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


Safety in the Home – Space Heater Use

December 6, 2014

Fire Prevention and Safety

As Temperatures drop this winter, many will look to supplemental heating sources for their homes. Space heaters are a good option for those wanting to warm a small area. However, space heaters are responsible for 32 percent of house fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association. If you are planning to use a space heater in your home this winter, use these tips to keep you, your family and your property safe. Materials – Make sure you purchase a heaterRead more


December 2014 Newsletter

December 6, 2014

2014 Editions


General Meeting Notes

November 10, 2014

By Eric Williamson

A New Dallas
The Association
A New Dallas, Flood Relief, and General Meeting

On the evening of October 23rd, the Bryan Place Neighborhood Association had its Fall General Meeting, and approximately 50 neighbors attended. Two presentations were given. Trinity Watershed Management Department The first presentation was by the City of Dallas’s Trinity Watershed Management Department on the future of storm water flood relief in our neighborhood and the associated underground construction. Unfortunately, this Mill Creek flood project is not slated to provide Bryan Place with additional flood protection for several years, likely not until 2019.Read more


New Crime Information from Dallas Police Department

November 10, 2014

Crime Prevention

If you are accustomed to scanning the Dallas crime statistics for neighborhood information, you have noticed that for the last couple of months no information was available. That is because the Dallas Police Department was updating its crime records and database and was updating its software. The site is now up and running and offers information through a number of analyses and reports, including the City Council’s Weekly Crime Briefing and an interactive crime map. The Weekly Crime Briefing isRead more


Keeping it Bright

November 10, 2014

Holiday Lights

Mini lights? Icicle lights? Rope lights? Easy net lights? The good news is there are now more Energy Star rated choices than ever. These will not only look beautiful, but they can help keep your holiday electricity bill from spiking. LED lights use much less energy than regular bulbs; and as an added bonus, they don’t burn as hot so they are safer around children and pets too. Another way to reduce the holiday lighting bill is to use aRead more


November 2014 Yard of the Month

November 10, 2014

By Dan Cohn

Yard of the Month

Yard of the Month – 820 Pavillion Passing by 820 Pavilion, one has to admire the vibrant roses that are blooming throughout the year. Richard Boul has created a spectacular rose garden, right in his own front yard. Richard shared with me some of the various roses that he has incorporated in the setting. One finds Bing Crosby, Julie Childs, Oregold, The Squire, Rainbow, Rock and Roll and Passionate Kisses, just to name a few. I addition to the roses, there isRead more


Your Association Requires Your Participation

November 10, 2014

Board Member Positions

At our Annual Holiday Party in December we will be voting for who will represent us in 2015. Below is a listing of the offices in our Association and who is currently serving in those offices. If you are interested in serving your neighborhood in any of these positions, please advise any member of the Board of your interest. President shall: (Currently Eric Williamson) Call and preside at all Board and general membership meetings Represent the Association in its externalRead more


Local developer, Jack Matthews puts Dallas High School under contract

November 10, 2014

Dallas High School

Local developer, Jack Matthews, has a contract to buy the historic Dallas High School located directly Southwest of the new City Lights Development. Mr. Matthews is best know for his South Side Lamar development. The contract is projected to close in early 2015 and then be developed into residential and office space.


New Developments Announced adjacent to Klyde Warren Park

November 10, 2014

Klyde Warren Park

Trammel Crow Co has partnered with Metropolitan Life to develop a two‐tower complex at the northwest corner of Pearl Street and Woodall Rodgers (where the Chase motor bank sits today). The mixed‐use development will contain 275 luxury apartments, 513,000 sq/ft of ofϐice space, and ground floor retail. The addition will add even more activity, density, and interest to the nearby arts district.

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