Neighborhoods

Information and stories about Dallas neighborhoods

5500 block of Richmond Avenue - Welcome to the Twilight Zone!

You're traveling through another dimension - a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That's a signpost up ahead: your next stop: Lower Greenville, Dallas Texas.

A City code inspector drives by a house falling down in the DTZ and never hears a board crack. A police officer sees crimes taking place, and never writes a ticket. The streets are just blurs, nothing remaining in your memory longer than it takes for a neuron to pop.

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Dallas City Hall
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Do we need a four-way traffic stop at Matilda/Belmont??

Update 3.11 - Four-way stop sign petition form - click here (for residents/property owners living within the 900-ft radius around the intersection on the east side of Greenville Avenue (see map)

If you have been living around Lower Greenville long enough, you know there are three constants to life -

  • The sun will rise
  • The sun will set
  • And there will be at least one traffic accident a week at the intersection of Belmont and Matilda
By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Safe streets
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Underage and drunk Lush patron slams pedestrian with truck, arrested nearly mile from club

A BarkingDogs Exclusive - Updated 11pm!

An underage driver is being held by DPD for intoxication assault with a motor vehicle after he ran over and seriously injured a pedestrian early Wednesday morning. Friends of the injured person tell BD and police the driver just left Lush's Fat Tuesday party and was driving down the street when the incident happened.

Justin Leger was struck by a vehicle driven by Steven Rodriguez, age 19, of Fort Worth, as he helped a friend being verbally harassed by Rodriguez and his companions as she crossed the street. Leger was struck by Rodriguez' Sliverado truck and stayed on the hood of the vehicle until the driver slammed the brakes, then swerved around his body and continued on towards Matilda Street.

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Safe streets
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HGABA swears they refunded raffle money, but still won't show records

Association submits affidavit to Texas Attorney General - offers no proof, just a promise and cross-my-heart-hope to die

In late 2004, the Hysterical Greenville Avenue Bars Association (HGABA) decided to hold a raffle - promising to give away a used Harley Davidson motorcycle to raise money for an unnamed charity. (link - HGABA faced legal action by Texas AG over phony raffle/Charity does not begin in the bars)

With the help of the Texas Attorney General's Consumer Affairs office, BD was able to shut down this phony raffle and prove it was just another dumb idea to help sell a used motorcycle and put more money in the pockets of the scumbar owners.

Now HGABA wants us to believe that all the raffle money was refunded without any hesitation or deduction. BD has the sworn affidavit, signed on Tuesday by current HGABA president Christy Deal (Sugar Shack), admitting they don't even know if all the money was returned.

And you wonder why people are having so much trouble believing anything a scumbar owner would say, let alone sign???

If you believe HGABA really truly refunded all the raffle money, BD has a butt-floss bridge over the Trinity River he wants to sell you.

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Legal issues
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"Neighborhood men" catch punks trashing out under-construction home

Last weekend, The Doggette and Puppettes were out selling Girl Scout Cookies when they came upon a big ruckus on the 5900 block of Belmont.

BD's got her story, and the DPD has their story. Guess which one is more interesting?

By Avi S. Adelman under Neighborhoods , Safe streets
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