Posts by Valerie Wong

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    • Valerie Wong
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    • Valerie is a graphic designer for People Newspapers. She helps lay out the newspapers and maintains this website. In fact, she is probably working on the website at this very moment. Hobbies include wondering "What if?" and long walks on the beach.
  • Huntleigh Frederick Gilbard

    Huntleigh Frederick Gilbard GraduationHuntleigh Frederick Gilbard, son of Dr. C. Turner Lewis and Bianca Smith Gilbard of University Park and New Orleans, will graduate cum laude from Loyola University on Saturday, May 12. He will receive a Bachelor of Arts in political science during commencement exercises held at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La.

    His undergraduate honors and accomplishments were many, including making the dean’s list all four years. He was also a member of Phi Kappa Psi where he held various offices during his years at Loyola. Huntleigh was chosen to intern with two prestigious New Orleans law firms during his first two summers in school. During the third summer, he was selected to study international history and law in Brussels, Belgium. He was also vice president of the Inter-Greek Council and program director of the university radio station.

    Huntleigh was one of ten students from Loyola tasked with presenting a solution for the economic improvement of the city of New Orleans. His solution for urban blight was chosen and presented to the Mayor’s office and the New Orleans City Council. Huntleigh was also chosen by Senator Mary Landrieu of La. to intern this last year while completing his studies as a Loyola undergraduate.

    His plans for the future include entering Loyola Law School in the fall to study law with a special emphasis on international law and politics.

    By Valerie Wong May. 10, 2012 | 1:35 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Judy Riscky Burke

    Judy Riscky Burke ObituaryJudy Riscky Burke, age 71, of Dallas passed away peacefully in her home Wednesday, May 2, 2012. Judy was born on Sept. 7, 1940, in Fort Worth, Texas and attended Carter Riverside High School. She attended Texas Tech University where she was a Zeta Tau Alpha, and later graduated from the University of North Texas.

    Judy enjoyed raising her three children and was an avid collector of antiques. She had a smile that could light up a room, even after a life-changing car accident in 1987. Judy will be missed by all who knew her.

    Judy is survived by her three children, Tyler Frank Burke, Todd Edward Burke, and Caroline Burke Nelson; nine grandchildren; brother, Jimmy Riscky; sister, Patti Harrington; and their families. Judy was preceded in death by her parents, June and Pete Riscky.

    A funeral service was held Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Mt. Olivet Funeral Home in Fort Worth. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to benefit other traumatic brain injury patients to: Baylor Health Care System Foundation, 3600 Gaston Ave., Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75246.

    By Valerie Wong May. 10, 2012 | 1:32 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Park Cities People 5/11/12

    Park Cities People - May 11, 2012

    Park Cities People Plus - May 11, 2012

    Park Cities People Sports - May 11, 2012

    By Valerie Wong May. 10, 2012 | 11:41 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Park Cities People 5/4/12

    Park Cities People - May 4, 2012

    Park Cities People Sports - May 4, 2012

    I Do - May 4, 2012

    By Valerie Wong May. 3, 2012 | 11:28 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Park Cities People 4/27/12

    Park Cities People - April 27, 2012

    Park Cities People Sports - April 27, 2012

    By Valerie Wong Apr. 26, 2012 | 3:14 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Park Cities People 4/20/12

    Park Cities People - April 20, 2012

    Park Cities People Camps - April 20, 2012

    Park Cities People Sports - April 20, 2012

    By Valerie Wong Apr. 19, 2012 | 1:10 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Park Cities People 4/13/12

    Park Cities People - April 13, 2012

    Park Cities People Sports - April 13, 2012

    By Valerie Wong Apr. 12, 2012 | 11:06 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • A Closer Look at Highland Park Luxury

    VIP Realty - Highland Park

    If you want Highland Park luxury at its best, your choices are extensive. The homes of Highland Park are where the affluent and prominent in Dallas call home, and Highland Park luxury at its best is found in the palatial estate homes that line the shaded streets.

    But it’s not all about the houses. Here are just a few other reasons why Highland Park has become synonymous with luxury and grandeur:

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    By Valerie Wong Apr. 10, 2012 | 10:20 am | Comments Off | Comments RSS
  • David Alan Terry Sr.

    David Terry Sr. Obituary
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    Highland Park High School graduate David Alan Terry Sr. entered God’s Heavenly Kingdom for eternal life and peace on March 25, 2012, surrounded by his loving family, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born February 4, 1957 in San Antonio, Texas to Florence Mildred “Biddie” Terry and Benjamin Franklin “Ben” Terry. He was raised in Highland Park. He attended Texas Tech University. His career started at an early age under the watchful eye of his father at Terminix. Shortly thereafter, he assumed the position of president of Sears Pest Control Company. The operation grew from a very small entity to a leader in the state. He was loved and admired by his employees and all he encountered.

    David was a devoted father with a great sense of humor. He kept us laughing with his outgoing and straightforward personality. He was gracious to all he met, vivacious and had a heart of gold. He loved spending time at the beach especially with his boys.

    David was a lifelong member of Highland Park United Methodist Church.

    David was predeceased by his father, Benjamin Franklin “Ben” Terry. He is survived by his two cherished sons, David Alan Terry Jr. and Blake Beall Terry and his fiancé, Maitlyn Youngblood; his devoted mother, Biddie Terry Bradford and step-father Robert Ingrum Bradford; his brother, Michael Franklin Terry and his wife Mary; his sister, Julie Terry Mills and her husband Jim; seven nieces and nephews, Melissa Terry Pridmore and her husband Dustin, Michael Franklin Terry Jr., Travis DeLoache Terry, Christine Elizabeth Mills, James Dunaway Mills, Benjamin Terry Mills, and Michael Thomas Mills; two great nieces and one great nephew, Kennedy Mae Pridmore, Bailey Jordan Pridmore, and Owen Terry Pridmore. He is also survived by a loving host of aunts, uncles and cousins.

    A memorial service was held March 29th in the sanctuary at Highland Park United Methodist Church. The Reverend Bill Smith officiated. A private family burial was held prior to the service. The family suggests that those who may wish to contribute memorials consider directing them to Highland Park United Methodist Church, 3300 Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, Texas 75205, or to the charity of your choice. David was deeply loved by his family and friends and will be missed by all he touched.

    By Valerie Wong Apr. 5, 2012 | 1:22 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Park Cities People 4/6/12

    Park Cities People - April 6, 2012

    Park Cities People Plus - April 6, 2012

    By Valerie Wong Apr. 5, 2012 | 12:37 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
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