Former Crystal Charity Ball Chairman Joins Young Women’s Preparatory Network


Christie Carter. (Photo: Jeanne Prejean, My Sweet Charity)

Christie Carter, seasoned Dallas philanthropist, has been hired as the director of external affairs at Young Women’s Preparatory Network.

Carter will be in charge of developing key relationships with individuals in the community while strengthening visibility and engagement among constituents. Born and raised in Dallas, she is a graduate of Texas A&M with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Along with her many philanthropic endeavors throughout the Dallas community, she currently serves on many boards, including Dallas CASA, Community Partners Auxiliary, and the Dallas Chamber Symphony.

Chill Out and Hit the Refresh Button

Set tables in cool pastels and blue and whites for a refreshing look. (Courtesy Christy Rost)

As summer moves into its unofficial final month, the thrill of carefree days and a less structured schedule can start to wear a bit thin when the outdoor thermometer promises a long stretch of hot days ahead.

To be honest, I’ve never been a fan of hot Texas summers. My family moved every few years while I was growing up, but the one constant in our lives was a modest, gray shingled house with white trim and forest-green wood shutters, perched on a hillside overlooking Old Silver Beach on Cape Cod. The summer weather was moderate there, and my three sisters and I spent nearly every sunny, mild summer day on the beach with our mom. When it rained, we shopped in the nearby quaint town of Falmouth, or stopped by the Cape Cod Candle Shop to sniff each candle and select a week’s supply of striped candy sticks.

Bain Named new MIS/HPMS Associate Principal


Kimberly Bain

Kimberly Bain has been named the new associate principal at McCulloch Intermediate School/Highland Park Middle School. She will replace Georgie Swize, who left the district to become principal of Cora Spencer Elementary School in Mansfield ISD.

Bain has been with HPISD since 2013, and currently serves as the district’s coordinator of English language arts and as coordinator of talented and gifted services.

Photos: Park Cities 4th of July Parade

(Photo: Chris McGathey)

Early morning rains gave way to sunny skies July 4, allowing Park Cities residents to come together and celebrate America. The Rotary Club of Park Cities threw an Independence Day bash featuring decorated floats and plenty of red, white, and blue!

Troop 68 Celebrates Four New Eagle Scouts


Troop 68, which held its Court of Honor at Highland Park United Methodist Church, celebrated four Scouts who recently obtained the Eagle rank, Scoutings' highest.

Kyle Kurtz

Kyle William Kurtz
School: Highland Park High School
Parents: Kevin and Katherine Kurtz
Eagle Project: Kyle, 18, worked with the SPCA of North Texas. His team built two sets of dig boxes and hoola hoop obstacle equipment to enhance the dogs' play time. The goal: helping them build confidence and minimize boredom and thereby improve overall behavior. Kyle's SPCA dog, Heidi, was the inspiration for the project.

Police Reports: July 10 to 16


Between July 9 and 1:06 p.m. July 16, burglars tossed a rock through a window at a newly built furnished, but vacant, home for sale in the 4500 block of Arcady Avenue. Once inside, they ripped the alarm keypad from the wall, cut off power to the house, and removed a $1,000 green Brazilian cowhide rug and a $12,000 stainless Wolf model range with instruction manuals. Damage estimate: $7,000 to walls, paint, countertops, alarm system, and window.


10 Tuesday
Removed from a possibly opened detached garage at a home in the 4200 block of Livingstone Avenue before 10 a.m.: a men’s $300 blue and silver Trek mountain bike last seen July 8.

A home in the 4300 block of Southern Avenue has become a popular target for thieves. Stolen most recently: a Clipper Creek electric car charging cord ($589 value plus $36 shipping) delivered by UPS at 11:49 a.m. to the front porch. Another UPS package, containing $40 women’s pants from Banana Republic, was taken after delivery on July 5, and a $50 Huffy bicycle was stolen on June 28.

24 Students Finish Camp 43


Twenty-four students participated in the fourth Camp 43. (Photo courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum)

Twenty-four high school students from the Dallas-Fort Worth area and beyond spent three days of their summer break studying leadership at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum at SMU.

It was the fourth year for Camp43: Leader of One, Leader of Many.

“Understanding the concepts of personal values, principle-based decision making, leadership, and planning for the future are critical for a young person’s success, both professionally and personally,” said retired Brig. Gen. Patrick X. Mordente, director of the Bush Library. “It was great fun to watch these students actively engaged in lessons and discussions, and then experience that lightbulb moment.”

Enjoy Summertime Sun Poolside Safely, Beautifully


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It’s summertime! Doesn’t summer always make you feel like a kid, regardless of your age? It’s a nostalgic, romantic, an easy time, and the best place to enjoy it is by the water.

Whether you are vacationing close to the equator in Brazil or the Maldives, or you’re at a beach closer to home, at the lake, or spending long days at the pool, the most important thing you can take with you is sunscreen.

How do you keep your face looking flawless without makeup and protected without feeling weighted? Start with Supergoop’s City Sunscreen Serum with SPF 30. Follow that with Nars Smooth & Protect Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 50 sunscreen.