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82nd Annual HP Tree Lighting

Families and town officials gathered for the annual lighting of the great pecan tree on Armstrong Avenue last night. (Photos: Chris McGathey)

DSOL Debs Kick Off Holidays With Meyerson Party

The 2015 Dallas Symphony Debutantes were honored at a cocktail buffet reception on Nov. 26 at the Meyerson Symphony Center. The party marked a weekend of events and the beginning of the end of their season, which will culminate with their presentation ball on Feb. 7. (Photos: James French and Deborah Brown)

Letters to Santa Make Us Say Aww

Kiddos took a few moments to write Santa at our booth at the University Park Tree Lighting in Snider Plaza on Nov. 23. Parents and Santa take note.

Scots Basketball Squad Defeats Jesuit 63-50

While Highland Park was playing with its full squad for the first time, Jesuit was still shorthanded. That disparity contributed to a lopsided result, as the Scots rolled past the Rangers 63-50 in a nondistrict clash on Nov. 25. (Photos: Chris McGathey)

Idlewild Debs Make Perfect Dips at Hilton Anatole

On Nov. 22, members and guests of The Idlewild Club gathered at the Hilton Anatole Dallas for their 127th ball, where five young ladies made their debut. (Photo: Laura Buckman)

University Park Tree Lighting Ceremony

Cotton candy was consumed, games were played, and fun was had at the eighth annual University Park Tree Lighting ceremony in Snider Plaza. (Photos: Chris McGathey and Elizabeth Ygartua)

Professionals Wow at HPHS Science Festival

The speakers at the ninth-annual HPHS Science Festival impressed upon students the importance of STEM classes and shared with them their enthusiasm for learning. (Photos: Elizabeth Ygartua)

Crystal Charity Underwriters' Cocktail Buffet

Supporters of the Crystal Charity Ball gathered at the home of Natalie and Mike McGuire on Nov. 13 for a cocktail buffet honoring the ball's underwriters. (Photos: Elizabeth Ygartua)

14th Annual Family Place Texas Trailblazer Awards Luncheon

The beautifully refurbished Imperial Ballroom at the Hilton Anatole Dallas was the site of the 14th Annual Family Place Texas Trailblazer Awards luncheon which celebrated the Legacy of Harold C. Simmons as the Texas Trailblazer and featured an intimate interview with Baseball Hall of Fame member, Joe Torre.

HPHS National Signing Day 2014

Nine HPHS Athletes Sign D-1 Scholarships. (Photos: Chris McGathey)

UPUMC Celebrates 75 Years

University Park United Methodist celebrated its 75th anniversary this weekend with a carnival, hamburger lunch, and other special activities. (Photos: Chris McGathey)

Olympic Wrestlers Teach Next Generation at Clinic

Olympic wrestlers Jordan Burroughs and Brandon Slay, and World Champion Adeline Gray shared some life lessons and wrestling pointers with students from Highland Park, ESD and St. Mark's during a clinic at St. Mark's on Nov. 6. (Photos: Chris McGathey)

Barbara Hines Exhibit Opens at MBA

Guests from all of the world gathered at the Museum of Biblical Art on Oct. 6 for the opening of the "Mysteries, Signs, and Wonders: The Art of Barbara Hines" exhibit. (Photos: Roswitha Vogler and Fulton Davenport)

Highland Park Swats Skeeters 45-14

Despite boasting an elite quarterback and deep receiving corps, the Highland Park offense seems to function best when it achieves a reasonable balance between rushing and passing. The Scots did that on Friday, and the result was an efficient 45-14 win over Mesquite at Hanby Stadium that solidified HP’s hold on second place in District 10-6A. (Photos: Chris McGathey)

100 Years of HPISD

Years of hard work paid off at the Highland Park ISD Centennial celebration on Oct. 19 at Highlander Stadium. Students, alumni, friends, and neighbors enjoyed activities from bounce houses to musical performances to the “Scots Museum” full of mementos from all decades. (Photos: Chris McGathey)

Connecting Point of Park Cities Grand Opening

Connecting Point of Park Cities (CPPC) celebrated the grand opening of its new facility, located in Central Christian Church, on Sept. 14. CPPC is an all- inclusive day program for adults with disabilities, and the new location offers a wide range of educational, social, and recreational services for adults with special needs.

Cattle Baron's Guests Scoot Boots at Gilley's

A boot-scootin’ good time was had by all at the annual Cattle Baron’s Ball on Oct. 18. In light of past events, the soiree was moved indoors to Gilley’s Dallas, but guests still had room to roam, from the silent and live auctions to the Kenny Chesney concert under the main tent. Patrons feasted on southern-style barbecue and even had the option to ride a small ferris wheel. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

Highland Park Dominates Pearce 56-0

The Scots overwhelmed the Richardson Pearce Mustangs from the get-go and earned their third shutout of the season with a 56-0 homecoming victory at Highlander Stadium on Oct. 3. (Photos: Chris McGathey)

SPCA of Texas Fur Ball Celebrates Mission PAWSsible

The SPCA of Texas gave more than 650 guests a mission that proved to be “PAWSsible” at this year’s Fur Ball held in the Omni Hotel Dallas’ Ballroom on Saturday, September 20.

Metrocare Services Hosts Meal for the Minds

Dr. Lisa Genova, author of "Love Anthony" discussed autism at Metrocare Services' Meal for the Minds luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 25 at the Hilton Anatole. (Photos: Kirsten Kearse)

KindeyTexas Hosts Luncheon and Style Show

KidneyTexas, Inc. welcomed philanthropic fashionistas to its Runway Report luncheon and style show at Brook Hollow Golf Club on Sept. 23. Fashion was provided by Tootsies, Kid Biz, and Pockets. (Photos: Kirsten Kearse)

Stars and Stripes Film Festival 2014 Kickoff Party

Supporters of the inaugural Stars and Stripes Film Festival gathered on Aug. 27 at the Highland Park Village Theatre. Lynn and Allan McBee are co-chairing the festival, which runs Nov. 6-9 and will benefit the Sons of the Flag, a Dallas non-profit founded by former Navy SEAL Ryan “Birdman” Parrott. (Photos: Allie Lesuik)

A.W.A.R.E. 25th Anniversary Celebrations

The Alzheimer's Women's Association for Resources and Education (A.W.A.R.E.) celebrated its 25th anniversary in May. NFL football hall of fame award recipient Bart Starr spoke on remembering the Ice Bowl of 1967 at this Silver and Ice themed fundraiser.

Dallas CASA parade of playhouses

Dallas CASA's 19th annual Parade of Playhouses kicked off Aug. 3 with a housewarming party at Build-a-Bear Workshop at NorthPark Center. Eleven playhouses were raffled off to support the organization, which trains volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused children in court.

Scots v Prosper 54-0

In their final nondistrict test, HP crushed Prosper 54-0 at Highlander Stadium to start the season 3-0 for the first time since 2011. The Scots also easily extended their home winning streak to 81 games.

Highland Park defeats Midlothian volleyball September 2nd

The HIghland Park Scots varisty volleyball team defeats the Midlothian panthers in all three sets: 20-25, 21-25, and 10-25, Tuesday, Sept. 2. (Photo:Kirsten Kearse)

Doggie Splash Day 2014

Dogs got a day to play in the pool at the Holmes Aquatic Center on the second annual Doggie Splash Day on Sept. 6. Click here for more information about the Aquatic Center or Doggie Splash Day. (Photos: Claire Casner)

Scots Defeat Pulaski Academy 48-42

The Scots scored 35 straight points to come back from an early deficit, then held off a late rally by Pulaski Academy to win 48-42 on Sept. 5 at Highlander Stadium, extending the Scots’ home winning streak to 80 games. (Photos: Chris McGathey)

Scots freshman defeat Frisco Centennials 28-12

The freshman of Highland Park defeated the Frisco Centennials in the season opener Thursday Aug. 28.

Scots Defeat Frisco Centennial 47-0

After four consecutive touchdown drives in the second quarter, the Highland Park scots defeated the Frisco Centennials in the season opener Saturday, Aug. 30. This marks their 10th victory in 13 tries in the Landry event. (Photos:Chris McGathey)

First Day of School

Thank you to everyone who sent in photos! We hope you all had a great first week of school.

2014 HP Football Clinic

Highland Park football players lead the annual HP Football Clinic at the indoor practice facility at HPHS on Aug. 23. (Photos: Claire Casner)

First Day Jitters

Parents, teachers, and students all expressed emotions on the first day of school at Armstong Elementary.

Cotillion Caylx Mixer

Catillion and Caylx members enjoyed a summer happy hour at the Quarter Bar on July 23rd. (Photos: Claire Casner)

Park Cities Police Departments Run Active Shooter Drill

University Park, Highland Park, and SMU police departments led an exercise to practice emergency situations at Highland Park High School on July 23. (Photos: Chris McGathey)

Back to School Fall Fashion

Believe it or not it's already time for back to school! Take a look at some of the must-have fashion items for this Fall. (Photos: Chris McGathey; Product Selection: Claire Kelley)

Lee Park Junior Conservacy Wrap-Up Party

The Lee Park Junior Conservancy hosted a 2014 Day at the Races wrap-up party to thank underwriters, sponsors and inkind donors on June 15 at Nick & Sam’s Grill. The LPJC’s mission is to maintain and preserve Arlington Hall and thoughtfully develop Lee Park. (Photos: Jerry McClure)

Blondes vs. Brunettes Scrimmage

This year's BvB game will be at 7 p.m., Aug. 16 at the Cotton Bowl. BvB helps raise moony and awareness for Alzheimer's research. Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased at (Staff photos: Elizabeth Ygartua)

4th of July Coloring Contest 2014

Thanks for participating in the Park Cities People 4th of July Coloring Contest. Entries ranged from ages one and up.

Warren Barrón DSOL Dress Show

Warren Barrón hosted the 2015 Dallas Symphony debutantes on June 1. Guests enjoyed delicious bites by Fearing’s Restaurant and favors by Sprinkles Cupcakes. Bella Flora of Dallas brightened the store as the new debutantes tried on gowns. (Photos: Bruce S. Chandler)

Speedflex Grand Opening

Guests gathered for the opening of the Speedflex Center in Preston Center, the first such facility in the U.S., on June 11. The Speedflex training system provides resistance based on the amount of force applied by the user rather than the addition of weights. Speedflex trainers were on hand to show guests first-hand how the revolutionary machines work.

Echelon's 30M Gala

On Saturday, May 10, Echelon celebrated its second annual 30M Gala at The Ritz-Carlton in Dallas, which provided not only a chance to raise money for The Salvation Army, but was also an opportunity for those who serve the organization to come together across generations, working towards the same goal. (Photos: Courtesy of Echelon)

Equest Neiman Marcus Luncheon

Neiman Marcus downtown hosted the Equest Women’s Auxiliary to thank them for their work in supporting Equest’s programs in the Zodiac Room on June 10. The Equest Women’s Auxiliary Luncheon and Style Show will be held Oct. 7 at Brook Hollow Golf Club. (Photos: Courtesy of Equest)

Equest’s Triple Crown Gala

More than 500 guests gathered at Southfork Ranch on May 3 for Equest’s Triple Crown Gala, co-chaired by Maggie Kipp and Shay Geyer. Equest is an internationally recognized therapeutic riding center for children and adults. Equest clients and their horses showed off their skills while guests sipped cocktails and mint juleps. Guests also participated in a derby hat contest, judged by Louise Griffeth, founder of Equest Women’s Auxiliary, Jeff Byron, Kersten Rettig, Blake Stephenson, and Lezlie Noble. (Photos: Kristina Bowman)

Fourth of July 2014

Thousands celebrated this year's Fourth of July parade in Park Cities. Festivities included a firecracker run and fun at Goar Park.

2014 La Fiesta Ball

The 2014 La Fiesta debs made their dips on June 14 at the Hilton Anatole. More than $6.3 million has been raised for beneficiaries of the ball since it was founded. (Photos: Allison Slomowitz)

Tastes of Summer Come to St. Michael's Farmers Market

Neighbors and foodies dropped by the St. Michael’s Farmers Market last Saturday to sample local fair and do some shopping. The market is open every Saturday through September 6, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Photos: Claire Casner)

2014 Annual University Park Children's Fishing Derby

Families gathered at Caruth Park on Saturday, June 7, for the annual extravaganza. Trophies were awarded for the biggest and smallest fish every hour. (Photos: Claire Casner and Katie Shelton)

HP Celebrates Opening of Renovated Town Hall

Highland Park residents didn’t seem to mind the heat as they fanned themselves and took part in the celebration to honor Town Hall’s remodeling. Festivities included musical accompaniment by members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, a butterfly release, and a self-guided, grand tour. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

DSOL Gown Presentation at Neiman Marcus

The 2015 Dallas Symphony Orchestra League Debutantes and their mothers and guests gathered at Neiman Marcus downtown for a reception and gown presentation on May 31. After the presentation the girls were invited to try on the dresses. Fashion designer, Austin Scarlett made a special appearance and was available for personal consults with the debutantes. This weekend marked the start to their nearly thirty parties as DSOL Debutantes. (Photos: Claire Casner)

2014 Highland Park High School Graduation

Congrats to the newest bunch of Highland Park alums, who gathered for their graduation ceremony at SMU's Moody Coliseum on Friday, May 31. (Photos: Don Johnson)

2014 HP Senior Honors Day

Seniors and their families gathered in the auditorium at Highland Park High School yesterday for the annual Honors Day assembly. Congratulations to this high-achieving bunch. (Staff photos: Elizabeth Ygartua)

La Fiesta De Las Seis Banderas

Duchesses, their escorts, and their families are in their final weeks of prep before the ball on June 14. Here's a look back at some of the festivities this past winter and spring. (Photos courtesy La Fiesta)

Pet Pics 2014

We’re getting ready for the ‘dog (and cat) days of summer.’ Thanks for sending us pictures of your pets. Here are some of our favorites.

Park Cities YMCA Track Meet

More than 1,000 kids in grades 1-6 from several area schools participated in the 40th annual Park Cities YMCA track meet on May 10 at SMU. Five records were tied or broken during the meet. Natalie Moore tied the third-grade high jump record. Elle Patterson tied the fifth-grade high jump record. Ray Saalfield broke the fourth-grade high jump record. Beau Lilly broke the third-grade boys 200-meter record, and the 400-meter record. (Staff Photos: Elizabeth Ygartua)

Providence Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Providence Christian School celebrated its 25th anniversary with a festive dinner and a memorable program at Lisa and Kenny Troutt’s home on March 29 with more than 400 parents, alumni, and faculty in attendance. Providence Headmaster Dr. Tony Jeffrey opened the evening with a welcome and blessing followed by dinner.

'The Wizard of Oz' Takes Flight

Over a 100 fifth through eighth grade students at McCulloch Intermediate School and Highland Park Middle School performed in the 'Wizard of Oz' earlier this spring. The flying in this production was especially exciting. All students and their fliers were trained by ZFX from Louisville, Kentucky, so each flight was safe and practiced.

Just Say YES Luncheon

Just Say YES hosted its fourth annual Just Say YES Pointing Youth in the Right Direction Luncheon to a sold out crowd of 300 on April 8.  The luncheon was held in the Preston Hollow home of Lisa and Kenny Troutt with Chef Richard Chamberlain catering the event. The proceeds from the fundraiser went to support the nonprofit’s goal to provide resources that empower students to say YES to their dreams and goals, and no to destructive choices.

The Elisa Project’s 9th Annual Life Lessons Luncheon

A successful ninth annual Life Lessons Lunch was held on March 26 in the Hilton Anatole Hotel benefiting the battle against eating disorders. Over 600 patrons of the Elisa Project’s event were enlightened by keynote speaker Amanda Beard as she captivated the audience with her personal story and reviewed her book "In The Water They Can’t See You Cry." The Life Lessons Luncheon is the major annual fundraiser for The Elisa Project.

100 Women Tea at Rosewood Mansion

In honor of the centennial celebration of Children’s Medical Center, 100 women – all current or former volunteer leaders, trustees, board members or supporters – each committed to give $10,000 to Children’s last year as a 100th birthday present. Their collective contributions have established a $1 million endowment for Child Life, which focuses on the psychological, emotional and social needs of children and their families.

Armstrong Elementary Students Get a Visit From Zooniversity

On April 17, Armstrong students in the LIFT and Structure classes had a special visit from Zooniversity, a traveling wildlife education company. Professional wildlife educators brought non-releasable wildlife or displaced exotic “pets” that live at Zooniversity to the Armstrong classrooms. The visit was made possible by a generous donation from SEPAC. This hands on learning experience allowed students to interact with animals such as Tank, the tortoise; Tuck, the armadillo; Snowball, the chinchilla; and Tasha, the fox. 

Wilkinson Center Hosts Can Do! Luncheon

The Wilkinson Center hosted a kickoff party on March 19 at Tootsies for its second annual Can Do! Luncheon, which will be held May 13 at Dallas Country Club.

Ronald McDonald House Hosts Young Friends Party

The Ronald McDonald House of Dallas Young Friends, who are led by James Carroll, held their annual Young Friends Party at Union Station on March 28. (Photos by: Jeremy Brown)

2014 Mad Hatter's Tea

Dozens of women (and a few men) donned their best chapeaus for for the annual Mad Hatter's Tea on April 10 at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. (Photos by: Monica Lake)

Connection Point of Park Cities Luncheon

Clayton and Ellen Kershaw were the featured speakers at the inaugural Fundraising Connection Point of Park Cities luncheon on Jan. 11 at the Belo Mansion. The event brought in $125, 000 for the nonprofit that aims to provide fulfilling day programs for special-needs adults. The organization still needs $70,000 for a wheelchair-accessible bus. For more information visit (Photos: Rhiannon Lee)

Scots Roll in District 10-4A Opener

Highland Park recovered from slow start to blast the Forney Jackrabbits 52-17 on Sept. 26 at City Bank Stadium. (Staff photos: Chris McGathey)

Starting Offensive and Defensive Players 2013

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)

HP Centennial: A Couple and Their Yacht Made Waves

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.

Tour The Parks Of Highland Park

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)