The Northaven Trail ribbon-cutting ceremony is set for April 14. The hike-and-bike trail runs along an Oncor easement between Royal and Northaven, stretching east and west from Valleydale to Preston. The trail is already open for use. For more details, visit northaventrail.org.
The city reports that it earned $186,450 from the $15 garage sale permit fee residents have been required to pay during the past fiscal year. According to the city briefing, more than 12,430 permits were issued, and the city also dished out 720 violation notices and 17 criminal citations.
The Woodall Rodgers deck park was named Klyde Warren Park after Preston Hollow resident Kelcy Warren’s 9-year-old son. Warren is CEO of the Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners, and he’s a big supporter of the arts. He paid “undisclosed millions” for the name, the Dallas Morning News reported.
Three candidates are running for the District 1 Dallas ISD Trustee seat soon to be vacated by Edwin Flores, who will not seek re-election. The candidates are DeGoyler dad Michael Greenberg, stay-at-home mom Jennifer Levy and businesswoman Elizabeth Jones. District 1 serves the W.T. White and Thomas Jefferson high school feeder patterns. Early voting is April 30-May 8, and the election is May 12.
David Haynes, football coach at Thomas Jefferson High School, is one of just 20 coaches in the country to receive the Positive Coaching Alliance’s Double-Goal Coach Award. Presented by Liberty Mutual, the awards recognize coaches who help athletes grow, not just on the field but in all aspects of life. Recipients are given a trophy, $250 and appearances in newsletters and media campaigns for the Positive Coaching Alliance, a national nonprofit that provides character-building programs for youth. Haynes led the TJ football team last fall, breaking its 36-game losing streak. The Dallas Morning News reported that the team had not won a game in more than four years — until last September when TJ beat Fort Worth Diamond Hill-Jarvis, 19-16.
Dallas native Monica Thieu, an 18-year-old psychology sophomore at the University of North Texas, became the youngest winner ever of the “Jeopardy” college championship. She’s also a Hockaday School 2010 alumna. Thieu won $100,000 and a guaranteed spot in the show’s next Tournament of Champions.
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