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Message from the President

February 5, 2015

By Linda Collins, President

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Announcements

Year 2015 is underway, and it is time again to renew your Bryan Place Neighborhood Association (BPNA) membership. Many of you are faithful supporters of the neighborhood, and for that we are all grateful. But we need all of you who live in Bryan Place to help us make this the best neighborhood possible. Many of you see caring for the environment as a part of your stewardship responsibilities. But sometimes caring for the earth seems too big to tackle.Read more

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Digital Imaging Project

February 5, 2015

Dallas Central Appraisal District
Development
Central Appraisal District

The Dallas Central Appraisal District is conducting a comprehensive property‐imaging project. They have hired Tyler Technologies, Inc. who will be photographing the frontal exterior view of every structure in the Appraisal District including both residential and commercial properties. The project will begin using four vans starting in January and will add approximately six more vans in March. The vans will have digital photographic equipment located inside each vehicle. Each van will have a driver and a photographer inside and aRead more

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February 2015 Yard of the Month

February 5, 2015

By Carol Guthrie

Yard of the Month

3220 Basil Court Husband and wife, Alex Puorro and Elena Borovkov, moved to Bryan Place in August last year. They have wasted no time in bringing their home at 3220 Basil Court to life by making their front porch a relaxing and welcoming entrance to the house. They have two white rocking chairs, with colorful throw pillows. The pillows seem to change seasonally, with Christmas pillows in December. Alex and Elena started working on the yard when they moved in,Read more

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Minyards to replace Albertsons

February 5, 2015

By Keri Mitchell

Why we should root for the new Minyard Sun Fresh Market replacing Albertsons
Development

Our local Albertson’s located at 3524 McKinney Ave. has been acquired by Minyard’s and will be converted to a Minyard Sun Fresh Market by the end of February.

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President’s Message about BPNA Board Updates

February 5, 2015

Announcements
B and Board Meetings

Great news! We have filled the positions of Secretary and Zoning Chairman. Dr. Gabby Reed is a psychologist at St. Marks School and will be serving as Secretary of BPNA. Jarrett Reed is a real estate lawyer for Norton, Rose, Fulbright and will assume the work as Zoning Chair. Please welcome Gabby and Jarrett. New members of the Board met casually in mid‐January. Everyone is very enthusiastic and we discussed many fresh ideas about how to serve you better. IRead more

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Recipe of the Month: Georgia’s Vegetable Beef Stew

February 5, 2015

Food
Recipe

This recipe makes enough for 10 people. You can freeze half, or cut the quantities of each ingredient down to make a smaller batch. 1‐2 lbs. stew meat Flour for dredging (about ½ cup – more if needed), seasoned with salt and pepper. ¼ cup of vegetable oil or olive oil 3 russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1‐inch cubes 3‐4 carrots, cut in ¼‐inch rounds 3 ribs of celery, cut in moderate dice 1 large onion, cut in half,Read more

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The Spire – What was once a forgotten corner of the city is no more

February 5, 2015

By Jarrett Reed

Development
Spire

There are big plans for the undeveloped east corner of downtown Dallas. Spire Realty, in conjunction with WDG Architecture, is moving forward on a 12‐acre project that is set to include an office tower, 18,600 square‐feet of retail, a boutique hotel and a 21‐story high‐rise apartment building. With the spreading development east down Ross Avenue, and the Arts District for a next‐door neighbor, this large inchoate property in the central business district has real potential. “What was once a forgottenRead more

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Emergency Vote on By‐Laws Change

February 5, 2015

Announcements
Bylaws

The Board began the process of applying for tax exempt status with the IRS last year. The IRS agent reviewing our application had one problem with our submission. In reviewing our provisions for dissolution of the Association, he stated that law prohibits money provided by members to be returned members. In the event of the dissolution of the Association, it would be appropriate for any remaining funds to be donated to another non‐profit organization determined at the time of dissolution.Read more

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Bryan Place Crime Statistics

February 2, 2015

By Danny Oberst

Security

The Dallas Police Department provides information on individual crime reports and citywide crime statistics that can be easily obtained on the internet. Anyone can access the Individual crime reports  — Bryan Place reporting areas are 2025 and 2026 General crime statistics — Bryan Place is included in beat #154 In my review of the crime reports over the last six months, about half of the crime in Bryan Place is theft of personal items out of parked vehicles (smash andRead more

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February 2015 Newsletter

February 1, 2015

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Bryan Place Neighborhood Association Websites

January 22, 2015

By Gary Collins

The Association
Website

The Bryan Place Neighborhood Association is privileged to have an expert webmaster, Phillip Bryan, our neighbor. Sharon Smith created the initial static website in 2008. Phillip began migrating the web in 2010 to a dynamic site using a content management system. He describes our sites as “a work in progress” because the underlying technologies continue to change and improve. Phillip strives to keep pace with the changes so our membership can easily access neighborhood information regardless of what they use to connect to the webRead more

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Home Security Systems

January 22, 2015

By Danny Oberst

Safety
Home Security

As homeowners, we all have to make a decision on whether or not to purchase a home security system. Does the peace‐of‐mind and added safety offset the cost and inconvenience of installing a home security system and if so, what should be included in that system? My wife and I recently moved to the Bryan Place community and determining the appropriate home security system was one of many important decisions we had to make. Hopefully, what we learned in this process will help otherRead more

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January 2015 Yard of the Month

January 22, 2015

By Carol Guthrie

Yard of the Month

The holidays are over, all lights are put away, and the deep freeze is here. There is a Bryan Place yard that can just make you smile. Belva Becker, at 3129 Trevolle Place, has turned an eyesore into a whimsy. Belva had her niece’s son paint the box silver. He added colorful tropical fish and an octopus. Stroll by on one of these cold winter days and feel a little tropical warmth.

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Message from the BPNA President

January 22, 2015

Community

Happy New Year to all residents of Bryan Place. Your newly elected Board Members are enthusiastic neighbors of yours who hope to develop some exciting activities and projects in the coming year. Take a moment to look over the list of officers on the front page of the newsletter. If you are not familiar with all those who will serve you so faithfully over the next year, take a few minutes at the next ‘Dinner on the Town’ or community activity to introduce yourself. Also, we are still in needRead more

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Ross Avenue Changes

January 22, 2015

Development
Ross Avenue

Most of you will remember Zach Popkess’s article in October about the development at Hall and Ross. As you can see, the old building is currently being demolished. The developer is advertising space for lease in the new retail space. The photo glimpses a vision for the new space, which appears to be within current zoning requirements. No building permits have yet to be filed, so we will keep you posted as things progress.

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