Category: Community

University Park’s Troop 70 known as ‘Jamboree Troop’


University Park’s Troop 70 visits Washington, D.C. before going to the National Boy Scout Jamboree.

The National Boy Scout Jamboree has particular significance to University's Park Troop 70, Sarah Myers tells Park Cities People.

University Park’s Troop 70 has become known as the "Jamboree Troop," because of its long history of attending Scouting's flagship gathering, which is held every four years, she said.

The troop has attended each of the Jamborees as a troop beginning with the 1950 jamboree in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.

Study: Dense Dallas Getting Hotter


“Cities do not cause heat waves — they amplify them.”

The Dallas area is heating up and not in a good way.

A recent study by Brian Stone, a professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, found that Dallas is heating up faster than nearly every other American city. Only Phoenix, Arizona, is warming faster.

“The study … is a wake-up call for all of us who call Dallas and North Texas home,” said Texas Trees Foundation CEO Janette Monear in announcing findings of the Dallas 2017 Urban Heat Island Effect Study.

The study was conducted for the foundation with partial funding from Alliance Data of Dallas.

Bush Center to Honor Bono


President George W. Bush waves to the camera as U2 Frontman Bono flashes his signature peace sign. (Courtesy photo)

The Bush Center has announced the Forum on Leadership, hosted by President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura Bush, a new annual gathering that will bring together leading voices for in-depth discussions on pressing issues.

Ken Hersh, president and CEO of the Bush Center, said the event will recognize individuals for outstanding leadership in their fields and communities and investigate how to promote leadership while navigating such geopolitical challenges as governing in a complex world, education, economic growth, veterans’ transition, and technological disruptions.

McBee Named Trailblazer



Lynn McBee (Photo: The Family Place)

The Family Place will kick off Domestic Violence Awareness Month with the Texas Trailblazer Awards Luncheon, a fundraiser recognizing some of the most influential philanthropists in Dallas.

“As the luncheon and The Family Place have grown, we’ve been able to recognize so many wonderful leaders and highlight the fact that domestic violence touches us all,” said Paige Flink, CEO of The Family Place.

NCL Highlander Volunteers in South Dallas


NCL Highlander chapter volunteers at Bonton Farms in South Dallas.

Members of NCL Highlander volunteered on Sept. 15 at Bonton Farms. The farm's goal is to restore health, create jobs, and ignite hope in South Dallas.

More than 100 neighborhood girls and their mothers worked the crops and tended the animals while learning more about the farm from Daron Babcock, Bonton Farms executive director.

For more information or to support the farm, go to

CARE Breakfast Announces Guest Speakers


CARE (Chemical Awareness, Resources, and Education) has announced that actress Mackenzie Phillips and Brad Lamm, founder of  Breathe Life Healing Center, will be the keynote speakers at this year’s breakfast.

The 33rd annual CARE Breakfast will start at 8 a.m. Nov. 15 at the Dallas Country Club, 4155 Mockingbird Lane. Tickets are now on sale. 

Going Strong at 105



John Tower celebrates his 105th birthday. (Photo by Joshua Baethge)

In November 1912, voters chose Woodrow Wilson to be the 28th president of the United States. He earned a plurality of the vote in an unusual four-way race that featured a socialist (Eugene Debs), a former president attempting a comeback (Theodore Roosevelt), and an unpopular incumbent (William Howard Taft), who finished a distant third.

A little more than two months before that, John Tower was born in Massachusetts. He would go on to serve his country, father four children, and build a successful career. On Aug. 21, the longtime area resident celebrated his 105th birthday with family and friends at the Edgemere, a retirement community off Northwest Highway.

Esteemed Dallas Real Estate Marketer Dies


Catherine Chastain and her department at Dave Perry-Miller pose for a fun photograph at an awards ceremony party in 2016. Photo credit: Remington Reece

Catherine Chastain, a longtime member of the Park Cities and Dallas real estate marketing industry, passed away earlier this week.

Her memorial service and reception will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, at Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 8011 Douglas Ave.

HP Extends Pool Hours to Sept. 30


Friday is the first day of fall, but the outside temps feel more like early summer. Don't forget, the HP pool has an extended season until Sept. 30. Extended season is contingent on the water being at least 78 degrees.