Ursuline Grad, Athlete, Author to Sign Book


Were you among those who pre-ordered Ursuline grad Becky Wade’s book Run the World: My 3,500-mile Journey Through Running Cultures Around the Globe on Amazon.com? If so, you might want to pull it off of the bookshelf.

According to the DMN, Wade will sign copies of the book (named a Best Book of July by Amazon editors) at Half Price Books on East Northwest Highway at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

To learn more about Wade and her running endeavors, check out the piece in the February 2016 issue of Preston Hollow People.

Making Sense of the Senseless


A few streets were still closed when I arrived downtown for my first day as People Newspapers’ editor. The dignitaries and television trucks were long gone, yet sadness and shock still remained.

I now find myself looking out towards Old Red where the scene unfolded, wondering what might happen next.

In the weeks following July 7, there have been endless calls for unity. Our leaders have spoken powerful words. Residents have shown overwhelming support for our police departments.

Yet just beneath the surface, tensions remain. Ideas accepted as truths by some are mocked and ridiculed by others. Divergent perspectives often blind us from seeing the greater picture. Sometimes the divide seems so large, it is hard to imagine us ever coming together.

The only thing we seem to agree on is that things have to get better. Let us hope that can be a starting point.

Breaking the Bank Over a Broken Limb

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While critics have complained that freestanding emergency rooms are overpriced and even deceptive, staff boast they provide high-quality and convenient services. But at what cost?

The Texas Association of Freestanding Emergency Rooms states that ERs have to charge more than non-emergency clinics in order to cover costs associated with state-of-the-art medical equipment, as well as the costs of having ER-trained physicians available 24/7.

State law requires ERs to clearly note they are an emergency facility. However, the Better Business Bureau reports numerous complaints from families who claim they were unaware of the distinction until receiving the bill.

Allen Warchol, a Dallas native who now lives in Los Angeles, was in town for the holidays last year when his daughter developed a rash around 11 p.m. Erring on the side of caution, he and his wife went to a nearby facility so a doctor could take a look. They had no idea the small building they were in was actually considered a full-service emergency room.

Police Reports: July 11-18



Between 2:30 and 2:45 p.m., a burglar broke into a house in the 5300 block of Montrose Drive and attempted to steal property. 

At 5 p.m., a shoplifter stole merchandise from Neiman Marcus at NorthPark Center.

At 9:10 a.m., an employee stole property from The Winston School in the 5700 block of Royal Lane.

Soirée to Dance Away Dropout Rates



Put on your favorite summer evening wear and dance amidst flowers and butterflies to support learning and dropout prevention August 27 at the CIS Soirée for Students.

Communities in Schools of the Dallas Region will host a dinner including drinks, dancing, and live entertainment at the Texas Discovery Gardens and Rosine Smith Sammons Butterfly House to support their organization.

The evening will start with cocktails and a silent auction at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner and a live auction at 8:30 p.m.

Guests are invited to purchase tickets for $175 for one or $450 for a premier pair. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the event page.


Living Free From Food Guilt


By the time this goes to press I will be on a well-deserved vacation … from being good.

I’ve been trying to figure out how to eat “right.” I’ve got friends who are gluten-free who don’t have celiac disease, but feel less “bloated.” Others are on the paleo diet, which forbids even gluten-free bread or pasta. Others are on the Mediterranean diet: nuts, olives, and tons of steamed or grilled veggies drizzled with olive oil (cold pressed, extra virgin, from a reliable producer).

Nobody my age gives dinner parties anymore because somebody’s dairy free; somebody else can’t eat tomatoes or onions because of irritable bowel; some have developed an allergy to shellfish; others have given up red meat; a handful won’t eat spicy because of reflux; and a bunch are off the sauce or will only drink pinot noir. It’s just easier to just meet for lunch or dinner at a restaurant.

i360 Individualizes Outpatient Treatment


For the past eight years, psychologist Dr. Kevin Gilliland and his team at Innovation 360 (i360) have served many Park Cities and Preston Hollow patients struggling with issues such as mental health or addiction with a different kind of treatment.

Gilliland started i360 in 2008 in a spot near Preston Center to meet some of the gaps he saw in the outpatient treatment industry.

“There were a lot of ends that just weren’t being met,” he said. “You may not need residential when you’re depressed or drinking too much, but you need more than seeing somebody in individual therapy.”

Rather than having patients go through more emotional turmoil to take off work for outpatient treatment — which requires patients to live at home and go daily to a clinic for treatment until they complete their program — he wanted to find a middle ground where clients could receive the treatment they deserve and resume everyday life.

Local Couple Serves Berry Cool Treats

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Photo: Imani Lytle

Locally-made Berrynaked popsicles might soon find their way into ice chests at Highland Park ISD schools.

“They want to make it a part of the plated lunches at the elementary and a more a-la-carte feature for the higher grades,” said Heather Kim, who owns the Inwood Village-based Berrynaked with her husband, Gavin.

HPISD spokesperson David Hicks said the district would likely have an answer for the Kims sometime this summer.

The University Park couple started serving up frozen confections and fresh purees in their shop in 2014, determined to offer their neighbors healthy desserts and “anytime” snacks. The Kims said they were impressed with the district’s commitment to that same idea.

Police Reports: July 5-10



Between 10 p.m. on July 4 and 5 a.m. on July 5, a vandal cut straps on the back of a truck in the 5100 block of West Amherst Avenue.

Between 8 p.m. on July 5 and 8 a.m. on July 6, a burglar broke into a storage unit in the 4200 block of West Lovers Lane and stole property.

Between 2 and 3 p.m., a burglar broke into a vehicle in the parking garage at Preston Center and stole property.