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NorthPark Prepares Pumpkin Patch


The troves of pumpkins and gourds arriving at NorthPark Center every year are a sure sign that fall is here.

Visitors of all ages are invited to get into the autumn spirit by exploring NorthPark’s Pumpkin Patch on display beginning Oct. 14.

Crime Reports: Aug. 14 – 19



A man was attempting to parallel park his 2007 Ford Edge in the 3600 block of Asbury Avenue when another driver in a 2011 Chevy Silverado struck his vehicle. The driver of the Chevy got out and confronted the man, but went into his residence and would not answer the door when the police arrived. He could be seen from the second floor looking out the window, however.


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Police responded to a report at 10:59 a.m. in the 4200 block of Potomac Avenue from a man who said he had been the target of identity theft. After receiving a collection call from Home Depot for an $882 balance, and discovering that his name had been used to open Lowe’s and Wal-Mart accounts, he found a letter in his junk mail from his old dentist’s office in Austin stating they had a security breach and that some of their patient’s personal information had been compromised.

Katy Trail, Mockingbird Station Connection Bridge Causes Traffic Delays


Photo: Lorelei Day

Construction continues to progress on the pedestrian bridge in the 5300 block of Mockingbird Lane. The bridge will connect the Katy Trail with Mockingbird Station.

Drivers in the area may experience periodic delays as crews put the finishing touches on the mid-section of the cantilever cable bridge.

Construction updates will be provided regularly.

TACA Announces 2018 Board Chair


(Courtesy photo)

TACA announced its next board chair will be Michelle Thomas, who will serve a two-year term beginning in January. She will succeed Donna Wilhelm.

“We are thrilled that Michelle will chair the board of directors, and I know TACA will be in excellent hands with her at the helm," Wilhelm said. "Michelle has a rare combination of leadership abilities, strategic insight, and skills that will help elevate TACA and its mission of providing financial support and resources to the arts.”

Bush’s Warrior Open to Join AT&T Byron Nelson in Getting a New Home in 2018

President George W. Bush hits the greens during the Warrior Open. (Photos by Grant Miller for the George W. Bush Presidential Center)

Next year, the George W. Bush Presidential Center's Warrior Open golf tournament will join the Salesmanship Club of Dallas’s AT&T Byron Nelson tournament in moving to the Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas.

The two-day Warrior Open will occur on the Monday and Tuesday following the AT&T Byron Nelson and will include a Pro-Am.

"One way to better serve post-9/11 veterans as they transition from military to civilian life is to address the challenges they face when they come home," said President Bush.

Expect Dallas North Tollway Lane Closures


Motorists can expect more lane closures May 19 on the Dallas North Tollway as bridge inspections continue, Highland Park town officials advised.

Motorists can expect more lane closures May 19 on the Dallas North Tollway as bridge inspections continue, Highland Park town officials advised.

Planned closures:

  • One southeast-bound left or right lane of Maple Avenue from Wycliff Avenue to Reagan Street will be closed daily between 9 and 11 a.m. At least one lane will remain open during the closure.
  • One northwest-bound left or right lane of Maple Avenue from Reagan Street to Wycliff Avenue will be closed daily between 11 a.m. and noon. At least one lane will remain open during the closure.
  • All lanes of Knight Street between Sylvester and Fairmount streets will be closed daily from noon to 1 p.m.
  • Various north- and southbound lanes of Harry Hines Boulevard between south of Oak Lawn Avenue and Oak Lawn Avenue will be closed between 2 and 3:30 p.m. At least one lane will remain open during the closure.

One Dead After Preston Place Fire


The seven-alarm fire that destroyed the Preston Place condos this weekend has resulted in fatality.

Firefighters found a body early March 6 and believe the deceased is Jacqueline McDonald, an 89-year-old resident who had been missing, according Dallas Fire-Rescue.

"We found a body near the area where the missing woman lived," Public Information Officer Jason Evans said. "Considering all the information we've gathered up to this point, and the people we've spoken with, the most likely case is that it is her. . . the medical examiner will be the one to make that confirmation."

The fire started late Friday at the four-story condominium building in the 6200 block of Northwest Highway near Preston Road.

Fort Worth Show of Antiques and Art


Described by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram as "an antique show that lets its hair down," the Fort Worth Show of Antiques & Art invites you to party among the plunder -- fantastic finds from all over the world. Not your grandmother's antique show, unless your grandmother collected Eames, Milo Baughman or Danish Modern.

Founded in 1963, the Fort Worth Show is the original antique and art show in the American West, with art and antiques of all styles, eras and prices. High, low and in between.

150 top exhibitors from around the US, hand-picked for the Fort Worth-Dallas audience, a delicious mix of quality, eclectic and spunky dealers, never found under one roof anywhere else.

Only 3 days per year, only in Fort Worth.