Highland Park Mosquito Tests Positive for West Nile


The testing of the mosquitoes in a trap located on the east side of Highland Park revealed a positive mosquito sample for West Nile Virus, according to a town news release.

The Parks Department will conduct ground spraying measures on the east side of town from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday east of Preston Road of the town limits to reduce the density of adult mosquito populations.

Museum Brings Moon Day to Dallas


Visitors will learn about space exploration during Moon Day at the Frontiers of Flight Museum. (Courtesy photo)

Douglas Harry “Wheels” Wheelock, a NASA Astronaut who has completed missions on the Space Shuttle, the International Space Station, and the Russian Soyuz, will serve as the keynote speaker for the 2018 Moon Day.

Free to Disagree Disagreeably


Emails between Sam Dalton and John Tatum provide a glimpse at how personal debate about elementary school reconstruction can become.

After the two met for lunch, the newspaper’s May issue arrived with an advertisement presented as an Ethics 101 Quiz. It asks readers to judge the integrity and intelligence of school board members.

Committee Recommends Two-Story Hyer


Preliminary drawing of Hyer Elementary from Caruth, as of June 18-will continue to be refined during summer 2018. (Courtesy HPISD)

The Highland Park ISD board of trustees met Monday for a workshop to discuss the reconstruction of Hyer Elementary, as HPISD continues to carry out plans to rebuild or remodel all elementary schools within the district.

Institute Aims to Make Dallas More Walkable


Downtown Dallas’ redevelopment of the Statler Hotel corridor on Commerce and Harwood streets was awarded the ULI’s Next Big Idea Award. (Rendering by Marriman Anderson Architects)

The Urban Land Institute has increased its presence in Dallas for the last month, as the nonprofit organization focuses on ways to make the city and its suburbs more walkable.

Officials estimate that nearly 98 percent of Dallas and Fort Worth’s incorporated land requires everyday car use to get from place to place. But by digging a little deeper, it’s possible to find pockets of land within the area that could be walkable urban places, said ULI volunteer Scott Polikov, who also works for Gateway Planning.

Highland Park Faces Decision on ‘Big Pecan’


The old pecan, once staked and hand-watered by a Civil War veteran who had plowed over it, needs extra care again. (Photo: Joshua Baethge)

The more than 150-year-old monarch known as “The Big Pecan Tree” has entered irreversible decline, an arborist says.

Micah Pace of Preservation Tree Service expects Highland Park’s 75-foot-tall landmark monarch to continue to develop deadwood, lose canopy, and pose at least some risk to those who pass near it.

“It could persist in that state for decades,” Pace said. “The question is: Is that what we want?”

NorthPark Center presents “Courtside: Photographs by Bill Bamberger”


Retired couple's garage, Franklin, Maine 2006

NorthPark Center, in partnership with the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University and
artist Bill Bamberger, presents "Courtside: Photographs by Bill Bamberger," an exhibition of vibrant color photographs that capture a variety of basketball hoops around the world.

The exhibit will be on view on level one between Burberry and Louis Vuitton from June 25 to January 2019.