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Property rights battle in Lowest Greenville

by JASON WHEELER / WFAA / Posted on December 9, 2012 at 10:41 PM

DALLAS - Brittany Bailey and her husband are building a new home in Belmont, the bastion of historic preservation in east Dallas.

"We designed a beautiful prairie style home," said Bailey.

However, there are no plans yet for a house warming. Instead the couple is going door to door trying to thaw a rather chilly reception to their arrival in the neighborhood.

"We are not trying to make war in the neighborhood," Bailey said. "We actually plan to live here and raise a family here."

Bailey is circulating a petition to get neighborhood support for her home blueprint.

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Click here to get more information and submit a petition supporting Brittany and Dusty

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Legal issues
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Austin's ultra-serious Houndstooth Coffee to bring baristas and beer to East Dallas

By Teresa Gubbins / Culture Map / 11.30.12 | 12:00 am

Dallas' coffee scene keeps getting bigger, and now it'll have a taste from Austin. Houndstooth Coffee, the ultra-cool minimalist coffee shop/bar, will open a branch in East Dallas, at the corner of Skillman Avenue and Oram Street, in early 2013.

Brothers Sean and Paul Henry opened the first Houndstooth in Austin in 2010, in a tiny, but ultra-clean spot on North Lamar near 45th. They're part of the "third wave" of coffee, with an attentiveness to everything from the harvest of the plant to the grind of the bean.

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By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville
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Historical marker for slain police officer J.D. Tippit unveiled in Oak Cliff ceremony

By Roy Appleton / Dallas Morning News

President Kennedy had been shot in downtown Dallas. A police dispatcher ordered Officer J.D. Tippit into central Oak Cliff and minutes later told him to be "at large for any emergency that comes in."


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Police broadcasts described the shooting suspect as a "white male, approximately 30, slender build, height 5 foot 10 inches, weight 165 pounds."

At about 1:15 p.m. a cruising Tippit stopped a man walking on a sidewalk along Patton Avenue near 10th Street. Within seconds, four gunshots erupt.

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By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Safe streets
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Cause DC-06-00718 Dallas County, Texas, Melissa and Philip Kingston v Michelle Goll

All documents from the suit styled Cause DC-06-00718, Dallas County, Texas, Melissa and Philip Kingston v Michelle Goll are posted to this page after being printed at the Dallas County Courthouse and scanned. Documents such as receipts and cover pages are not posted. This case was dismissed for lack of prosecution.

Also online: Melissa Kingston v Avi S. Adelman

Belmont Addition Conservation District (Philip Kingston, Attorney) v LeComte Group

Dixie Kingston v George Vann et al (San Antonio) [documents pending]


Cause DC-06-00718_Dallas County, Texas_Melissa and Philip Kingston v Michelle Goll

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Legal issues
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And the walls came tumbling down...

The much-anticipated first step in the construction process for Trader Joe's Lowest Greenville started at 8:35 am this Thursday morning, when demolition started on the old Encore nightclub on Sears Street. This opens up space for customer parking behind the store, slated to be built on the former Arcadia Theatre space on Greenville Avenue.

According to old criss-cross directories, the building was a transmission repair facility. It was the only building with its own attached loading dock. The demolition confirmed the super-thick walls, with a strength you could almost feel standing inside and can see in this photo.

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Lower Greenville
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