Ursuline Cross Country Takes State Again

The Bears won their second consecutive state title. (Photo courtesy of Ursuline Academy) 0
The Bears won their second consecutive state title. (Photo courtesy of Ursuline Academy)

The Running Bears won their second straight title and fourth in five years at the TAPPS 6A state meet Nov. 5 at Paul Tyson Field in Waco.

“This year’s title is extra special, as our main rival St. Agnes had improved quite a bit from last season and several coaches’ polls had them ranked ahead of us,” Coach Jonathan Moody said. “Fortunately, we ignored those who doubted us. The Bears continued to perform well under pressure at the highest level.”

Junior Caroline Miller placed second with a time of 11:55. Senior Kate Patrick (12:16) was fifth, and sophomore Elise Welch (12:24) was seventh. Other Ursuline finishers were sophomores Madeline Fynes (13th, 12:37) and Anna Miller (14th, 12:40) and seniors Eugenia Scala (17th, 12:44) and Ann Gehan (38th, 13:42).

The state course finished on a track, but Moody said his runners handled the obstacle with ease. Patience was key.


Jackopierce Christmas Show is Back!

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Start your holiday season off right! Get your tickets now for Jackopierce’s 2nd annual Christmas Show! This awesome all-ages event will take place on Saturday Dec. 3 at the McFarlin Auditorium at SMU.

Based on the overwhelming response to last year’s show, this year they are expecting a sell out.

Jack O’Neill & Cary Pierce met while attending SMU so this is a really special “Holiday Homecoming” for the guys, and you’re invited!


It’s Finally Over, Over Here!

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Right about now a ton of people are really, really unhappy, and vice versa. But enough already, it’s Christmas. Not solstice, not midwinter holiday, it’s the Christmas season. If nothing else was evident during the Election That Went On Forever, it was that a whole lot of people were fed up with political correctness. So it’s Christmas at my house.

All the Jewish kids I knew growing up had Christmas trees and Santa Claus. And we loved Hanukkah because teachers wouldn’t give a test when so many kids were out of school. You don’t have to have a manger scene on your mantle to celebrate this season. Even “nons” buy Christmas trees, Christmas presents, have Santa Claus (as in Saint Nichlolas), so there. I celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and I’m not Irish. I celebrate a whole lot of stuff in groups in which I’m not a member.


Police Reports: Nov. 14-19

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DALLAS

14 MONDAY
At 2:30 a.m., a thief entered a vehicle in the 12000 block of Shirestone Lane.

At 4:05 a.m., a robber stole property from Einstein Bros. Bagels in Preston Royal Village at gunpoint.

At 4:30 p.m., a vandal threw a squirrel through the window of an apartment in the 6000 block of Bandera Avenue.

After 10 p.m., a burglar broke into a vehicle in the 5900 block of Saint Marks Circle.


John R. Clutts to Chair DSM Theater Awards

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Dallas Summer Musicals (DSM) Board Chair Ted R. Munselle announced Oct. 21 that arts philanthropist and DSM board member John R. Clutts will chair the DSM High School Music Theater Awards (HSMTA) for the second consecutive year. The event will take place May 18 at the Fair Park Music Hall.

Clutts is president of The Clutts Agency, Inc., a Texas talent agency. He is a former Neiman Marcus executive with 25 years of experience in the photo industry. Clutts has also performed on stage in many regional productions and taught musical theatre at the Dallas Theatre Center.

“I am honored to chair the DSM HSMTA event for the second year in a row and excited about the continued development and success of our program,” Clutts said.


Galleria Skating Rink Renovations Complete

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The Galleria ice skating rink reopened Oct. 26 after a major renovation project. It had been closed since mid-August.

“I’m glad that it’s done,” said David Kirby, owner of Mall Entertainment, which has operated the rink since 1991.

“The Galleria is our baby,” David said. “My father built the original one. I remember going there with him when I was younger.”


Hockaday Grad Drops the Beat for the Mavs

Hockaday grad Poizon Ivy is the first female resident DJ for the Dallas Mavericks. (Photo by Imani Chet Lytle) 0
Hockaday grad Poizon Ivy is the first female resident DJ for the Dallas Mavericks. (Photo by Imani Chet Lytle)

Ivy Awino’s classmates from The Hockaday School remember requesting copies of the mixtapes she made in the upper school commons.

Now, Awino, known as Poizon Ivy, is the first female resident DJ for the Dallas Mavericks and only the second woman to be hired as an NBA team DJ.

“I don’t take it lightly,” she said. “I’m happy to be here to make some change, make some waves.”

From hosting a midnight campus radio show at Marquette University in Milwaukee, where a DJ friend taught her the ropes, her career has moved fast. Her first live show was opening for Machine Gun Kelly with a friend and classmate, DJ Prophetic. That same summer she opened for Wiz Khalifa in front of 25,000 people.


Jackopierce Christmas Show is Back!

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Start your holiday season off right! Get your tickets now for Jackopierce’s 2nd annual Christmas Show! This awesome all-ages event will take place on Saturday Dec. 3 at the McFarlin Auditorium at SMU.

Based on the overwhelming response to last year’s show, this year they are expecting a sell out.

Jack O’Neill & Cary Pierce met while attending SMU so this is a really special “Holiday Homecoming” for the guys, and you’re invited!


Greenhill Tops ESD in Girls Volleyball

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The decorated legacy of the Greenhill volleyball program added its latest piece of hardware on Nov. 5, when the Hornets claimed their second consecutive SPC girls championship.

Greenhill swept ESD in the title match after earning four-set wins over St. Stephen’s and John Cooper earlier in the tournament.

Ellen Margaret Andrews posted 13 kills in the final match to pace the Hornets (31-7), who also won the regular-season SPC title. Allie Frymire added 28 assists, Michael Mathis tallied 10 digs and seven kills, and Jessica Pugh contributed 10 digs. Andrews is the team’s only senior.