July 27, 2014

  • Toll Lanes Make a Quicker Commute Costly

    What’s true in retail also is becoming fact when it comes to Dallas roads — you get what you pay for.

    And the hope among transportation officials is that many drivers in the area are willing to pay a premium to avoid traffic congestion and aggravation.

    The test of that theory is along LBJ Freeway between Interstate 35E and North Central Expressway, where the second phase of TEXpress Lanes opened in early July.

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    By Jul. 27, 2014 | 9:00 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • July 24, 2014

  • More Diseased Mosquitos in 75230, 75243

    This time, the West Nile-positive creatures were found near the 11400 block of Park Central Drive and the 12100 block of Oberlin Drive. If the weather’s good, the city will spray the area between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. tonight and tomorrow night. Here’s the exact area to be sprayed:

    11400 block of Park Central Drive: Forest Lane on the north, Hillcrest Road on the west, Central Expressway on the east and Royal Lane on the south.

    12100 block of Oberlin Drive: Bunche Drive on the north, Willowdell Drive on the west, TI Boulevard on the east and Forest Lane on the south.

    The insecticide they use is approved by the EPA, but you should still try to stay indoors during the spraying, or roll the windows up if driving. Wash with soap and water if you come in contact with the stuff.

    As always, prevent your contact with mosquitoes by limiting your outdoor hours at night and using bug spray when you must be out of doors. Always eliminate standing water, and call 311 to report any concerns.

    By Jul. 24, 2014 | 3:20 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • SVNA to Hold Annual Meeting Tonight

    The Schreiber Volunteer Neighborhood Association will hold its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. today at the Schreiber Methodist Family Life Center.

    The guest list is slated to include Dallas City Council member Jennifer Staubach Gates, Dallas City Plan Commissioner Margot Murphy, W.T. White High School principal Michelle Thompson, and various other representatives from Dallas ISD, Walmart, and Zone Systems Inc.

    Among the featured topics are updates on a proposed Verizon tower, the W.T. White traffic plan, and Walmart construction, and other pertinent items. Registration begins at 6 p.m. You can find out more information about the SVNA here.

    By Jul. 24, 2014 | 10:47 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • July 23, 2014

  • Villalba to Host Family-Minded Events

    In this month’s issue, I took a look at the major accomplishments so far in state Rep. Jason Villalba’s freshman term. I also mentioned some upcoming, family-oriented events in the district. Well, here they are:

    Sept. 17: Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center will host “Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse” to help people to recognize the signs and symptoms of child abuse and help victims. Villalba will be there along with DCAC to help members of our community learn some red flags. Get more info here.

    Oct. 4: Villalba will team up with the National Alzheimer’s Foundation’s Community Memory Screenings and Awareness-Raising Education — whew, or CARES for short — to promote early detection for memory loss at Royal Lane Baptist Church.

    Those dates are a little ways off, so don’t worry — I’ll remind you here on the blog.

    By Jul. 23, 2014 | 4:28 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Local Students Take in Colorado

    Young Life students from Dallas camp at Frontier Ranch in Colorado. (Photo: Courtesy of Louisa Meyer)

    Young Life students from Dallas camp at Frontier Ranch in Colorado. (Photo: Courtesy of Louisa Meyer)

    Students from W. T. White High School, Thomas Jefferson High School, Hillcrest High School, and Covenant Christian Academy are camping at Frontier Ranch in Colorado as we speak with their Young Life leaders. Apparently, Young Life has been well-established at W. T. White and Hillcrest for years, but has just recently taken off at Covenant and Thomas Jefferson. Way to go, kiddos!

    By Jul. 23, 2014 | 4:08 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • July 22, 2014

  • Outfielder Takes Major Leap in Minors

    Josh Bell is enjoying a successful season in the minor leagues. (Photo: Marty Morrow/Bradenton marauders)

    Josh Bell is enjoying a successful season in the minor leagues. (Photo: Marty Morrow/Bradenton Marauders)

    Josh Bell has re-started his minor-league baseball career quite nicely.

    Bell, a former Jesuit standout, was chosen in the second round of the amateur draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2011, and generally is regarded as one of the organization’s top outfield prospects.

    He is continuing to build on that potential this season while playing for the Bradenton Marauders, the Pirates’ affiliate in the Class-A Florida State League.

    Through mid-June, the right fielder led the team in almost every offensive category this season, including batting average, runs, hits, doubles, triples, home runs, runs batted in. Read More…

    By Jul. 22, 2014 | 9:00 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • July 21, 2014

  • Leigh Bailey’s Clan Welcomes Newest Member

    We got the news today that legislative candidate Leigh Bailey gave birth to a little boy this morning, named Trey Bailey Carrizales. Trey was born at 5:24 a.m., to be exact, weighing in at 8 lbs., 2 oz. We hear everyone’s doing just fine. Congrats to Leigh and her husband, Vinny!

    By Jul. 21, 2014 | 3:22 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • TCA Grad Wins Scholarship For Essay

    Grant Wiley

    Grant Wiley

    Grant Wiley, a Preston Hollow resident who graduated this spring from Trinity Christian Academy in Addison, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship as part of the inaugural Horse Sense Essay Contest.

    The contest was created by Preston Hollow investor Don Hodges and is centered on his book, Horse Sense, Street Smarts: A Common-Sense Collection of Quotes About Business and Life.

    The contest was meant to encourage high school seniors and college students to read, contemplate, and write a short essay on the meaning behind quotes in the book.

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    By Jul. 21, 2014 | 2:29 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Lyle Chosen For Folsom Leadership Award

    Bobby Lyle

    Bobby Lyle

    Local civic leader and Preston Hollow resident Bobby B. Lyle will be given the Folsom Leadership Award this fall by the Methodist Health System Foundation.

    The award, which is named after former Dallas Mayor Robert Folsom, was established in 2005 to recognize those with a demonstrated commitment to community leadership. Past winners include Nancy Ann Hunt, Troy Aikman, Laura Bush, Norman Brinker, Emmitt Smith, Trevor Rees-Jones, Mike Boone, and Rev. Mark Craig.

    Lyle will receive his honor at a fundraising dinner on Nov. 19 at the Imperial Ballroom at the Hilton Anatole Hotel. The honorary co-chairs include Rex and Renna Tillerson and Ray and Nancy Ann Hunt. Event co-chairs are Mitch and Linda Hart and Highland Park residents David and Carolyn Miller.

    By Jul. 21, 2014 | 2:17 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Franklin Holds Court As Cooper Head Pro

    Steve Franklin

    Steve Franklin

    Steve Franklin is making a racket as the new head USTA tennis professional at Cooper Fitness Center, where he has started leading tennis programs for both adults and children.

    Franklin comes to Cooper from The Village Tennis Center, where he worked for 20 years. He also served as president of the Dallas Professional Tennis Association and vice president of the Dallas Tennis Association.

    As part of his playing resume, Franklin has been ranked in the top 10 in Texas in both singles and doubles. He is a member of the USTA officials committee.

    By Jul. 21, 2014 | 2:05 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
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