Bryan Place Neighborhood Association Websites

January 22, 2015

By Gary Collins

The Association

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


Home Security Systems

January 22, 2015

By Danny Oberst

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


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.


Message from the BPNA President

January 22, 2015


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


Ross Avenue Changes

January 22, 2015

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.


Update on “City Lights” Project

January 22, 2015

City Lights

Many of you have be anticipating the big City Lights project across from the Latino Cultural Center for 10+ years. Now there appears to be some movement at last. Steve Gregory, of Gregory Interests, met with some Board members on December 18. Mr. Gregory is developing the retail portion of the project in partnership with Malouf Interests, the overall project developer. In recent weeks, Malouf Interests has bought all interests in the remaining three tracks of land as well as the former alley whichRead more


January 2015 Newsletter

January 22, 2015

2015 Editions and Newsletters


Recipe of the Month: Layered Guacamole Dip

January 21, 2015

By Willena Harry


We all love great food. Let’s share our favorite recipes with our neighbors. If you have one that you want to publish in our newsletter, please send it to me via e‐mail. Ingredients: 6‐8 ripe avocados 2 pints sour cream lemon 1 cup picante sauce 1 pound grated Monterey 4‐5 green onions, Jack cheese, chopped Mash avocados with juice of lemon. In a 9×13 glass dish layer mashed avocados, grated Jack cheese, sour cream, picante sauce and chopped green onions. Let set in refrigerator 2‐3Read more


Exall Park Tree Lighting Festival

December 13, 2014

Exall Park Events and The Park

I want to thank each of you for your continued support to make Exall Park one of the finest inner city, urban parks in Texas. Exall was 100 years young this year and has never looked better. Our first Christmas Tree Lighting was a huge success and enjoyed by many in the neighborhood and community. The estimated crowd was 300 people in the park coming, enjoying themselves, and going at different times. If you have not been out to theRead more


Exall Park ready for Celebration!

December 6, 2014

By Wayne Smith

Exall Park Events
Friends of Exall Park and Holiday Party

This beautifully decorated tree was sponsored by Baylor Hospital, our lead sponsor for our Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration on December 13th., from 3:00-6:00 P.M.  The festive tree was graciously decorated by a team led by Sharon Smith.  Last Sunday afternoon Susie Lowry, Alan Smith, Randy Woolsy, Chris Lumkes, and Danny Oberst gave of their time and talents to make our lead tree look so wonderful.  Should you know any of these folks, please let them know how much you appreciateRead more


2014 Year in Review – Bryan Place Neighborhood Association

December 6, 2014


Our Association has been extremely busy this year. Just look below at all of the activities provided by your Association over the year. $50 in dues buys you and our neighborhood an impressive array of activities for you to participate in or benefit from. Yard of the Month by Dan Cohn Jan ‐ George Burriss’s home at 1523 McCoy Feb – Skiles Street Median maintained by your dues Mar – Judy Vetter’s home at 3626 Word Street Apr – Anna & Doug Wilson’sRead more


Crime Watch Meeting – Preventing Crime in Bryan Place

December 6, 2014

By Linda Collins

Crime Watch

On November 11, there was a large Crime Watch Meeting held at the Grace Methodist Church, which I attended as your representative. Both First Assistant Police Chief Cato and Major John Lawton, who is in charge of Central Patrol, were theres well as most of the Neighborhood Patrol Of?icers. The meeting was very well‐attended by representatives of all the surrounding neighborhoods. Residents expressed their concerns about crime in the neighborhoods. There was also an opportunity for the police to tell us what theyRead more


Safe Holiday Tips

December 6, 2014

Holiday Safety

Remember to be especially vigilant during this holiday season. Here are some things to be aware of in the coming weeks: Cut up those big TV and computer boxes so as not to alert thieves that you have great new “stuff.” If you are not going to be at home, ask a neighbor to watch for package deliveries so they don’t remain unattended too long on the stoop. When shopping, lock you packages in the trunk if possible so they are notRead more


Pause (Paws!) to Keep Pets Safe

December 6, 2014

By Linda Collins (Additional tips by Miriam Raftery)

East County Magazine
Pets and Strays and Safety

Every year thousands of pets around the country are given as gifts during the holiday season. If you are thinking about joining the tradition, please “paws” to prepare your home before bringing a furry friend home for the holidays. Puppies and kittens are naturally curious and can turn unexpected household items – not to mention shiny, dangling ornaments – into toys. To keep your new pet and your family safe, follow this safety check list: Keep electrified cords away fromRead more


December 2014 Yard of the Month

December 6, 2014

By Dan Cohn

Yard of the Month

3224 Basil Court What a treat to wander down Basil Court over the Thanksgiving holiday. Many of the homes were decked out in holiday cheer. The home of Cynthia and David Krause stood out and they are the recipients of the “yard of the month” for December. Their two-story home’s railings are draped with sparkling white lights and the front hedge is aglow in red and green. There is a welcoming front door wreath accented with pine cones and a holiday message forRead more

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