August 19, 2014

  • Water is a Hot Topic of CREW Luncheon

    Betsy del Monte

    Betsy del Monte

    The Dallas chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women will focus on water conservation at its luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Park City Club.

    The luncheon speakers will be Betsy del Monte, founding principal of the nonprofit Transform Global, and Russell Laughlin, senior vice president of Hillwood.

    The event is open to the public, with tickets costing $55 in advance and $65 at the door. For more information contact Kim Hopkins at 214-890-6490 or

    By Todd Jorgenson Aug. 19, 2014 | 3:39 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • August 18, 2014

  • HPISD Parent Workshop Not Just For Brainiacs

    David Yeager

    David Yeager

    The Parent Education Committee at Highland Park High School will host a free workshop called “Mindset and the Role of the Parent” at noon Tuesday in the HPHS auditorium. It’s open to all HPISD parents.

    The speaker will be Dr. David Yeager, a former middle school teacher and current faculty member at the University of Texas. He has authored articles about brain research and the flexibility of intelligence, which sound like pretty heady topics to us.

    By Todd Jorgenson Aug. 18, 2014 | 7:29 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Sessions to Speak at Park Cities YMCA

    Pete Sessions

    Pete Sessions

    U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions will stop by the Park Cities YMCA on Tuesday morning for a check presentation honoring the partnerships between the YMCA and three other local nonprofits. Sessions will speak about 9:30 a.m.

    The event will pay tribute to Ability Connection Texas and its adaptive aquatics program, which was launched three years ago. The adaptive aquatics program includes instruction on how to float independently and with a device, how to control breathing, kicking, basic paddling, front crawl, back stroke and jumping or diving into the pool. Children also receive special attention and instruction that may help develop competency in the water as well as improve overall coordination, speech and language, range of movement, social and attending behaviors.

    The Rise School of Dallas and Connecting Point of Park Cities also will be recognized. Both organizations will soon use the Y facilities.

    By Todd Jorgenson Aug. 18, 2014 | 6:27 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • It’s True: New York Sub is Closing

    Oh, Ken. We thought we had more time. (Staff photo: Monica Lake)

    Oh, Ken. We thought we had more time. (Staff photo: Monica Lake)

    This just makes us sad. New York Sub, which just celebrated its 40th anniversary in February, will be closing soon.

    We saw it first via Twitter, and have just confirmed with the shop. We’ll get you more details (such as closing date) as we get them. But for now, we’re just dreaming of turkey and cheese subs, with a single, glistening tear on our collective cheek. I, for one, know that finals week at SMU will never be the same with this void on Asbury Avenue.

    UPDATE (10:47 A.M.):
    Owner Ken Harkness tells us that Project Pie — which is featured in our upcoming, September issue — will be the new tenant on Asbury Avenue.

    “When the word went out this place was for lease, we were inundated,” he said. “It’s the first time in more than 40 years it’s come up for lease, and Project Pie is a pretty cool concept.”

    Harkness slowly started getting the word out about his retirement from the restaurant industry a few weeks ago — after all, he serves many third-and-fourth-generation customers. But he must vacate as of Oct. 1. Is this the end?

    “If somebody wanted to resurrect this, I’d be happy to sell them the name and mentor them,” he said.

    By Sarah Bennett Aug. 18, 2014 | 10:25 am | 2 Comments | Comments RSS
  • August 15, 2014

  • Mosquitoes Are a Total Buzzkill in UP

    A mosquito sample near Highland Park Middle School tested positive for West Nile virus. You know what that means: University Park will fog all parks and school campuses after 9 p.m. tomorrow night. For more info, go here.

    By Sarah Bennett Aug. 15, 2014 | 3:37 pm | 3 Comments | Comments RSS
  • Kuby’s Joins Artizone Delivery Service

    SONY DSCThis is probably the happiest news I could blog right now. I know all of you are Kuby’s fans, and probably have been since the 1960s, so you will join me in rejoicing when you hear that our favorite, neighborhood restaurant has joined What’s that, you say? It’s an “online marketplace” for local shops that offers delivery service.

    So the next time you need bratwurst, liverwurst, mettwurst and knackwurst delivered to your door for a hearty, German meal served at home, you’re all set. 

    What will this cost you? There’s a flat rate of $5.95 for delivery (in addition to your food costs). But if your subtotal goes over $120, you won’t pay a dime for delivery. Not too bad.

    Of course, there’s still nothing like joining the throngs of people lining up out the door on a Sunday, with the old, German clock chiming overhead. Great, now I’m thinking about the King Ludwig breakfast plate. Ugh. See you at Kuby’s this weekend.

    By Sarah Bennett Aug. 15, 2014 | 3:05 pm | 1 Comment | Comments RSS
  • Highlander Band Hits the Streets For Fundraiser

    These guys will be taking it to the streets on Saturday morning. (Photo: Greg Sommers)

    These guys will be taking it to the streets on Saturday morning. (Photo: Greg Sommers)

    The music you hear outside your window on Saturday morning might be coming from the Highland Park Highlander band, which will hold its inaugural March-a-Thon 5K fundraiser to raise money for the upcoming school year.

    The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. in front of Highland Park High School, with the band marching down McFarlin Boulevard, around Snider Plaza, and back to the high school.

    Donations can be submitted along the route or at the band’s website. And who knows? They might even take requests.

    By Todd Jorgenson Aug. 15, 2014 | 12:41 pm | 1 Comment | Comments RSS
  • Rah-Rah For These Girls at Cheerleading Show

    Dozens of aspiring young tumblers and dancers will be showcased at the Cross Cheer community cheerleading show at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Biggers Building at Highland Park United Methodist Church.

    The show will feature 58 Park Cities girls ages 4-6 as well as Peruna, the SMU mascot, who will be on hand to promote a new kids program called Peruna’s Pals.

    By Todd Jorgenson Aug. 15, 2014 | 11:28 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • August 14, 2014

  • Local Youth Baseball Coach Arrested

    Timothy Flasik

    Timothy Flasik

    Timothy Flasik, a Highland Park youth baseball coach and former teacher in the Hurst-Euless-Bedford school district, was arrested last week and accused of having improper relationships with two teenage girls.

    The Dallas Morning News has details of the alleged incidents, which apparently took place when Flasik lived in Bedford and was teaching at Hurst Junior High School.

    He also has been a coach with the Scots Baseball Club select organization, and was listed as the coach for the organization’s 10-and-under team for the upcoming fall season until his name and contact information were removed from the SBC website on Thursday afternoon.

    “Tim Flasik is no longer coaching for SBC,” said a statement issued by the organization. “He is not affiliated with the club.”

    Flasik, 27, is a Houston native who was a pitcher at UT-Dallas for four seasons, earning all-conference honors in 2007.

    By Todd Jorgenson Aug. 14, 2014 | 4:16 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • Holy Trinity Looks to History For Centennial

    Students, faculty, and staff from Holy Trinity Catholic Church celebrated the centennial recently with a “100” balloon display on their campus. (Photo: Will Rain)

    Students, faculty, and staff from Holy Trinity Catholic Church celebrated the centennial recently with a “100” balloon display on their campus. (Photo: Will Rain)

    Amid renovations, Holy Trinity Catholic School prepares to celebrate its 100th year.

    Principal Jill Fallon has just completed her first year at the campus after garnering experience at Christ the King Catholic School and St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School.

    “I can make the analogy between my coming here and a brand-new mayor on the cusp of the Olympics,” Fallon joked.  Read More…

    By Sarah Bennett Aug. 14, 2014 | 10:00 am | No Comments | Comments RSS