Posts by Joanna England
Beverly Drive resident and TRT Holdings controller Robert Rowling was the recipient of much back patting at Dallas City Hall this morning.
His company, which owns the Omni Hotels and Resorts brand and Golds Gym, will relocate from Irving to Dallas (specifically a new building at 4001 Maple Ave.) as part of an agreement with the city. In return, the city granted the company a property tax abatement of 90 percent of the next ten years.
While showing off renderings of the building, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said the 170,000-square-foot building inside the the old Parkland campus “will last decades.”
No matter how you cut it, today’s Dallas Groupon for Luxe Boutique in Snider Plaza is an awesome deal.
Have at it!
SMU ‘s Embrey Human Rights Program has organized an art exhibition at gallery 29 Pieces at 124 N. Peak. The works, all created by students, capture the theme of “Human Rights: Introspection and Reflection.”
The exhibition runs from 1 to 5 p.m. daily until Dec. 14, and there’s a reception Dec. 10 from 4 to 6 p.m.
For more information or to RSVP for the reception, email email@example.com.
After a lengthy tryout process, the 2012-2013 Highland Belles squad added 17 new members to its ranks. Shannon Harty’s award winning drill team now has 60 members total.
The team, which starts group rehearsal in January, will select its lieutenants in February.
You may not know it, but you’ve probably seen D Magazine staffer Loren Means during her daily stop at Drip. She’s the one wearing large sunglasses.
If you haven’t yet checked out Lombardi’s new outpost in Highland Park Village, Loren can give you the play-by-play over at SideDish.
The Super Bowl of flag football, that is! Providence’s third-grade team was undefeated for the fourth season in a row.
Since they were just kindergartners, these 10 young gents have taken win after win, dominating their age group in the Spring Valley Athletic Association and Town North YMCA flag football leagues.
Armstrong Bradfield Preschool Association’s annual Homes for the Holidays tour is coming up on Dec. 2, and this year’s chairs want to remind you to snag your ticket before it’s too late.
I know you don’t want to miss seeing the lovely Highland Park homes on the tour, especially the freshly remodeled Georgian on N. Versailles Avenue. Besides, if you buy your ticket in advance, you save $5 off the $25 door price. You can purchase tickets at Tom Thumb, at armstrongbradfield.com, or from any ABPA member.
As a way to help raise awareness and money for the Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas the Armstrong Angels teamed up with teachers, parents, friends, classmates, and family for the 2011 Buddy Walk on Nov. 13 at Flagpole Hill. The group, sporting the green and gold of Armstrong Elementary, made a tremendous showing of support for the organization.
This year’s Buddy Walk drew a crowd of around 7,000 and raised more than $225,000. An estimated 7,000 people attended this year’s Buddy Walk, raising over $226,000. Armstrong Angels attend both general education and classes and LIFT (Learning Independence, Functional Academics and Technology) classes.
In my humble opinion, if you look good in a unitard, you’ve already won. But HP Crew has taken it a step further and has 11 first-place medals at its three fall regattas.
The mens and womens team just returned from Chattanooga with 23 medals total, five of them being gold. In the “Head of the Oklahoma” regatta in OKC, rowers earned five first-place medals. And at the “Head of the Colorado” regatta in Austin, HP Crew took home two second-place medals and one third-place medal.
After winter training, rowers will try to snag even more medals with the group’s five scheduled regattas. Good luck!
Highland Park ISD’s arts booster club, HP Arts, has overhauled its website and logo in anticipation of it’s 25th birthday next year. The site, which went live yesterday, includes a calendar for HP Arts events.
For more information on the re-launch and the organization’s upcoming anniversary, jump.