Katie Holmes to Speak at Chick Lit Luncheon


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Community Partners of Dallas has announced actress Katie Holmes as their featured speaker for the 12th annual Chick Lit Luncheon.

"Chick Lit is going 'Chick Flick' and we could not be more excited to have Katie Holmes as our keynote speaker for this year's luncheon," said CEO and president for Community Partners of Dallas, Paige McDaniel. "Following such notable speakers from recent years, like Tim Gunn and Bethany Frankel, we expect Katie to thoroughly enthrall our Chick Lit devotees as she shares her experiences as one of America's favorite actresses."

Kemp, Lady Scots Rally Past Lovejoy


Mary Warriner Kemp had a career-best offensive night as Highland Park knocked off the District 15-5A leaders on Tuesday. (File photo: Rob Graham)

Highland Park remained in playoff contention in District 15-5A with a 56-51 upset win over first-place Lovejoy on Tuesday.

The Lady Scots (11-14, 5-3) took an early double-digit lead before Lovejoy battled back. However, HP stayed tough down the stretch on its home floor.

Mary Warriner Kemp led all scorers with a career-high 24 points, and freshman Ella Patterson added 15 as the Lady Scots avenged a loss to the Lady Leopards in the district opener five weeks earlier.

HP Notches Back-to-Back Road Wins


Reilly Seebold keyed a road win over Wylie East on Jan. 12 with a career-high 26 points. (File photo: Rob Graham)

As the District 15-5A schedule nears the halfway point, Highland Park might be finding its best form of the season.

The Scots (15-8, 4-2) earned consecutive road wins against Wylie East 67-56 on Jan. 12 and Lovejoy 51-41 on Tuesday. They will return home to face North Forney on Friday.

Against the Raiders, Reilly Seebold used sharp shooting to secure a game-high 26 points while Cade Wagner added 16. In the matchup against the Leopards, Jack Feld paced HP with 16 points, followed by Dillon Powell with 12.

Election Filing Begins


If you’d like to serve on the Highland Park Town Council, the University Park City Council, or the Highland Park ISD Board of Trustees, you need to get your paperwork in order.

Those looking for a spot on the May 5 ballot have until Feb. 16 to file paperwork. Filing began today.

In Highland Park, all six seats on the Town Council are up for grabs, including the mayor's seat. The same goes for University Park, where the City Council has five members, including the mayor. But in Highland Park ISD, only two of the seven seats – the ones held by Lee Michaels (Place 1) and Jim Hitzelberger (Place 2).

Hitzelberger and Michael have both announced they will seek reelection.

The deadline to file as a write-in candidate is February 20.

Crime Reports Jan. 8 – 15


A front-porch package thief better own one hungry feline after stealing an Amazon delivery from a home in the 4300 block of Bordeaux Avenue. The delivery, valued at $637.48, was filled to the brim with household goods and cat treats, such as Greenies Dental Treats, Purina Friskies Party Mix, and Purina Whisker Likins. According to the homeowner, the box was left on her front porch around 5:49 p.m. Jan. 7, and stolen sometime before 4:25 p.m. the following Wednesday (Jan. 10).