Stage Set for Solid Gold at Hyer

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Solig GoldHyer Elementary’s “Solid Gold Night” will be held from 7 p.m. to midnight Feb. 24 at the Bomb Factory in Deep Ellum. The evening will include silent and live auctions, dinner and dessert, a mystery keepsake, mementos, and a raffle drawing. The Jordan Kahn Orchestra will be prove live music to help attendees “Get Down Tonight.”

Auction chairs Tiffany Mooney and Amy Vaughn said they are eager to celebrate Hyer.


Love Yourself

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As we celebrate the month of romantic love, it’s also the perfect time to celebrate and love ourselves: take time to do what makes us happiest and brings us joy. do what takes away the pressures of our work lives, our social lives, our family, and other obligations that keep us from giving back to ourselves fully; and do what gives us balance.

I’m a firm believer that balance is so important and should be a priority for our mental and physical well-being. Many years ago I gave the key note speech at the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Luncheon, which this year will take place Feb. 3. During that speech I talked about how we, as women, give all of ourselves to our loved ones but if we don’t stop and take the time to take care of ourselves, we can’t take care of others. I was speaking about heart health, but it also rings true for “whole self” preservation.


Veg Out in Trinity Groves

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Finally, Dallas, FINALLY! We got one. Our very own casual, yet finer-dining, plant-based restaurant. I’ve had the opportunity to enjoy similarly innovative veg spots and have been awaiting the day one would pop up in my home base.

Ta-da! Executive Chef Troy Gardner gives us V-Eats Modern Vegan, which opened in Trinity Groves last fall. Troy has dipped his culinary skills into the veg pool at his other spots, such as Samson’s Gourmet, but this is his first fully plantbased restaurant. What does that mean? It means no animal products whatsoever — no dairy, meat, animal stocks, fish, or derivatives of any of those things. Instead, the kitchen makes in-house plant proteins, creams, and cheeses that are top of class.

You can find Salisbury steak, smoked artichoke and sausage pizza, beautiful and delicious nutrient-dense salads, chicken fried steak, mac and cheese, a brisket sandwich, gelato, and cheese cake on the menu.


Cut the Cord

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February. A cold, short little month with the Super Bowl, Valentine’s, and finally, the all-important Oscars. We coccoon around the TV and huddle up. I’ve scaled back on the Tube, since I want a clear line of demarcation between politics, news, and entertainment. Now it’s all just infotainment. How irksome when the talking heads become the news rather than report or spin it. Do I really need to know about Megyn Kelly and her 15 million dollars per annum for changing channels?

So I’ve switched off TV and gone to the movies. A lot “with buzz” come out right before the Oscars, although Jeff Bridges in Hell or High Water still gets my vote. I do enjoy the Academy Awards’ spectacle and joining in the national sport of betting on who’s going to win what while critiquing all those designer clothes and cutting-edge hairdos. It’s just fun and fantasy right? Scifi, romances, shoot-em-ups, even musicals are back. And billions tune in. Billions. So very much more than any other spectacle, except maybe the Olympics and the Super Bowl.

We project all kinds of feelings about those folks who resonate with us on the big screen. And it’s big, big bucks. I’m getting old, I guess, since there is a sameness about so many films with prequels and sequels, and I abjure the heavy-handedness of the gospel according to whatever agenda for political correctness Hollyweird is cramming down our unpolitically correct brains until we “get it.”


Lazzaro, Sours Lift HP Past Prosper in OT

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Robert Sours posted a goal and three assists during Highland Park's overtime win against Prosper on Thursday. (File photo: Chris McGathey)

Robert Sours posted a goal and three assists during Highland Park’s overtime win against Prosper on Thursday. (File photo: Chris McGathey)

Nick Lazzaro scored an overtime goal as Highland Park snapped a six-game losing streak with a 5-4 victory over Prosper on Thursday in the AT&T Metroplex High School Hockey League.

The Scots (2-14) matched their season-high in goals while beating Prosper for the second time this season. Lazzaro had two goals, giving him 17 for the season, while Robert Sours added a goal and three assists.

Jon Moyer and Richard Means also scored for HP. Walker Green tallied two assists. Samuel Haynes was the winning goaltender. The Scots led 4-2 in the closing minutes of regulation before the Eagles rallied with two late goals to force overtime.

HP has two games remaining in its season, on Feb. 23 against Plano East and on March 2 against Flower Mound Marcus.


Baseball Scrimmages Continue for Scots

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Attention, baseball fans! Scrimmages have started, and the regular season is only two weeks away. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

Attention, Highland Park baseball fans! Scrimmages have started, and the regular season is only two weeks away. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

With the start of the baseball season quickly approaching, Highland Park has scrimmages scheduled against several top teams from the Dallas area during the next couple of weeks.

The Scots will host Plano West on Friday, followed by Coppell on Feb. 14 and McKinney North on Feb. 18. Their final scrimmage will be Feb. 20 at Plano.

HP will open the regular season on Feb. 23 against Corpus Christi Carroll at the Spring Branch ISD tournament in suburban Houston. The home opener will be March 9 against Denton Guyer, while the District 15-5A opener is slated for March 14 against Lovejoy.

Last season, the Scots finished 30-8 and lost in the Class 6A Region II quarterfinals in a thrilling three-game series against eventual state champion Jesuit.


Wasserman, Lady Scots Stay Unbeaten

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This girl is on fire: Rachel Wasserman has scored in eight consecutive games for Highland Park. (File photo: Chris McGathey)

This girl is on fire: Rachel Wasserman has scored in eight consecutive games for Highland Park, which topped Forney on Tuesday. (File photo: Chris McGathey)

Another day, another shutout for the Highland Park girls soccer team, which blanked Forney 2-0 on Tuesday to remain unbeaten this season.

Rachel Wasserman and Anna Robertson scored for the Lady Scots (11-0, 5-0), who have outscored their five District 15-5A opponents by a combined 26-0. Wasserman has tallied at least one goal in eight consecutive games.

In boys action, Duncan James scored twice as HP surged to a 3-1 win over Forney. Nick Roostai added a goal for the Scots (7-3-1, 3-2).

Both HP teams will face Royse City on Friday, with the boys playing at home and the girls on the road.


HP Girls to Meet Pine Tree in Playoffs

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Eve Loewe and Highland Park will open the Class 5A Region II playoffs on Monday in Wills Point. They'll face Longview Pine Tree. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

Eve Loewe and Highland Park will open the Class 5A Region II playoffs on Monday in Wills Point. They’ll face Longview Pine Tree. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

Highland Park’s postseason run in girls basketball will start Monday with a Class 5A Region II bi-district game against Longview Pine Tree. It will start at 6 p.m. in Wills Point.

The Lady Scots (22-8) lost a coin flip with Wylie East for the top seed in District 15-5A after the two teams finished tied atop the regular-season standings. The Lady Raiders ended HP’s 13-game winning streak in league play with a 51-30 victory on Tuesday.

So the Lady Scots will face the Lady Pirates (18-11), who finished third in District 16-5A. If they win, a matchup with state-ranked The Colony likely would await in the area round. Last season, HP fell to Skyline in the first round of the Class 6A playoffs.


Happy Kitchen Cooks Up More than Healthy Meals

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Every year as fall and spring roll around, 15 women meet at Wesley-Rankin Community Center for a cooking class where they learn how to create healthy meals.

The West Dallas cooking classes at Happy Kitchen empower women by giving them confidence in the kitchen. (Photo courtesy GROW North Texas)

The West Dallas cooking classes at Happy Kitchen empower women by giving them confidence in the kitchen. (Photo courtesy GROW North Texas)

At the end of each class, the women take home several ingredients so they can recreate those same recipes with their families. Though the ingredients change with each class, one ingredient in particular remains a staple of the cooking course: newfound confidence in the kitchen.

La Cocina Alegre (Happy Kitchen) provides West Dallas women a hands-on culinary and nutritional education that they otherwise may not have had access to. Many face socioeconomic challenges when trying to feed their families a nutritious meal. However, the curriculum at La Cocina Alegre is proving that eating healthy doesn’t have to cost more.

The classes are provided by GROW North Texas, a nonprofit dedicated to connecting North Texans with local and sustainable resources that inspire a healthy lifestyle. While Happy Kitchen and its curriculum stemmed from the Sustainable Food Center in Austin, members of GROW North Texas quickly discovered that certain pockets of the Dallas community could also benefit from community cooking classes.