Dumar Named New Bradfield Principal

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Regina Dumar

Regina Dumar has been named the new principal of Bradfield Elementary. She replaces Chris Brunner, who announced her retirement earlier this year.

"I am pleased to welcome Regina Dumar to the Highland Park ISD family," HPISD Superintendent Dr. Tom Trigg said."Regina meets the key critical attributes that were identified by Bradfield parents and the administration, and I know that she will be an excellent leader at Bradfield and in the district."


Scots Look to Hold Court at State Tourney

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Highland Park will continue its tradition by sending a pair of doubles teams to the 5A state tournament this week in College Station.

Highland Park will look to continue its stellar legacy at the UIL state tennis tournament beginning Thursday, when two doubles teams will take the court in the Class 5A quarterfinals in College Station.

Logan Lett and Katherine Petty will open the draw against Jamison Teague and Crystalyn Shirley of Corsicana. In mixed doubles, Phillip Quinn and Madison McBride will start the tournament with a match against Will Walsh and Emma Reeves of San Antonio Alamo Heights.

The semifinals in both brackets will be later Thursday, with the finals slated for Friday at the Mitchell Tennis Center.


Belles Earn Cornerstone Scholar Athlete Award

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Courtesy Highland Belles

Fifteen Highland Belles were recently awarded the Cornerstone Scholar Athlete Award.

Front row: Jillian Ellis, Jenni Phillips, Anna Cimorelli, Claire Lake, Caitlyn Staunton; Second row: Cameron Kenyon, Margaret Mary Mencke, Destiny Duclow, Jenna Peck, Ellie Gribble Back row: Catherine Magee, Camille Sockwell, Eleanor Gambrell, Kaki Glieber, Cecily Work


Bush Library Offers Free Admission to Military Members, Families

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The permanent exhibit at the George W. Bush Presidential Center includes a model Resolute Desk in a full-scale replica of the Oval Office. (Courtesy bushcenter.org)

Participating in this summer’s Blue Star Museums program, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas, the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, and the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station offer free admission to active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2017.

“Presidential Libraries provide people the chance to see, hear, and participate in the important events that made us who we are as a nation,” said Brig. Gen. Patrick X. Mordente, director of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. “Because of the unique role the military has played in U.S. history, we are particularly proud to be a part of the Blue Star Museums program.”


Police Reports: May 8-14

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SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK: TUNES TOO HOT TO HANDLE?

What did the black hoody-and floral pants-clad woman in a white SUV get by snatching two packages at noon May 6 from the front of a home in the 4500 block of Rheims Place? Pot holders and music tapes, according to a report made at 10:45 a.m. May 8.

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Taken overnight before 8:05 a.m.: $240 Ray-Ban sunglasses from a 2008 Mercedes GL450 at a home in the 3200 block of Drexel Drive.

Reported at 3:30 p.m.: A man identifying himself as “Sgt. Jackson” made harassing calls to a resident in the 4400 block of Lorraine Avenue and claimed to have an arrest warrant for her son, who attends college in North Carolina. The caller threatened to blow her “… brains out” after she called him a con artist and told him to stop phoning.


Ronnie Marks Sports Festival

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Michael Woram, a second grader at Hyer Elementary, tries out his HP Scots flag carrying skills at the annual Ronnie Marks Sports Festival. (Photos: Chris McGathey) Click "read more" to view the whole gallery set.

Elementary students from around the Park Cities converged on Highlander Stadium Monday for the annual Ronnie Marks Sports Festival.

They competed in a variety of activities and test of athletic skills featuring HPHS varsity athletics. The event was sponsored by the Highland Park Sports Club and the HPISD Athletic Department.


HP Alum Named “Active of the Year”

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Photo courtesy Junior League of Fort Worth

Wendy Wright (left), a 1993 Highland Park High School graduate, was named the Junior League of Fort Worth’s “Active of the Year.” The award recognizes members who exhibit exceptional commitment to their work during a given year. Among those who presented the award was past Junior League of Fort Worth president Paige Boudreaux Pate (right), who graduated from HPHS in 1991.


Polish Pianist Promises Personal Performance

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As owner of Park Cities School of Music, 41-year-old Eva Brandys can’t imagine subjecting her students to the sort of rigid and rigorous practice regimen she endured as a child studying piano in communist-era Poland.

She began playing at age 8 under the tutelage of a professor who often hit her hands as a form of discipline. Another “yelled and screamed and swore at me,” she recalled. “The vocabulary he was using I probably should not have heard at my age.”


Scots Not Resting on Championship Laurels

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Highland Park's Carson Bryant is tripped up by Grayson Serio during the team's Blue-Gold scrimmage at Highlander Stadium. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

Four months after winning the Class 5A Division I state championship, there were no signs of complacency or entitlement when Highland Park football players returned to the field.

Still, when spring practice began with a mix of varsity newcomers and a handful of holdovers who were on the field for the Scots’ 16-7 win over Temple in December, there was a slightly different feeling in the air.