February 16th, Zoning Meeting at City Hall

The Zoning Ordinance Advisory Committee held a meeting on Thursday, February 16th and I was able to attend. There was some confusion on the purpose of the meeting, so I thought to share some details to provide better context and history of this case to everyone. Late in October 2015, the City Council Housing Committee […]

March 2017 Yard of the Month

Wow! Winter passed through mildly, now spring has sprung in Dallas. March’s Bryan Place Neighborhood Association Yard of the Month gave us a little preview of spring. Heather Bradford’s yard, at 3220 Lakenheath, had a lovely cluster of bright yellow daffodils. Daffodils break up the winter doldrums and are messengers that the blossoms and colors […]

2017 Board of Directors/Committee Selection

BPSPA needs volunteers to join the Board of Directors for the 2017-2018 season. A successful pool season can only be maintained by the incredible volunteers for each position. It is a team effort, whereby you meet new people and ensure quality and growth of the pool surroundings. In addition, a year of free membership is […]

The Lakewood Theater is now an Official historic Landmark

Dallas City Council voted 15-0 Wednesday to designate the 78-year-old Lakewood Theater an official City of Dallas landmark. The process started in early 2016 without the owner’s consent. But, finally, it is done—and with the blessings of the Lakewood’s owners, Craig Kinney and Bill Willingham. Preservationists and neighborhood residents first became concerned about the theater’s […]

A Glance Back at 2016

We have lived within few miles from the heart of Dallas since moving to Bryan Place late October 2014. Remarkably, North Texas’ home market ran up the score last October, with big gains in prices and sales. Median home sales prices last month were 12 percent higher compare to sales in October 2015. Many people […]

President’s Message

We ended 2016 with a great holiday party – food, drink and good fellowship. All will agree, we had a very good time. Many thanks to Kim Callahan for arrangements. Also, the Tree Festival in Exall Park was the best ever, with 13 entries in the contest, raising funds for park maintenance. Now it’s time […]

January 2017 Yard of the Month

3501 San Jacinto As we start a new year, we are doing something different for the January Bryan Place Neighborhood Yard of Month. Instead of a recognizing a yard, we are going to honor a longtime physical presence — The Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church at 3501 San Jacinto Street. On November 19, 2016, the church […]

Listening – A Part of Effective Communications

Communicating effectively involves not only speaking well, but listening well, too. Active-listening tools, such as those in the following list, help you hold up your end of a successful conversation or Concentrate on what the speaker has to say Listen for content and emotion to understand the entire message Maintain steady eye contact so speakers […]