PH Financial Advisor Recognized in National Publication

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Tommy McBride

Preston Hollow resident and former Providence Christian School Board Chair Tommy McBride, a managing director at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, was recently named one of the “Top 400 Financial Advisors” on the annual Financial Times list. He was also honored on Barron’s Magazine’s 2017 “America’s Top 1,200 Advisors: State-by-State” list.


Marina Costa-Jackson Wins Opera Award

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Marina Costa-Jackson

The Dallas Opera named Italian-American soprano Marina Costa-Jackson its 2017 “Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year” award winner.

This award, named after one of the most renowned opera artists of the 20th century, is given to a single performer each season in recognition of a particularly memorable and outstanding company debut.


Voters to Decide Fate of Dallas County Schools

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Photo: Bob Daemmrich

Voters will have the opportunity in November to weigh in on the future of Dallas ISD’s primary transportation provider.

A bill signed Thursday by Gov. Greg Abbott authorized an election to decide whether Dallas County Schools (DCS) should be dissolved.

“At the moment, I have no words. It makes no sense to dismantle an agency that has been serving the county and students for 170 years.,” DCS interim superintendent Leatha Mullins said. “This decision will have dire consequences for all of the school districts involved.”


Acappella PJ Drive Kicks Off July 20

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Dallas area residents can help seniors in need by participating in the fourth annual Acappella pajama drive. A kickoff party will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. July 20 at Acappella In Home Care office 7920 Beltline Road, Suite 380, Dallas.

Pajamas collected will be delivered during Christmastime to area low income nursing communities in North Texas. Nursing home residents on Medicaid are allotted less than $60 per month to cover needed personal items, such as toiletries, paper products, and clothing. Warm pajamas are considered a luxury, as basic supplies like toothpaste and soap are the priority.


Police Reports: June 5 – 11

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vandalismSKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: COULDN’T WAIT FOR AN APPOINTMENT?

Broken into between 1:50 and 3:25 a.m. June 8 by breaking glass to open a door: Salvo Hair Design on Midway Road.


DALLAS

5 Monday
Stolen between 1 and 3 p.m.: a Plano woman’s vehicle from the NorthPark Center parking lot.

Shoplifted around 3 p.m.: merchandise from Macy’s at NorthPark Center.

Jimmied open before 10 p.m.: a window to gain entry and take property from an apartment in the 4800 block of Lovers Lane.


Nasher Sculpture Center Announces 2018 Exhibitions

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The Nasher Sculpture Center announced its 2018 exhibitions. They will focus on the work of leading contemporary artists working in a wide array of media and methods, as well as an exhibition that considers the aesthetic qualities of some of the earliest man-made objects, handaxes.


SW Medical Foundation Honors Kolski

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Dr. Lauren Elizabeth Kolski

The Southwestern Medical Foundation recently presented the 2017 Ho Din Award, its highest honor, to Dr. Lauren Elizabeth Kolski.

“Lauren’s academic achievements—combined with the esteem she has earned from faculty and peers for her humble, impactful service—serve as an example for others,” Southwestern Medical Foundation president and CEO Kathleen Gibson said. “This award represents the qualities inherent in all great physicians, and Lauren epitomizes these qualities.”


Dallas Historical Society to Host Baseball Panel

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Courtesy Dallas Historical Society

The Dallas Historical Society and Arcadia Publishing will host a panel discussion on the history of baseball in Texas June 24 at the Hall of State in Fair Park.

Writers scheduled to appear include Scott Cain, author of Cleburne Baseball: A Railroader History; Mark Presswood, author of Baseball in Ft. Worth; and Clay Coppedge, author of Texas Baseball.

C. Paul Rogers, III a law professor and former dean of SMU’s School of Law will moderate the discussion. Rogers also chairs the DFW Chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR).

Doors open at 1:00 p.m. with appearances by the Grand Prairie AirHogs, and “Spike,” mascot for the Cleburne Railroaders. The panel discussion will follow at 1:30 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public. For group reservations contact [email protected] or call (214)-421-4500.


Greenhill Names Hark New Head of School

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Lee J. Hark

The Greenhill School announced this afternoon that Lee J. Hark will be the new head of school effective July 1, 2018. He previously worked as the upper school director and associate head of school at Durham Academy in Durham, North Carolina.

Hark graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with an English degree in 1992. He also holds a master’s degree from the University of Georgia, and did doctoral work at the University of Virginia.