Police Reports: Aug 7 – 13


Between 3:10 and 3:25 p.m. Aug. 12, shoplifters fled with more than $220 in cosmetics from CVS Pharmacy at Snider Plaza.


9 Wednesday
Between 12:50 and 12:57 p.m., a 30-something-year-old man “reeking of marijuana” asked to see men’s bags at Saint Laurent in Highland Park Village. While an employee went to retrieve a plain black bag on top shelf to show him, the shoplifter grabbed two other bags he had been shown, a $1,390 Saint Laurent City bag and a $995 black Flamingo print bag, and fled in a black four-door Dodge. He left behind a handprint on the glass door.

Highland Park High School March-A-Thon

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The Highland Park High School band marched and played their way through the hot morning of August 12 as they performed their annual March - A - Thon fundraiser. Other members of the school and Highland Park residents watched and cheered as the band took the normal 2-mile route from the school grounds all the way to Snider Plaza.

To donate, go to hphsband.com/fundraising.

End of Summer Shimmer


August means the wind down of summer. Even though it’s still in full swing, you are starting to think about school plans, fall events, wardrobes, etc. But it’s still summer, although now we have a little more vitamin D and color on our skin from the glorious sun.

This month always evokes thoughts of a bronze glow, metallics, and shimmer for me. One part of the summer that’s refreshing is wearing a lot less makeup and the ability to be a bit more natural. To get a “just back from Saint Tropez” radiant, glowing complexion, you don’t need much: bronzer, a breathtaking pink blush with gold flecks, and the perfect complement to both – a highlighter.

DSOL’s Casino Party

Brad Donnell with event chair Eleanor McClendon Bond at the Casino Party. (Photo: James French)

Tuxedos and cocktail dresses were the attire for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra League’s debutantes Casino Party held in Arlington Hall at Lee Park on July 8. The debs, honor guard, and their families had a buffet dinner, casino games, and dancing with live music by The Ice House Band.

The event was chaired by Eleanor McClendon Bond. Presentation Ball Chair is Lori Routh and DSOL President is Mari Epperson.

Not Enough Tomatoes


The greenhouse at NorthPark Presbyterian Church will be used to grow tomatoes for area food pantries. (Photo: M.E. Clary)

Seeing that Vickery Meadow Food Pantry didn’t have any fresh produce to offer, Keri McCall began showing up seven years ago with two or three sacks full.

“But there would be 70 people in line,” she said. “I thought, ‘Oh my gosh, this isn’t enough.’”

Building on a Sunday School class’s idea, McCall started a small garden on the NorthPark Presbyterian Church grounds.

“It’s great to sit and read your Bible, but we really need to be doing things,” McCall said.

Police Reports: July 31 – Aug. 6


Stolen before 12:45 p.m. July 31: $50,000 to $100,000 in Jimmy Choo handbags, purses, and shoes from a basement storage room at Highland Park Village. The store manager said the room was locked, but an employee demonstrated how the locks are easily opened with a knife or wire. Also, an employee for Dior found the doorknob to that store’s storage room damaged, but nothing taken.


2 Wednesday
Damaged before 4:30 p.m.: the back hatch while stealing third-row seats from 2009 Chevrolet Suburban near a home in the 4300 block of Versailles Avenue.

Sharing God and Dog


Rev. William Miller and his dog, Nawiliwili Nelson, visit with their friend, Kevin Thornton, of Fort Worth. (Courtesy William Miller)

On a trip that will take them from the Abita Brewery near New Orleans to Mount View Presbyterian Church in Las Vegas, Rev. Bill Miller and Nawiliwili Nelson are having one last “howlelujah.”

‘Wili,’ Miller’s 12-year-old terrier mix, is hoping to hit all his “barket” list items as his days on Earth are drawing to an end. Almost a year ago, the dog was diagnosed with cancer and has outlived his prognosis several times over.

“I remember the day he got sick,” Miller said. “I broke down and sobbed, because Wili and I have an unbelievable bond.”

The Closing Party

Anne Roberto and Laura Losinger (Photos: Rosanne Lewis)

Dallas CASA celebrated the final days of the Parade of Playhouses with the Closing Party on July 20 at PIRCH at NorthPark Center. The party was held in honor of the playhouse architects, builders, and underwriters. Guests enjoyed a wine pull, finger foods, and more.

The event was hosted by the Dallas CASA Board of Directors and the Dallas CASA Young Professionals, and event chairs were Hannah and Greg May.

The Parade of Playhouses is a 17-day event that displays imaginative children’s playhouses at NorthPark Center to benefit abused and neglected children.

Being Choozy


Sharon Blumburg started Chooze in 2011. (Photo: Tanner Garza)

Inspired by their daughter’s creative spirit and love of mismatched shoes, Dallas residents Marc and Sharon Blumberg launched Chooze, an online children’s footwear company, in 2011.

The purpose for the venture: instilling in children of all ages the virtues of “creativity, confidence, and power to have a positive impact on the world.”

“I’ve always loved this whole idea of inspiring kids with creativity,” Sharon said.