People, Prayer, and Pooches in the Park


A Great Dane mingles with the crowd at Central Dog Park Church. (Photo: Shelia Huffman)

There are many excuses one might have for not going to church Sunday morning. Wanting to spend quality time with your dog can no longer be one of them.

On a large wooden platform recently at Central Dog Park at Central Christian Church, a Great Dane had taken his place. Around him, other dogs ran back and forth – a squirrely terrier even attempted to join him – as a small group of people gathered for fellowship. They sang worship songs, such as “Surely the presence of the Lord,” and “They’ll know we are Christians,” and read about the clashing relationship between Paul and the Corinthians.

BBB Study: Sweepstakes Scams Continue to Evolve


A new study by Better Business Bureau found that frauds concentrate on seniors by targeting them via direct mail, media, cold calling, social media, text messages and smartphone pop-ups.

The report, “Sweepstakes, Lottery and Prize Scams: A Better Business Bureau Study of How ‘Winners’ Lose Millions Through an Evolving Fraud,” notes these scams obtained at least $117 million from half a million Americans and Canadians in 2017 alone.

HPISD Board To Vote On Extending Enrollment to Children of Instructors


June 12 is a big day for Highland Park Independent School District, as the Board of Trustees will vote on extending enrollment to the children of district instructors.

If approved, the policy would be phased in over time, since additional capacity will only be available for students in grades K-4 during the 2018-19 school year. Per school board officials, enrollment in other classes will be included as capacity is added to McCulloch Intermediate, Highland Park Middle School, and Highland Park High School.

Dirk Nowitzki’s Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game Returns


Dirk Nowitzki at last year's baseball game | Photo: Brandon Colston Photography

A limited amount of tickets remain for Dirk Nowitzki’s 2018 Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game, presented by Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Frisco.

The 17th annual game is on June 8, 6:30 p.m. at the Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco. Money raised will benefit the children’s charities of the Dirk Nowitzki Foundation and the Heroes Foundation.