This picture was taken at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center’s “A Conversation With a Living Legend” luncheon on Oct. 21, four days after Nolan Ryan announced his resignation from the Texas Rangers. What do you think Ryan was saying to Highland Park resident Troy Aikman to inspire that expression?
University Park resident Lynda Piepgras carries a few Chanel items in her Snider Plaza vintage store, Commonwealth Couture, but these chauffeurs she snapped a picture with at D/FW Airport late last night were not waiting for her. A number of VIPs are flying into our icy city for Karl Lagerfeld’s Metiers d’Art Fashion Show.
Although Highland Park ISD is not holding classes today, the Highland Park Scots will travel to Eagle Stadium in Allen this evening to take on Wylie in the Class 4A Divison I Region II championship game.
For those of you who plan to (or have to) attend, what’s the bigger drawback of this rare Monday game — missing the Cowboys on Monday Night Football or missing Beyonce at American Airlines Center?
Dallas ISD, Greenhill, Highland Park ISD, Jesuit, and Ursuline are going to be closed on Monday. But ESD, Hockaday, and St. Mark’s are expecting their students to be on campus by 10 a.m. — or at least, that’s what their websites said as I typed this.
The 10 a.m. start is also in effect for students at Parish Episcopal’s campus on Midway Road. The Hillcrest Road campus, however, will be closed.
Update at 8:46: Sure enough, St. Mark’s has canceled Monday classes. Look for the others to follow suit.
Update at 9:10: ESD and Hockaday have called off Monday classes. Parish remains the lone holdout … for now.
Update at 9:28: OK, now Parish has said there will be no classes Monday. Nothing to see here. Move along.
The correspondent and photographer I had dispatched to the Hilton Anatole last night for the Crystal Charity Ball both felt they couldn’t get there safely through all the ice. So I told them to stay home and warm; getting out on the roads wasn’t worth the risk. But there’s more than one way to dress a socialite. Plenty of other people attended, and they did so in a public way.
Channel 8 anchor Ron Corning gave us a taste of the “Magnificent Manhattan” decor:
— ron corning (@roncorning) December 8, 2013
Not to be outdone, Channel 4 anchor Clarice Tinsley wowed us with a shot of herself:
The Crystal Charity Ball is tonight. Raising money for 8 non-profits & agencies serving North Texans pic.twitter.com/9ZskrVzElf
— Clarice Tinsley (@CTFox4) December 8, 2013
The auction items included contributions from two ’06 grads of Highland Park High School:
Matthew Stafford is from Dallas. His autographed jersey was up for auction at the Crystal Charity. pic.twitter.com/dCGLusIi3U
— Jessica M. Coggins (@JessicaMCoggins) December 8, 2013
When we last checked, the Crystal Charity Ball was one of the few Dallas events going on as scheduled this weekend. So we’re wondering if the women who are planning to attend are adjusting how they’ll dress to impress, given the frigid, icy weather.
You couldn’t pay me to sit outside and watch an SMU football game in this weather. But if that sort of thing sounds appealing to you, then you should know you don’t have to pay to see the Mustangs play Central Florida at Ford Stadium today. Kickoff is scheduled for 11 o’clock.
The Dallas Marathon would have been run through portions of Highland Park, on streets including Turtle Creek Boulevard, Lakeside Drive, Armstrong Avenue, Byron Avenue, and Beverly Drive. But race officials have decided that the icy conditions would have made it impossible to pull off the event safely.
I’m sure there’s a few Highland Park ISD students who are thrilled to be holed up at home after freezing weather cancelled classes today.
But, if you’re a student at the high school, you’re probably bummed out that tonight’s Scots vs. Wylie regional matchup is postponed, TBA.
There is one small victory already: The Dallas Cowboys will be practicing at the high school today after their field at Valley Ranch couldn’t be cleared in time. The Cowboys also considered using Coppell High School — which is closer — but the Highland Park facility has a larger indoor space, according to ESPN.
The Scots’ matchup with Wylie in the Class 4A Division I Region II final WILL NOT be played today. The new time, date, and location is still in the works.
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