A Message of Thanks

As 2019 draws to a close, the KNU Board would like to extend our thanks to residents, family and friends, valued supporters and sponsors, and the many volunteers. YOU add color, texture and seasoning to the organization’s day-to-day operations, fund-raising efforts, social events, beautification strides, and the unexpected special project or need. Together, we will continue to reap the harvested rewards of a robust community! A Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving to you and yours….


Beautify on Nov 9th for KNU’s Fall Clean-up Day

Our fall beautification day in on Saturday, November 9th. We are rallying the troops of volunteers and the Boy Scouts Troop 5 to help in the clean-up efforts. We will meet at the Kessler Parkway/Edgefield Island at 8:30am. PLEASE let us know if you can lend a beautification hand, email Bring your gloves, rakes and loppers. Lunch is on us!!!

Missed Out on KNU's Crime Prevention Meeting? Here are a Few Tips…

City of Dallas Police Officers from the Southwest Patrol Division (Oak Cliff) met with our neighborhood in October to share current crime statistics & safety tips. It was an eye-opening opportunity for residents to discuss safety concerns and build a relationship with DPD officers that work hard and risk all daily to keep us safe! More...

No Monkey Business, Free Zoo Day for District 1 Residents on Nov 9th

Councilmember Chad West invites District 1 residents to enjoy a swinging good time at the Dallas Zoo on Saturday, November 9th from 9am to Noon. Admission is free with proof of residency. Parking is $10 per vehicle. Get re-acquainted with the Dallas Zoo and a host of offerings including conservation strides, special exhibits, educational programs, Safari nights, membership perks and more. Click here.

So Long & Happy Trails to Our KNU NOCUPP Rep and Good Friend Terry Egger…

North Oak Cliff United Police Patrol Representative Terry Egger is moving from Kessler and hanging his hat in Fairview. He has served KNU and our residents as liaison to NOCUPP for many years, advancing crime prevention and community safety. We send him off with well wishes and many sincere thanks, and hope he tips his hat our way on occasion! More...

Sign Up, Light Up and Win Christmas Cash!

There’s still time to sign your team up for the Holiday Lights Decorating Contest, cold cash prizes and a whole lotta neighborhood spirit! So, grab a few chums, BYOB Hot Buttered Rum and get to decorating. 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...

Go Take A Hike

That’s right! November 17th is National Hiking Day, so lace up, pick an area trail, commune with nature and burn over 550 calories per hour. There are more than 60,000 miles of trails across America, and many unspoiled trails and nature preserves right here at home! Click here for Dallas hiking hotspots. But hiking wasn’t always a fashionable pastime. It was considered an activity for the impoverished and vagrant. More...

Attend KNU’s Annual Meeting, Officer Elections & Year-end Briefing on Nov 21st

All are encouraged to attend the annual KNU General Meeting on November 21st at the Kessler Park United Methodist Church (corner of Colorado and Turner), at 7pm. Please use the north doors by the parking lot to enter building and proceed to Fellowship Hall. Meeting highlights will include a 2019 organization retrospect, officer nominations/voting, and conservation guidelines presented by Guest Speaker and City of Dallas Rep Bill Hersch. More...

Feathers Fly as Trot Runners Take to the Street on Nov 28th

The Dallas Turkey Trot benefitting the YMCA, will commence at City Hall Plaza on November 28th. The 5K and 8-mile run starts at 9am. See attached route. Some roads in our area will be temporarily closed during the event. The Office of Special Events and the Dallas Police Department creates a traffic control plan to ensure no resident or business is denied access to their property. Expect slight delays. More...

KNU Dues Update

JAN-DEC 2019

Participating Households

  • 292 of 927 homes paid - 32%
  • 635 of 927 homes unpaid - 68%
NOCUPP Membership Update


Participating Households

  • 0 of 927 homes paid - 0%
  • 927 of 927 homes unpaid - 100%

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Share the Load

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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november, 2019

18nov - 22nov 183:11 pmnov 22Bulk Trash PickupSUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

21nov7:00 pmKNU Annual MeetingKPUMC @ 7pm
More details….

28novAll DayThanksgiving DayFederal Holiday Observed

29novAll DayNational Lemon Pie DaySee Recipe



Rye-t On Randy Trawnik

KNU thanks Randy Trawnik for his winter rye grass planting on the Belleau/Edgefield Island that adds a pop of color to the winter landscape! See photo in Snapshots section.


Oh, What a Difference a Neighbor Makes

A shout out to Lausanne neighbor Nancy Levick for requesting an upgrade to the bench on Argonne. Island captain Robb Puckett donated the cost of materials, and Beautification Chair Cindy Pierce and Steve Roe put in the work to refurbish and install! Thanks also goes to Argonne neighbor Susan Feldman for cheering on the installation!


What’s Your Story, Now Through Nov 13th at NOC Library

The Story Corp mobile unit will be parked at the North Oak Cliff Branch Library through Nov 13th. This non-profit focuses on collecting personal family stories from residents that are recorded and archived at the Library of Congress and with NPR. Tell your story and take part in this living history. Click here for more info.


Nov 14th City Council Meeting Place Moved

In case you are planning to sit in, the City Council moved the Nov 14th agenda meeting to Council Chambers at Dallas City Hall from the previously planned Campbell Green Recreation Center.


Take The City’s Survey 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.


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