Posts by Dan Koller
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
When we last checked, the Crystal Charity Ball was one of the few Dallas events going on as scheduled this weekend. So we’re wondering if the women who are planning to attend are adjusting how they’ll dress to impress, given the frigid, icy weather.
You couldn’t pay me to sit outside and watch an SMU football game in this weather. But if that sort of thing sounds appealing to you, then you should know you don’t have to pay to see the Mustangs play Central Florida at Ford Stadium today. Kickoff is scheduled for 11 o’clock.
The Scots’ matchup with Wylie in the Class 4A Division I Region II final WILL NOT be played today. The new time, date, and location is still in the works.
Cistercian, Hockaday, Jesuit, Ursuline, and Yavneh have all canceled Friday’s classes. The Jesuit Christmas Bazaar that had been scheduled for Saturday has also been called off.
When we last checked, ESD, Parish Episcopal, and St. Mark’s had not yet made the call, but each school’s website said the weather was being monitored. Given that DISD and Highland Park ISD have told their students to stay home, I imagine most private schools will follow suit.
Update at 7:55: My imagination came true. ESD, Parish, and St. Mark’s will be closed Friday.
Highland Park ISD just announced that schools will be closed Friday. A decision has not yet been made regarding the Scots’ football game against Wylie, set for Friday evening at Eagle Stadium in Allen.
Meanwhile, the Armstrong Bradfield Preschool Association has cancelled its Holiday Home Tour, which had been scheduled to happen Friday morning.
When we reported on Tuesday that Chart Westcott had filed his paperwork to run for the Republican nomination in Texas House District 108, we mentioned that University Park resident Morgan Meyer had beaten him to the punch. Well, we just got this photograph from Meyer’s campaign of the candidate and his beautiful family with James Carter, executive director of the Dallas County Republican Party.
— Court Alley (@AllforAlley) December 5, 2013
Now that Devonshire resident and Highland Park High School graduate Court Alley has filed his candidacy for District 108, all three Republicans who have publicly expressed interest in replacing state Rep. Dan Branch have secured spots on the March primary ballot. (The other two are University Park resident Morgan Meyer and Park Cities native Chart Westcott.) The deadline to file a candidacy is 6 p.m. on Monday, so now we wait to see if anyone else jumps in the fray.
The Covenant Knights, who are seeking a second straight TAPPS Division I championship in six-man football, were scheduled to play at noon Saturday in the small West Texas town of Zephyr. But the impending icepocalypse has delayed Covenant’s matchup with Geneva School of Boerne by exactly one week. The game is now scheduled for noon on Dec. 14.