Dallas North Tollway: Weekend Closures


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Whether it’s your work commute or a leisure trip away from the city, the Dallas North Tollway (DNT) is one of the most traveled roadways in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

The North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) announced that several portions of the DNT will be closed from Friday to Monday. These closures are part of the ongoing DNT Improvement Projects.

According to the NTTA website, “All closures are subject to weather conditions and will be postponed, if necessary. Delays are expected, and motorists are urged to use caution in the construction area.”

Listed below are the scheduled weekend road closures.

Dallas Pets Alive! Awarded $5,000 to Save Animal Lives


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Dallas Pets Alive! was recently awarded $5,000 as a runner-up of Petco Foundation and Jackson Galaxy Foundation’s first-ever Innovation Showdown contest. The nonprofit was one of 200 proposals designed to reshape the landscape of animal welfare and save animal lives.

The funds will be used for the development of an innovative adoption center in hopes of elevating adoption as the leading method of finding a new furry family member in Dallas.

Read more about Dallas Pets Alive! at http://www.prestonhollowpeople.com/community/all-paws-on-deck/.

Dallas Arboretum Debuts Year-Round Food Oasis  


The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden will soon offer A Tasteful Place, an edible display garden complete with a newly developed lagoon and meandering walkways.

The 3.5-acre garden will also include a pavilion with event space and teaching kitchen, an orchard, beds of ornamental display vegetables, herbs and flowers, as well as shaded porches and walkways.

Police Reports: July 31 – Aug 6


Stolen between 5 and 5:49 p.m. Aug. 1: clothing from an apartment in the 6800 block of Bandera Avenue.


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Snatched between 10 and 10:10 a.m.: a University Park woman’s wallet from her open purse at Trader Joe’s in Inwood Village.

Taken between 7:20 and 7:29 p.m.: a Dallas woman’s property at Preston Royal Village.

End of Summer Shimmer


August means the wind down of summer. Even though it’s still in full swing, you are starting to think about school plans, fall events, wardrobes, etc. But it’s still summer, although now we have a little more vitamin D and color on our skin from the glorious sun.

This month always evokes thoughts of a bronze glow, metallics, and shimmer for me. One part of the summer that’s refreshing is wearing a lot less makeup and the ability to be a bit more natural. To get a “just back from Saint Tropez” radiant, glowing complexion, you don’t need much: bronzer, a breathtaking pink blush with gold flecks, and the perfect complement to both – a highlighter.

Not Enough Tomatoes


The greenhouse at NorthPark Presbyterian Church will be used to grow tomatoes for area food pantries. (Photo: M.E. Clary)

Seeing that Vickery Meadow Food Pantry didn’t have any fresh produce to offer, Keri McCall began showing up seven years ago with two or three sacks full.

“But there would be 70 people in line,” she said. “I thought, ‘Oh my gosh, this isn’t enough.’”

Building on a Sunday School class’s idea, McCall started a small garden on the NorthPark Presbyterian Church grounds.

“It’s great to sit and read your Bible, but we really need to be doing things,” McCall said.