09/15/19 12:00pm

GEDCC

From staff reports

Want to learn about the economy of one of the most thriving pockets of Dallas? The Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce Economic Summit will focus on “East Dallas Works,” an examination of the community’s dedication to education, growth, the workforce, and development.

And this year’s summit, which will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Doubletree by Hilton Campbell Centre at 8250 North Central Expressway in Dallas, will once again give economic updates regarding the east side of Dallas, but also provide opportunities for the business community to network.

Why should you pick up a ticket today? The GEDCC provided us with four solid reasons: (more…)

09/15/19 9:55am
Eva Peron

(Photo courtesy Lyric Stage)

Whether you’re only familiar with the Madonna-starred movie version, or you’ve actually caught the bonafide Broadway production, pretty much anyone is familiar with the iconic scene where Eva Perón, wife of Argentine President Juan Perón and First Lady of Argentina, takes to the balcony to belt out “Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina.”

It’s one of the more enduring, memorable numbers of the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical, although some would argue that “On this Night of a Thousand Stars” and “Another Suitcase in Another Hall” are also indelible.

If you haven’t managed to catch the entire production ever, or if you’d just like to see it again, you have an excellent opportunity September 20 through 22 at Dallas’ Majestic Theatre as Lyric Stage opens its 2019-2020 season — The Wonder Women of Season 27.

The season kicks off by telling the story of Maria Eva Duarte de Perón, from her childhood in the provincial town of Junín to her courtship and marriage to the man who would become the most powerful person in the country and her life as his wife.

But all this Evita talk got us thinking — where can you find a good balcony to reinact your own Eva Perón moment? We found 10 in varying price points around Dallas, perfect for belting out “The truth is I neeeeeeeeeeeever left you …” (more…)

09/15/19 9:50am

In this week’s three featured homes, we found an absolute dream neighborhood of Skyline Haven Estates in Duncanville full of midcentury modern-inspired and 80s contemporaries that’ll knock your socks off. Incredibly, they’re all located located on one street Creekhaven Drive — one right next to the other. What are the odds? Now typically we like to spread the geographic love (and listing agents, too) but these three Duncanville homes were too fantastic to pass up writing about. Which would you snap up?

Blue Bayou on Full Acre Lot

Address: 1715 Creekhaven Drive, Duncanville

  • 5 bedrooms, 4 baths
  • 4,454 square feet
  • $530,000

This 2014 custom build has all the open floor plan and modern kitchen elements you’re looking for on an amazing one-acre lot. The home features two living areas, an office, media room, formal dining, and a downstairs master suite with a glamorous powder-room inspired bath with white cabinets, feature vanity, luxury soaking tub, and a unique walk-in shower. The eat-in kitchen features stainless steel appliances including a built-in refrigerator, gas cooktop, double oven, built-in microwave, and dishwasher. There’s a five-car garage for all your vehicular toys and beautiful acreage to enjoy secluded bliss.

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09/15/19 9:20am
Dallas ISD

Photo courtesy Dallas ISD

Submitted story

Amber Shields has a unique perspective as principal of N.W. Harllee Early Childhood Center: it’s where she attended elementary school.

“Harllee is like home to me, and it’s a privilege to lead such a tremendous school,” Shields said.

Shields, who previously served as an assistant principal at Soto Elementary, is one the district’s 20 principals starting their first year leading a campus. Of those 20 first-year principals, 19 are homegrown candidates such as Shields who previously worked in Dallas ISD schools. (more…)

09/15/19 9:00am

Need a crash pad in Lower Greenville with easy access to DART and a great rental rate?

Look no further than 2508 Delmar Ave., Dallas. Bonus points if you’re a teacher, firefighter or police officer.

“We offer discounts to public servants because they often can’t afford to live in the cities they serve,” said Melissa Kingston, who with her husband, former City Councilman Philip Kingston, is offering the garage apartment for $1,025 per month.

The 375-square-foot home sits on a corner lot in the quiet historic Belmont Addition Conservation District. It’s a block from a Dallas Area Rapid Transit bus stop, a short bike ride to White Rock Lake and walking distance to Lower Greenville, Lakewood, and Tietze Park.

“It’s a very walkable and bikeable area,” Kingston said. (more…)

09/14/19 9:50am

This 3,427-square-foot four-bedroom at 5325 Seascape Lane in west Plano is a rare one-story that’s sprawling ranch in style, but contemporary in feel. Shannon Wiser of Ebby Halliday – Preston Plano Parkway has the Willow Bend listing for $645,000, a $55,000 price improvement from when it was first listed in late July, and that’s notable because the median listing price in toney Willow Bend is $875,000.

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09/14/19 9:45am

Josh Hutson liked this little fixer-upper on Encino Drive in Fort Worth so much he bought it. And he fixed ‘er up. Hutson, a Realtor with Keller Williams, lives two streets away in the Western Hills neighborhood. He spent about $32,000 remodeling the home.

Josh Hutson liked this little fixer-upper on Encino Drive in Fort Worth so much he bought it. And he fixed ‘er up.

Hutson, a Realtor with Keller Williams, lives two streets away in the Western Hills neighborhood. He spent about $32,000 remodeling the home.

“It was a smoker’s house for at least 30 or 40 years,” Hutson said. “You could see where the picture frames were hung because of all the tar on the walls. The cool thing is we did about six coats of primer and paint, and it’s a fresh white now.”

Add trendy barn doors, granite counter tops, a new roof, and electrical work, and you’ve got yourself a home.

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09/14/19 9:30am

Like when a chef who says his famous recipe was made with love, there’s something special about a home built by a builder who plans to live there with his family.

Like when a chef who says his famous recipe was made with love, there’s something special about a home built by a builder who plans to live there with his family.

And, I mean, you haven’t really lived until you’ve had a 500-bottle wine cellar, a yoga room, tennis courts, your own koi pond, and a greenhouse, right?

This luxury lease at 4656 Meadowood in Dallas rents for $19,000 a month – or just drop a cool $7 million and the entire 13,220-square-foot mansion is yours.

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