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Officers Eric Williamson, President 214-821-8894 Dan Warren, Vice President 214-616-7677 Mary Edlund, Secretary 469-441-4564 Phillip Bryan, Webmaster 612-237-8672 David Allen, Communications 214-887-8708 Gaye Maris, Social 214-826-7777 Bill Kurtze, Treasurer 972-358-7902 Chris Craig, Zoning 214-826-5656 Judy Jacobs, Membership 214-821-8899 Mark Ingram, Security 972-677-7858 Jeff Lumkes, BP Pool Association 214-695-7772

Bulk Trash Pick Up Starts: Monday, JUNE 18 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: Next Pick Up Week Starts: Monday, July 16

4th Of July Pool Party Wednesday, Noon to 5 pm It’s that time of summer again and everyone is ready for the biggest neighborhood pool party. So come on out, soak up the sun with great friends, food and refreshments during this midweek holiday, July 4, 2012 from noon until 5pm. The pool is located at the corner of Adolph and Pavilion. Each and everyone in the neighborhood is invited to attend, so we will see you all there!!!

DINNER ON THE TOWN-THURSDAY, JUNE 21 6:30 We had a great group to turnout last month at The Stackhouse, enjoying burgers with a skyline view. For June, let's all eat some Cajun food at Pappadeaux on June 21 at 6:30 pm. The restaurant address is 3520 Oak Lawn, located at the Bowser intersection, just north of Lemmon Avenue. Please RSVP Gaye Maris at 214-826-7777 OR



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Ross Avenue

Progress continues to be made even off Ross Avenue. You may have noticed the Narcotics Anonymous building on Hall Street has now been taken over by the owners of the Icon on Ross apartment complex as office space. The lease had expired and company chose to use it for regional operations.

Thanks For Your Help Several volunteers showed up last month to help spruce up the underpass at Central Expressway and Ross Avenue, the Gateway To The Arts District. Not only were there Bryan Place residents, but helping hands from neighboring apartment communities. Kay Kallos from the City of Dallas came to give an update on the public arts project which is a few months behind. She explained that agreements have been made for providing power to the lit art project between TxDOT and the City Of Dallas. A few more details must be worked out and it will go before the city council for final approval. WFAA camera crews also showed up to include the clean up effort in part of segment on the City of Dallas’ Operation Beautification event that took place May 19. Thank you again to all who came out to support this great effort. In time, this will truly be the great Gateway To the Arts District we’ve all envisioned.

The police storefront across the street has been demolished by the Dallas Housing Authority. We are not certain what the plans are for that location yet. The police storefront, which has been closed for a few years, was actually paid for by Bryan Place many years ago.

Bryan Place Fences

The BPNA board has been involved with several fence issues over the past few months. Many residents are wanting to update or add fences to their property. Some have requested variances which have been supported by the board as long as they are in compliance with city code. As a general rule, fences are not allowed to be taller than four feet in the front and eight in the back. No barbed wire is allowed within PD 298. Remember to Kelfer Muffler Shop Out Of Compliance always protect your investment by ensuring you are The board will be following up with community prosecutor, Cody in compliance and agreement with your neighbors McCullar, on the status with Keffler Muffler shop on 1727 Haskell before starting your projects. The board will be Avenue north of Ross Avenue. The business is not in compliance checking with Cody McCullar about the chain link with PD 298 and should have been closed months ago as other fencing at the Dallas Seminary along Live Oak businesses were. We will keep you posted. Street.

BRYAN PLACE RESIDENTS CAST VOTES IN PRIMARIES Bryan Place residents flexed their muscles and showed our voting power during the May 29th Republican and Democratic primary elections with about a third early voting and the rest at Exall Park. Thanks to everyone who participated and made Bryan Place count. For detailed results of precinct 3009, which includes Bryan Place, go online at: for Republican results and for Democrat results The Primary Run-Off will take place on July 31st. Registered voters who voted in the Primary can vote in the same Party Run-Off election. If a registered voter did not vote in the Primary they may vote in either party’s Run-Off election. Eligible Texans who are not registered to vote must register by July 2, 2012 to vote in the July 31st Run-Off election.

BPNA Board Monthly Meeting! The next meeting will be held Monday, July 2 at 7pm. Meetings are held at the BP Pool Clubhouse, 3030 Adolph Street. If you have any announcements or news of interest for your neighbors, please contact David Allen at 214-887-8708 .

Respect your park, yards, neighbors, and the Bryan Place community! ALWAYS REMEMBER: PLEASE PICK UP


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EXALL PARK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA BIGGEST SUCCESS EVER Thank you Bryan Place residents for helping make this year's Dallas Symphony Orchestra concert in Exall Park the largest attended ever and the most successful in terms of funds raised for the park. The crowd estimate at 8:30 P.M. was 1800 people and the Friends of Exall Park raised over $12,000.00. One hundred percent of all funds raised at this concert go right back into the park for additional amenities and landscaping over and above what the City of Dallas provide. It was a great evening of fun, music, and food with so many delightful neighbors. Once again the petting zoo was a huge success for the children. Mr. Magic Man is always a hit with the young and old alike. Appetites were taken care of with our fresh and tasty popcorn, hot dogs, and hamburgers wonderfully prepared by so many of our volunteers. Neighbors, friends, and many of our volunteers enjoyed the cold beverages that were available to purchase, especially the wine. Our special raffle volunteers did an outstanding job of obtaining many wonderful prizes and selling tickets for chances to win those prizes. We even had our resident artist, "Cowboy" Stan Cobb displaying many of his own works and donating one piece for our silent auction. The music throughout the entire evening leading up to and including the Dallas Symphony Orchestra was just superb. The park itself has never looked so good and the night of the concert it looked so festive. However, it is always the people who make it a success or not. This year's attendance by so many of you who came out to support and enjoy a wonderful evening in the park is truly appreciated. This year's concert in the park was the most successful ever because of the Bryan Place neighborhood, our terrific volunteers and supporters, and this wonderful community. HOPE TO SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!!!!



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STICKER SHOCK Dallas Police parking enforcement routinely patrol Bryan Place in search of vehicles parked illegally. As well as those reported by neighbors who spot vehicles that appear suspicious or simply violating parking rules. Please be aware and remind your visitors of this to avoid being ticketed or even towed.

DHL 14th Annual Boot Camp Coming August 25th 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 annual event provides useful information to building stronger neighborhoods and we encourage you to participate. Event registration and the schedule of seminars will be available soon. So mark your calendar for Saturday, August 25th!

8 Offenses Reported To Police In May According to the Dallas Police Department, eight crimes were reported in our area, though only two were actually in Bryan Place. Most occurred outside the parameter. However, DPD stresses “Call, Call, Call” no matter how minor the incident.

To place commercial advertising (an ad generally designed to generate revenue and not solely to benefit the neighborhood, BPNA pool association, or Exall Park) in the BPNA newsletter, please submit your request to the treasurer*. Upon acceptance, you will be informed where and how to submit your payment and advertisement. The BPNA board reserves the right to accept or decline your request. Ads are sold on sixth month basis* at the total rate of $150* and should be paid for with your request and prior to being published. Requests are accepted up to the first of July to be published during the second six months of the year up to December of the current year*. Ads are limited to the size of a business card*. Content and graphics of the ad remains static (unchanged) for six months unless a request is submitted to editor before the due date of the next publication**. Ads are published in black and white*; however the issue appearing on the BPNA website will be in color. Placement of ads in the newsletter is subject to seniority and available space. Seniority is established when payment is received with your request and uninterrupted, consecutive months advertising in the newsletter. Please make your preference known when submitting your request. If you prefer your ad to be placed on the back page of the newsletter, please understand that this is based on seniority. Floating ads (ads placed within available space in the newsletter) will be placed in the most strategic location the editor finds each month. The editor will attempt to place a floating ad in the location you request, however please understand it is the editor’s discretion to place it in the most aesthetic location each issue. Tenured ads will always have first consideration*. Every attempt will be made to prevent ads for competitive businesses from being placed next to one another or on the same page, but this type of placement is not implied or guaranteed. *Subject to changes accepted by the BPNA board. ** Subject to discretion of the current newsletter editor.


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June, 2012 Yard of the Month goes to Stephen and Sarita Cabrero at 3008 Adolf. The different colors of flowers and bushes pop against the rich green lawn. The grass is always green and kept along with the flower beds that are always immaculate. The whole cul-de-sac on Adolf is absolutely lovely as far as everyone’s landscape is concerned. Thank you for contributing to the beauty of Bryan Place.

NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE SALE COMING SOON Several residents have shown interest in the neighborhood garage sale. It has been suggested that having it this fall would be a better idea when the weather cools down. If you have comments or would like to participate, please contact Gaye Maris at 214 826-7777 or



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City Lights Demolition May Be Delayed The city is proposing to give the City Lights developer, Matthew Malouf, an additional six months to demolish the old buildings currently on the sight. The neighborhood board opposes the extension. Although, under the current agreement, City Lights has until 2018 to develop the land. Board president, Eric Williamson, is submitting a request to Angela Hunt for a Bryan Place resident or board member have a seat on the Deep Ellum TIF board since these issues are near Bryan Place.

City Of Dallas 2012 Capital Bond Program Meetings Being Held The Dallas City Council will host town hall meetings seeking public comment on the City Manager’s recommendations for the proposed 2012 Capital Bond Program. Twenty-one meetings will be held at various locations throughout the city through June 28th. A public hearing will be held during the afternoon session of the June 27th Council meeting. In August, Council will deliberate and call for the Bond Program to be placed on the November ballot. Councilmember Angela Hunt from District 14, which includes Bryan Place, will hold her meeting on Thursday, June 28th 6:30 p.m. in Arlington Hall at Lee Park 3333 Turtle Creek Boulevard. For those whose schedule does not accommodate any of the series of meetings or prefer to view the material on-line, you may do so at the City’s website, under Latest City News and the Proposed 2012 Bond Program.

THANK YOU TO VOLUNTEERS WHO DELIVERED NEWSLETTERS IN MAY Please let our volunteers know how much we appreciate their hard work by thanking Wayne & Sharon Smith, Lynn Sparrow, Gary & Joy Mitchell, Mark Ingraml, Todd & Sandy Knauer, Cobbie Ransom, Gaye Maris, Richard Marvin, Michelle Murphy, Ron & Kathleen Burton, David Allen, Don & Miki Hendrickson, Mark Ingram, Dan Warren and a special thanks to Ann Decker 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.

STILL TIME TO PAY 2012 BPNA DUES 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 more, including a new telephone directory for this year. Even if you belong to a homeowners association within Bryan Place, you are also encouraged to join the neighborhood association. Also, for those who need a current neighborhood directory, there are still some available. Please fill out the form below and return it as soon as possible. For your convenience, PayPal is also accepted. Just go online to, 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: , 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.

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Leash Free Dog Park Nearby


Stepping out Near Bryan Place

Enjoy these FREE events close to home. The Meadows Foundation has always been a good neighbor to AT&T Performing Arts Center the people of Bryan Place. But did you know they are big sup- Sammons Park porters of our pets too? Though the gated park on Swiss be2403 Flora tween Liberty and Oak is private property, they allow pet own- Patio Sessions ers to let their dogs run leash free in the southern edge of the Free concert series bringing the best in local music. lawn. All they ask is that pet owners keep the leash on their Scheduled for dogs when they are near the paved walking path at the northern June 21 – Indie/Lounge/Pop: Salim & The Travoltas (5:45side for the safety of walkers who use it. And of course, please 6:30pm) w/ Rahim Quazi (5:00-5:30pm). pick up after your pets as always. Since the law requires your For more information go to pets to be leashed, especially in Exall Park, many Bryan Place neighbors congregate there now and let their pets have fun in a Annette Strauss Artist Square safe environment away from the traffic while also getting a 1800 Leonard Street chance to get to know one another. So take a stroll over to en- Sunset Screenings! joy this close by amenity. And please remember to always re- The AT&T Performing Arts Center and the Dallas Film Socimember to keep your pet leashed while in the neighborhood ety sponsors the public to relax in a spectacular downtown and Exall park. venue in the Dallas Arts District while enjoying a movie. June 16 at 8:30 pm: Basquiat 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 June 24th through August 1

The BP Bit Congratulations to Bryan Place residents Eric Williamson and Dawn Ogle who were married Saturday, June 9th in Deep Ellum. Irma Adame and Reggie Graham were given a Bryan Place welcome by their San Jacinto neighbors on Sunday, June 10th. What a way to welcome folks to our wonderful community. We look forward to many years of sharing our neighborhood with you.

MISSING DOG $300 Reward for a lost, blonde Pomeranian named Toby. He needs heart medication and has been missing for at least four days. The number to call with information is 214-886-2395.



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