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West Nile Virus – What You Need to Know

August 4, 2014

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Safety
West Nile Virus

What are the symptoms? Most people infected with West Nile virus will not have any signs of illness. Twenty percent of people who become infected will have mild symptoms such as fever, headache, body aches, and occasionally a skin rash on the trunk of the body and swollen lymph glands. The symptoms of severe infection (West Nile neuroinvasive disease) include headache, high fever, neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness, and paralysis. Only about one out of 150 (0.6%) peopleRead more

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Dallas M-Line – Linking the Past to the Present

August 4, 2014

By Kim Callahan

M-Line Website
In the Area

Meet Rosie, Matilda, Petunia, Miss Daisy and the friendly Green Dragon, all beautifully restored vintage trolley cars rambling along the city’s original trolley tracks through vibrant historic Uptown. Whether you’re heading to lunch, indulging in a bit of bar‐hopping or simply soaking up the sights on a sunny day, a free ride on the temperature‐controlled trolleys, some of which are over 100 years old, is a delightful and oh‐so‐Dallas way to go. The McKinney Avenue Trolley service runs 365 daysRead more

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Thieves Strike Again

August 4, 2014

Security

Theft and burglary of motor vehicles continue to be headaches in our otherwise peaceful neighborhood. One of our neighbors on San Jacinto who tries to maintain a tranquil, conversational seating oasis out front for herself and her neighbors has been struck again by thieves. This is the second time in recent months that patio furniture has been stolen from this small cul‐de‐sac. This time, they not only took the matching chairs and table that they left behind last time, butRead more

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Quarterly Neighborhood Police Officers (NPO) Meeting

August 4, 2014

By Linda Collins

Security

As your neighborhood Security Chair, I attended the quarterly NPO meeting last month. There are a number of very pro‐active programs that the Dallas Police Department are engaged in that you should know about. Plain Cloths Deployment Unit This unit conducts surveillance of areas and of individuals suspected of committing crimes. They observe and monitor targeted individuals and areas. They also stake out “bait cars” and “bait bicycles” in hopes of catching those to commit the break‐ins and thefts. K9Read more

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Urgent Need for Replacement Board Member Officer

August 4, 2014

Announcements
Board Member and Treasurer

Alane Wilson has had to resign the Treasurer position for our Association. Thanks Alane for all of your hard work this year. However, the Association is in urgent need for someone to replace her since the treasurer position is so critical to our overall operations. If you are interested please contact any of the current Board Members as listed on the front page of this newsletter. Below is a list of the duties associated with that position. The Treasurer shallRead more

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August 2014 Yard of the Month

August 4, 2014

By Dan Cohn

Yard of the Month

Mark Ingram has done a fantastic job creating a garden oasis at 3622 Word. After removing existing plant material, Mark got busy creating sweeping beds anchored by live oaks, crepe myrtles and dogwood. Boxwoods line the beds, along with blooming periwinkles, pentas, varieties of potato vines and colorful hibiscus. His front yard is enhanced with metal planter boxes and tall ceramic vases filled to the brim with blooming plants. As an added bonus, his front door is painted a vividRead more

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Construction Fever Heads South on McKinney

August 4, 2014

Development

…o.k., “LoMac”… Redevelopment is moving south on McKinney Avenue and this near‐by explosion of development could lead to a well know urban revitalization effect for Bryan Place Residents called the “Halo”. Residential areas falling within a 2 mile circumference of the most rapidly growing areas, or “Halo”, often benefit with increased development, amenities, and increase Real Estate Value. One Dallas ‐ Est. Early 2016 Stoneleigh Companies has acquired the land and announced the development of One Dallas, a mixed‐use, high‐riseRead more

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Public ArtWalk Dallas

August 4, 2014

In the Area
Art Walk

Public ArtWalk Dallas! is a free, self-guided art walk promoting a healthy lifestyle through increased awareness and appreciation of public art in downtown Dallas. The ArtWalk is a 3.3 mile route highlighting thirty pieces of art and architecture in the Arts District and downtown Dallas. Click here for a printable version of the map Click here to visit the PublicArtWalkDallas! website

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August 2014 Newsletter

August 4, 2014

2014 Editions

West Nile Virus – What You Need to Know Dallas M-Line – Linking the Past to the Present Thieves Strike Again Quarterly Neighborhood Police Officers (NPO) Meeting Urgent Need for Replacement Board Member Officer August 2014 Yard of the Month Construction Fever Heads South on McKinney Public ArtWalk Dallas

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Learning to Conserve Water

June 3, 2014

Home Improvement
Water Conservation

Learning to conserve water is easy. It is only a matter of using the water we need more efficiently. Saving Water in the Bathroom Toilets: Did you know the American Water Works Association (AWWA) estimates that toilets use the most water indoors at an average of 20 gallons per person per day? That adds up to 7,200 gallons per person per year. Toilet engineering has come a long way since 1994. High efϐiciency toilets (HETs) are more powerful than olderRead more

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Fireworks Prohibited

June 3, 2014

Announcements
Fireworks

Dallas Police reminds everyone that it is illegal to use fireworks within the city limits. Anyone caught will have their fireworks confiscated and could be fined up to $2000. It is more important to heed this warning within Bryan Place because our homes are so close together. Please enjoy legal displays nearby and have a safe and happy Independence Day!

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3 Easy Ways to Protect Your Home While You’re Away

June 3, 2014

Safety

Reprint of article by: Brittany Ritchey Remember the scene in Home Alone where Kevin rigs his house with every booby trap imaginable to foil two burglars? Good news: You can “defend” your house just as well, with a lot less effort. (A major “yay!”)  These simple strategies will give you peace‐of‐mind when you’re away—and, hey, if you want to leave glass ornaments under a windowsill, too, go for it. Discretion is advised A full mailbox, Facebook updates from the airport,Read more

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Parking Courtesy

June 3, 2014

By One of our Neighbors

Communications
Parking

One of our neighbors wrote the following: “In recent years, the Newsletter has primarily reminded everyone to “park friendly.” Those who are parking improperly seem to not realize their parking is unfriendly to others. Many years ago, Newsletter articles were very specific about the private streets and cul‐de‐sacs being designed to allow for access to, and maneuvering in and out of, driveways. They were not designed for parking and residents were encouraged to park guests and additional vehicles on theRead more

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June 2014 Yard of the Month

June 3, 2014

By Dan Cohn

Yard of the Month

The Bryan Street Town-homes in the 3600 block of Bryan and the 3600 block of  Edgar Place are this month’s pick for Yard’s of the Month. One of the property owners, Scott Simpson, is responsible for this phenomenal setting. The entire community is ablaze in color with numerous varieties of bedding plants. Just to mention a few, there are cascading petunias, geraniums, balsam, dahlias, vinya major and many that I do not know their names. Italian cypress and palm treesRead more

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Pavillion and Bryan St. Landscape Project

June 3, 2014

By Dan Cohn

Landscaping
Landscape Project

The landscape project at Pavillion and Bryan St. is due to start next week. Buddy Mullion, the landscape architect, plans to start the first week in June. The project should take several days, depending on the weather. There will be extensive preparation, as the plans call for removing the existing shrubbery and excavating the entire area. The landscapers will have to maneuver around the sprinkler system, while preparing the site for the new plant material and ground covers. If allRead more

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