An accused neighborhood conman’s failed attempt to steal an ambulance, a well-loved coach’s departure from Lake Highlands High School and a colorful cultural experience — it’s all in this week’s headlines.
Peruse Michael Reaves’ photos of the Thai Culture and Food Festival at the Buddhist Center of Dallas’ temple, in the Richardson Lake Highlands section of Dallas’ daily paper: “[Organizers] said the festival was intended to share aspects of Thai culture with curious Dallas-area residents … visitors [discovered] Muay Thai, a combat sport similar to boxing; took guided tours of the temple and its intricate Buddhist wall murals; and experienced Thai songs and dances, explained for a non-Thai audience … more.”
Lake Highlands High School girls basketball coach Holly Mulligan resigned and will take over the McKinney North girls basketball program. According to a press release from McKinney ISD, Mulligan “led Lake Highlands to more success in her nine seasons than the school had enjoyed in its entire history.” Read more at Dallasmorningnews.com.
And finally, the odd tale of Terrance King, our area’s version of Frank Abagnale Jr., the famous conman portrayed in Catch Me If You Can — only King’s not so clever. King, who reportedly has roots in the northeast Dallas area, was arrested this week after posing as a doctor at a children’s hospital, stealing (and subsequently crashing) an ambulance. He’s been arrested several times for posing as police, firefighter and doctor, including recently at Forest Park Medical Center in the Lake Highlands area and once at nearby Medical City Hospital. King’s sister tells reporters her brother is mentally disturbed and homeless and that “he is not the type to hurt anybody.” Read the full story here.