Paula Blackmon

East Dallas Residents Rally to Block Plans For Cement Batch Plant

By Joanna England / June 25, 2020 / 3 Comments

When the proverbial dust cleared, the citizens of East Dallas claimed a victory over Martin Marietta and Austin Bridge, the corporations that had eyes on a large site at Northwest Highway and Garland Road for a dual cement and asphalt batch plant. And a big victory it was, as the entire Dallas City Council voted […]

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Casa View Residents Organize Online to Oppose Concrete And Asphalt Batch Plant

By Joanna England / June 10, 2020 / 6 Comments

When Paula Blackmon announced a public meeting regarding a proposed concrete and asphalt batch plant in her East Dallas district, the District 9 Dallas City Council member inadvertently set off the digital version of a telephone tree. Greater Casa View residents were up in arms over the proposed plant planned for a large plot near […]

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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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Know Your Candidates, District 9: Blackmon, Moore Answer Questionnaire

By Bethany Erickson / June 6, 2019 / 0 Comments
Election

When it comes to city council races, politics play a big part in the health of Dallas — and therefore the health of the real estate market. After the May 4 election, there were six races (five city and one Dallas ISD school board race) where none of the candidates reached the 50 percent threshold […]

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Something Fishy in the District 9 Council Run-Off: A Short-Lived Koi-Gate

By Candy Evans / May 31, 2019 / 4 Comments

I have never wanted to live “on the water,” as so many do. Unless, of course, we are talking the Atlantic or Pacific, or a very large lake like Cedar Creek, which I saw over the holiday weekend and is glistening with promise. “Creek-view lot!” in town has never stirred my real estate loins, even […]

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