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 jaswallace@dallasisd.org.

    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
  • July 23, 2013

  • W.T. White Student Helps Host 4-H Camp

    Preston Hollow resident Christian Cole is only a rising sophomore at W.T. White, but he’s already been elected president of Dallas County’s 4-H Council. This Saturday, he and his fellow members are hosting an “Exploring 4-H” day camp from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center. Space is limited, so potential campers are asked to register by tomorrow. The fee is $30. If you have any questions, Christian can be reached via christiancole2016@aol.com.

    By Dan Koller Jul. 23, 2013 | 11:00 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • June 25, 2013

  • Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Makes Its Picks


    The W.T. White Longhorns are picked to finish seventh in District 9-5 this season. (Staff photo: Andrew Buckley)

    Last Friday was one of the best days of the year for Texas football fans. Dave Campbell’s Texas Football, the bible of high school, college, and pro football in the Lone Star State, hit newsstands.

    The annual publication, which started in 1960, previews every team in Texas.

    In District 9-5A, the magazine has Jesuit finishing third and W.T. White seventh. The Rangers are coming off a 9-3 season, but Jesuit lost a ton of talent to graduation, including one of the top receivers in state history in Jake Oliver. Jesuit will have six starters back, while the Longhorns, who finished 2-8 last season, will return 12 starters.

    In District 12-4A, Dave Campbell‘s has Hillcrest finishing fifth and Thomas Jefferson picked eighth. The Panthers have 12 starters back from last year’s 5-5 squad, while the Patriots have 15 starters returning from last year’s 1-9 squad.

    Moving over to the private schools, the publication has Parish Episcopal picked second in TAPPS Division II District 2. Dallas Christian is picked to win the district, while Shelton is picked seventh. The Panthers have 10 starters back from last year’s 10-2 team. In the Southwest Preparatory Conference North Division, St. Mark’s is picked second, Episcopal School of Dallas fourth, and Greenhill eighth.

    The Lions have 10 starters back from last year’s 7-2 team. The Eagles return 20 starters from last year’s 3-6 team. And the Hornets, who have a new head coach in Ralph Dintino, are coming off an 0-9 season. Their returning starters were not listed in the magazine.

    Lutheran is picked fourth in TAPPS Division III District 3.

    In TAPPS Six-Man Division II, defending state champion Covenant is picked to win the district. Covenant should have a very good chance to repeat as state champs with nine starters back.

    By Chuck Cox Jun. 25, 2013 | 1:16 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • May 3, 2013

  • Several Schools in UIL Baseball Playoffs

    When it comes to making the playoffs in baseball, head coach David Shepherd and the W.T. White Longhorns are automatic. Thirty-one straight years, to be exact.

    W.T. White (21-9) opened the Class 5A state playoffs with a 3-1 victory over Allen (18-10-2) in Game 1 of a best-of-three series last night. Game 2 is at 5 this afternoon at W.T. White. If necessary, Game 3 will be at noon Saturday at The Colony. The winner will face the Rockwall-Heath-Garland Lakeview Centennial winner in the area round next week.

    In the bottom half of the Region II bracket, Jesuit (24-11-1) is taking on McKinney (16-11) in a best-of-three series. The Lions took Game 1, 6-5. Game 2 is at 7:30 tonight at Jesuit. If necessary, Game 3 will be at noon Saturday in McKinney.

    The winner of that series will face Rockwall in the area round.

    In Class 4A, Hillcrest beat Molina, 9-1, in a one-gamer. The Panthers will take on the Frisco Wakeland-Colleyville Heritage winner in the are round.

    Thomas Jefferson is also playing North Dallas in bi-district. Game 1 is at 6:30 tonight at Reverchon Park. Game 2 is at noon Saturday at TJ. If necessary, Game 3 will follow. The winner will take on the Forney-Frisco Liberty winner in area.

    By Chuck Cox May. 3, 2013 | 1:19 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
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