As you may have deduced from the scarcity of posts this week, the staff of Oak Cliff People is on vacation. We’re not publishing a Dec. 30 edition. Our next paper will be published Jan. 6.
The staff of Oak Cliff People is cooling our heels this week, but I had some time to kill Monday evening, so I got to wondering — would crime slow down for Christmas? It certainly would, but it didn’t stop by any means:
- Between 7:05 and 7:20 p.m. on Christmas Day, a burglar broke into a house in the 800 block of North Oak Cliff Boulevard and stole a $1,500 42-inch Philips flat-screen TV. The burglar also ransacked an entertainment center that contained two video-game consoles and various games, but nothing was taken.
- At 7:50 p.m. on Christmas Day, a man and a woman each stole an 18-pack of Coors Light from a convenience store in the 2200 block of South Zang Boulevard.
- Between 12:30 and 10 p.m. on Christmas Day, a burglar entered an apartment in the 800 block of Blaylock Drive and stole 200 DVDs with a combined value of $4,000 and a $150 pink iPod Nano.
- Between 9:30 and 10:30 p.m. on Christmas Day, a burglar entered a black 1995 Chevy pickup that was left unlocked in the 800 block of Fouraker Street and stole a $110 Alpine CD player.
- Between 7:30 a.m. on Friday and 1:15 p.m. on Monday, a thief stole a $50 red Schwinn bicycle that was locked up in a yard in the 800 block of Turner Avenue.
Happy Festivus, everyone! After the airing of the grievances and the feats of strength, you have only 24 hours to find the perfect gift for everyone left on your list.
While many Bishop Arts retailers are staying open later this evening to accomodate the panicked rush of last-minute shoppers, where are you headed (after checking your list twice, of course)?
On the back page of today’s edition of Oak Cliff People, we published a list of our top 10 stories of the year. The 10th story was a brief roundup of all the restaurants that closed or changed locations in 2011. In our haste, we mistakenly listed Cretia’s as one of the shuttered restaurants. The truth is, Cretia’s crossed the street.
We’ll be out of the office until Jan. 2, but we won’t leave you to your own devices. If you’re looking for something interesting to do between Christmas and New Years Day, we have a few ideas for you. If we missed your shindig, the comments are open!
Members of the Hampton Hills Neighborhood Association should grab a bottle of vino and head to the annual mixer tonight. The party starts at 5 p.m.
The big ticket on Christmas Eve is going to be the live nativity at Kessler Park United Methodist Church. The front lawn comes alive at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Don’t miss it!
Looking for something a little different? Cantor Richard Cohn will be visiting the Oak Cliff Lions Club on Dec. 28 with the Temple Emanu-El choir. As with all Lions Club meetings, head to the Weiss Building at Methodist Dallas Medical Center at noon.
Three amazing local acts are booked at the Kessler Theater on Dec. 30, and if you don’t have your tickets already, you best get at it! Don’t miss Seryn, Doug Burr (love him!), and David Ramirez. The show kicks off at 8:15 p.m.
Want to enjoy all the New Years Eve festivities but don’t want to spend half the evening parking and driving? Hop on the free party trolley for Cliff Crawl 2011 from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Stops include the Belmont A Go-Go party, the Kessler Theater, the Texas Theatre, and the Bishop Arts District.
As always, have a safe and happy holiday season, take plenty of pictures, and send them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org so you can get your mug in the paper.
The marriage of Alexandra Post Cooper to Thomas Ollis Hicks Jr. took place Saturday, November 12, at a sunset ceremony on the beach at Pink Sands, a resort on Harbour Island, Bahamas. Preston Cunningham, the senior deputy administrator for the North Eleuthera district, officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Patterson Cooper IV of Palm Beach, Fla. Her father most recently was president and CEO of First Bank of the Palm Beaches. Prior to that, he was associated with Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan Chase in various international and domestic senior managerial positions over a period of 35 years. Currently, he is chairman of the board of Camp Boggy Creek, a member of the Palm Beach Shore Protection Board and treasurer of the Palm Beach Civic Association. Her mother is a licensed clinical social worker at the VA Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Fla.
The bridegroom is the son of Luann Hicks of Dallas and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ollis Hicks of Dallas. His father is chairman and CEO of Hicks Holdings LLC-a private investment firm in Dallas. His mother is an active volunteer in a number of civic organizations in Dallas.
The bride, who wore a gown designed by Carolina Herrera, was attended by her sisters, Katherine and Elizabeth Cooper, her cousin, Honor Brodie and the bridegroom’s sister, Catherine Hicks. Brothers of the bridegroom, Mack, Alex, Bradley, and William Hicks served as best men.
The bride was born in the Philippines and grew up in Korea, London, New York and Palm Beach. She is a graduate of the Middlesex School and received a bachelor’s degree in international studies from Pitzer – a Claremont College. Prior to recently relocating to Dallas, the bride lived in New York City, working for Lindblad Expeditions (in partnership with the National Geographic Society).
The bridegroom was born and raised in Dallas. He graduated from Highland Park High School and he received a bachelor’s degree in government from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a vice president of Hicks Holdings LLC. Prior to his involvement with Hicks Holdings, he was an investment banking and private equity analyst at Greenhill. He is active in his community, serving on the executive board of Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star Chapter. He served as chairman of the Campaign for Children in Crisis for Big Brothers Big Sisters Organization of North Texas, successfully raising over $32,000,000 for the organization. He is also a member of Business Executives for National Security.
After a reception at a private estate on Harbour Island, the couple left on a wedding trip to the Turks and Caicos. They will be traveling to South East Asia in the spring.
The couple is currently living in Dallas.
Here’s a little Christmas present to all of the businesses looking to make an impression on our lovely readers in 2012. For the next 24 hours, we’re discounting our advertising rates for the Jan. 6 edition by 50 percent. To take advantage of this offer, you must call me at 214-523-5242 by noon on Friday. Don’t miss out on this chance to take advantage of our holiday spirit!
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