Police Reports: Aug. 22-28

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Skulduggery of the Week: Where Is the Fashion Police When You Need Them?

Between noon June 25 and 8:11 p.m. Aug. 22, a thief stole a $300 elephant sculpture, an $850 Dolce & Gabbana dress, and two $1,300 Lela Rose dresses from a house in the 3700 block of Binkley Avenue.

HIGHLAND PARK

22 MONDAY
At 10:56 a.m., a black GMC Yukon hit a stop sign at Airline Road and St. Johns Drive.

23 TUESDAY
Between noon Aug. 15 and 2 p.m. Aug. 23, a scammer stole $15,263.40 in wired funds from a victim in the 4300 block of Edmondson Avenue.


Making Chores a Slam Dunk

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Photo courtesy of thedunkcollection.com

When Marshall McKinney decided to launch the Dunk Collection after his college graduation, he had a product he knew from experience would be successful. Just how quickly that success came, after gaining recognition from Dallas mogul Mark Cuban in March, was a welcome surprise to McKinney.

The Dunk Collection piqued Cuban’s interest when McKinney presented the Dirty Dunk on the court at a Dallas Mavericks game on March 3.

“We did a little ‘Time Out’ show on the court, and everyone saw it,” McKinney said. “I guess Mark [Cuban] liked the product, because later on that night, we got a message from him saying he wanted to talk about it.”


Highland Belles Name New Honor Squads

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Highland Belles drill team director Shannon Phillips recognized these belles for their excellence in dance and high kick.

All Americans Front row: Catherine Magee, Jillian Ellis, Maddie Basso, Landry Myers, Olivia Gruber, Flora Kate Richards, and Emily Watson Second row: Caroline Thomas, Liv Brink, Jenna Peck, Grace Dodd, Casey Bowden, Brooke Marvel, Talle Olsen, and Anna Cimorelli (Photo courtesy of Margaret Watson)

All Americans
Front row: Catherine Magee, Jillian Ellis, Maddie Basso, Landry Myers, Olivia Gruber, Flora Kate Richards, and Emily Watson
Second row: Caroline Thomas, Liv Brink, Jenna Peck, Grace Dodd, Casey Bowden, Brooke Marvel, Talle Olsen, and Anna Cimorelli (Photo courtesy of Margaret Watson)


Community Rallies Around Grieving Family to Create Scholarship

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Photo courtesy of Meredith Smith

Friends remember Highland Park native Hunter Smith as a faith-driven man who brought joy to everyone he came across. “He was a larger than life figure,” said longtime friend Ann Higginbottom.

Hunter, 29, died in April while on a weekend getaway with friends at his family ranch when the pickup truck he was riding in hit a ravine. The impact threw Hunter from the truck bed, killing him instantly.

“He never met an enemy,” Hunter’s younger sister Meredith said. “He was the sweetest, most sincere, sensitive guy.”

About a week later, Meredith and her older sister, Libby, received a text message from Higginbottom and another family friend, Ellen Kershaw. The text read, “From two sisters to two sisters,” and outlined a plan to establish a scholarship in Hunter’s name.


Jones, Scots Topple Rockwall in Opener

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John Stephen Jones passed for 325 yards and four touchdowns in his varsity debut as HP blasted Rockwall 43-21 on Friday. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

John Stephen Jones passed for 325 yards and four touchdowns in his varsity debut as HP blasted Rockwall 43-21 on Friday. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

In the weeks leading up to Highland Park’s season opener, John Stephen Jones won a three-way battle for the starting quarterback job.

On Friday, the junior justified the confidence of the coaching staff by throwing for 325 yards and four touchdowns in his varsity debut as the Scots surged to a 43-21 win over Rockwall at Highlander Stadium.

If there were any season-opening jitters, it didn’t show on the HP sideline, as the Scots opened up a 22-point lead in the first eight minutes against a Class 6A opponent that has made deep playoff runs in each of the past two seasons.


Belles to Host 33rd Annual Spaghetti Supper

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Looking to grab a bite to eat before you head to the Highlander stadium for the Scots first home game of the 2016 season tonight? The Highland Belles, partnering with Amore Italian Restaurant, will host their annual Spaghetti Supper in the HPHS cafeteria tonight from 5 to 7 p.m.

A silent auction will showcase several items, including a private rooftop party at El Fenix Downtown Dallas, white gold and diamond hoops with Tahitian peals and diamond dangles by J. Pratt Designs, and birthday parties with the Highland Belles.

Dinner tickets will be sold at the door for $10. Raffle tickets can be purchased for $5 each or six tickets for $25.

Need your meal to-go? The Belles will deliver orders to patrons’ cars from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the school parking lot south of the stadium on Douglas Avenue.


HPHS Senior Swim Party

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Annie Snell, Flora Kate Richards, and Claire Johnson

Annie Snell, Flora Kate Richards, and Claire Johnson

Highland Park High School Senior Girls will kick off their final year with a class swim party this Sunday Aug. 28 at the Village Country Club. Co-chairs Annie Snell, Flora Kate Richards, and Claire Johnson have been leading the host committee efforts this summer. All senior students at HPHS will be invited.


Preston Hollow Village Brings in Residential

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Rendering courtesy of Provident Realty Advisors

Cranes and construction crews have been a familiar sight on the corner of Walnut Hill Lane and North Central Expressway since construction on Phase II of Preston Hollow Village started in 2013. The mixed-use development is now preparing for a new element of the five-phase project: residential.

“We’re going to continue the mixed-use spirit with our first residential units,” said Jerry Jackson, vice president of development at Provident Realty Advisors, which owns the 42-acre property.

According to Jackson, the complexes, which were designed by Ziegler Cooper Architects, feature more than 500 apartments designed to appeal to three different demographics. One building will target empty nesters looking to downsize without forgoing the amenities of living in a walkable environment. The second will market to young couples and families. The final complex will be designed for young professionals looking to move out of their first apartment for a better work, live, play environment.