Friends for Fifteen

Young Friends Board - Courtney Klingman, Victoria Ambrosio, Dennis Moore, Gupri Dosanjh, Emily Wickman, Hannah Gross, Mary Gall, Morgan Lenoir, Madelyn Dunnington, Hannah Kohler, and Janie Robertson. (Photo: Bret Redman)

Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (RMHD) hosted its 15th annual Young Friends Party – Friends for Fifteen at The Venue at 400 North Ervay. This year’s event was chaired by Mary Gall and Courtney Klingman at The Venue at 400 North Ervay, a historic building once used as a downtown post office and courthouse.

Downward Mass Attendance Trend Concerns Pastors

Despite a U.S. decline, clergy see opportunities as Dallas grows. (

A six-decade drop in Catholic Mass attendance in the United States continued through 2017, a trend which concerns two Dallas pastors, even though their Sunday turnouts have grown slightly.

Monsignor Donald Zimmerman and the Rev. Michael Guadagnoli don’t dispute a recent Gallup report that states, from 2013 to 2017, only 39 percent of American Catholics polled said they regularly attended Mass.

Perfect Flip-Flop Fit: Hari Mari and Peter Millar

Hari and Mari founders Jeremy (far left) and Lila (middle) Stewart pose with Peter Millar executives at press party to celebrate flip flop collaboration. (Courtesy photo)

When Jeremy and Lila Stewart started their flip-flop brand, Hari Mari, they were looking to do one thing: fill a niche in the market.

“When we first started out, we asked people what they thought about flip-flops; what they liked and didn’t like,” Jeremy Stewart said. “What we found out was that whether they loved flip-flops or hated them, they all disliked that little piece that goes in between the first and second toe.

The Color of Dreams Masterpiece Gala Reception

Julie Tobolowsky, Dolores Barzune, and Kathleen Roglán. (Photo: Tamytha Cameron)

Gala chair Pilar Henry and honorary chair Peggy Sewell hosted a May 16 reception celebrating this fall’s inaugural Meadows Museum Masterpiece Gala.

Held at the home of Pilar and Jay Henry, the event brought together more than 40 host committee members and supporters, who mingled over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Midway through the event, SMU President R. Gerald Turner gathered the crowd for brief remarks.

Byron Nelson Provides Comforts of Home for Merrick

PGA Tour golfer John Merrick moved his family to University Park from his native Long Beach, California, about four years ago. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

On the Monday prior to the AT&T Byron Nelson, John Merrick was able to drop his 6-year-old son off at school before heading to the course for a practice round.

Four days later, as Merrick was coming off the course in southern Dallas after finishing his final hole of the tournament, his wife, Jody, and two kids were there to greet him.