Highland Springs residents

Dennis and Edith Hogan enjoyed their careers and their home on a golf course in McKinney, Tex., but thoughts of retirement lingered in the backs of their minds.

Jim Kirby works on toy cradles in the woodshop at Highland Springs

Jake Jacobsen has always enjoyed woodworking, but his home woodshop was limited to a few power tools and a workbench.

When Jake moved to Highland Springs, the Erickson Living community in North Dallas, in 2006, he quickly found his way to the community’s woodshop.

Highland Springs residents Jim and Mimi O’Neill, pictured with Community Resources Coordinator Barbara Blachly (center), pose as Santa and Mrs. Claus during the holiday season.

Highland Springs resident Jim O’Neill donned a Santa suit for the first time in 2014.

Eric and Carolyn Sperling enjoy their first gala

Highland Springs struck a high note at this year’s ninth annual gala.

The event featured an evening of fine dining, live music, dancing, and a silent auction to raise money for the community’s Resident Care Fund.

Readers Theater on Womens Suffrage

National Relaxation Day, National Chocolate Milkshake Day, National Cook for Your Pets Day—look hard enough and you’ll find a designation for every day of the year.

For Highland Springs resident Patty Jantho, August 26 is a day to be acknowledged and celebrated.

Dinner party for six

When Bob and Patty O’Steen’s daughter Allison mentioned that she was meeting up with two college friends in Dallas over the Labor Day weekend for their annual girls’ trip, Patty’s mind flew into motion.

“I hadn’t seen the other two girls since Allison’s wedding,” says Patty. “I wanted to host a special meal for them.”

Ground breaking for new residence building

North Texas is booming.

In 2014, Toyota announced it was moving its corporate headquarters from Southern California to Plano, Tex. State Farm began moving workers to its new regional hub in Richardson earlier this year. Liberty Mutual and FedEx Office are following suit, with plans to build corporate offices in West Plano.

Big Tex

Few sights are as indelibly Dallas as the 55-foot tall cowboy Big Tex and the Texas Star Ferris wheel. 

Highland Springs residents

Bob and Barbara Spottswood know how it feels to pick out a new home.

“We’ve moved 23 times since we’ve been married,” says Bob, a retired petroleum engineer. “We moved three times while I was in the U.S. Army. The rest of the moves came while I was working on various projects.”