Police Reports: Aug. 14 – 19



A man was attempting to parallel park his 2007 Ford Edge in the 3600 block of Asbury Avenue when another driver in a 2011 Chevy Silverado struck his vehicle. The driver of the Chevy got out and confronted the man, but went into his residence and would not answer the door when the police arrived. He could be seen from the second floor looking out the window, however.


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Police responded to a report at 10:59 a.m. in the 4200 block of Potomac Avenue from a man who said he had been the target of identity theft. After receiving a collection call from Home Depot for an $882 balance, and discovering that his name had been used to open Lowe’s and Wal-Mart accounts, he found a letter in his junk mail from his old dentist’s office in Austin stating they had a security breach and that some of their patient’s personal information had been compromised.

Dallas Women’s Foundation Announces New Board Chair, Members


Caren Lock

Dallas Women’s Foundation has named Caren K. Lock as its 2017-19 board chair. She succeeds 2015-17 chair Ellenore Knight Baker.

Previously, Lock served on the Foundation’s executive committee and chaired the advocacy committee. She is also a founding member of The Orchid Giving Circle at Dallas Women’s Foundation, a group of Asian women pooling resources to provide community grants that support social change and services for North Texas Asians.

Mosquito Sample Tests Positive for West Nile in East HP


DCHHS confirmed a positive mosquito sample for WNV from a mosquito trap located on the east side of Highland Park. Per the town’s Mosquito Control Policy, the parks department will conduct ground spraying measures from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night from Thursday to Saturday on the east side of town (Preston Road east to the town limits.)

In the event of rain or wind speeds in excess of 10 m.p.h., the spraying will be rescheduled.

Bush Institute Appoints Retired Colonel to Promote Well-Being of Veterans


Debut April and Jay Graham Fellow, Col. Miguel D. Howe, speaks at the Stand To Event at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Washington, DC. (Photo by Grant Miller)

Retired Col. Miguel D. Howe has been named as the inaugural April and Jay Graham Fellow of the Military Service Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute, a non-partisan policy institute focused on developing leaders, advancing policy, and taking action to address today’s pressing challenges.

As an endowed fellow, Howe will represent the Bush Institute's work to improve the transition of post-9/11 veterans to civilian life, and to foster veteran leadership roles. He will also amplify his advocacy for veterans and build awareness for the issues that affect their transitions, such as employment, education, health, and well-being. In addition, he will travel the country to speak, write, and serve as a resource for veteran-serving organizations, corporate, academic, nonprofit, and policymakers.

Dallas Pets Alive! Awarded $5,000 to Save Animal Lives


Courtesy photo

Dallas Pets Alive! was recently awarded $5,000 as a runner-up of Petco Foundation and Jackson Galaxy Foundation’s first-ever Innovation Showdown contest. The nonprofit was one of 200 proposals designed to reshape the landscape of animal welfare and save animal lives.

The funds will be used for the development of an innovative adoption center in hopes of elevating adoption as the leading method of finding a new furry family member in Dallas.

Read more about Dallas Pets Alive! here.

Dallas North Tollway: Weekend Closures


Courtesy NTTA

Whether it's your work commute or a leisure trip away from the city, the Dallas North Tollway (DNT) is one of the most traveled roadways in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

The North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) announced that several portions of the DNT will be closed from Friday to Monday. These closures are part of the ongoing DNT Improvement Projects.

According to the NTTA website, "All closures are subject to weather conditions and will be postponed, if necessary. Delays are expected, and motorists are urged to use caution in the construction area."

Listed below are the scheduled weekend road closures.

Dallas Arboretum Debuts Year-Round Food Oasis


The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden will soon offer A Tasteful Place, an edible display garden complete with a newly developed lagoon and meandering walkways.

The 3.5-acre garden will also include a pavilion with event space and teaching kitchen, an orchard, beds of ornamental display vegetables, herbs and flowers, as well as shaded porches and walkways.

Historic and Preservation Society Awards Scholarships to HPHS Grads

From left, Keith Laycock, Highland Park Education Foundation board of directors president, Coleman Brink, Elizabeth Meggyesy, Blake Beckman, and Lisa Wilson, superintendent for education services. (Photo courtesy Highland Park Education Foundation)

Three Highland Park High School graduating seniors each received a scholarship of $4,000 from the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society (PCHPS). The scholarships are funded through the society’s endowment managed by the Highland Park Education Foundation.