Apparently, Binion was a powerful, Las Vegas casino owner who learned the game from Bugsy Siegel, Howard Hughes, and Whitey Bulger.
As always, the free event takes place at the church at 7 p.m. But if you’d like to pay $30 — which includes a copy of the book — and attend a reception at 6 p.m., make your reservations here or call (214) 523-2240.
You can buy a book and get it signed afterward.
Hope Hyde still has two more years of high school remaining, but she already has her college plans all figured out.
The soccer standout has verbally committed to the University of Florida, which won the Southeastern Conference title last year. Verbal commitments are non-binding, and Hyde cannot sign a letter of intent with the Gators until November 2015.
Hyde led the Lady Scots in scoring last season as a sophomore and was given honorable mention all-state honors by the Texas Association of Soccer Coaches. The midfielder posted 11 goals in the playoffs, helping HP reach the Class 4A Region II final.
Since last season, Hyde has been busy with her select team, Dallas Texans 98, which reached the Elite Clubs National League title game earlier this month in Richmond, Va. For the Texans, Hyde posted 10 goals and six assists in 23 games this year.
The Highland Park Library is celebrating the end of its “Fizz Boom Read!” summer reading club at Prather Park at 10 a.m. Friday with science-themed activities and snacks.
All summer children have used a reading log to keep track of the number of books they’ve read or read with someone. After logging 10 titles, kids received a certificate and a book was donated in their honor to Readers2Leaders.
I’ll be at the park presenting “My Homework Ate My Dog” with author Kent Smith. I illustrated the children’s book last fall with Smith, who was one of my journalism teachers at Highland Park High School.
Hope to see you there!
Sundrops Vitamins & Nutrition, which has been a fixture in the 3900 block of Oak Lawn Avenue since 1976, will move this fall to a new location at Fitzhugh Avenue and North Central Expressway.
The relocation allows the store to almost triple its size to about 5,000 square feet. Sundrops also plans to open a food area in the new location to serve juices, smoothies, and frozen yogurt. It also will offer more weight-loss and health classes.
The new building, a rendering of which is seen here, was designed by the Dallas-based architectural firm of Good Fulton & Farrell.
As Mother Nature turns up the Texas heat this summer, the local housing market has started to cool down.
But that doesn’t necessarily reflect a negative trend for buyers or sellers in the Park Cities and Preston Hollow. It’s more of a product of the desire of homeowners to escape for the summer.
“The more affluent areas of town have more people that go out of town for the summer, so they’re not as apt to be searching for property,” said Brady Moore, an agent with Dave Perry-Miller and Associates. “I feel like it’s finally starting to settle down a little bit lately.” Read More…
The Genesis Women’s Shelter has a noble goal: they want to fill 500 backpacks for pre-k through 12th-grade students.Therefore, they are looking for back-to-school donations from you, or even a supply drive held with your friends or co-workers. Here’s the kicker: you’ve only got until Friday, Aug. 8 to get your supplies together and dropped off. Here are the instructions on how to do so, or check out their Amazon wish-list page. What’s on the list?
- Wet Wipes
- Index Cards
- Ziplock bags (gallon and quart)
- Manilla paper (letter-size)
Just to name a few. Check out the full list here.
The HD-108 race remains pretty quiet at the moment, now that Morgan Meyer is confirmed as the Republican candidate and Leigh Bailey is confirmed as the Democratic candidate for Dan Branch’s vacated seat. The rest of the action will have to wait until the fall.
But my colleague over at The Dallas Morning News, Melissa Repko, brought us this little tidbit of information: apparently, a Chart Westcott campaign mailer featuring a letter from supporter and honorary chairman Troy Aikman was sent out by mistake, causing some residents to think the one-time hopeful was planning to run as a write-in. This, apparently, is not the case, either. Just a little something extra for your inbox.
Update (2:28 P.M.): Westcott has informed me via Facebook message that his team has not sent out anything additional, but suspects the mailers came from an old box left at the post office months ago and just recently distributed. He then went on to express his support of Meyer.
OK, Highland Park, it’s your turn. The town will be spraying for mosquitoes (mainly in quadrant D) starting tonight through tomorrow morning. None of the mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile Virus, but the total number of mosquitoes found in quadrant D has reached the treatable threshold set by the town. Here’s the official schedule:
- Tuesday, July 29th: 8:00 PM-10:00 PM: Highland Park Pool area and unoccupied tennis courts
- Tuesday, July 29th: 10:00 PM-5:00 AM: Truck mounted ground spraying in Quadrant D only
- Wednesday, July 30th: 8:00 PM-10:00 PM: Highland Park Pool area and unoccupied tennis courts
- Wednesday, July 30th: 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM: Truck mounted ground spraying in Quadrant D only
If there’s rain or high winds, the spraying will be rescheduled. Stay inside during spraying, and clean out water dishes for pets afterward. Limit outdoor activities in the evening, use mosquito spray when you must be outside, and report any standing water to the town at 214-521-4161. Read more here.
Mockingbird Station is partnering with fashion blogger Katey McFarlan, founder of Chronicles of Frivolity, to celebrate the great indoors at the People’s Last Stand on August 14 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
A $5 donation to the Girl Scouts of America gets you into the event, which will feature cocktails, HotPoppin Gourmet S’mores Popcorn, up-dos by Pouf, and various pop-up shops and giveaways.
Visit the event’s website for more information and to RSVP.
This one sounds good. Amy Bloom will speak at the next installment of University Park Public Library’s “Listen UP” series about her book, Lucky Us, on Aug. 12.
The book details two sisters’ journey from small-town Ohio in the 1940s to Hollywood.
As always, the free event takes place at the library at 7 p.m. But if you’d like to pay $30 — which includes a copy of the book — and attend a reception at 6 p.m., make your reservations here or call (214) 523-2240.
You can buy a book and get it signed afterward.
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