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Woman never expected to find a man in her trunk 4 r e a l e S tat e

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children share why they love their moms so much 31 SPortS

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2  MAY 2014

B e S t o f t h e B lo G Winston Bowler Rolls to State Semis


inston School sophomore Jada Davis rolled her way to a thirdplace finish in the Texas High School Bowling Club’s state tournament in San Antonio over the weekend. Davis entered the championship bracket as the 15th seed, and she dropped her first game against the No. 2 seed, Emma Kuhn of Texas City, 257-178. But Davis, who averages 230, came back to secure 231-226 and 223-208 victories and move on to the quarterfinals. She rolled her way past Dakota Stutz of Copperas Cove, 237-188 and 213-151, before losing to the eventual champion, Shannon Geerdes of Plano East, in the single-game semifinals, 278-200. Davis, who enrolled at the Winston School as a third-grader, has been bowling since she was 7 years old. Last year, she won a United States Bowling Congress youth tournament. She credits her success to her parents, Derrick and Traci Davis, a host of coaches, and friends. — Dan Koller, 1:52 p.m. on April 1


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Don HoDgES CrEATES ‘HorSE SEnSE’ ESSAY ConTEST In an effort to promote his book of quotations, Horse Sense. Street Smarts., Preston Hollow resident Don Hodges has created an essay contest that is open to students nationwide. All contestants have to do is pick two of the book’s quotations that they find meaningful and explain why. Five winners will receive $1,000 prizes to assist with college expenses. But one Dallas-area student will also get a paid internship with Hodges’ firm, Hodges Capital. “I believe today’s young adults could benefit by looking deeper into the meaning behind the quotes,” Hodges said. “Why not learn from the past experiences of the 775 individuals who are quoted in this book?” Students ages 18 to 22 may enter. The submission deadline is May 22. — Dan Koller, 9:38 a.m. on April 4

dA n ko ll e r DETAILS rEMAIn SCAnT on prESTon HoLLoW vILLAgE If you’re wondering about the progress of the 42-acre development called Preston Hollow Village on the northwest corner of Walnut Hill and Central, you might have to wait a little longer. I spoke to Zachary Porter, a partner with Retail Street Advisors, and he said the Trader Joe’s in the village will open in October. But almost every question I asked couldn’t be answered because of the unknown or the company not wanting to reveal too much information. What he did tell me is PH Village will be made up of restaurants, two salons, and a barbershop, but the specific names of the businesses are being kept confidential until more leases are signed. Phase II of the construction, which will feature three mid-rise apartment buildings, will begin before year’s end, Porter said. The apartments haven’t been named yet, and pre-leasing hasn’t begun. — Paige Skinner, 12:15 p.m. on April 8 UrSULInE nEEDS A nEW SoCCEr CoACH If you’d like to lead a girls soccer program that has won 24 consecutive state championships and has a new home field set to debut this fall, then you should know that Ursuline Academy is hiring. Allison Daus, a 2005 graduate of Ursuline who took over the program two years ago, has resigned to become the spokeswoman for Bishop Dunne. — Dan Koller, 8:03 a.m. on April 14

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polIce S KU LD U GGE RY of the M O N T H A CL AI M O F T H RO NE S Between 8 p.m. on April 1 and 1 p.m. on April 2, a thief stole a $300 Kohler toilet from a house under construction in the 5100 block of Elsby Avenue. Two days later, a $2,500 custom front door was stolen from the same site.

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hen an instructor at Flywheel’s Highland Park location opened the trunk of her car on April 7 to retrieve her cycling shoes, she discovered a stowaway. According to a police report, the instructor arrived at Flywheel, in the 4500 block of Oak Lawn Avenue, at 7 a.m., 10 minutes after she’d left her Dallas apartment. When she opened the trunk of her Toyota Camry, she was shocked to discover a grown man “laying in a somewhat fetal-style position,” the report says. The instructor said that it looked as if the man had been using her swim buoy as a pillow. She told police she thought she’d woken him up, or, at the very least, startled him.


todd JorGenSon There were no signs of forced entry. In trying to determine how long the stowaway had been inside her trunk, the instructor said she knows she opened it two days earlier and saw no one in it. The only warning she had that anything was amiss was the odd odor inside the Camry. “Of course, after I saw him, it made sense,” she said with a laugh. “I wasn’t smelling my car; I was smelling the person inside my car!”


n o tA b l e i n C i d e n t S buSineSS CrimeS April 1 At noon, a driver reported the theft of a rented silver 2013 Fiat coupe, valued at $15,000, from the 5500 block of Caruth Haven Lane. The driver told the rental company the front wheel broke on the car, so he parked it in the rightturn lane in the street. He claims it was stolen sometime after that. April 2 At 4:30 p.m., a vandal caused $150 worth of damage to a teller tube after a tirade in the drive-through lane of the Bank of Texas branch at the Lincoln Park shopping center. The customer was told that non-bank members needed to conduct their business inside, but the lobby already was closed for the day. So he got

out of his black Audi sedan and smashed the tube on the ground, then ran over it with his car. He fled the scene, but left his driver’s license inside the damaged tube. April 4 Overnight, a thief stole three HP computers valued at $1,800, as well as an $800 credit-card machine and a $100 MagicJack phone unit from Bocatti Bakery in the 3700 block of Walnut Hill Lane. The back door was unlocked and the alarm was not set at the time of the theft. April 6 Between 4 p.m. on April 5 and 1 a.m. on April 6, a thief stole a black 1995 Acura Integra from a parking lot at NorthPark Center.


Amount of dollars stolen from a collection jar for the March of Dimes in the Comerica Bank branch at Preston Center on April 11, after a thief tried unsuccessfully to pass a fraudulent check.

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reSidentiAl CrimeS April 2 At 2 p.m., a woman reported the theft of more than $83,000 worth of jewelry from a house in the 12100 block of Talmay Drive. April 4 At 4:24 p.m., four thieves were burglarizing a house in the 3800 block of Valley Ridge Road when the homeowner drove up and began chasing them on foot. The miscreants tried to flee with two hookahs, with a total value of $120, one of which was shattered. The other was left on the porch. April 9 Overnight, a thief stole a white 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe valued at $15,000 from the 4300 block of Glenleigh Drive. The vehicle contained $4,000

worth of jewelry, a $2,500 Louis Vuitton purse, $2,000 worth of clothing, a $1,000 laptop computer, and $200 worth of kitchen utensils. At 5:07 p.m. a homeowner reported a theft in progress at a vacant house in the 6000 block of Burgundy Road. Police stopped a woman who crawled out an open window with work gloves and a flashlight; an accomplice fled in a white 2004 Dodge pickup. Several items that the pair intended to steal were stacked by the rear fence, including a $100 brass Indian head, 10 glasses cases with a total value of $100, a 19-inch Sansui television valued at $85, a $75 radio, a $50 clock, a $30 heater, and a $25 picture frame. An arrest was made.

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8  MAY 2014

S c h o o ls St. Mark’s Photographer Stays Focused

Sam Eichenwald’s portrait of his mom, Theresa, was deemed the best student photo in Richardson’s contest.

Children: first place

Architecture: first place

Architecture: first place

Humor: first place

Photojournalism: second place

By Dan Koller

People Newspapers

People: third place

Even framed by the lofty standards of the St. Mark’s photography program, Sam Eichenwald’s achievements in a recent competition deserve notice. The sophomore entered 25 photos in the annual City of Richardson Photo Contest, and 21 of them were honored in the student division, including nine victories. He even swept first and second place in four categories: architecture (black and white), children (color), humor (color), and photojournalism (black and white).

His f i r s tplace picture in that last category — of his mother, Theresa, looking out a window while Sam undergoing cheEichenwald motherapy — was named the best photo overall in the student division. The same picture has since earned Sam “best of show” honors in a statewide competition called the Third Floor High School Shoot-Out. Meanwhile, he’s been accepted to a summer photography program in Europe by National Geographic.

Sam got passionate about taking pictures as an eighth-grader, when he was accepted into the St. Mark’s photography program. “Ever since then, my instructor, Scott Hunt, he’s just been pushing me and my classmates to do overall better photography,” the Preston Hollow resident said. “It was really difficult at first, but also really fascinating. But I stuck with it, and I got past the most difficult parts, like learning the techniques, and now I’m producing at a higher rate than I was.” Email dan.koller@ peoplenewspapers.com

MAY 2014  9

S c hools

Holtberg Puts Bow on His 20 Years at St. Mark’s Leader plans to step aside at the end of the semester

went to Hong Kong, where I was the high school principal at the Hong Kong International School from ’82 to ’88. We returned to America, to Louisville, Ky., where I was the headmaster of the Louisville Collegiate School from ’88 to ’93. Then, here we are.

By Jacie Scott

Q: How was your experience in Hong Kong? A: Hong Kong was a spectacular experience for me and my entire family. We developed a view of the world that we could not have developed had we not gone there. Living in Asia was just so growthful for all of us. It was a great experience working in a school where approximately 40 nations were represented at all times, where people were coming literally from all over the world to the school. Most of the students were American, but many were not. We just, I suppose, jumped into the modern era in a way that we could

Special Contributor When Arnold Holtberg obtained his master’s degree from the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Phillidelphia, he chose to journey down the path of educating youth. After 41 years of cultivating young minds, he will take on a new venture at the end of the semester: retirement. Holtberg came to St. Mark’s in 1993, making him the longest-tenured headmaster in the school’s history. In this time, he’s led two multi-million-dollar fundraising campaigns geared towards campus improvement, resource endowment for financial aid, and fac-


Headmaster Arnie Holtberg cut a rug as part of the “Dancing with the St. Mark’s Stars” event in 2010. ulty support. As Holtberg prepares to say, “see you later,” he found the time to share with us some details about his career and where he plans to go from here. Q: Walk us through your career. Where did it all begin?

A: I attended Princeton University and graduated in 1970. Then I attended the Lutheran Theological Seminary with the intention of becoming a parish minister. I took the Master of Arts in religion degree there and decided, instead of going into church work, to go into

schoolwork. I began my teaching career at Lawrence Academy in Groton, Mass., in 1973. I worked for a couple of years in the Lunenburg public schools in Massachusetts from ’76 to ’78, and I went back to Lawrence as dean of students in 1978. In 1982, my family and I

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S ch o o lS

greenhill Students Test Skills in old Parkland Debates By Sarah Bennett

Special Contributor Amid the grandeur of Old Parkland’s Pecan Room, teams of students from around the world gathered to test their debate skills during a two-day event. Teams from Australia, Canada, England, Mexico, California, Iowa, Louisiana, and Texas gathered for the second annual Old Parkland Debates, hosted by Crow Holdings on March 28-29. Two of the four Texas teams hailed from Dallas schools: Greenhill and DISD’s Judge Barefoot Sanders Magnet Center for Public Service. All together, the teams represented five nations on three continents. “For me, this is a wonderful dream come true to have everyone here participating in this debate,” Harlan Crow said to the room full of young scholars. “It’s pretty encouraging to see these bright, young, articulate, exciting brains preparing to take the place of all of us old-timers

Bennett Eckert, Graham Baker, and Varad Agarwala represented Greenhill at the second annual old Parkland Debates. as we move into the future.” The debates included six rounds: two in “impromptu” style and four with heavy-hitting, prepared topics such as targeted killing, natural resources, and democratic ideals. Husband-and-wife duo Cindi and Aaron Timmons Jr., the campus’ director of debate, led

the three-person team from Greenhill. Both coaches also assist the U.S. debate team, which is overseen by the National Speech and Debate Association. “Competing in the tournament that Mr. Crow has provided here was very exciting and a new opportunity that we really embraced,” Greenhill sopho-

more Graham Baker said. Debates weren’t set up in a familiar Lincoln-Douglas style; instead, two teams debated each other with three teammates on either side. One side argued that the given topic was true, while the other presented opposition. For impromptu debates, students had one hour to prepare their plan of attack. “I actually like the impromptu much more,” Greenhill sophomore Varad Agarwala said. “It allows us to think on our feet and come up with arguments. The process of discussing — attempting to find arguments — is more interesting to me than just pre-writing arguments and presenting them, which is exactly what we do in the other format.” The championship round ended up to be a showdown between Team England and Team Australia on the protection of human rights versus national sovereignty. Though many judges assisted in narrowing down the teams, lawyer Kim Askew, Judge

Craig Smith, and state Rep. Dan Branch judged the final round. “Let me just congratulate everyone,” Branch said. “You guys would acquit yourselves very well in the Texas Legislature if you ever want to come to Austin.” Even though the Greenhill team wasn’t in the championship round, that didn’t change the magnitude of the experience in the minds of the debaters. “I thought it was most interesting to see all the other countries and other schools,” Greenhill sophomore Bennett Eckert said. The experience was an inspiring one for the young team, which hopes to come back to next year’s invitational debate even stronger. “We very much want to keep this thing going,” Crow said. “This year is better than last year. I don’t know how you can beat this year, but I bet we’ll try.” Email s.e.bennett11@ gmail.com

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Continued from 9 not have had we stayed in America at that time. Q: Why did you choose education over your original plan of becoming a minister? A: I just found that, during

my work in the church, what I found most fulfilling was working with young people. It was teaching. It was coaching. It was counseling. It was working with the youth group, and I thought that perhaps my greatest ministry would be as a teacher and a coach.

Q: What were some of the goals you had for St. Mark’s when you were appointed? A: I’ll say this: After having met with members of the search committee and others, and having read a substantial number of documents produced by the school about its strategic plan,

goals, and mission, I felt very good about the match between me and St. Mark’s. My goals were to make sure that I fulfilled the mission of the school and that I helped and led this school to enact and implement its strategic plan. And to make sure the place was both an envi-

One of our Nobel Prize discoveries has led to cholesterollowering drugs, saving millions of lives.

ronment in which high achievement was a hallmark, but also that caring — for individuals, students, and adults alike — was also a hallmark. Q: Talk about the highs and lows of your tenure. What are you most proud of, and what moments did you learn from? A: What I’m proudest of is that we have strived to fulfill the mission of the school, day in and day out. We’ve really focused on our students, and we have made them the center of the education enterprise. I’m proud that what we do helps them to become more accomplished, stronger boys and young men who will eventually contribute in important ways to our city, state, country, and world. We certainly have transformed the campus. We have added resources that will allow us to do this job exceedingly well in perpetuity, I hope.

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Achievement has been the hallmark, but I also think community spirit has been a hallmark. As with any job or any enterprise, there are times when there certainly are struggles, and those are worthy of note because I think every good organization and every individual has to go through times that are a bit challenging to be tested and to move forward. I will say this: At St. Mark’s, whether there’s an opportunity, a challenge, or a problem, people are always willing to put forth the effort to make sure we have what we need to come out the other end successful. Q: What have you learned from your time at St. Mark’s? A: What I’ve learned, and what’s been reinforced perhaps, is that every great accomplishment is a function of team effort. When one is able to build a strong team of highly motivated caring individuals who really pay attention to an organization or school’s mission, the right results ensue. Email jacie.scott@gmail.com

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Triplets to graduate From 3 Different Schools Ceremonies all scheduled in a 24-hour period By Todd Jorgenson

People Newspapers Graduation weekend will keep the Lefferts family scrambling from one place to the next, with three ceremonies in two days. But that’s nothing new. Marshall Lefferts and his sisters, Rachel and Karen, aren’t inseparable like some triplets. Instead, each has carved out his or her own niche at a different private school. That has allowed each sibling the optimum high school experience, even if it sometimes leads to some logistical nightmares for the clan. Marshall takes classes at ESD, while Rachel attends Hockaday and Karen is enrolled at Parish Episcopal. That wasn’t planned; it just worked out that way. The Lefferts triplets aren’t identical, and that doesn’t just apply to their looks. They have different interests and personalities, with Marshall a football player who hopes to play in college. Karen is an aspiring actress, while Rachel hopes to become a journalist. Their childhood has included some of the same rivalries that all siblings endure. At one point, the three children were each given 30 minutes a day to watch a TV show of their choice. Marshall said the girls would frequently team up and watch a show for an hour before yielding.

to forge their own path. They requested to be put in different classrooms to avoid any unnecessary pressure or jealousy. “We wanted to have our own identities instead of being known as ‘The Triplets,’ ” Marshall said. “We’re very lucky to be able to choose which schools we want to go to. Going to different schools, we’re not labeled.” In sixth grade, Rachel left St. Alcuin for Hockaday. Two years later, Marshall transferred to ESD. Karen completed her Montessori education at St. Alcuin before enrolling at Parish as a freshman. “There was definitely a reason for it,” said Rachel, who is an editor for the Hockaday literary arts magazine. “We’re very different, and each of the schools really suits our needs.” While trying to navigate various start times for classes and extracurricular activities, the Leffertses try to find time for family by having dinner together almost every night. Perhaps it’s of little surprise that the siblings will split up again in the fall. Marshall hopes to become a preferred walk-on with the football team at Miami after being a four-year varsity starter as an offensive lineman at ESD. Rachel hopes to enroll at the prestigious Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern, while Karen aims to attend Columbia College, an arts school in Chicago. The graduation of his triplets will see John, who worked in financial services for more than 30 years, go from full house to empty nest all at once. He plans to sell his house and move to California to be closer to other family members. “It’s going to get quiet in a hurry,” John said. “Even though they’re triplets,

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Birthdays have always been interesting. The triplets were born on May 10, which happens to be one day after their mother’s birthday and two days prior to their stepmother’s birthday. And it usually falls around Mother’s Day, to boot. “There’s a lot of parties going on around that time,” said their father, John Lefferts. “We used to throw one big party with all of their friends. As they got older, they wanted to do things more low-key and have their own identity.” All three took immersion classes at Dallas International School until fourth grade, then attended St. Alcuin Montessori School in fifth grade. Yet even in their younger days, the siblings wanted

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they have their own individuality. I think they will miss each other more than they will miss their parents.” Although the trio has never been apart for more than two weeks, Rachel said their adjustment to college will be just like that of other students, with all of the same excitement and apprehension. “Being a triplet doesn’t define us,” she said. “I think I’m already used to having my independence. Even if my brother and sister were not going off to college and my dad wasn’t leaving, it wouldn’t change the fact that I’m still leaving home.” Email todd.jorgenson@ peoplenewspapers.com

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SportS Lions Aim For Same Result With Different Coach By Todd Jorgenson

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St. Mark’s attacker Tommy Addy goes up against Highland Park’s James Diamond. from this school, and the involvement from the parents, and the facilities, is the equivalent to a Division III lacrosse situation,” Donald said, comparing his current and former jobs. “I’ve tried to take them back fundamentally a little bit and make sure we’re playing the right way. I’ve tried to bring a college practice mentality,


St. Mark’s midfielder landon Montgomery carries the ball during a 9-7 victory over Highland Park. where we’re moving from drill to drill without a lot of lag time in between. I’ve also tried to promote team unity and team

spirit, and trying to get these guys to come out of their shell.” Donald said he is confident about the Lions’ chances to



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It’s unusual for a successful college coach to return to high school. But for Francis Donald, the chance to take over the lacrosse program at St. Mark’s was anything but a step down. The new job was an opportunity for Donald to return to his alma mater after spending the past decade at Nazareth College in Rochester, N.Y., including four years as a player and six as an assistant coach. Plus, he assumes the reins of a St. Mark’s team that won its first Texas High School Lacrosse League title last year, after longtime head coach Hayward Lee stepped down following the championship game. “This is home,” Donald said. “It’s somewhere where I am comfortable and familiar. It’s a dream come true.” Although he followed the St. Mark’s program from afar, Donald said he was again impressed with the participation numbers and support system for the Lions when he moved back to Dallas from New York in June. “The support that you get

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People Newspapers Reese Walters grew up in a family that favored movement over inertia. His parents are runners. His older sister is a heptathlete. Walters himself tried soccer, basketball, lacrosse, swimming, golf, and ultimate Frisbee. So perhaps it’s of little surprise that when his track and field coach at the Shelton School suggested he try the steeplechase, the Bluffview resident was enthusiastic about the idea. And he found immediate success. “I just did really good at it,” said Walters, a sophomore who won his first steeplechase during a March meet in Corpus Christi. “I like running the distance, but doing the hurdles is also really fun for me.” A rarity at the high school level, the steeplechase is a 2-kilometer race that includes low hurdles at various intervals, with one water jump per lap. It’s an unusual combination for young track athletes who are typically labeled as sprinters, distance runners, or hurdlers. Walters is a distance specialist who has excelled at 800 and 1,600 meters, then began to blur those distinction this season when he added the 300 hurdles to his repertoire. When Shelton coach Steve McBride saw the Corpus Christi meet offered the steeplechase as part of its competition, he urged Walters to enter. “He’s such a good athlete. We kind of played around with that idea,” McBride said. “He’s got that combination of athleticism and endurance.” After winning his first steeplechase race, Walters finished fifth among 17 participants in the high school division at the Texas Relays on March 27 in Austin. Walters placed seventh in both the 800 and the 1,600 at the TAPPS state meet last year as a freshman. This year, after having broken multiple school records, he hopes to medal in both races,

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Reese Walters plans to compete at the TAPPS State Track and Field Meet, scheduled for May 2 and 3 in Waco. as well as the high jump and the hurdles. Such an accomplishment would help him escape the shadow of two people — his sister Tori, a heptathlete at Hendrix College in Arkansas; and Tanner Owens, a senior at Shelton who has signed with Northwestern (La.) State to become a decathlete. “I love watching him. It’s a friendly rivalry,” Walters said of Owens. “We have competitions to see who can get the most points at meets. It’s a really nice rivalry where we can feed off of each other.” Walters also enjoys competing against athletes from larger public schools, to earn wider respect both for himself and Shelton. For example, he was third in the 800 this season at the Richardson Invitational, a meet stacked with Class 4A and 5A public schools. “They underestimate what we can do, and then we come out and surprise them and do well,” Walters said. “It’s really cool to show people what you can do.” Email todd.jorgenson@ peoplenewspapers.com

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REAL E S TATE Q UARTERLY Prices Continue to Rise as Inventory Dwindles Sellers may be afraid of not having place to buy By Dan Koller

People Newspapers Analyzing the housing markets in the Park Cities and Preston Hollow is a chicken-or-theegg question: Are inventories low because owners are hesitant to put their houses up for sale, or are owners hesitant to put their houses up for sale because inventories are low? “We are seeing — at least, I am seeing — more homeowners putting their homes on the market,” said Erin Mathews, an executive vice president with Allie Beth Allman & Associates. “People were afraid to do it for so long because they were afraid that if they sold theirs right away, they would have no place to go. So they have held way back, with many people holding back until they know precisely where they’ll go.” In a separate interview, Ebby Halliday Realtors agent Kay Weeks expressed the same view. “People want to know where they’re going to go,” Weeks said, “because everyone’s so aware that the inventory is so tight that they’re afraid to put their houses on the market, for fear that their house will sell and then they won’t have anywhere to go to. It really is kind of clogging up the system.” According to statistics compiled by the North Texas Real Estate Information System, the number of active single-family listings in Area 25 — which includes the Park Cities as well as Bluffview, Devonshire, and Greenway Parks — dropped in each month of the first quarter when compared to a year earlier, as did the months of inventory, i.e. the number of months it would theoretically take for all of the listed homes to sell if no new homes came on the market. The same was true in Area 11, which is bounded by Northwest Highway, Midway Road, LBJ Freeway, and North Central Expressway. As the law of supply and de-

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mand would dictate, the median sales prices in both areas leapt up in February and March when compared to 12 months prior. In Area 25, the median sales price in March 2014 was $1,068,750, a 16-percent spike from a year earlier. In Area 11, the median price went up 12 percent to $645,000.

That combination of lower inventories and higher prices should add up to a continued sellers’ market — but not so fast, Weeks and Mathews said. “Just because it’s a sellers’ market, I would not say it’s a sellers’ market gone wild,” Mathews said. “Buyers are being very cautious, and if they


This three-bedroom house on Lakeside Park in Caruth Homeplace was built in 1986. Erin Mathews has it listed for $1.139 million. do pay a premium, they want to know — from me — ‘What is the premium I’m paying?’ They really want to know what things have sold for in these particular neighborhoods.” Weeks said a seller has to make sure his house is priced correctly for the market. Otherwise, it’ll sit there for a while. “We’re starting to get buyer pushback on the prices,” she said. “They rose significantly last year after a long drought. Last year was just crazy with the escalation of the prices.” In 2013, Dave Perry-Miller & Associates, Briggs Freeman

Sotheby’s International Realty, and Allie Beth Allman & Associates each touted surpassing the $1 billion milestone in total sales in July, August, and September, respectively. Mathews said her “little group” — the Mathews Nichols Group — did $200 million on its own last year. “Now I think buyers have kind of pulled back,” Weeks said. “And unless their house is sold, they are not jumping in headfirst. So buyers are kind of taking it a little slower this season.” Email dan.koller@ peoplenewspapers.com

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Crow’s Collection of Art and Americana Displayed on Home Tour By Sarah Bennett

Special Contributor Question: where in Dallas can you find Paul Revere’s silver ladle and Sitting Bull’s death mask? Answer: Harlan Crow’s Highland Park home. The Preston Road estate, and its owner’s extensive collection of Americana, were on display for all to see during the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society Home Tour on April 12. “It’s like the Library of Congress or the Smithsonian of Dallas,” docent Margaret Schwab said. Walking through the estate, it’s clear that Crow is influenced by great men of history. From the Kennedy White House sideboard in the dining room to the portrait of George Washington in the parlor, Crow has an obvious passion for presidents.

Portraits of and by world leaders hang in Harlan Crow’s Highland Park home.

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But Crow’s favorite leaders aren’t all from this side of the pond: in the family room stands a

Bateman said. But the artifacts aren’t all about politics: Crow’s interest in paintings takes over many of the transitional rooms. Works by Renoir and Monet hang in the small library to represent the Impressionist era, but many of the rooms circle back to his love of great political leaders: Crow has two paintings by Churchill himself, one by President Dwight Eisenhower, and a few by President George W. Bush. There’s even a large portrait of Bush that was rejected by the Smithsonian because it was made with watercolors. (All portraits there must be oil paintings.) “The house is really kind of ongoing,” docent Gwen Huff said. “They’re always collecting, changing, and moving things.” A gallery with portraits of great influencers leads to Crow’s office and his grand library,


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Duo Spots opportunity to Adapt Phone Technology to Doorbells By Caitlin Adams

Special Contributor In an age where virtually anyone can develop a smartphone app, two SMU alumni took a leap of faith and created one of their own. But this invention went beyond video games and “meet-cutes” for singles. Shaun Moore and Nezare Chafni met as students in the Cox School of Business, but they went from classmates to business partners with the development of Chui, a “smart” doorbell. “The more we looked into it, the more we realized the potential for it,” Moore said. The duo officially launched the idea for Chui — named after the Swahili word for leopard, an animal known for its ability to adapt — in the summer of 2012, but a change in patent laws in March of 2013 meant they had to do more than put pen to paper. The law went from first to file to first to invent, so they got

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Nezare Chafni and Shaun Moore developed a “smart” doorbell. to work designing a prototype. They knew they wanted to shy away from awkward yard signs and bulky boxes common of security companies today, but their finance backgrounds didn’t exactly spur creativity. Instead, the duo enlisted Swedish design agency People People

to create a small, sleek device. “We tried to make it look more like a piece of decoration,” Chafni said. The result is an “intelligent doorbell” wrapped in a small white box. While most doorbells chime, Chui connects through Wi-Fi to an app in smartphones

and encompasses facial-recognition software and audio capabilities to alert the homeowner when a friend — or an unwanted visitor — is at the door. And while they didn’t invent the wheel when it comes to home-monitoring systems — both AT&T and Verizon offer their customers home-automation bundles — the duo honed in on a niche market to bring the software to customers cheaply, regardless of their cell carrier. As Moore sees it, the basis of the technology is identifying who is at the door, and if they’re worth your time. “You don’t have to be bothered if you don’t want to be,” he said. Whether it’s unlocking the door for a friend, playing a recorded message for an expected visitor, or turning on lights after dark, Chui offers options for two-way communication and live streaming. The first bundle of gadgets won’t ship until late fall, but

The Common Desk, a co-working space in Deep Ellum, partnered with the entrepreneurs to pilot test the doorbell. “We have a community of early adapters, innovators, and tech companies that love testing new technologies like Chui,” said owner Nick Clark. Chafni and Moore’s firm, 214 Technologies, relies on the feedback to ensure that Chui functions successfully in both residential and commercial properties. The Common Desk uses the facial-recognition software to check in tenants. “The functionality is spoton,” Clark said. As for the future of Chui, the duo admits it’s hard to predict what’s next for a start-up, but their plan is to live up to the origin of the product’s name, albeit ahead of the curve. “If you’re reading about it today, it’s well in the past in our eyes,” Moore said. Email caitlinadams90@ gmail.com



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HP officials Try to Set Example For Residents With Water Usage By Todd Jorgenson

People Newspapers The town of Highland Park wants its residents to know that it is possible to conserve water and still maintain those perfectly manicured lawns for the neighbors to envy. And to prove that point, the town is using itself as the guinea pig. “I think this community can use a lot less water and remain the gold standard in terms of beauty,” Mayor Joel Williams said. “It’s just going to take a different mindset.” With drought conditions keeping lake levels low and affecting water supplies throughout Texas, the pressure continues to rise on municipalities and property owners to restrict their water usage. HP officials think residents should do their share in a town where 96 percent of water usage is residential, and the bulk of that is spent on irrigation. “We want to improve water efficiency,” said Ronnie Brown, director of town services. “Public education is the empha-

sis. We can have attractive lawns and still save water.” For example, Highland Park Department of Public Safety officers have started issuing door hangers when they see violations of the town’s conservation guidelines, such as broken sprinkler heads, time-of-day watering restrictions, or leaking irrigation systems that cause water to flow on to public sidewalks and streets. “We haven’t seen very many. We do the education first before we do any kind of enforcement action,” town spokesman Lance Koppa said. “There’s a general tendency for irrigation systems to run slightly longer and more frequently than they have to. That’s part of that education component. They can usually achieve the same goals with less frequency and duration.” Koppa said the irrigation message is coupled with a warning about mosquitoes, that overwatering of shaded areas can become an insect breeding ground. He said HP also is contacting its top 25 residential water users to encourage


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Sleek kitchens provide top-quality stainless appliances, granite countertops, modern European-style cabinets and center islands. Beautiful baths have custom cabinetry with granite countertops, wall sconce light fixtures and hand-set tile floors. Recreational amenities include a rooftop terrace, an Italian-designed plaza with an infinity-edge lap pool and spa, outdoor fireplace with multiple seating areas, barbeque area with gas grills, 24-hour fitness center, conference room and more. Additionally, there is assigned underground resident parking with additional parking available. The property is open Saturdays, 11-4 and Sundays, 1-4. For more information, contact Jeff Updike or Weston Pugh at 214-377-2223 or updikepugh@ daveperrymiller.com. Dave Perry-Miller & Associates (www.daveperrymiller.com) is an Ebby Halliday company and member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and Luxury Portfolio International (www.luxuryportfolio.com).

efficient usage. The town is inspecting all new residential irrigation systems, although older ones are grandfathered in, and suggesting more efficient equipment in some cases. Homeowners have been generally receptive so far, he said. Meanwhile, the town has aggressively started to curtail water usage in its parks through the use of historical data, “smart meters,” and more precise nozzles. Brown said that strategy has reduced water usage in one park by 60 percent. HP is experimenting in other ways, as well. The town is altering its plant selection in public areas to include more adaptable flowers and fewer high-maintenance plants such as azaleas. “We have to look at drought-tolerant plants that use less water,” town administrator Bill Lindley said. The town recently approved a horticultural consulting agreement with the Dallas Arboretum that began by reviewing the contents of the display beds at Flippen Park. In all, parks comprise about 20 percent of the land in HP. “If we’re going to ask the residents to make sure they’re not overwatering, we want to make sure our irrigation systems are kept up,” Koppa said. “As time has gone on, it’s really become a topic in the forefront. It’s not something we can get away from. We’re all going to have to

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make this adjustment.” Koppa thinks that just as HP sets a benchmark for other communities in terms of its landscaping, it also can establish a standard for conservation. “It’s a real issue for everybody. We have to do our share,” he said. “We want the town to set an example.” Email todd.jorgenson@ peoplenewspapers.com

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Combine a renowned architect with a sought-after address and the result is a modern masterpiece that exemplifies a well-curated life. Bud Oglesby designed the Preston Hollow estate at 10300 Strait Lane to meet his highest standards. Sited on 3.5 acres of lush and landscaped grounds, the home truly embraces a very special life. From the private setting at the end of a long drive to the open spaces that create a backdrop for elegant entertaining and comfortable family gatherings, this five-bedroom home built around a central courtyard is a study in proportion and forward-thinking design. The entire home is light-filled and open, thanks to large windows that frame the nature preserve-like setting and Oglesby’s signature, clear story win-

dows that draw light from above. The long galleries lining each of the home’s three wings are flooded with light, creating the perfect canvas for displaying treasured collections. And in the master bed/sitting room, a floor-to-ceiling window overlooks a small pond that is home to a family of colorful mallards. Oglesby’s expert hand also includes functional spaces that assist with comfortable living—a generous butler’s pantry, spacious laundry room and separate quarters for staff or guests. And outside, the wooded grounds include a pool, tennis court and expansive terraces that open to this serene, one-of-a-kind setting. This modern work of art is listed by Susan Marcus for $7,490,000. Briggsfreeman.com

The fabulous master suite has baths separated by a steam shower, separate closets, a balcony and a spiral staircase leading to the courtyard. The guest suite can be accessed through the attached 3 car garage as well as a separate exterior entrance. Other amenities include a home office, exercise room, coffee bar and a beautiful elevator. This home is truly a resort. For more information or to schedule a private showing, contact Jane Gordon at 214.478.7099 or janegordon@daveperrymiller.com.Dave Perry-Miller & Associates (daveperrymiller.com) is an Ebby Halliday Company with five area locations, marketing the key areas of the Park Cities, Preston Hollow, Uptown, Lakewood, East Dallas and Kessler Park. Dave Perry-Miller & Associates is also a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and Luxury Portfolio International, luxuryportfolio.com.







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BB&T Mortgage and BB&T Wealth are proud to announce the association of Jim Castellaw as Mortgage Lending Officer. Jim brings over 20 years of mortgage experience to the BB&T team as it positions itself to be a major player in the Dallas banking and real estate market. “BB&T is unique in that it’s a larger bank with tremendous leverage, but with a very personal, hometown feel … much like the Park Cities itself. I think that combination is going to be extremely appealing to customers in this area … big enough to get the job done, but never forgetting it’s all about personal customer service.” BB&T Wealth is located in Preston Center (right behind Nick & Sam’s).

Paige and Curt Elliott with Dave Perry-Miller & Associates are offering this beautiful traditional home at 4036 Purdue (4036purdue.daveperrymiller.com) for $1,549,000. There are four bedrooms, 5 ½ baths, formals, den, game room and a bonus room. The island kitchen opens to the breakfast room and den. A study could function as bedroom five. Additional features include hardwoods,

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People Newspapers Alex Sharma believes in the quality of his doughnuts, so much so that he thinks you’ll pay handsomely for them. Sharma is the chairman and majority shareholder of Top Pot Doughnuts, a chain that will soon open its first Dallas outpost at the corner of Hillcrest and Northwest Highway. He said the store will charge about $20 per dozen; the atmosphere will be thrown in for free. “It’s something that’s not been done in doughnuts, which is an artisanal, high-end environment,” Sharma said. “It’s for people who want something special and something memorable.” If that sounds a lot like Starbucks’ approach to coffee, well, that’s no coincidence. Top Pot is based in Seattle, Starbucks’ hometown. In fact, the chain started out as a coffee shop, Sharma said, but branched out to doughnuts to differentiate itself from all of its competition in the caffeine-crazed Pacific Northwest. Top Pot — which charges $17.99 per dozen at its Seattle stores — began supplying doughnuts to Starbucks in 2005. Within five years, Sharma said, his company’s doughnuts were in the coffee colossus’ shops in 19 countries. “That started becoming the real operational focus of our business,” he said. But there was a downside to the relationship, which ended a few years ago. “It probably put some brakes on what we can do as a retail entity,” Sharma said. “We had to be sensitive to emphasizing our coffee when our primary revenue stream is a giant coffee company.” Top Pot aims to be a giant coffee (and doughnut) company itself. Hence, the opening of the Dallas store, the chain’s first outside Washington state. The choice of that location was strategic; the store on Hillcrest is less than a mile from Sharma’s home in University Park. Yes, a man who lives in the Park Cities chairs a company based in Seattle. Sharma describes himself as a “failed” or “reformed” lawyer, varying the adjective depending on whether or not he’s talking to another attorney. He eventually


Alex Sharma is converting what was Elevation Burger into the first Dallas outpost for his Seattle-based doughnut chain.

What’s in a name?

Top pot’s price vs. competitors

Top Pot founders Mark and Michael Klebeck salvaged a sign from a shuttered Chinese restaurant called “Top Spot.” It sat in their mother’s yard for years, long enough to gather moss and a few critters’ nests. When they were finally transporting it to get the neon refurbished, the S fell off the sign — on a freeway. “The S was for ‘serendipity,’ ” Mark Klebeck said. “I was very upset at the time, but I’m happy it happened.”

Alex Sharma said Top Pot will charge about $20 for a dozen doughnuts at its Dallas store. Here are the highest per-dozen prices posted at nearby competitors:

gravitated toward real-estate development, but he didn’t relish doing business in his sprawling hometown. He sought out a smaller, less volatile market, which led him to Seattle. “If something went wrong,” he said of Seattle, “it would go wrong only on a certain bandwith.” One of the projects he and his business partner, Bill Ter-



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thing his office building in South Lake Union lacked. So they decided it wasn’t a good fit. But he and Terhar became friends with Top Pot’s founders, Mark and Michael Klebeck. “Every time my brother and I were building out the next new store,” Mark Klebeck said, “all of a sudden Alex would show up when he was in town, and we’d catch up, and he really

liked what we were doing. He loved the brand and everything that we were starting to generate with it. And just in conversations he got involved with us.” Sharma said Top Pot was building its third cafe when he joined the company in 2005. Its 16th and 17th Seattle-area locations are scheduled to open this summer. “In Seattle, we’re an institution,” Sharma said. “People are slavishly devoted to us.” He hopes to build the same type of loyalty in Dallas. As chairman of the Lamplighter School’s board of trustees, he’s laid the groundwork via plenty of donated doughnuts. “Through Lamplighter, I’ve given away something like 15,000 doughnuts,” Sharma said with a laugh. “There’s a whole cadre of middle-aged men and women who have been eating our doughnuts for free. And I thought, ‘We could monetize this.’ ” They sure could — if those people enjoyed their freebies enough to pay $20 per dozen. Email dan.koller@ peoplenewspapers.com

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Special Contributor Preston Hollow’s own Richard and Tiffanee Ellman — owners of Oak, Pakpao, and Belly and Trumpet — have received critical acclaim throughout the years for the three restaurants. Richard said traveling around the world with his wife was part of their inspiration. Q: When did your love for food start? A: I think that I have been fortunate enough to travel — both for work and pleasure — throughout my life, and travel, for me, has been synonymous with eating all different cuisines and styles of food and being exposed to great food all over the world. I think that was certainly part of it. My mom was a great cook, so I was fortunate to grow up in a house where I ate good food. I think I’ve grown up with an appreciation for great food my whole life. Q: Is there a country or place you’ve visited where the food stood out? A: I have traveled a lot in my life, and when I got married, my wife and I started traveling together. She also has a passion for food in the same way I do, and is, I think, someone who would consider herself to be somewhat particular about food and is always adventurous when it comes to trying new things and exploring new cuisines. So I think, together, when we decided to open Oak, it was really an effort to bring together some of

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Richard and Tiffanee Ellman of Preston Hollow plan to open a second Pakpao restaurant in Plano sometime within the next year. our different thoughts and ideas that we had traveling together and that I had had throughout my life. Our two restaurants, Oak and Belly and Trumpet, are fairly global in their approach, and there are cuisines that are representative of different countries around the world. And, of course, Pakpao is Thai, and my wife is half-Thai,

and I have spent a fair amount of time in Thailand, and I think we were also exposed to the different aspects of Thai cuisine when we traveled together — and not just Asian, but in Australia and New Zealand. We wanted to do a fresh approach to Thai cuisine, that we hadn’t

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Laura Bush’s Florist offers Tips on Arranging By Paige Skinner

Special Contributor About 20 women crowded into a floral shop April 3 to watch Laura Bush’s florist arrange flowers for the former first lady. That man is Dan Pierce, owner of Wild About Flowers in Preston Royal Southwest shopping center, and he told the ladies that Bush pretty much likes any kind of arrangement. While Pierce does not have a formal agreement with the Bushes as their florist, he has

done a lot of work for the family, he said. Pierce comes from a family of florists, so arranging flowers is nothing new to him. As the women watched, Pierce put together three flower arrangements and then the women voted on which one he would send to Bush. Pierce answered questions from the attendees, including which flowers were the most fragrant ones, where the flowers are grown, and how to keep

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Dan Pierce owns Wild About Flowers in Preston Hollow.

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Continued from 28 really seen, in Pakpao. Q: Are any of the ingredients local? A: Oh, a lot. Absolutely. Our chefs always strive to source locally first, so a lot.

Q: Where do you see the restaurants in five years? A: We’re opening another Pakpao in Plano. That will be sometime over the next year. So we’ll see how things go with Pakpao, but certainly we feel like there’s been a lot of demand in the small restaurants,

so we’re hoping we’ll have a good opportunity with success in opening another one. We’ll see. We have some things up our sleeves that we plan on doing this year, but nothing is set in stone yet. In five years, we anticipate there will probably be more Pakpaos. We

don’t know how many, and I’m not sure. We’ve opened three restaurants in a span of a couple of years, so obviously we’re fairly aggressive, so I anticipate more of something. I just don’t know what. Email paigemskinner@ gmail.com

Continued from 28 the flowers as long-lasting as possible. He offered some tips. 1. He said to change the water every couple of days. The water just needs to be room temperature tap water. 2. Cutting the stems every couple of days will double their life. 3. He never uses the flower food that accompanies some bought flowers. He said the flowers have so much in them already, that the food is not necessary. 4. Also, he never sticks his flowers into foam. He simply just uses water. 5. The environment for the flowers should be at a moderate temperature and not drafty. The plants from Wild About Flowers are brought in from all around the world, including South America, New Zealand, Thailand and California. The floral shop arranges flowers for churches, proms, special occasions, and even fundraisers. He said whether the flowers are for a wedding, a funeral, or a holiday, they all carry a significant emotional weight, so it’s imperative not to mess anything up. If they do, they must deal with the emotions added to that special event. “Arranging flowers is so emotionally charged,” Pierce said. “You can’t get it wrong. That’s why we try to visit with customers before we start arranging to make sure we’re all on the same page.” Pierce used a wide variety of flowers for the sample arrangements, from sunflowers to lily grass to French parrot tulips. He said design isn’t complicated and he teaches his shop’s florists not to think too much when arranging flowers. It’s best to keep their analytical side of the brain out of the flower arrangements. “I never know what I’m going to do until I just do it,” he said. “My best work is usually when I’m just messing around.” Email paigemskinner@ gmail.com

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What Makes Your Mom So Great? “My mom inspires me every day to be a better person. Whether we are laughing together in the car, spending time with friends and family, or working together on a random project, my mom exemplifies the kind of person that I strive to be. She is thoughtful, positive, compassionate, and hard working. She makes me and everyone around her happier, and I am so lucky to have her.” — Matthew Stock, Greenhill senior and son of Karen Stock “She’s really good about driving me and my two brothers to school every morning. All of us play sports, too, and she’s always able to take us to practice, watch all of our baseball, football, basketball, and soccer games, and still make us really good dinners. Thank you for all your support mom. We couldn’t be on time to anything without you.” — Austin Russell, ESD sixth-grader and son of Angie Russell “She’s the best mom because she cheers louder than anyone else’s mom at my baseball games.” — Adam Russell, ESD fourth-grader

“She always tell me she loves me a lot and I want to tell her ‘thank you’ for that.” — Andrew Russell, ESD kindergartner “I love my mom because she always puts others before herself. She is the most selfless person I know. She would sacrifice everything to make sure my sister and I are happy and successful. Her dedication to her job as a mother is very strong. She’s my voice of reason when I choose to be impulsive. I’ve learned how to be a great woman through my mother. I couldn’t have been blessed with a better mom who taught me all I know about loving.” — Lauren Henry, W.T. White senior and daughter of Charlotte Henry “My mom always says, ‘What you bring to the picnic affects everybody.’ She means bring a positive attitude, and I agree with her. … I love my mom’s homecooked meals. She does them every night. When she’s gone, it’s only PB&J.” — Emma Vandercook, Shelton fifth-grader and daughter of Linda Vandercook

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lIvInG well fruGAl foodie

go green For Your Health’s Sake



t’s spring in Texas, which means lots of local greens will start popping up: kale, spinach, bok choy, chard, arugula — keep an eye out. Local arugula is soft, fragrant, and peppery — yum! Is spinach your go-to green? Certainly the most popular leafy green in restaurants, it used to be my favorite. Now? My least favorite green. Let’s discuss. Since getting Frugal Foodie-fied, I have realized you can eat pretty much every part of every plant. So those radish greens, tops of leeks, beet greens, and carrot stems you’ve been tossing? Deliciousness lost to the trash — or compost, if you are into that. No more! Buying veggies with their

greens intact has multiple benefits: one: The plants are more complete and alive with roots, stalks, and greens still attached. They will stay fresher longer in your fridge. Two: That means more nutrients. And better flavor. Three: The greens are food, too! More bang for your buck. Vegetables with intact greens and roots will often be organic and/or local. Go for it. Little to no chemicals and low travel time. The fresher the better. Sometimes I use the greens with their vegetable. For example, a roasted beet on top of its own greens tossed in a homemade vinaigrette is tasty. I’ve taken to roasting carrots whenever I get my hands on very fresh ones with their tops. I like to leave about an inch of the stem. The stems crisp up so beautifully from a roast and have extra vitamins and crunch! Good roughage (aka fiber). And guess what? You can make pesto with any green, nut, and oil combo. Mix and match. How about radishes? They’re possibly


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Radishes, carrots, and chard are among the veggies that make it easy being green. my favorite greens. Most people crinkle their noses at the memory of bitter experiences with the little beauties. Deny that memory, and find an organic bunch with the greens attached. Slice those babies up and sauté. Or cut into chunks and roast. Then make a delicious side salad with the greens. Here’s a simple recipe that will work with any leafy green: • organic greens of choice

• thin sliced red onion • handful of garbanzo beans (also known as chickpeas), canned and rinsed • whisk a dressing: fresh lemon, white wine vinegar, almond oil, salt, and pepper Toss all ingredients and enjoy! Visit frugalfoodiedallas.com or instagram/frugalfoodiedallas for loads of other recipes.

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l Iv InG w ell FAITH prESBYTErIAn HoSpICE HIrES nEW MEDICAL DIrECTor Presbyterian Communities and Services has named University Park resident Ona Nwosu as medical director for Faith Presbyterian Hospice, the largest nonprofit hospice in Dallas. She brings more than 20 years of experience in general practice, acute care, and hospice and palliative care. Nwosu received her ona degree from the UniverNwosu sity of Nigeria’s College of Medicine. She worked at hospitals in Nigeria, New York, and Houston before obtaining a hospice and palliative medicine fellowship from UT Southwestern. THE LEgACY prESTon HoLLoW FETED BY nATIonAL MAgAZInE The Legacy Preston Hollow has been named one of the best nursing homes in the country for 2014 by U.S. News & World Report. The list is based on a review of community scores determined by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services. The three main categories considered are health inspections, nurse staffing, and quality measures. Nearly 16,000 nursing homes across the United States were evaluated, and only 3,800 made the cut.

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campS The Hills Are Alive With the Chants of Campers By Caitlin Adams


Special Contributor

LoCATIon: Anchored by Lake Ted, a private, spring-fed lake in Marble Falls CAMpErS: Boys and girls ages 7-17 TErM LEngTHS: Campers can choose between one-, two-, and threeweek terms. (One-week terms are limited to fifth-graders and younger.) ACTIvITIES: Zip lining, woodworking, and survival skills are just a few of the more than 40 activities offered. All campers venture to Lake Travis daily with their cabinmates. QUICK FACT: Each afternoon, campers are allotted “phunanza” — a supervised hour in which all activities are open. WEBSITE: campiscool.com



There’s a new generation of summer camps, and they have done away with stiff cots and lackluster arts and crafts. These sleep-away camps, all located in the Hill Country, take a camper’s summer experience to the next level. From hotel-like sleeping arrangements to circus games and SAT courses, each camp has something for every child, no matter if they’re book lovers or boogie boarders. CAmP bAlConeS SPrinGS




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CAmP CHAmPionS LoCATIon: Outside of Marble Falls on the shores of Lake Lyndon B. Johnson CAMpErS: Boys and girls ages 6-18 TErM LEngTHS: Two- and threeweek terms ACTIvITIES: Activities are organized into four categories: waterfront, sports, outdoors, and fine arts. Options available to campers include paddle boarding, tennis, painting, and driving go-karts. QUICK FACT: Let the games begin. Champions are divided into two tribes: Spartans and Trojans. Every Sunday, the two teams converge on the playing field

for Olympic-style games. WEBSITE: campchampions.com CAmP loneHollow LoCATIon: Between Vanderpool and Utopia, surrounded by mountains and an 18-acre lake CAMpErS: Boys and girls ages 7-16. TErM LEngTHS: They vary from two weeks to four weeks, with a one-week option for campers ages 7-9. ACTIvITIES: Campers can choose 12 of the more than 60 activities offered,

including mountain boarding, organic cooking, videography, and yoga. QUICK FACT: Think mosquitoes and cots? Think again. Camp Lonehollow is known for its state-of-the-art accommodations. Come nightfall, campers tuck into custom-made cedar bunk beds in converted silos along the waterfront. WEBSITE: lonehollow.com CAmP lonGHorn LoCATIon: Burnet is due east of Camp Longhorn’s two branches. Camp Long-

horn Inks Lake is located on the shores of its namesake, and Camp Longhorn Indian Springs is situated along two lakes fed by natural springs. CAMpErS: Campers must complete second grade before attending. TErM LEngTHS: Two or three weeks ACTIvITIES: Swimming, sailing, and skiing are just a few of the 30 activities offered. Camp favorites include the blob, which is sort of a floating bouncehouse on the lake.

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5 Ways to Prepare Your Camper By Caitlin Adams

Special Contributor

May 5– Aug. 8

Preparing millennial campers for a summer sans smart phones and sleeping in may seem like an impossible feat, but there’s a science to help your family properly prepare. Read on as three Texas camp gurus spill their secrets to a successful summer experience.

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get Your Child revved Up You can start getting your child excited for sleep-away camp long before her trunk is packed. Helene Abrams, a Dallas-based advisor with Tips on Trips and Camps, tells parents to let their children buy their own supplies to get them excited for their time away. She said parents should talk about the fun experiences their child will have, such as meeting new friends and learning new skills, but what’s left unsaid is just as important: “Never tell them you will miss them.”


Embrace reality Separation from parents can be a big achievement in a child’s life, but that doesn’t mean the transition comes easy. James Eastland, vice president of Camp Mystic, said homesickness is normal for campers, especially those leaving home for the first time. But proper preparation can help alleviate a child’s anxiety. Eastland encourages parents to talk to their children about the realities of homesickness so they understand it’s a normal feeling. He advises parents to make a wall calendar weeks in advance to generate excitement while putting the length of their time away in perspective. Additionally, he tells parents to drop a letter in the mail the day before their child goes to camp so they have something to open at the first mail call.


remain Upbeat Speaking of snail mail, it’s important to choose your words wisely. Christine Baskin, owner of Camp Balcones Springs, said to be mindful of what you write to your camper and always remain

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upbeat. “Save devastating news — the hamster dies, you’re moving to a different home — for later, when your child has returned home with stories about their camp experience,” she said. Baskin tells parents to send plenty of letters, emails, and care packages, but understand it might not be a twoway street. The lack of letters from your campers can often be a sign that they are busy enjoying their time away.


Encourage Independence Abrams encourages parents to let children bathe themselves, pick out their own outfits, and create their own snacks to encourage independence. “Let them do for themselves,” she said. Taking on these simple daily tasks will cut down on any guesswork later.


Trust the Camp At the end of the day, trust the camp you choose. Parents are often just as nervous as their campers, but Baskin said it’s important to trust your gut. “Check out safety records, camper-to-counselor ratios, and the qualities of facilities to make sure your child will be safe and properly supervised,” she said.

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School’s Out & Summer’s In!

A Day in the Life at Camp Champions

Time to make friends, learn new skills and have FUN this summer!

By Caitlin Adams

Select from a range of one- or two-week academic enrichment, artistic, sports or fun-filled camps. For boys and girls, ages 3-18.

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June 2 – August 15 It is the policy of Greenhill School to administer its educational programs, including admission and financial aid, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, or disability.


Camp Champions is a whirlwind of activities, from wakeboarding to horseback riding. But camp can be more than just activities; it’s a place to meet friends and develop critical skills that can lead to success later in life. Here is a peek at a typical day in the life of a Camp Champions camper.

7:30 — Rise and shine! 7:45 — Flag raising, national anthem, and daily announcements 8 — Breakfast 9:10 — Climbing on the Pirate Ship (a 24-element ropes course), a petting zoo, or horseback riding are just a few outdoors options campers enjoy.


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10:05 — Every camper will be in Lake LBJ at least once a day, either sailing, kayaking, skiing, wakeboarding, or on tubes. 10:55 — Grab fruit to reload for the rest of the morning. 11:05 — Work on your skills in basketball, lacrosse, soccer, etc.; the list goes on and on. 12:05 — Every camper is required to participate in instructional swim, even if they are already great swimmers. The campers will also have free swim. Camp Champions has one large pool with two slides and a basketball hoop, as well as the Spin Cycle, which is similar to a lazy river. 1:05 — Lunch 1:55 — “Halftime” is down time for campers, who can take a nap, write letters, or catch up on their summer reading. They must stay in their own cabins.

Camp Balcones Springs (CBS), located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country just forty-five minutes outside of Austin, is a Christian summer camp for children of all ages. CBS has an excellent camper-to-counselor ratio of four to one, which is an industry best. We are devoted to helping campers develop responsibility and grow into successful adults, teaching campers the importance of risk-taking and giving back to the community. In the off-season, CBS transforms into The

Retreat at Balcones Springs, a conference center and wedding venue. Because CBS is open year-round, we are able to employ full-time staff to serve summer campers, in addition to the lovely summer staff and leaders we welcome from universities across the U.S. Year-round operating also means the food is top-notch, cabins are air-conditioned and camp recreational amenities are fantastic. We hope to see you this summer at Camp Balcones Springs!

2:35 — Campers continue to relax, but they can play games with friends, or keep napping if they prefer. They can visit friends’ cabins, if approved by counselors. They also begin cleaning up for inspection. 3:45 — Campers will organize their trunks, make their beds, and sweep. The girl campers often come up with a song to sing to the inspector(s). 4:05 — Afternoon snack 4:35 — Campers choose from fine arts such as dance, music, ceramics, arts and crafts, drama, or cooking. Camp Champions has a choreographed dance called Jam Session that is always a treat at term’s end. 5:30 — Time for sailing on Lake LBJ. Campers are in the pool or lake at least twice a day. 6:35 — Dinner 7:35 — Camp-wide or divisional activities (can be coed) 8:15 — Torchlight is a gathering to hear the announcements for the following day, honor the camper(s) of the day, and enjoy the community environment

From robotics and science to rugby and fencing – there’s something for everyone to discover this summer. Join the fun at www.esdallas.org/summercamp

8:45 — Talk about the day and set goals 9:30 — Taps and lights out

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CAMP S Continued from 34 QUICK FACT: Longhorn Rangers is a program exclusive to 10th-grade boys. Rangers venture by bus to New Mexico and Colorado to learn leadership skills that prepare them to serve as future Camp Longhorn counselors. WEBSITE: camplonghorn.com C a m p M Y S TI C Location: The banks of the Guadalupe River, 18 miles west of Kerrville Campers: Girls are allowed to attend after completion of the second grade. Term Lengths: Two 30day terms and one 13-day term Activities: Campers choose from more than 30 activities, including journalism, snorkeling, and race swimming. QUICK FACT: Campers are divided into two tribes, and each camper is assigned a big and little sister within their tribe so a camper never feels alone during their stint at Mystic. WEBSITE: campmystic.com C a m p S t e wa r t Location: Hunt, on the North Fork of the Guadalupe River Campers: Boys ages 6-16 Term Lengths: Campers choose between two- and fourweek terms. Activities: All campers can participate in an array of activities, including golf, archery, and ceramics. Quick Fact: When campers reach 13 years old, they can specialize in one of four programs: Campmaster, Ranchman, Outdoorsman, or Sportsman. These categories allow for a more specialized training for campers. WEBSITE: campstewart.com


Girls can attend Camp Mystic after completing the second grade.

Lighting a campfire is a weekly ritual at Camp Mystic. Campers talk about their tribes’ history and sing songs. QUICK FACT: The all-girls camp was originally built as a resort inn, so sleeping “tepees” and dining halls are fully air-conditioned. WEBSITE: hohcamp.com Wa l d e m a r Location: Hunt, on the edge of Edwards Plateau, 10 miles from the Guadalupe River Campers: Girls ages 7-18 Term Lengths: Four weeks (4th through 11th grades) or one week (2nd through 5th)

Activities: Campers can participate in 12 activities throughout their term. Synchronized swimming, trick roping, and “polocrosse” are just a few options to fill their daily schedules. Quick Fact: Being crowned the “Ideal Waldemar Girl” is the highest honor bestowed on a camper during a term. This title is voted on anonymously by camp staff in order to identify the camper that best reflects the Waldemar ideals. WEBSITE: waldemar.com


Summertime Fitness and Fun

H e a r t O ’ Th e Hills Camp Location: Hunt, on the South Fork of the Guadalupe River Campers: Girls ages 6-16 (This is the sister camp to Camp Stewart.) Term Lengths: Two- and four-week sessions, with a oneweek option for campers ages 6-11 Activities: All campers are encouraged to learn horseback riding, Red Cross swimming instruction, and field sports. Additional electives include sign language, cheerleading, and calligraphy.

At Cooper Fitness Center Summer Camps kids explore their interests in fitness and sports and learn the importance of making healthy choices. The experienced staff and ideal setting—Cooper Fitness Center’s expansive outdoor spaces and newly-renovated indoor facilities—provide the ultimate camp experience. Fit and Fun Camps are action-packed. From lacrosse and volleyball to relay races and capture the flag—with fitness and nutrition lesson woven in—kids are introduced to exciting activities that keep them active all day. In the Basketball, Tennis and

Cheerleading Camps the coaches mix the perfect amount of challenge and fun, helping kids improve their skills and learn the sport. The Athletic Development Programs prepare kids and teens to perform their best in any sport. Drills and games focus on speed, agility, power, strength and coordination. In a nurturing, safe environment, Cooper Swim Academy teaches kids skills they can enjoy for a lifetime. The low student-to-instructor ratio ensures each student gets individualized attention. Register at cooperyouth.com/Dallas or 972.233.4832.

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Alexandra Weber & Jordan McGowEn


lexandra Lynn Weber and Jordan Bruce McGowen exchanged wedding vows March 29 at First Baptist Dallas. The Rev. Robert Jeffress officiated with nuptial music provided by Dr. Jerry Aultman, Tom Gilchrist, Julia Miller Klie, and the Highland Park High School Orchestra. Following the ceremony, a reception, with a seated dinner and dancing, was held at the Adolphus Hotel. The celebration featured lush floral arrangements in ivory and white hues with bright pink and coral accents, designed by Branching Out. The couple’s first dance was to “It Had to Be You.” The rehearsal dinner was held at the Dallas Petroleum Club. John Cain Photography was on hand, recording every magical moment for posterity. The bride is the daughter of Cindy and Tony R. Weber of Highland Park. She is the granddaughter of Ms. Wilma Green, the late Mr. Homer Green, Ms. June Weber, and Mr. Tony W. Weber. The groom is the son of Jan-

ice and Malcolm Theobald of Houston. He is the grandson of Ms. Mary Andrzejewski, Ms. Margaret Theobald, Mrs. Jean Theobald, Mr. Brian Theobald, and Mr. Neil McGowen. The bride was presented in marriage by her parents and escorted down the aisle by her father. She chose “Leda,” a strapless, mermaid gown from Vera Wang’s Luxe Collection, which featured delicately placed tulip and rose Chantilly lace over web-designed lace, presenting a luxurious layered look. The gown’s train was completed with Vera Wang’s signature “flange” tiered wave detail for added drama. The bride also chose to have her dress hand-embroidered in Swarovski crystals to add a bit of shimmer. To finish her look, Alex wore a matching lace, cathedral-length veil, which included pearls from her mother’s wedding gown sewn by her mother and two grandmothers. Assisting the bride as maid of honor was Kylie Weintraub. Bridesmaids included Hannah Ferrin, Stephanie Martin,


Brittny Groce & Hunt Allred


rittny Shane Groce and Herbert Hunt Allred exchanged wedding vows on Jan. 11 at Highland Park Presbyterian Church. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. L. Nelson Bell II, associate pastor. A reception followed at the Dallas Country Club with dinner and dancing to the music of Cuvee. The newlyweds danced their first dance to “I Cross My Heart” by George Strait. On the eve of the wedding, a rehearsal dinner with a ranch theme was held at the Dallas Petroleum Club for family and the wedding party. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jody Wayne Groce of Highland Village, Texas. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Dean McCurdy and the late Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Glenn Groce, both of Yukon, Okla. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Louis Allred of Highland Park. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. William Herbert Hunt of Highland Park and the late Mr. and Mrs. Lou-

is Edward Allred of Wellington, Texas. The bride was presented in marriage by her parents and escorted down the aisle by her father. Brittny selected a couture gown of Alencon lace designed by Liancarlo. An ivory sash with a handmade rose marked the bride’s natural waistline. To complete the ensemble, Brittny wore her mother’s cathedral-length lace veil. Her paternal grandmother’s wedding ring was laced into her bouquet of ivory, white, and blush roses. She held an heirloom handkerchief that had been carried by brides before her in the groom’s mother’s family since 1874. Assisting the bride as maid of honor was her sister, Kali Groce. Bridesmaids included Nancy Allred, Erin Neece, Jennifer Kesterson, Alexis Sereni, and Mackenzie Sumrall. Among the members of the house party were Peyton Groce, Kaci McCurdy, Kiffany McCurdy, Madison Murphree, and Cayman Murphree. Sadie Schafer was the flower girl.

Spindrift Beck, Taylor McGowen, and Amber Green. Among the members of the house party were Audrey Green and Katherine Weber. Flower girls were Ansley Green, Kennedy Worrell, and Reagan Worrell. Attending the groom as best man was his brother, Alexander McGowen. Groomsmen included Bobby Spiller, Travis Laine, Jordan De La Cruz, and Scott Wilkinson. Ushers were Alan Hise, Austin Weber, Blake Worrell, and Clayton Worrell. The bride is a 2008 graduate of Highland Park High School. She attended Texas A&M University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in business honors and finance. Alex competed as a professional triathlete during college, getting the opportunity to race both locally and internationally. Alex works as a financial planner at RGT, a private wealth management company in Dallas. The groom is a 2007 graduate of Cinco Ranch High School in Houston. He attended Texas A&M University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in marketing. Jordan works as a field marketing representative at Newton Running, a shoe company based in

Attending the groom as best man was Ryan Wolcott. Groomsmen included Adam Blake, Christopher Gleysteen, Tanner Groce, Louis Mertz, and Jonathan Purdy. The ushers were Taylor Allred, Nathan Crow, Austin Hunt, Davin Hunt, Marshall Hunt, and Blake Waggoner. The bride is a 2003 graduate of Edward S. Marcus High School in Flower Mound. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance and a Bachelor of Science in economics from Southern Methodist University, as well as a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin. Brittny is a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. She works as an equity analyst at Luther King Capital Management. The groom is a 2003 graduate of Highland Park High School. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance and accounting from Texas Christian University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin. Hunt is a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity, an Eagle Scout, and an accomplished pilot. His groom’s cake

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Boulder, Colo. Jordan is a twotime Ironman Triathlon finisher and has run 11 marathons across the United States.

Following their wedding trip to Ambergris Caye, Belize, the couple have made their home in Dallas.

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featured a large model airplane, in homage to his passion for flying. Hunt works as an equity analyst for Vollero Beach Capital

Partners. Following their wedding trip to Maui, the couple has made their home in Highland Park.

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O’Boyle – Shaddock

Caroline Huddleston & Brian Haley


r. and Mrs. Brian James O’Boyle Sr. of Dallas announce the engagement of their daughter, Kaitlin Marie O’Boyle, to William Charles Shaddock Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. William Charles Shaddock Sr. of Plano. The bride is a graduate of Highland Park High School. She received a BBA in marketing from Southern Methodist University. The groom is a graduate of Plano West High School in Plano. He also received a BBA in real estate finance from Southern Methodist University. The couple plan a late May wedding in Dallas.

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s. Stacey Beckham Lake and Mr. Jim Lake Jr. of University Park are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Monica Lake, to Tristan Sikora, son of Ms. Rita Costa and Mr. Gary Sikora of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The bride is a graduate of the Alexander School in Richardson. She received a Bachelor of Arts in journalism, public relations, and new media from Baylor University, where the couple met. Monica works for D Magazine. The groom is a graduate of R.E Mountain Senior Secondary in Langley, British Columbia. He received a Bachelor of Administration in finance from Baylor University. Tristan

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works as a financial analyst for Brookfield Johnson Controls in Calgary. The couple will exchange vows June 28 at the Dallas Ar-

boretum, where Tristan proposed. They plan to move to Calgary after the wedding with their dog, Charlie, and cat, Felix.

bilt University, and served as a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps. He received his Master of Business Administration from the Cox School of Business at SMU, and is work-

ing as a manager for Permian Transport and Trading in Midland, Texas. The couple will exchange vows in July at Highland Park United Methodist Church.




rs. Judy Waggoner Lambert and Mr. David R. Lambert of Dallas are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Waggoner Lambert, to Steven Andrew Richert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Richert, of Lufkin, Texas. The bride is a graduate of Highland Park High School. Elizabeth received her Bachelor of Business Administration from the Terry School of Business at the University of Georgia. She is employed as a manager at Deloitte Tax LLP in Dallas. The groom is a graduate of Kent School in Kent, Conn. Andrew received his undergraduate degree at Vander-

aroline Bunker Huddleston and Brian Joseph Haley were married Oct. 26, 2013 at the Salt Lick Vineyards in Driftwood, Texas. The Rev. Will Walker officiated the outdoor ceremony. A seated dinner and dancing followed in a tent on the grounds. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Duboise Huddleston of Highland Park. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Bunker Hunt of Dallas and the late Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Terrell Huddleston of Maryville, Tenn. The groom is the son of Mrs. Brenda Gorum Haley of Denton and Mr. Bob J. Haley of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He is the grandson of Mr. Marlon Gorum of Pensacola, Fla. and Mrs. Johnnie Haley of Denton, and the late Mrs. Gorum and the late Mr. Haley. The bride was given in marriage by her parents. She was escorted down the aisle on the arm of her father. Caroline wore a gown of satin lace and organza silk-screened with a damask pattern. Her dress was designed by Angelina Mata of San Antonio. The bride paired this with an heirloom veil of antique Brussels lace, which her mother wore at her wedding in 1977. Assisting the bride were maids of honor Erika Gordon Huddleston and Anna Louise

Curnes. Her bridesmaids were Mary Hollis Huddleston and Holly Haley Hilldebrand. The flower girl was Charlotte Elizabeth Armstrong of Greenwich, Conn., and the ring bearer was Clark Andrew Pollard of Austin, both godchildren of the bride. Attending the groom was best man Joseph Axel Skoldeberg. Groomsmen included Sly Majid, Paul Lewis Huddleston, and Gordon Bunker Huddleston. Ushers were Christian Alvarado, Evan Baehr, Evan Loomis, Gerardo Interiano, Keshav Rajagopalan, and Kevin Robnett. The bride is a graduate of Highland Park High School. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science and art history from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. Caroline is a project manager for Terrace Mountain Investors in West Lake Hills, Texas. The groom is a graduate of Liberty Christian School in Denton. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science with a minor in Mandarin and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin. Brian is a vice president at Limestone Capital Advisors in Austin. Following their wedding trip to Mukul, Nicaragua, the couple have made their home in Austin.

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Society w o m e n ’ s c o u n c i l o f t h e d a l l as a r b o r e t u m a n d b o t a n i ca l ga r d e n

Joani White and Sheri Kern

M o n i ca Lake

Monica Hunt, Lauren Ginsburg Pierson, Katy Brittham, Stacy Hicks, Marisa Howard, Heidi Dillon, Gina Ginsburg, Cathy Galvin

Vicki White and Jocelyn White

Lisa Laughlin and Renee Faaren

Gary Riggs and Terri Kennedy

Betty Howard and Jennifer Bell

Nancy Keene, Karen Goodman, Betty Nelson, and Libby Zerner Dozens of women (and a few men) donned their best chapeaus for the annual Mad Hatter’s Tea on April 10 at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. The “Best of Show” prize went to Jill Rowlett. Other winners included Carmen Godwin (“Most Elegant”), LeeAnne Locken (“Most Creative Use of Botanical Materials”), and Joani White (“Most Whimsical”).

Annette Corman, Lorraine Watson, Norma Carney, Hester Parker, and Dorothy Garland

Clare Chaney and Sharon Gleeson

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Laura Ailshire, Lauren Mason, Kristen Johnson

Robert Major and Vodi Cook

Linda Secrest, Christie Carter, and Jan Baldwin

Laura Flores and Regina Bruce

Lisa Longino and Natalie Taylor

Anne Reeder, Ann Margolin, and Melanie Myers


Tiffany Divis, Angie Kadesky, Lynn McBee, and Christie Carter

The Wilkinson Center hosted a kickoff party on March 19 at Tootsies for its second annual Can Do! Luncheon, which will be held May 13 at Dallas Country Club. Can Do! Awards will be given to the Women of St. Michael and to Anne and Terry Conner. The Wilkinson Center aims to transform the lives of Dallas families via food services, adult education, and after-school programming.

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o Gwyneth Paltrow is going through a conscious uncoupling. Great idea, if you live in Disney World. I consciously uncoupled from a boyfriend of 11 years. My parents consciously uncoupled after 30 years of marriage. Both were wretched, hurtful experiences. Back then we called them breakups. If only I’d known that calling the dissolution a “conscious uncoupling” would have eliminated my pain with the ease of a laxative. If only I’d known that conscious uncoupling was the tony thing to do or the remedy for infidelity’s hurt feelings. Is it possible that shellacking a wart with fancy words can trick us into thinking that a breakup is anything short of miserable? Then, I began to wonder; am I being too hard on Gwyneth? Maybe euphemisms can make bad things tolerable? Maybe euphemisms can make good things great? If this linguistic sleight of tongue is the trick to get Gwyneth’s family through a hard time, who am I to judge? I decided to give Gwyneth’s knotty phrase a whirl. It’s hard to question the wisdom of a celebrity who was married (and since uncoupled) to a hot rock star and has cute kids named Apple and Moses. The way I see it, conscious uncoupling can have applications beyond the average D-I-V-O-R-C-E. And why can’t conscious uncoupling be temporary? From time to time, a brief uncoupling may be in order. For most women, wives, and mothers, there are many high points and some stressful days. The other night, I was annoyed with my daughter, husband, and just about everyone I know. It was the perfect moment to consciously uncouple from my life, the laundry, and my family. Don’t get me wrong — I love my life. But a few days’ hiatus would be a welcomed change. I would love to slip into a robe in a tropical spa for a deep-tissue uncoupling massage followed by a conscious coupling with my favorite chardonnay. Then, cleansed of my sour attitude, I would consciously recouple with my family. The uncouple and recouple opportunities are endless. On occasion, my spouse pesters me with requests for amorous affection when all I really

m i C H e l e vA l d e Z want to do is watch True Detective on HBO. Would it be so bad to consciously uncouple, for a short term, some of my body parts from marital duties? Aren’t there days when you don’t want to couple with anyone, even George Clooney? And what about familial obligations? Can I consciously uncouple from my mother-inlaw for, say, a few years? For 20 years, I’ve been the picture of perfection as a daughter-in-law, so how about a five-year break? In 2019, I will reappear and assume my role as the dutiful daughter-in-law.

my famIly mIG h t Stay un c o n S cIo uS ly c o upl e d lo n Ge r If w e c o ul d o ccaS Io nally c o n S cIo uS ly un c o upl e . My family might stay unconsciously coupled longer if we could occasionally consciously uncouple. If a timeout is good in sports, which often serves as a metaphor for life, then an uncoupling timeout should be good, maybe even therapeutic, for my version of Days of Our Lives, right? The only way to know for sure is to give it a try. I’ve decided to consciously uncouple this summer, for the sake of my family. I’m going to start small: a girls’ trip to Cabo. Thank you, Gwyneth. Michele Valdez is a slightly compulsive, mildly angry feminist, a past attorney, and a present volunteer. She lives with her demanding kids and husband.

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Southlake’s annual Art in the Square, which will be held April 25-27 at Southlake Town Square, is the largest volunteer-run festival in the United States, proving that good people doing good work make for great results. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the event, which will feature the work of more than 150 artists who create incredible expressions in paint, sculpture, glass, fabric and more. Each year, more than 25 agencies across Tarrant County benefit from the three-day art extravaganza. This year it features toe-tapping entertainment, including Saturday night headliner The Cadillac Three, known for their “Country Fuzz” style of music. Other performers will bring their own brand of Motown, pop, reggae and rock and roll all weekend long. And there’s no worry about being able to enjoy the lineup of outstanding performers, thanks to a Jumbotron sponsored by Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. Art in the Square even has a huge play place for kids to enjoy. The Zone, sponsored by Children’s Medical Center, offers thrills for both teens and tweens. There will be bounce houses and inflatables, a rock-climbing wall, and a four-way bungee trampoline for the young and (even) the young-atheart. Meanwhile, the Kids’ Korner, sponsored by Cook Children’s Medical Center, will feature face painting, colored hair spray and new crafts, ensuring that kids will proudly take home a masterpiece of their own making!

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