Defense Leads Rangers Back to State

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Jesuit is heading back to the UIL state soccer tournament for the first time since the Rangers won the 5A title in 2010. (File photo: Chris McGathey)

Jesuit is heading back to the UIL state soccer tournament for the first time since the Rangers won the 5A title in 2010. (File photo: Chris McGathey)

Seven years after winning the school’s first UIL team title, the Jesuit soccer team is headed back to the state tournament.

The Rangers topped Sachse 2-0 on Saturday in the Class 6A Region II final in Austin to earn their first trip back to Georgetown since winning the 5A crown in 2010.

Jesuit (20-3-1) will meet Mission Juarez-Lincoln (30-3-1) in the state semifinals at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The winner will play either Arlington Sam Houston or Pasadena Dobie for the title at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.


Dallas Academy Opens Second Location

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Dallas Academy of Music and Performing Arts seeks to nurture talented performers. (Photo: Kelsey Kruzich)

The Dallas Academy of Music and Performing Arts (DAMPA) has opened a second studio around the corner from its original location on Milton Avenue.

DAMPA’s new Snider Plaza premises house multiple classrooms for music and performance courses.

“More space means we can do more awesome things,” owner Lisa Jenkins said. “Since the opening of Studio B, we have introduced some amazing courses.”


Wakeland Deflates Patriots in Playoffs

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Thomas Jefferson's Bryan Gamez Martinez battles for control against Frisco Wakeland during a 4-1 loss on Friday. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

Thomas Jefferson’s Bryan Gamez Martinez battles for control against Frisco Wakeland during a 4-1 loss on Friday. (Photo: Chris McGathey)

Thomas Jefferson’s impressive playoff run came to an end on Friday in the Class 5A Region II semifinals.

After reaching the regional tournament for just the second time in program history, the Patriots fell to perennial power Frisco Wakeland 4-1 at Standridge Stadium in Carrollton.

The Wolverines (19-4-1), the 5A state runner-up last season, took a 4-0 lead before Juan Romano tallied the only goal for TJ late in the second half. Jacob Miller scored twice for Wakeland.

The Patriots (11-9-2) finished third in District 11-5A during the regular season but advanced to the fourth round of the playoffs with a thrilling 3-2 comeback win over rival Hillcrest on Tuesday.


Just in Time – DeMesy.com

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SMU Fashion Week enters sixth year

SMU arts and business students will present the sixth annual SMU Fashion Week, April 19-21.
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SMU arts and business students will present the sixth annual SMU Fashion Week, April 19-21. (smu.edu)

SMU arts and business students will present the sixth annual SMU Fashion Week, April 19-21.

The event will feature a panel discussion with fashion industry representatives, a launch party for the second issue of SMU’s fashion magazine and a spring fashion show. Begun in 2012 and produced primarily by students interested in careers within the trillion-dollar international fashion industry, SMU Fashion Week has grown along with the nearly six-year-old fashion media program, part of the Division of Journalism at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts.


Flea Style: Makers, Shakers (and Shoppers)

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(Photo courtesy The Y Group)

Highland Park resident and Flea Style owner Brittany Cobb has a hard time deciding what her latest favorite find is.

Recently she’s narrowed it down to a pair of 1960s amber stained-glass light fixtures from an old church and a royal blue Oriental jacket worn and sold by a bride who purchased it while honeymooning in China.

Cobb said she loves that kind of shopping — finding unique items that often have a story.


Third Annual Boots and Blessings Gala Benefiting Ally’s Wish

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Heather Bryan, Missy Phipps, Melissa Cary, and HollyReed. (Photo: Bob Manzano)

The third annual Boots & Blessings Gala presented by Lisa and Greg Drew will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Gilley’s Dallas.

The evening will include a cocktail hour, a seated dinner buffet, and live country-western entertainment from The Breckenridge Band.

Chairs Kim Gilchrist and Carmen Surgent will lead the event, along with Underwriting Chair Kersten Rettig. Radio host and TV personality Kellie Rasberry will emcee the evening.


Dallas PD DWI Effort Nets 118 Arrests

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The Dallas Police Department made 118 DWI arrests March 4-21 as part of its Spring Break Impaired Driving Mobilization grant program.

During such waves, the department devotes additional resources to looking for DWI violators. Also, during the no-refusal DWI initiative, officers secure search warrants for a blood samples from all those arrested for DWI who refused to voluntarily give a breath and/or blood sample.