• 28 Sep 2017 10:12 AM | Adam Adams (Administrator)
    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 | Adam Adams (Administrator)

    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.)

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    Will Maddox

    Written By

    Will Maddox

  • 11 Sep 2017 3:27 PM | Adam Adams (Administrator)

    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 | Adam Adams (Administrator)

    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 | Adam Adams (Administrator)

    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 | Adam Adams (Administrator)

    "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)."

  • 08 Sep 2017 4:04 PM | Adam Adams (Administrator)

    It's Time for a Spruce Up!
    Join Us Septembert 9 for Second Saturday Shoreline Spruce Up!

    Fall is in the air and it's going to be a beautiful weekend! Get your friends and colleagues together and help us keep White Rock Lake Park beautiful! 

    Thanks to generous sponsors like White Rock Chick-fil-a, Tom Thumb Arboretum Village, Starbucks Arboretum Village, and Oak Farms Dairy, we can provide breakfast before you head out to the park.  We can also provide trash bags and gloves courtesy of Lowes and Baylor Scott & White Hospital at White Rock Lake. We hope to see you there!

    When: Saturday, September 9

    Sign in:  8:00 am to 11:00 am

    Spruce Up: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Meet Up Location: For the Love of the Lake Office

    1152 North Buckner Blvd #123

    (Casa Linda Plaza near Compass Bank, Facing Buckner)

    Interested in kayaking? Saturday is REI Paddle Day at Jackson Point. REI is partnering with our Adopt-A-Shoreline group, KayakPower. Learn about on-lake recycling and trash pickup from the experts at KayakPower. REI has prizes for the first 20 paddlers returning with a full bag of trash.  Meet up is at White Rock Lake Park, 4001 W. Lawther Dr., Dallas, TX 75214


  • 07 Sep 2017 4:16 PM | Adam Adams (Administrator)

    "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)."

  • 07 Sep 2017 10:03 AM | Adam Adams (Administrator)

    Hello, everyone,

    We continue our 2nd & 4th Saturday maintenance program at our pollinator garden this coming Saturday, September 9th8-10AM.  If you can help, bring your hat, gloves, and a hand tool.  Keeping the beds’ borders clean is the main maintenance chore; it’s not hard work but something that needs to be regularly done.

    At 10AM, Heath Quinnelly will host a special tutorial on making Mason bee houses (see attached PDF).  Bring your children or a friend and take home a bee house!

    As always, parking is along East Grand, between Tenison Memorial Drive and Blair at the northeast edge of our neighborhood.  We hope to see you then!

    Make a Mason Bee House.pdf

  • 01 Sep 2017 8:49 AM | Adam Adams (Administrator)

    Don't panic, but flooding from the storm has caused some fuel shortages at stations in North Texas.


    Harvey-induced flooding in southeast Texas has led to shutdowns at some refineries and pipelines in the region, causing fuel shortages—exacerbated by a frantic perception of fuel shortages—at gas stations throughout North Texas.

    While the scene in Dallas hasn’t quite devolved into a Mad Max-ian scramble for dwindling gas reserves in a post-apocalyptic desert, your social media feed and office-wide emails have probably reported difficulties in filling up. Long lines. Frustration. Some gas station owners are predicting they’ll run dry by the end of the Labor Day weekend — QuikTrip told the Star-Telegram it plans to stop selling gas at half its stores over the next couple days, and all three Fuel Cities are anticipating empty pumps come Monday.

    Informal tip lines about where to find gas have sprung up online, and GasBuddy.com is a resource tracking (slightly rising) prices and availability at individual stations throughout North Texas. QuikTrip is updating a list of stores that currently have gas. RaceTrac is doing the same. And we hear, through the admittedly unreliable grapevine, that stores in the Mid-Cities and along Riverfront in Dallas are doing just fine for now. The 7-Eleven at Maple and Oak Lawn began attracting drivers early in the morning. A line at an Exxon in North Dallas snaked out into the street, blocking cars wanting to turn right from Preston onto Frankford.

    In an interview with Channel 8, Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton told everybody to chill. “Concerns and even panic over gasoline shortages is leading to a sense that there’s a gasoline shortage,” creating the long lines and depleted gas stations, he said. A problem of supply and demand. It’s turtles all the way down.

    “Don’t panic” is always sound advice, but especially now. There’s no need to start loading up the emergency bunker with gas canisters. The EPA and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s Department of Energy have waived certain fuel requirements to make more gasoline available and to shore up shortages. The Texas Food and Fuel Association says that fuel terminals are beginning to reopen, although in some cases on a limited basis. There’s been no consensus estimate on how long this might last, as responders begin to pick up the pieces in the Houston area and surrounding counties, but a needless pile-up to rush to the gas station will only make things worse.

    While a gas shortage may be a particular source of consternation for families plotting a Labor Day weekend getaway, it seems like a good idea to stay put for now, as much as possible. Walk. Ride a bike. Use DART. Help the people recovering from Harvey. Let emergency responders and southeast Texas residents trying to return home get to the pump first.


    P.S. The Texas Food and Fuel Association cautions that gas prices should be expected to increase because of supply issues (more on how disasters affect fuel prices here), but customers shouldn’t immediately assume price gouging. Having said that, price gouging in the wake of a disaster is punishable by law in the state of Texas, and customers can file a complaint of suspected price gouging here.


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

Email: info@hsmna.org

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