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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:

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

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NDNA General Membership Meeting

Save the Date

Tuesday evening June 17th at 7 P.M.


Friends of Preston Ridge Trail

Planting date is Saturday, May 3. 

The plan consisted of 12 planting beds, each roughly 15ft x 25ft from Westwood Junior High School to Debbe Lane (north of the footbridge) and one just west of Meandering Way.  These locations were linked to the zones from where we have a team leader ready, who stepped up to organize sufficient helpers for ongoing watering. 

These are the four leaders who would appreciate any volunteer help you can offer, and they can be contacted through me:

Steve Crossman (Westwood to La Manga)
Carlee Jolly (near the bulletin board area)
Linda Baity (just south of the footbridge)
Doug Sanstedt (around Debbie Lane)

We will place little red flags in the planting locations.

If you were contacted about a temporary water connection to your house, please be patient; we will re-connect with you quite soon.

The not-so-good news: Our plans exceeded the City’s budget for this area so we have to split the plan in two. Steve and Carlee’s 7 planting beds from Westwood to the bulletin board are funded. Linda and Doug’s will have to be postponed until Nov which pushes it into their next fiscal year and a new budget allocation.

Help on May 3 – we would appreciate help from anyone on May 3 for planting.  No heavy work, no digging.  We usually have a selection of men, women and children.  If you have a shovel, rake, garden fork, so much the better.  But we will have spares.  We will start at Westwood Junior High at 8:30am and progress northwards.  Please come for whatever time you can spare.  If you can email me to let me know ahead of time, it will aid in our planning.  Please try to make it.

We have another “problem”….PLEASE READ THIS, AS IT IS IMPORTANT.

The watering trailer has been stored at Texas A&M Extension Center on Coit for years and that has been a really convenient, secure place.  And we appreciate that.  However, they have changed the rules that make it a bit impractical: no key-card access at weekends!  So we either have to pull the trailer out on a Friday and keep it over the weekend in a safe locked place, or find another storage spot.  PLEASE consider the following:  do you have an empty garage space or an extra wide driveway behind a locked gate where we might store this trailer that will be used weekly.  This could either be its permanent home (preferred) or for holding over the weekend.  It is about 20 feet long to the hitch, 7 feet wide.  This is a REALLY IMPORTANT issue as we cannot afford for it to be stolen (as the first one was many years ago).  PLEASE consider how you might be able to help us on this issue and let me know.  Thanks


We are starting to accumulate orders for 2014 – goal of 20 to make it happen.  We have 15 orders.  Arapaho location is sold out.  It seems to take about 9 -12 months between installations, so if interested, let us know.  $50/$75.  Details and logos on  Or drop me a note.  As a point of interest, we have had bricks bought by people as far afield as Lousiville, KY and Swindon, UK!

Connection to Plano trails

Plano reports that they are still working on acquiring approvals from all the land owners along Ohio to obtain either easements or additional right of way.  They have received approval to make the ONCOR crossing and have had positive dialog so far with the rail road. The rail road will be complex as the entire segment of the road bed panels will have to be reconfigured.  They have started navigating the rail road’s terms and conditions for this work, and will be meeting next week with the Plano Engineering and Transportation Department.

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Friends of Preston Ridge Trail, Inc

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.

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As of January 1, 2012, state of Texas law requires that homeowner associations must give notice to all homeowners of all regular and special board of director meetings to allow homeowners to attend the meeting.

The detailed requirements for this notification:





(e) Members shall be given notice of the date, hour, place, and general subject of a regular or special board meeting, including a general description of any matter to be brought up for deliberation in executive session. The notice shall be:

(1) mailed to each property owner not later than the 10th day or earlier than the 60th day before the date of the meeting; or

(2) provided at least 72 hours before the start of the meeting by:

(A) posting the notice in a conspicuous manner reasonably designed to provide notice to property owners' association members:

(i) in a place located on the association's common property or, with the property owner's consent, on other conspicuously located privately owned property within the subdivision; or

(ii) on any Internet website maintained by the association or other Internet media; and

(B) sending the notice by e-mail to each owner who has registered an e-mail address with the association.


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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April 16th, 2014

Pasadena Man Sentenced to 300-Month Term in Multi-Million-Dollar Investment Fraud Scheme

Gary Lynn McDuff, 59, was sentenced to 300 months in prison today for his role in conspiring to defraud investors of almost $11 million in an investment fraud scheme and laundering the proceeds in the Eastern District of Texas. Details

April 14th, 2014

Defendants Sentenced in Massive Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Scheme

Two defendants who were convicted on felony offenses related to their roles in a scheme to use stolen identity information to fraudulently obtain millions of dollars in tax refunds were sentenced this afternoon in federal court in Dallas. George Ojonugwa, 32, of Garland, Texas, was sentenced to 174 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $15,979,187 in restitution. Eseos Igiebor, 43, of Richardson, Texas, was sentenced to 96 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $9,660,658 in restitution. Details

April 10th, 2014

Serial Armed Robbers Sought by FBI

Bulls Cap Bandits May be Responsible for 15 Area Robberies

The Dallas FBI Violent Crimes Task Force and local law enforcement authorities are asking for the public’s assistance to identify the suspects believed to be responsible for robbing as many as 15 area businesses since December 14, 2013. Investigators continue to review similar offenses in order to determine if they may also be related. Details

 April 1st, 2014

Collin County Man Guilty in Plano Independent School District Embezzlement Scheme

A 59-year-old Princeton, Texas man has pleaded guilty in connection with his role in a conspiracy to embezzle more than $2.5 million from the Plano Independent School District. Kris Wilson Gentz pleaded guilty to an information charging him with conspiracy to commit federal program fraud. Details

March 12th. 2014

Grand Jury Indicts Wife of Former Executive at Collin Street Bakery on Felony Conspiracy, Money Laundering, and False Statement Charges

A federal grand jury returned a 22-count superseding indictment today charging Sandy Jenkins, 65, and his wife, Kay Jenkins, 63, both of Corsicana, Texas, with various felony offenses stemming from Sandy Jenkins’ alleged embezzlement of approximately $16 million from his former employer, the Collin Street Bakery (Bakery) in Corsicana, which was used by Sandy and Kay Jenkins to maintain an extensive and lavish lifestyle. Details

March 6th, 2014

Collin County Man Sentenced to 51 Months in Federal Prison for Embezzling Approximately $1 Million from Hudson Advisors LLC in Wire Fraud Scheme

Steven Chen Yu, 40, of Allen, Texas, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Jane J. Boyle to 51 months in federal prison following his guilty plea in July 2013 to an information charging wire fraud in connection with his attempt to embezzle approximately $1 million from his employer, Hudson Advisors LLC. Details

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