University Park man killed crossing highway

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Andreas Doncic

A 40-year-old University Park resident and professor at UT Southwestern was killed Saturday morning when he was hit by a car as he tried to cross Interstate 35E on foot.

Andreas Doncic, a husband and father of two, was hit in the center lane on the northbound side of the highway at 2:45 a.m. near the Walnut Hill exit. Officials said Doncic had been with friends prior to the accident.

No charges are expected to be filed against the driver who struck Doncic. Officials with the Dallas County Sheriff's office said they do not know why Doncic tried to cross the highway on foot.


New Schools Need Better Architecture

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It seems odd that a school district that is so imbued with the idea of Tradition in its high school should be so intent on destroying it in its elementary schools.

When residents voted in a bond election for new school buildings, they should not be surprised to discover that the school district is building them. But they are right to be surprised and offended at the mediocrity of the buildings being built.


TACA Announces Silver Cup Luncheon Sponsors

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Lee Cullum. (Photo: Gary Donihoo)

The Arts Community Alliance hosted its 40th annual TACA Silver Cup Award Luncheon, presented by JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Neiman Marcus, on March 20, at the Hilton Anatole. This year’s award lunch honored Julie K. Hersh and Donald J. “Don” Stone. The TACA Silver Cup Award recognizes two individuals for their volunteer leadership and contributions to the arts in North Texas.


HarborChase Opens Near Preston Center

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HarborChase boasts a boutique-hotel feel with an array of amenities. (Courtesy photo)

Silverstone Healthcare Company, which owns and develops luxury senior living communities, has opened HarborChase of the Park Cities, billed as a “new generation” assisted living and memory care community.

The $50 million-plus mid-rise, terraced, eight-story community features 134 luxury apartments at 5917 Sherry Lane, near the Dallas North Tollway and Preston Center.