The Highland Belles spaghetti supper fundraiser on Sept. 5 had another successful year. The spaghetti supper sales winners are Grace Sloane, Flora Kate Richards, and Maddie Basso.
All 61 members of the award-winning drill team sold tickets, raffle tickets, and accepted donations, which will fund the team’s operations for the year. This year was bigger than ever with the addition of the live auction.
The team partnered with Amore Italian Restaurant for the 19th year, bringing hungry football fans to the cafeteria before the HPHS football game against Pulaski Academy.
Does calling it a fun run really make it fun? Well, if it’s anything like the pep rally to kick off Bradfield’s Boosterthon fundraiser, it may not be so bad.
On Monday, students gathered in the gymnasium and cheered on Blaze the Bronco and Boosterthon representatives as they heard about the plans for the event. Each day of the fundraiser will provide a lesson that encourages kindness, leadership, fitness, and citizenship.
The event will conclude with the Rock’n Town Live Fun Run, where students will recruit pledges for the number of laps they run. The money raised from Boosterthon will go to the school.
Park Cities resident Allison Hubbard was in Washington, D.C., yesterday as part of a group of more than 600 cancer patients, survivors, and volunteers from all 50 states trying to raise awareness and spur legislative action regarding cancer research and funding — an event called American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Leadership Summit and Lobby Day.
As part of her visit, Hubbard is meeting with Rep. Pete Sessions and U.S. senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, hoping to garner support for an increase in federal funding, as well as endorsement of legislation to help reduce costs and increase quality of life for cancer patients.
“Congress has a critical role to play in the fight to defeat a disease that kills an estimated 500,000 people in America every year. Congress can demonstrate a commitment to the fight against cancer by increasing federal funding for cancer research and prevention, co-sponsoring patient quality of life legislation and eliminating surprise costs for seniors getting colorectal cancer screenings,” said Hubbard, a volunteer for ACS CAN. “Making these lifesaving policies a priority will help to eliminate death and suffering from cancer.”
Joe Torre has traded in his baseball uniform for a business suit these days, but the Hall of Fame catcher and manager will share plenty of stories from his career on the diamond during a conversation at the Texas Trailblazer Awards luncheon on Wednesday at the Hilton Anatole.
The sold-out luncheon will benefit The Family Place, which is a cause close to Torre’s heart. He and his wife founded the Safe at Home Foundation, which operates several domestic violence resource centers around New York City.
The luncheon festivities included a letter-signing ceremony this spring at the Highland Park home of Margaret Hancock. Luncheon chairs are Travis and Stephanie Hollman, Carol Seay, and Stephanie Seay.
A small group took the time to recognize University Park firefighters on Sept. 11. They thanked them for their continued service and dedication to the community in remembrance of the day.
The group is called The Tigua Princess Tribe of the Park Cities, and is a father-daughter civic group that started when the girls were in kindergarten. They are now in their junior year of high school and continue their involvement in civic projects.
SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: Go Speed Racer
At 11:49 p.m., an officer spotted a silver 2012 Toyota Camry stopped with its high-beams on in the 4500 block of Abbott Avenue. The car began moving slowly, then ran a stop sign at the intersection of Abbott and Knox Street, prompting the officer to turn on his strobe lights and siren. The car stopped at the intersection of Knox and North Central Expressway, but didn’t pull over. It then headed northbound on Central, reaching speeds close to 100 mph while weaving erratically through traffic. The Toyota exited at Caruth Haven and drove eastbound, at which time the HPDPS officer lost sight of it and ended the pursuit. The same night, police reports show five car burglaries in the vicinity where the Toyota was stopped.
Between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m., a vandal broke a window on a blue 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe in the 4400 block of Fairfax Avenue, causing $500 in damage. Nothing was reported stolen.
At 10:24 p.m., Peter George Sanderson, 23, of Garland was arrested in the 4700 block of Abbott Avenue on a public intoxication charge.
After hearing about Rachel’s Challenge, a group of students from Hyer Elementary School set out to share the message.
They created the KC Club, which stands for kindness and compassion, and are striving to create a chain reaction of kindness through out the school. They went room to room last week, presenting the challenge to students.
At Hyer, the students wrote notes of compassionate deeds and formed a paper chain, symbolizing the chain reaction of kindness they hope to see.
The challenge promotes acceptance and discourages bullying. It teaches young students that kindness is not just something they do, but who they are.
Rachel Scott was the first victim in the Columbine shooting. Her father and other supporters started the program to promote kindness and compassion.
“Bones Never Die” is Reichs’ 17th book, which follows forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan and her run-in with a serial killer.
Reichs is a producer on the TV show “Bones,” which is based on her books. She’s the chief medical examiner in North Carolina and a professor at UNC.
As always, the event takes place at the church at 7 p.m., but you are welcome to reserve a space at the 6 p.m. reception for $30 (including a copy of the book). Register here.
The University Park Police Department released a sketch today as it continues to look for a suspect in an aggravated sexual assault incident on Sept. 7 near the SMU campus.
UPPD said the suspect is a black man in his early 20s with a “football player build,” with close-cropped hair and a tattoo on the left side of his neck. The tattoo featured a crown with script writing below it. (Strangely, however, it’s not included in the sketch.)
The man is suspected of attacking a female jogger from behind at knifepoint in the 6700 block of Willard Drive at about 11:15 p.m. on Sept. 7. Anybody with information about the case should call UPPD at 214-363-3000 or Detective Marshall at 214-987-5359.
Poor field position didn’t faze the Highland Park offense on Friday night. Swirling winds and intermittent rain likewise didn’t rattle the Scots. And neither did the Prosper defense.
In their final nondistrict test, HP crushed Prosper 54-0 at Highlander Stadium to start the season 3-0 for the first time since 2011. The Scots also easily extended their home winning streak to 81 games.
HP started fast and didn’t slow down until the game was well out of reach. Brooks Burgin completed 19 of 29 passes for 327 yards and four touchdowns, all without playing a snap in the second half. His favorite target was Kevin Ken, who tallied 10 receptions for 159 yards and three scores — again, all before halftime.
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