Police Report: Nov. 23 to 28


Skulduggery of the week: THE COASTER IS CLEARED

Between 5:15 and 10 p.m., a thief entered an unlocked black 2009 Lexus sedan in the 4500 block of Westside Drive and stole a set of Neiman Marcus coasters. The perpetrator also rummaged through the center console.



At 11:11 a.m., an employee of Christian Louboutin at Highland Park Village reported the theft of a $1,450 purse sometime on Nov. 19.

Between 7:30 and 9 p.m., a thief stole two pairs of prescription glasses, with a combined value of $1,000, and a garage-door opener from an unlocked black 2014 Mercedes sedan at Nonna in the 4100 block of Lomo Alto Drive.


At 12:45 a.m., Brayden Faulk, 18, of University Park was arrested in the 5400 block of Abbott Avenue on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol by a minor.

Between 11 p.m. on Nov. 25 and 3:30 a.m. on Nov. 26, a thief stole a Tory Burch wallet from a porch in the 4200 block of Fairfax Avenue. The owner had fallen asleep after attending a party with some friends, and when they woke up to notice their wallet missing, their friends were gone, as well.

Meet a Remarkable Student of the Month

John Lawson Florer, Sixth Grade, McCulloch Intermediate School 0
John Lawson Florer, Sixth Grade, McCulloch Intermediate School

Meet John Lawson Florer, a sixth-grader at McCulloch Intermediate School. John was one the Park Cities People‘s Students of the Month in November. He was nominated because:

HPISD Teachers Think Globally at Forum

These HPISD teachers went to Philadelphia on a business trip. Trust us.

These HPISD teachers went to Philadelphia on a business trip. Trust us.

A contingent of Highland Park High School teachers recently had the opportunity to visit the Global Education Forum in Philadelphia.

The conference offered K-12 teachers the chance to interact with college educators about preparing students for a global world. Edna Phythian, HPISD global connections liaison, led the group.

Each of the teachers brought back new ideas and methods regarding global awareness among students, some of which already have been implemented in the classroom.

Letters to Santa Make Us Want to…

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Every year we ask children at the Snider Plaza Tree Lighting to write letters to Santa. We’ll forward them on to the big guy, but before we do we wanted to share them with you. Some will make you laugh, some might make you cry, but all will make you wish you were a kid again. Enjoy!

Three Cheers for These Cheerleaders

Top sellers from the hamburger supper include, from left: Anna Gribble and Riley Scott (varsity), Wyatt Anderson (Scotsmen), Rachel Frederick (Sparkle Scots), Sarah Klein (freshmen), and Elle Powers (JV).

Top sellers from the hamburger supper include, from left: Anna Gribble and Riley Scott (varsity), Wyatt Anderson (Scotsmen), Rachel Frederick (Sparkle Scots), Sarah Klein (freshmen), and Elle Powers (JV).

Congratuations to the HPHS Cheerleaders and Scotsmen, who sold a record number of dinner and raffle tickets during their annual fundraiser in September.

The money from the Sept. 25 hamburger supper goes to the group’s year-round programs.

After the jump, find a photo of the of the themed performance from the cheerleaders at the school’s first playoff pep rally of the season on Nov. 13, called “Tie Die the Vikings.”

Scots Chess Club Keeps Opponents in Check

Austin Mead was an individual winner for HP.

Austin Mead was an individual tournament winner for HP.

The Scots Chess Club made quite a move at the recent North Texas Scholastic Team Chess Championships in Carrollton.

The Highland Park team took third place overall in the middle school and high school division. Austin Mead and Giovanni Zinzi were individual winners.

UP Students Get Creative With Cans

UP fourth graders are proud of their cans and crayons.

University Park fourth graders will use their cans to make crayons.

University Park Elementary School is adding a creative component to its annual canned food drive.

This year, the school’s fourth-grade students will used collected cans to build a crayon box filled with crayons before donating all items to the North Texas Food Bank.

Culinary Conmen Hit Local Restaurants


It appears a pair of scammers have targeted restaurants in the Park Cities. A report from D Magazine explains that two women have hit at least four restaurants with claims of dental damage due to glass in their food. Sevy’s Grill, Five Creeks Tavern in Highland Park Village, and Bandito’s in Snider Plaza were among the conned restaurants.

According to the report, someone within Highland Park Police Department was previously investigating the same women for other charges.

Restaurateurs are warned that if a similar situation arises, take a photo of those making the claim and report it to the police.

Put Some Plants Where the Sun Don’t Shine


Texas A&M AgriLife Extension will present the second in a series of four local landscaping and water conservation courses on Tuesday.

A free session on shade gardening will focus on ways that people can landscape their yards in areas that don’t get much sun. It starts at 6:30 p.m., and you can RSVP here.

Future courses will talk about native and adaptive plants (March 1) and smart watering during restrictions (June 2). Those two sessions will take place at the University Park Public Library.