S M C G AT H E Y

BIOGRAPHY Age: 28 Residence: M Streets Education: Graduate of Greenhill School and Vanderbilt University; holds a law degree from SMU Church: Highland Park UMC Job: Partner and general counsel of Commodore Partners, a private equity company Service: Texas chairman of the National Association to Protect Children; member of the Texas Real Estate Commission; founded the JFK Day of Service last year Politics: Dallas chairman of Young Americans for Romney; founded the Conservative Values Coalition PAC; chaired the 2013 Reagan Day Dinner for the Dallas County Republican Party Site: chartwestcott.com


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Carona Fends Off Numerous Attacks From Huffines

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OPPONENTS ON THE ISSUES

Don Huffines has filled our mailboxes with antiCarona fliers.

By Dan Koller

People Newspapers John Carona, a resident of Preston Hollow, is facing a challenge from a fellow Republican for the first time since he was elected to the Tex-

as Senate in 1996. And “challenge” doesn’t begin to describe it. The foundation of Highland Park resident Don Huffines’ campaign has been negative ads attacking Carona. Here’s a look at some of Huffines’ accusations and Carona’s responses.

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Huffines’ accusation: Huffines labels Carona a “career politican,” because he was first elected in 1990; Carona served in the Texas House before securing his Senate seat. (This is the first campaign for Huffines, a real estate developer.)

Obama was elected. As Transportation Committee chairman, Carona brought the bill to a hearing to gauge support. “There was so little support that, out of respect for Senator West, I did not even call a vote on the issue,” he said.

Carona’s response: Carona points out that serving in the Legislature is a parttime job, one that he does while also running Associa, the nation’s largest manager of homeowners associations. “The Texas Legislature is a citizen legislature,” Carona said. “Perhaps he doesn’t understand that we only meet every other year, for 140 days.”

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Huffines’ accusation: Huffines says Carona tried to rename Interstate 20 to honor President Barack Obama. Carona’s response: Carona said the bill was authored by Sen. Royce West, in whose district a portion of the highway would have been renamed, shortly after

Huffines’ accusation: Huffines says Carona is too liberal and points out that he has donated money to Democrats, including West and Sen. Judith Zaffirini. Carona’s response: “When you look at these things from the vantage of Mr. Huffines, who is a Ron Paul Libertarian, everybody up here is liberal.” Carona maintains that he’s a “traditional conservative,” but one who realizes that Republicans often have to reach across party lines. “One of things that makes Texas government work so much better than Washington is that, while we certainly have ideological differences with one another, we are civil and respectful.”

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BUSINESS Thompson Sees Lucrative Opportunity in Preston Hollow Capital By Todd Jorgenson

People Newspapers When it came to finding a name for his new company, Jim Thompson went the geographical route with Preston Hollow Capital. His first and perhaps more appropriately descriptive choice, Full Circle, was already taken. That’s how Thompson and a handful of his colleagues feel about their new venture, an investment firm targeting a broad array of strategies including fixed-income, venture capital,

and private equity deals, along with alternative investing. The Preston Hollow resident and fiJim nance industry Thompson veteran is president and CEO of the new company, which launched on Jan. 1 in a temporary office space downtown. A permanent space should be ready this spring. For Thompson, the experience is comparable to 1990, when he was a co-founder of

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Orix USA, the American subsidiary of Japan-based Orix Corp. He was an executive there for 23 years, and was the CEO for the past decade. “We’re back on the street trying to find a new sponsor,” Thompson said. “The difference is that now we have more capital and a lot more experience.” Thompson said Preston Hollow Capital started with about $100 million in assets, and will spend this year searching for partnerships with sponsors, including institutional investors such as endowments and pen-

sion funds. During his tenure, Thompson helped build Orix from scratch into a company that earned more than $1.2 billion. “It was at a point where it was time to do something different,” Thompson said. “There’s something about building a company that’s very attractive to me.” Despite the limited capital, he is optimistic about his new venture — in part because the business climate is more attractive than it was in 1990, when Orix started during a period of

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global political unrest and economic volatility. By contrast, Thompson said the current economy should continue to show steady growth even as interest rates change. A handful of Orix executives will form part of his new management team, although Thompson plans to continue hiring through the next few months. Thompson also plans to build on his various philanthropic pursuits, including the Jim & Angela Thompson Foundation, which focuses on community service organizations in the Dallas area. As a licensed pilot, he also founded the Blue Sky Educational Foundation, which promotes curriculum in schools that will encourage students to pursue careers in the science, technology, and aerospace industries. Email todd.jorgenson@ peoplenewspapers.com

Gates Gets Promoted to CEO Position Preston Hollow resident John Gates was recently promoted to the position of “CEO, m a r ke t s ” at Jones Lang LaSalle. He oversees the firm’s brokerage, capital markets, project and development serJohn Gates vices, property management, and retail businesses across the United States. Gates previous held the role of “president of real estate services, Americas,” with direct oversight for the Americas national business lines. Prior to that, he was the “president of brokerage, Americas and director of markets West.” He was president and chief operating officer of the Staubach Company when it merged with Jones Lang LaSalle in 2008. Jones Lang LaSalle serves clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying, and investing in real estate. With annual revenue of $3.9 billion, it operates in 70 countries. — From Staff Reports


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Owners Closing Doors at Through the Keyhole

Dorothy Harrison points out some of the miniatures on sale at Through the Keyhole, where you can buy virtually any item on a foot-to-inch scale.

By Dan Koller

PEOPLE NEWSPAPERS Gayle Harrison and her mother, Dorothy, have been in the dollhouse business since 1974. But that business isn’t as big as it used to be. The Bluffview residents plan to close their store, Through the Keyhole, by month’s end. “There’s some girls who love their dollhouses, and I have some ladies who love their dollhouses, but there’s just not enough of them,” Gayle said. The store moved from the Olla Podrida craft mall to the Preston Forest Shopping Center in 1995, “and that was about the time that everything started going down,” Gayle said. Coincidentally, 1995 was also the year Prodigy and America Online began offering World Wide Web access to the general public. “Kids today want to do electronic games and things with their thumbs,” Gayle said, as she pretended to send a text or play a video game (or, as a more accurate portrayal of today’s youth, perhaps both at the same time). The Harrisons have slashed prices to reduce their inventory; they’re not sure what they’ll do with whatever’s left on March 31. But they are sure they’ll miss all the friends they’ve made via the store. “That’s the hardest part,” Gayle said. “I feel like I’m letting people down by going out of business.”

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SOCIETY MUSEUM OF BIBLICAL ART

Roberta Byrd, D. Harold Byrd Jr., Laura Sparkman, and Patti Sparkman

Robert Hopkins, Tracy Kibler, Ruth Buzzi, and Kirk Kibler

Bob Hogan, Nora Hogan, Bob Malenfant, and Lisa Malenfant.

Jeanette Korab and Mary Ellen Hicks

Rachel Reis, Philip Martin, Amanda Finney, and Hannah Boshart

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Anne Hines, Paul Adelson, and Heather Ray

Deborah O’Brian and Brittney Bradley

The Museum of Biblical Art hosted more than 300 art enthusiasts for the “MBA 8x8 Art Exhibition and Auction” and raised $20,000 toward the museum’s educational program. More than 100 gallery-quality artists participated with 8-inch-by-8-inch works of art — from stained glass and sculpture to paintings and collage. Guests enjoyed live music from Shoot Low Sheriff, as well as food and beverages provided by the Honey Baked Ham Company and Zonin Prosecco.

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Ellen Kershaw and Leslie Melson

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Edward Franklin, Michele Franklin, and Ron Washington

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About 400 people attended the Voice of Hope’s annual dinner at the Belo Mansion. Voice of Hope graduate Mikaela Nweke, 28, received the Award of Excellence for exemplifying the qualities that the organization embodies: being a leader in her profession, a community volunteer, and a maturing Christian. Ray Nixon, a long-time Voice of Hope supporter, moderated a panel discussion featuring Mayor Mike Rawlings, Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington, and Redeemer Seminary chancellor Joseph ”Skip” Ryan.


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CAMPS C O M M E N TA RY

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t was the summer of 1968 when I watched my two friends Charlotte Thompson Hickey and Emily Gill Mills head off to summer camp for five long weeks. My parents wouldn’t let me go. I was only 9 that summer, and 9 was too young for a five-week camp. So I went to two sessions of oneweek camp and longed for the summer of ’69. When it finally arrived, I packed my trunk and headed east for five glorious weeks. And I made that trek to Camp Fern every summer for eight years, from camper to counselor. Summer camp is a great place. You learn about competition and sportsmanship and how it’s wrong to boo the other team. You learn to canoe and sail, ride and jump horses, water ski, and shoot bows and arrows. There are no phones or iPads, so you look up and around instead of down, and you watch and learn about the beauty and wonder of nature. You gain confidence as you learn new skills. Most importantly, you learn to

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22 MARCH 2014

LIVING WELL FRUGAL FOODIE

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ello again. I hope you are ready for this column, because I am about to drop some revelatory Dear Heloise Steph stuff on you. It’s no secret I’m all about clean food. But food isn’t the only thing we are constantly exposed to that contains not-so-great ingredients. Have a look at the back of your household cleaners — even the “greenest,” most “natural” ones have chemical ingredients. What is all that stuff ? Mind inhaling those vapors, or your kids and pets crawling all over it on household surfaces? I do. We are marketed so many unnecessary products when we have very affordable, extremely effective cleaning

materials right in our kitchens. For me, this discovery started with the back of a box of baking soda, and now most of my household cleaning is done with just these two products: ■ Distilled white vinegar ($2.50 per gallon) ■ Baking soda (60 cents per box) Here’s how it happened: I noticed a message on my box of baking soda. “Hundreds of uses,” it read. I began innocently with laundry. A load that had made it through a wash cycle, only to be forgotten for a day, was frumpily frowning at me from the machine. Musty! I placed the damp pile in the dryer, sprinkled a little baking soda directly on top, and started her up. It worked! It worked! The must was gone; no trace of baking soda on the clothes. When I posted about this on Facebook, other skeptics expressed joy at a possible solution to a common laundry annoyance and all reported back, “It works! It works!” Not only does this baking-soda solution save water and energy by eliminat-

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As His Toes Keep Tapping, Buster Cooper Will Keep Teaching By Todd Jorgenson

People Newspapers Although his 90-year-old legs don’t have the rhythm or the dexterity they once did, Buster Cooper can’t help himself. He still teaches adult tap dance classes twice a week at Preston Center Dance, and Cooper isn’t content to sit back and watch. He would rather lead by example. “Let’s try it with music,” Cooper says before motioning toward one of his students in charge of the CD player. “Change it to No. 14 this time.” He has heard No. 14 countless times before, yet once the upbeat piano number starts, Cooper’s feet start moving, and he works up a sweat alongside his pupils. “Let’s see if I can stay in time,” he says to about a dozen students, some of which are less than half his age. The soft-spoken Cooper commands the room with a voice that is raspy yet authoritative, barely pausing for rest between one routine and the next. The lesson teaches not only the finer points of tap dance, but also conveys a continuing passion for the art form that has led to Cooper teaching dance in some capacity for 75 years. “He has taught so many people over the years. He just keeps going,” said Carol Pearson, who has been taking Cooper’s classes for 15 years. “He does an excellent job.” Cooper is an Arkansas native who was introduced to dance as a small child. A nursemaid taught him the Charleston and the Black Bottom, then took him to the market or the town square for an impromptu public performance, where she would pass the hat for donations. “Then my mother would find out about it, and she put a stop to it,” Cooper said. Still, Cooper was hooked. He began taking dance classes and even began teaching others as a teenager. He wound up performing as a tumbler and an acrobat, and as part of various nightclub acts.

Buster Cooper, 90, still teaches adult tap dance classes twice each week at Preston Center Dance.

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cludes Tommy Tune, Sandy Duncan, and Nanette Fabray. At one point during the 1970s, six of his students were performing on Broadway. Cooper moved to Dallas in 1952, when he was hired to choreograph an opera at Hockaday. He taught there for many years and has been based in the area ever since. Then there are his shoes, which Cooper has worn for decades. They have authentic wooden heels — which aren’t made anymore — and are customized to fit his wide feet. Whenever he has a

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problem with them, Cooper sends the shoes to Chicago for repairs. They’re still tapping along with Cooper, whose 90th birthday festivities last summer included a gala celebration at Fair Park Music Hall. He has no plans to give up dancing as long as his body allows it. “It’s his creative outlet. It keeps his mind sharp,” said his daughter, Leslie Cooper. “He just lives and breathes dance. He makes it fun.” Email todd.jorgenson@ peoplenewspapers.com

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24 MARCH 2014

WEDDINGS & ENGAGEMENTS WEDDING

LEXIE ELDER & CULLEN ADERHOLD

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atherine Alexis Elder and John Cullen Aderhold were united in the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony on Oct. 26, 2013, at the Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe, N.M. Their nuptial Mass was celebrated by the Rev. Phillip Postell, S.J. Music for the ceremony was provided by the string quartet Primavera. Immediately following the ceremony, a mariachi band led family and guests from the chapel to the reception at La Terraza in the La Fonda Hotel. Dinner and dancing followed with The Fever, a band from Boulder, Colo., providing the music. The parents of the groom hosted a rehearsal dinner at La Posada de Santa Fe on the eve of the wedding. The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. William Larry Elder of Dallas. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Mildred Bryant of Denton and the late Dr. David Bryant, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Elder. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cullen Ader-

hold of Dallas. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Lionel Winans of Richardson and Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Aderhold of Edinburgh, Texas. The bride was escorted down the aisle on the arm of her father. She wore an elegant, fitto-flare, silhouette gown of ivory French corded lace, designed by Christo’s for Neiman Marcus. She enhanced her gown with a hand-beaded belt of Swarovski crystals and a veil of sheer illusion that cascaded beyond her chapel-length train. Assisting the bride as matron of honor was her sister, Allison Elder Dickey. Her maid of honor was Leigh Ann Cole. Bridesmaids included Christine Leigh Aderhold, Keena Bell Aderhold, Mary Kathryn Hyland Eagleton, Heather Rachel Hood, Sara Clinch Moffitt, Mary McDaniel O’Black, and Lauren Loeffler Powers. Junior bridesmaids were Libby Nicole Winans and Meagan Nadine Winans. Other members of the house party

were Cathleen Elizabeth Crews and Elizabeth Laine Clayton. Attending the groom as best man was James Cameron Aderhold, the groom’s brother. Groomsmen included Cullen Paul Dickey, Patrick McCauley Dossett, William Davidson Gannon, John Scott Hardaway, Benjamin Tyler Milton, William Hamilton Tolson, Terry Vorhees Trippet, and Kyle Adam Young. Ushers were Kenneth Gordon Mayberry, James Joseph Mongaras, Jameil Saliba Pendleton, and Matthew Kasey Ratliff. Samuel Gray Aderhold was the ring bearer. The bride is a graduate of the Episcopal School of Dallas. She received a BBA in finance from the University of Texas at Austin, where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, and an MBA in marketing from Southern Methodist University. Lexie is a marketing analyst for American Airlines. The groom is a graduate of Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas. He also received a BBA in finance from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon.

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Cullen is in commercial real estate for HFF. Following their wedding trip

to Providenciales, the Turks and Caicos, the couple have made their home in Dallas.

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r. and Mrs. Stephens Charles Kardell Jr. of Dallas are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Cartwright Kardell, to Peter Hungerford Delaney, son of Mr. Steven David Delaney of Richmond, Va. The bride is the granddaughter of Mrs. Harriet Wren Autrey and the late Mr. Ernest LeRoy Autrey of Texarkana, Ark., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Stephens Charles Kardell of San Augustine, Texas. The groom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Arthur McClure Hungerford Jr. of Richmond and the late Mr. and Mrs. John Francis Delaney of Milton, Mass. Amanda is a 2003 graduate of Highland Park High School. She received a Bachelor of Science from Vanderbilt University in 2007. She is an eighth-generation Texan, named after the original Texas Cartwright matriarch, Amanda Holman Cart-

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wright. Amanda is a research associate for Clouse Dunn LLP in Dallas. The groom is a 2003 graduate of St. Christopher’s School in Richmond. He graduated magna cum laude with an economics degree from Vanderbilt Univer-

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sity in 2007. Peter is vice president at Raymond James in New York. The couple will exchange vows in late April at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church with a reception following at the historic Arlington Hall.

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r. and Mrs. Robert Lawrence Hopkins of University Park are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Garland Gene Hopkins, to Matthew Allen Sepulveda, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Miguel Sepulveda Jr., also of University Park. The bride is a 2003 graduate of Highland Park High School. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio art from Baylor University. Garland is a graphic designer for

GuideStone Financial Resources in Dallas. The groom is a 2004 graduate of Highland Park High School. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing from Baylor University. Matthew is the recycling program manager for Interstate Batteries. The couple will exchange vows in early April at Park Cities Presbyterian Church with a reception following at Brook Hollow Golf Club.


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arilyn and Donald Lookadoo of Dallas are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn Lucile Lookadoo, to James Philip Wollaeger, son of Deborah and Philip Wollaeger of Highland Heights, Ohio. The bride is a graduate of the Hockaday School. She received a Bachelor of Arts in communication from Trinity University and a Master of Arts in communication from Ohio State University. Kathryn is a teaching assistant and doctoral

student in communication at the University of Oklahoma. The groom is a graduate of Mayfield High School in Mayfield Village, Ohio. He received a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Ohio Northern University and a Master of Science in electrical engineering from Ohio State University. James is a software engineer with Robert Bosch LLC in Detroit. The couple will exchange vows June 21 at Perkins Chapel at SMU.

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rs. Lucy Hunter Washburne and Mr. and Mrs. Richards P. Washburne of Highland Park are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Lamar Addison Washburne, to Adam Joseph Nicholas, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steven L. Nicholas of Mobile, Ala. The bride is a 2008 graduate of Ursuline Academy of Dallas. She received a Bachelor of Arts in English and history from Vanderbilt University in 2012.

Mary Lamar is an administrative and budget coordinator for the Georgia Office of the Child Advocate. The groom is a 2008 graduate of St. Paul’s Episcopal School in Mobile. He received a Bachelor of Engineering in civil engineering from Vanderbilt University in 2012. Adam is a software consultant for PowerPlan Inc. The couple will exchange vows June 28 at Woodmont Christian Church in Nashville, Tenn.


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S C H O O LS Grace Academy Founder Reflects on Its Origins in Advance of Anniversary By Paige Skinner

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Forty years ago, Jody Capehart had a vision. Working as a special-eduGrace Academy’s 40th cation teacher, Capehart said Anniversary Gala and she soon realized those stuAuction is scheduled for dents would be institutionalMarch 1 at the Crescent ized. Wanting to help, she began Court Hotel. For more working to build a school where information, visit she could live with as well as graceacademy.com. teach the students. The state of Texas wasn’t Besides working as an edsure of this plan, so Capehart decided to build a private ucator, Capehart is an author, school, without a residential researcher, public speaker, and component. Kvanli Academy, has taught college courses at which was a nod to Capehart’s Dallas Baptist University. Capehart’s son described his maiden name, was established mother as the “school in 1974 as a secular school. whisperer” because of After Capehart had her ability to encourage, equip, and empowa change of faith in er students. 1978, the school partnered with Grace Bible Throughout its 40 Church, thus changing years, Capehart said, its name and becoming Grace Academy has a Christian academy. given students a safe Jody “I always felt like place to be — even in Capehart the beginning when she that was so appropriate,” Capehart said, wasn’t as confident with her work. But she said Grace’s “because God was teaching me alumni all tell her similar stories about grace, and there we were at Grace Bible Church.” of feeling safe, happy, and loved. Grace Academy isn’t just a “I’m amazed by the grace of school to Capehart; it’s meant God, because I so often didn’t to be an extension of the Chris- know what I was doing,” she tian home, and it’s important for said, “but they were happy.” the parents and school to partOne family that has been a ner together. part of Grace Academy’s leg“I believe you look at the acy is the Banowskys. With giftedness,” she said, “how God two daughters graduated from has gifted this child to do what Grace, and now a daughter and he wants this child to do in the a son currently enrolled, Baxter kingdom, and then we come Banowsky said the school offers alongside as the parents and a great balance for his kids. “Grace has a great balance of school, and we help this child become stronger and utilize his academics and community and gift.” faith,” the Preston Hollow resCapehart has founded sev- ident said. “We’re a Christian eral other schools since leaving family, and Grace is a Christian Grace Academy. But she said its school, but I would say it’s more current headmaster, Jim Clarke, than that. It’s also a Christian still leads the school with the fellowship, and I think it just same vision Capehart had 40 has a really sweet spirit.” years ago. Capehart said she is excitClarke attributes that to his ed for Grace’s 40th anniversaand Capehart’s similar philo- ry; she’ll be a featured guest at a sophical backgrounds. March 1 fundraising gala. “We want things outside of “I could not be more education taught,” he said. “We thrilled,” she said. “I walk want character taught, respect, through those hallways, and integrity, just matters of life that I’m just flooded with memories. sometimes are forgotten, and And I love what Mr. Clarke has so, we both kind of believe that done with the school. I couldn’t way.” be happier.”

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Greenhill Kids Stage School Version Of Racy Broadway Musical ‘Avenue Q’ By Dan Koller

People Newspapers Avenue Q is a Broadway musical that’s been described as “Sesame Street for adults.” It features puppets singing songs such as “Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist” and “I’m Not Wearing Underwear Today.” So some parents may have been surprised to hear that the show was going to be performed by students at Greenhill School. But there was no need for outrage. Greenhill staged a modified version called Avenue Q/School Edition. Michael Manes, head of fine

arts at Greenhill, said the racy lyrics were altered in some songs, and a few of the songs were cut altogether. “It still addresses a lot of issues,” Manes said. “But it just handles them in a different way.” Manes added that Greenhill has a history of staging “edgy” shows, including The Laramie Project. “We have a diverse population; we embrace diversity,” he said. “And this musical ticks a lot of those boxes.” Synthia Rogers, who has taught theater at Greenhill for 21 years, said the early-February production was the first

time she’d directed a puppet-based show there. She brought in Michael Robinson, who created the puppets for Theatre Three’s production of Avenue Q, to consult, and those very puppets were the ones used at Greenhill. “We just like to keep the kids current, as this is a college-preparatory school,” Rogers said. “Many of them had seen the show, either here or in New York, and they were very excited about it. Of course, we had to explain to them that we wouldn’t be doing the same show they saw.” Email dan.koller@ peoplenewspapers.com

Winston Promotes Evans to Top Spot The Winston School has appointed Rebbie J. Evans as its new head of school. She replaces Polly A. Peterson, who announced in October that she was leaving to take a position at the Chase Collegiate Rebbie School in Connecticut. Evans Evans will assume her new post on July 1. She has been at Winston for 33 years, beginning as a teacher in the lower and middle schools. Her duties have ranged from classroom teaching, to her roles as a division head, to her current role as assistant head of school.

“Much of any school’s success is due greatly in part to the commitment, hard work, and dedication of the administration, faculty and staff, students, and parents of that community,” Evans said. “There is no other school where this is more apparent than the Winston School, an environment where the ‘whole child’ is educated, celebrated, and validated through every facet of their school experience.” Evans holds a Master of Education and a Bachelor

of Social Work from Texas Woman’s University. She has been active in the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest for many years. “Ms. Evans is in a unique position to understand the past, know the present, and to direct the future of the Winston School,” said Melissa Stewart, chair of Winston’s Board of Trustees. “We are particularly thrilled that the outcome of the efforts of the Transition Committee is that one of our own, a treasured member of the Winston School community for 33 years, is the best candidate.” — From Staff Reports


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Attorney Gives Parish Students Close Look at Novel Character When Parish Episcopal junior Tommy Stewart heard a presentation from noted To Kill a Mockingbird expert Talmage Boston, he had the urge to mix old school and new school. “I went and found the movie on the Internet,” Stewart said. “I remembered seeing it a long time ago, but talking about it made me want to watch the whole thing.” Stewart is part of an Upper School leadership class that hosted Boston’s presentation about the 1961 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Boston’s research was heavily quoted and referenced during the 50th anniversary of To Kill a Mockingbird. The Texas Bar Journal published an extensive article by Boston — “Who was Atticus Finch?” — in 2010. Boston’s overview of the book written by Harper Lee covers the social and economic observations and ramifications of Mockingbird, which is about the trial of a black man arrested for allegedly raping a white woman; he’s convicted by an all-white jury, despite strong evidence of the accused’s innocence. The 1962 movie was a critical success, with Gregory Peck winning an Oscar for his portrayal of Finch, an attorney assigned to represent the defendant amidst intense local pressure for a conviction. “If you ask attorneys who their favorite lawyers are, No. 1 and 2 will be Abraham Lincoln and Atticus Finch,” said Boston, a longtime Dallas attorney. Boston’s presentation focused on Finch’s character as a multi-layered and

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Dallas attorney Talmage Boston speaks to Parish students about one of his passions, To Kill a Mockingbird. courageous example of leadership. In 2008, the American Film Institute voted Finch as the movies’ greatest hero. Using film clips and historical references, Boston pointed to many actions that established Finch as such an influential character. Finch was able to see “injustice when others didn’t” and “his values are universal — he is a man moved by his conscience and ready to take on the majority rule of his town, his region, and his country.” Head of school Dave Monaco then led a discussion of leadership characteristics Finch displayed, such as a sense of justice, confidence, and courage. “What I took away was Finch aligning his actions with his words,” Stewart said. “Having the courage to do what is right.” — From Staff Reports

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Lamplighter Parents Get Motors Runnin’ at Auction Fundraiser To raise money for the school’s land fund, the annual Lamplighter Parents Association auction tapped into “the freedom of the open road.” The annual benefit, held Feb. 8 at Gilley’s South Side Ballroom, featured a “Roadhouse Rules/Biker Bar Chic” theme. Proceeds from Lamplighter’s “King of the Road” auction will help provide a permanent home for the school, which recently celebrated its 60th anniversary. Alex Sharma, chair of the Lamplighter Board of Trustees, described the auction as a “smashing success.” “Our wonderful auction team put together a really memorable night for everyone that served both our community-building and fundraising goals equally well,” said Sharma, dressed in leather and sporting aviator

Selwyn Rayzor, Laura Trubey, Shannon Morse, Karen Lobdell, and Brenna Lambert shades. Live auction items included trips to New York to see the Late Show with David Letter-

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than the mechanical bull I rode.” While many guests returned home with new treasures, the real winner was the school; the proceeds go directly to the purchase of the 12 acres the school occupies. “The evening was a huge success, and Lamplighter spirit was definitely everywhere,” Lamplighter parent Shannon Morse said. She said parents were thrilled that the Old 97’s were available as entertainment. “They kept the party rolling late into the night.” The auction committee was comprised of “an impressive list of volunteers,” said Courtney Plumlee, president of the Lamplighter Parents Association. She

said Morse “led by example, which is why so many people enthusiastically agreed to assist her and the co-chairs in this huge endeavor.” Auction co-chairs included Karen Lobdell, Brenna Lambert, Selwyn Rayzor, and Laura Trubey. “What a fabulous night,” said Denise Stewart, parent of a kindergartner. She thought it was wonderful to see Lamplighter spirit “alive and well” and was “amazed to see so many parents and faculty transformed into ‘tattooed’ bikers.” Stewart said she was also impressed with the auction items and agreed that the volunteers “really outdid themselves.” — From Staff Reports

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MODANO HAS DIFFERENT GOALS Stars legend looks to build legacy off ice as team is set to retire jersey By Todd Jorgenson

People Newspapers Mike Modano has received countless tributes and accolades during his 21-year career in the National Hockey League, and in the three years since he retired. However, the longtime Dallas Stars center said nothing compares to what will happen on March 8, when Modano’s No. 9 jersey will be retired by the team in an ultimate display of appreciation. “That really kind of puts an end to a career, knowing that you’re part of rare company there in the rafters,” the Preston Hollow resident said. “Knowing how much you’ve meant to a city and an organization is pretty special.” Modano will be the fourth player to have his jersey retired by the Stars, and the first to play the bulk of his career in Dallas. He is the franchise leader in games played, goals, and assists, and helped lead the Stars to the Stanley Cup title in 1999. Modano was drafted by the Minnesota North Stars with the first overall pick in 1988. The Michigan native played all but

Among Mike Modano’s philanthropic efforts is the Dallas Stars Little Rookies program. The Stars will retire his No. 9 jersey on March 8.

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one of his 21 NHL seasons with the Stars franchise, including four in Minnesota and the remainder following the team’s move to Dallas in 1993. After he retired in 2011, Modano returned to the Stars a year later as an executive adviser in the team’s front office. “I love it here. It’s a great situation,” he said. “I never thought I’d be living here for so long and be a part of the community. The city really means a lot to me. It’s been a great relationship from the start.” Modano’s current role with the team includes reaching out

to fans and corporate sponsors who were prominent during the team’s successful run during the late 1990s but went away during their subsequent mediocrity and financial turmoil. He also is heavily involved in philanthropic efforts, including Dallas Stars Little Rookies, a program he launched for firsttime skaters ages 4 to 8 that allows them to skate for free with donated equipment. The program — which includes four weekly 30-minute sessions — runs about five times each year at ice rinks throughout the Dallas area. The idea is

to introduce children to hockey at a young age and continue spreading the word about a sport that became popular in Texas largely because of the success of Modano and the Stars. “We’re trying to help spread the word again, and reach back out to a lot of those people. We’re re-introducing a lot of kids to the game,” Modano said. “To be a part of hockey at the grassroots level and watch it grow, that has a lot of meaning to me. That means more to my legacy than anything I did on the ice.”

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Pressey Making Impact in Second Season With Celtics Former ESD standout Phil Pressey, who is in his rookie season with the Boston Celtics, will make his only visit back to his hometown this season when the Dallas Mavericks host the Celtics on March 17 at American Airlines Center. Despite the struggles of his team, which won just two of 17 games in January, Pressey

has seen his playing time and statistical contributions increase in recent weeks. Prior to the All-Star break, the 5-foot-11 guard averaged just 2.5 points and 2.6 assists per game. But he made five of six 3-pointers and scored a career-high 20 points during a win over Washington on Jan. 22. He also has recorded at least five assists in five games since Jan. 15. Pressey played in college at Missouri before joining the Celtics last year as an undrafted free agent.

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Former ESD standout Phil Pressey will return to Dallas on March 17.

With spring training underway, it means Eric Nadel is preparing for another season behind the microphone as the radio voice of the Texas Rangers. The Preston Hollow resident has been an announcer for the team since 1979, including a few early seasons on television, and

signed a “lifetime contract” with the team in 2006. His longevity and respect in the broacasting industry led to Nadel, 62, being honored with the Ford C. Frick Award, which is presented each summer in conjunction with induction ceremonies at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. The Rangers will open the 2014 regular season on March 31, when they host the Phillies. Nadel also will announce some spring exhibition games in Arizona.


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Golfer’s Brother Making a Name For Himself at Brown University By Todd Jorgenson

People Newspapers The transition between high school and college can be daunting for the average student. So consider Steven Spieth’s situation. The Jesuit graduate chose to go to Brown University, an Ivy League school almost 1,800 miles away, and he was an athlete on top of that. Yet Spieth has found success during his freshman year both on and off the basketball court, starting every game for a team that is having its best season since 2008. “It was a tough adjustment, but after a couple of weeks, I started getting into the swing of things,” Spieth said. “All of the guys on the team have helped me out. The biggest part has been adjusting to the weather.” The 6-foot-6 forward is third in scoring average for the Bears, and posted a career-best 20 points during a win over Dartmouth on Feb. 8. He has been named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week three times. The maturity and poise he has shown doesn’t surprise Brown head coach Mike Martin. “We recruited him to be an impact player, so we had high expectations. He’s probably exceeded those a little bit,” Martin said. “He’s a guy we rely on for a lot, both offensively and defensively. He’s really intelligent as a basketball player. He usually makes the right decisions.” For Spieth, the chance to

Jesuit graduate Steven Spieth has been named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week three times this season. play with a promising group of freshmen on the Brown roster, and perhaps take the Bears to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in almost 30 years, was part of what persuaded him to choose Brown over more established basketball schools such as Colorado State. “Obviously, academics was a big part of it, but basketball was a big part, too,” he said. “I was

really excited about the coaching staff, and this freshman class was really intriguing — getting to spend four years with guys like that. For me, it was a pretty easy decision.” Spieth said he doesn’t mind the constant questions from friends and classmates about his older brother, Jordan, who is a rising star on the PGA Tour. The two share frequent text messag-

es about their athletic exploits. Steven doesn’t get the Golf Channel in his dorm room, so when he sees Jordan is in contention, he will frequently invite himself over to a teammate’s house to watch it on television — and he has converted some fellow players into golf fans in the process. Still, Steven is eager to make a name for himself in the athlet-

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ic world outside of his sibling’s shadow. “I’m proud of him, and I know he’s proud of me. It’s awesome to get to see what he’s doing. He’s living the life,” Steven said. “I don’t think it’s a competition between the two of us, but I do want people to recognize the name Steven Spieth.” Email todd.jorgenson@ peoplenewspapers.com

Yavneh Students Prep For ‘Points For Peace’

Avrumy Tannenbaum and Michael Kaufman played in last year’s Points 4 Peace Tournament. D E B S I LV E R T H O R N

Yavneh’s Students Against Terrorism group is gearing up for its 12th annual Points for Peace basketball tournament, and registration is now open for the event, slated for March 9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the JCC. The community is invited to participate in various age categories. Registration is open through March 5. “Yavneh’s students who participate in SAT don’t just talk about Israel and the situation there, but we make it our responsibility to do something in order to help those in need as victims of terrorism,” said Yavneh senior Itai Guttman, co-president of SAT, with classmate Dania Tanur. “We are all one big family, and whenever one person is hurt or needs our

help, we step up and try to provide for them in order for them to be happy.” The tournament will benefit ATZUM’s Roberta Project for Survivors of Terror. “Yavneh is so much about chesed, acts of charity, and creating a familial atmosphere wherever its students and faculty are present, and SAT promotes that message with its ability to unify individuals from around the community and city to speak up, raise awareness, and fight for a meaningful cause,” Tanur said. “I love that people from all ages can not only participate in the tournament and event, but can also actively engage in their world and acknowledge who and what they are helping and why it is important.”

In addition to the Points for Peace tournament, Yavneh’s Students Against Terrorism has directed movie nights, promoted Strong4Israel bracelets, and Roses for Israel, all of which have raised more than $650,000 for various global programs. “Our student leaders are taught — and they teach us, by their example — about giving back to the community and the Jewish tradition of tikun olam, of repairing the world,” said Yavneh’s head of school, David Portnoy. “In Israel, thousands of people our kids will never know have been impacted by the goodness that comes from a community connecting on basketball courts in Dallas. It really is something magnificent.” — From Staff Reports


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McGeoch Plans to Stick With 2 Sports

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Hockaday senior Catherine McGeoch walks into the lobby with her crosse, the stick used to play the sport. She just finished dance class and wanted to be ready for practice. Along with being a twosport athlete, McGeoch also coaches first-grade lacrosse. Recognized for her accomplishments as a student-athlete, McGeoch was a finalist for the 2013 Davey O’Brien High School Scholarship, which went to The Colony’s Eric Yang in January. “Sports are a huge part of my life,” McGeoch said. “I’m a com-

petitive person, and I think other people recognize that.” McGeoch was introduced to lacrosse in fourth grade via a clinic near her home. She picked up field hockey in seventh grade, when the sport was established at Hockaday. While both sports are played with sticks, lacrosse is based on finesse, while field hockey is aggressive. Last season, McGeoch suffered a broken finger. “There’s something about swinging sticks,” she joked. “[Field hockey] can be violent sometimes, like if a player swings their stick back too far. A girl missed the ball and went right through my finger.”

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During McGeoch’s sophomore year, Hockaday won a state championship in the Texas Girls High School Lacrosse League, giving the team bragging rights on campus. “No one at Hockaday has let us forget how much we talked about it,” she said. “We’re such a close group. We love to tell everyone how we are doing.” McGeoch won’t choose a college until the spring. However, she plans on continuing to play both lacrosse and field hockey. “I definitely want sports to continue to be a part of my life,” she said. “I find that I’m more productive in my studies when I play sports.”

St. Mark’s Eighth-Graders Score Big

The eighth-grade soccer team at St. Mark’s recently completed its season with a 14-0 record. The Lions, who are coached by Brad Namdar, scored 78 goals while giving up only 16. Twelve players put the ball in the net, and 15 of them recorded assists.

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Preston Hollow resident Roy Pendergrass will receive the Milton P. Levy Jr. Outstanding Volunteer Award from LaunchAbility, a nonprofit dedicated to building independence for children and adults with disabilities. The award will be presented March 31 at the Meyerson Symphony Center during “A Special Evening with Smokey Robinson,” benefiting LaunchAbility.

Pendergrass is a retired international human resources executive who devotes much of his time to volunteer service in the nonprofit sector. He has served on the LaunchAbility board since 1997 and is also a trustee. He spent a year helping the nonprofit start its foundation in 2011, and he serves as the first president of the LaunchAbility Foundation Board.

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Caleb Hamada, a member of Boy Scout Troop 125, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout. For his service project, he cleared a 110-square-foot area at the Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center in Cedar Hill; sanded, varnished, and built four picnic tables; and re-varnished existing picnic tables. The son of Sean and Gina Hamada of Preston Hollow, Caleb is a sophomore at DISD’s School of Science and Engineering. Henry Haskins, a member of Boy Scout Troop 70, has earned the

rank of Eagle Scout. For his service project, he designed and installed bookshelves for the West Dallas Community School. He also raised more than $2,000 to buy library books, and he facilitated the building of a second set of shelves by another Eagle Scout candidate. The son of Margaret and Lee Jackson of Preston Hollow, Henry is a junior at Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas.

McElhaney Named President of Dallas Bar Association Briarwood resident Scott M. McElhaney has been elected president of the Dallas Bar Association for 2014. An attorney with Jackson Walker, he joined the DBA board in 2006 and was elected chair in 2010. McElhaney specializes in litigation, appellate, and employment law.


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Donohoe Honored For Service to Cistercian

Mike Donohoe accepts his award from Steve Rasch. The Cistercian Alumni Association recently presented the 2014 Jim and Lynn Moroney Award to Preston Hollow resident Mike Donohoe, a 1980 graduate who manages his own investment firm, CornerPost Capital. The award is presented annually to an alumnus “whose spiritual commitment to Cistercian is very much aflame and whose dedicated work on behalf of the Cistercian family enkindles our hope for the future.” Donohoe led early efforts to establish Cistercian’s annual alumni golf tournament, and he taught an elective class on business ethics to graduating seniors in 2005. Since becoming a Cistercian parent in 2008, he has been a Sustentation Captain and co-president of the Booster Club. This year, his work on behalf of the school will come full-circle as he chairs the 12th Hawks Booster Club and Alumni Association Golf Tournament.

Bagwell and Osborn to Be Feted by Elisa Project

Jan Osborn and Robin Bagwell The Elisa Project will bestow the 2014 Star of Hope award to Highland Park resident Robin Bagwell and Preston Hollow resident Jan Osborn. The organization dedicated to the prevention and effective treatment of eating disorders will host its ninth annual Life Lessons Luncheon on March 26 at the Hilton Anatole. Olympic swimmer Amanda Beard will be the keynote speaker. Bagwell and Osborn are both former Elisa Project board members.

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Walsh, Blanchard to Be Honored as Part of Annual Emerald Ball Fundraiser Festivities The American Ireland Fund of Dallas’ second annual Emerald Ball, which is scheduled for March 1 in the Regency Ballroom of the Fairmont Hotel. Preston Hollow residents Suzanne and Bill Murray are chairing the event; the honorary chairs are Marianne and Roger Staubach. Retired Navy Adm. Patrick M. Walsh, a graduate of Jesuit, will be honored, as will Sparkman Club Estates resident Netta Gleeson Blanchard, founder of the American Ireland Fund of Dallas. Preston Hollow resident David Feherty, a CBS golf analyst, will be featured. The Emerald Ball will raise funds for the Worldwide Ireland Funds’ “Promising Ireland” campaign, which assists hundreds of charities throughout Ireland, north and south.

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M I C H E L E VA L D E Z in the grocery store, or in the carpool line — with phone, iPad, and laptop — I tracked every listing. Think Veruca Salt from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (the only true version with Gene Wilder): “I want a new house, and I want it now” was my mantra. The biggest obstacle was my vintage spouse living in our vintage house. I made a pitch for new digs by complaining about the size of the garage (like I care) and attic storage (like I care). I double-teamed with my daughter, knowing that neither she nor her three sisters had ever heard the word “no” uttered from Daddy’s lips. She pleaded for a bigger bedroom for sleepovers. As planned, he caved. The search took off. My mission accomplice now had skin in the game and asked if she could help with the

“ I H IT R E AL E STAT E W EB S IT E S WIT H T H E F R EQ U EN CY O F MY V IS ITS TO C H IC K- F IL-A . ” search. I showed my teen the world of what could be by clicking on the Briggs Freeman icon. She attacked the newhome search like Mark Cuban dogging a nearsighted referee. I taught her about square footage, acreage, and HOA dues. When she was ready, I turned her on to the hard stuff, like price per square foot and annual taxes. For eight months, we hunted for the perfect home. We hired a broker with killer heels and street-savvy sense. She led us through new construction highlighted by supersized marble islands and three-car garages. These new-age masterpieces had geo-thermal heating and double-paned windows, but none felt like the right place for my

rat pack. We never pulled the trigger. The hesitation meant we were new home-less. Worse yet, we felt the shame of a teenage boy robbed of a first kiss because of a lack of nerve. With the shortage of inventory and skyrocketing home prices, we slowly circled back. Why move? I still love my house. With the promise of a bigger bedroom for my daughter and more storage for my husband, we decided to add on. And, just like that, Briggs Freeman was out of my life. I miss the thrill of the hunt and the camaraderie with my daughter as we pursued a common goal. But a friend recently told me about a design and remodeling website, houzz.com. There are ideas for every room in the house, including storage space. You can make an “ideabook” for your favorite design ideas. I can’t wait to show my daughter. And so it begins … Michele Valdez is a slightly compulsive, mildly angry feminist, a past attorney, and a present volunteer. She lives with her demanding children and husband.


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ver the past decade bullying has been the subject of much debate. But one local Girl Scout decided to take this hot button issue and promote change. Anase Asom, graduate of The Hockaday School and member of Troop 1342, started Girl Scouts in first grade and she never looked back. After finishing her Bronze Award and Silver Award, she decided she wanted to go for her Gold Award.

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Asom knew wanted to do her project on an issue that affected her community and found that bullying was that issue. “I became interested in bullying awareness for my project topic not only because the rise of national attention to the epidemic, but also the ways in which my immediate community had been affected by bullying. In particular, I wanted to learn how bullying manifested among girls because I attended and allgirls school,” Asom said. In 2011, during her junior year of high school, Asom started her Gold Award project on raising awareness on bullying. Asom had three components to her project. “First I had discussions with students from my school, Hockaday, and local middle schools on bullying. I then presented a PSA that I had filmed on bullying. Lastly, I created a how-to scrap book in my school’s library on preventing bullying,” she said. Asom said she saw a lot of success with this project after receiving feedback from the students and teachers she talked to. To Asom, this feedback and the active responses from those she spoke to was the most rewarding part of the project. This made all the time and effort spent on the

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5620 Southwestern Boulevard | $1,250,000 CLEAN LINE NEW CONSTRUCTION IN DEVONSHIRE Devonshire is a coveted neighborhood near Downtown Dallas that is best regarded for its walkability to the shops, restaurants and theater along Lovers Lane, plus neighborhood block events, and easy access to the Tollway and Highland Park Village. beckyfrey.com

BECKY FREY 214.536.4727

3500 Gillon Avenue | $2,495,000 LEELEE GIOIA | 214.616.1791 lgioia@briggsfreeman.com

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7639 Southwestern Blvd. | $1,285,000 JUDY SESSIONS | 214.354.5556 jsessions@briggsfreeman.com

3800 Wentwood Drive | $2,400,000 Wonderful University Park home with gracious French exterior. Built in 2000 on nicely sized corner lot. Kitchen and breakfast room open to den, spectacular high ceiling formal living room, dining, and guest room with full bath on first level.

CLAIRE DEWAR 214.808.6045

cdewar@briggsfreeman.com

214.350.0400

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Preston Hollow People March. 2014