November 21, 2014

  • Scots to Tackle Midway in Playoff Showdown

    Stephen Dieb and the Scots will face Waco Midway in the area round of the playoffs. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

    Stephen Dieb and the Scots will face Waco Midway in the area round of the playoffs. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

    One theory when Highland Park jumped to Class 6A before this season was that the Scots — after many years as a 4A powerhouse — would be able to navigate the regular season just fine, but might have a harder time in the playoffs.

    The second part of that hypothesis will be tested tonight, when HP meets undefeated Waco Midway in the Division II Region II area round. The game will kick off at 7:30 p.m. at MISD Multi-Purpose Stadium in Midlothian.

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    By Todd Jorgenson Nov. 21, 2014 | 3:46 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Go to GOOP in HP Village, Because Gwyneth

    Paltrow explaining her fabulousness to us all. (Staff photo: Sarah Bennett)

    Paltrow explaining her fabulousness to us all. (Staff photo: Sarah Bennett)

    Facetious headlines aside, I got to take a tour of GOOP in Highland Park Village today, and it was fabulous. As many know, GOOP is Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle blog, and the pop-up store is set up to reflect just that — a lifestyle. (Paltrow called this blog-to-shop concept “click and mortar,” and I nearly died of joy.)

    The photo I have dreamed of since childhood.

    The photo I have dreamed of since childhood.

    As you enter, you will find gifts and clothing from the affordable (read: candles and floral arrangements) to the high-end (such as pieces designed for the store by Monique Lhuillier).

    One room reflects the “kitchen” of this make-believe home, with Paltrow’s cookbooks and a line of luxury soaps. Another represents a bedroom, with loungewear and skincare goods.

    “My favorite, favorite products that I use and love are in there,” Paltrow said of the “boudoir” room.

    Sorting through the clothes, you will find everything from crisp linens and tailored blazers to casual button-downs and runway-ready cocktail dresses. It’s fun to wander through the collections and think, would Gwyneth wear this?

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    By Sarah Bennett Nov. 21, 2014 | 3:38 pm | 1 Comment | Comments RSS
  • It’s Time For Chi-O, Lovers Lane Holiday Markets

    We’ve been excited since August, but the time has finally come for the annual Chi Omega Christmas Market. Basically, this place looks magical. I will be attending for the first time this weekend, but it’s a longstanding tradition around here — 37 years long, to be exact.

    Come check out more than 175 vendors to help you check your list twice and cross everything off it. Remember, you can also get your carefully selected gifts wrapped there, too.

    Head out to Fair Park until 6 p.m. tonight or from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday for the fun.

    What’s most important? It’s all for a good cause. Here are this year’s beneficiaries: Chi Omega Education Corporation; Bea’s Kids; Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County; City Square; Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center; Dallas Children’s Theatre; Dallas Police Association’s Assist the Officer Foundation; Letot Center Capital Foundation; Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas; Project Transformation; and Chi Omega Collegiate Scholarships.

    “Each year we strive to top the year before, and after a record- breaking year in 2013, we have our work cut out for us,” co-chair Sara Koda said. “This year, we have pledged $206,500 to our fantastic beneficiaries, and we would love nothing more than to surpass that goal.”

    Do you need MORE Christmas spirit? Lovers Lane United Methodist Church‘s Marketplace from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday for even more holiday fun.

    By Sarah Bennett Nov. 21, 2014 | 2:44 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
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  • Hobbies Inspire Student’s Poetry Book

    Raman shows off his book, Beyond the Edge, in the library. (Courtesy Photo)

    Raman shows off his book, Beyond the Edge, in the library. (Courtesy Photo)

    Some aspiring writers take decades to get published. That’s not the case for one St. Mark’s sophomore. Gopal Raman has published his first volume of poetry, called Beyond the Edge.

    “I started writing creatively in seventh grade, and I would compile a folder,” Raman said.

    Raman is also a dedicated student of photography, which highly influenced his work.

    “It just started as a side project I was working on in my spare time,” Raman said. “Most of [the poems] are nature-themed. A lot of times, the poem will complement the photo.” Read More…

    By Sarah Bennett Nov. 21, 2014 | 10:00 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Trammell Crow Listing is For $59.4 Million

    The palatial Trammell Crow estate in Highland Park is now for sale, with a whopping price tag of $59.4 million.

    The Dallas Morning News has some details about the decision by the family to put the home of the late developer on the market after more than 50 years. The 10,000-square-foot Tudor-style mansion, which is more than 100 years old, is positioned on six acres along Turtle Creek.

    Besides the usual amenities, there is the architectural and historical significance of one of the most prominent homes in the Park Cities. Plus, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is the next-door neighbor.

    By Todd Jorgenson Nov. 21, 2014 | 7:08 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • November 20, 2014

  • HP Band Succeeds at All-Region Audition

    Bethanne Bradshaw (flute), Mary Shinn (flute instructor), and Katelin Adams (piccolo)

    Bethanne Bradshaw (flute), Mary Shinn (flute instructor), and Katelin Adams (piccolo)

    At the All-Region orchestra audition on Nov. 13, two Highlander band students earned first chair. Bethanne Bradshaw on flute and Katelin Adams on piccolo will sit in their prestigious positions for the concert on Nov. 22 at Nimitz High School in Irving.

    The girls’ instructor, Mary Shinn, who has worked with them since sixth grade, said this is the premier ensemble to be in. The audition process is difficult and few are accepted, let alone earn first chair. With this accomplishment, Bradshaw and Adams automatically qualify for the area level of the All-State tryout process as well.

    By Allyssa Schoonover Nov. 20, 2014 | 1:46 pm | 1 Comment | Comments RSS
  • Scot Classic Hoops Tourney Starts Today

    The Scot Classic basketball tournament opens today with boys and girls action. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

    The Scot Classic basketball tournament opens today with boys and girls action. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

    The annual Scot Classic basketball tournament is still going strong after 51 years, and this year’s event will tip-off today with a field of six boys teams and six girls teams.

    Highland Park will be joined in the boys field by Lake Highlands, Midlothian, Trinity Christian, Ennis, and Austin SFA. On the girls side, HP will compete for the title alongside Trinity Christian, Woodrow Wilson, Wylie East, W.T. White, and Corsicana.

    The Scots (0-1) fell to South Oak Cliff by a 79-69 score in their season opener on Tuesday. The Lady Scots (0-2) opened the season with road losses to Rockwall and Rockwall-Heath.

    You can see the full schedule for the three-day tournament after the jump.

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    By Todd Jorgenson Nov. 20, 2014 | 8:01 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • November 19, 2014

  • HPHS Science Festival is Tomorrow

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    Dr. Richard Salter will speak to students about how advances in robotic technology have aided surgeons. Students will then have an opportunity to have a hands on experience with the da Vinci Surgical Robot. (Courtesy Photo)

    Highland Park High School students will have the exclusive chance to hear from nearly 50 professionals pursing exciting careers in science, technology, engineering, and math fields during the ninth-annual HPHS Science Festival tomorrow.

    Speakers representing a vast array of specialities including medicine, geology, cooking, engineering, cyber security, and even theater tech, will speak to students during their science and technology class periods. The school and festival organizers have asked us to remind students that attendance will be taken.

    Sponsored by the science and technology faculty and organized by parent volunteers, the mission of the Science Festival is to encourage and inspire students to pursue STEM careers and classes.

    Sounds like fun! I wish I’d gone to fest when I was HP. Actually, I’m not sure why I didn’t. #regrets

    By Elizabeth Ygartua Nov. 19, 2014 | 5:59 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • DART Wants Your Input at Meeting in HP

    Have any questions or thoughts about DART service? You can voice those at a community meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the council chambers at Highland Park Town Hall.

    The meeting will allow input on proposed service changes in the Park Cities, and in the area surrounding the Dallas hospital district.

    DART is adding midday on-call service in the Park Cities on an experimental basis on Dec. 1, and could make it permanent depending on feedback, which would be passed along to the DART board of directors.

    For more information on the meeting, call 214-749-2543.

    By Todd Jorgenson Nov. 19, 2014 | 5:54 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS