Preston Hollow Elementary students are sending cookies to military men and women for the Troop to Troop project: photo via Girl Scouts/instagram

Preston Hollow Elementary students are sending cookies to military men and women for the Troop to Troop project: photo via Girl Scouts/Instagram

Republican state Rep. Jason Villalba, who represents Preston Hollow, North Dallas and Lake Highlands, “has urged his party’s candidates for lieutenant governor to ‘acknowledge the humanity’ of unauthorized immigrants who are seeking to better themselves economically,” Dallas Morning News reportsIn an open letter about immigration rhetoric, Villalba criticized four lieutenant governor candidates’ remarks about immigration during their Jan. 27 televised debate.

Here’s another reason to praise Girl Scouts, those purveyors of delicious Tagalongs, Samoas, and the eternally beloved Thin Mint cookies: Preston Hollow Elementary Girl Scout Troop 6464 is sending 77 boxes of cookies, along with Valentine’s Day cards, to military men and women for a project called Troop to Troop. The effort of Troop 6464 drew the praise of local anchor Clarice Tinsley of Fox4 news, who this week, named the troop “Hometown Heroes.” Follow the previous link if you’d like to donate a $4 box to support the project, which ends Feb. 28.

Preston Hollow neighbors Lisa and Steve Lieberman held a party to kickoff of the fifth annual Emmitt Smith Celebrity Invitational. CultureMap reports, “Lieberman got the party started by thanking the Smiths for using their ‘extraordinary talents and their superstar status’ to help local kids through their works with the Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities, which in 2013 distributed more than $400,000 to 47 nonprofits predominantly in North Texas.”


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