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Oak Cliff buildings make up a quarter of Preservation Dallas’ award winners this year. The nonprofit will present three Oak Cliff properties — the Geotronics building, the TyPo campus and Jefferson Tower — with Preservation Achievement Awards in May.…

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The Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce offers a chance to learn all about the proposed high-speed rail from Houston to Dallas. Yinka Robinson of Texas Central, the privately held company proposing the railway, will give a presentation and answer questions at 8…

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Opera diva turned jazz singer Rose Kingsley performs Johnny Mercer songs during Turner House’s first event in its 2017 spring salon series. She’ll be joined by Bob Corwin, Mercer’s son-in-law and pianist. Kingsley tells a chronological story to go along…

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The City of Dallas repaired an enormous underground culvert at Kidd Springs Park, and those unsightly chainlink fences are gone. The fences were installed several years ago because of the danger of sinkholes. “With careful budgeting, we were able to make…

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Oak Cliff native Frank J. Rosello turned a simple idea that could benefit most drivers into a successful business venture. Rosello and business partner Paul G. Marcus started their company, Reflection Band, in February 2014. Their product is a band of…

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The Well Community is the only faith-based service in the Dallas area that deals with severe mental illness and poverty. Joel and Laura Pulis started The Well at Cliff Temple Baptist Church after Texas lawmakers slashed the budgets of state-funded mental…

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There are so many immigrant-owned businesses in Oak Cliff that’s it’s hard to imagine a world without them. Most were open today during the “day without immigrants” national strike. But a few closed in solidarity. El Padrino Taquería on Jefferson is…

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Garage apartments may be the worst-kept secret in our neighborhood. While they require special zoning from the Board of Adjustment, seemingly few homeowners seek that exemption. Instead, many just put up a “For Rent” sign and start accepting tenants.…

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Stone Park at 810 N. Edgefield is not a destination, unless you ride the bus. The tiny park in the Kings Highway neighborhood has a bus stop shelter, a big shade tree and some landscaping. It’s nice, but neighbors want it to be functional. That park, in a…

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*Editor’s note: After we published Keri Mitchell’s story “Everybody wants to go to Rosemont,” about the school’s exceptionally high number of transfer students, in the February Advocate, a reader asked if a Spanish translation was available. While we do…
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