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  • 16 Jan 2018 2:16 PM | Chris Ball (Administrator)

    DALLAS COUNTY – The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), in conjunction with the city of Dallas, will conduct a public meeting to solicit comments on the proposed intersection improvement of State Highway (SH) 78 (Garland Road/East Grand Avenue) at the intersection with Gaston Avenue in the city of Dallas. The meeting is from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 18 at the Dallas Arboretum – Rosine Hall, 8525 Garland Road in Dallas. The informal meeting will be in an open house format.

    The proposed project would consist of reconfiguring the SH 78/Gaston intersection to improve traffic operations and mobility. The improvements would include the addition of bicycle and pedestrian accommodations. The proposed project would require additional right of way to accommodate the proposed improvements. 

     TxDOT staff and consultants will be on hand to discuss the schematic with interested citizens. Maps showing the proposed project’s location and geometric design will be available for viewing and the public is encouraged to provide written comments. 

    The construction cost of the project is approximately $4.3 million and is anticipated to start in 2021 with completion within one year. 

    TxDOT Public Meeting Web Site

  • 30 Nov 2017 7:56 AM | Adam Adams (Administrator)

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    This Sunday, December 3rd, at 2pm, we'll be hanging up Christmas Lights at the Monument. That's at Monte Vista and Sante Fe. Come on up and lend a hand for the neighborhood. 

  • 30 Nov 2017 7:52 AM | Adam Adams (Administrator)

    No, it's not Woodrow Wilson Stadium in Randall Park, but why couldn't it be? And why would anyone try to hide something that big in his pocket?

    No, it's not Woodrow Wilson Stadium in Randall Park, but why couldn't it be? And why would anyone try to hide something that big in his pocket?

    On December 7, 2017, beginning at 8:30am, the Dallas Park and Recreation Board will meet on several issues, one of which will have some impact on our neighborhood: DISD's proposal to pave over a portion of Randall Park, located at the Santa Fe Trail and Glasgow, across from Woodrow Wilson High School.  There are varying opinions on the reasons behind this proposal, as recently reported in the Dallas Observer: http://www.dallasobserver.com/news/behind-a-park-dispute-in-east-dallas-lurks-a-football-stadium-for-woodrow-10115354   And, in the Lakewood Advocate:  https://lakewood.advocatemag.com/2017/11/21/battle-parking-lot-randall-park-pits-city-dallas-vs-dallas-isd/  

    Regardless of the reasons behind the proposed change, it may have an impact on traffic and parking in our neighborhood, particularly along Santa Fe.  For this reason, we encourage you to educate yourself about the potential impact of the proposed change, and whether to attend the Board meeting.  The Park & Rec Board meets at Dallas City Hall, 1500 Marilla Street, Room 6FN.

    The language of the Board's agenda item is:

    DISD is planning to expand its athletic fields and parking facilities at Woodrow Wilson

    High School located across from Randall Park on South Glasgow Drive. Construction of

    this renovation project is expected to take approximately two years. During construction

    DISD parking will be insufficient to meet staff needs. DISD has requested that it be

    permitted to expand the Randall Park parking lot across the street from the school by

    approximately twenty-eight spaces. During construction of the improvements to Woodrow

    Wilson High School DISD staff will have exclusive use of the additional parking spaces

    constructed in the park. Once DISD's renovation project is completed the parking lot will

    remain for use by park patrons and DISD staff will use its own parking as defined in the

    lnterlocal Agreement.

    Currently the lnterlocal Agreement prohibits DISD from using Randall Park parking except

    in conjunction with its activities in the park; parking at the park is not allowed for general

    school parking. Park patrons are permitted to use Woodrow Wilson High School parking

    lots when parking spaces are not needed by DISD or being used for school or schoolrelated


    DISD staff will have exclusive use of the additional parking spaces constructed

    during the entire length of the DISD renovation project. Upon completion of the

    DISD renovation project, DISD staff will not be permitted to use parking at

    Randall Park, except as permitted in the lnterlocal Agreement, namely, only in

    connection with DISD's activities and use of the park on a first-come-firstparked


    The full text of the agenda item begins on page 33 at: http://dallascityhall.com/government/meetings/DCH%20Documents/park-board/November%202%202017.pdf 

  • 27 Nov 2017 10:50 AM | Adam Adams (Administrator)

    Bestest Neighborhood Christmas Party Ever!!!

    Saturday, December 16th
    6:00pm to 10:00pm

    800 Block of Newell

    Santa arrives on the fire truck at 6:00 pm

    Selfies with Santa
    6:30 to 8:30
    Yummy food and drinks

    Live Music by Sylvan Shine

    For more info contact Adam at adams.squared@gmaiml.com

  • 26 Nov 2017 10:39 AM | Adam Adams (Administrator)

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    Add that Hollywood pop to your yard and rent a lighty uppey snowman or Christmas tree. Handmade electrified goodness from our own Ms. Liz. Slide by 714 Newell to rent yours for the season. Rental is only a measly $50 and proceeds help fund the Neighborhood Christmas party!

    Cash or checks made out to Liz Simmons should be placed into the mail slot.

  • 26 Nov 2017 10:35 AM | Adam Adams (Administrator)

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    SUNDAY  Dec 10

    Local Honey’s Holiday Mix

    Freddie Jones, Reggie Rueffer, Mack Price, Kimberly Cain, Ryan Berg

    For the 11th year, East-Dallas based vocalist Kelly Brown tunes her creative ringmaster talents to serve up a wildly eclectic night of holiday music. Brown brings together a Mix of Dallas’ all-star musicians to perform original holiday arrangements in a set that includes everything from big-band swing and bluegrass to alt-pop and rocked up classical pieces. A party on and off the stage, audience members have made the "Holiday Mix," a Christmas tradition – dressing for the occasion in holiday attire or even elf costumes. While the annual show took a 1-year hiatus for the neighborhood to “mourn the loss,” of its original home at the Lakewood Theatre it is time to resurrect the show with new life at The Granada on Greenville Avenue. “The show has always been a holiday celebration for me with and for family, friends and our neighborhood,” said Brown, “it’s a unique, holiday energy when all these musicians make the time to collaborate their wide-range of musical talents for a community celebration and we are grateful we have another equally historic venue to now call home to our show.” Brown hopes her loyal audience is as anxious to see the show return to stage all ready to dance and sing along! Expect to see favorites like Freddie Jones, Reggie Rueffer, Mack Price along with guest appearances.

    $28 - $42
    Doors 7:00 pm
    Show 8:00 pm


  • 06 Nov 2017 11:00 AM | Adam Adams (Administrator)


    Please join us for an evening of cocktails, food and music to celebrate the unveiling of the new Blow Salon.  Paparazzi will be onsite so dress to impress! RSVP HERE.

    In case you didn't know, the owners of Blow are our neighbors and support our neighborhood, so support them.

  • 20 Oct 2017 11:42 AM | Adam Adams (Administrator)

    Spanish House

    Spanish Immersion School

    Fall Fiesta

    Saturday October 21 2:30-5:30pm

    7159 E Grand Ave, 75223

    All proceeds from the fiesta will go to families impacted by Hurricanes Maria and Harvey and the earthquakes in Mexico.

  • 20 Oct 2017 8:36 AM | Adam Adams (Administrator)


    ​The 2017 Fall Open Studios at the historical Continental Gin Building will showcase a diverse range of art from 50+ local artists across 61,000 sq.ft. of space on three floors. Only available to the public twice a year during the spring and fall, Continental Gin Building Studios, located at 3309 Elm St. Dallas, TX 75226 in the historic Deep Ellum neighborhood, will open its doors Friday, October 20th, 6-10pm and Saturday, October 21st, 2-8pm.

    "Fall Open Studios is a great opportunity to experience and explore our historic building built in 1888. It's interesting to be able to see the inside of 34 working artist studios on three floors. Every year it gets more popular," said Julie Brown, resident artist.

    Continental Gin Building Studios prides itself in providing Dallas with innovative artwork from a wide range of contributing artists who represent the creative power in our city. 2017 Fall Open Studios allows for these local artists to share their works with the Dallas community, featuring the creative talent of North Texas.

    “Our event is a unique opportunity for Art Patrons, Art Appreciators, and anyone else inspired by creativity to explore our building, and to view and purchase artwork from some of Dallas's both established and up and coming artists in one weekend,“ said Rob Aikey, resident artist. ​

    The Fall 2017 Open Studios will feature 50 Artists and a Hurricane Relief Fundraiser Benefiting CerfPlus which provides assistance to artists. More information about CerfPlus https://cerfplus.org/

    And our own Connie Roschlau Ball has a studio there. Check her out on the 2nd floor.

  • 19 Oct 2017 9:26 AM | Adam Adams (Administrator)

    Photo courtesy of Walton’s Garden Center


    Support the Pre-Lee Association with Tossing for Tots, a corn hole tournament taking place this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is an opportunity to meet neighbors, enjoy food and drinks and try your luck at tossing some bags. The tournament will include prizes for the best team names and activities for children. Proceeds will benefit Pre-Lee and the Lee Elementary science labs. Registration is $100 per team, and spectators get in for $25. To participate, email Jami Kalmbach at jamikalmbach@gmail.com.

    The Hollywood Santa Monica Neighborhood Association is having their Haunted Halloween Spooktacular and Chili Cookoff this Saturday in Lindsley Park from 3 to 6 p.m. This family-friendly event will include a cake walk, human and pet costume contests, live music and an adopt-a-pet station.

    There are two things everyone loves in the fall: Puppies and pumpkins. Neighbors are in luck, because those two favorites will be combined at Walton’s Garden Center this Saturday, when the garden will be teaming up with the SPCA for a pet adoption station from 12 to 4 p.m.

    Registration for Woodrow Wilson Dance’s “Nutcracker” adaptation, “Short and Suite,” has already begun. The performance is open to all interested students in the Woodrow Wilson feeder pattern, and requires no dance experience. Learn more and register here.

    C. C. Young will host a writing workshop with C.J. Critt this Thursday from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. Critt will guide participants through the creation of their own Edgar Allen Poe ghost story. The event is free but space is limited. RSVP by calling 214-841-2831.

    St. Matthew’s Cathedral will be hosting an evening of food, drinks, a silent auction and music from the world’s great operas performed by the Cathedral Choral Artists and friends, with special guest Damon Clark. The proceeds benefit the free public art programs of St. Matthew’s Cathedral Arts. The event is Friday night at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $50.

    The Dallas Arboretum will be hosting its new Pumpkin Carver Weekend this Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. Master pumpkin carver Gene Granata will be carving pumpkins for all ages with live demonstrations.

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