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Meet The Candidates for May 5 Local Elections


Highland Park, University Park, and HPISD will all have a space on the May 5 ballot.

The Town of Highland Park has two candidates rivaling for Mayor; six candidates are vying for four at-large spots on the UP city council, and two will make a play for the contended HPISD place 2 board of trustee position.

Highland Park Mayor: Goodwin vs. Tamborello



With Mayor Joel T. Williams term limited, voters will elect a new mayor in May. City Council member Margo Goodwin and former mayoral candidate Sam Tamborello are running for the post. (Voters will also elect city council members, but there are only five candidates on the ballot for the five seats.)

Crime Report April 9-15


Three patrons at Honor Bar Restaurant in the Highland Park Village had no desire to sit down for a meal during their April 13 visit. Instead, video surveillance shows the group (two women and a man) enter the restaurant around 8:02 p.m., order water at the bar, and then leave nine minutes later. During that same time, the video also shows one of the women making "furtive movements" with her hands under the bar. The woman sitting next to them later reported her pink Ralph Lauren wallet with gold zippers missing from her purse.

HP Tops Forney to Claim 15-5A Lead


Highland Park sits atop the standings in District 15-5A after a thrilling win over Forney on Thursday. (File photo: Chris McGathey)

In a battle of District 15-5A co-leaders, Highland Park earned perhaps its most critical victory of the season by holding off Forney 2-1 on Thursday at Scotland Yard.

Scots pitcher Clayton Rejebian out-dueled Forney’s Jonathan Childress, a Texas A&M signee, as HP extended its winning streak to five games overall and seven games in district play.

The Scots (12-11, 8-1) are now in sole possession of the 15-5A lead, a half-game ahead of Wylie East and one game up on the Jackrabbits heading into Saturday’s rematch in Forney. HP will meet Royse City, another playoff contender, in a pair of games next week.

President George W. Bush Eulogizes Zell Miller


President George W. Bush. Photo by Eric Draper, White House.

Former President George W. Bush spoke Tuesday at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Atlanta, Georgia during funeral services for Zell Miller, the late Georgia Democrat who served his state as governor and U.S. senator.

Highland Park Library Closed on March 31


The Highland Park Harvey R. “Bum” Bright Library, 4700 Drexel Drive, is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. (Photo: Lance Koppa)

The Highland Park Harvey R. "Bum" Bright Library will be closed Saturday, March 31, for Easter weekend.

The Library will resume normal hours, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., on Tuesday, April 3.

Newspaper Staff Lists Neighborhood Favorites


LogoThank you, dear readers, for voting for the 2018 People’s Choice Awards.

I enjoyed seeing which restaurants, shops, and other businesses and destinations you identified as among your favorites and noticed some places my wife and I still definitely need to check out (here’s looking at you Snider Plaza Antique Shops).

The People Newspapers staff also decided to return the favor by sharing some of our favorite area locations. Please forgive us for taking some poetic license and in many cases making up our own categories: