North Dallas
Neighborhood Alliance


LBJ Lane Closures

Be certain to check for the multitude of changes and bridge closures which will be impacting all traffic on LBJ and bridges...... their website is:

Jazz in the Atrium


Click Here for the FBI's Top Ten list of fugitives . . .


Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Wildlife – bobcats, coyotes, raccoons, etc. 
in our neighborhoods

TUESDAY, February 16th

7:00-8:30 PM


  • We are pleased to have as our guest Bonnie Bradshaw, from 911Wildlife to speak about dealing with the wildlife in our neighborhoods. 911Wildlife offers animal and wildlife removal, relocation and control services in DFW.
  • Council Members Sandy Greyson and Lee Kleinman will also attend and give us information on happenings in Districts 12 & 11 and at City Hall. 

Please take a moment and complete the North Dallas Neighborhood Alliance Survey at:

We want to know your top five neighborhood concerns / priorities. Additionally we’d like your suggestions for upcoming NDNA meetings, and how NDNA can better support your homeowners association and/or neighborhood?________________________________________________________________

Lastly, NDNA memberships ($35.00) for calendar 2016 are now due. A membership invoice and registration form will be sent out in a separate hardcopy mailing.

Alternatively you can go to at the bottom of the page click on “Click Here to Download the PDF form to fill out and send in the U.S. mail.” Please mail the form and check to Membership Chair:  Rose Harder, 7306 Heathermore Drive, Dallas 75248

FYI - at this time NDNA is not setup to renew and pay for memberships on-line.

Thank you for your involvement with and service to our community!

Matt Bach
North Dallas Neighborhood Alliance

Comprehensive plan

Click here for the Vision PDF


The future of Dallas is in your hands. The Vision represents a summary of the forwardDallas! Plan. To learn more about forwardDallas! click here for the Vision PDF.

Uninvited Guests

Urban Bobcats Do's and Don'ts

Click Here for the Flyer (pdf)


Preston Ridge Trail Update

Steve Crossman could use help with the last 6 months of watering if you can spare a couple, of hours on a Saturday morning.  Please consider giving a little time - easy work - send us a note and we will connect you.

Fall 2015 planting of shrubs - aiming for November 7th

This event is looking promising but is not yet a certainty.

If you were wondering about the roses and some that were cut down, they succumbed to Rosette disease also known as Witches Broom for which there is currently no cure.  The Belinda pink roses suffered worst.  The red Knockouts had only very limited infection - from mites blown in by the wind.  That is why there no are roses in the beds south of La Cosa.


We will be placing the order for purchased engraved bricks this month.  If you are thinking about a brick, please contact Cori Pratt as the cut off is August 31 to be included in this order.  We would aim for an installation sometime in November, as we have to get slotted into the City maintenance schedule.

See  The Trail...Brick Paver Donations ( the actual link is ) for the details, if interested. 

Please send an e mail to who has taken over the brick management.  

Next chance will be late in 2016 or early 2017 as it takes a while to accrue the minimum order size. 

The Arapaho node is full and the one beside the bulletin board north of Brentfield Rd is about 95% full.  Plenty of spaces at other nodes along the trail.


You have planted over 12,500 daffodils in the last 4 years. Quite impressive.

If any group is interested to plant in the fall, please make contact, so we can work on that.  Orders will have to go out within the next 6 weeks.

In the past, individuals and groups have purchased daffodils that they plant themselves- $25/100 minimum order. With a minimum request of 3000 bulbs, Friends of Preston Ridge Trail will contribute 33% towards the bulb cost as an inducement for you to plant them.   We get them from a wholesaler from Holland which keeps them in cold storage and then delivers in November when they should be planted about 4” deep.

Rod Scales
VP Beautification
Friends of Preston Ridge Trail, Inc



The OmniPlan site – Valley View – Galleria Area Plan PDF can be viewed by clicking here:

Draft Valley View – Galleria Area Plan
(PowerPoint PDF with 85 slides updated 05-01-2013)

The Beck Venture’s Website addressing disclosed plans for this developer’s concepts on their 106  acres is available at:

The Dallas Plan Commission will be holding a further hearing on this plan on the afternoon of May 16th and  City Council will hold their hearing on May 22nd.

NDNA Membership

If your homeowner's association would like to become an NDNA Member, just click here and find your homeowner's association and then complete the 2016 Membership Application.

If you were a member in 2015 and have not updated your registration by March 30th, 2016, you will not be able to visit the Member's Only web pages without updating your registration and paying the annual dues. Just log into the "Members Only" web and then click on Complete NDNA 2016 Membership Form or if you were the President or the NDNA Designated Representative you can easily update your Membership by clicking on the Update Your HOA Membership Information link. Thank you for your participation!

Click Here for More . . . .

February 1st, 2016

Two Convicted Felons Sentenced to More than 115 Years Each in Federal Prison Following Federal Jury Convictions on Hobbs Act and Firearms Offenses

Two convicted felons from the Dallas area who were convicted by a federal jury at trial in July 2015 on an array of federal charges stemming from their armed robberies of several fast-food restaurants in the Dallas area in early 2014, were each sentenced today to more than 115 years in federal prison. Details

January 22nd, 2016

Dallas County Woman Sentenced to 57 Months in Federal Prison for Defrauding Medicaid

Brenda Ward, 48, of Cedar Hill, Texas, was sentenced this morning to 57 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $887,809 in restitution to Medicaid, following her guilty plea in July 2015 to one count of health care fraud. Details

January 22nd, 2016

Federal Jury Convicts Corporate Executive for Lying to Federal Agents During Public Corruption Investigation Involving Dallas County Commissioner

Following a nearly three-day trial in federal court in Austin, Texas, a federal jury convicted a corporate executive for lying to Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the public corruption investigation of Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price. Helena Tantillo, 59, of Austin, was an executive at BearingPoint when the firm won a contract in 2005 to digitize Dallas County records. The jury’s verdict today found Tantillo guilty on all counts of the indictment returned by an Austin federal grand jury in June 2015. Details

January 11th, 2016

Dallas Man Sentenced to Serve a Total of 326 Months in Federal Prison for Sex Trafficking a Developmentally Disabled Teenage Girl 

Kenneth Laray White, 26, of Dallas, was sentenced this morning to serve a total of 326 months in federal prison on felony convictions stemming from a plan to recruit a developmentally disabled teenage girl to engage in commercial sex acts. Details

December 3rd, 2015

Serial Armed Robbers Known as Bulls Cap Bandits Plead Guilty to Federal Charges

Three Dallas men have pleaded guilty to their roles in committing several violent armed robberies in Dallas last year. Cedric Ray Jones, 26, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to interfere with commerce by robbery, two counts of using, carry, and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to, and possessing and brandishing a firearm in furtherance of, a crime of violence, and three counts of interference with commerce by robbery. Details

December 2nd, 2015

Allen Man Sentenced to 84 Months in Federal Prison and Ordered to Pay More Than $8.7 Million in Restitution for Running an Oil and Gas Investment Fraud Scheme

Brian J. Polito of Allen, Texas, was sentenced today  to 84 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $8,768,351 in restitution following his guilty plea in May 2015 to an information charging one count of mail fraud stemming from his operation of an oil and gas investment fraud scheme. Details

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Tuesday, February 09, 2016