Police Reports: March 6-12



At 10 a.m. March 6, someone stole cable boxes from The Renaissance At Preston Hollow apartment complex at 8600 Thackery St.


Between 9 and 11:15 p.m. March 6, someone broke a window to get into a vehicle parked outside the Neighborhood Services restaurant at 5027 W Lovers Lane and removed property.

Between 8 a.m. March 6 and 10:30 a.m. March 7, a burglar broke the glass of a sliding door, entered vacant house in the 6000 block of Burgundy Road and removed property.

Mayor Recognizes Elementary School for UNICEF Contributions

Children perform at the third annual Children First, An Evening with UNICEF on Feb. 24 in Dallas, Texas. (Courtesy UNICEF) 0
Children perform at the third annual Children First, An Evening with UNICEF on Feb. 24 in Dallas, Texas. (Courtesy UNICEF)

During every walk between classes and each hop-skip in the gym, Preston Hollow Elementary School students are thinking of other kids halfway across the world.

Mayor Mike Rawlings has taken notice of the Dallas ISD campus’ globally-inspired efforts and presented the school with an award at a recent UNICEF gala, recognizing the school as a UNICEF Champion.

The U.S. fund for UNICEF supports the organization’s mission of “saving lives, building futures” through fundraising, advocacy, and education.

Dallas ISD Names New Deputy Superintendent


corderoDallas ISD named Israel Cordero its new deputy superintendent. He will replace Ivan Duran, who is leaving to become superintendent of schools in Bellevue, Washington.

Cordero most recently served as chief of strategic initiatives and external relations and deputy chief of school leadership. During his 20-year education career, he has been a teacher, principal, and administrator. He will assume his new role on May 1.

“Mr. Cordero has proven to be an exceptional leader in Dallas ISD,” DISD superintendent Michael Hinojosa said. “He brings a long list of impressive accomplishments, including spearheading the opening of eighteen new collegiate academies in Dallas ISD. I am confident that Israel will be a great addition to this role as he works alongside our students, campuses and parent communities.”


Highland Park Village LOCAL Returns


image005With a selected lineup of artisan goods, games, food vendors, live entertainment, and more, LOCAL returns to Highland Park Village by popular demand.

The village is known for it’s luxurious charm and big city vibes. There will be face painting for the kids and live performances by local musicians for all to enjoy.

Fussy Feline? Call the Catsultant

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(Courtesy photo)

When Turtle Creek neighborhood residents Stacey and Don Kivowitz had a cat problem interfering with their sleep, they turned to the Catsultant.

After an environmental analysis of the home, Lana Fraley Rich knew what to do about the intercat aggression and midnight yowling.

“Lana is the cat whisperer,” Stacey Kivowitz said. “She made immediate changes to our cats’ diet, organized our home for perches, and got their teeth checked due to their middle of the night vocalization which made enormous changes in getting a full night’s sleep.”

Operation Kindness Hosts 9th Annual Hope Gala

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Operation Kindness is hosting their 9th Annual Hope Gala on April 30 from 7-10 p.m.. The nonprofit organization cares for more than 5,000 homeless dogs and cats annually, providing them with food, shelter, and medical attention until they find a permanent home. 

Ursuline Defends TAPPS Soccer Crown

Ursuline soccer players have posed for this photo after winning a TAPPS state title in 26 of the past 27 years.

Ursuline soccer players have posed for this photo after winning a TAPPS state title in 26 of the past 27 years.

By Kelly Morris / Special Contributor

WACO — The Ursuline soccer team left no doubt about its 26th TAPPS title in 27 years. The Bears topped Houston St. Agnes 2-0 on Thursday in the TAPPS Division I state championship game.

Alex Arenas and Katie Gay each scored, and goalkeeper Leah Archer kept the shutout intact with an amazing save off a St. Agnes penalty kick with 16:46 left in the game.

Ursuline (19-2-1) didn’t allow a goal in four playoff games.

“This is definitely the best game I’ve played,” Archer said. “Everyone played great. Our bond this year was so close. It’s insane that we’ve won this many titles, but every year we work so hard to earn it. It’s not a given.”

Alcuin Hoop Squads Net Winning Season

The Alcuin middle-school boys team, coached by Andy Silverman, finished its season with an undefeated record.

The Alcuin middle-school boys team, coached by Andy Silverman, recently finished its season with an undefeated record.


Alcuin School recently completed a successful season for its basketball teams with a pair of championships at the middle-school level.

The Alcuin boys wrapped up an unbeaten year in TAPS Division 2 under head coach Andy Silverman, and the girls secured a title of their own under head coach Jordan Pierson that included a victory over top-ranked Carrollton Prince of Peace.

At the high school level, the Hawks hosted their first TAPPS 1A playoff game against Waxahachie Prep. Alcuin launched its upper school in 2015. Even the fifth- and sixth-grade squads finished with winning records under the guidance of coach Kim Malone.

Police Reports: Feb. 27-March 5



Between 11:45 a.m. and 12:17 p.m. Feb. 28, someone stole $1,022.20 in clothing and furs from Victoria’s Secret at NorthPark Center.


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At 11:44 a.m. Feb. 28, a FedEx employee was bitten by a dog in the 4400 block of Bluffview Boulevard.

Before 8:45 p.m. Feb. 28, one or more burglars pried their way into a home in the 6200 block of Royal Crest Drive and took miscellaneous property.