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Big Tex

City of Dallas, Dallas Culture, Dallas Pride, East Dallas, Lakewood, Neighborhood Events

State Fair of Texas

Today is the OPENING DAY of the Texas State Fair.  It is time for corn dogs and waffle cones, midway games and carnival rides, live music and live stock.  Big Tex has a new look and some new moves – It’s been reported he winks at you.  I’m looking forward to great weather and good times this year.

An estimated 3 million people attend the Texas State Fair and bring nearly $350 Million to the Dallas economy.  Plan on spending some money on the midway, but remember there are a lot of free events too.

And if you want to know how to save some money on your tickets, check out Culture Map Dallas with every discount imaginable.

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East Dallas Crime Watch Meeting

City of Dallas, Crime Watch, East Dallas, Neighborhood Events, Real Estate Finance

The Old East Dallas Renaissance Coalition [OEDRC] will be meeting at the Meadows Foundation Center for Community Cooperation, 2900 Live Oak Street, Dallas TX 75204, 214.821.0911 on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 8AM.

Advise your neighborhood groups of this meeting, bring your code enforcement concerns (PLEASE BRING STREET ADDRESSES OF NOTED PROPERTIES), report anything you think is a problem to 311 and get a SR number.

For further information call Ed Zahra, 214.688.1255. Please pass this email notification to anyone that would be interested.

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Street Closures at the City Courts Bldg, Dec 29, 2011

City of Dallas, Neighborhood Events

Street Closures at the City Courts Building – 2014 Main Street On Thursday, December 29, 2011, starting at 9am, there will be street and sidewalk closures at 2014 Main Street. Please be aware that both Main and Commerce streets and sidewalks could be coned and barricaded off most of the day. Therefore, parking will be limited on those streets and sidewalks. All citizens/officers who are attending Municipal Court will be impacted. Entrance/exit to the surface parking lot at 2014 Main is discouraged during business hours tomorrow.

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Why Realtors Support Proposition 2

City of Dallas, Governmental Affairs, Lakewood, Neighborhood Events, Resources

The following information is provided by TAR – The Texas Association of Realtors.

Do you like water? Then vote for Proposition 2

Proposition 2 saves taxpayer dollars on water projects needed by many communities. For example, it gives cities a lower-cost way to repair and replace water mains and to keep treatment plants from being overwhelmed.

How does Proposition 2 save money?
If Proposition 2 passes, communities can finance these much-needed projects through Texas Water Development Board bonds—a low-cost way to pay for them. Without Proposition 2, communities will be forced to finance these projects via alternate, more expensive methods.

What about the other propositions on the Nov. 8 ballot?
The Texas Association of REALTORS® has also endorsed Propositions 1 and 8. Proposition 8 extends a tax exemption to Texans who manage their land to conserve water and protect water quality. Proposition 1 would allow the surviving spouse of a 100% or totally disabled veteran to retain the disabled veteran’s property-tax exemption after the veteran is deceased/

Watch a video explaining why proposition 2 is good for Realtors:

Why we support Proposition 2 (Texas 2011)




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Early Voting: Your Private Property Rights

Investors, Neighborhood Events, Real Estate, Resources

To all of my REALTOR and Real Estate Investment  friends AND those concerned with protecting YOUR Private Property Rights

Early voting will be held Oct 24 – Nov 4, 2011 so that Texans can vote on ten Texas Constitutional Amendments. During the early voting period, you may vote at any early voting location in the county in which you are registered. For exact dates, times and early voting locations, visit our website at or call the MetroTex Government Affairs Department at 214-540-2726.

The Texas Association of REALTORS® supports amendments 1 (ad valorum exemption for surviving spouse of Veteran), 2 and 8 (both dealing with water rights).

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White Rock Artists Tour

East Dallas, Neighborhood Events, Real Estate

FREE, Self-paced Art Tour

Are you looking for something fun and different to do this weekend?  You should take in the White Rock Lake Artists’ Studio Tour.   Saturday Oct 15th and Sunday 16th, 2011.  10am to 5pm.  I know Jerry Allegro will be offering free bellinis and margarita’s.  Tell him Franceanna sent you!

For complete details visit:

An Art Studio Tour Tradition for 19 years

Visit artists and see where art comes alive in neighborhoods near White Rock Lake.

Over 50 artists and 5 art centers: Visit artist studios and see artwork in all its stages. Talk to artists about ideas, processes, and materials. Explore the places where art happens!

Located In neighborhood settings surrounding White Rock Lake: Visit studios large and small and as interesting as the work created within.

History: In 1992 on a fall week-end 6 artists in the White Rock Lake area opened their studios to the public. That humble beginning has grown to be a legendary Dallas art experience for many. The Tour mission has always been to open new connections and understanding about art and artists in our local community.

Sponsors: The artists extend a big THANK YOU to 7 local sponsors who are helping this year with partial funding for the event. See locations and other details on our Sponsor page.

Artists Images: See multiple examples of work by artists on the White Rock Artists’ Flickr photostream. Click on thumbnails for larger images. Hit F5 to change images sets.

Visit more pages for: List of ArtistsArt CentersSponsors and 2011 Map and Flyer

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4th of July Events!

Lakewood, Neighborhood Events, Real Estate, Resources, Uncategorized

7/3/ 2011:  Kaboom Town Fireworks Display Addison, Texas
Kaboom Town celebrates its 25th anniversary with a festival beginning at 5 p.m. Food,
music, kid’s activities including rock climbing, giant slide, fun inflatables, sand art, free
movie, an obstacle course and much more. (Location: Addison Circle Park)

7/4/2011 Fair Park Fourth Dallas, Texas
City of Dallas’ official Independence Day celebration will feature spectacular Cotton Bowl fireworks sponsored by Gold Metal Recyclers, a Dallas Wind Symphony patriotic concert, free visits to participating museums … and more! Free and open to the public, this family fun event will also feature the seven-time Grammy-nominated Stefani Little Band, “dancing water” shows at the Esplanade Fountain, concessions for purchase. Guests are encouraged to view the fireworks from inside the Cotton Bowl (enter at Gate D).

7/4/2011    Star Spangled Fourth
7/3&4/2011  Fourth of July Concert

Additional Dallas Events

Fourth of July Concert
Location: Meyerson Symphony Center/Details (214) 871-4550
Location: Dallas Arboretum/Details:(214) 515-6500

7/4/2011 Fort Worth’s Fourth
Fort Worth, Texas

Free live music and family activities. Vendors will offer food, cold drinks, beer and ice cream. Water and watermelon will be provided. Live country music from 92.1 Fort Worth’s Fourth guests can watch the game from levee lawn seats for $5 per person (Location: On the Trinity River bank behind LaGrave Field on North Main Street)

Fourth of July – Stockyards Style
Fort Worth, Texas
Bring the family to the Fort Worth Stockyards for the fourth! Free family fun—cowboys style. Herd Cattle Drive at 11:30 a.m. & 4 p.m. Petting Zoo from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Face painter from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Herd Cowcamp 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Gunfight shows at 11:45 a.m. & 4:15 p.m. Live music from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Lots of great food, shopping, museum’s and entertainment! (Location: Fort Worth Stockyards)

4th of July Parade/Lakewood Loves the Lake
Lakewood (Dallas), Texas
Starting Point: Lakewood Blvd. & Cambria
Time: 10am (participants should gather at 9:15 am)
Refreshments, music and awards after the parade.

7/3/2011   Lone Stars  Stripes Fireworks

Grand Prairie, Texas

Two days of racing, family fun, music and fireworks. (Location: Lone Star Park)

Lake Grapevine’s July 4th Extravaganza
Grapevine, Texas

Be prepared to be astonished by the fireworks spectacular, which can be viewed from any lakeside location as well as several other spots throughout Grapevine. Admission is free at most viewing locations. Some parks along Lake Grapevine may charge a minimal admission fee. (Location: Lake Grapevine)

Red, White & Lewisville,
Fireworks Festival
Lewisville, Texas
Red White & Lewisville Fireworks Display. The spectacular fireworks show will start shortly after dark at approximately 9:30 p.m. The best viewing opportunities will be on the south side of Vista Ridge Mall and along the 121 Bypass. (Location: Around Vista Ridge Mall)

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Safe Complex Symposium

City of Dallas, Investors, Lakewood, Multi-Family Property, Neighborhood Events, Property Management, Resources

Now whether I agree with City of Dallas  on what is essentially a TAX on multi-family property, or not ….. As a property manager and REALTOR, I am responsible for educating investors on their responsibilities as landlords and property owners.  So Mark your Calendars!


Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m


Fair Park Music Hall

909 1st Street

Dallas, TX 75210

All owners (or representatives) of multi-tenant structures within the City of Dallas are required to register their properties annually and to attend the annual symposium.

For Additional information and to save time:

Register Online at

** Please note that ALL outstanding balances / fees must be paid on or before the date of this event.  Please contact the Revenue and Collections Team at (214) 670-5708 to find out if your property has any registration or invoice fees.

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Junius Heights Home Tour November 7, 2010

Neighborhood Events

Dallas has a lot of wonderful neighborhoods, but one of my favorites is Junius Heights. Tucked away in Old East Dallas, Junius Heights consists of over 800 residences and is known for its trademark columns at the entrance of the development and its Craftsman, Prairie and Tudor styles of architecture. The neighborhood was originally established in 1906, by C. H. Munger as a streetcar development, and it is reportedly one of the largest lot sales in the history of Dallas. According to The Junius Heights Neighborhood Association, on September 03, 1906, two hundred lots were sold between 12.01 AM and 12.45 AM.  Junius Heights prospered and by the 1920’s had paved roads and street car service.  The neighborhood experienced some decline during the 1950’s and 1960’s, but was revitalized when the neighborhood association worked to obtain Historic District status. Promised during its development to become one of the most desirable neighborhoods, Junius Heights was recently touted as one of the best places for families to live in 2010, by This Old House.

This weekend, the Junius Heights Neighborhood Association is hosting the 4th annual home tour on Sunday, November 7th from 11am – 5pm. Enjoy an Arts & Crafts fair and a silent auction, which will be held at Lipscomb Elementary at the corner of Worth and Lowell.

Pre-tickets ($10) will be sold starting October 11, 2010 at the following locations:

Whole Foods Market: 2118 Abrams Road

Paperbacks Plus: 6115 La Vista Drive

Fish City Grill: 2323 North Henderson Avenue, #109

Purchase your $10 tickets online!

Day of tickets can be purchased at Lipscomb Elementary for $15 or at any of the homes on tour:

* 5612 Reiger
* 5302 Victor
* 718 Dumas
* 711 Lowell
* 711 Skillman
* 709 Lipscomb

This home tour is a must see for any one interested in the history of Dallas!

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