We have found a cause very near and dear to our hearts.
This advocate’s post says it all:
Dallas currently ranks worse than Philadelphia, Houston, Phoenix, Los Angeles and Chicago, which means that A LOT of Dallas residents are barely scraping by with no hope for financial security or planning for the future.
PLH currently scrapes by with 12 recurring monthly donors.
Read the full post here:
If you’re a Texan, and chances are even if you aren’t… you can’t help but clap your hands when you hear:
“The Stars at Night, Are Big and Bright…”
Now NASA can show you it’s clearest ever view of deep in the heart of Texas!
See more of these amazing images in the original article:
New NASA images show Texas at night clearer than ever.
Originally home to cotton gin factories and other warehouses, the Deep Elm neighborhood eventually became a hotbed for jazz and blues in the ’20s. The neighborhood’s current name was simply the way its residents used to pronounce “Deep Elm” back in the day.
Curious about the origin of your neighborhood’s name? See the full article below:
This truly is a lovely event and we highly recommend you consider taking the tour!
It’s one of Dallas’ most time-honored Springtime events. Come join us as we celebrate The 44th Annual Swiss Avenue Historic District Mother’s Day Home Tour. Happening this year, just as it does every year, on Mother’s Day weekend, Saturday, and Sunday, May 13th and 14th.
Buy Tickets and Learn More About the Swiss Avenue Historic District Below:
The Dallas Area Rapid Transit system has announced its latest expansion!
Multiple cities in the Dallas metroplex will be able to connect directly to DFW Airport, thanks to DART’s Cotton Belt line.
Set to open in 2022, the new rail line will run from east to west across the north Dallas DART green and red lines allowing travelers to bypass traveling into downtown to connect to the orange line.
Major cities the Cotton Belt will connect to include Plano, Richardson, Addison, Carrollton and North Lake. The line will also allow direct transportation from the TEX Rail in Fort Worth to North Dallas cities.
View the full article here: DART Cotton Belt will connect rail lines to DFW airport – Dallas City News.
We are so glad to see Richardson as #3 on the list!The secret is out: visit City of Richardson at: www.cor.net
> Population: 110,827 > Median home value: $226,000 > Poverty rate: 9.5% > Pct. with at least a bachelor’s degree: 53.2%
More than half of all adults in Richardson have at least a bachelor’s degree. With high educational attainment, incomes in the city are high and violent crime is scarce. The typical Richardson household earns $80,398 a year, and the city’s violent crime rate is less than half that of the state a whole. In many cities with higher incomes, the cost of living is also higher than normal. In Richardson, however, the cost of goods and services is roughly in line with the cost of living nationwide.
Located just outside of Dallas, Richardson residents benefit both from economic opportunities in the larger city, and the cultural amenities, without the higher violent and property crime rates.
Read the whole article here: Is it yours? America’s 50 best cities to live: 24/7 Wall St..
When considering how to keep your home safe from burglary, there are a myriad of costly options in home security systems. The rapidly changing world of technology makes it difficult to keep up, and even then sometimes that won’t keep them away. Take it from the thieves themselves: some of the top deterrents for burglars are actually not “sold in stores”. Is your current approach warding off criminals, or are you advertising your home as a treasure chest?
See the full article: We asked 86 burglars how they broke into homes | WFAA.com
Burglars prefer breaking in early morning or afternoon.
“Between 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm. Anyone that was home for lunch should be gone by then and most kids should all still be in school,” wrote a convicted burglar.
“NRA sticker on car bumper = Lots of guns to steal,” wrote one burglar.
Burglars had mixed opinions about home security signs. Some burglars said it didn’t faze them.
Others said they knew how to disable alarms or avoid setting them off.
All of the inmates who responded said they would knock on the front door before breaking in.
Generally, burglars agreed security cameras were a deterrent.
But some said it also likely signaled there were valuables inside the home.
If a homeowner had a big, loud dog most burglars would stay away.
Small dogs don’t seem to bother them.
“Dogs are a deal breaker for me,” said one inmate.
“Big breeds, home protectors are the best to keep people out.”
A design for retail/apartments that Lennar built in Minnesota
Source: Lakewood Advocate Magazine
Lennar Multifamily Communities wants to build a mixed-use development of apartments and retail on Garland Road near Buckner.
The company, a subsidiary of Miami-based homebuilder Lennar Corp., is requesting a zoning change for the two lots between Fire Station No. 31 and Baylor Scott & White Medical Center, formerly Doctor’s Hospital.
While Lennar’s zoning-change application requests a new planned development district “to allow for multifamily residential and retail,” it doesn’t specify what kind of density they’re seeking. How many stories, how many apartments and how much retail space they’ll be requesting remains to be seen.
A representative from Lennar, Todd Cook, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
This would be the first new apartment complex on that part of Garland Road since the housing bust.
Lennar in 2015 set up a $1.1-billion fund to build and hold apartments in as many as 25 major U.S. Markets, according to the Wall Street Journal.