“Facade of Wealth” – Lara Solt The Dallas Morning News
Award of Excellence
Kendall Compton, of Plano, celebrates her 11th birthday enjoying a pedicure party with eight of her friends at Seventeen*studio*spa*salon in Plano, Texas.
Summary: Collin County is one of the wealthiest counties in the nation, and also one of the highest in bankruptcies and foreclosures. Keeping up with the Jones’s is the mantra of many in a world where image, competition, greed, temptation, and ultimately, conformity reign supreme. Texas-size expectations are born and bred in pursuit of the ‘American Dream’ creating a suburbia on steroids. This house of cards is more precarious for some than others, but how long can it last?
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