Local news for the Bryan Place neighborhood, just north of downtown Dallas. BPNA focuses on activities and events at the neighborhood level, and on larger events with direct impact on the community.

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


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


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