Widow of Drowned SMU Officer Sues Highland Park, Dallas, Others

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Mark McCullers

The widow of Mark McCullers, the SMU police officer who drowned after being swept away by Turtle Creek floodwaters on July 5, 2016, is suing the town of Highland Park, the city of Dallas, and the companies responsible for the construction site where her husband was providing off-duty security.

In the wrongful death lawsuit, filed July 5, 2018, Tiffany McCullers claims the defendants knew, or should have known, the dangers Turtle Creek could pose during a rain to those at the site where her husband was working.


Hot Eco Enemy: Plastic Straws

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You may have caught wind of this, already. Various establishments which serve drinks are hopping on board the “no plastic straw” train. This is a good thing, Dallas, and I encourage you to get behind this movement!

In February 2018, National Geographic reported that Americans use 500 million straws – every day. That’s just in America, guys. And every one of those straws is still somewhere on this planet.


M1Ball Kick Off Event

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The Scene with backdrop photos from D’Andra and Jeremy’s trip to Iraq. (Photo: Rob Wythe)

Over 100 business and community leaders gathered at Glenn Beck’s Mercury Studios to hear the announcements for the M1Ball benefiting Mercury One, the nonprofit organization founded by him and his wife, Tania.

Everyone agreed it is a real treat to be invited to a private party at such an exclusive location, inside the working radio and TV studio at Stage 19, named after Orson Welles’ Sound Stage at Universal.


Crime Reports July 2 – 8

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SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD

The Shops at Highland Park's newest tenants had an unwelcoming welcome to the shopping center. Around 2:30 p.m. June 8 both a Hush Hush Tan employee and the owner reported to police their vehicles had been burglarized. The front passenger window of an employee's 2017 Nissan Murano was busted between 12:15 p.m. and when she called the police, and two wallets were stolen. The owner of the shop also reported that the passenger door glass from her 2011 Toyota 4-Runner also was busted and her purse was stolen from the front seat.


Lyme Club Promotes Awareness of Misunderstood Disease

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FROM LEFT: Alie Lavish, Victoria Taverna, Claire Maxwell, Sarah Maxwell, John Luck Piepgras, and Benjamin Guffey work to raise awareness of Lyme disease. (Photo: William Legrone)

After visiting more than 20 doctors in hopes of figuring out what was happening, Sarah Maxwell had to fly out of Texas to get the diagnosis that her daughter Claire had Lyme disease.

For the majority of patients, the tick-carried bacterial infection is successfully treated with oral antibiotics, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Equest Fundraiser Returns for Second Year

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Rally the troops and report to Equest at Texas Horse Park for a fun-filled, USO-style tribute fundraiser benefiting Equest's Hooves for Heroes.

Now in its second year, Boots & Salutes is back for a special evening of tributes to the men and women who have served our country to protect our freedom. Carolyn Anderson will return as chair.