Pet Microchipping Now Mandatory in Preston Hollow


An ordinance passed by the Dallas City Council now requires all dogs and cats to be microchipped. The tiny chip, approximately the size of a grain of rice, is injected just beneath the surface of the pet’s skin between its shoulder blades. Once in place, a special reader can identify the animal if it gets lost, or if an emergency situation arises.

Under the previous ordinance, owners were required to register their animals annually. The new guidelines eliminate this requirement.

Painting President Plays ‘Heckler in Chief’


‘Portraits of Courage’. Visit the exhibit through Oct. 1 at the George W. Bush Presidential Center at the SMU campus. Visit for copies of the book. Prices start at $30. (Photo: William Taylor)

Even hands experienced with signing legislation, and accustomed to gripping golf clubs and paintbrushes, will occasionally lose hold of a writing instrument.

“You got me so excited I threw my pen at you,” former president George W. Bush joked after one took flight during a recent book signing for his Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors.

Out of office, the self-described former art agnostic seeks to employ his new avocation, as well as his long-held love of sports, in support of military veterans who served him during his presidency.

He has become something of a painter in chief, though he adopts a different title for himself.

Police Reports: July 17 to 23


Taken before 1:30 a.m. July 18: an Austin woman’s purse at Time Out Tavern Sports Bar on West Lovers Lane.


17 Monday
Stolen between 4 and 4:20 p.m.: property from a vehicle parked near a home in the 4200 block of Beechwood Lane.

19 Wednesday
Stolen before 12:30 p.m.: construction tools near Prosperity Bank on West Northwest Highway.

NTFB Finds New CEO at TI


Trisha Cunningham. (Courtesy photo)

The North Texas Food Bank has a new president and chief executive officer: former Texas Instruments executive Trisha Cunningham.

“We are confident that Trisha is the ideal leader to move the North Texas Food Bank forward,” said Anurag Jain, incoming NTFB Board Chair. “She comes to us with a tremendous amount of experience, bringing a unique skillset to this role; demonstrating knowledge of both executive-level strategy as well as corporate social responsibility.”

Cunningham spent more than 30 years with TI, most recently served as chief citizenship officer, overseeing the company’s philanthropic efforts. In 2012, she was awarded the Corporate Social Responsibility Executive of the Year by the Center for Nonprofit Management.

Business Titans


There are plenty of businessmen around the world, but many fail to make lasting names for themselves. These Dallasites conquered the business world and gave the Park Cities and Preston Hollow yet another reason to be proud of their community.

Henry S. Miller Family

(left) Vance Miller, Henry S. Miller Jr., and Henry S. Miller.

Henry S. Miller Jr. was once considered God’s businessman — a title bestowed for both his business acumen and extraordinary generosity.

The son of Henry S. Miller — the patriarch of the Miller family and founder of the commercial real estate company that bears his name — Miller Jr. joined his father’s company after returning from World War II, and grew it from a one-man venture into a growing company with a diverse portfolio.

“I’m definitely standing on the shoulders of giants,” said Greg Miller, a fourth-generation Miller and current CEO of Henry S. Miller Company. “I have no illusions. I’m doing the best I can to carry on my family tradition.”