Aiden Deitch Earns Eagle Scout Rank


Eagle Scout Aiden Deitch

Troop 70 has awarded Aiden Deitch, of Highland Park, the Eagle Scout rank, Boy Scouting's highest.

He is the son of Richard and Janese Deitch and a senior at Highland Park High School.

He is a former senior patrol leader and Aubrey Pollard award recipient for the troop.

Meadowbrook Helping Children Reach Full Potential


As one of the leading preschool and kindergarten programs in Dallas, the Meadowbrook School has been preparing and stimulating young minds for more than 40 years.

By encouraging individuality and self-confidence, Meadowbrook provides a solid foundation to help each child reach their full potential.

Meadowbrook is a non-denominational school, teaching children ages 3 1/2 to 4 through kindergarten.

HP Looking to Feast on Bulldogs


Cade Saustad and the Highland Park offense have been scoring at a torrid pace. Saustad had three touchdowns last week. (File photo: Melissa Macatee)

One of the few things more difficult than winning a state football championship in Texas is repeating that state championship.

Highland Park found out firsthand when the Scots held on for a 56-49 win over Texarkana Texas High in the Class 5A Division I Region II bi-district round at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco.

That latest chapter in a classic postseason rivalry might have been thrilling, yet for many it also was a surprisingly close call for a team that rolled to a 70-2 victory over Mount Pleasant in last year’s playoff opener on the same field.

However, there are no style points. It’s about surviving and advancing, which HP will look to do once again when it faces McKinney North in the area round at noon Friday at AT&T Stadium.

Freshman Duo Stands Out by Fitting In


From Left: Gracyn Applegate, Jordyn Kaplan, Annemarie Whalen, Maddy Stephens, Cameron Fawcett, Sophia Oliai, and Grace O’Keefe. (Photo: Thao Nguyen)

It would be easy to look at times and race results and assume that two freshmen are carrying the Highland Park girls cross country team.

But they don’t see it that way. Although Sophia Oliai and Cameron Fawcett have crossed the finish line in front of their older teammates for much of this season, they stress that they’re only doing their part to help the team.

Crime Reports Nov. 13 – 19


A shoplifter at the CVS in the 3000 block of Mockingbird Lane must have really needed to do laundry around midnight Nov. 13. He walked out of the store with three boxes of Tide detergent, valued at $75, without paying for it.

Night at the Museum: Intrigue

Guests dance at the After Party as the Taylor Pace Orchestra performs. (Photo: Can Turkyilmaz)

On Nov. 11, gala-goers satiated their senses through an evening of exploration at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science's annual Night at the Museum fundraising gala.

State Record Lifts HP to Third at TISCA


HP's winning boys 200 medley relay team included, from left, Felix Van Cauwelaert, Henry Wang, Ethan Nguyen, and Peter Paulus.

The Highland Park boys used a state-record relay finish to secure third place in the team standings at the prestigious TISCA 6A North Zone meet in The Colony.

The Blue Wave broke the Class 5A state record in the 200 medley relay with the quartet of Felix Van Cauwelaert (backstroke), Henry Wang (breaststroke), Ethan Nguyen (butterfly), and Peter Paulus (freestyle). The time of 1 minute, 34.79 seconds also shattered the previous school mark by almost two seconds.

Van Cauwelaert also won the 200 freestyle and 100 backstroke, in which his time of 50.38 seconds broke a school record set by Tommy Sacco in 2002. Paulus won the 50 freestyle, and teamed with Van Cauwelaert, Nguyen, and Omar Hmimy to take first place in the 200 freestyle relay.

E. Leigh’s Boutique Brings Pre-Thanksgiving Sale to Snider Plaza


Get your shopping in before Black Friday at E.Leigh’s Contemporary Boutique‘s Pre-Thanksgiving Blowout Sale tomorrow in Snider Plaza.

The breakdown on the sale:

From 6 a.m. to 7 a.m., everything is 45 percent off. *First five customers will receive a 50 percent discount on their entire purchase.

From 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., everything is 40 percent off.

From 1 to 6 p.m., everything is 30 percent off.

E.Leigh’s carries a wide array of women’s apparel and accessories ranging in price from $30 to $150.