Category: Announcements

Brooke Johnson & Andrew Conant

(Photo: Sarah Kate)

(Photo: Sarah Kate)

(Photo: Sarah Kate, Photographer)

Brooke Rae Denise Johnson and Andrew Kimball Conant were united in marriage May 9, 2015 at Royal Lane Baptist Church. Scott Kedersha, marriage pastor at Watermark Church, officiated their ceremony. A seated dinner and dancing followed at the Dallas Scottish Rite Museum.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Randall Dennis Johnson of Montgomery, Texas. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Leroy Johnson of Phelan, Calif. and the late Rev. and Mrs. Raymond Mitchell of Houston. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Kimball Conant III of University Park. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Elwood Jenkins of Santa Rosa, Calif. and the late Mr. and Mrs. George Kimball Conant Jr. of St. Louis.

The bride wore an exquisite ivory Allure ball gown featuring a sweetheart bodice encrusted with Swarovski crystals and lace appliqué with a crystal belt accenting the waistline. Brooke carried a cross crocheted by her great, great grandmother, Ruby Day Blankenship, along with a picture of her grandmother Edith Marie Mitchell.

Assisting the bride as matron of honor was Madeline Rose Fetterly and as maid of honor, Caitlin Leigh Irvin. Bridesmaids included Lindsay Conant Betancourt, Sarah Ryerson Conant, Brittany Marie Elizabeth Dean, Shae Michelle Kyling, and Allison Marie Lauderdale. The flower girls were Savanna Grace Elizabeth Dean and Sutton Gray Kyling. Music was provided by Nicole Daniel with piano/vocals and Sam Mendez with guitar/vocals.

Attending the groom as best man was Samuel Patrick Maher. His groomsmen included Sol Jose Betancourt, David Watson Frick, Alan Scott Littenberg, Andrew William Moyer, Brett Conner Thompson, and Parker Scott Woodruff. Anthony Darrell Landry was usher and the ring bearers were Hunter Wayne Dean and Beckham Tomas Kyling.

The bride is a graduate of Kingwood High School. She graduated magna cum laude from Texas Christian University, with a Bachelor of Science in nursing. Brooke is an RN in the NICU at Seton Northwest in Austin, Texas.

The groom is a graduate of Highland Park High School. He graduated cum laude from Texas Christian University, with a Bachelor of Business Administration. Andrew is currently a full time student at The University of Texas McCombs School of Business. He was formerly with American Airlines.

Following their wedding trip to Bora Bora, the couple have made Austin their home.



branchwebThe Honorable and Mrs. Daniel H. Branch of University Park are pleased to formally announce the engagement, late last year, of their son, Daniel H. Branch Jr., to Heather Elizabeth Young, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Van G. Young of New Canaan, Connecticut.

Miss Young is a 2005 graduate of New Canaan High School.  She received her Bachelor of Science in economics and a minor in art history from Vanderbilt University in 2009 and currently manages the southwest sales for New York based publishing titles with WNP Media in Dallas.

Mr. Branch grew up in University Park and is a 2005 graduate of the St. Mark's School of Texas.  He graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2009, receiving a Bachelor of Science in history and economics.  He is employed as an acquisitions and asset management professional within the real estate group of Crow Holdings Capital in Dallas.

A September 2015 wedding is planned in Naples, Florida.

Byron Egan Named UP Citizen of the Year


Byron Egan

Byron Egan

Byron Egan has been named University Park’s 2015 Citizen of the Year.

Egan, who graduated from HPHS and then UT Austin, worked with his wife, Nancy Egan, to turn a book bank into the University Park Public Library in 2013.

He is now a partner of Jackson Walker LLP in Dallas and chair of the Executive Council of the M&A Committee of the American Bar Association.

After riding in the Park Cities Fourth of July parade, he will be recognized during a ceremony at the Goar Park gazebo.