News and Notes: February 2013

Girl Scouts app | Lake Highlands senior Kent Perkins | Former Wildcat Desmond Roland

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If the little ladies in green don’t find you first, the Girl Scouts have an app that will help you track down their seasonal cookies. The smartphone app, available for both Apple and Android products, will help you find the nearest location selling cookies, based on zip code, when the scouts start selling them at grocery stores Feb. 22. This year, says Northeast council spokeswoman Monica Gonzalez, the group hopes to sell 3.5 million cookies in its 32-county area. The app also lets you vote for your favorite cookie — Thin Mints, Tagalongs, Samoas, Do-Si-Dos, Trefoils, Dulce de Leche, Thank U Berry Munch, or Savannah Smiles. The price this year is $3.50 a box.

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Lake Highlands senior Kent PerkinsLake Highlands senior Kent Perkins participated in January’s televised U.S. Army All-American Bowl. The Dallas Morning News called Perkins the number-one recruit in the area, and USA Today named him to their All-Star Team. He’ll play on the offensive line at the University of Texas in the fall.

 

Former Wildcat Desmond Roland didn’t score any touchdowns for Oklahoma State at the Heart of Dallas Bowl in January, but he likely solidified his role as a workhorse in the backfield, with 9 carries for 51 yards. The Cowboys won the game 58-14, and Lake Highlanders can expect to see D-Ro, as he was widely known before he graduated from LHHS in 2011, carry the ball much more over the next two years.

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Out of 517 submissions to the 2013 Young Masters Exhibition, Lake Highlands student Adam Stone is among 46 chosen to see their art displayed in the Dallas Museum of Art through Feb. 17. Stone is an advanced placement studio art student. Apart from the honor of being included in the exhibit, more awards will be announced at a reception Feb. 5 from 5-8 p.m. at the museum. The Dallas Museum of Art, located at 1717 N. Harwood, is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and stays open until 9 p.m. Thursdays. Right now admission costs $14 or less but beginning Jan. 21, general admission–which doesn’t include special exhibitions–is free.

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Dallas Water Utilities recently notified customers of a Dec. 10 failure at the city water treatment plant to meet the minimum requirements for disinfecting drinking water. The assistant director of operations for Dallas Water Utilities, Randall Payton, told the Advocate that the failure was not serious and that Dallas tap water is safe to drink. Any breach of treatment procedure requires public notification within 30 days, therefore the city sent out almost 300,000 postcard notices about the failure to Dallas water customers.

 

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