• 05 Oct 2017 9:03 PM | Deleted user


    We need you to help stock our HSMNA Halloween Spooktacular Party scheduled for Sunday, October 22nd starting at 3:00 p.m. with cookies for everyone to enjoy during 

    the party! 

    If you can, please bring a dozen cookies (or more) to Lindsley Park under the pavilion starting at 2:00 p.m. so that our refreshments will be ready to go when the party starts at 3:00 p.m.  Thanks so much for helping us with this!

  • 01 Oct 2017 8:39 AM | Deleted user

    2015 ONCOR Logo



    In keeping with our commitment to provide safe and reliable electric service, Oncor conducts routine vegetation management (VM) activities including the pruning of trees that are within 10 feet of electrical lines.  Arborists canvass affected neighborhoods, including proactive in-person outreach and providing door hangers to ensure customers are informed in advance.


    This email is in response to your request to receive monthly VM updates.  The March 2017 pruning schedule is attached and includes the intersections that provide the approximate areas in Dallas where Oncor VM contractors will be pruning. Please share this information with residents that live in the areas identified.


    Below are a few helpful reminders for customers who may be impacted by the pruning schedule;


    1. It is unsafe and a violation of the Texas Health and Safety Code for non-line clearance certified contractors to be near the high voltage lines. Customers should not hire contractors to conduct any pruning which would require them to be within 10 feet of the electrical line.   Oncor will respond to any such violation by assessing the situation and determining the best course of action to ensure the safety of our customers and community; this may include the immediate trimming of any tree(s) potentially impacted.


    1. If customers have any questions or concerns regarding Oncor’s Vegetation Management Program, they should contact the number on the green tag notifying them of the pending pruning as soon as possible, so their concerns may be addressed prior to the pruning.


    3. Oncor prunes for safety and reliability. Our contractors also consider the health of the tree during the pruning process in order to preserve the tree whenever possible.


    For more information regarding the Texas Health & Safety Code you may log onto http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us



    Thank You

    Oncor Dallas Customer Operations


    DALLAS VM October 2017 .xls

  • 29 Sep 2017 10:16 AM | Deleted user

    Hollywood Santa Monica Neighborhood Association 

    Block Captain Newsletter

    Summer Edition

    (June, July and August)  2017

    Neighborhood news from the board:

    At each board meeting, we generally discuss construction in the neighborhood with regard to conservation rules, crime news, membership updates, Expanded Neighborhood Patrol updates, association funds, Welcome Basket distribution and anything new that’s going on.



     From the June 2017 meeting, the newsletter issue was again discussed. It was agreed that the board would proceed with updating digital strategies for the newsletter throughout the current year and would revisit changing the physical format next year.

    As the newsletter is a big job, it was decided that a newsletter committee be formed to assist Michael Tate, who is the neighborhood volunteer who puts together the quarterly product. The newsletter editor is always seeking content, so anyone in the neighborhood who wants to contribute an article is welcome to do so.

     The ENP program and its purpose was discussed, as there had been numerous postings on NextDoor about various crime-related issues that had not been brought to the attention of ENP subscribers. It was emphasized that expanded patrols is the primary focus of ENP, not information distribution. Patrol hours are often conducted to accommodate home checks while members are away, another benefit for ENP subscribers.  



    Crime in the neighborhood was discussed, with some observing an increase is pedestrian activity possibly tied to people looking for cars or sheds to break into. Neighbors were encouraged to report even the smallest incident, as trends could be spotted. The condition of the neighborhood’s alleys was discussed, as overgrowth provides cover for burglars.

    Next year’s home tour will be a week earlier than usual due to the Arboretum being booked the usual fourth weekend in April. An expansion of Art in the Park was discussed, and approval was granted for an art contest involving local schools and backed by corporate sponsorship, with proceeds going to the STEAM Project (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math).

    Issues that could be topics for discussion at upcoming quarterly meetings included the November bond election, possible changes to restrictions in renting out Auxiliary Dwelling Units (aka, your garage), the zip code change possibility and alley cleanliness.


    The zip-code change committee presented information regarding its efforts to change from 75223 to 75214. It was learned that the post office would likely accommodate the request if 50 percent of homeowners are in favor of the change. Among reasons for changing would be lower property insurance rates and higher property values.

    The board agreed to change the HSMNA fiscal year back to the calendar year. The application fee for this is $350. Two budgets were approved: one for July to December 2017 and a second for the calendar year 2018.

    Updating the neighborhood’s Crime Watch signs was discussed, but purchase was postponed pending next month’s budget review. Each sign costs $250, and 15 new signs are needed.

    There will be an appreciation event for donors to the butterfly garden that the board has supported this year.  

    Welcome basket update:

    Block captains delivered nine welcome baskets throughout June, July and August.

    So far in 2017, block captains have delivered 35 welcome baskets.

    Block Captain news:

    Although I am in the Midwest during the summer months, I do leave behind a stash of ready-to-go welcome baskets that can be left on my porch for pick-up by any block captain requesting one. I was able to return for a week in July to play catch-up.

    Hammond Block Captain Adam Adams hosted a block party for new HSMNA residents this summer. He invited every new resident who had moved into the neighborhood during the last year. It was extremely well attended and a great success! Nice job, Adam.

    Upcoming events:

    Next quarterly meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17.

    The HSMNA Halloween party is Sunday, Oct. 22.

    A full listing of upcoming events in the neighborhood, around the neighborhood and of interest in the city has been posted on out website. 

  • 29 Sep 2017 9:28 AM | Deleted user

    The Advocate - Jackson Vickery - 24 Aug 2017

    East Dallas is packed with dog lovers, but where is Fido welcome to join his humans for a beer, perhaps with his own dish of water? We’ve got you covered with an interactive map of our neighborhood’s pup-friendly places online at
    lakewood.advocatemag.com/dogdining. Here’s a sampling of places you and your four-legged friend can visit together.

    Slater’s 50/50
    2817 Greenville Ave.
    Who says a dog can’t be wined and dined too? Here, your pooch has their own menu where they can order a 50/50 patty (half beef, half turkey), or bacon or chicken strips.

    Goodfriend Beer Garden & Burger House
    1154 Peavy Road
    Enjoy a brew (or two) with man’s best friend on Goodfriend’s pup-friendly patio.

    TOASTED Coffee + Kitchen
    5420 Ross Ave. #180
    Bring Fido to brunch with a wide array of avant-garde toast combinations.

    Veritas Wine Bar
    2323 Henderson Ave. #103
    What’s better than a glass of wine? Vino with the fur baby.

    Houndstooth Coffee
    1900 N. Henderson Ave.
    A morning run or walk with the pup would not be complete without
    a cup of joe at the aptly named shop.

    See all the dog friendly dining options in this interactive map:

    Click to sign up for the Advocate's weekly news digest and be the first to know what’s happening in Lakewood/East Dallas.


    Jackson Vickery

    Written By

    Jackson Vickery

  • 28 Sep 2017 10:12 AM | Deleted user
    Oktoberfest 2016

    The Advocate - Carol Toler - 18 Sep 2017


    Exchange Club members are busy planning Oktoberfest 2017, the club’s 7th in Lake Highlands and 2nd at Flag Pole Hill. The Saturday, Sept. 30 event will run from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

    Music will include live bands including Rymin’ n’ Stealin’, a Beastie Boys tribute band, Petty Theft, a Tom Petty throwback featuring Mike Rhyner of The Ticket’s Hard Line sports radio, Pearl Gem, lovers of all things Pearl Jam, and Parker Twomey, Lake Highlands’ own heartthrob.

    There will be food from Kuby’s, One90 Smoked Meats, Urban Crust Wood-Fired Pizza (owned by Lake Highlands’ own Gisellu family), Shady’s Burgers & Brewhaha (also a product of LH), AwShucks Oyster Bar, Pokey O’s Cookies & Ice Cream, Bahama Buck’s Shaved IceHaute Sweets Patisserie, Crepe Crazy, Steel City Pops, Lone Star Kettle Corn and Oma’s German Treats. You can quench your thirst with drinks from Wild Bill’s Olde Fashioned Soda Pop, or try something a little stronger with a creation by Oak Highlands Brewery, owned and operated in Lake Highlands.

    Tickets may be purchased here and you can become a sponsor here. Proceeds will support the Club’s many community projects and provide college scholarships for graduating Wildcats. Over the past 12 years, LHHS students have received more than $1 million in scholarships based on achievement and need.

    You may read about last year’s Oktoberfest and see photos here.

  • 14 Sep 2017 7:27 AM | Deleted user

    deep pothole with caution cone


    As the 2017 bond project list take shape, District 14 in East Dallas is proposed to receive almost $90 million, with over $33 for street repairs. In a Facebook post, District 14 councilman Philip Kingston wrote, “What these mobility projects mean is that you will see a real, substantial improvement in the condition of the streets, sidewalks, bike lanes, trails, and alleys that you use every day.” He also noted that the projects won’t include projects that span multiple jurisdictions, such as the 3G intersection, which receives funding from the state.

    Kingston goes on, “And if you don’t see the project you care about funded here, don’t lose hope. I am also still securing grant funds from the feds and the state.”

    See all the street repairs planned in each council district here (District 9 streets are still finalizing, but will be added to the link when they are done.)

    Click to sign up for the Advocate's weekly news digest and be the first to know what’s happening in Lakewood/East Dallas.

    Will Maddox

    Written By

    Will Maddox

  • 11 Sep 2017 3:27 PM | Deleted user

    Dear JL Long Middle School Neighbors,
    Our 21st Annual Long Run this year will be held on Thursday, October 26th
    Our festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. Our 1K Fun Run begins at 6:00 p.m. The 5K Run begins at 6:30 p.m. The address for JL Long Middle School is: 6116 Reiger Ave., Dallas TX 75214.
    It would be very helpful if you could move all vehicles or any obstructions
    off the street prior to the race. Traffic will be stopped at several places along the route between 6:00- 7:00 p.m. We hope this does not cause you any
    We invite you to join in the spirit of the run! This race is the most
    important fundraiser for the JL Long PTA because it provides many of the school's needs. We appreciate your support in our efforts to make our school the best it can be.
    If you are interested in registering for the run, please visit our website,
    jllong.com. If you are not a runner, feel free to stand alongside the route and
    cheer for our runners. We hope to see you there and bring your neighbors!
    The Long Run is in the process of obtaining a Special Events Permit from the
    City of Dallas. If you have any questions, please call the Dallas Office of Special Events at 214-939-2701. The address is: 650 S. Griffin Street, Dallas TX 75202.
    Thank you,
    JL Long PTA
    Long Run Race Route
    October 26, 2017

  • 10 Sep 2017 2:38 PM | Deleted user

    Come by Lakewood UMC on Saturday, October 28 to view and purchase a variety of goods from local makers!


  • 09 Sep 2017 8:57 AM | Deleted user

    Equifax was hacked a few weeks ago and over 140 million identities have been stolen. You can read more about it here. 


    Equifax has a page to see if your ID is in danger and you can also receive a year of credit protection from them for free, regardless of the status of your identity. 

    Here is a tidbit of info to know about this. Credit Card numbers were not stolen. The data that was stolen was Social Securities, Dates of Birth, Addresses and other pieces of information that cannot be changed. That means that it might be two years or more before the identity thieves use the data to get a new card or file for a tax return or anything else that thieves use other identities for.

    So stay alert. Identity theft is one of the largest problems in the US and the rest of the world.

  • 08 Sep 2017 4:26 PM | Deleted user

    "The newly-formed Craig T. Nelson Book/Wine Club cordially invites all ladies of HSMNA to its first official meeting on the third Thursday of September (September 21) at 7:00 pm at 7012 Lindsley Ave. Our chosen varietal for September is pinot noir, so please bring a bottle to share. Our book for September (in honor of Craig's award-winning performance in the dramatic reenactment of same) is Soul Surfer by Bethany Hamilton. Books going forward will be chosen by those who volunteer to host (bonus points if your choice is within 6 degrees of our illustrious namesake)."

Hollywood / Santa Monica Neighborhood Association
P.O. Box 140763 Dallas, TX 75214

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