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Committee Recommends Two-Story Hyer


Preliminary drawing of Hyer Elementary from Caruth, as of June 18-will continue to be refined during summer 2018. (Courtesy HPISD)

The Highland Park ISD board of trustees met Monday for a workshop to discuss the reconstruction of Hyer Elementary, as HPISD continues to carry out plans to rebuild or remodel all elementary schools within the district.

Highland Park Faces Decision on ‘Big Pecan’


The old pecan, once staked and hand-watered by a Civil War veteran who had plowed over it, needs extra care again. (Photo: Joshua Baethge)

The more than 150-year-old monarch known as “The Big Pecan Tree” has entered irreversible decline, an arborist says.

Micah Pace of Preservation Tree Service expects Highland Park’s 75-foot-tall landmark monarch to continue to develop deadwood, lose canopy, and pose at least some risk to those who pass near it.

“It could persist in that state for decades,” Pace said. “The question is: Is that what we want?”

Allie Beth Allman Executive Vice President Dies


Jack Jacobs, executive vice president and founding partner of Allie Beth Allman & Associates, died Sunday following a four-year battle with pancreatic cancer.

Jacobs is a longtime Dallas business leader who now provides corporate support to wife, Doris, as she lists and sells a wide variety of the finest Dallas residential real estate.

"What a trooper he was," Doris Jacobs wrote on her Facebook page. "He fought a tremendous fight with his long, four-year courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. We cannot imagine a life without him for he always lit up the room with his dashing looks and quick wit and was completely devoted to his family.

HPISD, Town Leaders Discuss Revised Design for Bradfield Elementary School


This drawing by Stantec architect Jonathan Aldis incorporates some of the changes, which emerged from a peer review of the Bradfield Elementary School design.

A proposed redesign for Bradfield Elementary School, developed during a peer review process with a classical architect from Houston, would cost an additional $754,000 to build, according to Highland Park ISD. That's $354,000 more than district leaders are willing to spend.

Instead, the district will seek approval for design changes costing $399,000 more. The plan keeps a much-discussed colonnade in front of the entry courtyard and forgoes changes to a tower, but modifies window designs throughout the school and incorporates quatrefoils and more brick into the design.

Carter Leads HP Boys to State Title


Congratulations to the Highland Park boys golf team for winning its second consecutive 5A state title on Tuesday in Georgetown.

In winning the 20th state title in program history, and second in a row, Highland Park made it look easy.

The Scots crushed the field with a 31-stroke victory in the team standings at the Class 5A state tournament, which concluded on Tuesday at White Wing Golf Club in Georgetown.

Dallas Officer Dies Day After Shooting at Home Depot


Dallas Police have arrested this man after a shooting at Home Depot. (Photo from

A police officer has died following a shooting Tuesday afternoon during a shoplifting investigation at the Home Depot near U.S. 75 and Forest Lane in northeast Dallas.

"It is with great sadness that we must inform you that Officer Rogelio Santander... passed away at 8:11 this morning from his injuries," the Dallas Police Department announced Wednesday on its blog, "Again, we ask that you please continue to pray for Officer Santander’s family and our department as we all try to cope with this tragic loss."

Dallas Police Make Arrest in Home Depot Shooting of Two Officers


Dallas Police Department identified this man as a person of interest after a shooting at Home Depot. (Photo from

Dallas Police have confirmed the arrest of a suspect in the shooting of two officers and a store employee Tuesday afternoon during a shoplifting investigation at the Home Depot near Forest Lane and Central Expressway in northeast Dallas.

The arrest of Armando Juarez, 29, came Tuesday night after a lengthy car chase that started in southeast Dallas and ended in the northeast area of Dallas, police announced online.