Mosquito Sample Tests Positive for West Nile in East HP


DCHHS confirmed a positive mosquito sample for WNV from a mosquito trap located on the east side of Highland Park. Per the town’s Mosquito Control Policy, the parks department will conduct ground spraying measures from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night from Thursday to Saturday on the east side of town (Preston Road east to the town limits.)

In the event of rain or wind speeds in excess of 10 m.p.h., the spraying will be rescheduled.

Bush Institute Appoints Retired Colonel to Promote Well-Being of Veterans


Debut April and Jay Graham Fellow, Col. Miguel D. Howe, speaks at the Stand To Event at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Washington, DC. (Photo by Grant Miller)

Retired Col. Miguel D. Howe has been named as the inaugural April and Jay Graham Fellow of the Military Service Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute, a non-partisan policy institute focused on developing leaders, advancing policy, and taking action to address today’s pressing challenges.

As an endowed fellow, Howe will represent the Bush Institute's work to improve the transition of post-9/11 veterans to civilian life, and to foster veteran leadership roles. He will also amplify his advocacy for veterans and build awareness for the issues that affect their transitions, such as employment, education, health, and well-being. In addition, he will travel the country to speak, write, and serve as a resource for veteran-serving organizations, corporate, academic, nonprofit, and policymakers.

Dallas Pets Alive! Awarded $5,000 to Save Animal Lives


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Dallas Pets Alive! was recently awarded $5,000 as a runner-up of Petco Foundation and Jackson Galaxy Foundation’s first-ever Innovation Showdown contest. The nonprofit was one of 200 proposals designed to reshape the landscape of animal welfare and save animal lives.

The funds will be used for the development of an innovative adoption center in hopes of elevating adoption as the leading method of finding a new furry family member in Dallas.

Read more about Dallas Pets Alive! here.

Dallas North Tollway: Weekend Closures


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Whether it's your work commute or a leisure trip away from the city, the Dallas North Tollway (DNT) is one of the most traveled roadways in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

The North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) announced that several portions of the DNT will be closed from Friday to Monday. These closures are part of the ongoing DNT Improvement Projects.

According to the NTTA website, "All closures are subject to weather conditions and will be postponed, if necessary. Delays are expected, and motorists are urged to use caution in the construction area."

Listed below are the scheduled weekend road closures.

Dallas Arboretum Debuts Year-Round Food Oasis


The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden will soon offer A Tasteful Place, an edible display garden complete with a newly developed lagoon and meandering walkways.

The 3.5-acre garden will also include a pavilion with event space and teaching kitchen, an orchard, beds of ornamental display vegetables, herbs and flowers, as well as shaded porches and walkways.

Historic and Preservation Society Awards Scholarships to HPHS Grads

From left, Keith Laycock, Highland Park Education Foundation board of directors president, Coleman Brink, Elizabeth Meggyesy, Blake Beckman, and Lisa Wilson, superintendent for education services. (Photo courtesy Highland Park Education Foundation)

Three Highland Park High School graduating seniors each received a scholarship of $4,000 from the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society (PCHPS). The scholarships are funded through the society’s endowment managed by the Highland Park Education Foundation.

Police Reports: Aug 7 – 13


Between 3:10 and 3:25 p.m. Aug. 12, shoplifters fled with more than $220 in cosmetics from CVS Pharmacy at Snider Plaza.


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Between 12:50 and 12:57 p.m., a 30-something-year-old man “reeking of marijuana” asked to see men’s bags at Saint Laurent in Highland Park Village. While an employee went to retrieve a plain black bag on top shelf to show him, the shoplifter grabbed two other bags he had been shown, a $1,390 Saint Laurent City bag and a $995 black Flamingo print bag, and fled in a black four-door Dodge. He left behind a handprint on the glass door.

Highland Park High School March-A-Thon

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The Highland Park High School band marched and played their way through the hot morning of August 12 as they performed their annual March - A - Thon fundraiser. Other members of the school and Highland Park residents watched and cheered as the band took the normal 2-mile route from the school grounds all the way to Snider Plaza.

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End of Summer Shimmer


August means the wind down of summer. Even though it’s still in full swing, you are starting to think about school plans, fall events, wardrobes, etc. But it’s still summer, although now we have a little more vitamin D and color on our skin from the glorious sun.

This month always evokes thoughts of a bronze glow, metallics, and shimmer for me. One part of the summer that’s refreshing is wearing a lot less makeup and the ability to be a bit more natural. To get a “just back from Saint Tropez” radiant, glowing complexion, you don’t need much: bronzer, a breathtaking pink blush with gold flecks, and the perfect complement to both – a highlighter.