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PrestonHollowPeople NOVEMBER 2018 VOLUME 14 NO. 11
“THE BEST COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER IN TEXAS”
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STAFF RAISES, SCHOOL FUNDING IMPACTED BY DISD TAX VOTE
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‘OUTSIDE THEIR WALLS’ LOOKS AT EDUCATION FOR REFUGEES
A 13-cent raise in property taxes would bring an additional $126 million annually to the Dallas Independent School District - if voters approve in November.
Visitors to Jesuit are getting to see the world through the lens of award-winning Dallas area photographer Gail Nogle.
A Preston Hollow Presbyterian member started a summer academy aimed at raising the educational and financial well-being of refugees in Dallas.
2 November 2018 | prestonhollowpeople.com
BUTTERFLIES, AFRICA, AND RECYCLING
f you read my column with any regularity, I’m sure you already think I’m a tree-hugger. If you think of me as the annoying person at a dinner party that’s always talking about recycling, composting, reusing, Eco-this, and sustainable-that, you may want to stop reading now. I admit I love nature; I appreciate f resh air, pristine rivers, and the peacefulness of a forest. So, when I was reading over the stories in this issue, I was quite pleased with our editors’ accidental environmental issue – OK it ’s just two stories. On Page 12, we are reminded of the importance of the insect world, especially Monarch butterflies, to our future. “ The greatest threat to butterflies continues to be habitat loss and degradation,” said John Watts, entomologist at the Texas Discovery Gardens. The Texas Discovery Gardens received a grant f rom the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to establish 80 acres of Monarch habitat in Dallas. Additionally, there are things we as individuals can do too, to reduce the decline of this vital species – check out the tips in How to Help. On Page 14, filmmaker Neil Gelinas takes us on a journey to the Okavango region in Botswana Af rica. The story
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looks at a conservation project with his documentary of the threats facing this ecoPAT M A R T I N system. Into the Okavango will air Dec. 14 on the Nat Geo TV. “ This is one of the few places left on the planet where you feel like you’re stepping back in time,” Gelinas said. Even though I have too many apps on my phone, I’m going to download the Nat Geo TV app to watch this. One more thing, unrelated to these two stories but on-topic-ish and has been top of mind for me for some time now; what are we going to do with our recycling, now that China doesn’t want to accept it anymore? I hope this doesn’t make us take a step backward in our communities recycling efforts. We need to figure out what to do with our consumer waste since it can no longer be – out of sight out of mind. Climbing down f rom my soapbox now. Pat Martin, Publisher firstname.lastname@example.org
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4 November 2018 | prestonhollowpeople.com
Crime S KU L D U G G E RY of the MO NTH
CANINE CRIME SPREE?
CRIME REPORT SEPT. 10 - OCT. 7 SEPT. 10 A customer walked out of Macy’s at NorthPark Center around 5:50 p.m. and once outside flashed a gun in his or her waistband. SEPT. 11 A vehicle’s windows were smashed, and property was stolen from inside around 11:55 a.m. in the 5500 block of Lovers Lane.
These reports have gone to the dogs. At 11:58 p.m. Sept. 26, police investigated who let the dogs out (or at least unleashed them) in the 7500 block of Eastern Avenue. Before 6:53 p.m. Sept. 28, a 21-year-old Mesquite man was bitten by an unidentified pooch in the 10600 block of Sandpiper Lane. Then at 9:56 a.m. Sept. 30, officers were dispatched to investigate what a neighbor thought might be a burglary in the 5700 block of Northaven Road. It turned out that dogs had knocked a window out.
SEPT. 12 Several vehicles within a few blocks from each other were burglarized overnight: 4800 block of Nashwood Lane; 4800 block of Allencrest Road; 4900 block of Mill Run Road; 4800 block of Willow Lane; 4900 block of Nashwood Lane. Around 3:50 p.m., a suspicious person “recklessly” damaged a North American Security golf cart in the 6700 block of LBJ Freeway. SEPT. 13 The BB&T in the 11800 block of Preston Road was burglarized around 5:50 p.m. A vehicle was stolen around 10 p.m. in the 12000 block of Inwood Road. SEPT. 14 Merchandise from Gucci at NorthPark Center was stolen, store officials reported to police around 7:20 a.m. SEPT. 15 Stolen around 2:30 p.m.: a vehicle parked in the 5000 block of Thunder Road. Merchandise was stolen around 8:10 p.m. from Dillard’s at NorthPark Center. SEPT. 16 The tires and rims were stolen off of a GMC Sierra sometime before 8:40 a.m. while parked in the 7600 block of Eastern Avenue. SEPT. 17 A vehicle parked in the 5100 block of Kelsey Road was burglarized sometime before 10:36 a.m. SEPT. 18 Stolen before 7:12 a.m.: the tailgate from a 2015 Ford F-250 parked overnight in the 5100 block of Stonegate Road.
SEPT. 19 Stolen before 5:24 a.m.: property from a vehicle parked overnight in the 4200 block of Merrell Road. Smashed before 7:11 p.m.: the window of a vehicle parked at Cooper Clinic in the 12200 block of Preston Road. SEPT. 20 Property was stolen sometime before 11:05 a.m. from a home in the 4600 block of Bluffview Boulevard. Sometime before 7:20 p.m., a vehicle was stolen while parked in the 7700 block of West Greenway Boulevard. Around 9:20 p.m., a home in the 4700 block of Mill Run Road was burglarized. A vehicle parked outside of Starbucks in the 8400 block of Preston Road was burglarized around 11:30 p.m. SEPT. 21 A vehicle parked in the 5400 block of Park Lane was burglarized sometime before 7:45 p.m. Around 3 p.m., a vehicle parked at Inwood Village was burglarized. SEPT. 22 Burglarized before 8:08 a.m.: Insight Complete Eyecare in the 8600 block of Hillcrest Road. A vehicle parked in the 6100 block of Joyce Way was burglarized sometime during the day. The owner reported the incident to police around 5:10 p.m. Sept. 24. SEPT. 23 Sometime before 11:36 a.m., a vehicle parked overnight in the 8600 block of Thackery Street was burglarized. SEPT. 24 Stolen at an unknown time on Monday: a gun from an unlocked vehicle in an apartment complex parking lot in the 6300 block of Diamond Head Circle. Taken at an unknown time on Monday: a vehicle from Bandera Apartments parking lot in the 6800 block of Bandera Avenue. Shoplifted before 5:31 p.m.: merchandise from The Gap at Preston Oaks Shopping Center.
Taken before 5:50 p.m.: property from a home in the 6900 block of Northaven Road. SEPT. 25 Taken sometime on Sept. 25: a Kaufman man’s vehicle, which had been parked at a home in the 4300 block of Lively Lane. Stolen sometime on Sept. 25: property from a 68-year-old woman’s vehicle at her home in the 5000 block of Purdue Avenue. Feeling watched? Installed without permission before 8:06 p.m.: a video device at an apartment in the 5400 block of West University Boulevard. SEPT. 26 Shoplifted before 10:52 a.m.: merchandise from Versace at NorthPark Center. Broken before 8:32 p.m.: a window to gain entry and take property from a Dallas man’s vehicle in the parking lot at Trader Joe’s on Walnut Hill Lane. SEPT. 27 Sometime on Sept. 27, an Allen woman’s car, while parked at Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas on Inwood Road, was damaged by a hitand-run driver. A man who lives in the 7700 block of Greenway Boulevard may need to investigate public transportation options. The tires and rims from his vehicle went missing sometime on Sept. 27. SEPT. 28 Stolen sometime on Friday: property from two vehicles, one at apartments in the 4500 block of Druid Lane and the other at apartments in the 4500 block of Glenwick Lane. Before 3:38 p.m., a handgunwielding robber forced four Dallas men, ages 18 and 19, to the floor and took property from a home in the 5300 block of Meanders Lane. SEPT. 29 Burglarized before 9:20 a.m.: First Watch Restaurant at Preston Forest Village. Stolen before 10:20 a.m.: property from a Dallas man’s vehicle
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at his home in the 6100 block of Bandera Avenue. Damaged before 5:28 p.m.: the doors to a 64-year-old Dallas woman’s 2014 Mercedes near the Texaco at Inwood Road and Forest Lane. SEPT. 30 Shoplifted before 5:35 p.m.: merchandise from Clothes Circuit at Preston Center. Stolen before 6:12 p.m.: property at Carlyn Galerie in Preston Center. OCT. 1 An employee at the CVS Pharmacy in the 11600 block of Preston Road called police around 4:50 a.m. regarding a suspicious man walking around the store. OCT. 2 Around 8:22 a.m., a 34-yearold man was slapped in the face while in the 12900 block of Preston Road. Stolen before 8:45 a.m.: property from inside a vehicle parked in the 4400 block of Sexton Lane. OCT. 3 Sometime before 8:23 a.m., property was removed from a vehicle parked in the 4500 block of Glenwick Lane. A vehicle parked in the 6900 block of Lupton Drive was burglarized before 9 a.m. OCT. 4 Stolen before 8:17 a.m.: a vehicle parked overnight in the 6200 block of West Northwest Highway. OCT. 6 Around 12:50 a.m., a person attempted to take a cash register from a Walgreens in the 3700 block of West Northwest Highway. OCT. 7 A 25-year-old woman was punched in the face around 8:24 a.m. at the intersection of Mum Placa and Camellia Drive. A home in the 5800 block of Grassmere Lane was burglarized around 8:40 a.m.
8 November 2018 | prestonhollowpeople.com
District 16 Race Viewed as Key for Texas Senate Incumbent Huffines, challenger Johnson tout differences
Incumbent Ted Cruz and U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke debate Sept. 21 at SMU.
SMU FACULTY MEMBERS PONY UP POLITICAL ANALYSIS Professors offer journalists insights on Cruz- O’Rourke race By William Taylor People Newspapers
ith election campaigns afoot, SMU political science lessons can extend well beyond the classroom. The university hosted the first U.S. Senate debate between Republican incumbent Ted Cruz and Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke some weeks ago, but SMU’s role in political discussions doesn’t stop there. When local, state, and even national journalists seek analysis of Lone Star electoral trends, SMU faculty members are often the ones providing the answers to questions ranging from how energized are religious voters to whether a high-interest U.S. senate race means reliably Republican Texas is ready to turn purple. “This race shows that a good Democrat candidate in a good Democrat year can come close, even in Texas,” said Cal Jillson, professor of political science. “It does not show that Texas is about to become a competitive two-party state. That interesting Cal Jillson day is still a decade or two away.” SMU introduces Jillson, author of Lone Star Tarnished: A Critical Look at Texas Politics and Public Policy, as one of the foremost, and often-interviewed political experts. But he’s not the only SMU faculty member offering up analysis on the upcoming election. Here are a few others:
MATTHEW WILSON Associate professor of political science On what will decide the Cruz- O’Rourke race: “The swing constituency will be suburban moderate Republicans. Can O’Rourke convince enough to split their ticket? The challenge for him is to win a senate race when the Democratic candidate for governor is likely to lose by double digits.” STEPHANIE MARTIN Assistant professor of communication studies On O’Rourke’s message: “He’s really trying to leverage Cruz’s overall unlikability. You just look at O’Rourke’s campaign message, ‘Texas deserves better’ . . . Texas is doing well – it’s prosperous, and its economy and growth are strong. But some of the biggest black eyes that have happened the past two years in the Trump administration have happened right here, with the biggest being border separations.” On Cruz’s message: “Most of what I’ve seen from Cruz is claims that Beto is ‘not Texas’. . . He’s trying to tag Beto as something that is not authentic to the Lone Star State, but I don’t think it will be enough of a message because O’Rourke has shown himself to be very charismatic and very present throughout his campaign.” RITA KIRK Director of the Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility On what O’Rourke must do: “He also has to provide people a reason not to go in and just vote straight party GOP because Texas is inundated with straight party voters.” On what Cruz must do: “Solidifying the Republican base and getting them to vote straight ticket and solidify his strength in urban areas will win him the election.”
By Bill Miller
Special Contributor Candidates battling for the District 16 Texas Senate seat agree on this much: Public school funding and property tax relief are linked. But that’s about it. As the Nov. 6 Election Day nears, incumbent Don Huffines and challenger Nathan Johnson are sharply defining their differences in pursuit of the potentially pivotal seat. Johnson, a Democrat, pledged to restore sensible, results-oriented representation in Austin. Huffines, a Republican, touted a proven record of forging bipartisan efforts to fight corruption back home and to spend tax revenue wisely. District 16 is one of three GOP-controlled seats that, if taken by Democrats, could end or at least dilute the Republican supermajority in the Texas Senate, observers have said. Huffines, concerned about the burden double-digit property valuation increases are creating for taxpayers, said that no Senate Democrats voted for tax relief the last legislative session, and voters can expect the same in 2019. “That’s never changing because, for Democrats, government never has enough money,” Huffines said. Huffines said he’d fight for Gov. Greg Abbott’s plan that would place a revenue growth cap of 2.5 percent on increases in property taxes collected by local governments and school districts. Johnson has called the plan a “bad idea” that would restrict the control of local taxing entities. “I trust local elected officials, and I trust voters to take care of
K E Y D AT E S Early voting ends – Nov. 2 Election Day – Nov. 6 that at the local level,” he said. Huffines countered that local control is preserved under the governor’s plan because it would extend the option of going above the cap to pay for special projects, like new fire stations, but only if approved by voters in a local election. “So, this is the ultimate local control,” Huffines said. “I think my opponent is misleading voters on that.” Johnson said some of Huffines’ efforts had created more problems. For example, Johnson noted, Huffines’ push last session to abolish the Dallas County Schools busing service in the wake of a public corruption scandal. The bussing service ceased operations without a good plan to efficiently get students to school, Johnson said. “He just likes to blow stuff up and doesn’t spend a lot of time fixing or building anything,” Johnson said of Huffines. “That’s just not effective.” As for school finance, Huffines said he favors exploring ways to adjust state funding formulas to possibly ease the burden on local taxes, while also being sure teachers get a pay raise. Johnson said he does not care which party comes up with a solution, only that it’s sensible and free of partisan bickering. He suggested that local school taxes could be shrunk with an increase in the state’s contribution, but not without some careful thought. He noted that some of the state’s number crunchers are already finding ways to do that.
10 November 2018 | prestonhollowpeople.com
Voters To Decide on Tax Hike Now considered property rich, DISD faces first ‘Robin Hood’ obligations By Tim Glaze
People Newspapers Dallas ISD plans to spend $1.863 billion for the 2018-19 school year, but future spending will be the focus as voters consider a Tax Ratification Election (TRE) on the Nov. 6 ballot. Proposition C would increase the property tax rate by 13 cents, generating $126 million annually – money to address wages and such district priorities as early learning, racial equity, and student options. “Approval by the voters of the TRE provides an opportunity for Dallas ISD to continue to fund the significant, measurable improvement we have demonstrated in our schools,” said Edwin Flores, DISD board president. “It allows for increases in teacher and staff pay, investments in our nationally-recognized Accelerated Campus Excellence program, expansion of collegiate academies, and schools of choice.” The tax increase would raise the district’s maintenance and operations rate to $1.17 per $100 valuation, the state maximum. The total combined rate, including debt service, would be $1.41. Superintendent Michael Hinojosa has pushed for a TRE over the past three years, finally winning support for one this summer in a 7-1 vote from the school board. Trustee Audrey Pinkerton said a major factor in the timing was DISD being designated for the first time a property-rich district under the state’s “Robin Hood” school finance system. With the district paying into instead of receiving money f rom the state’s recapture program to support propertypoor districts, DISD faces a drop in revenue of approximately $113 million, she said. “By 2020, DISD will be facing a deficit, one that will grow dramatically without additional state funding,” she said. “A tax rate increase will generate a $126 million surplus this year, which could be set aside to help the district avoid dras-
PROPOSITION C The Tax Ratification Election (TRE) increasing DISD’s maintenance and operation rate by 13 cents would generate $126 million in additional funding. WHAT WOULD IT COST ANNUALLY? • $240 for average DISD home ($185,000 valuation) • $631.92 for average District 1 home ($486,089 valuation) • $807 for average District 2 home ($621,435 valuation) • Nothing for 65-plus or disabled homeowners with frozen taxes WHERE WOULD THE MONEY GO? • Early learning programs • Racial equity initiatives • Schools of choice opportunities • Strategic compensation WHAT ELSE IS ON THE BALLOT? • Proposition A – $75 million in long-term financing for buses. • Proposition B – Refinancing $75 million in bonds to free up operating dollars • Proposition D – $75 million in attendance credits to meet obligations under the state’s “Robin Hood” school finance law Source: DISD
tic cuts.” Of the $1.86 billion in expenditures budgeted for this school year, $242.79 million goes toward debt payments and $121.4 million allotted for food services. Basic instruction in DISD – a category including resources, staff development, and leadership training – has more than $828 million budgeted in 2018-19. The district has allotted $19.64 million to resources, $16.96 to staff development, and $38.76 million to instructional leadership training.
12 November 2018 | prestonhollowpeople.com
Monarch Butterfly Populations Experience Dramatic Decline
By Jordan Kiefer
Monarch butterflies play their part in the ecosystem, pollinating flowers and providing a food source for wasps, lizards, birds, spiders, and other predators. The Texas state insect also serves as what scientists call an “indicator species.” “By their abundance or by their absence, they tell us how Mother Nature is feeling,” said Dick Davis, executive director for Texas Discovery Gardens. Indications aren’t good. The monarch population has declined to between 40 to 60 million, down from more than one billion in the last two decades, according to the National Wildlife Federation. Texas becomes a spot for monarchs during spring and autumn migrations. The butterflies head to Mexico in the fall to hibernate for the winter and then return as the weather warms. “The greatest threat to butterflies continues to be habitat loss and degradation,” entomologist John Watts said. “Pesticides also contribute to this loss, but habitat loss is still number one.” Former First Lady Laura Bush has advocated for the monarchs for COURTESY PHOTO years. A few years ago, she joined The monarch butterfly population has declined in the last 20 years. with Texas Parks and Wildlife De-
partment, National Wildlife Federation, Texan by Nature, The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, and others to launch a conservation effort to repopulate and sustain the species, but there’s still much to do. Texas Discovery Gardens has the state’s largest indoor tropical butterfly house and 7.5 acres of pollinator-friendly habitat benefiting honey bees, native butterflies, and hummingbirds. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation gave Texas Discovery Gardens a $125,000 grant to establish 80 acres of Monarch habitat on Dallas city parks. “We also hope to lead an effort to make Fair Park greener by using an assortment of native plants, all of which will benefit butterflies,” Davis said. The organization assists businesses, schools, and homeowner associations with native habitat gardens and landscaping. The Fort Worth Botanical Gardens, Heard Museum, local master naturalists, and master gardener’s programs contribute to the conservation of monarch butterflies. There are a variety of ways that residents can help. People can study up on the species that come through and plant native Texas milkweed and nectar plants in their gardens. “More nectar available for the butterflies gives them more that
HOW TO HELP • Plant Milkweed: Milkweed is the only host plant for monarch caterpillars. It is their sole food source. Without it monarch butterflies cannot complete their life cycle. • Don’t Use Pesticides: Insecticides kill monarch butterflies and their caterpillars, and herbicides kill the plants they need to survive. • Create a Wildlife Habitat Garden: Fill your yard or garden with beautiful native plants to offer food, water, cover and places to raise young for monarch butterflies. Source: National Wildlife Federation
can be stored as fats that are used to help them survive the winters in the hibernation sites in Central Mexico,” Watts said. Roger Sanderson, director of horticulture of Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park, said, “The more critical need is availability of nectar plants during the fall migration south, especially during years of drought.”
14 November 2018 | prestonhollowpeople.com
GREENHILL GRAD HOPES FILM RAISES DELTA AWARENESS ‘Into the Okavango’ eyes dangers facing African ecosystem By Tim Glaze
n the middle of one of Earth’s largest deserts sits an oasis of human and animal life – the Okavango Delta in the African country of Botswana. Built on the 11 cubic kilometers of water that flow yearly f rom the Okavango River, the area serves as home to five tribes and up to 260,000 mammals and birds. “This is one of the few places left on the planet where you feel like you’re stepping back in time,” said Neil Gelinas, a 1997 Greenhill School graduate who has made a documentary about the perils facing the sprawling ecosystem, one of the largest on the continent. Into the Okavango, a National Geographic film, premiered at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. Gelinas expects it to air Dec. 14 on Nat Geo Wild. Gelinas embarked on a journey to the Okavango with researchers and film crew, looking to explore why the river –and, consequently, the delta – is drying up. W hile scouting areas in South Af rica for possible National Geographic television shows in 2011, Gelinas met Steve Boyes, who was working on a project aimed at saving the Cape Parrot of South Af rica. The two began chatting about Boyes’s previous work in the Okavango Delta. “We began to formulate an idea for a large-scale conservation project that would be highlighted by a feature documentary,” Gelinas said. “I saw Steve as a compelling, passionate character whom I could lean into as a leading character in the film.” In February of 2012, Gelinas spent his own money to fly to Botswana, where he filmed
ONLINE Learn about the Okavango Wilderness Project at nationalgeographic.org/ projects/okavango.
“This is one of the few places left on the planet where you feel like you’re stepping back in time.” Neil Gelinas Boyes researching cavity nesting birds in the Okavango Delta. “I wanted to create a cinematic documentar y on the Okavango system, not just the delta,” Gelinas said. “A lot of films have been made about the delta, but most people don’t understand that this pristine wetland wilderness depends on the rivers that begin 1,000 miles to the north, in a country that is largely still shrouded in mystery.” On the surface, the delta is a sprawling, beautiful oasis brimming with wildlife. It covers nearly 15,000 square kilome-
Neil Gelinas’ documentary ‘Into the Okavango’ will air on Nat Geo Wild on Dec. 14.
ters of the Kalahari Desert and includes the massive Moremi Game Reserve where five tribes of the BaSarwa people live. But the development of An-
gola, which includes more than 1,000 square miles of the Okavango River, is placing a strain on the ecosystem as it tries to provide for and keep up with
human expansion. Botswana’s population is also slowly moving towards the river and delta, which displaces wildlife. The ecosystem is home to two of the globe’s most endangered animals – black rhinos and white rhinos, of which there are only five and 35 left in the world. Documentaries go a long way in providing needed exposure for an area that could face catastrophic issues if conservation groups do not get involved, Gelinas said. “I think it’s the idea of how delicate the system is.”
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Leaning into Older Age As a mom, I well remember that sweltering August in ages past when my sweating son LEN BOURLAND sported his red sweater over his school uniform, denoting his “senior” status at his grade school. I’ve just ordered small pierced earrings for my elated granddaughter whose parents let her get her ears pierced, a bit earlier than they wanted. My pre-school grandson is coming to visit, so I’ve just ordered a toy razor set, so he can be a big boy like his daddy. It starts as young as toddlers, this rush to be a grown-up. Every culture marks coming of age whether it’s a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, Quinceañera, the all-important driver’s license, the cap and gown, a voter registration card, engagement ring, baby bump, or legally buying that first six pack. Why is it we yearn to be adults when the realization happens pretty quickly it means paying taxes, mortgages, staying up all night with those colicky babies, or waiting up for the straggling teens? Soon enough there is a tipping point. It could be the first gray hairs, the receding hairline, the crow’s feet, the disappointing job, the aging parents, or the surprising torn ligament after a routine jog. Middle age. We’ve peaked, or are getting close to passing our prime. Then what? Some go middle-age crazy and blow up their lives, but most just grab the hair dye, get Botox, a personal trainer, new diet, and try to stave off the opposite end of the spectrum: OA or older age. Who wants that? Not those toddlers, kids, teenagers, and young adults. Yet it’s the inevitable flip side of all that living, if you’re lucky. I yielded to OA. Something I swore would never enter my home is here. Buddy - I cuddle with Buddy; I look forward to our time together, I can’t wait to hang with Buddy. My new dog? Nope, I got a recliner. Not one of those honky leather monsters that look like first class on an international flight. After hitting stores I’ve never entered, I found a neutral, almost looks like a regular chair thing that hides in my study. Oh, the pleasure of leaning back and reading a good book. What’s next, orthopedic shoes? A cane? A hearing aid? Well, they make some inoffensive ones I’m discretely told. But for now, I’m just trying to go with a more plant-based diet. Len Bourland can be reached at email@example.com
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NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
P H O T O S B Y C H R I S M C G AT H E Y AND WILLIAM LEGRONE
National Night Out attracted throngs of residents Oct. 2 at Preston Hollow Park where members of the Dallas Police Department, Preston Hollow Homeowners Association, and the Center for Transportation Safety spoke on neighborhood safety. Juli Black, president of the Homeowners Association, emphasized neighbor awareness, and Neal Johnson of CTS spoke about bicycle safety. In Briarwood, 13 restaurants participated in a Taste of Lovers-themed event along with the Briarwood Crime Watch Association.
18 November 2018 | prestonhollowpeople.com
PARTNERS LAUNCH DAVI, LOOK TO CHANGE SNEAKER GAME
Socially conscious shoe brand will give back to impoverished communities Bianca R. Montes People Newspapers
arter English grew up in the Park Cities never having to worry about how he’d pay for a new pair of shoes or purchase athletic equipment. His business partner, Gabe Williams, grew up in the south side of Fort Worth – a more blue-collar Hispanic community. Despite their different upbringings, the duo came to similar realizations about the responsibility to help others. Those realizations led to a new shoe brand that aims to be transparent, socially conscious, and community-centered through a hyperlocal business model. Williams, while working as a Nike director, realized many of that brand’s consumers were a lot like him and grew up the way he did.
“I feel like being born into prosperity, there’s a responsibility to try to even the playing field.” Carter English
ABOUT THE NAME ‘Davi’ is Portuguese for David. The name is inspired by the Biblical story of David versus Goliath. Not the underdog story, but more so about the belief that David had to step into a moment that most thought was impossible. Davi is for those moments when you have no choice but to step into the impossible. – Gabe Williams and Carter English “I remember having a lack of resources, and I felt a cognitive dissonance while I was there that what if we created a brand that was similar to Nike but provided resources to communities in need that close the resource gap.” Carter, a Highland Park High School alumnus, considered the implications of his own upbringing. “Growing up in Highland Park, I had every opportunity for success, and I love this community because of it,” he said. “But, I feel like being born into prosperity, there’s a responsibility to try to even the playing field.” Carter said he specifically saw the essence of the haves and the have not’s while working as a
FROM LEFT: Carter English and Davi business partner Gabe Williams, right.
football coach. “You would see guys that have no opportunities and no coaching, and you see the Highland Park guy who has every opportunity,” he said. “And I realized I could have been born anywhere else, and I saw that disparity and
difference, and I thought to myself, ‘Why is it that I have this, and others don’t? How can I try to even that playing field?’” Carter and Williams co-founded casual dress sneaker brand Davi pronounced “Dahvee,” to transform the sneaker
industry after witnessing the resource and access gap in art, music, and sports programs. Every time a customer orders a pair of Davi sneakers, 5 percent is donated to an initiative located in the city where the purchase was made. The first three partnerships are local organizations: Hope Farm, Young Women’s Leadership Academy, and I.M. Terrell. The Fort Worth-based brand plans to launch its efforts in Dallas early next year and will partner with Oak Cliff charities. Preorders for the new shoe line are currently over, but future purchases can be made at thisisdavi.com.
20 November 2018 | prestonhollowpeople.com
Comings and Goings
on Nov. 2. The Arizona company prides itself on offering wholesome, flavorful food, made from scratch on-site with real, quality ingredients. Protein bowls are a core component of the menu, providing guests with three key essentials: greens, grains, and proteins. The most popular is the Teriyaki Chicken Bowl, which can be served with superfood forbidden rice, brown rice, or sweet potato hash.
The Biscuit Bar
Sauce Pizza & Wine.
Sauce Pizza & Wine
The Hill After successfully opening its first Texas location in Prosper earlier this summer, Sauce Pizza & Wine has announced it will open early next year in one of Dallas’ newest and trendiest shopping centers, located at the corner of Walnut Hill Lane and Central Expressway. Guests can build their own pizza at the fast-casual experience or opt for Sauce’s signature favorites like the Spicy Chicken Sausage pizza with Hatch Green Chile and smoked mozzarella or the unique Rosemary Potato white pizza with spinach, feta, olive tapenade, and truffle oil.
Philly Pretzel Factory
5601 W. Lovers Lane The taste of what a real Philly-style soft pretzel is soon to be introduced to Dallasites. Opening late October, the new eatery will feature freshly made dough that’s hand twisted in store every day. Beyond traditional pretzels, the eatery serves soft pretzel bites, cinnamon twists, pretzel-wrapped hot dogs, pretzel stuffed cheesesteaks, and pepperoni pretzel melts.
6501 Hillcrest Ave. With much-continued success in the suburbs, Plano’s The Biscuit Bar, serving up Southern charm on a biscuit, is expanding south of I-635. The restaurant features scratch-made biscuits crowned with a variety of sweet and savory toppings for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and latenight. The most popular menu item, The Hoss, features Southern fried chicken, bacon, Jack cheese, house-made sausage gravy, biscuit, and honey butter.
Original Chop Shop
6401 Hillcrest Ave. Original ChopShop, a neighborhood eatery crafting ‘Just Feel Good Food’ from whole ingredients, is opening shop in University Park
Preston Center Culinary entrepreneur and Gather Kitchen founder, Soraya Spencer has opened a second outpost of her popular fast-casual concept, Gather Kitchen. Guests can expect the same customizable, healthy meals available at Gather Kitchen’s Downtown Dallas location: tailored meal programs, including vegan, vegetarian, Paleo, and Whole 30 options.
The Eighth Wonder
2823 N. Henderson Ave. The creative mind behind Plano’s Another Time and the Turkish Café & Lounge has brought his global sensibilities to Dallas. The Eighth Wonder is a one-stop-shop for art, clothing, jewelry, home decor, rugs, handbags, and gifts from around the world.
11661 Preston Road You don’t have to visit Lower Greenville for a mouth-watering Slater’s bacon and beef burger. The California burger chain is now open at Preston and Forest. In addition to wacky milkshakes, the largely burger-focused menu will feature a variety of patty sizes and proteins such as bison, beef, and the famous half-beef, half-bacon blend. Brunch offerings include bread pudding French toast, a chorizo breakfast burrito, and, of course, bacon Bloody Marys.
Cabernet Sauvignon is a deep, rich, full-bodied red wine that goes well with just about any grilled beef, roasted lamb and a wide variety of cheeses but, if the truth be known, it really clashes with that expensive, white dress shirt your wearing. We understand stains.
Call for Pick up and Delivery, 214.521.4803. Two Dallas locations: 4347 Lovers Lane and 6301 Hillcrest.
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Real Estate Quarterly LUXURY HOMES GOING UP EAST OF LOVE FIELD Builders, real estate pros partner on redevelopment By Bill Miller
ay the word “solo,” and one thinks of “going it alone.” But that’s not the case in an old neighborhood east of Dallas Love Field where independent builders and real estate professionals have joined forces to rebrand the area as the next luxury home-buying destination. It ’s inf or mal l y dubbed “SOLO,” meaning “south of Lovers (Lane).” The developers, however, have agreed to a more sophisticated moniker: Inwood Park. Within this enclave — about a mile square — is March Avenue where 15 luxury homes sprang up in recent months, ranging in price from top six figures to $1.1 million. “Real estate is very political, a dog-eat-dog world,” said Alex Prins of Coldwell Banker. “But on this project, realtors like me, investors, and builders are saying, ‘Hey, let’s put our heads together and get this going.” Mark Alexander, one of the builders, said many of the existing homes were built in the mid-1900s for families of service members stationed at Love Field. Alexander is the owner of Alexander Hunt Distinct Homes. Other independent builders are Anderson Homes and Holz &
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“We’re working together as friendly competitors, so we can all build and make money.” Mark Alexander Stein Custom Homes. “We’re working together as friendly competitors, so we can all build and make money,” Alexander said. “The quicker we’re done, the quicker the area will turn.” Alexander said a slate of new homes on the same street avoids having to list a single high-end home in a sea of low-income housing. “Instead of doing the onesies and twosies here and there, we’re putting them down on one block,” Alexander said. “That makes it easy for future buyers knowing they’re not the only new guys.” Prins said design styles vary among the builders. He is working with Brian Karr, founder of Holz & Stein, which is making modern homes with “clean lines, a lot of glass, metal beams, and room for an infinity pool, potentially,” Prins said. Alexander has said his company offers various styles, including “contemporary, Tuscan, Europe-
New homes are replacing old ones near Love Field. an, Hill Country, transitional or traditional.” The Anderson twins, Ronnie and Donny, are longtime Park Cities builders who make both rustic and modern “green” homes. Inwood Park West would nudge up against the amenities of the upscale Bluffview neighborhood and shopping at Inwood Village to the north, Alexander said. To the south is uptown Dallas, and the Park Cities are to
“On this project, realtors like me, investors, and builders are saying, ‘Hey, let’s put our heads together and get this going.” Alex Prins COURTESY PHOTOS
the east. Love Field is at the west, but noise pollution isn’t an issue because the flight paths don’t cross the neighborhood, Prins said. Meanwhile, he said, current residents are turning good profits by selling their homes to make room for the new. Area homes that sold for $50,000 a decade ago now fetch close $300,000, he said. As of this writing, Prins was
handling three of the 15 new homes on March Avenue. More building, he added, could come soon; he knows of at least one investor who already bought 20 lots in the area. But, Alexander noted, that there’s “the value of getting in early.” “The next houses,” he said, “are only going to be more expensive.”
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Agents: Price Reductions Coming for North Texas Homes Fall historically best time to buy, real estate professionals say By Tim Glaze
People Newspapers September saw the largest drop in North Texas home sales in seven years, according to a regional report. Since September 2017, preowned home sales are down nearly 7 percent, and home sales by real estate agents were down for the third time in four months, according to North Texas Real Estate Information Systems Inc. (NTREIS) and a report by Realtor.com.
“There will be an increase in price reductions.“ Marti Voorheis
In Preston Hollow, 60 sales closed and in the Park Cities, 50. There are 349 active listings in Preston Hollow, and 363 in the Park Cities. That’s a stark contrast from June, where 94 sales closed in the Park Cities and 73 in Preston Hollow.
However small the number, those sales have moved quickly, agents said. “The need for home inventory for sale has continued since this summer in the Park Cities, Turtle Creek, Uptown, and East Dallas,” said Caroline Thompson, a Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s agent. “Interest rates have increased, and that has propelled some to move quickly on buying.” Thompson added that people continue to flock to the Dallas-Fort Worth area, even opting to sign leases on homes instead of buying. In turn, houses for sale - versus those for lease - are staying on the market longer than any time since 2017; Preston Hollow homes are taking 70 days to sell in September, while Park Cities homes are on the market an average of 100 days. Interest rates have certainly been a thorn for buyers, but Dallas-Fort Worth continues to be a popular destination for movers, for a bevy of reasons. “Many people are leasing for 12 to 15 months to get settled and familiarized with the city,” Thompson said. Things could turn for buyers this fall,
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however. October and November have historically been strong months for buyers, with prospective homeowners paying, on average, 2.6 percent less than market value against the other 10 months, said Marti Voorheis, a Dave Perry Miller agent. And Preston Hollow and the Park Cities seem to always attract new homeowners, she said, regardless of the market. “It looks like we are heading closer to a balanced market, but our market will
stay strong,” Voorheis said. “There will be an increase in price reductions.” NTREIS reported a 4.6 percent increase in average new listings over a 12-month period in North Texas, with October 2018 sporting a 7.7 percent increase – the highest increase in new listings of any month except April, which saw a 14.3 percent increase from 2017 to 2018. Officials expect around a 5 percent increase in the area, overall, for November.
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Authentic Spanish Style vs. Modern Comforts HGTV follows newlyweds’ apartment search in Valencia
The couple lived on the second floor of this building in Valencia, Spain: perfect for people watching from the balcony.
Nathan and Sarah Smith enjoy living abroad.
By Maria Adolphs
Special Contributor Newlyweds Nathan and Sarah Smith always wanted to live in Europe, they just didn’t expect to do so during their first year of marriage. But an opportunity for him to do graduate work at the Berklee College of Music in Valencia, Spain, sent the Highland Park High School graduates abroad, where HGTV’s House Hunter’s International assisted with their apartment hunt. Available on YouTube, the episode “Following the Beat to Valencia ( June 30, 2018),” chronicles their search for a two-bedroom, two-bath unit, close to school, and with a balcony good for people watching. He wanted an authentic experience
“Homes here are generally smaller, and most don’t have air conditioning. That was probably the hardest thing to get used to. ” Sarah Smith with an apartment that feels like living in Spain, while she preferred something more modern with a nice kitchen. Longtime fans of the show, they thought the experience would be fun and soon located an affordable, even spacious apartment that met their needs. “It is a strange experience to watch yourself on TV,” Smith said.
Their agreement with HGTV and its parent, Discovery Channel, prohibited them from discussing the production process, but they did talk about what they’ve learned. Accustomed to a Texas lifestyle, they were surprised there weren’t more challenges finding a fitting home abroad. “Homes here are generally smaller, and most don’t have air conditioning,” Sarah Smith said. “That was probably the hardest thing to get used to.” Most homes do not have microwaves or even ovens, and because electricity is expensive, she said, “you learn to use less.” They found grocery shopping a challenge but took it as an opportunity to hone newfound language skills. “We love the laid-back European culture,” they said. “We also love not having a car and how much we are able to walk.” After a year in Spain, the couple left Valencia in August and now spend time between Paris and London, utilizing Airbnb to find “home.” “So many of our friends in Europe have taken time off between school and careers
that we have been inspired by them to do the same,” Nathan Smith said. Everywhere they have stayed has been comfortable with the uniqueness of each country’s culture coming through in the architecture and design, she said. In Paris, they landed “an amazing place right in the city center, so we really lucked out,” Nathan Smith said. She holds a master’s in contemporary British history from King’s College in London and is exploring her many options, while he hopes to teach music to upper-level students. From Spanish lessons and late night tapas, to the 2-euro glass of wine, and the Fallas Festival (five days of fireworks, parades and burning effigies) in Valencia, from the fresh macaroons and baguettes of Paris bakeries to the free museums and friendly folk of London, immersing themselves in each culture has been satisfying. But no matter where they travel or live, Texas still holds a special place for them, the Smiths said. “We definitely miss barbecue and Tex-Mex, and of course our family and friends.”
GATED COMMUNITY OF CHURCHILL POINTE LOW MAINTENANCE, LOCK AND GO, SOUTH OF LBJ!!! 29 Ashton Court $775,000 Immaculate and wonderfully remodeled property. Built in 1996 the home offers high ceilings, hardwood floors throughout, granite countertops in the kitchen, windows have been replaced, the bath rooms are remodeled and there is an open flow to the floor plan,. The master and 1 bedroom are downstairs, 1 bedroom and game room located upstairs.
30 Ashton Court $735,000 This home is on the market for the first time. Built in 1997 the master and 1 bedroom is downstairs and 1 bedroom and a large game room is upstairs. There is a timeless charm to the home. High ceilings, hardwood floors downstairs, neutral colors and 3150 square feet. Move in and enjoy or make this home your own style!.
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HOUSE OF THE MONTH 5350 South Dentwood Drive
PHOTOS COURTESY BRIGGS FREEMAN SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY
his spectacular Midcentury Modern home, on one of Preston Hollow’s premier streets, was house made for cocktails and conversation — and ultraluxurious living. Designed in 1951 by Robert Goodwin, the sprawling showplace, listed for $4.495 million, is sited alongside a beautiful creek. Its formal rooms, vintage bar, and large den were all designed for grand entertaining or intimate occasions, and offer
views of lush landscaping, trees, and a serene pond. Dramatic walls of windows and doors connect the inside and outside, seamlessly. Original, extravagant finishes and details are everywhere, including the Roman brick exterior, terrazzo floors with brass inlays, glamorously backlit coffered ceilings, and pecky-cypress soffits. This is a once-in-alifetime chance to own such a stylish and significant home.
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SPECIAL ADVERTISING CONTENT ALLIE BETH ALLMAN
ALLIE BETH ALLMAN
Timeless in Highland Park
Estate Dominance Continues
Highland Park has many unique and special residential locations, but few compare to 3608 Drexel Drive. The fourbedroom home on a large lot sits across from beautiful Hackberry Creek Park. Adjacent to Armstrong Elementary, the park has tennis courts tucked away in a picturesque setting. The park also guarantees that no house will ever be built across the street. “This house is fabulous with many features that make it very livable. But it is the location that makes it extraordinary,” said Shirley Cohn with Allie Beth Allman & Associates. Set well back from the street, this charming home, built in 1928, has been renovated to add modern amenities. But it has retained its historic character, including a gallery and nine and a half to 10-foot ceilings. It has an open floor plan with a gorgeous entry and stairway. Beautiful fireplaces are in the living and family rooms. The master suite has a sitting area and two walk-in closets. All bedrooms have walk-in closets. Off the living room and family room is a screened-in porch that overlooks the backyard. There is also an attached walkway to a separate apartment that has a kitchenette and a bath. To learn more, visit www.alliebeth.com
Recently released figures show that Allie Beth Allman & Associates remains the top seller of estates valued at more than $1 million, $2 million, $3 million, $4 million, and $5 million. Multiple listing services also indicate that the brokerage continues to be the top seller in both the Park Cities and Preston Hollow. In addition to that, the Allie Beth Allman team brokered the largest individual sales in both neighborhoods this year. That sales success is a direct result of the company’s commitment to providing all clients with a true white-glove experience. While some in the industry have attempted to attract clients with attention-grabbing promotions and pricing gimmicks, the Allman team has remained steadfast in its belief that successful sales are generated through building strong relationships and providing an unparalleled client experience. Through the first half of 2018, Allie Beth Allman & Associates turned heads by topping $1 billion in year-todate sales by early summer. This was driven in large part by two consecutive record-selling months, which helped make the Allman team the top luxury seller in Dallas County. To view all the luxury firm’s current estate listings, visit alliebeth.com/estates.
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Linda Claycomb Offers Stunning Netherlands Estates Property
This lushly wooded oasis in the heart of North Dallas offers more than 4,600 square feet of private living space on one level. Established landscaping frames a circular drive leading to a tall double-door entry to create an impressive welcome. Inside, discover flowing entertaining areas, soaring
ceilings, sleek marble floors and granite counters, and walls of glass capturing views of the resort-like backyard with shaded seating areas and a sparkling pool with a wall of fountains. The foyer, dining area with a built-in serving buffet and den with a marble fireplace were made to for showcasing artwork, while the gourmet kitchen is fully equipped with granite counters and a center island with a pot filler sink and dining bar, glass tile backsplash, a full-suite of stainless appliances and sunny breakfast area. There’s also a full-size wet bar, atrium, study, utility room with a farm sink, and abundant storage. Three large bedrooms and five full baths include the master suite with a sitting area and luxe bath with a jetted tub, separate shower with body sprays, dual vanities and walk-in closets. Amazing yet low maintenance, this home at 5603 Palomar Lane is offered at $1,650,000. Contact Linda Claycomb at email@example.com, 214-755-6542.
ALLIE BETH ALLMAN
ALLIE BETH ALLMAN
Fall may be one of the best times to buy your dream home. Why? There is less competition. Most families prefer to be settled before school opens. Sellers, tired from holding their home on the market, are also more motivated. And the holidays are coming. “Until Thanksgiving, fall it is a great time to buy,” said Allie Beth Allman & Associates General Manager, Keith Conlon. Some homes currently on the market: The five-bedroom, modern home at 3805 Greenbrier Dr. was built with regional materials, historic techniques and modern detailing. The master suite includes vaulted ceilings, dual vanities, a jetted tub and walk-in closet. Outside is a pool and pool bath. In Preston Hollow a renovated four-bedroom ranch-style home sits on a large, waterfront lot. The home at 7222 Royal Lane has custom finishes throughout. The kitchen has honed marble countertops and granite. The spa-like master bath is a sanctuary with dual shower heads and free-standing tub. The three-bedroom at 4616 Southern Ave. in charming West Highland Park has an eye-catching fireplace in the living room. It has an open floor plan and hardwoods. The kitchen has granite countertops and a temperature-controlled wine closet. To find your home, visit www.alliebeth.com.
The old adage says you never get a second chance to make a first impression. This is especially true when it comes to real estate. With so much competition, standing out from the crowd is imperative. One of the most effective ways to do that is to stage your home. According to the National Association of Realtors, nearly half of all buyers said that home staging impacts their view of a home. More than three quarters of agents agreed, noting that staging a house makes it easier for buyers to visualize a property as a future home. Staging not only increases the chance of a sale- it can add value to the home. Almost one-third of sellers’ agents report that staging increases the dollar value of a home between 1-5%. Twenty-one percent of them said the value actually increased between 6-10%. Most importantly, nobody reported that staging had a negative impact. As far as the most helpful staging, most buyers agree that the living room is the most important. This is followed closely by the kitchen, master bedroom and dining room. Today’s buyers want to be inspired and awed. If you don’t put in the effort to attract them, it’s almost guaranteed that someone else will.
Fall Is a Great Time to Buy
Numbers Reveal the Importance of Staging
ALLIE BETH ALLMAN URBAN
4601 Lorraine Ave
3 Bedroom | 3.5 Bath | 2,660sf. Offered for $1,100,000
Desirable West Highland Park location this recently renovated, 3 bedroom, 3.1 bath home combines the charm and quality of the past with today’s style and conveniences, including new LED lighting-electrical, plumbing fixtures, gas water heaters & HVAC. Exterior wood trim has been repainted, new gutters & metal coping on the mansard roof having been recently replaced. Redesigned & updated with open kitchen, new white cabinetry, counter tops & Bosch appliances with breakfast area. 2nd formal dining area is complimented by 2 spacious living areas. Hardwood flooring throughout. Guest apartment above the 2 car garage includes full bath, sink & refrigerator. Pier and beam foundation and sits on a landscaped 80’x129’ lot. For more information please contact Ani Nosnik (972-896-5432 | firstname.lastname@example.org)
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SPECIAL ADVERTISING CONTENT BRIGGS FREEMAN SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY
BRIGGS FREEMAN SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY
Architecturally Distinct in Walk, Bike and Play in Greenway Parks Bluffview
The home at 5006 Shadywood Lane is listed by Susie Swanson and Faisal Halum for $6,900,000. Conceived and design led by noted architect Ralph Hawkins, FAIA in collaboration with Stephen Chambers, AIA, the residence at 5006 Shadywood Lane seamlessly envelopes and welcomes the expansive 1.58-acre lot enhanced with dozens of majestic trees. The commanding entry is flanked by the stunning formal living and dining areas. Striking windows provide a panoramic view of the entertaining loggia, pool and lushly landscaped grounds. The kitchen enjoys an informal dining island, two Dacor ovens with convection, two Asko dishwashers, a six burner Dacor gas cooktop, Dacor microwave and double Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer. A butler’s pantry with ice maker, wine refrigerator and stainless sink is convenient to the formal dining area. The first-floor game room looks out on the entertaining loggia and features a full bath and walk-in closet. A large studio provides the ideal space for a favorite project or hobby and offers additional storage space. The first-floor master suite is an idyllic retreat with views of the grounds as well as a stunning master bathroom with top of the line fixtures, walk-in shower, granite surfaces and his and her closets. The second story is home to three additional bedrooms all complemented by en-suite baths. To see all homes, ranches and land represented by Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty—in Bluffview, all of North Texas and around the world—go to briggsfreeman.com
DAVE PERRY-MILLER REAL ESTATE
Redd Markets Custom Home in Lake Forest Community
The home at 5314 Wenonah Drive is listed by Gretchen Brasch and Elly Holder for $969,000. The charming updated cottage at 5314 Wenonah Drive was originally built in the 1940’s by famed architect Fonzie Robertson as his personal residence. Today, it is ready to welcome new owners with an open layout and fabulous designer details. Updates throughout include woods floors, a Carrara master bath and a well-planned kitchen featuring SubZero refrigeration, a Viking gas range, Carrara counter tops and great storage. Two bedrooms on the east side share a hall bath, while a private master suite on the west side offers pretty views of the greenbelt. The setting of this classic Greenway Parks cottage is complete with mature trees and landscaping, an inviting side patio and herb garden and plenty of room for a swimming pool. The neighborhood’s timeless design, created by famed architect Dave Williams in the late 1920’s, provides an unending passion for many of its historic homes and sense of community. Greenway Parks residents enjoy spacious parks, open green spaces with walking paths, and numerous organized annual activities. The neighborhood was created in the “English Common” tradition, meaning it has clusters of homes built around private parkways with huge trees. To see all homes, ranches and land represented by Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty—in Greenway Parks, all of North Texas and around the world—go to briggsfreeman.com
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BRIGGS FREEMAN SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY
BRIGGS FREEMAN SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY
The estate at 10200 Hollow Way Road is listed by Betsy Stern for $3,950,000.
Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty offers an industry-first app that allows prospective buyers to digitally furnish a home to their taste, as they tour it.
The Art of Living Well
Set behind the secluded gates of 10200 Hollow Way sits a lushly landscaped 9,017 square foot Tudor boasting elaborate custom millwork, soaring cathedral ceilings, guest quarters, a resort style pool and rooms created to entertain. The expansive foyer opens to a great room with cathedral ceilings and dramatic windows offering pristine views of the romantic pond and fountain. A full bar is located between the great room and den, also boasting a cathedral ceiling and views through leaded glass windows. Situated among a canopy of trees, this masterpiece enchants with copper lanterns, courtyards and pathways, all tucked behind high gates. Spectacular fountains and a private pond fed by Bachman Lake can be seen from almost every room. A chef’s kitchen offers granite countertops and island, stainless steel appliances, a six-burner Viking range, Thermador double ovens, Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer and a sunlit breakfast nook. A butler’s pantry boasts glass cabinets, silver storage, dual counters and a large pantry. The five oversized guest rooms have full baths and closets. A main floor master suite offers large sitting areas, windows with tranquil views and double doors that open to a terrace. Two separate spa-like baths, each with walk-in closets, complete the master retreat. To see all homes, ranches and land represented by Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty—in Preston Hollow, all of North Texas and around the world—go to briggsfreeman. com.
DAVE PERRY-MILLER REAL ESTATE
GPS Group Markets Bluffview Home with Remodel Allowance
How Tech Can Make a House a Home
Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty now offers another industry first: Curate by Sotheby’s International Realty®, the augmented-reality real estate app that digitally furnishes a listing, precisely to a prospective buyer’s liking. It works whether a home is empty or furnished. Prospective buyers simply scan the floor of a room with the camera in their phone or tablet and the fun begins. The furnishings within the app — in styles from modern to traditional to rustic — come from a variety of retailers. Users can move their chosen furniture around or change it entirely. Users can even take screenshots of the rooms, to save or share. What’s more, a prospective homebuyer can buy any or all of the furniture easily, right through the app. Curate is on Google Play or downloadable through the Apple app store. The Curate app is a significant differentiator for the clients and agents of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. Curate allows homebuyers to envision a house as their own, as they explore it with one of the firm’s nearly 500 agents. Curate gives agents an even more meaningful role in helping a client imagine a house as a home. To see all the exceptional homes, ranches and land offered by Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, go to briggsfreeman.com.
EBBY HALLIDAY REALTORS
Grand Vie Showcases Luxury Listings and More
Exquisite Estate in Guarded, Gated Lake Forest
Behind the guarded gates of the North Dallas enclave is this one-owner custom estate built by SharifMunir. 12240 Pecan Forest Drive (12240pecanforest. daveperrymiller.com), set on one of the more spacious lots (.76 acres) in the 68-acre development, is listed by Sharon Redd with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate The 9,545-square-foot home (per tax rolls) is priced at $4,295,000. Using the finest materials and with meticulous attention to detail, the main staircase, frescoes, inlaid flooring and heavy carved doors all take your breath away. The U-shaped, four-bedroom home features an impressive floor plan replete with grand entry, high ceilings, custom millwork and exotic granites characterize the interiors, while walls of windows and multiple balconies and terraces provide unspoiled views of the zero-edge pool, landscaped grounds and cabana with outdoor kitchen. Among many other highlights are an upstairs master suite with spacious spa-like bath, smart home system, elevator, exercise room and a wine cellar. To schedule a showing, contact Redd at 469-8355363 / email@example.com. Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate (daveperrymiller.com) is a division of Ebby Halliday Real Estate, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, with five locations that specialize in Park Cities, Preston Hollow, North Dallas, Lakewood, East Dallas, Uptown, Oak Cliff and Farm & Ranch properties.
This new listing at 6905 Forest Glen is being offered for $1,595,000 by Laura Michelle. 6905 Forest Glen Drive boasts commanding presence and architecture exquisitely constructed by renowned local builder Sharif and Munir in the highly sought after gated and guarded community of Lake Forest. 6905 Forest Glen is being offered for $1,595,000 and features 3 bedrooms, 3.1 baths, and 5,245 square feet of living space. Beautiful finishes are located throughout this very special property that is situated on a tree lined drive with a large corner lot, pool, and three-car garage. The property also features a spacious Master suite with separate his-hers marble baths and walk-in closets and a library all located on the first floor. The granite island chef’s kitchen with stainless professional grade appliances is adjacent to the family room with a wall of windows and French doors opening to the pristine landscaped pool and outdoor area. Upstairs are two en-suite bedrooms and a media roof outfitted with theater seating a wet bar. Lake Forest is nestled on 68 acres and offers private lakes, walking paths, tennis, pool, and dog parks. Please contact Laura Michelle (laura@daveperrymiller. com) for more information or visit DPMFineHomes.com.
This contemporary Texas Hill Country home designed by Domiteaux Architects sits on an almost half-acre double lot. Offered by the GPS Group with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, 4348 Taos Road (4348taos. daveperrymiller.com) is a four bedroom, 4½- bath residence priced below appraisal value at $1,897,500. Seller is giving a $100,000 remodel allowance and contractor is lined up and ready to start - all you have to do is pick out colors! Inside, the 4,962-square-feet Austin-stone home (per tax rolls) with large front porch are vaulted ceilings in the main living/dining areas, and large windows throughout – many overlooking the outdoor living area and saltwater pool – create a light-and-bright interior. Other features include a gourmet kitchen, abundance of storage space, two master bedrooms – one with an adjoining 19-by-10-foot multipurpose room – attached guest quarters with full kitchen and living area, smart home lighting and Niles audio system. For more information or to schedule a showing, contact Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org or 469682-2387 or Pardue at sissypardue@daveperrymiller. com or 214-536-2635. Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate (daveperrymiller.com) is a division of Ebby Halliday Real Estate, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, with five locations that specialize in Park Cities, Preston Hollow, North Dallas, Lakewood, East Dallas, Uptown, Oak Cliff and Farm & Ranch properties.
Visit grandviemagazine.com to view the fall/winter 2018 edition of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living. In addition to featuring some of Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier luxury properties, the 26th edition of Grand Vie offers a plethora of interesting editorial content, including “Add a Little Sparkle to Your Holiday,” featuring the Jay Strongwater Collection; “At Home with Mayor Betsy Price,” offering a peek inside the favorite room of the mayor of Fort Worth; “Fresh Openings,” showcasing new retailers and restaurants around town; “Houses of Art,” featuring some of the area’s top cultural events of the season; special sections for lake, farm, ranch and recreation properties; and LuxeTrends, showcasing a collection of the latest luxury lifestyle must-haves. Also in the fall/winter edition: Partner and designer at IBB Design Fine Furnishings, Shay Geyer, shares insight into permanent botanicals for your home. “Not only has our magazine’s distribution grown significantly across Dallas-Fort Worth, it also includes some of the very best luxury real estate companies outside of our local market, in such locations as Beverly Hills/LA, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Miami, Palm Beach, Newport Beach, Santa Barbara and Vail,” says Randall Graham, vice president and director of marketing for Ebby Halliday Realtors. To view the digital version of Grand Vie, visit grandviemagazine.com.
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DETERMINED LIONS QB ROARS BACK AFTER INJURIES St. Mark’s Neuhoff seeks strong finish to football career
By Todd Jorgenson
People Newspapers The benefit of a dual-threat quarterback is the ability to not only pass from the pocket but also to effectively run in open space. But such versatility comes with double the injury risk, as Colin Neuhoff knows all too well. The St. Mark’s senior has been banged up plenty of times during his two seasons as a starter, but always seems to bounce back.
“It’s definitely been my favorite sport my whole life, so that’s definitely extra motivation to finish strong and leave everything on the field.” Colin Neuhoff
Last season, Neuhoff suffered a lacerated spleen during the season finale against ESD that caused him to be hospitalized for a week in intensive care. And early this season, the Preston Hollow resident suffered a concussion during the second quarter against Houston St. John’s, causing him to miss the next game. The spleen ailment was especially difficult for the three-sport standout because it meant no physical activity for three months, so he missed the entire wrestling season. He returned for baseball in the spring but admits he was still initially hesitant about full-contact football drills. “I was more knowledgeable of the situation and tried to take smarter hits,” said Neuhoff, who wears a rib protector this season. “Part of me was a little more worried, but it didn’t really hold me back. Once I started playing, I forgot about that and went back to my old self.”
Dual-threat quarterback Colin Neuhoff brings an exciting element to the Lions offense. Neuhoff was the primary quarterback in every game for the Lions as a junior. He won a position battle for the starting before the season, after St. Mark’s suffered through a one-win campaign the year before — when Neuhoff was playing cornerback. He led St. Mark’s to a 5-3 season by completing more than 64 percent of his passes including 15 touchdowns. Neuhoff also rushed
for a team-high 358 yards and three scores. “We had a whole new mentality. We started off much more bonded and determined,” Neuhoff said. “I just had to come in there and do my job. I just thought about one game at a time and tried to execute.” Despite Neuhoff ’s resilience, injuries have taken their toll both physically and psychologically. Af-
ter the concussion, he made the decision not to pursue playing football in college, meaning his career will end with the Nov. 2 season finale against rival ESD. “Once I got my brain involved, it made me reconsider a little bit,” he said. “It’s definitely been my favorite sport my whole life, so that’s definitely extra motivation to finish strong and leave everything on the field.”
Vaughan Not Running Away from Family Tradition
Hockaday senior keeps outdistancing her competition By Todd Jorgenson
People Newspapers When she was a toddler, Adoette Vaughan might have skipped past walking and gone straight to running. As the daughter of a former Texas A&M runner and a professional marathoner from New Zealand, and with several family friends who are professionals, the Hockaday senior certainly got a head start in the sport. “Running has just kind of always been around,” Vaughan said. “I could always run for a really long time.” In fact, Vaughan figures she was only about 3 when she began participating in local all-comers meets alongside her parents. That’s when she realized she preferred distance running to sprinting. Fifteen years later, Vaughan holds or shares seven Hockaday school records between the cross country and track seasons. She will attempt to win her fourth consecutive SPC cross country title on Nov. 10 at Norbuck Park, which is essentially her home
course. “It would be nice to win four in a row,” she said. “You can’t always take for granted that I will win.” Perhaps that’s true, but Vaughan will be the overwhelming favorite, as she is at most meets. She established a new personal 5-kilometer record at the McNeil Invitational in early October, which ranks fourth among all runners in the state this season. “She’s always humble,” said Hockaday coach Laboris Bean. “Most of the time, you don’t find that in really great athletes. Her teammates look up to her and want to beat her.” Distance running has always been a family affair for Vaughan. Her father, Robert, remains her coach and runs with her almost every morning. Her older sister, Tala, also was an athlete at Hockaday before attending college in Australia. Her mother, Glenys Quick, came to Texas from her native New Zealand in 1981 to attend Texas Woman’s University
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When: Nov. 8-10 SPORT LOCATION Cross country Norbuck Park Field hockey Greenhill, Hockaday Football Jesuit Girls volleyball ESD Boys volleyball St. Mark’s in Denton on a track scholarship. In 1983, Quick finished 14th in the marathon at the IAAF World Championships in Finland. The following year, she won the Nagoya Marathon in Japan. For the past 27 years, she’s been a visual arts teacher at Hockaday. Vaughan’s success at an early age came with a minor hurdle. By middle school, she had to start running in boys races to find competition. “I was excited to beat the boys,” Vaughan said. “I kind of expected to beat the girls.” During her freshman year, she broke
Adoette Vaughan will pursue her fourth consecutive SPC cross country title on Nov. 10. five minutes in the 1,600 meters for the first time at the Meet of Champions in Waco. And last December, she qualified for the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships in San Diego, where she finished 11th in the girls’ division. She hopes to qualify again this year for the invitation-only meet, which features the top 40 boys and top 40 girls in the country. After graduation, she aspires to run in college and internationally.
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EXHIBIT EXPLORES WORLD THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHS Jesuit Museum presents ‘Gail Nogle, Painting with a Camera’
Gail Nogle’s photograph of 100 chanting Tibetan monks (center) won a World Photographic Cup Gold Medallion.
By William Legrone
tudents and visitors to Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas are getting to see the world through the lens of award-winning Dallas area photographer Gail Nogle. “Gail Nogle, Painting with a Camera,” on display through Dec. 15 at the Jesuit Dallas Museum, features a snapshot of Nogle’s 45 years of work, ranging from the funeral of Princess Diana to intimate portraits of American Amish life. Nogle, known for her portraiture of people across the globe, spoke at the exhibit’s Sept. 20 opening reception about her journey as a photographer. She first began taking photos at 8-years
-old, using the darkroom in her neighbor’s basement to develop her first images. After graduating from Rochester Institute of Technology and working in the Gittings Portrait Studio in Dallas for 14 years, she decided to take her skills abroad. “After attending a lecture by National Geographic photographer Jodi Cobb, and hearing about her experiences living with and photographing Geisha in Japan, I made a conscious decision then and there that I was going to travel wherever I could to experience life outside of my own,” Nogle said. “Two months later I was in Turkey.” In her travels, Nogle’s experiences have ranged from listening to 100 Tibetan monks chanting in the rising light of the morning to photographing the Kumbh Mela, a massive Hindu pilgrimage.
In the years spent taking photos, Nogle has won several awards, including the 2003 and 2018 World Photographic Cup Gold Medallion for her photos Newborn Love and The Brotherhood, and most recently the American Society of Photographers Bronze Medallion for Kumbh Mela Man. Although Nogle has taught her trade and lectured throughout her career, the exhibit at Jesuit Dallas comes at a notable shift in her life. “I’ve closed my studio,” Nogle said. “Photography has changed and people are not doing what they did 30 or 40 years ago. The business was not what it was, and I was not going after the business. I realized I was done. In order to grow, I needed to do something else.” Nogle first opened her studio in 1990,
where she specialized in children’s photography and professional portraiture. “It was a hard decision. It took me two and a half years to finally decide it was time to close now,” Nogle said. “I shoot 24/7. People see me and say, ‘We won’t recognize you without a camera.’” Nogle said her plans for the next year are to spend time reacquainting with old friends and to work on more exhibits. “I can’t predict what will unfold in front of me, so I let life happen,” Nogle said. “I just heard a quote that I love, ‘Life starts at the edge of the unknown,’ and that’s how I feel every time I go out in the world.”
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Luncheon to Raise Funds for Preschools Former NBA star reads to young children By Tim Glaze
People Newspapers The nonprofit Educational First Steps, with roots in south Dallas, works with elementary-aged students across 22 area school districts. But the outreach doesn’t stop there. EFS will be holding its One Childhood, One Chance luncheon Nov. 13 at the Dallas Renaissance Hotel to raise funds for a planned partnership with Rolando Blackman, left, and Brad Sham. COURTESY EFS 93 daycare centers in at-risk Dallas neighborhoods. The goal is for parents to eventually be able to send former vice president of the national board their children to these centers for free. of directors for the Muscular Dystrophy AsTo help spread the word, Dallas Cowboys sociation. radio play-by-play announcer Brad Sham “Education is what our city and our counand former NBA and Dallas Mavericks play- try needs,” Blackman said. “I came to this er Rolando Blackman read to students on country when I was 8 years old, and I’m an Oct. 9 at Creative Steps Academy, one of immigrant. Thankfully, I had the teachers, EFS’s daycare-partner centers. systems, and support to move forward in Blackman and Sham will both attend the school, college, and life. Everyone needs a luncheon, with Blackman sharing stories on chance, especially our youngest at-risk chilhow education impacted his life. Sham will dren.” serve as moderator. EFS estimates that 6,000 students are Besides having a passion for education, receiving early education through the Blackman is involved in several organiza- non-profit organization. Funds raised at tions aimed at giving back. He’s served as a the luncheon could help that number grow spokesperson for Big Brothers, Big Sisters, even larger while continuing to help Dallas Texas Special Olympics, and the Children’s preschools gain national accreditation at no Medical Center of Dallas. He is also the cost to teachers or parents.
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One Texas-OU Showdown Is Not Enough
Students, Special Olympics athletes play flag football for a cause By Tim Glaze
People Newspapers Two versions of the Red River Rivalry played out the first weekend of October. The one at the Cotton Bowl drew nearly 100,000 spectators for a wild finish that came down to a last-second field goal for a Longhorns victory, while a much smaller crowd gathered the night before in Highlander Stadium for a game with a special purpose. For the first time, student athletes from the universities of Texas and Oklahoma paired with Special Olympics athletes from the two states played flag football in University Park to raise money and awareness. Part of the Unified Rivalry Series sponsored by ESPN and Special Olympics North America, the spirited affair had students from rival universities immersed in the essence, and purpose, of the game: Fun.
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OU vs. Texas at Highlander Stadium.
“We’re all a family. We don’t have to worry about how people view or judge us.” Jamaal Charles “They totally bought into it and loved it,” said Mike Strickland, event coordinator and director of Special Olympics Northern District. “To see the support they get and how they’ve responded to it, that’s why we do things like this.” As well as playing on the field under the lights, Strickland said the athletes were “ecstatic” when they received custom-made football jerseys with their
names on the back. “When they saw their jerseys, they lost it,” he said. “I think that was about as excited as I’ve seen some of those guys.” Special Olympics International, long at the forefront of raising awareness and funding for persons with special needs, recently teamed up with ESPN on a yearlong storytelling initiative focused on tales of “game-changers” towards inclusion. The program has created several short documentaries, all of which have aired on live television. Some include the story of Jamie Brewer, who landed a role on the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning series “American Horror Story;” La Casa de Carlota, a de-
sign studio in Spain that hires artists with intellectual disabilities; and the story of Jamaal Charles, a former NFL running back and National Championship-winner with the University of Texas. Charles, who spoke at the opening of the Special Olympics in 2015 about his learning disability and his own time as a Special Olympics athlete, was in attendance at Highlander Stadium. He said he was “blown away” by the amount of support he and other Special Olympics athletes – and persons with disabilities in general – have received. “Special Olympics gave me the confidence to become who I am today,” Charles said. “I love being involved in these events and helping build others’ confidence. We’re all a family.”
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Meadows Dance Concert
Premieres by Princess Grace Award recipient Bridget L. Moore, Meadows artist-in-residence Brandi Coleman, and a re-created work by New Yorkbased choreographer Cherylyn Lavagnino, will be presented Oct. 24-28 at SMU Meadows School of ‘Celebrating Women’s Voices’ is coming to SMU. COURTESY PHOTO the Arts’ fall dance concert in the Bob Hope Theatre at SMU. miere Nov. 3 at the ISO’s concert, “An EveThe concert is titled “Celebrating Wom- ning at the Movies and a Tribute to Veterans en’s Voices,” and marks the first time Mead- Day.” ows has presented an entire show of works by “I come from a family of veterans, and with this opportunity, I wanted to express my female choreographers. Performance times are 8 p.m. Oct. 24-27, love and support for the military and contriband 2 p.m. Oct.28. Tickets are $14 for adults, ute in my own way to my family’s military $11 for seniors, and $8 for students, SMU legacy,” Jesse said. faculty and staff. “The work deals with different emotions and thoughts that returning soldiers have as Composer-In-Residence they come home from deployment – from Second-year master’s student Christian thoughts of heroism to the special moments Jesse, part of the music composition program of being reunited with their loved ones, and at SMU Meadows School of the Arts, has even moments of PTSD flashbacks.” Jesse will receive his master’s in music been named the student composer-in-residence with the Irving Symphony Orchestra composition from SMU in spring 2019. He for its 2018-19 season. earned a bachelor’s in music composition at Jesse’s work, A Soldier’s Memory, will pre- the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
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DISD STILL HIRING DRIVERS
SMU Researcher: The Key To Algebra Success? Make It Personal
District leaders hoping to train, license staff By Tim Glaze
he sudden departure of former Dallas ISD transportation director Kayne Smith left an already hectic department scrambling, but officials said they steadied the operation during the first six weeks of the 2018-19 school year. Scott Layne, executive director of operations for DISD, saw the department acquire a fleet of buses, hire two new directors, and enlarge the driver base to 700 in less than a calendar year.
Dallas ISD’s smaller blue buses serve special needs students. That’s a solid base to build on, Layne said, especially considering how far the district has come since the former bus service provider was dissolved. Voters decided last year to close Dallas County Schools, a partially tax-supported bus service, after massive financial problems were revealed, including an FBI investigation into the purchase of millions of dollars of
“In some cases, the drivers are doing double routes. We’ve also consolidated our routes – we’re down from 800 routes to about 725.” Scott Layne “We’re still dealing with some issues due to a shortage of drivers, but the drivers we do have, have really stepped up,” Layne said. “In some cases, the drivers are doing double routes. We’ve also consolidated our routes – we’re down from 800 routes to about 725. It’s a slow process, but I think we’re doing good.”
cameras, and bribes and kickbacks. During final dissolution, DISD was awarded 962 buses. Smith and his staff then set a goal of 805 drivers by the beginning of school. But Smith was offered a job near Houston, where he is from, and resigned two weeks into the school year. Layne gave interim directori-
al duties to Gloria Maddox Powell, deputy chief of operating services. Layne said the district is close to obtaining certification from the Department of Public Safety as a Commercial Drivers Licenses center, meaning prospective drivers will be able to train and be certified on site instead of going through DPS, which can take four to six weeks. “That’s a great thing for both us and DPS because we get to train our drivers completely in-house, and they aren’t as backed up with applicants,” Layne said. Both fleets - the regular-sized yellow buses and the district’s blue buses, which are smaller - need more drivers, but the opening month and a half of school has been “better than expected.” “I’m not going to say we’re completely caught up yet,” Layne said. “We need to improve our route system and make some more hires, but overall, I’m happy where we are, considering the circumstances.”
“Train A leaves the station at 10 bra, increase their interest in algebra, a.m. An hour later train B leaves the and deepen their interest in STEM same station on a parallel track . . .” careers. The dreaded train question still The grant builds on her prior restumps test-takers, ranging from search showing that students learn eighth-graders to those preparing for algebra better when it is connected graduate school exams, but an SMU to their everyday interests. math researcher insists there are betThe number of students pursuing STEM degrees is growing by just 1 ter ways to teach algebra. Candace Walkington has re- percent each year, according to the ceived a three-year $1 million grant National Association of Manufacfrom the National Science Foun- turers. dation to develop and test strategies That will leave 2.5 million to engage students in algebra prob- STEM and STEM-related jobs unlem-solving, SMU announced. filled in 2018, according to the U.S. “Algebra is the relationBureau of Labor Statistics. ship between quantities,” Finding ways to support said Walkington, an associdiverse students in algebra ate professor of teaching and is important for encouraglearning at SMU’s Simmons ing more women and unSchool of Education and der-represented minorities Human Development. to pursue careers in STEM “Students use algebra all Candace fields, she said. Walkington is partnerthe time – when they cal- Walkington culate sports statistics, when ing with collaborators Matthey compare their social media ac- thew Bernacki at the University of counts. They just don’t realize it.” North Carolina, Neil Heffernan at Her research will explore the val- Worchester Polytechnic Institute, ue of giving students algebra prob- Harsha Perera at the University of lems that relate to their career in- Nevada, and Elizabeth Howell at terests, giving them opportunities to North Central Texas College, a comcreate their own problems, and using munity college system. “The college algebra failure rate is problem-solving to develop an interhigh,” she said. “Many students take est in STEM careers. The grant will fund further de- the course over and over, and evenvelopment of an existing online tool, tually give up, blocking them from ASSISTments, which will enable pursuing STEM careers like nursing, students to solve or create algebra computer programming, or medical problems based on their interests. technology. Connecting algebra to Walkington will compare ap- careers helps students understand proaches to determine which prob- why they need to learn algebra.” lems help students understand alge– Staff report
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Dallas To Celebrate Philanthropy Nov. 9
STORIES WORTH TELLING
Honorees include NTFB partner Jingle Bell Mistletoe By William Taylor
People Newspapers Selling season for the team of seventh-graders behind Jingle Bell Mistletoe doesn’t come until a few days before Christmas, but awards season arrives before Thanksgiving. The student-run multi-generation organization, which uses proceeds from its annual mistletoe sale at Highland Park Village to fight hunger, will be among the honorees Nov. 9 during Stories Worth Telling, an awards luncheon celebrating Dallas’ Na-
tional Philanthropy Day. Team members 12-year-old Stella Wrubel, of the Hockaday School, and 13-year-olds Trevor Godkin and Isabella Dickason, of Parish Episcopal School; and Quinn Graves, of The Greenhill School; are assisted by other students as well as older family members who harvest, trim, and put bows on the mistletoe. This year’s sale will run Dec. 20 through 23 near Royal Blue Grocery. “These passionate kids are committed to making a difference with the audacious attitude
Trevor Godkin, Stella Wrubel, Quinn Graves, and Isabella Dickason. that nothing can stop them, and nothing has,” said Jeffrey King, associate director of individual giving for the North Texas Food Bank. The food bank, in nominating Jingle Bell Mistletoe for the Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy award, credited the students with providing more than 400,000 nutritious meals during the past four years. The sale has been operating longer than that. Stella, concerned about East Coast relatives impacted by Hurricane Sandy, started it in 2012. She initially sold in front of her home, raising $2,034 for the American Red Cross that first year, then with the help of friends, $8,421 the next.
In 2014, Stella and Quinn, then classmates at the Lamplighter School, changed the beneficiary after learning about how NTFB helps hungry children in the area. In December 2014, they set up stands in Highland Park Village and raised $18,000. From 2015-2017, the mistletoe sale raised $131,081.57, providing 393,245 meals, according to NTFB. “We are honored to count them as a friend and partner in our mission and the belief that one meal makes a difference,” King said. The Greater Dallas Chapter of Association of Fundraising Professionals sponsors the National Philanthropy Day lun-
WHAT: 33rd annual awards luncheon celebrating Dallas’ National Philanthropy Day WHEN: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Nov. 9, WHERE: Hyatt Regency Dallas, Reunion Ballroom SPEAKER: Rodney D. Bullard, executive director of the Chick-fil-A Foundation and author of Heroes Wanted: Why the World Needs You to Live Your Heart Out TICKETS: Starting at $95. Visit afpdallas.org or contact Madeleine Crouch at 972-233-9107, ext. 204, afpchapteroffice@afpdallas. org.
cheon. Other honorees: Outstanding Philanthropist – Jack Furst, nominated by the Boy Scouts of America Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser – Kaki Hopkins, nominated by the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden O utstanding Foundation – Joe M. and Doris R. Dealey Family Foundation, nominated by Texas Health Resources O utstanding Corporation – Pioneer Natural Resources, nominated by Dallas CASA and Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity Outstanding Fundraising Executive – Luanne Samuel, nominated by Jana Haigood of the Alcuin School.
Obama Speechwriter Visits Lamplighter Lamplighter School third-and fourth-graders got public speaking lessons this fall from a presidential speech writer. Cody Keenan guided the students through ways to structure a speech, including preparing supporting points and counter arguments. The speechwriter for former President Barack Obama also discussed ways to start and end a speech and the importance of knowing your audience, while students shared their ideas about what would make a strong speech, such as humor, researching facts, and working well with others. “A good speech should be a collaboration of the person delivering it, and the person writing it,” Keenan said. Keenan has held his job for more than a decade and also serves as Obama’s collaborator on an upcoming book “The best speechwriters are the best readers,” Keenan told the students. “Read constantly, and read everything you can. The more you read, the more ideas you will have.” – Staff report
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TEEN BRAINS, SELF-HARM, AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE Communication between parents and children a must By Tim Glaze
People Newspapers The audience began to murmur during a presentation on the teenage brain when a slide popped up showing numbers no parent wants to face. By eighth-grade, 15 percent of students have used marijuana; 15.5 percent have smoked cigarettes; and 7.6 percent have abused the prescription drug Adderall. Jennifer Huynh, program director for Teens Can Survive and Suicide and Crisis Center in North Texas, and Melinda Dunbar, a licensed professional counselor, used those and other statistics to underline their point: Forms of self-harm come to the forefront when a child hits the early teenage years.
They spoke at Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church during a recent luncheon presented by CARE Dallas, a nonprofit working to address challenges associated with alcohol and drug abuse. Huynh and Dunbar discussed research on the brain of the adolescent – a time in a person’s life when emotions are in “overdrive.” This intense period of brain activity can often lead to suicidal thoughts and periods of self-harm through mutilation and drug and alcohol abuse, they said. In a person’s teenage years, Huynh said, there is a “gap” between the maturity levels of two parts of the brain – the limbic system and the prefrontal cortex. The limbic system drives emotion, while the prefrontal cortex governs impulse and judgment. The prefrontal cortex “may not even be fully mature until a person is 25,” Huynh said. “During this time, teens may exhibit self-destructive behaviors due
Healthy Ideas for Older Adults For many of us, fall is synonymous with the fresh start of a new CHRIS ABBOTT school year and the satisfaction that comes from busy, productive days and learning new things. That makes this a great time of year to break out of the monotony of stale routines, and that’s especially true
for older adults. Consider the following ideas that can take you to the head of the class when it comes to your health and quality of life. Volunteer. Use your wealth of experience, wisdom, and practical skills to benefit your community by volunteering for causes that are important to you. You’ll be helping yourself, too. Three-quarters of U.S. adults feel physically healthier by volunteering, according to the 2017
SIGNS OF TEEN SUBSTANCE ABUSE
• Blood shot eyes • Sleepiness and fatigue • Anxiety and paranoia • Depression • Memory loss For more information, visit sccenter.org.
to handling difficult emotions, boredom, loneliness, and ways to counteract stress.” It’s possible for a child to start showing these signs as early as 11, so parents should start keeping an eye out for self-harm, she said. Reasons for self-harm, especially in adolescents include looking for ways to control, regulate, and release emotions, as well as to create a distraction. “Our tip for parents is to address the issue and use your concern in a constructive and understanding way,” Huynh said. “It’s
important to validate your child’s feelings and struggles and to develop and cultivate a relationship with your child.” Detecting the problem of self-harm early can make a huge difference, she said. Physical markings, frequent bandages, inappropriate dressing, and mentioning friends or acquaintances that self-harm are “red flags,” and parents should start with open lines of communication with their teenager. “It’s important to understand your teenager’s world and their
perspective,” Huynh said. The duo also spoke extensively on drug and alcohol use – two forms of self-harm that many people don’t classify as such, they said. In 2016, the Texas Department of State Health Services conducted a survey and found that alcohol remains the most commonly used substances among Texas students, while marijuana remains the most widely used illicit drug among youth in the state. Huynh said that nearly 50 percent of high school seniors have abused a drug of some kind, and more than 70 percent have abused alcohol. “It’s just as important to educate your children on alcohol and drugs as it is [to educate them] on mental health,” she said.
Doing Good is Good for You study from UnitedHealthcare and VolunteerMatch. Pass it on through Play. Teaching a child a timeless activity or skill that you enjoyed in your youth – like fishing, checkers, or a card game – can be a great way to pass on traditions and have fun while also helping kids to cut down on time in front of a computer, tablet, or smartphone screen. Put it on Your Schedule. You likely relied on a class schedule and
student planner to help you stay accountable back in your school days. That same concept can keep you disciplined when it comes to staying active and getting enough exercise. Whether it’s gardening, attending an exercise class at your local gym, or just taking a regular bike ride or walk around your neighborhood, writing it on your calendar and planning your other activities around this time that you’ve carved out for exercise can be a good practice to ensure you don’t brush it off.
Head Back to Class. Even if it’s been decades since you’ve stepped foot in a classroom, it’s not too late to learn something new. Explore options such as signing up for a class at your local community college or brushing up on your computer skills at the library. In addition to keeping your mind active, you might also meet some new friends in this sort of group learning environment. Chris Abbott is the CEO of UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement in Texas and Oklahoma.
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An American Thanksgiving in Paris I have rich memories of Thanksgivings celebrated through C H R I S T Y R O S T the years, but HOME + KITCHEN one of my favorites is the year my husband, Randy, and I celebrated with our young sons in our Paris apartment. Living in Europe as Thanksgiving approaches is an interesting experience for an American. I’ve always loved the appearance of pilgrim statues, turkey platters, and greeting cards with heart-tugging messages in our stores each November, but there I was, living in the City of Lights, and there wasn’t a pilgrim to be found. What’s more, Randy had to work that day, because France hadn’t a clue this was one of the most meaningful holidays of the year! Determined our family would celebrate the occasion with as much tradition as possible, I set out to locate all the ingredients. Finding canned cranberries and pumpkin wasn’t too difficult, though both cost an arm and a leg, but the turkey proved a bit more problematic. In early November, I visited my butcher Monsieur Durand in his shop around the cor-
for my Thanksgiving television special, celebrating its 10th anniversary on national TV this November. For Holiday inspiration, I invite you to tune into A Home for Christy Rost: Thanksgiving this November on KERA Create channel 13.3. For more from Christy Rost visit christyrost.com.
1-1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs (8-10 whole crackers) 2 tablespoons sugar 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 9-inch springform pan Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake ner. Using my somewhat limited French, I did my best to explain the significance of Thanksgiving and why a turkey was so important. Most of his daily sales consisted of a thin slice of this or two pieces of that, so when I requested an entire turkey, he smiled broadly and assured me he’d do his best to locate one in time. Two days before Thanksgiving, the turkey arrived and Monsieur Durand proudly held it up. There it was in all its glory – head, neck, body, and feet. This was no frozen, processed American bird made pretty for
tentative home cooks. I replied, “Oui monsieur, mais pas de tête et pas de pied!” Translation: “Yes sir, but no head and no feet!” The turkey went home with its neck intact – that was a surprise – but I didn’t care. Hardly a year goes by that I don’t think about that $50 turkey when I buy our Thanksgiving bird at bargain-basement prices. Nowadays, my focus tends to be on tasty side dishes and desserts guaranteed to tempt even when guests protest they’re too full. One of my favorite desserts is Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake – a recipe I developed
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter. Stir until the crumbs are moistened and press the mixture with your fingers onto the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Bake 10 minutes, remove it from the oven, and set it aside to cool completely.
4 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened 1-1/4 cups sugar 2 tablespoons flour 4 eggs, at room temperature 2 teaspoons vanilla 3/4 cup pumpkin purée
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ginger 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In the large bowl of an electric mixer, beat softened cream cheese and sugar at medium speed just until they are blended. Add flour and mix briefly. Add eggs, one at a time, beating just until they are blended, and stir in vanilla. Pour all but 1 cup of the filling into the springform pan and set the pan aside. To the remaining filling, add pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves, and beat just until it is smooth. Spoon dollops of the pumpkin mixture onto the cheesecake filling and use a knife to gently swirl it through the filling. Bake 55 to 60 minutes until the sides are puffed and the center is almost set. To help prevent cracks, do not open the oven during baking. Remove the cheesecake from the oven, run a sharp knife around the edge, and set it aside to cool. Release the outer band, remove it, and chill the cheesecake 1 to 2 hours. Slide a metal spatula under the crust and transfer the cheesecake to a serving plate. Cover loosely with foil and chill until ready to serve.
Yield: 1 -9-inch cheesecake
48 November 2018 | prestonhollowpeople.com TRAINS AT NORTHPARK Nov. 17 – Jan. 6 NorthPark Center The largest miniature train exhibit in Texas is gathering steam. Celebrating more than 30 years benefiting the Ronald McDonald House, the Trains at NorthPark will open at 10 a.m. Nov. 17 on the second level of the shopping center between Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus. Tickets start at $4 for children ages 2-12 and seniors older than 65. Adults are $7, while children younger than 2 are admitted for free. Visit thetrainsatnorthpark. com for more information.
THINGS TO DO AUTUMN AT THE ARBORETUM Through Nov. 21 Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens For its 13th year, the Dallas Arboretum has transformed its pecan grove into a Neverland-themed pumpkin village. Featuring scenes from the beloved book, Peter and Wendy, the journey through more than 90,000 pumpkins, squash, and gourds begins in London at the house of the Darlings where Wendy and her brothers are dreaming of pirates and fairies. Other stops include the Lost Boys hideout, a pirate ship, and Tinker Bell’s home. Visit dallasarboretum.org for more details.
MOCKINGBIRD MUSIC FESTIVAL 5 p.m. Fridays Mockingbird Station Some of the best local artists are giving patrons one more reason to love Mockingbird Station. The series of free concerts will take place on the second-floor terrace where attendees can enjoy the sounds of the live music while walking around the shopping center with friends and family. Visit mockingbirdstation. com to see who will perform next. STARS AND STRIPES LUNCHEON Nov. 8, 11:30 a.m. Brook Hollow Golf Club Mark Nutsch, the Green Be-
ret commander whose story is told in the film 12 Strong, will be the featured speaker at the fifth annual Stars and Stripes Luncheon and Film Festival, a fundraiser for Sons of the Flag, a resource for burn survivors. The film festival at Highland Park Village Theatre includes a 12 Strong screening with Nutsch at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7. Other movies: Inglourious Basterds, 7 p.m. Nov. 8; Mister Roberts, 7 p.m. Nov. 9; and Full Metal Jacket, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10. Visit sonsoftheflag.org or email email@example.com for more information.
TURTLE CREEK FALL ARTS FESTIVAL Nov. 10 and 11 Reverchon Park, 3505 Maple Ave. The two-day outdoor festival will feature 125 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalworkers, glass artists, jewelry makers, and others. The festival will also offer artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, festival foods, and beverages. Visit turtlecreekartsfestival.com for more information. GINGERBREAD STROLL Nov. 16 – 30 Highland Park Village Let’s toast to the holidays. The sixth annual Gingerbread Stroll will display elaborate ginger-bread houses at select merchants where they will be up for silent auction for a two-week period. All proceeds benefit the children’s charity Community Partners of Dallas. The houses will be delivered to merchants Nov. 15.
TREE LIGHTING Nov. 18, 1- 6 p.m. Snider Plaza Residents from throughout the area gather to celebrate the coming holiday season. The festivities, featuring live holiday carols and dance take place near the plaza’s famous fountain. The highlight of the night comes when the holiday tree is illuminated. HOLIDAY TEA AT THE ADOLPHUS Nov. 23 – Dec. 30 The French Room For the first time, The French Room will be transformed into a holiday destination with inspired décor and music for one of the city’s most cherished holiday traditions. The tea will feature a special three-course menu of tea sandwiches, scones, and pastries, each paired with loose leaf teas, including a special Adolphus blend, from local purveyor, Zatki.
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r. and Mrs. Loyd W. Powell Jr. of Highland Park are pleased the announce the engagement of their daughter, Abigail Perry Powell, to David Dennett Foose, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles William Foose of University Park. The bride is a graduate of Highland Park High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts in communications from Texas A & M University and a Masters of Theology from Redeemer Theological Seminary. Abigail works in strategic partnerships at the Human Trafficking Institute. The groom is also a graduate of Highland Park High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts in business marketing f rom Texas Tech University. David is
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a sales associate at the Bill Foose Company. The couple plan a late October wedding at The Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch in Beaver Creek, Colorado.
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You Should Have Gotten a Flu Shot Already CDC: Vaccination first, most important step in virus protection THINKSTOCK.COM
By William Taylor
People Newspapers Pumpkin patches, football, and flu shots – cooler temperatures may come or go, but these are sure signs of fall in North Texas. And sure as it’s autumn, medical authorities are issuing a familiar seasonal warning: Stop putting off that vaccination. “It takes about two weeks for the body to develop the antibodies needed to provide protection against the flu virus,” said Dr. Christopher Perkins, medical director for Dallas County Health and Human Services. Dr. Pranavi Sreeramoju, chief of infection prevention at Parkland Health and Hospital System and associate professor of internal medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center, noted that while flu season generally lasts from October through March, it can vary from year to year. “Since it’s so unpredictable, we want to encourage everyone to get vaccinated as soon as possible,” he said. For the 2017-2018 season, DCHHS reported 83 flu-related deaths in Dallas,
including four juveniles, up from 17 total deaths the prior season. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls the annual vaccination “the first and most important step in flu protection” – a step it recommends for nearly everyone but children younger than 6 months.
“It takes about two weeks for the body to develop the antibodies needed to provide protection against the flu virus.” Dr. Christopher Perkins Sreeramoju urged residents not to be scared off by misinformation and myths. “Some people believe getting the flu shot will make them sick, but that’s not the case,” she said. “After receiving the vaccine some patients may experience symptoms like a low-grade fever, but the symptoms usually go away within a day or two.”
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UNITARIAN CHURCH STARTS RACE RELATIONS DISCUSSION Members sign pledge to take responsibility for their prejudices By Bianca R. Montes People Newspapers
When First Unitarian Church of Dallas moved from downtown to the Park Cities in the early 1940s, the congregation was the only one listed in the phone book as other. “There were white churches in the phone book. There were black churches in the phone book. And then there was our church,” the Rev. Daniel Kanters said about the congregation’s decision to integrate in 1945. However, still, more than seven decades later, the subject of racial equity remains a timely topic.
“We don’t have to go too far from where we’re sitting to encounter lots of problems - from police issues to the way people are treated in stores, gas stations, and banks,” Kanters, the church’s senior minister, said. “We see racial issues surfacing everywhere, and it’s concerning, and it can be life-threatening for some people.” In September, the church asked its members to sign a pledge to take on the work of racial equity as individuals in the community. The pledge asks white members and members of color to take personal responsibility when they encounter prejudice in themselves and their lives. A racially diverse group of 10 is leading the initiative. Darryl Brown, a black member of the racial equity committee, said it’s essential for the church to have this discussion now because members need to be whom they say they are every service. A core tenant in the church’s theology is that every human being has dignity and worth and it is their faith perspective to lift that up,
“We don’t have to go too far from where we’re sitting to encounter lots of problems - from police issues to the way people are treated in stores, gas stations, and banks.” The Rev. Daniel Kanter
PH Presbyterian Helps Refugees Programs bolster academic scores, financial well-being for families
Refugee girls who live in the Vickery Meadows neighborhood show off the bracelettes they make with GAIA Empowered Women.
First Unitarian Church members add their signatures beneath a statement on racial equality. meaning where racism exists and dehumanizes any single person it dehumanizes them all. Brown said the conversation, at first, might be hard to have because people are afraid to talk about race. “I personally want to hear other people’s race story,” he said. “And I want you to hear mine. I’m thinking that if you hear (my story) and I hear
yours, that’s a way we’re going to be able to communicate.” Carrie Stewart, who also serves on the committee, said one of the primary lessons they’re trying to teach the congregation is that race doesn’t have to be a taboo subject. “The conversation kind of went underground and what that did is both people (white and black) lost a
By Bianca R. Montes
out of 150 Dallas ISD elementary schools in the School Effective Index, meaning the school had made the most significant impact on student growth. DISD board chairperson Dan Micciche credited Buhl and the more than 100 volunteer reading tutors at the school. “If you have ever doubted the effect of community involvement on student outcomes, take a look at McShan,” he said. Buhl said she’s never doubted that the children she works with are smart. “I know they are capable, but their families are in dire financial difficulties,” she said. “For numerous reasons, they are not settling in as happily as we thought they would, and the students are going without because the family is just trying to survive.” With the nudge from a student wanting to make bracelets to help her family after her father died, Buhl teamed up with church member Paula Minnis whose own experience walking alongside a refugee woman sparked an idea to start a company to employ and empower women.
Years ago, Dalene Buhl saw a notice in her church bulletin seeking tutors for refugee children at McShan Elementary in Vickery Meadows, Dallas’ most ethnically diverse neighborhood. At the time, the Preston Hollow Presbyterian member had been working with many of the same children’s parents at a learning center, but after one visit to the elementary school, she knew the need there was greater. “When I came over I saw children out the window trying to do their homework in utter chaos in the apartment next door,” she recalled. “I knew these children were the future of their families, and they needed the education more than their parents.” That year, she was able to get five of the 12 children she tutored to pass a state educational test, but for Buhl, “that was not good enough.” So, she started a summer academy that has grown the past eight years from 16 students to 160. Last year, McShan ranked first
capacity to discuss race in a meaningful way,” Stewart said. “What we’re hoping to do is equip our congregation with the skills and tools to have that conversation. Because we know racial equity wasn’t solved by integration, or the Voting Rights Act, or the Civil Rights Act as we see with the things that are happening today.”
SERIES: Outside Their Walls This is the second in a series of articles exploring how churches serve outside their communities. Next month we will share a story about Gospel for Muslims and the work local missionaries are doing in Bangladesh.
Minnis, who started GAIA in 2009, wasn’t immediately sold on the idea because she wasn’t sure the plan was sustainable and that the products would be strong enough. “If the product isn’t strong, it is just a pity purchase,” she explained. Minnis offered to design four bracelets for the students to make as part of a collection. The teenage girls would have to partner with their mothers in the venture to inspire them to help earn income through meaningful work. The partnership, she said, has indeed made a difference in how the girls see themselves. “These girls, they don’t want just to receive; they really want to have control and effect change,” Minnis said. “I have seen their self-confidence soar through the fruits of their labors. Their joy is so palpable.”
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1/13/1946 - 9/21/2018
od, please bless Paul Pulliam and welcome him with open arms! One thing to watch out for, however...if given the opportunity...he will probably be trying to fix any “squeaks” that the Pearly Gates might have or fix any bumps in those streets of gold! He loves to fix things and help people. He will be very beneficial as a newcomer. Paul, 72, passed into the presence of his Heavenly Father on Friday, Sept. 21, in Dallas, Texas, to take on whatever chores the Good Lord has for him in that Great Paradise Ranch in
the sky. Paul Pulliam was born January 13, 1946, in Ft. Worth, Texas to his parents, Mary and Charles A. Pulliam. He was married to Sherri Sledge Pulliam for 47 years. Paul was a Kappa Sigma at Southern Methodist University and graduated with a BBA in 1968. After graduation, he served in the U.S. Army Reserves 19691974. Paul graduated from SMU Law School in 1971. Paul and Sherri married in 1971 and have lived in Dallas for 46 years. Paul was a practicing attorney from 1971-1976. From 1976-1979, he was President of Pioneer Title Co. and from 1979-1988, he served as President of Safeco Title Co. In 1988, Paul was co-founder of a new title company, Republic Title of Texas. He served as CEO of Republic Title of Texas until his retirement in Dec. 2010. At Republic Title of Texas, Paul helped to develop an employee stock ownership plan where each employee had a stake in the company. He had a great love and
respect for his employees. After retiring from the title business, Paul became a West Texas rancher on his Paradise Ranch at Possum Kingdom Lake. He had an imposing physical presence--a giant who always looked for a chance to help others. A man of enormous energy, he didn’t like applying the brakes to life. One of his greatest adventures was scuba diving at the Great Barrier Reef with Sherri in 1999 at 53 years old. Paul left a very big ripple in the pond of life ~ he will not be forgotten. Paul was a devoted son. When he moved his Mother, Mary, to Dallas in 1999, he would stop by for coffee with her every morning and then visit her every evening on his way home from work, until she died in 2005. Paul served the Dallas Community in the following offices: North Dallas Bank Board of Directors for 35 years, The Real Estate CouncilFounding Member, Director of Easter Seal Society for Children, Salesmanship Club of Dallas,
Chairman of 2001 Byron Nelson Golf Tournament, University Park Elementary Dad’s Club Vice-Pres., Finance Committee for HPHS School Board, Public Works Committee of City of University Park and Possum Kingdom Lake Assoc. Board Member. He was a member of Christ the King Church in Dallas, a member of Dallas Country Club and the self-appointed “Mayor of Caddo Creek” at Possum Kingdom Lake. Thank you, family and friends, for your prayers and support. Thank you Dr. Paul Wade, Dr. Randy Kirby, Harlee Youngblood, Palo Pinto General Hospital Mineral Wells, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center. Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Charles A. Pulliam and his sister, Charlene, who died in infancy; and brotherin-law, Brad Sledge. Survivors: Wife of 47 years, Sherri Sledge Pulliam of Dallas; sons Clark
Pulliam and Clay Pulliam of Dallas and their families; inlaws, Steve Sledge of Dallas, Sally Sledge of Ft. Worth, Chrissy Sledge of San Antonio; nephew, Matthew Sledge and wife Missy Sledge of San Antonio. Memor ial S er vice and Reception was held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 1, 2018 at Christ the King Church, 8017 Preston Rd., Dallas, TX 75225. Private Burial of Ashes: Paradise Ranch, Stephenville County, Texas. Memorials: In lieu of flowers Paul asked that those who wish to make a gift in his memory please consider: Christ the King Church, 8017 Preston Rd., Dallas TX 75225; Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 208 S. Miller St., Breckenridge, TX 76424; Salesmanship Club of Dallas, 106 E. 10th St., Suite 200, Dallas, TX 75203. “Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.” Rev. 2:10. Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral Home, 7405 West Northwest Highway, Dallas, TX 75225, 214-363-5401.
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2B Fall 2018 | People Newspapers | Society
SOCIETY NOV. 8
ReuNight, benefiting The Family Place, The Haas Moto Museum and Sculpture Gallery, 6:30–11 p.m.
2018 Awards for Excellence in Community Service Luncheon, benefiting Dallas Historical Society, The Fairmont Dallas, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
ACT Fall Benefit, supporting Advocates for Community Transformation, Moody Performance Hall, 6–8:30 p.m.
New Friends New Life Luncheon, Omni Dallas Hotel, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Legacy Award Dinner, benefiting the Cooper Institute, Belo Mansion, 6–9 p.m.
Dallas Symphony Orchestra League Presentation Ball, benefiting Education and outreach programs for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, 6-11:45 p.m.
Art for Advocacy, benefiting Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, General Datatech Warehouse, 6:30–11:30 p.m. Night at the Museum, Perot Museum, 7 p.m.–midnight.
Visionary Luncheon, benefiting Retina Foundation of the Southwest, Omni Dallas Hotel, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
One Childhood One Chance Luncheon, benefiting Educational First Steps, Renaissance Dallas Hotel, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
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The Salvation Army’s annual Doing the Most Good Luncheon, benefiting The Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Command, Hilton Anatole’s Chantilly Ballroom, noon– 1:30 p.m.
Jade Ball, benefiting Crow Collection of Asian Art, Belo Manson, 6–11:45 p.m.
An Evening with the Best of Broadway, benefiting Dallas Summer Musical, Music Hall at Fair Park, 6-10 p.m. St. Jude Evening Under the Stars Party, benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Omni Dallas Hotel, 6-9 p.m. Trinity River Mission’s 19th annual Mission Ole, Chicken Scratch, 7-11 p.m.
Dallas Women’s Foundation 33rd annual Luncheon, Hilton Anatole, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Women with Promise Couture, Cocktails and Cookies with Santa, benefiting the scholarship program, Neiman Marcus Downtown, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Champion of Children Award Dinner, benefiting Dallas CASA, The Fairmont Dallas, 6–9 p.m.
30th annual Obelisk Awards, benefiting Business Council for the Arts, Belo Mansion, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Streaks on the Lake, benefiting Grant Halliburton Foundation, The Bomb Factory, 7–11 p.m.
The Trains at NorthPark, benefiting Ronald McDonald House of Dallas, NorthPark Center, 10 a.m.–9 p.m. 2018 M1Ball, benefiting Mercury One, Mercury Studios, 6:30–11 p.m. Grow the Grove, benefiting Cristo Rey Dallas, Sixty Five Hundred, 6:30–11:45 p.m.
Home for the Holidays, benefiting SPCA of Texas, NorthPark Center, noon–6 p.m.
Uncork-A-Cure Gala, benefiting The Muscular Dystrophy Association, Irving Convention Center, 6–11 p.m.
Wilkinson Center’s Can Do! Luncheon, Benefiting Wilkinson Center, Dallas Country Club, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Crystal Charity Ball, benefiting Crystal Charities, Hilton Anatole Hotel, 7 p.m.
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Saint Valentine’s Day Luncheon and Fashion Show, benefiting Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, NorthPark Center, 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
National MS Society on the Move Luncheon, The Ritz-Carlton Dallas, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Women of Distinction Luncheon, benefiting Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, Omni Dallas Hotel, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Third annual Party in the Pasture, benefiting Becky’s Hope Horse Rescue, RockCreek Ranch Event Center, 5–10 p.m.
DKMS Dallas Awards Breakfast, Royal Oaks Country Club, 8:30–10:30 a.m. Art in Bloom, 2018
Christmas Celebration Sing! An Irish Christmas, benefiting Voice of Hope Ministries, Winspear Opera House, 5:30–10 p.m.
National Council of Jewish Women Dallas 106th Birthday Luncheon, benefiting Women, children and families in Greater Dallas community served by NCJW Dallas, Westin Galleria Dallas, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
The Big D Climb, benefiting Leukemia and Lymphoma society, Bank of America Plaza, 7:30 a.m.–noon
UNICEF, Ritz-Carlton Ballroom, 6:30–11:45 p.m.
Art in Bloom, benefiting Dallas Museum of Art, DMA, 10:30 a.m.–3:30p.m.
Dallas CASA Cherish the Children Luncheon, Omni Dallas Hotel, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Aware Affair Gala, benefitting Aware and its grant recipients, Sixty-Five Hundred, 6:30–11:30 p.m.
2019 Mad Hatter’s Tea, benefiting Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum and a Woman’s Garden, Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Art Ball 2019, benefiting Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Museum of Art, 6–11:45 p.m.
Society | People Newspapers | Fall 2018 3B
PARK CITIES COUPLE DESIGNS INSTAGRAM-WORTHY PHOTO BOOTH Multi-camera unit produces 3D freeze-frame video experiences “Our goal was to create something that was beyond regular photo booths.” Scot Redman
The MotusRED photo booth uses nine cameras to create boomerang-like images.
By Bianca R. Montes People Newspapers
ith the tagline, “like a photo booth just a whole lot cooler,” it’s hard not to get excited about a digital experience setting Dallas Instagram feeds on fire. Rooted in film, photography, and architecture, Park Cities husband and wife Scot and Kristi Redman are using their decades of experience to bring Dallasites to life with an immersive 3D photo booth experience. The Redmans are well known by those familiar with the Dallas fashion scene. They ran a successful eBay vintage clothing business out of their home for seven years, created a cult-like following with their SMU fashion blog Hilltop Glossy, captured backstage energy at New York Fashion Week, shot for local and national magazines, and made an ad campaign for Cheetos-inspired couture go viral. Their newest venture is leaving a lasting impression on Dallas social events. If you attended this year’s Best of Big D party, you’re likely familiar with the Boomerang-style images the Redman’s are producing with their MotusRED photo booth. The machine’s nine-camera array fires at the same time, creating a freezeframe moment from multiple angles. “We first came across a multi-camera
unit at a fashion event in New York. We became fascinated and set out to perfect the technique and utilize the booth in new and ambitious ways, including being mobile on the street,” Scot Redman said about the venture with his wife and business partner Ben Haschke. “Our goal was to create something that was beyond regular photo booths,” he said. The popularity of the device has them looking to add to their fleet and create other styles, such as the MotusLuxe, a modern, high-quality photo booth with on-the-spot prints. Looking back at their success in the industry and the growing popularity of their newest venture, Redman said he thanks Dallas. “It really is the land of opportunity,” he said.
TIPS FROM THE PROS • Know your light. And know your shadows. • Know your angles. Chin down. Head turned about 30 degrees away from the lens. Embrace the jawline! • Movement. Models move in rhythm for the camera. Do a head turn, hair flip, or a dramatic coat swing. • Embrace the candids and just have fun with it. The happier you look, the more beautiful you’ll look in the pictures.
4B Fall 2018 | People Newspapers | Society
TEXAS DISCOVERY HONORS ALLMANS
Janet Smith, Bettye Slaven, and Marilyn Waisanen
Mary Anne Cree and Dick Davis Laura Chancellor Black, Allie-Beth and Pierce Allman, and Kelly Cantu Dees
Ann and Bob Dyer
Michael and Celeste Bosco
P H O T O S B Y J A M E S E D WA R D
Jared and Katie Febbroiello
Waverly Smith and Larry Waisanen
Texas Discovery Gardens celebrated the 2018 Flora Award honorees Sept. 20 at the home of Stephen and Karen Jones – son and daughter-in-law of Dallas Cowboy’s owner Jerry Jones. The award went to Allie Beth and Pierce Allman, operators of reality company Allie Beth Allman & Associates. The jade anniversary of the Flora Award Gala will be held Oct. 25 and provide special recognition to past honorees.
Society | People Newspapers | Fall 2018 5B
WOMEN OF TOCQUEVILLE 10TH ANNIVERSARY
Jennifer Sampson, Lyda Hill, and Kelly Compton
Lacy and Clayton Sands
Caroline Rose Hunt and Gayle Sands
Christy and Steven Williams
Don and Carol Glendenning with Julia Wellborn and Mickey Miller
Kenneth and Millie Cooper with Carole and Scott Murray
Debra and Paul Tagg with Sara and Gary Ahr PHOTOS BY DON CLAUSEN
Kristy Faus and Carol March
Tyler, Michelle, and Bill Riddell
United Way of Metropolitan Dallas honored Lyda Hill with the J. Erik Jonsson Award and announced $8 million raised for the new Women and Children’s fund. The news came Sept. 28 during the Women of Tocqueville 10th Anniversary Celebration at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Over the past decade, the Women of Tocqueville organization has played a crucial role in helping drive United Way’s mission of facilitating philanthropy to make a positive and lasting difference in the lives of North Texans.
6B Fall 2018 | People Newspapers | Society
BROADWAY COMES TO THE MEYERSON
Diane and Hal Brierley
David and Renee Karp
Marena and Roger Gault with Sherwood Wagner
Chuck and Trudy Best
Cecelia Smith and Marlene Ehring
Clay and Lisa Cooley
Lynn McBee and Nicholas Even
Key and Katherine Coker
Kim Noltemy with Richard and Kathy Holt
CeCe Smith and Ford Lacy
Shiv, Mohua, and Sanjiv Yajnik
Kara and Randall Goss
Sheila and Jody Grant
Ross and Margot Perot
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Dallas’s most charitable gathered Sept. 15 at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center for the 2018 Dallas Symphony Orchestra Gala. The blacktie evening began with a cocktail reception followed by dinner in the Meyerson lobby. Guests moved to the Eugene McDermott Concert Hall to enjoy a performance by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra with awardwinning singer and actress Kristin Chenoweth.
8B Fall 2018 | People Newspapers | Society
ROCKED AROUND THE CLOCK
Steve Enda, Melissa Prycer, and Trey Pugh with Mona and Bill Graue
Kathryn Dunn and Marty Martinez
Darlene Schneider, Yvette Grove, and Bonnie Cooley
Greg Kelly, Katalina Rose, Ninfa Carreron, and Ken Weber
Wasif Sattar and Linda Garner
Peter Gould and Yvette Grove
Steve and Caitlin Hebert
Breana Parker and Joey Ramos
Meaghan Nowell, Cal Butcher, Ashton Butcher, and Kelly Dybala
Phillip and Stephanie Robinson P H O T O S B Y L I S A S T E WA R T
Amanda Widlund, Hamilton Sneed, Breana Parker, and Lydia Irwin
Renee Contreras and Jose Nino
Lori and Michael Westbrooks
On Sept. 21, guests arrived at the Artists’ Quarter at the historic South Side on Lamar for the sixth annual History with a Twist: Sock Hop, a 1950s-style cocktail party, benefiting Dallas Heritage Village. People enjoyed punch bowl cocktails, sock hop fare, soda shop sweets, and dance lessons by The Rhythm Room to popular ‘50s tunes spun by DJ Jennifer Miller.
10Bâ€ƒFall 2018 | People Newspapers | Society
FIFTH SPIRIT OF TAOS
Jessica and Austin Smotherman
Chris and Brittany Ivy
Natalie and Field Patten
Laurann Cavenaghi and Caitlin Morris Hyatt
Mariachi Viva Mexico
Bruce and Rhondalynne Ware
Tommy and Sarah Tucker
Anne Reeder and Alanna Sarabia P H O T O S B Y N AT E R E H L A N D E R
Balloon arrangements and a sea of colorful cacti set the theme for the fifth annual Spirit of Taos presented by the Friends of Wilkinson Center. The event was held at Dallasâ€™ new hotspot Scout at The Statler Hotel. Co-chairs Caitlin Morris Hyatt and Laurann Cavenaghi hosted the event with WFAA Good Morning Texas anchor Alanna Sarabia. Cameron Rice, Daniella Giglio, and Anthony Contreras
Society | People Newspapers | Fall 2018 11B
THE FAMILY PLACE: FOUR DECADES OF SERVICE
Dallas’ first domestic violence shelter defies doubters
1978 (1976) Gerry Beer establishes the Battered Women’s Task Force to address the need for social services for abused women and children in Dallas. Over the years, that initiative led to the opening of The Family Place (1978); Sally’s House (2000), the state’s first shelter for battered men (2016); the Ann Moody Place (2017), which also gave guests an opportunity to house their four-legged friends. By Bianca R. Montes People Newspapers
ager Howard swore she would never be a victim of domestic violence. Josie Horn watched her father abuse her mother. And Hope Woodson left an abusive marriage only to see her son lash out in anger. Theirs are just a few of the stories from people The Family Place has helped the past 40 years. Back in 1978, when Gerry Beer and other activists opened the state’s first shelter for battered woman and children, such stories were mostly unwelcomed. “There was a strong force that said, ‘You’re breaking up marriages,” Gail Griswold, the shelter’s first executive director, said of the resistance faced from clergy, law enforcement, and others.
Griswold was just two years out of Northeastern University, where she earned her master’s degree in counseling psychology when she joined The Family Place. “We were so young and idealistic,” she said, looking at a photo of herself and others who challenged the system by advocating for services and laws protecting those impacted by domestic violence. The memory took her back to a meeting with former Dallas police chief Billy Prince about plans for a larger shelter. “He was so dismissive of us,” Griswold said. “He told us we could open a shelter as big as a hotel, but it would be useless. “But this seemed so fundamentally important,” she said. “There were no doubts.” Paige Flink, who has been involved with The Family Place since the 1970s
2018 1989 and serves as its CEO, explained how the nonprofit was mostly unknown then and addressing a topic people saw as just a private family matter. If they didn’t experience it, they didn’t care, she said. Flink remembers going to the little shelter in Oak Cliff during her years as a journalist at D Magazine and being dismayed by a woman holding a baby while digging through a garbage bag of clothing behind the barred windows. “It just struck me that here is this person and this innocent child who’s hiding f rom someone who’s supposed to love them,” she said. Images like that and a belief that they could make a difference despite people saying they couldn’t – or shouldn’t – inspired pioneering women to do something about an issue they found unacceptable,
Flink said. The Family Place became a national model with the opening of its children’s therapeutic program. It launched specialized counseling for batterers, opened housing, and helped change laws and educate first responders. The nonprofit created programs to educate students about bullying, teen dating violence, and sexual assault. It expanded services, added beds and transitional apartments, and in 2016 opened the first men’s shelter in the state. But there is still a long way to go. “After more than two decades at The Family Place, I can tell you that victims (still) fear they won’t be believed, because their abusers said no one would listen,” Flink said. “It’s time to turn our attention to the abusers, to tell batters, “We see you,” and get them the help they need.”
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PARTNERS CARD LEADING LADIES, AND GENTLEMAN For the first time, a man helps co-chair Partners Card By Bianca R. Montes People Newspapers
A B O U T T H E FA M I LY P L A C E
During the past 40 years, The Family Place has counseled more than 215,000 clients, provided life-saving shelter to more than 24,000 women, men, and children, and answered more than 600,000 calls for help. The agency has helped more than 18,800 batterers learn how to change their abusive behavior and reached approximately 6,000 students each year through youth education programs. All programs are provided in Spanish and English.
or decades, Dallas women have taken the helm of Partners Card, the signature fundraiser for The Family Place, Dallas’ largest agency serving victims of family violence. For the first time, a man is helping steer the effort this year. Julian Leaver is co-chairing with Leigh Danley and Tierney Kaufman Hutchins. As the catalyst of many great ideas, it was a brunch date with two good friends that lured Leaver to the task. “They both mentioned that there had never been a male chair and if I might be interested,” Leaver said. “After discussing it further and understanding more about the ways in which men are also affected by domestic violence, I readily said I would love to be involved.” Since launching in 1993, the annual shopping soiree has grown from raising about $90,000 with 175 participating stores to more than $18 million raised with a laundry list of retailers stretching the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Money raised during the 10-day event goes directly to supporting survivors of family violence, including the center’s 21-bed shelter for men and children, which opened last year. Leaver, who’s twice chaired The Birthday
From left: Leigh Danley, Julian Leaver, and Tierney Kaufman Hurchins. Party Gala and is an event planner, said The Family Place is especially near and dear to his heart because he too is a survivor of domestic child sexual abuse. “As a child, my mother had to flee our home and bring my sister and I with her,” he shared. “We were fortunate to have a loving extended family to turn to, but many victims do not have that luxury.” And while Leaver said bringing his organizational and branding skill set to the table has been a joy, working with his two fabu-
lous co-chairs has been his favorite part. Kaufman Hutchins, who’s volunteered for a host of Dallas charities and sits on the TACA board of directors, said, “Co-chairing Partners Card has allowed me to see the inner workings of the organization and meet the faces of those touched by The Family Place. Domestic violence is a hard topic for people to talk about which is why this organization is so important.” Leigh Danley, who brings with her 16 years of experience in the nonprofit sector
and a diverse background of event chairmanships in Texas and South Carolina, said the most rewarding part of being a chair with Partners Card in knowing that every dollar from the event will go toward helping victims of family violence. The way Partners Card works is that people can buy a card for $70 (all proceeds from that sale go to the nonprofit) and in return get 20 percent off at participating retailers. “We have a fabulous committee of retail sales liaisons this year, and many are new to The Family Place and Partners Card,” Danley said. “I have also truly enjoyed working with some of the most generous and kind retailers in DFW. They truly believe in the mission of the organization, and their passion and commitment to the community is inspiring.”
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