Acclaimed Author Liz Murray To Speak at Pot of Gold Luncheon

Liz Murray, a well-known author, speaker, and recipient of the White House “Project’s Role Model Award” and Oprah Winfrey’s first-ever “Chutzpah Award,” will speak at Attorney’s Serving the Community/Pot of Gold luncheon.

The June 22 event at the Hilton Anatole hotel will benefit Rainbow Days.

The child of drug-addicted parents who routinely ate from dumpsters to survive, Murray was homeless at age 15 and fending for her life. Determined not to be defined by her circumstances, she recognized education as the key to a fresh beginning and a whole new way of living.


OUT AND ABOUT: Won’t You Be My Neighbor (Movie Review)

Fred Rogers appears in Won’t You Be My Neighbor? by Morgan Neville, an official selection of the Documentary Premieres program at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Jim Judkis.

Like many of you, I grew up watching Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.

After returning from a press screening today for Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, my friend Kate and I had a brief conversation about the documentary and how watching Mister Rogers was almost like a ritual for us when we were children. For her, that routine included her nanny making her a hotdog for a snack and a sleeping bag to cuddle up.


KidneyTexas, Inc. Fashion Show Revealed

Linda Ivy, Donna Arp Weitzman, and Doris Jacobs. (Photo: Dana Driensky)

KidneyTexas, Inc. Spring Membership Tea was hosted by Gigi Salley in her Highland Park home. The fashionable event was chaired by Deborah McKeever as Tea invitation encouraged everyone to wear their favorite hats and tea attire.


Women Seek Dollars For New Dog Park

A proposed rendering of the Preston Hollow dog park, located on Forest.

Fundraising is underway for a proposed dog park for Preston Hollow, but the plan has some neighbors concerned about “unpleasant odors” and noise.

Meredith Powell and Pam Silvestri launched the campaign in April to raise $300,000.


Goff’s Serving Up Hamburgers Again Near SMU

Two years after the fire, this iconic eatery opens on Mockingbird Lane. (Photo: Brian Kendall)

The nearly 80 firefighters on-hand could do little to extinguish the stubborn grease fire that claimed the 92-year-old building that housed Goff’s Hamburgers in August 2016. A demolition crew arrived the following day, and the iconic establishment was suddenly reduced to ash and a blackened foundation.

Less than two years later, Goff’s has proven resilient, opening its doors once again to hungry SMU students and Park Cities residents.


Center for BrainHealth Gets New Chairman

Ka Cotter and Debbie Francis together at The Brain: An Owner’s Guide Lecture series in February. (Courtesy photo)

A changing of the guard has taken place at the Center for BrainHealth.

Highland Park philanthropist Debbie Francis has stepped down as chairman of the 90-person board to focus on fundraising for the brain research institute.