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Cast Your Vote on Saturday, June 8th for Dallas Mayor

In case you missed out on early voting, the 2019 Dallas Mayoral run-off election takes place on June 8th. District 1 Council Member Scott Griggs will face off against State Representative Eric Johnson in the nonpartisan race. See map of polling locations for June 8th joint run-off election. Polls are open from 7am to 7pm. Griggs and Johnson both want to improve public safety, attract more commerce and job creation, and lower property taxes. More...

A Bud of a Neighbor

The Beautification Committee would like to thank Taylor Morris for his generous donation of the bountiful red amaryllis last year. The bulbs were planted on the island at Colorado/Kessler Parkway, where they took root and displayed their signature red flower clusters this spring for all to enjoy. Amaryllis belladonna was introduced into cultivation at the beginning of the eighteenth century from South Africa. More...

Sculpture Trail Will Recognize Neighborhood Trailblazers

North Oak Cliff Greenspace (NOCG), a 501c3 charitable organization, announced a major initiative to honor some of the Founding Fathers of Oak Cliff by building and installing a series of bronze sculptures along the Coombs Creek Trail. It will be named “The Oak Cliff Founders Way.” The first sculpture will be that of George Kessler, the prodigious landscape architect and city planner who, among his many other accomplishments, designed the Kessler and Stevens Park Communities. More...

Put a Name with the Faces That Represent You

Can you believe we are already 6 months into 2019? A special thanks to the residents that have jumped on the 2019 dues drive! Your dollars help keep things up and running. Well, if you haven’t gotten to know your KNU Board members, take another look. You can conveniently reach out to these good folks via the contact page on our website. More...

A Call to Arms: Churchill’s Address to the US Congress on May 19, 1943

In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day military campaign that turned the tides of WWII and preserved our freedoms, and paid for by the sacrifices of over 10,000 US, British and Canadian troops, we want to revisit a brief history of Churchill’s second poignant address and plea to the US Congress to rally the West’s support against Nazi Germany. More...
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2019 KNU Operating Budget

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KNU Dues Update

JAN-DEC 2019

Participating Households

  • 218 of 927 homes paid - 24%
  • 709 of 927 homes unpaid - 76%
NOCUPP Membership Update

MAY-OCT 2019 PATROL CYCLE

Participating Households

  • 161 of 927 homes paid - 17%
  • 766 of 927 homes unpaid - 83%
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Thanks to the residents who braved the weather to join in the official ribbon cutting ceremony of the revitalized Kessler Steps…

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Please send us a selfie or photo of your tee time, a night on the town or special event, a backyard BBQ gathering, a dinner party soiree, a cameo of you and your pet, volunteering for a passionate cause, or any fave snapshot that captures and celebrates KNU living!
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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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june, 2019

Brace yourself! 2019 Hurricane Season kicks into gear this monthread more on outlook…

16junAll DayFather’s Day

17jun - 21jun 1712:01 amjun 21Bulk Trash PickupSet items on curb June 13-16

21junAll Day1st Day of Summer

24jun6:30 pmKNU Monthly MeetingKPUMC Fellowship Hall, All Welcome…

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Heritage Oak Cliff Invites All to Grant Winners’ Reception on June 10th

Please join in for the HOC monthly meeting at 7pm at the Turner House (401 N. Rosemont) for a reception announcing the Neighborhood Grant Winners. Scholarships are awarded to deserving groups/orgs for re-investment in their community. In the past, KNU has been a proud recipient. Bites & drinks provided.


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Things To Do in The Arts District in June

Summertime fun is here, so check out things to do that are a hop, skip & jump away like art exhibits, FREE kids & adult activities at Klyde Warren Park, productions at the Wyly, Winspear & DSO, yoga on the lawn and more throughout the month of June….


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Save the Date for a Beneficial Tee Time

The North Oak Cliff Greenspace “Golf for the Park” tourney is scheduled for Oct 14th. This annual fund-raiser benefits Stevens Park Golf Course and keeps the “beautiful” in Stevens Park! We will post event info, registration form & helpful links as the date draws near. See flyer.


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June Bugs Are Prompt Little Buggers

Here they come! June bugs are on the rise, and fittingly so. They get their name from emerging in great quantities in the month of June. They are also referred to as May beetles (leave it to the early risers), or genus Phyllophaga. There are 300 species of beetles belonging to the plant-eating sub-family Melolonthinae and share genetic roots with the Egyptian Scarab. They go through four stages of development: egg, larva, pupa and adult. The larva lives in the ground for 2-3 years before surfacing to become an adult, killing lawns by severing grasses from their roots. Good news… they are on the menu for toads, lizards and moles, and make excellent fish bate. Shop closed, gone fishing!


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You May Have Spotted Tree Down at the Steps

Yellow tape marked a downed tree at the Kessler Steps, and prompted an area closure until removal & inspection could be performed and safety accessed. This task fell on the City of Dallas, and municipal protocol can be a lengthy process. KNU partners with the City on beautification of some public spaces, both parties fulfilling certain maintenance roles. We appreciate the reports we received from residents and your patience when the unexpected happens.


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Interested in Serving YOUR Neighborhood?

The board has a seat to fill:

  • Store Manager – fulfilling orders that have been processed through our online Store, like t-shirts and other goods.

KNU is committed to 2019 large-scale projects and we need more folks to go around, invest time and efforts, and get the jobs done! Contact Susan at president@kesslerneighborsunited.org or fill out a volunteer form. We are a 100% volunteer-driven, non-profit org that manages the day-to-day operations of OUR Kessler Park Neighborhood. PLEASE STEP UP.


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