Fresh Legs Fuel Scots in Lacrosse

Hugo Reisenbichler and Highland Park will start the season on Saturday in the Patriot Cup. (Photo: Don Johnson)

Hugo Reisenbichler and Highland Park will start the season on Saturday in the Patriot Cup. (Photo: Don Johnson)

The key to Highland Park’s lacrosse fortunes this season could be in the knees.

Let’s flash back to 2011, when the Scots lost seven players to season-ending knee injuries, forcing them to rely on young and inexperienced players, and struggled to an early exit in the playoffs.

The next year, HP won the Texas High School Lacrosse League state title.

Could a repeat be in the Scots’ future following a 2014 season in which a series of injuries to key seniors led to some growing pains and an eventual loss in the state semifinals? Coaches and players hope so, and they have reason for their optimism.

No Really, Send Us Your Snow Pics

Lamplighter cuties enjoy the snow. (Courtesy photo)

Lamplighter cuties enjoy the snow. (Courtesy photo)

OK this time, it’s not a drill: Pete Delkus clearly prayed enough to the snow gods that we’re getting real snow this time. Who knows what the schools will do (we’re keeping an eye on it), but I’m willing to bet that your kids will have a lot more playtime over the weekend. Send us your pics of snow angels and snowmen galore, and we will all squee over their cuteness on Monday. Send them to

Imbroglio Sextet Coming to Meadows Museum

Cara Pollard

Cara Pollard

An international music group featuring a Texas native is coming to Dallas to perform at the Meadows Museum.

The Imbroglio Sextet will perform on April 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Cara Pollard, a trumpeter and adjunct professor at TCU, teamed up with Haitian-American composer Sydney Guillaume to form the Imbroglio Sextet in 2013. They are joined by Salvador Contreras, David Otto, Katie von Braun, Lucia Nuin, and Javier Navascues.

HPHS’ Night of Percussion


Don’t miss out on an evening filled with the musical talents of the HPISD Percussionists!

On Monday March 2, students from grades 6-12 will perform at HPHS as part of the “Night of Percussion” concert. The HP Drumline will also make an appearance.

James LaBrecque will direct the musicians in the HPHS Auditorium at 7 p.m.

An Estate Worth Crowing About


Many houses in Dallas can boast dignified guests, but not all can claim visitors such as a former queen of Thailand and Margaret Thatcher.

Those are just two names on a long list of distinguished callers to the Trammell Crow estate on Preston Road, which is on the market for the first time in more than 50 years.

Scots Highlight Schedule at Patriot Cup


The Patriot Cup is always an exciting tribute to both the sport of lacrosse and the legacy of military service, and this weekend’s lineup looks like one of the best yet.

As usual, the schedule will feature a mix of college and high school games at SMU’s Ford Stadium. The top Dallas-area teams include Highland Park, St. Mark’s, and defending state champion ESD.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Wounder Warrior Project, and you can find ticket information here. A complete schedule follows the jump.

Report: Mockingbird Pedestrian Bridge Coming


For those who frequent both the Katy Trail and Mockingbird Station, talk about a pedestrian bridge linking the two is nothing new.

But apparently that long-awaited project spanning Mockingbird Lane could be closer to reality, according to a story in The Dallas Morning News. Although no firm timeline is established yet, there are renderings and such. What do you think?

Academic Decathlon Team Heads to State

These state-bound academic decathletes have smarts and attitude to match.

These state-bound academic decathletes have smarts and style to match.

We hear plenty about the success of athletic teams at Highland Park High School, but this weekend, a team headed to a state meet will be using its brains more than its arms and legs.

The HPHS Academic Decathlon team will travel to San Antonio for the UIL state competition beginning on Friday after winning the Region X championship last month. Kelsey Shipman won four individual gold medals at regionals, including the overall gold in the Honors division.

Other standouts for HP at the regional meet included Alex Gerrese, Jack Landen, Rousha Nikbeh, Becky Jenkins, Jacqueline Kolling, David Wiegn, Connie Jehng, and Stephen Chambers.

Scots Optimistic About Return to Diamond

It might be snowing, but it's time for baseball this weekend. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

It might be snowing, but it’s time for baseball this weekend. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

With a roster containing plenty of talent and experience, it’s not a bad year for Highland Park to make the jump to Class 6A.

The Scots suffered a devastating loss to Prosper in the third round of the 4A playoffs a year ago, but return several key contributors from that squad, including shortstop Jon Skidmore and pitcher Layne Looney, who already have signed with Baylor and Richmond, respectively.

The Scots will open the season today against host Round Rock in the Rock Hardball Classic tournament.

Attitudes and Attire Luncheon is Tomorrow


In case you’ve been living under a rock, the annual Attitudes and Attire luncheon is tomorrow at the Dallas Trade Mart. The luncheon and fashion show features designer Eileen Fisher and aims to honor a woman who exemplifies empowerment for women. Click here to learn more.

May Named HP Basketball Queen

Alexa May is crowned by HP boys basketball players prior to their Feb. 13 game. (Photo: Melissa Macatee)

Alexa May is crowned by HP boys basketball players. (Photo: Melissa Macatee)

The end of each basketball season means it’s time for the Highland Park boys basketball team to name its Basketball Queen, and the Scots did just that when they honored Alexa May prior to their final home game on Feb. 13. She’s a Highland Belle lieutenant. Congrats!

Ft. Worth’s Antique & Art Show Now 3 Days

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Don’t miss the 52nd annual Fort Worth Show of Antiques & Art, with 150 exhibitors featuring antiques, art, music, fashion, and great design of all styles and eras.

The show is now three days: March 5 and 6 from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Saturday, March 7 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Will Rogers Memorial Center.

Admission is $8 and good for all three days. Children 15 and under get in free.