Scots Crush Bulldogs in Playoffs


Paxton Alexander scored the first two touchdowns for HP on Saturday during a 73-20 playoff win over McKinney North. (Photo: Melissa Macatee)

ARLINGTON — Highland Park picked a good time to have its best offensive performance of the season.

The Scots racked up a season high in points during a 73-20 dismantling of McKinney North on Friday in a Class 5A Division I Region II area round game at AT&T Stadium.

HP advances to meet either Spruce or Mansfield Summit in the regional quarterfinals on Dec. 1 at SMU’s Ford Stadium.

Four Chefs Under Forty

The Culdesac Kids. (Kristina Bowman Photography)

A Tasteful Place, Dallas Arboretum’s newest year-round food destination, held the "Four Chefs Under Forty" event on Oct. 18. The evening served as the launch event for Growing Friends, a new membership level at the Dallas Arboretum for those 21 to 40 years old. Hosts Taylor and Richard Collinsworth, Molly and Justin Cox, Kari and Troy Kloewer and Catherine and Blake Woodall invited 200 of their friends and colleagues to be some of the first to party at A Tasteful Place, a 3.5-acre garden with a lagoon, pavilion and beautiful views of Dallas’ skyline, while listening to the band, the Culdesac Kids.

Highland Park Hardwood Heritage


Ashley Turner and the Lady Scots have high expectations for this season. (Photo: Rob Graham)

Ashley Turner was practically born to play basketball at Highland Park.

After all, one of her grandfathers was David Turner, the man credited with starting the school’s girls basketball program. Her other grandfather, Bo Snowden, was a longtime boys coach and athletic director at HPHS.

That legacy has been passed down to Ashley, a senior who expects to become one of the top post players for the Lady Scots this season. Since she was 6 years old, she’s played basketball, from church leagues to the YMCA to middle school.

Don’t Miss Out On These Seasonal Events


The Trains at NorthPark exhibit attracts more than 70,000 visitors each year. (Courtesy photo)

For many, Christmastime brings small pleasures such as peppermint-flavored coffee creamer and the earthy smell of pine from freshly cut trees now decorated with blinking lights and ornaments.

But, it’s also a time to celebrate unique Dallas events that arrive this time of year. From a White House holiday exhibit to carriage rides to tree lightings to shows, there’s plenty to put on your calendars.

Proud to Serve Our Community


During this holiday season our focus turns to the people and things that are near and dear to our hearts: our community, our faith, our values, our traditions, and our family.

We remind ourselves of our blessings and think about ways we can be of service to those less fortunate.

Aiden Deitch Earns Eagle Scout Rank


Eagle Scout Aiden Deitch

Troop 70 has awarded Aiden Deitch, of Highland Park, the Eagle Scout rank, Boy Scouting's highest.

He is the son of Richard and Janese Deitch and a senior at Highland Park High School.

He is a former senior patrol leader and Aubrey Pollard award recipient for the troop.

Meadowbrook Helping Children Reach Full Potential


As one of the leading preschool and kindergarten programs in Dallas, the Meadowbrook School has been preparing and stimulating young minds for more than 40 years.

By encouraging individuality and self-confidence, Meadowbrook provides a solid foundation to help each child reach their full potential.

Meadowbrook is a non-denominational school, teaching children ages 3 1/2 to 4 through kindergarten.

HP Looking to Feast on Bulldogs


Cade Saustad and the Highland Park offense have been scoring at a torrid pace. Saustad had three touchdowns last week. (File photo: Melissa Macatee)

One of the few things more difficult than winning a state football championship in Texas is repeating that state championship.

Highland Park found out firsthand when the Scots held on for a 56-49 win over Texarkana Texas High in the Class 5A Division I Region II bi-district round at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco.

That latest chapter in a classic postseason rivalry might have been thrilling, yet for many it also was a surprisingly close call for a team that rolled to a 70-2 victory over Mount Pleasant in last year’s playoff opener on the same field.

However, there are no style points. It’s about surviving and advancing, which HP will look to do once again when it faces McKinney North in the area round at noon Friday at AT&T Stadium.