It’s all smiles in Exall Park

August 13, 2015

Meet the Neighbors

Meet our neighbor Keith.  He and Mia have lived in the neighborhood for over two years. Keith is studying to become a dentist.  Mia is studying to become adorable.  Scratch that, she’s already a master at it. You can spot Keith and Mia zipping through Exall Park – but you’ll have to be quick, because they’re moving fast!  


By‐Laws Revision

August 13, 2015

By Linda Collins

Announcements and Bryan Place Organization
By-laws and General Meeting

It is important that you take a few minutes to read the recommended bylaws revisions on the web. There will be no revisions to amendments at the General Membership meeting. You can find the full text of the revised bylaws here. If you need a printed version for your review, you can request one from Cotton Mendenhall (214‐642‐7676) or Linda Collins (214‐370‐0330). The significant recommended changes which will be voted on at the October 22 general membership meeting include: TermRead more


Treasurer Chairperson Profile: Mike Sposi

August 13, 2015

Bryan Place Organization
Chairperson Profile

Mike was born and raised in central Connecticut. Before moving to Dallas in 2012, he lived in Charlotte, NC, Iowa City, IA, and St. Louis, MO. He received his Ph.D. in Economics in 2012 before beginning a career as an Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. He has served on the neighborhood’s board since November of 2014. His hobbies include riding his bike and traveling.


Newsletter Advertising – Your Association needs your Help

August 13, 2015

By Gary Collins


Advertising income is important to support the publication of this newsletter. Your assistance is requested to solicit your vendors to advertise in our newsletter. Ads should be the size of a standard business card. The ads will be published on our website in color and black/white in our printed publication. Each ad costs $360 for 12 months in our printed newsletter or $120 for 12 months exposure on our website.   Ads provided as a pdf file or equivalent by theRead more


Holiday Trees – Teams are Forming

August 12, 2015

By Wayne Smith

Exall Park Events
Friends of Exall Park and Holiday Party

Once again this year we will have Holiday Trees in Exall Park!  We are encouraging neighborhood teams to come out and decorate trees in their favorite Holiday/Christmas themes. The fee for your team to sponsor a neighborhood tree is $300. The Friends of Exall Park will provide a six to eight foot tree and have it installed. You bring your imagination and decorations. We will have prizes and special recognition for the best decorated trees. The event will be DecemberRead more


Home Fire Sprinkler System – Inspections

August 11, 2015

By Danny Oberst, Security Chairperson

Fire Safety, Inspections, and Sprinkler System

Background Fox and Jacobs installed home fire sprinkler systems in Bryan Place to help offset the inherent fire risks associated with the density of the development. I have been told by several sources (including my plumber) that our sprinkler systems are tied directly into our home’s plumbing system without a separate cutoff valve. Each individual sprinkler head is activated by a heat sensor independent of the other sprinkler heads i.e., if there is a fire in the kitchen, only theRead more


Neighborhood Robbery Reminds Us to Stay Alert

August 9, 2015

By Danny Oberst


Officer Jeff La Barba, our police liaison for Bryan Place, notified the association of a recent aggravated robbery in our community. The robbery occurred in the early morning hours of Monday (7/27) in the 3200 block of Bryan Street. “The victim was walking down the street when two Latin males approached, and one was armed with a large knife. The victim dropped his property and ran, and the suspects fled in a newer model Toyota Camry on McCoy towards Ross.Read more

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A Furry Addition to Bryan Place

August 9, 2015

By Phillip Bryan

Meet the Neighbors

Meet our neighbor Woody. Last month one of our neighbors found a little Chihuahua in their back yard trying to scramble under the fence. His oversized collar and implanted chip told us he’d belonged to someone in the past, but we were unable to locate his owner. Woody and Boomer have invited him into their family, and he’s now officially “Sami Bryan Morrow.” You can see him chasing squirrels around Exall park every day.  


Edamame Succotash

August 8, 2015

By Kim Callahan


Heat 1 tbsp. olive oil in a large skillet. Add 1 diced medium onion and saute’ until translucent and edges begin to brown (about 15 min.). Add 1 minced garlic clove and saute’ about 1 minute. Add 4 cups corn (fresh or frozen) saute’ for about 10 minutes. Add 1 ½ cups frozen edamame, 1 2/3 tsp. ground cumin, ¼ tsp. turmeric and ¾ tsp salt. Cook until corn begins to caramelize, then add 2 tbsp water and cook forRead more


August 2015 Yard of the Month

August 6, 2015

By Carol Guthrie

Yard of the Month

1512 McCoy There is a reason that Bryan Place is such a great place to live. This month’s Yard of the Month at 1512 McCoy was nominated by one of his neighbors! Randy Mason, a Bryan Place resident since 1993, learned everything he knows about gardening from his grandmother. She told him to “cover the roots and make sure to aerate the soil.” Randy has planted mums as bulbs and they come back bigger every year, adding color and depth toRead more


President’s Message – August 2015

August 5, 2015

By Linda Collins

Announcements and Bryan Place Organization
President's Message

All of your Board Members are enthusiastic and are working energetically on your behalf this year. As President, I’m lucky to have such a hard‐working team. Each month, we’ve been featuring a short bio of one of the Board Members, and I hope you will make an opportunity to say hello and let them know you appreciate their work. If you are interested in learning more about how to be active in your community and perhaps work on the BoardRead more


August Finances

August 3, 2015

By Mike Sposi

Bryan Place Organization

Our association is operating within our budget for the first half of the year. The Association changed its fee for advertising in our newsletter from $25 per month with a 6 month minimum to $30 per month with a 12 month minimum. That change has caused our income to appear higher since advertising renewals in June 2015 represent collected fees into the 1st six month of next year. Your support of your Association through membership and donations continues to beRead more

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Streets and Traffic Update

August 2, 2015

By Jarrett Reed


We finally heard back from Kerry Elder from the Streets Department, and we now have confirmation of some exciting new developments happening as a result of our General Meeting. Traffic counts have already been completed on Skiles, Pavillion and at the intersection of Bryan and Skiles. We should have the results of those studies in the coming weeks. At the time of publication, there should already be three new stop signs at Bryan Street and McCoy, as well as additionalRead more


Blue Moon over Bryan Place

August 1, 2015

In the Neighborhood
Blue Moon

These shots are from last night’s blue moon.  There won’t be another for 2 ½ years, and the view was beautiful.


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