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Officers Eric Williamson, President 214-821-8894 firstname.lastname@example.org Dan Warren, Vice President 214-616-7677 email@example.com Mary Edlund, Secretary 469-441-4564 firstname.lastname@example.org Phillip Bryan, Webmaster 612-237-8672 email@example.com David Allen, Communications 214-887-8708 firstname.lastname@example.org Gaye Maris, Social 214-826-7777 email@example.com Bill Kurtze, Treasurer 972-358-7902 firstname.lastname@example.org Judy Jacobs, Membership 214-821-8899 email@example.com Mark Ingram, Security 972-677-7858 firstname.lastname@example.org Jeff Lumkes, BP Pool Association 214-695-7772 email@example.com
Bulk Trash Pick Up Starts: Monday, JULY 16 Please place bulk trash out no sooner than 7 a.m. Thursday prior to bulk pickup week through 7 a.m. Monday of bulk pickup week. Thank you for helping to keep Bryan Place beautiful! For more information dial 311 or go online at: www.dallascityhall.com.
Next Pick Up Week Starts: Monday, August 20
Vandals Shoot Out Car Window In Bryan Place Just as the Dallas police reported a near perfect June crime report with no incidents occurring within the Bryan Place boundaries, a call was made the night of July 4th explaining that the window of a car parked on McCoy Street was shot out. The driver's window had an obvious bullet hole. The passenger's window had an impact spot. Both windows were shattered but were held together by a heavy window tint. According to the report, there were sounds of firecrackers on various sides that night, so no one really knew which one was the gun being fired. It was believed to be a .22 caliber, probably a small pistol. A rifle or larger caliber would have gone through both. Bullet fragments were recovered inside the car. The police were called and a report filed. It is believed that this most likely was a party of kids driving around throwing firecrackers and they decided to shoot a car. Other cars parked on McCoy were not damaged, which supports the idea they were passing through, rather than targeting car after car. Police were also informed of fireworks being used near Exall Park prior to the fourth of July. Hopefully these were random incidents around the holiday. However, Dallas Police explained summer is usually when crime spikes and we need to remain even more vigilant. So always remember to dial 911 when there is any suspicious activity noticed in our neighborhood. This includes suspicious people who may be prowling Bryan Place. Dallas Police explained they are generally unable to stop a suspicious person with a â€œReason For Contactâ€?, a call made into 911 about someone or something unusual occurring.
Exall Park NOT Polling Place For Runoff For those hopefully voting in the July 31, 2012 Democrat and Republican Primary Runoff Elections, please make a note of the following information about the polling places. Exall Park Recreation Center will not be the place for you to go vote. The Democratic Party Primary polling location is St. Edwards Catholic Church, located at 4033 Elm Street. The Republican Party Primary polling location is St. Luke Community Life Center located at 6211 East Grand Avenue. Early voting locations for any qualified voter wishing to vote in the Democratic and Republican Primary Runoff Election is from July 23 (Monday through Friday) July 27 during the hours of 7:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M. The closest places to early vote near Bryan Place are the Records Building located at 509 Main Street, the Martin Luther King Jr. Core Building at 2922 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and St. Luke Community Life Center at 6211 East Grand Avenue.
The BP Bit Meet Maus, who has lived at 1333 Skiles since his birth two years ago. Although an indoor cat, Maus enjoys walks in the park where he can watch birds and hide from dogs. He’s more into the rolling around in the dirt than actually walking, but he loves getting outside. He’s extraordinarily affectionate and enjoys games such as fetch, sleeping, and “feed me”. He is especially talented at training humans to do his bidding.
Cookin’ With Courtney! Bryan Place resident, Courtney Smith, became somewhat of a celebrity last month as she displayed her culinary skills on a morning television show in Austin. Courtney dazzled the audience creating one of the many new favorite dishes offered at the Corner Bakery. With any luck, maybe she’ll cook up something special at the If you have pictures of your pets or anything fun in Bryan Place, please send it Bryan Place pool some day. Way to go, Courtney! To see her presentation, go to us! We would love to share it. online at http://www.kxan.com/dpp/community/dining/got-tomatoes-go-blt.
4th Of July Was A Splash There was quite a turnout for the annual 4th Of July pool party hosted by the Bryan Place Neighborhood Association and the Bryan Place Swimming Pool Association. The weather cooperated and most residents are saying this was one of the biggest pool parties ever held in Bryan Place. There was great food and plenty to drink as the party lasted throughout the day. People took advantage of the swimming pool association’s special one day initiation discount as well. Hopefully this is an indication of what the summer in Bryan Place will be like for years to come.
LOST & FOUND PETS A small brown dog was found by neighbors on the evening of the 4th of July. If he looks familiar, please call 214-893-1336. MISSING BLACK POMERANIAN WHITE SNOUT NAMED “PRINCESS” PLEASE CONTACT: WYNTER 972-697-1802 OR KIWI AT 469-355-4134
YARD OF THE MONTH
Check out July, 2012 yard of the month at 3219 Basil Court belonging to Chuck Daniel and Allan Edwards. Landscaped with layers of different styles of green plantings, even hanging in the live oak tree. They have enhanced the curb appeal by having just a few strategically placed pots that provide the color in the landscape. Thank you Allan & Chuck for the effort in making your landscape very appealing.
Watering Schedule For Twice-Weekly Watering Residential and commercial customers with street addresses ending in an even number (0, 2, 4, 6 or 8) can water on Sundays and Thursdays. Those customers with addresses ending in an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7 or 9) can water on Saturdays and Wednesdays. Residents or businesses without a street number on their address can water on Sundays and Thursdays. Properties with multiple addresses (duplexes, apartment complexes or office parks) should base their watering day on the last digit of the lowest address number. As a reminder, watering between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. is prohibited through October 31. These restrictions apply to automatic or in-ground irrigation systems and hose-end sprinklers only. Drip irrigation, a soaker hose or hand watering are more efficient methods. Though still not encouraged between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., it will be permitted on any day. This method also applies to personal and community vegetable gardens and if you are only planting a few new shrubs or a new tree. Temporary variances will be allowed for new landscaping. Applications for variances to the Water Conservation Plan are available on SaveDallasWater.com. Hard copies can be obtained for those without access to the Internet by calling (214) 670-3155. Variances will be considered for both residential and commercial customers.
Recycling Options Near Bryan Place Can’t wait until our regular Wednesday trash and recycling pick up day? Now you have more options. The City of Dallas is making it even easier for you to recycle by increasing the number of neighborhood recycling drop-off locations. The closest location to Bryan Place is 600 Texas Street near the Meadows Foundation. As the newest feature of the city’s Don't Waste Today waste diversion program, you can now drop-off plastic containers with the recycling symbol for numbers 1-7, bottles and jars of any color, aluminum, tin, and steel containers, office paper, window envelopes, magazines, phone books, catalogues, paperback books, brown paper bags and cartons in the Big Blue container and there is no need to separate! All recyclable materials can be placed in the container in the same “single stream” style as in the residential collection program. Most locations are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please visit one of our new and improved drop-off sites today. It’s convenient for you and good for our environment. For more information on the City of Dallas drop-off recycling program or if your facility would be interested in sponsoring a site, please contact us at (214) 670-4475. In addition to what the City of Dallas offers, our community just got its very won Recycling Drop-Off Center! Visit Recycle Revolution at 1703 Chestnut Street, one block west of the Pearlstone Grain Silos. The hours are 8am -5pm, Monday through Friday. You can drop off Traditional Materials like paper, plastics #1-7, aluminum, tin, and cardboard. Please keep glass separate from your other materials. Hard-to-Recycle Materials (HaRM)* like packaging material, Styrofoam, bubble wrap, packaging peanuts are accepted. They also take E-Waste like computers, televisions, monitors, computers accessories, and other electronic appliances, cell phones, batteries, light bulbs, and more!. For more information, call 214-566-3025 or go online at recyclerovlutiondallas.com. Ask about our composting and shredding programs. Please, no recyclables contaminated with organic waste or liquids! *Some HaRM items require a drop-off fee. For more information about HaRM items or what they can and can’t accept, please contact call 21-566-3025 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be Our Guest At The DHL 14th Annual Boot Camp The 2012 Dallas Homeowners League Boot Camp is coming up August 25th at City Hall from 9am to Noon! As in the past, any Bryan Place resident who is interested in attending should contact the board so that we can reserve a place for you. This is an annual event that provides useful information for building stronger neighborhoods. We encourage you to participate. As a member of the organization, BPNA receives discounted registration. We believe strongly that attending the workshop benefits our whole neighborhood and we will be happy to pay for your registration. Last year we carpooled to the event and plan to do so again. So please get involved and reserve your space. The event registration and the schedule of seminars will be available soon. So mark your calendar for Saturday, August 25th!
Stepping out Near Bryan Place Enjoy these FREE events close to home. Nasher Sculpture Garden 2001 Flora Street Target First Saturdays Saturdays July 7, 2012 Free admission and children’s activities till 5pm. Latino Cultural Center 2600 Live Oak Street 214-671-0045 Hecho en Dallas Now through August 1
Tie Dye At Exall Park A Popular Event On Wednesday, June 13, nearly fifty kids at the Exall Park summer program created their own tie-dyed t-shirts in a day of color and dye. The event was organized by Bryan Place resident Phillip Bryan, with costs offset by the tie-dye tent at the May Symphony in the Park event. Phillip worked with Heidi Hulin, program coordinator for the kid’s summer program at the Exall Park community center, to organize a day of tie dye for the kids. Phillip provided the dyes and supplies, Heidi organized the kids, and the kids each brought their own shirts to dye. Exall Recreation Center would like to remind you to take advantage of the many fitness options just steps away from your front door. Dirt Cheap Yoga Thursdays 12pm - 1pm Tuesday - Thursday 6pm - 7pm $8/Class or 8 Classes for $50 or 16 Classes for $95 or Unlimited Monthly $55 Zumba Mondays 5:30pm - 6:30pm Fridays 5:15pm - 6:15pm $5/Class Karate Ages 4 and Up Monday & Wednesdays 6pm - 7pm $40/Month Fitness Memberships - Weight Room, Weight and Cardio Machines Adults $12 per Month / Seniors 60 and Older $9 Per Month Participation Card Prices 5 years & Under Free 6-11 Years $2 per year 12-17 Years $5 per year 18-59 Years $15 per year 60 & Older $10 per year For more information, drop by 1355 Adair Street or call (214) 670-7812.
Several student interns from the program came to helped mix the dyes and set up the tie dye space in Phillip’s carport area. Then they walked over kids from the community center about ten at a time, so that each one could soak, spin, and dye their shirts. Each participant would choose the design and colors for their shirt, with fire colors, water colors, and rainbow spirals being the orders of the day. In addition to shirts, some participants brought socks, pullovers, and pillowcases. The interns suited up everyone with aprons and gloves and assisted with the tie-dye process. Phillip was thankful to Heidi and the intern students: “Heidi was great at getting the ball rolling and setting up a day like this for the kids. The interns from the summer program were a huge asset – their help made the whole day possible With so many people making shirts there was plenty of mess, but that’s part of the fun.” After each person dyed their shirt, they placed them in individual bags so the colors could set. Two days later, the interns returned to complete the process. Each shirt was rinsed and washed, then hung to dry. Then all the shirts were taken back to the community center. The kids could retrieve and wear their shirts they’d created themselves. It was an exhausting day, but the kids seemed to have a great time. The best part is that each participant went home with a shirt they’d created themselves. Phillip hosts tie-dye events about once a month at his place, alternating between t-shirt workshops and silk workshops. If you’re interested in participating in a workshop or organizing a group event, you can contact him at email@example.com.
2012 BPNA Membership Directory Available For Pickup The 2012 BPNA Membership Directory will be available for pick up on Sunday, July 22 and Monday, August 6 at the club house (3030 Adolph) from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
We’d like to thank those who have already paid their voluntary neighborhood association dues for 2012. For those who have not, there is still time to pay. Remember, your dues help maintain the common landscaped areas, pay for neighborhood events, distribute our monthly newsletter and the membership directory for this year. Even if you belong to a homeowners association within Bryan Place, you are also encouraged to join the neighborhood association. Please fill out the form below and return it as soon as possible. For your convenience, PayPal is also accepted. Just go online to bryanplace.org, click on the “Join The Bryan Place Neighborhood Association” link in the top right corner. Complete the registration information, click the “Submit” button, then you will be redirected to a PayPal web page to complete your transaction. Dues are $50.00 per household or $100 for multiple property owners. Please fill this out and mail it along with your check to: BPNA 3136 San Jacinto Dallas, Texas 75204. Checks should be made payable to Bryan Place Neighborhood Association. Or you can join using PayPal via: www.BryanPlace.org , just click ‘Join The Bryan Place Neighborhood Association’ top right Last Name: ________________________________________________________________ First Name: ________________________________________________________________ Additional Household Members: ______________________________________________________________________________ Address__________________________________________________________________________________________________ Home Phone __________________________________________ E-mail______________________________________________ Company Name: (1) ____________________________________ Work /Cell Phone ____________________________________ Company Name: (2) ____________________________________ Work/Cell Phone _____________________________________ Include this information in the directory?: Yes □ No □ We also accept Are you a new member?: Yes □ No □ NB: Multiple property owners- please attach a list of the additional addresses to this form.
NO DINNER ON THE TOWN FOR JULY We had a nice turnout last month for Cajun food at Pappadeaux’s and the 4th of July pool party. Unfortunately, we will not plan a Dinner On The Town for this month. If you have recommendations for future gatherings, please contact Gaye Maris at 214-826-7777 OR firstname.lastname@example.org.
City Lights Update: On June 27th, the BPNA successfully lobbied the City Council not to automatically approve a six-month extension for Minerva Partners, Ltd. to demolish the old city-owned buildings at Texas and Live Oak. The buildings have longbeen eyesores and graffiti magnets, and Angela Hunt and the rest of the council agreed – and they reduced the extension to three-months. Even if development is delayed, Minerva Partners, Ltd. needs to keep its agreement to promptly demolish and clean-up any environmental issues on the property. If this does not happen by the end of September, the BPNA will be back in contact with the city about enforcement of the deadline. If you have any announcements or news of interest for your neighbors, please contact David Allen at 214-887-8708 or email@example.com .
Residents Voice Concern About Hall Street Parking
As Hall Street continues to be cleaned up north of Ross Avenue the Icon At Ross apartments gain popularity, some residents have spoken out about the increased traffic on the narrow street. And parking may become an issue as the street is not designated as a no parking zone. Now that the Taqueria and police storefront have been demolished, the future of the vacant lots are unknown. Several years ago Bryan Place resident petitioned for sections of Hall Street between Ross Avenue and San Jacinto to be designated as no parking zones because the auto body shop made the street nearly impassable at times with its clients cars parked along the block.
New Neighborhood Eateries Bryan Place will soon have more choices for dining within walking distance as Southern Comforts is ready for business next door to Three Sheets on Ross Avenue. We also understand work is about to resume on Joyce and Gigiâ€™s Kitchen on Hall Street, although their opening date is uncertain. According to their Facebook page, all licenses have now been approved and work will resume shortly. While the inside appears to be far from finished, some furniture has been has been delivered, which is promising. Respect your park, yards, neighbors, and the Bryan Place community!
ALWAYS REMEMBER: PLEASE PICK UP
AFTER YOUR PET!
BPNA Board Monthly Meeting! The next meeting will be held Monday, August 6 at 7pm. Meetings are held at the BP Pool Clubhouse, 3030 Adolph Street. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR ADVERSTISERS
THANK YOU TO VOLUNTEERS WHO DELIVERED NEWSLETTERS IN JUNE Please let our volunteers know how much we appreciate their hard work by thanking Wayne & Sharon Smith, Lynn Sparrow, Gary & Joy Mitchell, Mark Ingram, Todd & Sandy Knauer, Cobbie Ransom, Gaye Maris, Richard Marvin, Ron & Kathleen Burton, Mabel Peck, David Allen, Don & Miki Hendrickson, Mark Ingram, Dan Warren and a special thanks to Michelle Murphy who will be missed in Bryan Place. If you can assist with distributing the newsletter in your area, please contact David Allen at 214-887-8708.