Think Uber is in trouble with all the recent drama at City Hall? Think again. They’re hiring.
A reader of ours proposed this question recently: where do Preston Hollow residents go to walk their dogs?
When my parents lived in the hollow, we took our family dog to Preston Hollow Park, quietly tucked away at Preston Road and Park Lane. At the park, there’s a playground for kids, a little diamond for kiddie baseball/softball, a tennis court, and a sidewalk trail for people and pooches alike.
Do you have a favorite park where you take your pup? Let us know.
Y’all know I love to watch all of our fearless local leaders on Twitter. That’s why I was entertained yesterday when our own freshman City Councilman Lee Kleinman tweeted his sorrow when he found the brand-new Sprinkles cupcake ATM out of order.
Park Cities Problem: Cupcake ATM out of service! pic.twitter.com/trFrKTBuG5
— Lee Kleinman (@LeeforDallas) August 11, 2013
A Highland Park resident got in touch with us over the weekend to complain about the noise from Love Field. “We have been pounded with air traffic since the new gates opened on April 16,” he wrote. And he added that any curfew on flights is “a fiction.” “Flights are running through the neighborhoods at all hours.” Has anyone else noticed an increase in noise?
The 19th-annual Water-Wise Landscape Tour takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The event features homes all around the city that use water-conscious techniques in landscaping, including one on Desco Drive. For a full map, go here.
Every hour on the hour, Dallas County Master Gardener volunteers will give 30-minute talks on how to garden economically and efficiently. They’re also happy to answer questions. In addition, there will be three tour headquarters spanning the territories featured. The first 100 visitors at each of the three stations will get a free hose nozzle.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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