Two armed men held up the 7-Eleven on Zang and Colorado Sunday afternoon. As they made their getaway, Dallas Police were fanned out, searching for a vehicle matching the description given by witnesses. A police helicopter crisscrossed the area. It didn't take long for officers to find them. What f ... More >>
The first Oak Cliff Music Festival - now called the North Oak Cliff Music Festival - has gotten a positive early response, so much so that the fest is now moving from its original Winnetka Heights location, near the Kessler Theater, to Lake Cliff Park, at 300 East Colorado Blvd. The November 3 sho ... More >>
The Kessler Theater is getting in on the festival action, and has just announced the inaugural Oak Cliff Music Festival, set for November 3, which will take place in the Winnetka Heights neighborhood surrounding the venue. The acts slated so far are the usual suspects -- Carolyn Wonderland, Alejandr ... More >>
And the fall of everything Schutze wastes his time bitching about.
As conceptual renderings are my kryptonite, here's one that landed in the inbox late yesterday -- a look at what Wood Partners says it will build on that vacant lot at 1836 W. Davis, not so long ago the site of the Cliffwood Apartments. The address, of course, is familiar: A few years ago, you ma ... More >>
Click to expand for a better look at what may land at Sylvan and Fort Worth Ave. One day.Last I looked, Sylvan Thirty -- the proposed mixed-use development across the street from the Belmont -- was closer to conceptual than actual. As in: Short a few million, developer Brent Jackson more than lik ... More >>
Photo by Anna MerlanDomingo Garcia and, sitting to his right, Scott Griggs at last night's meeting over the map in Oak CliffLast week we sat through a very long, very ugly city council meeting, which ended with the members narrowly adopting a new redistricting plan. At that time, council member D ... More >>
Domingo Garcia and his council redistricting pals pull off a neat trick.
Yesterday, some 8,500 Dallas Independent School District elementary students reported to 17 campuses, from Bryan and Caillet to Truett and Winnetka, to begin summer school. Pardon: Make that summer camp. At least, that's how district officials and DISD's educational partners sell the idea to kids ... More >>
According to Nest Realty's North Oak Cliff website, this Winnetka Heights house is about to hit the market.Last year, This Old House magazine singled out Junius Heights as one of the Best Old House Neighborhoods in the country, insisting, "Proximity to downtown Dallas, great schools, and recent r ... More >>
After "thousands of hours of discussion and debate," according to architect Rick Garza, head of the Bishop/Davis Land Use and Zoning Study steering committee, the Dallas City Council will finally vote on the plan Wednesday. Bob Stimson, the former city council member who's now president of ... More >>
Courtesy Preservation Dallas311 N. Edgefield Avenue in Oak Cliff, before and after its restorationWe're still waiting for Preservation Dallas's list of endangered properties -- that should be ready by the end of the month. But till then, it has announced the winners of its Eleventh Annual Preserv ... More >>
Sam MertenYup, Dwaine. This briefing was way over the collective heads of your committee.Baffled and outraged preservationists quietly vacated Monday afternoon's Public Safety Committee meeting after the city council committee voted unanimously to adopt a new historic building demolition ordi ... More >>
In August 2008, this was among the houses depicted in the initial council committee briefing regarding the need for a new teardown ordinance.If it feels like City Hall's been debating the issue of how to tear down blighted properties within historic districts since forever, well, it's only been . ... More >>
Courtesy Nile SouthernTerry Southern at SMU in the early 1940s, shortly before he joined the Army and went to EuropeOne of the first cover stories I wrote for the Dallas Observer was a profile of writer Terry Southern -- same guy who wrote Dr. Strangelove, The Magic Christian, Easy Rider, Barbare ... More >>
500 E. 6th Street in the Lake Cliff Historic DistrictHenry Spruiell does not disagree with the city of Dallas: The house he owns at 500 E. 6th Street in the Lake Cliff Historic District does indeed pose what's known as an "imminent threat to public health and safety" and probably should be torn d ... More >>
Bike Friendly Oak Cliff sends word this morning of a plan intended to turn Seventh Street into a "pedestrian/bicycle boulevard." It's among several bits of heads-up offered this morning, along with further promise of pedicabs courtesy Eno's.Heads of Winnetka Heights home owners association, local ... More >>
What you see at top is the apartment structure at 104 S. Edgefield in Oak Cliff -- or what remains of it, following a fire in 2005. Twice the city has tried to demo the building, for obvious reasons; it's the very definition of what staff calls "an imminent threat to public health and safety." In Ja ... More >>
Sanchez's family thought they'd left the lawlessness of Mexico behind. But somehow it caught up with them.
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