The run-down building at Marsh and Northwest Highway that once housed the Walnut Hill Library will be auctioned off along with other old city properties. Other buildings on the auction block are the Casa View Library, the Pleasant Grove Library and the West Jefferson fire station. The city hopes to raise around $3.3 million during an auction event, which has not yet been scheduled.
Bryan Holaday, a 2006 W.T. White alumnus and TCU grad, made his major league baseball debut in June as catcher for the Detroit Tigers against Cleveland. He was the sixth-round pick in the 2010 draft after hitting .248 in 36 games with the minor league team Triple-A Toledo. Holaday received the 2010 Johnny Bench Award after helping lead the TCU Horned Frogs to the NCAA World Series. The award is given to the most outstanding collegiate catcher in the nation.
At Marsh Middle School, Teach for America instructors Courtney Isaak and Will Cullen raised $64,000 to take a group of students on a tour of Texas colleges. With support from Marsh’s corporate sponsor Fidelity Investments, they organized a five-day field trip last June for students to visit 10 universities around Texas.
Former Preston Hollow resident Charlotte Rogan’s novel “Lifeboat” reached the no. 12 spot on the New York Times bestseller list in April. It was her first novel, and it received rave reviews from major media outlets. Learn more about the book at charlotterogan.com.