1.At the Dallas Aboretum, you could visit the pumpkin village! The village is made out of over 75,000 pumpkins, gourds, and squash! This festival includes special events like a hay bale maze, a pumpkin patch, scavenger hunts, Mommy and Me Mondays, Tiny Tot Tuesdays, music and more! This festival is on from October to November 25th from 9AM to 5PM. Prices vary from age: $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 65+, $10 for children 3 to 12. and children under the age of two are free! There is an additional cost of $3 to get into the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden, and on-site parking is $15; but if you order one online then its $8!
2. The Texas State Fair is now open! With concerts, animals, rides, and great food comes great attraction! The Texas State Fair buildings open at 10AM to 10PM. The ticket prices also vary on age, but general admission is $18! Students usually get a free ticket at their school. There is self parking available on Official State Fair lots for $15 per space.
3. At Cottonwood Park, there are more than 240 visual artists lined up showing off their artwork. Exhibited paintings, sculptures, metalwork, digital pieces, and more are available to purchase. At the Lakeside Courtyard, local bands play, and you’ll also be able to find food, and drinks! There will be an Artshop filled with children activities. The festival is free as well as parking!
4. For all the anime fans, there is the Ghibli Festival: Princess Mononoke for just $8 at Angelika Film Center & Cafe in Dallas, you can watch an animated film filled with conflict between humans, gods, and nature.
The Mesquite Skeeter’s varsity football team took on the Horn Jaguar’s on Thursday, Sept. 24th at Memorial Stadium in Mesquite.
The Skeeter’s came into the game considered by many to be the obvious underdogs but that did not phase the Skeeter’s who came into game flying high with confidence.
An almost electric atmosphere flowed throughout the crowd as the boys warmed up. The tension between the two teams sky-rocketed as the Skeeter’s consistently mocked the Jaguars during their warm-ups.
With emotions flowing the game kicked off and the Jaguars offense began to dominate the Skeeter’s defense with an outrageous aerial attack from quarterback Chris Robison who pounded the Skeeter’s defense with his accurate passing ability.
At the end of the 1st quarter of play the Jaguars led the Skeeter’s 14-7 with their only touchdown coming from a 92-yard return from junior Chance Fisher.
As the second half began the Jaguars didn’t slow, while on the contrary the Skeeter’s offense practically vanished from the game. The Skeeter’s struggled to put together any attacking pressure while a couple of fantastic defensive stands kept them in the game.
The Skeeter’s special team were the only opposition to what could’ve been a blow out at halftime with another incredible kick return from Fisher.
At halftime 28-14 was the score.
The third quarter of play was subtle from both teams with the only change in tempo coming from a 2-yard touchdown for junior Jawan Edosomwan off a pass from quarterback Anthony Tennison.
As the fourth quarter kicked off the Jaguars punished the Skeeter offense, especially Tennison who at times seemed to have the ball glued to his hands.
With Tennison going down to injury, the Skeeter’s put in senior Trooper Elwonger who instantaneously changed the pace of the Skeeter’s offense.
For the first time of the game the Skeeter offense began a legitimate threat to the Jaguar defense who couldn’t keep up with the arm of Elwonger.
The Skeeter’s nearly took the lead off a 9-yard pass from Elwonger to fellow senior Russell Gray, but the field goal by junior Eddie Sanchez was missed.
With the score now 27-28, the Skeeter defense made a fantastic stop to get possession back for their offense in good field position.
With the Skeeter’s coaching staff making questionable decision to put Tennison back into the game to replace Elwonger who had just produced a sharp possession, the Skeeter offense took the field hoping to put up a good drive to the endzone.
The drive in turn ended in disappointment with Tennison losing yards on four consecutive plays to turn the ball over to the Jaguars who in result kneeled the ball to end the game.
The final score 28-27 in favor of the Jaguars.