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Katy Trail Weekly Vol. 1, No. 1


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HP softball field lights up From Staff Reports On Tuesday, Feb. 18, Highland Park High School celebrated the newly installed lights on their home softball field. The lighted field allows for the softball team to compete on their home turf and reduce travel time, which takes away time from the classroom. Many supporters, in attendance at the lighting ceremony, have worked diligently for years to see this night happen.

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The man that mans Katy Trail By David Mullen

Photo by Can Turkyilmaz


The Katy Trail is 125 acres of Dallas urban parkland extending 3.5 miles from Lyte Street near the Historic Magnolia Station and the American Airlines Center, to Airline Road near Southern Methodist University. More than 300,000 residents live within one mile of the Katy Trail, with growth planned to bring thousands more residents nearby in the coming years. Tens of thousands of people use the Trail for jogging, walking, riding a bike, or taking Fido out for a stroll. But only one person can claim the title of Trail Manager. Bill Williams is the 71-year old Trail Manager hired by the Friends of the Katy Trail to impart his wisdom and historical knowledge of the Katy Trail. His job is a labor of love.

“I love it,” said Williams, a former IBM employee and later commercial real estate executive. “It is a neat, neat, neat thing for Dallas.” Behind the wheel of his golf cart, and despite the trail being used by some of Dallas’ most famous personalities, arguably no one is more popular on the Katy Trail than Williams. “I have logged more than 8,000 miles on the trail,” Williams said, as he waves to another jogger he identifies by name. “See that guy. He runs 20 miles everyday.” A former runner, still actively involved in race organizations, Williams is prevented from running the Trail today because of four knee surgeries. “We used to run 10 miles at noon when this was an abandoned rail line. From the Y to SMU and back. The

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Katy Trail Manager Bill Williams.

Volunteers gear up for Reverchon Roundup By David Mullen

In This Issue

Classified .......................................................... 11 Community Calendar ....................................... 4 Crime Watch....................................................... 2 Crossword Puzzle............................................... 5 Horoscopes ........................................................ 5 Just Found .......................................................... 9 Letter from the Editor........................................ 2 Life on the Trail ................................................. 7 Movie Review ................................................... 11 Restaurant Directory ......................................... 9 Scene Around Town......................................... 10 Shop the Trail .................................................. 10

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obligation because it is a park for many of our kids to play in.” Projects include planting flower beds, clearing out trash

and removing fallen tree limbs. Volunteers are asked to wear pants, long-sleeved shirts and sturdy shoes. They are also asked to bring gloves,


Vibrant colors featured in gallery openings

By Robin Everson Holly Johnson Gallery is hosting an opening reception from 6 – 8 p.m. Feb. 22 for the Geoff Hippenstiel exhibition, “Murder Ballad,” which marks the artist’s first solo show in Dallas. Hippenstiel received his bachelor’s and master’s of fine art from the University of Houston. Hippenstiel’s compositions are loosely based on photographs of people, landscapes and reproductions of wellknown artworks. While he uses brushes in his work, his tool of choice is the palette knife supplemented with a spray gun. Diversity is an elemental key for Hippenstiel,

who uses a variety of materials including enamel, wax, fluorescent and metallic artist pigments and industrial paints. Vibrant colors and deeply built-up textures are hallmarks in Hippenstiel’s abstract pieces. Holly Johnson Gallery is located at 1411 Dragon St., Dallas, TX 75207; 214-3690169; hollyjohnsongallery. com. Geoff Hippenstiel’s “Murder Ballad” continues through May 10. Cris Worley Fine Arts Cris Worley Fine Arts is hosting an artist talk with Maysey Craddock from 5-6 p.m. on Feb. 22. An opening reception of Craddock’s solo exhibition, “The Land

is Already Shadow, the Land is Already Sea,” will follow the talk, from 6 – 8 p.m. Craddock uses deacidified, found paper bags as the base of her work. These unique creations investigate the nature of ruin. The World in a Shallowed Shore. “I have been The works in this show are going to this place my entire based on my own photolife, and have seen the way it graphs, which document has changed in my lifetime, the tiny stretches of natural not to mention the 200 years see ART on page 5 or so since it has been settled.

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The 10th annual Trinity River Levee Run will be held on Sat., March 1 at 300 W. Singleton Blvd. The 10K, 5K, and one mile fun run will begin at 8 a.m. The race will start on the west side of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in the Trinity Groves area. The course will cross the bridge to the east, head north on Riverfront Boulevard and wind through the Dallas Design District before returning across the bridge for a fast and picturesque finish. An invitation-only 800 yard-sprint will be held at 7:45 a.m., featuring the top 20 boys and girls runners selected from North Texas high schools. Participants in the 10K and 5K events will be chip-timed. Walkers are welcome, but are requested to keep at least a 20-minute per mile pace. The pedestrian walkways will be open all day. Strollers are also welcome, but are asked to start at the back of the crowd to avoid accidental collisions. The Trinity River Levee Run is a collaborative effort of the founding partners: the City of Dallas, the Dallas Running Club, Luke's Locker, and the Trinity Commons Foundation. Details are available at

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The 16th annual Reverchon Roundup is scheduled for Saturday, March 1 at Reverchon Park at 3505 Maple Avenue in Dallas. This is a time when friends, neighbors, volunteers and community leaders come together to refresh the 46 acre, nearly century-old park. “It has been a passion for many community leaders for years,” said Mark Bateman, senior vice president of public relations for Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) and a board member of the nonprofit Friends of Reverchon Park. “I took an interest in the park because it is in our backyard. I felt an

rakes and any available small hand tools. Registration and orientation begins at 9:30 a.m., and coffee and pastries will be served and provided by Starbucks. The event begins at 10 am and a free picnic lunch will be served at noon. More than 2,600 species of plants call the park home. In 2008, a ramp was built from Reverchon Park to the Katy Trail. Parking is available at TSRHC at 2222 Welborn Street. For more information, call volunteer services at 214599-7825 or e-mail reverchon. In the event of rain, the event will be rescheduled for Saturday, March 8.

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League Combine from a former Cowboy’s point-of-view; “Candy’sDirt” provides an inside look Dallas real estate; “Just Found” showcases a place you may have driven by but never thought to enter (and enjoy); plus other local arts, society, lifestyle, restaurant, and food features. And thanks to Mayor Mike Rawlings, my secondever boss in Dallas from our old advertising days, for a warm welcoming message. I have worked in the Katy Trail footprint for more than 30 years and lived directly in the area for more than half that time. I have seen the area explode, becoming the envy of major urban areas worldwide. People who live and work here enjoy the surrounding beauty, the access to quality entertainment, the ease of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and the opportunity to partake in community relations. But these neighborhoods have been lacking an important communication vehicle. Until now! Your vehicle has arrived. Welcome to the Katy Trail Weekly!

Dallas Institute hosts discussion on race Ellison to keynote Wednesday's Child luncheon By Sharon McGowan Friends of Wednesday’s Child will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a luncheon April 9 at Union Station in Dallas. The keynote speaker will be Darlene M. Ellison, M.S., author of “The Predator Next Door.” Ellison has appeared on “Oprah,” “20/20,” a special television segment of “Dateline NBC,” an interview with D Magazine and more. Libby and David Hunt of The Nancy and Herbert Hunt Family Foundation are presenting the luncheon, chaired by Cachet Weinberg. Libby Hunt is honorary chair. Friends of Wednesday’s Child supports the educational needs of kids in foster care. In North Texas, these children are 50 percent more likely to drop out of high school or not graduate on time compared to their peers. Without

educational success, foster children are ill-equipped to support themselves. “We are raising money to transform foster children’s lives by providing them access to academic and essential supports to be successful in school and in life,” Weinberg said. The organization helps provide education expenses, after-school tutoring, college scholarships and enrichment activities such as dance lessons. Support of the Friends of Wednesday’s Child Luncheon helps ensure that foster children graduate high school on time and have a plan for their future. “We’d love for the public to join us in celebrating this milestone year. A gift truly makes a long-term difference for the 5,600 foster children in North Texas that we serve,” Executive Director Sharon McGowan said.

Libby and David Hunt said they have chosen to be involved with Friends of Wednesday’s Child since Libby served on the Crystal Charity Ball charity-selection committee, which chose the group as a beneficiary years ago. “This agency exemplifies how effective even a small staff can be with dedicated hearts and a professional level of effectiveness,” Libby said. FWC exists to meet the educational needs of foster children when state funding and other resources are unavailable, according to the Hunts. Luncheon tickets begin at $175. A $300 ticket includes the VIP champagne reception. For questions or more information, visit wedchild. org/30th-anniversaryluncheon or call 972231‐1433, ext. 202.

From Staff Reports On Wednesday evening, February 26, 2014, The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture presents a special complimentary program as part of Dallas Faces Race series entitled: In what forms does racism still exist in America? Civil Rights activist Rev. Peter Johnson, D Magazine Publisher Wick Allison, SMU Professor Dr. Angela Ards, Executive Director of The Boone Family Foundation Cynthia Yung and Dallas Attorney Domingo Garcia will come together at the Dallas Institute to address the pressing civil rights issues of our time. A sequel to the January

K aty Tr ail Weekly Crime Watch Vol. 1, No. 1 Feb. 12 at 4:30 p.m. 3100 Monticello Ave. (125) Harassment: An employee of a restaurant in the listed block received several unsavory phone calls from a miscreant who threatened the business saying, “You don’t know the people I know. I’m going to make sure everyone knows what kind of company you have. You have drugs going on and I’m going to report it to the papers.” Before hanging up, the suspect added, “I’m sorry you were offended.” Feb. 12 at 7:50 p.m. 4200 block of Wycliff Ave. (544.3108) Resisting Arrest: The suspect began to fight with officers in an attempt to evade arrest. She was soon aided by a friend, who joined in the fight. Both suspects were arrested and taken to jail on charges of allegedly resisting and interfering with an arrest, respectively. Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. 4400 block of Bowser Ave. (125) Assault: The suspect attacked the complainant, punching the victim multiple times before fleeing in a blue 2003 Chrysler SUV. Feb. 13 at 8 p.m. - Feb. 14 at 6 a.m. 2900 block of Blackburn St. (125)

Burglary of a Motor Vehicle: Sometime after 8 p.m. on Feb. 13, a burglar broke into a red 2004 Nissan coupe in t he listed block, cause $450 worth of damage to a window before stealing a $500 radar detector.125

Feb. 15 at 2 a.m. 2900 block of Blackburn St. (125) Assault: The suspect attacked the complainant, punching the victim once in the face before fleeing on foot.

who stole $675 cash, a $600 Minn Kota trolling motor, a $250 iPhone 4S and a $150 Hummingbird depth finder before kicking in the left rear tail light, causing an additional $150 worth of damage.

Feb. 13 between 9 and 10:45 a.m. 4400 block of N. Central Expressway Burglary of a Motor Vehicle: A burglar broke into a yellow 2007 Toyota sedan in a parking lot in the listed block, causing $300 worth of damage before stealing a $10 blanket and an antibiotic of undetermined value.125

Feb. 14 at 11 p.m.-Feb. 15 at 8:50 a.m. 4300 block of Cole Ave. (125) Criminal Mischief: Sometime after Feb. 14 at 11 p.m., a vandal egged a white 2009 Mercedes-Benz coupe in an apartment parking lot in the listed block, causing $500 worth of damage to the finish.

Feb. 16 at 9 a.m.-Feb. 18 at 5:57 p.m. 3800 block of Cole Ave. (125) Burglary of a Habitation: Sometime after 9 a.m. on Feb. 16, a burglar broke into a garage in the listed block and stole a purple Trek bike valued at $750.

Feb. 13 at 3 a.m.-Feb. 14 at 9 p.m. 3300 block of N. Fitzhugh Ave. (125) Theft of a Motor Vehicle: Sometime after 3 a.m. on Feb. 13, a burglar stole a gray 2011 Toyota Corolla with an undetermined value from a parking lot in the listed block. Feb. 14 at 11:10 p.m. 4100 block of Hawthorne Ave. (544.3108) Theft: After arriving at his destination, the suspect skipped out on his $15 cab fare, but not before causing $50 worth of damage to the inside of the cab.

Feb. 14 at 5:30 p.m.-Feb. 15 at 3 p.m. 3900 block of McKinney Ave. (125) Theft: Sometime after 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 14, a thief stole the front license plate valued at $17 from a gray 2011 BMW coupe in an apartment parking lot in the listed block. Feb. 16 at 2:16 a.m. 3100 block of Armstrong Ave. (125) Criminal Mischief: The complainant was driving his gray 2009 Ford pickup when he was approached by two thieves who tried to open his door, causing $100 worth of damage to a lock.. He yelled at the thieves,

Feb. 13 at 11:30 a.m.-Feb. 17 at 11:30 p.m. 4100 block of Cole Ave. (125) Burglary of a Habitation: Sometime after 11:30 a.m., a burglary broke into an apartment in the listed block and cooked himself a $30 steak, opened his own bottle of wine, smoked a cigarette on the patio, haphazardly washed the dishes, watched TV and slept on the complainant’s couch. The burglar left the wine top, candy, and the steak wrapper in the trash, before damaging the $30 glass frying pan lid and fleeing with a $4 wine glass. Information courtest of the Dallas Police Department's Website

20th Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium featuring Touré as keynote speaker, the diverse panel will invite audience involvement to explore

tackle America's widespread and increasing poverty?” And, “why are we still seeing a disproportionate rate of minority incarceration?” The aim for the evening will be to search out and discuss problems and possibilities rising out of Touré's talk and the panel discussion on MLK Day. Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech and excerpts from Touré's book “Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness” will be mailed to those registering in advance of the Photo courtesy of the Dallas Institute program. The program runs further systemic problems from 6:30 — 8:00 p.m., with in our culture that diminish a reception beginning at 6:00 or curtail civil and human p.m. The Dallas Institute is rights. Topics will include: located at 2719 Routh Street “Fifty years after Dr. King's in Dallas. famous 'I Have a Dream' Admission is free. Online speech, how much closer are registration is available at dalwe to that dream than we or call (214) were in 1963?” “How do we 871-2440. OUR MISSION Katy Trail Weekly is a community-friendly newspaper designed to inform and entertain the people in many diverse demographics who live and/ or work in these neighborhoods. Much like the Katy Trail itself, Katy Trail Weekly is designed to help bring together the neighborhoods of Downtown, Uptown, Cedar Springs/Oak Lawn, the Design District, the Medical District and the Park Cities, as well as others. The newspaper is placed in local businesses, and other locations, for free pick-up by their patrons. We support this publication by providing ad space to local businesses who want an effective and affordable way to reach the Katy Trail area readers we attract and serve. We welcome participation in the paper through story and picture submissions, and we hope that you will join us in making this paper the best it can be.

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Behind the NFL Combine By David Mullen The National Football League is marketing itself as a year-round sport, thanks in part to the 24-hour NFL Network. Soon after the last piece of confetti had fallen on the heads of Super Bowl Champions Seattle Seahawks, the NFL Network began gearing up to televise four days of workouts by wannabe NFL stars. The event, the NFL Scouting Combine, has become the ultimate meat market. But what is it really like behind the scenes where draft slots, and ultimately a player’s future, can be determined? Wide Receiver/Kickand Punt Returner Kevin Williams had an eight-year career in the NFL, primarily with the Dallas Cowboys, that also included stops with the Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills and the San Francisco 49ers. A graduate of Dallas’ Roosevelt High School, where he ran track and field in addition to playing football, Williams was recruited to play football at the University of Miami. Williams, recognized as one of the fastest players in college football at the time, became a special team All-American at Miami and a member of the undefeated 1991 National Championship team under Coach Dennis Erickson. In February 1993, he headed to the combine. “It was like an auction,” Williams said. “And a lot of players don’t get invited. A lot of good players.” From the plane, it is a ride directly to the hospital. “They take an EKG, EEG, take blood, give you a full physical and ask about your physical history,” Williams


Tr a il M i x “What’s the best thing about the Katy Trail?”

Roommates Megan Pavalock and Kristen Wilkie: “Katy Trail and the Ice House provide a great way to be outdoors. It is fun and vibrant, and always includes a good mix of people.”

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said. “If you twisted an ankle in ninth grade, they test it.” The first centralized NFL combine goes back to 1982, when it was held in Tampa, Fla. Prior to that time, teams would bring players in for individual workouts. But the roots of the combine actually go back to the Cowboys and legendary idea-man Tex Schramm, who suggested to the NFL that teams centralize their scouting efforts. More than 300 athletes will visit this weekend’s combine in Indianapolis, Ind. “You then go back to the hotel where teams will set up interviews,” Williams continued. “Even though you just had a major physical, individual teams want to give you their own physical and ask questions. The (New York) Giants asked me 400 questions. The (Washington) Redskins were different. And some teams just want to meet you.” Once at the combine, before the workout, a player is weighed and measured. “Body fat is measured. Arm span is measured. They even

measure from your pinky to your thumb,” Williams said. Players are then divided into groups based on position. Williams was in group two of the receivers. “You do the broad jump, vertical jump, a 20-yard shuttle, 40-yard shuttle, four corner drill and then the 40yard dash,” Williams said. “I ran a 4:34 forty (yard dash). That put me in the top two or three.” As a receiver, you are expected to run routes on both sides of the field, catching balls thrown from two quarterbacks also trying to get the attention of the professional scouts. Finally, you go to dinner, Williams said. Williams, despite being just 5’ 9” and 195 lbs., had figured he was among the top four receivers coming out of college. “I heard the rumors. I heard (ESPN’s) Mel Kiper breaking it down. So I focused on my pro day in Miami.”In March, the University of Miami hosted a

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J.C. Villarreal: “I am up to about eight miles now. It is the most wonderful place. I have made friends with the security guy in the golf cart.”

Katelyn Boone and Punky: “[Ice House]is a great place to gather with your buddies on a cool patio.”

Fred Ayouv: “I do about two or three miles a day. Katy Trail is great place to keep fit; a primo property in Dallas.

Ashley: “It is a convenient, fun way to catch up on girl time with your friend.” Elizabeth: “I run about five days a week, when it is over 45 degrees.”

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Community Calendar If you know of an upcoming event of any kind, please send the details. Arts, concerts, school and church events, sports, seminars, celebrations...surprise us with what is happening in our Katy Trail Weekly community. Or send us pictures of your recent event and we may feature them here!

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Feb. 21-23

650 S. Griffin St. Dallas, 75202 214-939-2750

2014 DFW Auto Show - One of the most highly anticipated annual events in the Metroplex, the DFW Auto Show is all weekend. Tickets are $12. 10 a.m. at the Dallas Convention Center.

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2403 Flora St. Dallas, 75313 214-880-0202

Winspear Opera House - A timeless tale of friendship, loyalty, and love, “Godspell” has touched the hearts of countless theatergoers all over the world. Tickets start at $30; show times vary.

Feb. 22

944 South Lamar St. Dallas, 75207 214-741-4211

Art in the Heart of the City - Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts PTSA's "Art in the Heart of the City" Gala will be held at Eddie Deen's Ranch. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased at 7 p.m.

Feb. 22

161 Glass St. Dallas, 75207 214-821-2522

Dallas Contemporary - Join the Dallas Contemporary for a discussion with the ladies behind LAVISH. This exhibition brings together a diverse selection of clothing, jewelry, textiles and sculptural interventions by six Dallas artists and designers. 1 p.m. FREE!

Feb 24.

2403 Flora St. Dallas, 75313 214-880-0202

Winspear Opera House - Spend an intimate evening with one of the world's most important living composers, Philip Glass. This chamber music concert is a rare opportunity to hear Philip Glass with the exceptional violinist Tim Fain. Tickets start at $12. 8 p.m.

Feb. 25

6101 Bishop Blvd. Dallas, 75205 214-768-2787

Southern Methodist University - Acclaimed musician Douglas Cleveland will perform a special concert in SMU’s Caruth Auditorium in the Owens Arts Center. Many of Cleveland's concerts have been broadcast on NPR and the BBC. 7:30 p.m. FREE!

Feb. 26

3120 McKinney Ave. Dallas, 75204 214-953-1212

McKinney Avenue Contemporary - Join the Audience Collective, a group of people who go to performances together and meet for critical discussion afterward. For the first meeting, they will attend Kitchen Dog Theater's "The [Expletive] with the Hat." Tickets are $15. 8 p.m.

Feb. 27

4220 Emerson Ave. Dallas, 75205 214-780-3000

Highland Park High School - HPHS will host Mark Salzman, acclaimed author of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated “Iron and Silk,” as the keynote speaker at the 18th annual Highland Park Literary Festival. 7 p.m. FREE!

Pictures of the Week:

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Andres Segovia, b. 1893 Erma Bombeck, b. 1927 Barbara Jordan, b. 1936 1925 – 1st issue of “The New Yorker” published. 1947 – Edwin Land 1st

TRAIL cont'd from page 1 Railroad Run.” The Dallas Parks and Recreation Department took over the land in 1993, but since 1997 the Katy Trail has been maintained by the nonprofit Friends of the Katy Trail organization. The 12’ wide hard paths, the pedestrian only 8’ wide soft paths, and the nearly $800 thousand

of lighting on the Trail were paid for by donations to the Friends of the Katy Trail. As we stopped at an outlook called Snyder’s Union, Williams pointed out an area vibrant before the Great Depression. “Down there they had an outdoor movie theater. Street cars would stop there for 5 cents. Croquet was played there. You can still see the metal wickets. Shuffleboard was played over

there.” Williams said plans are in place to restore the land. “Over there is Turtle Creek. It was named for the number of turtles in it.” Williams referenced the Monk Parakeets that nest on the lines of the power plant near Knox Street. “The lines keep the birds warm,” Williams said. He shows off the steel-brushed light posts on each side of the Knox

Sat 2/22

George Washington, b. 1732 Frederic Chopin, b. 1810 Drew Barrymore, b. 1975 1885 – Washington Monument officially dedicated.

Sun 2/23

W. E. B. DuBois, b. 1868 Peter Fonda, b. 1940 Dakota Fanning, b. 1994 1896 – Leo Hirshfield introduced the Tootsie Roll.

Mon 2/24

Chester Nimitz, b. 1885 George Harrison, b. 1943 Steve Jobs, b. 1955 1868 – 1st parade to use floats for Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

Tue 2/25

Bob Schieffer, b. 1937 Tea Leoni, b. 1966 Sean Astin, b. 1971 1913 – 16th Amendment ratified – authorized income tax.

Street entrance. “These are actually art pieces,” Williams said as he covers up a small hole that makes the posts glow neon blue. “The kids love these.” Williams pointed out the many hidden stairways on each side of the Trail, which connects the Trail with some of Dallas’ most beautiful residences, some of which are protected by bamboo plants nearly a century old. “A few

Wed 2/26

Levi Strauss, b. 1829 Jackie Gleason, b. 1916 Fats Domino, b. 1928 Johnny Cash, b. 1932 1935 – RADAR 1st demonstrated.

Thu 2/27

John Steinbeck, b. 1902 Elizabeth Taylor, b. 1932 Chelsea Clinton, b. 1980 Josh Groban, b. 1981 1974 – “People” magazine 1st published.

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Willow, Maggie and Ada love playing in the bamboo on the Katy Trail. years ago, nobody wanted to be here. Now everyone wants access to the Trail. “This is a great amenity to our city,” Williams said. “You go to any marketing offices promoting commercial real estate or living space around

here and the first thing they will tell you are that we are close to the Katy Trail.” And if you are on the Katy Trail, the man in the golf cart, Bill Williams, will tell you everything else you need to know about the Katy Trail.

Photo by David Mullen


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ART cont'd from page 1 coast that are left. The trees are grasping to hold it together, stitching land and sea. Ghosted husks of a fading world, they are like memorials to the memory of another land,” said Craddock about her recent piece “The World in a Shadowed Shore,” 2013, gouache, flashe, and thread on found paper, 12 x 12.5 inches (pictured). “The Land is Already Shadow, the Land is Already Sea” exhibition runs though Mar. 29. Cris Worley Fine Arts is located at 1415 Slocum St. #104, Dallas, TX 75207; 214745-1415; Laura Rathe Fine Art Laura Rathe Fine Art’s Dragon Street location is celebrating its first anniversary with a group exhibition and reception from 5-8 p.m. Feb. 22. The show features various new works by established roster artists, as well as an exclusive first look at the gallery’s debut artists. For the continuous support and patronage received

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throughout the gallery’s inaugural year in Dallas, gallery artists will create one signature and unique piece that will reflect an expression of gratitude. Laura Rathe Fine Art showcases some of the finest established artists and rising stars such as Meredith Pardue, Roi James, metal sculptor Matt Devine and internationally acclaimed photographer Steve McCurry. The “One” collection runs through March 29. Laura Rathe Fine Art is located in the Design District at 1130 Dragon St., Dallas, TX 75207; 214-760-2000 WALL Gallery The Design District welcomes a new gallery to Dragon Street – WALL Gallery. Kristi Kirkpatrick, the former director of the Cameron Gallery, is hosting a reception and debut gallery opening from 5–8 p.m. Feb. 22 at 1529 Dragon St., Dallas, TX 75207; 214-749-0015; The opening reception of “Alone Together” features prominent works of original

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art and handcrafted jewelry by Ajay Kothari and Ariana Baker. The collaborative series of abstract paintings is

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TAURUS (April 20-May 5) You'll want a little help when it comes to taking advantage of technical resources. Your strengths lie elsewhere. (May 6-May 20) – You don't want to let your fiery emotions get the better of you and lessen your chances for success. GEMINI (May 21-June 6) You can perform at a very high level, but not everything can be done by you alone. Communicate your intentions efficiently. (June 7-June 20) – Chipping away slowly at your intended objective will give you greater confidence as the week progresses. CANCER (June 21-July 7) You'll uncover more possibilities than you had originally foreseen, and your rewards should multiply accordingly. (July 8-July 22) – You'll want to leave behind something that

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ARIES (March 21-April 4) You can afford to be more sensitive to the underlying causes of volatile situations at home. You, too, are a major contributor. (April 5-April 19) – You don't want to put your plans into motion until you know what the opposition may do in response.


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YOUR STARS THIS WEEK The coming week is likely to offer numerous opportunities for redemption, and each individual will know, almost immediately, what will be required to cash in and reverse what might have been a serious deficit in recent days, weeks or months. For those who are willing to gamble on a long shot, it may be time to go all in and put everything into a single effort, plan or idea. Dramatic signals can deliver messages this week on all fronts, and such communication will prove essential – especially for those who choose to do the most difficult things. Bravery is sure to be rewarded. Those who are used to making the plans and letting others implement them are likely to be surprised as circumstances demand that they take the ball and run with it themselves. The converse is also true: Those who are used to being in the spotlight may be required to play supporting roles.

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will be remembered long after your efforts have come to an end – and you can, surely. LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) You're likely to realize that you haven't been judging time with as much accuracy as possible, and you may be out of sync as a result. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) – You'll start the week in a strong position; you can call the shots with strength and confidence. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) You don't want anyone to see you perform under par; when you're out in the open, you must up your game significantly. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) – You can come from behind and do more than your part to ensure that your team comes out on top. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) You have many tricks up your sleeve, but when others are expecting something fancy, you had best make a straightforward effort. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) – You can make your way into the clear, but the outcome depends in large part on clarity of thought. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) You may not have the chance to show off your primary skills,

Copyright 2014 United Feature Syndicate, Inc. but you'll find a way to have a major influence over events nonetheless. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) – You may find yourself in over your head as the week opens, but with the right players around you, there should be more than one way out of this tight spot. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) You'll start the week playing by the rules, but later on some creative improvisation allows you greater freedom of expression. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) – Your participation in a clandestine affair brings you very close to those who may not wish you well. Get out when you can. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) After some predictable backand-forth between you and an opponent, you can change the tone of things with a surprise move. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) – You may find yourself in a situation that requires you to do more than usual on your own. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) You may have to wait longer than expected before you can have your way – and even then, you'll have to tread lightly. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) – You can up the ante and see if anyone else will follow your lead. This can be a week for you to shine.

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By Candace Evans

feel: is there an agent in town who hasn’t (slept with) listed the manse? Auctions continue to permeate the market, the best way to unload a white elephant in less time than you can finish a glass of wine. Here in Dallas, Concierge Auctions has sold the M Mansion and the Preston Trail home of golfer Lanny Wadkins. A Concierge auc-

The market continues to remind me of a Highland Park Latte: lots of froth, low calories. That’s because inventory is still at an all-time low, while demand is up. The average time it takes to sell a home is now 2.5 months. That frothing sound you hear -- buyers lining up to buy what’s on the market, and they are loving hip pockets. Everyone is jumping on the new inventory at asking price or more! Top agents are using networking skill sets like crazy to market homes before they hit the MLS, so if you are in the market to buy or sell, be sure your agent is super plugged in. Everyone is still trying to figure out why Champ D’Or is back on the market at $35 million after the nearly 40,000 square foot Hickory Creek mansion sold at auction two years ago. (How much did it sell for? Go read my blog!) The humungo estate had been on the market for almost ten years, priced from just under $70 million to $10.3, the reserve when it was auctioned. The place is getting a Wilt Chamberlain

Candace Evans tion in Austin sold a beautiful retreat once priced at $15 million in Tarrytown, Casa Santuario, the day before Valentines. The estate features five bedrooms, five full bathrooms and three half-bathrooms. It has clear views of Lake Austin and the

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foothills of the Texas Hill Country. Really, you will think you’re in Napa. The huge lot size is a rarity in this neighborhood, very much like our Park Cities. The folks who live up near Preston Road and Northwest Highway are gearing up to battle a high rise apartment complex that aims to tear down a few of the units Behind the Pink Wall. Transwestern is the company that has wrangled up a large group of homeowners willing to sell out so they can create a $80 to $100 million development smack at the southeast corner of Candy'sDirt House of the Week 4305 Acardy, $4.75 million dollars. Northwest Highway and Preston. The produced one documentary home is named Bellosguardo. homeowners who live just on the preservation efforts, With the brilliantly talented north of Northwest Highway, The Rape of Europa, and Ike Isenhour by his side, some in huge estate properwritten several books. Edsel’s Edsel unearthed and excaties, are sporting the “Say first book, Rescuing DaVinci, vated the historic treasure of No” signs on lawns. Many are details the many soldiers this home, restoring it to its also miffed that their counwho helped save art in the 1926 glory. cilwoman, Jennifer Staubach chaotic days following World The home has three Gates, had to recuse herself War II and the liberation of bedrooms, four baths and from this battle: her hubby is Germany. His third book, two half baths. The living working on the Transwestern Saving Italy, was released room has a twenty five foot deal. Whoops! last May and details the arhigh beamed ceiling, a dinRobert Edsel’s stunningly tifacts in Italy and how they ing room-library combinahistorical home at 3828 Turtle were saved. His second book, tion because Mr. Edsel likes Creek came back into focus The Monuments Men, was to read sometimes when he as the movie The Monuments snapped up by Hollywood for dines alone, a den/study, Men opened last week. Edsel, a feature film starring George gym, 1,500-bottle wine cela remarkable Dallas oil man Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill lar, spa, unbelievable master turned prolific writer, hisMurray, Cate Blanchett, suite and bathrooms with a torian, and now filmmaker, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, private terrace off the master is notorious for helping Hugh Bonneville, and John with a wood-burning firehunt down artifacts and art Goodman. place and incredible views of from World War II. He has Edsel’s 6,717 square foot the Bisazza glass mosaic tiled

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How well do you know you?

By Beth Wuller

At a recent Dallas Museum of Art event at Southern Methodist University, Malcolm Gladwell — a staff writer for The New Yorker and author of “The Tipping Point” — answered a seemingly simple question from the audience, which inspired an impactful statement about the culture of our fast-paced lives. Gladwell was asked, “If you could give one piece of advice to a recent high school graduate, what would it be?” Always profound, Gladwell simply said, “When was the last time you were alone with your own thoughts?” and “Get those (earbuds) out of your ears!” He described the familiar grind we all know: multitasking, always rushing, and over-committing ourselves and our families. This has become the default way that many people choose to go through life. As Gladwell poignantly implied, our culture is on a

constant spin-cycle, and we are missing out on the benefits of downtime and quiet personal reflection. While you might agree this sounds ideal in theory, many scientists have expressed similar positions, and they’ve implemented studies to prove the benefits. For instance, neurobiologist Dr. Daniel J. Siegel describes in his book, “The Mindful Brain,” that personal awareness and attunement (i.e. through quiet, intentional reflection) can stimulate neural circuitry in a way that delivers a sense of well-being, resilience, emotional balance and compassion. These and many other benefits empower us to better manage our frantic lives. James Pennebaker, Amercian social psychologist and professor and chair of Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, has found that writing about experiences helps individuals gain selfawareness, which is linked to improved motivation as well

Beth Wuller as lower levels of depression, anxiety, and interpersonal difficulties. So, as Gladwell asked the graduate, ask yourself now: “When was the last time you were alone with your own thoughts?” What does quiet time and self-reflection look like in your life? What would more peace and inner harmony deliver in your life? Here are a few ideas to get you started. Many of us and our friends do yoga.

Meditation is catching on, too. Journaling is a concept that maybe we should revisit; the updated way would be to use your tablet or laptop while sipping a latte or tea. Maybe even start a blog. If you need more structure and would prefer some guidance, Dallas has a number of professional life coaches who would be happy to assist. There are easy ways to get started. Imagine a Dallas where we all gain more self-awareness, have more peaceful thoughts, become more neutral about things we cannot control (e.g. traffic), take responsibility for our actions and reactions, and ultimately for creating our own happiness every day — beginning with each of us knowing ourselves better from the inside first. Now that’s a side of Dallas I’d like to get to know better. What about you? Beth Wuller can be reached at Beth@NeuGrooveCoaching. com.

Dallas circuit planned for children’s author From Staff Reports Gary Karton author of the fanciful spirit animal adventure, “The Last Akaway”, is set to appear in Dallas at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, local schools, Barnes&Noble’s at Preston Royal, and Children’s Medical Center in late February. Published by Brattle Publishing Group of Dallas Texas, “The Last Akaway” is the first in a trilogy by author Karton. “Akaway” recently received a Bronze Award in the Preteen Fiction Fantasy category of the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards. A respected newspaper journalist, Karton currently is the Director of Communications for Safe Kids Worldwide. He is a contributor to the Huffington Post and previously wrote for the Washington Post. “I never really thought about writing kids books until I was reading with my kids”, says Karton who lives in Arlington, VA, with his wife and sons. “My boys wanted me to write a book that was unpredictable. So I did—combining animals, special powers and having

fun, all things I love.” In “The Last Akaway”, Brody Boondoggle and his big brother, Jake, see things very differently. Eleven-year-old Brody believes in special powers and spirit animals and all the extraordinary energy in the world that can lead to magical adventures. Twelveyear-old Jake doesn’t. He is sensible and realistic. He likes the certainty of video games, and believes only what he can see. Unfortunately, that doesn’t include the magical Akaway, wounded by the quirky video game creator Uncle Skeeta. The evil gamer sees the Akaway as a major threat to his empire and devises a scheme to destroy the Akaway. But the two brothers, guided by their quirky grandmother, finally agree to work together in a quest to save the last Akaway and preserve the creative powers of children everywhere. Karton believe we all have a spirit animal. “The Last Akaway” is published by the Dallas-based Brattle Publishing Group, founded by Richard A. Lena, Managing Director. According to Lena, “The

Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards bring increased recognition to exemplary children’s books and their creators, and supports childhood

Children’s Medical Center’s Red Balloon television network on Friday, February 28. Public appearances will be Saturday, March 1, at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science (2201 N. Field Street) and at Barnes and Noble, Preston Royal (5959 Royal Lane, Ste. 616). Readings, Q&A and book signings at the Perot will be 9:30 am and 10:30 am as part of their new Saturday Science Bytes series. Admission to Science Bytes is free with regular museum admission. The Barnes Children's book written by Gary Karton. and Noble reading and signing literacy and life-long readwill be at 2:00 pm. Admission ing. We are excited to hear is free at the Barnes and some folks saying this series Nobles Book Store. Books could be the American Harry will be available at both loPotter.” cations and are available on Karton’s Dallas schedule as well as from includes appearances at local the publisher, www.brattleschools on Thurs., Feb. 27, or followed by sequences on 1-888-596-4441.

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downstairs is a guest room with en suite bath, built-ins and doors to the covered terrace. Walk the grand stairs, front or back, or take the elevator up to the grandest master suite on the French streets. This one has a sitting room, private balcony, and of course his and her baths, both a sea of white carrera marble. Each side also has a separate walk-in closet. (Separate potties, too, keeps that love humming.) Upstairs are three more large bedrooms with tray ceilings, walk-in closets

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Olivella’s pizza makes Naples proud

plate and the salad placed on top of it. The Caesar ($6) suffered It seems like every pizza a similar fate, with plenty restaurant these days claims of Parmesan and croutons, a particular “style:” New but just a hint of dressing York style. Chicago style. on some romaine leaves. This weekend I saw a sign When it was time for touting “Detroit style.” And dessert our server let us then there’s the granddaddy know that they had tiraof them all, Neapolitanmisu, which was not on style, or Pizza Napoletana, the menu. I assumed it which means “in the style of would be house-made, Naples.” but based on the still As you might have present ice crystals from guessed, Naples was the being frozen, it apparently birthplace of pizza, and wasn’t. the Neapolitans take their The uninspired drizzle pizza very seriously. To of strawberry puree didn’t meet the stringent requireadd much. Hopefully it ments of the Associazione was just a sample that they Verace Pizza Napoletana, were trying out, because pizza makers must adhere it was disappointing to to strict rules concerning follow such a beautifully everything from the type of crafted Italian classic with flour used in the crust to the such a throwaway version amount of tomatoes on each of another. pizza to the exact cooking The service at Olivella’s time and temperature. A is courteous, if not overly Photos by Sara Newberry few restaurants, namely Il Cane Rosso and Olivella’s, Olivella's will do their Metro style pizza as half-and-half, so diners can friendly. Our server was pleasant enough, but we have recruited pizza makers enjoy two different pizzas. did have to pry him away from Italy to help them crefrom his phone a couple of base for the Black Truffle sauce was flavorful and not ate more authentic pizza. times to ask for things. pizza ($18 Traditional/$23 too sweet, and the sausage Olivella’s claims to serve The atmosphere is warm Metro), which features househad just enough bite to be “Neo Pizza Napoletana,” so and inviting, with the bustle made mozzarella, speck, interesting. they have ostensibly given of the open kitchen providmushrooms, and truffle oil. While Olivella’s definitely themselves a little leeway. ing an air of excitement to the The lightness of the crust is excels at making a delicious While I support traditional dining room. There is a large a perfect foil to the richness pizza, they tend to fall a little methods and maintaining patio that I will be checking of the truffle oil and creamishort in other areas of the production standards, I have out when the weather stays ness of the cheese. The speck menu. to admit: Olivella’s turns out warm for a little while. (an Italian smoked and cured I tried both the namesome pretty fine pizza. Will I go back to Olivella’s? meat) adds a little salt and sake salad and the Caesar, There are two styles availAbsolutely. When I’m in the brings out the earthiness of and both were lacking. The able at Olivella’s: Metro, mood for pizza it will defithe mushrooms. I would have Olivella salad ($6) was beautiRoman style with a crackernitely be at the top of my list. loved to add some thyme to fully presented, with perfectly thin crisp crust, and tradithis pizza but I was pretty ripe pears and a generous tional, a Neapolitan style with thrilled with it as it was. helping of Gorgonzola and a slightly thicker, chewier Olivella’s The Rustica ($16 walnuts. The mixed greens, crust. 6465 Mockingbird Lane Traditional/$20 Metro) though, were almost com I prefer the Metro style; I 469-730-2626 was also pretty tasty, with a pletely dry. I don’t want my like my pizza crust so thin I mix of house-made mozzasalad to drown in dressing, can see light through it. The Hours: M-TH 11:30 a.m. to rella, sausage and bell pepbut I do want most of the letMetro is also slightly larger, 9:30 p.m. pers. I didn’t love it as much, tuce to be slightly coated. It so it can be made into halfFri: 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. mostly due to the somewhat appeared as though the dress- Sat: noon to 10 p.m. and-half pizzas for sharing. soggy bell peppers. But the ing had been drizzled on the The Metro style is a perfect Sun: noon to 9:30 p.m.

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Recipe of the Week

Lentil Soup With Smoked Sausage

I make a pot of soup every week for my husband and me to take to work for lunch. This is one of his favorites, which he’s requested time and again. The green chiles do add a little heat — use a can of plain diced tomatoes if you prefer. 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, chopped 4 carrots, chopped 2 cups small green lentils One 28-ounce can tomatoes with green chiles 6 cups chicken or vegetable broth 1 link smoked sausage, cut in half lengthwise and sliced crosswise Salt and pepper (to taste) In a large pot over medium-high heat, heat the oil until hot. Add the onion and carrots and cook, stirring, until the onion is translucent. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in the lentils, then stir in the tomatoes and broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the lentils are cooked through, about 45 minutes. Stir in the sausage and season again to taste. Recipe by Sara Newberry

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Our Favorite Restaurants American – Homestyle Black-Eyed Pea 3857 Cedar Springs ...... 214-521-4580 Bakery  Donuts  Ice Cream Einstein Bros. Bagels 3827 Lemmon Ave. ....... 214-526-5221 Highland Park Soda Fountain 3229 Knox St. ............... 214-521-2126 The Original Cupcakery 2222 McKinney, #230 .. 214-855-0003 Yummy Donuts 4355 Lovers Ln. ............. 214-520-7680 Bar-B-Q Aloha Hawaiian Barbecue 5601 Lemmon, A-1 ......... 214-521-8868 Big Al’s Smokehouse Barbecue 3125 Inwood Rd. ........... 214-350-9445 Dickey’s Barbecue Pit 2324 McKinney Ave. ..... 469-248-3149 Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse 5519 W. Lovers Ln. ....... 214-351-2024 Breakfast & Lunch Bailey’s Cafe 2525 Inwood Rd., #123 . 214-350-9445 Crossroads Diner Delicious made-from-scratch comfort food for breakfast and lunch. Enjoy Melt-inyour mouth buttermilk pancakes, signature Sticky Buns, creamy Mac & Cheese, savory meatloaf, memorable Quiches, and so much more! Texas Monthly says, “Best Breakfast.” Open: Tue – Sun: 7 am – 2 pm. 8121 Walnut Hill .......... 214-346-3491 The Original Pancake House 4343 N.W. Hwy, #375 ... 214-351-2012 Burgers, Hot Dogs & Sandwiches Ball’s Hamburgers 4343 N.W. Hwy. ............... 214-95-0317 Burger Island 4422-B Lemmon Ave. ... 214-443-0015 Chips Old Fashioned Hamburgers 4530 W. Lovers Ln. ....... 214-691-2447

Hunky’s Old-Fashioned Hamburgers 3930 Cedar Springs ....... 214-522-1212 Jake’s Hamburgers 2702 McKinney, #101 .... 214-754-8001 Jersey Mike’s Subs 5301 W. Lovers Ln. ........ 214-350-7611 Ketchup Burger Bar 3028 N. Hall St, #179 .... 214-265-9911 Mooyah Burger 6713 W. N.W. Hwy. ....... 214-987-2666 Snuffer’s 8411 Preston Rd, #112 . 214-265-9911 Village Burger – West Village 3699 McKinney .............. 214-443-9998 Cafeteria Highland Park Cafeteria 9540 Garland Rd, #300 .. 214-324-5000 Cajun Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen 3520 Oak Lawn ............. 214-521-4700 Chinese Howard Wang’s China Grill 4343 N.W. Hwy, #345 ... 214-366-1606 Coffee & Specialties Starbucks 4343 W. NW Hwy. .......... 214-654-0704 Eclectic Angela’s Cafe 7979 Inwood Rd. ............ 214-904-8122 Breadwinners 5560 W. Lovers, #260 ... 214-351-3339 Buzzbrews 4334 Lemmon Ave. ........ 972-521-4334 Café Brazil 6420 N. Central Exwy. ... 214-691-7791 Café Express 3230 McKinney Ave. ...... 214-965-0033 5600 W. Lovers, #109 214-352—2211 Dick’s Last Resort 2211 N. Lamar, #100 ..... 214-747-0001 Dish 4123 Cedar Springs ....... 214-522-3474

Good Eats 3888 Oak Lawn .............. 214-522-2387 Hooters 2201 N. Lamar ............... 214-979-9464 Pop Diner 3600 McKinney .............. 214-599-8980 Rathbun’s Blue Plate Kitchen 6130 Luther Ln. .............. 214-890-1103 Stoneleigh P Since 1973, Stoneleigh P has been a hangout for nonconformists, a bar with real food, a place where people meet to talk, where guys & gals feel comfortable. Plus, The P has one of Dallas’ best patios. Famous for their magazine stand, the P has plenty of TV’s, a great juke box & pool, too. Open daily: 11 am - 2 am. 2926 Maple Ave. .......... 214-871-2346 Ethiopian Dallul 2515 Inwood Rd, #117 .. 214-353-0805 French La Madeleine Country French Cafe 3606 Lemmon, #110 ..... 214-521-0183 Rise No 1 Salon de Souffle 5360 W. Lovers, #220 ... 214-366-9900 German Kuby’s Sausage House 6601 Snider Plaza ......... 214-363-2231 Italian & Pizza California Pizza Kitchen 8411 Preston Rd. ........... 214-750-7067 Farnatchi Pizza & Wine 3001 Knox St. ................ 214-219-7200 Italia Express 4000 Cedar Springs ...... 214-521-3300 La Gourmet Pizza 2709 McKinney .............. 214-981-9337 Lover’s Pizza & Pasta Grill 5605 W. Lovers Ln. ....... 214-353-0509 Mimi’s Pizzeria 6807 W. N.W. Hwy. ....... 972-215-7290 Penne Pomodoro 6815 Snider Plaza ......... 214-373-9911

Sal’s Pizza Rest. 2525 Wycliff ................... 214-522-1828 Villa-O Rest. 4514 Travis, #132 ......... 214-707-3848 Zini’s Pizzeria 4001 Cedar Springs ...... 214-599-2600 Latin American La Duni Latin Kitchen & Baking Studio 4264 Oak Lawn Ave.. ..... 214-520-6888 Zaguan Latin Cafe 2604 Oak Lawn Ave....... 214-219-8393 Mediterranean Zoe’s Kitchen 5710 W. Lovers Ln. ....... 214-357-0100 Mexican & Tex-Mex Campuzano Mexican Food 2618 Oak Lawn ............. 214-526-0100 El Fenix 5622 Lemmon Ave. ....... 214-521-5166 6811 W. NW Hwy. ......... 214-363-5279 Fuzzy’s Taco Shop 4740 W.. Mockingbird ... 214-352-8226 Ojeda’s Mexican Rest. 4617 Maple Ave. ........... 214-528-8383 Qdoba Mexican Grill 5617 W. Lovers, #128 ... 214-352-2277 Rafa’s Café Mexicano 5617 W. Lovers Ln. ....... 214-357-2080 Middle Eastern Café Istanbul 5450 W. Lovers, #222 ... 214-902-0919 Organic – Natural Southpaw’s Organic Grill 3227 McKinney Ave. ...... 214-754-0100 6009 Berkshire Ln. ........ 214-987-0351 New American City Café 5757 W. Lovers Ln. ........ 214-351-3367 House 34 Rest. & Bar 3403 McKinney Ave. ..... 214-774-9034 Pubs and Taverns The Idle Rich Pub 2614 McKinney .............. 214-965-9926


This place is smoking

By David Mullen Everyone in this readership area, except for asthmatics, non-smokers, and the budget conscious, loves Javier’s Lounge & Cigar Bar on Cole Street. Attached to the popular Uptown/Park Cities restaurant, Javier’s Lounge & Cigar Bar is always jammed for all the right reasons. It has a handsome host, fine cigars, beautiful people, great drinks, and a terrific atmosphere. But no place in Dallas is more smoking than The Living Room Cigar Lounge just below I-30 on South Lamar. In the shadow of the very hip NY LO hotel, the very cool Absinthe Bar, the very country Gilley’s, and the very scary Jack Evans Dallas Police Headquarters sits a free standing building that was once a Volkswagen repair shop. Twice, I circled before I entered the place. When I entered, I was the only white person in the room. “Am I the first white person ever to be in here?” I asked. “Hell, Naw!” said owner Chris Sanders, and it was

Photos by David Mullen

The Living Room is located at 1902 S. Lamar Street. the beginning of a beautiful relationship. “I love cigars and I love people,” Sanders said, which prompted him to open The Living Room Cigar Lounge - his first business - after a 25-year career with the Dallas County Sherriff’s Department and a stint in retail. “I

managed City Cigars on Knox alcohol,” Saunders stated. Street and I-75 and decided to Commuting from open a quaint, cigar lounge.” Lancaster, Saunders is mar Just off ried with two celebrating daughters aged one year in 22 and 17. business, the Can one centerpiece make money of The Living owning a boozeRoom is a 77 free, cigar sq. ft. walklounge? “It in humidor is profitable,” with a good Sanders said selection of with a wink. affordable His goal is to cigars. The open three more main lounge lounges in the is accented Dallas Southern Owner Chris Sanders. by leather Sector. chairs and The Living couches. Cards and dominos Room has hosted former are played regularly. A live Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk, new DJ is featured on Fridays. Baseball Hall of Fame inCustomer’s birthdays are ductee Joe Torre, several local celebrated monthly. A 560 sq. politicians, judges, and other ft. patio in the back, which prominent local officials. serves as the main entrance, “You need an attorney; this is is the site of an occasional the place to be. It is all about barbeque party. networking.” The atmosphere is extreme- It is hard to understand ly lively and fun, with men why people that live above and women sitting around I-30 don’t go a couple of smoking cigars. No alcohol is blocks below I-30. There is served, and there is a cutting so much to see and so many fee similar to a corkage fee for great people to meet. Like anyone that brings in their Chris Sanders. own stogie. The Living Room Cigar "I worked at the Sherriff’s Lounge is at 1902 S. Lamar Department. I didn’t want the Street in Dallas. (469) liability and worry of selling 206-3180.

The Loon Bar & Grill 3531 McKinney Ave. ....... 214-559-3059 The Pooch Patio 3811 Fairmont ................ 214-252-1550 6th Street Bar 3005 Routh St. ............... 214-965-0962 Snookie’s Bar & Grill 3604 Oak Lawn. .............. 214-521-1068 Time Out Tavern 5101 W. Lovers Ln. ......... 214-956-9522 The Union Bear 3699 McKinney, #C306 .. 214-245-5330 Uptown Pub & Grill 3605 McKinney .............. 214-522-5100 Windmill Lounge 5320 Maple Ave. ............. 214-443-7818 Seafood TJ’s Seafood Market & Grill 4212 Oak Lawn .............. 214-219-3474 Spanish Café Madrid 4501 Travis St. ............... 214-528-1731

Vegetarian Be Raw Food & Juice 6005 Berkshire Ln. ........ 214-234-0106 Cosmic Cafe 2912 Oak Lawn .............. 214-521-6157 Wine Bar Chocolate Secrets 3926 Oak Lawn .............. 214-252-9801 Max’s Wine Dive 3600 McKinney, #101 .. 214-559-DIVE Two Corks & a Bottle – Quadrangle 2800 Routh St., #140 .... 214-871-9463 Vino 100 2909 McKinney Ave. ... 214-969-WINE Yogurt & Smoothies The Juice Bar 5560 W. Lovers, #244 .... 214-244-3270 Smoothie Factory 2817 Howell, #210 ......... 214-954-0900

Sports Bar & Restaurant Milo Butterfingers Dallas’ favorite sports bar & grill for more than 40 years. Taking care of our guests with great bar food, cold beer, cocktails, foosball, darts, video games, pool & more than 15 Large HD screens. Located near corner of Greenville Ave. & SMU Blvd. Open daily: 11 am – 2 am. 5645 SMU Blvd. ........... 214-368-9212 Steaks Dee Lincoln Steak & Burger Bar 2626 Howell St. .............. 214-754-4949 Dunston’s Steak House 5423 W. Lovers Ln. ........ 214-352-8320 Texas Land & Cattle Co. 3130 Lemmon Ave. ..... 214-5126-4664 Thai CrushCraft Thai Street Eats 2800 Routh St., #150 ..... 214-352-8320

NFL cont'd from page 3 day where scouts could come out and once again see their talent crop of potential profession football players. “I worked out like a fiend prior to pro day. I wanted to beat guys like (Penn State’s) O.J. McDuffie,” Williams said. “I ran a 4:20 forty (yard dash) on my pro day.” Williams was drafted in the second round as the overall 46th pick in the 1993 NFL player draft by the Cowboys. He was the fourth wide receiver taken behind firstround picks Curtis Conway, Sean Dawkins and McDuffie. His career in the NFL was not without two of the most famous moments in Cowboys history. “I scored the only two touchdowns (on a reception and a punt return) in the Miami (Dolphins) Thanksgiving game,” Williams said of the game where Texas Stadium received an unexpected storm that covered the field with snow. “We had it won. Then there was the Leon Lett faux pas.”

Luncheon of the Boating Party by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

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Lett touched a live blocked kick spinning in the snow that the Dolphins recovered, providing for another lastsecond field goal attempt and a 16-14 win. “I was on the sideline with the 49ers when T.O. (wide receiver Terrell Owens) went to the star,” said Williams recalling a famous incident in which Owens ran to the center of the Cowboys Stadium and celebrated a touchdown before being tackled by Cowboy George Teague. Owens wanted Williams to join him in the irreverence. “No! I like it here,” Williams said of his hometown. “They take that star seriously.” Now 43 years old, Williams misses”the camaraderie of the guys.” But he still has memories of his NFL Combine experience. “This is where you want to go and beat everybody. I was on a mission.” And with a NCAA National Championship, two Super Bowl rings with the Cowboys, and an eight-year professional football career, it was “Mission accomplished.”

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FEBRUARY 21 - 27, 2014

Scene Around Town By Society Editor Sally Blanton

Night of Dreams Gala Westin Stonebriar Benefit for Orphan Angel International

Essential Energy for Networking Arlington Hall Speaker Series presented by Friedman Feiger Law Firm

Left: Donna Buzzell, Nicole Bates, Abby Feinstein, Yvette Feiger Right: Speaker Ron Corning, Dee Lincoln

Left: Co-Chair Whitney Woody, Chairman Larry Hansard, Co-Chair Jeanie Hornung Right: Kim and Brett Wilson, Gail Wilson

Sponsor Party for Launchability Home of Doug and Holly Deason Alliance Data to present Smokey Robinson Concert

Patron Party for Moonlight Ball Home of David and Margaret Gilbert Upcoming Gala for Ronald McDonald House

Far left: Anne and Steve Stodghill Left: Doug and Holly Deason Above: Co-Chair Melinda Emmons, David and Margaret Gilbert, Co-Chair Jan Daulton Right: Honorary Chairs Mike and Sally McWilliams, Natalie and Drew Dossett

David Dike Texas Art Auction Wildman Art Framing

Community Partners Event 25 years serving abused children in Dallas

Sally Gaskin, William Cheek, and Lucy Raley

Far left: Francie Mancillas, Sally Dutter, Joanna Clarke Left: Candace Winslow, Melissa Wayte, Director Paige McDaniel David, Audrey and Beth Dike



Gifts – Greetings – Vintage Featuring a wide selection of unique gifts and artisan-made treasures. Random is the little shop with a BIG personality! You’ll find fun and witty art pieces every day at Random. New items arrive daily. Stop in soon, you’ll find treasures & bargains galore! Hillside Village • 6465 E. Mockingbird Ln., #366, 75214 214-827-9499 • Mon - Sat: 10 ‘til 6 ... Sunday: 12 ‘til 5.


Serving Dallas and the White Rock area for more than 25 years! Across from Mockingbird Station. Let us evaluate your items and give you an honest response as to when you should repair or not. We repair: boots, shoes, belts, purses, luggage, etc. Hours M-F 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. SAT 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 5340 E. Mockingbird Lane 214-824-7463


We cordially invite you to come in and purchase the perfect piece of jewelry for that someone special in your life. We do custom designs and provide jewelry and watch repairs, done on site. We also replace batteries and re-string pearls and beads. Appraisal upon request. We buy your old gold. We look forward to seeing you! Hours: M - F 9 AM - 5 PM, Sat. 9 AM - 12 PM 1905 Skillman St. Dallas, TX. 75206 • 214-827-3371


Prescription eyewear & sunglasses since 1981! Tom Barrett Optical has been providing outstanding eyewear for more than 30 years. The latest designer frames along with the classics of yesterday make Tom Barrett Optical the premier source for eyeglasses in the Metroplex. Our knowledgeable staff is dedicated to help you create that “just right look”, with the finest quality products. From specialty eyewear for sports, sophisticated sunglasses for the convertible to stylish frames for everyday wear, Tom Barrett Optical should be your next destination for style, fashion and the quality in eyewear you’ve come to expect. 5500 Greenville Ave., suite 222 in Old Town Mon-Fri: 10 - 6; Sat: 10 - 4; closed Sun. & Holidays 214-368-0170 •

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COOL STUFF FOR COOL PEOPLE A treasure trove of things all fine and funky, vintage, kitschy and collectible. From mid-century modern furniture to vintage and eclectic fashions, stop by and see what 80+ dealers have to offer. Inventory changes every day, so check back often! We have two locations! Deep Ellum — 2639 Main St. @ Good Latimer — 214.824.2185 Design District — 1010 N. Riverfront Blvd. — 214.749.1929 OPEN 7 days a week WWW.LULA-BS.COM


...Resale with a Purpose Unique Eco-chic marketplace of home furnishings and clothing. Our mix of items from garage sale to Upscale helps you be a savvy, responsible & frugal shopper. All profits go to help the poor and homeless through The Lord’s Hands & Hearts Ministries, Inc. 3927 Main St. … 75226 Tues – Fri: 10 – 6 … Sat: 10 – 5 l Closed Sun. & Mon. l 214-827-3927 We accept donations of very cool, gently used or vintage furniture and clothing, collectibles & antiques. Pick up service available for large donations.


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Goldsman's 'Winter's Tale' warms the heart By Cedric Wood “Winter's Tale” attempts to capture and reflect all the hopes, dreams, fantasies and fears that the deepest souls on earth carry within themselves. If you are one of them, “Winter’s Tale” will be a soul-stirring, dream-like experience for more than two hours. A burglar, Peter Lake (Colin Farrell), stumbles into the acquaintance of the heiress Beverly Penn (Jessica Brown Findlay) who is dying of “consumption.” It’s love at first sight, despite the fact that he was there to rob her family. In time, he meets her father, Isaac Penn, played by the expression-challenged William Hurt. He is enchanted by Beverly’s little sister, young Willa (Mckayla Twiggs), who charms him with her smile. “What if the light from afar doesn’t come from the rays of distant suns but from our wings as we turn into angels?” This opening narration gives you an idea of the tone and timbre of the movie. “Winter’s Tale” claims we each have a miracle to perform while we are alive. If something goes wrong with that miracle, we are doomed to wander the city until we

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accomplish it; hence, the dual time frames in the movie: 1916 and 2014. There was a banquet of themes presented in “Winter’s Tale.” These themes included the battle between good and evil, betrayal and the resentful drive for revenge, love at first sight, true love being transcendent, love healing physical illness, selfless parenting, spirit guides and the good and eternal nature of hope. All these are interesting but their number may have hurt the film’s power.

Lake was abandoned by his parents as a baby and left to be raised by the evil Pearly Soames (Russell Crowe) a nefarious and irritable demon determined to destroy all hope and goodness in the world. “I’ve been blackening souls and crushing miracles for longer than I can remember,” he growls. Pearly reports to Lucifer who lives in a fortress in New York City and wears a Jimi Hendrix t-shirt (played ludicrously by Will Smith.) Soames makes money in



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BUSINESS FOR SALE Ready to Open & Operate – Super Oppty! Burger/sandwich shop Garland Rd. near Peavy. For Sale by Owner. Eqpt. is 3 yrs old or less & very well-maintained. Seats 50 plus drive-thru. Only $48k complete. obo Call Brandon: 972-795-0977

CLASSES Oil Painting Classes Come join the fun! Tuesdays … 1 – 4 pm 214-328-7033

DETAILING CARS, etc. Prof’l On-Site Mobile Detailing for Cars, Boats, Motorcycles & RV’s Detailing 2 You 15+ years of exp. 10% off your first detail Gift Certificates available! 214-274-9174

HANDY-MAN SERVICE Jesse’s A/C and Appliance Service Experienced, professional service for your Washer, Dryer, Oven, Range, Freezer, Refrigerator, Ice Maker, Dishwasher, Disposal, Microwave, Cooktop, etc. Phone: 214-660-8898 Cell: 214-769-2483 Tx Lic. # TAC-LB13304C Air Conditioning, Htg. Son of Man Air and Heat Service calls … $39.95 1 lb of Freon … $89.95 2-ton systems as low as $3,195. Call today: 214-351-1132 Tx Lic. # TACLA27258C For Remodeling Done Right, Call Frame Right… Today Room additions • New Home construction • Power Washing • Roofs • Cabinet work • Crown Molding Installed • Painting • Trash hauling • Decks • Appliances installed Serving White Rock Lake area homeowners since 2001. 469-867-9029

H & H REPAIR All types of Home Repairs No job too small or too large. Fence & Deck work, Vinyl Siding, Tape & Bed, Professional Painting Call Randy Hood 214-328-3008

HELP WANTED Now Hiring – Start Now 2-person team to deliver newspapers to businesses in the Uptown, Oak Lawn, Park Cities areas. Every Thurs., 8:30 am til 4 pm. Earn $15-$20/hr. MUST: • Have reliable vehicle and cell phone. • Live in these areas. We are hiring NOW!!! Please email: andy@ whiterocklakeweekly. com

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TILE CONTRACTOR Arthur Gonzales Master Tile Contractor Expert for new & repair... Shower pans & stalls “Built to last.” • Ceramic Tile • Granite • Marble • Stone FREE Estimates 214-608-4933


CNA caregivers wanted. Competitive wages and health insurance offered. Low resident to staff ratios, positive work environment, need caring and dedicated staff. Please call 972-423-3600.

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here. It seems Akiva Goldsman, the writer-director, is loyal to his actors. He worked with

Crowe on “A Beautiful Mind,” Will Smith on “I am Legend” and Jennifer Connelly on “A Beautiful Mind.” In “Winter’s Tale” the actors are top flight and are given great scenes, but the sum total of the parts don’t add up to a cohesive and compelling “Winter’s Tale.” Eva Marie Saint plays the aged Willa. So many themes vying for attention dampens the delicious emotional experience that was the movie’s potential. However, “Winter’s Tale” will work its magic on you if you have a penchant for timeless romance and dark wintry worlds punctuated by the light of love and the triumph of goodness over evil. Rated PG-13 for violence and some sensuality A Good Movie:




all the most sinister ways. He takes in the baby and trains him in the ways of fraud and thievery and when Peter betrays him by being good, he becomes determined to teach this convert a lesson by violently acting out his retributive rage. In 2014, Lake meets Virginia Gamely (Jennifer Connelly) and her daughter, Abby (Ripley Sobo), who help him complete his miracle and bring the movie to its moving denouement. This notion of timeless

love was done before, and better, in “Somewhere in Time” starring Jane Seymour and Christopher Reeve. The story there was cohesive and focused. Once again, as with last week’s “The Monuments Men,” the pictures are gorgeous and greatly enhanced by the music. This time the score is co-composed by Hans Zimmer, one of the best, and he doesn’t disappoint

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Do You Have Gout? Adult men and women with gout are needed for a 6-month study to evaluate the effects of an approved gout medication on blood pressure and blood sugar.

Watch & Clock Show

Exclusion Criteria: • Poorly controlled diabetes or hypertension • Use of insulin

Friday & Saturday, March 7 and 8 Mesquite Convention Center 1700 Rodeo Drive Mesquite, TX

Participants will be provided medications for free and compensated for their time. For more information, please contact research nurses Reena John and Ann Heard-Sakhaee at 214-648-3745.

Special Exhibit of Torsion Pendulum Clocks lClock and Watch Lectures lMore than 250 tables of clocks, watches, horological tools and literature



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