Meadows Museum to Hold Discover Spain Festival


Celebrate Columbus Day by reading Christopher Columbus’ handwritten notes.

The Meadows Museum at SMU is holding a “Discover Spain!” festival Saturday, Oct. 10. People of all ages can explore the museum’s exhibits for free from 2 to 9 p.m.

The festival will include Spanish food and wine tasting, film screenings from the Dallas Film Society, Spanish music and dancing performances, scavenger hunts, and gallery talks every hour to explore the “Treasures from the House of Alba” exhibit, which includes a rare collection of Christopher Columbus’ logbook.

The Meadows Museum is the leading U.S. institution focused on the study and presentation of Spanish art. The House of Alba is one of the most influential noble families in Europe, and at one time was the most illustrious household in Spain.

Passion Fuels Career Choices for Cuellar

Catherine Cuellar helps match businesses and nonprofits as director of Entrepreneurs for North Texas. (Photo: Chris McGathey) 0
Catherine Cuellar helps match businesses and nonprofits as director of Entrepreneurs for North Texas. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

By Haley Rogers
Special Contributor

Catherine Cuellar’s diverse resume has various jobs in the local media and arts scene, having been an editor and columnist at The Dallas Morning News, a reporter at KERA-FM, a board member for various nonprofits, and a Dallas Cultural Affairs commissioner.

Most recently, Cuellar left her post as executive director of the Dallas Arts District this summer to become director of Entrepreneurs for North Texas, a program of Communities Foundation of Texas.

The job finds Cuellar working with companies that are too young or too small to have an in-house corporate affairs department, helping them leverage their employee volunteerism, philanthropy, and sponsorships. Such efforts include organizing service projects, networking opportunities, and fundraisers.

Scots Run Wild Against Beleaguered Pearce

The Richardson Pearce defense spent much of the night chasing Highland Park's Stephen Dieb. He finished with 264 rushing yards and three touchdowns as the Scots won 76-35. (Photo: Don Johnson)

The Pearce defense spent much of the night chasing HP’s Stephen Dieb. He finished with 264 rushing yards and three touchdowns as the Scots won 76-35 on Friday. (Photo: Don Johnson)

RICHARDSON — Just three weeks ago, Randy Allen was concerned about Highland Park’s running game.

On Friday, Stephen Dieb and the HP offense showed that the Scots head coach has nothing to worry about during a 76-35 thrashing of Richardson Pearce at Eagle-Mustang Stadium.

As a team, the Scots rushed for 427 yards and nine touchdowns — let that sink in for a minute — and Dieb accounted for 264 of those yards on just 13 carries.

“We ran the ball better than we have all year. Dieb had a great game, and our offensive line came off the ball well,” Allen said. “It comes at a good time.”

Saturday is Park Cities Recycling Day


It’s a beautiful weekend for fall cleaning, so the annual Park Cities community recycling event is coming along at just the right time.

On Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot at Highland Park Middle School, crews will be on hand to dispose of paper products and electronics. You can find a list of some acceptable items here.

There also will be a Goodwill Industries truck on hand accepting used household items (in working condition) and gently used clothes that aren’t torn or stained. And remember, donations are tax-deductible.

Nancy Nasher Is A Texas Trailblazer


Nancy Nasher copyThe Family Place’s 20th Texas Trailblazer Awards Luncheon recognized a name well-known throughout Dallas and a PH resident: Nancy Nasher. The luncheon was held on Oct. 1, helping kick off Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

The Family Place Texas Trailblazer Award recognizes a local individual who as, as the name implies, blazed a trail for other to follow. The award honors those who create positive change in the community and outstanding leaders. So it was only fitting to add Nasher to the list of recipients.

Co-owner of NorthPark with her husband David J.Haemisegger, Nasher is an avid supporters of Dallas arts and education. She holds many leadership roles with many organizations. Along with hosting the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Dallas Race for the Cure since 1995, Nasher’s philanthropical side extends to many organizations.


Lady Scots Face Showdown With Pearce

Falyn Reaugh is one of the kill leaders for HP, which travels to Richardson Pearce tonight.

Falyn Reaugh is one of the kill leaders for HP, which travels to Richardson Pearce tonight.

Highland Park will wrap up the first half of the District 10-6A schedule tonight when it travels to Richardson Pearce. The match could also provide a clear-cut frontrunner for the district title.

The two unbeaten rivals are tied atop the league standings approaching the halfway mark, and although tonight’s meeting won’t be as critical as the regular-season finale on Oct. 27 at HP, it will separate the 10-6A leaders for the first time. Last year, the Mustangs won both matches against the Lady Scots to claim the crown.

HP has swept all but one of its district opponents so far, including North Mesquite on Sept. 25 and Mesquite on Tuesday. Against the Stallions, Falyn Reaugh had 13 kills, Madeline Bonnet added eight digs, Landry Ray posted 20 assists, and Jordan Westendorff tallied four aces. In the Mesquite match, team leaders included Peyton Eisnaugle (14 kills), Ray (20 assists), Bonnet (eight digs), and Greer Gordon (five aces).

Scots Hit the Road to Tackle Pearce

Highland Park will look to remain undefeated in District 10-6A play tonight when the Scots travel to play Richardson Pearce. (Photo: Tanner Garza)

Highland Park will look to remain undefeated in District 10-6A play tonight when the Scots travel to play Richardson Pearce. (Photo: Tanner Garza)

After playing two home games and twice at neutral sites so far this season, Highland Park will face its first true road test tonight against Richardson Pearce.

The Scots (3-1, 1-0) will enter the game with some momentum after rallying late for a 28-27 win over previously unbeaten North Mesquite in their District 10-6A opener last week.

HP was far from perfect in that game, struggling on defense early and on offense for most of the second half, but the Scots showed toughness during the comeback, which was capped by a 12-yard pass from Henry Allen to Cy McCullough with 2:12 remaining in the game.

One Month Until Election Day


Election day is just around the proverbial corner. That means one month left before we officially know how this HP Bond Package issue will end. Early voting will take place on October 19-30 at various locations. On Nov. 3, voting will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the four HPISD elementary schools and HP Middle School.

Just in case you haven’t registered yet, make sure you have it on your immediate to-do list, because registration ends on Oct. 5.

Tollway Ramps Closed This Weekend


Tollway maintenance, 10-3 to 10-4The North Texas Tollway Authority is planning some maintenance work on multiple ramps along the Dallas North Tollway this weekend, including those at Mockingbird Lane, Lemmon Avenue, and Wycliff Avenue.

From 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, the northbound entrance ramp from Mockingbird and the southbound entrance ramp from Lemmon will be closed. During the same times on Sunday, the work will shift to the southbound entrance ramp from Mockingbird and the northbound entrance ramp from Wycliff.

The NTTA will continue collecting tolls during the disruption, however.

HPHS Recognizes 54 Students


HPHS Scholars copyHPHS has some smart cookies in those halls. Of course, we already knew that, but some reinforcement never hurts. Congratulations to the 47 seniors named National Merit Commended Students, and the seven students who earned National Hispanic Scholar honors. Keep cracking those books.

The Family Place Announces Campaign

The Ann Moody Place

The Ann Moody Place

The Family Place’s 20th Texas Trailblazers Award Luncheon did more than just honor some noteworthy people today.

The organization has announced plans for a $13 million capital campaign to rebuild a 50,000 square-foot building to become the Central Dallas Counseling Center. This was soon followed by the announcement that the Moody Foundation has already kicked-off the campaign through a $5 million gift.

To be named the Ann Moody Place, the Central Dallas Counseling Center will expand victim counseling services and place administrative offices in a more accessible location. The building will include an emergency shelter with 40 beds, and a centralized hotline/call center for placing clients in shelters and scheduling counseling appointments. The Family Place plans to start renovations by March 2016.

The Family Place works in the Dallas area to empower victims of family violence with housing, counseling and programs to create independence. To learn more about how you can be involved with this organization, or how you can contribute to the new center, click here.