A crane fell over early Wednesday afternoon at the UP Elementary construction site, but no one was injured, University Park officials said.
"Emergency crews were dispatched to the construction site just after 1 p.m.," reported Steve Mace, the city's community information officer. "The crane was positioned near the south entry gate."
Truman Wilson is much like most 12-year-olds – crazy about technology, his group of friends, and candy.
One difference between the Highland Park Middle School student and his peers, however, is that Truman runs his own company. He sells an original chocolate bar – the Truman Bar – at area stores and through word-of-mouth marketing.
“I wanted to make a business with things that every kid loves like prizes, candy, technology; things like that,” the seventh-grader said.
The Armstrong Elementary fourth-grader wants President Donald Trump to designate an official state funeral when the last World War II Medal of Honor winner dies. She recently started a petition at worldwar2salute.org to get his attention.
Under the guidelines of the White House “We the People” program, the executive branch is obligated to respond to any petition that gets more than 100,000 signatures. At last count, Rabel’s had already garnered more than 2,000.
With several projects under construction – or soon-to-be heading there – the full picture of Highland Park ISD’s $361.4 million renovation is coming into focus.
Passed by voters in 2015, the historic bond package allowed HPISD to build a new elementary school and raze and rebuild three lower schools; make technology upgrades and renovations at the district’s middle, intermediate, and high schools; and it paved the way for new athletic and parking complexes.
Here’s a snapshot of where the projects stand:
HPISD board president Jim Hitzelberger and board secretary Lee Michaels have announced that they will run for re-election May 5.
“Lee and I wish to continue our service to the school district as we work through many significant renovations and improvements to our schools,” Hitzelberger said. “There is still much work to be done.”
Both Michaels and Hitzelberger are long-time residents of the community. The Hitzelberger family is now in its fourth generation in the school district.
Scots pep rallies have been a little different this year with student recognition going beyond athletic and academic achievement.
The school has celebrated students like junior Skylar Wilson for valuing kindness and respect. She received a certificate, a box of cookies, and a round of applause.
The community is invited to come out and support the Highland Park Scots before the football team challenges Manvel for the 5-A state championship.
A pep rally will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the HPHS main gym, and a send-off at 3:10 p.m. Friday will be held in front of Highlander Stadium.
A $15 million gift from the Nancy Ann Hunt Foundation (a supporting organization of the Communities Foundation of Texas) will ensure the long-term support of the Hunt Leadership Scholars Program, which is one of SMU’s signature scholarship programs attracting academically talented student leaders from throughout the United States to SMU