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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...

Vote on May 4th for Dallas Mayor, Key Seats and DISD

Cast your VOTE for the 2019 Dallas Mayoral election and issues that affect you and your city. The election is a non-partisan blanket primary, requiring a majority of over 50% of the total vote by a candidate. Learn more about the candidates. If a winner cannot be declared, the 2 top vote-earners will advance to a runoff election on June 8. Dallas will also be electing all 14 members of the city council, and 3 of the 9 total members of the DISD. More...

Thanks to All, We Successfully Krawled the Night Away

Some swagged, some lagged, and a few dragged, but all were glad to be part of a festive evening of frolic, friends and good cheer! We thank ALL participants for making the annual 2019 Kessler Krawl a successful fund-raising endeavor & celebrated social event – sore-footed attendees, worn-out volunteers, accommodating hosts and oh so valued sponsors. In case you missed the event... More...

Gloomy Day Didn’t Keep the Kessler Steps Dedication Away

Despite a rather gloomy day and impending severe weather, spirits weren’t dampened at the official ribbon-cutting of the revitalized historic Kessler Steps! District 1 Councilman Scott Griggs officiated the event and divvied the honors. KNU’s Beautification Committee received a plaque in appreciation for the countless volunteer hours spent turning a vision into a notable reality. More...

Grooming Guidelines for Public Medians and Islands

Did you know that Kessler Neighbors United maintains and improves 17 City of Dallas islands, medians and the Kessler Steps under agreements with the City? As the agent for these properties, we are contractually responsible to the City of Dallas and must ensure these greenspaces are safe, maintained and do not limit or block the line of sight for pedestrians or motor vehicles. More...

Maternal Beginnings of a Holiday Tradition

She broke the bread into fragments and gave them to the children... She hath kept none for herself, because she is not hungry. Because she is a mother. - Victor Hugo
There appears to be many origins of our modern-day “Mother’s Day” holiday, from mother goddesses and mother church offerings, to white carnations, Woodrow Wilson’s signing and Anna Jarvis’ denouncement! Let’s ponder the the incarnations of Mother’s Day… More...
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