news roundup-3An “intense mudslinging race” to represent District 108 (which includes a portion of Preston Hollow) in the Texas House drove higher-than-usual turnout in Dallas County’s Republican runoffs, according to the Dallas Morning News. Morgan Meyer and Chart Westcott sparred for weeks to earn the Republican seat for the district, spending nearly $2.5 million combined on the race. On Tuesday, it was was announced that Meyer rolled up a doubled digit victory over Westcott, who “was charged with a misdemeanor and lost several big-name backers because of his negative ads and personal attacks,” reports Melissa Repko, for Dallas News.

Preston Hollow’s Trevor Rees-Jones was recently honored for his philanthropic dedication by Entrepreneurs for North Texas for his efforts to better the community with the Rees-Jones Foundation, which Trevor founded with his wife Jan in 2006.

President George W. Bush, another widely known neighborhood resident, traveled to Chicago to have a partial knee replacement surgery over the holiday weekend. Bush’s spokesman Freddy Ford told NBC in a statement that Bush “returned to Dallas on Monday and is doing great.”

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