Former Student Rowers File Title IX, Negligence Lawsuit Against SMU


Former SMU rowers speak at a press conference Friday to announce they and four other teammates have filed a lawsuit against the university.

Eight female athletes have filed a negligence and Title IX lawsuit against Southern Methodist University.

The lawsuit claims that SMU rowers suffered catastrophic hip injuries as result of negligence on the part of SMU athletic department staff and that SMU discriminated against female athletes in the way it allocated its funding and resources in violation of Title IX. The complaint was filed this morning in Federal District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

M1 Ball: American Cowboy

Glenn and Tania Beck. (Photos: Amber Fisher, Chris Waits, Rob Wythe/Gittings)

Glenn Beck, founder of the nonprofit Mercury One, Inc., and his wife Tania, brought together internationally and nationally-renowned supporters and beneficiaries, along with local friends and leaders in the arts, social and business communities for the M1Ball American Cowboy: History. Heritage. Humanity. which featured one of today’s finest torch-bearers of real country music, singer and Texas native Aaron Watson, who performed live at Eddie Deen’s Ranch in Dallas.

HP Girls Win Final District Tuneup


Highland Park honored its senior swimmers prior to the final home meet of the season, including Christina Bambach, Sofia Lara, Ian Leeson, Felix Van Cauwelaert, Georgia Kelly, Rebecca and Elizabeth Wessman, Avery Waco, Omar Hmimy, and John MacMichael. (Photo: Adriana Lara)

The Highland Park girls topped Hockaday in their final home meet of the season on Tuesday, while the boys fell to St. Mark’s in their half of the dual meet.

It was the final tuneup for the Blue Wave prior to the District 12-5A meet on Saturday in Allen. HP’s district will opponents include Lovejoy, Royse City, Celina, Paris, Paris North Lamar, Gunter, and Pottsboro.

Those who advance from the district meet will compete at the Region II meet on Feb. 2-3 in Mansfield. The state meet, at which the HP boys are the defending champions, is slated for Feb. 16-17 in Austin.

HP Library Gets Feedback


Wylly Goodson wants Highland Park’s library to remain “an oasis of calm and quiet.” (Photo: Taylor Crisler)

With the Highland Park Library collecting public input for a 10-year master plan, town resident Wylly Goodson has expressed concern about technology.

“To me, the library is like the sacred place you can still go to that isn’t inundated with technology,” Goodson said. “I love the fact that our library is an oasis of calm and quiet.”

The Orchestra of New Spain Presents …


The Orchestra of New Spain once again returns to Madrid’s 18th-century stage as the source for the modern premiere of Achilles in Skyros.

The 1744 three-act opera by Francisco Courcelle, focuses on the sequestration of the young emblematic hero as described by the celebrated librettist Pietro Metastasio

The Color Purple Makes Dallas Debut


Carrie Compere (Sofia) and the North American tour cast of The Color Purple. (Photo by Matthew Murphy, 2017.)

Dallas Summer Musical and Broadway Across America are bringing the Tony award-winning Broadway revival of The Color Purple to the Music Hall at Fairpark.