UP Not a Bike Dump


(Photo: Chris McGathey)

I am a typical middle school kid [and a member of Boy Scout Troop 70] who enjoys riding my bike, but my opinion of the bike sharing program is that it is bad for our community. If someone chooses to ride a bike through a bike sharing app, then what happens when they arrive at their destination? They have to leave it somewhere on public or private property, which is abandoning it.

Highland Park Plans Creek Improvements


Designers are studying the condition of pedestrian bridges, creek banks, and vegetation. (Courtesy Mesa)

Highland Park officials have made preparations for doing substantial work in the Hackberry Creek greenbelt corridor before. This time, they hope to come up with conservation and restoration plans town residents will accept.

“They’re passionate,” Mayor Joel Williams said, saying many residents haven’t been bashful about telling him what they think about “the most beautiful natural resource in Highland Park.”

Scots Head to Regionals in Wrestling


Highland Park will have 10 chances to bring home titles at this weekend's regional wrestling tournament in Bryan. (File photo: Rob Graham)

After winning the team title at last week’s District 9-5A tournament, Highland Park will send 10 wrestlers to the Region III championships beginning Friday in Bryan.

The Scots won individual district titles in five weight classes, including Mo Purnell (132 pounds), Spencer Buchholz (138 pounds), Colby Hopkins (182 pounds), Aidan Conner (195 pounds), and Jeremy Hanes (220 pounds). Conner is a defending state champion.

Other regional qualifiers for HP include Kiefer Wetzel, Caleb Kimzey, Cade McCarter, Isaiah Pedack, and McClain Matter. All 12 competitors for the Scots finished fifth or better at district, allowing HP to surge past Carrollton Creekview in the team standings.

9th Annual Emmitt Smith Celebrity Invitational Kicks Off

Jeremy Gregg, Jhalen Spicer, and Emmitt Smith. (Courtesy photo)

The 2018 Emmitt Smith Celebrity Invitational kicked off on Jan. 23 at the offices of Winstead PC in Downtown Dallas, hosted by Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities (PESC) board member, Mr. Robert McCormick. Emmitt Smith announced this year’s Event Chairs, Janiece Evans-Page, VP President, Global Philanthropy and Sustainability at Fossil Group and Mark Page, President of Operations for AT&T's Chief Data Office.

HP Starts Lacrosse Season Indoors


Rich Moses will begin his first season as Highland Park head coach this weekend at the Patriot Cup.

The Highland Park lacrosse program will launch the Rich Moses era on Friday at the annual Patriot Cup event in Frisco.

The new Scots head coach will lead his team against Florida powerhouse IMG Academy at 7 p.m. inside the Ford Center at The Star.

The Patriot Cup will be highlighted by three college games on Saturday, beginning with Villanova meeting Yale at noon. Other games will feature club teams from SMU, Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma.

Say No to Unhealthy Turf


Highland Park residents gather at Bradfield Elementary for a meeting on whether to allow synthetic turf in front yards. Ordinances only allow its use in back and side yards where it can’t be seen by neighbors, but some want it as an option for places where grass won’t grow. Town staff conducted a survey and plans to make a recommendation to Town Council soon. (Photo: William Taylor)

Daniel Luzer in his article “Artificial turf and cancer risk” published in Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Volume 108, Issue 12, 1 December 2016 writes:

Preston Hollow Resident Brings “Royal Workout” to Lakewood


Longtime Preston Hollow resident, Elizabeth Lindberg, founder, owner and trainer of Studio 6 Fitness, cuts the ribbon with her team and members of the Greater East Dallas Chamber to open the fourth studio at Arboretum Village on Jan. 22.

We're not saying Meghan Markle's workout helped her land an engagement with Prince Harry, but maybe a new studio in Lakewood can give us the 411.