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 . . .


Sunday, November 29, 2015

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 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 . . . .

October 19th, 2015

Jury Convicts Four in Pill Mill Operation Run by Plano Anesthesiologist

Following a nine-day jury trial before Chief U.S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis, a federal jury has convicted a physician and three co-conspirators on felony offenses stemming from their operation of a pill mill and drug distribution conspiracy they ran in Dallas from January 2012 to early December 2013. Details

October 14th, 2015

FBI Announces Results of Nationwide Human Trafficking Operation

Officials from the FBI announced Tuesday the recovery of 149 underage trafficking victims and the arrest of more than 150 pimps in a nationwide human trafficking operation conducted throughout the United States last week. The initiative, dubbed Operation Cross Country IX, is a national effort spearheaded by the FBI and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, along with state and local law enforcement partners across the country. The initiative, now in its ninth year, targets the criminal enterprises responsible for the commercial sex trafficking of children  Details

October 13th, 2015

New Microchip-Enabled Credit Cards May Still Be Vulnerable to Exploitation by Fraudsters

By October 2015, many U.S. banks will have replaced hundreds of millions of traditional credit and debit cards, which rely on data stored on magnetic strips, with new payment cards containing a microchip known as an EMV chip. While EMV cards offer enhanced security, the FBI is warning law enforcement, merchants, and the general public that no one technology eliminates fraud and cybercriminals will continue to look for opportunities to steal payment information. Details

October 5th, 2015

Alleged Murder-for-Hire Suspect Faces Federal Firearm Charge

A federal criminal complaint was filed on Friday, October, 3rd, 2015, and unsealed today, that charges Kristopher Ledell Love, 31, of Memphis, Tennessee, with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Love was arrested last week on a state capital murder charge for the September 2nd, 2015, murder of dentist Kendra Hatcher in the parking garage of her apartment building in Dallas. Details

September 29th, 2015

Former Credit Union Employee Admits Embezzling Funds from Pantex Federal Credit Union

Dorothy Stegall Barnes, a/k/a “Dorothy Stegall Newman,” 56, appeared in federal court today and pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement from a federally insured credit union. Details

September 24th, 2015

Dallas Man Indicted for Aiming a Laser Pointer at an Aircraft 

A federal grand jury has indicted Orlando Jose Chapa, 37, of Dallas on one count of aiming a laser pointer at an aircraft. Details

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

FBI's Most Recent Press Releases for Sunday, November 29, 2015
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Sunday, November 29, 2015