Dallas ISD

Trustee Edwin Flores’s (left) proposed changes to a policy governing the district process for school closures has some worried, including fellow trustee Bernadette Nutall (right).

Adjourning by 8:30 p.m., November’s Dallas ISD school board meeting Thursday could’ve been a lot longer if a proposed policy change had not been pulled from the agenda.

Social media (if you knew where to look) has been on fire recently with rumors that Lincoln and Madison high schools were facing closure. The idea that these closures are possible, it seems, stems from a proposed change to a district policy that governs the procedure the district takes to close a school. (more…)


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Neighborhoods can evolve rapidly, and we’re always on the lookout for the hidden gems that are in the process of turning over and becoming the next hot place to buy.

On our radar now? Homes close to the Santa Fe Trail in East Dallas.  It’s a hop, skip, and jump from Lakewood, Hollywood Heights, and White Rock Lake, right on the Santa Fe Trail, and zoned for Lakewood Elementary, which earns a “10” out of 10 from greatschools.org.

We’ve found an incredible listing at 310 S. Glasgow Dr., a new construction just listed for $599,000. With almost 3,000 square feet, designer finishes, and sleek, transitional style, this same house would be priced at $849K if it were just two blocks away, closer to Lakewood shopping center, said listing agent Lee Lamont with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

“This house and several others nearby were just built by BCH Development, who have been in Lakewood and the Park Cities for 20 years,” Lamont said. “This price is unheard of in East Dallas for a new home with a full builder’s warranty sophisticated spaces, high-end finishes throughout, and remarkable efficiency with foam wall insulation and low-E windows.”

Like the home next door that just went under contract, this home has four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, one half bath, an office, two living areas, and 2,938 square feet on two stories. Let’s take a look!