Spotlight Sunday: AT&T Performing Arts Center Opening Oct 18

The week's Grand Opening celebrations of the AT&T Performing Arts Center culminate with a district-wide "open house" festival. Free and open to the public, the day will include family-friendly activities, venue tours, and indoor and outdoor "spotlight" performances by the Center's resident companies and national, regional and local talent spanning dance, music, opera and theater. It will also feature free admission to exhibitions at Arts District museums and other venues, giving access to special programming they created just for this occasion.Read More

$5 million gift to fund urban design center for Dallas

Mayor Tom Leppert and Trinity Trust president Gail Thomas announced a $5 million gift this morning that will help fund the Dallas CityDesign Studio, a City Hall-based center intended to enhance the city's beauty and function.Read More

Cedars Open Studios 2009 Updates

"It's Alive!". The Cedars Open Studios website is live with the most current info for the 2009 event. There's more updates to come, but we wanted you to see as much as you can as soon as you can. If you are a participating artist and business please review your information.Read More

National Night Out at Lee Harvey's - Tuesday, October 6th

It's National Night Out across America on October 6. Come visit with your neighbors and meet the police officers working our area, our City Councilwoman, Pauline Medrano, and maybe the Chief. It's half-price burger night at Lee Harvey's and your Cedars Crime Watch is picking up the tab for your burger! Add to that, drinks are happy hour prices. We'll meet from 6-8 p.m. next Tuesday evening and have a great time.

Hurray! Main Street Garden Park to Officially Open on November 5

by Jeanne Prejean

With all the hoopla surrounding the Trinity Bridges and the AT&T Performing Arts Center, there is a simply wonderful secret that has been in the works in the middle of downtown Dallas. The unveiling of Main Street Garden Park (rendering), a 1.7-acre park at Commerce, Main, Harwood, and St. Paul will take place for an invitation-only crowd on Thursday, November 5, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.Read More

State Fair of Texas 2009 promotions: Please note this is not a complete listing.

Participating North Texas KROGER stores

Advance purchase General Admission tickets are $13.50. A Season Pass is $29.95. They may be purchased at the check-out counter or at the service desk.

Opening Day-Sept. 25--Bring a full 20 oz. Coca-Cola product for donation to the North Texas Food Bank containers at Fair admission gates and enter the State Fair for $4 per donation per person.Read More

City of Dallas Promotes Dallas Bikes to City Hall on October 7th 2009.

Arriving at City Hall Plaza at 8:30AM and Unveiling of Complete Streets Initiatives The city of Dallas, in cooperation with DART, the City Parks Department, and Bike Friendly Oak Cliff invites everyone to bicycle to City Hall to promote greater bicycle awareness on the morning of October 7th, 2009. Council Members will leave from Union Station at 8AM and bicycle down Young Street to City Hall. Afterward, the city will unveil upcoming initiatives that embrace Complete Streets policies, and introduce the city’s new bicycle coordinator. Complete Streets are streets designed and operated to enable safe access for all users.Read More

Perot Museum of Nature & Science at Victory Park

Plans for the boldest piece of modern architecture to hit Dallas are being unveiled today. The Perot Museum of Nature & Science at Victory Park, designed by Pritzker Prize laureate Thom Mayne and his California architecture firm Morphosis, is expected to break ground this year and open in early 2013.Read More

DPD: Citizen Police Academy Class Beginning October 1st

The Dallas Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy has a class beginning October 1st.

Registration must be received no later than September 28th.Read More

Brazilian giant JBS buying 64% stake in Pilgrim's Pride

By KAREN ROBINSON-JACOBS
When Pilgrim's Pride Corp. emerges from bankruptcy as part of a Brazilian-based conglomerate, there are likely to be clear winners and some question marks.Read More