TACA Announces 2017 Grant Recipients

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TACA (The Arts Community Alliance) announced the 2017 recipients of the TACA Donna Wilhelm Family New Works Fund and the TACA Bowdon Family Foundation Artist Residency Fund. Six arts organizations will receive grants totaling $150,000 to create new works or to fund artist residencies.


HP Field Hockey Season is Underway

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Both Highland Park squads launched their seasons over the weekend at the annual Southwest Field Hockey Festival.

The Highland Park field hockey season got underway over the weekend at the Southwest Field Hockey Festival at Hockaday.

The Lady Scots sent two teams to the annual season-opening event, which includes teams from throughout Texas and Oklahoma.

The next varsity game for HP will be Sept. 21 at Greenhill. The JV squad will compete on Sept. 19 at Parish Episcopal.


A Sparkling Business Endeavor

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Carat, cut, color, and clarity: four little words that can strike fear in a young man’s heart, and lighten his wallet.

Setting out to purchase an engagement ring, or any piece of diamond jewelry, can be a daunting task — one Diamonds Direct aims to make as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

“Our environment is always relaxed, hands-on, friendly, and informative,”said Senior Vice President Amit Berger.


Oliai Paces Lady Scots to Gold in McKinney

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Here are your gold medalists from the girls Class 6A division Saturday's meet in McKinney. Congrats ladies!

Led by freshman Sophia Oliai, Highland Park cruised to the girls team title in the Class 6A division at a cross country meet on Saturday at Myers Park in McKinney — the same site as next month’s District 15-5A meet.

Oliai earned her first individual title by completing the 5-kilometer course in 18 minutes, 45 seconds. She was one of five HP runners in the top 10, including Maddy Stephens, Cameron Fawcett, Grace O’Keefe, and Annemarie Whalen.

A second HP team won the 5A division, paced by a runner-up individual finish by Julia Helton. The Lady Scots also was triumphant in the JV race to complete a sweep.


Dallas Arboretum Women’s Council Literary Symposium Announcement Party

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Susan Adzick, Ginger Sager, and Key Weeks. (Photo: Deborah Brown)

The Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden announced the upcoming 11th annual A Writer's Garden Literary Symposium at a reception Aug. 28 at the home of Ginger and Rod Sager. The theme for this year: "Authentic Texas ... Food and Gardens." This year will also celebrate the Women's Council's 35th anniversary.


Scots Defense a Force in Win Over Waxahachie

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Young fans showing their Scots pride. "Read More" to view the full gallery.

Just seven days after they surrendered 46 points in the second half of a heartbreaking loss in the season opener, the Scots stifled another high-powered offense during a 32-21 victory over Waxahachie on Friday at Highlander Stadium.


Prepare Early For College

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Catherine Marrs advises clients to start as sophomores. (Courtesy photo)

For nearly 15 years, certified educational consultant Catherine Marrs has helped Park Cities and Preston Hollow students successfully transition to college.

Marrs College Admission Advisors works with students and their parents to develop a plan for where to go and how to get there.

“It used to be, if you wanted to go to the University of Texas, you just submitted an application,” Marrs said.

Many students now apply to around eight different schools, including “reach for the stars” destinations and next-best schools, she said.

Her recommendations:


Holmes Aquatic Center Goes to the Dogs

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Dogs and their owners enjoy Doggie Splash Day at the Holmes Aquatic Center. (Photo by Dorothy Wood)

Patrons of University's Parks' Holmes Aquatic Center enjoyed one last pool day of the season and this one went to the dogs.

Doggie Splash Day brings pet owners and their pooches out each year for some fun in the sun and the water.


Want To Look Younger?

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“All of these hand creams leave your hands feeling not greasy but silky smooth, a huge plus.”

Dallas has some of the most beautiful women in the world. I applaud how well they take care of themselves to the point of looking 15-20 (or more) years younger than they are.

The advent of Botox, fillers, and other technological skin advances partially account for this; but not entirely. Good products also help.

A couple of friends of mine and I were recently discussing just this, and the guy in the trio said, “But do you know what people forget that tells your age?”

We both answered, “HANDS!”