Two weeks ago, the debut of Parish Episcopal’s colorful new home turf ultimately left the Panthers feeling blue, as Glen Rose rallied for two late touchdowns to spoil the evening for Parish.
On the bright side, however, the Panthers are perfect in three road games thus far, and they have a chance to atone in front of the home fans in a more meaningful game Friday night against Pantego Christian.
Parish (3-1, 1-0) has averaged 42.7 points over its last three games, including a 42-14 blasting of Flower Mound Coram Deo last week. In that game, Dominic Williams rushed for two first-half touchdowns to help the Panthers to a 35-0 advantage.
Williams, a sophomore, has been dominant this season with 636 yards and nine touchdowns through four games (he also has caught a scoring pass), but the Parish offense has shown some nice balance overall.
After a successful debut last fall, the second annual Withers Wildcat Prowl 5K and Fun Run is set for 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Withers Elementary School.
The event is designed not only to raise money for the school’s PTA, but also to promote healthy lifestyles among its students.
Here are the particulars: Cost is $30 for adults and $10 for children, which includes a T-shirt. On-site registration begins at 7:30 a.m., with a warm-up at 8:45. An awards ceremony is set for 10:30 a.m. You can register online here.
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Burn calories and raise money at the same time? What’s not to love, then, about the inaugural “Speedflex-a-thon” slated for Saturday at the new Speedflex location in Preston Center — well, except perhaps the name.
Here’s the deal: There will be 16 teams with 10 members each, working out for 30-minute sessions over a 12-hour period — from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. — to burn a collective 75,000 calories, as monitored by the Polar Team Pro system and displayed throughout the center.
For motivational purposes, a handful of local celebrity captains also will be on hand, including former Dallas Stars goaltender Marty Turco, sportscaster Dale Hansen, health and fitness guru Larry North, former Texas Rangers pitcher Kenny Rogers, news reporter Calvert Collins, and football legend Roger Staubach.
A couple of Hillcrest High School teachers have taken it upon themselves to raise funds for AP classes. Teachers Gilbert Vansoi and Cassie Finley placed a project request on DonorsChoose.org and raised $1,425.
The money will be spent to provide response clickers for use on quizzes that will give quick feedback to both the students and teachers. It will also be used to purchase a voice amplifier. Teachers give tutoring sessions in large spaces that can accommodate upward of 120 students. This will enable them to hear over the noisy A/C units.
At Hillcrest, the AP government and AP macroeconomics classes are combined into a single requirement. Vansoi and Finley hope to improve students’ performance on AP exams by at least 15 percent this year.
Preston Hollow resident Sharla Bickley Langston has written a memoir, The Crowd-Sourced Marriage, through Tate Publishing.
The memoir follows her experience finding a mate by simply enlisting her family and friends to help her scout, rather than use modern means of dating.
The book is available on Amazon.
The Museum of Biblical Art will launch “Mysteries, Signs and Wonders: The Art of Barbara Hines” on Oct. 7, kicking off the new National Center for Jewish Art. The exhibit will be on display until Aug. 30, 2015, so there’s plenty of time to catch it.
Hines is a Houston-based artist “committed to sharing the beauty of Israel” with the intent of spreading peace. She donates 100 percent of her proceeds from art sales to charitable causes.
To celebrate, philanthropist and art collector Dr. Carolyn Farb will host an invitation-only reception prior to the exhibit’s opening to the public.
The crowded Preston-Royal intersection is about to get a little more breathing room.
TxDOT has announced plans to start an improvement project this week that will add a second left-turn lane from Preston Road on to Royal Lane in each direction.
The $719,248 project is slated for completion next spring. As for your next question, TxDOT says any lane closures during construction will take place during “off-peak” hours.
Alcuin School will tout its International Baccalaureate curriculum for its new ninth-grade students on Tuesday when it hosts Paul Sanders, global head of recognition for the International Baccalaureate Organization.
Sanders will give a presentation entitled “The International Baccalaureate Edge” at 6:30 p.m. in the school’s Wyly Performing Arts Center.
Guest panelists joining Sanders will include Wes Waggoner, dean of undergraduate admission and executive director of enrollment services at SMU, Bill Shell, IB consultant at the University of Colorado; and Karen Phillips, executive director of Texas IB Schools.
Remember when we told you about Preston Hollow resident Elizabeth Lindberg opening her second Studio 6 Fitness location? Well, tonight marks the official, grand opening of her Shops at Park Lane location from 5 to 7 p.m. It’s also the second anniversary of the Preston Forest location, so there’s plenty of reason to sweat it out and celebrate.
“We can provide existing clients twice as many classes at two great locations, for the very best value,” Lindberg said in a statement. “We look forward to welcoming new clients and expanding our signature workouts and services to current clients and patrons that shop, work, or live near the Shops of Park Lane.”
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