October 14, 2014

  • Mom Helps Build Marketplace For Artisans

    Noonday partners with artisans in developing countries to bring authentic jewelry and accessories to consumers in the U.S. (Courtesy photos)

    Noonday partners with artisans in developing countries to bring authentic jewelry and accessories to the U.S.

    Tigiest, an Ethiopian mother of five, was expelled from her home upon her HIV-positive diagnosis. She sought refuge at Mount Entoto, a mountain just outside the capital city of Addis Ababa, taking only three of her children. She could no longer afford to care for them all.

    Tigiest’s story struck a chord within Preston Hollow resident Claire Rathbun.

    “Being a mother, I could not imagine not having both of my kids with me,” said Rathbun.

    Rathbun came across a company that would provide the opportunity to do just that: Noonday Collection. Read More…

    By Jacie Scott Oct. 14, 2014 | 9:30 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • CFT to Host Panel on Nonprofit Involvement

    Communities Foundation of Texas will hold the latest event in its “Cause-Minded Conversations” series on Wednesday at the CFT headquarters at 5500 Caruth Haven Lane.

    The panel discussion, called “NexGen Nonprofit Leaders,” will focus on how the next generation can have a lasting impact on Dallas and other cities. Specifically, panelists will discuss non-traditional solutions to social issues and ways to empower philanthropists and inspire community change.

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    By Todd Jorgenson Oct. 14, 2014 | 5:20 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • October 8, 2014

  • Strauss Re-Elected as DART Board Chair

    Robert Strauss

    Robert Strauss

    Preston Hollow resident Robert Strauss was re-elected last night as chairman of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit board of directors.

    Strauss is a partner at the law firm of Strasburger & Price in Dallas, and was appointed to the DART board by the Dallas City Council in 2006. He holds a master’s degree from New York University and a law degree from Brooklyn Law School.

    By Todd Jorgenson Oct. 8, 2014 | 9:48 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • October 2, 2014

  • Gates Leads Study to Alleviate Traffic

    Anyone who dines or shops in and around Preston Center knows how hairy the traffic can get.

    That’s just one reason Dallas City Council member Jennifer Gates is forging ahead with a land-use study.

    “I would love to see Preston Center be more walkable, to communicate better with the neighborhood, and to not have the gridlock,” she said.

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    By Sarah Bennett Oct. 2, 2014 | 2:00 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Experiences Give Won Backbone

    Dr. Douglas Won, a Preston Hollow resident, has received plenty of accolades for his work in spine care. (Courtesy photo)

    Dr. Douglas Won, a Preston Hollow resident, has received plenty of accolades for his work in spine care. (Courtesy photo)

    The summer of 1984 was one of growth for Dr. Douglas Won. Then a 13-year-old boy, he spent two months by his ailing father’s bedside. The patriarch suffered from a severe spinal infection, undergoing surgery after surgery. He was cared for in a public hospital in Fort Worth. The family did not have health insurance.

    “The care was less than desired. I decided to stay by his bedside and be his caretaker for those two months,” said Won, a Preston Hollow resident. “Through that experience, I knew there had to be a better approach to healthcare. I also realized that there had to be a better way to treat spinal patients.” Read More…

    By Jacie Scott Oct. 2, 2014 | 9:45 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • September 21, 2014

  • TWU Honors Hawkins For Leadership

    Ralph Hawkins

    Ralph Hawkins

    Preston Hollow resident Ralph Hawkins will be the guest of honor on Tuesday, when Texas Woman’s University announces him as the recipient of the 13th annual Virginia Chandler Dykes Leadership Award.

    Hawkins was chairman of HKS Inc. for 12 years and is the chairman-elect for the Dallas Regional Chamber. He has been a strong proponent of education among his philanthropic activities, especially for healthcare and architecture students.

    Hawkins will join a list of award recipients that includes Lindalyn Bennett Adams, Joel Allison, Mary Brinegar, Charles and Susan Cooper, Caroline Rose Hunt, Kathleen Mason, Patricia and Curtis Meadows, Geraldine “Tincy” Miller, T. Boone Pickens, Myrna D. Schlegel and Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, Marnie and Kern Wildenthal, and Gretchen and Sonny Williams.

    The invitation-only reception will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Alex Camp House at the Dallas Arboretum.

    By Todd Jorgenson Sep. 21, 2014 | 4:51 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • September 10, 2014

  • Boardroom Celebrates 10 Years of Grooming

    Get your haircut, watch other guys shoot pool, and then you can shoot pool while they get a cut.

    We’re still looking for a way to shoot pool and get a haircut simultaneously. This comes pretty close.

    The Boardroom Salon is celebrating a decade in business this month, and the company has some contests for freebies on its Facebook page through Sept. 24 as a result.

    The company launched its first location at Southlake Town Square in 2004 and has since grown to include 17 locations throughout Texas, including at Inwood Village. Next year, it will expand outside the state with a location in Nashville.

    As a token of customer appreciation, the company is offering 10 percent off annual memberships purchased in September. Memberships entitle customers to unlimited haircuts and discounts on other services and grooming products.

    By Todd Jorgenson Sep. 10, 2014 | 6:32 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Transwestern Abandons Apartment Plans

    Real-estate development firm Transwestern has abandoned its plans to build a luxury apartment complex at the northeast corner of Northwest Highway and Preston Road.

    The company had been under contract to purchase about three acres at the site and build a six-story multifamily complex to replace an aging collection of condos and townhomes.

    The decision marks another victory for a group of influential local homeowners, including former Dallas Mayor Laura Miller, who peppered Transwestern with concerns about the proposed height and density of the project on a congested street.

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    By Todd Jorgenson Sep. 10, 2014 | 2:16 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • September 7, 2014

  • Clinic Offers Free Service to First Responders

    With Sept. 11 only a few days away, expect to see some announcements on how area businesses and government entities are saluting our local first responders and military members for their efforts.

    One such company is The Joint, a chiropractic clinic with locations at Preston Royal, at Lincoln Park shopping center, and in the West Village. The company will offer a free neck of back adjustment for first responders through Saturday at any of its clinics. No appointment is required.

    By Todd Jorgenson Sep. 7, 2014 | 2:51 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • September 5, 2014

  • RIP, Ted Strauss

    Ted Strauss, the Preston Hollow civic leader and philanthropist who launched several ventures in the finance business in Dallas, has died at age 89.

    The Dallas Morning News has more details about the accomplishments of Strauss, who was married to the late Annette Strauss, the first female mayor of Dallas. His brother, Bob Strauss, was an influential lawyer who died earlier this year.

    Strauss had been ill for some time prior to his death. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Monday at Temple Emanu-El.

    By Todd Jorgenson Sep. 5, 2014 | 12:14 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
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