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Jerry Beech Memorial Fountain and Other Beautification Updates

A Memorial Fountain dedicated to Jerry Beech was recently installed on the Kessler Steps grounds. See photo in Snapshots section. The addition of a memorial plaque will soon follow. We would like to thank the Beech family and participating neighbors for making this water feature possible. It will lend a tranquil permanence to the neighborhood landscape. This is the second memorial fountain to adorn Kessler Park. More...

For the Love of Pets…Foster, Volunteer or Find Out More About City Services

We love our four-footed pets here in Kessler, but not all furry friends have care, a home and affection! Fostering a pet or volunteering at the City’s Animal Services Center on Westmoreland is a great way to impact the lives of pets in waiting. Register for an upcoming volunteer orientation and learn about the ins and outs of Dallas Animal Services and its programs. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age to volunteer on their own. More...

Dogs Days of Summer Pet Precautions & Signs of Distress

Triple digits, folks! Animals are vulnerable to hot weather-related injuries and illnesses, including heat stroke, dehydration, sunburn, and foot pad burns. The most dangerous condition is heat stroke, which can cause organ failure, seizures, brain damage, hemorrhages, blindness, convulsions, and death. Know the signs, take the precautions, seek medical attention if needed, feel free to give your pooch a shorter hairdo (not a shave), provide shade (remember, the sun moves) and plenty of replenished cool water, and never leave your pet unattended in a car. More...

Dog Days of Summer Origins

Where exactly did this commonplace phase originate? Spanning from July 3rd to August 11th, these days once coincided with the year’s heliacal rising of the Dog Star, Sirius. Ancient folks thought that the combined heat generated by Sirius and the Sun caused midsummer’s sweltering weather. Sirius is the brightest star in the sky, except for the Sun. Under the right conditions, it can even be seen with the naked eye during the day. More...

Last Minute Summer Fun, Go Wild!

Oh yes, it’s happening. Summer is fading and back-to school prep is driving us crazy. But there is still plenty of daylight and lots of sunshine to embark on some summer fun for all ages at the zoo! Seriously, how long has it been since you went to a zoo!?! Let’s get on with it then. August 13th is Dollar Day, yeah! Take the DART Red Line straight to Dallas Zoo Station to avoid the traffic and parking. More...

Star Spangled Celebrations Nearby on the 3rd and 4th

Stroll on down to the annual Red White & Boom display on the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, Wednesday, July 3rd from 6-10pm. Enjoy music, food vendors and a spectacular firework show that lights up the Dallas Skyline! Bring your friends and family, it’s free. And on Thursday, July 4th, head on over to the Fair Park Fourth for a day of family fun and fireworks! More...

City of Dallas to Brush Up Storm Damage in July

Stormy weather blew through the area in June, prompting the City of Dallas to change its bulk and brush trash collection for July. Residents are asked to put out ONLY storm debris for bulk and brush trash collection for the rest of this month. Please separate tree debris, branches or shrubbery from other storm debris such as damaged fencing. More...

Nominate Your Heritage Oak Cliff-Sponsored Neighborhood Champions

Nominations are due by August 15th for two HOC award categories that recognize outstanding community leadership and service. The Neighborhood Champion Award rewards individuals who strive to make our community healthy, safe, inclusive and beautified. The nominee must be an Oak Cliff resident. More...

Storms A Brewed and Cleanup is in Progress…

Storm damage was reported on the Kessler Steps, Windomere/Belleau and Edgefield/Colorado islands. Here’s a quick status update… The Beautification Committee was aided by an organized group of neighbors who helped clear bamboo and storm damage from the Kessler Steps. High five to Greg Evans, Steve Roe, Ron Veech, Kim Dunbar, Bill Schurr, Charles Hatfield and Cindy Pierce! More...

She Wore A Raspberry Beret!

It’s time for the annual Bastille on Bishop festival, celebrating Oak Cliff’s unique French roots (a brief history below). So, dust off that stylish beret and join revelers in the heart of Bishop Arts District on July 14th at 5pm. The festival is free, and your only expense is what you eat & drink. More...
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