Unplug for Vacation? No Way


“It would take the Amazon jungle instead of Santa Fe, New Mexico, to go unplugged.”

My goal this summer was to beat the heat, to unplug, and to have some refreshment and “re-creation” in New Mexico, but despite my best efforts to limit technology, it just can’t be done.

It would take the Amazon jungle instead of Santa Fe, New Mexico, to go unplugged.

Upon arrival in Santa Fe, I found myself at Target buying a new gizmo, the Tile, to hang on my keys so that my phone could ring my only pair, which I kept misplacing. Score one for technology.

Cordray, Scots Rally Past Timberview


HP's Paxton Alexander accounted for 200 all-purpose yards and a touchdown during Thursday's win over Timberview. (Photo: Melissa Macatee)

MANSFIELD — Highland Park wasn’t fazed by a 13-point deficit in the first quarter. After all — nine months removed from winning a state title — this team has plenty of experience under pressure.

The Scots battled back after a slow start, capping their comeback with a Matteo Cordray field goal with 28 seconds left to defeat Mansfield Timberview 34-32 on Thursday at Newsom Stadium.

HP picked up its first road victory of the season in dramatic fashion, providing some momentum entering next week’s District 15-5A opener at Lovejoy.

HP Looks to Tame Wolves, Prep for District


Benner Page and Highland Park will travel to face Mansfield Timberview on Thursday in a nondistrict clash. (Photo: Melissa Macatee)

Highland Park has a short week to prepare for its final nondistrict game on Thursday against Mansfield Timberview.

However, looking at the bright side, that gives the Scots an extra day to get ready for a more important contest — the District 15-5A opener on Sept. 22 at Lovejoy.

But first, HP will travel to Newsom Stadium to face the Wolves, looking to carry over momentum from an impressive 32-21 win over Waxahachie last week.

Doolittle Raid Re-enactment Planned


The Commemorative Air Force keeps vintage planes in flying condition. (Photo: Kevin Hong)

See more than 80 World War II-era aircraft from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 6–8 during a Commemorative Air Force show at Dallas Executive Airport.

After drawing more than 19,000 visitors from 32 states in 2016, the CAF Wings Over Dallas WWII Airshow, presented by Frost Bank, returns with more flying demonstrations, battle re-enactments, WWII veteran appearances, living history encampments, hands-on family activities, aircraft rides, and cockpit tours.

Lady Scots Start District With 2 Wins


Highland Park topped Forney in five sets on Tuesday to extend its winning streak to three matches. (File photo: Rob Graham)

Highland Park started the District 15-5A schedule with two road victories, including a five-set thriller on Tuesday at Forney.

The Lady Scots (16-16, 2-0) outlasted the Jackrabbits in a seesaw match, 25-22, 21-25, 25-19, 19-25, 16-14. Four days earlier, HP easily swept Royse City in the district opener.

After winning three consecutive matches for the first time this season, the Lady Scots will return home on Friday to face Wylie East.

DCAC Aim for Advocacy

TXU Energy Volunteers at the Aim for Advocacy clay shooting tournament. (Photo: Tamytha Cameron)

Sporting and outdoor enthusiasts gathered at the Aim for Advocacy event, held on Aug. 25 at the Dallas Gun Club, to support Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center's (DCAC) mission to provide hope and healing for severely abused children in Dallas County.

Along with competing in a friendly and challenging 13-station clay-shooting tournament just in time for dove season, sponsors and their teams enjoyed a catered lunch, a raffle of luxury recreational items, and a live auction of unique experience packages for fishers and hunters.

Aim for Advocacy raises more than $120,000 each year in support of DCAC.

Comings and Goings


Asian Mint plans to open an Inwood Village location this fall. (Courtesy photo)


Asian Mint
Inwood Village

Inwood Village will be minted this fall with a popular North Dallas Asian-fusion restaurant. Asian Mint, already on Forest Lane and Oak Lawn Avenue, will open its third location in the Inwood Village space previously occupied by Café Istanbul. Since first opening on Forest Lane in 2005, founder Nikky Phinyawatana’s New Bangkok-style cuisine has garnered multiple awards and a large following.

Arrest Made for Starbucks Robberies


Jared Smith, 27, was arrested for the July and August robberies at Starbucks in Snider Plaza.

Dallas Police Department issued two arrest warrants today for Jared Smith, 27, of Azle.

On Aug. 24, Smith was arrested for the robbery of a Whataburger. During that investigation, it was determined that Smith was responsible for both Starbucks robberies in July and August in University Park, and a robbery in August at a GameStop in Richardson.

All these cases will be submitted to the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution. Smith is being held in the Lew Sterrett Jail on a $100,000 bond for the Starbucks robberies.

In both UP robberies, Smith brandished a handgun and demanded money from the Starbucks in Snider Plaza.

NEC Donates New Computer Lab to Young Women’s Leadership School


(Photo: youngwomensprep.com)

Students at Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School, a member of Young Women’s Preparatory Network (YWPN), are able learn STEM more effectively in a newly remodeled computer lab for middle school students donated by the NEC Foundation of America. NEC redesigned the space and donated equipment.