The following educators will be honored by the Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce at 8 a.m. on May 23 in the Hitt Auditorium at Methodist Dallas Medical Center.
College Educator of the Year: Mike Williams Sr. (Dallas Baptist University)
High School Educator of the Year: James Martin (Bishop Dunne Catholic School)
Middle School Educators of the Year: Bobby Diggs (W. H. Atwell Middle School) and Christopher Kemp (Fellowship Christian Academy)
Elementary School Educator of the Year: Alison Beazley (The Kessler School)
Pre-School Educator of the Year: Priscilla Cano (Mi Escuelita)
Between 11 p.m. on May 6 and 12:20 a.m. on May 7, burglars broke into Canales Furniture in the 2600 block of West Davis Street and stole two LG TVs with a combined value of $3,100. The TVs were later found behind an apartment complex.
At 8:46 a.m. on May 7, police confiscated two crackpipes from a miscreant sleeping in the 800 block of Comal Street.411
Between 5:15 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on May 7, a thief entered an apartment in the 2500 block of Alpaca Pass through the unlocked sliding-glass door and stole two jewelry items with a combined value of $1,260, 15 Nintendo Wii games with a combined value of $600, a $450 32-inch Emerson TV, 14 Playstation games with a combined value of $280, a $250 Playstation 2, and a $199 Nintendo Wii.
At 5:21 p.m. on May 9, police found a stolen white 1995 Chevrolet van in the 800 block of North Ewing Avenue. Inside, they discovered four plastic baggies containing a powdery white residue.
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Fifth-graders from the J. Erik Jonsson Community School get to do something fun this morning. Because their school is associated with the Salesmanship Club, just as the HP Byron Nelson Championship is, the students will get to caddy for PGA golfers on the 17th hole during today’s Gold Pro-Am at the TPC Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas. Try not to snicker at the Salesmanship Club’s members’ red pants, kids.
On the city’s Park Board agenda this week is the construction of a new pavilion at Kidd Springs Park. First, they’ll discuss it at the Planning and Design Committee meeting at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, then they’ll vote on it at the 10 a.m. board meeting.
Also on Thursday, the City Plan Commission will vote on renaming Sabine Street to “Reverend CBT Smith Street” between Eads Street and Denley Drive. Staff recommends approval.
It’s Tuesday, which means you (probably) don’t have your plans for this weekend yet. Well if you’re a beer aficionado, look no further. This Sunday, May 19th is Brew Riot, a competition for home beer brewers where you get to taste them all – responsibly - of course. Over 50 teams will be showcasing over 150 beers, which that sounds like a serious Sunday funday. For more information, check out Beer Riot’s Facebook page.
The City Design Studio is holding a public workshop to discuss potential improvements to the West Davis Street corridor from Montclair to Beckley avenues.
Funding is already in place from the Garden Davis TIF District and the 2012 Bond program. And as the event flyer promises, “participation in this process will guide the future design of key projects” along the corridor.
The design workshop begins 6 p.m. Thursday at Methodist Dallas Medical Center’s Hitt Auditorium.
In the May 2012 edition of D Magazine, I wrote a column about the political scene in North Oak Cliff. The column was inspired by how shocked I was to see that City Councilman Scott Griggs had endorsed Domingo Garcia’s bid for Congress, as opposed to the bid of Griggs’ pal Jason Roberts. I wrote that Garcia had shown me who was truly running things in North Oak Cliff, and I closed with a prediction: Griggs would lose his May 2013 showdown with fellow incumbent Delia Jasso.
Well, we all found out Saturday how wrong I was. Not only did Griggs cruise to victory, but so did incumbent DISD Trustee Eric Cowan, who faced two opponents, including one who was hand-picked and financially backed by Garcia. So I’m getting out of the predictions business … in about 30 seconds. I have one more to make.
Given that the URL for Griggs’ website is “scottgriggsdallas” and his Twitter handle is “scottgriggsdal,” I have a sneaking suspicion that a run for the mayor’s office is in his future. You heard it here first, folks.
But I’ll hang on to that crow, just in case I’m wrong.
As I mentioned on Election Day: Kidd Springs Park was hit by an avalanche of political signs.
As of noon Sunday, Scott Griggs — who won the seat for Dallas City Council District 1, arguably the most-watched race in North Oak Cliff — had taken all his down. Then, by this morning, so had Delia Jasso’s camp.
Friday is National Bike to Work Day — which is every day for some serious cyclists in Oak Cliff.
This year, Bike Friendly Oak Cliff is teaming up with BikeDFW and DART to create an “energizer station” at the Jefferson Viaduct’s new bike lanes.
From 6:30 an 9 a.m., the group will offer safety checks and free beverages and snacks.
“This is the first time BFOC has done a station,” said Jonathan Braddick, a board member of the group. The station idea “started in Richardson last year. I heard their turnout was really good. Hopefully, we’ll see quite a few folks showing up”
While the group plans to present bagels, doughnuts, and KIND snacks, they’ve also got a secret up their sleeve. They plan to put a south-of-the-Trinity spin on their site, which is among five planned for that day (there’s another station not too far on Akard Street).
“We’ll give you a hint. Think loud and fun, with a bit of Oak Cliff culture,” clues the invitation to Friday’s event.
Delia Jasso kept her concession speech short and sweet, saying that she is “totally okay” with the election results and thanking supporters for all of their help.
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