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HP Quarterback Receives Ford Player of the Week Trophy


Coach Randy Allen, John Stephen Jones, and Greg Tomlin, Park Cities Ford General Manager. Courtesy of Angela Enright with Park Cities Ford

What young man wouldn’t be thrilled to play in his grandfather’s backyard? But, when your grandfather is Jerry Jones and that yard is in AT&T Stadium, it becomes that much more special.

Highland Park quarterback John Stephen Jones received the Built Ford Tough Player of the Week trophy for his talents on and off the field.

University Park Reschedules National Night Out


While unexpected showers rained out National Night Out festivities in the Park Cities earlier this month, University Park has rescheduled the annual event to coincide with its Fall Movie in the Park night.

Public safety vehicles and equipment will be on display with other activities, including a bounce house, starting at 5 p.m. Oct. 20 at Goar Park, 3806 University Blvd. The movie begins at 7:15 p.m.

Downward Dog with the Dogs


Isabelle Calzaba, left, and Ariel Tolfree enjoy Puppy Yoga. (Photo: Lorelei Day)

Yoga isn’t just for humans anymore.

Maybe it stemmed from the many poses named after animals, such as the Downward-Facing Dog, Cow pose, or the One-Legged King Pigeon, but bringing live animals into the mix is proving to be a popular trend.

According to an article in, combining the healing effects of yoga with the stress-relieving addition of animal interaction can work wonders on overall well-being.

Sons of the Flag, Parkland Team up to Improve Burn Care


Sons of the Flag Founder, Ryan Parrott, makes it his mission to help burn victims and improve burn care. (Photo: Lorelei Day)

Severe burns often bring intense, prolonged pain with lasting wounds that can draw unwelcome attention from others.

“When you have severe burns and disfigurement and have to go out into the public every day to live a normal life, you get scrutinized for the way you look — and it’s not something you can change,” said former Navy SEAL Ryan Parrott.

Recognizing that there’s a high number of people with traumatic burns, Parrott founded Sons of the Flag to fund medical research and help victims pay for the high costs associated with burn care.

Crime Reports: Oct. 2 – 8


Missing: An Apple mouse valued at $20 from a home in the 4000 block of Amherst Street. The resident told police that around 5:45 a.m. Oct. 2, he discovered the back door of his home was pried open and the computer hardware was gone.

Keep Halloween Fun


(Photo: Christy Rost)

I always feel like a kid as Halloween draws near, and I’m not alone, as evidenced by the faces of our guests during last year’s Halloween party.

Thirty adults arrived at our door dressed as pirates, ghouls, witches, Roman soldiers, and even a geisha, wearing expressions of sheer joy at the chance to step away from real life for a few hours. I confess, I was a bit surprised, but also delighted by their transformation into kids who hadn’t seen the inside of a classroom for decades.

For years, I’ve lined our driveway with lanterns on Halloween, swept away acorns that always seemed to drop en masse just before the holiday, illuminated the bushes along the sidewalk with tiny orange lights, draped cobwebs over the porch lights and front doorway, and placed a series of jack-o’-lanterns on the steps leading to the door.

Law Limits Cities’ Take as 5G Spreads


A new law clamps down on how much municipalities can charge wireless carriers to mount 5G equipment within public rights-of-way.

Senate Bill 1004 went into effect Sept. 1, limiting local governments to collecting payment of $250 per network node per year. Many cities had planned to charge $1,000 per node or more.

“That [new amount] certainly, in my opinion, doesn’t compensate the city for the staff time to review these permit applications,” said Dale Harwell, University Park IT director.