City of Dallas

Dallas Homeowners Have Until Oct. 15 to File HIPP Applications

By Tommy Cummings / October 12, 2020 / 0 Comments

Dallas homeowners have until Oct. 15 to file Home Improvement and Preservation Program (HIPP) applications for financial assistance.

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Dallas Heritage Village Executive Director: ‘Maintenance Is Not Sexy’

By Bethany Erickson / September 29, 2019 / 0 Comments

Last week, the Dallas Heritage Village announced that it was closing the Blum House indefinitely until it could be repaired and rehabbed, causing a flurry of questions — and rumors — about the organization and the state of the Blum House and the other structures at the Old City Park that comprise the museum. We sat down […]

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Dallas Heritage Village Closes Blum House Due to Ongoing Decay

By Bethany Erickson / September 22, 2019 / 2 Comments

The Blum House has suffered ongoing deferred maintenance, Dallas Heritage Village says It will cost around $650,000 to repair and restore it, according to estimates Preservationists and history buffs awoke Saturday to alarming news — The Blum House, which sits at the Dallas Heritage Village in Old City Park — was being closed to the public indefinitely […]

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After Arduous Election Season, Johnson Emerges as Victor in Mayor’s Race

By Bethany Erickson / June 9, 2019 / 0 Comments

It was contentious, a lot. In fact, at one point almost anyone remotely affiliated with a Scott Griggs supporter was blocked by mayoral candidate Eric Johnson on social media. But in the end, he not only unblocked everyone, according to his campaign, but he also won a fairly combative race to become Dallas’ next mayor. […]

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The Question Nobody (Except Us) Is Asking Candidates

By Bethany Erickson / June 2, 2019 / 3 Comments
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Nobody (at least, media-wise) is asking, but we did. And from the candidates who responded to our questionnaires we sent out a few months ago, we know where many of them stand on an ordinance that is allowing the slow death-by-demolition of one of the country’s few remaining intact Freedman’s towns — the Tenth Street […]

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Positive News, For Once, in Tenth Street Historic District

By Bethany Erickson / May 30, 2019 / 0 Comments

Although the demolitions continue unabated in the centuries-old Freedmen’s town, residents in the Tenth Street Historic District got at least a little bit of good news Thursday morning as they gathered in one of the many vacant — yet freshly mowed — lots for an announcement. It’s an area that hasn’t seen a lot of great […]

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