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OOCCL Symposium
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Written by Michael Amonett
Friday, 08 April 2016 21:54
The Old Oak Cliff Conservation League Spring Symposium Happens Saturday!

The Old Oak Cliff Conservation League Spring Symposium is back again this year with an exceptional lineup of guest speakers. The event will take place on Saturday, April 16, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the Turner House, located at 401 N. Rosemont Ave. Dallas, TX. 75208. This year’s Symposium will feature the following speakers –

Evan Sheets, from the City Design Group, will be discussing the new Urban Design Program.

Katherine Homan and Paul Carden, will provide attendees with the latest information on the proposed Oak Cliff deck park over I-35, near the Dallas Zoo.

Ruth Klein, of Temple Emanu-El, oversees the East Dallas Community Garden and will share her insight on building and maintaining a healthy community garden.

This is one of our most eagerly anticipated events of the year and with so much happening in Oak Cliff, this may be the greatest Symposium yet. We hope you’ll come out, get to know your neighbors and learn all about what’s being done to keep Oak Cliff the greatest neighborhood in Texas!

 The event is free to O.O.C.C.L. members and $10.00 for all others. Lunch will be provided.

Register here.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 April 2016 22:27
DISD District 7 Candidate Forum Video
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Written by Michael Amonett
Thursday, 07 April 2016 17:28
Although it was a dark and stormy night, there was a full house at Hitt Auditorium on Wednesday, March 30, to hear the two candidates running for the Dallas ISD School Board in District 7. We all know how critical it is to have Oak Cliff well represented on the School Board and are grateful to the candidates for their willingness to answer so many questions from the audience and to speak personally with residents after the meeting. It was a wonderful opportunity for the Oak Cliff community to hear the candidates positions on many topics and to have their voices heard.

If you were not able to attend, you can view the Candidate Forum in its entirety in the video of the evening.


Last Updated on Thursday, 14 April 2016 06:28
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Written by Michael Amonett
Saturday, 19 March 2016 12:00
Plans for Dairy Site Have OC Residents Primed for Another Design Debate
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Written by George Baum
Sunday, 06 March 2016 13:28
Hastily Deleted Good, Fulton, & Farrrell Plans

Before the dust has cleared from the Bishop Arts Gateway brawl, another important site in Oak Cliff has been re-envisioned by Good, Fulton and Farrell. The plans for the piece of land, that formerly held the Oak Farms Dairy, have sparked much discussion on social media. The reaction is overwhelming negative. 

The former Oak Farms site is possibly the single most prominent, undeveloped tract in Dallas, south of downtown. I, for one, was hoping that the Oak Cliff pump house would be saved and incorporated into a thoughtfully designed development. As the property owners have opted to raze the pump house, I suggest we make our feelings known as plans for the property begin to emerge. Though we are not all happy about what is coming to Davis and Zang, there is no doubt that the new design is vastly better than the original.

Developers know that the people of Oak Cliff will not sit idly by as the essence of our neighborhood is threatened. Let's insist that the first thing people see, when crossing the Houston Street bridge from downtown, is in keeping with what lies beyond.

After negative reactions on social media, plans are deleted - story on Candy's Dirt

The original Oak Cliff pump house was demolished last year. The pump house was part of the dairy complex.

Last Updated on Monday, 07 March 2016 17:56
Alleged Murder Suspect - Oak Cliff Hairdresser Captured in LA
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Written by George Baum
Sunday, 06 March 2016 13:07

Rachel Stone - Oak Cliff Advocate 

The man accused of posing as Oak Cliff neighbor Ron Shumway, whose body was found entombed in concrete in the back yard of his home on Winnetka, has been captured.

U.S. Marshals in Los Angeles arrested Christopher Brian Colbert, 43, and he is awaiting extradition to Dallas on three fraud-related charges: tampering with governmental record, securing executing of document by deception and money laundering.

After police announced in October that Shumway had been missing since April, real estate documents revealed that his house had sold in June. Police say Colbert posed as Shumway to sell the house and that he assumed Shumway’s identity to retrieve funds from the sale from a bank account Shumway owned.

Shumway’s body was discovered by a home investor in September.
The Dallas Voice identified Colbert, who also was known as Christian, as a former photojournalist for that publication. Colbert also was a hairstylist who invented a product to prevent bleach and hair dye from ruining a makeup job, according to the Voice story.

Last Updated on Saturday, 19 March 2016 11:59
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