2015 Back to School

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Staying organized through the school year can be a challenge, no matter the age group. But each August brings the chance to start over again. Help your student stay on top of it all with these tips.


Who’s Really Leading This Task Force?

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The ongoing saga of the skybridge proposal isn't relevant to the work of the task force in charge of reshaping Preston Center. Or so they say. (Photo: Tanner Garza)

The ongoing saga of the skybridge proposal isn’t relevant to the work of the task force in charge of reshaping Preston Center. Or so they say. (Photo: Tanner Garza)

The bumpy road didn’t get any smoother on Tuesday night for the Preston Road and Northwest Highway Area Plan Task Force.

The group tried to lay the groundwork for its efforts to reshape development around Preston Center by meeting for the first time in more than three months. Yet following almost two hours of back-and-forth, the abundance of basic procedural squabbles among task-force volunteers, public officials, and hired consultants brought one question to the forefront.

Who’s in charge here?


Girl Scout Goes For Gold With Rosary Garden

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Sarah Hope Swaim (center) was helped on the project by volunteers including Ana Parigi (left) and Caroline Kerl.

Sarah Hope Swaim (center) was helped on the project by volunteers including Ana Parigi (left) and Caroline Kerl.

Sarah Hope Swaim of Preston Hollow recently made a prayerful addition to a local church as part of her Girl Scout Gold Award service project.

Swaim, a sophomore at Ursuline, planted a rosary garden at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, a Catholic church and school near Love Field. She also handled the planning and fundraising for the project.

Swaim, who is from Troop 8539, led a group of volunteers who planted flowers and dug holes to install stones for the garden outside the parish’s convent. The project includes one stone for each bead of the rosary so that visitors can walk through the garden while in prayer.


Mother, Daughter Share Charitable Goals

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Angela Horowitz and Carol Aaron

Angela Horowitz and Carol Aaron

A Preston Hollow mother and daughter are making Dallas history, serving as board chairs for two major Jewish agencies at the same time.

Carol Aaron, a philanthropist and vice president at Stevens Transport ,has become the chair of the board of trustees of The Legacy Senior Communities. Having instilled philanthropic values in her children, she watched as her daughter, Angela Horowitz, was named board chair of the Aaron Family Jewish Community Center.

Aaron and Horowitz have expressed similar goals in uniting the community and helping those in need, while Horowitz would like to engage future generations in positively impacting others.


Scott Wins Karate Gold at Pan Am Games

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Tom Scott

Tom Scott

Tom Scott, a 2008 Jesuit graduate, won a gold medal in karate over the weekend at the Pan American Games in Toronto.

Scott, 25, defeated Alexander Nicastro of Venezuela 4-3 in the championship match in the 75-kilogram weight class on Friday. It was the only gold medal for the United States in karate at the Pan Am Games, which is an Olympic-style competition for countries in the Western Hemisphere.

It is the most significant international title yet for Scott, a TCU graduate who won a silver medal at the last Pan Am Games in 2011 in Mexico.


Dubrow Earns Regional Entrepreneur Award

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Mark Dubrow

Mark Dubrow

Preston Hollow resident Mark Dubrow has been named the 2015 EY Entrepreneur of the Year in the Emerging Technology category for the Southwest region.

The Ernst & Young award recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate success in innovation, commitment to their business, and financial performance.

Dubrow, president and CEO of Onyx Payments — a payment processor for hotels and travel distributors — has almost 30 years of corporate financial management and industry business services experience. He is now a candidate for the 2015 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year national award, which will be announced in the fall.


CBRE Raises Thousands for Children’s Camp

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Mark Fewin, executive managing director for Project Management at CBRE, and  wife Maria join Michael Caffey, executive managing director for CBRE’s Texas/Oklahoma/Arkansas region, and wife Anne at the 2015 Chefs Showcase.

Mark Fewin, executive managing director for Project Management at CBRE, and wife Maria join Michael Caffey, executive managing director for CBRE’s Texas/Oklahoma/Arkansas region, and wife Anne at the 2015 Chefs Showcase.

CBRE Group’s 17th annual Chefs Showcase raised a record-setting $235,000 for Camp John Marc, a nonprofit organization serving Texas children with chronic illnesses and physical disabilities.

This year’s black-tie gala was held at the Ritz-Carlton Dallas and featured dishes from 17 North Texas chefs, a silent auction, casino, photo booth, and live music from The Project.

CBRE has raised more than $2 million for Camp John Marc over the last 17 years. The proceeds are used to send hundreds of children to the camp each year.


Police Report: July 13 to July 19

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Editor’s Note: We’ve Returned

After a hiatus of several months, we’re excited to reactivate the Preston Hollow Police Report. The new public-records system of the Dallas Police Department still prevents us from sharing as much information about neighborhood incidents as we did in the past, but we’ve provided as many details as possible. Hopefully you’ll find it informative and entertaining. We welcome any feedback at editor@peoplenewspapers.com. Thanks for reading.

DALLAS

13 MONDAY
Between 7:30 and 8:03 a.m., a thief stole property from a truck bed at NorthPark Center.

Between 8:55 and 10:40 a.m., a burglar broke into a vehicle at Preston Center and stole property.

14 TUESDAY
Between 10 p.m. on July 13 and 8:30 a.m. on July 14, a thief stole property from a vehicle in the 4700 block of Stanford Avenue.

At 11:20 a.m., a shoplifter stole property from Macy’s at NorthPark Center. Yefry Anthony Flores, 18, was arrested on a theft charge.

At 2:01 p.m., a thief stole property from an open bobtail truck in the 5400 block of Park Lane.


Disease Isn’t Rosy For Local Flowers

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Rose Rosette is a virus that gets into roses through mites.

Rose Rosette is a virus that gets into roses through mites.

When Susan Knape noticed a weird growth on her roses, she knew something was wrong.

Rose Rosette disease had infected two of the Highland Park resident’s roses.

She went to Nicholson-Hardie, a nursery and garden center, and they advised her to uproot the plants so the disease wouldn’t spread.

“I pulled up both of my plants,” Knape said. “That’s really all you can do. There’s no treatment and in order for it to keep from hurting other plants and spreading, you have to pull up the rose. So I lost a rose that’s probably 20 years old.”


Stretch Out, Splash Off With JCC

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Looks like fun, doesn't it?

Looks like fun, doesn’t it?

The Jewish Community Center of Dallas’ Lieberman Family Wellness Center is offering “Yoga Spa Splash” this summer. What’s that? On Wednesday nights at the Northaven Road location, you can start with 30 minutes of yoga followed by 30 minutes of “aqua-cardio Pilates.” That sounds fun, right?

“Many of our participants have told us that it is the perfect way to shake away the stress of the day while accomplishing a very thorough, full-body workout,” fitness director Terri Arends said.

The class is open to ages 14 and up. It runs from July 29 through Aug. 12. There will be no class on Aug. 5. Nonmembers are invited to try out a class. Email Arends here to reserve your space or get more info.


‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Teams With Roma Boots

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Sadie Robertson for Roma Boots

Sadie Robertson for Roma Boots

In May, our freelancer Paige Skinner told you about Roma Boots and the company’s founder, Samuel Bistrian. Now, the company is partnering with “Duck Dynasty” star Sadie Robertson. Her line of rain boots will be called “Live Original,” and they are now available for pre-order.

The line will officially launch in October. Roma Boots are sold in more than 300 boutiques and stores around the country as well as international stores.