Category: Community

Astronaut Lands at SMU


The 2017 Authors LIVE! season ended on a high note as an overflow crowd of more than 1,200 people packed Highland Park United Methodist Church to hear astronaut Scott Kelly discuss his new book Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery.

“We try to choose what our community is interested in,” Authors LIVE! agent Janet McLeod said.

The partnership between Highland Park UMC, Friends of the SMU Libraries, and Friends of the Highland Park Library hosts approximately 15–20 authors a year. Kelly’s talk attracted one of its largest crowds.

HPDPS To Expand Motorcycle Patrol


Officer Peter Gardner investigates vehicle collisions for the Highland Park Department of Public Safety. (Photo: Taylor Crisler)

Highland Park is doubling the size of its motorcycle division this December — by hiring one more officer.

Adding a second motor officer will allow for improved response times, as the officers could split their coverage of the town between the east and west sides, said Officer Peter Gardner.

Don’t Miss Out On These Seasonal Events


The Trains at NorthPark exhibit attracts more than 70,000 visitors each year. (Courtesy photo)

For many, Christmastime brings small pleasures such as peppermint-flavored coffee creamer and the earthy smell of pine from freshly cut trees now decorated with blinking lights and ornaments.

But, it’s also a time to celebrate unique Dallas events that arrive this time of year. From a White House holiday exhibit to carriage rides to tree lightings to shows, there’s plenty to put on your calendars.

Proud to Serve Our Community


During this holiday season our focus turns to the people and things that are near and dear to our hearts: our community, our faith, our values, our traditions, and our family.

We remind ourselves of our blessings and think about ways we can be of service to those less fortunate.

Aiden Deitch Earns Eagle Scout Rank


Eagle Scout Aiden Deitch

Troop 70 has awarded Boy Scouting's highest rank – Eagle Scout – to HPHS senior Aiden Deitch.

He is a former senior patrol leader and Aubrey Pollard award recipient for the troop.

Aiden is the son of Richard and Janese Deitch.

HPUMC Expands Reach With The Grove


Hundreds turn out for the first service at the Grove. (Alyssa Grace Photography)

In a city famous for having a house of faith on nearly every street corner, The Grove Church stands out mostly for the number of early adherents.

The first formal service, held Oct. 22, drew about 600 people, campus pastor the Rev. Stephen Lohoefer said.

“We had a lot of people standing,” he said. “It was a great ‘problem.’”