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Friday, April 29, 2016

Dallas Book Festival

Dallas Public Library will host acclaimed authors at Dallas Book Festival
April 30th, 10:00am to 6:00pm

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright, military historian Andrew Bacevich and Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative are among more than three dozen noted authors who will be part of the Dallas Book Festival. The free event will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday April 30 at the J Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young St.

The festival is being organized by the Dallas Public Library and the Friends of the Dallas Public Library, the nonprofit organization that raises financial support and awareness for the Dallas Public Library system and its programs. “The growing scope and prestige of the festival reflects the library’s resurgence,” said Friends of the Dallas Public Library Executive Director Kate Park.

North Texas authors and illustrators participating in the festival include Sarah Hepola, Merritt Tierce, AG Ford, Don Tate, Karen Blumenthal, Nancy Churin, Shawna Seed, LA Starks and Virginia McAllester. Local publishing house Deep Vellum’s Lina Merune will also participate among many others.

Principal sponsors include Friends of the Dallas Public Library and The Dallas Morning News. Community partners include the Dallas Museum of Art, Casa de España, Deep Vellum Publishing, Downtown Dallas Inc., The Dock Bookshop, Pan African Connection, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, The Wild Detectives, WordSpace, Kroger, Amazon, Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau, Urban Spools, Dallas B.R.A.I.N., World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth and Humanities Texas. Further support comes from Clear Channel Outdoor, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts and Southwest Airlines.

Author panels will focus on topics including presidential history, writers’ transition from journalism to books, children’s book illustration, sports writing, and African-American literature. The event will also include artistic and cultural performances, children’s activities and signing sessions with the authors.

“This will be one of the premier literary events in Texas,” said Dallas Public Library Community Engagement Administrator Ronnie Jessie. “We’re very proud to be promoting a love of books with such a range of genres and the diversity that reflects Dallas.”

See the full list of authors and panels at www.dallasbookfestival.org.


Operation: Beautification  

 Operation Beautification

MAY 21, 2016

Operation: Beautification is an effort to keep our neighborhoods fee of trash/brush, maintain healthy and sustainable neighborhoods and foster civic engagement through community-led cleanups in our neighborhoods.

The City is encouraging Dallas neighborhood groups, such as civic groups, homeowners associations, neighborhood associations and crime watch groups to join in a citywide Spring cleanup effort. The next Operation: Beautification takes place on Saturday, May 21, 2016. The City will coordinate with participating groups to provide out-of-schedule trash collection (No Fee Required) for neighborhoods that choose to join this special event. Cleanup projects are determined by each participating group. Neighborhood Code Representatives (NCRs) will deliver a copy of the sanitation truck routes to each group leader.

Registration is open from April 11 - May 9, 2016. Register at http://bit.ly/OperationBeautification.

For questions call 214.671.8873, email joe.yanez@dallascityhall.com or visit frequently asked questions.

Joe Yanez
Community Outreach Coordinator
Neighborhood Vitality
City of Dallas Department of Planning and Urban Design
1500 Marilla-2DN l Dallas, TX 75201
214-671-8873
joe.yanez@dallascityhall.com 


Click Here for the Flyer (pdf)


VALLEY VIEW - GALLERIA AREA PLAN

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:

http://www.dallasmidtown.com/

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!


 
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April 8th, 2016

Dallas Woman Pleads Guilty To Role In Armed Car-Jacking

A 27 year old Dallas, Texas woman has pleaded guilty in federal court to Car-Jacking and Bank Robbery charges.  According to information presented in court, on March 13, 2015, Chanel Collins, 27, a Dallas resident, drove Laquaylan Patterson from Jarvis Christian College, just east of Hawkins, Texas, to an apartment complex in Tyler, Texas, with the intent to aid Patterson in committing an armed carjacking. Details


April 8th, 2016

FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitive Brenda Delgado Now in Custody

Brenda Delgado, wanted for allegedly orchestrating the murder-for-hire of dentist Kendra Hatcher in Dallas, Texas, was taken into custody without incident today in Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico, by agents of the Mexican Attorney General’s Office (PGR), Criminal Investigations Agency (AIC), in close coordination with the FBI legal attaché office at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City. Delgado was placed on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list on April 6, 2016. Delgado will remain in custody pending extradition proceedings. Details


April 6th, 2016

Dallas Carjackers Sentenced

Donshay Jones, 24, of Dallas, was sentenced today to serve a total of 168 months (14 years) in federal prison, following his guilty plea to felony offenses stemming from the February 2014 armed carjacking of a young woman and her young child in Dallas. Details


March 31st, 2016

Woman Who Took Minor Child She Met During Online X-Box 360 Gaming From Texas to Wisconsin to Engage in Sexual Activity is Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison

Jennifer Lynn Dougherty, 34, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade to serve a total of 120 months in federal prison.  Dougherty pleaded guilty in December 2015 to an indictment charging two counts of traveling in interstate commerce – from Wisconsin to Texas – with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity. Details


March 31st, 2016

Plano Anesthesiologist Convicted for Role in Pill Mill Operation is Sentenced to 25 Years in Federal Prison

Licensed anesthesiologist, Theodore E. Okechuku, 59, of Plano, Texas, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis to 300 months in federal prison following his conviction at trial in October 2015 on felony offenses stemming from his role in a pill mill and drug distribution conspiracy. Details


March 18th, 2016

FBI Searches for Bad Hair Bandit

The Dallas FBI Violent Crimes Task Force is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a serial bank robber dubbed the “Bad Hair Bandit,” who is believed to be responsible for five bank robberies or attempted bank robberies this year in Dallas. North Texas Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of this individual. Details


FBI's Most Recent Press Releases for Friday, April 29, 2016
FBI's Most Recent Press Releases for
Friday, April 29, 2016