‘Just Drive’ App


Neha Husein. (Courtesy photo)

SMU junior Neha Husein developed a solution to stop drivers from texting while driving – an app called “Just Drive,” which awards points to drivers who lock their phones while driving. Those points can be redeemed for coupons for free food, drinks and merchandise.

Husein presented her app to industry leaders at Austin’s South by Southwest Interactive Festival.

Preston Center Office Gets Remodel


Frank Obringer, Keith Yonick, and Linda Callicutt. (Courtesy photo)

Linda Callicutt likes to talk about the Coldwell Banker brand’s global reach.

The real estate network has 3,000 offices in 49 counties and territories, and from a newly remolded office in north Dallas, Callicutt and her agents are focused on international opportunities.

Nominations Open: 20 Under 40


 Do you know any adults younger than 40 making waves in the Park Cities and/or Preston Hollow neighborhoods? Tell us about them.

We’re looking for a few noteworthy people to feature in a special section that spotlights up-and-coming locals in the arts/entertainment, business (real estate, banking, health, etc.), charity, education, entrepreneurial or religion sectors.

HP Boys, Girls Earn 15-5A Golf Titles


Highland Park's winning boys team at the District 15-5A tournament included Trip Carter, Turner Hosch, Max Roberts, Scott Roden, and Hudson Weibel.

The Highland Park boys and girls each dominated the team standings at the recent District 15-5A golf tournament at Rockwall Golf and Athletic Club.

The HP boys started their defense of last year’s Class 5A state championship by claiming the top two spots in the district, led by a quintet that included Trip Carter, Turner Hosch, Max Roberts, Scott Roden, and Hudson Weibel.

Carter finished atop the individual standings after rounds of 70-70—140. He was followed by Hosch (71-74—145) and Roden (71-80—151) on the podium. Other regional qualifiers for the Scots include Lucas Briggs, Grant Johnson, Austin Morrow, Jack Watson, David Worthen, Pierce Johnson, and Preston Petty.

The Sit-Up Septuagenarian


Ted Gambordella has authored 43 books, including his latest, Fit for Life. He has tutorial videos on YouTube and tedgambordella.com.

Ted Gambordella figures he has done 7 million sit-ups during his 70 years of living – 2.5 million of them at the Lifetime Fitness near SMU.

It takes about a second per sit-up, he said, explaining how he started at age 15, first doing at least five minutes of sit-ups daily and eventually increasing that to 15 minutes.

Crime Reports April 2 – 8


There's nothing like going online and seeing items stolen from your front porch listed for sale. But, that's what one homeowner in the 3400 block of Amherst Street says happened. The 37-year-old man reported to police around 7:30 p.m. April 3, that the Nordstrom Rack jeans, Louis Garneau helmet, and road pedals delivered to his home late March were being sold online.

Allen Reconsiders, Will Return to Coach Scots


And the new Highland Park football coach is ... the same as the old Highland Park football coach. (File photo: Melissa Macatee)

Randy Allen will return for a 20th season as Highland Park football coach, after all.

Three weeks after announcing his retirement, the winningest coach in school history said he has reconsidered and will return to the sideline next season, and for the foreseeable future beyond that.

Allen has been a head coach for the past 37 seasons overall — including stops at Ballinger, Brownwood, and Abilene Cooper — but sounded definitive on March 22 when he spoke about retiring at a press conference.