Although we posted a photo of Court Alley filing his candidacy, his name does not appear on the candidates list on the Dallas County Republicans’ website. I’ve left a message for James Carter, the man you saw in filing photos of Chart Westcott and Morgan Meyer, but I was told he’s still furiously trying to confirm all of the late filings; the deadline was 6 o’clock last night.
Update at 3:32: Lo and behold, Alley’s name is now listed on the GOP website. We now return to previously posted programming.
Nonetheless, Alley and his team were out walking the streets of the district on Saturday, trying their best not to slip and fall on the ice. And, yes, the eagle-eyed among you may recognize former Park Cities People reporter Sarah Bennett as part of that campaign team. Needless to say, such activities would have been frowned upon if she were still on my staff.
Meanwhile, Westcott’s campaign is hosting a Christmas party and toy drive at the Museum of Biblical Art. “Operation Santa” is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
One last note on the District 108 race: The Dallas County Democrats confirmed that Leigh Bailey is their only candidate, so she’ll be waiting to take on whoever the Republicans nominate in March.
Advance tickets are available through Friday for the clash between Highland Park and Denton Guyer in the Class 4A Division I state semifinals. The game is set for 1 p.m. Saturday at Eagle Stadium in Allen.
Tickets are on sale at the box office at Highlander Stadium from 1:30-3:30 p.m. today. On Wednesday through Friday, tickets will be sold from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Advance ticket prices are $8 for adults and $6 for students. At the gate, all tickets will be $10. There also will be a $5 parking charge at the stadium.
The Scots (13-1) advanced to the state semifinals for the first time since 2007 with a 27-14 win over Wylie on Monday to extend their winning streak to 13 games. The Wildcats (12-2) claimed their first state title in school history last season, and eliminated Birdville 53-28 on Monday for their 12th consecutive victory.
It will be the third playoff game this season for HP in Allen, following victories over The Colony and Wylie.
The winner of Saturday’s game will face either Houston Stratford or San Antonio Brennan for the state title at 8 p.m. Dec. 20 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
The Highland Park boys basketball team will put its unbeaten record on the line tonight when it travels to Richardson Pearce for a 7 p.m. tip-off.
The game was rescheduled from Dec. 6. The Scots (8-0) were originally scheduled to have a bye today before heading to the Union Square Bulldog Classic this weekend in Burkburnett.
HP will play in that three-day event beginning at 8:30 p.m. Thursday against Norman (Okla.) North. The Scots also will face Plainview at 1 p.m. Friday and Wichita Falls at 7:30 p.m. Friday, with a bracket-play game on Saturday.
The tournament will be the final tuneup for HP prior to District 10-4A play, which starts on Dec. 20 at Mesquite Poteet.
You know her as Gidget, the Flying Nun, Forrest Gump’s mama, Abraham Lincoln’s wife, and Spider-Man’s Aunt May. But now you can also add “guest speaker at the Wings Luncheon” to Sally Field’s list of titles. The Oscar-winning actress has been booked to speak at the Hilton Anatole on April 11 in support of New Friends New Life, the Dallas nonprofit that benefits trafficked teen girls as well as sexually exploited women and their children.
Caruth Hills resident Katie Pedigo is the executive director of New Friends New Life, which had to cancel its annual Holiday Home Tour on Sunday because of the icepocalypse.
For Wings Luncheon sponsorship or ticket information, call 214-965-0935, ext. 306, or email wings @newfriendsnewlife.org.
ALLEN — Another week, another offensive powerhouse stifled by the Highland Park defense.
On Monday, the Scots held off a second-half rally by Wylie for a 27-14 victory in the Class 4A Division I Region II final at Eagle Stadium.
HP advances to meet defending state champion Denton Guyer in a state semifinal at 1 p.m. Saturday in Allen.
A week after shutting out high-powered Mansfield Legacy in the regional semifinals, the Scots (13-1) held Wylie to a season-low point total in their 13th consecutive win overall.
The Pirates (9-5) managed just two touchdowns — one on a long passing play, and the other after a blocked punt set them up at the 3-yard line — but didn’t reach the end zone with a sustained drive all night.
This picture was taken at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center’s “A Conversation With a Living Legend” luncheon on Oct. 21, four days after Nolan Ryan announced his resignation from the Texas Rangers. What do you think Ryan was saying to Highland Park resident Troy Aikman to inspire that expression?
University Park resident Lynda Piepgras carries a few Chanel items in her Snider Plaza vintage store, Commonwealth Couture, but these chauffeurs she snapped a picture with at D/FW Airport late last night were not waiting for her. A number of VIPs are flying into our icy city for Karl Lagerfeld’s Metiers d’Art Fashion Show.
Although Highland Park ISD is not holding classes today, the Highland Park Scots will travel to Eagle Stadium in Allen this evening to take on Wylie in the Class 4A Divison I Region II championship game.
For those of you who plan to (or have to) attend, what’s the bigger drawback of this rare Monday game — missing the Cowboys on Monday Night Football or missing Beyonce at American Airlines Center?
Dallas ISD, Greenhill, Highland Park ISD, Jesuit, and Ursuline are going to be closed on Monday. But ESD, Hockaday, and St. Mark’s are expecting their students to be on campus by 10 a.m. — or at least, that’s what their websites said as I typed this.
The 10 a.m. start is also in effect for students at Parish Episcopal’s campus on Midway Road. The Hillcrest Road campus, however, will be closed.
Update at 8:46: Sure enough, St. Mark’s has canceled Monday classes. Look for the others to follow suit.
Update at 9:10: ESD and Hockaday have called off Monday classes. Parish remains the lone holdout … for now.
Update at 9:28: OK, now Parish has said there will be no classes Monday. Nothing to see here. Move along.
The correspondent and photographer I had dispatched to the Hilton Anatole last night for the Crystal Charity Ball both felt they couldn’t get there safely through all the ice. So I told them to stay home and warm; getting out on the roads wasn’t worth the risk. But there’s more than one way to dress a socialite. Plenty of other people attended, and they did so in a public way.
Channel 8 anchor Ron Corning gave us a taste of the “Magnificent Manhattan” decor:
— ron corning (@roncorning) December 8, 2013
Not to be outdone, Channel 4 anchor Clarice Tinsley wowed us with a shot of herself:
The Crystal Charity Ball is tonight. Raising money for 8 non-profits & agencies serving North Texans pic.twitter.com/9ZskrVzElf
— Clarice Tinsley (@CTFox4) December 8, 2013
The auction items included contributions from two ’06 grads of Highland Park High School:
Matthew Stafford is from Dallas. His autographed jersey was up for auction at the Crystal Charity. pic.twitter.com/dCGLusIi3U
— Jessica M. Coggins (@JessicaMCoggins) December 8, 2013
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