The Dallas Police Department and Schreiber Crime Watch host a VIN Etching event 9 a.m.-noon May 5 in the parking lot of Lowe’s at Forest and Inwood. Vehicle identification numbers help track stolen cars, making it impossible for thieves to sell them. Auto dealers charge around $250 for the service. Dallas Police is offering it for free.


The Dallas ISD Northwest Council announced winners of the Texas PTA Reflections art contest. The students will be recognized at an awards ceremony in August. Four students were honored in our neighborhood, all in the visual arts category. They are: Lucille Leydon of Dealey Montessori, award of excellence; Carter Adcox of Withers, honorable mention; Honor Burns of E.D. Walker Middle School, award of excellence; Norah Noonan of Dealey Montessori, honorable mention.

Degolyer Elementary opened its Discovery Garden March 30 at the annual school carnival. The garden will serve as an outdoor classroom to supplement curriculum taught inside while encouraging children to preserve the environment. Learn more at


Preston Hollow residents Todd and Abby Williams helped bring the Austin College Global Outreach Forum to the Wyly Theatre April 12 to spread the word about the opportunities available at Todd’s alma mater. The former Goldman Sachs partner, education advocate and executive director of Commit! is now the vice chair of the Austin College board.

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