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Family Gateway, a nonprofit that assists homeless families in Dallas, is hosting DAYtoPLAY, a first-of-its-kind fundraiser next month (Photo courtesy Family Gateway).

One of the few homeless shelters in the area that caters to families, Family Gateway is also one of the few places where an entire family can volunteer, something architect Eddie Maestri appreciates.

The nonprofit exclusively serves homeless families, providing both shelter and social and educational services to homeless children and their families, offering care that includes mental and physical health care, early childhood education, GED preparation, job training and even employment placement assistance. (more…)

Atmos A new online tool unveiled by Atmos Energy Saturday evening will hopefully make it easier for customers to know when they can call to re-establish service.

Atmos Energy director of governmental and public affairs Steve Matthews said that the “mobile-friendly interactive map” is available on the company’s website and “permits residents impacted by the planned outage to input their address and see if their home is ready for service reconnection.”

“The app is available both in Spanish and English,” he said. (more…)


Jatsive Hernandez shows where a pipe in the backyard of her Midway Hollow home failed this week, resulting in a gas leak that sent her family to a hotel overnight (Photo by Bethany Erickson).

A day after Atmos Energy representatives sought to reassure the public that the unprecedented move of turning off gas service to 2,800 homes after a home explosion last week was going as planned, those in the shutdown zone are saying they’re not confident in the energy provider.

“I have no confidence,” said Lauren Berman. “The more this situation progresses, the more scared we get.” (more…)

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In an early morning press conference, Atmos Energy officials announced they would take the unprecedented move of shutting down service to 2,800 homes and replacing all lines and meters (photo by Bethany Erickson)

Almost a week since a deadly home explosion killed one child and prompted ongoing evacuations, Atmos Energy announced in an early morning press conference today that it would shut down gas service to 2,800 homes.

The company later announced that evacuations were continuing. The latest round is much farther north than the previous evacuations. At 2 a.m., they evacuated 30 homes in the Disney Streets (even numbered homes on Snow White, odd-numbered homes on Pinocchio, both between Sleepy Lane and Royal Lane). Shortly before 3 a.m., they evacuated another 16 homes along Pinnochio (even)  and Cinderella (odd), between Northaven and Sleepy Lane. (more…)


Foster Elementary School students arrived at Cary Middle School Friday morning after a gas explosion at a nearby home prompted fire officials to evacuate most of the neighborhood (Photo courtesy Tom Erickson).

Atmos Energy and Dallas Fire and Rescue are still working to determine the cause of a deadly house explosion near Love Field and Midway Hollow that has resulted in the continued mandatory evacuation of parts of two neighborhoods.

The 12-year-old victim has been identified as Linda Rogers, a sixth grader at Uplift Williams Preparatory School in Dallas. A gas explosion at her home on Espanola Drive early Friday morning, fatally injured the little girl and sent four other people to Parkland Hospital. (more…)

2113 Bennett Ave Unit No. 50, is listed by Nadine Meyer for $439,000. 

Craving the lock-and-leave lifestyle? Looking to smart-size? Maybe you’ve been dreaming of owning a Knox-Henderson townhouse for so long, you can’t remember when your obsession first started? Well, here’s your chance, and at a price point that’s just right!

This week’s Friday Four Hundred zeroes in on a designer end unit model in “The Block on Bennett” – a contemporary townhouse development featuring 22 townhouses across six buildings. This particular one is chock full of modern upgrades and an easy breezy floor plan we think you’ll love.



16114 Fallkirk Drive is listed for $480,00 by Kan Boonme of Keller Williams Realty. 

Let’s be honest, nothing is more frustrating than house hunting in Dallas on a tight budget. The market is hot, bidding wars are often the norm, and getting into a house with all the bells and whistles in a nice neighborhood with decent schools is a major feat.

That being said, there are still a few deals to be had, and we found one that’s the perfect fit for our Friday Four Hundred — located in Far North Dallas, it’s an updated 1976 single story that’s been through one hell of a makeover. Let’s take a look inside, shall we?


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(Photo courtesy Anthony Quintano/Flickr)

As Christmas approaches, so do the holiday parties — and chances are, there are some great neighborhood light displays to check out on your way to that ugly sweater party or that company dinner.

But how do you know for sure? Thanks to  Christine McKenny of Allie Beth Allman & Associates, and, you can check out our list of great cruising spots this holiday season. (more…)