April 12, 2014

  • Teen Musicians Will Rock Out All Day Sunday

    David Bowie — a band that includes Highland Park High School student Jack Quigley, W.T. White student Dante Zotto, and McCulloch Intermediate student Max Moundas — will perform twice Sunday as part of the Rockstravaganza. The group, which I presume covers songs by its namesake, will play 30-minute sets at 11:30 a.m. at the Green Room and at 1:30 p.m. at Three Links.

    If Bowie covers aren’t your cup of tea, there are plenty of other kids from the area who will be rocking out:

    • Best Show Ever, featuring St. Mark’s student Wallace White and Winston School student Sean Kraus, will play from 12:30 to 1 at Club Dada and from 5 to 5:30 at the Green Room.
    • North American Songwriters, featuring Shelton School student Jack Fletcher, will play from 12:30 to 1 at Wits End and from 5 to 5:30 at the Curtain Club.
    • Rosalynd, featuring Ursuline student Molly McNulty, will play from 4:30 to 5 at Wits End.

    Tickets at the door are $15 for adults and $5 for non-performing kids.

    By Dan Koller Apr. 12, 2014 | 7:00 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS

  • Lady Scots Eliminated on Fluke Goal

    With heavy hearts, the Lady Scots accept their trophy as the regional runner-up. (Photo: Rob Graham)

    With heavy hearts, the Lady Scots accept their trophy as the regional runner-up. (Photo: Rob Graham)

    By Randy Jennings/Special Contributor

    CARROLLTON — Highland Park’s lofty goal of a third straight trip to the UIL girls state soccer tournament was dashed by the narrowest of margins.

    Wylie East defeated the Lady Scots in the Class 4A Region II title game, 1-0, on a windy Saturday afternoon at Standridge Stadium.

    The only goal came in the 58th minute in fluke fashion when a clearance pass by a Highland Park defender ricocheted off a teammate and into the Lady Scots’ net.

    The scoring chance began with a shot by the Lady Raiders’ Asia Revely that Highland Park keeper Mariay Molina came off her line to deflect. The ball scooted to Molina’s right, setting up the chain of events that led to the goal.

    “If we had scored that goal to win one-nil, I’d say it was a great win,” Highland Park coach Stewart Brown said. “It depends on what side of the field you’re standing on. Sometimes a goal like that win games.”

    In a scoreless first half, Highland Park (21-5-1) controlled possession and enjoyed an edge in scoring opportunities despite going into the wind. Those chances were reduced in the second half until a desperate flurry in the final 18 minutes.

    “The defenses for both teams did well,” Brown said. “The wind was a huge factor. We had the feeling it would take something special to decide it.”

    Hope Hyde, who came into the game with 15 goals in her last seven matches, led the late Highland Park assault along with Sara Summers. Brooke-Lynn Scroggins, keeper for Wylie East (23-1-1), made an alert save to stop perhaps the Lady Scots’ best chance, a low Summers drive from seven yards with three minutes remaining.

    “Getting to state twice is an accomplishment,” Brown said. “So is making it to the regional final. I couldn’t be prouder of my team. They represent the school and the community so well.”

    Hope Hyde tries to navigate through a crowd of Wylie East defenders. (Photo: Rob Graham)

    Hope Hyde tries to navigate through a crowd of Wylie East defenders. (Photo: Rob Graham)

    By Dan Koller Apr. 12, 2014 | 5:19 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS

  • Margaret Crow Dies at 94

    Margaret Crow

    Margaret Crow

    We’ve received word that lifelong Highland Park resident Margaret Crow died Friday evening. Through C. Pharr & Co., her family issued the following obituary:

    Margaret Doggett Crow, wife of Trammell Crow, the Dallas-based commercial real estate developer and the founder of the Trammell Crow Company and Trammell Crow Residential, died April 11, 2014, at approximately 7 p.m. She was 94.

    Born in Dallas on May 17, 1919, Mrs. Crow was the only child of prosperous Dallas merchant E. B. Doggett and his wife, Lillian. She was a proud graduate of the Hockaday School for Girls, class of 1937. Margaret tragically lost her parents at the early age of 19 when they were killed in an automobile accident traveling home to Dallas after a visiting her at the University of Texas.

    After a Hockaday-sponsored tour of Europe, she and her classmates were part of an event that made history at the beginning of World War II. On Sept. 3, 1939, the SS Athena was torpedoed and sunk by the Germans off the British coast, and Margaret and her friends had to be rescued from lifeboats hours later as they drifted in the Atlantic.

    Margaret and her husband, Trammell, a commissioned naval officer, were married on Aug. 15, 1942. Shortly thereafter, Trammell began a career in commercial real estate that would eventually lead to the creation of the Trammell Crow Company, which became the largest diversified commercial real estate company in the United States and the world. Margaret and Trammell had a wonderful family of six children. As Trammell grew the business, Margaret excelled in her many roles as hostess extraordinaire, friend, civic leader, mother, and wife. Together they attended state dinners at the White House as the guests of five different presidents. They welcomed many world leaders, foreign dignitaries, business associates, and close friends into their home throughout the years. Impressively, Margaret had only one phone number for the entire 94 years of life and lived in only two homes three blocks apart in Highland Park.

    She and Trammell traveled the world, going to remote and exotic places. Be it to China in the 1970s or sailing to remote Greek isles, hiking in Canada or deep into Africa, they were always up for adventure and exploration. The world was their oyster.

    While much of Mrs. Crow’s work went unpublicized, one of her most notable achievements was also her favorite. Stemming from their mutual love of travel, Mrs. Crow and her husband developed a passion for fine foreign art and made numerous acquisitions during their frequent excursions around the world. Having developed a particular appreciation for Asian art, in 1998 the Crows made it possible for the public to enjoy their substantial collection by dedicating the Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art. The museum is located in the Arts District of downtown Dallas near the Dallas Museum of Art.

    Mrs. Crow was also active throughout her life in supporting a variety of charitable, civic, and educational causes in Dallas and abroad. At various times in her life, she served on the University of Texas System Chancellor’s Council Executive Committee, the University of Texas College of Fine Arts Advisory Council, the University of Texas College of Arts and Sciences Advisory Council, the Hockaday School board of trustees (life member), the Texas Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra board, and the Visiting Nurses Association board. Mrs. Crow was also a member of the Highland Park United Methodist Church, the Junior League of Dallas, the Dallas Woman’s Club, the Dallas Garden Club, the Founders Garden Club of Dallas, the Daughters of the American Colonists, and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

    “If but one word could be used to describe Margaret it would be ‘lady,’” said Jim Carreker, a former CEO of Trammell Crow Company and Wyndham Hotels and a longtime family friend. “She embodied every aspect of the word; she was educated, gracious, and tirelessly supportive of her family and her community. Margaret will surely be missed, but just as surely, she will never be forgotten.”

    Mrs. Crow was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Trammell Crow on Jan. 14, 2009, and her oldest son, Robert Crow, on April 16, 2011. She is survived by five children: Howard Crow; Harlan Crow and his wife, Katherine; Trammell S. Crow; Lucy Billingsley, and her husband Henry; and Stuart Crow and his wife, Shirley; daughter-in-law Nancy Crow; 17 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

    A public memorial service is planned at the Highland Park United Methodist Church, at a date and time to be determined. The Crow family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Margaret and Trammell Crow Chair for Alzheimer’s and Geriatric Research at Southwestern Medical Foundation in Dallas, the Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art, or the Hockaday School.

    By Dan Koller Apr. 12, 2014 | 3:41 pm | 2 Comments | Comments RSS

  • Top Toppers Honored at Mad Hatter’s Tea

    (Photo: Monica Lake)

    Nancy Keene, Karen Goodman, Betty Nelson, and Libby Zerner (Photos: Monica Lake)

    Joani White and Sheri Kern

    Joani White and Sheri Kern

    Here are the ladies (and gentleman) who were honored for the headgear they sported at the Mad Hatter’s Tea held Thursday at the Dallas Arboretum:

    * Fashionistas founder Heidi Dillon presented the “My Favorite Things: Chic Couture” prize to Jewel Williams.

    * Michael Faircloth of Michael Faircloth Designs presented the “Yellow Rose of Texas: Most Elegant” prize to Carmen Godwin.

    * Patti Flowers of Patti Flowers Design Studio presented the “Do Re Mi: Most Creative Use of Botanical Materials” prize to LeeAnne Locken.

    * Sam Ratcliffe, head of Bywaters Special Collections in SMU’s Jake and Nancy Hamon Arts Library, presented the “Do Re Mi: Most Creative use of Natural Materials” prize to Julie Kanaan.

    * Gary Riggs, interior designer and artist, presented the “Over the Rainbow: Most Colorfully Flamboyant” prize to Faye Briggs.

    * Channel 4 news anchor Clarice Tinsley presented the “Edelweiss: A Vintage Look” prize to Libby Zerner.

    * Tinsley also presented the “Tip Toe Through the Tulips: Most Whimsical” prize to Joani White.

    * Paper City editor Maxine Trowbridge presented the “Best of Show” prize to Jill Rowlett.

    * Jocelyn White created her own category, “Gentlemen Only,” and presented an award to Shane Walker.

    You can see more photos from the Mad Hatter’s Tea in the May edition of Park Cities People.

    By Dan Koller Apr. 12, 2014 | 1:27 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS

    April 11, 2014

  • Hyde’s Hat Trick Leads Lady Scots

    Sophomore Hope Hyde scores her third goal of the game against Waxahachie. (Photo: Rob Graham)

    Sophomore Hope Hyde scores her third goal of the game against Waxahachie. (Photo: Rob Graham)

    By Billy Wessels/Special Contributor

    CARROLLTON — They say the post is the goalie’s best friend. That wasn’t the case Friday.

    Highland Park sophomore Hope Hyde scored two of her three second-half goals off shots that caromed off the post in the Lady Scots’ 3-1 win against Waxahachie in the Class 4A Region II semifinals.

    “I was aiming for the corner, not the post,” Hyde said. “But as long as it goes in, it’s a goal.”

    After a scoreless first half, Hyde opened the scoring just two minutes into the second with a point-blank shot that went off the post and past a diving Elizabeth Gish, Waxahachie’s senior goalkeeper.

    Hyde then scored off a laser shot from 25 yards out that once again came off the post and into the net with 28 minutes left in the contest.

    Just seven minutes later, she got a breakaway and easily beat Gish to put the game away.

    Hyde said her team is used to this stage and wasn’t concerned about a scoreless tie at halftime.

    “We got a great halftime talk and came out ready to play,” Hyde said. “We were fired up and did what we had to do to win. We’re a mature team; its our third year here, my second, and we just did what we needed to do.”

    Behold the intensity of Sara Summers. (Photo: Rob Graham)

    Behold the intensity of Highland Park senior Sara Summers. (Photo: Rob Graham)

    Hyde has scored nine goals in the last four playoff games.

    “She’s been very hot lately. The service we’ve been getting to Hope has been fantastic,” Highland Park coach Stewart Brown said. “Whether it’s been Kate Summer or Savanna Jones or Lauren Echols, she’s been putting it away nicely, and we’ve been fortunate.”

    Highland Park was playing against the wind in the first half and had several scoring chances, but couldn’t take advantage of them. When the wind changed in the second half, so did the Lady Scots’ fortune.

    “We settled. In the first half, we played well, but with the wind, it was difficult,” Brown said. “For us, we want to get the ball down and play. In the second half, once that first goal went in, we just wanted to continue it.”

    Waxahachie’s lone goal came on a 25-yard free kick from junior Mackenzie Posey with 2:57 left in the game to prevent the shutout.

    Highland Park advances to the Region II championship at 1:30 p.m. Saturday against either Red Oak or Wylie East.

    Five wins down, three to go. (Photo: Rob Graham)

    Five wins down, three to go. (Photo: Rob Graham)

    By Dan Koller Apr. 11, 2014 | 8:15 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS

  • It’s Wabbit Season at Highland Park Village

    We're assuming these Jack Boles valets are not eligible to win the gift card.

    We’re assuming these Jack Boles valets are not eligible to win the gift card.

    Our friends at Highland Park Village have created a contest related to their Easter display of bunny topiaries, pastel eggs, and spring flowers. Customers and neighbors are invited to snap photos of themselves with the topiaries at the corner of Douglas and Livingston, then email the photos to bunnies@hpvillage.com. Everyone who submits a photo will have a chance to win a $250 Highland Park Village gift card.

    Obligatory legal language: By submitting photos, you agree to allow Highland Park Village to use the photos in all print and digital marketing campaigns. Winners will be notified by email.

    By Dan Koller Apr. 11, 2014 | 11:25 am | 1 Comment | Comments RSS
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