October Highlights…

KNU President Susan Via highlights October events of interest to residents. A few reminders… Submit officer nominations by Oct. 30th. Nov. 9th marks our Fall Clean-Up Day and we need volunteers. Please sign up.


Eyes Peeled! KNU Crime Prevention Meeting, Thurs Oct 3rd at 6:30pm…

Meet the fine folks from the Dallas Police Department on October 3rd at KPUMC 1st floor, 6:30pm for a meet & greet. Learn how you can help prevent crime, what criminals are searching for in a victim, and how to protect your family from criminal targeting. Join us for an informative evening. We hope to see you there!

Pumpkin Patch on Oct 5th Offers Family Fun and Expansion

The Kessler School is hosting its 17th Annual Pumpkin Patch & Marketplace on Saturday, October 5th, 10am to 4pm on the grounds of KPUMC. Enjoy live music, food trucks, local vendors, and plenty of kid-friendly activities including a petting zoo, bounce house, face painting, and Cake Walk. And, of course, the pumpkin patch! More...

Kessler Krawl 2020 is in the Planning Stages and We Need Your 2 Sense…

The fast-approaching Kessler Krawl is KNU’s premiere annual fund-raising & social event, and one that takes planning and volunteerism. The first step to a successful Krawl is to organize a steering committee and help shape the experience. VP & Krawl Chair Dale Miner will be holding a committee meet on Monday, October 14th. More...

Heritage Oak Cliff Home Tour on Oct 19th & 20th

Traverse local culture, architectural charm and celebrated history on the HOC Annual Home Tour. Re-acquaint yourself with the neighborhood! Hours are Noon to 6pm on both days with proceeds reinvested back into the area through revitalization grants. Click here for tickets. Early bird individual and senior tickets are on sale in advance starting at $15, along with discounted packs for 10 or more. You can purchase you tickets on event days for a slightly higher price. More...

KNU Annual Picnic was a Hottie, but Goody

Well, the temps at the KNU Annual Picnic Affair in September were a little toasty, but that didn’t deter neighbors and friends from a good show! Many thanks to those of you that joined in, brought a dish and shared in the camaraderie and a burger. Life is good, and even better when you know your neighbors. Hope to see you all at the Holiday Lights Celebration and on the 2020 Krawl route….

Jingle Your Bells, All the Way HOME to 1st Place!

Yep. 12 weeks to Christmas and it’s time to rouse your inner decorating diva (or Dan) for the Holiday Lights Decorating Contest, cold cash prizes and a whole lotta neighborhood spirit! Here’s how it works: Contact Holiday Lights Chair Ron Veech with your request for a KNU triangle you want to decorate. Build a team of neighbors and friends. Plan your décor by using our KNU storeroom inventory or buy your own goods and we’ll reimburse you up to $100 (receipts required). More...

Yard Waste Run-Off Could Cost You Up to 2K

When autumn leaves start to fall… The City spends approximately 1 million on leaves, sediment and debris removal from storm drain inlets. Sweep and bag your leaves and grass clippings or use a leaf vacuum to collect yard waste BEFORE it ends up in the street! Yard waste can plug storm drains, cause flooding and cost a homeowner up to $2,000 in fines! Learn more. Homeowners are also responsible for the actions of their yard maintenance & landscape crews. More...

Now Accepting KNU Officer Nominations

Nominations are being accepted for 2020 KNU officer positions. If you are interested in nominating yourself or a fellow neighbor for one the positions/duties below, email by October 30th. Nominations will also be accepted from the floor at the annual KNU General Meeting on November 21st to be held at KPUMC fellowship hall, 7pm. More...

Fanfare at the Texas State Fair, Through Oct 20th

Big Tex is at it again, welcoming visitors to the State Fairgrounds with plenty of Texas-size fanfare and daily events to boot! Come celebrate 132 years of tradition, agriculture, education and community at the longest-running fair in the nation, and one of the largest. Plan your trip, click here for a daily schedule. Check out the Chevrolet Stage with FREE performances by Daughtry, Billy Ray Cyrus and Rick Springfield. More...
KNU Dues Update

JAN-DEC 2019

Participating Households

  • 284 of 927 homes paid - 30%
  • 643 of 927 homes unpaid - 70%
NOCUPP Membership Update


Participating Households

  • 174 of 927 homes paid - 19%
  • 753 of 927 homes unpaid - 81%

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Our 2019 KNU Operating Budget for the neighborhood size is bare bones, and the modest $50 dues request is a drop in the bucket! Share the load and contribute to the daily operations in YOUR neighborhood. To pay your dues, click here.


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Things To Do

Check out these links for things to do around town like concerts & gigs, parks & recreation, museum exhibits, foodie finds and area digs, family-friendly events, nature outings, and what’s going down at the library…


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Supporter Highlight

Dolce – or “sweet” in Italian – offers a wide range of desserts and baked goods. Choose from the dessert case, pre-order custom creations, purchase dough balls to bake fresh at home on demand or drop off your favorite serving dish and they’ll do the baking for you (and you can take the credit). Event catering is also available. Branded boxes, sacks and bags add a nice touch when gifting to clients, hosting a dinner party or special affair, or for smaller events. Owner Rebecca Curry started cooking and baking while in music school at the University of Texas at Austin. She is still at it! Her idea of a perfect day is making beautiful food while listening to opera. Now that’s living la dolce vita! Dolce is a generous supporter of many Oak Cliff events and fund-raisers, including the Kessler Krawl and Picnic.


october, 2019

1oct - 20All DayThe State Fair of TexasDaily Schedule Link in News Section

19oct - 20All DayHeritage Oak Cliff Home TourTour Hours Noon to 6pm

21oct - 25oct 2112:01 amoct 25Bulk Trash PickupSet items on curb Oct 17-20

28oct6:30 pmKNU Monthly MeetingKPUMC Fellowship Hall, All Welcome…

29octAll DayDistrict 1 Town Hall MeetingHitt Auditorium, 6pm

31octAll DayHalloweenLook out for the little monsters….



Pat on the Back for Duane Toone

A special thanks to Duane Toone for modifying the Kessler steps signs that were erected by the City. They are less obtrusive and let the light shine on the plot’s natural beauty. See photo in Snapshots section. If you are interested in joining the beautification team, contact


Resident Input Requested by City for Transit Plan

Please take a minute to participate in the “Connect Dallas” online survey and lend your thoughts to the 5-year strategic transportation development plan that will connect Dallas. Take survey.


Support Golf for the Parks on Oct 14th

If you haven’t signed up to for the tourney, tee time is calling! Click here for info & registration form. Onlookers are always a welcomed site from the greens, so come on out and support North Oak Cliff Greenspace’s worthy cause and keep the “beautiful” in Stevens Park…


KNU Fall Grounds Sprucing on Nov 9th, Sign Up

We need you to help tidy up the common grounds at our Fall Beautification Day. Contact


Editorial Correction

In the September news article entitled “An Island Tribute to Friend & Neighbor Jeff Chandler,” an incorrect contact email was cited. If you would like to contribute to the Jeff Chandler memorial tribute on the Kessler Pkwy/Edgefield island, contact


Meet YOUR Rep at the District 1 Town Hall on Oct 29th

Get to know Councilmember West and City of Dallas staff at the Community Town Hall Meet on October 29th, 6-7:30pm at Hitt Auditorium 1414 N. Beckley. More info…


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