Yard of the Month: July 2016


Congrats to Jeanie and Fred on Grenadier Drive!



Click here to read details about the yard and see lots of great photos!

This yard was selected by the Highland Meadows Neighborhood Association Yard of the Month Committee. Write-up and photographs by Joyce Ferguson, HMNA Communications. Our thanks to Brumley Gardens for supporting our program and by providing the yard sign and a $50 gift certificate.

July Gardener’s Group Meeting


Join us for our summer meeting as we escape the heat!

Date: July 12, 2016
Time: 6-7:15pm
Location: Gecko Hardware, 10233 E Northwest Hwy, #409


  • 6:00-6:30pm: Meet and mingle — Bring a snack to share and (non-alcoholic) BYOB, plant and or seeds or anything else garden related to swap or share.
  • 6:30-7:00pm: Nancy Wilson will share with us her experiences of putting together a designated neighborhood butterfly garden!
  • 7:00-7:15pm: Group announcements and planning for next meeting.

Come out and enjoy a wonderful evening with your neighbors!

Do you know of a neighbor who would also enjoy the group… bring ’em along! We hope to see you on the 12th! Please RSVP by Sunday, July 10.

(Need an invite to the HMNA Gardener’s Group private Facebook community? Request one here!)

Memorial at DPD Northeast Substation

After last night’s tragic shooting in Dallas, while updating the city today DPD Chief Brown said, “We don’t feel much support most days. Let’s not make today most days.”

To show support, some neighbors have started a memorial outside of our local substation, and they’ve already tweeted a thanks for it:

Let’s make sure they know we support them today.

City’s Holiday Hours for July 4


The City of Dallas has posted closing and schedule changes for the upcoming July 4th holiday.

Closed on Monday, July 4:

  • City offices
  • Libraries
  • Parks and Recreation (Offices & Rec Centers)
  • Administrative offices for Police & Fire
  • Animal Services administrative office and shelter
  • Water Customer Service. Service requests possible via web
  • Municipal Courts at 2014 Main (also closed July 2)

Additional Adjustments:

  • Animal Services staff will be available to respond to emergency calls. All calls will be handled thru 311. Everyday Adoption Center at 16821 N. Coit Rd. will open 10 am to 6 pm.
  • 3-1-1 Customer Help Line Customer Service Representatives will be available to take service-related urgent calls such as water main breaks, downed trees/limbs, signal lights out/down, animal control, etc.

Read the city’s press release in full here.