Good News Stories

iBike Rosemont

Rosemont Elementary School in Oak Cliff, Texas, knows that kids need to do more than sit around and play video games. Recently, the elementary school became involved with a cycling event called iBike Rosemont, where students are encouraged to ride their bikes to school each day for one week. At the end of the week, Eno’s Pizza Tavern throws…

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Dallas Symphony Orchestra at Kidd Springs Park

On a balmy June night, hundreds of Oak Cliff music lovers brought blankets and lawn chairs to Kidd Springs for a superb free concert from the talented musicians of the DSO. Conductor Rei Hotoda kept the pace light and quick for the crowd, which was mostly families. Videographer Chris Wiegand, an Oak Cliff native, captured…

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A Thank You Note, To My Village

I beat it!!! The big “C”, and although I can’t technically be called a “survivor” until year 5, I’ve finally been able to re-assemble my life into some degree of “normalcy”, which for me is really saying something. That year of intense chemotherapy, and complications due to surgery to remove a lemon sized tumor from…

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Jefferson Tower Block to be Revitalized

In 1929, the Brinkerhoff & Bennett Investment built what they dubbed the Medical-Dental Building of Oak Cliff, on a block of Jefferson Boulevard between Madison and Bishop streets.  In short order, the block would become home to a Sears Roebuck & Company, a piano store, men and women’s fashions, and more. If you walk through…

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X+ = Creative Mecca

  See the full piece on NBC 5’s website by clicking here.  By  Sarah Acosta If you’re one of those Dallas residents wishing to move to an area like Austin — or if you just have the hard-time skyscraper city blues — hop into your car (or on your bike), and travel towards the Bishop Arts District, but keep going…

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Why “Think Small”?

So what is “Think Small”, and why is it so important for our “big city” to return to it? First of all, I don’t believe the answer for our city is the mega-church, the big box, the wide thoroughfare, the giant retirement home miles away from the grandkids, the sprawling campus, the massive abstract statue,…

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Adios Gloria’s #1

Twenty-five years ago this week the first Gloria’s restaurant opened at the corner of Davis and Llewellyn, and so it is fitting that tonight will be the last night in this location as they prepare to re-open in the recently renovated (and significantly larger) new location in the old fire station at the corner of…

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