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


                                        Convention Center Hotel - Learn more about the convention center hotel project.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

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- General Membership Meeting -

Preston Ridge and Northaven Trails---two North Dallas Treasures

TUESDAY, September 30th

7:00-8:30 PM


  • What are the guidelines that Oncor must use for its properties? 

  • How does the city of Dallas interface with Oncor on the use of the trails?

  • How do the “Friends” groups work with Oncor and the city to make the trails more useable and beautiful?

  • How can we help each other?

We are very pleased to have as our special guest Charles Elk, Vice President in charge of Customer Operations, at Oncor. He leads a team responsible for the company’s relationships with cities, customers and community organizations. He’ll fill us in on answers to the above questions.

We’ll also have election of officers. Council members Sandy Greyson and Lee Kleinman also plan to attend and give us information on happenings in 11 and 12 and at City Hall. There will be items on the November ballot pertaining to charter changes....what are they and what are the implications?

Drinks and snacks will be furnished. Additional parking is graciously made available across McCallum by the Montessori school.

Save Water & Money

Plan to attend one or both of the no-cost seminars Saturday, September 13, at the Performance Hall (Building “E”) at Mountain View College, 4849 W. Illinois Avenue, Dallas 75211. Click here for directions and a list of nearby restaurants.

Landscape designer and author Bonnie Reese will be the speaker at both sessions. Ms. Reese has more than 20 years experience designing, installing and maintaining landscapes in North Texas and is the owner of her own landscape design and consulting company - Beautiful Landscapes ( Attendees at each session will receive a copy of Bonnie’s book, “Common-Sense Landscaping” (hard copy or electronic version - limit one per household). Attendees can enter a drawing to win a bag of Green Sense organic fertilizer from Rohde’s Nursery & Nature Store ( There will be 3 drawings per session.

Water-Wise Landscape Design 101 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Whether you have a new landscape or plan to update an existing area, it is critical to begin with a good design. This program teaches the principles of landscape design with an emphasis on how to create a beautiful landscape that will save resources - natural and financial!

Fantastic Plants for North Texas 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Using colorful photographs, Bonnie demonstrates the natural beauty of native and adapted plants that thrive in the North Texas region. Learn when, where and how to plant each of the recommended plants, their size and height at maturity, seasonal color, texture and more. This program provides information on trees, shrubs, vines, perennials, groundcovers and turf grasses.

Making a reservation Space is limited, please register online at or by calling (214) 670-3155. Let us know which seminar(s) you would like to attend, and how many will be attending in your group.

Seminars sponsored by Dallas Water Utilities Conservation, City of Dallas Stormwater Management, and Mountain View College.


After last year’s national record-crushing 75,000 donations totaling $25.2 million, North Texas Giving Day is back with the hope that North Texas will rise to the challenge and outdo itself once again. With new community events, extra time to donate and additional prizes, the sixth annual North Texas Giving Day aims to raise the giving day bar once again to benefit more North Texas nonprofits.

On September 18, 2014, donations can be made 6 a.m. to midnight to more than 1,500 certified nonprofits listed on the new website Donations $25 and above will be amplified by more than $2 million dollars in bonus funds and prizes.

WHAT: The 6th annual North Texas Giving Day

WHERE/ WHEN: September 18, 2014 6 a.m. to midnight – donate online at 

7 a.m. to 8 a.m. – Arlington Donation Station at Levitt Pavilion, 100 W. Abram St., Arlington, TX 76010.

Click Here for the Flyer (pdf)

This Could Cost You

Now that summer is here and residents and homeowner associations alike are caring for lawns, please make certain that you and any landscape help you use are aware of the following.

City of Dallas Top 5 Code Violations

1.) High Weeds Grass and weeds over 12" tall is considered a violation.

2.) Litter If you have trash or litter on your property, clean it up.

3.) Junk Motor Vehicles Motor vehicles that are inoperative and/or partially dismantled and have expired license tags or safety stickers are considered "junk motor vehicles".

4.) Obstruction Blocking sidewalks, alleys, or service areas with trash, weeds/brush, or other objects is a violation of City Code.

5.) Bulky Trash Once a month, the city collects large objects such as shrubs, bagged leaves, large tree limbs, appliances, and furniture.  The material may be placed out on your front curb no earlier than 7:00 am on the Thursday prior to collection week.

Click Here for the Flyer (pdf)


At the briefing the week of 6 May on the proposed Valley View – Galleria area zoning City Planning Commissioners received a printed packet of information. That information is now available online. You can access the material at:

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 2014 Membership Application.

If you were a member in 2013 and have not updated your registration by March 30th, 2013, 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 2014 Membership Form (2014 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!

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September 9th, 2014

Three in Custody on Federal Charges Stemming from the Murder of a Southlake, Texas Man in May 2013

Three Mexican citizens are in federal custody following their arrest last Friday, September 5, 2014, in McAllen, Texas, on federal charges stemming from the murder of a Southlake, Texas, man in May 2013. Details

September 2nd, 2014

Dallas FBI Violent Crimes Task Force Seeks Bank Robbery Suspect

The Dallas FBI Violent Crimes Task Force and the Dallas Police Department are requesting the public’s assistance to identify the suspect responsible for robbing the Bank of America at 3523 S. Lancaster Road in Dallas, Texas, on Friday, August 29, 2014. The suspect entered the bank and demanded money from the teller. After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, he fled the location on foot. The suspect is described as a black male with a bald head and a goatee. He is approximately 30 to 40 years old, approximately 5’8” tall, approximately 160 pounds, and has an average build. More . . .

August 26th, 2014

Collin County Man Arrested for Smith County Bank Robbery

A 37-year-old McKinney, Texas man has been arrested in connection with a bank robbery in the Eastern District of Texas. Daniel River Burson was arrested on Aug. 25, 2014 pursuant to a criminal complaint issued by the U.S. District Court charging him with bank robbery. Burson had an initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge John D. Love today and will have a detention hearing on Aug. 29, 2014. Details

August 25th, 2014

Former Executive at First Command Financial Services Pleads Guilty

A former executive at First Command Financial Services, an investment advisor and financial planning firm located in Fort Worth, Texas, pleaded guilty this morning to a felony offense stemming from a fraud scheme she ran while employed there. Redonda Russell, 66, of Fort Worth, pleaded guilty to a felony Information charging one count of wire fraud. She faces a maximum statutory penalty of 20 years in federal prison, a $250,000 fine, and restitution. She will remain on bond pending sentencing, which is set for December 8, 2014. Details

August 22nd, 2014

Dallas Woman Sentenced in Sex Trafficking of Children Conspiracy

A Dallas woman, who, along with her gang member boyfriend, pleaded guilty in a sex trafficking case earlier this year, was sentenced this morning. Erin Patton, 24, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge David C. Godbey to 87 months in federal prison and she will be required to register as a sex offender. Details

August 22nd, 2014

Former Garland, Texas Man Indicted for Aiming a Laser Pointer at an Aircraft

A federal grand jury has indicted Steven Alexander Chavez, Jr., 23, on one count of aiming a laser pointer at an aircraft. Special agents with the FBI arrested Chavez in Lubbock, Texas, where he had recently relocated from Garland, Texas. Details

August 12th, 2014

Long-Time Fugitive Neil Stammer Captured

Child predator Neil Stammer was arrested in Nepal after 14 years on the run. Details

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Thursday, September 18, 2014