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, October 06, 2015

The Quarterly Membership meeting is now on October the 7th . . . .

Click Here for the NDNA Home Page

HOA Compliance with State and Legal Regulations
WEDNESDAY, October 7th
7:00-8:30 PM


  • What do HOA leaders need to know/do to stay abreast and comply with the plethora of new State regulations

  • How to amend HOA governing documents so to be in compliance with the new regulations.

  • What do Board Members need to do to avoid and protect themselves from lawsuits

  • What remedies do homeowners have if one or more Board Members are not adhering to regulations, or being transparent

We are pleased to have as our guest Bob Blend, attorney at The Blend Law Firm,

Bob engages in: Homeowners Association Law; Community Association Law; Civil Practice; Civil Litigation; Real Estate; Corporate Law; Collections

Additionally, there will be an all member NDNA vote.

The Board of the North Dallas Neighborhood Alliance (NDNA) is proposing several changes to the By-Laws that govern NDNA. The proposed amendments are administrative adjustments that don’t alter NDNA’s mission or organization. Click here to review the changes (pdf).

2015 Aquatics Master Plan Public Meetings

2015 Aquatics Master Plan Public Meetings  

The Dallas Park and Recreation Department has been working on a plan to replace the city’s outdated pools with new aquatics facilities that would have slides and other water park features. There would be three types of facilities--regional, community, and neighborhood. Fretz Park at Beltline and Hillcrest is being proposed as one of the locations for a regional aquatics facility.

If you are interested in learning more about the Master Aquatics Plan and/or the proposed Fretz facility, please plan to attend one of the community meetings listed on the flyer.

Click Here for the 2015 Aquatics Master Plan Public Meetings 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


Park and Recreation Department
Park Maintenance Services Newsletter 

City of Dallas, Park Maintenance Services newsletter

Click Here to Download the quarterly City of Dallas, Park Maintenance Services newsletter.


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 2015 Membership Application.

If you were a member in 2014 and have not updated your registration by March 30th, 2015, 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 2015 Membership Form (2015 Membership) 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 (Update Membership) link. Thank you for your participation!

Click Here for More . . . .

September 16th, 2015

Former Collin Street Bakery Executive and Wife Sentenced

Sandy Jenkins, a former executive at the Collin Street Bakery (“the Bakery”) in Corsicana, Texas, and his wife, Kay Jenkins, were sentenced today on felony convictions stemming from Sandy Jenkins’s embezzlement of approximately $16 million from the Bakery. Details

September 15th, 2015

Dallas Securities Broker Admits Fraud

Wade Lawrence, 43, of Dallas, a securities broker,  pleaded guilty to a felony Information charging one count of securities fraud. Lawrence faces a maximum statutory penalty of five years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine or twice any pecuniary gain to the defendant or loss to the victims. In addition, Lawrence agrees to forfeit $1,542,966, in proceeds traceable to the offense, in the form of a money judgment and proceeds from the sale of his residence. Details

September 14th, 2015

Mansfield Man Charged in Armed Robbery of Grandview Bank

A Mansfield, Texas, man has been charged in a federal criminal complaint with committing the takeover-style, armed robbery last week of the Grandview Bank in Grandview, Texas.

Michael Dwayne Bailey, 41, made his initial appearance this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge David L. Horan.

According to the complaint, on Thursday, September 10, 2015, at approximately noon, a man wearing a Texas Longhorns baseball cap, sunglasses, black leather jacket, dark glasses, and subsequently identified as the alleged robber, entered the Grandview Bank located at 105 East Criner Street. He approached a teller, who noticed he was wearing a dark bandana over the lower half of his face, pointed a handgun at the teller, and demanded money. Details

September 10th, 2015

Internet of Things Poses Opportunities for Cyber Crime

As more businesses and homeowners use web-connected devices to enhance company efficiency or lifestyle conveniences, their connection to the Internet also increases the target space for malicious cyber actors. Similar to other computing devices, like computers or Smartphones, IoT devices also pose security risks to consumers. The FBI is warning companies and the general public to be aware of IoT vulnerabilities cybercriminals could exploit, and offers some tips on mitigating those cyber threats. Details

September 8th, 2015

Dallas County Man Sentenced to 144 Months in Federal Prison on Federal Child Pornography Conviction

A 27-year-old Irving, Texas, man, Frank Olivarez, Jr., who pleaded guilty in December 2014 to one count of transporting and shipping child pornography, was sentenced  to 144 months in federal prison. Details

September 1st, 2015

North Texas Man Sentenced in Fictional Disney Scheme

Thomas W. Lucas, Jr., was convicted on Feb. 13, 2015, of seven counts of wire fraud and one count of making a false statement to the FBI and was sentenced to 210 months in federal prison. Details

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Tuesday, October 06, 2015