No Arrest for these House Guests

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drunkAs you’ll see in our weekly newsletter (hopefully you’re subscribed), there was yet another house party with minors consuming alcohol that ended with no arrests.

At 10:24 p.m. on Feb. 7, University Park police responded to a noise complaint in the 4000 block of Hanover Street, where juveniles were throwing a party.

Officers released the minors to their parents or guardians, and three citations were issued for minor in consumption.

“It is a Class C misdemeanor, so we can write a citation and release them to their parents,” said Officer Lita Snellgrove in an email. “In a serious offense, the juvenile would be detained and taken to the Henry Wade Juvenile Detention Center.”


Poll Question: How Do You Support HPISD?

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Whether by volunteering in the lunchroom or supply room, or by lending your professional expertise to a committee, there a lots of ways to support Highland Park ISD.

The district also relies on charitable donations from the community to succeed. How do you give your time or money to helping HPISD? Has that changed post-bond election?

Let us know. Email us at editor@peoplenewspapers.com by Friday at 5 p.m.


Police Report: Feb. 1-7

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SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: THE MINOR CITATION GENERATION

At 10:24 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, police responded to a noise complaint in the 4000 block of Hanover Street, where juveniles were throwing a party. Officers released the minors to their parent or guardian, and three citations were issued for minor in consumption.

HIGHLAND PARK

1 MONDAY
At 12:29 a.m., Sebastian De Avila, 24, of Dallas, and Jordan Garcia, 18, of Dallas, were arrested on a charge of possession of marijuana in the 4600 block of Versailles Avenue.

Between 8 and 10:28 a.m., a woman walking her dogs found an Astra A-75 pistol, valued at $500, on the sidewalk in the 4600 block of North Versailles Avenue.

At 3:15 p.m., the owner of a white 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe reported the theft of several items from the vehicle in the 4600 block of Belclaire Avenue. The thief entered the vehicle between 7 and 11 p.m. on Jan. 30, and stole a $180 Orvis coat, a $380 Patagonia jacket, a $600 pair of Orvis sunglasses, and a $600 iPhone 6S.

2 TUESDAY
At 8:42 a.m., the owner of a black 2012 Audi A8 reported the theft of the vehicle in the 4400 block of Beverly Drive. The scoundrel entered the vehicle between 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 30 and 9:24 a.m. and stole a $195 pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses, a $600 Dell laptop, and a $600 TUMI bag.


HP Lit Fest Celebrates 20 Years With Eggers

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The nonprofit festival will host its annual Flick Fest for Lit Fest fundraiser on Feb. 16 at the Magnolia Theatre. The event will include a screening of the 2013 film Words and Pictures, along with an introduction and Q&A with KXAS-TV film critic Gary Cogill.

For 20 years, the Highland Park Literary Festival has brought authors near and far into the classrooms of Highland Park High School. Promoting creativity and excellence in writing, this year’s two-day festival will host national names like keynote speaker Dave Eggers, as well as Dallas-based journalists, authors, and publishers.

To personalize the student experience, each of the 2,100 students at HPHS will attend the workshop of their choice during their usual English class period on Feb. 26, choosing from the 24 presenters on this year’s lineup.

“The literary scene is changing, blogging is important, diversity is important, so this year we focused on bringing a wide range of individuals from bloggers to slam poets to songwriters into the festival, alongside our more traditional authors,” event co-chair Kathleen Whalen said.


Can’t Get to the Salon? Young Brings It to You

Arlene Young launched Total Image Beauty Services in 1993, and caters to clients with disabilities. (Photo: Chris McGathey) 0
Arlene Young launched Total Image Beauty Services in 1993, and caters to clients with disabilities. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

Making people look and feel beautiful is in Arlene Young’s blood.

Growing up, she watched her mother transform the women that sat in her chair for a wash or cut. Young’s aunt was a hairdresser, as well. So cosmetology was a natural career path.

She started with her family, honing her skills and learning the trade from the ones she had watched for so long. But when Young and her husband moved from Chicago to Dallas in 1987, her path came to a fork. She was away from her comfort zone and in search of her next move.

“My husband, who’s a respiratory therapist, works in the medical field, and he saw and heard patients asking for a hairdresser,” said Young, who has more than 25 years of cosmetology experience. “He came home one day and said that there were people who would love to have their hair done just to feel like they’re on the road to recovery. So I started as a volunteer and worked it into a business.”


Help Be a Hero This Valentine’s Day

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Celebrating holidays, like Valentine’s Day, may not come easy for parents. Especially parents who devote their time and attention to their children fighting cancer.

Heroes for Children (HFC), a non-profit organization that provides financial and social assistance to families of those fighting cancer, will be hosting its annual Valentine’s Day dinner on Feb. 21 at the Royal Oaks Country Club.

This is a special night set aside for parents to enjoy the holiday while childcare professionals care for their children in the next room.

In order to help the families, HFC is looking for following donations for the event:

  • Special gift packages such as a dinner for two; family outings to the zoo, museums, or other activities; jewelry, etc.
  • 30-35 goodie bags filled with movie certificates, candles, and even food coupons.

For more information on donations or volunteering, visit Heroes for Children.


Diamond Boy Finishes Second at Daytona 24

University Park native Nick Boulle was part of a team that finished second in the PC class at the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. (Courtesy photo) 0
University Park native Nick Boulle was part of a team that finished second in the PC class at the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. (Courtesy photo)

University Park native Nick Boulle, yes of de Boulle Diamonds and Jewelry, finished second in the Prototype Challenge class at the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona last weekend.

“I have always loved motorsports and racing in the Rolex 24 has turned a dream into reality,” Boulle said in a statement.

The 26-year-old was racing as part of a four-driver team led by Tom Kimber-Smith, a 24 Hours of Le Mans winner, and finished out by Robert Alon and Jose Gutierrez.

The team completed 698 laps during the race, four laps behind the winning PC-class team. The car averaged speeds of 125 mph, with a top speed of around 190 mph. Each driver spent about six hours in the cockpit.


Masterplan Meets Neighbors of New School

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Courtesy Masterplan

Highland Park ISD’s land use consultant, Masterplan, presented the following Powerpoint to neighbors of the new fifth elementary school on Jan. 28.

The presentation included more than a few illustrations that might be of interest, including the one above that details possible traffic flow around the school. Also of note, it looks as if an outdoor garden/learning space might be part of the plan.

Take a gander and join me at the next Board of Trustees meeting on Feb. 9 at the MIS 5/6 Assembly Room for updates about the project.