Remembering the Champs


The 1957 football team was Highland Park High School’s first outright state champion. (Courtesy: Jack Allday)

A year that brought Highland Park High School football its fifth — and first repeat — state championship also marked the 60th anniversary of the Scot’s first undisputed title in the sport.

While the 1944 squad shared a title with Waco, the 1957 Scots were the first ones to win it outright.

Health Friendly Business Opening in Park Cities


Decades of research by experts show that optimal fat loss requires a “sweet spot” of food and fitness. Late February, Park Cities will have a unique new health-friendly business designed to marry the two.

The scientifically calibrated food and fitness regimen of Utopia Food+Fitness serves up prepared food by local chef Mike Smith, and promises to melt away pounds and inches while only working out 40 minutes a week – that's 20 minutes twice a week – for six weeks. 

HP Girls Meet Texas High in Playoffs


Highland Park will try to upset Texas High in the bi-district round of the Class 5A Region II playoffs on Monday.

Highland Park will open the Class 5A Region II playoffs on Monday with a bi-district game against Texarkana Texas High. Tip-off is slated for 6:30 p.m. at Wagstaff Gymnasium on the campus of Tyler Junior College.

The Lady Scots (14-17) finished in fourth place in District 15-5A during the regular season, but enter postseason play with wins in three of their last five games. HP reached the area round a year ago before falling to The Colony.

The Lady Tigers (25-5) tied with state-ranked Sulphur Springs for the regular-season title in District 16-5A. Texas High won 64-61 in a tiebreaker game between the teams on Friday to claim the district’s top seed.

Chocolate, Melting Hearts for Generations


Chocolate Valentine Cake with Chocolate Ganache. (Photo: Christy Rost)

A stroll through the seasonal aisle of any supermarket this time of year provides evidence of the enduring relationship between chocolate and Valentine’s Day.

Milk chocolate hearts wrapped in red foil, heart-shaped velvet boxes filled with handcrafted dark chocolate truffles, and packages of chocolates tied with ribbon — these are but a few of the mouthwatering choices offered to shoppers searching for the perfect sweet gift.

Two New Places to Brunch this Weekend


It's been said that brunch is a Dallasites favorite meal of the day – we're not arguing.

There is the stuffed brioche french toast at Henry's Majestic, the croque madame with the jalapeno cream gravy at Bread Winners; and the baked pastries that come gratis with brunch at Al Biernat's in the Park Cities.

Dallas Summer Musicals Announces 2018-2019 Season


Hamilton, Disney's Aladdin, and Hello, Dolly! will anchor the 2018-2019 season at the Music Hall at Fair Park.

Tony winner Dear Evan Hansen also will make its North Texas debut during the season, along with Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webster's The Phantom of the Opera; the romantic and adventure-filled new musical Anastasia; the legendary story direct from Broadway, Miss Saigon; and a gorgeous new Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof.

HP Swimmers Qualify for State


Highland Park brought back trophies for two team titles from the Class 5A Region III meet over the weekend in Frisco.

Highland Park will send 12 swimmers to the UIL state meet after winning both the boys and girls team titles at the Class 5A Region III meet on Feb. 3 in Frisco.

At regionals, the Blue Wave had 25 swimmers qualify for finals and 14 place in the top eight. The state meet is slated for Feb. 16-17 in Austin, where the HP boys won the team championship a year ago.

This year, five boys qualified for state in individual events, including Felix Van Cauwelaert, who won a regional title in the 200 freestyle and was second in the 500 freestyle. Other qualifiers include Ethan Nguyen (50 freestyle and 100 breaststroke), Henry Wang (200 individual medley and 100 breaststroke), Omar Hmimy (100 freestyle), and Peter Paulus (100 breaststroke).