August 1, 2014

  • Even More Mosquitoes in 75230

    A mosquito pool tested positive for West Nile Virus near the 6000 block of Lakehurst Avenue in 75230. You know what that means: more spraying.

    This time, the area bounded by Overdowns Drive on the north, Dallas North Tollway on the west, Tibbs Street on the east, and Falls Road on the south will be sprayed between 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. tonight and tomorrow.

    You probably know the drill by now: stay inside while the trucks are spraying. Roll your windows up if you are in your car during spraying. Wash with soap and water if you come in contact with the insecticide.

    Limit your outdoor activity at night, and use bug spray if you must be outside in the evening. Get rid of any standing water, and as always, report any problems to the city at 311.

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  • July 31, 2014

  • Camp Creates STEM Curriculum at Marsh

    Parish Episcopal’s Jenn Makins reviews the programming and construction of “Mike n’ Ike,” the robot built by Thomas C. Marsh Middle School Preparatory Academy and Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy at B.F. Darrell Middle School students (left to right) Jesse Mays, Luka Bostick, Jacob Wizeman, and Luke Smith.

    Parish Episcopal’s Jenn Makins reviews the programming and construction of “Mike n’ Ike,” the robot built by Marsh Middle School Preparatory Academy and Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy students (left to right) Jesse Mays, Luka Bostick, Jacob Wizeman, and Luke Smith. (Photo: Deb Silverthorn)

    Today marked the culmination of a lengthy process when students from Parish Episcopal School, Marsh Middle School Preparatory Academy, and the Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy in southern Dallas, showed how they worked together for two weeks to build the academy’s STEM program with a strong foundation and through an advanced curriculum.

    Parish students Whitney Wheeler and Sophie Alfred, and Stephen F. Austin University student Rebecca Woods, the daughter of a Parish educator, volunteered their time during the camp to mentor the students, as well as to build a FIRST LEGO League competition table, met to requirements, for the students. Jenn Makins, director of STEM education at Parish, supervised the camp with Ben Hendric, an eighth-grade science teacher at Marsh.

    Parish Episcopal donated its Design Den space for use by the camp, and raised funds to support the free two-week camp.  Marsh will be the first middle school in DISD to offer a STEM program.

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  • Westwood School Moving to New Campus

    From left, Phil Rosenfeld of Colliers International, Eliza Solender of Solender/Hall Inc. (PRESTON HOLLOW RESIDENT), Heather Lourcey, Head of School of The Westwood School, Matt Thompson of Colliers International.

    From left, Phil Rosenfeld of Colliers International; Eliza Solender of Solender/Hall Inc.; Heather Lourcey, Head of School of The Westwood School; and Matt Thompson of Colliers International

    Preston Hollow resident Eliza Solender of Solender/Hall Inc. recently represented The Westwood School in its deal to secure a new 75,000-square-foot building in Farmers Branch.

    The Montessori-International Baccalaureate school, which includes classes for students in preschool through high school, will expand and consolidate its two existing campuses in Farmers Branch to the new space in the Valwood industrial complex. The school has its main campus on Proton Road in Far North Dallas.

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  • Bush 43 Dishes on Bush 41 in New Book

    The Bushes. (White House photo by Eric Draper)

    The Bushes (White House photo by Eric Draper)

    The latest book from former President George W. Bush will be something unique — a biography of a fellow president who also happens to be his father.

    Bush, who lives in Preston Hollow, is finishing work on an untitled book about George H.W. Bush, who is one of the only presidents in recent memory not to have penned his own memoir. The younger Bush already published his memoir, Decision Points, in 2010.

    It will be available on Nov. 11 in print, digital, and audio formats. The press release issued by Crown Publishing isn’t very forthcoming with details, but you can read what they gave us after the jump.

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    By Jul. 31, 2014 | 11:45 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • July 30, 2014

  • Temple Renovations Well Underway

    The main entrance to Temple Emanu-El off Hillcrest Avenue is covered in blue tarps. (Staff photo: Sarah Bennett)

    The main entrance to Temple Emanu-El off Hillcrest Avenue is covered in blue tarps. (Staff photo: Sarah Bennett)

    In May, Todd told you bit about the groundbreaking on renovations at Temple Emanu-El. Well, from the looks of things, those renovations are well underway. Check out the construction zone set up by The Beck Group.

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  • Robotics Project Takes Flight For ESD Students

    ESD robotics students Alexander Eggers, left, and Renner Brown fine-tune a drone. (Photo: Chris McGathey

    ESD robotics students Alexander Eggers, left, and Renner Brown fine-tune a drone. (Photo: Chris McGathey

    While rowing on the ESD crew team, Alexander Eggers had an idea.

    He saw the crew team using remote-controlled “quadcopters” with a GoPro camera to follow boats on the water and track their movement.

    “I thought, ‘we could try to make one of those, but make it completely autonomous, so no one has to control it,’” Eggers said. “So that’s where the idea came from.” Read More…

    By Jul. 30, 2014 | 10:00 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • July 29, 2014

  • Summer Heat Cools Down Housing Market

    As Mother Nature turns up the Texas heat this summer, the local housing market has started to cool down.

    But that doesn’t necessarily reflect a negative trend for buyers or sellers in the Park Cities and Preston Hollow. It’s more of a product of the desire of homeowners to escape for the summer.

    “The more affluent areas of town have more people that go out of town for the summer, so they’re not as apt to be searching for property,” said Brady Moore, an agent with Dave Perry-Miller and Associates. “I feel like it’s finally starting to settle down a little bit lately.” Read More…

    By Jul. 29, 2014 | 3:00 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • July 28, 2014

  • Reiser Rows to Semis in World Championships

    Cole Reiser

    Cole Reiser

    Former Jesuit standout Cole Reiser took a bow at the World Rowing Under 23 Championships over the weekend in Varese, Italy.

    Specifically, Reiser was in the bow of a men’s pair boat representing the United States. His partner was Jordan Vanderstoep, his teammate at the University of California.

    The duo finished fourth in their semifinal heat, which was won by a boat from Serbia, and placed eighth overall.

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  • Surgeon Honored For Spine Service

    Dr. Douglas Won

    Dr. Douglas Won

    Dr. Douglas Won, a Preston Hollow resident and founder of Irving-based SpineCARE, has been recognized for his work by Chicago trade publication Becker’s Spine Review.

    Won is one of 17 spine surgeons nationwide, and three in Texas to be honored with the 2014 Leadership Award. In addition to directing the spine center in Irving, Won is the chief medical officer of Star Medical Center, a surgical hospital in Plano.

    The publication accepted nominations of top spine surgeons from readers and industry professionals, and the publication selected winners based on leadership, experience and entrepreneurship.

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  • Rowers Win Big at National Competition

    Members of Jesuit’s crew team perfect their craft. Jesuit sent one boat of eight competitors to the invitational event. (Photo: ​Emily Gossett)

    Members of Jesuit’s crew team perfect their craft. Jesuit sent one boat of eight competitors to the invitational event. (Photo: ​Emily Gossett)

    Just because North Dallas is landlocked doesn’t mean its students can’t dominate in crew. Ask any of the athletes from ESD, Jesuit, St. Mark’s, and Hillcrest High School who participated and placed in the U.S. Rowing Youth National Championships this summer.

    “As a team, it was wonderful,” said ESD junior Julius Stener. “We all worked really hard for the last few weeks — and years — of our lives.”

    ESD had three boats compete at the invitational competition in Sacramento, Calif. Stener’s boat placed among the top five race times overall.

    “I didn’t know I would fall in love with it so much,” he said of the sport.

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    By Jul. 28, 2014 | 11:00 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
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