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• Hebron football season off to fast start 9 • Statistical leaders for 3A, 4A, 5A, private schools 12

news REPORTERS’ NOTEBOOK Gun shop, library proposal cause stir at meetings 5

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IN THE CARDS Longtime friends run creative company 6

community AROUND THE AREA Book sale, health fair, tea coming up 8

Bavarian bash Addison Oktoberfest offers wide range of entertainment, eats 15

a&e ‘FLIPPED’ FLOPS Reiner film a failed look at teen romance 14 KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOR Performer sings, yodels, plays accordion 16


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EDITOR’S NOTE

Tackling football stories a challenge RUTH HAESEMEYER ruthh@neighborsgo.com neighborsgo.com/ruth 214-977-8024

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ootball is a mystery to me. Maybe it’s because I didn’t grow up watching it or going to games — or because two well-meaning guys tried to teach me using popcorn to represent the players. I don’t think it helped. So when high school football gets rolling and we start our special HighSchool GameTime section, it always takes me a bit to get my bearings. I find I’ve completely forgotten what LB and RB and FB stand

for on rosters. Words like “rushing” and “carries” confuse me to no end. And what on earth is a touchback? Thankfully, we’ve a few sports nuts here at neighborsgo who gallantly answer my many questions and check my work to make sure we print accurate information. But I share this to say that if I can write about football, you can, too. We need your help to bring stories and photos of the high school football teams in this edition’s coverage area —there are nearly a dozen. And that’s just football. We also want to share stories and photos from other sports, like volleyball, and spirit groups, like drill teams, bands and cheerleaders. And it’s easy to share your information and photos. (See box to find out just

how easy — and if you have any questions, please get in touch! Just don’t ask me what a tight end is.)

Mary Smith and Brent Hesse are more than neighbors and friends — they’re also business partners. The two have a greeting card business — Cards by Two Grandmothers. Our reporter, Lindsey Bever, wrote a story about them that you can find on Page 6. If you, or someone you know, have a unique business or friendship, or perhaps an unusual hobby or history, I’d love to know so we can share that story, too. Ruth Haesemeyer is Carrollton/Addison/Farmers Branch editor of neighborsgo.

Rich Keesecker performs at a past Addison Oktoberfest. The 2010 event will take place Thursday through Sept. 19 and includes live entertainment, German food and beverages, contests and much more. For a guide to some of the best of the fest and more photos, see Page 15. Photo submitted by KELLY HUNTER

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WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE: SEPT. 10-18

NOR’KIRK TENT FRIDAY REVIVAL — 6 to 9 p.m. at The Nor’kirk Presbyterian, 3915 N. Josey Lane in Carrollton. The three-day event will include family friendly activities, live music, story telling, preaching, food and more. It will continue from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 9:30 a.m. to noon Sunday. For more information, call 972-492-1578 or visit thenorkirk.org.

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SOCK HOP — SATURDAY 1 to 3 p.m. at the Carrollton Senior Center, 1720 Keller Springs Road. Elvis will be in the building, and there will be door prizes and refreshments. Dress is 50s style. Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased at the center’s front desk or just before the dance. For more information, call 972-4664850.

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ADDISON THURSDAY OKTOBERFEST — 6 to 11 p.m. at Addison Circle Park, 4970 Addison Circle Drive. Admission is free on this first day of the annual event, which continues through Sept. 19. The festival will include a carnival, contests, German food, folk dancing and much more. For more information, turn to Pages 15-16, call 1-800-233-4766 or visit addisontexas.net.

2010 SOUTHWEST THURSDAY RV SUPERSHOW — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Dallas Market Hall, 2200 Stemmons Freeway in Dallas. This four-day event continues through Sept. 19. There will be vehicles on display; ideas, products and services to explore; and more. Tickets are $10 for adults and free for children under 16. Admission price is half off the first day. Other discounts offered. For more information, call 512-327-4514 or visit thesouthwestrvsupershow.com.

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NEIGHBORHOODS SATURDAY NETWORKING — 8:45 a.m. to noon at Crosby Recreation Center, 1610 E. Crosby Road in Carrollton. Neighborhood leaders will share successes in their own neighborhoods, followed by roundtable discussions among participants. For more information, call Community Development at 972-466-4299.

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SATURDAY CLASSIC TRUCK & CAR SHOOT-OUT — 10 a.m. at Farmers Branch Historical Park, 2540 Farmers Branch Lane. The 11th Annual Pickups-nPanels of North Texas Classic Truck & Car Shoot-Out will feature vehicles from 1985 and older. The event is free to spectators. For more information, visit pickupsnpanels.com.

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POOCH POOL SATURDAY PARTY — 1 to 4 p.m. at Rosemeade Rainforest Aquatic Complex, 1334 E. Rosemeade Parkway in Carrollton. There will be dog races, dog/owner look-alike and dress-up competitions, and swimming for dogs. Admission is $3 per dog and free for humans. For more information, call 972-466-9833.

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STAR PARTY — TUESSDAY 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Farmers Branch Historical Park, 2540 Farmers Branch Lane. Free. In case of cloudy skies, call the park at 972-406-0184 to make sure the event will take place.

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SPECIAL EDUCATION THURSDAY PTSA MEETING — 6 p.m. at Purnell Support Center, 136 W. Purnell St. in Lewisville. The Greater Lewisville Special Education PTSA event will include a brief meeting, a presentation and a time for questions. The topics will be Special Ed. 101 and ARD 101. Parents of students of all ages through high school are welcome. Registration is requested and can be made by contacting Heather Brogan-Myers at hbroganmyers@yahoo.com or 972-8992939.

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GARDENING SATURDAY SEMINAR — 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Addison Athletic Club, 3900 Beltway Drive in Addison. The Addison Arbor Foundation quarterly seminar will be “Community Gardening & What to Plant in Your Fall Garden.” Free; donations needed. Space is limited. Registrations can be made at addisonarbor.org/events.html. For more information, visit addisonarbor.org.

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CABARET/VARIETY 5 SHOW — 7 p.m. at

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Holy Covenant United Methodist Church, 1901 E. Peters Colony Road in Carrollton. The theme is “Songs from Glee”. Children, youth and adults will participate. Admission to the fundraiser is $5; refreshments will be available for purchase. For more information, call 972492-2432 or visit hcumc.org.


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REPORTERS’ NOTEBOOK

Talking gun shop

— Avi Selk, aselk@dallasnews.com

Residents protest possible privatization of library The potential privatization of Farmers Branch’s Manske Library drew a crowd opposing the idea to the City Council chambers the night of Sept. 7. Bringing in an outside manager could save about $290,000, according to the city's preliminary review. But residents who praised the library as a jewel of a cultural facility strongly criticized the proposal. The public outpouring prompted

each City Council member to speak about the privatization proposal, with many stressing that the process had only begun. They also emphasized that the sour economy requires them to scour for ways to save money in anticipation of continued budget pressure. No decisions were made on the library; the issue will be taken up again in November. For the full story, visit tinyurl.com/ 0910ca-rn2. — Dianne Solis, dsolis@dallassnews.com

The police blotter summarizes selected crimes reported in Carrollton. It is organized by street and block where the incident occurred and according to its reported time.

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• South Josey Lane, 1900 block 10:33 p.m. Aug. 24: Robbery • Kelly Boulevard, 2000 block 3:08 p.m. Aug. 27: Controlled substance violation • Luna Road, 2200 block 7:58 p.m. Aug. 27: Burglary of a vehicle • Metrocrest Drive, 1700 block 12:59 a.m. Aug. 24: Theft • North Perry Road, 1900 block 8:01 p.m. Aug. 29: Burglary of a vehicle • Rolling Hills Drive, 2900 block 8:51 a.m. Aug. 28: Assault

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• Addington Drive, 1800 block 12:15 p.m. Aug. 23: Unauthorized use of a vehicle • Camden Way, 1900 block 5:51 p.m. Aug. 23: Burglary of a residence • Cornell Drive, 1000 block 4:40 p.m. Aug. 26: Graffiti • Fawn Ridge Trail, 2100 block 12:18 p.m. Aug. 29: Burglary of a residence • East Frankford Road, 1700 block 2:12 p.m. Aug. 23: Burglary of a residence • North Josey Lane, 4600 block 2:52 a.m. Aug. 23: Assault

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Co-owners Jack Kendall (left) and Corey Orand’s Big Slim’s Firearms in Carrollton’s Rosemeade Park upset some residents when it opened Sept. 1 across the street from houses and in the same mini mall as a liquor store. At Carrollton’s City Council meeting Sept. 7, council member Terry Simons proposed a new ordinance — to be discussed at a future meeting — that would restrict future gun shops from opening near liquor stores and certain other retail establishments. The Texas State Rifle Association has promised to fight the proposed ordinance if it is approved. For the full story, visit tinyurl.com/0910ca-rn1.


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CARDS BY TWO GRANDMOTHERS

Good company By LINDSEY BEVER lbever@neighborsgo.com

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very evening, two Carrollton neighbors set up shop in their converted craft room on Gravley Drive, among hundreds of rolls of ribbon, more than a thousand sheets of designer paper, and a myriad of beads, buttons, stamps and stickers. “Ten is our shutting-down time,” said Mary Smith, as she glued beads to a paper doll. “That’s her shutting-down time,” Brent Hesse shot back, laughing. “I’m a night owl.” The two have been close friends for 38 years, and for the past five years, they’ve been making intricate greeting cards under their own label: Cards by Two Grandmothers. They spend hours cutting out tiny birds and flowers, imprinting cardstock and attaching ribbons and jewels to their creations, which are sold primarily at SOOZ, a retail boutique in Historic Downtown Carrollton, at local craft fairs and to private customers generated through word of mouth. “This is just for fun,” Hesse said. “It’s relaxing, kind of an escape.” “And,” Smith added, “it’s something we can do and give to other people.”

The idea stemmed from a stamping party that Hesse attended about five years ago. She said she fell in love with the craft and took it back to her friend. “And it began,” Smith said. Now, Hesse, a quality analyst for an Addison-based insurance company, and Smith, a retired teacher who still substitute teaches at Farmers Branch Elementary School, make time to create about 1,500 cards a year. They even started a card club a while back, meeting with friends once a month to get new ideas and garner more orders. “It’s something that people see as unique,” Smith said. “Credibly, you have to have an appreciation for the work. When people look at a card, I want them to think, ‘Oh, I’ve never seen anything like this before.’” As for the future, Smith and Hesse hope to get their cards into a few more retail stores. “I feel like we’ll just keep cranking out cards,” Hesse said. The time together also gives them a chance to reminisce on a four-decade history. “You came over to welcome me to the neighborhood,” Hesse told Smith. “I did?” Smith said, laughing. “You should have documented that.”

Hesse (left) and Smith create greeting cards, which they sell under their own label, Cards by Two Grandmothers. They have been friends for 38 years and business partners for the last five.

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Mary Smith (left) and Brent Hesse show off some of their greeting cards in their craft room in Smith’s Carrollton home. They create about 1,500 cards a year.


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MCINNISH PARK

Morning Glory

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Photographer Kerry Carloy captured this bird standing at the edge of a small lake the morning of Aug. 31 at McInnish Park. He said the park, at 2340 Sandy Lake Road in Carrollton, serves as home to many wading birds, as well as hawks. “It’s a place for us to treasure,” Carloy said.

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The 13th annual Carrollton Public Library Book Sale will be Sept. 23-25 at the Carrollton Public Library at Josey Ranch Lake, 1700 Keller Springs Road. Donated books, CDs and DVDs will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Carrollton Public Library. Sale hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 23; noon to 7 p.m. Sept. 24; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 25. For more information, visit friendscarrolltonlibrary.org/booksale.htm.

Sip tea, hear selections at friends of the library event Farmers Branch Writer’s Association members will be the guest speakers at the Friends of the Farmers Branch Manske Library’s “Thyme for Tea” event, beginning at 2 p.m. Sept. 12 at the library, 13613 Webb Chapel. Writers will be reading from their own selections, which may include poetry, essays, fiction,

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The 13th annual Carrollton Public Library Book Sale will be Sept. 23-25.

memoirs and more. Attendees will enjoy homemade scones, tea sandwiches, desserts and tea, along with musical interludes by Edward Thompson. Reservation required. Tickets are $15 for adults, $6 for ages 12 and younger. To purchase tickets, visit the library or call 972-243-1857.

Agencies providing smoke alarms for some residents The Insurance Council of Texas, First Alert, Travelers Insurance Company and Office of State Fire Marshall have

joined with the Farmers Branch Fire Department to place free smoke alarms into the homes of Farmers Branch residents age 56 or older and those who may not be able to afford smoke alarms. Residents meeting the criteria are asked to call the department at 972-919-2640 to schedule installation.

Get screenings, information at FB health fair A community health fair will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Sept. 23 at Farmers Branch Community Recreation Center, 14050 Heartside Place. The event will include screenings, health and wellness information, stress level assessments and more. For children, there will be face painting, a bounce house and fitness challenges. The Battle of the Badges Blood Drive will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, call 972247-4607.

Hebron senior earns award for service project SUBMITTED STORY The highest honor for a Girl Scout, the Gold Award focuses on the interests of girls in grades 10-12. The award represents approximately 80 hours or more individual leadership effort to execute a community service project that makes a sustainable and measurable impact. Each girl chooses and thoroughly researches an issue she cares about and takes the lead in implementing the project. Gold Award distinction is recognized by a number of college scholarship opportunities, and by an immediate rise of one rank in the U.S. military branches. The following Scout from the Carrollton area received the award at a spring ceremony:

Emily A. Bengston, Girl Scout Troop 950 Emily improved the conditions of the library at the Abundant Grace Community Church in South Dallas. A large number of books were Emily Bengston donated, marked with a barcode to allow a check-in, check-out process, and placed on newly built shelving systems. Thanks to the help of Emily and her volunteers, the children now have new learning tools. Emily will graduate from Hebron High School in 2011. Information submitted by Audrey Palacios and Monica Contreras of the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas.


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ebron players storm the field for the first time this season. The Hawks never trailed, scoring the game’s first 19 points en route to the win. Hebron quarterback Kyle Aubuchon played a big part in the victory, throwing for 353 yards and three touchdowns while also rushing for another score.

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Hebron receiver Kurt Walker (7) leaps for the ball during the Hawks’ Sept. 3 seasonopening game, against Colleyville Heritage. Walker had three catches for 126 yards and a score to go with two field goals during Hebron’s 60-27 win on its home turf.

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• CARROLLTON NEWMAN SMITH VS. KELLER FOSSIL RIDGE Carrollton Newman Smith played Keller Fossil Ridge at Keller ISD Athletic Complex in Keller on Sept. 9. Results not available at press time. • CARROLLTON R.L. TURNER VS. GRANBURY Carrollton R.L. Turner took on Granbury on Sept. 9 at Standridge Stadium in Carrollton. Results not available at press time. • HEBRON (1-0) VS. MESQUITE HORN (11), 7:30 p.m. Friday at E.H. Hanby Stadium, 410 E. Davis, Mesquite HEBRON: The Hawks stand at No. 9 in The Dallas Morning News 5A rankings after a 60-27 opening victory over Colleyville Heritage. Hebron meets a 2009 playoff team for the second consecutive week in a schedule that opens with games against five postseason qualifiers from last year. MESQUITE HORN: The Jaguars rebounded from an opening shutout loss against Coppell to throttle Lake Highlands 48-21 on Sept. 3. • CARROLLTON RANCHVIEW (0-2) VS. AUBREY (1-0), 7:30 p.m. Friday at Chaparral Stadium, 510 Spring Hill Road in Aubrey. RANCHVIEW: The Wolves have opened with two defeats to Celina and 2009 region finalist Prosper. AUBREY: The Chaparrals routed Plainview (Okla.) in their opener, scoring 28 secondhalf points on the way to a 36-7 win. • CARROLLTON CREEKVIEW (0-2) VS. LITTLE ELM (1-1) 7:30 p.m. Friday at Standridge Stadium, 1330 W. Valwood Parkway in Carrollton. CREEKVIEW: The Mustangs are coming off a stinging loss to Lewisville, which won 34-3. … Both of Creekview’s losses have been on the road, and both to 5A teams. … Adrian Williams has rushed for 159 yards, including 105 in a last-minute defeat against Justin Northwest to open the season. LITTLE ELM; The Lobos struggled to move the ball in a 30-10 loss against Sherman on Sept. 3. … Two early turnovers put Little Elm in an early hole. … Quarterback Brandon Dudley scored Little Elm’s lone TD on a fourth-quarter sneak.


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Drag-out fight

Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD football teams hit rough patch •Cistercian at Prestonwood Christian, 7:30 p.m. Friday at Lions Stadium, 6801 W. Park Blvd. in Plano • HSAA at Parish Episcopal, 7:30 p.m. Friday at Gloria H. Snyder Stadium, 4101 Sigma Road in Dallas •Shelton at Carrollton Prince of Peace Christian, 7:30 p.m. Friday at Prince of Peace Athletic Complex, 4000 Midway Road in Carrollton

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Above: Newman Smith defensive back Thomas Vollmar (16) tries to pull down Denton Ryan running back Kaylon Alexander (1) during the teams’ matchup Sept. 3 in Denton. The Trojans lost, 42-17. Near right: R. L. Turner players link arms to show support for teammates on the field, with 11 seconds on the clock in the fourth quarter of the Lions’ Sept. 3 home game against Denton. Many fans also held hands as they cheered the team on, but the Lions fell short, 28-27. Far right: The Creekview Mustang Band warms up before Creekview’s Sept. 3 football game against Lewisville, which the Mustangs lost 34-3.

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OTHER GAMES •Fort Worth Southwest Christian at Greenhill, 7 p.m. Friday at Brinkmann Field, 4000 Spring Valley Road in Addison •Carrollton Christian Academy at Richardson Canyon Creek Christian, 7:30 p.m. Friday at Williams Field, 1717 17th St. in Plano •Argyle at Trinity ChristianAddison, 7:30 p.m. Friday at Tom Landry Stadium, 17001 Addison Road in Addison

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WEEK ONE STATS CLASS 5A

CLASS 3A-OTHERS RUSHING

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RUSHING Att. Player, team Joseph Bergeron, North Mesquite.............60 Jamal Turner, Arl. Sam Houston ...............58 Cam McDaniel, Coppell ............................73 Desmond Roland, Lake Highlands .............45 Kenneth Farrow, Hurst L.D. Bell ...............51 David Wesley, Sachse..............................27 Damon Bullock, Mansfield........................40 C J Kirk, Keller Central .............................41 Tavarrean Dickerson, Arlington ................35 Miles Onyegbule, Arlington......................44 Rufus Mason, FM Marcus.........................33 Jonovan Griffin, McKinney Boyd ...............29 Tyler Barke, Richland...............................29 Hunter Lee, Flower Mound .......................39 Tank Mitchell, Gar. N. Forest ....................42 Treyvon Green, Rowlett ...........................50 Jonathan Williams, Allen.........................28 Chris Simpson, Duncanville ......................41 J. J. Gibbs, Haltom ..................................46 Jordan Booty, Richardson ........................46 David McKenzie, W.T. White ....................33 Tareyton Banks, Irving Nimitz ..................39 Danzel Williams, Arl. Martin ....................46 J.W. Walsh, Denton Guyer .......................28 John Lacour, South Garland......................35 Terrence Tusan, Euless Trinity..................14 Dagan Newsome, FM Marcus ...................26 Justin Torris, Gar. N. Forest .....................29 Kevin Merrill, Plano.................................23 Marcus Calhoun, Keller F. Ridge................40 Jordan Spencer, Garland ..........................29 Antoine Jimmerson, DeSoto.....................20 TeCory Smith, Saginaw............................28 Nick Cooper, Arl. Lamar ...........................39 Nathan Meadors, Plano East ....................27 Treavon Walton, Denton Guyer.................28 Collin Strahan, Mes. Horn ........................31 Jacob Jones, Justin Northwest .................32 Stephan Turner, South Garland.................16 Tevin Williams, Euless Trinity ..................24

Yds. TD 478 2 442 6 404 4 358 4 340 2 339 4 338 8 320 2 317 1 314 4 307 4 302 3 289 5 287 5 286 4 281 4 281 3 264 2 252 5 250 3 239 3 230 4 225 3 217 5 217 2 197 4 182 2 181 2 180 1 177 3 173 1 172 2 172 0 169 1 166 3 163 1 162 1 161 2 161 3 161 3

PASSING Player, team C-A-I Paul Millard, Flower Mound .............55-78-0 Ryan Pyles, Keller F. Ridge ...............41-71-3

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RECEIVING Player, team No. Steven West, Keller F. Ridge ....................17 Devante Lacy, Grand Prairie .....................23 Jalen Parker, Duncanville.........................21 James Driskell, McKinney Boyd ................20 Hunter Lee, Flower Mound .......................17 Brian Wetzel, Jesuit................................24 Cameron Martin, Keller ...........................10

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Gabe Dunlap, Plano East ..........................12 Jakeem Grant, Mes. Horn.........................14 Michael Reynolds, Arl. Bowie .................... 6 Malcolm McKenney, Duncanville ................5 Lovett Gibson, Cedar Hill .........................13 Ja’Taveon Green, Garland ......................... 9 Avery Lewis, Richardson..........................11 Brandon Hamilton, Plano .........................11 Jake Oliver, Jesuit ..................................13 Phillip Smith, Midlothian .........................11 Ted Hull-Ryde, Grapevine.........................13 Quentin Gardener, Denton Guyer................8 J.J. Gaines, Irving Nimitz .........................14 Chas Taylor, Flower Mound ......................14 DeVonte Sunwenghan, Lake Highlands .......8 Jonathon Lee, Allen.................................. 7 Wesley Hawthorne, Arl. Martin ................10 Zack Sanchez, Keller Central...................... 6 Johnny Haynes, Irving MacArthur.............13 Peyton Williams, SL Carroll ......................13 Chris Smith, FW Paschal ..........................11 Khari Burns, Keller Central........................ 4 Lorenzo Smith, Richland ..........................11 Blake Ohm, Keller F. Ridge .......................10 Nathan Meadors, Plano East ..................... 6 Ryan Garrey, Plano East............................ 7 Jarvis Baxter, Gar. Lakeview ....................10 Brandon Carter, Euless Trinity................... 7 Trent Dennington, Coll. Heritage ................7 Reed Cheatham, Keller ............................. 8 Kelton Specks, Cedar Hill .......................... 5 Josh Brake, Flower Mound ........................ 5 Carl Lee, Lewisville .................................. 8

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SCORING Player, team Pts. Damon Bullock, Mansfield ....................................... 54 Hunter Lee, Flower Mound....................................... 54 Brian Wetzel, Jesuit................................................ 44 Jamal Turner, Arl. Sam Houston ............................... 36 J.W. Walsh, Denton Guyer ....................................... 30 J. J. Gibbs, Haltom .................................................. 30 Treyvon Green, Rowlett........................................... 30 David Wesley, Sachse.............................................. 30 Tyler Barke, Richland............................................... 30 Antoine Jimmerson, DeSoto..................................... 26 Miles Onyegbule, Arlington...................................... 26 ..................................................................

CLASS 4A RUSHING Player, team Att. Jabari Anderson, Wylie East.....................49 Carl Harris, Woodrow Wilson ...................56 Sean Flynn, Crowley ................................36 Cory Franklin, Everman............................31 Airron Cowthran, Adamson ......................31 Diondre Preston, Molina ..........................15 Trevante Ebron, Lincoln ...........................40 Daniel Thomas, Pinkston .........................41 Trevone Boykin, West Mesquite ...............32 Adrian Oliver, Terrell...............................29 Juan Villareal, Forney..............................27 Larry Cheeks, Crowley .............................27 Paul Franklin, South Oak Cliff ...................25 Zarron Dove, Ennis..................................44 Josh Broach, Rockwall .............................49 Antwan Bradshaw, FW South Hills............19 Geremy Alridge, North Dallas ...................17 Jay Ajayi, Frisco Liberty...........................17 Spencer Cowley, Frisco Heritage ...............16 Ross Hudson, Rockwall-Heath..................21 Dalyn Williams, Lake Dallas .....................41 Silas Jefferson, Conrad............................46 Austin Allen, Frisco.................................27 Ishmael Harrison, Red Oak.......................10 Preston Miller, Highland Park...................20 Cameron Washington, Corsicana...............34 Qwaii Clark, Adamson .............................20 Xavier Williams, Mans. Summit ...............32 Freddie Warner, Pinkston ........................21 Louis Seales, Molina ...............................23 Brylen Williams, McKinney North .............22 Travis Tarver II, McKinney .......................23 Adrian Williams, Carr. Creekview..............34 Mark Russell, Keller Tim. Creek ................13 Miguel Jiminez, Molina ...........................14 Shea South, Terrell .................................18 Alan Reed, Rockwall................................15 Marquis Jackson, FW Arl. Heights.............11 Davarius Thompson, McKinney.................16 Gary Shelby, Thomas Jefferson ................29

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Corey Wesley, Plano East.................32-47-1 Tommy Alvarez, Grand Prairie ..........47-79-2 Driphus Jackson, Cedar Hill ..............38-56-1 Mike Savage, Jesuit ........................50-74-0 Divan Ealy, Duncanville....................28-44-2 Ryan Polite, DeSoto ........................44-68-3 J.W. Walsh, Denton Guyer ...............23-35-0 Alec Morris, Allen ...........................26-39-0 Dillon Fairbanks, Midlothian ............33-50-1 Tyler Park, Keller ............................25-42-1 Jonovan Griffin, McKinney Boyd .......31-51-0 Adam Charles, Irving Nimitz.............34-50-1 DeAndre Grimes, Lewisville .............33-51-3 Connor Michelsen, Plano..................30-50-1 Jeff Calvert, Coll. Heritage ...............34-58-2 Collin Strahan, Mes. Horn ................27-39-1 Shahzeb Khan, Irving MacArthur.......30-56-4 Tanner Tausch, Keller Central ...........17-39-3 Joe Minden, Coppell ........................29-50-0 Drew Ahmuty, SL Carroll..................31-44-2 Sergio Cantu, Arl. Bowie ..................24-34-2 Kyle Aubuchon, Hebron ...................12-18-0 Chris Hanson, FW Paschal ................34-64-3 Josh Price, North Crowley ................21-55-3 Michael Ketchmark, Lake Highlands .......22-32-2 Davonte Black, Gar. Lakeview...........20-40-3 Tyler Barke, Richland.......................29-38-1 Miles Onyegbule, Arlington..............30-52-2 Jared Johnson, S. Grand Prairie ........26-41-0 Brett Harbin, Grapevine...................30-54-4 Quentin Hasten, Mans. Legacy .........21-33-0 Aaron Shockey, Haltom ...................27-51-2 Charles Taylor, Mans. Timberview .......22-45-1 Aric Stock, Rich. Berkner..................17-38-2 Jake Lanford, Mesquite ...................18-38-2 Scott Brand, Sachse ........................18-35-3 Jamal Turner, Arl. Sam Houston .......22-41-2 Dawson Hadnot, Garland .................10-18-0

Player, team C-A-I Treveon Thibodeaux, Kimball............40-61-2 Nick Foster, Frisco Centennial ..........52-72-1 Mac Morse, Rich. Pearce ..................49-71-3

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Garrett Simpson, The Colony ............39-71-3 Beau Nowell, Mes. Poteet................30-46-1 Andrew Mitchell, TC Byron Nelson.......29-57-0 Taylor Corbin, Royse City .................35-63-8 Trevone Boykin, West Mesquite .......33-54-2 Tyler Kirkindoll, Frisco Wakeland ......26-39-2 Nash Knight, Denton Ryan ...............32-48-0 Cameron Cutrer, Corsicana ...............18-32-4 Alan Reed, Rockwall........................27-37-2 Tyler Skaggs, Birdville .....................27-49-4 Nicholas Ramirez, Wylie ..................33-49-1 Jacob Stone, FW Boswell .................28-56-2 Curtis Tekell, Ennis .........................27-40-1 Xavier Williams, Mans. Summit........30-41-0 Sean Flynn, Crowley ........................14-24-0 Shea South, Terrell .........................15-20-1 Jesse Brubaker, Wylie East ..............17-32-1 Rocky Reyes, Hillcrest .....................15-24-1 Jake Howeth, Highland Park.............28-43-1 Hobie Harris, McKinney ...................13-25-0 Dorsey Griffin, Arl. Seguin ...............21-41-1 Piers Christian, Woodrow Wilson ........21-35-2 Jalen Jordan, Bryan Adams ..............16-41-5 Robert Somborn, McKinney..............13-28-1 Pedro Galvan, Carr. R.L. Turner .........17-27-1 Ross Hudson, Rockwall-Heath..........20-30-0 Zack Smith, Frisco Liberty................10-14-0 Davon Hodge, Lancaster ..................16-27-1 Jeff Davis, Frisco ............................18-36-2 Silas Jefferson, Conrad..................... 9-17-1 Chris Gibson, FW Eastern Hills .........12-32-2 Wesley Harris, FW Southwest........... 8-17-3 Omar Valadez, FW Arl. Heights.......... 7-10-0 Claud Person, Red Oak .....................10-14-1 Juan Villareal, Forney......................12-23-2 Rafael Sarabia, Thomas Jefferson .......13-31-3 Devynn Bridow, Everman .................... 6-8-0 Brooks Teeter, Waxahachie..............11-22-0

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RECEIVING Player, team No. Gerald Thomas, The Colony ......................18 Christian Hines, Corsicana .......................12 Austin Franklin, Kimball ..........................11 Wes Davis, Rockwall ...............................10 Justin Velasquez, Mes. Poteet..................12 Blake Durant, Rich. Pearce .......................18 Zach McCown, Frisco Centennial ...............11

Yds. TD 288 2 265 4 224 3 219 0 215 1 199 0 194 1

Demarcus Ayers, Terrell ........................... 9 James Bailey, Everman............................. 4 Corey Coleman, Rich. Pearce.....................14 Sir Davis, Arl. Seguin................................ 7 Shaquille Dottin, Woodrow Wilson ...........12 LaBradford Harrold, Crowley ..................... 4 U’Monta Hall, Conrad ............................... 4 Josh Weathers, McKinney......................... 5 Jared Floyd, Rich. Pearce........................... 9 Seth Smith, Ennis .................................... 6 Marcus Edwards, Kimball.......................... 3 Gary Owens, Jr., West Mesquite.................9 Cole Nead, Frisco Centennial ....................10 MacKenzie Logan, McKinney ..................... 9 Nate Perkins, Birdville.............................. 5 Jermaine Merdock, Wylie.........................14 Ryan Lexa, TC Byron Nelson ...................... 9 Chase Graham, Mes. Poteet ...................... 5 Teriyon Gipson, Kimball............................ 7 Devin Duke, FW Boswell ..........................11 Brandon Jenkins, Birdville .......................10 Tony White, Hillcrest ............................... 5 Devante Turner, Terrell............................. 7 Dalton Stogner, Highland Park..................10 Avery Fuller, McKinney............................. 4 Jacob Benator, Wylie................................ 6 Brad Sciula, Frisco Wakeland..................... 7 Corey Callicut, South Oak Cliff ................... 6 Mark Stewart, Frisco Centennial ................9 Brendan Pegg, Mans. Summit.................... 8 Rodriguez Hayes, Frisco Wakeland..............7

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SCORING Player, team Pts. Lesley Booker, Forney ............................................. 36 Jay Ajayi, Frisco Liberty........................................... 36 Carl Harris, Woodrow Wilson ................................... 32 Airron Cowthran, Adamson ...................................... 32 Jabari Anderson, Wylie East..................................... 30 Trevone Boykin, West Mesquite ............................... 30 Jake Howeth, Highland Park..................................... 26 Freddie Warner, Pinkston ........................................ 26 Corey Coleman, Rich. Pearce..................................... 24 Adrian Oliver, Terrell............................................... 24 Johnny Humphrey, South Oak Cliff............................ 24 Christian Hines, Corsicana ....................................... 24 Geremy Alridge, North Dallas ................................... 24 Dorsey Griffin, Arl. Seguin ....................................... 20 Austin Franklin, Kimball .......................................... 20 Ryan Lexa, TC Byron Nelson ..................................... 20

Player, team Att. Carlos Cruz, Scurry-Rosser .......................43 Je Mikal Jobe, Kaufman...........................38 Tadarious Hawkins, Commerce .................24 Matt Williams, Anna ...............................16 Marcus Shelton, FW Castleberry...............33 Zach Rainwater, Blue Ridge......................15 Mason Guthrie, Pilot Point.......................27 J.P. Price, Pilot Point ...............................42 Tony Sabando, Kennedale ........................32 Jamarick Simmons, Celina .......................20 Brandon Garza, Sunnyvale .......................35 Javelle Allen, Prosper..............................25 Eric Horsley, Madison..............................15 Layton Lowry, Argyle ..............................26 Davion Brown, Carr. Ranchview ................28 John Young, Melissa ...............................27 Shaka Collins, Ferris................................33 Xavier Williams, Carr. Ranchview .............12 Justin Griffin, Aubrey..............................10 Daniel Mendoza, Celina............................12 Brandon Smith, Kemp..............................27 Justin Edwards, Madison .........................19 Haden Watkins, Prosper ..........................20 Rydge Patton, Scurry-Rosser....................13 Stephen Buckley, North Forney.................33 Blake Martin, Lovejoy..............................14 Ryan Kidwill, Ferris .................................15 Anthony Garcia, Celina ............................. 5 Jose Romero, Celina ................................15 Chris Saunders, Life Oak Cliff ...................19 Jose Conchas, FW Castleberry ..................23 Cory Meadors, Anna ................................13 Teverick Boyd, Life Oak Cliff...................... 9 Jason Bryant, Crandall.............................27 Chris Sanders, Roosevelt .........................30 Patrick Tague, Prosper.............................19 Bryce Pearson, Madison...........................13 Tanner Tutle, Sunnyvale ........................... 9 D’Andre Randall, North Forney .................23 Justin Lawler, Kemp................................28

RUSHING Yds. TD 394 7 335 3 261 3 252 4 236 4 229 1 219 3 217 2 217 1 207 4 189 2 182 1 171 3 157 2 157 0 154 1 152 1 151 1 148 2 145 1 143 4 141 2 140 0 139 1 138 1 136 0 129 1 128 2 127 2 121 1 121 1 120 1 119 2 119 0 117 1 114 0 114 3 111 2 110 1 109 2

PASSING Player, team C-A-I Dane Evans, Sanger.........................41-64-2 J.P. Price, Pilot Point .......................41-66-4 Stacy Dillard, Princeton ...................32-71-2 Chris Saunders, Life Oak Cliff ...........21-38-1 Wes McQueen, Melissa ...................26-43-0 Bryce Pearson, Madison...................16-30-0 Davis Kinville, HSAA .......................20-24-0 Austin Aune, Argyle ........................29-53-1 Shawn McCarley, Blue Ridge ............20-42-2 Stephen Buckley, North Forney.........20-47-3 Jacob Stephenson, Celina.................22-33-1 Colton Hutchinson, Nev. Community ......27-56-2 Montana Chitty, Lake Worth ............12-30-0 Brandon Pryor, Crandall ...................23-32-0

Yds. TD 558 5 531 4 462 5 443 3 427 5 402 7 400 5 395 3 376 1 365 5 310 5 292 3 245 2 235 0

RECEIVING Player, team No. Connor Davis, HSAA................................10 Jace Koonce, Blue Ridge............................ 8 CJ Howard, North Forney .......................... 4 Jerome Fellows, Life Oak Cliff ................... 8 Noel Nevarez, Princeton ........................... 6 Malcolm Davis, A. M. Smith ...................... 7 Teverick Boyd, Life Oak Cliff...................... 4 Willie Davis, Pilot Point ...........................10 Ryan Scott, Sanger................................... 9 Nathan Warren, Melissa ........................... 4 Zane Paddack, Sanger............................... 9 Marquise Smith, Madison ......................... 3 Robert Woods, Sunnyvale ......................... 8 Adam Kahne, Argyle................................13 Richard Lambert, North Forney.................. 6 Brandon Melendez, Lake Worth..................3 Roderick Lancaster, Life Oak Cliff ...............8 Matthew Rose, Crandall ..........................11 Seth Farmer, Scurry-Rosser ...................... 3 Parker Norris, Lovejoy .............................. 6 Phillip Jackson, HSAA .............................. 7 Jon Garza, Sanger .................................... 8 Chris Anderson, Frisco Lone Star...............11 Brad Bush, Melissa .................................. 8 Mark Jackson, Anna ................................. 5 Chad Bossow, Argyle ................................ 4 Cody Rhodes, Celina ................................. 3 Jake Goldman, Kemp ................................ 5

PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Yds. TD 250 3 188 0 178 4 165 1 158 3 155 1 147 1 144 1 136 1 135 1 128 0 128 2 127 1 126 0 122 1 121 1 120 1 118 0 118 1 111 1 108 0 106 1 103 1 98 0 98 2 95 2 93 1 93 1

Player, team Att. Alex Espinoza, FW Country Day ................24 Kenneth Huggins, Prestonwood Chr. .........24 George Adesanya, Cistercian ....................62 Mark Czaus, Bishop Lynch ........................39 Alex Pier, Irv. The Highlands ....................29 Peter Ashton, Grape. Faith Chr. ................38 Patrick Gonzalez, Irv. The Highlands..........28 Zac Shelley, Parish Episcopal....................39 Alex Sauza, FW Nolan..............................31 Cameron Curry, Dallas Christian ...............51 Jordan Heusinkveld, Carr. Prince Peace ........33 Charles Burch, Lakehill ............................32 Jared Lawson, Arg. Liberty Chr. ................12 Chase Stewart, Coll. Covenant ..................18 Daniel Borejdo, Greenhill .........................20 Daniel Ruiz, Rockwall Christian.................28 Ben Hartley, Lutheran .............................28 Jonathan Venable, Arl. Pantego Chr. .........20 Pat Hoerr, Carr. Prince Peace ....................19 Max McKamy, Greenhill...........................26 Rich Morton, Shelton ..............................32 Ashton Dunnington, Grape. Faith Chr. .......16 Grant Klembara, Lutheran........................27 Zach Gregory, First Baptist ......................38 Hayden Burnett, Garland Christian............28 Michael Shadley, Carr. Prince Peace ..........20 Kenny Culbertson, Carr. Prince Peace.........20

Yds. TD 348 5 331 2 319 0 318 3 293 3 275 0 257 2 256 3 234 3 227 2 225 5 209 2 193 4 174 2 173 1 170 1 168 4 166 3 159 1 157 0 148 0 145 2 144 1 143 1 143 4 139 3 137 2

PASSING Player, team C-A-I Parker Ash, Prestonwood Chr. ..........28-49-2 Trey Harrington, FW Trinity Valley ......40-76-2 Calvin Garrett, Arl. Oakridge ............24-40-1 Zach Gregory, First Baptist ..............30-60-4 Nate Cole, Episcopal Dallas ..............29-51-2 Christian Boese, John Paul II ............25-40-0 Michael Smith, FW Nolan.................25-35-0 Dru Smith, Parish Episcopal .............15-29-2 Case Brabham, St. Mark’s ................23-38-3 Anthony Brodner, Bishop Dunne .......18-40-1 Austin Barr, Coll. Covenant ..............17-32-1 Brock Longcrier, FM Coram Deo ........22-36-1 Justo Garcia, Rockwall Christian .......22-41-0 Foster Sawyer, Arl. Grace Prep .........15-25-2 Alec Barrera, Dallas Christian...........17-26-0 Hayden Burnett, Garland Christian ......10-25-3 Mark Czaus, Bishop Lynch ................15-28-2 Peter Ashton, Grape. Faith Chr. ......... 9-22-1 Tyler Wentz, Lakehill.......................10-24-4 Chase Stewart, Coll. Covenant ..........11-15-0 Dallas Brock, McKinney Chr. .............13-26-0 Ryan Martinez, Shelton .................... 5-28-2 Nick Brienzi, Greenhill .....................14-40-2 T.J. Millweard, FW All Saints............13-20-1 Josh De La Torre, Irv. The Highlands .......11-23-3 Ford Albert, Cistercian.....................10-22-0 Jake Hayes, TCA-Addison ................11-32-1 Luke Thompson, FW Southwest Chr........11-25-1

Yds. TD 552 4 496 2 406 4 406 2 379 1 372 3 358 2 338 2 323 3 306 5 295 2 264 0 239 5 225 2 211 1 208 1 206 2 205 2 203 2 200 0 198 1 178 0 164 2 153 1 143 1 131 1 125 1 114 0

RECEIVING Player, team No. Josh Atkinson, Arl. Oakridge ....................12 Jackson Molina, FW Trinity Valley ............15 Jordan Cross, Coll. Covenant.....................11 Brandon Henry, Prestonwood Chr. ..............6 Riley Standridge, Prestonwood Chr. ..........12 Kenny Bornstad, Grape. Faith Chr. ..............4 John Stephen Khoury, Episcopal Dallas .......8 Aaron Eastin, Rockwall Christian ..............12 Ryan Cook, John Paul II............................. 9 Kenneth Huggins, Prestonwood Chr. ...........9 Robbie DeLeon, First Baptist ..................... 7 Chris Kennard, Parish Episcopal..................4 Ty Templin, FW Trinity Valley...................12 LaDarion Rollerson, First Baptist ..............11 Charles Burch, Lakehill ............................. 5 Caleb Brake, FM Coram Deo....................... 8 Thomas Triplett, Shelton .......................... 3 Jacob Taunton, Coll. Covenant ................... 7 Ryan Nicholson, Arl. Pantego Chr................3 Daniel Walker, FW Nolan .......................... 5 Johnson Ward, Arl. Grace Prep................... 2 Jordan Pitre, Bishop Dunne ....................... 5 Cameron Kline, St. Mark’s......................... 4 Kevin Huffaker, Bishop Lynch.................... 5 Charles Cook, Parish Episcopal................... 3 Job Oderoh, Arl. Pantego Chr. .................... 4 Keith Fields, TCA-Addison......................... 4

Yds. TD 318 4 229 1 211 0 199 1 175 2 162 2 160 0 154 3 148 2 146 1 135 1 133 1 132 0 132 0 120 1 112 0 109 1 103 1 102 1 98 1 97 1 95 2 94 1 92 1 91 1 89 0 87 1

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Player, team Pts. Carlos Cruz, Scurry-Rosser ....................................... 42 Eric Horsley, Madison.............................................. 26 Jamarick Simmons, Celina ....................................... 24 Mark Jackson, Anna ................................................ 24 Matt Williams, Anna............................................... 24 CJ Howard, North Forney ......................................... 24 Daniel Mendoza, Celina ........................................... 24 Marcus Shelton, FW Castleberry............................... 24 Trevor Agan, Blue Ridge .......................................... 24 Brandon Smith, Kemp ............................................. 24

Player, team Pts. Alex Espinoza, FW Country Day ................................ 36 Jordan Heusinkveld, Carr. Prince Peace...................... 36 Josh Atkinson, Arl. Oakridge .................................... 30 Riley Standridge, Prestonwood Chr. .......................... 30 Ben Hartley, Lutheran ............................................. 30 Hayden Burnett, Garland Christian............................ 27 Mark Czaus, Bishop Lynch........................................ 26 Alex Pier, Irv. The Highlands .................................... 24 Jared Lawson, Arg. Liberty Chr. ................................ 24 Kelly Puls, FW Country Day ...................................... 23


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Reiner’s safe ‘Flipped’ is basically just a flop R ob Reiner wrote and directed the new comedy-drama-romance, Flipped, about two junior-high students who begin a complicated relationship. For her, it was love at first sight. For him, it was the pest that would never go away. Based on the Wendelin Van Draanen novel of the same name, this film simply misses the mark and proves that some stories should be left neatly printed between two hardback covers. If Reiner can’t make it work, then it just isn’t going to happen. Juli Baker (Madeline Carroll) is a young girl with tomboy ways and a family struggling to get by. When Bryce Loski (Callan McAuliffe) and his family move in across the street, she is immediately smitten, but he wants nothing to do with her. And so begins the journey of their adolescence and the pain of first love. Set in the 1950s, this film has an innocence that would never work in today’s fast-paced, ADD world. Not that it works here, either. The film may have worked better if it had followed the template of most movies instead of being told in repeats. We see a section of the story from Bryce’s perspective and then it is retold completely from Juli’s point of view. This is clever and bearable the first few times, but after a while it gets tedious. I was also disappointed in the acting. The film stars two very strong TV actors (John Mahoney and Anthony Edwards) who normally hit it out of the park, but here they both seem uncomfortable and ill-prepared. The delivery is flat until the over-the-top and awkward dramatic scenes. Maybe the move from TV to the

MATT MUNGLE Contributor neighborsgo.com/blog/movies

‘FLIPPED’ PG for language and some thematic material; 90 minutes

Submitted photo courtesy of WARNER BROTHERS

Callan McAuliffe and Madeline Carroll in a scene from Flipped.

big screen is a bigger leap than imagined. Flipped is basically safe for the whole family even though it leans further toward drama than comedy. There are a couple outbursts of strong language that seem out of place for the film and the time period. It’s another reason that this one just doesn’t ever seem to cook, even in its own juices. Reiner is still a master filmmaker, but this just flopped. Matt Mungle is a neighborsgo.com contributor.

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Going the Distance: Long-distance relationships are never an easy thing. Even though this is a romantic comedy, most of the humor revolves around Garrett and his two friends. Their conversations and outlook on dating and relationships provide the bulk of the laughs. This allows the film to cross over into the buddy-film genre while never losing the romantic comedy foundation. R for sexual content, including dialogue, language throughout, some drug use and brief nudity; 97 minutes


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Addison mimics Munich for annual festival

Turning Bavarian

By RUTH HAESEMEYER

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Kelly Wofford of the Alpine Dancers of Garland twirls at a past Addison Oktoberfest. The group will dance at the 2010 festival, which takes place Thursday through Sept. 19 and will include live entertainment, German food, activities and much more. To learn about the Alpine Dancers of Garland, visit alpinedancers.com.

OKTOBERFEST FEAST

NEW THIS YEAR

Photo submitted by KELLY HUNTER Photo submitted by KELLY HUNTER

DACHSHUND DAY

ADDISON OKTOBERFEST 5K RUN Support Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer by running, walking or bringing your wheelchair. 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk will be held. When: On-site registration starts at 7 a.m., fun run/walk at 8 a.m., 5K at 8:30 a.m., and post-race

party at 8:45 a.m. on Sept. 18. Where: Addison Circle Park, 4970 Addison Circle Drive. Includes: Chance to raise funds for nonprofit WOKC, post-race party, free admission to festival on Sept. 18. Notes: Register ahead of time by visiting oktoberfest5k.com.

Participants will use kegs to bowl for prizes. For competitors 21 or older. Registration starts at 5 p.m. at the race location.

KINDER KICKS

BAVARIAN BATTLES

Photo submitted by MELANIE CORTEZ

Photo submitted by KELLY HUNTER

Spell or bowl to victory in these fun contests. • German Spelling Bee: 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Schloss Addison tent. Contestants will be asked to spell words, in German and English, associated with Oktoberfest. There will be prizes. • Bier Barrel Bowling: 5:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m. Sept. 18, Bowl Stage.

Family friendly entertainment will take place throughout the festival. • Carnival: On Thursday only, wristbands for unlimited trips on the rides for the evening will be sold for $30.

MORE EVENTS For more information on events at this year’s Addison Oktoberfest, visit neighborsgo.com/blog/ closerlook.

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Wiener dogs are the stars Sept. 19. • Dachshund Parade: DFW Dachshund Club members will showcase their four-legged friends at 1 p.m., Schloss Addison tent. • Dachshund Dash: Cheer your wiener dog to victory at the annual event, 2 p.m., Bowl Stage. Top three winning dogs get prizes. Check-in is 1 to 1:45 p.m., Bowl Stage. For more information and a race application, visit tinyurl.com/addddash.

least one thing to keep things fresh for those who have attended in the past. “Addison just wants to create those traditions in the community that people look forward to every year,” Kovacevich said.

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Partake of a traditional, threecourse Oktoberfest meal with the Authentic Oktoberfest VIP Experience. • Includes: Admission, appetizer, choice of entrée and dessert; souvenir stein and Spaten giveaways. • When: 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Thursday and Sept. 17; 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sept. 18. • Where: Schloss Addison tent • Cost: $45 per person • Notes: Limited seating, online reservations required at tinyurl.com/add-regvip — click on “Buy Tickets Now!; walkups accepted on space-available basis.

• Pretzel Run featuring agility dogs: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Spaten Biergarten. Dogs will dash through an agility course, featuring a 80-foot pretzel tunnel. • SportHalle: Watch sports and entertainment on the big screen; savor German food and beverages; and attend beer and wine educational seminars, presented Sept. 17 through Sept. 19. For list of speakers and times, visit tinyurl.com/add-sporthalle. • Blüfeld Lounge: Sample Blüfeld Riesling, an authentic German Riesling from Mosel Valley, take a break from the crowds.

Hours: 6 to 11 p.m. Thursday; 6 p.m. to midnight Sept. 17; noon to midnight Sept. 18; noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 19. Where: Addison Circle Park, 4970 Addison Circle Drive. Admission at the event: Free Thursday; $10 Sept. 17; $5 from noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 18; $10 from 5 p.m. to midnight Sept. 18; $5 Sept. 19. Ages 3 and younger admitted free. Buy ahead: Purchase tickets online at tinyurl.com/add-tickets; or buy $5 anytime tickets at Dallas-Fort Worth area Albertsons. Parking: Available for free at northwest corner of Arapaho Road and Dallas Parkway. For more information, call 1-800-233-4766 or visit addisontexas.net.

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hen revelers in Germany begin to celebrate the bicentennial of Oktoberfest, they will be joined in spirit by thousands in Texas. More than 65,000 are expected to flood Addison for the town’s annual Oktoberfest, which begins Thursday and continues through Sept. 19. The event is a recreation of the wellknown Munich celebration, which takes place Sept. 18-Oct. 4. “You really feel like you’re on the grounds in Munich,” said Barbara Kovacevich, special event administrator for Addison. The festival got its start in the late 80s. A German-owned hotel in Addison presented it as a hotel event. It became so popular the town made it an annual event — one that continues to grow. The festival has increased significantly in breadth and attendees every year, Kovacevich said. Each year, they try to add at


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Accordion to Alan By RUTH HAESEMEYER

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Alan Walling has become a part of Addison Oktoberfest. Every year since 1990, he has performed at the annual festival, playing accordion, singing and yodeling. He began playing the accordion at age 7, after seeing the instrument on The Lawrence Welk Show, and began performing professionally at age 16. He later taught himself singing and then yodeling, in order to stand out from other accordionists. In addition to performing at Addison Oktoberfest, he emcees its yodeling competition. “We don’t care whether you can yodel or not,” he said. “We just want to have fun with it.” He lives with his wife, Judy, in Allen, where they run a liquid nutrition business out of their home.

Alan Walling is preparing to perform at his 21st Addison Oktoberfest. An accordion player since he was 7, he is also a self-taught singer and yodeler. Photo submitted by KELLY HUNTER

What do you enjoy about performing and about the music you play? When I was very young, and first heard polka music, I realized it is happy music. People love to hear it, and I love to play it. You’re an Addison Oktoberfest veteran. What are some of your favorite things about the festival? Everything! The bands, children’s tent, rides and attractions, the

Get to know repeat Addison Oktoberfest performer Alan Walling atmosphere of Oktoberfest … something for everyone. You’ve added singing and yodeling to your repertoire since you began playing accordion. What’s next? I really don’t know. Ideas just come to me when I least expect it, some work and some don’t, but I try them all. What inspires you? My wife, Judy. She has such an awesome, positive attitude, and is caring and supportive. What are a few of your favorite songs to perform and why? Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World” — such a great song that reminds me to find joy in the simple things that we take for granted, but things that only God can provide. Of what are you proudest? God blessed me with a wonderful musical talent that I was to share with others, and that has brought joy to so many people through the years. Name the styles of music you play and tell us a little about them: Big Band, swing,

YODEL-AY-HEE-HOO Alan Walling will emcee Addison Oktoberfest German Idol. When: 9:30 p.m. Sept. 17 Where: Bowl Stage at Addison Circle Park, 4970 Addison Circle Drive. • Judges will determine which of the The Addison Oktoberfest Yodeling Competition participants will be the next German Idol. There will be adult and children divisions. • Registration starts at 9 p.m. at the stage; spots are limited. Prizes will be awarded. Dixieland, country, rock ’n’ roll, zydeco, polkas/waltzes, Tex-Mex and blues. It’s a wide variety of styles, but it keeps things interesting. Is there anything else you’d like to share? We, as individuals, have been given a specific talent (or talents) by God. Find your talent, what you’re good at, and share it with as many people as you can.


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W.T. WHITE HIGH SCHOOL

Coming home

New principal both started and hopes to finish career on recognized campus

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W.T. White High School welcomed its new principal, Anita Hardwick, on Sept. 2.

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11 percent of graduates attend a two-

67 percent of all students enrolled

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school didn’t have one either. Hardwick’s mother used her position in the PTA to ask the district to buy a piano for the school, and the district complied. Hardwick graduated from W.W. Samuell High School in 1972 and received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music education from the University of North Texas in Denton. Parents, students and faculty have made her feel like she’s part of the Longhorn family. “Everyone here has been very warm and welcoming,” Hardwick said. “The kids are coming up and introducing themselves.” Hardwick wants to make sure that all

students are being served well, she said. With more than 2,300 students, W.T. White is the only comprehensive high school in the district to receive a recognized academic rating from the Texas Education Agency. The school has a notable fine arts program, Marine Corps JROTC (one of 60 programs nationwide), and a nationally recognized robotics team, Hardwick said. “I am confident that she will continue to move W.T. White in a positive direction,” W.T. White science teacher and robotics team sponsor Dr. Louis Glover wrote in an e-mail. “She seems to share our vision for student success in an increasingly technological world.”

Hardwick’s goal is to prepare each student for the world, not just for college. “There’s no doubt in my mind she’s the person to do that,” Jacob said. “She listens and she cares.” As a mother of two and grandmother of four, Hardwick said she wants all of her students to be treated fairly and compassionately. “Any interaction that I make, I do through the lens of what I’d want for my grandchildren,” she said. Jana J. Martin is a reporter for neighborsgo and can be reached at 214-977-8349.

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he stands were buzzing at W.T. White High School’s first football game on Aug. 27. Some parents had gotten word that a new principal had been selected for the school, since losing Orlando Riddick, who took a position with Austin ISD this summer. Jack Gilliam served as the school’s interim principal for the first days of classes. “People were high-fiving and text messages were going crazy,” said Desiree Jacob, the parent of a senior. Thirty-five years after she began her career as a student teacher in the music department at W.T. White, Anita Hardwick returned as the school’s principal on Sept. 2. She made the announcement to the parents and staff at a PTA meeting on Aug. 26 at Benjamin Franklin Middle School, where she served as principal for the 2009-10 school year. “I believe things happen as they’re supposed to,” Hardwick said. “I’d like to finish my career in the same place I began teaching.” Hardwick has been with Dallas ISD for a total of 17 years, inconsecutively. Prior to Franklin, she was principal for Harry C. Withers Elementary from 1994-97 and 2006-2009. From 1991-94, Hardwick was dean of instruction at David W. Carter High School, from 1986-1991 she was a piano teacher and academy coordinator at W.E. Greiner Middle School Arts Academy and from 1975-78 she taught group piano at various elementary schools in the district. It was at Greiner that Hardwick realized she was comfortable in a leadership role. “I’ve never regretted it [the decision to become a principal],” she said. Hardwick grew up in Oak Cliff in a middle-class neighborhood. Her family was members of Oak Cliff Christian Church where her parents attended a Sunday school class taught by late former Dallas ISD superintendent and school namesake W.T. White. Dallas ISD has been really good to her and her family, she said. As a child, Hardwick had a passion for the piano, but her family couldn’t afford to own one. Her


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neighborsgo | Carrollton | Farmers Branch | Addison


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Carrollton | Farmers Branch | Addison -- Sept. 10, 2010  

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