August 27, 2014

  • VA to Hold Mental Health Summit

    A topic making national headlines will the focus of the VA North Texas Healthcare System’s Mental Health Summit on Friday. The summit begins at 9 a.m. at Texas Health Resources University on the campus of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.

    It’s scheduled to include discussions about military culture, employment services, and family issues surrounding the increasing need for mental health services throughout the Department of Veterans Affairs.

    By Aug. 27, 2014 | 4:28 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Church to Screen Cyberbullying Documentary

    Submit_poster_webOften the best documentaries not only entertain viewers, but also challenge them to think and take action with regard to important topics. We can’t vouch for the quality of Submit: The Documentary, but it certainly seems worthwhile based on its efforts to curb the growing problem of cyberbullying.

    The hour-long film will screen at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Emmanuel Hall at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church, at the intersection of Preston and Walnut Hill. Tickets and parking are free, and there will be a panel discussion with local experts following the screening.

    By Aug. 27, 2014 | 8:20 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • August 26, 2014

  • Developer Brings Mixed-Use Complex to PH

    Preston Hollow Village

    Here’s a rendering of Preston Hollow Village, which has broken ground at the northwest corner of North Central Expressway and Walnut Hill Lane. (Photo courtesy of Provident Realty Advisors)

    In a neighborhood known for stability and tradition when it comes to restaurants and retail, the new kid on the block will definitely stand out.

    Construction is under way on the first phase of Preston Hollow Village, a 42-acre development at the northwest corner of North Central Expressway and Walnut Hill Lane, and a few tenants might open their doors before the end of this year.

    The development — which will mix retail, office, and residential uses — is the first of its kind in Preston Hollow and will be the largest commercial development in the area in decades.

    Read More…

    By Aug. 26, 2014 | 6:30 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Spieth Finally Allowed to Play Preston Trail

    At age 20, Jordan Spieth has already played at the Byron Nelson Championship four times. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

    Jordan Spieth played in his fourth Byron Nelson Championship tournament in May. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

    It’s been more than a month since Jordan Spieth celebrated his 21st birthday. Soon afterward, one of his birthday wishes came true when he was invited to play a round at historic Preston Trail Golf Club, the exclusive club in Far North Dallas that has among its strict rules that a golfer must be at least 21 to play.

    The Associated Press has a nice write-up on Spieth’s experience at Preston Trail, which came prior to the busy fall slate on the PGA Tour for the former Jesuit standout. He also will play in his first Ryder Cup in September.

    By Aug. 26, 2014 | 4:47 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • August 25, 2014

  • Hamon Foundation Donates to Pickens Center

    T. Boone Pickens, center, has been meeting with prospective donors during a fundraising campaign for the Pickens Center.

    From left, Godwin Dixon, president and CEO of Presbyterian Communities and Services; Serena Connelly, director of philanthropy for the Harold Simmons Foundation; T. Boone Pickens, chairman of BP Capital LLC; Lisa K. Simmons, president of the Harold Simmons Foundation; and Kelly Roach, president of Hamon Charitable Foundation. (Photo: Dennis Bowman)

    Two high-profile philanthropists with Preston Hollow ties teamed up on Monday when the Hamon Charitable Foundation announced a $2 million donation toward construction of the T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center in Dallas.

    The donation comes in the middle of a fundraising campaign that aims to secure $38.6 million to begin the first phase of construction by Oct. 8, which would assure a $500,000 challenge grant from the Mabee Foundation. That would take another $2.7 million in the next few weeks.

    Pickens himself donated the first $18.4 million for the project, and the Hamon Foundation has contributed another $3.5 million.

    Officials said the Pickens Center, which is part of Faith Presbyterian Hospice and will be operated by Presbyterian Communities and Services, will serve about 1,800 patients per year and will be the first standalone hospice center in the city. It is scheduled to open in 2015.

    By Aug. 25, 2014 | 1:49 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Theta Alums Host ‘Heart to Heart’ Event

    If you “thought Theta” in college, you’ll appreciate that the Dallas chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta alumnae are hosting Heart to Heart, a luncheon benefiting Dallas CASA and Theta scholarships on Nov. 11. The luncheon will take place at 11:30 a.m. at the Brook Hollow Golf Club. WFAA film critic Gary Cogill will act as the featured speaker.

    If you can’t wait to start the celebrations, then head to the premiere party and auction the night before, from 6 to 8 p.m.

    As many know, Dallas CASA’s Beverly Levy handed off her executive director baton to Kathleen LaValle earlier this year. CASA has been the designated philanthropy for Kappa Alpha Theta chapters across the country for 25 years.

    By Aug. 25, 2014 | 1:48 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Ziziki’s Offers Back to School Promos


    Ziziki’s owners Costa and Mary Arabatzis are parents, so they know you could use a little help during back-to-school week. That’s why, if you use the phrase “back to school” when ordering, you’ll get free Ziziki Bread today through Wednesday. 

    Then Wednesday through Friday, nominate a teacher on Ziziki’s Facebook page and tell them why your teacher is special. One teacher will win dinner for two at either the Preston Forest or Travis Walk location.

    Finally, on Thursday, post a past or present photo of your kiddo heading off to school on Ziziki’s Facebook page and one winner will get a free lunch. Sounds good to us.


    By Aug. 25, 2014 | 1:03 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Buffalo Wild Wings Now Owns Rusty Taco

    We’re not sure what to make of the news that Rusty Taco, the eatery with a handful of locations in the Dallas area — including one near Inwood and Forest in Preston Hollow — has seen a majority stake in its company purchased by Buffalo Wild Wings.

    Anyway, The Dallas Morning News has details on the purchase by the growing chain of wings-and-beer restaurants based in Minnesota, where Rusty Taco also has a significant presence.

    By Aug. 25, 2014 | 12:55 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Website Recognizes Cambridge in National List

    Congratulations to The Cambridge School of Dallas, which recently was named one of the best 50 Christian high schools in the country by

    Schools included in the listing were all co-ed day schools, which means no boarding schools. Criteria included academic excellence, extracurricular offerings, centrality of faith, geographic and demographic diversity, and reputation.

    By Aug. 25, 2014 | 12:19 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Laye Named Leader of JFGD

    Bradley Laye

    Bradley Laye

    Bradley Laye is the new president and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas after serving briefly as the interim head of the organization.

    Laye, who lives just outside Bluffview, had been the chief operating officer for the JFGD since 2010. Before that, he served as an administrator for Jewish Federation offices in Rhode Island and Atlanta.

    “I am honored and humbled to take on this role permanently as we continue to grow our community and federation locally while taking care of those in need here in Dallas, in Israel and around the world,” Laye said. “Our professional team is strong and motivated as is our lay leadership — everyone is ready and excited.”

    By Aug. 25, 2014 | 11:19 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
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