Greenhill Grad Joins National Debate on Reproductive Rights

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Photo courtesy of NARAL Pro-Choice America

When class of 1987 Greenhill graduate Ilyse Hogue took the stage at the Democratic National Convention in July, she opened with the words, “I am a fourth generation Texan. Texas women are tough.”

Hogue, who transferred from the Hockaday School to Greenhill in her eighth grade year, never imagined that she would one day take the spotlight at the DNC during one of the most controversial presidential races and tell the world about her decision to have an abortion years ago.

“It was an honor to actually have a small part in this historic moment,” Hogue recalled about endorsing the first female presidential nominee from a major party. “But it was scary. I didn’t get into this job because I wanted to stand on stage in front of millions of people … I felt really strongly that I had to because I had the stage and millions of women are suffering because so many of us are silent about our need for abortion care and they couldn’t do it and I could.”

Rangers Crush Skyline to Retain 9-6A Lead

Jesuit pulled away from Skyline for a 53-12 win on Friday that gives the Rangers sole possession of the 9-6A lead. (Photo: Tanner Garza)

Jesuit pulled away from Skyline for a 53-12 win on Friday that gives the Rangers sole possession of the 9-6A lead. (Photo: Tanner Garza)

By Michael Finnegan / Special Contributor

Suddenly that 0-3 nondistrict start looks like a distant memory for Jesuit.

John Wunderlick and Evan Jackson combined for 338 rushing yards and four touchdowns to lead the Rangers past Skyline 53-12 on Friday at Postell Stadium.

The Rangers (3-3, 3-0), who faced a brutal nondistrict schedule with losses to DeSoto, Plano East, and Lake Travis, are now the lone undefeated team in District 9-6A play.

“We executed well in all three facets of the game,” said Jesuit head coach Brandon Hickman. “That started with our ground game, which carried us.”

Lady Panthers Look For Net Gains in Volleyball

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The Hillcrest Panthers huddle up. (Photo by Chris McGathey)

Players and coaches agree — it’s time for the Hillcrest volleyball program to take the next step.

The Lady Panthers have been to the playoffs in each of the past three seasons, return with several starters with experience, and find themselves in a new district that lacks traditional powerhouses in the sport.

That means the goals will be higher this season, with a playoff victory and perhaps even a district title as ambitions that are well within reach.

Why Meadowbrook School?

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For over 40 years, Meadowbrook has stimulated young minds.

Meadowbrook focuses on developing the whole child by helping children grow academically, socially, emotionally, and physically.
Meadowbrook offers a small nurturing environment and actively encourages parent participation in all their children’s educational endeavors.


Allowance App Saves You Time and Nagging


Last spring, Laramie Mergerson was having a parenting dilemma many can relate to. He didn’t know if his son Tre, who lives in University Park, was doing his school-assigne d reading. The solution he came up with was an app that allowed him to track Tre’s homework and chores remotely and reward him for completing tasks.

“I called it Dangle and made the logo a carrot. My mom raised me, pretty successfully, on a sort of rewards system. It’s all about rewards with kids and with the app I could stay engaged and watch him succeed, with achieving his rewards and in school,” Mergerson said.

What started as a personal solution for Mergerson and his son has grown into a modern day allowance system for a tech-obsessed, want-it-now generation: a fully launched and operational app that allows parents to keep track of their kids’ time management and chores with the push of a button.

Police Reports: Sept. 26-Oct. 2




Between 3:10 and 3:30 a.m., a burglar broke into Wolf Camera & Image at Inwood Village and stole merchandise.

Between 9:50 a.m. and 1:20 p.m., a scoundrel stole property from a house in the 7300 block of Meadow Oaks Drive.

Between 1 and 4 p.m., a burglar broke into a vehicle in the 5700 block of West Lovers Lane and stole property.

Lamplighter School Donates 3,000 Shoes

Lamplighter School students celebrate donating almost 3,000 shoes to charity. (Photo courtesy of The Lamplighter School)

Lamplighter School students celebrate donating almost 3,000 shoes to charity. (Photo courtesy of The Lamplighter School)

The Lamplighter School donated almost 3,000 shoes to Soles4Souls, a nonprofit that distributes shoes and clothing to those in need.

“Around the world, children need shoes in order to go to school,” faculty member Debbie Herskovitz said following an assembly celebrating the accomplishment. “The Lamplighter students learned that their donated shoes are helping less fortunate children attend school. I think that had an impact on them.”

The school has donated more than 16,000 shoes to Soles4Souls since 2012. This year, 24-Hour Fitness and Orange Theory Fitness helped the school collect donations by placing drop boxes in their locations.

“Through this wonderful service project. I think the students gained a better understanding of how their donation will really impact the lives of those less fortunate,” head of school Dr. Joan Hill said.