Dallas Hilton Park Cities To Get $6 Million Renovation

The new owners of the hotel plan to remodel the restaurant, bar, and meeting spaces next year. (Photo: Woobine Development Corporation)

Woodbine Development Corporation plans to invest an additional $6 million into the Hilton Dallas Park Cities hotel.

The 224-room facility on Luther Lane just east of the Dallas North Tollway was built in 2001 and most recently remodeled in 2013. The latest renovations are slated to begin early next year, with an expected completion near the end of 2018.

HP Boys Head to Burkburnett Tourney

After an overtime win on Monday, Will Enzor and Highland Park will travel to Burkburnett for a tournament beginning Thursday. (File photo: Rob Graham)

After back-to-back home wins, Highland Park will make its annual trip this week to play in the Union Square Bulldog Classic tournament in Burkburnett.

The Scots (6-2) were the runner-up in the event last year after winning it in 2016. They will face Plainview, Lubbock Monterey, and Burkburnett in pool play on Thursday and Friday, and will play a fourth game to be determined on Saturday.

Crime Report Nov. 27 – Dec. 3


Frosty the Snowman, Christmas tree decorations, and a three-box gift set were all stolen Thursday between 5:55 and 6:41 a.m. from a front yard in the 4600 block of Belclaire Avenue. The Highland Park home was one of three in the Park Cities targeted by decor thieves. Two University Park homes reported similar crimes: One on Wednesday in the 6500 block of Westchester Drive, and another on Thursday in the 4500 block of Emerson Avenue.

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27 Monday

Found at 10:10 a.m.: a black and red children's Nike golf bag containing five Nike golf clubs (driver, 4 hybrid, 7 iron, 9 iron, and sand wedge)at the southwest corner of Abbott Avenue and Drexel Drive.

2018 Art Ball Announcement Party

Laura Koonsman, Cammy Davis, Ann Hobson, and Janie Cooke. (Photo: Tamytha Cameron)

DMA's 2018 Art Ball Announcement Party was held Nov. 13 at Forty Five Ten.

Next year's theme is called Horizon: Now. New. Next and will be held on April 21, 2018. The 53rd annual gala, chaired by Rebecca Enloe Fletcher, will feature a seated dinner, a luxury live auction, and a festive after party.

New HPXC Captains Hit the Ground Running


Your Highland Park boys cross country captains for 2018 include, from left: Jack Alessio, Aali Furqan, John Moss, Rowan Hegarty, and Tyler Mead.

There aren’t any more races until next August, but the Highland Park boys cross country team already has chosen its captains for next season.

They include Jack Alessio, Aali Furqan, John Moss, Rowan Hegarty, and Tyler Mead. The Scots wrapped up 2017 at the Class 5A Region II meet after finishing third in District 15-5A.

Longtime Retailer Spreads Love of Wild Birds


David Hurt started his store from scratch without social media almost 25 years ago. (Photo: Chirag Sainju)

Wild Birds Unlimited owner David Hurt slid back the tall security gate with a custom cutout bird design, brought out two Adirondack chairs, screwed in a traffic-attracting pinwheel, and went inside to check the placement of merchandise, fill the till for customer change, and open for business.

“I like everything laid out neatly,” Hurt said.

Meeks, Lady Scots Place Fourth


The Highland Park girls leaped to a fourth-place finish at a recent meet in Bedford as part of their compulsory schedule.

Highland Park placed third in the girls team standings at the recent Toys for Tots Invitational meet in Bedford.

Tatum Meeks finished second on balance beam and fifth in the all-around standings to lead the Lady Scots. Lily Overton was seventh in all-around against a competitive field.

HP will continue the compulsory season on Dec. 7 with a meet in Irving to wrap up competition for the calendar year.

Wrap It Up Luncheon

Monica Allen, Amy Wilson, Connie Morey, and Kasi Sroboda. (Photo: Tamytha Cameron Smith)

Guest enjoyed shopping, lunch, and a fashion presentation at the 2017 Wrap It Up Luncheon, Christmas Boutique and Fashion Presentation benefiting the C. C. Young Benevolence Fund on Nov. 10 at Brook Hollow Golf Club.

The Christmas Boutique shopping event offered stocking stuffers, hostess gifts, one-of-a-kind items, Christmas ornaments, scarves, unique Santas, and more.

Katy Trail Extension, Bond Passage Help Push Loop Forward


Mockingbird pedestrian bridge connects to open spaces in Dallas. (Photo: Bianca R. Montes)

The Loop, a 50-mile circuit connecting Dallas’ major bike-and-pedestrian trails across the city, is one step closer to completion thanks to the passage of a nearly $262 million park and trail bond and the long-awaited opening of the Mockingbird Pedestrian Bridge.

Dallas leaders went for a ride across the multimillion-dollar bridge that runs from Mockingbird Station to the backside of the Highland Dallas hotel, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony in November.