Police Reports: Nov. 28-Dec. 4

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BALANCING ACT

Between 4:30 and 5 p.m. Dec. 4, a thief entered a house in the 3400 block of Rosedale Avenue stole a hoverboard.

HIGHLAND PARK

28 MONDAY
At 9:24 a.m., a victim reported three packages stolen containing a $1,299 pair of brown Neiman Marcus boots and $30 of Chicago Cubs memorabilia from the front porch of a house in the 4400 block of Rheims Place sometime between 11 a.m. Nov. 23 and noon Nov. 27.

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At 2:38 a.m., David Lee Barron, 43, of Richardson, was arrested in the 4900 block of Preston Road on a charge of driving while intoxicated. Two minutes later, Erwin Gatchalian Montoya, 41, of Dallas, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.

At 2:52 p.m., several thieves pretending to be construction workers gained entry to a house in the 3800 block of Mockingbird Lane saying there was a busted water line nearby and they needed to test the faucets in the house to see if there was green dye in the water. They stole $31,300 of jewelry, including three diamond rings, two custom ring bands, and a pair of diamond stud earrings.


PJ Drive for Seniors

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Acappella in Home Care is collecting new adult sized men’s and women’s pajamas until Dec. 17 for their 3rd Annual Pajama Drive. The pajamas will be donated to residents of Skyline Nursing Home in South Dallas. Nursing home residents’ medicaid plans provide less than $60 per month to cover personal needs, such as toiletries and clothing. Pajamas are a luxury many residents cannot afford.

Donations can be made until Dec. 17 at Acappella in Home Care, 13747 Montfort Drive, Dallas, TX 75240. For any questions, call Jo Alch at 214-866-0085.


Highland Belles Welcome New Squad

Front row: Olivia Jolas, Olivia Pettijohn, Sophie Folts, Rebecca Greaves, Kaki Kennedy, Lily Meneghetti, Campbell Willis, Libby Kugler, and Olivia McFall.
Middle row: Elisabeth Wiebe, Riley Cheek, Caroline Conway, Addy Short, Sophia Lindley, Carmen Sarfatis, Mary Kate Addison, Margaret Groves, Ellie McFarland, and Arden Rasmussen.
Back row: Mary Francis McElroy, Malena Maese, Brinkley Brown, Margaret Kemp, Natalie Ward, Kristen Wander, Sabrina Zevallos, Charlotte Glieber, and Jamie Wander. 0
Front row: Olivia Jolas, Olivia Pettijohn, Sophie Folts, Rebecca Greaves, Kaki Kennedy, Lily Meneghetti, Campbell Willis, Libby Kugler, and Olivia McFall. Middle row: Elisabeth Wiebe, Riley Cheek, Caroline Conway, Addy Short, Sophia Lindley, Carmen Sarfatis, Mary Kate Addison, Margaret Groves, Ellie McFarland, and Arden Rasmussen. Back row: Mary Francis McElroy, Malena Maese, Brinkley Brown, Margaret Kemp, Natalie Ward, Kristen Wander, Sabrina Zevallos, Charlotte Glieber, and Jamie Wander.

Highland Belle director Shannon Phillips has named 28 new Belles to the award-winning drill team for 2017-18, rounding out the squad to 65 members.

The Highland Belles have performed military, jazz, high kick, prop, and novelty selections for more than 34 years. Good luck to this year’s team!


Class Act Ladies Tap into Fun

Class Act hosts more than 150 performances per year. (Photo by Tanner Garza) 0
Class Act hosts more than 150 performances per year. (Photo by Tanner Garza)

Class Act began 30 years ago over hot fudge sundaes when Estelle Florey Carter and Joy Holland Coleman decided to start a volunteer tap dance group. Mary Sue Thornton joined them to form the company, and the group is still tapping away in their sparkly shoes.

Class Act is a service organization of up to 40 women who perform tap dancing shows for free. The women put on more than 150 performances annually for a wide array of audiences. They dance at conventions, private and civic events, nursing and retirement homes, and senior centers throughout the area, including the Park Cities and Preston Hollow.

Currently, there are 36 members who range in age from 57 to 84 years old. Carter and Thornton co-direct the troupe.

Previous dance experience is not required to become a member. In fact, only a few members have professionally danced.


McKinney & Olive Commercial Building Opens

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McKinney & Olive (Courtesy Crescent Real Estate)

Crescent Real Estate celebrated the opening of their newest commercial building venture, McKinney & Olive, in Uptown Dallas. The 20-story structure was designed by the Pelli Clarke Pelli architectural firm. The mixed-use complex includes 486,000 rentable square feet of office space and 50,000 square of retail space.

McKinney & Olive is nearly 93 percent leased. The Beck Group was the general contractor for the project which is expected to attain LEED Gold certification.


HP-Ryan Game Moved to AT&T Stadium

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Highland Park will look for two wins in a row at AT&T Stadium on Saturday against Denton Ryan. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

Highland Park will look for two wins in a row at AT&T Stadium on Saturday during a 5A semifinal against Denton Ryan. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

For those worried about getting tickets to Saturday’s Class 5A Division I state semifinal football game, there will now be more than enough room for everyone.

Highland Park will face Denton Ryan at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, instead of at The Star in Frisco, as previously announced. The two school districts worked out the venue switch on Monday.

Both the Scots (12-2) and the Raiders (14-0) will return to the site of their regional final victories last weekend. HP held off Mansfield Legacy 14-7, while Ryan topped Colleyville Heritage 24-10.

Tickets for the game will be on sale later today through Ticketmaster. We’ll have a more detailed preview of the matchup later this week.


Bid Farewell

Linda Frost and Ella Banks are closing their store after 24 years. (Photo by Chris McGathey) 0
Linda Frost and Ella Banks are closing their store after 24 years. (Photo by Chris McGathey)

Ella Banks and Linda Frost are closing the doors to Lovers Lane Antique Market at the end of the year after selling the property.

The buyer has not announced plans, but the location will not remain an antique store.

Banks and Frost have been in the antique business for the past three decades, traveling, looking for treasures, and developing relationships with Dallas dealers and customers.

The Lovers Lane market, which has been voted Best Antique Market by D Magazine, is filled with 18th- and 19th-century antiques from all over the world.


Providence 8th Grader Wins TRA Art Contest

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Claire Cochran took the grand prize in the TRA Art Contest. (Courtesy Providence Christian School of Texas)

Claire Cochran took the grand prize in the TRA Art Contest. (Courtesy Providence Christian School of Texas)

 

Claire Cochran, an 8th grader at Providence Christian School, was awarded the grand prize in the 2016 Trinity River Authority Art (TRA) Contest. Her piece was selected over nearly 1,000 other entries from North Texas students in grades 1-8.

The theme for this year’s contest was “Don’t Trash Our Water.” Cochran painted a picture of a water bottle floating down the Trinity toward the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge.prov-2

“I saw this as an opportunity to utilize the gifts God gave me to draw attention to the growing effects of pollution,” Cochran said.

The TRA will make t-shirts with Cochran’s artwork for her classmates at Providence. It may also use it in future marketing materials


HPHS Choirs to Sing at SMU Tonight

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Bottom Row (L to R): Avery Davis, Cailin Jordan, Jake Pruitt, Morgan Gerlach, Mary Berryman, Katie Krasovec Middle Row (L to R): Gracie Nunneley, Mira Martin, Athena Davidson, Brennan Davis, Lizzy Meggysey Back Row (L to R): Jordan Pierce, Adam Davidson, Ryan Douglass, Luke Sobolovitch, Jennings Humphries, Olivia Mitchell

Bottom Row (L to R): Avery Davis, Cailin Jordan, Jake Pruitt, Morgan Gerlach, Mary Berryman, Katie Krasovec
Middle Row (L to R): Gracie Nunneley, Mira Martin, Athena Davidson, Brennan Davis, Lizzy Meggysey
Back Row (L to R): Jordan Pierce, Adam Davidson, Ryan Douglass, Luke Sobolovitch, Jennings Humphries, Olivia Mitchell

The Highland Park High School varsity choir and the a cappella ensemble group Park Version will perform during the Jackopierce Christmas concert at 7 p.m. tonight at SMU’s McFarlin Auditorium. It will be the third holiday-themed performance for the Lads and Lassies who previously sang at the Snider Plaza tree lighting Nov. 20 and the Armstrong Tree Lighting this past Thursday.

Park Version has holiday performances scheduled for the Junior League of Dallas Garden Club, Stanley Korshak, Northpark, and the Dallas Arboretum. They will also sing the national anthem during halftime of the National Hoopfest Dec. 17..

All HPHS choirs will also participate in the Holiday Concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 8 in the HPHS Auditorium.