Peddling For a Good Cause


31-state summer ride will fund MS research. (Courtesy photo)

Former north Texan Claire Dal Nogare, seeking a bicycle trip of a lifetime, found a new cause – one she’s still riding for six years later.

“I just wanted to ride across the country,” she said, explaining how she did a Google search in 2012 for “Bike the U.S.” and found the nonprofit Bike the US for MS.

Lady Scots Stay Tough in 15-5A


Frances Ann Matise and her Highland Park teammates are still undefeated in District 15-5A play. (Photo: Rob Graham)

Rainy weather and District 15-5A foes have proven no match for Highland Park this season, with the latest example being a 2-1 home win over North Forney on Tuesday.

Frances Ann Matise and Presley Echols each scored for the unbeaten Lady Scots (16-0-1, 9-0), whose streak of three consecutive shutouts was snapped. On Feb. 23, HP defeated Lovejoy 2-0 behind goals from Echols and Sarah O’Neal.

On the boys side, HP also topped North Forney 2-1 on the road after trailing at halftime. Felix Gottlieb and Luis Heredia supplied the goals for the Scots (5-10-2, 3-4-2). HP sits in fifth place in the district standings with five games remaining.

Family Trips Inspire Sisters’ Clothing Line


Christian Elizabeth & Co. offers dainty pastel-hued dresses, rompers, and short suits. (Photo: Emily Duck)

A pair of Bluffview-bred sisters aren’t kidding around when it comes to the line of children’s clothing they have designed and recently launched.

Christian Elizabeth & Co. is the brainchild of siblings Emily Duck and Kathryn Anderson, both alums of The Episcopal School of Dallas and graduates of SMU. The company’s name is a combination of the women’s respective middle monikers.

Michelle Obama Joins Dallas Panel


According to a McKinsey stud, at the current rate of progress, it would take more than 100 years for the upper reaches of U.S. corporations to achieve gender parity.

When Hattie Hill, president, and CEO of Women's Foodservice Forum, read that study her instinctive reaction was to step up – something she and WFF had been doing for nearly 30 years.

Paws About Town

Giana DePaul, Scooter (SPCA of Texas Mascot Cat), James Bias, Snip (SPCA of Texas Mascot Dog), Melissa Vullo Bell, and Kristen Greenberg. (Photo: Thomas Garza Photography)

On Jan. 28, the SPCA of Texas’ Paws Cause, “Paws About Town,” at the SPCA of Texas’ Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center saw more than 250 animal lovers come together to benefit the Southern Dallas Pet Initiative and the Mary Spencer Spay/Neuter and Wellness Clinic at Village Fair. The event attendees were welcomed with a purple search light, a purple carpet, dancing dog and cat mascots and real, adoptable, tailwagging dogs and purring cats.

Spanish Sculptor


Embrace III, 1991. Iron. (Courtesy photo)

Dallas’s first exhibition dedicated exclusively to one of Spain’s most celebrated modern sculptors is now on display at the Meadows Museum at SMU.

The Eduardo Chillida exhibition, which shows through June 3, includes 66 of the artist’s works, from his sculptures to his drawings, collages, graphic works, and a selection of his books.

Crime Reports Feb. 19 – 25


A partygoer who chose to ride his skateboard to a friend's home instead of driving while drunk wasn't rewarded for his smart decisions. His 2006 Lexus IS 250, including a Kanye for President 2020 air freshener, was stolen sometime between 2 and 3:25 a.m. Feb. 24 from the 4300 block of Lakeside Drive.