March 20, 2014

  • W.T. White’s Street Fair Coming Up on Saturday

    W.T. White High School’s fourth annual Community Street Fair, which is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, sounds like quite an affair. Here’s what I’ve been told to expect:

    • Booths full of vendors hawking food, jewelry, and clothes
    • The Dallas Police Department’s K9 mascot
    • A “show and tell” demonstration from Dallas Fire-Rescue
    • A classic car show
    • Performance by the high school’s ROTC, Jazz Band, and “Gypsy Tambourine”
    • A free class courtesy of Twist Power Yoga
    • An obstacle course
    • Carnival games, including a pie-in-the-face booth
    • Food trucks

    Admission is free. Raffle tickets will go toward scholarships for graduating seniors. For more information, send an email to

    By Dan Koller Mar. 20, 2014 | 3:17 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • March 19, 2014

  • Jesuit Beats W.T. White in Dramatic Fashion

    It sounds like we missed one heck of a baseball game last night between Jesuit and W.T. White. Longhorns pitcher Cason Sherrod threw nine innings of no-hit ball, striking out 17. But Jesuit’s Chris Muller scattered six hits across nine scoreless innings while fanning 11. Jesuit ended up winning 1-0 when Kyle Muller hit a double in the bottom of the 10th inning that plated Chase Jennings. Lucky for us, and you, someone recorded the final play and posted it to YouTube.

    By Dan Koller Mar. 19, 2014 | 4:10 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • February 26, 2014

  • W.T. White Families to Flood Board Meeting

    Someone has decided that Thursday is “W.T. White Feeder Night” at the DISD Board of Trustees meeting. Families who live in the W.T. White attendance zone are being encouraged to show up in orange T-shirts “so that the Board of Trustees can see how many great involved people we have in our community,” according to an email I received.

    Word to the wise: If you’re planning on going, bring a snack. I’ve covered a few DISD board meetings, and none of them wrapped up in a timely manner.

    By Dan Koller Feb. 26, 2014 | 8:36 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • February 25, 2014

  • Aggies Laud (W.T. White) Longhorns

    Louisa Meyer, W.T. White High School’s No. 1 cheerleader, dropped me a note to point out that a recent issue of Spirit, the magazine of the Texas A&M Foundation, featured two W.T. White valedictorians — Chandon Adger (2013) and Kelly Albright (2010) — in a single spread.

    By Dan Koller Feb. 25, 2014 | 3:39 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • November 15, 2013

  • Prospective Students Invited to ‘Meet White Night’

    W.T. White High School will host ‘Meet White Night’ from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. This open house for prospective students will include performances by the school’s band, choir, cheerleaders, dance teams, and JROTC. Students and their parents will also have opportunities to learn about W.T. White’s sports program, student clubs, and three academies (Academy of Business Management, Academy of Engineering, and Academy of Theater Arts).

    By Dan Koller Nov. 15, 2013 | 10:43 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • November 12, 2013

  • W.T. White Launches Parent University

    W.T. White Parent University is a five-week series designed to help parents deal with the struggles that they and their teenage children face during high school. The topics will include communication, family dynamics, responsibility, self-esteem, and homework issues.

    The classes will be held Wednesdays — starting this week — in the W.T. White High School library, with morning (9 to 10) and evening (6:30 to 7:30) options. Child care will be provided for the evening classes.

    For more information, contact Jason Wallace at 972-502-6208 or

    By Dan Koller Nov. 12, 2013 | 9:21 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • November 4, 2013

  • W.T. White Schedules ‘Night of Dance’

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    The W.T. White Dance Department will present “Night of Dance,” the department’s fall showcase, at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the auditorium, and the price can’t be beat: $2.

    By Dan Koller Nov. 4, 2013 | 12:16 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • October 22, 2013

  • Cue The ’Cue (Sans Queue) at W.T. White

    Pecan Lodge BBQ is legendary for its lines. That’s why the “Dinner and a Show” deal at W.T. White High School on Friday night is so noteworthy. For $15, plus a $1.74 processing fee, you get a Pecan Lodge plate and a ticket to see the school’s gender-bent version of The Odd Couple. If you just want to see the show, there will be a dinnerless version on Thursday.

    By Dan Koller Oct. 22, 2013 | 7:13 am | 1 Comment | Comments RSS
  • October 15, 2013

  • Cowboys WR Williams Visits Former School, Team


    Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams signs autographs prior to last Friday’s Jesuit-W.T. White game.
    (Photo: Louisa Meyer)

    Dallas Cowboys rookie receiver Terrance Williams, who played at Baylor, has made quite a splash on the field the last two weeks.

    Last Friday, he made an even bigger splash at his alma mater, W.T. White. Williams, along with fellow alum and former NFL player Jason Smith, were on hand to see the Longhorns battle Jesuit.

    Williams was an honorary captain for W.T. White, which lost to Jesuit, 71-34. He also signed autographs during pre-game festivities.

    Separated by less than a mile and both having Texas-themed mascots, Jesuit and W.T. White have decided to have an annual rivalry trophy for the winner of “The Battle of the Saddle.” The trophy, an authentic, custom Texas Rangers saddle, will be awarded to the school that fares best in seven sports match-ups — football, two basketball games, two soccer games, and two baseball games.

    The saddle becomes the centerpiece of the rivalry series thanks to the generosity of three generous local families and the Texas Rangers Association Foundation (TRAF), headquartered in Waco. The foundation promotes and supports active and retired Rangers and provides scholarships for their children.

    Texas Ranger Company B Ranger David Armstrong, was the honorary captain for Jesuit. Armstrong is also a former Baylor football player.

    By Chuck Cox Oct. 15, 2013 | 2:08 pm | 1 Comment | Comments RSS
  • August 23, 2013

  • W.T. White Alum Holaday Cranks First MLB Homer

    Former W.T. White standout Bryan Holaday hit his first Major League Baseball career home run for the Detroit Tigers yesterday. Holoday’s shot came in the bottom of the third at Comerica Park and tied the game against Minnesota.

    Holaday, a catcher, has played in 10 games this season for the Tigers, who lead the American League Central Division. He’s hitting .280.

    Holaday played college baseball for TCU, where he was a three-time All-Mountain West Conference player. He spent most of last season with Triple A Toledo.



    By Chuck Cox Aug. 23, 2013 | 12:48 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
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