Morgan Stanley Annual Women’s Luncheon

Schnoll Begun, Caroline Kraddick, Christine Ashmore, and Sallie Behnke. (Photo: Kidd’s Kids)

On Nov. 9, 50 of Dallas’ most philanthropic women attended an intimate luncheon hosted by Morgan Stanley at Royal Oaks Country Club in Dallas. The women gathered together to hear how Caroline Kraddick is growing out of the shadow of her father and into her own.  As “Chief Happiness Officer” of Kidd’s Kids, she is determined to grow the family legacy of hope and happiness which her Dad, the late Kidd Kraddick started over 25 years ago.

Plant a Tree, Learn a Lesson


Hyer students shovel dirt on Arbor Day. (Photo: Bianca R. Montes)

With golden shovels in hand, Hyer Elementary School third-graders helped plant a new tree in University Park.

City Manager Robbie Corder told the students they’d be able to look out their classroom window for years to come and watch the live oak they planted at Smith Park continue to grow.

HPUMC Expands Reach With The Grove


Hundreds turn out for the first service at the Grove. (Alyssa Grace Photography)

In a city famous for having a house of faith on nearly every street corner, The Grove Church stands out mostly for the number of early adherents.

The first formal service, held Oct. 22, drew about 600 people, campus pastor the Rev. Stephen Lohoefer said.

“We had a lot of people standing,” he said. “It was a great ‘problem.’”

Scots Outlast Tigers in Playoff Opener


John Stephen Jones led HP past Texas High on Saturday by passing for 466 yards and accounting for seven touchdowns. (Photo: Melissa Macatee)

FRISCO — Highland Park already knew that the road to a state championship repeat wouldn’t be easy. A reminder was issued on Saturday.

The Scots held off a second-half rally by Texarkana Texas High for a 56-49 win in a Class 5A Division I Region I bi-district game at the Ford Center at The Star.

HP extended its winning streak to 10 games and advanced to an area round matchup against McKinney North at noon Friday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

Highlander Band Scores Top 10 Ranking



The Highlander Band impresses with a wedding-inspired show. (Courtesy HPISD)

The Highlander Band returned from its first trip to the UIL State Marching Band contest with a top 10 ranking after advancing to the finals during competition in November at the San Antonio Alamodome.

The band finished the season ranked 10th out of 250 5A bands in the state, Highland Park ISD officials announced.

The 140-member Highlander Band was one of the smallest to compete in the state contest and was by far the smallest band to advance to finals competition, school officials said.