As usual, decorated folk are visiting the Park Cities, representing them, and giving us cause to get out of the house. A few award (and ribbon) winners on today’s radar:
1. Highland Park High School’s celebrated Literary Festival kicks off today with the arrival of Tony and Pulitzer-winning writer Doug Wright. You needn’t be a student to get an earful; Wright’s keynote speech is 7 p.m. tonight at the high school, and all are welcome. The Grey Gardens and I Am My Own Wife author is also slated for a 1 p.m. interview with KERA’s Krys Boyd.
2. Kudos to the Highland Belles. The drill team took first place overall at Saturday’s regional competition in Grapevine, and is preparing for more fancy footwork March 5 in Orlando.
3. Now here’s a long title. University Park architect Edwin Smith has received the 2011 award for Best Adaptive Re-Use of an Existing Building in the Stemmons Corridor from the Stemmons Corridor Business Association.
In simpler terms, he’s turned a dated building into a slick piece of work.
Datatech headquarters beforehand:
Datatech headquarters post Edwin-Smith makeover: