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  • 15 Apr 2016 9:24 AM | Anonymous

    The MEET! East Dallas committee was proud to deliver a check this morning for $1700 to C. C. Young for their Benevolence. Thank you to the many food and business sponsors and the attendees that made this possible!

  • 26 Mar 2016 11:21 AM | Anonymous

    Councilman McGough would like to inform you an important meeting regarding LBJ EAST PROJECT EXPANSION.  TxDOT is holding a Public Meeting regarding the proposed IH 635 LBJ East Ultimate Project from US 75 and IH 30 in the cities of Dallas, Garland, and Mesquite. Please feel free to forward this email to your community.

    DATE: Tuesday, April 19, 2016

    TIME: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

    LOCATION: Highland Oaks Church of Christ

                                    10805 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas, Texas 75238

                                    (Map Attached)

     

    Over the last several months, Councilman McGough has been working with our Transportation champion and Lake Highlands resident Susan Morgan, RTC Chair Mike Morris, Councilmember Kleinman, TxDOT officials, and others, to advocate that our elected officials support the LBJ East expansion project which  has been at a standstill for far too long. The RTC passed a resolution for funding and included this project in their 2040 Mobility Plan. During the January Texas Transportation Commission meeting, Mayor Rawlings submitted a letter, signed by CM McGough, Kleinman, and Clayton, requesting the commission to approve and expedite the LBJ East project.

     

    TxDOT has finally taken action to consider this project, now it’s time for your voice to be heard and ensure this is priority project and its design truly addresses the mobility needs in our community.

    WHAT IS THIS MEETINGS ABOUT?

    The purpose of this meeting is to present the proposed project to the public and receive comments. This project proposes improvement to IH 635 from East of US 75 to south of IH 30 and to IH 30 from West of Gus Thomasson Road to east of North Galloway Avenue. T

    This project would reconstruct IH 635 to provide five general-purpose  lanes, two tolled-managed lanes, and two to three frontage road lanes in each direction from US 75 to near Royal Lane/Miller Road.

    Maps showing the proposed project’s location and design will be available for viewing at the public meeting. This information will also be available for public inspection Monday through Friday between 8am05pm at the TxDOT Dallas District Office located at 4777 East Highway 80, Mesquite, Texas 75150.

    WHY IT IS IMPORTANT?

    Public comments are used to make changes and adjustments to the design and scope of projects. Your comments can make a difference.  We need to speak loudly and with one voice to ensure this project affecting Lake Highlands and District 10 is not only a top priority, but designed to meet the needs of the community.

    ISSUES TO BE ADDRESSED BY LAKE HIGHLANDS RESIDENTS

    Primary Issues/Areas of Support:  Below are positions I have heard most frequently from residents of District 10.  Of course, I encourage you to make your opinion known, and I appreciate your feedback, but if you have not dug deep into these issues, I want to provide you some important points to consider.

    1.      We support the LBJ East Expansion project as presented with 5 free use lanes going each way and 2 tolled lanes going each way (the tolled lanes are only from 75 to Miller road exit and become free east of Miller Road)

    a.      Main Point:  We understand that without the partial tolling of the optional express lanes, the project could  be delayed indefinitely, and this project is essential to our quality of life and mobility

    1. LBJ East Expansion project should be the highest transportation project in the region.

    c.       We need continuous frontage roads to help with access and provide opportunity for economic development to meet restaurant and retail needs

    2.      We support expediting the Sound Walls along all residential areas protecting our neighborhoods from the public nuisance of 635

    a.      Quality of life, property values, and individual peace of mind must be improved with the sound walls that have been promised for years

    b.       With increased congestion and traffic the issues have increased exponentially, and the proper height and length of the sound walls are essential

    3.      We support expediting the Skillman Gateway project

    a.      To increase safety and straighten out the Skillman /LBJ /Audelia crossing

    b.      We support the signature bridge to provide a real gateway into our community and CONNECT north of 635 with south of 635

    HOW WILL WE BE HEARD?

    Please make plans to attend if possible. If you do, please feel free to speak publically at the meeting.  You can submit comments and questions at the meeting or online. In addition, written comments may be submitted either in person or by mail to Mr. Stephen Endres, P.E. at the TxDOT Dllas District Office, 4777 E. Highway 80, Mesquite, Texas 75150-6643. Written comments must be postmarked by Friday, April 29, 2016 to be included in the Public Meeting Summary. 

    The time to be heard is now!  This project affects the long term vitality of our community!  Please make plans to participate in this discussion and lets Support Lake Highlands and all of District 10. #AllInD10

    If you have additional questions or comments or believe other considerations need to be addressed, please contact our office and let us know. 

    Cristal Retana │ Council Assistant

    Councilman Adam McGough – District 10

    Dallas City Hall

    1500 Marilla Street, 5FS

    Dallas, Texas 75201

    Office: 214-670-4068

    Cristal.Retana@DallasCityHall.com
  • 23 Mar 2016 6:56 AM | Anonymous

    The Dallas B.R.A.I.N. is a partnership of Dallas' Office of Economic Development and the Dallas Public Library.


    Dallas B.R.A.I.N.

    presents

    March Partner Meeting

    featuring

    Hope Shimabuku, Director of the Texas Regional US Patent and Trademark Office 

    What

    Please join us for an update on the Dallas small business ecosystem, provided by the Dallas B.R.A.I.N.. Hear from Hope Shimabuku on what the USPTO is doing to assist in driving innovation in North Texas. Don't miss out on this opportunity to network with other D/FW area service providers.

    When 

    Thursday, March 31, 2016

    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Where

    J. Erik Jonsson Central Library
    Sammons Small Business Center

    1515 Young St., 5th Floor

    Dallas, Texas 75201

     

    Question? Please email us at info@thedallasbrain.org

    Hope Shimabuku
    Director of the Texas Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office

     

    Register Here

     

     


     

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  • 17 Mar 2016 8:26 AM | Anonymous

    The Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce will host a Lunch & Learn on March 30. Read flyer below for more details. Only 20 seats are available. RSVP today!


  • 11 Mar 2016 9:04 AM | Anonymous

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    Last Friday, 65 students from Robert T. Hill and Gaston Middle School participated in AVID Shadow day at Bryan Adams High School Leadership Academy. Special thanks to Coach Morrow and Ms. Read for building a strong program that focuses students on college!

  • 09 Mar 2016 9:24 AM | Anonymous

    Juliette Fowler Communities presents:

    Thursday, March 31, 3-4:30pm, “The Story of Hollywood” 

    Speaker: Rose-Mary Rumbley, Educator, Entertainer and Celebrity

    Presentation is free and open to the public. Call 214.818.0344 to reserve your seat. Juliette Fowler Communities is located at 1234 Abrams Road. Park in lot off Abrams.

    Entertaining anecdotes combine with film history in this delightful presentation from Hollywood insider, Rose-Mary Rumbley.


  • 03 Mar 2016 6:33 PM | Anonymous


    The Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden hosted A Writer’s Garden Valentine Tea at the Dallas Arboretum’s Rosine Hall on February 9. “Gardens I Love and Why” was presented by New York author Page Dickey. The event was chaired by Venise Stuart with Sandra Estess serving as Honorary Chair. Renee Querbes Farren is the Women’s Council President. Funds raised from A Writer’s Garden Valentine Tea will assist with the development of The Boxwood Niche, the newest expansion within A Woman’s Garden.

    Photo by Barbara Gary

    Key to photo:   Honorary Chair Sandra Estess, Women’s Council President Renee Querbes Farren, event chair Venise Stuart and guest author Page Dickey.

  • 03 Mar 2016 6:22 AM | Anonymous
    The Store in Lake Highlands will mark their 14th anniversary with a big party Thursday-Saturday, March 3-5.There will be door prizes, food and reminiscences of those early days.


    Casa Linda Bakery cake will be served and One90 Smoked Meats will be on site Thursday from 4-7 p.m. with a smoker selling turkey legs and sausage. The Carter Bloodcare bus will receive blood donations Thursday from 1-4, and the Reverse Food Truck will be collecting food and/or monetary donations Friday and Saturday from 10-4. 

  • 03 Mar 2016 6:08 AM | Anonymous

    Lake House Bar & Grill is  celebrating their 3rd anniversary Saturday, March 5. They’ll have food and drink specials from 11 a.m. to midnight, and Oak Highlands Brewery will be doing a tap takeover.

    Live music begins at 1 with Justin Pickard, and the Hazardous Dukes go on at 3:30. Charley Crockett and the Blues Drifters perform at 6.

    Lake House is located at 7510 E. Northwest Hwy. near White Rock Lake.

    Lake House Bar & Grill is making plans to celebrate their 3rd anniversary Saturday. They’ll have food and drink specials from 11 a.m. to midnight, and Oak Highlands Brewery will be doing a tap takeover.

    Live music begins at 1 with Justin Pickard, and the Hazardous Dukes go on at 3:30. Charley Crockett and the Blues Drifters perform at 6.

    Lake House is located at 7510 E. Northwest Hwy. near White Rock Lake.

    - See more at: http://lakehighlands.advocatemag.com/2016/02/lake-house-celebrating-3-years-day-party/?utm_source=Lake+Highlands+Master+List&utm_campaign=18570400ed-LH2016_simplemag_news_33&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1f250ce358-18570400ed-106327209#sthash.jt11RN17.dpuf

    Lake House Bar & Grill is making plans to celebrate their 3rd anniversary Saturday. They’ll have food and drink specials from 11 a.m. to midnight, and Oak Highlands Brewery will be doing a tap takeover.

    Live music begins at 1 with Justin Pickard, and the Hazardous Dukes go on at 3:30. Charley Crockett and the Blues Drifters perform at 6.

    Lake House is located at 7510 E. Northwest Hwy. near White Rock Lake.

    - See more at: http://lakehighlands.advocatemag.com/2016/02/lake-house-celebrating-3-years-day-party/?utm_source=Lake+Highlands+Master+List&utm_campaign=18570400ed-LH2016_simplemag_news_33&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1f250ce358-18570400ed-106327209#sthash.jt11RN17.dpuf

    Lake House Bar & Grill is making plans to celebrate their 3rd anniversary Saturday. They’ll have food and drink specials from 11 a.m. to midnight, and Oak Highlands Brewery will be doing a tap takeover.

    Live music begins at 1 with Justin Pickard, and the Hazardous Dukes go on at 3:30. Charley Crockett and the Blues Drifters perform at 6.

    Lake House is located at 7510 E. Northwest Hwy. near White Rock Lake.

    - See more at: http://lakehighlands.advocatemag.com/2016/02/lake-house-celebrating-3-years-day-party/?utm_source=Lake+Highlands+Master+List&utm_campaign=18570400ed-LH2016_simplemag_news_33&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1f250ce358-18570400ed-106327209#sthash.jt11RN17.dpuf

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