Holiday Lights Chair Ron Veech

Ron introduces our new Holiday Island Contest, complete with cash prizes! Sign your team up to decorate one of our many islands. The winning island with electricity, will set the stage for our annual Holiday Lights Celebration on December 9th. Join in for some festive fun & comradery…


Trade in the red coat for a more relaxed fit…

On July 4, 1776, the thirteen colonies claimed their independence from England, an event which eventually led to the formation of the United States. Conflict between the colonies and England was already in full swing when the colonial representatives (Continental Congress) convened in Philadelphia in the summer of 1776. In a June 7th session in the Pennsylvania State House (later Independence Hall), Richard Henry Lee of Virginia presented a resolution with the famous words: "Resolved: That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, More...

Christmas in July, What What?

It’s July, so why are we already talking about the December holidays in Kessler Park? Because we are making some changes to how our neighborhood decorates our islands. Instead of focusing our attention on just two islands, we are planning to spread the holiday cheer around the neighborhood with your decorating hands!!! So, enlist your team and sign up for the Holiday Island Contest with cash prizes. We will have two categories, one for triangles with electricity and one for triangles with no electrical power. More...

A Chilling Drama: Who invented ice cream?

The history of ice cream is more like a whodunit play than a historical expose. Many persons and nations claim to have invented it, but the scoop on the real culprit is plausibly a carton of many characters! The origins of ice cream date back to China’s T’ang period (A.D. 618-907), as a delicacy for the country’s rulers. The founder of the dynasty, King T’ang of Shang, kept 94 “ice men” on hand to lug ice to the palace to make a dish made of koumiss (heated, fermented milk), flour, and camphor. From here, recorded history dishes many acts: A.D. 54-68 - For centuries, iced desserts were a luxury. More...

Natural Anecdotes to Fight the Bite

People are usually prone to mosquito bites due to a combination of scent, light, heat, and humidity. Different species of mosquitos like the ones that carry malaria, prefer bacteria and sweat. Others are attracted to carbon dioxide and certain hand odors. If you are a mosquito magnet, it’s time to break out the DEET. Or, not! DEET products have the potential to cause health and environmental problems. Natural repellents might be a better option, especially for children who are more sensitive. But before you delve into essential oils and homemade remedies, make sure you read the potential risks section at the end of this article. More...

A Long Walk to Freedom

“I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can only rest for a moment, for with freedom come responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not ended.” ― Nelson Mandela. In conjunction with Nelson Mandela International Day on July 18th, a biographical brief follows. More...
KNU Dues Update

JAN-DEC 2017

Participating Households

  • 220 of 927 homes paid - 24%
  • 707 of 927 homes unpaid - 76%
NOCUPP Membership Update


Participating Households

  • 189 of 927 homes paid - 20%
  • 738 of 927 homes unpaid - 80%
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Things To Do

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24jul6:30 pmKNU Monthly MeetingResidents Welcome



Check out the City of Dallas Special Event Office’s list of highlighted events and details in our area this month, some affecting traffic…


We are looking for a good neighbor with a % of passion to fill the role as KNU Treasurer.

Contact Jerry Sanchez at or fill out the volunteer form. Credit goes to Jan Doherty for her dedicated charge as Treasurer for years past. She will serve as Conservation District Chair. Our sincere thanks, Jan!


Twice-weekly Watering Schedule in Effect

Click here to view the City of Dallas’ mandatory watering schedule based on street address, and for Q&As.


2017 Water-Wise Landscape Tour Entries

Dallas Water Utilities is accepting entries for its 23rd annual tour on October 14,  2017. The tour educates the public on landscapes that utilize native and adapted drough- tolerant plants. Click here to enter and view judging criteria. Entry Deadline: August 18, 2017.


Prevent Mosquito Breeding

Eliminate standing water around your property. Free mosquito dunks for Dallas residents at 3112 Canton Street or at 7901 Goforth Road while supplies last. To report standing water or mosquito problems call 3-1-1. For more info visit


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