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.

April 2016 Yard of the Month

April 24, 2016

Yard of the Month
Yard of the Month

The Arboretum has Dallas Blooms… The Bryan Place neighborhood has 1325 Skiles Street Blooms—actually Bloomgarden! A picture does not do justice to the riot of spring colors in Bill Bloomgarden’s yard. There are over one hundred orange and yellow tulips. (Bill plants the bulbs every year.) Pink azaleas in full bloom provide a colorful backdrop for the tulips. And the Japanese Maple leaf to left of the front door is a beautiful red this time of year. It all comesRead more


Hinga Automotive Update

April 24, 2016

By Jarrett Reed

In the Media and In the Neighborhood
Hinga's Automotive

Neighbors attended the Planning Commission hearing regarding Hinga’s Automotive request to renew a Special Use Permit (SUP) issued in 2013 to continue operating the automotive business on Ross. The SUP was an extension granting Mr. Mgobo the ability to continue doing business on Ross for an additional two years and was granted with the understanding that Mr. Mgobo would not request another extension. In 2013, Mr. Mgobo assured neighbors and the City Council that he was retiring and needed timeRead more


Bungalow Beach Update

April 23, 2016

By Brad Vance

Dallas News / City Hall Blog
In the Media and In the Neighborhood
Bungalow Beach

Bungalow Beach has been in the news lately, and not because they’ve been a good neighbor to Bryan Place; quite the opposite. The problems reported at Bungalow Beach this year (e.g. trespassing in Bryan Place, fights in the street, alleged gun fire, etc.) have brought to the forefront a rising concern about the businesses that are coming into the Ross Avenue corridor and the perceived lack of regulation or vetting. There are neighborhood leaders from multiple properties in Bryan PlaceRead more


Panhandling and the Homeless

April 9, 2016

By Danny Oberst


You have probably noticed the articles, like I have, concerning the recent police crackdown on panhandling and the enduring homeless problem. Of course, these two concerns are intertwined since a significant number of the panhandlers are also homeless. I wanted to summarize some of the information in these recent news articles and share a few thoughts of my own. As you are probably aware, residential activity in downtown and the surrounding areas has exploded in recent years and along withRead more


Police Update

April 8, 2016

By Linda Collins

Dallas Police

You may have seen articles in the Dallas Morning News recently about the increase in crime in Dallas. The Dallas Police Department is responding by forming a Violent Crimes Task Force (VCTF). Our Neighborhood Police Officer, Jeff LaBarba, tells us that the Central Division, which includes our neighborhood, will see a considerable increase in patrols. In addition to our regular patrol officers, the VCTF will add an additional 170 officers who will focus on a target area, which includes ourRead more