April 2015 Yard of the Month

April 17, 2015

By Carol Guthrie

Yard of the Month

While walking around Exall Park take a look over at the yard in front of 1328 Adair. Homeowners Brent and Alisa have maximized the area in front of their townhome. Using Miniature Pansies, Dusty Miller, Kale, and English Ivy they have created a beautiful late winter landscape. So while you are out enjoying great spring weather in the park, slow down and appreciate Brent and Lisa’s efforts.


Tree Trimming in our Future

April 17, 2015

By Carol Guthrie

Dallas Morning News

As you may have read in the Dallas Morning News, Oncor is planning to trim trees throughout the city in order to minimize tree related outages. Oncor has informed us that their Vegetation Management Program will perform maintenance tree pruning directed by certified arborists and degreed foresters working with experienced line‐clearance crews. The board has signed up for email updates, including the area(s) Oncor plans to trim each month so that we can share that information with the neighborhood whenRead more


April 2015 President’s Message

April 17, 2015

By Linda Collins, President

Bryan Place Organization

Hi, Residents. Thanks for all your help with the Spring Cleaning project. The event was very successful in that a lot of items were collected for the Genesis Shelter. We donated lots of gently used goods that were taken to the Genesis Benefits store. Battered women clients of the Shelter can shop free at the store. In the coming months, the Board will be working on updating the Bylaws, which have become somewhat outdated with the current operations. For example,Read more


Ross & Hall Development

April 17, 2015

By Jarrett Reed


I spoke with Ben Schwartz, one of a set of siblings that own the developing property at Ross and Hall. Their maternal grandparents passed the property down to them about two years ago, but the Schwartz siblings had to wait until the existing leases expired before renovating the property. Ben is an office real estate broker in California, and he is hoping to make this a family project that will be passed down to their children and future generations ofRead more


Meet your Board Members – President

April 17, 2015

By Chris-Clawson


In the coming months, a brief profile will be provided on each of our Board Members in this section of Newsletter. This series will begin with our current President, Linda Collins. Linda moved to Bryan Place from Carrollton in 2002. She grew up in Oak Cliff and is a native Texan. Linda retired in 2013 after 33 years with the Food and Drug Administration as a Food Sanitation Specialist. She spent her career consulting with state and local food programRead more


Nextdoor – A Private Social Network for Bryan Place

April 16, 2015

By Danny Oberst


I noticed an article in the March 12th Dallas Morning News about the private social network “Nextdoor” and how it promotes neighborhood security and provides community based information to Dallas neighborhoods. The article reported on a recent home invasion (not in Bryan Place) where the Nextdoor service was helpful in alerting the local community of the security threat and promoting additional community vigilance. After some initial research on the internet, I registered as a member on their website at www.nextdoor.comRead more


Brussels Sprout, Bacon and Gruyere Frittata

April 15, 2015

By Submitted by Linda Collins


Think you don’t like Brussels sprouts? They turn out so sweet and yummy in this recipe, you may change your mind. (If you just can’t be adventurous, then substitute broccoli.) Ingredients:   ½ lb. thick‐cut bacon, diced 2 shallots ¾ lb. Brussels sprouts, halved and sliced ¼“ thick Kosher salt Freshly ground pepper 8 large eggs 2 tbsp. whole milk 1 cup gruyere cheese, shredded ¼ cup chives, snipped Directions: Preheat the broiler and position a rack 6 inches fromRead more


April 2015 Newsletter

April 1, 2015

2015 Editions


Winter Weather returns to Dallas

March 5, 2015

In the Neighborhood

The overnight snowfall is officially the fourth highest snow total for the month of March in Dallas-Fort Worth area. Several areas in the Dallas/Fort Worth area saw six inches or more, with the official “snow stick” seeing 3.5 inches at DFW airport.Read more


Neighbor Remembered

March 4, 2015

In the Neighborhood
Neighbor Remembered

It is with great sadness to report that long time Bryan Place resident, Alicia Ruiz-Rivera, passed away February 24. Alicia always greeted you with a smile during her walks to Exall Park and was a newsletter delivery volunteer. She will be dearly missed.


Get Better Services from the City and County

March 4, 2015

By Gary Foster

City Services

Bryan Place Votes and Voting gets attention for City and County Services. We can be the strongest voting block in Dallas County but YOU have to register and vote. The County Joint Election is Saturday, May 9, 7am to 7pm, probably at Exall Park but not guaranteed. Visit for more updated information. They will post a voting day location list there. You can also change your address to Bryan Place which must be done by Thursday May 9. YouRead more


Free Tax Assistance

March 4, 2015

City Services

[article url=] [article urltitle=Dallas-Public-Library-website] Tax assistance will be available again this year at selected Dallas Public Library locations. Times and locations are listed on the Dallas Public Library website at: · These services are free · Specialists can file your returns electronically · For best results please bring Proof of Identification, your W‐2, 1099 or any other current year tax information to fill in your form and a copy of your last year’s tax return (if available) OtherRead more


Dash Diet’s “Pile It On” Chili

March 4, 2015

By Linda Cousins

Family Cookbook Project

The Dash Diet plan is proven to lower blood pressure and cholesterol. But this chili is also delicious, filling and easy to make. It’s named because it piles on the vegetables, which also makes it low in calories. Ingredients: · 1 lb ground sirloin, 95% extra‐lean (or use ground turkey if preferred) · ½ bag frozen onions and green pepper combo · 2 or 3 garlic cloves, minced or squeezed through a garlic press · 14 ½ ounce can dicedRead more


From the President’s Desk

March 4, 2015

By Linda Collins

The Association

Your Board members are getting settled into our new roles. The group is very dedicated to making the organization more efficient and is continually thinking of ways to make Bryan Place better. Here’s a sampling of what we’ll be working on this month. · Continuing the process of obtaining tax‐exempt status. · Planning for the Spring Cleaning event to benefit Genesis Shelter · Planning for the General Meeting in May. (Identifying guests who would be of interest to you) ·Read more


Tips to Improve Your Home’s Security

March 4, 2015

By Danny Oberst

Home Security

Home burglaries, even if you are not there, can have a major impact on you and your family’s sense of safety and well‐being. There is nothing more personal than having one’s home and privacy invaded by an unwelcome intruder. While it is difficult to protect your home from professional thieves, most home burglaries are done by amateurs. These thieves are more easily thwarted if you employ some of these simple security precautions.Read more

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