Plenty of Scots in Running at Regionals

Highland Park's Maddy Stephens will compete in three events at the Class 5A Region II meet this weekend at UT Arlington.

Highland Park’s Maddy Stephens will compete in three events at the Class 5A Region II meet this weekend at UT Arlington.

The Highland Park girls will send more than a dozen athletes to the Class 5A Region II track and field meet this weekend in Arlington.

The Lady Scots had several regional qualifiers following the area meet on April 20 in Lovejoy, including individual event winners Maddy Stephens (200, 400) Falyn Reaugh (high jump), and Olivia Scott (3,200).

Other athletes to advance for HP include McKenna Michels (discus), Grace O’Keefe (3,200), Emma Parker (3,200), Grace Beitter (800), Mary Kemp (400), and Hannah Booe (200). Scott also advanced in the 1,600. The Lady Scots also qualified for regionals in the 4×400 relay with the quartet of Grace Watts, Booe, Kemp, and Stephens.

On the boys side, HP’s individual regional qualifiers consist of Turner Coxe (discus, shot put), Sam Sloan (800), and Jack Toohey (110 hurdles).

The Scots also will compete at regionals in all three relays. In the 4×100 and 4×200 events, the foursome includes James Herring, J.T. Dooley, Walker French, and Colby Green. And in the 4×400 relay, the team features Sloan, Ryan Gadbois, Jimmy Rupple, and Cameron Hoglund.

Meet the School Board Candidates

HPISD All Candidates

Tom Sharpe, Meg Bakich, Chris Murzin, Stacy Kelly, and Marla Sewall all hope to serve on the HPISD board of trustees. (Courtesy Photo)


Voting has begun in Highland Park school board elections. Five candidates are vying for two open seats.  Early voting will continue through May 2, and the general election will be held May 6.

We recently sat down with all of the candidates to learn more about why they want to join the board of trustees, and how they will handle the difficult tasks ahead. Below are some of their responses.


Playoffs in Sight As HP Wraps 15-5A Slate

Highland Park's Grant Kipp threw a three-hit shutout against Royse City in his last start. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

Highland Park’s Grant Kipp threw a three-hit shutout against Royse City in his last start. The Scots won 1-0. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

Highland Park enters the final week of the regular season with another playoff berth well within its sights.

After sweeping Royse City in two games last week, the Scots (17-11, 9-3) need just one win over Wylie East this week — or a Lovejoy loss to Royse City — to wrap up a postseason berth. HP remains in second place behind Forney in the District 15-5A standings with two games left.

The Scots topped the Bulldogs 1-0 on April 18 behind a three-hit shutout from Grant Kipp, then followed up with a 4-1 victory on April 21.

This week, HP will travel on Tuesday to face Wylie East, which is third in the league standings, before hosting the Raiders in the regular-season finale on Friday.

Kenneth T. Novice Named Dallas Summer Musicals President

Kenneth T. Novice by Jeff Lorch (3)

Kenneth T. Novice

Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc. (DSM) named Kenneth T. Novice its new president. He will begin May 1.

“We are thrilled to welcome Ken to Dallas as the next President of the Dallas Summer Musicals,” DSM Board Chair Tedd Munselle said. “His experience is the perfect blend of what DSM needs to continue to excel at what we do best, and to build upon our storied history as a leader in the Dallas arts community.” 

Police Reports: April 17-23



Taken overnight before 8 a.m. April 20: 12 boxes of Monker Porcelanosa Marmol Antara Blanco tile valued at $1,800 from a residential construction site in the 4200 block of Westway Avenue. Left behind in a formerly empty construction debris container: siding, insulation, and tiles that appeared to have come from an older home.


17 Monday
A Tulsa man left behind a $500 Lora Piana white linen shirt still in its shopping bag with tags and receipt after visiting Honor Bar in Highland Park Village between 2 and 4 p.m. Contacted later, bar employees had not found the shirt.

19 Wednesday
Security video shows a thief entering an unlocked 2007 Cadillac Escalade at a home in the 4500 block of Arcady Avenue at 3:08 a.m. and taking two pairs of Ray-Ban sunglasses valued at $500. Other vehicles in the area also were targeted in overnight crimes: $500 in damage done to the center console of an unlocked 2011 Infiniti QX56 in the 4400 block of Arcady; contents of an unlocked 2009 Ford F150 pickup in the 4500 block of Arcady refiled through; $50, six to eight country music compact discs, and $750 Prada prescription glasses taken from a 2007 GMC Yukon in the 4500 block of South Versailles Avenue; $200 headphones, $800 Ray-Ban sunglasses, and spare change taken from an unlocked 2010 Jeep in the 4500 block of South Versailles. Two other residents declined to make reports.

New in the Neighborhood

Cinco Taco Bar with a rock 'n' roll vibe aims to capitalize on the U.S. taco obsession. (Courtesy photo Cinco Taco Bar) 0
Cinco Taco Bar with a rock 'n' roll vibe aims to capitalize on the U.S. taco obsession. (Courtesy photo Cinco Taco Bar)

Cinco Taco Bar is the latest restaurant to open in Preston Hollow Village and the newest addition to Cinco Tacos Cocina & Tequila of Addison.

Owned and managed by Mario Letayf, Chef Antonio Marquez, and a group of investors, the fast-casual taco establishment offers tacos, enchiladas, and a couple of salads.

The place has a subtle rock ’n’ roll vibe that is happy and family friendly.

Spacing Out


I’ve been thinking about spaces lately. We know when we are in a special one and also a not so special one. All of us identify with certain elements which inspire, calm, or excite us. The spaces we inhabit can greatly affect our mood and productivity. It’s spring cleaning time, so … let’s discuss.

You may be the type of person who feels most comfortable surrounded by stuff. Others of us work better with organized openness. Some might function at optimum with a blend of the two. It’s a fun exercise to think about spaces that inspire you and which qualities they have in common and then apply those qualities to the spaces you inhabit the most.

Scots Hold Off Jesuit in Title Game Rematch

Highland Park defeated Jesuit 7-5 in its final road game of the regular season. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

Kyle Massimilian and Highland Park defeated Jesuit 7-5 in their final road game of the regular season. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

Highland Park’s 7-5 win over Jesuit on Friday at Postell Stadium not only gave the Scots a small measure of revenge in a rematch of last year’s state championship game, but it also gave them some late-season momentum against a perennial rival.

HP will host St. Mark’s on Friday in its final game before the start of the Texas High School Lacrosse League playoffs, when it will look to return to the state title game. That will be on May 14 in suburban Houston.

Meanwhile, the Scots (11-3) bounced back from a loss to ESD on April 13 with a pair of road victories last week. In addition to beating Jesuit, HP also cruised to a 10-2 win over Flower Mound.