North Dallas Young Life has begun its spring plant sale to raise money for summer camp. Orders must be received by April 1, and can be picked up 10 a.m.-noon April 9 at Royal Lake Baptist Church. For details call 214.369.4930.

The Catholic Foundation, based in Preston Hollow, welcomed 10 new members to its advisory council. They include: Win Bell, Luis D. Carrera, Alfredo Duarte, Gregory J. Fisher, Monica Herrera, Jerry McElhatton, Stephen C. Rasch, David M. Saller, David L. Van Buskirk and Frank Ventura. Lydia Novakov chairs the council.


Andrew Flores and Carlos Ramirez of Hillcrest High School Debate Team advanced to the finals, representing Dallas ISD at the tournament for the National Association of Urban Debate Leagues this month in New York City.

Hillcrest High School held its first-ever Ethics Fair in partnership with the Rotary Club of Park Cities. Students presented creative displays of human values through all mediums, including visual art, video, music and writing. There were winners in different categories. Creative writing: Jordan Johnson, first place; Quentin Wamsley, second place; and Brittney Price, third place. Performing arts: Madeleine Sherrington, first place; and DeQuan Cage, second place. Visual arts: Byron Zelaya, first place; Alejandro Hernandez, second place; and Bethanya Zelelew, third place. Each first-place winner will receive $200.

Kramer Elementary is searching for local professionals to present at Career Day on May 6. Event organizers says they especially need people in the areas of math and science. To learn more, contact Karina De Los Reyes at

Christopher Chapman of Preston Hollow advanced to the Dallas County Private School Spelling Bee after winning the contest at Providence Christian School, which included students in grades fifth through eighth.


Jon and Anna Usry of the Disney Streets appeared in an “ABC World News” series, “Made in America”, focused on how foreign-made goods affect the American economy. Reporters emptied the Usry home of every product not made in the United States. See the story at

David Lind of Preston Hollow has been named the 2011 chairman of Downtown Dallas, Inc. Lind has served on the DDI board of directors for six years, and has played an instrumental role on the capital improvements committee, chaired past DDI annual meetings and served on several task forces and focus groups.

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