Could Hillcrest Lead DISD to Net Gains in Volleyball?

A deep senior class helped the Lady Panthers claim a second consecutive district championship. (Rob Graham)

Hillcrest’s volleyball resurgence included back-to-back District 11-5A titles and consecutive bi-district playoff victories. Those are impressive accomplishments by any standard.

Hillcrest edged a scrappy Sunset squad in four sets on Oct. 31 in its first playoff match before being swept by Mansfield Lake Ridge two days later in the area round for the second consecutive year.


Night at the Museum Intrigue

Guests dance at the After Party as the Taylor Pace Orchestra performs. (Photo: Can Turkyilmaz)

Satiate your senses through an evening of exploration. Join us as we uncover the intriguing, fascinating, and mysterious – the wonders of nature’s camouflage, mind-bending optical illusions, technology that pushes the limits of what is possible, and tools of espionage from the past, present, and future. Pair these experiments and encounters with food that will have you questioning the boundaries of culinary possibilities.


E. Leigh’s Boutique Brings Pre-Thanksgiving Sale to Snider Plaza

Get your shopping in before Black Friday at E. Leigh’s Contemporary Boutique‘s Pre-Thanksgiving Blowout Sale tomorrow in Snider Plaza.

The breakdown on the sale:

From 6 a.m. to 7 a.m., everything is 45 percent off. *First five customers will receive a 50 percent discount on their entire purchase.

From 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., everything is 40 percent off.

From 1 to 6 p.m., everything is 30 percent off.

E.Leigh’s carries a wide array of women’s apparel and accessories ranging in price from $30 to $150.


Covenant Names Head of School

Robert Littlejohn. (Courtesy photo)

The Covenant School of Dallas has appointed Robert Littlejohn as its next head of school, beginning with the 2018–19 academic year.

Littlejohn is head of school at Trinity Academy of Raleigh, a classical Christian school in North Carolina, where he has been for the last 12 years.


Morgan Stanley Annual Women’s Luncheon

Schnoll Begun, Caroline Kraddick, Christine Ashmore, and Sallie Behnke. (Photo: Kidd’s Kids)

On Nov. 9, 50 of Dallas’ most philanthropic women attended an intimate luncheon hosted by Morgan Stanley at Royal Oaks Country Club in Dallas. The women gathered together to hear how Caroline Kraddick is growing out of the shadow of her father and into her own.  As “Chief Happiness Officer” of Kidd’s Kids, she is determined to grow the family legacy of hope and happiness which her Dad, the late Kidd Kraddick started over 25 years ago.


Teens Tackle Must-Have Conversation

Dallas task force: Domestic violence awareness still needed (Photo: Bianca R. Montes)

Emilie Owens may be only 18 years old, but the Episcopal School of Dallas senior has already confronted domestic violence.

“This has always been a very personal and very close issue to my heart,” she said. Owens said she’s witnessed alarming behaviors among her peers.

“I think it’s important to realize that those behaviors start early, and if we can kind of see them in high school then it’s easier to stop them, and be like, ‘No. This is not OK,’” she said.