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Bradfield Elementary Designs Begin to Take Shape


Courtesy: HPISD

After months of meetings to gather input from parent groups and neighbors, designs for the new Bradfield Elementary are beginning to take shape.

The school is on schedule to be rebuilt during the 2018-19 school year.
It will feature larger classrooms, flexible learning spaces, and appropriately-sized core spaces, including the library, cafeteria, and gymnasium.
Additional design objectives:
  • Increasing the amount of active play area
  • Retaining as many existing mature trees as possible
  • Retaining some of the historic elements of the existing building's façade
  • Improving traffic congestion in the surrounding neighborhood as much as possible
  • Creating a front-yard social space for parents, students, and the community
  • Directing all pedestrian traffic to Southern Avenue rather than Mockingbird
  • Having dedicated underground parking for staff

Village Owners Refinance for Center’s Future


Highland Park Village officials hope to finish Building G renovations by next summer. (Photo: OMNIPLAN)

Owners of Highland Park Village, already undergoing major renovations to make room for more retail and a private club, have secured more funds to invest in the premier shopping center.

The owners of the center, a family partnership that includes Ray and Heather Hill Washburne and Stephen and Elisa Summers, recently refinanced the center for $225 million — $54 million more than the 2009 purchase price.

Brinker Focused On Cancer Fight


Nancy Brinker describes herself as intense, passionate, and grateful. “I have enormous gratitude to my parents and for being an American.” (Courtesy photo)

As the organization she founded to honor her sister’s memory reaches its 35th anniversary, Nancy Brinker gets asked how close Susan G. Komen is to reducing breast cancer in the United States by half over the next 10 years.

“We’ve taken big steps,” she said. “We need to take more.”

It is an ambitious goal, but Brinker draws inspiration from a more socially connected world and the increased awareness for which Komen is responsible.

“This era where patients are taking more command of their diseases or prevention or treatment is huge,” she said. “I’m very hopeful.”

If the Boot Fits…

Co-chairs Anne Stodghill and Sunie Solomon. (Photo: Holt Haynsworth)

Co-chairs Anne Stodghill and Sunie Solomon. (Photo: Holt Haynsworth)

Every year, thousands of Dallasites set aside their sky-high stilettos and perfectly polished Oxfords for a good old-fashioned pair of cowboy boots to wear to the Cattle Baron’s Ball – the largest one-night fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

Granted, the boots are usually still worthy of the runway.

Whatever the footwear, the shoes to fill are always big for the next round of leadership for the event. Good thing for this year’s co-chairs, Anne Stodghill and Sunie Solomon, the boots fit just right.

House of the Month: 3608 Lexington Avenue


(Courtesy Rogers Healy)

Priced at $9,995,000, this stunning traditional home is now available. With seven bedrooms, one half and eight full bathrooms, the 14,400-square-foot house situated on more than half an acre exudes elegance in every detail. Completely remodeled from 2016–17, the open-concept floor plan provides ample space for entertaining, with top-of-the-line modern amenities. The home features elevator access to all three levels — including the 2,500-square-foot playroom on the third floor. The backyard oasis features lush landscaping, mature trees, and a breathtaking pool and spa.