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.
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.
SKULDUGGERY OF THE WEEK:
THE 'GRINCH' WHO STOLE CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.