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In this week's football tab you'll find everything you need to prep for this year's football season, including previews of the Scots' opponents, a review of last season, and a complete schedule and roster you can pull out and take to games. Can't wait to get your copy? Meet this year's starters here. (Staff Photos: Chris McGathey)
Highland Park ISD has a unique tradtion. On the first day of the fall semester, some of the district's oldest students fan out to the four elementary schools and distribute T-shirts designed to remind kindergartners that they will one day be in the seniors'shoes some day. (Staff Photos: Andrew Buckley)
For the second year in a row the Blondes prevailed in the annual Dallas Blondes vs. Brunettes game, winning 18-15 and surviving a late-game push. Organizers established a record goal of $350,000 raised for The Greater Dallas chapter of the Alzheimer's Association for this year's game. (Staff Photos: Andrew Buckley)
Cosette Faust Newton and her husband Dr. Frank Newton are perhaps best remembered for their approximately 20 year battle against with the town over their house on Miramar Avenue. Here a few photos that show their controversial yacht before it went to ruin, their house in the 50s when it had become neglected, their museum, and a few relevant documents that can be found in a large file at the Highland Park Library.
Scots tennis players and golfers competed in Austin winning titles and breaking records on April 30. The Scots boys 'Blue' golf team finished first and the 'Gold' team finished eighth. After missing state last year, the Lady Scots golf team finished eighth. In tennis, HP tied a school record for the most victories at state by winning girls singles, boys doubles, girls doubles, and mixed doubles. And two of the finals - girls doubles and mixed doubles - were Scots vs. Scots. (Staff Photos: Chris McGathey)
With pomp, circumstance, and deference to recent history, former presidents, first ladies, dignitaries, and members of the public gathered to celebrate the opening of the Bush library on Thursday, April 25. Protesters gathered on the other side of Central before and during the ceremony. Press got an inside look at the center on Wednesday. (Staff Photos: Allison Slomowitz and Chris McGathey)
Despite unseasonably chilly temperatures, fashion-lovers from near and far donned their finest chapeaus on April 11. The event raised money for A Woman's Garden, the 1.8-acre oasis maintained by the Woman's Council of the Dallas Arboretum. Hats were full to the brim with every prop imaginable, ranging from bejeweled elephants to a Swarovski-encrusted Barbie doll to a moving merry-go-round complete with sparkly teacups. (Staff Photos: Chris McGathey)
Kids from all corners of Dallas are prepping for summer camp. That means it's time to address that packing list. You can fill your trunk or duffle bag with plenty of summer duds from local shops such as Tyler's, McCartney's, Cotton Island, and Cozy Cottage. (Staff Photos: Kellie Spano; Outfits compiled by: Sarah Bennet)
As boys, Buddy Macatee and Leonard Volk caught trains at the Highland Park Station that took them to schools in New England and the Midwest. The depot served as a meeting point for countless other passengers before trains halted in 1965, and the tracks were removed to create the current Katy Trail. Read Macatee's column at parkcitiespeople.com/hp-centennial.
Business Council for the Arts and NorthPark Center hosted the fourth annual 'Arts Park' on Saturday. The free event featured arts and cultural organizations from across North Texas with performances and workshops intended to inspire people to make art a part of their everyday lives. (Staff Photos: Kellie Spano)
It comes as no surprise that a town with the word “park” in its name would be filled with lush spaces. From the town’s inception, parks were a crucial element of the development, with around 20 percent of the original townsite designated parkland. Here\\\'s a little about the most notable of the parks. (Staff Photos: Elizabeth Ygartua)
The Highland Park girls swimming and diving team won its 12th Class 4A state championship in 13 years in Austin last Saturday, while freshman wrestler Nick Reenan capped off a perfect season to become the school's first individual state wrestling champion since 2007, helping the team secure third place. (Staff Photos: Chris McGathey)
The Highland Park powerlifting team hosted a meet last Saturday morning. Senior Gage Shorter won his weight class (220 pounds) by totaling 1,430 pounds, and broke school records in bench press, dead lift, and total combined weight for his class. Jack Ceverha finished second in the 242-pound weight class. He lifted a total of 1,330 pounds. Both Ceverha and Shorter are hoping to qualify for regionals March 2 in Everman. (Staff Photos: Chris McGathey)
The Crystal Charity Ball was held on Dec. 1, 2012. This year, the 100 active members of The Crystal Charity Ball Committee committed to raise $4,420,489. These funds will support seven commendable Dallas organizations and give children hope for a healthier more productive future. (Photos By: Emilia Gaston)
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After opening the season with eight wins in their first nine games, the SMU Mustangs are in the midst of a two-week break between contests. SMU knocked Utah , 62-55, at Moody Coliseum on Nov. 28. The Ponies then got a road win at Hofstra, 73-47, on Saturday. Head coach Larry Brown and the Mustangs will be back on the court to face Rhode Island in a 1 p.m. road game one week from Saturday.
Staff Photos by: Chris McGathey