Safety Alert

February 7, 2016


In last month’s newsletter, there was a brief message about a gas leak at a home on Pavillion. In the last few weeks there has been another serious leak. This one occurred in the main gas line under the street at Pavillion. This is cause for great concern in our neighborhood. The lines were installed when the development was new in the 1980’s. That’s more than 35 years ago, and we are now confronted with aging pipelines. It is veryRead more


Cajun Black-eyed Peas and Rice

February 7, 2016

By Linda Collins


1 pkg. Picksweet Black-eyed Peas (frozen food) ¼ cup Chopped Onions (frozen food section) ½ cup long-grain rice, uncooked 1 tbsp. butter 1 tsp salt 3 cups water ½ tsp paprika 1 tsp Cajun seasoning ½ tsp sugar [Note – add cooked and drained smoked sausage for a hearty entrée] Pour frozen peas and onions in a saucepan and cover with water. Boil for 3 minutes, then reduce heat, cover and simmer for 40 minutes. Drain off most liquid, butRead more


Dallas City Hall 3-1-1 Non-Emergency Service

February 7, 2016

By Danny Oberst, Security Chairperson

City Services

The City of Dallas established the 3-1-1 service several years ago to improve non-emergency services for all citizens. Dallas residents can call 3-1-1, connect on the internet or access the service through a smart phone app. All emergency calls should go directly to the 9-1-1 service. With the smart phone app, you can take a picture of the problem to send along with its location and description to better identify your specific concern. The free smart phone app is availableRead more


Did You Know…Margaritas

February 7, 2016

By Rayna Green

Stories from the National Museum of American History
Did You Know...

The world’s first frozen margarita machine was invented in Dallas 1971 by restaurateur Mariano Martinez.   However the word “innovation” seems more appropriate than “invention” considering Mariano simply used a soft serve ice cream machine for his new creation. In 1971, young Mariano Martinez started serving margaritas in his new restaurant, Mariano’s Mexican Cuisine. His customers created a high demand for the newly popular frozen drink. With their blenders hard-pressed to produce a consistent mix for the drink they madeRead more


Did You Know… The Texas Flag

February 7, 2016

Did You Know...

The Texas flag is called the “Lone Star Flag” and has three colors: Red to represent courage, White to represent liberty, and Blue to represent loyalty. It was adopted in 1845 when Texas became a state. The large white star was first used on Texas flags in the 1830s during the battles between Texas and Mexico.


February 2016 Yard of the Month

February 7, 2016

By Carol Guthrie, Landscaping Chairperson

Yard of the Month

3622 Word When the days are short and the nights are long it is harder to create an appealing yard, but the yard at 3622 Word is bursting with color. Mark Ingram has planted a riot of pansies and cabbage plants. Mark has two massive brick and copper planters on either side of the walkway to his front door. The planters are filled with pansies of all colors and cabbage plants. He also has a mob of pansies in bedsRead more


All-American Animal Removal, LLC

February 7, 2016

By Lucas Cartwright
In the Area
Local Businesses

We started All-American Animal Removal, LLC to provide a public service for residents of the Great State of Texas. With a combined range of knowledge associated with wildlife that includes years of experience in the field and degrees in Biology, Agriculture, Business, and Technology we are bringing a simple solution to the residents of the DFW area that limits the exposure and contact associated with wild animal inhabitation issues. As a local DFW small business that originated in Texas, weRead more


President’s Message – February 2016

February 7, 2016

By Linda Collins

Announcements and Bryan Place Organization
President's Message

There are many exciting things happening in and around Bryan Place. It may be that the City Lights retail development across from the Latino Cultural Center may materialize after all. Greystar has reacquired the space previously consolidated by Matt Malouf. We hope to arrange a meeting between the Board and Greystar representatives in March to learn what is now being proposed. But our understanding is that there will be retail space in the area. If the development is likely toRead more


Jarrett Reed – Zoning Chairperson

February 7, 2016

Bryan Place Organization

Jarrett Reed has served as the Zoning Chairperson for the past year. He and his wife Gabby moved to Bryan Place in 2007, first on Trevolle and now on Basil Ct. Jarrett, originally from Amarillo, attended Texas A&M and obtained his law degree from SMU. He now works as a commercial real estate attorney at Norton Rose Fubright US LLP. Jarrett enjoys traveling, hunting and watching college football, especially when the Aggies are winning. You’ll see Jarrett walking their dogRead more

The developer who is converting the old Hilton Statler Hotel to condos has finished one model house in Dallas, TX on March 15, 2012. ( Kye R. Lee / The Dallas Morning News )

Statler Hilton Hotel – Preserved

February 7, 2016

By Jarrett Reed, Development Zoning Chairperson


With nearly less than a year before the scheduled reopening, downtown Dallas’ landmark Statler Hotel is the largest redevelopment project in town, and will likely promote further development near our neighborhood. Built at a cost of $15 million, the Statler was finished just after the Hilton and Statler hotel companies merged. The $111 million purchase of the Statler chain by Conrad Hilton was the largest real estate deal on record at the time. The $175 million makeover of the almostRead more

The Bryan Place Brat Pack

January 2016 Yard of the Month

January 8, 2016

By Carol Guthrie

Exall Park Events and Yard of the Month

We are starting the new year by celebrating the Holiday Trees in the Park as our Bryan Place Neighborhood Association Yard of the Month. The Friends of Exall Park outdid themselves by having 10 trees lighting the Hall Street path this year. Holiday Trees in the Park have become an annual event that brings our neighborhood together and sprinkles holiday spirit on all who visit Exall Park. Starting from Bryan Street moving toward Live Oak Street, trees were sponsored andRead more


Bacon & Tomato Salad

January 8, 2016

By Linda Collins


Ingredients 3 lbs tomatoes, cut into ½” pieces 12 basil leaves, torn 1 small red onion, coarsely chopped ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 2 tbsp sherry vinegar Salt and pepper, to taste ¾ lb. sliced bacon ½ cup mayonnaise 1 ½ tsp Dijon mustard ½ tsp curry powder ¾ tsp Cajun spice 1 ½ tsp lemon juice, fresh Dash hot sauce Crusty bread, for accompaniment Preparation Preheat the oven to 450 Degrees. In a bowl, toss the tomatoes, basil,Read more


Quarterly DPD Crime Watch Meeting

January 8, 2016

By Danny Oberst

Crime Watch and Dallas Police

The Dallas Police Department Central Patrol Division had its quarterly crime watch meeting at the Meadows Foundation Center for Community Cooperation (2900 Live Oak) on December 2, 2015. The meeting was well-attended with about fifty concerned citizens, a large number of central patrol police officers and other city service representatives (including our police representative for Bryan Place, NPO Jeff LaBarba and our Code Compliance representative, Jose Ruiz). The 90 minute meeting was lively and included presentations by Mike Rawlings (Mayor),Read more


Did You Know… Persimmons

January 8, 2016

Did You Know...

The Persimmon Fruit Folklore According to folklore, the seeds of a persimmon will predict how severe the winter will be. The old wives say cut to a seed open to reveal the design. If you see a knife, the winds will be cutting. If a fork shows, snow will be light. But if you see a spoon, you can expect heavy snow.

IMG_1855Bryan Place is a unique neighborhood nestled in the shadow of downtown Dallas, known for its friendly atmosphere, overall design, and a high level of community involvement.Read More

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