Due to last night’s stormy weather conditions, spraying has been delayed until 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. tonight and tomorrow night, weather permitting. Spraying cannot take place during rain or winds greater than 10 MPH.
Near the 6600 block of Brookshire Drive, a mosquito pool was confirmed positive for West Nile Virus. Therefore, this region is scheduled for mosquito-control spraying between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. on Monday, July 14 and Tuesday, July 15. Generally, the area is bound by Azalea Lane, Tulane Boulevard, Airline Road, and Walnut Hill Lane.
The insecticide is approved by the Environmental Protection Agency, but still, avoid contact by staying inside. Keep your windows up if you’re in the car. If you do come in contact with the spray, wash the affected area with soap and water. There are no residual effects.
As always, you can reduce your contact with mosquitoes by reducing outdoor activities in the evening and nighttime. If you are outside, be sure to grab some mosquito repellant. And don’t forget to eliminate standing water in pools, ponds, birdbaths, and the like.
If you have any questions, call the city at 311.
Hey, you — yes, you — do you like to paint? Then come out to Forest Lane and Midway Road tomorrow to help finish off a mural. Paint and supplies will be provided. The fun starts at 9 a.m. before it gets too hot. For full details, check out the Facebook page.
Our former writer, Margaux Anbouba, who has since jumped on board at one of our affiliates, D Home, found one Bluffview resident who’s making her urban space a bit more eco-friendly with a chicken coop. Has this homeowner gone coo-coo, or is it a stroke of brilliance? Find out here.
Many organic eateries promote the concept of “going green” inside their establishment. But The GEM puts it into practice outside as well.
The owners of the organic juice bar at Preston Center are happy to provide the proof in the alley behind their building, home to a typical assortment of dumpsters and recycling bins.
Glance inside those belonging to The GEM, however, and the organic compost is fresh enough to be literally eaten right out of the trash.
Not by humans, perhaps, but certainly by the inhabitants of the Texas Worm Ranch in Garland, which is the sole recipient of organic compost from the juice bar.
“As a conscious capitalist, it’s something I have to do,” said GEM co-owner Mary Kathryn Bass. “It’s an extra expense that we don’t mind taking on because we like sharing what’s left of our juice.”
So yesterday was Earth Day, but I figured since Earth Day Texas isn’t until this weekend I’m not late. Recently I attended an event at Dallas Audubon, just a few minutes from Downtown Dallas and worth the trip by the way. The center director Ben Jones gave a talk and mentioned that we can all do something every day to improve our environment. He picks up at least one piece of trash a day; That resonated with me and I’m trying to do the same thing. It made me remember the “Keep America Beautiful” commercial from 1970 (I’m dating myself), which was touching and still relevant.
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.
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