April 23, 2014

  • ‘Keep America Beautiful’ Not Just a 1970s’ Thing

    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.

    By Patricia Martin Apr. 23, 2014 | 3:39 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • September 17, 2013

  • Uber Ain’t Leavin’

    Think Uber is in trouble with all the recent drama at City Hall? Think again. They’re hiring.

    By Sarah Bennett Sep. 17, 2013 | 3:09 pm | 1 Comment | Comments RSS
  • August 14, 2013

  • What’s Your Favorite Dog-Walking Spot?

    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.

    By Sarah Bennett Aug. 14, 2013 | 10:36 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • August 12, 2013

  • Kleinman Tweets Cupcake Woes

    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.

    By Sarah Bennett Aug. 12, 2013 | 9:51 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • June 3, 2013

  • Are You Being Buzzed by Love Field Flights?

    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?

    By Dan Koller Jun. 3, 2013 | 10:03 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • May 29, 2013

  • Desco Drive Home Featured in Tour

    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.


    By Sarah Bennett May. 29, 2013 | 9:00 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • April 30, 2013

  • ESD Junior Wants You to Wave Your Flag

    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 benkelly@operationflyyourflag.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!

    By Sarah Bennett Apr. 30, 2013 | 3:07 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • April 16, 2013

  • Tour Neighbors’ Gardens on Saturday

    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.

    By Sarah Bennett Apr. 16, 2013 | 10:48 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • February 26, 2013

  • Zoning Changes up For Discussion on City Council Agenda

    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.

    By Sarah Bennett Feb. 26, 2013 | 9:00 am | No Comments | Comments RSS
  • August 13, 2012

  • West Nile Virus Claims Another Victim

    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.

    By Andrew Plock Aug. 13, 2012 | 4:40 pm | No Comments | Comments RSS
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