I’m a real open-door girl. I don’t evenhave a lock on my door.”
— VIRGINIA COOK
(See Page 1B)
FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2013 ALSO SERVING BLUFFVIEW, DEVONSHIRE, AND GREENWAY PARKS
VOL. 9, ISSUE 19
COMMUNITY:LEGACY HONORS DALLAS HOME FOR JEWISH AGED
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WILL VOTERS TURN OUT THIS TIME?
According to the Dallas County Elections Department,there are 40,892 registered voters in District 11 and49,960 registered voters in District 13. Here’s a look atthe turnout for the most recent competitive elections ineach district.
City Candidates Close in on Finish Line
BY DAN KOLLER
Voters in District 11 havea choice that can be boileddown to the big picture vs.the little details.On the former side isLee Kleinman. He wasappointed to the Park andRecreation Board by LindaKoop, who is vacating herseat on the City Council because of term limits.“I’m all about big vision,”Kleinman said, “and I’vegot the background to exe-cute it.”On the latter side is OriRaphael, who wants tofocus on making sure thedistrict’s streets, alleys, and
BY DAN KOLLER
Leland Burk and Jen-nifer Staubach Gates havethe same priorities forDistrict 13: keeping it safe,improving its streets andalleys, and augmenting its schools. Voters mustdecide which candidate is best suited to accomplishthose goals as a member of the City Council.Burk argues that hisexperience as a real estate/ oil and gas investor giveshim an edge. He repeatedly mentions that he’ll be ableto “hit the ground running”regarding complicatedzoning issues, because of
See DISTRICT 11, Page 8ASee DISTRICT 13, Page 8A
TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL LACROSSE LEAGUE
LIONS ROAR BACK TO WIN
STAFF PHOTOS: CHRIS MCGATHEY
Junior midﬁelder Kellam Hall kisses the Division I state championship trophy after St. Mark’s beat ESD in overtime Sunday. St. Mark’s had been to the title game in 2007, 2009, 2010, and 2012 without a win.
BY DAVID MCNABB
LANO — With theSt. Mark’s Lions star-ing down yet anotherheartbreaking loss inthe Texas High SchoolLacrosse League statehampionship game, Evan Chang-ung came up with the biggest goaln the program’s history. And thene did it again.The speedy Chang-Tung scoredthe game-tying goal with 43 sec-onds left in regulation and thegame-winner in the third minuteof overtime, securing an 8-7 victory over Episcopal School of Dallason Sunday at Clark Stadium. St.Mark’s rallied from a 6-2 halftimedeficit and trailed by a goal formore than nine minutes beforeChang-Tung completed a five-goalrally to tie the score at 7-7 with lessthan a minute left in regulation.“Evan is a special person and aspecial player,” St. Mark’s coachHayward Lee said. “I’m not sur-prised he was the one who madethose plays.”Before approximately 1,200enthusiastic spectators, St. Mark’swon its only state title despite being one of the sport’s pioneersin North Texas. Having lost toHighland Park in the 2009, 2010,
St. Mark’s had lost 4 of previous 6 title games
District 11: Pairhave divergentsets of prioritiesDistrict 13: Fewpolicy variances between leaders
District 11 in 2005
Linda Koop ..........3,956Danny Harrison ....3,071
7,027District 13 in 2009
Ann Margolin ........8,315Brint Ryan ............6,210
The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.For more information, visit dallascountyvotes.org.
See ST. MARK’S, Page 4A
Danny Koudelka, who scored twice in the semiﬁnals, carries the ball.
Aspiring Musician Ready For Big Break
PHOTO: ANGELA TALLEY
Preston Hollow resident Michaela Norton, who goes by MichaelaGrace when performing, is an aspiring country singer.
BY DAN KOLLER
Everybody knows thatteenage girls like to beliked. And everybody knows that teenage girlslike to use the word “like.”So we could explainhow Michaela Norton theUrsuline student turnedinto Michaela Grace thecountry singer, but we likethe way she puts it:“Like, a lot of where I’vegot to now is a lot of, like,having to get people to say yes to me and, like, liking me,” Michaela said, as only a teenage girl can.People have been lik-ing Michaela ever sinceshe performed RebaMcEntire’s “Why Haven’tI Heard From You?” as afirst-grader in the St. RitaCatholic School talentshow. She won, edging outa classical violinist.“She just always really,really loved to sing,” saidher mother, SuzanneFranks, “but I didn’t thinkanything of it, because my family’s not in the enter-tainment business. But acouple of my friends werelike, ‘You gotta get this kidsomewhere.’ ”The family didn’t seri-ously pursue fame andfortune until the summer before Michaela’s eighth-
Michaela Gracehones in on herdream career
IF YOU GO
8 p.m. on May 18
Prophet Bar,2548 Elm St.
See GRACE, Page 9A