Category: Community



July means the Fourth and all that it entails: fireworks, parades, barbecues, family reunions, pool and lake parties.

Embattled politicians are home in force to wave flags and woo their base. Will we get a brief respite from the news, fake or otherwise?

See You at The Fourth of July Parade


Robert Mundinger, William Mundinger, and Elizabeth Mundinger Malone with their grandmother Nancy Mundinger in 1989. (Photo: Winifred Mundinger)

The Rotary Club of Park Cities' historic annual Fourth of July Parade will begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Highland Park and conclude with family-oriented activities in Goar Park, 3806 University Boulevard.

The festivities in Goar Park open to the public beginning at 9:30 a.m.

HPDPS Holds Class to Prepare Residents for Active Shootings


Highland Park Police Lt. Wayne Kilmer discussed the Columbine High School shooting, as well as facts pertaining to active shootings in 2018. (Photo: Timothy Glaze)

Following another school shooting – this time at Santa Fe High School, near Houston – the Highland Park Department of Public Safety decided to directly address residents.

Senior officers held an active shooter training class at SMU’s Cox School of Business in May, and more than 50 residents turned out for lessons on how to react in a situation that is dreaded across America.

SMU Researcher Finds High Empathy People Process Music Differently


People who deeply grasp the pain or happiness of others also process music differently in the brain, according to a study by researchers at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, and UCLA.

The study shows that higher empathy people appear to process music like a pleasurable proxy for a human encounter — in the brain regions for reward, social awareness and regulation of social emotions.