Preston Hollow

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2014

    The Future of Preston Center Is in Michael Morris' Hands Now

    On Thursday evening in a spacious meeting hall at University Park United Methodist Church, neighborhood leaders and local bureaucrats, led by City Council member Jennifer Staubach Gates, began the process of puzzling over how to solve Preston Road and Northwest Highway. The intersection, choked with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2014

    The Battle for Preston Hollow's Soul

    Luke Crosland stands at the window of his seventh-floor office and looks out across Preston Center. In the foreground, a tangle of luxury SUVs battle for access to a shabby, two-story parking garage that seems to deteriorate before his eyes. The garage is ringed by a jumble of aging retail strips th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2014

    Any Developer Proposing Apartments in Preston Hollow Should Brace for a Howl of Stupidity

    Somewhere in Preston Hollow, Laura Miller is wiping clean the dagger with which she eviscerated two proposed apartment developments at Preston Road and Northwest Highway. Developer Luke Crosland has officially abandoned plans for Highland House, a 27-story high-rise he wanted to build behind Hopdodd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2014

    Dallas Gets First West Nile Case of the Season

    Well, it's officially that time of year again. A Dallas resident in the Preston Hollow area has been diagnosed with West Nile fever, according to a city press release. "Nothing has changed as far as our mosquito surveillance is concerned," Dallas County Health and Human Services public information ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2014

    So Why's Mark Cuban Buying Up Lots at Preston and Northwest Highway?

    There's a lot of buzz right now in Preston Hollow over a plan to redevelop the northeast corner of Preston Road and Northwest Highway, currently home to an oddly dumpy apartment complex and rows of considerably less-dumpy town homes, into a few hundred luxury apartments. Most of it is negative. "Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2013

    Journey and Styx Played at a House in Dallas This Week

    This week's most unconventional show was not at a house in Denton or a taqueria somewhere. It was in Preston Hollow, where Dallas lawyer Lisa Blue-Baron booked Journey and Styx for her Christmas Party. Her neighbors are either very tolerant or very far away (probably that one), because the Blue-Ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2013

    With Preston Hollow Elementary Losing More Rich Kids, Dallas ISD Eyes an IB Program

    Preston Hollow Elementary is losing the battle to woo the middle- and upper-class families who live nearby. It's not unique in this regard. Sanger Elementary, you'll recall, was spurned by the coveted high-level-city-bureaucrat demographic, and other grade schools in Dallas' well-heeled 'hoods draw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    Balls Hamburgers Is Suing its Landlord for $1 Million

    The world of Dallas hamburgers is rife with intrigue. CultureMap brings us the story of Balls Hamburgers in Preston Hollow, which is getting in deep litigation with its landlord. A million clams deep. Carol Hobrecht, owner of Backbone Corporations/Balls Hamburger, and her business partner, JDBurger ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    D Magazine Ends Its Oak Cliff Experiment, Kills Oak Cliff People

    When I wrote D magazine's mini-chain of community newspapers, for all of a year in 2009 and 2010, Oak Cliff People was the plum assignment. (Stuff was happening in North Oak Cliff -- stuff that wasn't the absurd residential zoning disputes of Preston Hollow or round 1,038 of the Snider Plaza parking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2013

    T. Boone Pickens Is No Longer a Billionaire, Forbes Says

    You don't hear T. Boone Pickens talk much about wind energy, once the cornerstone of his plan for U.S. energy independence. It's not so much that he's given up on the idea of wind as a key component of the country's future energy portfolio as that his recent forays into the market have been disastro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    To Help Save Vickery Meadows, Advocates Look to Boost Neighborhood's Abysmal Voter Turnout

    Vickery Meadow sits just across Central Expressway from Preston Hollow, but it's a world away. One is home to multi-million dollar houses owned by the city's business and civil elite. The other is a mind-blowingly diverse pocket of 25,000 people living in low-rent, crime-plagued apartments. Both pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    Weatherford State Rep. Phil King Wants to Crack Down on Handicapped Parking Fraud

    A couple years back when I was on the Preston Hollow beat, I accompanied Dallas police on what just might go down as the most boring ride-along in history. This wasn't some Cops-style chronicle of the dangerous work of Dallas' finest, but a plodding search for cars illegally parked in handicapped sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    It's Hard To Argue With El Paisa's 75 Cent Taco

    The best part of researching Soleo, the subject of this week's review, was ducking into El Paisa, the tiny taqueria tucked into the back of a liquor store next to the Harry Hines Bazaar. This is where Maria and Roberto Velasquez started their first restaurant. Nine locations later they made their mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    Meso Maya To Open This Monday

    Last night, Meso Maya's neon signs cast an indecent glow into the shadows of the nearby Perot Museum. Photographers hung outside the restaurant snapping pictures of guests, and inside a soft opening meal was followed by copious amounts of tequila drinking at the bar. I ducked my head in quickly to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2012

    RIP Ed Landrum, the Man Who Founded McKinney Avenue Trolley

    It was while pounding the pavement of Old Preston Hollow in search of a certain lost chicken that I noticed some train tracks running through the back yard of a an aging but stately house on Park Lane. For those of you who aren't familiar with Preston Hollow, that isn't normal. No one was home, bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    Meso Maya Number Two May Finally Be Opening

    Remember when I reviewed Meso Maya in Preston Hollow last December? It was nearly a year ago that I interviewed chef Nico Sanchez and learned about the plans for a second Meso Maya location in the old Luna Tortilla building purchased by Mike Karns and the Firebird Restaurant Group LLC two years befo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    Tom Leppert is Moving, We're Just Not Sure to Where

    Tom Leppert, you might have notice, did not do terribly well in his quest for U.S. Senate. He lost. Got trounced, even. Not Craig James trounced, but defeated rather handily. So he's not going to Washington, but he is going somewhere. On the same day voters go to the polls to choose between one of L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    Richard Malouf, the Dentist Accused of Millions in Medicaid Fraud, is Building a Private Water Park

    For the past year, WFAA has been digging into Richard Malouf and All Smiles Dental and Orthodontics, the chain of pediatric clinics he owns (used to own, actually) with his wife. What the station found was what appeared to be a massive case of Medicaid fraud in which he bilked the state for unnecess ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 10, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Mimi's Pizza is Open in Preston Hollow

    As of January 2, the strip mall at Northwest Highway and Hillcrest, on the northern edge of Preston Hollow, has another has another fast-casual food option: Mimi's "New York-style" pizza. The small storefront near El Fenix and Mooyah Burger, a spin-off of the Joe's Pizza and Pasta chain, has been un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2011

    Meso Maya is Better Than Authentic. It's Good.

    Sara KerensAuthentic chile relleno? Nope. And you should be happy about that.​Does authenticity matter? What the hell is authenticity, anyway? Look it up in a dictionary and words like "real" and "genuine" stab at a definition. Framed this way, authentic seems a prefect descriptor for a Topps ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    Italian Eats, Stackhouse Love, and a Cheap-Ass Sandwich: This Week in Dallas Grubbing

    ​Ugh. On the heels of a massive bowl of Pho with a Dallas Super Yelper (more on that next week), I'm ready for a quiet night at home. I wonder how many minutes I'll last alone on my couch before I get the bug to get out and look for something to interesting to eat. I give myself till 7:30 tops ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 27, 2011

    Dough Pizzeria Napoletana: VPNot

    Preston Hollow's newest Pizzeria makes decent pizza, but it's not as authentic as the menu claims

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    Quiet Dough Pizzeria Opens Quietly in Preston Hollow

    ​Speaking of Preston Hollow pizza ... For a place so reluctant to give interviews leading up to its opening yesterday, Dough Pizzeria managed no shortage of coverage on its first day. That may have something to do with the strong reputation of its original location, in San Antonio, which is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    Going Against the Flow: McCommas Bluff Plan Really About a Different Kind of Green

    ​I wince. I wish. I need to give up reading. Nature writer Diane Ackerman (The Zookeeper's Wife, 2008 Orion Award for nonfiction) has an op-ed piece in The New York Times today telling a wonderful story about cities that have turned wastewater treatment operations into nature preserves. I rea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Sushi Star: Just a Happy Little Neighborhood Sushi Bar

    ​Happy Eating highlights restaurant happy hour food menus, pointing you to the best deals out there. This week, we're doing happy hour neighborhood restaurant-style at Sushi Star. Where: 5956 Royal Lane When: 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday The Scene: This is Preston Hollow's quiet neighbo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Outside Dubya's House, the Late-Night Celebration Following Bin Laden's Death

    Late last night and into the wee small hours of the morning, as news spread of the death of Osama bin Laden, revelers gathered at the White House, at Ground Zero ... and outside the gate of the 10141 Daria Place near Preston Hollow. That, of course, is the home of Laura and George Bush, who posted h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Now That September Trial Date Has Been Set in Wet-Dry Case, What About Existing Permits?

    ​On the other side is a brief filed on Friday by the attorneys trying to overturn the November referendum that allows the citywide sale of beer and wine. In it, attorneys Leland de la Garza and Andy Siegel argue that the vote to "wet up" Dallas was invalid because it included Preston Hollow, which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2010

    Henpecked: Schutze's New Journalism Hero

    Eric Nicholson, Jim's hero​Well, as usual, The Dallas Morning News prints stuff, and then it's up to me to come along behind them and do clean-up on the story. What am I? Their journalistic janitor? Mariana Greene, The News's garden editor and author of a column called "Gardening Fool," has a stor ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 3, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    In Dallas District Court, that Preston Hollow Elementary Lawsuit You Forgot All About

    Illustration by Brian StaufferWith little fanfare and hardly any spectators, the trial in the case of Graciela McKay vs. DISD wraps up this week in U.S. District Court, with a verdict expected as early as tomorrow. McKay is the Preston Hollow teacher who filed a federal lawsuit against the district ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2008

    New York Post Columnist Cindy Adams Too Busy to Talk, Fact Check

    Everyone's getting a big giggle out of 143-year-old New York Post Page Six columnist Cindy Adams' reference today to Preston Hollow as "a town outside Dallas" known for its "horse stables, lake views, mountain views, golf club views." Notes a Post comment, "Cindy Adams has perhaps sampled the manure ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 4, 2008

    Fancy Fiddle

    The DSO throws a Gala

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2008

    Wheels? Where We're Going, We Don't Need Wheels.

    It's been mentioned a couple of times on FrontBurner, including today: Folks wake up in the morning, only to find their car or SUV is missing all four wheels. The D boys have mentioned a few locations -- Preston Hollow, University Park, Abrams Road and Northwest Highway, Lovers Lane and Inwood Road. ... More >>

  • News

    February 1, 2007

    Conflict? What Conflict?

    Hispanic leaders on DISD's payroll go mum about segregation at Preston Hollow

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2007

    Oh, Please, Bring it On. Pretty Please.

    Uh, note to DISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa: You'd best tell your spokesperson the definition of "legal" before this gets ugly. Oh, wait. Too late. Our bad. Breaking news: The Dallas Independent School District is investigating whether a crime was committed at Preston Hollow Elementary School i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2007

    Bring It On

    Hey, Superintendent Michael Hinojosa, that's quite a spokesman you got there. Celso Martinez works as the spokesperson for DISD, where his job is to explain to the public how the school district goes about educating its students. Lately, my job has been to write about DISD, particularly how it goe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2007
  • News

    January 11, 2007

    Split Decision

    A judge says Preston Hollow Elementary segregated white kids to please parents. The reality is deeper and maybe more troubling.

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2007

    Kickin' it Out of School

    Teresa Parker: the (former?) principal at Preston Hollow Elementary You remember Teresa Parker, right? She was the principal at Preston Hollow Elementary School -- the one U.S. District Judge Sam Lindsay said in his November 16 ruling had "unlawfully segregated [students] at Preston Hollow based on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2006

    News Hard on Preston Hollow. Finally.

    A federal judge recently found the principal of a North Dallas elementary school guilty of 1940s-style racial and ethnic segregation. In a civil suit, Judge Sam Lindsay ruled that Preston Hollow Principal Teresa Parker had systematically herded black and Latino kids into segregated classrooms to app ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2006

    Preston Hollow: Do the White Thing

    After ignoring the trial in which a mother of three Preston Hollow Elementary School alleged the principal there was segregating Hispanic and African-American students from the white neighborhood kids, The Dallas Morning News this weekend ran two stories about its outcome. On Thursday, U.S. District ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2006

    Wherein the Judge Finds Segregation at Preston Hollow After All

    It took a little longer than expected--like, oh, two months longer than expected--but U.S. District Judge Sam Lindsay has finally ruled in the case in which a Preston Hollow Elementary School parent alleged the school's teachers and its principal, Teresa Parker, were illegally segregating the Hispan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2006

    Re: Hollow News

    Last Thursday, we had an item about the federal civil-rights lawsuit filed by Lucresia Mayorga Santamaria, who's claiming that Preston Hollow Elementary School is segregating its students by forcing Hispanic kids into English-as-second-language classes even if they're English-proficient. Santamaria, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2006

    Hollow News

    On April 18, Lucresia Mayorga Santamaria filed a federal civil-rights suit against the Dallas Independent School District--as well as DISD superintendent Michael Hinojosa and Preston Hollow Elementary School principal Teresa Parker--in which Santamaria alleged the school was segregating her three ch ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 14, 2005

    Peep Show

    Voyeurism, with appetizers, during Around the Table home tour

  • News

    July 12, 2001

    The Little-People Tax

    Dallas tax appraisers can't keep up with Ross Perot. But if you're Average Joe, they've got your number.

  • News

    December 4, 1997

    Getting the lead out

    A troublesome painting contract raises a new worry at DISD--lead contamination

  • News

    January 16, 1997

    Rough waters

    It hasn't been smooth sailing for the Voyager after-school program

  • Dining

    December 8, 1994

    No place like home

    Dieter Paul's Cafe Expresso comforts the Park Cities crowd

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