September 9, 2014

  • ESD Alums Catch Acting Bug

    ESD Alums Catch Acting Bug

    Almost 20 almuni from Episcopal School of Dallas performed in the school’s production of “Urinetown” in August. (Photo: Lauren Redmond)

    Nearly 20 alumni from The Episcopal School of Dallas took the stage for the summer’s annual alumni musical, “Urinetown.” This year’s production, under the direction of Lauren Redmond and the school’s Upper School music teacher, Joe Snyder, debuted in August in the Bray Performance Hall.

    Members of the ESD community ­— including past and current faculty and staff members, alumni, and current students and parents — showed up to pack the house on each of the three evening performances.

    “Seeing so many alums come back and put on a show for the rest of the community was such a great experience,” alumni relations manager Megan Boyd said. “The cast spanned more than 15 years of classes; it was great to see everyone renew old bonds and form new friendships.” Read More…

    By Sep. 9, 2014 | 9:30 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • September 8, 2014

  • The Plaza Adds Some Rustic Flair

    anteksA new store hits The Plaza at Preston Center boasting unique handcrafted pieces for your home with rustic flair. Anteks Curated will open this fall.

    Owner Jason Lenox designs some of the pieces himself; the others are selected from local vendors and designers or small production companies. In addition to home accessories, the store will carry gift items, menswear, and a few pieces of furniture featuring western patterns, cowhides or distressed wood. Some of these items are also carried at the Anteks showroom in the Dallas design district.

    By Sep. 8, 2014 | 12:51 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Franklin Still Reigns as Queen of Soul

    Aretha Franklin

    From left, Ross and Kara Miller, Aretha Franklin, and Cindy and Scott Collier

    At 72, Aretha Franklin can still move and groove, as she proved to a packed house during the annual “A Night to Remember” fundraiser on Saturday at the Winspear.

    The Queen of Soul performed for almost two hours at the event that was chaired for the third year in a row by Preston Hollow couples Scott and Cindy Coll and Ross and Kara Miller. Honorary chairmen were Annette Simmons and Amy Simmons.

    The evening, which began with a candlelight dinner for top donors, raised a record $850,000 for CitySquare, a social-service organization that aims to fight poverty and hunger in Dallas.

    By Sep. 8, 2014 | 12:02 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Studio 6 Fitness to Open New Location

    Preston Hollow resident Elizabeth Lindberg is the owner, founder and trainer at Studio 6 Fitness. She is opening a second location at The Shops at Park Lane on Sept. 15.

    “To meet the demand and minimize the waitlist from our existing studio at Preston Forest, The Shops at Park Lane was a perfect location for our second studio as many of our clients already shop and live nearby,” Lindberg said.

    The company’s pilates workouts combine cardio and strength training with pilates based on the Lagree fitness method. Studio 6 is the largest Lagree studio in Texas.There is also a room for private pilates sessions and a retail space featuring apparel and local organic pressed juices.

    Elizabeth Lindberg is the owner, founder and trainer of Studio 6 Fitness.

    Elizabeth Lindberg is the owner, founder and trainer of Studio 6 Fitness.

    By Sep. 8, 2014 | 11:56 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • TCA Students Dive Deep For Credit

    TCA Students Dive Deep For Credit

    Students got certified in diving before heading off to the Cayman Islands for class credit. (Photo Courtesy of Trinity Christian Academy)

    This summer, Trinity Christian Academy students were presented with a unique learning opportunity — the chance to journey to the Cayman Islands while earning school credit.

    TCA science teachers Bob Adams and Stephen Megison, joined by TCA administrator Janie Heard, led a group of students on the five-day diving expedition, granting them rare access to some of the most vibrant ocean life the Caribbean Sea has to offer. Read More…

    By Sep. 8, 2014 | 11:30 am | 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 Sep. 7, 2014 | 2:51 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • September 6, 2014

  • Johnson, ESD Break Through Against St. Mark’s

    Jack Johnson

    Jack Johnson scored four touchdowns as ESD topped St. Mark’s on Friday. (Photo: Ben Weaver/GameAction Photo)

    The victory was worth the wait for ESD on Friday, as the Eagles crushed rival St. Mark’s 34-14 for its first win in the series in more than a decade.

    Jack Johnson was the workhorse, accumulating 190 yards on 30 carries with four touchdowns as ESD took a 21-0 lead at halftime and never looked back at Jones Stadium.

    Winston Guillory tallied 152 receiving yards on six catches, and Thomas Fitts connected with Nakeie Montgomery on a short scoring pass just before halftime. Defense also played a key role for the Eagles (2-0) by forcing four turnovers.

    Read More…

    By Sep. 6, 2014 | 1:31 am | 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 Sep. 5, 2014 | 12:14 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Hockaday Alum Helps Current Students Become ‘Globe Aware’

    Hockaday Alum Helps Current Students Become ‘Globe Aware’

    Kimberly Haley-Coleman founded Globe Aware in 2000.

    By the time she was blowing out the candles on her 30th birthday cake, Hockaday alumna Kimberly Haley-Coleman had already earned an MBA in international business, worked as the VP of business development for a Houston-based aerospace company, and done more international traveling, connecting, communicating, and strategizing than most ambassadors.

    And yet, would you believe it? Her mission to take on the world was just getting started.

    “I grew up traveling with my grandmother and family,” Haley-Coleman recalled. Years later, after accepting career opportunities that required globe-trotting, “I would find myself abroad over the weekends, and I’d done so much tourism growing up that it lost its intrigue.”

    A longtime lover of volunteerism with a background in nonprofits, Haley-Coleman attempted to start volunteering in the countries where she was already traveling for business purposes — emphasis on attempted. Due to her short-term availability, “Nobody wanted me.” Read More…

    By Sep. 5, 2014 | 9:30 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • September 4, 2014

  • Your Guide to Area Football Games This Week

    Jack Johnson scored two touchdowns as ESD rallied past Houston Second Baptist last week. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

    Jack Johnson scored two touchdowns as ESD rallied past Houston Second Baptist last week. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

    The head-coaching tenure of Richard Williams at ESD got off to a thrilling start last week, when the Eagles rallied from a 24-point deficit to defeat Houston Second Baptist.

    Still riding the momentum from that debut, ESD will return home on Friday for its annual matchup against rival St. Mark’s, which holds a lengthy winning streak in the series. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Jones Stadium.

    The Lions have won four straight against ESD since the rivalry was renewed in 2010, including 55-35 last season. This year’s game doesn’t count in the SPC standings since the two schools are in separate divisions. Don’t expect that to affect the intensity either on the field or in the stands, however.

    Read More…

    By Sep. 4, 2014 | 3:04 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
< Newer EntriesPast Entries >