This week, we got an email telling us we absolutely needed to look at a new home on the market — one that everyone can go look at during an open house from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. today.

However, we got an early sneak peek of this home at 9317 Midway Road, and can tell you it’s worth every bit — and possibly more — of its $1,999,999 price tag, mostly because it’s just so darn smart. (more…)

Midway Hollow Cottage That Marries Original Character with Lovely Updates |

Midway Hollow is a neighborhood in transition. Among the cottages, ranches, and midcentury moderns, you’ll find a lot of updated properties and recently, new construction. Their good-sized yards, cheerful facades, and mature trees create a welcoming vibe. 

You’ll find our Thursday Three Hundred here at 3719 Valley Ridge Rd. here, a charmed cottage with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,276 square feet on one story, built in 1951. It’s the perfect blend of updated style and original features. 



This woman — later identified as Kelli Russell by authorities — was the talk of Lakewood after security camera after security camera has caught her taking packages from porches.

Your boxes of dog poop are a little safer today — the Dallas County District Attorney’s office said the alleged Lakewood (and parts surrounding Lakewood) Porch Pirate has turned herself in to authorities and will be charged with theft.

A statement released by the DA today said that Kelli Renee Russell, 33, will be charged with theft over $2,500, which is a state jail felony carrying a maximum sentence of two years and a fine not to exceed $10,000.  (more…)

LakewoodDetails are still coming in, but it appears our blond porch bandit that has been hitting Lakewood, M Streets, the Park Cities, and Midway Hollow has indeed been arrested (Note: This post has been updated to reflect requests by detectives working the case). (more…)

LakewoodSocial media can be a great tool for fact-finding. I mean, I use it every single day in some way to do my job, as do many reporters.

But sometimes, it’s a real butt burn. And it seems that this might be the case regarding the tapping of a potential suspect of several package thefts in the Lakewood, M Streets, Midway Hollow and Park Cities area we told you about last night (other local news affiliates woke up, had some coffee and hit this story sometime today — just sayin’).

Now, early this morning I awoke to a comment that named a specific person. It’s not our habit to name a suspect before the cops do (especially when the pictures of gleaned from the surveillance videos could be three-fourths of the female population in Dallas) unless we have a ton of proof.

And when I looked up the woman, I was a little flummoxed — because she was kind of well, known. (more…)

For many families, choosing the right homebuilder is one of the most challenging decisions they will ever make. Careful planning and hard work have put that dream house within reach. The final challenge is often finding the right person to make the vision a reality.

According to Prospect Homes owner Brian Manes, a good builder is someone who demonstrates outstanding customer service and communication throughout the three phases of the building process: design, construction, and post-completion. (more…)

Midway HollowOne of the great things about Midway Hollow is that there is a price point for nearly everyone — for now.

Today’s Thursday Three Hundred is an example of that — a fully renovated post-war traditional with a wide open floor plan, but a reasonable price tag for a two-bedroom, one-bath home.

Although it’s getting more difficult to find homes as finished and beautiful as this for less than $400,000 in Midway Hollow, this home at 3729 Matador Drive has been completely renovated and fully updated — right down to the floor plan and finishes.

“It is a small home but the space is laid out really well,” listing agent Robyn Brandenburg of Vivo Realty said. “Happy Hour Investments moved quite a few walls and didn’t skimp on the upgrades.”

Brandenburg said Happy Hour always uses some of the most expensive products in their renovations — and that shows in the wow factor, especially at this $350,000 price point.


Remodeled Ranch in Midway Hollow Sings a Siren Song for Homebuyers

Midway Hollow is a fast-changing neighborhood in Northwest Dallas and we’ve found an incredible renovation in the area that sings a siren song for buyers. 

The ranch at 3742 Matador Dr. features super sweet curb appeal and a bright, open floorplan. It has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living areas, and 1,706 square feet, built in 1951. Let’s take a look at our Thursday Three Hundred before someone snatches it up.