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THE ESSENTIALS



DRIVER’S LICENSE

To obtain a valid Texas driver’s license, which is legally required after 30 days of residence, an out-of-state newcomer must (1) apply for a license at one of the many Department of Public Safety testing stations; (2) produce a certified copy of his or her birth certificate or a valid out-of-state driver’s license; (3) pass a written examination; (4) pass a driving skill test if the out-of-state license has expired; (5) undergo an eye test to determine if corrective lenses are needed; (6) be 18 or older. Persons 16 or 17 years of age may be licensed only if they have completed a certified driver-education program.



VEHICLE REGISTRATION

Out-of-state vehicles may be registered for Texas license plates at substations of the county tax assessor’s office, which are located throughout Dallas and Tarrant counties.

To establish Texas residency, you must (1) have your vehicle’s serial number verified through an inspection at a service station or car dealership; (2) surrender your out-of-state title; (3) apply for registration within 30 days of moving here; (4) pay a J15 new residents’ fee, plus a J10 title fee and the cost of your license plates (which is based on the model year for cars and gross weight for trucks), which are required on the front and rear of the car. Subsequent re-registration may be handled by mail. For more information call 749-8620 (Dallas); 334-1526 (Fort Worth); 277-2268 (Arlington); 281-6912 (Mid-Cities).



AUTO INSPECTION

All vehicles registered in Texas must be inspected for safety every 12 months. The fee for an inspection sticker, which is applied to the lower left-hand corner of the windshield and shows the number of the month in which the inspection was performed, is $5.25 plus the cost of any repairs necessary to bring the vehicle up to established safety standards. Inspection stations are located throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area at various service stations, dealerships, garages and most major department store auto-service areas.



VOTER REGISTRATION

You must be (1) an American citizen; and (2) 18 years of age Although it is no longer necessary to be a resident of the city or of the state for at least 30 days, you must have a permanent residential address within Dallas or Tar-rant counties. Voter registration can usually be handled by filling out a form and returning it at least 30 days before an election to Election Department, Records Building, Dallas 75202; or Volet Registration. Tarrant County Assessor, 100 Weatherford St.. Fort Worth 76196-0136. For more information call 749-8871 (Dallas); 334-1115 (Tarrant).

TAX EXEMPTION

Every homeowner living within an independent school district in Texas has the right to claim an exemption of $5,000 per year of the total assessed value of his house Optional homestead exemptions may be offered by individual city or county governments.

To qualify, you must have title to the property on January 1 of the tax year. An affidavit claiming the homestead exemption must be filed between January 1 and April 30 with the Dallas County Appraisal District or the Tarrant County Appraisal District. For more information call 826-9360 (Dallas) or 332-3151 (Tarrant).



POST OFFICE

For zip code information, call 647-2996 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. For general information, call 741-5508(Dallas)between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays.



TRANSPORTATION

For information on city bus routes or Hop-A-Bus, which services downtown Dallas, call DART(Dallas Area Rapid Transit) at 979-1111. In Fort Worth, call CITRAN (City Transit Service) at 870-6200.

Amtrak offers a different way to get to Fort Worth: Board the train at Union Station, 400 S. Houston, on Monday, Wednesday or Saturday at 2:08 p.m. and ride to Fort Worth for $4.75 (half-price for children). Return Tuesday, Friday or Sunday at 3:40 p.m. Call 653-1101 for reservations or (800) 872-7245 for information on Am-trak’s countrywide routes and schedules.

The Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. 574-6720. provides service for most major airlines. Love Field Airport. 670 7275; Addison Airport. 239-3761; and Red Bird Airport, 337-1581, also service the area.

TIME AND TEMPERATURE

Call 844-(any four numbers) to obtain the correct time and temperature

WEATHER REPORT

Call National Weather Service at 654-0116 for weather information.



CRISIS/SUPPORT GROUPS

Alcoholics Anonymous. 956-7333 (Dallas); (817) 332-3533 (Tarrant). A fellowship of men and women who are alcoholics who share their experiences with those who want to stop drinking. Members are available to counsel anyone who calls. AA is non-denomina-tional organization dedicated to the treatment of alcoholism.

American Red Cross. Dallas County, 871-2175; Tarrant County. (817) 7324491. Provides disaster aid along with services to military personnel, their families and veterans; offers a wide variety of courses in CPR, first-aid, preparation for parenthood, babysitting skills, boating safety, swimming, and youth volunteer programs teaching leadership skills to youths ages 10 to 18.

Big Brothers and Sisters of Metropolitan Dallas. 871-0876. A non-profit organization that matches adults with children from single parent families to form a one-to-one relationship. Age requirements: Boys 7-14; girls 6-15; adult volunteers at least 21. Additional chapters: Piano 596-7420; Arlington (817) 2654777; Tarrant Coun-ty (817) 877-4277.

Child Abuse Hotline. 6374020 (Dallas); (817) 336-8611 (Tarrant). For reporting child abuse and neglect to the Texas Department of Human Resources.

Crime Prevention. 6704427. The Dallas Police Department will show homeowners or businesses how to make their buildings burglar proof for free. It also offers programs on rape and assault prevention, neighbor-hood crime watch and employee-crime prevention.

Family Outreach Program. 350 9711. Funded through the Texas Department of Human Resources, the BELLBROOK ESTATES:

THE LAST ESTATE PROPERTY IN NORTH DALLAS



With all of North Dallas mushrooming into office complexes, condos, and tract housing projects, a small oasis in the midst of it all was left miraculously untouched. Nestled in a pocket just off Belt Line Road, across the street from Prestonwood Mall, Bellbrook Estates is the parcel of land bordered by Winnwood Road on the east and Celestial Drive off Montfort on the south.

The last known remaining undeveloped land in the area, Bellbrook Estates will offer forty-seven half-acre lots, many with mature trees and some bordering a small park. One exclusive lot will back to a private pond.

Unlike most other North Dallas subdivisions, Bellbrook Estates is set well off the streets, and each homeowner will have the feeling of total seclusion as he enters. The trees serve as a buffer from traffic and city skylines, as well as provide natural boundaries within the subdivision.

Priced from $500,000 to over $1 million, homes will be comparable to those in the elite Williamsburg Estates nearby, but the lots will be offered at a substantially lower price. An added benefit is that the homes will have one of the lowest tax bases in the county, being located within the Addison city limit.

The Sharif-Munir-Davidson Company, developers of Bellbrook Estates, are working with a small, select group of luxury homebuilders by special invitation only, to complete the project. All builders approved to participate are required to meet strict criteria, along with having prior successful experience in luxury home construction.

Bellbrook Estates will retain as much of the land’s natural characteristics as is feasible, with minimal change of terrain or clearing away of trees. Strict architectural control will ensure the homeowners of a harmonious, though varied, streetscape.

Although a few homes are being built on a speculative basis, most lots are reserved for individual contract building, so that each home will meet the exact needs of its owner. Discriminating homebuyers who have dreamed of owning a home in a secluded, park-like setting, but within the boundaries of having city conveniences close at hand, are encouraged to contact a participating builder immediately for lot reservation. Interested parties may contact the Sharif-Munir-Davidson Company for a list of all participating builders.

program is a volunteer organization for the prevention of child abuse Volunteers work with individual clients and a speakers bureau provides programs on teaching children the tools to prevent sexual abuse.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). 243-6633 (Dallas); (817) 293-3002 (Tarrant County). A victim support group for those who have been injured or lost loved ones to drunk drivers. Also is an education and lobbying group. Although not associated with MADD, Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD) has been organized at various local high schools.

Parents Without Partners. 3500315 (Dallas); (817) 8311132 (Tarrant). Single parents with children (custody not required) meet several times monthly for socializing and support. Parental status must be verified.

Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Center. 521-1020. Provides therapy for rape victims and children who have been sexually abused. Will videotape sexual assault validation for children 12 or under so they won’t have to testify in court. Victims of Incest is a therapy group for teen-age sexual assault victims. Hotline staffed 24 hours.

Rape Crisis Center Tarrant County. (817) 335-7273. Counseling and medical aid is provided to rape victims 24 hours a day. Support groups for victims.

Suicide and Crisis Center. 828-1000 (Dallas County). Suicide Crisis Intervention Hotline. (817) 336-3355 (Tarrant County). Phones are staffed 24 hours with counselors trained in suicide prevention. Support groups are available for family and friends of suicide victimes. Speakers bureaus offer presentations and community workshops to the public on suicide prevention.



REFERRAL/NEWCOMER SERVICES

Information and Referral Service. 747 3711 (Dallas). First Call for Help Referral. (817) 336-8757 (Tarrant). Sponsored through the United Way, these specialize in health, counseling, welfare, financial aid, and recreation services. Also, the Information and Referral Center of Piano. 422 1850.

Association for Retarded Citizens. 634-9810 (Dallas); (817) 336-8661 (Tarrant). Specializes in services for mentally retarded children and adults. Acts as an advocacy organization for continuing education for adults. Offers a respit program of temporary care for families with mentally retarded members.

Dallas County Medical Society. 948-3622; Tarrant County Medical Socity. (817) 732 2825. Callers are given the names of three doctors in their area. The society can also provide the credentials (training, certifications and age) of member doctors.

Dallas County Podiatry Society. 521-9221. Referral service and informatin for podiatric (foot) care.

Dallas/Fort Worth Hospital Council. 659-0148. This service will advise you of the hospital nearest you and the various services hospitals offer.

Dallas County Dental Society. (817) 336-3693. Callers are given the names of several dentists in their areas.

Dental Referral Service (Dallas). 526-3435. Refers dentists in caller’s location.

Fort Worth District Dental Society. (817) 336-3693 Callers are given the names of several dentists in their areas.

Lawyer Referral Service. 979-9090. Sponsored by the Dallas Bar Association, this service can arrange an appointment for $20 per 30-minute consultation. Also under (817) code: Lawyer Referral Service of Arlington Bar Association. 277 3113; Lawyer Referral Service of Fort Worth-Tarrant County Bar Association. 334 1436; Lawyer Referral Service of Northeast Tarrant County Bar Association. 870-9801.

Volunteer Center of Dallas. 744-1194. Recruits and refers volunteers for about 450 civic, cultural and human-needs organizations. Has about 1,500 volunteer jobs to refer. Matches volunteer talent, skill and time available to particular job need. Referred over 30,000 volunteers last year.

Volunteer Center of Metropolitan Tarrant County. (817) 336-1168 (Fort Worth); 284-8800. Ext. 160 (North Richland Hills); 860-1613 (Arlington). Recruits Tar-rant County residents for volunteer services. Provides guidance and training for volunteer service staff members. Offers record keeping and resource services on volunteerism.

Welcome Newcomer Service. 699-6364. Acquaints newcomers to the Dallas area with what’s available (services, products, etc.) in their neighborhoods and the Metroplex. A representative will even make home visits.

Mid-Cities Welcome Service. (817) 335-3624. For newcomers in the Hurst-Euless-Bedford area.

HEALTH CARE



In Dallas, one phone number, 744-4444, is important for all emergencies. The number connects the police, the fire department or an ambulance. In Fort Worth, call 335-4357 for ambulance service.

For minor emergencies, such as broken bones and lacerations, many small emergency clinics are located around town. Most of them are open seven days a week and don’t require an appointment. In addition to minor emergencies, these clinics-which are staffed by doctors and registered nurses-usually have their own labs and x-ray facilities. Most provide physical exams for school, employment or workmen’s compensation and administer blood tests for marriage licenses.



DALLAS AREA

Emergency Care Center. 2005 W. Airport Freeway (between MacArthur and Story). 659-1234. Open daily 7:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

Garland Emergency Center. 1529 W. Buck-ingham (at North Star). 495-4300. Daily 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Lake Highlands Minor Emergency Center. 10531 E. Northwest Hwy. 348-5580. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

Med-Stop. 5315 Greenville at Lovers Lane 696-3636. Daily 7 a.m.10:30 p.m.

Minor Emergency Center. 1205 Josey Lane north of Belt Line, Carrollton. 245-9271. Daily 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Pepper Square Emergency Medical Clinic. 14902 Preston at Belt Line. 9801010. Daily 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Piano Emergency Center. 2929 Custer at Parker, Piano. 596-1003. Daily 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Primacare Minor Emergency Centers:

(Garland): 1501 Northwest Hwy., 840-8707; (Grand Prairie): 2510 Southeast 8th St., 262-3569; (Mesquite): 3611 Gus Thomason, 686-1880; (North-West Dallas): 9991 Marsh Lane, Suite 200,350-7932; (Piano): 3304 Alma Dr., 424-6581.

Richardson Emergency Center. 561 W. Campbell Road. 644-6888.

Skillman Emergency Center. 9205 Skillman at Audelia Road. 341-1100. Daily 8 a.m.-10 p.m. at all locations.



FORT WORTH/MID-CITIES

Emergency Care Center. 1444 Precinct Line Road, Hurst. 268-1237. Daily 7:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

Lake Worth Minor Emergency Center. 6302 Jacksboro Hwy. 237-8273. Open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m -10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.

Minoi Emergency Clinic of Arlington. 1112 N. Collins Ave 274-5526 or Metro 265-6322. Daily 8 a.m -11 pm.

Minor Emergency Clinic. 957 Melbourne. Hurst. 284-2101. 5-11 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.

Minor Emergency Clinic. 8008 Hwy. 80 West. 244-6464. 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

Primacare Minor Emergency Centers.

Arlington: 2810 S. Cooper St., 465-4928.

Fort Worth: 6404 McCart Ave., 2941651. Daily 8 am-10 p.m.

Ready-Care Medical Clinic. 4101 Airport Freeway, Bedford. 540-4333. Daily 8 a.m.-9 p.m.

Satellite Emergency Center. 6451 Brentwood Stair Road. 451-0000. Daily 8 a.m.-11 p.m.

BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS

Given free at some area fire departments. Call 670-4312 for designated fire stations.



HOSPITALS



DALLAS AREA

Baylor University Medical Center. 3500 Gaston Ave., 820-1111. 1.275 beds. The largest hospital in Texas houses the Sammons Cancer Center, the H.L. and Ruth Ray Hunt Heart Center, and the Susan G. Komen Breast Center. Provides a 24-hour emergency-room service; Helpline, a physician-referral service; and TelMed, a taped telephone library with more than 500 health topics.

Charter Suburban Hospital. 1012 N. Galloway, Mesquite. 320-7000. 143 beds. A full-service hospital offering 24-hour emergency care.

Children’s Medical Center. 1935 Amelia St., 920-2000. 158 beds. In-patient (and extensive out-patient) pediatric care, including treatment for heart disease, cystic fibrosis, cancer, kidney disease, asthma and a variety of other childhood disorders. Also provides a psychiatric unit and pediatric intensive care unit. The primary pediatric teaching hospital for Southwestern Medical School.

Dallas Family Hospital. 2929 South Hampton Road, 330-4611. 104 beds. This full-service hospital, home of the old Stevens Park Osteopathic Hospital, has 24-hour emergency services with both M.D.s and D.O.s.

Dallas Memorial Hospital. 5003 Ross Ave., 824-3071. 167 beds. A nonprofit osteopathic hopital providing full services and special imaging including a CT scanner and a 24-hour outpatient clinic.

Dallas/Fort Worth Medical Center. 2709 Hospital Blvd., Grand Prairie. 641-5000. 377 beds. A full-service hospital that has a 24-hour emergency room and trauma center. A care unit for drug-and alcohol-abuse patients is available.

R.H. Dedman Memorial Medical Center. 7 Medical Parkway, Farmers Branch. 247-1000. 168 beds. Specializing in long-term patient care, psychiatric services, diabetes, cardiac and pulmonary care. It also offers 24-hour emergency service and full hospital service.

Doctors Hospital. 9440 Poppy Dr., 324-6100. 278 beds. A full-service medical and surgical facility. Offers a 24-hour emergency room, oncology, an intensive care unit, physician-referral program, diabetic program, geriatrics and others.

Garland Community Hospital. 122 S. International Dr., Garland, 276-7116. 122 beds, 6 ICU beds. A full-service hospital with specialties such as orthopedics, ear, nose and throat surgery, and plastic surgery. It has a fully equipped 24-hour emergency room.

General Hospital of Lakewood. 1600 Abrams Road, 824-4541.60 beds. Bulimia and anorexia treatment programs in addition to 24-hour emergency services.

Granville C. Morton Hospital. 9000 Harry Hines Blvd., 351-8111. 110 beds. An acute-care facility that is recognized for its treatment of cancer and blood diseases.

Irving Community Hospital. 1901 MacArthur, Irving, 579-8100. 288 beds. A full-service facility whose medical specialties include oncology, diabetes, kidney dialysis, pediatrics, orthopedics and obstetrics (birthing room and infant rooming-in program). Other services are a 24-hour emergency room and a Home Health Care that serves house-bound patients.

Lewisville Memorial Hospital. 500 W. Main, Lewisville, 221-1583. 110 beds. Presently expanding to 150 beds, it is a full-service hospital with a variety of specialties and a 24-hour emergency service.

Medical Arts Hospital. 6161 Harry Hines Blvd., 688-1111. 71 beds. An acute-care facility with specialties in orthopedics (work-related and sports), ophthalmology, plastic and cosmetic surgery, and day surgery.

Medical City-Humana Hospital. 7777 Forest Lane, 661-7000.555 beds. A full-service hospital that provides an extensive cardiac-care unit, a day-surgery program, a neonatal unit and an outpatient program. Humana has designated Medical City as a Center of Excellence in neurosciences and cardiology.

Memorial Hospital of Garland. 2300 Marie Curie, Garland, 276-9511. 192 beds. An acute-care facility whose specialties include nuclear medicine, audiology, cardiology, cardiac rehabilitation, mammography, obstetrics and CAT scan. Other services include a 24-hour emergency room.

Methodist Medical Central Hospital. 301 W. Colorado, 944-8181. 508 beds. Offers a full range of services including outpatient services and a day-surgery program. Emergency services include a 24-hour emergency room with a trauma-care unit, a helicopter ambulance and an intensive care unit. Has a Diabetes Management Center.

Parkland Memorial Hospital. 5201 Harry Hines Blvd., 637-8000. 932 beds. The Dallas County hospital, Parkland provides a Young Adult Clinic, a cardiovascular laboratory, an epilepsy treatment center, gynecology, hemodialysis, high-risk maternity, pediatric trauma intensive-care unit, kidney transplants and sleep studies. The only local emergency room that handles burn and rape victims.

Pioneer Park Medical Center. 1745 W. Irving Blvd., Irving, 254-8186.50 beds. A limited acute-care hospital with most services. No obstetrics or pediatrics.

Piano General Hospital. 3901 W. 15th St., Piano, 596-6800. 233 beds. Specialties include orthopedic surgery, internal medicine, plastic surgery, allergies and asthma and others. Also has a 24-hour emergency room and a comprehensive therapy department.

Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. 8200 Walnut Hill Lane, 369-4111. 838 beds. Full medical services offered with specialties in GYN surgery, obstetrics, a newborn and critical-care nursery and an invitro fertilization and embryo transfer program. The Margot Perot Women’s and Children’s Hospital specializes in maternal and child health care.

Richardson Medical Center (B.B. Owens Memorial Hospital). 401 W. Campbell Road, Richardson, 231-1441. 242 beds. A short-term acute-care facility offering all major medical services except obstetrics.

St. Paul Medical Center. 5909 Harry Hines Blvd., 879-1000. 600 beds. A full-service facility whose specialties include arthritis, cardiovascular, maternal/child care, oncology, psychiatry, pulmonary care and epidemiology. St. Paul was the first hospital in Texas to establish a clinic for low-income families.

Southeastern Methodist Hospital. 9202 Elam Road, 372-7603.172 beds. A general medical and surgical facility offering a wide range of services. The Alcohol and Chemical Dependency Treatment Center is a 28-day program that includes group counseling and activities. Also has a Maternity Care Center and health-education classes.

Trinity Medical Center. 4343 N. Josey, Car-rollton, 492-1010. 141 beds. A full-service hospital with a 24-hour emergency room. Trinity has a joint invitro fertilization program with the Texas Endocrine and Fertility Institute.

MID-CITIES

All telephone numbers are under the (817) area code.

Arlington Community Hospital. 3301 Matlock Road, Arlington, 465-3241. 192 beds. Currently expanding to 286 beds, the hospital is an acute-care facility with 24-hour emergency services. The expansion will include a family-centered obstetrics unit and a wellness center.

Arlington Memorial Hospital. 800 W. Randol Mill Road, Arlington, 274-5581. 380 beds. An acute-care facility that offers a 24-hour emergency room with four trauma areas and a chemical decontamination room.

Grapevine Medical Center. 1650 W. College, Grapevine, 488-7546.55 beds. Currently expanding to 104 beds, Grapevine is a general acute-care facility with outpatient services and a 24-hour emergency room.

Harris Hospital H.E.B. 1600 Hospital Parkway, Bedford, 283-1561. 314 beds. A full-service facility with a 24-hour emergency room, a helicopter ambulance and an intensive-care unit. The Addiction Treatment Center is a comprehensive program for the treatment of alcoholism and chemical-dependent problems.

Northeast Community Hospital. 1301 Airport Frwy, Bedford, 282-9211. 200 beds. A full-service hospital with a 24-hour emergency room and an Environmental Care Unit designed for patients with allergies and physical sensitivities.

North Hills Medical Center. 4401 Booth Calloway Road, North Richland Hills, 284-1431. 160 beds. A full-service hospital with a 24-hour emergency room.



FORT WORTH

All telephone numbers are under the (817) area code.

All Saints Episcopal Hospital. 1400 Eighth Ave, 926-2544. 533 beds. A general acute-care facility with specialties in psychiatry, obstetrics, diagnostic radiology and orthopedics. The Carter Rehabilitation Center provides a cardiac and pulmonary program. Also provided are a Sleep Disorders Clinic and a day-surgery unit.

Cook Children’s Hospital. 1212 W. Lancaster, 336-5521. Fort Worth Children’s. 1400 Cooper, 336-9861. 167 combined beds. As shared-services hospitals, these offer a complete range of medical and surgical services. The hospitals, which treat children 21 and younger, are known for their neonatal intensive-care unit, children’s cancer clinic and open-heart surgery services.

Harris Hospital-Methodist. 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., 334-6011. 628 beds. One of the largest private obstetrical hospitals in the country. It offers a comprehensive prenatal program, among other services, and an in-vitro fertilization program.

Huguley Hospital. 11801 S. Freeway (Rendon-Crow-ley exit off I-35W). 293-9110. Expanding to 185 beds. A full-service acute-care facility run by Seventh-day Adventists. Offers a 24-hour physician-staffed emergency room, family-centered childbirth, home health agency and a 41,000-squarefoot Health Fitness Center open to the public.

Medical Plaza Hospital. 1612 W. Humbolt, 356-2100. 338 beds. An acute-care medical and surgical facility. It has a Coronary Care Unit and is one of two hospitals that performs coronary bypass surgery.

Osteopathic Medical Center-Hospital. 1000 Montgomery, 7314311. 200 beds. The 24-hour emergency hospital is staffed by osteopathic physicians, who as part of their medical philosophy and training, include manipulative therapy in the treatment of disease.

Saint Joseph Hospital. 1401 S. Main St., 336-9371. 475 beds. An acute-care medical and surgical hospital. The Sports Medicine Center specializes in the conditioning, treatment and rehabilitation of sports and industrial injuries. The Community Hospice provides care for termini cancer patients who wish to remain at home.

John Peter Smith Hospital (Tarrant County Hospital District). 1500 S. Main St.. 921-3431.420 beds. A full-service facility that offers a 24-hour emergency room that houses four trauma units. Has a Family Health Center and a patient-education program.

White Settlement Hospital. 701 S. Cherry Lane, 246-2491. 48 beds. Serving west Tarrant County, it is a full-service short-term facility with 24-hour emergency services.

PET CARE



Dallas, Fort Worth, and most of the surrounding cities in Dallas and Tarrant counties have leash laws that prohibit dogs from running loose Dogs that are not kept in-doors, on leashes or in fenced yards can be impounded. There are no leash laws for cats.

Annual rabies vaccinations are required for dogs and cats, but city license tags are required for dogs only. If the animal has been spayed or neutered, the annual fee is J5 in Dallas and $2 in Fort Worth. Otherwise, the fee is $10. For more information on City of Dallas ordinances, call the Department of Health and Human Services Animal Control Center at 388-0568. Call the Fort Worth Animal Control Center at 870-7290. In suburban cities, call the local city hall.

For lost pets in Dallas, call the Animal Control Center’s Lost Pet Hotline West of the North Tollway: 741-PETS, east of the Tollway: 381-2489.

Emergency veterinary services are available during odd hours or the telephone is answered 24 hours a day at these clinics: In Dallas County:

Animal Medical and Surgical Hospital. 600 W. Airport Freeway. Irving. 445-1520.

Belt Line East Animal Hospital. 1214 Belt Line Road, Sunnyvale. 226-0265.

Carrollton Animal Emergency. 1103 Belt Line Road, Carrollton. 446-0262.

Emergency Animal Clinic. 13031 Coit Road. 661-2112.

South Oak Cliff Animal Hospital. 5512 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway. 372-4646 or 37l-8383. In Tarrant County:

Airport Freeway Animal Emergency Clinic. 209 S. Main, Euless. 571-2088.

Arlington Animal Hospital. 1012 W. Division. Arlington. 277-6301.

East Lancaster Animal Hospital. 1824 E. Lan-caster, Fort Worth. 332-9930.

Emergency Pet Care Clinic 1424 W. Peter Smith, Fort Worth. 332-3145.

North Collins Animal Clinic. 841 Green Oaks Blvd. NE, Arlington. 860-3087.



PUBLIC SCHOOLS



DALLAS

The Dallas Independent School District’s vanguard, academy and magnet schools offer students a flexible cur-riculum. Admission is open at all vanguards and academies except the Center for the Academically Talented and Gifted. Students are generally admitted on a first-come, first-served basis, but ethnic balance is considered. An application must be completed for admission to one of the magnet or career development centers. Enrollment is limited in most schools. For more information, call the DISD at 8241620. ext. 381. Five elementary schools offer specific programs to attract students from throughout the district:

Center for the Academically Talented and Gifted. K.B. Polk, 6911 Victoria. 75209. 358-4576. For the above-average or unusually curious student, this school’s curriculum features subjects not usually taught in elementary schools. Admission procedures begin in January. Parents should talk to the home school principal by February 1st for their child to be considered for the next school year.

Center for Expressive Arts. Sidney Lanier. 1400 Walmsley. 75208. 742-3661. Self-expression and creativity are encouraged through general music, dramatizations, dance and art.

Center for Individually Guided Education. Maynard Jackson, 2929 Stag Road. 75241. 371-4346. Small classes allow students to learn in a program of study especially designed to enhance learning opportunities. Classes stress self-direction, initiative and responsibility. (May be changed to a science center.)

Fundamental School. Mark Twain. 724 GreenCove Lane, 75232. 371-5304. It’s back to basics here with a structured, traditional approach emphasizing the “three R’s”. Independent study and homework are stressed.

L.L. Hotchkiss Montessori Academy. (K-8) 6929 Town North Dr, 75231. 348-3730. Learning by self-discovery. The Montessori method places the responsibility for learning on the student, who actually learns from his/her environment, not from the teacher. The teacher serves as a dynamic link between the class environment and the student, and it is through this link that learning takes place.



THE NEXT GROUP includes academies-special schools for seventh and eighth graders:

Career Exploration Academy. Longfellow. 5314 Boaz, 75209. 357-57ll The traditional, basic middle-school program is offered here, along with opportunities to explore many career options. Resource speakers and visits to area businesses let students see the working world firsthand.

Classical Academy. Oliver Wendell Holmes, 2001 E. Kiest Blvd., 752l6 375-2535. Courses are available here that are not found at any other middle school in Dallas. Humanities (for foreign languages), music instruction, art classes, a computer program and an outstanding gymnastics program enhance basic subjects.

Environmental Science Academy. T.A Edison (formerly Sequoyah), 2940 Singleton Blvd.. 75212. 637-1340. This school attracts the nature lover; classrooms are often fields, streams and hills. In addition to language and math skills, students study horticulture, bacteriology, botany and other environmental sciences.

Exploratory Arts Academy. W.E. Greiner Middle School, 625 S. Edgefield, 75208. 9431196. Artistically talented students are encouraged to develop their individual interests through studies in visual arts, gymnastics, theater, dance and choral and instrumental music. Regular middle-school programs are also offered.

Fundamental Academy. William Hawley Atwell, 1303 Reynoldston Lane, 75232. 376-7321. As the name implies, basic subjects are emphasized. Elective courses include Spanish, French, computer literacy, orchestra, band and music. Students are grouped heterogeneously, but, honor classes are available in mathematics, language arts and social studies.



HIGH SCHOOL students, grades nine through 12, are eligible to attend magnet schools. Enrollment is limited in most schools. A pre-enrollment period is held each year for the coming year:

Arts Magnet. 2501 Flora St, 75201. 744-3247. Students have the option of attending this school full time to take academic courses or attending part time and taking academics at the home school. The school offers a strong academic college preparatory program. Intensive preliminary training is given in the visual arts (painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, weaving, jewelry making and others) and the performing arts (dance, music, theater).

Business and Management Center. 2218 Bryan St., 75201.651-9811 This magnet operates in an administrative and office setting in the Central Business District. On-the-job training is emphasized; paid internships are available for grades 11 and 12 (students work half a day).

Career Development Center. Skyline. 7777 Forney Road, 75227. 388-2101. An 80-acre campus encompasses 24 areas of study. The building complex covers about 14 acres and includes a color television studio, computer center, airplane hangar, media center, greenhouse and other special-purpose areas. Skyline is an extension of DISD high schools. Students may attend on a part-time basis for three-hour career-education courses or may transfer to the school full time.

Education in Social Services. 1738 Gano St., 75215. 421-0966. Designed for students who want to explore careers in psychology, social services, education and child development. Students volunteer/work in on-site preschool and elementary school and in agencies and schools throughout the community. All students study basic counseling skills.

High School for Health Professions. 4515 Ross Ave.. 75204. 823-6200. Introductory and advanced programs prepare students for various health careers such as pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, pre-veterinary, licensed vocational nursing, nursing, medical technology, biosci-ence, medical assisting, dental assisting, dental technology, medical surgical supply technician, hospital administrative services, and hospital support services. Emphasis is also placed on academic preparation for college.

Lincoln Humanities/Communications Magnet. 2826 Hatcher St., 75215. 421-7121. This alternative program offers a challenging liberal arts education to help prepare students for college. Courses include philosophy, literature, languages, journalism, radio/TV/ film, fine arts, history, anthropology and social sciences.

Public Services: Government and Law. 912 S. Ervay St., 75206. 748-9991. Students interested in careers in law, criminal justice and public affairs will enjoy this curriculum. Courses are geared to both career- and college-bound students. Social-science internships are often available after three years in the magnet program.



FORT WORTH

The Fort Worth Independent School District’s magnet schools are heavily academic and require testing of middle school and high school students for entry. Admissions procedures begin in January. Call 336-8311, ext. 614, for more information.

Three elementary schools for kindergarten through fifth grades:

Dagget Elementary Montessori. 958 Page, 76110. 926-8984. Emphasizes the Montessori method of teaching – a philosophy of child growth and a basis for guiding such growth. Feeds into Dagget Middle School.

D. McRae International School of Language. 3316 Avenue N., 76105.926-8984. Spanish emersion program designed to help students learn Spanish as a speaking language. Computer science also offered.

Morningside Preparatory School of Science and Mathematics. 2601 Evans, 76104. 926-8984. Designed for students with a gift of learning science and math. Entry requires a math and reading score of at least 80 percentile on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills.

Five middle schools are available for students in grades 6-8:

Dagget Middle School Montessori. 1108 Carlock, 76110. 926-8984. See Dagget Elementary.

Middle School of Math, Science and Communication. Dunbar, 2501 Stalcup Road, 76119. 496-9645. Designed to prepare college-bound pre-adolescent students for determined study in high school, with a special emphasis on developing communication skills.

Middle School of Math, Science and Horticulture. J.P. Elder, 709 N.W. 21st St., 76106.626-2841. Designed for students academically able and who have an interest in medicine.

Pre-International Baccalaureate Program. Morningside, 2751 Mississippi, 76104. 927-7347. A broad liberal arts program designed to prepare students for entry into the International Baccalaureate program at O.D. Wyatt.

William James College Readiness Academy. 1101 Nashville, 76105. 535-6495. General academic program with an emphasis in the financial area. Features small, enriched classes.

Four high schools are available for students in grades 9-12:

High School for Finance Professions. Polytechnic, 1300 Conner, 76105. 535-0085. Designed for college-bound students who have a special interest in finance, accounting, computer science, law and communications.

High School of Medical Professions. North Side, 2211 McKinley, 76106.624-1581. Students learn basics along with exploratory medical careers classes.

High School for Science and Engineering Professions. Dunbar, 5700 Ramey Ave., 76112. 451-2558. Designed for students preparing to enter college in engineering or computer science.

International Baccalaureate. O.D. Wyatt. 2400 E. Seminary, 536-7608. A general studies program for college-bound students.



PRIVATE SCHOOLS



DALLAS AREA

A unique service is provided for parents looking for a private school for their child by a firm called Admissions Counseling Services (5952 Royal Lane, 75230. 696 3690). Owner Mike Shepperd, formerly an administrator at St. Mark’s School of Texas, tries to eliminate some of the red tape involved in finding the appropriate private school. He has brochures and current information on Dallas area private schools, alternative schools, schools specializing in learning disabilities and boarding schools in addition to academic testing to determine achievement levels. A fee of $75 per hour is charged, and Shepperd says that most counseling can be done within an hour:



Bethel Lutheran School. 11211 E. Northwest Highway, 75238. 348-8375. Founded in 1959. Coed, 3 years through sixth grade. Tuition: $742-$1,080. 130 students; nine teachers, two with advanced degrees. Principal: Curt Riske.

Christian education stressing individual attention to students. Students rank high on achievement tests.

Bishop Dunne High School. 3900 Rugged Drive, 75224. 339-6561. Founded in 1961. Coed, grades nine through 12. Tuition: $1,800 for Catholics, 12,050 for non-Catholics. 460 students; 32 teachers, 14 with advanced degrees. Principal: F. Michael Satarino.

Traditional college preparatory requiring heavy academic loads. Students come from Oak Cliff as well as nearby suburbs. Thirty-three percent of students are non-Catholic.

Bishop Lynch High School. 9750 Ferguson Road, 75228. 324-3607. Founded in 1963- Coed, grades nine through 12. Tuition: $2,150 Catholic families, 12,300 non-Catholic families. Tuition breaks for families with more than one student enrolled. 720 students, 42 teachers. Principal: Edward E. Leyden.

Offers Catholic education for both the advanced and average achiever, with special courses to assist the weak, but capable student. Provides a well-rounded Christian education with a strong emphasis on core subjects, community service and the arts.

Catholic Diocese of Dallas. 3915 Lemmon, P.O. Box 190507, 75219. 528-2360. Tuition: $800-$3,000. 35 elementary schools, nine secondary and two special schools all under the diocese’s jurisdiction. 13,271 students, 746 teachers, 250 with advanced degrees. Superintendent of schools: Sister Caroleen Hensgen.

Cistercian Preparatory School. One Cistercian Road, Irving/P.O. Box 160699, 75016. Founded in 1962. Boys, grades five through 12 with double sections of 20 students in each grade. Tuition: $3,300-$3,650. 285 students; 32 teachers, 24 with advanced degrees and nine with Ph.Ds. Headmaster: Father Bernard Marton.

Catholic education in a sequential college prep curriculum. Each class is assigned to a “Form Master” who counsels each grade through graduation. Strong liberal arts curriculum includes four years of Latin in grades five through eight, with a modern foreign language grades nine through twelve. Computer is introduced in the fifth grade, calculus and physics required for graduation. Average combined SAT score: 1,291.

The Cornerstone School. 12302 Park Central Place, 75230. 387-8567. Founded in 1976. Coed. 2 years through fourth grade Tuition: $2,700 (may be paid in monthly installments). 300 students; 30 staff members. Director: Mimi Goldman.

Small classes grouped by ability. Individualized self-pacing programs. Instruction in music, Spanish and computers are part of daily schedule Extracurricular activities (ballet, art, etc.) taught by specialists in each field from 3 to 5 p.m for an extra fee. The school has a comprehensive summer camp program with sports, recreation and education for all ages.

Dallas Academy. 950 Tiffany Way, 75218. 324-1481. Founded in 1967. Coed, grades seven through 12, with post-high school year available. Tuition: $5,200. 75 students; 12 teachers, seven with advanced degrees Director: Jim Richardson.

Features remedial courses in reading, math, writing and study skills for students with learning disabilities. Vocational training included.

The Dallas Christian School. 4900 N. Galloway, Mesquite 75150. 270-5495. Founded in 1957. Coed, kindergarten through 12th grade. Tuition: $600-$2,950. 730 students. 46 teachers, 26 with advanced degrees. Superintendent: Vaughn Lester.

College preparatory school stressing academic achievements. Moral and Christian principles are stressed with Bible classes and chapel each day. Well-rounded athletic program with band and choral classes offered.

The Episcopal School of Dallas. 4100 Merrell Road at Midway. 75229. 358-4368. Founded in 1974. Coed, grades five through 12. Tuition. $5,075-$6,056.450 students; 53 teachers, about 26 with advanced degrees. Headmaster: Stephen B. Swann.

A college-prep program that combines a flexible, innovative curriculum with a stable and enduring system of values. Classes are kept small, with 12 to 15 students each. The purpose is to foster the spiritual, intellectual, physical, and social growth of each student. One feature of the curriculum is the Wilderness Program.

Evangel Temple Christian School. 302 W. Highway 303, Grand Prairie 75051. (214) 264-1303. Founded in 1964. Coed, preschool through 12th grade. Tuition: $830-$1,260. 560 students; 40 teachers, five with advanced degrees. Administrator: Dr. Luanne Sparks.

School follows the A-BEKA curriculum, with emphasis on Christian teachings. Basics emphasized. SAT: At least several points above the national average.

The Fairhill School. 6039 Churchill Way, 75230. 233-1026. Founded in 1971. Coed, first through 12th grade. Tuition: $4,300-$4,700.160 students; 20 teachers, 15 with advanced degrees. Director: Jane Sego.

Small, structured classes with individualized instruction. Average teacher-student ratio 1 to 7. Speech therapy and psychological services available.

First Baptist Academy. 1704 Patterson, 75201. 742-5765. 969-7565 (K-8 grades). Founded in 1972. Coed, kindergarten through 12th grade. Tuition $1,310-$2,025. 1,050 students; 73 teachers, 21 with advanced degrees. Superintendent: Johnnie Henderson.

Although the school is affiliated with First Baptist Church, not all of the students are Baptist. Christian emphasis; Bible courses required in all grades. Band, drill team, cheerleading and athletic programs. Average combined SAT score: 965.

Good Shepherd Episcopal School. 11122 Midway Road, 75229- 357-1610. Founded in 1960. Coed, 3 years through eighth grade. Tuition: $900-$2,900. 412 students; 33 teachers, eight with advanced degrees.

Standard private school ambiance with several unique features, including Spanish taught in grades one through eight and a mandatory reading enrichment program from the third grade on. Computer skills courses offered in every grade. Chapel services daily.

Grace Lutheran School. 1523 S. Beckley, 75224. 946-4967. Founded in 1951. Coed, kindergarten through seventh grade. Tuition: $1,035.65 students; four teachers. Principal: Barbara Schreyer.

Specific individualized and small group instruction given in all academic areas, in an atmosphere of Christian care and discipline. Religion, art, music and sports are stressed. Before-and-after-school care is available.

The Greenhill School. 14255 Midway Road, 75244-3698. 661-1211. Founded in 1950. Coed, 3 1/2 years through 12 grade Tuition: $2,250-$5,300. 1,100 students; 120 teachers, 70 with advanced degrees. Headmaster: Phillip Foote.

A rigorous college-prep program. Strong performance in all academic fields. Tennis, soccer and running teams. Respected computer science curriculum for kindergarten and up. Average combined SAT score: 1,190.

The Hillcrest Academy. 6930 Alpha Road at Hillcrest, 75240.490-1161. Coed, preschool through eighth grade. Tuition: $2,185-$3,910. 100 students: 17 teachers. Preschool director: Susan Calvert. Elementary director: Johnnie Cardinale.

Montessori Preschool affiliated with American Montessori Society. Non-graded elementary program with 12 teachers, four with advanced degrees.

The Hockaday School. 11600 Welch Road, 75229. 363-6311. Founded in 1913. Girls, 4 years through 12th grade. Tuition: $2,367-$6,400 (includes lunches and fees). 870 students; 102 teachers, 56 with advanced degrees. Headmistress: Idanelle McMurry.

Founded on the principle of college preparation with emphasis on scholarship, character, courtesy and athletics. Wide-ranging, highly demanding academic program stressing the arts. Special programs include coordinated classes in selected subjects with St. Mark’s School and English as a second language for foreign students. Average combined SAT score: 1,150.

Holy Cross Lutheran School. 11425 Marsh Lane, 75229. 358-4396. Founded in 1962. Coed. 3 years through sixth grade. Tuition: supported by donations of church members and non-members. 180 students; nine teachers, three with advanced degrees. Director: Jonathan Fischer. Principal: Ruth Braun

Program designed for students performing at or above grade level, with emphasis on Christian values.

Immaculate Conception Catholic School. 400 N.E. 17th St.. Grand Prairie 75050. (214) 264-8777. Founded in 1953. Coed, kindergarten through eighth grade. Tuition: $950 for Catholics. $1,200 for non-Catholics. 250 students; 12 teachers, five with advanced degrees. Administrator: Diane Cooper.

T.E.A..-approved curriculum, traditional basics taught, along with religion and computers.

Lakehill Preparatory School. 2720 Hillside. 75214. 826-2931. Founded in 1970. Coed, kindergarten through 12th grade. Tuition: $2,172-$3,895. 295 students; 31 teachers, 16 with advanced degrees. Headmaster: Roger Perry.

The only private school in East Dallas with no religious affiliation. Considers itself in a league with the best private schools in Dallas, but with a smaller, more familylike atmosphere. Average combined SAT score: 1,065.

Lakemont Academy. 3933 W. Northwest Highway, 75220. 351-6404. Founded in 1976. Coed. 2 1/2 years through 12th grade. Tuition: $2,295-$2,6l0. 140 students; 13 teachers. Headmaster: Edward Fidellow.

The only Montessori preschool thru high school in the metroplex. Lakemont emphasizes a Christian perspective stressing character, confidence and self-esteem through an individualized, rigorous academic curriculum that also includes practical work experience, travel, community involvement, athletics and foreign language.

The Lamplighter School. 11611 Inwood Road. 75229. 369-9201. Founded in 1953. Coed, 3 years through fourth grade. Tuition: $1,510-$4,050. 470 students; 40 teachers, about 20 with advanced degrees. Director: Pat Mattingly.

Provides a strong academic foundation with special emphasis on motor development, fine arts, foreign language, animal life and early introduction to computers. National advisory board evaluates programs each year.

Lutheran High School of Dallas. 8494 Stults Road, south of Forest Lane, 75243. 349-8912. Founded in 1976. Coed, grades seven through 12. Tuition: $2,800 plus $200 registration fee. 170 students; 15 teachers, five with advanced degrees. Headmaster: Dr. Gerald Brunworth.

The school offers a quality educational program for students with varied backgrounds who are willing to work to the best of their abilities. Christian education and moral precepts are stressed. Average combined SAT score: 1.015.

The North Dallas Day School. 9619 Greenville Avenue, 75243. 341-4366. Founded in 1971. Coed, preschool through fourth grade. Tuition: $2,520 (may be paid in monthly installments). 250 students; 20 teachers, four with advanced degrees. Owner: Larry Goldman. Director: Marilyn Kaufman.

Small classes with individualized self-paced programs. Features include learning centers, five computers with specialized early childhood and elementary computer programs and a Cultural Awareness Social Studies program. Extended care in the afternoon until 6 p.m. Also offer summer camp facilities with athletics, arts and crafts, field trips, drama, music and special events. Extracurricular activities include ballet, gymnastics, piano, art and computer instruction. These special activities are taught at North Dallas Day School by specialists for an extra fee.

Notre Dame of Dallas, Schools, Inc. 1451 E. Northgate Drive, Irving, 75062. 438-2440 or 438-3202. Elementary school founded in 1962; secondary and vocational center founded in 1973. Coed, ungraded. Tuition: based on pledges ranging from $l,500-$6,100. 80 students, plus 50 vocational students; 25 teachers. Director: Sister Barbara Kraus.

Accredited programs by the Texas Education Agency. Academic program for the educable mentally retarded; living-skills program for the trainable mentally retarded. Vocational program strives to place students in the job market. Facilities include a commercial laundry, woodshop, use of a commercial kitchen, beauty shop, office machines, ceramics room and greenhouse.

Our Redeemer Lutheran School. 7611 Park Lane, 7522S. 368-1465. Founded in l960. Coed, 3 years through eighth grade. Tuition: $475-$2,290. Student teacher ratio 15 to 1. Principal: Norman L. Clasen.

A Christian school with a student body comprised of various denominations. Self-contained classrooms with a structured curriculum that provides a strong academic foundation. Good band and athletic programs. Accredited Texas Education Agency.

The Parish Day School of the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration. 14115 Hillcrest, 75240. 239-8011. Founded in 1972. Coed, 3 years through sixth grade. Tuition: $675-$2,530. 350 students; 31 teachers, eight with advanced degrees. Headmistress: Gloria Snyder.

Average class size is 18. Self-contained classrooms. Structured, traditional program with emphasis on reading skills, literature, grammar and composition. Weekly computer classes for children who are 4 years old through sixth grade. Student/computer ratio is 8-1. Spanish taught from 3 years through sixth grade Other enrichment programs include art, music, physical education, religion, library and science lab. Geared to average and above-average students. TEA accredited.

The Park Academy. 3412 Binkley, 75205. 522-8051. Founded in 1977. Coed, grades seven through 12. Tuition: $4,500. 60 students; 10 teachers, eight with advanced degrees. Director: Helen Nastri.

The only school of its kind in Dallas. A very disciplined, structured environment for students with an above-average to remedial performance level. Small classes (five to 10 students) aimed at upgrading skills and strengthening background. Recommended by many area private schools.

St. Alcuin Montessori School. 6144 Churchill Way, 75230. 239-1745. Founded in 1963. Coed, 18 months through eighth grade. Tuition: $l,785-$4,500. 330 stu-ents; 15 teachers with 11 assistants, three special subject teachers, four teachers with advanced degrees (all teachers have Association Montessori International training beyond bachelor degrees). Director: Barbara Gordon.

Extended classrooms to outdoors. Teacher-training facilities. Study tours offered to grades 6, 7, and 8. Special summer classes offered to all levels. The emotional and social aspects of the child as well as academics are stressed.

St. John’s Episcopal School. 848 Harter Road, 75218.328-9131. Founded in 1953. Coed, 3 years through sixth grade. Tuition: $l,036-$2,410. 300 students; 27 teachers, about half with advanced degrees. Director: Grace Cook.

A hands-on learning atmosphere, with programs including art, music, gymnastics, foreign language and computer study. St. John’s faculty subscribes to a mastery learning philosophy and continuous progress of the individual.

St. Mark’s School of Texas. 10600 Preston Road, 75230. 363-6491. Founded in 1933 as the Texas Country Day School. Merged with the Cathedral School in 1950 to become St. Mark’s. Boys, grades one through 12. Tuition: $4,650-$6,345 (fees and book deposit included). 750 students; 93 teachers, 61 with advanced degrees. Headmaster: David V. Hicks.

College prep with emphasis on a rigorous academic program plus active participation and self-development in both the arts and athletics. Nationally ranked debate team. Coordinates programs with Hockaday School. Excellence in individual sports. Camping and leadership programs in middle and upper school. Average combined SAT score: 1,200.

The Selwyn School. 3333 West University Drive, Denton 76201. (817) 382-6771. Founded in 1957. Coed, boarding and day, preschool through grade 12 (boarding students are accepted beginning in the eighth grade) Tuition: boarders $9,500; day students $1,650-$4,550. 300 students; 32 teachers, 12 with advanced degrees. Headmaster: John D. Doncaster

A college-prep school with class sizes varying from eight to 18. Student-teacher ratio is 8 to 1. For three weeks in March, a special travel and study program (Perspectives) offers learning foreign culture and language in other countries. Average combined SAT score: 1,050.

Shelton School and Evaluation Center. 5002 W. Lovers Lane, 75209. 351-1772. Founded in 1976. Preschool through eighth grade Tuition: $6,200 plus fees. 197 students; 45 teachers, 25 with advanced degrees. Executive director: Dr. Sherrye Camp. Director Emeritus: Dr. June Shelton.

Average class consists of seven students. Accredited by the Texas Education Agency. Private therapy is available for children and adults with learning disabilities. Students are tested for learning disabilities and developmental lags at the school evaluation center and are evaluated. Evaluation Center 357-4714.

Trinity Christian Academy. 17001 Addison Road, 75248. 931-8325. Founded in 1970. Coed, kindergarten through 12th grade. Tuition: $2,300-$3,500. 900 students; 70 teachers, 40 percent with advanced degrees. Headmaster: Mike Beidel.

The school aims to provide a quality Christian education for college-bound students. Average combined SAT score: 950.

Ursuline Academy. 4900 Walnut Hill Lane, 75229. 363-6551. Founded in 1874. Girls, grades nine through 12. Tuition: $3,110. 700 students, 60 teachers. Principal: Sister Ann Barrett, O.S.U.

A 111-year-old Catholic college prep high school for young women. Philosophy is to combine academic excellence and high standards of scholarship with moral, spiritual, intellectual, social and physical growth. Special offerings include retreat programs, community service program, Government in Action program and a special humanities program.

The Walden Preparatory School. 14552 Mont-fort Drive, 75240. 233-6883. Founded in 1970. Coed, grades nine through 12 or ages 14 through 19. Tuition: $3,450 plus fees. 85 students; 10 teachers, four with advanced degrees. Director: Pamela Stone.

A private alternative school geared to re-motivate and re-direct students and to prepare them for college walden also works with students who have minor learning disabilities. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Self-paced.

White Rock North Private School. 9727 White Rock Trail, 75238. 348-7410. Founded in 1965. Coed, 2 years through fourth grade Tuition: $900-$2,450. 400 students, 25 teachers, four with advanced degrees. Directors: Mary and John Adams.

A highly structured program geared to students working at or above grade level. A summer day camp program is included for students through age 12. Extended day for working parents.

Winston School. 5707 Royal Lane, 75229. 691-6950. Founded in 1973. Coed, grades one through 12. Tuition: $5,700-$6,100. 250 students; 35 teachers, 15 with advanced degrees. Headmaster: Paul Erwin.

Programs are designed to emphasize a student’s strengths. Classes in drama, ceramics, computer sciences, photography and music.

Zion Lutheran School. 6121 E. Lovers Lane, 75214. 363-1630. Founded in 1948. Coed, 3 years through eighth grade. Tuition: $1,910. 250 students; 14 teachers, eight with advanced degrees. Principal: Wilbert E. Krause.

Religious education, usual curriculum areas, plus computer classes, outdoor education week, band choir and art.

MID-CITIES



Arlington Country Day School. 1300 Roosevelt St., Arlington 76011. 275-0211. Founded in 1959. Coed, preschool through 10th-grade (adding 11th and 12th grades). Tuition: $960-$3,550. 265 students, 35 teachers, majority have advanced degrees. Principal: Christine Felton.

College preparatory curriculum. Foreign languages are begun in preschool. Students are taught to play the recorder in the music program. Also offers an art program along with private gymnastics and physical education. Sponsors a summer enrichment program and a soccer camp.

Fort Worth Christian School. 7517 Bogart Dr., North Richland Hills 76118. 281-6504. Coed, preschool through 12th grade Tuition: $1,500-$2,800.900 students, 100 teachers, about half either have or are working on their master’s degrees. Superintendent: Jerry Plemons.

Basic curriculum, with foreign languages, drama, art and computer courses taught. Bible class is required.

St. John the Apostle Day School and Preschool. 7421 Glenview Dr., North Richland Hills (mailing address: Fort Worth 76118). 284-2228. Founded in 1965. Coed, preschool through eighth grade. Tuition: $450-$1,080 (parish members), $1,430 (non-members). 450 students, 25 teachers. Principal: Leona Schwartz.

Basics are taught along with religion classes.

St. Vincent Episcopal School. 3201 W. Pipeline Road. Euless 76040. 354 7979. Founded in 1962. Coed, preschool through 6th grade Tuition: $700-$1,800. 255 students, 20 teachers, three with advanced degrees. Director: Charlotte Risinger.

Basics taught along with Spanish, computer sciences, fine arts and physical education.

Treetops School. Rural Route 1, Box 257, Euless 76040 (on Pipeline Road east of Highway 157). 283-1771. Founded in 1972. Coed, preschool through 11th grade (with plans to add 12th). Tuition: $540-$1,800.120 students; 20 teachers (12 full-time), 80 percent have advanced degrees. Director: Dr. Chris Kallstrom.

A holistic approach is taken with the student. Students are allowed to work at their own pace. Computers and foreign languages are taught. Students take school trips abroad. The program incorporates international education. An advanced-placement program with Texas Wesleyan College in Fort Worth is designed for 11th and 12th grades. Students receive college credit. TEA accredited.

FORT WORTH

All Saints Episcopal Parish Day School. 8200 Tumbleweed, 76108. 246-2413. Founded in early Fifties. Coed, preschool through eighth grades. Tuition: $500-$1,950 ($500 is for preschool at the church). 720 students; 40 teachers, three with advanced degrees. Director: Donna Michels.

Although the curriculum isn’t accelerated, students generally work one grade level ahead in spelling and English, lower-school students learn Spanish, art. music, physical education and religion in addition to the basics, middle-school students are introduced to computers, humanities, Spanish and Speech. Uniforms will be required.

Fort Worth Country Day School. 4200 Coun-try Day, 76109. 732-7718. Founded in 1962. Coed, kindergarten through 12th grade Tuition: $2,175-$4,350. 900 students; 90 teachers, 55 with advanced degrees. Headmaster: Ted Sanford

Program is college preparatory that stresses academics, athletics and the arts. Foreign languages (French and Spanish) are begun in early grades. Average combined SAT score: 1,114.

Hill School. 3109 Lubbock, 76109. 923-9482. Founded in 1974. Coed, first through eighth grade. Tuition: $3,500 (all grades). 35 students, seven teachers, three with advanced degrees. Director: Lucille Hanrattie.

Basics offered along with individualized instruction and a lot of role playing and drama to help the children to understand their disabilities.

McMaster Private School. 5401 Woodway Dr., 76133. 292-8371. Founded in 1948. Coed, preschool through eighth grade. Tuition: $900-$1,140. 220 students, 15 teachers, four with advanced degrees. Director: Judy Kennedy.

Heavy on basics, phonics stressed and computers taught. Also, Spanish begun in preschool. Numerous field trips scheduled.

Nolan High School. 4501 Bridge St., 76103. 429-5505. Founded in 1961 and remains Tarrant County’s only Catholic secondary school. Coed, grades seven through 12. Tuition: $1,350-2,150. 950 students, 65 teachers, about one-third have their advanced degrees. Principal: Brother Pistone.

A comprehensive curriculum with an emphasis on college-bound and gifted students. Computers and foreign languages taught. Average combined SAT: Slightly above the national norm.

The Oakridge School. 2925 Haynie, 76112. 457-8722. Founded in 1979. Coed, preschool through 12th grade. Tuition: $1,800-$3,216. 500 students; about 45 teachers. Headmaster: Andy Broadus.

College preparatory, with grade requirements more stringent than average. Foreign languages are introduced in preschool. Computers are introduced in the lower school. Not enough scores for an SAT average.

St. Andrew’s Catholic Church School. 3304 Dryden, 76109. 924-8917. Founded in 1954. Coed, preschool through eighth grades. Tuition: $400-$1,000 (Catholic), $400-$1,650 (non-Catholic). 660 students, 40 teachers, nine with advanced degrees. Principal: Clarice Penninger.

Basics taught along with computers, religion, P.E., Spanish and choir.

St. Paul Lutheran School. 1800 W. Freeway, 76102. 332-4563. Founded in 1969. Coed, preschool through eighth grades. Tuition: $630-$1,125. 207 students, 14 teachers, four with advanced degrees. Principal: Timothy Miesner.

TEA accredited, a computer in every classroom, basics and religion taught daily. Bus service offered for students in Fort Worth.

Trinity Valley School. 6101 McCart Ave, 76113. 292-6060. Founded in 1959. Coed, kindergarten through 12th grade. Tuition: $2,200-$4,125. 650 students; 50 teachers, 30 with advanced degrees. Headmaster: Stephen Seleny.

Course work is accelerated and college preparatory. Students generally excel a year ahead of public school standings. Computer terminals are in every classroom, and Spanish courses are begun in kindergarten. Average combined SAT score: 1,150.

The White Lake School. 501 Oakland Blvd. N., 76103. 429-6701. Founded in 1973. Coed, preschool through sixth grades. Tuition: $2,l00-$3,000. 150 students, 18 teachers, four with advanced degrees. Headmaster: Dr. Jon Krook.

Traditional curriculum with above-average to excellent students. Social sciences and Spanish also taught at all levels.



HIGHER EDUCATION



DALLAS COUNTY

Dallas Baptist College. 7777 Kiest Blvd. (southwest Dallas). 331-8311. Four-year accredited private college.

Dallas County Community Colleges (DCCC). Two-year accredited community colleges. Seven campuses:

Brookhaven. 3939 Valley View Lane. 620-4700.

Cedar Valley. 3030 Dallas Ave., Lancaster. 372-8200.

Eastfield. I-30 at Motley Drive, Mesquite. 324-7100.

El Centro. Main and Lamar. 746-2311.

Mountain View. Illinois between Knoxville and Duncanville. 333-8600.

North Lake. Walnut Hill at MacArthur in Las Colinas business park. 659-5230.

Richland College. Walnut Hill at Abrams. 238-6100.

Southern Methodist University (SMU). Hillcrest at Mockingbird. 692-2000. Four-year accredited private university.

University of Dallas. 1845 E. Northgate. Irving. 721-5000. Four-year accredited Catholic university.

Universtiy of Texas/Dallas. 2601 N. Floyd Road, Richardson. 690-2111. Upper-level and graduate college.



TARRANT COUNTY

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. 2001 W. Seminary Dr., Fort Worth. 923-1921. A graduate studies school.

Tarrant County Junior College (TCJC). Two-year accredited community colleges. Four campuses:

TCJC Northwest. 4801 Marine Creek Parkway (by Lake Worth), Fort Worth. 232-2900.

TCJC Northeast. 828 Harwood, Hurst. 281-7860.

TCJC South. 5301 Campus Dr, Fort Worth. 534-4861.

TCJC Community Campus. 1500 Houston, Fort Worth (downtown). 877-92S2.

Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Camp Bowie at Montgomery Street, Fort Worth. 735-2000 or 429-9120 (metro). Four year college for D.O.s.

Texas Christian University (TCU). University and Berry, Fort Worth. 921-7000. Four-year accredited private university.

Texas Wesleyan College. 3101 E. Rosedale, Fort Worth. 429-8224 or 5314414. Four-year accredited private college.

University of Texas/Arlington. South Cooper and Border streets, Arlington. 273-2011. Four-year accredited public university.



SPECIAL-INTEREST AND CIVIC GROUPS



All-Breed Obedience Training Club. 7318 Brennans Drive, Dallas 75214.821-3327. George Theriot, training director. Members gather on Wednesdays with their dogs to work on AKC obedience-basic commands plus scent discrimination, hand-signal recognition, etc. Any age dog accepted. Another club. Daltex Schut-zhund, also directed by George Theriot, meets on Saturdays. Member dogs are taught tracking, obedience, prolection and agility.

Businessmen’s Flying Association of Dallas Inc. c/o David Miller, BOO Round Table. Dallas 75247. 631-4000. Founded in 1955 by a group of Dallas businessmen, the group works to promote safe flying and flies a group of crippled children to Kerrville each year to attend the Lions Club camp. Monthly meetings.

The Children’s Arts and Ideas Foundation. 2812 Swiss Ave.. Dallas 75204. 823-1903. Provides arts classes for the purpose of developing self-esteem and a community spirit. Offers summer programs in ceramics, painting, sculpture, mime, drama, puppetry and music.

Circus Fans Association of America, Dallas Chapter. 500 Kathy Drive. Mesquite 75149. 285-2745. Dr. William Hooper, secretary. Part of the national Circus Fans Association. For lovers of the circus, both performers and spectators.

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society, Inc. 8617 Garland Road, Dallas 75218. 327-8262. Dr. Robert K. Tener. president. The 66-acre grounds and gardens are open to the public for picnicing and self-walking tours from 10 a.m -6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday (gates close at 5 p.m.). The historic DeGolyer house is open for tours. Call the DABS office for schedules.

Dallas Chess Club. 8020 Forest Lane, Dallas 75243. 553-9030. Bob Leininger, president. Devoted to the development and promotion of chess. Has junior chess team. Call for information about sessions and tournaments.

Dallas Dance Council. 622 Bondstone, Dallas 75218. 348-4116. Natalie Skelton, president. Works to support theater dance in the area. Serves as an educational and service program and entertains visiting performers.

Dallas Garden Center. Fair Park, 75226. 428-7476. The garden center has more than 5,500 species of plants-the largest collection in this part of the country-and opens its indoor gardens free from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 12:30 to 5 on Sunday.

Dallas Historical Society. Texas Hall of State, P.O. Box 26038, Dallas 75226. 421- 5136. John W. Crain, director. Maintains library, archives and museum of local history. Provides special programs, including films and lectures.

Dallas Philatelic Society. 9537 Tarleton Dallas 75218. 321-1218. Ed Wolf, president. Promotes knowledge of stamp collecting, cultivates friendliness, holds auctions, swap- and-shop meetings and exhibits. Accepts children as members.

Dallas Safari Club. 8585 Stemmons Freeway, Twin lowers South, Suite 770, Dallas 75247. 630-1453. John Fortner, executive secretary. Social hunting club that works in conservation and education areas in conjunction with the Dallas Ecological Foundation.

Dallas Summer Musicals Guild. P.O. Box 26188, Dallas 75226. 565-1116. Vickie Weaver, chairman; Karin Gale, president. A support group that gives parties for performing casts and benefactors, raises money and encourages enthusiasm for the Summer Musicals.

Dallas Symphony Association Inc. P.O. Box 26207, Dallas 75226. 565-9100. Mark Melson, public relations. Dedicated to the maintenance, operation and management of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and activities such as children’s concerts, pop concerts and park concerts, as well as the orchestra’s regular classical season.

Dallas Zoo Docents. 946-5457. Contact Chris Seifert, volunteer coordinator at the Dallas Zoo. This volunteer organization is devoted primarily to educating the public about the Dallas Zoo and its inhabitants.

Dallas Zoological Society. 400 S. Zang, Suite 515, Dallas 75208. 943-2771. Margaret Bennett, director. A fund-raising organization for the Dallas Zoo. Several meetings scheduled throughout the year.

Dog Training Club of Dallas County. P.O. Box 380104, Duncanville 75138. 227-5386 or 780-7698. Linda Minick. registrar. A non-profit organization interested in promoting responsible dog ownership. Members conduct classes for the public in dog obedience for the family pet, including puppy training (starting from 10 weeks

First Men’s Garden Club of Dallas. 6575 Lange Circle, Dallas 75214. 821-9644. R.P. Jeffrey, president. Exchanges ideas on all aspects of gardening. Sponsors quarterly garden judging classes; provides annual horticulture scholarships. Holds garden shows and fundraiser plant sales. Newsletter, speakers, monthly meetings.

The 500, Inc. 8220 Westchester, Dallas 75225. 361-2011. A non-profit organization that has raised over $4 million for the cultural arts in Dallas during the past twenty years. Holds nearly 50 arts programs each year to educate its membership.

Historic Preservation League, 2902 Swiss Ave., Dallas 75204. 821-3290. James T. Bratton, executive director. Seeks to protect and rehabilitate Dallas’ historic and architectural resources, to find new uses for old buildings, to preserve neighborhood character and to educate the public on matters of preservation.

Horseless Carriage Club of America, North Texas Regional Group. 6403 Sondra Drive, Dallas 75214. 823-1164. Jim Toler. Dedicated to the restoration and preservation of antique automobiles, (vintage 1900-1941) and special-interest vehicles, manufactured in 1925 or later.

Junior Black Academy of Arts and Letters Inc. P.O. Box 224199, Dallas 75264. 827-6241 or 6242. Curtis L. King, founder and president. Sponsors classes in literary, visual and performing arts. Produces performances such as Writer’s Showcases, Jazz Bust in spring, fall and summer that are open to the public.

Learning About Me, A Child’s Introduction to the Arts. 7115 Lavendale, Dallas 75230. 691-3093. Pamela Stone Ciaccio, director. Creative arts school has creative movement, art, drama and music activities for children ages 3 to 9. Preschool classes available; offers a creative arts day camp during the summer and classes on Saturdays throughout the fall.

Leprechaun Story League. 5835 Martel St., Dallas 75206. 823-4177. Mrs. Thomas J. Insall, contact chairman. Service group of accomplished storytellers. Visits nursing homes, children’s hospitals and church groups to provide entertainment with an assortment of folk tales, humorous stories and Bible stories.

Liberty Ladies Guild. 3510 Gillon, Dallas 75205. 525-8580. Vickie Weaver, president. A group pledged to raise money to restore and preserve the Statue of Liberty. Annual luncheon, other events as the campaign continues.

Lone Star Cat Club. 5019 Alcott St., Dallas 75206. 821-5602. Don Thompson, business manager. Affiliated with Cat Fanciers Association (CFA). Sponsors shows. Purpose is to teach the proper care and appreciation of cats. Clearinghouse on how to contact area specialty cat clubs.

Lone Star Checker Club. 2638 Searcy Drive, Dallas 75211. 333-3814. William T. Perdue, dub officer. Meets weekly to play checkers and has a couple of tournaments each year. Affiliated with the American Checker Federation. Receives six bulletins annually.

Museum of Art League. 1717 N. Harwood, Dallas 75201. 922-0220, ext. 249. Bette Mullins, president. An all-volunteer service arm of the museum, the league has 1,370 members, including docents-over 600 of these members are active volunteers. Activities include an annual fund-raising Beaux Arts Ball, art-related trips, study courses and lectures.

Quarter Century Wireless Association, Inc., Dallas Chapter. 2812 Pritchett. Dallas 75061.986-7145. Walt Wiederhold, secretary. Members communicate via amateur radio with other amateurs all over the world. Meets every first Saturday of the month. International headquarters: QCWA International, 1409 Cooper Drive, Irving 75061. 438-8038.

Quilters Guild of Dallas. 15775 N. Hillcrest, Suite 508, Box 304, Dallas 75248. Jill McCaskill, membership chairman. Group meets monthly to hear authors of quilting books lecture and to see demonstrations. Has occasional quilting workshops.

Texas Region of the Antique Auto Club of America. 9615 Tarleton, Dallas 75218. 328-2688. Jane Davie, original member. Members are interested in the earliest examples of automobiles: those produced at the turn of the century and later years, up to 25 years ago.

Today’s Reviews. 6126 Averill Way, Dallas, 75225. 691-6172. Lola Bourland, president. A book review and luncheon club that meets at 10:30 a.m. on the second Tuesdays at Walnut Hill Recreation Center, 10011 Midway Road, from October through May. Primarily a senior citizen club. Review and luncheon are $6 each.

Train Collectors Association. 9101 Windy Crest Drive, Dallas 75243. 348-3595 or 373-9469. Pat Neil, director. For all people interested in the preservation and trading of antique and toy trains. Will also display trains for various organizations (mostly 0 gauge and standard).

Volunteer Organizations for the Dallas Symphony Association. Music Hall at Fair Park, P.O. Box 26207, Dallas 75226. 565-9100. Contact Mrs. Sydney Reid Hedge, director of volunteer services. Four groups (the Dallas Symphony Orchestra League, the Junior Group, the Innovators and the Men’s Guild) help develop and enhance interest in the symphony.

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