Archive for October, 2010

Parkie Pic of the Week: Halloween Graveyard

Posted by    |    October 29th, 2010 at 8:53 pm

If there’s one things we Parkies love to do, it’s decorate our yards.  Whether its flying college flags, displaying yard signs to show our school spirit, or displaying wacky yard art you can always could on great curb appeal from Park Cities residents.

A holiday like Halloween is fantastic because you have a whole month to celebrate its ghoulish awesomeness. Don’t be scared… Below are photos of my house decked out it all it’s spidery, creepy scariness!

Great Story in Today’s Dallas Morning News

Posted by    |    October 28th, 2010 at 2:20 pm

Read it here. A retired doctor who graduated from Highland Park High School in 1939 but never received his diploma, received it today.  Great story.

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/102910dnmetolddiploma.1d50c94ce.html

HPISD Earns State’s Highest Fiscal Accountability Rating

Posted by    |    October 26th, 2010 at 4:38 pm

This email arrived in my inbox this afternoon to announce HPISD’s exceptional rating in their fiscal accountability.  This is perfect tming as the ever-important Mad For Plaid campaign is well under way and it’s vital that potential donors are confident in the district’s ability to manage funds. 
Highland Park Independent School District officials announced that the district received a rating of “Superior Achievement” under the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (School FIRST). The Superior Achievement rating is the state’s highest, demonstrating the quality of the Highland Park ISD’s financial management and reporting system.  (more…)

Test drive

Posted by    |    October 22nd, 2010 at 9:45 am

We love fancy cars. We love driving fancy cars. And if someone told us that we could test drive a super fancy car, and give back to charity, we’d hop in that drivers seat like a grasshopper on a blacktop during a Texas summer.  Saturday, October 30, at NorthPark Center, Cadillac is having a “Ride & Drive” event from 10am-6pm. Test drive a new Cadillac, and they will make a $10 donation to The Family Place up to $5,000.  To put it simply: you can pretend you own a fancy car (forget the down payment and the APR babble) and they will give to charity. Not you…they. I can hear your old car tires screeching to the mall already…

Parkie Pic of the Week: First Couple of Halloween

Posted by    |    October 22nd, 2010 at 8:04 am

How very Highland Park to not have the typical scarecrow symbolizing Fall’s triumphant return to town. Oh no, instead this home owner has Thurston Howell III and Lovey greeting you at their their humble abode.  Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present, the first couple of Halloween…

Photo by Daniel Lewis

Scots Win Homecoming Game, 35-28

Posted by    |    October 16th, 2010 at 12:59 am

The HP Scots are now 7-0 thanks to another exciting win, this one over rival J.J. Pearce in front of a huge Homecoming crowd at Highlander Stadium. HP was up 35-14 but the Pearce Mustangs came roaring back late in the fourth quarter. A full video report is coming next week featuring all the Homecoming activities, including more on the Homecoming Queen nominees, pictured above with their dads.

Parkie Pic of the Week: The Doorway

Posted by    |    October 15th, 2010 at 8:14 am

Sometimes, it’s not the big picture, but the close up that counts. Example: This is a very nice home. But you’d probably drive by it at 40 miles an hour and not think much about it.

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Parkie Pic of the Week: How to Frame a Door

Posted by    |    October 8th, 2010 at 8:56 am

While driving around, this house caught my eye. Not because the home itself is so spectacular, but I thought it was cool how the tree in front of the house arcs perfectly above the front door. It’s kind of a random spot for a tree.


Do you think anyone has ever bonked their head coming out of the front door? Seriously, look where that branch is… (more…)

Parkie Pic of the Week: Trees

Posted by    |    October 1st, 2010 at 9:09 am

“Why would you feature this house?” you might ask yourself. There’s nothing that jumps out at you as being overly special about it. It looks like a house that might be on your block or any other.

Until, you turn your head to the right and the left of the house. (more…)