The Highland Park Department of Public Safety is monitoring a large structure fire south of the town, Lt. Lance Koppa announced.
"Dallas Fire Rescue (DFR) has an active structure fire at Glenwood and Fitzhugh, just southeast of [Highland Park]," Koppa said in an email. "The wind direction is carrying the smoke in a westward direction, which is causing the strong smoke odor in the area. Our officers are in the area and watching for any falling embers."
When University Park Mayor Olin Lane moved to a house on Bryn Mawr Drive in 1936, he could watch traffic on Northwest Highway from his back porch.
The home was at the northern edge of development, with prairie stretching endlessly off to the horizon.
"It was a grassland, and I spent a lot of time in that," 84-year-old Lane said.
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science has tapped widely respected nonprofit leader Julie Diaz, best known for her work at Greenhill School and SMU, as its new chief advancement officer.
Diaz, who will assume her duties October 16, will guide and oversee the Museum’s development, membership, sales and marketing departments.
“We are delighted to welcome Julie to the Perot Museum, especially as we approach a key milestone – our fifth year of operation,” said Linda Abraham-Silver, the museum’s Eugene McDermott chief executive officer. “I have no doubt that her deep experience and seasoned leadership skills will help us build upon our existing strengths, innovate our business model and amplify our impact in this community.”
Got Scots pride? Show your support at every game this season with a "Go Scots" sign!
Complimentary signs can be found inside the Football Preview section in our September issue. Check the newsstands for your copy, or grab one from us at tomorrow's game against the Waxahachie Indians.
"Go Scots" signs are made possible through support from Allie Beth Allman & Associates.
On Sunday mornings at Highland Park Presbyterian Church, traffic inside can seem almost as bad as on the roads used to get there.
While church members can’t do much to solve Dallas thoroughfares and expressways, they have plans for improving the flow inside for those headed to worship and Bible study.
The Campus Vision plan calls for adding 35,000 square feet and renovating the 190,000-square-foot site. On the west block, 1.5 acres of open landscape will sit above a 350-spot underground parking lot.
Additions include an open central gathering area, new children and student areas, and more classrooms, offices, and meeting rooms. Renovations will address overall flow with new lighting, windows, and other updates.
The Fourth of July may have been several weeks ago, but the causes the Rotary Club of Park Cities sought to support with its annual Independence Day parade are important all year long.
“It’s intended to be a family-building event that’s centered around patriotism,” club member Philip Bankhead said. The parade and festivities also provided an opportunity to draw $44,000 in support for a cause the Rotarians have been focused on for several years now: alleviating hunger.