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  • Women collaborate on landscaping Ridglea Hills home on Luther Lake in Fort Worth

    Posted on August 12th, 2009 admin No comments

    Women collaborate on landscaping Ridglea Hills home on Luther Lake in Fort Worth
    By Carol Miller / The Dallas Morning News

    FORT WORTH – When Julie Shoptaugh saw the Ridglea Hills house on Luther Lake in West Fort Worth, she saw an opportunity to put her stamp on the property.

    “The location was good, the bones of the house were good, the lake was good,” Shoptaugh says.

    She loves the neighborhood. “It reminded me of Pittsburgh,” Shoptaugh says, where she had lived before buying the house in 2006. “The Ridglea Hills area really does have hills. Having a lake in an urban area, with views of the lake from the bedroom, the living room, the dining room, the pool, is so, so unique.”

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  • Dallas-area home prices drop 4.1% in new report

    Posted on July 29th, 2009 admin No comments

    By Steve Brown / The Dallas Morning News

    Home values in the Dallas area are showing modest improvements from a low point set in early 2009, according to the latest data released Tuesday.

    But Dallas-area prices were still down 4.1 percent in May from a year ago in Standard & Poor’s Case-Shiller Home Price Index report.

    Some analysts are betting that the North Texas market will flatten out later this year after more than two years of steady declines in prices and sales.

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  • Harbor residents want promised landscaping improvements

    Posted on July 29th, 2009 admin No comments

    By Richard Abshire / The Dallas Morning News
    July 26, 2009

    Mike Hargreaves, a homeowner near the swanky Harbor development at Lake Ray Hubbard, wants the trees back.

    Hargreaves designed his “nest” for wife Frances 11 years ago, a 4,000-square-foot custom home in Rockwall with a panoramic lake view. It was the view, including large trees not far from the shoreline, that first attracted them, he said.

    But the trees are gone. Now the view is of a hotel and a parking lot, with bits of lake on either side.

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  • Children’s play areas to be added in redesign of Fort Worth’s Burnett Park

    Posted on July 1st, 2009 admin No comments

    By Sandra Baker /
    June 27, 2009

    Children’s play areas would be added and water fountains removed to make room for a “great lawn” in a proposed redesign of Burnett Park, the quasi-green space in downtown Fort Worth that for years has served more as the entrance to the Burnett Plaza office tower than a city park.

    Downtown Fort Worth Inc. and the Burnett Foundation are obtaining permits and approvals to renovate the 3.3-acre city park to make it more useable for downtown workers and residents. Changes have been considered for more than two years, and if all goes as planned, the renovations could begin in mid- to late July.

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  • Forecast: Dallas will be one of country’s most stable home markets

    Posted on July 1st, 2009 admin No comments

    By Steve Brown / The Dallas Morning News
    June 23, 2009

    The Dallas area is getting high marks from another national housing forecast firm.

    Dallas ranks among the top metro areas based on expected home price performance this year, according to Local Market Monitor, a North Carolina housing sector consultant.

    “Home values for the Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan Statistical Area are forecast to remain constant over the next 12 months,” Local Market Monitor spokeswoman Lauren Brown said. “This is compared to a 6.6 percent forecast decrease in home prices nationally.”

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  • Dallas-area home prices fall nearly 5%

    Posted on April 1st, 2009 admin No comments

    By STEVE BROWN / The Dallas Morning News

    A few years ago, news of a 5 percent drop in Dallas home prices would have caused blood to run cold in the local real estate market.

    But in the current national housing market depression, Dallas’ price decline is being hailed as the best in the country.

    Dallas had the smallest home price decline among 20 cities in the January Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller Home Price Index.

  • Spring: Is There Anything Else Like It?

    Posted on March 31st, 2009 admin No comments

    For us Hyperboreans, there’s nothing else like spring. Our strength drained by 3 months of winter, we now suddenly feel a surge of energy. Stepping outside, we find presents strewn all over to mark our recovery, such as magnolias.

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  • Fort Worth Events Calendar

    Posted on March 31st, 2009 admin No comments

    TCU Department of Theatre presents “A Chorus Line”
    04/01/2009 thru 04/05/2009
    Scott Theatre Fort Worth Community Arts Center

    Bringing sustainability to 21st century Botanic Garden design
    Fort Worth Botanic Garden Dorothea Leonhardt Lecture Hall 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd Fort Worth, TX 76107
    Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Inc. 817-332-4441
    Sustainable design is a natural expression of the mission of a botanical institution. Beyond conserving energy or using renewable materials, their challenge is to conserve, repair and enrich the fundamental resources of their site —land, water, vegetation, cultural traditions, and human resources. Carol Franklin has worked with both the Dallas Arboretum and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Her lecture will explore how the concepts of sustainability can permeate every facet of a public garden.…

    Four Day Weekend presents “Curtis Needs A Ride” Opening Night
    Four Day Weekend Theater 312 Houston Street
    Steve Rupp 651.747.7128
    Opening Night for Downtown’s Newest Comedy Show

    Four Day Weekend, Fort Worth’s longest running show, presents Curtis Needs a Ride, opening on Thursday, April 2nd, 2009 at 8:00 P.M.

    The show, to be held weekly at the Four Day Weekend Theatre in the heart of Sundance Square, aims to be the first choice of entertainment for residents of the DFW metroplex on Thursday nights.

    A Curtis Needs a Ride (CNAR) performance is highly interactive and based on audience participation. With a mixture of improvised and sketch comedy, the members of CNAR use their years of experience in previous comedy shows, comedy festivals, video races, and commissioned videos to create an energetic and intellectual brand of humor.

    Cost: $10.00

    How: 817-922-9596 or HYPERLINK “”


  • Dallas community calendar

    Posted on March 29th, 2009 admin No comments


    Registration is open for the annual EarthFest volunteer cleanup and free festival to be held April 17 in downtown Dallas. Teams are needed to work in two-hour increments to plant flowers, clean vacant store fronts, remove graffiti, pick up litter, and perform other beautification projects. Call 214-665-2707.

    BOOKS-A-Go Go, an international nonprofit organization, has teamed with DriveTime car dealerships throughout March to collect new and used books for children of low-income families. The collected books will be distributed locally through schools and organizations that serve disadvantaged children.


    CNU-NTX, North Texas Congress for New Urbanism, presents “Rebuilding our Cities and Suburbs: A Fresh Start for Tired Places” on Tuesday at the Belo Mansion, 2101 Ross Ave. Registration will be from 8 to 8:45 a.m., followed by the seminar from 8:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For rates and to register, visit

    The Black Academy of Arts and Letters presents “Pioneers: A Conversation and An Evening with Louis Gossett Jr., Ruby Dee and Della Reese” at 7:30 p.m. Saturdayat the Naomi Bruton Main Stage in the Dallas Convention Center theater complex. Tickets are $25 and $30. Call 214-743-2400 or visit

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  • AFI Dallas International Film Festival

    Posted on March 25th, 2009 admin No comments

    Calendar of Events

    March 26, 2009 Opening Night

    March 28, 2009 Family Day at Victory Park

    March 29, 2009 Family Day at NorthPark

    April 2, 2009 Closing Night

    April 3, 2009 Texas Film Celebration

    For More information visit

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