November 2015 Newsletter

November 1, 2015

2015 Editions


Exall Park “Christmas Tree Lighting in the Park”

October 22, 2015

By Wayne Smith

Exall Park Events
Friends of Exall Park and Holiday Lights

The Friends of Exall Park would like to invite the entire neighborhood, your children, and your friends to our 2nd annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Tree Decorating Contest in the Park. The event will be held Saturday afternoon December 12th, beginning at 3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. We will have live music, events for the children, a petting zoo, and the official tree lighting at 5:30 P.M.   We will also have a tree decorating contest for our commercial sponsors and aRead more


October 2015 Yard of the Month

October 22, 2015

By Carol Guthrie

Yard of the Month

My picture does not do justice to October Yard of the Month at  1523 McCoy Street . George Burris designed his front yard for low maintenance and bright color. The shrubs range from sage green to dark green to purple. Roses bloom all summer, as do the Cannas that provide splashes of red. The bedding plants are Begonias with red flowers and dark green foliage. The watermelon Crepe Myrtle provides height and shade. Horsetail runs out of control along withRead more


Halloween Safety

October 10, 2015

By Gary Collins


Though there aren’t many youngsters in Bryan Place, we still get our share of trick or treaters from nearby neighborhoods. Therefore, we ask that you are extra careful when driving through our narrow streets Halloween night. Also, if you prefer not to have little ghost and goblins ringing your doorbell for candy, we recommend that you turn off your porch light. Have a safe and fun Halloween.


Oatmeal‐Date‐Nut Cookies

October 8, 2015

By Ivanette Dennis, The Texas Experience, 1982, The Richardson


Ingredients: 1 cup butter 1 ½ cups brown sugar 2 medium eggs 2 cups flour, divided use 1 lb. chopped dates 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. vanilla ½ cup coconut ½ cup walnuts 1 cup rolled oats Instructions: Cream butter and sugars. Add eggs and beat well. Use ½ cup of flour to dredge dates. Reserve. Add remaining flour, soda and vanilla. Fold in coconut, dates, nuts and oats. Drop by teaspoonsful on greased cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes atRead more


Fire Safety Tips

October 7, 2015

By Danny Oberst

Fire Safety

Fire safety is everyone’s concern and it is always a good idea to be prepared for the unexpected. Please take a few minutes to review the following fire safety tips from the Dallas Fire Department. General Have chimneys cleaned and inspected annually by a professional. Clear the area around the hearth of debris, flammables and decorative materials. Always use a metal mesh screen with fireplaces and leave glass doors open while burning a fire. Keep clothes, towels and other combustiblesRead more


Raising the Trees

October 4, 2015


By now most of you are aware of the necessary tree trimming taking place in the neighborhood. I know that many of you are concerned about the effect of tree trimming on the appearance of our neighborhood. Jose Ruiz, our Code Enforcement Officer, is working with us to minimize any radical cutting of the trees while achieving the necessary clearance for the Fire Department trucks. This is a case where we need to balance our safety with the aesthetics ofRead more


President’s Message

October 3, 2015

President's Message

The Board needs your help and active involvement on several important issues that are coming up within the next few months. First, our goal for membership this year was 200 residents. That’s only about a fourth of our potential members, and we’re still short about 28 members. So it would be great if you would encourage your close neighbors who may not be members to enroll for the small fee of $50 for one year. The good news is thatRead more


New Skyscraper for the Arts District

October 2, 2015

By Jarrett Reed

Dallas Morning News
Arts District

Plans are in place for a 39‐story residential tower on one of the last vacant sites in the Arts District. The project will be at Flora and Olive and is right next door to the Museum Tower and a block south of Klyde Warren Park. The one‐acre development between the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Meyerson will include 370 luxury apartments and 39 artists lofts, which will add a population of 400 to 500 residents to the area. There willRead more


Electricity Thiefs

October 1, 2015

By Wood County Electric Coop Newsletter

Home Improvement

According to the Consumer Electronics Association, Americans on average have added 25 more electronic devices to their homes causing more energy to be consumed. Take a phone charger as an example… leaving it plugged in without a phone connected still uses 0.26 watts of electricity. When the phone is charging it consumes 2.24 watts. Of course, that 0.26 watts by itself might not be a big issue. But if most of your electronic devices are doing that, it can addRead more


October 2015 Newsletter

October 1, 2015

2015 Editions


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

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