North Dallas

Goodbye Valley View, Hello Midtown: Scott Beck Gets Green Light From City Hall to Raze Aging Mall

By Joanna England / June 23, 2016 / 6 Comments

It was your typical teenage hotspot in the 1980s and 1990s. Built in 1973, Valley View Mall was where parents would deposit their AquaNet-lacquered and brace-faced progeny to mill about the then hip and trendy, completely air conditioned homage to American consumerism. Now, we have internet shopping, and the days of mallrats are slowing to […]

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Westhollow Society Considers PID

By Bethany Erickson / December 16, 2015 / 33 Comments

Could your neighborhood, on its own, make enough noise to get the city to pay attention? A few months ago, I attended a break-out session during the Dallas Homeowners League boot camp where Councilman Philip Kingston outlined the best ways to get the city’s attention when it comes to the needs of individual neighborhoods. One […]

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Naked Sushi and Washboard Abs at 4231 Merrell: Clay Stapp Shows How to Turn it up to 11

By Joanna England / November 24, 2015 / 5 Comments

  Our Clay Stapp. He is always pushing the envelope… I’m sure that’s just how he gets our attention! Whether its mama wanting a bigger house or protection from unscrupulous agents, you have to admit — if the man can get attention this brilliantly, imagine what he can do for a house … But did Stapp take things […]

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Valley View Mall/Midtown Update: Make It More Like San Jose’s Santana Row ?

By Candy Evans / October 27, 2015 / 3 Comments

Yeah, that’s about what they said. City planners (the Urban Design Peer Review Panel) and officials in the Office of Economic Development got their first look late last week at Scott Beck’s ambitious plans to turn Valley View Mall at LBJ and Preston into a magical live-work-shop-movie-eat-play conglomeration called Midtown. From Robert Wilonsky’s report, Scott Beck […]

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Dallas Public Schools: UPDATE, Kyle Renard Responds

By Bethany Erickson / April 30, 2015 / 0 Comments

Late Wednesday night, Kyle Renard did get back to me regarding my question about her stance on charter schools, since it appeared to change. I’m going to print it in its entirety. I still think that it should’ve been mentioned in her response – after all, the question was about charter schools, with no distinction. […]

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Dallas Public Schools: A Few More Questions for District 1 Candidate Kyle Renard

By Bethany Erickson / April 29, 2015 / 0 Comments

Kyle Renard, who is running against Edwin Flores for Dallas ISD Board of Trustees, District 1, wasn’t having a really good day yesterday. Called out by the Dallas Morning News, she then got a few questions from me after I uncovered a few more things while doing my rundown of candidate endorsements last week. In […]

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