Dallas Public Schools: 10 Questions with a DISD Family


Photo: Cindy Homsher

As much as I love to talk about Dallas public schools and what I’ve learned through talking with administrators, teachers, parents, students and school board members, nothing can replace the insight from a been-there-done-that family entrenched in the district. So I’ve come up with 10 questions (the same 10 I ask every DISD parent when I want to talk about their school or schools), and each month we’ll highlight a family who answered. Our inaugural edition will begin with the Homsher family, who live in Preston Royal. Mom Cindy Homsher and her kids – Natalie, Matthew, Nicholas and Catherine – answered our questions.


Transitional Style With Gorgeous Finish-Out in Meadowcrest Remodeled Ranch

5705 Northaven Front

Have you been very, very good? I’m sure Santa knows, and perhaps if you wish extra hard, he’ll bring you an absolute move-in-ready, exceptionally well-done remodel like this gorgeous Meadowcrest Park ranch. Perhaps you’ve got hand-scraped hardwoods, an open floor plan, and Carrera marble on your wish list? This listing with David Griffin & Company Realtor Micky Carr will tick all of those items off your Christmas list, and you won’t have to lift a finger.

Superior finish-out and luxurious details are what makes this home a High Caliber home, worthy of being named the High Caliber Home of the Week, sponsored by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans. Are you looking for service that puts your needs first? Need a loan that other banks just can’t seem to make happen? Talk to Lisa today and find out what service really means in the mortgage industry.


Royalton Fire 1

A three alarm fire about five blocks away from me on Royalton Drive Friday night may have been started by a fire in an outdoor fireplace.

Which of course will have all of us with or wanting outdoor living rooms with fireplaces and flat screens concerned to learn just what happened.

I believe the home was located at 6306 Royalton, and was only about 8 years old. It was a beautiful brick and stone structure of 6214 square feet, very much like the new homes going up in the neighborhood. According to reports on Channels 4 and 8, a surprise party was underway and about 30 to 40 people were in the house, including children. A fire was on in the outside fireplace, which must have gone awry. According to news reports, the guests looked outside, as it was almost fog-like, so they went to check it out. Then they smelled smoke in the house, heard crackling in the chimney, then got everyone outside, including the children who were upstairs. THANK GOD NO ONE IN THE HOUSE WAS HURT. (more…)

Get Ready For Fall in This Gorgeous Preston Royal Mediterranean

6009 Royalcrest Front

Photos: Shoot2Sell

The time of roasting marshmallows is almost upon us. We got a little sampling of fire pit weather this weekend, and it really made it hit home that fall is almost here. Heck, pumpkin spice everything is hitting the shelves, and the Arboretum is about to open their annual autumn showcase with pumpkins galore, so it’s time to think about bundling up, boots, and making s’mores!

That’s the first thing that came to my mind when I saw the wonderful outdoor entertaining area at 6009 Royal Crest Dr. This home has one fireplace inside, one outside on the loggia, and a fire pit, too! There’s no shortage of places to get cozy in this home, which has four bedrooms, five full and one half bath, and 6,146 square feet. It’s listed with Dave Perry-Miller agent Karen Fry for $2.2 million.


Lock Your Doors, Preston Hollow! DPD is Searching For Man After 6 Hour Standoff

CBS 11 News

CBS 11 News

Seriously, some boomerang kids are probably better off with roommates instead of trying to move back in with their parents. Sure, not paying rent and having your mom fold your laundry sounds good at first, but some might chafe under the house rules.

In this case, that’s an understatement.


See Inside a $1.7 Million Preston Royal Home That Has Been — SOLD

Azalea frontGotta love the media. The Dallas Morning News website is still touting this gorgeous Preston Royal area home that we watched being built, remember?

I mean, who can blame them, the house is gorgeous!

Funny thing is it is sold and actually, the Boys have moved out, new family moved in. This home is so what folks are looking for in 2014.

Never fear, they are doing it again –building, that is, and we will bring you the full, gory details of their next move.Azaela back Azaela entry Azalea liv Azalea kit Azalea dining Azalea master Azalea master bath Azalea Den Azalea den (2)