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Bush’s Warrior Open to Join AT&T Byron Nelson in Getting a New Home in 2018

President George W. Bush hits the greens during the Warrior Open. (Photos by Grant Miller for the George W. Bush Presidential Center)

Next year, the George W. Bush Presidential Center's Warrior Open golf tournament will join the Salesmanship Club of Dallas’s AT&T Byron Nelson tournament in moving to the Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas.

The two-day Warrior Open will occur on the Monday and Tuesday following the AT&T Byron Nelson and will include a Pro-Am.

"One way to better serve post-9/11 veterans as they transition from military to civilian life is to address the challenges they face when they come home," said President Bush.

Expect Dallas North Tollway Lane Closures


Motorists can expect more lane closures May 19 on the Dallas North Tollway as bridge inspections continue, Highland Park town officials advised.

Motorists can expect more lane closures May 19 on the Dallas North Tollway as bridge inspections continue, Highland Park town officials advised.

Planned closures:

  • One southeast-bound left or right lane of Maple Avenue from Wycliff Avenue to Reagan Street will be closed daily between 9 and 11 a.m. At least one lane will remain open during the closure.
  • One northwest-bound left or right lane of Maple Avenue from Reagan Street to Wycliff Avenue will be closed daily between 11 a.m. and noon. At least one lane will remain open during the closure.
  • All lanes of Knight Street between Sylvester and Fairmount streets will be closed daily from noon to 1 p.m.
  • Various north- and southbound lanes of Harry Hines Boulevard between south of Oak Lawn Avenue and Oak Lawn Avenue will be closed between 2 and 3:30 p.m. At least one lane will remain open during the closure.

One Dead After Preston Place Fire


The seven-alarm fire that destroyed the Preston Place condos this weekend has resulted in fatality.

Firefighters found a body early March 6 and believe the deceased is Jacqueline McDonald, an 89-year-old resident who had been missing, according Dallas Fire-Rescue.

"We found a body near the area where the missing woman lived," Public Information Officer Jason Evans said. "Considering all the information we've gathered up to this point, and the people we've spoken with, the most likely case is that it is her. . . the medical examiner will be the one to make that confirmation."

The fire started late Friday at the four-story condominium building in the 6200 block of Northwest Highway near Preston Road.

Fort Worth Show of Antiques and Art


Described by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram as "an antique show that lets its hair down," the Fort Worth Show of Antiques & Art invites you to party among the plunder -- fantastic finds from all over the world. Not your grandmother's antique show, unless your grandmother collected Eames, Milo Baughman or Danish Modern.

Founded in 1963, the Fort Worth Show is the original antique and art show in the American West, with art and antiques of all styles, eras and prices. High, low and in between.

150 top exhibitors from around the US, hand-picked for the Fort Worth-Dallas audience, a delicious mix of quality, eclectic and spunky dealers, never found under one roof anywhere else.

Only 3 days per year, only in Fort Worth.

Armstrong Fourth-Grader Reels In a Record


Courtesy Chris Sorrells

(Photo: Chris Sorrells)

As fish tales go, this one's a whopper. Dylan Sorrells, 10, a fourth-grader at Armstrong Elementary, reeled in a 54-pound, 9-ounce blue catfish at Lake Tawakoni on Jan. 29.

The catch has been submitted to the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) to be considered for a 10-and-under world record. Dylan was fishing with his dad, Chris Sorrells, and Michael and Terri Littlejohn of Lake Tawakoni Guide Service.

Ronald McDonald House Names Gala Co-Chairs


Maggie Cooke Kipp and Heather Randall

Maggie Cooke Kipp and Heather Randall

Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (RMHD) named Marianne and Roger Staubach honorary co-chairs for the Under the Moonlight gala, which will be held March 25 at the Westin Dallas Downtown. The event raises funds to support the 1,200 families RMHD hosts throughout the year. These families have children who are receiving treatment for illnesses or injuries at Dallas hospitals.

Maggie Cooke Kipp and Heather Randall will co-chair this year’s festivities. Heather New and Becky Palm will co-chair underwriting, while Jane Rozelle and Rachel Michell will co-chair the live auction.

High School Photo Competition Accepting Submissions


Screen Shot 2017-01-30 at 12.59.09 PM Retail as Art, a photography scholarship competition for local students, will be accepting submissions through March 15. The competition is free and open to all North Texas high schoolers. Those deemed the best will receive scholarship money for college.

Winners will be announced on April 20 at the Awards Reception at Goss-Michael Foundation Gallery. One photograph per student, along with the winning entries, will be on display at the Awards Reception.

For additional information, visit or email [email protected].

Mayer Earns Trustee Recognition Award


Holly Mayer

Holly Mayer

OPERA America, a national service organization for American opera companies and artists, named Dallas Opera Board Chairman Holly Mayer its national opera trustee recognition award winner. She will be honored during a March dinner and reception in New York.

Mayer has served on The Dallas Opera’s board of directors for 27 years. Before assuming the role of chairman in 2014, she spent 13 years as vice president of development.