Meet the New Dallas 9

Announcing the winners of the first-ever D Art Slam at f.i.g.

Dallas has lately been abuzz with the arts. Yet this growth comes at a perilous time. Galleries are struggling to survive, and artists are fighting to be shown. To provide a public environment for area artists to exhibit their work, D Magazine, along with John Sughrue and f.i.g., produced a juried art show in May called D Art Slam. Of the 150 artists who exhibited, the jurors honored nine, designating them the New Dallas Nine.Read More

Pauline Medrano appointed Vice Chair of the 2010 Census Advisory Committee

Dallas – Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke has named Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Pauline Medrano vice chair of the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2010 Census Advisory Committee, which provides advice on the design and implementation of the 2010 Census.

“Pauline has a long history working on behalf of diverse communities,” said Mayor Tom Leppert. “Her experience will help to ensure a complete and accurate count during the 2010 Census.”Read More

Join Us August 6th for the Central Division Quarterly Crime Summit

It's time again for the Central Division Quarterly Crime Summit, a gathering of the community and your Dallas Police Central Division representatives to discuss crime issues and plans for the coming quarter.

This quarter's meeting venue is graciously provided by St. Matthews Cathedral, located at 5100 Ross Avenue, between N. Garrett and N. Henderson. Mapquest Map and link to directions.

Deputy Chief Vincent Golbeck, commander of the Central Patrol Division, is your host for the evening.Read More

SeeClickFix, a Way to Report to 311?

SeeClickFix encourages residents to become citizens by participating in taking care of and improving their neighborhoods. We allow anyone to:

* See - see a non-emergency issue in your neighborhood
* Click - open a ticket describing the issue and what can be done to resolve it
* Fix - publicly report the issue to everyone for resolutionRead More

Downtown Dallas: New Times Square?

by: Phoebe Wu

Five LED video boards, championed by Spectrum Properties Ltd. and The Okpa Co. LLC, are set to go up in downtown Dallas by the end of 2009.Read More

The Power of Planning

Are you ready to talk to a lender about a loan for your business?

The Dallas Small Business Development Center, the North Texas Specialty Centers and the Bill Priest Institute of El Centro College will be hosting the 6th annual “Deal Day” on Tuesday August 4 from 9 am until 3 pm at the Bill Priest Institute, 1402 Corinth St., room 1530, Dallas TX 75215.Read More

Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park dries out

History has not always been kind to the historical Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park.

The village south of downtown Dallas – designed to re-create life in North Texas from 1840 to 1910 – has had several major floods through the years, the latest coming during last week's gushing rains.Read More

A Slow Walk Through Cedars History

By: Bennett Miller, 07/25/02

You can access the Cedars neighborhood traveling south from downtown Dallas using five streets: Harwood, St. Paul, Akard, Griffin, and Lamar. Each street crosses Interstate-30 with a standard Texas highway overpass. The freeway, once part of the Cedars, is now a barrier clearly defining a neighborhood that until one hundred years ago served as stepping-stone from the city’s business to its bed and living rooms.Read More

Cedars Open Studios '09 Call for Information

We have decided to do things differently this year. Instead of a pamphlet with a map and minimal information about participants, we will have a booklet that gives more information about the artists and businesses on the tour. We will still have a large postcard with the map. However, the booklet will give us all better exposure and give us the chance to recoup our expenses with ad sales.

In order to make this happen, we need certain things from each of you over the next few weeks -- by August 15th. Here they are:Read More

Cedars Open Studios '09 Save the Date

Saturday, November 21st, 2009
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The artist studios are open year around by appointment, but once a year, they open on the same day, giving visitors a chance to really experience a creative, evolving neighborhood.Read More