One lacrosse player has a great vision of getting all his neighbors to fly the American flag in their yards by the Fourth of July. Help him “make the neighborhood exceptional” by displaying your flag, if you have one. Don’t have a flag? Lucky for you, Ben Kelly is selling a mounting bracket, pole, and flag for $45. Contact him at email@example.com or at 214-696-0991. He’ll install it for you.
Look for more details on Ben’s story in an upcoming issue of Preston Hollow People. And show your pride!
If fancy gardens are your thing, then you don’t want to miss the Northaven Park Neighborhood Association’s annual Backyard Garden Tour on April 20. Not only does it feature beautiful grounds of neighbors, but the Withers Elementary and The da Vinci School gardens are also included. If that’s not enough, there are also door prizes to be had. The fun begins at 9 a.m. and runs until noon. RSVP here.
It’s the end of the month, and you know what that means: the Dallas City Council meeting is upon us. Two items on the agenda affect Preston Hollow.
First is a public hearing on granting a Multifamily District on property zoned a Duplex District on the north side of Del Norte Lane, west of Hillcrest Road. The second refers to granting a Planned Development District for a “nursery, garden shop, or plant sales use, a landscape contractor’s maintenance yard, and certain residential and nonresidential uses” on property that’s zoned a Single Family District. This is proposed for the southwest corner of Northaven Road and Freda Stern Drive.
Staff recommends denial for the first, but approval for the second. WOAH. I smell drama. Show up tomorrow at 9 a.m. to find out what happens.
WFAA is reporting that a 90-year-old woman has passed in the 75229 zip code from complications of West Nile. The woman was the 10th West Nile virus-related death in Dallas County in 2012.
Here’s all of the pertinent info the city provided, besides what you see in the graphic:
While the insecticide is considered safe, residents in the above areas should avoid contact with the spray by staying indoors. Persons inside a vehicle while trucks are actively spraying should remain in their vehicles with the windows up and the air conditioner on until the trucks pass and the spray is no longer visible. Persons out during the scheduled spraying time should be alert for trucks and should not follow them. Residents who come in contact with the spray are advised to wash the affected area thoroughly with soap and water. The spray breaks down quickly in the presence of sunlight and has no residual effect. Fish ponds should be protected and pets should be brought inside during the spraying period.
Stay safe, everyone.
If you live near Love Field and your afternoon is free, you may want to stop by City Hall today. The City Council’s Transportation and Environment Committee will be briefed on Love Field’s Good Neighbor Plan. If you can’t make it, pick up the June 29 edition of Preston Hollow People.
It’s a good thing the city put up this sign at the end of Dittmar Place. Otherwise, I might not have realized what I was looking at.
If you wanted more information about the gas drilling controversy, you can get it tonight without leaving Preston Hollow.
I’m at a friend’s house in Glen Meadow Estates (north of Forest, west of Midway), where two ducks have inexplicably appeared on his roof. Anyone else having this problem?
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