Police Reports: Nov. 21-27

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DALLAS

21 MONDAY
Between 6 and 6:30 p.m., two shoplifters stole property from Macy’s in NorthPark Center. Two minors were arrested on a charge of theft.

At 6:59 p.m., a shoplifter stole property from Green House Market in NorthPark Center.

23 WEDNESDAY
At 8:54 a.m., a robber pointed a gun at an employee of Subway in Preston-Royal Southwest and demanded money.

24 THURSDAY
Between 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., a burglar stole seats from a vehicle in the 4300 block of Lively Lane.


Jackopierce Christmas Show is Back!

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Start your holiday season off right! Get your tickets now for Jackopierce’s 2nd annual Christmas Show! This awesome all-ages event will take place on Saturday Dec. 3 at the McFarlin Auditorium at SMU.

Based on the overwhelming response to last year’s show, this year they are expecting a sell out.

Jack O’Neill & Cary Pierce met while attending SMU so this is a really special “Holiday Homecoming” for the guys, and you’re invited! 


SMU Grad Talks Organ Donation

Javier and Shaley Espinosa, Kathy Aulson, Robin Bagwell, Saryn and Jonathan Dietz, and Tara and Todd Storch at the Nov. 3 event. (Photo courtesy of Taylor's Gift) 0
Javier and Shaley Espinosa, Kathy Aulson, Robin Bagwell, Saryn and Jonathan Dietz, and Tara and Todd Storch at the Nov. 3 event. (Photo courtesy of Taylor's Gift)

Donors attending the second annual Outlive Yourself Awards at the Belo Mansion raised almost $200,000 Nov. 3 for Taylor’s Gift, a foundation dedicated to helping families touched by organ donation.

The foundation is named in honor of Taylor Storch, a 13-year-old Coppell native who died in a tragic 2010 skiing accident. Though doctors could not save her, they were able to save three lives and help two others thanks to Taylor’s decision to become an organ donor. Her parents, Todd and Tara, founded the foundation not only to help raise awareness for organ donation, but also to provide emotional and financial support to organ donor families.

Co-chairing this year’s awards with Saryn and Jonathan Dietz were Preston Hollow residents Shaley and Javier Espinosa.

It’s been almost nine years since Javier woke up with a case of mono. The SMU senior was about to turn 22. Graduation was two months away and he was already making plans for post-college life.


DISD to Host First District-Wide Fair

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Dallas ISD will host its first ever district-wide fair this this Saturday. The Discover Dallas ISD Fair will include representatives from all 228 district schools. It will also feature live demonstrations of various career, technical, and STEM programs including robotics, culinary arts, fine arts and preforming arts.

Families with last names beginning with A-L are invited to attend between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Those who have last names starting with M-Z will be welcomed from 12:30- 4 p.m.

Elementary schools will be showcased at the Ellis Davis Field House, 9191 South Polk Street. Secondary campuses will be featured a block away at STEAM Middle School at D.A. Hulcy, 9339 S. Polk Street.

Additional information can be found at thehub.dallasisd.org.

 


Collectors Covey Reopens in Largest Location Yet

Joe Crafton (center) has a long history of involvement with Texas parks. (Photo by Tanner Garza) 0
Joe Crafton (center) has a long history of involvement with Texas parks. (Photo by Tanner Garza)

Over the last 38 years, sporting and wildlife art gallery Collectors Covey has expanded from its original location in Highland Park Village to Lover’s Lane, and now to Preston Center.

The gallery officially reopened its doors on Sherry Lane Sept. 6 after a four-month transition. The converted bank space is more than twice the size of the previous location. The new gallery also boasts 70 percent more inventory, including Western art, a new addition.

In conjunction with the move, Collectors Covey’s original founder Bubba Wood passed on ownership of the gallery to a longtime friend and wildlife enthusiast, Joe Crafton.

Wood, an internationally accomplished skeet shooter, founded Collectors Covey in 1978. Since then, the gallery has grown from an art and print collection to a one-stop-shop for art collectors, homeowners, and sportsmen alike.


Local Woman Honored in Poland

Jamie Marshall was honored for helping start an alumni association. (Photo courtesy of UMCS) 0
Jamie Marshall was honored for helping start an alumni association. (Photo courtesy of UMCS)

University Park resident Jamie Marshall was honored Oct. 23 by Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, Poland during the school’s academic year ceremonies. The university’s Fundacja Absolwentów, or alumni association, announced the inauguration of the Dr. Jamie Lynn Marshall Outstanding Graduate Prize, which will be presented with scholarship money each year to two worthy students.

The award was named for Marshall in recognition of her role in establishing the alumni association, which the school believes to be the first in Europe.

“It was an incredible honor,” Marshall said. “For an American to be allowed into their culture, and to then acknowledge that effort by naming [the award] for me — I was just at a loss of words.”

Unbeknownst to her, preparations for the award had been going on for quite some time. Still, Marshall did not learn about it until the night before the presentation when a school official she was meeting that evening brought along one of the plaques.


Lamplighter Math Walk

Teachers and students participating in the Math Walk. (Courtesy of the Lamplighter School) 0
Teachers and students participating in the Math Walk. (Courtesy of the Lamplighter School)

Lamplighter was the first school in Texas, and the only elementary school in North America, to participate in the “Math Walk” at New York City’s National Museum of Mathematics. Museum representatives Glen Whitney and City Lawrence spent the day with the third and fourth grade students in an effort to “share the love of mathematics.”

Lamplighter faculty member Jo Nelson said the event was a “creative and interesting way of introducing the students to the importance and use of math in everyday life.”


Basketball is a Constant for Younger Jankovich

Jankovich is Jesuit’s top scorer. (Photo courtesy Jowdy Photography) 0
Jankovich is Jesuit’s top scorer. (Photo courtesy Jowdy Photography)

Wherever he’s lived, Michael Jankovich has always found a home on the basketball court.

Indeed, as the son of a college coach, basketball has been a constant for Jankovich since he was born, even as his family has lived the somewhat nomadic lifestyle common in the profession. But now he seems to have found some stability, both on and off the court.

His father, Tim, is beginning his first season as the head coach at SMU after serving the past four years as the top assistant under Larry Brown. And Michael is the leading scorer at Jesuit, where he’s starting his junior season as a highly recruited guard.

“He likes being in the gym. I think it’s where he feels most comfortable. It’s where you’re confident and make friends,” said Jesuit head coach Chris Hill.


Crystal Charity Ball Committee Continues Mission to Serve Area Children

2016 Crystal Charity leaders: Ola Fojtasek, Silent Auction Chairman; Kristina Whitcomb, Children’s Book Chairman; Susan Farris, Foundations Chairman; Claire Emanuelson, Underwriting Chairman; Christie Carter, Ball Chairman; and Elizabeth Gambrell, Special Gifts Chairman. Courtesy of Crystal Charity Ball. 0
2016 Crystal Charity leaders: Ola Fojtasek, Silent Auction Chairman; Kristina Whitcomb, Children’s Book Chairman; Susan Farris, Foundations Chairman; Claire Emanuelson, Underwriting Chairman; Christie Carter, Ball Chairman; and Elizabeth Gambrell, Special Gifts Chairman. Courtesy of Crystal Charity Ball.

The annual Crystal Charity Ball returns Dec. 3 at the Hilton Anatole and its fundraising legacy is getting bigger than ever.

“We didn’t raise near the amount back then that we do now,” 2016 ball chair Christie Carter said. “It’s grown so much over the years.”

Donors have contributed more than $130 million since the ball’s inception in 1952. This year’s total sum of $5,650,258 will be split among seven local children’s charities.

This year’s beneficiaries include Captain Hope’s Kids/Hope Supply Co., Community Partners of Dallas, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, Notre Dame School of Dallas, Parkland Foundation, Teach For America, and The Family Place.